ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NAPLES HISTORY A10 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM C11 SOCIETY C20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 1 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Back to school in the fall isnt just for kids Youre never too old to learn something new. Fall classes in the Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy for lifelong learning begin Monday, Oct. 12. The curriculum for adults, seniors and retirees is designed around the concept that learning should never cease, and that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Classes are typically $25 per lecture and take place at 15 locations around Southwest Florida, including the Naples Center at 1010 Fifth Avenue South and Tower Pointe at Arbor Trace in North Naples. Heres whats coming up at the Naples locations: Greek Theatre The Golden AgeTuesday, Oct. 20, at Tower Pointe at Arbor Trace Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Naples CenterJason McCain, theater professor at FGCU, will discuss theaters earliest form beginning with fifth century Greek drama. He will review the structures of comedy and tragedy, early plays and playwrights, festivals, technical innovations and cultural aspects and their continuing influences today. Wild Bill Donovan: OSS Director Monday, Nov. 2, at the Naples CenterWild Bill Donovan was a lawyer, military hero and sometime politician who created and headed the first centralized U.S. intelligence agency, the foundation for the CIA. Instructor Thomas Eastwood, who has led counterintelligence and criminal investigations for the U.S. Department of Defense, will discuss Mr. Donovans exploits and observations during both world wars and discuss their lessons for today.SEE SCHOOL, A14 Lend Me a TenorA new season for The Naples Players opens on a high note. C1 Anyone at home?Naples home watch company has seminars for start-ups in the business. B1 Self-esteem by the bookNaples psychologist, author Molly Barrow breaks into kid-lit with new series. C9 New best friendsCollier County DAS, golden retriever rescue group have dogs, need homes. A25 & 26 GROWINGECONOMICGARDENNAPLES'Economic Development Council seeks to cultivate innovationT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES: FOUR YEARS AGO, CONSTRUCTION was at an all-time high and the median price for a home in Naples topped $500,000. Luxury cars filled streets lined with new luxury retailers, close to luxury beachfront hotels with few vacancies. It was also the beginning of the worst of times. Tammie Nemecek and others in the business of economic development knew the fast-paced real estateand tourism-driven market couldnt sustain itself. Historically, it never does. Today, the economic picture of Collier County and neighboring Lee and Charlotte counties is the worst in the state because of those years of an unsustainable, service-oriented economy. The Southwest Florida area lost 36,782 jobs between the first quarters of 2008 and 2009 and ranked last in two of six critical economic indicators income and productivity and employment and workforce according to the Florida Economic Scorecard, which rated the economic outlook for Enterprise Floridas eight regions. The scorecard also considered a regions education system, transportation, innovation and housing. Southwest Floridas highest ranking was in transportation, scoringBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE EDC, A8 I SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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E D F R A AM E S S ADJUSTABLE SETS On the face of it, economic development is a sober business. People long invested in the community, with sound business judgments and extensive experience buying, selling and producing, gather to exchange thoughtful ideas designed to promote sales. In particular, theyre selling the community to the world, and to do it they must be uniformed in expensive haircuts, manicured nails, and dress suits. These men and women incubate new ideas, or at least cultivate people who want to try them ideas that can become high-paying jobs in clean industries that can fuel the respective countys economic engine for years. They are also the head economic cheerleaders, pointing out the areas amenities. Fresh air, for example. White-sand beaches (never mind the hurricanes). Minimal commutes. Designer-label golf courses. An ample and trained workforce with a factory that puts out more workers whenever you need them (known as a college or university), and a nearly effortless and inexpensive permitting process, if such a thing isnt a contradiction in terms. You might wonder how this is different from the chamber of commerce. It isnt, except in degree. Economic development groups are the sports cars of chambers of commerce: Theyre a little zippier, a little more beefed up. They flirt better. They dont aim just to let you catch a sniff of the perfume, like a chamber of commerce; they aim to show you some well-taken-care-of flesh, and offer it to you at a good price if, say, youre bringing to town a firm that makes computer chips for the guidance systems of a new generation of airliners, and 200 well-paid employees looking for nice houses are coming with you. Economic development groups can do research and lay out statistics and find markets the German market, the Georgia market, the Northeast market, the Midwest market, the tourist market with the best of them, if theyre doing their jobs right. While theyre fashionable and probably necessary, Im troubled by two things. One, how predictable they are, sometimes. And two, how each county around here has an economic development council that competes fiercely with the one in the next county. Why? Our communities are so closely related in so many ways now that sometimes I feel like jumping up and shouting, We Are One, like some old hippie. (Im not an old hippie, so I wont. But thats mostly because I cant jump.)There is a huge amount of living one can do within an hours drive, between Marco Island in the south and Port Charlotte in the north. There are art museums and artists. There are fine schools. There are symphonies and ballet companies and sophisticated theater companies. There are acclaimed international restaurants and famous writers and big bookstores and Argentine tango masters. So why arent these economic development groups working as one instead of duplicating their efforts as competitors? What if we had a single entity that promoted the entire region, then split the profits? Well we do, sort of. Its called the Southwest Florida Regional Economic Partnership. It kicked off in the late winter, and its designed to ignore county lines and sell the region. After all, companies dont stop their thinking when they come to a county line, says one of its proponents, FGCU management professor and founding dean of the Lutgert College of Business, Richard Pegnetter. They put their pin where they want to be and draw a circle in 50 or 60 miles and say what are their resources we could draw in? The problem is, this promoter adds to the line-up, rather than taking the place of the county councils, which will continue to compete, needlessly perhaps. Instead, we need a regional loyalty and vision a willingness to share tantamount to a European Union, something to which every county commits its full resources and imagination. Odd as that might seem at first, I suspect it could prove very lucrative in the end, for everybody. We would not be duplicating our efforts by allowing economic development groups to pop up like mushrooms in each county. A formula could be developed to dispense the riches to each county, perhaps on a per capita basis with some other factors thrown in. That would be the easy part, and the most obvious re-strategizing. The hard part might be doing something unpredictable and much less sober.Since successful economic development ultimately comes down to luring new residents call them investors and since they need nice homes to feel good while theyre investing, why not require each county to give away some homes or cars? Can you imagine how much selling muscle an economic development group might have if it could give away a couple of half-million-dollar homes each year in Collier County, or Lee or Charlotte, to serious investors and advertise that to the world? A million bucks a year to draw 100 times that much. Thats how it could work out, if done right. And I think we should take some designer steps with the region, too. The bridges should be painted bright colors, all of them. Telephone poles, while we still have them, should all be festooned with colorful stripes or images of native fauna. Large billboards should be erected in shapes other than rectangles and painted by local artists to reflect sage words of wisdom in a complex world, like, Greetings friend, wed like you to spend! Or maybe this: Economists are pessimists, theyve predicted eight of the last three depressions. Or, Economy is how to spend money without enjoying it. Or, The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. Now that would develop some economy, dont you think? I offer those notions free, to the nearest Economic Development Council members. And while theyre taking my advice I suggest they drop the suits and put on Tie Dye shirts and shorts occasionally, too. COMMENTARY We are all one y a sh an sa m sy rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION The revelation of an Iranian uraniumenrichment facility buried in a mountain at an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps base near the religious city of Qom might seem ominous. If, that is, the Iranians were determined to develop a nuclear weapon. Fortunately, we are advised that they are not. In November 2007, U.S. intelligence agencies wrote a National Intelligence Estimate concluding, We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program. The intelligence community appears to be sticking by its judgment, which means cue the sighs of relief that the Qom facility may be only a strange curiosity.Apparently, the Iranian regime is an obscurantist theocracy with an unquenchable taste for conducting massive experiments in advanced physics. In secret. In heavily defended facilities. The 2007 NIE had a very circumscribed definition of a weapons program, but it included covert conversionrelated and uranium enrichment-related work. Exactly what Qom is for. What do the Iranians have to do to convince U.S. intelligence they have a weapons program?If the mullahs have a sense of humor, they must enjoy the farcical aspect of their showdown with the hapless international community. Immediately after President Barack Obama and Co. scolded them over the Qom facility, they test-launched shortand medium-range missiles in an in-yourface military exercise named The Great Prophet IV. The Iranians want to become a nuclear power on the Pyongyang Plan, featuring lots of bluster and lies coupled with interminable negotiations and negotiations over negotiations. The Qom facility is less a surprise than more confirmation of standard Iranian procedure. In 2002, the Iranians were caught with an undeclared enrichment facility at Natanz. A few years later, they were caught trying to figure out how to get a warhead onto a Shahab missile. Each revelation brings its international tsk-tsking, as Irans program marches on. In a painfully wishful sentiment, President Obama says that gaining a nuclear weapon is not in the Iranians interest. But Tehran isnt so foolish. With a nuke, it knows it will have a deterrent against us; a means to destroy Israel; and an instant boost to its influence and prestige in the region. The Iranians consider the world order to be deeply unjust, foisted on everyone else by the Jews and the West, using the lie of the Holocaust for leverage. Iranian power is to be the instrument of this orders reformation. The regime would have to be thoroughly irrational even on its own apocalyptic terms to want to give up the prospect of a weapon merely to avoid tougher sanctions that may never arrive. The Europeans have been embroiled in negotiations with the Iranians for years, pleading with them to abide by repeated U.N. resolutions urging them to suspend their uranium enrichment. The Iranians have kept going since 2006. Tellingly, they had indeed suspended enrichment back in 2003, after the Europeans told them they risked courting the same fate as Saddam Husseins Iraq. Through the haze of delusion over Irans nuclear ambitions, thats a stark lesson in the persuasive power of fear. But why would anyone who is not an American insurance executive or a highly compensated banker be scared of Barack Obama? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe Iran charadeWould you pay good money to watch a group of no-name, no-talent comedians make jokes about rapists and child molesters? Well, you did. The Comedy Central cable networks recent special, the Roast of Joan Rivers, not only featured jokes about incest and child molestation, but also showed Joan Rivers herself giving little children the finger. If you have cable or satellite TV, part of your monthly subscription fee went to Comedy Central and paid for the show. Regrettably, this is not the only thing you have been paying for that you probably wish you hadnt. Every week we are all accomplices when Sons of Anarchy on FX plays its brand of extreme and explicit violence featuring shootings, stabbings and beatings, not to mention a cattle castration knife used to cut off a rapists testicles. Did you know you were also paying for Glenn Martin DDS to promote the concept of 11-yearolds becoming strippers among other sexual content, graphic violence and scatological humor in this animated show that airs on Nickelodeon?Theres a place for adult programming and adult humor on TV. But comedians using something as truly evil as sexually molesting a child as a punch line are beyond the pale. That Comedy Central would show a program with these jokes visible to all viewers, including children, is contemptible. And that the entertainment industry would force every cable and satellite subscriber to underwrite it is reprehensible. But this is the kind of programming that millions of subscribers were forced to pay for with their monthly cable bills. If you dont think jokes about child sexual abuse are funny or youre tired of paying for shows you dont want in order to get the cable network programming that you and your family do, please join the Parents Television Council in calling for consumer cable choice. Jim Kelly is a Naples-based member of the Parents Television Council. Consumers can learn more about cable choice and calculate what their cable bill would be if they were able to opt out of the channels they dont want at www.HowCableShouldBe.com. Cable subscribers paying dearly for content they dont wantGUEST OPINION This week, the Peoples Republic of China celebrated its 60th anniversary with a huge display of pomp and precision in the capital city of Beijing. The road that the worlds most populous nation has traveled since Mao Zedongs revolution in 1949 is nothing short of remarkable from an isolated, impoverished country to the planets second-largest economy with corresponding international power. If one seeks a measure of the transformation that China has achieved in just a lifetime, one need only witness the mixture of hope and apprehension that attends its present and future moves on the world stage. The long march from then to now has not been smooth or steady. When your reporter first visited China in 1972, as part of the White House press corps covering President Richard Nixons historic visit, life in the countrys rural areas seemed aside from the trains that ran through them not much removed from the Middle Ages. And China in the early 1970s was mostly rural. Chairman Maos Cultural Revolution, along with other of his totalitarian policies and edicts, was disastrous for his country and exacted a terrible price on Chinas people. Years later, the Tiananmen Square protests and their brutal repression represented another national trauma that threatened the existence and future of China as we know it. It is important, as with all nations where the citizens do not have a say, to differentiate China, the state, from its people. From Tiananmen, from the protests of mothers and fathers grieving over the loss of their children in schoolhouse collapses during last years Sichuan earthquake, from the protests of Uighurs and Tibetans and any number of other attempts to break free of government suppression and censorship it is apparent that the Chinese people desire a greater share of freedom and self-expression than their government allows them. But a case could be made that the Chinese governments ability to act without regard to political factions or popular support is precisely what has given and continues to give the Chinese state an international edge in this era of more competent Chinese leadership. This is a nation that can, by fiat, enact sweeping changes of policy as it has, recently, in aggressively pursuing the development of green technologies such as solar power and electric cars. These are technologies that could well position China to further develop and augment its manufacturing and economic strength in the century ahead. The same autocratic approach has enabled China to pursue economic and fiscal policies that give it a position of serious leverage in regard to other nations, including the U.S., given its holdings in U.S. currency and treasury debt. At the same time, China has thoroughly modernized a military that has never wanted for sheer manpower. How the Chinese state will exercise its economic and military muscle remains one of the biggest and most important questions in international relations. In the midst of a conscious effort to increase its international standing, Chinas positions on everything from Irans nuclear program to global climate change figure to be crucial to how these crises turn out. Meanwhile, China continues to aggressively pursue natural resources to drive its economy, with an apparent disregard for the regimes with which it does business in places such as Africa and South America. Sixty years on, the state founded by Mao is strong beyond the imaginings of those who witnessed its early years. The Chinese people still yearn for basic civil liberties. While some grow very wealthy, the gulf between rich and poor widens. And the U.S. and its allies find the future ever more dependent on the Chinese state acting like a responsible global citizen. an pe pr se en w danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly China at 60 BY JIM KELLY _________________________Member Parents Television Council
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 15 MINUTES Hostess Terry Potteiger is a keeper at Kellys Fish House Merriam-Webster defines a hostess as a woman in charge of a public dining room who seats diners. Hardly an adequate description for Terry Potteiger, whose presence warms the entire restaurant at Kellys Fish House on Fifth Avenue South. For the past 17 years, hers has often been the first and last face customers see; her friendly hello upon their arrival places second only to her genuine interest in their dining experience as they depart. When asked what she likes most about her work, she doesnt hesitate: Its the people, she says. Im a people person. The customers are from all walks of life; they come from all over. Ms. Potteigers description of Kellys Fish House as a family-oriented restaurant explains why this people person has spent nearly two decades close to the same kitchen. In an industry synonymous with turnover, her recollections of owner and restaurant ring more like tales of home and family than workplace and employer. She knows the history of Kellys Fish House almost as well as her own. What began as a net and gear shop frequented by shrimpers and other local fisherman grew into what is now the oldest restaurant in Naples. Hawaiianborn Mama Kelly and husband Hewitt McGill bought the property in 1971 from the Combs family. Mr. McGill has since passed on, but Ms. Potteiger gives reverence to his memory, pointing out a weathered photograph of him, snook in hand, placed proudly near the dining room entrance. A poem about the fish house hangs on another wall near the front door of the restaurant. John wrote that in junior high, she says, referring to John Orchell, one of Mama Kellys sons. Ms. Potteigers older brother, Butch, went to school with Mama Kellys son, Kelly Ellis, who now owns the restaurant with his mother. Mr. Orchell is the day manager and their sister, Shirley Canfield, serves as the creative force in the kitchen. The family strives to keep the rustic feel to the restaurant from the 1913 cash register to the nautical artwork adorning the walls to the netting and hooks cast as curtains while keeping the place in pristine condition. Mr. Ellis runs a tight ship, the customer comes first, Ms. Pottieger says, adding hes equally concerned with his employees and even in leaner times, makes an effort to see they get the hours they need. The shell tables glass-topped tables filled with treasures from the sea are among her favorite things in Ms. Potteigers workplace. She notes that longtime Naples resident Ben Storter custom built many of the tables, refinished the chairs and has other custom BY SUSAN BROWN ____________________Special To Florida Weeklyaffection. Her favorites? The junonia and angel wings seashells. The bespeckled junonia is beautiful but difficult to find, she explains, and while angel wings are more plentiful, you have to know where to look for them. She chuckles as she describes having to dig in mud to uncover the angel wings. Ms. Potteiger was born in Fort Myers and moved with her family to Naples in 1953. Her early memories include combing area beaches for shells with her grandmother, a shell artist. The pair often sifted sands on the gulf shores of Marco Island during the 1960s. Her Michigander father, 13 years deceased, helped pioneer the Naples Steel Company in the 1930s. He built a wrecker out of steel scraps and helped people who got stuck on old Tamiami Trail, she remembers fondly. Shes the middle of five children and mother of two, all of whom still live in the area. They call us crackers, or rednecks, she laughs. Despite her demure appearance and lyrical voice, with a brother whos an airboat captain in the Everglades, a cousin who runs a business called Skins and Scales Taxidermy and an 82-year-old mother who still enjoys hunting for deer and turkeys with a bow-and-arrow, Ms. Pottieger admits her family is deserving of the southern labels. Given her cracker roots, its not surprising the lure of a fish house perched over the water reeled her in. But regardless of whats on the menu any given day, Terry Potteiger is the real catch. woodworks at the restaurant. There are shell-covered posts throughout the dining room, and she refers to some of the local treasures displayed under the glass of the shell tables with unmistakable ED BROWN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTerry Potteiger takes advantage of a rare opportunity to sit at a favorite shell table at Kellys Fish House.