ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NAPLES HISTORY A10 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM C12 SOCIETY C22, 23, 24 & 25 CUISINE C26 & 27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 51 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Mercato extends a hand to Neighbors Helping NeighborsRosalia Podolak jokes that, maybe, the hormones made her do it. While on maternity leave, Ms. Podolak watched the reality show Oprahs Big Give and was inspired to find a way to help the Naples community. The result is www.iWannaHelp.net, a nonprofit clearinghouse and networking site for Collier County charitable organizations. iWannaHelp.net also leads fundraising efforts and is launching a new initiative called Neighbors Helping Neighbors during First Fridays, a free block party held from 6-10 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Mercato, the upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex in North Naples. Neighbors Helping Neighbors will raise awareness and money for a community member who has a serious financial need due to medical expenses. The inaugural Neighbors Helping Neighbors will be held Friday, Oct. 2., and the recipient will be Suzanne Perry. Doing this on a monthly basis, not only are we going to increase the number of people that we help, but were going to increase awareness, Ms. Podolak says. Ms. Perry has been a Naples resident since 1981 and is a master stylist at Francos Beauty Center. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, and does not have health insurance. The surgical costs andSEE HELPING, A7 BY ELIZABETH KELLARliz@elizabethkellar.com Now showingMoviegoers nd luxury throughout Mercatos new Silverspot Cinema. C1 Connect with a ClassroomEducation Foundation awards grants to dozens of Collier schools. A17 Center of designEsteros IDC has something for every SWF home. B1 Members onlyShows of Shows features works by Naples Art Association artists. C1 WHY TEACHING OUR KIDS TO PLANT LOCAL GARDENS IS GROWING ON THEM SEE ROOT, A9 BY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com Other community gardens around Southwest Florida. A8 >>inside:S SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FACES RECORD UNEMPLOYment and unprecedented hunger, concerned citizens are stepping forward and digging in to plant community gardens. Schools and organizations throughout the region are putting down roots or planning to do so soon, establishing gardens they hope will not only help feed those who are hungry but also reap a bushel of social and academic benefits at the same time. Hunger is clearly a primary motivator. Unemployment rates stand at 13.5 percent in Lee County, 12.6 percent in Collier County and 12.2 percent in Charlotte County. In Lee County alone, applications for food stamps have increased 150 percent in two years and more than two-thirds of the children attending public schools qualify for free or reducedcost meals. Harry ChapinA COURTESY PHOTOChildren at Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Naples learn that theres more to gardening than planting a seed and harvesting vegetables. Children thrive when given the opportunity to touch the earth and learn how food grows. Rose ODell King, Slow Food president
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First, this inspiring statistic: One in every 30 people in Collier County, or more than 11,700 residents, has Alzheimers disease, a form of dementia so terrible that they picked the worst name they could find to label it, a three-syllable sound best deposited in a spittoon. (North of us, those figures are one in 29 in Lee County and one in 18 in Charlotte County.) Not only that, but one in every eight people who are 65 or older has Alzheimers disease; and if theyre lucky enough to reach 85 years of age, half of them will be unlucky enough to draw the short straw and lose their memories, personalities and bodily functions as the disease progresses. Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, first diagnosed the disease in a 51-year-old woman 103 years ago next month. I wish the good doctor had been named something else like Ripper or Rocco or HitMan or Killer, perhaps because then the disease would have been easier to say, and its name would have more accurately described the thing itself. But a rose is a rose by any other name. One way or another, Alzheimers is going to reach out and touch you, or someone you know, like a slow-moving avalanche you didnt hear or see until it was too late. Thats an imperfect analogy, according to Catherine Cruikshank, director of education in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. This marvelous nonprofit outfit offers a variety of free services across 17 counties, from Sumter south to Collier, where 189,000 people have diagnoses of the disease. Even though none causes physical pain, there are warning signs of Alzheimers, and if you spot them and articulate them, Ms. Cruikshank says, you can win a significant chance to sidestep and slow down the disaster. That is, of course, if you have the guts to admit a possible problem. I dont have the guts. But I hope you do. Having a little trouble with nouns and pronouns? (I refuse to answer, on the grounds that it could incriminate me.) Could be a sign. Doing your checkbook slightly differently than you used to, with a little stumble here or a little struggle there? (Ditto, the Fifth Amendment.) It might not be just the recession. If you walk in your house and typically you drop your purse on the kitchen counter, but one day your phone is ringing so you put the purse on a dining-room chair well, as long as you can eventually backtrack, a memory slip is probably not a big problem, Ms. Cruikshank says. A lot of people misplace things constantly or forget names. Thats a relief, at least to Florida Weeklys professional windbag. I dont carry a purse, so I will never encounter that warning sign, and my wife has the best memory between here and the Library of Congress computers, so remembering the name of the dentist is not a problem. But when a purse or a place or a person or an obligation becomes out of sight, out of mind, Ms. Cruikshank hastens to point out, then you might be encountering a warning. Warnings often happen only incrementally, when a victim loses a second here, or an incident there, but carries on normally in other ways. The worst thing about this is the denial factor, Ms. Cruikshank explains. People will fear a lot of things, but as long as they dont have to admit them, theyll deny them. I think some people just say to themselves, If I dont open Pandoras box, maybe it will go away. Exactly. Thats certainly always been my philosophy, and frequently its worked: The loud neighbors with the handguns and the muffler-free ATVs finally moved out. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (there was a warning sign if a I ever saw one) finally got the hell out of Washington. And the Led Zeppelin ring tones on my sons cell phone magically disappeared the day he jumped into the Orange River with the offender in his pocket. I ignored all of them, and they went away. The downside if the signs of Alzheimers disease dont go away, though, is fairly drastic. The disease costs billions to treat each year in the U.S. Even for wealthy families, its an almost impossible expense to provide 24-hour care when Alzheimers patients can no longer do anything for themselves. The upside of taking some action as soon as you suspect a problem is that if the disease is caught early, its relatively inexpensive to treat. There are three drugs that can significantly slow down its progress in many people, and they cost roughly $120 to $150 a month. More importantly, the patient can remain a precious and indivisible human being per se, not someone from whom both heart and soul are slowly sucked away so that life becomes a living charade of its counterpart. I dont know anything more important than saving hearts and souls, do you? COMMENTARY Do you have the guts to face warning signs of Alzheimers? an d O t o y y rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com To help>>What: Make a donation, or join the inaugural Collier County Memory Walk sponsored by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association >>When: Saturday, Oct. 17 (registration at 8 a.m., walk at 9 a.m.) >>Where: St. Ann School athletic eld, 542 Eighth Avenue >>Note: All proceeds support programs offered free to Floridians whose lives are touched by Alzheimers disease >>Info: (800) 772-8672 or www.alz.org/ gulfcoast
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Sept. 24, 1996, bestselling author Stephen King releases two new novels at once. The first, Desperation, was released under Kings name, while the second, The Regulators, was published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. On Sept. 25, 1978, a Pacific Southwest Airlines jet collides in mid-air with a small Cessna over San Diego, killing 153 people. The fuel in the jet burst into a massive fireball upon impact, and a witness on the ground reported that she saw her apples and oranges bake on the trees. On Sept. 26, 1957, West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein, opens on Broadway. The play was a reinterpretation of William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet transposed onto New Yorks West Side. It tells the tale of a love affair between Tony, who is Polish American, and Maria, a Puerto Rican, set against an urban background of interracial warfare. On Sept. 27, 1989, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor storms out of a courtroom in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she stood accused of slapping Officer Paul Kramer during a traffic stop and having an open container and expired license. Gabor violated a court-imposed gag order by calling a prosecution witness a little punk with a hairdo like a girl. OPINION The radical activist group ACORN is the E.F. Hutton of prostitution. It stands ready to provide discreet advice on setting up a brothel and engaging in other, associated acts of criminality. When ACORN talks, pimps and hookers listen. This has been established by an audacious video sting operation undertaken by guerrilla conservative documentarian James OKeefe, 25, and his sidekick Hannah Giles, 20. Mr. OKeefe posed as a pimp and Ms. Giles as a prostitute seeking help getting a mortgage for a brothel. In cities around the country, workers for ACORN the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now happily obliged. Posted at the new Web site BigGovernment.com and aired on Fox News, the videos are yet another indication of the loosening grip of the legacy media. A couple of 20-somethings crafted a devastating expose with just a hidden camera and some gumption. The Census Bureau immediately severed its ties with ACORN. In Baltimore, ACORN staff told Ms. Giles that if she makes $96,000 a year selling sex, she should tell the government she only makes $9,600. Her occupation, meanwhile, should be reported as performing artist. If the conversation had gone longer, surely she would have been advised how to apply for a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Mr. OKeefe notes that they want a house for 13 underage girls who will be imported from El Salvador to work as prostitutes. Only three not all 13 of the girls can be listed as dependents, ACORN prudently advises. And so long as they are under 16, they will make Mr. OKeefe and his partner eligible for the child tax credit. So it went in other ACORN offices. In Washington, D.C., Mr. OKeefe and Ms. Giles were told they could lie in their loan application for the house. We are looking out for you, an ACORN staffer said, reassuringly. In Brooklyn, Ms. Giles was told to identify herself in loan documents as a freelancer and to bury cash proceeds of her work in the backyard. The ACORN staff comported itself in keeping with founder Wade Rathkes philosophy of maximum eligible participation. The idea is to sign up as many people as possible for government benefits. It has its roots, Matthew Vadum of the Washington-based Capital Research Center writes, in the 1960s New Left vision that called upon activists to pack the welfare rolls to spread dependency, bankrupt the government and cause uprisings against the capitalist system. If the revolutionary fires no longer burn as bright, ACORN still has radical aspirations and a marginal commitment to the existing political and legal system. Unsurprisingly, its voter-registration efforts are synonymous with fraud. For all its disgust with capitalism, ACORN is well-heeled, between its membership fees (Mr. OKeefe and Ms. Giles were repeatedly urged to sign up), foundation grants, corporate shakedowns and government funding. By one estimate, it has garnered $53 million in federal funds since 1993. This must stop. After the voter-registration scandals of last year, Republicans agitated for a congressional investigation of the group. Democratic Rep. John Conyers initially agreed, then relented. The powers that be in the House wanted him to back off, he explained. Time for the powers that be to reconsider. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYIt was a year ago that the financialservices giant Lehman Brothers became the biggest bankruptcy in United States history while making the global credit crisis front-page news. Following in the wake of Lehmans implosion were long weeks and months during which the global financial system teetered on the edge of the abyss, as reflected in the failure and near-failure of other institutions big and small, emergency government interventions and stomach-dropping plunges in the stock markets. That was also the week that people stopped talking about the possibility that the economy was in recession and started stating it as cold, hard fact. Because if we werent in a recession before Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, anyone could see that we would be afterward. As it turned out, the U.S. economy had actually been in recession for nine months when Lehman fell, since December 2007. Which means that the recession that persists still or at least until proven otherwise has lasted 21 months. That would make it the longest since the Great Depression, beating out the 1973-75 and 1981-82 recessions by five months. This week, on the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, we heard from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, whom President Barack Obama recently nominated for another term at that post, that the recession is very likely over. What he meant by this is that he believes that the economy has started growing again, something we wont know for sure for some time. But does it feel as if the recession is over? No, and its still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time, said Bernanke, as many people will still find that their job security and their employment status is not what they wish it was. Well, thats one way to put it. Even in the most robust of economic recoveries, employment jobs growth tends to be a lagging indicator, meaning that it is among the last signs to point up, even as other data signal that the economy is growing. What passed for good news in the most recent set of U.S. unemployment numbers was that the job-loss rate had slowed from what we saw earlier in the year. Nevertheless, the 216,000 net jobs lost in August were enough to push the national unemployment rate to within a whisker of 10 percent, with the real unemployment rate one that counts the underemployed and those who have given up seeking work well over 16 percent. There is a growing consensus among economists that it could take many months and even years before the economy grows enough to put back to work those who have been laid off in this recession. Given recent jobless recoveries, that seems realistic and perhaps even a touch optimistic. And when one considers that consumer spending accounts for some 70 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, one might reasonably ask just what kind of recovery lies ahead with so many Americans out of work, and so many families trying to get by on the tightest of budgets. If the Federal Reserve chairman has it right, things may soon get marginally better for those who have jobs and those who have investments in stocks. But for a still-growing percentage of Americans, the anniversary of the crash brings nothing but more hard times, and diminished hope on the horizon. Thats something that our leaders and our press cannot afford to ignore for the sake of simple human compassion, because of what it means for our economy as a whole, and out of concern for what desperation can do to a political discourse that has already taken a turn for the ugly. u m si t h fi ry danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly A year after the fall GUEST OPINION The E.F. Hutton of prostitution
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________pkrol@ oridaweekly.com of all ages for generations. Sadly, the high-tech entertainment and glamorous special effects have pushed ventriloquism off center stage, Ms. Stelzer says. But she and other practitioners are determined to keep the art form alive. She says she was thrilled when ventriloquist Terry Fator won the Americas Got Talent competition in the shows second season. With a repertoire of more than 100 ventriloquist impersonations, Mr. Fator now headlines at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev. It always surprises me how few people have actually seen a live vent performance, Ms. Stelzer says. Whenever I perform for kids, Im very aware that I am probably the only ventriloquist theyve ever seen and in fact, I could be the only one theyll ever see so I do everything I can to make them love the show in hopes that they will pass their enthusiasm on to others. She performs at public, private and charitable events throughout Lee and Collier counties, as well as regularly at several Mels Diner locations, including the Mels in Golden Gate on Wednesday nights, in Bonita Springs on Thursday nights and in Fort Myers on Sunday mornings. Beginning in October, shell perform on Tuesday nights at the Mels location in Cape Coral. No two performances are ever alike. I dont follow any routine, she says. I and my puppets simply talk with people in the audience and let things unfold. You just never know what George Henry will say next. 15 MINUTES sessed by evil spirits, practitioners were hanged or burned at the stake. More recently, ventriloquism was a wildly popular form of entertainment in the United States during the days of vaudeville and the early years of radio. Harry Lester thrilled audiences with his now famous telephone bit, which earned him the title Lester the Great. Edgar Bergmans radio program, The Edgar Bergman and Charlie McCarthy Show, aired for more than a decade. Bob Smith and Howdy Doodie, Sheri Lewis and Lambchop and many others created a legacy of fantasy and quickwitted comedy that fascinated Americans How much fun can you have with a dummy? Plenty, if Brenda Stelzer is in the room. Thats because shes been talking to dummies for decades. As a professional ventriloquist, or vent, as theyre called, Ms. Stelzer is a skilled performer and a master of illusion who draws upon an arsenal of skills and talents to bring her cadre of exquisite handmade puppets to life. It takes a lot of practice, she says of the ability to throw her voice. A licensed nurse practitioner, Ms. Stelzer gave up working as a nurse in a private Naples medical practice in 2002 in order to pursue a career as a vent fulltime. I loved many aspects of nursing, but it could be very stressful, she says. Working as a vent makes me happy. The income is modest, but life is short and this is something I really enjoy, she says. Her husband Bobby has been very supportive of her decision, she adds. Like many in her profession, Ms. Stelzer was attracted to ventriloquism at a very young age. The Naples native was just 10 years old when a beloved ballet teacher gave her George Henry, her first puppet. It was almost as big as I was, she says about the wooden puppet. It came with a record that had instructions for learning to throw, or manipulate the apparent direction of your voice. I practiced constantly. George Henry will be 40 this year, and hes still a regular part of Ms. Stelzers show. In addition to George Henry, she has two other wooden puppets: a southern belle aptly named Belle, and a blue fairy puppet named Krystal. Her fourth puppet, Yo-Yo, is a soft, Muppet-esque pink alien. Vents usually only work with a few dummies because in order to be believable, each puppet has to have its own personality, sense of humor, set of mannerisms, pattern of speech the works, all of which must emanate from different aspects of the vents own nature, she explains. The voice and personality of George Henry came to her spontaneously when she was a girl and have remained fairly consistent since then. There have been a few changes, she says, adding George Henry recently laughed his very own laugh for the very first time. After all of these years, it just came out of him. It was very organic. Although vent shows today are usually performed to make people laugh, the art has a serious and unusual history. The word ventriloquism is actually the combination of the Latin words ventre, meaning belly, and loqui, which means to speak literally, belly speakers. The practice dates back to ancient times when it was used as a method of communicating with the dead, whose spirits were thought to reside in the bellies of the local prophets or oracles. These early holy men used their powers of voice manipulation to convince followers that the deceased spirits were speaking through them. Ventriloquism eventually was condemned by the church as unholy. Believed to be pos-Ventriloquist delights in putting words in puppets mouthsCOURTESY PHOTO Brenda Stelzer and her sidekick, George Henry.
SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 NEWS A7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 treatment-related expenses for the aggressive illness are expected to reach almost $100,000. Community members can nominate a candidate for Neighbors Helping Neighbors. That was the case with Ms. Perry, who was ultimately selected following a committee review and, finally, a decision by the iWannaHelp.net board of directors. The board includes a physician, attorney, accountant and other community professionals. Ms. Podolak also sits on the board and is the organizations president. Although Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new effort for iWannahelp.net, the organization has raised money for others in the community who have medical needs. In June, Neighbors Helping Neighbors held Hooked on Helping, a fishing benefit that raised $5,000 for Lisa Wilk, a local teacher who is awaiting a kidney transplant. The organizations first fundraising effort was soon after its startup. I realized when I had my daughter that I wanted to do something more, Ms. Podolak recalls. Its almost as if something was internally triggered. She says the idea for a Web site where all of Collier Countys hundreds of nonprofit organizations could centralize and network a site she describes as a kind of Facebook for the good of the community occurred to her early one morning. She awakened her sleeping husband to fill him, and then she went to work, shopping for domain names. She also looked for people to help. The latter didnt take long. Within a month, she spotted a donation can asking to support Adam Saada, a Naples boy diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency disease who required a bone marrow transplant. Ms. Podolak called the number on the can and offered to hold a fundraiser. The event raised $4,100. Now, shes excited about the chance to work with the Lutgert Companies, one of the Mercatos developers, to expand her outreach efforts. She initially approached the Lutgert Companies about holding iWannaHelp.nets flagship fundraiser, The March to Make a Difference at Mercato, but was pleased to discover the developer was interested in doing much more. When people really do come together and want to give back, its a wonderful thing when you can partner with someone, she says. Amber de Lisser, marketing coordinator for the Lutgert Companies, says the kickoff Neighbors Helping Neighbors event will include a variety of fundraising facets. From 6-8 p.m. next Friday, the Italian eatery Piola will donate a portion of its proceeds. Blue Martini will accept donations for Ta-Ta-tinis, a martini thats often served in connection with breast cancer events. Gift certificates from Mercato merchants will be auctioned. Its a community event. Everyones invited, Ms. de Lisser says. North Naples firefighters will be there selling their 2010 calendars, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the fundraising effort. The Oct. 2 First Friday entertainment includes The John Mameli band, which will set up on a stage across from The Pub, and deejay Mickey Nightrain, who will be next to Whole Foods. Octobers Neighbors Helping Neighbors recipient Suzanne Perry will also attend, as will a representative from iWannaHelp. net. For more information, visit www. iWannaHelp.net. HELPINGFrom page 1
Veterans Memorial Elementary, NaplesPARENTS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THE LUNCHES AT THEIR CHILDRENS SCHOOL last year launched a garden project thats branching out in a number of directions. This group started with 22 EarthBoxes obtained through the Growing Connection, an international outreach of the United Nations. Parent Tracey Vessillo spearheaded the project, beginning with 22 boxes and 12 raised beds. The group quickly found it was too much to tackle so they scaled back, continuing with the boxes and four in-ground plots. Area environmentalist and fruit tree grower John Puig contributed a variety of fruit trees. Working on a shoestring budget and eager to help improve nutrition, the group connected with local organic farmers and launched a co-op through which families can purchase weekly bags of organic produce. About 10 percent of the proceeds helps fund the garden project. Another gift weve given the children is teaching them delayed gratification, Ms. Vessillo says. These days everything comes at the speed of light. Here they take a seed, plant it, water it and have to wait for that seed to grow. Its something many of them are really not used to doing. Its had a profound effect on their eating as well. When they harvested salad vegetables last year and served them for lunch, the kids loved it. There were children asking for seconds and thirds, Ms. Vesillo says. The cafeteria manager was over the moon. We actually ran out of salad. Were also hoping it sparks in interest in the direction wed like to see the world move in, building a world where weve gone back to eating real food and addressing the issues of childhood obesity and diabetes.Bonita Springs Middle School HAVING LEARNED ABOUT THE EDIBLE SCHOOLyard Project begun by California chef and food activist Alice Waters, Brenda Tate has wanted to start one locally. The Bonita Springs woman and her husband, Dewey, volunteer as mentors at Bonita Springs Middle School, where 75 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Planting a garden made sense to her. With help from ECHO, they secured a $3,000 grant from the Bonita Springs Community Foundation. The money paid for the materials needed to get the garden started, plus the cost of taking 30 sixthand seventhgraders to ECHO for a day of intensive training. Those students have taken their knowledge back to the school where they train others, including the fifth graders who will get involved next year. ECHO developed a detailed curriculum that outlines how to create the gardens, what to plant and how to care for the crops. The manual that resulted will help other schools launch similar projects. The students researched and developed a list of plants they thought would work. In July, 17 students showed up to help plant. In front of the school theres a garden featuring many of ECHOs signature edible plants, including moringa and cranberry hibiscus. Theres a butterfly garden, made possible by Scott and Tammy Furst, who run a nursery and retail plant business. They donated the plants and supplied some of the manpower to plant them. There are fruit trees getting established and a large plot where vegetables are growing. Theres magic going on, says Ms. Tate. Its suddenly cool to get dirty and be outside. Watch these gardens growA look at some robust gardens sprouting up around Southwest Florida The kids wanted to come back, They want to form a club and raise money to do more. Vice Principal Bob Scallan envisions even broader benefits. He sees sending produce home with students to help feed their families, creating a boardwalk through a wetland area at the school for an outdoor classroom and perhaps taking excess crops to a farmers market to sell them. My vision is to move from an agriculture lesson to economics and business, to help the children learn about small business, he says. and for the kids to be able to take this home and have parents start gardens where they could share the experience.Family Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast UniversityONE OF THE AREAS OLDEST SCHOOL GARDENS IS maintained at the Family Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. The daycare centers director, Jan Piscitelli, started it three years ago with a group of 1-year-olds. Last year, the children planted three beds with tomatillos, pigeon peas, tomatoes, edible cranberry hibiscus, cilantro, corn, moringa trees, hollyhocks and sunflowers. The goal is to support children in their understanding of how they are interconnected with the earth, how to depend on the environment for their primary needs and how to be thoughtful stewards of the earth, she says. Although she does the bulk of the gardening, the pre-schoolers help out. The children initially think that once the plants appear that the growing is finished, Ms. Piscitelli says. They learn that gardens require constant care like people who need sun, food, water. They learn something else, too. They wonder that this is where food comes from and not from the produce section of Publix, she says. Among the comments shes heard are We get vegetables from the store, and You cant eat these. But then theres also an opposite reaction. Harvesting vegetables is a thrill, she says. Children who never eat green beans for example will eat COURTESY PHOTOIsabella Wilkinsen, a Bonita Springs Middle School student, transports eggplants she and her classmates have picked at ECHO during a day of training.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009
Food Bank now struggles to feed 20,000 people each month more than double the number who sought help two years ago. Its not only nutritional sustenance thats in short supply. Many children suffer from what author Richard Louv terms nature deficit disorder, a condition caused by societal fears that children will be snatched from the streets if left unsupervised. That keeps children from the sort of free-form outdoor play that nurtures creativity and a lifelong love of nature, Mr. Louv says. In his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, he maintains that children desperately need to reconnect with the natural world. Schoolyard and community gardens help foster that connection while providing food. ECHO Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization has spent more than 20 years combating hunger in third-world nations by supplying seeds and expertise. Although ECHO is based in North Fort Myers, it wasnt until the Hunger Task Force of Southwest Florida came together last year and brought to light just how serious a problem hunger was locally that ECHOs leadership saw that their help was needed closer to home. We realized we were needed in our own backyard, says Mary Moore, ECHOs director of donor relations. Food pantries and food banks are running out of food. What a great way to supplement them with a vegetable garden or perennials that produce year after year. She believes an added benefit is that it helps spread enthusiasm for gardening as children take the ideas home to their parents. A lot of families can use the help, but they also learn a new skill, something you can do the rest of your life, she says. One Lee County garden has generated a lot of excitement in the region. Brenda Tate, who mentors children at Bonita Springs Elementary School, recruited ECHO to help launch a garden project at the school. A year in the making, the ECHO Edible Schoolyard Garden broke ground this summer and is now growing a host of vegetables. Since then, ECHO has won a $25,000 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to fund a staff position, someone who will work at ECHO and serve as a liaison to groups interested in starting gardens. ECHO will hold a workshop Wednesday, Sept. 30, to explain whats involved in such an undertaking and to help people decide whether they should tackle such a project. In order for a community garden to be successful, you need to have a Brenda Tate, a committed volunteer who is not willing to let the project fail, says Ms. Moore. The diverse array of organizations sending representatives to the workshop illustrates the widespread interest in community gardens. Among those signed up are First Baptist Academy of Naples, Lee Mental Health, Cape Coral Special Populations and Child Care of Southwest Florida. Another group of concerned citizens also stands ready to lend manpower to garden projects. The non-profit Sown Together consists of people who want to help wipe out hunger and improve nutrition through the establishment of community gardens and education about good nutrition. So far, theyve helped plant gardens at the STARS Complex in Fort Myers and at TLC Christian Childrens Home in Cape Coral with more in the planning stages. Diseases like diabetes and heart disease have a huge dietary component, says Manny Vasile, who co-founded the group with his wife, Elizabeth. A high percentage of minorities suffer from obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease. They can go get a cart full of crappy food that feeds the family for a week, or buy three bags of fruits and vegetables. For them to buy healthier foods costs so much more, its unaffordable. Its an awful irony. The group hopes to help more organizations, particularly in lower-income neighborhoods, plant gardens that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables at low cost. To the extent we can help, were happy to, he says. Besides manpower, groups need seed money. Thats where Slow Food Southwest Florida comes in. The nonprofit group dedicated to the cultivation, preparation and celebration of clean, healthy food, offers mini-grants to help schools and other organizations start gardens throughout the three-county region. Children thrive when given the opportunity to touch the earth and learn how food grows, says group president Rose ODell King. When they grow vegetables, they become more excited about eating them. By placing emphasis on hands-on experiences, community gardens help strengthen the food communities of tomorrow by engaging our children. ROOTFrom page 1 >> ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization): Holds a training class Sept. 30 for those considering starting a community garden. A few spaces remain. Reserve one by sending an e-mail to Danielle Flood at d email@example.com. The organization plans to hire a community garden coordinator by November who will assist groups in harnessing the expertise of ECHO to establish gardens. For details, contact Mary Moore, director of donor relations, at mmoore@ echonet.org or 567-3312. ECHO has developed a manual that can guide groups through the process of creating a garden. Its available upon request. >> Slow Food Southwest Florida: Offers grants of $250 to $500 to schools and organizations to establish gardens. Those interested must complete an application and on-site interview. For details on applying or donating to the fund, send a note to slowfoodsouthwest orida@ gmail.com >> Sown Together: Helps groups start and maintain community gardens to ease hunger and improve nutrition. Visit the groups Web site at sowntogether.org or call 344-9981. >> The Edible Schoolyard: A gardening project at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, Calif., funded by the Chez Panisse Foundation, founded by chef and activist Alice Waters. It offers resources and tips on creating gardens and using them as teaching tools. Visit it at edibleschoolyard.org and the foundation at chezpanissefoundation.org. >> The National Gardening Association: Operates kidsgardening.org, a site that provides grants and guidance for establishing school gardens. >> The Growing Connection: A program of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, it supplies EarthBox gardening systems to schools around the world, linking U.S. programs with their counterparts in other countries. Learn more at thegrowingconnection. org. tools for gardeners them and then tell their parents that These are different beans than the ones at home; I can eat these. They sample them raw from the garden then cook them with the staff. In some cases, they save the seeds and replant them. The gardening project has led to other educational opportunities as well, including building word walls, art projects, math lessons and dramatic play. The next goal is to find funding for a gutter system, then Ms. Piscitelli plans to build a rain barrel with the children.Oasis Charter Middle School, Cape CoralINSPIRED BY THE BONITA SPRINGS PROJECT, THE faculty and students at Oasis Charter Middle School in Cape Coral are preparing to plant their first garden. The site for the garden has been selected and the students are currently determining what can grow there and which vegetables theyd like to eat. Science teacher Nancy Dunn says the goal is to supplement whats already being served at the schools salad bar. Besides improving the quality of what the children are eating, Ms. Dunn says they plan the garden into the entire school curriculum. In language arts they can write letters to solicit donations, write poetry and research papers about vegetables and herbs and learn vocabulary, she says. Math classes have been responsible for finding the perimeter of the gardens and will chart plant growth. In social studies they will find out which plants are native to the area. In science, they will do observations, tests, track growth and look at plant life cycles. Charlotte Academy, Port CharlotteCHARLOTTE ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE MARKING THEIR THIRD SEASON OF organic gardening. During the first two years, the Montessori school students limited their efforts to plants grown in pots. This year, theyve added an in-ground plot as well. The kids have been up to their elbows in it whether they are 4 or 14, says Christine Gerofsky, the academys head of school. Theres no substitute for when a child can look at something and know what a part they had in cultivating. Teachers Jayme Westrom and Debbie DiSimio teamed up with Eva Worden, whose two sons attend the school, to plant the organic garden. Ms. Worden owns and operates Worden Farm, an organic farm in Punta Gorda with husband, Chris. The children take turns seeding, planting, weeding and mulching the crops, which include baby lettuces, cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, kale, eggplant, beans, cucumbers, nasturtiums and romanesco (a chartreuse vegetable in the cauliflower family). Were looking forward to shared meals together where the children will harvest, wash and prepare the food, says Ms. Worden. Its part of the Montessori curriculum to create a homelike environment. But theres more to it than that. Its a direct interaction with life and living organisms, she says. Ms. Westrom says the efforts so far have yielded great results in a variety of ways. Weve seen children trying vegetables they didnt normally like, she says. I serve a lot of fruits and vegetables at snack time and a lot of students used to turn up their noses at them. It used to be half the class, now its only three or four of them. The project has also brought the parents out to work together alongside one another and their children. The school has applied for a grant to construct rain barrels to collect water to irrigate the crops. Ms. Westrom hopes to one day have a cistern that will supply water for other school uses as well. Its a snowball effect, she says. Its a healthy project from start to finish. Everyone is getting involved and excited. COURTESY PHOTOOrganic farmer Eva Worden and youngsters at Charlotte Academy prepare to plant a garden on the Montessori schools Port Charlotte campus.COURTESY PHOTOBonita Springs Middle School students harvest onions during a day-long gardening workshop at ECHO in North Fort Myers. WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com
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The Priority Program is your opportunityat no risk or obligationto become part of the one and only Arlington. Call now at (23 9 ) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690 to learn more. NP/PPAD/NFW/2009 history of Collier County. A publication of the CCHS, The Timepiece, recorded the progress of this group of dedicated people. The debut issue noted that no one would have been happier about the societys formation and goals than Ed Scott, who was Collier Countys clerk of courts from 1932 until his death in 1959. Mr. Scott had taken preservation as a personal mission. After his death, his widow Margaret took his place alongside other stewards of local history and became the first president of the CCHS. A very interested bystander who later lent his support to the CCHS was the much beloved Dr. Earl Baum, who first visited Naples in 1922 and fell in love with the nature of the area. His unprecedented collection of local wildlife eventually contained some 180 specimens and was the first collection given to the county museum. In 1974, the CCHS commissioned Richard Morris to design a historical museum on the grounds of the Collier County government complex. On Feb. 15, 1978, the Collier County Museum was dedicated and the CCHS proudly presented the keys to the facility to the Collier County Commission, which had agreed from this day forth to be its caretakers. This was a public-private partnership at its best. The citizens raised the money for the museum facility, and the county would fund its operation with tax dollars from the General Fund. Private fundraising efforts would pay for museum programs. Over the course of time, many private individuals have helped ensure the museums success by contributing their time, talent and treasure to its programs. Since the UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Where should operating funds for Collier museums come from?opening of the first Collier County Museum, several others sites have been added: the Everglades City Museum, Roberts Ranch in Immokalee, The Depot in the city of Naples and the soon-to-be-completed Marco Island Historical Museum. With tax dollars collected from the citizens of Collier County, the General Fund paid for the operation of all Collier Countys museums until the late 1990s, when former County Manager Neil Dorrill found a creative way to balance the budget by moving the museum operating budget into the TDCs coffers. Now the TDC wants to revert to the original set-up, with museum dollars coming from the General Fund and TDC dollars used only for tourism development.Since the county commission took ownership of operating the countys museums and is responsible for how our tax dollars are spent, does it really matter from which column the funds come the General Fund or the TDC fund? If you are a county commissioner, you probably dont want to start tapping the already stressed General Fund for museum operations money. If you are a hotelier who thought the idea of a bed tax was to raise money for beach renourishment and advertising/marketing Collier County as a destination, you probably think it does matter. If you are on staff at any of our museums, you probably just want to know where your operating revenue comes from. If you are a new resident of Collier County, you might be thinking, theres a museum? And if you are one of the founding families who helped to build the original Collier County Museum, you most definitely want the commissioners to keep their promise and take care of the gifts bestowed upon the people of Collier County.How can we be sure just where this issue of funding stands? We cant. But we can be sure that our local historical museums will stay open, and that history will be made in this process of determining their source of funding. Stay tuned when the matter comes before the County Commission for a vote. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.How can I be sure? In a world thats constantly changing. How can I be sure? Where I stand with you? Country singer/songwriter-turned actress Shelby Lynne wrote those lyrics about losing a love, but today it could be Naples history lovers asking such questions as the Collier County Museum faces the prospect of losing its funding from the countys Tourism Development Council. Would that matter? Not from the standpoint of whether our local historical museums continue to operate. They will. History in and of itself has value, but when it provides insights to how a problem came to be, its value becomes priceless.A little history, pleaseIn 1928, the Tamiami Trail paved the way for introducing America to what is now known as greater Naples, Everglades City, Immokalee and Marco Island once considered Americas last frontier. Development was slow but steady for the first couple of decades after the road opened, largely due to the Great Depression and two world wars. Growth of our area was really just beginning when Hurricane Donna blew into town in 1960. The loss of so many family records and treasures wrought by the storm was looming in the minds of many when 15 citizens gathered on Aug. 28, 1962, at the Naples Yacht Club to form the Collier County Historical Society. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGBY CAROLYN ONEIL ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyNot kidding aroundserves organic carrots and apples, and even IHOP has a tilapia entree served with steamed broccoli and lemon. But no matter how healthful the menu option, it doesnt mean kids have to eat it all. One of the most important lessons in lifelong nutrition is recognizing when you are full. Jo Anne Lichten, registered dietitian and author of Dining Lean, says, We all know that restaurant meals are getting bigger than we need. Its no different for kids meals. Lichten does the meal-time math and concludes: So, dont ever make a kid finish everything on their plate. But what concerns Ms. Bissex most is what is not offered on kids menus. Id like to see more whole-wheat bread for sandwiches, cut up fruit and baby carrots. And instead of pasta in butter, Id prefer to see pasta and marinara sauce with broccoli. The good news is that family-friendly restaurants are listening and working with nutritionists to add more healthful options for children. The Technomic report recognized a growing presence of fruit and vegetables on kids menus. Bob Evans offers a low-fat strawberry yogurt with fresh fruit, Jasons Deli How about some good news about kids and what theyre eating? Turns out all that encouragement to eat your vegetables might be sinking in because a new survey found that children are making more of an effort to do just that when dining out. The Kids and Moms Consumer Trend Report conducted by Technomic asked 1,200 kids ages 6 to 12 about their dining habits. Results might surprise parents who assume their kids will say no to substituting fruit for fries. About 80 percent of the children surveyed said they have tried to eat more fruit in the past six months, and 77 percent said they tried to eat more vegetables. One-third said they consider health information when dining out. Salads are leading the pack in popularity on kids menus, and older children are skipping the chicken fingers and pizza and opting for healthier items from the adult side of the menu. Once upon a time it was a special occasion to eat out with your parents, but now its part of everyday life, and that means restaurant foods have a bigger impact on health and nutrition. Mother of two and registered dietitian Janice Bissex, co-author of The Moms Guide to Meal Makeovers, says, If eating out is a frequent occurrence, some ground rules should be set. Ms. Bissex recommends limiting soft drink consumption and encouraging water, low-fat milk or juice as healthier beverage options. Kids menus are generally a disappointment to dietitians because the standard selection of fried chicken nuggets, grilled cheese and burgers with fries doesnt encourage eating a variety of foods and can be too high in fat and calories (especially for inactive kids). DEAR DR. LeCRONE: My husband and I have had a good marriage for the past 10 years but the bad economy is now tearing us apart. Please give us some help. A reader in Texas Dear reader: The negative effects of a very bad economy on marriages often bring tragedy. Loss of jobs, homes, health insurance and other necessities require tough decisions that include a much lower standard of living. Some people become preoccupied with blame, individually or on each other, and this mind-set leads to many negative feelings. Joblessness, longer working hours, a second or third job and the stress that may arise in an attempt to keep a job can all result in impaired relations in a marriage. Communication patterns and topics of conversation are dominated by talk about economic issues. Arguments, fatigue and burnout often arise, and the relationship becomes lost in what the couple perceives as more important priorities. In coping with the financial strain on the marriage, the couple needs to keep financial issues in the proper perspective. When spouses have a strong commitment to each other and the marriage, negative economic factors are less likely to produce cracks in the relationship. The couple should set aside time to be together in a relaxed atmosphere, free from other distractions. Have a date together with something as simple as sitting in a park, having a picnic or taking a ride in the country. Often an inexpensive weekend getaway brings some of the excitement back to the relationship and provides the stamina needed to proceed through difficult and stressful times. Couples should focus on triumphs rather than tragedies. During the day-today struggle with economic downturns, emphasize humor, refrain from statements of defeat and avoid preoccupation with stories depicting difficulties. Emotional factors, such as anxiety and depression, can negatively impact the relationship. If chronic worry, fear and preoccupation with economic difficulties have caused emotional dysfunction, then professional consultation may be needed. Strong connections with family, friends and religious beliefs are important. Community agencies that are prepared to provide assistance during difficult times are also often helpful. Couples need to avoid putting too much of their focus on financial matters, although that can be difficult at times. By increasing their focus on maintaining a healthy marital relationship, they create a foundation for problem solving and the development of creative coping strategies that help couples navigate through these troubled times. Hap LeCrone is a Waco, Texas, clinical psychologist. If you have questions or topics you would like him to discuss, write to him at 4555 Lake Shore Drive, Waco 76710 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Economic woes can lead to marital stressStudy finds kids are trying to eat wellPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RICH ADDICKS / COX NEWSPAPERSMany kids meals available at fast food restaurants involve high-fat and high-calorie options such as chicken nuggets. Some restaurants have changed kids menus to offer healthier selections. Some restau r a nt s ha v e chan g ed kid s menus t o o ff e r h ea lthi er se s s s s s s s s s s s s l ec ti o n s. Hey, Mom was right! Dont wolf it down. Teach kids to savor flavors and slow down. The faster you eat, the more you are likely to consume. Thats the key to winning a pie-eating contest, not to developing lifelong healthful eating habits. Dont spoil your appetite. If a meal includes a soft drink, ask that it be served with the meal so children dont fill up on high-calorie sugar water. Ditto on diving into the bowl of tortilla chips or bread basket before the meal arrives. Dont be afraid to try it. Some kids are more adventurous say, sampling sushi at age 6 and others stick to the basics. But its important to encourage tasting new foods when dining out. The more variety, the more types of nutrients provided. Learn to share. Whether its showing kids how to split a platter of pasta as a first course for the whole family or ordering one slice of cheesecake with four forks, dining out teaches proper portion control when you share. Go out and play. Kids need to be active to be healthy and burn enough calories to stay fit. Kids who are considered very active (60 minutes or more of physical activity per day) need only 1,600 to 1,800 calories per day. Because most kids eat four to six times a day (including snacks), a meal of 400 to 500 calories is more than adequate. BY HAP LECRONE ____________________Special To Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 The Wedding and Party Professionals of Naples are holding The Bridal Bowl from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Beacon Bowl in North Naples. All proceeds will benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Teams of four will page $100 to register and are encouraged to dress in some type of wedding attire. Prizes will be awarded for Best Individual Score, Best Team Score, Best Team Theme, Best Team Name, Most Unique Dress, Biggest Bow and Ugliest Dress. For more information, contact Wedding and Party Professionals of Naples at 596-6184. Heres your chance to wear that dress againThe United Way of Collier County will host its fourth annual Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park on Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the 2.5-mile walk starting at 9 a.m., followed by a carnival, vendor booths, giveaways and special appearances by local personalities and mascots. Last year more than 1,200 people attended, and were looking to double that number this year, says Craig Bamberg, United Way vice president of special events and master of ceremonies for the walk. You dont have to be on a team or be a sponsor to participate. Anyone can attend for $10 per person (kids 6 and under and wheelchair-bound citizens are free). Walk sponsors include Publix, Collier County Parks & Recreation, ASG Software Solutions, Ave Maria Development, Cohen & Grigsby, Lykins Signtek, RWA Consulting, Hilton Naples, Shulas American Steak House and Bond, Schoeneck and King. Grand marshals are Sarah Augusthy, WINK News; Dave Elliott, 98.9 WGUF; Carlos Zapata, Azteca America/DLatinos; and Tracey Edwards, Fox 4 TV. The United Way of Collier County has served Naples and Collier County since 1957 by raising funds to support more than two dozen local human service agencies. Its major fundraising campaign is conducted from October through March each year. The 2009-2010 goal is $2.25 million. For more information, call 261-7112, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. unitedwayofcolliercounty.org Walk for the Way sets out SaturdayThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children launches the national Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, with Educating with Emery Boards. Volunteers will distribute emery boards with the Shelters confidential 24-hour crisis line number, 775-1101, and Web address, www.naplesshelter.org. The emery boards serve as an inconspicuous way to distribute life-transforming information to victims of intimate partner abuse and those who care about them. Emery boards at the following Publix stores: 1981 Ninth Street North, Naples; The Shops of Marco on Marco Island; Kings Lake Square, 4860 Davis Blvd., Naples; Berkshire Commons, 7101 Radio Road, Naples; Riverchase Shopping Plaza, 11200 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; Freedom Square, 12663 E. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. >>Emily is a 2-year-old calico. Although shes shy at rst, she really loves being around people. Her adoption fee is $55. >>Jasper is a handsome, high-spirited guy who has a bobbed-tail. His adoption fee is $55.>>Choki is a boxer mix whos about 8 months old. He has lots of energy and a very friendly attitude. His adoption fee is $75. >>Simi is a pretty Labrador retriever whos 10 months old. Shes outgoing and friendly, and her adoption fee is $75.Some pets are born into fall colors but that doesnt mean they dont need help shifting seasons.Every year at this time we seem to get a little extra bounce in our step, and our pets do, too. But even as were enjoying the brisk beauty of fall, we need to remember it means winter is around the corner, and with it, an awareness of seasonal challenges for our pets. Thats why were focusing here on how to enjoy the season, but also how to prepare pets for whats to come next winter. The weather heat in the summer, cold in the winter is certainly important to outdoor pets. We dont agree with the practice of keeping dogs and cats outdoors all their lives these pets are often lonely and bored, and are more likely to be suffering from physical neglect. That said, we realize some people wont bring animals in the house, no matter what. If youre one of those people, you must provide adequate outdoor shelter. And the time to review your pets shelter is now. Animals must be able to get out of the elements. A pet must have a well-insulated structure just large enough so that he can curl up inside to maintain body heat. The structure should also have a wind-block to protect it from wintry blasts. In the coldest parts of the country, it should also have some sort of outdoor-rated pet-heating pad or other device. And be sure that theres always a supply of fresh, unfrozen water by using a heated bowl.PET TALES Fling into fall but safelyAnimals who spend any significant amount of time outside will need more calories during cold weather. Food is fuel, and theyll need to burn it to stay warm. Final outdoor caution: Remember to thump on your cars hood on cold mornings. Your neighbors cat may be nestled against the engine for warmth, and thumping your cars hood will get the animal to skedaddle to safety. Indoor pets dont face the challenges outdoor pets do, but winter can be uncomfortable for them as well. For pets with arthritis, cold weather can be more painful, so ask your veterinarian about supplements or prescription medications that may help your pet feel better. A soft, heated bed may be much appreciated, too, especially by older pets. And remember that one of the best things you can do for a pet with joint problems is to keep the extra weight off: A pet whos more sedentary in winter needs to eat less. What about sweaters and coats for dogs? Some animals can really use the extra insulation of a well-fitted sweater: older pets, and dogs who are tiny (such as Chihuahuas), or who are shorthaired BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate and naturally lean (such as greyhounds or whippets). Overcoats can save you time drying your dog if you walk in inclement weather, especially if your pets longhaired. And dont forget to wipe your pets feet, legs and belly after theyve been outside to keep the animal from ingesting any deicing solutions. Because home heating systems can dry out the air, you and your pets may be more comfortable if you introduce some humidity. Birds, especially those species originating in tropical climates, will enjoy extra opportunities for bathing or being misted. Cold-weather pet care is a matter of compassion and common sense. Use both in equal measure, and your pet will get through the worst of the season in fine shape. $FREE PARKING September 26th & 27thGermain Arena Estero, FLOver 180 Exciting Exhibits! SeaPhantom STUNT NUTZ Xtreme Sports, Wakeboard, Motorcycle, & BMX stunts
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 NEWS A19 20% OFF Rx email@example.com See me, pirate medicine healer, out on the deck, a waving myself to passing waves. Ah, feel the fresh breeze of the now particular immediacy. Such is the seduction of news, dancing out from behind the many waving veils of now. And, like the very dewy petals of human beauty, this fragile momentary marvel of relevant immediacy quickly succumbs to a withering irrelevance. Obsolescence rules. But there is a trick to be had. In just one small moment, South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson became the new wave when President Obama, in his address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9, stated that extending health care to all Americans would not mean insuring illegal immigrants, Joe (please forgive the intimacy) screamed out: You lie! The other Joe, Biden, said he was embarrassed. Most everyone seemed to agree that this outburst, whether true or false, was totally disrespectful. Even Joe Wilson thought so. And he apologized, once. It seems clear that it is un-American to call someone a liar. That behavior is an outlier of the measured political correctness of the here and now. But what really interests this pirate hap-MUSINGS Outlier 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.pened later, on television. John King, the anchor on the CNN commentary State of the Union, posed an interesting question on that show. He posed it and reposed it to many people. He asked columnist and political strategist Donna Brazile. He asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. And others, he asked. King seemed quite taken with his question. And I am as well.They all stutte red. King, in the interest of justice, wondered the following. If Wilson was so wrong for implying that the president is a liar, then should not that same standard be applied stringently and logically to President Obamas words? Obama characterized talk of death panels pulling the plug on grandma as lie. Obama said this charge would be laughable if it were not cynical and irresponsible. This charge, he said, made by prominent politicians, is a lie plain and simple. Now Sarah Palin made that statement. So, King wondered, is not Obama calling Palin a liar? If its a lie, isnt she a liar? Connect the dots. Whatever else is true or false in all this, it is clearly false to say that it is plain and simple. Websters Dictionary will not solve this issue. Now we must bow to the primacy of a good liberal education that has familiarized us with the comings and goings of philosophical waves. Can you see this pirate, walking onto the CNN set, in full academic regalia, with eye patch and mortarboard jauntily slanted? And then, the philosophical sharing could begin.Lets start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. Lets talk gerunds. A gerund is a verbs action noun. It is the name of an action. Lying is a gerund. So, if there is a lying, must there be a liar? In medieval philosophy, there are opposing positions regarding what I call the solidness of existence. Nominalism is that perspective which invites us to see that various things labeled the same have nothing in common except the name. There is only the name, nothing more. Realism, in contrast, proposes that the labeled entities have a solid, real, independent existence even prior to the world in which the labeling occurs. Conceptualism is a kind of middle ground in which that which is labeled exists in mind, but there only, merely imputed. So with all this intellectual possibility, why are we seduced by the human trick of the mind that creates a liar out of a lying? We fall hook, line, and sinker, feeling somehow protected by the enduring, the dependable solidity of concretized certainty. Must the instance of lying make a liar, a punishable object of hatred? For me, there is being outlier, a dancing in the waving, lying and truthing, fresh and new, throwing away mortar and boards and civility. There is no boredom in this being, but merely an ecstatic graceful playing, displaying. There is reveling in the tea party, all invited as merely imputed guests. There is being of mad hatters, jabberwockys, Cheshire cats and queens. The labels are flying, waving at the shore beyond going. We try on all the costumes as if it were Halloween. We love the wardrobe malfunctions. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance A sunset cruise is something we year round residents tend to reserve for when family and friends visit, but longtime Neapolitans Patricia Cotte and Harmen Rost van Tonningen have transformed these mini-getaways into Sip n Sails, a fun and educational experience ideal for business networking. Ms. Cotte, a hospitality sales and marketing guru, and Mr. Rost van Tonningen, a certified caterer and sommelier, offer what they like to call wine exchanges aboard the Double Sunshine or Lady Brett out of Tin City in downtown Naples every Friday and aboard the Spoonbill out of the Cocohatchee Nature Center in North Naples every Thursday. Their company, Vine Resource Productions, adds another dimension to the typical sunset cruise by providing a sampling of wines from a different region each month complemented by heavy hors doeuvres. Last month, for example, it was Spain; this month its New Zealand. This combination has attracted local business groups who wish to network amidst a lovely setting while learning about wine and food. Its about great pairings and intelligent conversation, says Ms. Cotte. It was a wonderful experience, says Niccole Haschak, director of marketing at the Hilton Naples. Trish and Harmen create a very open and intimate atmosphere that helps people converse and connect. While Ms. Cotte and Mr. Rost van Tonningen want the experience to be enjoyable, it is also important that it be kept affordable. We didnt want to create Sunset cruises: the newest venue for business networkingSEE CRUISE, B7 CBIA Sand Dollar AwardsSee who was in the crowd at the Naples Grande. B8 The CenturionBorelli Construction unveils $6.3 million model in Estuary at Grey Oaks. B11 Information, pleaseAs PIO for the countys Public Services Division, Camden Smith has the scoop. B2 A cathedral of art and design The goliath-sized front doors, opened by a suited attendant, welcome you to Southwest Floridas cathedral for the interior design industry. Casual shoppers are welcome at the International Design Center, which has plenty of retail shopping that includes some of the worlds best-known and priciest furniture and design-goods companies, along with relatively more affordable ones. The three-story atrium alone, with floors of polished black granite, limestone and marble, is worth taking a look at. There are also regular Saturday seminars open to the public and galas for nonprofit organizations and corporations. The IDC is one of 19 major design centers in the United States, such as Design Center of the Americas in Miami, based on a similar concept: a mall in which every part of the interior design industry its stores, schools, trade associations and designers are represented under one roof. We really try to be that focal point for the design industry, said IDC Vice President John Garvalia. Margaret Miller, president of Miromar Development Corp., opened the IDC in May 2006. Its just across the street from her sprawling retail, golf and residential complex in Estero. Professional designers and their clients are like kids in a candy shop at the IDC. Its like Christmas, said Margot Castritius, a North Fort Myers-based interior designer who has worked in Southwest Florida for nearly two decades. I can go to the design center and I find everything under one roof. They have furniture from around the world. BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE IDC, B5 Its like Christmas. I can go to the design center and I nd everything under one roof. They have furniture from around the world. Margot Castritius, interior designer Where interior designers get it all, from everywhereEVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: The International Design Center in Estero has 45 tenants. Left: The first floor has retail shops open to the public, while the second and third floors sell only to design professionals. e m m h L e S i l POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS email@example.com
Camden Smith describes herself as very organized, very opinioned a Type A personality. Basically, she says shes her father in a female skin. If I have something to say, Ill say it, she says. She admits shes had to learn to curb her bluntness in certain situations, but shes still takes pride in being a woman who knows what she wants, who makes things happen and who gets things done. A combination of talents, skills and personality traits make her who she is today, but most people who know her now probably dont realize she had the potential to be a great singer. When she was in her late teens, she was named Indianas country music singer and songwriter of the year and was due to compete in Nashville. Her parents, though, wouldnt hear of her quitting school. So she quit singing. Ms. Smith, who had been writing poetry and singing since she was 3, laughs and says she has since forgiven them. They probably kept me from starving, she says. That bump in the road, however, didnt stop her from pursuing a career in the limelight. Instead, she simply switched her focus to television journalism, starting out at a small station in Idaho after college before going after a job at WINK-TV here in Southwest Florida. She continued reporting local news on television and in newspapers until Collier County sought her out for a new position. The job public information coordinator for the Public Services Division was part-time, with hourly pay and no benefits. I had to prove I could do it, she says. Obviously, that wasnt a problem. She was brought on full-time in short order and eventually was named public information officer for the entire division. As such, shes responsible for marketing eight departments, from libraries and museums to veteran services and parks and recreation. She admits its difficult to get out each departments message, but she likes the challenge and the diversity. As she notes, there are not many jobs where you can talk about spaying and neutering animals, posting holiday library hours and reprinting a museum brochure all within the same week. This was a perfect fit for me, she adds. Im never bored. Since taking on the role in 2004, Ms. Smith has done so much more than just deliver the countys message to the media. Being the animal lover she is, she helped create Happy Tails, a half-hour television show she hosts that gives Domestic Animals Services the opportunity to promote pet adoption. She also initiated the Howl-a-Day Jubilee Pet Festival, a benefit for the DAS Donation Trust Fund that has grown from 2,000 attendees and $2,000 in donations its first year to 5,000 attendees and $10,000 in funds raised today. Every time I think of it, I smile inside, she says. Her love of animals is evident at home, too, where she has three cats and a dog, most of whom are either rescued or adopted from a shelter. My passion just ended up becoming part of my job, she says. She credits her ability to follow her passions to a few key people in her life: her mom for being a great mentor, her dad for pushing her to be independent, and the late Bonnie MacKenzie, the first woman mayor of Naples, for inspiring her. In fact, she remembers asking Ms. MacKenzie once how she continued to hold her head high despite the constant criticism. She told me that you have to know what you are talking about and you have to be strong. Ill never forget that, she says. Today, Ms. Smith hopes her efforts demonstrate to young women that they can do anything they want and can be valued for their skill sets. If I hadnt been mentored by my supervisor Marla Ramsey, seen Bonnie MacKenzie in action, and had two parents who were always supportive, I dont think Id be where I am, she says. And, who knows, you may just catch her reliving her childhood glory days, singing karaoke at Applebees. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _________________ashivers@ oridaweekly.com BUSINESS PROFILE From news reporter to PIO, Camden Smith shows she can do it COURTESY PHOTOCamden Smith
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Today, we are seeing a huge resurgence in insurance company advertisements for annuities that tout predictability and safety. Yet disclosures about extravagant commissions and fees are hidden in small footnotes. Most financial firms fall into one of two camps. How to find a good adviser for your investmentsThe best known camp can be identified as Asset Gatherers. This includes most banks, brokers, insurance companies, multi-product investment managers and wealth advisors. These firms offer a long menu of different products designed to meet the needs of everyone. Usually, their CEOs have a marketing background. Their products generally produce average performance results in-line with a recognized industry benchmark like the S&P 500 index. Products are aggressively distributed through salespeople from many types of firms. The less well know camp can be identified as Investment Advisors. These firms have analysts and portfolio managers that perform original investment research on companies and securities. They usually are smaller organizations that have a large employee ownership, very specialized investment strategies and their CEO is an investor. These firms may produce above average investment results in their specialization, but may fall out of favor during certain market cycles. The best investment advisors are difficult to find unless you have a knack for research. The best of the best publish composites of their performance results that are fully audited.Many individuals rely upon referrals from family and friends to identify a good adviser. Yet many do not perform any additional research to learn about the adviser. When I first moved to Southwest Florida in 2000, the media headlines were about investor David Mobley. Through contacts with the wealthy elite in Naples, he raised millions. Ultimately, he was found guilty of securities fraud and 170 investors lost about $100 million. Basic research on Mobley, uncovered that neither he nor his firm was registered with the SEC. He was not registered as a broker and did not provide audited financial reports. Also, he had had earlier problems in Ohio.In 2009, media headlines are full of articles about Bernie Madoff from Palm Beach and Art Nadel from Sarasota running Ponzi schemes and bilking investors out of billions. How does an individual obtain basic research on investment providers? First, you should go to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site at www. sec.gov/investor/brokers/htm and learn how to protect your money. Here you can learn tips on how to check out brokers and investment advisors. Note that many bank and insurance products are not classified as investment securities and their salespeople are not registered. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is the largest regulator for brokerage firms and brokers. Their Web site is www.finra.org/Investors/ToolsCalculators/BrokerCheck/index.htm. Here you can check out the background of your broker and his or her firm. Pay particular attention to any disclosures of disciplinary actions. Most investment advisors with more than $25 million in client assets must register with the SEC while advisors with less usually only register with their state. Many quality advisors are registered with the SEC and you can learn more by reviewing their Form ADV Parts I & II at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov/IAPD/Content/IapdMain/iapd_SiteMap.aspx. You should pay particular attention to Item 11, Disclosure Information. Last year, I identified a problem with an advisor that appeared to be a minor issue. Further research uncovered that their CEO had a major problem with the SEC where he had violated securities laws. Even though a recognized industry group had revoked his industry designation, his business card still contained the designation. My client quickly decided to look for other investment advisors to manage their portfolio. In selecting the right adviser, remember caveat emptor. Latin for let the buyer beware. Sometimes you just have to dig deeper for information.
of Southwest Florida, two years as an elected member of the Lee Memorial Health Systems board of directors and 12 years in community and migrant health centers. He holds a masters in clinical biochemistry and a masters in hospital and health administration. Richard C. Grant of Grant Fridkin Pearson Athan & Crown, P.A. has been appointed as a member of The Real Estate Certification Committee of The Florida Bar for 2009-2010. Mr. Grant has been board-certified in real estate since the inception of the program in 1987. He previously served a four-year term as a member of the committee and as its chairperson. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Florida Legal Elite and was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America Fort Myers Area Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2009.The Education Foundation of Collier County is proud to announce its 20092010 board of directors and officers. Officers are Claudine Lger-Wetzel board chair; Susan Healy, vice chair; Greg Hunter, treasurer; Trish Biebricher, secretary; and Mary Lynn Hill, immediate past chair. Board members are Helen Athan, Linda Flewelling, Kaleigh Grover, Alan Horton, Alan Korest, Dianne Mayberry-Hatt, Greg Pasanen, Kevin Rooney, Ann Rowe, Bob Sandy, Julie Sprague, Dennis Thompson and Sandy Waite. finance from Florida Gulf Coast University, as well as a masters in biochemistry from National Yang-Ming University and a bachelors in food and nutrition from Chinese Cultural University, both in Taiwan, Republic of China. She was formerly with Naples Asset Management Company.Sandy Van Horn has joined FineMark National Bank & Trust as a loan administrator at the Coconut Point office in the Brooks Town Center. A lifelong Naples resident, Ms. Van Horn has 30 years of banking experience, most recently as a business banker and lender at the Bonita Springs office of M&I Bank. She is a 2007-2008 graduate of Leadership Bonita and is active in the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Kelley Johnson has been named director of CHS Healthcares four dental locations: Marion E. Fether in Immokalee, Countryside Dental in Naples, CHS/UF Pediatric Dental at the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center on the Collier Campus of Edison State College, and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Dr. Johnson joined CHS and its RMCM Program in 2006 and will continue to work with kids on the Care Mobile.Mike Ellis, executive director of the CHS Healthcare Foundation, has been named to the board of directors for Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. Mr. Ellis has 30 years of health care experience, including seven years as executive director of The Childrens Hospital James Douglas Woody, AIA, has joined Weber Design Group. Licensed in Florida and Illinois, Mr. Woody brings more than 10 years of experience in design, project management and contract administration/construction observation to the Weber residential design team.DeAngelis Diamond Construction Healthcare Group announces the addition of several new leaders to its health care team. Ron Graham has joined the company as health care group director and will oversee projects from start to turnover. Terry Mac McCandlish, Robert Whitehead and Doug Young have joined the company as health care superintendents. Reggie Morgan is the health care group president. Since January 2009, DDHG has been awarded 16 healthcare projects consisting of expansions to existing hospitals, multi-phased renovations and highly sensitive renovations to operating rooms and surgery suites. Yu-Ya Chiu has joined BriersCPA in Bonita Springs as a financial analyst. Ms. Chiu has an MBA with a concentration in B-Squared Advertising has been retained as the agency of record for Wilhelm, general contractors and construction managers with corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. B-Squared co-founders Bert Seslar and Robyn Bonaquist will embark upon a complete re-branding, advertising and marketing campaign for the 100-year-old company. Naples-based B-Squared has clients in the construction, real estate and development, homebuilding, hospitality, packaged goods, education, tourism, finance, retail, restaurant and medical industries.J. Durward Hussey Jr. of OFM Builders & Consultants has been appointed chairman of the Additional Entities Committee of the Construction Industry Licensing Board. The committee regulates all applicants who request to qualify more than one company within the state of Florida. Mr. Hussey also serves on several construction industry boards, including the Construction Licensing Board of Adjustment and Appeals and the Mechanical (Plumbing) Board of Adjustment and Appeals. A state-licensed general contractor and roofer, he owns and operates OFM Builders & Consultants, specializing in commercial construction, construction management and renovations. Recently completed projects include the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas turtle tank restoration and generator refurbishment, as well as medical office renovations in Estero and Bonita Springs.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 ON THE MOVE PEST PROBLEMS?Call Larue... We Know Just What To Do.Larue does an outstanding job for Hope Hospice. Larues professionals call back, show up on time and are customer focused. 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BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 The Council for Hispanic Business Professionals invites members and prospective members for coffee and pastries from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Naples Bath and Tennis Club, 4991 Airport Road N. Cost is $10. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Witness the big reveal at the chambers Makeover in Paradise celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Bay House restaurant. Cost is $10; register by calling 417-0795. 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. www. leecolliernet.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Collier County Sheriffs Office are offering a free South American Theft Group Intelligence Network training session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8960 Hammock Oak Blvd., in Pelican Bay. Carmine.email@example.com. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services, N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www.naplesgroup.net. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Oct. 13) at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club. Members pay $10 prior to Oct. 6 and $15 thereafter; future members pay $40. Registration is limited to the first 200 guests. Call Julie Digby at 992-2943, e-mail Julie@bonitaspringschamber.com or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Oct. 9) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. 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Bonded Commercial & Residential all year long to do one day a year, Ms. Cotte says. As a result, the entire package on Double Sunshine is just $39 per person and on Spoonbill it is $44. We are creating a lifestyle you can afford in times when we need it most, she adds. Even though Ms. Cotte insists youll be a wine enthusiast after a Sip n Sail, if wine just isnt your thing then maybe youll want to try the Brews Cruise that offers beer tastings and sandwiches instead. And for those who prefer to remain seaside, Vine Resource offers winemaking programs and tastings at local venues. No matter what your preference, reservations are recommended. Call 2723272 for boat and launch details.Tout yourselfAre you discouraged by the job market, or lack thereof? Maybe its time to try a different tactic in your job search. The Naples Small Business Networking Group gives you the opportunity to present your skills before a captive audience that could potentially attract an employer or at least help spread the word about what you offer. As organizer Becky Brooks explains, this is not your usual networking event. Instead, attention is given to a select number of people so business can be referred directly to them. It causes those in attendance to focus on the person and what they need rather than just gathering cards, Ms. Brooks says. A jobseeker herself, she presented her technical writing skills to a small group at Calistogas Bakery Caf recently and received some excellent suggestions on where to look for work from Kena Yoke, president of Dax Enterprises, who happened to be in attendance. If you want to make a presentation at the next meeting, contact Ms. Brooks at (407) 738-8445. CRUISESFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOPatricia Cotte and Harmen Rost van Tonningen onboard a Sip n Sail cruise Gold sponsors announcedJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the gold sponsors for the 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County: Barron Collier Companies, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Health Management Associates, Hodges University, Specialists in Urology and Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company. The 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc. and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer Schroeder Company Inc. will be inducted into the Collier County Business Hall of Fame in recognition of their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Additional business sponsorships remain available for the evening and include tickets to the event. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 CBIA 2009 Sand Dollar Awards at the Naples GrandeNETWORKING Sonia Gomez and Dave Arter Shalyn and Uri Ormsby, Lisa Adams and Senta Padilla Corinne and Anthony Scrocco Bill Wendle, Al Zichella, Kate Zichella, Jennifer and Allen Foy Stephen Ruffino and Meghan Garrett Kim Levy, Donna Grose and Jessica Schneider Geri and Rick Armalavage Amber Schott and Karen KellerPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com. Scott Kish and Joe Quartarone