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 second best based on traffic density, commute time and vehicle miles traveled per capita. Overall, the area placed last in 2008 and 2009, a factor many blame for an economy too focused on retail and tourism. What you find with the construction or tourism industry is its great when things are great, says Ms. Nemecek, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Collier County. But if thats the only way youre able to survive and dont have anything else to sustain the local economy, it doesnt last. These are cyclical types of industry. You have to have something constant. Its the reason Ms. Nemecek, the EDC and a brain trust of local EDC investors began several years ago to shift their focus toward creating a local economy more reliant on innovation high-paying, sustainable jobs and diverse businesses that better weather an economic downturn. They simply have to point to Floridas best performing regions, Northwest and North Central Florida, which are dominated by those prized businesses. The 16-county Northwest, which claimed the top spot for two consecutive years, has an economy based on innovation and industry tied to aviation, aerospace, defense and information technology; it also includes Tallahassee, home to state government and Florida State University. North Central, which includes Gainesville and ranks second, parlays the research-renowned University of Florida into an economy rich in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. The scorecards help us see just how hard hit our economy is, Ms. Nemecek says. We were hurt the most because we dont have these diversified industries that other part of Florida have.A marathon, not a sprintInnovation has become the private, nonprofit EDCs rallying cry. The palm tree in its old logo was replaced by a technology symbol in 2007; last December, the organization introduced Project Innovation, a program designed to explore economic innovation and diversity and enhance connectivity among organizations. Most importantly, says Ms. Nemecek, Project Innovation is a community initiative endorsed by 80 organizations that will produce actionable ideas to attract and retain high-wage, knowledge-based jobs, ideally in the targeted industries of health and life sciences and computer and software services. Project Innovation will continue to evolve long after an unveiling of sorts on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Its important when you talk about sustainability and building a stronger economy that you think of it in terms of a marathon, not a sprint, she says. This program will help us get much more narrowly focused on the industry cluster we want to attract, help us better articulate who we are and the companies we need to go after. As an endorser organization for Project Innovation, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is publicizing the program to the communitys leaders chamber members and participants in its Leadership Collier program, says Michele Klinowski, a senior vice president with the chamber. The chamber, which is also focused on growing business, recently courted Hazelden, a drug and rehabilitation facility that will bring 26 new jobs to Naples, which it selected over Sarasota. They (Hazelden officials) felt the community was very receptive and embraced the concept of having them here, Ms. Klinowski says.Attracting innovative companiesDefining Collier Countys economic focus through programs like Project Innovation will help advance the countys status in the marketplace, already a tough sell because of the global economy. Not only does the county compete against other countries, it also competes against Lee and Charlotte counties. Ms. Nemecek and her staff know they cannot hesitate to make cold calls in pursuit of new businesses. Thousands of communities and cities are vying for very few business relocations each year, she says. Were constantly in talks with companies, and we are seeing the flow start to pick up. People are at least starting to inquire. Because of the EDC, which was founded in 1976, Collier County is home to international trade access companies like ASG Software, Neighborhood America and Arthrex, a private company which has developed more than 3,000 products for arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedures. Arthrexs current job openings in Naples range from primary physician to Web developer, corporate trainer and clinical specialist, and the company is often held up as a shining example of the EDCs successes and the countys future. Its an amazing company, says County Commissioner Jim Coletta. High-tech companies that are in the medical device, health and technology, biotech and computer software fields are the ones revolutionizing the world, Ms. Nemecek says.Then and now, the EDCThe Southwest Florida community has evolved since the EDC was created nearly 34 years ago. Back then, the area economy was agrarian-based and the three main growth engines Interstate 75, the Southwest Florida International Airport and Florida Gulf Coast University didnt exist. The EDC formed a publicprivate partnership with the Collier County Board of County Commissioners in 1997. Today the EDC is part ambassador, part welcoming committee and part innovator. I was a big EDC supporter before I became a commissioner, Mr. Coletta says. I could see how the county was benefiting from it. The EDC does have its detractors, however: those who think the countys annual $400,000 allocation, paid through occupational license fee collections, would be better spent on county-run services and retaining existing jobs; finger pointers who blame EDC for siding with supporters of an impact fee increase; and Internet comment posters who insist its just another example of the exclusionary good ol boy system at work. There are also those who rate the EDCs work by the number of new businesses it brings to the county. Attracting companies that are fishing for a new location is a long and arduous process that doesnt always go in Colliers favor, Mr. Coletta notes. People have to understand that some opportunities are going to go sour for a number of reasons, he says. Another area might have upped the ante. Youve got to measure results over a long period of time. If we didnt have the EDC we would have lost a number of industries we have here today. In the business world, theres a general consensus that companies have to spend money to make money especially important in these economic times. To that end, the countys $400,000 pays the EDCs operational costs, Mr. Coletta says. Its money well spent, he adds. The EDC is the brain trust of Collier County when it comes to business. When you stop to look at the board of directors, the EDC has the sharpest business minds who volunteer their own time to make it work.Helping existing businessesMost people think of the EDC as a catalyst for bringing in new business, creating financial incentive packages and earmarking property for industrial parks and future development. New business gets the headlines, but much of the local groups efforts are spent cultivating existing relationships and helping businesses like Naples-based Inware Technologies grow. That company has been working with the EDC to tap into venture capital and find more space for its expansion from five employees to 60 in the next three years, says CEO and President Don Innis. Inware designs technology like E-mail Shuttle, which allows users to migrate data between different e-mail systems, and GeM Suite, which provides real-time filtering, reporting and alerting of inappropriate surfing, e-mail and instant messaging. Mr. Innis, whos lived in Naples since 1975 and is a cheerleader for doing business here, says the company will offer good-paying jobs in sales, technology and support. The EDC is really helping smaller companies grow, he says. Tammie has really turned it into a vibrant, active organization. Brooke (Gabrielsen, business relationship manager) has really stepped up.Growing an economic gardenCultivating best describes the EDCs newest venture of economic gardening, growing business from the inside out by identifying existing companies that could benefit from information and connectivity. The EDC is tapping into a concept that has produced impressive results since its introduction in Littleton, Colo. Since 1989, the city has doubled jobs, from 15,000 to 30,000, and tripled sales tax revenues, from $6.8 million to $19.6 million, despite two recessions, a population growth of only 30 percent and without city tax incentives or breaks. Just introduced in September, Collier Countys CEO Economic Gardening program will try to emulate that success, says Timothy Cartwright, who as executive vice president of the program serves on a volunteer basis. It focuses on the companies we do have here in Collier County, he says. Case studies show companies that used the tools make better decisions and expand into different markets. The program employs a two-pronged approach through mentoring and connectivity, and is targeted at privately held stage-two companies those that have survived the start-up phase, have 10 to 100 employees and more than $1 million in receipt. Management might not be equipped to address growth, which introduces new regulations, taxations issues and other business decisions. These privately held companies typically produce 30 to 40 percent of all jobs, according to the Michigan-based Edward Lowe Foundation, which pioneered economic gardening and has identified 2,035 stage-two companies, including Inware Technologies, in Collier County. The first by-invitation event, tentatively planned for mid-November, will unite stage-two CEOs and include a keynote speaker from a larger local company. Mr. Cartwright hopes that initial offering will lead to a monthly CEO roundtable, where executives can share the issues and challenges facing their companies. Hopefully light bulbs will go off, he says. Its an inside strategy as opposed to an outside strategy of bringing a large company into the county. Thats like hitting a grand slam. With economic gardening, youre getting singles and doubles and getting on base a lot more. Inwares Mr. Innis looks forward to the sessions with other CEOs.The CEO factor and the futureIts long been rumored but never officially confirmed that more retired and current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies have a primary or vacation home in Naples than in any other city. Wintertime business conferences and conventions at beachfront resorts have brought many here, and they soon realize business in the sunshine also makes sense. Arthrex, says Ms. Nemecek, annually hosts 3,000 doctors in the winter, further expanding Collier Countys exposure as a potential business base or vacation spot. If we capture the attention of a CEO who has some sort of connection to the area, we can make them consider the area as a location if theyre in expansion mode, she says. The future of Collier Countys economic health also trickles down to kindergarten. To attract those sciencebased jobs, public schools need to refocus on science, engineering and math in grades K-12 and through undergraduate and graduate programs at FGCU, says Ms. Nemecek. FGCU must also become more research-based, a move that would make it eligible for National Science Foundation awards, she adds. Southwest Florida ranked a dismal fifth on the education economic indicator. The success of attracting new businesses and growing existing ones is also up to the community. Mr. Coletta urges his fellow commissioners and citizens to get more involved. The community has to understand where the economy is going, Ms. Nemecek says. This is a community effort. Were a nonprofit, and were always looking for people to be involved, participate and be informed so we can all help to tell everybody what opportunities we have in Collier County and the opportunities we have to build our economy. Mr. Cartwright praises the EDCs initiatives and its reaction to the economic crisis. Theres a management theory that you need to have a crisis every once in a while to shake up the organization, to get them to analyze how theyre doing and how effective they are, he says. The economic crisis has done that. People are asking questions and searching for answers. Its critical to have a group like the EDC that is able to identify these issues and work on these issues and put into practice these theories to help business grow. EDCFrom page 1 NEMECEK CARTWRIGHT
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It makes for a charming afternoon in a place where the word charm was rarely used. For Ted Smallwood, life began in Chokoloskee (pronounced Chuck-oLUSK-ee) in 1891. Although he lived in an area where violence was a way of life if one was to survive, he was not known for force or violent ways. That earned him many friends and few enemies in a place where true friends were few. He was a man much like my Uncle Sid, a businessman in the backwoods of South Carolina who chose fairness and kindness over bullying and conniving ways. While many memories of this area are all but lost, Mr. Smallwood did chronicle some of his stories. They can be found in Southwest Florida historian Charles UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Theres no place like home, past or presentTebeaus The Story of the Chokoloskee Bay Country with the Reminiscences of Pioneer C .S. Ted Smallwood. Mr. Tebeau said the reason he wrote this book was mainly so Mr. Smallwoods story could be told the story of how the opening of a road into Chokoloskee in 1976 marked the end of an era. Mr. Tebeaus book, and those of other notable Chokoloskee historians Charles McKinney, Adolphus Santini and David Graham Copeland, comprises a rich tapestry of dreamers, schemers and scalawags. Thomas Wolfe said you can never go home. But as I reflected upon my visit back to Rock Hill while at the Smallwood museum and store, I felt at home as I looked, smiled and remembered: The things I endured back there were endured by many, and the things I thought that were oh, so bad were really just a part of life and growing up, whether home was back there or down here. 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 OCTOBER SPECIALS No Pepsi, cokeWhat is believed to be the worlds only commercial lounge openly serving cocaine operates in La Paz, Bolivia, though the owners of Route 36 have to change locations from time to time, depending on the moods of the bribed authorities. An August dispatch in Londons The Guardian reported that a nearly pure gram costs the equivalent of about $14 ($22 for premium), served by waiters in an empty CD case, with straws, but bar drinks are also available. Route 36 is wellknown to backpacking tourists. Recalled one waiter, We had some Australians; they stayed here for four days. (T)he only time they left was to go to the ATM. Police follies In Jericho, Ark., alleged harassment by cops got so bad, according to an Associated Press report, that the fire chief went to court twice in the same day in August to complain about speed traps. The chiefs charge angered the seven officers attending the hearing and a courtroom scuffle ensued, resulting in the chiefs being shot in the back and hospitalized. WMC-TV reported that the shooter has not been charged but that an arrest warrant has been issued for the chief, who was then fired by the mayor. The police force has been disbanded by the Crittenden County sheriff and all firefighters have resigned. George Vera, who weighs nearly 600 pounds, was booked into jail in Houston in August and was in custody for more than 24 hours before he casually informed cops that they had missed finding the 9 mm handgun and two clips that were hidden in his rolls of fat. The classic middle nameCharged recently with murder and awaiting trial: Michael Wayne Limley, St. Joseph, Mo. (August); Timothy Wayne Sanders, Suffolk, Va. 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NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEScience on the cutting edge Sharron Thornton had been blinded nine years ago from a severe reaction to medication that caused her mucus membranes, including the eyes lens, to die and shed (and caused her also to lose hair, skin and nails, though the latter three grew back). In a revolutionary procedure, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami (Fla.) had the bright idea to shore up her eye with a piece of her tooth and jawbone (the cuspid, or eye tooth) so that a prosthetic lens could be implanted. That was only part of it: The tooth portion, with the implanted lens, had to be micro-sculpted and implanted first into Thorntons chest for access to nutrients. Thorntons vision is now 20/70 without eyeglasses. Calvino Inman, 15, is not part of the gothic subculture at his high school in Rockwood, Tenn., but he would be a natural. 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David Perticone, 46, was arrested in Severn, Md., in August and charged with stealing about $25,000 worth of items from a womans house just down the block. The woman discovered the items in Perticones front yard, part of a yard sale he was conducting.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NEWS A13 NEWS BRIEFS County clerk reopens officesDwight Brock, clerk of the circuit court in Collier County, has reopened two satellite offices and rehired staff as a result of the $5.2 million funding agreement reached last week with the Board of County Commissioners. Effective Wednesday, Oct. 7, the clerks offices at the North Collier Government Services Center at 2335 Orange Blossom Drive and in Golden Gate City at 4715 Golden Gate Parkway are open for business. The clerks services are also available at Everglades City Hall as a result of a cooperative arrangement with the Collier County tax collector. The clerks main offices in the Courthouse Annex at the Government Center Complex at 3301 Tamiami Trail E. and at the Immokalee Courthouse at 106 South First St. continue their regular hours of operation. The Orange Blossom and Golden Gate locations are two of the busiest clerks satellite offices, plus they are geographically dispersed to serve a large number of citizens in Collier County, Mr. Brock said. The two satellites are located with other government services including tax collector, Department of Motor Vehicles, supervisor of elections and property appraiser.League of Women Voters addressThe League of Women Voters of Collier County invites its members and the public to meet with Dr. Dennis Thompson, superintendent of Collier County Schools, at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Collier Athletic Club. Dr. Thompson will update the audience on the status of our public schools and will accept questions from the audience. Join us as we learn about the education of our most valuable resource, our children, and the most important investment we make with our tax dollars, our schools, said Sandy Parker, president of the Collier league. Prior to the meeting, league members and others are also invited to a buffet luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the main dining room of the Collier Athletic Club. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, phone 263-4656 or e-mail hospitality@ lwvcolliercounty.org by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The League of Women Voters of Collier County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to women and men. For more information, call the above number or visit www.lwvcolliercounty.org.Do you have what it takes to teach?If youve always wanted to be a teacher, or even if youre just wondering if the classroom could be your next workplace, a free workshop coming up at Florida Gulf Coast University will have some valuable information. The session from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, will cover what it takes to become certified to teach in Florida public schools. There are several paths to certification, including teacher training programs, individual coursework and state teacher exams. Candidates who hold bachelors degrees can apply for courseby-course certification or can opt for FGCUs Teacher Immersion Program, which is grant-funded for qualified applicants. For more information about the workshop, e-mail Susan Kohler, TIP coordinator at FGCU, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fgcutip.com.Bump in the Night at The Conservancy Discover what really goes Bump in the Night during a spooky Halloween event for families at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Reservations are being accepted for the nighttime adventures from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30. Each evening will begin with an upclose and personal visit from a live animal shrouded in mystery and lore: the barn owl. Uncover its secrets for nighttime survival and learn why its chilling call is used in scary movies and even how it got the nickname, the ghost owl. Then, take a guided tour through the Conservancy Nature Center to see what Halloween sights and sounds await. Finish the night around a virtual campfire listening to ghost stories and folk tales from long ago. Cost is $12 per person for Conservancy members and $15 for others; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Call 262-0304, ext. 266, to reserve your spot at one of the Bump in the Night adventures. The Conservancy Nature Center is closed to the public through Oct. 31 for renovations and will be open only to pre-registered Bump in the Night guests. Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, the center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.Get acquainted with Naples Newcomers The Naples Newcomers Club is designed to help women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years meet and develop friendships with others who are new to the area. Members encourage one another to learn about Naples, its culture and lifestyle and to develop friendships by sharing interests and hobbies with each other. The club holds a luncheon meeting on the second Thursday of each month, year round. Orientation for prospective members is held on the first Thursday of every month. Groups within the club meet for outings and to share varied interests, from mah jongg and duplicate bridge to gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 20% OFF Women Scientists of the Manhattan Project Mondays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, at the Naples CenterMore than two dozen women scientists were involved in the Manhattan Project, and their goal was the same as the men scientists: the creation of a nuclear explosive for the imminent use in war. Many of the male scientists involved are well known, yet the women scientists involved are forgotten. Instructor Ian Morris, a graduate student in history at FGCU, will give public memory to the women who endeavored to complete this project. Wonderful World of Orchids Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Naples CenterEver wonder why the orchids that grow naturally in the environment around us seem to shrivel up and die when they cross your threshold? Anne Knox, past president of the Naples Orchid Society, will teach you how to grow orchids in Southwest Florida without a greenhouse, using your screen-enclosed lanai or your garden under the trees. Writing Your Life Story and Memoirs Thursdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, at the Naples CenterNovelist and short-story writer James Robison leads two sessions that tackle the challenges and rewards of writing an autobiography or memoir. Cuba: Is the End Finally Near? Friday, Oct. 30, at Tower Pointe at Arbor Trace Monday, Nov. 16, at the Naples CenterThe global economic crisis has brought even greater hardship to Cuba. Cuba is accustomed to hardship, of course, but this latest wave comes when Fidel Castro is no longer actively running the state. CIA retiree Daniel Bumstead will discuss the nature of Cubas plight and offer suggestions as to how the U.S. government should adjust its embargo policy of 45 years standing. For a free catalog or for further information contact John J. Guerra at 425-3276 or visit www.fgcu.edu/ racademy. First-time students this fall enjoy $5 off; returning students receive a $5 credit toward their next call for each new person they introduce to the academy. SCHOOLFrom page 1Through concierge-style excursions abroad, Renaissance Academy travelers visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides and experience the customs, cuisine, language and history of another culture in the company of fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Two trips are planned in 2010. The academy has partnered with Viking River Cruises to offer a 13-day Russian river cruise this summer. Cruise dates are May 28-June 10, 2010. Starting at $3,986 for the cruiseportion only, the itinerary includes multiple days in both St. Petersburg and Moscow, touring such landmarks as Moscows Kremlin and Red Square as well as Catherines Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Travelers will also see another side of Russia in the quaint riverside towns of Yaroslavl, Uglich and Goritzy. The deadline to register for the Russian river cruise is Tuesday, Dec. 15. Only 26 fortunate travelers will experience Tuscanys vineyards, olive groves and soaring cypress trees with the Renaissance Academy Sept. 11-19, 2010. Medieval towns and villages, hilltop castles and ancient farmsteads dotting the landscape await discovery in the most welcoming of climates. The all-inclusive itinerary includes roundtrip airfare from Miami; seven nights in a four-star Tuscan villa; most meals; private English-speaking tour guides; art history and wine lessons; deluxe motor coach transportation; all entrance fees; and a farewell feast at the private castle of Santa Maria Novella set amidst the Tuscan countryside. For more information about cost and registration for either trip, call 425-3276 or visit www.fgcu.edu/racademy. See the world the Renaissance way 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BaySunday BrunchEggs, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Fruit, Chicken, Vegetables, Potatoes & Desserts$11.95We cater to all types of events Brides, Celebrate your special day with us! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town