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Ty Vigil has been named business development manager for Southwest Florida for KW Property Management & Consulting. For the past 12 years, Mr. Vigil has served in executive leadership roles in the property management industry in both Southwest and South Florida. Most recently he was vice president of MMI of the Gulf Coast Inc., responsible for overseeing staff and support services for homeowner and condominium associations across Southwest Florida for seven years. He also served five years as a senior property manager for Miami Management Inc. Miami-based KW Property Management & Consulting was founded in 2004 by CPAs Robert White and Paul Kaplan and currently represents more than 100 condominium and homeowner associations throughout Florida, with five CPAs on staff. Ronald Chavez has joined Weichert, Realtors On The Gulf as a specialist in residential sales and rentals. A local resident for seven years, he is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and holds a degree in commercial engineering and marketing from the Universidad Privada in Bolivia. Several new sales associates have joined John R. Wood Inc., Realtors at the companys various offices throughout Collier and Lee counties: Beth Metzger is the newest sales associate in the companys Uptown office. The Ohio native received her bachelors and masters of education degrees from the University of Toledo and has been a permanent resident of Naples since 2006. She is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Douglas Treadwell brings more than 25 years of real estate sales, brokerage and development experience from his own firm in Michigan to the Central office. He also has a background in designing and building golf courses. Jeff Buchholz has joined the Central office as a member of The Marvelle/ Nordyke T eam. Mr. Buchholz and his family moved to Naples as full-time residents in 1997 from Toledo, Ohio. He holds an associates degree in marketing and sales from Owens Community College and is a member of NABOR. Patrick Fleming is new to the Bonita office, having recently moved to Estero from Iowa with his wife. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he served in the U.S. Navy and worked as directorREAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11$6.3 million model opens in Estuary at Grey OaksBorelli Construction has completed The Centurion, a 7,000-square-foot, $6.3 million model home, in Estuary at Grey Oaks. Now open for viewing, it continues the tradition of luxury, custom-built homes typical of this highly acclaimed gated golf community. Designed by Stofft Cooney Architects, the home is modeled after the grand estates in the British West Indies. The clean lines embrace a modern contemporary esthetic, while limestone archways and custom-made wood soffits are a departure, says Vincent Borelli, president of Borelli Construction. Its an exciting alternative to the Mediterranean style that is so predominant in Naples, The Centurion has six bedrooms, including a private apartment and attached cabana adjacent to the lanai. A circular driveway extends through a limestone archway into a private motor court. A grand stair tower at the entrance encompasses three floors and unites the homes entrance and views through the living room to the eighth hole of the Bob Cupp-designed golf course and surrounding lakes. The living room looks out onto the golf course and provides an expansive view of the pools trilogy of patio fountains and spacious lanai. This same view is appreciated from the vantage point of the family room and kitchen, where sliding doors pocket away to blend the living space and lanai into one large, outdoor room. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE CENTURION, B14 SEE MAKERS, B14 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS COURTESY PHOTOAbove: A trilogy of fountains forms a focal point in the pool area of The Centurion. Below: The kitchen is designed for enterta ining. BRIEFS Harbourside CEO sees good signs Harbourside Custom Homes reports it has three luxury homes in the permitting stage, two in Lee County and one in Collier County. CEO Jerry Colton says the homes are in the $1 million to $2 million range and include a modified Mediterranean-style estate home in Mediterra with 4,700 square feet. He adds the company is planning a nearly 5,000-square-foot contemporary estate home at The Quarry in Collier County, and that it recently sold an inventory home in Shadow Wood Preserve and a home site in Palmira Golf and Country Club. The customers showing up now are serious about buying or building a new home, Mr. Colton says. Theyre watching the market and they realize prices arent going lower for quality new construction. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal indicated improvement in luxury home sales nationwide over the previous quarter hints that the luxury market is beginning to stabilize. Theyre not knocking down our doors, Mr. Colton says, but seeing serious buyers during this time of year is a good sign for the upcoming tourist season.Toll Brothers begins relocation in BonitaThe management offices for the Florida West Division of Toll Brothers have moved to a new space at 24201 Walden Center Drive within Walden Center off U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. It is the first phase of the companys relocation plan, says Ken Thirtyacre, division president. Our regional design studio will remain in its current location (28331 S. Tamiami Trail) until we have remodeled space to accommodate its extensive displays and vignettes, he says. Toll Brothers Florida West Division includes Belle Lago, a single-family home community on Estero Parkway in Estero; The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes also on Estero Parkway; and Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes off Davis Boulevard.The clean lines embrace a modern contemporary esthetic. Vincent Borelli, president of Borelli ConstructionCHAVEZ BUCHHOLZ
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 REAL ESTATE B13 Email me or call and register to search MLS listings & sales on your own 239-849-2767 The Realtor who is Recommended by Her Clients BCzachor@JohnRWood.com www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAPelican Landing/Florencia .................$2950 Bonita Bay/House .............................$2750 Vasari/Altessa ...................................$2300 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 The Gardens of Bonia .......................$1000 Bella Terra .........................................$950Furnished Annuals from $1000 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSBay Colony/Trieste .................. from $6200 The Vanderbilt .................................$6200 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$3850 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Pelican Isle .......................................$2995 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2200 Pelican Marsh/Seville ........................$2100 Kensington/Westchester ....................$1800 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Banyan Woods ..................................$1800 Cambridge Club ................................$1700 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Moorings/Binnacle Club ....................$1300 Stonebridge/Carrington .....................$1100 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Imperial/Charleston Sq. ......................$995Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Park Shore .....................................$12000 Port Royal .............................. from $10000 Mediterra ..........................................$5500 Long Shore Lakes .............................$2500 Royal Harbor ............................ from $2400 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 River Reach Estates ..........................$2400 Vanderbilt/Canal ..............................$2200 Country Club of Naples ...................$1950 1 Inventory Home at Builder Close-Out Pricing of parks and recreation for the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association and was also an executive team leader for Target. He is a member of the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Ryan Batey is also new to the Central office, where he joins longtime John R. Wood agent team members Gil and Donna Clark of The Clark Team. Mr. Batey grew up in Michigan, graduated from Albion College and earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. A Florida real estate agent since 2003, he belongs to NABOR. Ginny Nobbe is in the Bonita Springs office, where she joins longtime John R. Wood agent Heather Wightman. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Indiana Wesleyan, Ms. Nobbe served as a manager and IT professional for The Kroger Company before pursuing a career in real estate. She is a member of the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. Joelle Free is also in the Bonita office, where she joins longtime John R. Wood agent Sandi Meyer. Ms. Free, a na tive of Chicago, has lived in Florida for 39 years. She has 24 years of experience in real estate-related businesses, including legal assistant, mortgage processor, mortgage closer, HMO closing agent and Florida licensed title agent. She is a member of NABOR. Michael Fagan is also in the Bonita office where he joins his parents, Bob and Dotti Fagan, on the Fagan Team. He and his wife relocated to Southwest Florida in 2004 after selling his flooring store in Massachusetts. He is a member of the Bonita SpringsEstero Association of Realtors. MAKERSFrom page 1BATEY FREE FAGAN Renovations begin at Bentley VillageJ.L. Wallace Inc. has started the partial renovation of an assisted living residence at BentleyVillage in North Naples. The project includes the conversion of the first-floor common areas to add five residence rooms. Architectural services are being provided by Fletcher Thompson and engineering services by Matern Professional Engineering Inc. Ted Gadoury is serving as project manager with Brian Dragich as superintendent and Brad Kaaber as project manager assistant. J.L. Wallace has provided general contracting, design/build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1997, specializing in commercial projects, including structures for retail, industrial, institutional and office use. LA Fitness will anchor Pavilion LandQwest Commercial and Equity One have announced LA Fitness as the latest tenant at the Pavilion Shopping Center on Vanderbilt Beach Road. The fitness center, the chains first in Collier County, will occupy 50,795 square feet at what will soon be the former Publix and will have space for aerobics and other specialty classes, a heated lap pool, juice bar, Jacuzzi and courts for racquetball, tennis and basketball. This is the sixth new tenant for the Pavilion Shopping Center in the past 12 months. Doug Olson, leasing and sales specialist of LandQwest Commercial, handles the leasing for Equity One at its centers throughout Collier County and says several more deals are in the works at the Pavilion. Lennar reports strong sales at Heritage Bay, Bella Terra Lennars Southwest Florida Division reports it sold 17 new Terrace condominiums in August and thus far in September, seven, at Heritage Bay, a gated golf and county club resort community on Immokalee Road east of I-75. Matt Devereaux, director of sales for the local division, reports only 20 Terrace condominiums remain for sale. The two-bedroom, two-bath residences have 1,232-1,434 square feet of living space and are priced from the mid-$100s. Membership in the 27-hole Heritage Bay championship golf course is included with each Terrace condominium home purchased. At Lennars Bella Terra community off Corkscrew Road in Estero, nine luxury homes recently sold one week, Mr. Devereaux reports. Since June 1, 32 homes have sold in the community. Bella Terra homes are priced from the $100,000s to the $500,000s. Approximately 500 new home sites remain for sale. Bella Terra features two-, three-, four-, fiveand six-bedroom homes that range from villas to single-family and executive homes. REAL ESTATE BRIEFS
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premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 LUXURIOUS LIVING NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM OLD NAPLES tCharming beachfront home with guest house circa 1901 has been completely renovated. Secluded pool area. $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 AQUALANE SHORES AREA tSizable lot with magnicent Gulf views. Walk to Naples Pier & 3rd Street from this charming home. Being sold as is. $8,300,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 PORT ROYAL tDramatic views over Treasure Cove from this architectural masterpiece designed by renowned architect Kasimir Korybut. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,950,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 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 PINE RIDGE tMagnicent country estate home on 3.32 acres. Masterfully planned main residence encompasses 15,298 total SF. $7,375,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY tAlluring signature home. Thoughtfully designed, 5 bedrooms, ve full and two half baths. Brazilian cherry wood. $4,450,000 Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899 OLD NAPLES tTwo-story, 4 BR home with den/ofce. Hardwood oors, brick replace, elevator, granite, and summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 PARK SHORE tMagnicent private 4 BR compound. Modern appointments, elevator, den, theatre, docks available, private beach. $3,195,000 Vickie Larscheid/Ann Marie Shimmer | 250-5041 PARK SHORE tNewly constructed residence offers 7,840 total SF, 4 en-suite bedrooms and 2 half baths, 2-story living room. $2,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 LIVINGSTON WOODS tFour bedrooms, den, billiard room, wideplank wood oors, replace. Lazy river pool, waterfall pool/spa. $2,795,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD THE RESERVE tLakeside two-story 5 BR plus den home. Innity-edge pool, outdoor kitchen, and 132-bottle wine cooler. Furnished. $2,495,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376 MEDITERRA CELLINI tCustom-built home with stone and hardwood ooring, media room, large guest suites, replace, lagoon pool/spa. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MOORINGS tOutstanding! Over 4,400 A/C SF, panoramic golf views, 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PELICAN BAY ISLE VERDE tThis villa is absolutely stunning and offers 4,000+ SF under air. Over $300,000 in recent improvements. $2,195,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 PELICAN BAY CAP FERRAT t#401 Former model, high-end furnishings & accessories included. Preferred SW corner 3BR/3BA+den, spectacular Gulf views! $1,850,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 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 PINE RIDGE tComplete privacy, 4 BR + den estate on over 1.5 acres of landscaped area. Geothermal heated pool with spill-over spa. $1,495,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 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 ROYAL HARBOR tNewer home, long water view with dock and boat lift. Large pool/spa. Big covered lanai with wet bar & grill. $1,295,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OLD NAPLES tCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Granite, faux nishes, hand-painted murals, open heated tropical pool. $1,295,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 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 HERON POINT t Peaceful and private lakefront/preserve view. Modern amenities with 4BRs plus den & spacious outdoor living area. $1,190,000 Pam Umscheid/Stephanie/John Coburn | 948-4000 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tContemporary villa with European-style nishes. Three bedroom, upgraded cabinetry, guest cabana and courtyard pool/spa. $1,185,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN t#1102 Magnicent water & golf course views! Tastefully furnished 3BR/3BA. Worldclass amenities, private beach club. $1,049,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 IMPERIAL SHORES tThis 3 bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa. $999,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BANYAN WOODS tCustom designed & professionally decorated southern exposure courtyard home. Lap pool, cabana, and outdoor shower. $949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 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 Single Family Homes BAY CREEK 3691 Bay Creek DriveCustom built 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, open oor plan and outdoor pool area with a summer kitchen for entertaining.$1,240,000 | Fran Rauschelbach | 287-7393SANCTUARY LAKES 23806 Sanctuary Lakes CourtFabulous Mediterranean-style 4BR+den/3BA with quality enhanced features inside and out. Heated pool and spa.$1,135,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210BAY CEDAR 25260 Bay Cedar DriveCul-de-sac homesite no neighbor to one side. Spacious single-family home. Pool, spa, 3 bedrooms + den, 3 baths.$485,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210BAY CEDAR 25030 Bay Cedar DriveSpacious 2 BR + den with an oversized pool and lanai area. New A/C, fresh paint inside and out and new tiled oors.$449,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Condominiums/Villas LAKEMONT COVE 24752 Lakemont Cove Lane #201Lovely 3BR/2BA w/Southern exposure; 2nd oor residence overlooks lake. Master offers lanai access & jetted tub.$289,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931SANDPIPER GREENS 25161 Sandpiper Greens Court #103One owner, immaculately maintained 3 BR/2 BA home. Lake & golf course view. Walk to the Club with many amenities.$285,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210SANDPIPER GREENS 25130 Sandpiper Greens Court #105Overlook the 9th green & straight up the 9th fairway of the Gator course! Wood oors & many upgrades throughout.$215,000 | Doug Davlin | 272-5060THE POINTE 3491 Pointe Creek Court #204Preserve views, furnished 3 BR condominium. Many recreational & social amenities. Private memberships available.$197,500 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 BAY CEDAR tRenovated 3 BR, 2 BA home takes advantage of fabulous golf and lake view. Just turn the key and enjoy this pool home. $539,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 MERANO tWestern lake to golf views. Beautiful 3 BR/3 BA + den with 2-car garage. Private Golf Club membership available. $499,999 Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid | 948-4000 WILSHIRE LAKES tLakefront, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $849,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA t#203 Beautiful wide water views! Beautifully updated 3BR with over 1,750+ total SF. Boat dock with lift included. $847,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 WYNDEMERE GLENDEVON tSpacious 3BR/3BA home, study, family room, nearly 3,000 SF under air. Lanai, oversized pool, membership required. $650,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 PELICAN BAY CALAIS t#102 New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite and marble counters, stainless appliances & crown moulding. Attached garage. $559,000 Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY tLike-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo & porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage. $498,500 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 BAYCREST tSpacious split-plan 2BR+den, 2BA villa, fabulous golf course view and western exposure. Beach access and much more! $399,000 | Daniel Pregont | 272-8020 NEW LISTING OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT t#3502 Immaculate 2BR condominium awaits your decorative style. Ten-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $485,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 SAN CARLOS ESTATES tQuiet country living on a 1.25 acres site, yet near shops. Newer, spacious 3BR+den home. Family room, heated pool. $485,000 Pam Umscheid & Stephanie/John Coburn 948-4000 SHADOW WOOD PRESERVE SANDALWOOD tFantastic coach home with spectacular views, 3 BRs + oversized den. Diagonal tile, crown moulding & granite counters. $449,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA II t#101 Model perfect, WOW S. exposure golf course view! Barely lived in 2BR+den, 2BA in a bundled golng community. $419,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 BEACHWALK GARDENS tFurnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes. $350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 PELICAN LANDINGBAYCREST 25344 Galashields CircleExpansive 2BR+den/3rdBR villa beautifully updated in 2009. Golf views, friendly neighborhood with good nancials.$399,000 | Stephanie/John Coburn & Pam Umscheid | 948-4000BAYCREST 25274 Galashields CircleExpansive golf views. Western exposure. Beautifully maintained 3BR villa, 2-car garage. Endless amenities!$389,000 | Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid | 948-4000SOUTHBRIDGE 3470 Ballybridge Circle #102White glove clean! Private & quiet location. Fantastic, 2BR +den home. Glassenclosed lanai. New granite counters.$299,900 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Condominiums/Villas
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 BONITA BAY premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM BAY WOODS tSpectacular, London Bay built 4 bedroom plus den on an elevated, expansive lot with an estate-like approach. $3,795,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 BAY WOODS tExquisitely 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 SPRING RIDGE tGorgeous 4 bedroom plus den Harwick home. Marble oors and wine cellar. Credit towards golf membership included. $2,999,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 BAY WOODS tSpectacular and sleek 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath home built by Snell Construction. Two A/C 2-car garages! $2,995,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 ROOKERY LAKE tTropical 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 SPRING RIDGE tBeautiful golf course home with 4BRs + den, 4BAs, fauxed tray ceilings and double crown moulding. Heated pool/spa. $2,100,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 COCONUT ISLE tExpansive lake and golf course views. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 full baths. Marble ooring & granite countertops. $1,650,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Brian Nelson | 248-7474 CREEKSIDE tCustom built Harwick Home located on the 13th hole. Desirable southern exposure, large pool, and outdoor kitchen. $1,350,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376 HIDDEN RIVER tLake view, pristine 4 BR/4.5 BA, 3-car garage, expansive lanai & pool area. Many quality upgrades throughout. $1,325,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 VISTAS t#2203 Views over the Gulf of Mexico, bay and Bay Island golf course. Screened balcony and open terraces off bedrooms. $1,175,000 | Pamela Heron | 273-4785 IBIS COVE tOn a cul-de-sac, this lake front home provides wonderful views. Spacious lanai featuring heated pool and spa. $1,175,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 BERMUDA COVE tGorgeous villa looks like-new. Upgraded diagonal tile, granite counters, 3 BRs, 3 BAs, large lanai and pool/spa. $1,097,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 CREEKSIDE tCustom-built home with tile oors, crown mouldings and cathedral ceilings. Pool/spa, 3-car garage. Open and airy. $897,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 LOST LAKE tSpectacular lake to preserve views! Bright 3 bedroom villa with upgrades. Private courtyard, heated pool/spa. $795,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 EAGLES NEST t#201 Spacious 3BR, 3BA plus den and bonus room condominium overlooks lake, golf course & preserve beyond. $649,900 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 BAYVIEW I t#503 Gulf and Bay views! Leaded glass front door, 10 ceilings, 3 BR, plantation shutters, electric storm shutters. $574,000 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 EGRETS LANDING t#202 Private elevator to 2nd oor living. Immaculate condition. Electric hurricane shutters, built-in bar & media room. $545,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 HAMMOCK ISLE t#102 Expansive golf course and cypress views. Glassed-in lanai, 3 bedrooms and 18 tile on the diagonal. $499,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 THE HAMPTONS t#101 Lake & golf setting. Glassed-enclosed lanai, mouldings, wood oor, plantation shutters & 18 diagonal tile. $449,900 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 WATERFORD t#201 Large lanai overlooking lake & golf. Spacious with 3BRs/3BAs, over 2,400 SF AC and 2-car garage. Furnishings negotiable. $399,900 | Bet Dewey | 564-5673 BAY POINTE t#202 Furnished turnkey, 3BRs, volume ceilings, tile on the diagonal, tiled lanai for comfortable year-round use. $395,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 CROSSINGS t#13 Long lake views. Furnished 2 BR + den, 30 wide screened lanai, 2-car garage. Walk to tness center and clubhouse. $385,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 BAY POINTE t#101 Desirable southwest exposure and preserve views. Screened and glass-enclosed lanai, tiled living areas and 2-car garage. $359,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550 WATERFORD t#204 Fantastic views of golf, lake & marsh from this remodeled 2nd oor residence with glassed-in lanai. 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $350,000 Gary L. Jaarda/ Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 WEDGEWOOD t#201 Rarely available corner 3 BR, 3 BA with a 2-car garage & view of fairway. Community pool, tennis courts. Furnished. $325,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 HAMMOCK ISLE t#202 Beautifully updated designer interiors, 3BRs + media room, crown mouldings, built-in cabinets and golf course view. $649,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 BAY HARBOR tBeautiful preserve views. Two bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath villa. Granite countertops, wood ooring. Lanai with spa. $599,900 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 ARBOR STRAND tCharming cottage-like villa with 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths and family room. Private pool & spa. $599,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 TUCKAWEYE tCharming villa with heated pool, three bedrooms, two baths, great room plan and vaulted ceilings. Turnkey furnished. $575,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 ESPERIA & TAVIRA t26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay & the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf, parks, marina & more! New construction from the $600s | Please call 800-311-3622 OPEN MON-SAT 10-5 & SUN 12-5COCONUT ISLE 26429 Brick LaneFabulous 3BR + den villa. Many upgrades; Hardwood oors, newly painted interiors & salt water pool lter system.$1,295,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543SANCTUARY 4318 Sanctuary WayLovely courtyard residence offers long, western views over lake & over 4,000 SF A/C. Detached cabana, 3-car garage.$1,000,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266BERMUDA COVE 26187 Isle WayGreat villa offers 3BRs, 4BAs, plantation shutters, wood oors, crown moulding and tropical pool/spa.$925,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441ARBOR STRAND 27464 Arbor Strand DriveGreat room oor plan with large kitchen and extended lanai. Two bedrooms, large den, spa on lanai. Preserve view.$595,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709TUCKAWEYE 3143 Greenflower CourtCompletely renovated villa home. Cathedral ceilings, private pool, plantation shutters, and new green A/C.$535,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 Single Family Homes BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #1103Fabulous views of Bay & Gulf from this spacious open oor plan w/neutral colors, wood toned kitchen & Corian tops.$825,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441THE HAMPTONS 26960 Wyndhurst Court #202Exotic tropical landscaping, spotless former model. Elevator, 3BRs, 3BAs, media room, Romeo & Juliet balcony, pool.$635,000 | Cathy & Jim McCormick | 850-4278THE HAMPTONS 26911 Wyndhurst Court #202Electric hurricane shutters, diagonal tile in all main areas, and extensive use of crown moulding. Three BRs + den.$599,000 | Doug Davlin | 272-5060HAMMOCK ISLE 26001 Hammock Isle Court #101Private golf course views from this 2 bedroom + den, 3 bath residence. Two-car attached garage. Turnkey furnished.$559,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441WATERFORD 3320 Glen Cairn Court #202Second oor condominium w/soaring ceilings, remodeled bathrooms, tiled lanai, & a 2-car garage. View of lake/golf.$525,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441ENCLAVE 27150 Enclave DriveThree bedroom villa overlooks fairway. Over 3,000 total SF and large 2nd oor master suite. Amazing amenities.$449,000 | Pamela Heron | 273-4785WATERFORD 3311 Glen Cairn Court #104Golf course & lake views, 3 BRs, 3 BAs, 2-car detached garage, granite counters, & stainless appliances. Furnished.$399,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441LAKE VILLAS OF WEDGEWOOD I 26881 Wedgewood Dr. #201Recently refurbished 3BR with new tile in the living areas, new tile counters in kitchen & new refrigerator.$389,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441HARBOR LANDING 4461 Riverwatch Drive #201Bright, sunny residence is immaculate! Two bedroom plus large media room residence, 18 tile. Preserve view.$385,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709HARBOR LAKES 27011 Lake Harbor Court #202Beautifully appointed 3BR with southern views to lake & preserve. Great upgrades and neutral palette throughout.$380,000 | Billie Jans |CROSSINGS 3260 Crossings Court #11AWESOME lake view! Turnkey furnished 2BR\2.5BA + den, 2-car garage home. Oversized lanai, has never been rented.$349,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210GREENBRIAR 4130 Bayhead Drive #204Beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA plus den condominium. Dramatic golf course and long marsh views, turnkey furnished.$295,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 Condominiums/Villas #2403 Extraordinary and limitless views over Estero Bay and the Gulf. Over 4,860 total SF, three bedrooms, three baths. $2,095,000 | Brian Nelson | 572-2903 #1802 Panoramic views of the Gulf, Bay and the Bay Island golf course. This oor plan offers 3 bedrooms with den & 4 baths. $1,995,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 #CH204 Spacious 3BR plus den, 2nd level exceptionally designed carriage home. Luxurious amenities, live-in management, park views. $1,250,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 NEW LISTING OPEN SUN. 1-4AZURE4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #401 View of 2 fairways & Estero Bay. Three bedroom plus den and 4,470+ total SF, coffered ceilings. Luxury amenities. $1,825,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #1701 Panoramic views. Custom residence with 3BRs, den and 3.5 BAs. Fireplace, 10 ceilings, and granite counters. $1,799,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 #1803 Spectacular views, cherry and marble oors, crown mouldings, granite counters. Three bedroom plus den. $1,665,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282HORIZONS #1202 Incredible views of golf course, Bay and Gulf. Quality nishes of Mocha Bomania 24 x 24 Travertine ooring. $1,199,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376 #1602 Sunset views. This 3 bedroom offers exquisite nishes of natural wood cabinets and granite tops in the kitchen. $1,099,995 | Brian Nelson | 572-2903 #1801 Expanded SW corner luxury home with glass-enclosed lanai. Resort-style amenities. Lagoon style pool/spa. $1,040,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #2001 The rarest nd, with 2 lanais, westward over the bejeweled sunsets. Exquisite granite, marbles and natural woods. $995,000 | Brian Nelson | 572-2903 #1204 Over $135,000 in smart upgrades. Added 3rd bedroom/den and a 3rd full bath. Eat-in island kitchen. Furnished. $985,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #2405 Breathtaking views of the Gulf, Bay & golf from this high-rise residence with expanded oor plan & many upgrades. $895,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 #704 Spectacular views of the Gulf, Bay & Bay Island Golf Course. Handsome cabinetry in kitchen & baths. T wo-car garage. $889,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 #1605 Views of the Gulf, Bay & golf from this corner residence with neutral backgrounds and upgraded appliances. $799,000 | Harriet Harnar/Cathy/Jim McCormick | 273-5443ESPERIASOUTH ESTANCIA#1101 Magnicent views of bay, Gulf, and the Bay Island Golf Course. Marble oors; furnished. Floor-to-ceiling windows. $1,330,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 #1102 Superior contemporary interior design features, 3BRs + media/den with lighting & sound control. Sunset views. $1,395,000 | Carol Johnson/ Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #1802 Magnicent 3 BR, 3 BA nished with marble, granite, & hardwood oors. Views of Bay/Gulf. Furnishings negotiable. $1,375,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 #2101 Spectacular sunrise-sunset views. Light backgrounds and marble ooring; oor-to-ceiling windows. $1,349,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #1404 T ruly a one-of-a-kind residence with an open and very social oor plan, wet bar, and a huge den/family room. $1,299,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #2202 Elegant, sophisticated 22nd oor 3BR/3BA residence, exquisite upgrades. Vistas over the Bay Gulf & Bonita Bay $1,100,000 | Billie Jans | 948-4000 #304 CARRIAGE HOME WITH ALL HIGH RISE AMENITIES! Three bedroom, 2,930+ total SF Bay views & sunsets. $895,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 18 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 19 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>$2,000,00020 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 290 5th Avenue South #C-6 $2,195,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$3,000,00021 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 22 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,499,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$4,000,00023 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $4,695,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$5,000,00024 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 24 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE 5807 Glencove Drive #808 $395,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Linda Ohler 404-6460>$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 >$500,0005 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $500s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 6 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 7 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 8 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 $579,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$600,0009 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 10 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$700,00011 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14 $745,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 12 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT II 2400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-4 $799,000 Premier Properties Trey Wilson 595-4444>$1,000,000 13 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi Way $1,095,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 14 PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE 5850 Pelican Bay Blvd. #3A $1,147,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 860-1412 15 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #CH204 $1,250,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 16 OLD NAPLES 456 9th Avenue South $1,295,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 17 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $1,295,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND SHORES COURT tBreathtaking panorama, 691 of direct access-protected water frontage, 6 bedroom suites, boat lifts. Furnished. $9,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MADEIRA t#PH202 Beachfront penthouse with 6,500+ SF of living area. Gulf, beach & island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 CAXAMBAS DRIVE tBacking up to natural shoreline along Bareld Bay with direct access. Slocum & Christian built 4 BR, 4,308 total SF. $3,650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 BARFIELD DRIVE SOUTH tViews of Caxambas Pass! Four bedroom pool home with 80 dock and 16,000 lb. lift. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SAN MARCOROAD tCustom-built home within walking distance to Residents Beach. Six BRs, dock/lift, spacious lanai. Views of the bay. $2,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBAS DRIVE tOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands. $2,750,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ t#801 Eighth oor 4BR estate residence offers the nest in beachfront living. Great views! Five star amenities. $2,300,000 Richard Marquardt | 239-642-2222 HIDEAWAY BEACH tViews of Gulf, skyline & beach. Custom 3story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator and rooftop sundeck. $1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT II t#526 Beautifully upgraded front residence with panoramic views of beach/Gulf. Shows like a model! Decorator furnished. $1,880,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAPE MARCO COZUMEL t#1901 On the 19th oor, top-of-theworld views from this 3BR/3BA. Luxury beachfront, gated community, resort amenities. $1,800,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491 CENTURYCOURT tIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169 feet of water frontage with 15,000 lb. boat lift & dock. $1,699,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 WINTERBERYLANE tLeaseback opportunity. New model home. Innity-edge pool, direct water access dock. To be completed late Fall $1,680,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 MEADOWLARKCOURT tThree bedroom+ study, 3 bath home. Great room design, 13 tray ceiling, crown moulding. Pool/spa & summer kitchen. $1,550,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 HIDEAWAY BEACH tCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study & balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator. $1,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 TRAVIDATERRACE tA mansion on the hill with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, elevator, faux nishes & approx. 5,400 A/C SF. Lavish pool/spa. $1,295,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493 HIDEAWAY BEACH tBright, exquisite home boasts a built-in pool and spa. Pickled red cedar ceilings, replace, 2nd oor loft. $1,260,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CRESCENT STREET tIncredible custom 3BR/3BA pool home. Direct Gulf access, 70 dock, 30 boat slip & lift. Many special features. $1,175,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ADIRONDACKCOURT tPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings and replace. NOW $995,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 REDUCED WHITEHEARTCOURT tGreat open oor plan with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Outdoor kitchen, Jenn-Air grill, screened pool. Dock with lift. $925,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 WHITEHEARTCOURT tWide water views! Showcase interior, 3BR home, pool, spa, summer kitchen. New docking facility, quick Gulf access. $779,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING GOODLANDHEIGHTS 323 Pettit DriveNear restaurants & parks. This 2BR+den home is on two lots with wide waterway views! Adjacent properties for sale.$500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GOODLANDHEIGHTS 315 Pettit DriveCharming, updated efciency with direct access, adjacent properties for sale that could all be packaged together.$400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 336 Seabreeze DriveSpacious 3BR beachfront home with pool/spa. Multi-level balconies, oor-toceiling windows & plantation shutters.$4,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH THEHABITAT 816 HideawayCircleEast#232 Top oor 3BR PH with Southern exposure and golf views. Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished.$595,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Single Family Homes HIDEAWAY BEACH 876 Sea Dune LaneSpacious beachfront estate home built in 2003 with 4 BRs, 4 full & 3 halfbaths & 9,200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf.$10,800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331341CaxambasCourtSlocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished.$9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH 986 Royal Marco WayPremier beachfront home with guest suite. Luxurious appointments throughout this 6BR with 8,100 A/C SF. Furnished.$9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 880 Sea Dune LaneCustom-built modern architectural masterpiece. 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED.$5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133686 Solana CourtMajestic custom home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5BR suites plus a study.$3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983871Copeland Drive WestBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331411 CaxambasCourtGulf & Caxambas Pass views. Spacious 4 bedroom with 3,600 SF of living area. Offered at lot value. Dock included.$3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331568HeightsCourtMajestic Estate home, 4,100+A/C SF, 3BR, den, family room. Screened lanai, pool, spa, dock, direct Gulf access.$2,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331190 Mimosa CourtThis price reects $1,000,000 under the cost to construct. 100% generator power; 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage.$2,295,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133882 Magnolia CourtPanoramic views! Tip-lot location, 163 ft. of direct access, deep-water frontage, 3BR/3BA, dock with 20,000 lb. lift.$2,100,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133720 South Barfield DriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters + an open lanai with pool/spa.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133690 Pelican CourtAn absolutely gorgeous custom-built 3BR/2BA pool home. Dock with direct Gulf access. Lush landscaping, oversized lot.$1,200,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331261LaurelCourtDirect access & beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 BRs, den and Viking appliances.$1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-59831131 Vernon PlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors & paint.$899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983450 Joy CircleFurnished 3 bedroom on a huge lot (210 deep). 166 of waterfront with SW exposure. Dock, lift and new seawall.$849,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-71761160 LudlamCourtWell-maintained 3 BR/2 BA home. Direct access to Pass and Gulf. Updated kitchen, dock with lift for 12,000 lb. boat.$795,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685243 Seahorse CourtGorgeous 3 BR home, beautifully landscaped tip lot. Wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, 14,000# lift, new A/C 2009.$795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEY MARCO 786 Whiskey Creek DrivePreserve views from this 3,000+ SF A/C, 3BR plus den, large lanai with pool/spa. Three-car garage. Direct access.$700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133150 June CourtBeautiful 4BR waterfront home built within 2 miles of Residents Beach. Just under 2,300 A/C SF. Lanai with pool.$699,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133165Kirkwood StreetOver 3,600 SF living area, two-story, 6 BR/3 BA pool home. Large 2nd oor playroom. Corner lot, circular drive.$699,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130355 Marquesas CourtLovely 3BR plus den or 4th BR totally updated in 2007. Over 2,689 total SF, large pool, dock with 12,000 lb. lift.$689,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESTATES 1036 East Inlet DriveOffering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more.$599,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133601 Somerset CourtTigertail Beach area home includes spacious living area, updated kitchen & tropical lanai/pool. Turnkey furnished.$490,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983394N.CollierBlvd.Large 3BR home in mint condition! All Thermopane windows provide a quiet spot. Heated pool, disability accessible.$389,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-12221504Biscayne WayGreat family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and pool. Oversize yard with spacious lanai, and screened heated pool.$299,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MADEIRA 350 S. CollierBlvd. #PH-201Beachfront 4 BR + den with 7,414 total SF. Rookery Ambassador Membership included. 75 boat slip lease included.$6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. CollierBlvd. #2201Over 4,700 sq. ft. A/C! Expansive beach views, luxurious 4BR. Gated Gulf front community with fabulous amenities.$3,200,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MADEIRA 350 S. CollierBlvd. #1005One of the last interior 3BR/3.5BA nished residences. Kira Krumm Interior Designs. Beach views, resort living.$2,890,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. CollierBlvd. #1902Beachfront, luxury 4 BR/4 BA condominium. Great beach & Gulf views. Over 3,800 A/C sq. ft. Guard-gated entry.$2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MADEIRA 350 S. CollierBlvd. #1105Along the curve of Crescent Beach. Breathtaking panoramas. Furnished.$2,415,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766 Condominiums/Villas MADEIRA 350 S. CollierBlvd. #102 Beach house extraordinaire! Enjoy stunning sunsets on your oversized terrace with private steps to the beach and pool.$2,197,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. CollierBlvd. #1105Decorator nished! Inlaid tile design in the foyer, replace accents and crown moulding. Spectacular beach views.$1,750,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491MADEIRA 350 S. CollierBlvd. #606Views of the Gulf from the beachside balcony and living areas of this professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence.$1,695,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 980 Cape Marco Drive #1906Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3BR beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPE MARCO MONTERREY 980 Cape Marco Drive #1505A $600,000 dollar remodel was just completed! Breathtaking views, new designer furnishings included. Resort living.$1,399,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I 2000Royal Marco Way #PH-E Penthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai.$1,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I 3000Royal Marco Way #PH-L Lavishly appointed 3BR/3BA penthouse. Marble ooring, columns, crown mouldings, plantation shutters. Gulf views.$1,178,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133DUCHESS 220 S. CollierBlvd. #305Just remodeled! Marble ooring, stainless appliances! South facing 3BR with 2,450 A/C SF. Beach views & 3 balconies.$995,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CHALETOF MARCO ISLAND 520 S. CollierBlvd. #201Rare front residence, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, furnished. Fabulous views of the Gulf and beautiful Crescent Beach. $995,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130MARBELLECLUB 840 S. CollierBlvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space.$899,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130THEESPLANADE I 720 N.CollierBlvd. #204Magnicent Smokehouse Bay views await you in this waterfront condominium. Crown mouldings, new tile throughout.$839,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685THEESPLANADE I 720 N.CollierBlvd. #303Gorgeous bay views from balcony. Tommy Bahama motif. Esplanade offers 77boat slip marina, restaurants, shops, spa.$800,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SANDCASTLE II 720 S. CollierBlvd. #106Tasteful beachfront condominium with Gulf views! Redesigned kitchen, new ooring, new tile and wraparound balcony.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133THEESPLANADE III 760 N.CollierBlvd. #205Views of Smokehouse Bay. Two BR bayside residence. Granite countertops, built-ins & 2 balconies. Offered furnished.$640,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SANDCASTLE I 730 S. CollierBlvd. #205Beautiful, southern views of Marcos beach. Nicely furnished 2 bedroom with 1,313 total SF. Numerous amenities.$588,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491SOUTH SEASTOWER IV 440 Seaview Court #601Gulf sunsets & panoramic views of Tigertail Beach. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with new A/C & updated kitchen.$539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983CAMELOT 961 CollierCourt #305Remodeled, turnkey furnished 3 bedroom retreat. Two large terraces. Rooftop garden, bayside pool, walk to beach.$519,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SOUTH SEASEAST 601 Seaview Court #C608Gulf, Bay and Skyline views! Furnished 6th oor two bedroom, two bath corner residence. Boat docks for lease.$429,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222ADMIRALTYHOUSE 140 Seaview Court #106Very cute, clean, updated ground oor 2 BR, 2 BA. Partial Gulf view. Walk out your door to beach. Tennis and pool.$399,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493BAYSIDECLUB 838 ElkcamCircle #205Enjoy magnicent Smokehouse Bay views! Pristine 2 bedroom condominium. Offered turnkey furnished. $375,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230SANDSOF MARCO 133 S. CollierBlvd. #C-206Enjoy Gulf sunsets from this 2 BR/2 BA island retreat. Turnkey furnished. Large pool/spa, cabana & 2 tennis courts.$358,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SANDSOF MARCO 129 S. CollierBlvd. #B-404Steps to Residents Beach! Enjoy sunsets from your patio in this freshly painted & well maintained condominium.$317,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491SEABREEZE SOUTH 190 N.CollierBlvd. Maria House #Updated rst oor corner residence features tile throughout, crown moulding in main areas, and newer appliances.$229,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222ISLANDVILLAGE 542 Tallwood Street #7Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom townhouse. New tile, wood ooring, windows and complete kitchen makeover.$210,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983MARCO SHORES TROPIC SCHOONER 1518 Mainsail Drive#8 Tropical retreat in a great location. Two bedroom residence with scenic lake views from lanai. Offered furnished.$154,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SEABREEZE SOUTH 190 N.CollierBlvd. #Regina 2Furnished 1 bedroom garden style residence just steps from the pool and 1 block from Residents Beach.$148,900 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 PRINCE t#903 Views along the beach and Gulf to Cape Marco! Decorator furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with spacious balcony. $735,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493 MARCOBEACHOCEANRESORT t#501 Private courtyard, updated corner two bedroom, two bath condominium. Professionally decorated, marble ooring. $720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 SUNSETHOUSENORTH t#601 A great value! Furnished one bedroom beachfront getaway. Lovely pool area, tropical grounds, low-density building. $249,900 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 NEW LISTING#2107 Stunning 3BR, 3.5BA with 3,844 + A/C SF. Furnished. Views of the Gulf. Beach access.$2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133#403 Captivating views of the Gulf & 10,000 Islands from your expanded lanai. Furnished 3 bedroom with 3,320+ total SF.$1,490,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222#1802 Spectacular views of 10,000 islands & the Gulf! Many amenities, 3BR/3BA with Venetian plaster and faux painting.$1,699,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685#PH2102 This penthouse has stunning views with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, library and over 4,765 SF. Decorator nished.$3,250,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 CAPE MARCO BELIZE t Single Family Homes Condominiums/Villas
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009WEEK at-a-glance When the Naples Art Association was founded by local artists in 1954, members displayed their work on the grass at local parks and later rented storefront space for exhibitions. They always talked about having a permanent home to provide art instruction, inspire people through art exhibitions and give people a sense of community about the visual arts. Their dream came true in 1998 with the opening of The von Liebig Art Center. Now, the members have many opportunities to show and sell their work, from their own Members Gallery to six Art in the Park members-only festivals that take place November-April. They celebrate their works again Sept. 26-Oct. 17 with the second annual, non-juried All Artist Members Show of Shows exhibition. As the title implies, all member artists were invited to put one piece in the show. The only stipulation was that all entries must be for sale. All sale proceeds from Jean Devines portrait in oil of Michael Jackson will go to benefit the centers annual Jade Riedel Scholarship program.SEE NAA, C5 COURTESY PHOTOAperture, by J. Maxine Sher, photograph Tipping their hatsNeapolitans admire designer chapeaux in anticipation of Hats in the Garden. C23 Two Tropical NightsConcerts and art coming to the Phil help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. C18 Sandy Days, Salty NightsDeath do us part; then its on to Match.com. C2 The other NaplesFormer resident continues his Harry Brock Mysteries set in a town like ours. C16 T w o T r o p i c a l N i g h t s Everythings for sale in Naples Art Association Show of ShowsNaples newest cinema, Silverspot, spares no expense for luxury p l es newes t c i nema, S il vers p ot, p ares no ex p ense f or l uxur y Plusssh Movies theaters are usually like toddlers: sticky and grungy. But the newest one to open in Southwest Florida promises to be different. If your typical movie theater is like a 4-year-old, then the Silverspot Cinema at Mercato is like a European adult: sophisticated, impeccably dressed and obviously possessing good taste. There are no flashing lights, no marquee. The entrance is the very opposite of garish. (Its so understated, in fact, I had difficulty finding it at first. Its like a secret club with no name, no signs.) The theaters is on the second level at Mercato, straight back from the main entrance U.S. 41, in between the restaurrants AZN anad The Pub. You have to take the skinny escalator or the stairs between two eateries.SEE SILVERSPOT, C4 COURTESY PHOTOS The screening rooms at Silverspot are designed for luxury and comfort. Items from the restaurant and concession standC4 >>inside: BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com we rush into relationships wanting to be known and we are quick to dismiss our partners when they fail to comprehend us fully. Instead of dashing headlong into a break-up at the first sign of discord, we would be wise to stick with some relationships for the long haul. To know someone fully and to be known by them takes time. For most of us, that means a lifetime. Vicki Kennedy makes for a striking widow. Now that shes said she wont fill her husbands senate seat, she has stepped firmly into the national conscience as a public figure of grief. The First Lady holds her hand at presidential conferences and liberals everywhere speak her name at prayer circles. At 55, she might some day remarry. But the odds are against it. If things were different and Vicki passed before Teddy, chances are hed be married this time next year. In fact, men are four times more likely to remarry after losing a spouse; 61 percent of men start dating within the first two years, compared to just 19 percent of women. Its ironic that the same men who hem and haw about being dragged into marriage theres a reason women set ultimatums are the ones who rush to find a ball and chain so soon after losing their spouse. Ive toured the circuit of grief groups; the women there often titter about the widowers who come to troll for dates. They cant do a load of laundry, the women say, throwing their hands up in exasperation. They dont know how to cook for themselves. With older widowers especially, men who served as Death do us part; then on to Match.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org Its these same details that grate on us over time, that drive couples to alcohol, recreational drugs and worse marriage counseling...breadwinners while their wives tended the home front, the transition to forced bachelorhood can be rocky. Theyre suddenly left wondering who will fold their socks or dust the TV stand. But, really, its more than the housework. My feeling is that theres a companionship that develops in marriages, a profound understanding thats hard to duplicate. We learn the most intimate details about someone over the course of a marriage: how they sleep with their mouth open or litter the sink with hairs after they shave. Its these same details that grate on us over time, that drive couples to alcohol, recreational drugs and worse marriage counseling. But what we gain in this exchange, this soul-level knowledge of another human being, is a partner who knows us just as intimately. Abel Keogh, who lost his wife when he was 26 years old, echoes this feeling. In my case, I really missed being married, he says. You can share your problems, your joys. You take pleasure in their life and they take pleasure in yours. Mr. Keogh has gone on to write a book on grieving for men, Room for Two, and runs the online Facebook group, Dating a Widower. He tells men who have lost a spouse and are considering dating again to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Make sure its for the right reasons, he says, and not just because youre lonely. Which is good advice for all of us. So