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SAVE THE DATE JA Business Hall of Fame will honor Naples leadersBill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc. and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer Schroeder Company Inc. will be inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Collier County Business Hall of Fame as the 2009 laureates. Tickets are still available for the annual dinner and awards ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Call Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida at 225-2590. Grab your handbag and help AIDS groupThe seventh annual Handbag Happy Hour to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. The $85 admission includes open bar, hors doeuvres, cigar terrace and hundreds of handbags for auction. Online registration is available at www.icanswfl.org. For more information, call 337-2391. Pub crawl will support Collier Spay Neuter ClinicThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic hosts its second annual PUBS 4 PAWS pub crawl from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Participants will board luxury transportation at Mercato and head out to Boston Beer Garden, Bayfront Inn and MiraMare Ristorante before returning to Mercato to wrap up the evening with food and entertainment at AZN and The Pub. Tickets are $35 per person, and space is limited to 100. For more information, visit www.collierspayneuter.org or call Jackie Belcher at 370-4150. Anticipation grows for Garden openingGrand opening festivities at the renovated and expanded Naples Botanical Garden include: A late afternoon into early evening stroll through each of the new gardens, with entertainment, cocktails and dinner under a grand tent on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Hats in the Garden, the Gardens signature annual luncheon, on Wednesday, Nov. 11. A ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, followed by activities and entertainment for the public through the day Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Lisa Juliano at 643-7275 or ljuliano@naplesgarden. org, or visit www.naplesgarden.org. Shoe to-do is the right fit for FoundationKicking off a season of fun (and kicking up your heels) is always the idea behind If The Shoe Fits, a pre-holiday girls night out to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County. The seventh annual event takes place Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. Fabulous shoes, handbags and jewelry go hand in hand with shopping for a good cause the foundations Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program. A raffle and silent auction are part of the fun, as are hors doeuvres, provided this year by McCormick & Schmicks, and the signature Shoetini cocktail, sponsored this year by Pinnacle Vodka. Guests will also congratulate the newest recipient of the foundations annual Glass Slipper Award, a woman celebrated for her dedication and service to Collier County children. Tickets are $75 per person. Call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 6434755 to make your reservation. Bidding for bachelors to benefit pageantA bachelor auction to benefit the Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Scouting is under way for eligible bachelors of all ages and all walks of life. Volunteers are also welcome to join the auction planning committee. For more information, call Kimberley Ouimet at 342-8112 or e-mail kimoui@ comcast.net. Book your trip to the land of the tsarsTicketholders for the David Lawrence Foundations 2010 gala fundraiser will be transported to St. Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire and the land of splendid palaces, imperial estates and monuments. The adventure begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at The Naples Yacht Club and will include dinner, dancing, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP guest or $5,000 per table of 10. For more information, call 354-1416 or via e-mail to carols@dlcmhccom. Magical evening at Pelican BayThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts its sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on Thursday, March 4, 2010, under a tent at Cap dAntibes at Pelican Bay. The mangrove-fringed property will be transformed into an elegant, eco-chic environ for an evening that will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. A seated dinner and live auction will follow.The Conservancy will also present its Eagle Award, an honor bestowed annually to a citizen representing leadership in environmental protection and conservation. This years recipient is Ellin Goetz, a former Conservancy board member and current honorary chair of the Magic Under the Mangroves committee. Patron packages begin at $3,500, and individual tickets are $550. For more information, call 403-4219 or visit www.conservancy.org/magic.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 Youth Leadership Collier students from the class of 2009 recently presented the Neighborhood Health Clinic with a check for $9,623. Nancy Lascheid, NHC co-founder, announced that the clinic received additional donations directly in response to the students efforts for a total of $13,153. These high school students have saved lives, and we are grateful for their contribution, Mrs. Lascheid said. Over the summer, the students put on a Neighborhood Fashion Show to raise funds for the clinic. The community-oriented event at the Sugden Community Theatre included models from Leadership Collier and Youth Leadership Collier alumni and fashions from local stores. A silent auction and raffle helped raise funds. 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Sunday, October 25th 10:30AM-1:00PM Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort 5001 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs Enjoy a full hot breakfast and a chance to meet and get autographs from the Florida Everblades Team! Fantastic silent and live auctions will include one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia and a luxury trip to Boston for the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park!Dont miss this event to bene t The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Sponsored in part by:Part of The Boston Red Sox/Childrens Hospital Celebrity Event Series. Photos courtesy of Al Larson. $100 Adults $50 Children under 12Special Guest Host, Clayton Ferraro of WINK News.239-985-3550 for more information and tickets. Presents
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Retailers and restaurateurs throughout the historic shopping and dining district offer specialty items and promotions to bene t Komen Southwest Florida and the Garden of Hope and Courage. >> Elements Therapeutic Massage in Collection at Vanderbilt is donating $5 to FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, for every massage given. For more information and to make a massage appointment, call 514-2211. >> The Spa at Naples Bay Resort: Treat yourself to a massage and the spa will donate $5 to Komen Southwest Florida. THROUGH OCT. 20 >> Tanger Outlets Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign: Shoppers who purchase a $1 coupon to bene t Komen Southwest Florida will enjoy 25 percent off at Tanger Outlet on the way to Sanibel Island. SATURDAY, OCT. 10 >> Third annual Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Bicycle Ride: Pedal 10 miles or 25 miles beginning at 10 a.m. at the Trek store in Coconut Point. Proceeds bene t the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Call 390-9909 or e-mail Sandra@ trekbikes orida.com. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14 >> Ladies Night Out: 5:30-8 p.m. at Radiology Regional Center in Estero, an evening of pampering and polishing to bene t Komen Southwest Florida. 10201 Arcos Ave., Estero. >> Blu Goes Pink: 7-10 p.m at Blu Sushi in Gulf Coast Town Center, a soulful evening of blues to bene t Komen Southwest Florida Af liate. Entertainment will be by Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 15-18>> Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples: Begins with a survivors fashion show Oct. 15 to bene t Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc. Call 417-4600.FRIDAY, OCT. 16 >> Clicquot for the Cure: 3 p.m. to midnight at The Naples Grande. Wear your best pink and orange out t to bene t Komen Southwest Florida. SATURDAY, OCT. 17 >> Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: A 5K walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society steps out at 8 a.m. from The Village on Venetian Bay. Call 261-0337. >> A Pink Tea Party at Pandora: Enjoy tea, cookies specialgiveways and more all afternoon at Pandora at Mercato. MONDAY, OCT. 19 >> Cocktails and fashions at Blu Martini: Bella U Salon and Anne Fontaine join forces at 9 p.m. at Blue Martini in Mercato. Any donation over $5 for the American Cancer Society will entitle the donor to a special Pink Martini. Call 261-0337 or visit www. bellausalon.com. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21 >> The eighth annual Women Supporting Women Wine Tasting: A bene t for Cancer Alliance of Naples, 5:30-8 p.m. at Handsome Harrys, 1205 Third Street South. $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. Call 435-3988 or e-mail email@example.com. THURSDAY, OCT. 22 >> Mammos and Manicures: A girls night out for breast health at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Schedule a mammogram between 5 and 8 p.m. and enjoy some complimentary pampering while youre there. Space is limited. Call 354-6373. THURSDAY, OCT. 29 >> Paintings for Pink: An exhibit opening at Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples. Call 403-7787. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOV. 6-7 >> Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina and Marine Max team up to join the ght against breast cancer with a weekend of fun on Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-4371 or visit www. snookbightmarina.com. Compiled by Mari Hornbeck, Florida Weekly The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida Affiliate and the Collier County Chapter of Hadassah will host a luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to bring awareness to women on the issue of breast cancer. The congresswoman will discuss her experience with breast cancer and her introduction of the EARLY Act for young women. Additional speakers will include Dr. Harmindar Gill with Advanced Imaging, Amy Lademann of Beyond Motion and Dorothy Hirsch, policy chair for Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida Affiliate. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 Home safety: Seven rules to prevent and escape from resBY BILL GARWOOD ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyMost people take steps to avoid a fire in their homes. Despite this, and often due to causes beyond our control, fires do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 4,000 Americans die and 20,000 are injured every year from fires. To minimize the chances of a fire or firerelated tragedy in your home, follow these seven simple rules: Rule 1: Have properly operating smoke detectors installed in all required locations. Some state codes require smoke detectors in every bedroom, in hallways outside bedrooms and on each floor of the dwelling, including basements. In newer construction, detectors are required to be hard wired into the electrical system, and all detectors must sound at the same time. If you have an older house, you can buy battery-operated smoke detectors at your local hardware or home improvement store. Both hard-wired and batteryoperated smoke detectors have test buttons to ensure they operate properly. Designate a day a year to test them. Smoke detectors tied into a security system may be the best protection, as they can place a call directly to the fire department. Rule 2: Have one or more fully charged fire extinguishers readily available in the house. If the fire is detected early enough, you may be able to put it out before it gets out of control. Remember, do not be a hero. If you have any concern that the fire is already out of control, get out of the house immediately. Rule 3: Every bedroom or basement with a habitable space should have a means of escape. This means every bedroom should have a door or window to the exterior of the house. In houses permitted after Oct. 1, 1991, these windows must be of a minimal size when opened. That size is 5 square feet for a ground floor window and 5.7 square feet for a second-floor window. Windows must also be a minimum of 20 inches wide and 24 inches tall, and the sill cannot be higher than 44 inches off the floor. Burglar bars on windows will restrict the ability of people to escape. For fire safety, burglar bars should be removed from at least one window in every bedroom or be easily opened with a thumb latch, not a key. Doors with double-cylinder dead bolts also will restrict the ability to escape if a key is not readily available. Changing of double-cylinder dead bolts to single-cylinder dead bolts (with a thumb latch on the inside) is recommended. Rule 4: Many home fires start in bedrooms. Be careful when burning candles. Have the candle mounted in a sturdy base and extinguish the candle when you leave the room or go to bed. Never light a candle near objects that can catch fire, such as curtains or clothing. Rule 5: Space heaters should be kept at least 3 feet away from anything that will burn. When buying one, look for a model with an automatic shut-off if the heater tips over. Also look for a heater listed by a qualified testing laboratory like Underwriters Laboratories. Always follow the manufacturers instructions when installing and using the heaters. Turn all space heaters off when you leave the house or go to bed. Rule 6: If you burn wood in your fireplace, have the fireplace and chimney inspected yearly by a qualified chimney sweep. Make sure that you burn only seasoned hardwood, not pine. Rule 7: Have an escape plan for you and your family, including routes you and other family members would use. Plan the routes carefully and practice using them frequently. Heat and smoke can be more deadly than flames, so stay close to the floor and cover your mouth when escaping. And in a real emergency, once you get out of the house, stay out. A vacation without news can lift spiritsBY CHRISTINE STAPLETON ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyMy job is very depressing, and I have depression. Still, I love my job. I am a newspaper reporter. I have been a journalist for almost 30 years, but I have been in love with the news for much longer. In junior high school I followed the war in Vietnam. In high school I devoured the Watergate hearings, the Manson murders and Patty Hearsts kidnapping. Love Canal, Son of Sam, John Lennons death, assassination attempts against Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. The more twisted and depressing the better. About half of my career was spent covering criminal trials. It was a daily smorgasbord of depravity and misery: A rape victim carrying her rapists child; a black man doused with gasoline and set on fire by two white supremacists; a young mother who wanted to keep her only child on life support and the father who did not. I thought about these things this morning as I got ready for work. I have been on vacation and a self-imposed news blackout for two weeks. No newspapers, television or radio news. No reading work e-mail. No discussions about news events or any work-related topics. Surprisingly, the world kept spinning without me knowing anything more than tomorrows marine forecast. I have never gone this long without news, and it was a wonderful, serene vacation. It was also very enlightening. I did not realize how much the news affects me and the toll it has taken on my psyche. Years of assignments that took me to an accident scene where I listened to the moans of a little boy trapped inside a crushed truck or to a courtroom where I watched the tortured testimony of a mother whose baby was decapitated when a road sign crashed through her windshield or to Death Row, where I watched a killer die in the electric chair, had kinda gotten to me. Do this long enough and you begin to think its just another day at the office. But its not. Often I hear people say that the news is depressing. Yeah, yeah, yeah ... whatever, I thought, then skipped to my next murder trial. But when you have depression, bipolar and alcoholism, this kind of career is very, very dangerous. Every night I had a damn good reason to drink, which fueled my depression. Pushing deadlines fed my mania. After two weeks without news, I realized that the news really is depressing and it really does affect my mental health. I HEALTHY LIVING Accurate health information at the click of a mouseJustine Herl knows all about cardiac angiography, joint replacements and bariatric surgery. But the 35-year-old Health Matters producer doesnt suffer from the conditions that require these procedures. Her job is to make the procedures understandable for her audience, which is what A.D.A.M. does for her. A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy is an online multimedia health encyclopedia that is available to the public at no charge through the Lee Memorial Health System Web site. There are currently more than 7,000 pages of A.D.A.M. content available on www.LeeMemorial.org. When Im writing a story, of course I talk to the doctor, but I use A.D.A.M. on the Lee Memorial Health System Web site to double-check facts. I also use it when Im preparing to see a doctor so Im fully aware of the condition were going to discuss, she says. Just today I looked up how to calculate body mass index. You dont have to be a health reporter to benefit from the A.D.A.M. content. Patients can use the articles to research a disease or condition, or learn about an upcoming test. A symptom checker tool enables users to click on the body part where they are experiencing pain and learn about conditions that could be causing the pain. The articles are easy to understand you dont need a medical degree or background in health care to read them, says Anne Rose, executive director of marketing and communications for Lee Memorial Health System. She adds that A.D.A.M. helps to prepare patients for their next visit to the doctors office because it provides information about what to expect during the visit and questions to ask their physician. The online health encyclopedia also includes articles about what to do after being discharged, self-care instructions and special diets. Additionally, users can prepare for emergencies by reading the A to Z database of BY DANA THIMONS ____________________Special To Florida Weeklypoisons or injuries. There are also streaming health videos, which educate viewers about topics such as asthma, flu, allergies, living with a newborn and caring for young children. Many pages on the LMHS Web site have links to A.D.A.M. content embedded in them. This enables a reader to quickly and easily find more information about a condition or procedure. LMHS updates the health information site every three weeks to ensure that all information is upto-date and timely. For example, many people are currently concerned about swine flu, so there is a lot of information about it available through A.D.A.M. We chose A.D.A.M. because it is one of the largest and most comprehensive medical information, image and animation libraries in the world. The information is reviewed by physicians, and physicians are consistently asked for their input to make the site better, says Ms. Rose. We are proud to offer this tool to our community and the patients that we serve, she adds. walked into the newsroom this morning and I felt a knot tighten in my chest. The trial of two teens charged with gang-raping a woman and forcing her to simulate sex with her 12-year-old son has begun; and an angry reader called not once, but twice to tell me I didnt know what I was writing about. Just four hours back in the newsroom and my glow is gone. Thank God I still have one week of vacation left this year. Im really going to need it.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NEWS A23 A FLORIDA COMPANY 265 E. Marion Ave, #116, Punta GordaRobert Wyatt, VICEPRESIDENT, Nationally known Cer tified S enior A dvisor & Board Member for N ational R ev erse M or tgage Assoc. REVERSE MORTGAGE* For Florida Resident Homeowners age 62+ INFORMATION MEETINGS FREEAPPROVED FHA LENDER Tue, Oct 27 at11AMEDISONRESTAURANT3583 MCGREGORBLVDFORTMYERS(800)954-1020Toll FreeCall For Reservations: LUNCHEONIf you cannot attend, call Rob for a FREE no obligation consultation. Take a stroll down Memory Lane and help raise funds for those who can no longer remember. Two events coming up will raise money for local Alzheimers disease support groups. The Alzheimers Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will hold its annual Memory Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17. Prewalk activities begin at 8 a.m. and the twomile walk steps out at 9 a.m. from St. Ann School, 542 Eighth Avenue. For registration information, call (800) 772-8672. The next afternoon, local members of Soroptimist International are holding a sock hop to benefit the Alzheimers Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and the Alzheimers Support Network. The s-style fun is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. Tickets are $20 per person and include an Italian buffet lunch with dancing to the music of the s. Soroptimist charter member Jeannie Upton will entertain with various local musicians. A silent auction, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will raise additional funds. Noodles co-owners and brothers Matt and Seth Berman are donating the restaurant for the afternoon to host the event. Soroptimists are committed to making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Alzheimers disease seriously impacts the lives of everyone in the family, but women are often most affected because they are the primary caregivers and sole supporters, both financially and emotionally, for loved ones who battle the devastating symptoms of Alzheimers, explains Rita Albaugh, director of the local Soroptimist chapter. There are only eight states in the U.S. with more cases of Alzheimers disease than are in the Alzheimers AssociationFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter service region. Nationally, one in every 57 people of all ages has Alzheimers disease. In Florida it is one in every 38 people. In the areas served by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, it is one in every 30. The Alzheimers Support Network is dedicated to serving families dealing with Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia in Collier County. Funding is entirely through individual and corporate donations. All funds raised stay within the community and are used for direct service; 100 percent of administrative work is completed by volunteers. To seek assistance or to volunteer with the Alzheimers Support Network in Collier County, call 262-8388, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alzsupport.org. For s sock hop tickets or information about membership in Soroptimist International, call 821-5562 or 269-6320. Memory Walk, s sock hop will help Alzheimers agenciesThe Southwest Florida Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place Saturday, Nov. 7, at Estero Community Park. Young and old from Sarasota to Naples are expected for the fun, family day that includes music, free food and entertainment. In addition, families affected by autism can benefit from an resource fair. Last years walk drew almost 3,000 participants and raised nearly $200,000. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, whose mission is to advance autism research, awareness, advocacy and family services. Today, one in 150 children is diagnosed with autism (one in 94 boys) and a new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. To register for the walk and for more information, call (813) 407-1704 or visit www.walknowforautism.org/swflorida. To learn more about Autism Speaks, visit www.autismspeaks.org. Walk Now for Autism SpeaksIn order to better identify its services, the Senior Friendship Center has changed its name to Friendship Health Clinic. At 811 Seventh Avenue South, the nonprofit clinic provides low-income Collier County residents aged 50-plus with quality health and dental services using volunteer professionals. More than 2,000 residents annually benefit from medical and dental care provided by retired volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses and support staff. For more information, call 263-7425. Senior Friendship Center changes its name to Friendship Health Clinic r e t o f s t ne rca l u c d a s e s e s Th wo r lie ea ti a e d b y To s w it h t h w or k i n e -mai l v isit F in i c Now Available on Marco Island Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Pick up a copy of Florida Weekly at any of these fine Marco Island establishments