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 The Silverspot is classy. How classy? It doesnt even have a ticket window. You can purchase a ticket in advance online, or with your credit card from a row of kiosks in front the building. If youre paying cash, go straight to the concession stand. The Silverspots 11 screening rooms seat a total of 1,100 patrons. And these are not your typical theater seats; theyre luxurious, leather armchairs with lots of legroom. Think: Captain Kirks or Captain Piccards seat on the bridge of the Enterprise. The theater opened Sept. 11; I went a few days later to spend a day there, checking it out. Oversized movie posters hang on the walls: a French poster for A Clockwork Orange, an Italian poster for Blow-Up, and anohter Italian one for The Godfather (or, il Padrino). It pleased me to see them there, because it indicated to me that the Silverspot people know their clientele. It assumes a certain amount of basic knowledge, that people will know these are classic films and not posters for upcoming features. Silverspot Cinema is operated by Cines Unidos, a Venezuelan-based chain. This is its first venue in the United States. I created my own double feature, buying tickets to two consecutive shows. Regular tickets are $15 and matinees are $10, both prices steeper than other area theaters. My tickets set me back $25. You also have to reserve a specific seat; you dont get to walk into a theater, look around and sit wherever you want. Its reserved seating, just like at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, or the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. You pick from a schematic. I dont know about you, but picking a seat for a movie is very different than picking a seat for a play; it all depends on the theater, the size of the screen, and the actual distance the seats are from it. The clerk suggested I might want to take a look at the theater itself in order to decide where I wanted to sit. An usher graciously escorted me to the theater, so I could take a peek. Better informed, I chose seats for my two movies, then bought a small popcorn and soda for $4 apiece. I was glad to discover the soda wasnt watered down nor the popcorn overly salted, as happens so often at other places. The concession stand (which doesnt list any prices on the wall, you have to ask) also offers sushi and yogurt parfeits, among other not-so-standard treats. The theater was an impressive place: wood floors, chocolate-colored walls and leather seats. I had the first movie all to myself; it was my own private screening room. But the selection of movies was unremarkable. I had heard Silverspot is going to specialize in art films, foreign films and independent films, but they didnt seem to be offering anything I couldnt see at a theater closer to home and for less money. Theyd originally advertised The September Issue, a critically acclaimed documentary about the making of the September issue of Vogue magazine, but it wasnt among my options. When I said something to an usher, he told me they were showing a foreign film, the animated Ponyo. I was also told theyd hoped to get other art films, but hadnt been able to, as the opening of the theater had kept being postponed. The first movie I saw was Adam. Written and directed by Max Mayer, its a sweet little film about a woman (Rose Byrne) who falls in love with a man (Hugh Dancy) who has Aspergers Syndrome. Amy Irving and Peter Gallagher play the womans parents in a subplot that also emphasizes the movies theme of truth and honesty in relationships. I know my editor wouldve called it a chick flick, but it had more intelligence and depth than your typical chick flick, and an atypical ending. The second movie was diametrically opposite: District 9, a science-fiction movie about an alien ship that comes to earth and hovers over Johannesburg, South Africa. The aliens on the ship come to live on earth and are ghettoized in an area called District 9. Directed by Neill Blokamp, its based on a 2005 short he made called Alive in Joburg, said to be inspired by events that happened in Cape Town during apartheid in an area called District 6. Shot partially as a documentary, with faux news footage, interviews with various experts and video from surveillance cameras, the movie, in addition to being a clever action film, is a commentary on xenophobia, prejudice and our suspicion of anything viewed as other. It calls to mind not only how people were treated under apartheid, but during the Holocaust, in U.S. interment camps and at Guantanamo. The film is also an indictment of bureaucracy, military and corporate greed, and just plain old human stupidity. It shows the worst of human nature: the lust for power and violence, the desire to mistreat others and abuse them, the distrust of anyone who isnt exactly just like you. I tell you, before the movie was halfdone, I was cheering for the aliens. Unlike the other movie I saw on my first trip to Silverspot, this one did show a couple previews, but not many. I thought I was going to have a theater all to myself again, but before the movie started, another patron came in. Her seat? Right next to mine. Out of 94 or 95 available seats, what are the odds of that? I have no idea why she chose that, but she changed her seat. When her companion came in a little later, bearing popcorn and drinks, he joined her behind me. At one point, he kicked my chair, which shows that while movie theaters can be new and spiffy, human nature doesnt change. The movies themselves werent pristine stock; both had vertical lines running through them at times. In addition to its 20-seat lounge, Silverspot boasts a 65-seat restaurant that opens at 5 p.m. Service is quick, knowledgeable and friendly, and the food isnt the traditional theater fare of hot dogs and nachos. I ordered an appetizer of crab cakes ($9.95) and a Hawaiian salad ($7). Meals range from hamburgers ($8.95) to penne pasta ($13.95) to pecan-crusted or pan seared grouper ($26.95). To my disappointment, they dont serve tea. And be forewarned: Their coffee ($1.50) is excessively strong. Alcohol is also served.A full menu, minus prices, can be found online at www.silverspotcinema.com. The space is so well designed that it didnt seem odd to be sitting in the lobby of a movie theater, eating dinner and facing the concession counter. And talking about design, be sure to check out the restrooms, with their black marble floors, white glass walls and doors and faucets that look like metal bamboo. (Silverspot is so proud of its bathrooms that it included a photo of the mens urinals in its publicity shots.) With its great design, escalator and caf, the space reminded me a little of the Angelika Film Center in New York City. Silverspot does cost more, but its a refreshing change from local theaters. And it holds great potential. If it starts booking art films, foreign films and independents as promised films we cant see anywhere else around here it will very smartly fill a long-neglected niche. SILVERSPOTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOIt costs more to see a movie in Silverspots 11 screening rooms, but the comfort level and amenities are also more than anything the typical theater delivers. >> The following are samples from the menus in the restaurant and at the concession stand at the new Silverspot Cinema: IN THE RESTAURANT Pecan-crusted or pan-seared grouper, served with citrus mashed potatoes, port wine-vanilla reduction and mango-cucumber slaw; $26.95 Free-range chicken with shallot mashed potatoes and vegetables in red wine demi-glazed sauce; $18.95 Burgers in Paradise, mini-burgers served with french fries, braised red onions and American, Swiss, cheddar or blue cheese; $8.95 CHILDRENS RESTAURANT MENU Grouper ngers with french fries and homemade tartar sauce; $6.95 Mini-burgers with french fries; $6.95 Belly Buster hot dogs with french fries and braised onions; $6.95 AT THE CONCESSION STAND (These items can be taken into the screening rooms) Vegetarian pizza, thin crust, with tomatoes, garlic, baby arugula, goat cheese and pesto; $8.95 Asparagus salad with mescaline greens and lemon-truf e vinaigrette; $5.50 Hawaiian salad of grilled pineapple with cherry tomatoes on mixed greens in rum blaze vinaigrette; $5.25 Beef carpaccio with shaved parmigiano reggiano, baby arugula and balsamic vinegar reduction; $7.95 Mini-crab cakes with black bean salsa and red bell pepper aioli; $9.95 Truf e cheese fries, double fried, extra crispy; $5.95 Shrimp cocktail; $8.95 Silverspot 9118 Strada Place, Suite 8205, Naples Phone: 592-0300 Fax: 592-0017 Web site: www.silverspotcinema.com on the menu
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 A&E C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Increasingly, collectors and interior designers are discovering the many talented artists in our community, and they are purchasing and commissioning works from our members, says Joel Kessler, NAA executive director. This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see the range of works available from our talented local artists. Sixty-nine artists are participating in the show. Many created works just for this exhibition; others selected a favorite piece created during the past two years. For example, Karen Stones pastel Spring Thaw is a New England water scape; Elizabeth Blacks photograph Smile was taken on a recent trip to Mexico; and Tom Cardamones Sunset Solitude is a familiar scene along Naples beaches. An preview reception for the Show of Shows, selected works from The von Liebig Art Centers Collection and the Members Gallery season opening show takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the art center. The reception, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. Complimentary docent tours will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Call 262-6517 or visit wwwnaplesart. org for more information. NAAFrom page 1 >> What: Preview reception for the Show of Shows, selected works from The von Liebig Art Centers Collection and the Members Gallery season opening >> When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center >> Cost: Free for members of the Naples Art Association, $10 for non-members >> More: The von Liebig is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. Complimentary docent tours take place at 11 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17. >> Information: 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org if you go COURTESY IMAGESClockwise from above: DAnn McCann Jazz paper and acrylic paint; Jeanne Houle Peters Hens and Chicks oil; Kathleen Blackburn Bust of a Young Woman ceramic with acrylic patina; Val Wright Best Part of the Day watercolor.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater 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, Friday and Saturday: Soapy Tuna; 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; 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd., 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m to closing. 457 Fifth Ave. S., 649-5140. 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: Marc Meyers at the piano. 9118 Strada Place in Mercato. 592-5056. Ridgway Bar and Grill 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Music under the stars. 1300 Third Street South. 262-5500. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Monkey Mitchell; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: The Hype; Sunday: Reggae Lushun; Monday: Casey Weston; Tuesday: Karoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333.Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sep. 25, 26 and 27. Its a good idea to call ahead for open hours and specific times: Frontline Bluegrass Friday from 7-10 p.m. at Bayshore Coffee House. 287-2035. National Museum Day Celebrate locally from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Collier County Museum. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com. National Estuary Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve. 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org. Everglades Forever Friday and Saturday at the Museum of the Everglades. 695-0008 or www.colliermuseums.com. Best bets for the weekend Thursday, Sept. 24 Friday, Sept. 25 Saturday, Sept. 26 Sunday, Sept. 27 COURTESY PHOTOCar aficionados of all ages will enjoy the Big Cypress Marketplace Car and Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Admission is free. Prizes will be awarded in 18 classes, and there will be a Best of Show Award in each class. Participation is open to clubs and individuals. Register online at www.premiumcarshows.com/bigcypress0909.html. For more information, call 774-1690. Car Show Car aficionados will enjoy the Big Cypress Marketplace Car and Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Coffee Break Williams and Sonoma at Waterside Shops offers a free class all about the most popular morning beverage: coffee. Class starts at noon. 514-2213. Gospel Sounds Billy Dean and Dawn will present a concert at 3 p.m. at Community Congregational Church. 15300 Tamiami Trail N. 597-1000. Farmers Market The Third Street South farmers market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. behind Tommy Bahamas. Print-A-Thon KlaasKids Foundation, a nonprofit organization, and Naples Alliance for Children host a KlaasKids Print-A-Thon from 8 a.m. to noon to promote and educate families about child safety and fingerprint and photograph children at no cost. North Naples Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road. Museum Day The Collier County Museum celebrates National Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m., with activities for history enthusiasts of all ages. 252-8476. See story on page C14. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. All That Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters Band performs at 2 p.m. at the Norris Center, 755 Eighth Avenue South. 213-3049. Big Toys Germain Arena hosts the Big Boy Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday with hot cars, cool boats, big trucks, ATVs, jet skis, RVs and more. $8 for adults; free for children 12 and under. 543-9998. Live Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents Riverside Blues and Bike Night from 8-10 p.m. Free. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Show of Shows The von Liebig Art Center hosts a preview reception for the second annual All Artist Members Show of Shows from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 262-6517. See story on page C1. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv performs at The Norris Center at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 755 Eighth Avenue. 213-3049 or www.naplescityimprov.com. Free Music Miromar Outlets presents Michael Simons World Music Band from 6-8 p.m. near the restaurant piazza. Free. 948-3766 or www.Miromar Outlets.com. Stand-Up Comedy Comedienne Brett Butler performs at Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 599 South Collier Blvd. 389-6900. Sesame Street Live Elmos Green Thumb plays through Sept. 27 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849. Style Session Marissa Collections presents Diamonds Demystified, talking bling with diamond expert by Alex Floyd. 1167 Third Street South. 687-1148. Art Walk The Promenade at Bonita Bay presents Art Walk and live music from 6-9 p.m. Free. 495-8989. 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 www.sbdac.com. Bill W. and Dr. Bob The Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents the story of a stockbroker and a surgeon whose relationship becomes the inspiration for the Twelve Steps of AA, through Oct. 3. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com. A Killer Act The Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers presents A Killer Act, a comedy about the trials and tribulations of four USO-style performers as they compete to become the next big act for the burgeoning Miami lounge club scene. 275-8487 or www.semgulf.com. No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Beatles Musical All You Need is Love, The Beatles Musical, plays at Germain Arena at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-3. www.ticketmaster.com. Contemporary Art The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art showcases works by renowned contemporary painter Janet Fish in the exhibition The Art of Janet Fish from Oct. 2-Jan. 17. 597-1900. Indie Movie The Alliance for the Arts and Theatre Conspiracy are bringing independent films to the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers beginning with The Windmill Movie at 7 p.m. Oct. 2-3. 939-2787 or e-mail email@example.com. Alice Cooper The Alice Cooper Theatre of Death 2009 Tour comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Prickly Points The Collier County Museum presents Native Cacti and Succulent Plants of Florida at 2 p.m. Free. 252-8476. Opera for Everyone The Orion in the Round series at Orion Bank on Marco Island starts a new season with Opera for Everyone. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program is from 7-8:30 p.m. Free, but reservations required. 403-5169. Wednesday, Sept. 30 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 The Small Stuff Trivia Night begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Monday, Sept. 28 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. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia competition begins at 9 p.m. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Tuesday, Sept. 29 Upcoming events NAPLES PRINCESSCall (239) 649-2275 For Reservations Dinner and Show: Sounds of Sinatra featuring Joe Marino Last week to catch this Deal!!! A $50,000 Schimmel piano will be on loan from Euro Grand Piano Gallery for Opera for Everyone.COURTESY PHOTO Miss Estero Miromar Outlets hosts the Miss Estero Pageant at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the restaurant piazza. Lend Me A Tenor The Naples Players open the new season, the companys 57th, with Lend Me A Tenor Oct. 14-Nov. 7 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org Southern Rock AEG Live and 96 K-Rock present Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert at Germain Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. www. ticketmaster.com. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. Alice CooperCOURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Players production of Lend Me a Tenor features Jim Corsica, left, as a worldfamous opera singer, and Robert Armstrong as a singer with aspirations. The Naples Players opens the 2009-2010 season, the companys 57th, with Lend Me A Tenor. The Tony Award-winning farce by Ken Ludwig runs Oct. 14-Nov. 7 at the Sugden Community Theatre. The high-energy story follows the antics, mistaken identities, plot twists and double entendres of an egocentric tenor whos stuck in a Cleveland hotel suite in 1934. Its an hilarious and precious gem of a farce, says director Charles Kolmann. The true challenge of this play for the actors is to keep a straight face while performing their parts. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday throughout the run. The opening night audience will be treated to a champagne reception. Tickets for $30 and are available now at the theater box office, 701 Fifth Avenue South, or online at www.naplesplayers. org, or by calling 263-7990. Tickets for teachers are available at half price, space permitting, on the day of the performance. To reserve a ticket, teachers should contact the box office. The show is very appropriate for older teens, and tickets are $10 for those under 18. After Lend Me A Tenor, The Naples Players continue the 2009-2010 season with: Crimes of the Heart, Nov. 25-Dec. 19: The colorful McGrath sisters (one just shot her husband because she didnt like his looks) reunite at their family home in Mississippi to confront their past crimes and present foibles with grit, gumption and Southern good humor. The New York Times called this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley . an evening of antic laughter . (that) overflows with infectious high spirits. Almost, Maine, Jan. 13-Feb. 6, 2010: This whimsical comedy by John Cariani is about the joys and perils of romance, told in a sometimes surreal, but always moving way. A quirky set of characters, in a collection of loosely linked vignettes, are moved by the same February night sky in northern Maine to ponder the timeless subject of love lost and found. Fiddler on the Roof, March 3-April 3, 2010: This beloved musical about life in Anatevka, the tiny shtetl in Tsarist Russia that is home to Tevye and his family, has brought laughter (and a tear or two) all around the world. With a score laden with hits such as If I Were a Rich Man, Tradition and Sunrise, Sunset, this classic is sure to raise smiles and warm hearts. The Importance of Being Earnest, April 21-May 15, 2010: Oscar Wilde is at his best in this madcap satire of social mores and propriety in 19th century London. Chock-full of witty puns, biting dialogue, and smart quips, this brilliantly plotted comedy of manners tells the story of two friends who earnestly create fictional identities as alibis to escape the constraints of proper society. In the Tobye Studio: Much Ado About Nothing, Oct. 28-Nov. 21: One of Shakespeares best comedies explores love, hate, jealousy and friendship through the antics of two couples in Sicily. Written in the 16th century but as frothy and delightful as any modern romantic comedy, the story follows the lovers as they steer their way through dastardly plot turns, loves quirks, and cruel deception, to the inevitable happy ending. Mauritius, Feb. 3-27, 2010: In this funny look at the seedy underbelly of stamp collecting, a pair of misprinted African stamps have ended up in the hands of two sisters, and the stamps are a lure for several unsavory characters. Who knew philately could be so sordid? Crazy Mary, March 24-April 17, 2010: A.R. Gurneys slyly humorous take on responsibility and duty follows the culture clash that ensues between a lockjawed, button-downed matron and her distant cousin, a long-time sanitarium resident, who is, as the title says, crazy. The popular dinner/show package with Vergina continues this season, with a three-course dinner and theater tickets for $52 per person. Comedy reigns when The Naples Players open new season with Lend Me A Tenor
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY include The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Slaughterhouse Five, In Cold Blood, Rabbit Run, and, ironically, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., all seemed candidates for the Most banned books award. Its a crazy world we live in, and growing crazier by the minute. You would think, the way some are trying to rewrite history, the way things are reframed as being other than what they actually were or are, that were living in 1984. Of course, if that book was banned from your school, or your parents refused to let you read it when you were a teen, you have no idea what Im even referring to. A couple years back, a writer friend of mine from Chicago joined an online book club, for which she read one banned book a month. That seems like a grand idea, a wonderfully defiant idea. Its a literary practice Id heartily recommend. Who wouldve thought reading The Great Gatsby would be an act of rebellion? But you know, those who try to ban books are right in a way. Books are subversive. Books are living, dangerous things. They contain ideas, ideas which may have previously been foreign to you. They introduce you to other worlds and people. They help you see things from different points of view. They open your world and expand your mind. They cause you to question. They challenge you to think for yourself. road she was on, and didnt make any changes. And the second obituary was the way shed want her obituary to read if shed changed her life and did the things she really wanted to do. The exercise was an eye-opener. She quit her job, divorced her husband and did what she wanted to do: sailed the Atlantic Ocean by herself. Having done that, she then started on her second project, crossing the Pacific Ocean solo, to call attention to environmental issues. The article was short, and I wished for more detail, but I thought it interesting, especially the idea of writing two different obituaries for yourself. The responses online took me aback. For the most part, they were meanspirited, harsh, cruel. They called the woman narcissistic for her choices. They berated her for getting divorced. They said she was selfish, putting her own happiness above everyone elses. Life is about responsibility, some people wrote. If I dont get to do what I want to do, why should she? More than one predicted shed wind up unhappy and alone. And they seemed almost gleeful about it. I was floored by the ugly vehemence of the responses. The woman had escaped from a cage. A gilded cage, to be sure, but a cage nonetheless. Now she was free. And these people were saying she should go back into a cage again, into a constrained and limited life. I didnt agree with them, but it was a good reminder to me how people can see things differently and have wildly diverse viewpoints and opinions. Ive been thinking about all this when I learned that Banned Books Week was coming up again. According to the American Library Associations Web site (www.ala.org), its sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the America Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores. And its endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. This year, its celebrated Sept. 26 Oct. 3. According to the American Library Association, the top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2008 were: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, TTYL, TTFN, L8Rand G8R by Lauren Myracle, Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz, Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar, Uncle Bobbys Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen, The Kite Runner (a book club favorite) by Khaled Hosseini and Flashcards of My Life by Charise Mericle Harper. Books from the previous years Top 10 challenged include The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. The association also has a list of banned or challenged classics of the 20th century. Some of those titles ARTS COMMENTARY Some people would like to tell you how to think. They want you to think well just like they do. Exactly like they do. And if you dont, youre at the very least, suspect, and at the very worst, unpatriotic or a terrorist. Its as if their world is rocked by divergent viewpoints. The older I grow, the more thankful I become for my childhood. Specifically, for being raised in a city, where there was enormous diversity of background, class, ethnicity, religion, language. And equally enormous diversity of style, fashion, culture, music. Im also thankful for the education I received in the New York City schools. Im thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Kenna in junior high, both social studies teachers (and yes, married to each other) who taught their students to question everything. Im thankful to Miss DeFina and Mr. Gissinger, who taught us that there were different levels to literature, and to look below the surface of the words. Im thankful to Professor Streiter in college, and to other professors, whod challenge us to prove our comments from the text. If we said a book said a certain thing or held a certain view, hed say: Show me from the text! And then youd have to cite the passage. Im thankful to FM radio, which was starting up when I was a kid growing up in New York City, especially for WNEW-FM, which played everything from entire rock albums to Billie Holiday to jazz to old blues singers such as Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters. It was one of the best musical educations a kid could have via the airwaves. Im thankful to the public libraries that made such a wide diversity of books available to me and to the always-helpful librarians. Im thankful to PBS and NPR. I read something interesting online recently. It was about a woman who had everything she thought she wanted: a husband, a big house, a fancy sports car, a job that paid extremely well. Then she sat down and wrote two obituaries for herself. One was how her obituary would read if she kept on the NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Dont listen when they tell you what to think Who wouldve thought reading The Great Gatsby would be an act of rebellion?
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 A&E C9 Eight concerned citizens have found an innovative way to fulfill their vision of a Collier County chapter of Baby Basics Inc. By making good use of the Community Foundations 501(c)3 status and using the administrative resources of the foundation, this dedicated group is able to ensure that 100 percent of contributions go directly to those who need help, the babies of working poor families. Baby Basics Inc. was founded in Ridgewood, N.J., in 1992. The program now flourishes in many other parts of the country. Its goal is to provide diapers and emotional support and care to babies and their families twice a month. Children covered by the program range in age from newborn to 3 years old. Dedication to children and their needs is a priority, and the Community Foundation of Collier County is thrilled to be of support in such an endeavor. With assets of more than $57 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985, the foundation and its ts fundholders have granted $30 million back to our community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.The Naples Area Board of Realtors Leadership Class of 2009 has chosen the Salvation Army as its community project and is collecting donations of clothing, blankets, pantry and household items, school supplies, books and toys. A Salvation Army truck will be in the parking lot at NABOR headquarters from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 29, to accept donations. Anyone can contribute new or gently used items. The Salvation Army distributes to all charities in Collier County and also operates a resale shop. Chris Nind, director of community relations and development, says an average of 1,500 residents of Collier County seek help each month with rent, utilities, medications and food. Our goal is to assist people not only on a short term basis, but to provide a long term caring environment for all, Mr. Nind says. The Salvation Army resale shop is at 2313 Davis Blvd. The organization will pick up larger items from your home. Please mention the NABOR collection drive if you call 775-9447 to schedule a pickup. NABOR leaders collecting for Salvation ArmyThe Baby Basics Fund Established 2005 FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUND HOLDERS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY GIVING Clients who wish to make a meaningful philanthropic gift to support changing local needs should consider an unrestricted gift to a community foundation. One of the most lasting and powerful ways a donor can support a local community is through an unrestricted gift to a community foundation, says Dottie Gerrity, a donor and past board chair of the Community Foundation of Collier County. The value of endowed unrestricted gifts is that they are perpetual lasting many years beyond a donors lifetime and they are managed by a skilled group of community guardians to meet unanticipated community needs, she explains.Mrs. Gerrity and her husband Bob started the Gerrity Family Fund as an unrestricted fund in 2002. Each year, 5 percent of the fund balance is pooled with the foundations other unrestricted funds and directed by a committee of community volunteers to nonprofit organizations as grants.Supporting communities as they changeUnrestricted funds are essential resources for a community foundation because todays most pressing issues are not likely to be tomorrows needs. For a donor, an unrestricted gift gives the donor greater opportunity to support the community they live in. An unrestricted gift will help solve future unknown problems, says Mary George, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. Things change, she says, adding one of the first community foundations in the country started from an unrestricted donor bequest. Its first grant was to help widows of drivers who were victims of horse-and-buggy accidents. That was a very important issue at the time, but obviously not today, she says. An unrestricted fund gave that community foundations board the power to redirect funds to other pressing community needs. If you or your clients are considering leaving a charitable legacy, an unrestricted gift to a community foundation might be the best way for them to continue to provide significant support to the community no matter how needs evolve in the future. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 C11 You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m.Staging and Rearranging Small Changes for Big ResultsSaturday, October 3 at 2 p.m.The Art of Fall Floral TablescapesRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ART THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 8 p.m.Connect! Regional Health Care Realities A live, call-in studio show featuring a panel of four health care providers in Southwest Florida who will focus on how the economic downturn has impacted access to health care in the region. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. 9 p.m. PBS Special Report on Health Care Reform As Congress weighs legislation to provide universal health care in the United States, The NewsHour, NOW on PBS and Tavis Smiley collaborate to provide a 90-minute program that examines the urgent topic of health care reform. FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 8:30 p.m. Untold Stories A Watery Wilderness: The Ten Thousand Islands Explore this watery wilderness, where hardy pioneers scratched out a living on high heaps of shells left by Calusa Indians. SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 8 p.m. Nature Violent Hawaii This spectacular film features volcanic eruptions, rivers of molten lava, monster waves, humpback whales and perhaps most surprising of all, snow. SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 8 p.m. The National Parks: Americas Best Idea The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890) The astonishing beauty of Yosemite Valley and the geyser wonderland of Yellowstone give birth to the radical idea of creating national parks for the enjoyment of everyone; John Muir becomes their eloquent defender. MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 8 p.m. The National Parks: Americas Best Idea The Last Refuge (1890-1915) A young president, Theodore Roosevelt, becomes one of the national parks greatest champions; in Yellowstone, a magnificent species is rescued from extinction; and in Yosemite, John Muir fights the battle of his life to save a beautiful valley. TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 8 p.m. The National Parks: Americas Best Idea The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919) In John Muirs absence, a new leader steps forward on behalf of Americas remaining pristine places; a new federal agency is created to protect the parks; and in Arizona, a fight breaks out over the fate of the grandest canyon on earth. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 8 p.m. The National Parks: Americas Best Idea Going Home (1920-1933) As America embraces the automobile, a Nebraska housewife searches for peace and inspiration in park after park, while a honeymoon couple seeks fame and adventure in the Grand Canyon; and the future of the Great Smoky Mountains becomes caught in a race with the lumbermens saws. This week on WGCU Jim McLaughlin 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net 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 $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 10/15/09 Tavern on the Bay Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells Happy Hour THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY 40 Wings $3 Margarita $5 Nachos BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER NIGHT! Our Famous Tavern Burgers starting at $3.99! TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE WEDNESDAY Wii Wednesdays! WII TOURNAMENTS with prizes every Wed 5-9pm HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm GREAT SPECIALS! 403 Bayfront Place Downtown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse Major league baseball games every night!www.stoneyssteakhouse.comLive Entertainment Thur-Sun STONEYS STEAKHOUSE Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster ....1 lbs for with salad & potato$24 Featuring a bottle of Mondavi Wine 3 course menu Every Evening....per person$2450 The One & Only Great Prime Rib night ....with salad & potato$1595Half price Wine Cellar Sale Great Steak Night 12oz USDA Prime NY Strip ....with salad & potato $ 16 95 Join us on Oct 1 for our Grand re-opening party! 5-9 pm. Complimentary Hot and Cold Hors douevres and Wine
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Its quirky but not very funny, leaving it feeling odd and weird when it should be satiric and humorous. This is yet another movie from director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Che) that never hits its stride, which may not be a surprise considering Soderbergh also thought people would want to sit through 4 hours of Che Guevara hanging out in a jungle. The Informant! is about corporate whistle blowing, betrayal, corruption and lies. Lots of lies. Matt Damon gained 30 pounds to play Mark Whitacre, an executive with Archer Daniels Midland, a corn-processing company in Illinois. Hes a rising star, but becomes paranoid and turns informant to the FBI when the companys global pricefixing scheme threatens his job. Logic would suggest that Mr. Whitacre tell FBI Agents Shepherd (Scott Bakula) and Herndon (Joel McHale) all he knows, take his immunity and go home. But this isnt the delusional Mr. Whitacres style. He believes the company will understand his position and promote him, meaning hes both very smart and a complete idiot. Hes also a pathological liar, but what hes inventing and whats real is anyones guess. The script by Scott Z. Burns (based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald) tries to offer levity with Mr. Whitacres voiceover narration, which comes randomly and isnt supposed to make sense. At various times he is in a meeting and his narration will wander off on the topics of fashion, ab exercises, fishing and multitasking, during which he discusses saving time by flossing in the shower while conditioning his hair. Its supposed to be so off-kilter that we cant help but laugh, but Mr. Whitacres serious voice makes it just bizarre and awkward. Mr. Soderbergh does two distinct things to intentionally take us out of reality, which he hopes will make it easier for us to laugh. One is an oversaturated visual style, which gives the movie a yellow sheen that makes it look like urine. The other is Marvin Hamlischs musical score, which feels like it belongs in a cartoon from the 1950s. Both aspects call attention to themselves, but neither gets us to laugh and play along, and as a result it plays eccentric for the sake of eccentricity, nothing more. The Informant! is based on a true story, and its feasible that the absurdity of the situation in the movie did happen in real life. But thats not what the director has captured here, largely because his approach doesnt translate to the laughs the movie requires. Nice idea, poor execution. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.Jennifers Body (Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons) After an aspiring rock band fails to demonize her not-so-virginal body, Jennifer (Fox) becomes an undead demon who uses her beauty to prey on horny high school guys. Writer Diablo Cody (Juno) and director Karyn Kusama (Aeon Flux) have fashioned this horror comedy as a not-so subtle metaphor promoting abstinence, which is ironic given how eager it is to glorify Foxs sexuality. If all you want is Fox being sexy and seductive, have at it. Rated R. (Voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly) After waking to a world in which humans no longer exist, small dolls named Nine (Wood), Five (Reilly) and Seven (Connelly) try to save themselves from machines intent on wiping them out. This animated (but not 3-D) movie is drab, dreary and depressing, and the story is a cheap, incoherent Terminator rip-off. Postapocalyptic tales of woe have been done better too many times before to make this worth your money. Rated PG-13.Extract (Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck) The owner (Bateman) of a food extract company takes advice from his bartender friend (Affleck) while scheming to sleep with the hot new temp (Kunis). Theres a lot of heavy emotional baggage in writer/director Mike Judges film, and those expecting a factory-set follow-up to Judges Office Space are going to be disappointed by the inconsistent humor. Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES The Informant! REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >>Matt Damon says of his physical transformation to play Mark Whitacre: His face is rounder than mine so I had little things stuck in my gums to push my cheeks out. And I wore a fake mustache. Mr. Whitacre was also bald and wore a hairpiece, but the hairpiece was so good that no one knew he didnt have hair. Its actually a great metaphor for the character. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
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C14 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The United Arts Council of Collier County is soliciting nominations for its 2010 Stars in the Arts awards. Artists and arts organizations in the community and the businesses, volunteers and elected leaders who support their efforts are eligible for awards in the following categories: Active Artist/Entertainer Arts Organization New Arts Organization Media/TV/Newspaper/Magazine Art Gallery Emerging Artist/Entertainer Arts Organization Employee Volunteer Service Business Support of the Arts Designer Arts Patron/Donor Arts Leadership Visionary in the Arts Architect/Architectural Firm Arts Educator Government Official Lifetime Achievement Arts Writer/Critic/Broadcaster Anyone who has been nominated previously but has not won an award will automatically be reconsidered this year.Nominations forms can be downloaded from the UAC Web site, www.uaccollier.com.Deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 9.Nominations are scored and ranked by a committee of past winners. The Stars in the Arts awards will be presented at the UACs annual luncheon next March. Winners will be notified of their selection in late November. Previous Stars in the Arts winners include: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, The Naples Art Association, The Naples Players, Classic Chamber Concerts, Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus, Marco Island Center for the Arts, Paul Arsenault, Joel Banow, Dr. Ron Bowman, Andrea Clark Brown, Clyde Butcher, Dr. Ron Doiron, Jonathan Green, Mary Margaret Gruszka, Betsy and Al Harris, Olga Hirshhorn, Charlie Horn, Bill Meek, Jim Rideoutte, Delores and John Sorey, Kathy Spalding, Ted Tobye, Dolph von Arx, Elaine Vreenegoor, Bette Young, Toby Blumenthal Phillips and Bert Phillips, Peg Longstreth and Kylen Moran. For more information, call 263-8242. Know some stars in the arts?Nominate them for an award *Limited time offer. No other offers valid. Certain restrictions apply. Non-refundable. Excludes port, weekend fees and surcharges. 1-888-539-7259 1-800-593-7259www.seakeywestexpress.com 2 0 0 9 20092009 PARTY AT KeyWestExpressFantasyFest.com Dont Drive to Fantasy Fest! The party starts the minute you step aboard. Sailing from Ft. Myers to Key West is the Fast, Fun Way to get to Fantasy Fest 2009 Key West Express is the Of cial Fast, Fun Way to Fantasy Fest 2009! GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUNDepart from Ft. Myers Beach The Collier County Museum will celebrate National Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, with activities for history enthusiasts of all ages at the main museum at the Collier County government complex, 3301 East Tamiami Trail. John the Magician will perform a magic show for kids at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. the movie Distant Drums, which was filmed in the Everglades more than 50 years ago and starred Gary Cooper, will be shown. Group tours will set out every 30 minutes beginning at 12:30 p.m. Admission to Collier County Museums is always free. National Museum Day activities are made possible by The Friends of the Museum and sponsored by Chick-fil-A, which will provide free sandwiches. For more information, call 252-8476. Celebrate National Museum Day locally
C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The areas most experienced autobody technicians. We specialize in luxury & exotic vehicles We have the areas highest consistent consumer satisfaction index Top 5% in the nation Naples only body shop to use waterbased paint Free pick up & delivery Insurance Claims Fiberglass Repair Frame Straightening Complete Unibody Repair Expert Computer Color Matching Custom Detailing Hair Cut$35239.262.2217 1058 8th Ave S NaplesTorysOFFICIAL SALON OFMakeover in ParadiseIntrigue in Kinley Robys other Naples continues in Deaths Other KingdomWhen retired English professor Kinley Roby and his wife, gothic romance author Mary Linn Roby, were living at the St. Pierre in Pelican Bay, few knew that Mr. Roby was storing up local landscapes and local color for a series of mystery novels. Thirteen years in Naples, beginning in 1994, gave him a lot of images to transform imaginatively. He began working on what became his first novel in 2001, publishing Death in a Hammock two years later. Since then, Mr. Robys Harry Brock Mysteries have gained a loyal readership and critical acclaim. Deaths Other Kingdom, the fifth and latest in the series, should please Harry Brock followers and win Mr. Roby new fans. It tells a fascinating story of human trafficking as well as subsidiary stories of abiding friendships and chaotic family dynamics. The characters are superbly drawn, and Mr. Robys version of the Naples area is not one we are used to associating with this opulent town. Most of Deaths Other Kingdom is set on the western edge of the Everglades. Private investigator Brock and his friend Tucker LaBeau share a remote hammock, enjoying their privacy and their distance from urbanized and gentrified coastal Avola (Robys Naples-based invention). Mr. Brock is set into motion after a visit from two officers from the Tequesta (read Collier) County Sheriffs Department, who tell him about an increase in illegal immigration, especially from Guatemala, and their suspicion that this is connected to a growing criminal enterprise in human trafficking. They ask Mr. Brock to poke around in the immigrant neighborhoods to see what he can discover. Mr. Roby alternates chapters that follow Mr. Brock with chapters dramatizing the fate of Rigoberta Quirarte, a Guatemalan woman who had allowed herself to be smuggled into the states in hopes of work and sufficient money to bring her family here. Quickly, she is caught up in the violence of traffickers and then betrayed by her aunt and uncle, residents of the immigrant community of La Ramada, who turn her over to a life of slavery from which escape seems unlikely. Most of this inhumane, illegal enterprise transpires below the radar, though some of it is known to various law enforcement agencies. Mr. Brock heads to La Ramada, after first linking up with Soadora Asturias, a brave, suspicious and gorgeous woman who has established Salvamento, an organization that traces illegals who vanished after coming to the U.S. from Guatemalan and Mexican villages. Ms. Asturias is herself an illegal immigrant, and thus cannot partner with government agencies. Haughty, extremely competent and extremely guarded, she is a reluctant partner. Mr. Roby provides plenty of mayhem as everyone attempts to put the traffickers out of business. Deaths Other Kingdom has many other centers of interest. These include Mr. Brocks relationship with his ex-wife and his teenage stepdaughter, who have come to stay with Mr. Brock for a while in hopes of helping the stepdaughter recovery from the trauma of sexual assault. To complicate Mr. Brocks life even further, his old friend Mr. LaBeau is fading fast, and Mr. Brock is obliged to attend to him or to make sure that others do. Deaths Other Kingdom offers a pre-Deaths Other Kingdom by Kinley Roby (Five Star Publishing, $25.95)REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READINGcious degree of comic relief through a mule named Oh, Brother! and a dog named Sanchez, both of them often seeming wiser than the humans. Dramatic and abundantly detailed, this character-driven novel moves quickly and sure-handedly while evoking a complex reading of human nature. Through all of its intertwining elements of plot, Deaths Other Kingdom resonates because of its moral center. Full of adventure, bloodshed and suffering, it is ultimately a novel about caring. A conversation with the authorKinley Roby served as professor and chairman in the English department at Northeastern University. He produced several biographical-critical studies of major modern British authors, including Joyce Cary and Arnold Bennett. After retirement to Naples, he served as condo board chairman at the St. Pierre and was active in the Friends of the Library and The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Florida Weekly: What was the genesis of the Harry Brock series? Kinley Roby: As I recall, it was in 2001. I had been working on and off for several years on an action/adventure novel that just wouldnt work. Death in a Hammock, the first Harry Brock novel (2003), began as a first person story. Barry Malzberg, a very good friend, read the first draft and shook his head. I started over and wrote it as a third person novel, added more characters and local color, and Five Star bought it.FW: Why did you decide to use another name for Naples? KR: I think that I find it easier to write about Avola than about Naples Avola and Naples are not, in detail, the same places for me. Avola is definitely a fictional city, which I make up as I go along. I think that for me it has become in some ways more real than Naples.FW: What drew you to this plot idea about illegals and human trafficking? What kind of research did developing this material require? KR: Deaths Other Kingdom came directly out of a mailing from the Collier County Sheriffs Office on human trafficking, which was trying to alert us to the fact that it was going on in our neighborhood, not simply along the Mexican border. When I first read the flier, I had no idea Florida is one of the centers for such trafficking. I assume that most Americans even today regard the problem as being someone elses problem and that slavery couldnt exist in this country. I learned otherwise in a hurry once I began doing some research on the topic. It is my hope that the book will make a few more people aware of the horror.FW: Whats your favorite part of the writing process? What gives you the most grief? KR: Without a doubt, the writing is my favorite part. When the story has caught fire I feel as if it is taking me with it. Its wonderful. Plotting gives me the most grief. That and keeping the timeline straight. In fact, writing a synopsis is agony. My mind doesnt work that way. I have to be writing to have the story unfold. NICK SHIRGHIOKinley Roby h o e l f t o e s f o y e e kely. Most o f this titi idf Kinle y
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 A&E C17 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 INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! PIRATE CRUISE THRILLING PIRATE STORIES, MUSIC AND GAMES FULL SERVICE BAR SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are RequiredCall for Cruise Times 239.765.7272Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures 2500 Main Street Fort Myers Beach www.PiecesofEight.com Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity? Have you ever wanted to be in the limelight and walk the red carpet? Heres your chance. Blue Martini, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio and Hair by Joanna are joining forces for a celebrity lookalike contest. The fun takes place at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Blue Martini in Mercato, where a weekly winner will be selected through Oct. 21, leading up to the grand prize competition on Oct. 28. The grand prize includes tickets to the opening gala of the Naples International Film Festival on Thursday, Nov. 5, and the festival awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 8. Those who want to be a contestant in the weekly contest must first mail, drop off or e-mail a photo of themselves and the celebrity they look like to Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio. The mailing address is 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 121, Naples 34109. Drop-off is at the studio in Collection at Vanderbilt. E-mail is naplesfl@merlenormanstudio. com. Those who are chosen to compete will learn camera-ready tips and will receive a celebrity makeover provided by Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio and Hair by Joanna (also in Collection at Vanderbilt) and a photo shoot with a local photographer. Sporting their hair and makeup makeovers, they will walk the red carpet at Blue Martini for judging by patrons. Weekly winners will compete as finalists on Oct. 28. For more information, call Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio at 513-1005. Rosen Gallery and Studios presents A Taste of Raku, fun-filled evenings of glazing, socializing and firing. Participants pick a bisque-fired vessel/pot and learn about painting ceramics using raku glazes. A casual buffet meal follows as the ceramics dry and are placed into the raku kiln. After the post-firing reduction, each participant takes home a finished piece of raku. Sessions are planned for 6-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, October through May. Cost is $43 per person, and attendance is limited to 15 people. Rosen Gallery & Studios is in North Line Plaza at 2172 J&C Blvd. For more information and reservations, call 8211061. Celebrity look-alikes compete in weekly contest at Blue MartiniNorth Naples gallery announces raku evenings
C18 A&E SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Do you want to have aperfect bodyThere is no BETTER, FASTER, HEALTHIER WA Y than a 30 minute Power Pla te session! 30 minutes on the POWER-PLATE equals 90 minutes of hard training in a traditional gymTHE PAVILION Phone : (239) 325 9881 www.harmonybyarmorica.comThe rst session is FREESee the Power Plates website for more details: www.powerplate.com Heres what coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: Dos Noches Tropicales (Two Tropical Nights) celebrates Hispanic culture with a performance by Oscar DLeon, the global messenger of Caribbean and salsa music, on Friday, Oct. 2, and the return of Grammy Awardwinning Cuban salsa star Willy Chirino on Saturday, Oct. 3. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. Mr. Chirino is considered one of the fathers of the Miami Sound. Venezuelan sonero DLeon has performed around the world and is praised as an extraordinary showman. Beginning at 6 p.m. each night and continuing until show time, the Naples Museum of Art will present its new exhibition, Latin American Painting Now, along with its permanent collection of Modern Mexican Masters and other exhibitions. Concert ticketholders will enjoy free museum admission. After the concerts, specialties from local Latin American restaurants will be available for purchase. Tickets to Oscar DLeons Oct. 2 performarnce are $49; tickets to Willy Chirino on Oct. 3 are $39. Celebrate America! at the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras first Tropical nights, American favorites and Mendelssohn classics coming to the Phil COURTESY PHOTOOscar DLeon
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 A&E C19 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! PRIME RIB 8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed Vegetables. FRENCH DIP Our F amous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or Potato Salad REUBEN SANDWICH Corned Beef Brisket, Slow Cooked for tenderness and layered with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing, served on Grilled Traditional Rye Bread. Served with French Fries or Potato Salad BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO Blackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli P asta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese. BARBECUE BEEF SANDWICH Thinly Sliced Prime Rib Simmered in Our T angy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato Salad HAW AIIAN CHICKEN SALAD All White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. Presented over Baby Greens with Fresh Mango, Strawberries and Grape T omatoes TURKEY BURGER Grilled Turkey Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladExpect only the Best From Naples Best Steak House There is only one Perfect NFL Season And only One place to enjoy The Perfect Dining Experience 5111 Tamiami Tr N, Naples located inside the HiltonFor Reservations Please Call 239-430-4999 Q UICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Friday AIRPORT PULLING RD.LIVINGSTON RD.RADIO RD.EXCHANGE AVE.BD Bed Depot4277 Exchange Ave. #3 Naples, FL 34104 Family Fare concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Conducting the orchestra will be Kelly Corcoran, assistant conductor of the Nashville Symphony. The lively program celebrates the people and traditions of America through musical history. Listen, clap and stomp to our countrys best-known patriotic marches and rousing national hymns, our favorite African-American blues and jazz compositions and our beloved songs of folk and classical composers. Family Fare concerts are approximately 75 minutes long and presented without an intermission. The music is fast-paced, fun and family-friendly. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The Naples Philharmonic presents an all-Mendelssohn concert to celebrate the 200th birthday of the great German Romantic composer at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Maestro Jorge Mester will lead the orchestra in some of Mendelssohns greatest works, including the Overture and Wedding March from A Midsummer Nights Dream, the Fourth Symphony and excerpts from the oratorio Elijah. The concert will feature baritone Allen Henderson along with the Philharmonic Center Chorale led by James Cochran, and the University Choir of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. Tickets to Mendelssohns 200th Birthday are $40 for adults and $25 for students. Motivated orchestral musicians who are in middle or high school are invited to audition for the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 13. The youth orchestra performs alone and with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the direction of Charles Gottschalk, members rehearse weekly on Sunday afternoons. Annual tuition is $250, and the refundable music deposit is $35. Some scholarships are available. Especially needed for this audition session are trombone, horn, tuba, string bass and viola players. Audition excerpts and other audition requirements can be found online at www. thephil.org/orchestra/Philharmonic Youth Orchestra or by calling 2542612. To order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. The orchestra is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. COURTESY PHOTOWilly Chirino
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations 30% Federal Tax Credit SOLAR SOLUTIONSPremium Solatube Dealer12995 S. Cleveland Ave. St. 235A Fort Myers, FL 33907(239) 466-8605 solarsolutionsw .comNew showroom now open 10-2 M-FM or by appointment only. Meet-and-Greet a featured author 2nd Wednesday of the month Sept April!Fall Series 6:30-8pm Spring Series 6-7:30pm Enjoy the authors presentation, book signing, cake from Masons Bakery, admission to the Museum all for just $10 pp. Guests can purchase the authors book/merchandise at the event. Become a museum member and enjoy a $5 discount that evening.Space is VERY limited so reserve yours by calling 239-321-7430. Visit us at: www.sw museumofhistory.com Make a date for a Night at the Museum!November 11th Karna Bodman Final FinessePolitical Thriller December 9th Anna Abreu The FairyChildrens author January 13th Debra Lynn Dadd Home Safe HomeBusiness AuthorOctober 14th Robert Macomber The Honored DeadMaritime HistoryFebruary 10th Robin Brown Floridas First PeopleCalusa expert March 10th Professor Kerr Ancient Egypt and UsEgyptologist April 14th Stewart Nelson Sabotage in the ArcticHistorical DocumentarianKarna Bodman Naples Robert Macomber Pine Island Call 239-321-7430. The museum is located at 2031 Jackson St. Fort Myers Recycling isnt a new idea. Our ancestors reused bits of cloth for quilts, made clothing out of flour bags and used old cigar boxes to make chip-carved picture frames and boxes. Their rule was waste not, want not, so its not surprising that the bare wooden spools left after thread was used seemed too practical to ignore. Sewing machines were introduced to the general public in the 1840s, and a machine needed commercial thread on a spool. A lathe developed about 1815 made turnings that were probably cut apart to use as wooden spools for thread. Until about 1900, uncut turnings were used to make spool furniture. But another type of spool furniture was made from the empty thread spools that were saved by sewers. A chair or table was constructed of straight pieces of wood, then decorated with dozens of applied spools either left round or cut in half lengthwise. The finished furniture looked like traditional Victorian pieces with elaborate jigsaw decoration. Today sewing spool furniture is considered folk art. A very large high-back spool chair made about 1900-10 recently sold for $490. Ms. Kovel answers your questions. Q: I hope you can settle an argument for us. Was Coors pottery made by the same company that makes Coors beer? A: Coors pottery was made by Coors Porcelain Co., not the brewery, but there is a connection between the two companies. John Herold, a German immigrant, founded the Herold China and Pottery Co. in Golden, Colo., in 1910. Herold made oven-safe porcelain dishes at his factory, which was leased from Adolph Coors, founder of the brewery. Coors was a Herold China and Pottery Co. stockholder and board member. John Herold left the company in 1914. In 1920 the name of the pottery was changed to Coors Porcelain Co. Ovenware and tableware was made until 1980, and custom orders were made after that. The company now makes industrial porcelain under the name CoorsTek. Q: I have had a 16-inch Morton Salt advertising thermometer for a long time and would like to know what its worth. Its blue and yellow with a white image of the Morton Umbrella Girl and the words Morton Free Running Salt, When It Rains It Pours. It also says Never Cakes or Hardens at the top and Morton Salt Co., Chicago at the bottom. The thermometer measures degrees from 40 below 0 to 120 degrees above. A: Advertising thermometers were popular from the 1920s until the 1970s. They were given to stores that sold the product being advertised. Morton Salt Co. dates back to 1848, but was incorporated with that name in 1910. The Umbrella Girl was introduced in Morton ads the following year and was first used Waste not, want notKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING P is n fo C m f terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org SEE KOVEL, C21
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 A&E C21 Try the most beautiful dining room in town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)ww.golfheritagebay.com Call 239-384-6166Sept. 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 on boxes of salt in 1914. The girls image has been updated over the years. You can buy a new Morton advertising thermometer for $18 on the companys Web site. Old ones sell for more or even less, depending on condition. Q: I would like to know the difference between hatpins, stickpins and lapel pins. A: A hatpin is practical as well as decorative, and is used to hold a womans hat on her head. Hatpins were especially popular during the Victorian era. A stickpin is a long, straight pin with a decorative head thats worn to hold a necktie or scarf in place. Stickpins became fashionable when men started wearing cravats in the late 18th century. Today, women sometimes wear a stickpin on a collar or lapel as a piece of jewelry. A lapel pin is usually small and has a short pin on the back. Its meant to be worn on the lapel of a jacket or coat, but may also be pinned onto a hat, dress or collar. A lapel pin may be a badge or company insignia, or it may be just a piece of jewelry. A small American flag is a popular lapel pin today. Q: I have a vintage Girl Scout mess kit and canteen. Theyre in mint condition. Would they be of interest to a collector? How much are they worth? A: Girl Scout collectors search for anything pertaining to the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout movement started in 1912 under the leadership of Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. Many Girl Scout mess kits were made in the 1950s and s. Your kit should have an aluminum fry pan with a swing handle, a cooking pot with a cover, a plate, a plastic cup and stainless-steel utensils. All of the pieces fit inside the cooking pot and cover and are held together with a screw handle. The kit originally came in a green plaid carrying case labeled with the Girl Scout insignia. The canteen, with its carrying case, was sold separately. Vintage Girl Scout mess kits sell for $5 to $10. A mint canteen with its original box can sell for up to $35. Tip: A miniature painting should not be washed. Most miniatures are painted on ivory, and the paint will wash off. Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Hawaiian-themed restaurant menu, 1950s, Sunshine Room, St. Petersburg, Fla., cardboard, Hawaiian flowers and palm trees, gold braided cord, 12 inches by 9 inches, $25. Golden Gate International Exposition belt buckle, brass, San Francisco Bay, blue enamel paint, $50. KOVELFrom page C20This huge example of recycling, a chair made with old, used wooden thread spools, sold for $490 at Thomaston Auction in Thomaston, Me. It is 53 inches high by 23 inches wide.COURTESY PHOTO Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4 Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2 ages 10+ 585 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102 (one block south of Fifth Ave. South) 239.262.6517 naplesart.orgSAVE $25 ON ART CLASSESThe von Liebig Art Center welcomes back returning adult art students and invites new students to try a class. Mention the Welcome Back Special and receive $25 OFF each class or workshop you take in Session 1 (Oct. 12 Nov. 7). CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:Basic Website Design for Artists Painting From Your Photos: Watercolor Functional Vessels: Wheel & Handbuilding for Beginners Beauty of Transparent Watercolor To register, call 239.262.6517 x102.