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Reddish egrets usually fish alone. Thats just as well, because they most certainly would get in each others way. The rarest of the North American herons and egrets, the reddish egret almost became extinct around 1910 when it was hunted for its showy red plumes. Today there only about 3,000 nesting pair in the world, and 450 of these are in Florida. Its breeding range is limited almost entirely to Floridas west coast and the coasts of Louisiana, Texas and parts of Mexico.Rare and feisty, the reddish egret puts on a funny show BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSOrnithologist John Ogden says wading birds prefer a humid climate, mud flats and mangrove roots where fish hide and mosquitoes lurk. Unlike other herons and egrets, this bird also prefers brackish or salty water, rarely venturing inland to freshwater ponds or streams. This preference for salty coastal areas severely limits its available habitat. In Floridas Charlotte Harbor alone, more than one-half of the brackish estuaries have disappeared in recent years due to development. The reddish egret has two color phases. Unlike the little blue heron, which begins life as a white bird and later molts into a slate blue color, the reddish egret keeps its color for life. Ninety to 95 percent of the birds have a slate blue body and reddish head and neck; the other 5-10 percent are what is called a white morph. When referring to bird coloration, morph means a rare but constant color pattern; the bird does not morph into another color. Both the blue and the white birds have shaggy neck feathers and are about 30 inches tall, the size of a tricolored heron. Both the bluish-red and the white colored birds also have a distinctive pink bill with a black tip. The two color phases interbreed. I find it curious that for all their beauty, herons have an unpleasant voice. If you come upon one unexpectedly, the disturbed bird will take to the sky with a loud, raspy croak that makes a crow sound melodious. Perhaps this is a defense mechanism to scare away predators. Because reddish egrets are rare, fun to watch and very photogenic, I recommend you walk some of our beaches and estuaries looking for these playful birds. If you see one or have seen one in the wild, Id love to hear from you. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. Jump start your kayaking skillsRookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a workshop aimed at getting beginners comfortable with kayaks from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 22. Participants will gain hands-on experience and instruction on paddling techniques, simple rescue maneuvers, tips on safe paddling and more. Course leaders are certi ed as kayak instructors by the American Canoe Association. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $40, and space is limited to 10 people. For more information and registration, call Brooke Carney, educational specialist at Rookery Bay National Estaurine Research Reserve, at 417-6310, ext. 414, or e-mail email@example.com. .us.. Reddish egret Reddish egret white morphLEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NEWS A25 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session ArgentineTANGO239-738-4184 The essence of energy between a man and a firstname.lastname@example.org www.pablorepuntango.com Pablo Repn PRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPSPRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPSPET NEWS Collier County youngsters who belong to 4-H will knock on doors selling something different for their fundraiser this year. Instead of cookies or candles, 4-Hers are selling a variety of treats for dogs, horses and cats. The treats are supplied by Best In Show Pet Treats, a Louisville, Ky.-based company has worked closely with hundreds of 4-H groups testing and refining the program. The American-made treats sell for $4 per package. I think this is a fantastic way to teach 4-H kids about the responsibility of handling money and sell a product, says Trisha Aldridge, outreach coordinator for the Collier County 4-H. Theyre also learning how important it is to feed our pets healthy snacks and care for them. As part of the annual fundraising campaign, 4-H members will also offer customers the opportunity to donate a package of pet treats to animal rescue organizations.-H members have donated countless packages of pet treats to animal shelters, humane societies, horse and dog rescue groups, animal therapy organizations, police K-9 units, police mounted patrols, and even military working dogs serving in Iraq, said Jeanne Hilt, president of Best In Show Pet Treats.For more information, call Collier Countys University Extension office at 353-4244. Renovation and expansion are under way at the Humane Society Naples. Set for completion in June 2010, the project will modernize and expand the aging facility to allow for more pet adoptions, pet education classes and pet training. Incorporated in 1960 as a private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society Naples operates a no-kill shelter and provides adoption services for orphaned pets. The adoption center at 370 Airport-Pulling Road North is open 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. Visitors to www.hsnaples.org can view short video clips of progress on the $3.9 million expansion project. For information about ways to help, contact Andy Reed, development director, at 643-1880, ext. 19, or e-mail andy@ hsnaples.org. As part of Adopt-A-Dog Month, Collier County Domestic Animal Services is giving discount packages valued at $400 to everyone who makes a shelter dog part of their family in October. Adopt a dog from DAS for the $85 fee and, in addition to a new best friend, take home a certificate for a free veterinarian consultation, a discounted or free dog-training session and several discounts to area pet retailers. More than 3,000 canines come to the DAS shelter every year in need of a new family to love and care for them. Three of the dogs currently awaiting adoption are pictured here: Bell, a 2-year-old cocker spaniel/ poodle mix, is a sweet, fun-loving girl who will follow you wherever you go. Ghost, a terrier mix whos 17 months old, is a loving girl whos good on a leash and knows basic commands. Nora, a 5-year-old German shepherd/ pointer mix, is housebroken, walks very well on the leash and knows basic commands. Shelter dogs are a special breed said DAS Director Amanda Townsend. Theyve been lost or abandoned or sometimes tearfully given up. They deserve a second chance, and were happy to offer this incentive package to give their new families a jump-start on a lifetime of good care and love. The DAS shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd. is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. each day. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.collierpets.com. 4-H students will peddle pet treatsHumane Society Naples expansion under wayDiscount coupons come with adopted dogs Bell Ghost Nora IN 41 Minutes $135 ONE WAYBOOK NOW AT(239) 403-3020Daily flights from Naples Municipal
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NEWS A27 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & Golf Memberships Available e Club at e Strand is a Private 27-Hole Championship Golf Club with an elegant and classic Old World ambiance. e Club is ideal for Power Business Meetings, Formal Galas or Intimate Gatherings. Our Award-Winning Chef, Professional Planners and Sta will ensure every detail is beautifully executed for a worry-free experience.A limited number of Single and Family Golf Memberships starting at $10,000 are now being o ered.THE CLUB AT THE STRAND5840 Strand Boulevard Naples, FL 34110 Contact Hilda Gilbert (239) 592-7710 ext. 210 www.theclubatthestrand.com You belong here with us. MUSINGS Rx firstname.lastname@example.org What is the matter? Cant sleep? Well, I myself am going down, mal de mere to the bone. Sea sick. See sick. Krishnamurti said it: It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Now that is profound. Profound as in its original Latin meaning: before the bottom. I want to get all the way to the bottom. Dont you? I want to get down, down to the bottom, to the true object of my desire. I want to push away the pedestrian static and sink to the bottom. To the bottom line. Rock bottom. I want to go down. Chthonic tonic. Under the sea, under the see: A darker, quieter society. Beneath the wavings, what can the matter be? So, down we go. Alas and alack: I find coming out of my mouth a no, screaming, like a promise broken. There is no relief in the matter of the solid terra firma I find below. I am only a crashing into this solid that I discover beneath the sickness of the sea. I cannot abide the bottom line. There is no peace in this deathly amber trapped stagnation. Say what?I know now: I am the matter. Now what? Is it better that I be Wee Willie Winkie, running through the downtown, night gowned. I am rumbling, tumbling round, crowing like a cock. I am wriggling and tugging and rattling and bugging. I am Willy Nilly. Whether with my will or against my will, nolens volens. It is certainly unplanned and haphazard. I love the shilly shally of the It. I love Its hitty missy. I am not still, still dusty from a battle with sleep, hugging the sheep I can no longer count. Or count on. Or long for. Say what? Who is to say? I, myself, will say. I, myself, will waken from the sea sickness and the hardened heart and the mindless run. I myself will waken, from solids and seas, of stillness and breeze. I myself will look at what I cook, up and down. And It will feed you, profoundly, out of the depths and into the mess. It is a matter of heart, a matter of art. It is a naming cut into little pieces, the letters of which are blown away, in breezes and tsunamis. It is the regathering of these parts which morph into recipes of unknown quantity and known savor. The reams of dreams and the tomes of politico visionaries dance and reel, do si do into existence extant and gone. And this pirate does not know if the eye is open or close. If the dream is real, the real is dream. It doesnt matter that It matters. Weary is the mother who has a dusty child, A small short little child, who cant run on his own, Who always has a battle with sleep before hell close an eye But a kiss from his rosy lips gives strength anew to my. (Thanks to William Miller for Willie Winkie, first published in Whistlebinkie: Songs for the Fireside, 1841.) 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. (239)566-8161www.naplesshutter.com Remodeling?Redecorating?Sellingyourhome?Ourhandcraftedhardwoodplantationshutters willtakeyourhomefromnowtoWow!Takingyour homefromnowtoWow! CalltodayforaFREEestimate.Wewillbeatanycompetitorsprice!****Acopyofthecompetitiveproductquotationisrequired.Increasethevalueofyourhome Improvecurbappeal Reduceenergybills Limited,lifetimewarranty Deliveryin3weeksFreein-homeestimateswithcomputerized drawingsseeyourshuttersbeforeyouorder!*Presentadattimeofestimate.Cannot becombinedwithotheroffers.Expires 10/31/09.AdCode:FLW1009onyour plantation shutterorder of100sq.ft. ormore! *SAVE$300
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Whos watching the house?Home horror stories run the gamut. For second-home owners, the biggest fear might be a burglary or a fire that destroys everything. But Diane Westphal, co-owner of Second to None Services, says the worst damage is more likely to be the result of an event that starts out small and gradually morphs into something big without proper surveillance. While her days on the job as a home watch professional are spent looking for telltale signs of leaky pipes and malfunctioning air conditioners run amok, her eye is on the big picture for her clients and her profession. One catastrophe was averted when she noticed a baseboard that had separated from the wall in the elevator foyer of an upscale waterfront high-rise. There was not a drop of water anywhere, but $30,000 in remediation later, that leak had been taken care of, she says. Finding something in the early stages is the difference between damage and disaster. Phone books and Google list numerous home watch services in Southwest Florida. Some of the Web sites offer a range of pricing. Many offer additional specialties, including concierge services such as stocking the refrigerator, tuning up the car for returning owners and cleaning before and after renters or visitors. Companies are aware of the perils that lurk in the vacant home. Many realty companies offer home watch services, and some insurance companies require proof that a seasonal home is being watched while the owners are away. Sub-Zero features a wine cooler that will alert a security company BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE WATCHING, B6 Finding something in the early stages is the difference between damage and disaster. Diane Westphal, Your Home Watch Professionals Looking forward to seasonPlanning Giving Council members, fundraising professionals meet at The von Liebig. B7 New in VineyardsThe Palermo by Premier Builders can be yours for $825,000. B9 In charge at Town HallRick Borman follows his parents in charge of Distinguished Speakers lectures. B2 Your Home Watch Professionals is on the caseWESTPHAL In business, there are always potential threats to be aware of. Unfortunately in todays sophisticated world, the threats are much more serious and could potentially be life-threatening. One such danger, South American theft rings, have been around for decades but are becoming more organized, more mobile and more violent, says Robert Taylor, a retired Miami Beach detective who is now the director of operations for the South American Theft Group Intelligence Network, a nonprofit organization of retired and active law enforcement personnel from agencies across the country. South American Theft Groups are recognized by the FBI as a transnational criminal network that travels the world conducting crimes that range from pick-pocketing to commando-style carjackings of jewelers. The Collier County Sheriffs Office and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a free seminar with SATGIN to help educate local business owners about how South American theft rings operate and how business owners and/or their customers could become a target. The most effective tactic of these groups is the art of distraction, Mr. Taylor explained. Barry Nicholls, owner of Paradise Jewelry in Naples, said his store has been a target in the past, but because he knew what to look for, he did not become a victim. As he explained, a single man will come in the store, then a couple, and maybe a woman with a baby stroller. They make a point of distracting the employees while another steals merchandise. They can take somethingArea businesses take tips from experts about theft ringsSEE POWER POINTS, B6 POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS email@example.com
On the wall of his Pelican Bay office, Rick Borman keeps a framed photo of himself and Newt Gingrich. He and the former Speaker of the House have their heads bowed together, apparently sharing important information. Mr. Borman clasps a folder his hand, and whatever it holds must be valuable, because Mr. Gingrich is clearly hanging on Mr. Bormans every word. But Mr. Borman reveals theyre not discussing the murky waters of foreign policy or the complex nature of healthcare. I think Im telling him a joke, to be honest with you, he recalls with a laugh. Mr. Borman has a special fondness for this photo, but as the president and coproducer of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers series, hes not new to posing in front of the camera with accomplished public figures. Since the series inception in 1983, more than 90 world leaders, historians, authors, performers, scientists and economists have taken a turn at the Town Hall podium. Recently, the list has included Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; actress and activist Mia Farrow; and former Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist. The upcoming 2010 series packs a onetwo punch of political star power: On Feb. 16, Town Hall hosts former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Town Halls interest in President Bush began before he left office, Mr. Borman says. We thought he would have important things to say about the world, about his presidency, he says. Were not interested in what he has to say about the current presidency. The latter isnt the purpose of the series, he explains, nor does he think that would be the former presidents style. Instead, he expects the February event with the two Bush brothers will grant a rare glimpse into the personal side of one of the United States most public families. Slated to appear in January as part of Town Hall is embattled former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is currently being tried on corruption charges. Mr. Borman considers the allegations against Mr. Olmert unjustified, and he says the former prime minister has conveyed the same sentiments to him through a spokesperson. My belief is that its politically motivated, he says. Its akin to what happens in our country when a political party goes out of power. He adds the situation is worth watching, but it isnt entirely unusual for Town Hall. Other series speakers have been controversial, too, either at the time they appeared or in their past. Strangely enough, weve seen it before, he says, recalling how Cherie Booth Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, was especially concerned about how she would be perceived by local audiences when she appeared in 2005.Mr. Borman assumed the leadership of the series in May, taking over from his parents, Barbara and Earle Borman, but his involvement in the series began prior to that. He owned a seasonal business in Connecticut, and when his parents bought the speaker series from founder Jeanne Jones in 2003, he began wintering in Naples to handle Town Hall marketing duties.His duties took on some increasingly pleasant perks when he met his wife, Lori, at the Gen. Tommy Franks Town Hall lecture in 2004. The couple married nine months later, and Lori Borman now serves as the series co-producer. In addition to leadership changes, Town Hall underwent an organizational switch earlier this year. Since its creation, Town Hall was a for-profit company, but in May it became a nonprofit. With this, Mr. Borman is considering new directions to explore, including how to take the wisdom of Town Hall speakers and repackage it as an educational experience for students. His goal is to give students a thorough understanding of the mechanisms, foundations and principals of the American governance system, what he called civics. I want to assure that every kid who grows up to voting age has a working understanding of the governing system, so that when they pull that lever, theyre making an informed decision, he says. As the head of a lecture series that continually attracts top global newsmakers, Mr. Borman believes hes well positioned to do that. He recently approached local educational and state leaders about how to begin such a program. Also, thanks to the series, Mr. Borman notes, he has a direct line to some of the best minds in the United States. Thats the beauty of my bully pulpit, he says. Thats probably the coolest part of my job.And he can tell a few good jokes, too. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 BY ELIZABETH KELLAR firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS PROFILE All kidding aside, Town Hall president has a serious mission Rick Borman, right, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at a Naples Town Hall lecture.COURTESY PHOTO Its tough out there. Even well-established companies need to reduce costs and be more productive. Data networking services from EMBARQ can help you gain a competitive advantage with more bandwidth, increased security and rock-solid reliability to better serve your customers. Our flexible solutions grow with your business to help save money in the future, too. 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Restrictions Apply.BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDFREE!BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDFREE!With purchase of 2 beveragesHappy HourMon thru Fri 3p-7p Mon thru Thurs 10p-2a$2 $4 $5DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTSALL WELLS & HOUSE WINESSPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Rid g e Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2aLive Music 7 Nights a Week! 1/2 Price Appetizers and Small Pizzas NEWLate Night MenuFri. Sun. 10p CloseCity Oven Bar Music SOUTH STREET MONEY & INVESTINGTwelve months ago, our world our economic world was turned topsy turvey, upside down and inside out. No need to recount the seeds of the problems or how the turmoil played out (Bear Stearns begot Lehman Brothers begot AIG). No need to describe how this implosion has manifested itself in our lives, corporations, investments and jobs, etc. All have been hurt; none unscathed; some devastated. What ensued was a series of gargantuan, emergency government responses. As opposed to TARP, which threw money at the problems, the Federal Reserve shoveled funds into the banks (and the investment banks which morphed into banks to get the help), at least a more discriminating form of help than TARP. But that is all in the past and all eyes are on the future. The predominant, future-oriented questions that have merged are: Where is the U.S. in terms of the economic recovery? Will the stock market continue its upward advance? Does the U.S. face inflation (due to aggressive monetary and fiscal measure)? Or do we face a very depressing deflation, as Japanese have experienced over the past 20 years?One year laterAs to the economic status, in the first quarter of 2009, real (inflation adjusted) GDP fell at a 6.4 percent rate; the second quarter fell at a 0.7 percent rate; and the third quarter is expected to grow at 3 percent. The third-quarter uptick is widely attributed to the Cash-for-Clunkers program and the recent expenditures made under TARP. So the problem lies in the fourthquarter and beyond. From here, where oh where will growth be generated? The stock market has rebounded approximately 60 percent from the March 6 lows, with the move being almost straight up. Maybe some will think that this leading economic indicator is indicating that the economy will straight up recover too. But this should not be the inference. There are too many problems, too many complications and too much of a loss of confidence to expect that. An analogy of what we might expect is seen in a recuperating patient who just had heart surgery, but a month earlier had his leg amputated, all the while dealing with respiratory problems and some still-undiagnosed ailments. To expect a quick recovery without relapse is more than a best-case scenario. We are doing well now but it is more than conceivable that 2010 might see the economy falter.As to the stock market rocket rise. well, 60 percent appreciation since March 6 lows is huge but some call it a bull move still within a bear market, meaning that downward drafts still lie ahead. The market might test new lows, might have 20 percent drops and then resume the advance, and all this might happen several times in the ensuing next several years. As stated in this column previously, the market is trading at 20 percent above its 200 day moving average, an anomaly, something which rarely happens but, when it has, the market has most often retreated or had a significant stall (going nowhere for a long time.) For those with Statistics 101 under their belts, it is best described as two standard deviations from the mean, an extremely low probability of occurring. If S&P earnings rise to $82 for 2010 (yes, the current market is now trading based on expectations of future earnings), and assuming a P/E of 15, the S&P could be fairly valued at 1,230, a 16 percent increase from here. Is this a best-case scenario? Maybe and, if so, chips off the table or covered call writing (see the Sept. 2 Florida Weekly column titled Covered Calls) is in order. For those still in loss positions, dont think you have to hang in there waiting for the last 5 percent move in the short term; chances are you wont be able to call the intermediate top and, as later described, there may be ample opportunity for you to catch multiple bull runs or pieces of them in the future. As to the issue of deflation or inflation, there is not much more to be said beyond what was written in the Aug. 5 Florida Weekly titled The great debate: Inflation or deflation. What can be added to the discussion, though, is an observation that Bill Gross, who runs the mega-billion dollar PIMCO bond funds and who is consulted by top government officials, has made a major shift in his bond allocations to heavier weightings in long government bonds and lesser weightings in mortgage-related securities. Mr. Gross is not always right but hes considered to be an expert among experts in bonds. And no portfolio allocations in bonds are made absent a view about inflation. Mr. Grosss portfolio mix is decidedly favoring low or lower rates and he prefers less risk (holding U.S. Government Bonds in preference to lesser credit quality). Many Southwest Florida residents want this (all of the above) translated into what it means for them in the real estate market. For us, it always comes back to real estate, our lifeblood. It may mean very little. The Florida market has been among the worst hit. Other real estate markets have not been anywhere as hard hit and rightfully so. But just as the March stock market lows were really in oversold territory, it might be oversold territory for this regional real estate market. Market corrections always take out those heavy on margin (debt) and those who become panic stricken whether the market is the stock market, or real estate or crude oil or tech stocks. Maybe Southwest Florida is forming a base. The Japanese stock market, the Nikkei, peaked in 1989 and in the following 20 years, Japan experienced horrific deflation. The stock market had multiple major rallies, but all within a bear market. There were at least seven big Nikkei rallies: 34 percent; 48 percent; 34 percent; 56 percent; 62 percent; and 140 percent. The bad news is that the Nikkei is still down 70 percent from its 1989 peak. Bottom line: talk to your advisers, insurance agents, lawyers and planners. The old normal is gone and we are in the process of creating a new normal. It may take several years, and some of your previous plans (retirement, schooling, estate plans) may have changed. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com. qu G qu th ce at JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
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Owner and audiologist April Royan received a bachelors degree in audiology from Illinois State University and a masters from the University of Illinois. She worked as a diagnostic and dispensing audiologist with Collier Otolaryngology before joining Sonic Innovations as a regional field trainer for Florida. Eventually she was promoted to regional training manager for the Southeastern United States. Decibels Audiology and Hearting Aid Center partners with Alessi Family Care to offer free wellness and hearing health seminars. The clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call 593-5327 or visit www. napleshearingaids.com. The In Bloom flower showroom and gallery on the second floor at the International Design Center in Estero celebrates its grand opening from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Special guest will be Jason Champion, HGTV Design Star finalist. Whether accents for the home, for a commercial space or for a grand event, the staff at In Bloom creates custom floral art that links colors, fabrics, textures and design detail. The new showroom also features local, state and national artists who have consigned their original works of floral-inspired art dcor. Destiny Learning Center celebrates its grand opening at Restoration Church, 7690 Running Buck Court, with a Kids Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Teachers will present a special story time for the children and will conduct tours of the new preschool. Refreshments will be served from Planet Smoothie. The preschool offers child care and development programs for infants through 4-year-olds. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Full time, part time and day rates are offered. For more information and enrollment applications, call 304-1496 or visit www. destinylearningcenter.org. Dealers at the Home & Garden Mall invite shoppers and browsers to tour the 8,000-square-foot mall with resale and consigned furniture, accessories, art and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. The mall is near Outback Steakhouse in Tanglewood Marketplace at 4910 U.S. 41. Call 262-2224 for more information. The Queen Mary Pub is the third restaurant to open in Ave Marias town center, La Piazza. Designed by AM Johnson and built by PBS Construction, the pub has a distinct British ambiance along with flat-screen TVs for sports fans and a stage for live entertainment. British and American fare is served from 4-10 p.m. Friday, from noon to midnight Saturday, and from 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Naples gets first Batteries Plus franchiseAudiology, hearing aid center opensIn Bloom grand opening setPreschool celebrates grand opening Happy Birthday, SCORE!Home & Garden Mall plans open houseQueen Mary Pub opens at Ave MariaThe newest franchise of Batteries Plus, a nationwide chain serving retail and commercial customers, has opened at 1118 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Jason Fry is the owner. The store offers a comprehensive selection of batteries, battery-related products and technical support. Each location has the equipment and expertise to assemble, test, condition and design custom battery packs for rechargeable household and commercial products ranging from watches and cameras to talking books for children and keyless entry door locks. Batteries Plus will check car batteries and charging and starting systems and also sells automotive accessories such as jumper cables, terminals and cleaners. The store also recycles lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride and lithium ion batteries, as well as alkaline batteries. Last year, the Batteries Plus chain recycled more than 191 tons of batteries of all different shapes and sizes. ROYAN SCORE Naples, the all-volunteer group of advisors to local small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs, recently celebrated its 21st birthday. The chapters 60 members, with more than 1,650 combined years of experience, offer free and confidential advice on a wide range of business issues. Last year they conducted individual 1,050 counseling sessions and 33 workshops. Left to right: Michael Reagen, president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; Chick Heithaus, incoming SCORE Naples chairman; Ekkehard Grampp, outgoing SCORE Naples chairman; and Henry Rambacher, one of the chapter founders in 1988. COURTESY PHOTO h ow l n W c t u roo m artis
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 BUSINESS B5 SCORE Naples presents Quick B ooks Basics, a free seminar about the business accounting software for smallto mid-sized businesses, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Instructors are CPA Peggy Maltarich, treasurer of the SCORE Naples chapter, and Cheryl Willett, president of Willett Business Management. Register online at www.napleschamber.org or call SCORE at 430-0081. 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 $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 Sou thwest 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. T he Greater Naples Chamber of C ommerce holds it next Business After 5 event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Encore Bank. Cost for member is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members (limited to two events) are $25. To register visit www.napleschamber.org. Th e Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce presents Tactics for Tough Times with Jerry Ross, executive director of the Disney Entrepreneur Center, from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Embassy Suites, Estero. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The seventh annual Pr ofessional Advisors Conference hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County takes place from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Hilton Naples. Professional advisors in Collier and Lee counties are welcome. The Community Foundation will submit applications for Continuing Education Credit for CLE, CPA-CPE, CTFA and CFP. Registration is $50. Call Susan Barton at 649-5000. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch onc e a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting Oct. 23) 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. T he Naples Area Professional Lea gue 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. WNOC C Womens Networking of C ollier 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. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL One of the hardest tasks in retirement is deciding how much of your savings you can afford to spend. Traditionally, many investors have followed the 4 percent rule, where you multiply the savings you have when you enter retirement by 0.04, or 4 percent. The result is what you take from your savings for the year. Each subsequent year, you adjust that same amount for inflation regardless of the change in your portfolios value and withdraw the new amount. 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While Second to None Services was developing nicely, she says, she still wanted to address the lack of a professional organization for those in the home watch business. More than a year ago, she formed Your Home Watch Professionals and started conducting workshops to teach the nuts and bolts of home watch to those entering the profession. She found a receptive audience. Larry Markwart was one of her first students. His company, 951 Home Watch & Beyond, services homes in communities south of I-75 along the 951 corridor and on Marco Island. I went to her workshops for five or six weeks, Mr. Markwart says. Her enthusiasm helped convince me that I could do this, but its more than that. She stresses that home watch professionals should be licensed and bonded. A professional home watch service is not the same as your neighbors or friends watching your home. Ms. Westphal trains home watchers to seek out hidden problems, one way being to divide a home into zones defined by water sources. Another is to look for the obvious such as power outages or bug infestation. She hasnt yet come across what the media is most focused on: burglary. She says the most horrific story shes heard about so far has to do with a duck that wandered into a home as homeowners were loading their car to leave for the summer. When they returned six months later, the big bird was deceased and evidence of its final struggle was everywhere. Want me to tell you what a dead duck smells like? she asks, adding a home watch professional might not have been there in time to save the duck, but he or she would have found it within a few days and could have cleaned everything up before the homeowners returned. Your Home Watch Professionals is currently geared toward those entering the business. The draws of the profession include low start-up costs, no employers and flexible schedules. Ms. Westphal offers forms, a home watch agreement, step-by-step procedures and guidance. Rose Mary Everett, a realty agent with John R. Wood Inc., met Ms. Westphal her at the Womens Council of Realtors forum when Ms. Westphal was getting started and has introduced Ms. Westphal to several other real estate agents who employ her services. There are many people here that do home watch, but to tell you the truth, Ive never heard of any training, she says. I think its a great idea. Ms. Everett is all for professional standards. My clients who purchase homes to use on a seasonal basis need home watch services, she says. For several years, I have recommended Diane because of her knowledge, reliability, pleasant demeanor and customer-service ethics. Im so pleased that she has developed the training workshops and will create a professional organization to advance professional standards for the industry. This is a much needed resource and will be an asset for all real estate professionals.Accreditation to be offeredMs. Westphals one-hour complimentary presentations four are planned for October at Calistoga Bakery Caf on Airport Pulling Road in Naples review the industry and the need for training. The organization is planning to kick off a membership drive and introduce an accreditation program in 2010. For now, Your Home Watch Professionals is operating in the Naples and Bonita Springs area. The long-term goal is to offer ongoing education and marketing. By establishing industry standards and a referral service of accredited members in a homeowners vicinity, Ms. Westphal says, she aims to make her profession more professional. Ive heard from so many people that dont even know when their home watch person is there or what they do when theyre there, she says. It is unacceptable to have a person who isnt even communicating with you. You want someone whos there every other week at least. There is a method to watching a home. out of a locked case in the time it takes you to turn around to pick up a pen, he said. Another maneuver employed by these groups is the use of booster bags, a device that appears normal in shopping circumstances but contains layers of tinfoil that allows security tags to pass through a retailers security system undetected. We have zero tolerance for shoplifters, said Mr. Taylor. Not all of the crimes take place in retail stores, he added. Other approaches are lotto scams where they swindle people out of money in order to claim nonexistent winnings. In other instances, these groups have been known to steal merchandise out of cars. And while most of the crimes are non-violent, Mr. Taylor said younger members of theft rings are beginning to resort to violence. Ursula Pfahl, chief operations officer for Yamron Jewelers in Naples, attended the training and was surprised to learn how sophisticated some theft-ring tactics are and how the perpetrators often manage to stay a step ahead of law enforcement. To help combat this, Mr. Taylor introduced the business owners to SATGINs network that allows businesses to easily report suspicious activity or persons. Acting as a clearinghouse, SATGIN then distributes the information to law enforcement agencies across the country. For more information, visit www. satgin.org.Correction: In the Oct. 1 Power Points about sunset cruises, a portion of Patricia Cottes quote was inadvertently removed. Her full quote was: We didnt want to create something that someone has to save all year long to do one day a year. WATCHINGFrom page 1POWER POINTSFrom page 1 Ive heard from so many people that dont even know when their home watch person is there or what they do when theyre there. It is unacceptable to have a person who isnt even communicating with you. You want someone whos there every other week at least. There is a method to watching a home. Diane Westphal
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 Cheryl Deering has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Quail West, the 1,180-acre masterplanned community in North Naples. Ms. Deering has spent 35 years in a variety of sales and advertising positions from Los Angeles to New York and has invested the last 22 years in the Southwest Florida real estate industry. Most recently, she served as director of sales and marketing at West Bay Development Corp. in Estero, guiding the sales success of the Jasmine Bay Towers. Previously she was vice president for Sterling Properties of Florida, representing real estate holdings in Naples Bay Resort. Ms. Deering also led the sales and marketing efforts at Bonita Bay Groups Mediterra from its inception in 1999 to 2004. Other projects included the relaunch of TwinEagles and the launch of Treviso Bay and its branding of the TPC Golf Course. She also developed, marketed and sold in Pelican Bay and Pelican Marsh. A licensed real estate broker since 1991, she is co-chair of the Sales & Marketing Council of Collier Building Industry Association. Frank J. Pezzuti has joined Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. as a sales associate in the companys Vanderbilt Beach office at 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Mr. Pezzuti attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., and Regents College International Business Program in London. He earned his Florida real estate license in 2009 and has an extensive background in real estate sales and marketing, project management, investments, finance and new construction. For four years he served as project manager and vice president with WCI Communities Inc. in Valhalla, N.Y. He also worked as an NYSE clerk for Spear Leeds & Kellogg, and as a market maker trader for Goldman Sachs & Co. Premier Builders completes the Palermo villaREAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS BRIEFS 21st annual Ross Show announcedThe Collier Building Industry Association and the Sales and Marketing Council host the 21st annual Ross W. McIntosh Show, a Naplescentric perspective of residential development, coming up Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Quail West Country Club. Ross McIntosh has been the Leading Land Guy in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years and compiles astonishing facts and figures for his annual market overview and insights into the who, where and why of the deals that are being made. The theme for this years Ross Show is Whodathunkit? He will present on where weve been, where we are now and where were going. A cocktail reception and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by Mr. Ross presentation at 6:30 p.m. Gulfshore Life At Home is the sponsor. For more information or to make reservations, call the CBIA office at 436-6100. Kira Krumm Interior Design nabs awardsKira Krmm Interior Design received two awards at the American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Awards ceremony recently at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The firm won in the Show House category for The Yin Room, a master bedroom suite that was designed for the 2009 Designers Showcase at the International Design Center in Estero. The room featured products from Krmms own line, the Kira Krmm Kollection. The aesthetics of the space were inspired by nature and Krmms appreciation for Eastern culture. The firms second accolade, Best Interior Renovation in the Wild Card category, was for a renovation in the Claridge high-rise condominium in Naples. The Design Excellence Awards competition is dedicated to the advancement of design excellence through recognition of outstanding and significant design. This year, entries were judged by the Illinois chapter of the ASID. Kira Krmm Interior Design, with headquarters at the IDC, specializes in luxury private residences from Marco Island to Estero. DEERING PEZZUTI RANDALL PERRY/COURTESY PHOTOS The Kira Krmm Interior Design team: Kira Krmm, Megan Rozin, Erin Carlin, Randi Espy and Laurie AndersenPremier Builders, the exclusive homebuilder for Vineyards Development Corp., has completed construction of the Palermo model in the enclave Chestnut Grove of Hammock Isles at Vineyards. The Palermo is a three-bedroom plus study, three-bath villa home. The model encompasses 2,690 square feet of airconditioned living area, and the entire residence, including the two-car garage and lanai, totals 3,656 square feet. Special features include a great room, a mini bar, a lanai with a pool and spa, brick paver patio, driveway and sidewalks, a master suite with walk-in closets and a spacious master bath with a Jacuzzi. Almost every room has a lake view. The Palermo model starts at a base price of $825,800. Chestnut Grove in Hammock Isles, a neighborhood within Vineyards, is an enclave of Italian villas set apart by a European stone bridge. It features 16 fountains, a tropical island hammock and a tree park. Vineyards is a 1,375-acre gated residential community that has two 18-hole golf courses, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and single-family and multifamily homes priced from the $700,000s to more than $4 million. The Vineyards Corporate Center, which houses its sales offices, is at 75 Vineyards Blvd., east of I-75 off Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call 353-1920 or visit www.VineyardsNaples.com. Full golf memberships to Vineyards Country Club are available for a limited time. For more information on membership opportunities, call 353-1500. Newest Vineyards model starts at $825,000SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOSAbove and below right: The Palermo by Premier Buildiers is in the Vineyards community of Chestnut Grove in Hammock Isles.