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. 1. Ashleigh Henry and Jenny Oister 2. Jenny Oister and Sonya Sawyer 3. Nancy McGovern, Kathy Shierling and Sandy Childress 4. Michelle Idizi and Sheryl Ferrie 5. Christin Collins, Jennifer Baggett, Jenny Oister, Mary and Norman LoveAmerican Heart Associations Circle of RedA chocolate and wine tasting at Gulf Coast Town CenterCOURTESY PHOTOSWe 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com. 1 3 5 2 4FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY FORT MYERS Suite 245 Next to Cru & Ulta Outside the Bell Tower Shops, 433-4700 BONITA Across from the Coffee Mill at the Promenade 949-4828 Pre-Inventory Sale! At Both Stores40% off Select Items Furniture, Pictures, Lamps and Much More!Some Art Glass at 75% off! We match internet prices with unmatched customer service!20 Years In The Tennis Business! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLEHOURS: Monday-Saturday-10am-6pm Closed Sunday514-87007700 Tamiami Trail NorthJust south of Vanderbilt Beach Road at the Pelican Bay Blvd. N. stoplightFamily Owned and Operated Bring this ad in and receive 10% off any purchase. Not valid with any other offers.We carryMENS, WOMENS & KIDS APPAREL, FOOTWEAR, RACQUET & ACCESSORIES
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C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Dancing with the Stars for LiteracyKickoff party at Fred Astaire Dance StudioWe 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Katie Bove, Lori Vallieres and Dr. Kelly Anderson 2. Rita Bleasdale, Elaine Mayrides and Sandi Rasmussen 3. Mario Chang, Nancy Alvarez and Carlos Zapato 4. Jeff Hajko and Sharon Treiser 5. Mitch, Lori and Kiley Melheim 6. Pat and Brenda OConnor, Mayela Rosales, Dr. Kelly Anderson and Tom WilliamsPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 3 4 6 5
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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 13585 Tamiami Trail North Gateway ShoppesPhone 239-566-1200 NEW LOCATION OPENING SOON!Goodlette Corners1410 Pine Ridge Road, #23 SW corner of Pine Ridge Road and Goodlette-Frank east of Highway 41Marquesa Plaza13020 Livingston Road, #15 West of I-75, take Pine Ridge Road to Livingston Road, south 1/4 mile Phone 239-261-5603Fax239-261-7088 Convenient Locations and More to Come!Phone 239-261-5624Fax239-261-6241 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! This might be a slow month in terms of restaurant traffic, but that doesnt apply to the chefs who run them. Perhaps the most surprising change has been Harold Balinks sudden departure from H2, the sleek and popular bar and restaurant he built, ran and playfully named after himself. (It was his second spot on downtown Fort Myers Bay Street, following Harolds on Bay.) Mr. Balink sent out an e-mail to friends and patrons saying there are new investors in the business and they and he decided to part ways. He says hes looking at several other options around town and would welcome anyone with some investment capital to contact him. It is a great time to build a business inexpensively, he says. Meanwhile, H2 is closed and is expected to reopen in October. Long-time restaurateur off to GeorgiaAfter 22 years on the Southwest Florida restaurant scene, Chef Danny Mellman is packing up and moving to Blue Ridge, Ga. Mr. Mellman made a name in the region with restaurants such as The Greenhouse on Captiva Island, Greenhouse Grill on Sanibel Island and Bonita Bistro in Bonita Springs, bringing an innovative flair to a region that at the time was not known for its creative cuisine. With the stalled economy and area restaurants struggling, he and his girlfriend, Michelle Moran, have decided to move to a home theyve had in the small town about 90 miles northeast of Atlanta. Weve been working on this move for a long time, he says. Their dream is to eventually buy enough land to run a farm where he could raise specialty beef and pigs as well as sustainably grown vegetables. More immediately, he plans to open a restaurant there and expand his use of organic, sustainable and seasonal products, which are abundant in the region. Within 40 miles there are more than 140 organic farmers, he says. The region offers proximity to Atlanta, its culture, colleges and international airport, a change of seasons and the potential to live his dream of farming his own food, including a smokehouse where hed cure his own meats. He hopes to see his Southwest Florida friends and patrons when they travel to Atlanta or pass through by car. Keep an eye on this column for details when the restaurant opens.Change of scene for Scott SopherScott Sopher is now executive chef at Olio on Naples Bay at Naples Bay Resort. He was previously the creative force at the Mediterranean-restaurant-turnedgastro pub Cin Cin in Fort Myers, which closed this summer. Olio is Italian-inspired with Napa Valley influence, so its a good match for me, he says. He introduced a new menu last week that showcases his artful melding of ingredients. A sampling includes: limoncello-cured salmon with horseradish mascarpone, fried capers and crostini; crispy arroncini with sweet corn, pancetta and mozzarella served with blood orange ketchup; and seared diver scallops and jumbo shrimp over roasted tomato risotto with a grilled artichoke and toasted pine nut salad. Olio on the Bay is at 1500 Fifth Ave., Naples. Call 530-5110.Sanibel Harbour welcomes new chefSanibel Harbour Resort & Spas new executive chef, Felix Nunez, turned heads at the Sept. 12 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. His tender sweetbreads and succulent lamb dishes were among the best served at the event.Mr. Nunez, who has 25 years of experience at properties such as the Willard Intercontinental in Washington, D.C., and the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, recently redesigned the menu for Sanibel Harbours Tarpon House restaurant. It reflects both the region and his background, which includes training under French and German chefs, the Spanish influence of his mother and grandmother, and even some Asian accents, which he credits to his wife, who hails from Hong Kong.The Tarpon House menu offers a wealth of fresh seafood, include a mixand-match section featuring wahoo, grouper and red snapper, that can be paired with sauces such as mango and apple salsa or chipotle lime butter. Other options include tuna avocado tartare, braised short ribs ropa vieja, lobster cavatappi and mango and banana Napoleon. Im trying to bring more freshness and seasonal flavors, buying from local purveyors and adding a little Latin flair, he says. Hes working on an even more creative new menu for Courtside, which will remain a steakhouse but will offer more seafood and a more contemporary approach. He hopes to introduce that menu sometime this fall. Meanwhile, the kitchen is also equipped to provide creative tasting menus and other special meals for private parties. Sanibel Harbour is at 17260 Harbour Point Drive, Fort Myers. Call 466-4000.Coming soonExecutive Chef Martin Murphy returns to the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center in Bonita Springs in October, with a grand reopening set for Monday, Oct. 19, and classes and wine dinners set for the rest of the month. In November, Richard Amador is preparing to reopen his eponymous restaurant, Amador, in the space most recently occupied by Maximos on U.S. 41 in Naples. Chefs come and chefs go in September shuffle KITCHEN NOTESBY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com
A four-chef team from Naples brought home the gold from the USA Culinary Cup Team competition in Orlando last week. Led by Ralph Feraco, executive chef of the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, the team faced off against seven others in a grueling five-hour contest in which they prepared a four-course meal. The competition was very difficult this year, Mr. Feraco says. There were top quality teams from all over the country. We won the whole competition last year and went back to defend our gold medal. This year, the team placed third, but was within half a point of the top team. Because its based on a point system, the top three winners all qualified for gold medals. The Naples team scored 37.75 points; the top team garnered 38.25. The team consisted of Mr. Feraco, who was team captain; Chris Jones from the Old Collier Club; Paw Mikkelson of Mikkelsons Pastry Shop; and Patrick Fagen of the Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach. Donald Dussard, a student at Palmetto Ridge High School, served as the apprentice, in charge of keeping the kitchen neat and helping to prepare vegetables for the chefs. This years competition, held in Orlando by the American Culinary Federation and the National Pork Board, required the team to incorporate the products of four of the competitions sponsors: cultivated mushrooms, a Wisconsin cheese, pork and any Dole fruit. The team served Wisconsin MontChevre goat cheese flan with salad, tomato vinaigrette, olive oil jam and Parmesan coral; organically cultivated mushrooms, shrimp and scallop Japanese style; glazed kurobuta loin of pork, crepinette of pork cheeks and jowls, Swiss chard and cabbage and sweet potato with apple, curry and maple; and Dole pineapple in a dish called Flavors of Pina Colada, which also featured Dole blackberries, white chocolate and lime. Mr. Feraco, who has held his current job for almost seven years, finds competition stimulating. When I compete, it helps me improve, helps me stay on top of the game, he says. I learn more and see what other chefs are doing. It keeps the passion going and gets you ramped up for the season.Enjoy Family Restaurant WeekThe members of the Naples Originals are hoping parents will take their children out for dinner during Family Restaurant Week, which runs from Monday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 4. To that end, participating restaurants are offering a special deal: children 12 and younger get half off any regular menu item or may eat free from the childrens menu. The promotion has a loftier goal than simply generating business during a slow month. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, children who eat with their families five or more times a week are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. Held in conjunction with Drug Free Collier, the offer makes it more affordable for families to enjoy a meal at a restaurant. Participating restaurants include: Alexanders, Bamboo Caf, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, Bistro 821, The Dock at Crayton Cove, HBs at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, M Waterfront Grille, Olio on Naples Bay, Parkshore Grille, Ridgway Bar & Grill and The Riverwalk at Tin City. Additional restaurants may have signed on since press time. To check, visit the Naples Originals Web site at naplesoriginals.com. For more information on helping children steer clear of drugs and alcohol, visit drugfreecollier.org. Charity reaps rewards from galaThe March of Dimes raised $45,000 during the 20th annual Signature Chefs Auction, held Sept. 12 at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. Ten restaurants served up specialties at the event. Besides feeding the crowd, they competed for best food and dcor, with 10 judges weighing in for the Epicurean Tasting contest and guests having their say in the Peoples Choice awards. First place winners of the Epicurean Tasting were: Bistro 41, for fine dining for Chef Reiner Drygalas tender and succulent pork pot roast; Parrot Key, for upscale casual for Chef John Venutos Thai shrimp cocktail; and Irresistible Confections, for desserts for chocolatier Justin Schaffers inspired quartet of truffles, which included root beer this year. Peoples Choice winners were: Matzaluna, first; Biddles, second; and Blu Sushi, third.Welcome backAlexanders Restaurant returns from summer hiatus Thursday, Sept. 24. The restaurant will be open for dinner Sept. 24-26 and will begin serving lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays starting Monday, Sept. 28. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The restaurants popular $19.95 prix fixe dinner will be available 5-6:30 p.m. It includes soup or salad, an entre, dessert and glass of house wine. Alexanders is at 4077 Tamiami Trail N. Call 262-4999. Bamboo offers culinary tourExplore the varied regions of France with Bamboo Cafs La Tour de France Culinaire. The weekly series starts with owner Philippe Boets native region, the Loire, on Sunday, Sept. 27, with rilettes of pork and duck, pork roast with fresh plums and pears poached in wine for $24.95 per person. Vouvray, a regional white wine, will be priced at $19 a bottle. From 5-7 p.m., French teacher Christine Payne-Rancier will host a casual gathering featuring French conversation along with a meal. Space for the French conversation is limited to eight people. The caf is at 755 12th Avenue South in Old Naples. Its open 5-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 643-6177 for details and reservations. Let them eat crepe The Crepeatery has opened at Coconut Point in Estero, offering made-toorder crepes. Choose from healthy lean crepes, such as the spinach garden; heartier fare like the chicken Caesar or savory roast beef crepe; or something sweet, such as the Nutella chocolate crepe or the trio delight, filled with strawberry, banana and Nutella. Owned by Leo Ortiz, the Crepeatery is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Call 992-2622.Dishing with divas and their dogsThe Hilton Naples has something special planned for women and their best friends. Starting Oct. 3, the first Saturday of each month will feature a Dining Divas and their Darling Dogs event in the Grand Piano Lounge. From 2-5 p.m., women are invited to enjoy a meal featuring the cuisine of Shulas Steak House along with a Diva Cocktail while their companions dig into Darling Doggie Dishes. There will be guest speakers and pet boutique shopping. Dogs must be on leashes, weigh less than 40 pounds and be well behaved and groomed. The Hilton is at 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Call 430-4999 for reservations.Going, goneTastings at Gulf Coast Town Center and Meson Ole in Naples have closed. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 24, Bamboo Caf: Thursday with Julia and Julius features a Julia Child-inspired meal of salade crudite, cassoulet de duck confit and chocolate mousse with a tableside chat by Chef Julius Minarik; $24.95, 755 12th Avenue South; 6436177. Reservations recommended. 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., Sea Salt: Guest bartenders John and Kathleen Passidomo help raise money for the Nane Kimijian Memorial Scholarship Fund; 1186 Third Street South; 434-7258. 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. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Ruths Chris Steak House: Experience five wines from ZD Winery paired with five courses; $75 plus tax and gratuity, Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 948-8888. Thursday, Oct. 8, 4-8 p.m., International Design Center: The Womens Council of Realtors Bonita Springs-Estero and Fort Myers chapters present the second annual Bon Appetit Event, featuring networking, an auction, wine and specialties from eight area restaurants; $20, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero; call 3908209 for tickets. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Artichoke & Co.: Sample a variety of Tuscan wines and foods that go with them; The Village on Venetian Bay; 263-6979. Reservations recommended. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. karenFELDMAN email@example.com Naples team wins gold at national culinary competitionFLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE COURTESY PHOTODonald Dussard, Patrick Fagen, Chris Jones, Paw Mikkelsen and Ralph Feraco comprised the Naples team that won a gold medal at the USA Culinary Cup Team competition last week. Below, Reiner Drygala, of Bistro 41 in Fort Myers, took first prize for his pork pot roast at the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction held Sept. 12.
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This home is a must see. The main home is upstairs with a mother-in-law appt. downstairs. It has two separate air conditioner. Ask for 802NA8030621. HUNTINGTON LAKES COACH HOME$179,900 Turnkey, designer furnished coach home in Huntington Lakes. Impeccably maintained two bedroom, two bath end unit Ask for 802NA9027027. 5 ACRE FARM SHORT SALE$179,000 Built in 2004 this home has lots of potential 3 plus den or 4 bedrooms very private and close to major airport. Ask for 802NA9031179. 3 BD 2 BATH CARPORT CONDO$179,000 Water and golf course view with morning coffee. Close to down town Naples and major shopping. Clubhouse pool etc !! Ask for 802NA9021636. BEAUTIFUL 2ND FLOOR CONDO$178,000 2nd floor via (elevator),Tropical preserve view, very private, solid surface countertops, tile on diagonal except in bedr Ask for 802NA9028454. LAKEFRONT CONDO$159,900 Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuffleboard court priced to sell Ask for 802NA9013754. GULF ACCESS$149,999 This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf Ask for 802NA9024291. SHORT SALE GREAT LOCATION$141,900 Short sale. Close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and more Ask for 802SS943090. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$140,000 No need to look further if you are a first time buyer, a retiree looking for a smaller home, this is the one for you. Ask for 802NA9028804. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 2.50 ACRES$120,000 This house is in good condition, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage. Tile floors, under truss lanai fruit trees. Ask for 802NA8033623. SECOND FLOOR CONDO 2 + DEN$119,900 Great condo 2 plus den priced to sell yesterday. Pool, tennis, BBQ, club house and low fees, will go fast. Ask for 802NA9029766. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GREAT PRICE$119,000 Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings. 2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 2/2 END UNIT CONDO$119,000 Great location. Furnished very convenient location close to shopping/ Vacant-good size lanai. Exterior newer paint and roof. Must see Ask for 802NA7045829. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$115,000 On 2.34 acres. Foreclosure AvailableNot too close, not too far This 3 bed 2 bath home offers a 2 car attached garage Ask for 802NA9031983. BANK OWNED$114,450 Very nice 3 BR/2 BA home on 2.73 acres. Bring the horses Granite countertops in kitchen. Garage has been converted. Ask for 802SS932884. BEST NAPLES CONDO LIVING$99,900 1BR/1BA 2nd floor condo. Naples finest luxury condo is finally affordable. Ask for 802SS933844. GREAT BUY$99,000 In Golden Gate Estates. This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor. Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. HOME ON 2.73 ACRES$94,900 Golden Gate Estates. Foreclosure Available! This spacious 3 bed 3 bath property is light and bright with fresh interior paint and new carpet Ask for 802NA9031959. LARGE SPACIOUS HOME$73,900 What a view! 4/2/2 with long lake view, a little TLC makes this a great deal.Ask for 802NA8045562. GREAT LOCATION$64,900 Bonita Springs 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condo close to everything. Ask for 802NA9031690. PRICED TO SELL$50,000 Nice 3/2/2 in Cape Coral eat in kitchen nice yard and priced for sell today Ask for 802NA9024760. BANK OWNED CONDO$49,900 Bank Owned. Quiet complex with Lake views. Walk to Outlet Mall. Close to Marco Island and Naples. Ask for 802SS935310.