5100 Bell Tower Park Boulevard | Fort Myers, Florida 33912239.433.2500 | 800.445.2795 | www.BellTowerPark.comSALES & INFORMATION CENTER HOURS: Monday Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Award-Winning Furnished Models Open Daily(L) 1st Floor AVALON (Carriage Home) 1,748 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths Den & 1-Car Garage $187,000 (R) ASHFORD (Courtyard Home) 1,746 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths 2-Car Garage From $250,000 TROPICAL TREATS AT ASWEET PRICE ( L) 1 st (C 2 Be dr o 2 Bedro Den ( C o 2 B e d r o F The Residences at Bell Tower Park has some very tasty new home prices that youll nd very easy to swallow! Courtyard residences with 1,746 square feet of living area are now priced from $250,000, and carriage homes with 1,748 square feet of living area are from $187,000. These are brand new homes in a park-like community with resort amenities close to all that Southwest Florida has to offer. Stop in and savor the moment! Better hurry...Limited Time Opportunity! DEVELOPER CLOSEOUT! LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY! ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY DEVELOPER TO BUYER OR LESSEE. OFFERED BY GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. DEVELOPERS OF THE RESIDENCES AT BELL TOWER PARK, TARPON POINT MARINA AND PALMAS DEL SOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR FINE COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CALL 239-437-5007 OR VISIT ONLINE AT GPDEVELOPMENT.COM BROCHURE, WEB SITE AND ANY MARKETING MATERIALS PRESENTED ARE NOT LEGAL DOCUMENTS. DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND ARTIST RENDERINGS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, FLOOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WIT HOUT NOTICE. THE PROPERTIES OR INTEREST DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF ANY STATE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THIS ADVERTISEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO ANY RESIDENTS OF NJ, CT, HI, ID, IL OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED, UNLESS THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED OR EXEMPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. RENDERINGS ARE ARTIST CONCEPTION. PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY GROSSE POINTE REALTY, LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2009 GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. Andrea Lane
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 REAL ESTATE B11 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed.$767 per month* $159,500 3587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course. $959 per month* $199,900$529,000$3,298 per month*5325 Cypress Ln, 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, 2 laundry rooms, in-law suite, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest RESCUE TEAMSHORT SALE Navigating you through troubled watersProven track record with over 25 short sale closings in 2009!Lisa Reis, Broker-AssociateLesley Garlock, Christine Yeaw, Let your South Bay Realty Short Sale Team www.southbayrealty.comBUSINESS BRIEFS Richlin Interiors has green lineMaxine Corbett, principal owner/ designer of Naples-based Richlin Interiors, announces the firm has become the statewide, exclusive dealer of bazzo, maker of green kitchen cabinetry. bazzo maintains a zero-waste policy at its manufacturing plant by recycling or reusing all materials. Kitchens by bazzo use only lumber, veneers and wood panels from fully managed and sustainable forests. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Richlin Interiors is committed to sustainable design. The firm has specialized in high-end, contemporary and 20th century modern designs since 1999. National association awards CBIAThe Remodelers Council of the Collier Building Industry Association has received three CADRE Awards from the National Association of Homebuilders. The highest national award that a local remodelers council can achieve from the NAHB, CADRE Awards are presented annually to councils that exemplify the best practices of the remodeling industry. The CBIA council received a Project Award for government affairs/legislation recognizing its efforts on several initiatives, including creating public awareness for and regulating unlicensed/ unpermitted construction activity and working with Collier County staff on developing efficiencies in the permitting process. Two individuals from the CBIA Remodelers Council received CADRE Awards: Bill Varian, CGR, CAPS, CGP, has been named Outstanding Council Chair, and Carrie Horner has been named Outstanding Executive Officer/Council Coordinator. Mr. Varian, a Florida state certified general contractor and roofing contractor, is president of William J. Varian Construction Co. Inc., which offers a variety of construction and remodeling services for residential and commercial clients. Ms. Horner is CBIAs director of member services and manages all events and educational initiatives for CBIA members. She serves as staff liaison to the Remodelers Council, as well as the associations Business Builder and Sales & Marketing councils. She holds a bachelors degree in marketing from the University of Florida. For more information about the CBIA, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia. net. ULI, FGCU plan green programThe Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council presents Understanding the Dollars and Sense of Green Development and Construction beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Florida Gulf Coast University. A panel of regional, statewide and national experts in the field will address the financial aspects of green development using relevant case studies. Joe Shepard of FGCU, co-sponsor of the event, will provide an update on green initiatives at the university. Jennifer Languell, owner of Trifecta Construction Solutions and president of the Florida Green Building Coalition, will moderate the panel discussion featuring: Jeff Kingsbury, chair of the ULI National Sustainable Development Council and managing principal of Greenstreet Ltd. Brian Lomel, PE, LEED AP, of TLC Engineering for Architecture Carl Olsen, area director of engineering for Naples Grande Resort & Club; and Chris Ressler, LEED AP, incoming chair of the Southwest Chapter of the Florida Green Building Coalition and project manager at Architecture Inc. Following the program will be the presentation of the first annual ULI Sustainability Awards to recognize individuals, companies and organizations that have positively impacted Southwest Florida and help shape the sustainability movement in our region. Cost is $15 for ULI members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students and governmental representatives. For more information or to register, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at (800) 321-5011 or visit www.swflorida.uli.org. Be In the Know. 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OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 UPTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059 The symbol of local knowledge. BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 PELICAN BAY, 8231 Bay Colony DR #1603 Exquisite condo with home $3,800,000 VANDERBILT BEACH, $2,200,000 PARK SHORE, $1,950,000 COLLIERS RESERVE, $1,400,000 GREY OAKS, $1,325,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS, $1,199,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, $999,000 VINEYARDS, estate home in this economically solid $895,000 MOORINGS, $849,000 IMPERIAL SHORES, $799,900 PARK SHORE, $689,000 PELICAN BAY, $599,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $575,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $569,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $499,000 MOORINGS, $349,000 TO $549,000 VANDERBILT BEACH, $495,000 COUNTRY CLUB OF NAPLES, $429,000 AUTUMN WOODS, $425,000 DELASOL, $400,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $399,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, 26061 $389,000 VILLAGE WALK, $385,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $379,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $369,000 STONEBRIDGE, $349,000 HIGHLAND WOODS, $339,000 VINEYARDS, $329,900 PELICAN BAY, $329,000 WIGGINS BAY, $325,000 AUTUMN WOODS, $325,000 PARK SHORE, $279,000 VINEYARDS, $275,000 MOORINGS, $250,000 AUTUMN WOODS, $250,000 www.JohnRWood.com October 11th O PEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow SOLD PRICE REDUCED $1,325,000
OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 UPTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059 The symbol of local knowledge. BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 Mediterra 15300 Corsini Ln The worlds leading resorts cant outdo this remarkable estate. This furnished home impresses in every detail w/indoor & outdoor entertaining & pvt. suites. 4+Den/4 (H4049) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $7,999,500 Mediterra 15911 Roseto Way Warm, inviting, luxurious & furnished estate home w/western exp., golf course & lake views, wine cellar, infinity pool, gourmet appls, stone, wood. 4+Den/5 (H3954) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $5,750,875 Naples Cay 81 Seagate Dr Exquisite condo for the most discriminating buyer. One of Naples most prestigious addresses. 43 residences. Private elevator. Gated beachfront enclave. 4+Den/4 (C4409) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $3,795,000 Moorings 723 Mooringline Dr1 This Old Florida style home greets you with distressed Hickory floors and fireplace. Artful wood treatments define space to create a charming home. 4+Den/3 (H4338) Rose Mary Everett, 272-7790 $2,195,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 9653 Gulfshore Dr, #901 Beachfront penthouse w/southern exposure. Expansive views of the Gulf, bay & city from wrap around balcony. Upgraded kitchen & baths. Garage parking. 3/3 (C5428) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $1,595,000 Park Shore, 4000 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1000 Venetian Villas. Elegant living directly renovated with exquisite touches everywhere. Spectacular views. 3/2.5 (V1226) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,475,000 Park Shore, 611 Park Shore Dr 2009 custom homes west of 41. Exceptional granite, marble, Jenn Air appliances, set on gorgeous lot. 3+Den/3 (H4166) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $1,399,000 Vasar i, 28642 Via D Arezzo Beautiful inside and out. Paradiso estate home w/stunning views over zero edge pool to lake and golf course. Beautifully appointed. 4+Den/3.5 (H3933) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $995,900 Naples Lakes Country Club 5107 Castlerock Way Exquisite estate home enhanced w/ numerous valuable upgrades. CC membership included. 3 car side entry garage is ideal for your own golf cart. 3+Den/3.5 (H2883) Annemarie Giannini, 289-1820 $895,000 Park Shore, 655 Park Shore Dr Walk to the Park Shore Beach and Venetian Village from this home which has been thoughtfully redesigned. Open kitchen w/granite. 3+Den/2 (H4038) Mary Ann Simms, 253-8414 $879,200 Banyan Woods 4884 Rustic Oaks Cir Professionally decorated former model! Special features include: gorgeous built-ins, bamboo & plantation shutters. 4+Den/3 (H2935) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $795,000 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #PH-2 Pentbalcony with southwest views over the treetops of Old Naples and sunsets and steady gulf breezes. 2/2 (C5118) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $724,900 Waterside At Bay Beach, 4198 Bay Beach Ln, #164 Corner unit with Golf Course, Bay & Gulf views. Updated with granite counters & brand new stainless appliances. Enjoy boating, golfing & great views! 3/2.5 (C5438) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $649,900 Banyan Woods 4911 Rustic Oaks Cir Delightful pool home w/long lake view & open tertops, tumbled marble details, SS appl., Calif. closets & more. 3+Den/2.5 (H4386) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $645,000 Eden On The Bay 389 Mallory Ct West of 41 stunning luxury 2438 sq ft w/ lake view, west exp., 40x40 lanai, heated pool & spa. Custom bookcases, stained maple cabinets, granite. 3+Den/3 (H4357) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $595,000 Cove Towers 425 Cove Tower Dr, #1202 Gulf views w/open plan, crown molding, & spacious kit. w/granite breakfast bar. Amenities: Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club, Claire Licciardi, 250-4564 $585,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr #3 Outstanding renovation in convenient location between The Pier and Third Street. High end appointments normally found only in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey! 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 Delasol, 15972 Paseo Ln Loaded with special features! 3 car garage, tile, tray ceilings, crown moldings, granite, pool & magnificent lot w/ lake on 2 sides. Long paver drive. 4/3 (H4109) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $560,000 Eden On The Bay, 361 Mallory Ct 2005 TURNKEY quality furnished home in One of Naples Best Kept Secrets West of 41. Private corner preserve lot, pool, spa, tile, granite & more. 3/2 (H4368) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $519,000 Vasari 12119 Via Cercina Dr TREMENDOUS VALUE! Youll love the private views from this serene 3 bedroom+den golf course & lake view villa within 5 STAR bundled golf community. 3+Den/2 (H4139) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $425,000 Vasari Country Club 12074 Via Cercina Drive This former model single family home is a must see! Pinnacle Award Winner for best interior design. Pool, spa, bundled golf. Lake & golf course views. 2+Den/2 (H3065) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $424,900 Worthington, 13881 Tonbridge Ct Stunning & updated! Shows just like a model! neighborhood that includes bundled golf & tennis. 3/2 (H4334) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $419,900 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $399,000 Worthington, 13030 Southampton Dr Large single fam. villa. Stunning SW lake views! Hurricane shutters most windows, oversized garage, Corian counters, most newer appliances & A/C. 3+Den/2 (V1271) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $358,000 Acreage, 20590 Sandy Ln Single family country living in the heart of Estero. Easy access to shopping, dining, airport & more. Room for all your toys in extra boat garage! 4/2 (H4201) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $350,000 Pelican Bay 6545 Valen Way, #105 Charming condo, recent improvement: A/C, disposal, refrig., tile, carpet, blinds, washer, dryer, dishwasher. Enjoy private beach club & Pelican Bay amenities. 2/2 (C5875) Maggie Sanders 269-4499, Naples Resort Home Team. $339,000 Crown Pointe 2160 Piccadilly Cir -Potential Short Sale. Great home in great neighborhood seldom available, four bedroom, pool home. Newer appliances and spa/pool. Move in ready! 4/2.5 (H4446) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $299,999 Park Shore er, LR, DR, & den. Solid-surface countertops in kit. and baths. Sec. alarm & moniKen Brackmann, 877-9525 $299,500 Tarpon Cove 833 Carrick Bend Cir, #103 Spacious & private end-unit in small community. Comes tastefully furnished w/one-car garage. Convenient location W of US41. Beach access & boating available. 2+Den/2 (C5839) Maggie Sanders, 269-4499, Connie Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $279,900 Golden Gate Estates 0 27th Ave Ne Wellmaintained home on landscaped 2.73 acres. House is wind rated for up to 110 mph w/ reinforced block. 3/2 (H4341) Annemarie Giannini, 289-1820 $279,000 Crown Pointe 3048 Crown Pointe Blvd W area. Bay windows & enlarged walk-in closet in MBR. Storm shutters. A/C in garage. New roof, refrig., & A/C in 2006. 2+Den/2 (V1276) Ken Brackmann, 877-9525 $279,000 Naples Park, 557 98th Ave N Buyers Gain! Most upgraded NAPLES PARK SHORT SALE! Decorated w/ elegant European tone offering lg EIK & great room, 2 BD+ den or formal dining. 2/2.5 (H3627) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $237,500 Forest Glen 3993 Bishopwood Ct E, #103 Beautiful turnkey with 1 garage. 2+Den/2 (C5711) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $229,900 The Cove, 5493 Cove Cir, #93 Enjoy vacuum, alarm system. A DiVosta Home w/reinforced concrete block. 3/2.5 (H4389) Annemarie Giannini, 289-1820 $199,900 Spanish Wells, 28101 Mandolin Ct, #123 Reduced! Great open preserve appointed. Move in Ready! 3/2 (C4911) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $175,000 www.JohnRWood.com October 11th O PEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 Patrick Ruff Visit www.DavidNaples.com Today to find your Naples Dream home! FEATURED luxury PROPERTIES David William Auston, PA239-273-1376www.MediterraNaplesRealEstate.comwww.GreyOaksRealEstate.com 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000 sq ft estate. Visit www.1825Plumbago.com for details. 6.3 million at Grey Oaks. 3bd/3.5ba Former model priced 100k below the builder AND professionally furnished and decorated! 1.475 million at Mediterra. 2nd Floor townhome with fantastic upgrades. Premium SW views of golf course & lake. 749k at Mediterra. New model by Harwick Homes. Decorated by Collins & Dupont. Visit www.16956Verona.com for details. 5.25 million at Mediterra. New furnished model by The Newport Companies. Premium lake/golf views. 7856 total sq ft. 4.595 milliion at Mediterra. Located in Mediterra West. 3000 sq ft under air. 3+den,3 baths, & 3 car garage. $840,900 at Mediterra BANK OWNED! Mediterra Resident & Luxury Specialist Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots than you might expect. We finally have our irrigation recommendations for establishing shrubs backed up with science, says Ed Gilman, the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences environmental horticulture professor who led a sixyear study to determine how best to irrigate shrubs during establishment the 20to 28-week period when roots grow until the plant can survive without irrigation. The research examined the effects of irrigation frequency and volume on the quality, survival and growth rates of 3-gallon, container-grown shrubs. Some of the states most popular ornamental shrubs were evaluated, including both native and non-native species, such as yaupon holly and gardenia.One of the results that we noted was that there are no differences between native and non-native species for amount of water required for establishment, Mr. Gilman says. This often surprises people, but it emphasizes that the Florida-friendly principle right plant, right place is worth following.Florida-friendly gardening means planting that accounts for site conditions, maintenance needs and local climate. Such landscapes may use both native and non-native plants, as long as the non-native plants arent an invasive species. Regular irrigation in the months after planting helps shrubs remain healthy and attractive as they establish. But one eyebrow-raising study finding is that light, frequent watering is much more efficient and effective than applying large volumes less frequently. In South Florida, the recommendation is for watering every four days, using 1 gallon of water per shrub. More frequent irrigation, such as every two days, does result in more vigorous plant growth. But applying more than 1 gallon per irrigation does not increase survival or growth, the study showed. This means that you should water more often, but with less water at each irrigation event, Mr. Gilman said. That helps the plants achieve proper establishment and, in turn, means less watering in the long run. Gardeners should maintain their irrigation schedule until shrubs survive on rainfall alone, once roots have grown to the edge of the foliage canopy, usually within 28 weeks of planting. In long hot, dry spells, occasional irrigation may be needed after shrubs are established. Such weather can occur at any time in Florida, but is most likely in April, May, October and sometimes November. Several simple steps can help ensure your plants survive establishment: Consider planting at the start of the rainy season. Irrigate based on location, weather and desired plant vigor. Apply water directly to the rootball. Use low-volume irrigation. Dont irrigate if a quarter-inch or more rain fell in the last 24 hours. After establishment, irrigate when there are signs of wilting, but before leaves begin to die. UF concludes six-year study about watering Florida landscapes SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFrom the University of Florida
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 RE B15 *Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 3.70% re ects the relationship pricing discount and requires BillPayer 2000 automatic loan payment deduction from a Fifth Third Bank checking or savings account. Assumes a 30 year loan, 5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) loan, 20% down payment, loan amount of $520,000, 60 monthly payments of $2,479.56 with subsequent payments of $2,354.19. Rates and terms are effective as of 09.14.09 and subject to change without notice. The subsequent payments may increase or decrease after the initial period based upon the index at that time. The APR on your loan may differ from the APR given. Down payments of less than 20% could require PMI, which could increase the APR. +3.99% for 1st 5 years. Qualifying Investable assets (Investment Management accounts, Investment Advisory accounts and checking and savings accounts) must be maintained at Fifth Third Private Bank for a minimum of ve years. Requires consumer to apply for a Fifth Third World Elite MasterCard. All mortgage loans are subject to credit review and approval. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 38 Fountain Square Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263 an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee. Please contact your Mortgage Lending Ofcer for product eligibility on properties in Florida and Michigan. Mortgage products are offered through Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Fifth Third Mortgage-MI, LLC.Become an exclusive client of Fifth Third Private Bank and you may be able to take advantage of this great loan rate. When you bring $1,000,000 or more in assets into a new relationship with Fifth Third Private Bank, you could be eligible for a 3.99%+ rate (3.70% APR) on a Jumbo Mortgage. But dont wait, this low rate wont last forever. To nd out how Fifth Third Private Bank can help you achieve your goals, please call: Ed Erickson Naples 239-404-1269Fifth Third Private Bank is a division of Fifth Third Bank offering banking, investment and insurance products and services. Fifth Third Bancorp provides access to investments and investment services through various subsidiaries. Investments and Investment Services: Insurance products made available through Fifth Third Insurance Agency, Inc. Deposit and credit products provided by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. -SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOSAzzurro Condominiums SEALED OFFER SALE!!One Weekend Only... October 10 & 11Buyers must come with a $5,000 Bank Check and their offer to purchase an Azzurro Condo in a sealed envelope.Buyers must be able to purchase on an all cash basis or have a pre-qualication letter from their lender. Acceptance of a Qualied Offer to Purchase is subject to the Seller and Sellers lender approval. Acceptance of Offer to Purchase is expressly conditioned on purchasers ability to close within 30 days. Living Originally Sold for $1.2 Million SEALED OFFER SALE HOURS 14PM October 10th and 11th. Bring Your Best Offer! J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 M D 777-0200 239-596-2520 VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES ISLANDWALK Wonderful Windsor with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2-car garage, large screened patio. Full electric roll down shutters, in quiet location. $479,000 This lovely home boasts a 1/2 acre home-site, spacious oor plan, family, dining and living rooms. Tile, crown, hurricane shutters, stainless steel appliances, 2+ garage spaces. $469,000 Oakmont 3 BD, 2.5 BA, plus den, 2-car garage. Home offers private pool, wall unit, side load garage, granite, pool facing east and is in pristine condition! $409,000 Capri 2 BD, 2 BA, 2-car garage with private pool, wall unit, wood oors, Great location. $295,000 2-Story Townhome close to Amenities and Clubhouse. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, detached 2-car garage. Fresh paint, new carpet, tile on 1st oor, GE pro le appliances. INCOME PRODUCING. $249,900 Single family Oakmont 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2-car garage home. Light and bright home used only during season by homeowners. Move-in ready. $374,900The International Design Center in Estero and the Robb & Stucky showroom in Naples invite the public to free seminars about design tips and trends. Coming up: 11 a.m. T hursda y, Oct. 8, at Robb & Stucky, BAM! Its About the Spice Transform your room with stylish accent furnishings. Bill Myers demonstrates how to spice up an average sofa with stunning chairs, a spectacular occasional table or an eyecatching area rug. 2 p .m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the IDC, M eet HGTV Design Star Jason Champion Mr. Champion made it to the top five in the most recent season of HGTVs Design Star competition. Hell discuss color trends and share some of his backstage secrets. Sponsored by In Bloom. 11 a.m. T hursda y, Oct. 15, at Robb & Stucky, Designing to Sell Need creative design solutions in order to sell your residence? Design consultant Doris Paterson shows what it takes to present your house for a faster sale to the buying public. 2 p .m. Satur-day, Oct. 17, at the IDC, Age-Appropriate Interior Design Ranging in age from 20 to 60-something, three designers from Simonsen-Hickok Interiors will offer practical advice on how to enhance your environment as you travel the road of life. 11 a.m. Thursda y, Oct. 22, at Robb & Stucky, Jewelry for the Home Design consultant Bob Jones will discuss how accessories and accent pieces can revitalize your home. 11 a.m. T hursda y, Oct. 29, at Robb & Stucky, Material World From slip covers to accent pillows, design consultant Harriet Mitchell will discuss how how fabric can enhance your space and how colors, trims, textures and patterns work together to achieve a unique style. For information about events at the IDC, call 390-5111 or visit www.IDCFL. com. The IDC is on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets. For more information about programs at Robb & Stucky, call 261-3969, ext. 7000. The Naples showroom is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. IDC, Robb & Stucky seminars cover home design tips, trends
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM HARBOURSIDE 505 Clubside Drive #505Totally remodeled 3BR, 3BA is offered furnished with new granite counters, cabinets, appliances and ooring.$349,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 Boat Slips WIGGINS PASS WEST 242 Wiggins Bay BS #242Boat dock has a brand new 30,000 lb. lift and dock can handle up to a 52-54 boat; approx 14 height restriction.$259,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 WIGGINS BAY PINE RIDGE AREA ARUBA 430 Cove Tower Drive #303A 3BR Bahama decor condominium! Club membership included, resort amenities. Pet friendly, boat dock available.$549,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559NEVIS 455 Cove Tower Drive #302Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community.$499,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444EMERALD WOODS 81 Emerald Woods Drive #M-3Turnkey furnished-near the beach! New kitchen with 42 wood cabinets, new appliances, neutral tile throughout.$123,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Incomparable lakeside masterpiece! Gorgeous, hand-scraped maple and custom marble ooring & a dream kitchen. $1,250,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7698 Santa Margherita Way Stately, immaculate lake front 5 BR/3.5 BA home. Heated pool/spa, 3-car garage. Family community, many amenities. $1,149,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 OPEN SUN. 1-4 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN #1102 Magnicent water & golf views! Tastefully furnished 3BR/3BA. World-class amenities, private beach club. NOW $1,039,000 Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 REDUCED PINE RIDGE Tropical paradise! Great room concept 4BR pool home. Fenced in back yard, 1.3 acres, guest house, 5+ car garage. $999,999 Dina L. Moon/Esther Van Lare | 370-1252 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY WOODBRIDGE Stunning complete renovation, 5BR/4BA on prime oversized lot, picturesque lake views and more than 7,000 total SF. $999,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #301 Furnished, 3 BRs. Views of Gulf & Turkey Bay. Private elevator, marble & hardwood oors. Beach club available. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II #703 Incredible views! Three bedrooms, three baths and 2,600+SF of living space. Yacht club membership available. $975,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020 WILSHIRE LAKES Absolutely magnicent Mediterranean lakefront home built by BCB Custom Homes. Heated pool with aqua link system. $950,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714 BANYAN WOODS Custom designed & professionally decorated southern exposure courtyard home. Lap pool, cabana, and outdoor shower. $949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $849,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 BANYAN WOODS Lake view 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bath with hurricane impact windows/doors, electric shutters, and gourmet kitchen. $795,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223 WILSHIRE LAKES Unique 5 bedroom plus den, lakefront estate home. Cypress ceilings, wood oors. Two-sided replace, pool/spa. $720,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 COVE TOWERS BEQUIA #801 Unobstructed views of Gulf, Bay, River & Naples skyline. Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club membership. Pet friendly. $715,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 THE DUNES CAYMAN #1107 Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $699,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 THE DUNES CAYMAN #601 Spectacular views the moment you enter this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Wraparound lanai. $699,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 PINE RIDGE Magnicent 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 LIVINGSTON WOODS Four bedrooms, den, billiard room, wideplank wood oors, replace. Lazy river pool, waterfall pool/spa. $2,795,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS Stunning! Bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, 2 gourmet kitchens, 3 guest suites, and 3-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 PINE RIDGE Over 1.5 acres. Interior & exterior replaces, 3-bay garage plus 1.5 enclosed parking/ storage. Heated pool, spa. $1,650,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 THE CROSSINGS STONEGATE Four bedroom and den, 3 bath Coleman home on 2/3 acre. Stone oors, granite kitchen, pool, spa and 3-car garage. $1,275,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated! Five bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $699,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES CAYMAN #802 Forever views of Turkey Bay/Gulf all the way to Sanibel. This fully furnished residence is absolutely immaculate. $695,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 WILSHIRE LAKES Nature preserve views. Completely renovated 4BR home w/bonus room & study. Heated pool & spa. Guard-gated entry. $650,000 Patrick OConnor /Bernie Garabed | 293-9411 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Southern lake views from paver pool & spa. Cherry, granite & stainless kitchen, hurricane shutters, 12 ceilings. $599,900 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 NEW LISTING PINE RIDGE Four bedroom with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring and new roong. Screened-in lanai. $599,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II Outstanding 3 bedroom + den coach home with upgrades. Private elevator. Walk to shopping! Beautiful lake/pool views. $599,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 COVE TOWERS ARUBA #403 Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Furnished. $559,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 COVE TOWERS ARUBA #302 Stunning, furnished 3BR/2BA. Fabulous views of Pass, club membership included, boat docks for purchase or lease. $559,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II 5055 Blauvelt Way #202 Upgrades galore! An incredible lake front 3BR+den coach home, private elevator. Lanai with Jennair grill. $545,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Like-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo & porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage. $498,500 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 TARPON COVE Amazing 3 bedroom courtyard villa with private pool, privacy wall, 2-car garage, surround sound. Great room plan. $399,900 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538 TARPON COVE BIMINI II #101 First oor 3BR, 2BA has western view of large lake w/fountains. Membership to the Tarpon Cove Club included. $360,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 TARPON COVE BIMINI III 906 Carrick Bend Cir. #202 Upstairs corner 3BR+den. Southern lake view! Crown moulding, tiled lanai & wood oors. Furnished. $299,000 | Doug Davlin | 272-5060 OPEN SUN. 1-4 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle New luxury community of 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 bath condominiums with open oor plans, high ceilings and attached 2-car garages. Prices from the mid $400s. Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 OPEN MON-FRI. 10-4 SAT/SUN 1-4 OPEN MON-SAT 10-8 &SUN. 12-8 THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $400s. Please call 594-9400 for more information. COVE TOWERS PINE RIDGEEDEN ON THE BAY 368 Mallory CourtOverlooking lake, 3 bedrooms + den, 3 full baths. Ganite countertops in kitchen, heated pool/spa. Outdoor kitchen.$640,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231EDEN ON THE BAY 396 Mallory CourtThree bedrooms, 3 baths, a den and 2-car garage with pool. Tiled living areas, granite counters & crown moulding.$599,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210EDEN ON THE BAY 321 Steelforth CourtA great price for a 4BR/3BA pool home west of 41! Immaculately maintained, electric storm shutters, near beach.$520,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111CAYMAN 325 Dunes Blvd. #807Breathtaking Panoramic Views! Model perfect turnkey furnished 3BR/3BA condominium. Resort lifestyle near beach.$995,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412CAYMAN 325 Dunes Blvd. #704Freshly painted, turnkey furnished, and brand new wood oors throughout. Remodeled kitchen, hurricane shutters.$650,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 EDEN ON THE BAY THE DUNES5030 Fairhaven LaneNearly new, built in 2004, lake front well-maintained 3BR+den, granite/stainless kitchen, wood and tile oors.$295,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 WILSHIRE LAKES691 Myrtle RoadNicely suited for family home and located on quiet street in Pine Ridge. Western exposure; 1.44 acres.$695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939410 Dockside Drive BS #N-47SlipN47 is a xed dock with a 27,000 lb. lift. Only minutes to the Gulf of Mexico and no bridges.$175,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550410 Dockside Drive BS #W-35Floating dock located on west side of marina. Accommodates a vessel with an overall length of approximately 45!$99,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB Boat Slips MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run CircleBeautifully maintained true 4 bedroom pool home on private lot w/updated granite/stainless kitchen. Covered lanai.$548,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55527706 Santa Margherita WayStunning, renovated 4BR lake front pool home, den, loft, family room. Great community near beach, tennis & more!NOW $699,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 REDUCED8034 Vera Cruz WayCharming and beautifully renovated 4 bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with new hardwood oors. Many updates.$547,500 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY THECROSSINGS
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT #PH02 Magnicent beachfront Penthouse, panoramic Gulf views! Private rooftop patio, membership to Beach Club included. $3,800,000 Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES Beautiful waterfront views from this 2 BR, 2 BA with 2,120 total SF single-family home. Being sold as is. $1,899,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE #1403 Renovated to tasteful perfection, incredible Gulf views! Two master suites. Gated, 8 acres of park-like grounds.$1,259,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 BONITA SPRINGS ARROYAL This riverfront property includes a 30 x 19 covered boat dock with lift. Sold furnished with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. $1,200,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 BONITA SPRINGS IMPERIAL SHORES This 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 VANDERBILT BEACH LE DAUPHIN #405 Water! Water! Water! Private beach club membership included! Beautiful turnkey furnished model perfect residence. $995,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 451 Flamingo Avenue Complete renovation! Waterway/ preserve views. Large lanai and oversized pool. Dock lift can accomodate a 40+ boat. $995,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I #102 Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. $899,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES #402 Two bedroom + den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining and theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES #261 Stunning Gulf views, 3 BR beachfront penthouse. Renovated kitchen. Docks available. OWNER MOTIVATED TO SELL. $825,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II #604 Beautiful Bay views! Former model 3BR+den end residence. Buyer must assume any current rental bookings. Near beach. $825,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 NEW LISTING VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA #203 Beautiful wide water views! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom with over 1,750+ total SF. Boat dock with lift included. NOW $814,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 REDUCED VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT CLUB #302 Smack on the sand, feels like your own private beach house with condominium living. Docks available. Turnkey. $795,000 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea/Adrienne Young | 261-6200 BONITA SPRINGS BRENDAN COVE Magnicent homesite located on the Imperial River. SW exposure, surrounded by beautiful homes. Direct Gulf access. $749,000 | DanODea | 250-2429 BONITA BEACH CAROLANDS Across from the beach, deep-water direct Gulf access, covered boat lift. Home fully renovated. Possible leaseback. $699,000 | Cheryl Mease | 691-8104 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES Quick Gulf access. Waterway views. Well-maintained home, spacious lanai, 30 pool & boat dock. Property sold as-is. $640,000 | PatrickOConnor | 293-9411 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III #303 A beautiful 3BR/2BA condominium. Magnicent amenities, excellent rental history. Walk to beach. Nicely furnished. $599,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III #302 Upgrades galore in this 3 bedroom residence. Granite kitchen with backsplash, tile throughout & faux nishes. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BONITA SPRINGS VANDERBILT LAKES 3796 Saybrook Place Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom with lake views! Stainless appliances, replace, heated pool, serene setting. $569,000 | Meghan C. Reed | (239) 825-0736 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB BELLINO Fantastic 3BR+den, 2BA home. Private pool, spa, quiet location all in a bundled golf community with many amenities. $499,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 BEACHWALK HOMES Lovely updated Florida home. Totally caged pool and lanai area, newly updated kitchen. Walk to the beach. $490,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 BONITA SPRINGS SAN CARLOS ESTATES Quiet country living on a 1.25 acres site, yet near shops. Newer, spacious 3BR+den. Family room, heated pool. $485,000 | Pam Umscheid/Stephanie/John Coburn | 948-4000 BONITA SPRINGS BONITA VILLAGE III #3301 Gated resort community with private beach shuttle. Quality construction, 2 pools, spa, tness center and clubhouse. $479,000 | Cheryl Mease | 691-8104 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA #102 Spacious 2 BR + den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, tile on the diagonal, upgraded appliances. $449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BONITA VILLAGE III 3901 Kens Way #3507Two bedroom, two bath wide open oor plan with volume ceilings. Custom paint, tile in all living areas. Furnished.$459,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Condominiums/Villas CAROLANDS 26744 Mclaughlin Blvd.Waterfront 75 X 118 homesite with navigable water. Beautiful bay view. Build your dream home!$1,299,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301KINLEYLAND 27771 Kings KewThis waterfront homesite, 75 X 100, provides the perfect setting for your dream home. Bay views & Gulf access.$899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BONITA FARMS 27025 Belle Rio DriveCorner lot at end of waterway with Gulf access or boat to the backwaters for shing. Your dream homesite.$359,000 | DanODea | 250-2429BONITA FARMS 27191 Esther DriveThe serene riverfront site is the perfect setting for your home to be built. View of river and Gulf access.$299,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301NUTTINGLIKIT GROVE 10251 River DriveEnjoy the serenity of this riverfront site. A perfect setting for your home to be built.$299,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BONITA FARMS 27151 Mora DriveBeautiful waterfront site is perfect for your waterfront dream home to be built. Gulf access from this site!$249,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301SERRANO 27148 Serrano WayGreat building site with lake view. New community with boat and launch on the Imperial River.$169,000 | Pam Umscheid/Stephanie/John Coburn | 948-4000 Lots & Acreage RAPALLO 8601 Via Rapallo Drive #204New and never lived in 3BR/2BA near beach, shops & dining. Long lake views, private garage. Five star amenities.$297,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666RAPALLO 8597 Via Girabaldi Circle N. #PH305A southwest penthouse with lake views. Two bedrooms plus den with many upgrades. Many wonderful amenities.$203,900 | Barbara Bardsley | 784-6924 Condominiums/Villas GULFSIDE II 10851 Gulfshore Drive #505Preferred 3 bedroom corner residence with wraparound vistas of Gulf. New A/C system & electric hurricane shutters.$1,450,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562GULFSHORES 10525 Gulfshore Drive #211Beach! Beach! Beach! Gorgeous Gulf views! Direct beachfront living, 2BR/2BA, boatslip available for sep. purchase.$865,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731REGATTA II 410 Flagship Drive #1102Gulf, Bay and city views from this 3 bedroom turnkey furnished residence. Community clubhouse, pool, spa.$799,000 | Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899REGATTA II 410 Flagship Drive #705A beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence with gorgeous water view, light & bright. Beach closeby, great amenities.$795,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731SAUSALITO OF NAPLES 9400 Gulf Shore Drive #1Over $70K in upgrades, 3-story townhouse across from beach & on the bay. High-impact glass, 4 balconies, boat slip.$749,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II 15 Bluebill Avenue #205Panoramic bay views and gorgeous sunsets from every room. Open kitchen, wraparound lanai. Freshly painted.$529,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559BEACHWALK GARDENS 643 Beachwalk Circle #D-202Walk to the beach! Furnished, 2nd oor, 2 bedroom, with 1,780+ total SF, vaulted ceilings and a lake view.$345,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 Boat Slips REGATTA Flagship Drive BS #23Rarely available 40 ft. boat slip with Gulf access. May only be purchased by a Regatta owner.$99,000 | Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899REGATTA 425 Launch Circle BS #25-BThis 30 boat slip with 14 beam is a corner, nger dock & quick Gulf access. Must be an owner in Regatta.$68,500 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466VANDERBILTBEACHAREA PAVILION CLUB 881 Gulf Pavilion Drive #201 Turnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors & built-in grill on the lanai of this 2BR+den.$399,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678BEACHWALK GARDENS 565 Beachwalk Circle #203Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes.$350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326141 Egret AvenueBuild your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf (via Wiggins Pass).$897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420452 Heron AvenueThis is a great boating neighborhood where you can build your dream home. Walk to the beach. Southern exposure lot.$864,000 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993 Lots & Acreage ALTESSA 28590 Altessa Way #101Model perfect, WOW S. exposure golf course view! Barely lived in 2BR+den, 2BA in a bundled golng community.$419,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210TOSCANA I 12220 Toscana Way #101Tastefully nished home overlooks lush green and lake. Two bedroom + den corner residence. Bundled golf community.$299,999 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434TRIESTE II 11111 Corsia Trieste Way #201Two bedroom plus den corner residence. Fabulous views out every window and privacy galore! Diagonal tile, moulding.$285,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LA TREMITI Spectacular 3 BR + den pool home overlooking a lake/ golf. Great room oor plan with crown moulding and tray ceilings. $439,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 BEACHWALK VILLAS One-of-a-kind 2BR/2BA villa owned and designed by an interior decorator. Overlooks a peaceful lake. Walk to beach. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 BEACHWALK VILLAS Fabulous view over the lake and fountain to the south sets this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. New tiled roof. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 OPEN MON-SAT 10-8 & SUN. 12-8 THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $300s.Please call 594-9400 for more information. BONITA SPRINGS VANDERBILTBEACH ESTATES VANDERBILTBEACH BEACHWALK VASARICOUNTRY CLUB COCONUTPOINT VANDERBILTBEACH Single Family Homes 418 Bayside AvenueWaterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths & over 6,300 A/C SF.$2,945,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 SOLD
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Go fish!See who celebrated at LaPlaya before the RedSnook tournament, and more fun around town. C20 & 21 Pickin and grinninThe Norris Center gets ready for an evening of bluegrass, and more to do this week. C6 & 7 Feather or foam? Neither in 19th century China, pillows were made of porcelain. C19 The Naples Players 57th season opens on a high noteThe Naples Players opens the 20092010 season, the companys 57th, with Lend Me A Tenor. The Tony Awardwinning farce by Ken Ludwig opens Wednesday, Oct. 14, and runs through Saturday, 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 a precious gem of a farce, says director Charles Kolmann, adding, The true challenge of this play for the actors is to keep a straight face while performing their parts. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe Il Stupendo is dead. A frantic attempt to salvage the evening follows. The Naples Players production stars Jim Corsica as the temperamental operatic star and Michael Hennessey is Saunders. Robert Armstrong plays Max. The cast is rounded out by Julie Arensman, Rachel Duschl, Carole Fenstermacher, Les Prebble and Ann Stickford. 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 are $30 and are available at the theater box office, 701 Fifth Avenue South, 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 20092010 season for The Naples Players continues 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 David Yazbek takes a leap composing for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and moreHEN IT COMES TO CREATING MUSIC, DAVID YAZBEK believes in jumping off the cliff. I still remember Stephen Soderberghs Oscar acceptance speech, he says. He dedicated it to anybody who picks up a piece of paper, writes something new, makes a piece of art. If youre doing it right, you often are jumping off a cliff. Mr. Yazbek is known for his quirky lyrics with unique rhyme schemes and hybrid melodies that blend jazz, rock and pop. His most recent album is Evil Monkey Man. But hes probably best known for his Broadway scores, including the lyrics and music to The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A production of the latter is on stage at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Nov. 14. Both Broadway musicals were nominated for Tony Awards for Best Score, and The Full Monty won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music.SEE SCOUNDREL, C4 SEE PLAYERS, C18 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com WDIRTYROTTENCOMPOSER See the show through Nov. 14 in Fort Myers.C4 >>inside:COURTESY PHOTOJim Corsica as an operatic sensation, left, and Robert Armstrong as a wannabe in a scene from Lend Me a Tenor. COURTESY PHOTOAbove: David Yazbek, composer for Dirty Rottern Scoundrels. Right: Gary Kimble stars in the show at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.With Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. Yazbek says he wanted Swingle Singers faux classical jazz stuff but we ended up with dancers who could sing a little bit instead of singers who could dance a little bit. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Small space, big tasteFuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro scores for all-around excellence. C23
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 How Scoundrels came aboutMr. Yazbek had been trying to get the rights to a movie, but found himself stonewalled. He was watching television one day, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels came on. The plot revolves around two con men one classy, the other uncouth who find themselves in the French Riviera. Feeling the town isnt big enough for the two of them, they make a bet that whoever can swindle a certain woman out of $50,000 can stay, and the other will have to leave. Starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, the film was named No. 85 in Bravos 100 Funniest Movies. (The 1988 movie is said to be based on The Bedroom Story, a 1964 movie starring David Niven and Marlon Brando.) I thought, Wow, I could have fun doing a musical about this, Mr. Yazbek recalls. I can try to write classy kinds of stuff, like Cole Porter, and try to be funny in a clever way, and then turn around and do fart jokes. You have these two extremes embodied in the two con men. The first song he wanted to write was a scene where Lawrence, pretending to be a Viennese psychiatrist, whips Freddys feet and legs. (To garner sympathy, Freddy is pretending his legs are paralyzed and have no feeling.) You see something like that, you hear how the whips are going to fit in with the music, have pauses for screeching, he says. It came together within a second in my head. When Mr. Yazbek had his agent approach MGM about acquiring the rights, they discovered Jeffrey Lane was also trying to acquire the movie. He had just left the field of being a television producer and writer, and he had a lot of big successes, Mr. Yazbek says about Mr. Lane. He produced Mad About You for several years. Hes done a lot of stuff. We didnt know each other, but he knew my work, and he said, The only person I can think of who could do this is David Yazbek. On two different coasts, independently, we were closing in on the same property. We met, and we had pretty much the same vision for it. Both men had been TV comedy writers. (Mr. Yazbek received an Emmy for writing for The David Letterman Show.)Breaking the fourth wallThose who see the show will note that not only is it irreverently humorous, but self-referential, breaking the fourth wall at times. For example, in What Was a Woman to Do? an usherette in an aisle suddenly joins in and sings a verse. On Great Big Stuff, Freddy, the class-less con man, sings about all the things he wants, including his dream of being so rich that he could afford a ticket to a Broadway show. And Lawrence, the urbane con man, in All About Ruprecht, sings an excessively long opening verse that he concludes with, Thus ends the verse. In his lyrics, Mr. Yazbek rhymes silk pajamas with Lorenzo Lamas and Oklahoma with melanoma. And some of his lines are definitely R-rated. In Great Big Stuff, in which Freddy fantasizes about women flocking to him because hes so rich, he claims that The fashion plate I datell give me/Hummers in my Hummer, and gleefully sings, Oh give me a home/Where the centerfolds roam/ Guccione on the phone, he/Got a party going on/And Hell have me over/To play some naked Twister/Blotto in the Grotto/With a Playmate and her sister.Musicals on a different noteMr. Yazbek is developing a reputation as someone who writes musicals for those who generally dont like musicals. And with lyrics like that, its easy to see why. He even won over heterosexual men with his lyrics for The Full Monty, a show in which a gay couple fall in love and out-of-work men strip to make money. That was one of the interesting marketing questions when we opened (The Full Monty) on Broadway, he says. A lot of guys would initially be nervous about the guys stripping in the shows. When its a movie, youre not worrying, but theres all this baggage attached to theater. The idea of seeing a musical itself seems like not a guy thing; the wife buys the tickets. There were two things people said (about The Full Monty): This is a musical for people who hate musicals and This is a guys musical. Its all about guys, all about men. Theres even a song called Men. He continues that appeal with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Theater aficionados will note that Mr. Yazbek wrote a song called Oklahoma? Unlike the title song of the classic musical of the same name, however, his ends with a question mark rather than an exclamation point. The character who sings it is a crass woman from Oklahoma. I know people from Oklahoma who are erudite, but shes supposed to represent nouveau-riche western, Mr. Yazbek says. Its me poking fun at Oral Roberts U., trying to come up with something that paints her as a very rich rube. He says the title is me winking at Adam Guettel, who is Richard Rodgers grandson and a friend of Mr. Yazbeks. (Oklahoma! was Richard Rodgers first musical.) It was Mr. Guettel, perhaps best known as the Tony Award-winning composer of Light in the Piazza, who got Mr. Yazbek involved in musical theater. When Mr. Guettel was approached to be the composer of The Full Monty, he declined, but suggested Mr. Yazbek. We were in a band together in 1985, Mr. Yazbek says. He said, You gotta do a musical, you gotta jump in. Great advice what the hell do you mean by that? The people producing and directing The Full Monty were looking for an atypical composer. Mr. Guettel, he says, is brilliant, more than anybody composing music in theater. But he wasnt a Full Monty kind of composer. He said, Try this guy Yazbek. I had maybe one album out by that time. I gave it a shot. Its sort of like winning the lottery, but not really The luck was more grace in that my friend was generous enough to suggest me for the job.Ossification not allowedIn an interview with USA Today, Mr. Yazbek said that about 96 percent of his score was inspired by his hatred of 80 percent of musical theater. Heres the thing: Im a big fan of quality and innovation, he says. And in the same way I cant stomach smooth jazz and in the same way I cant stomach stupid, easy conceptual classical music or art. (Its like) when I teach master classes, and someone plays something really good, but it sounds just like everything else Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, people who did their own thing really well. But the conventions of musical theater become ossified, and thats what young composers just do. He tells them its obvious that from an early age, all they cared about doing is musical theater, and thats all theyve listened to. Then he gives them an assignment, telling them that for the next year, they should listen to Chinese opera, Monk and Coltrane and Miles Davis, Zappa, Captain Beefhart, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles anything and everything except musical theater. Reach down and get original, he tells them. Mr. Yazbek listened to everything while growing up: West Side Story, Robin Trower, Led Zeppelin. My mother would always say, You have to have a wide frame of reference, he says. My parents took me all over the world when I was fairly young. I have memories of seeing Miles Davis play outdoors in Lebanon in the ruins when I was 11 or 12; he was at the peak of his creative power My parents took me to the opera, the theater. I was a voracious reader. Thats what serves you, he adds. Without even trying, the brain will say: Heres your music, heres the waltz you want.In a world of talent and creativityWhen he started conceiving the orchestral palette of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, he says, he wanted Swingle Singers faux classical jazz stuff but we ended up with dancers who could sing a little bit instead of singers who could dance a little bit. Theres a touch of that in Great Big Stuff, but not as much in the musical overall as Mr. Yazbek had originally hoped. That song, he says, just kicks your ass over and over again. Its loud and funky, doofy funk. Its got a real groove to it, but its stupid, too. To psych himself up to write, he watched all of Martin Scorceses films. Theres a scene in Taxi Driver where the camera does this stuff, it follows him but also shows everything surrounding him. Its a real dance they had to do to get it. That moment alone made me so excited about writing something Im so excited by talent and creativity that it will get me going: Oh, my God, I can be in that world, I can be part of this world of creating if I write something good. Thats what it is, I guess.More than musicalsDespite his success with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Full Monty, Mr. Yazbek doesnt identify himself as a theater composer. I dont live and die by that label, he says. Hes released five albums of his own music. The latest, Evil Monkey Man, is with his band His Warmest Regards. The stuff I do for my albums is what I want to do and what I want to sing, what I want to show people of myself, he says. Whereas with scores for musicals, he adds, Youre writing to a pre-existing story, or a story you may be writing with a collaborator. It might not be your story (theyre) characters with their own lives and their own stories. For a musical, the songs have to fit the characters, he explains, so what he does is go into his room by himself and pretend hes the characters to see what comes up. Im trying to reach down and bring stuff up, the way I do with my own music, but its not me, its for the character and for the show. Its a real challenge. Hes working on two new musicals: an adaptation of Pedro Aldomovars Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Bruce Lee: Journey to the West with David Henry Hwang. And other things are bubbling, he says. What I love about musicals is that first of all, its such a classical American art form. It has the potential of being tremendously entertaining and occasionally, at its best, kind of liberating and revelatory. That doesnt happen often. It almost never happens. But when it does, its really amazing. SCOUNDRELFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTODavid Yazbek >> Dirty Rotten Scoundrels >> When: through Nov. 14 >> Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: Show only, $27; lunch and show, $47; dinner and show, $49 ($53 on Saturdays) >>Information: Call 278-4422 or go to www. BroadwayPalm.com. if you go
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks live bands The Bay House 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Saturday: Bill Jollie; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: Karaoke with Steve Roberts; Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Freds Diner Singer Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Geek Skwad; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola; 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused featuring Beck; 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd. 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m to closing. 457 Fifth Avenue South. 649-5140. The Pick 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. South Street City Oven and Grill Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Monday: Casey Weston at 7 p.m.; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney at 9:30 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. This weeks theater Readers Theater ETC., the readers theater of The Naples Players, presents Discover ETC., an opportunity to learn all about ETC., on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990. Lend Me A Tenor The Naples Players opens the new season with Lend Me A Tenor on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Sugden Community Theatre. The Tony Award-winning farce by Ken Ludwig runs through Nov. 7. 263-7990. See story on page C1. Time and Ina Meyerhoff Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers kicks off a new season with Time and Ina Meyerhoff, a romantic comedy by Alan Brody, Oct. 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance of the Arts. 936-3239. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Meyrs presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels through Nov. 14. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. See story starting on page C1. Thursday, Oct. 8 Trivia Night Sweat the small stuff during Quizzo Night from 8-11 p.m. at Mulligans Sports Grille. 2041 Ninth St. 261-1001. Evening on Fifth Stroll Fifth Avenue South and enjoy live entertainment while you go in and out of shops and galleries from 7-10 p.m. 435-3742 or www. downtownnaplesassociation.com. Friday, Oct. 9 Evening of Bluegrass The Norris Center hosts Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass, with opening act Frontline, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost: $15. 213-3058. Bell Tower Yappy Hour The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers hosts Yappy Hour and Bowl Stroll from 6-8 p.m. Bring your pooch and enjoy live music by Bob Inkenbrandt. 489-1221. Blues in Buckingham The World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar east of Fort Myers presents Rex Bongo and Tommy Lee Cook from 9 p.m. to midnight. $5 at the gate; no coolers, no pets. 693-7111 or wwwbuckinghambar.com. Pirates on the Beach Fort Myers Beach welcomes pirates aplenty for the annual Pirate Festival along Old San Carlos Boulevard today through Sunday. 454-7500. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents Tony Lawrence with classic hits from 8-10 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza Free. 267-0783 or www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Oct. 10 Farmers Market Nearly 50 vendors sell locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods and seafood from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas on Third Street South. Columbus Day Fun Join the celebration in Cambier Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-AMillion at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Here She Is Miromar Outlets hosts the Miss Estero Pageant at 5 p.m. in the restaurant piazza. 948-3766. More Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents The Bunche Band with classic hits beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. Free. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Oct. 11 Free Ski Show Miromar Outlets presents the Southern Extreme Water Ski Team at 4 p.m. in the lake near the restaurant piazza. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. All-Mendelssohn The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents an allMendelssohn concert to celebrate the 200th birthday of the German composer beginning at 2 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The concert features baritone Allen Henderson along with the Philharmonic Center Chorale, led by No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons proprietor Donna McFarlane2397764854www.nicheventrental.com The Best Homemade Food In Bonita! 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James Cochran, and the University Choir of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Monday, Oct. 12 Beachcombing Barefoot Beach Preserve offers Beachcombing & Shelling with a part ranger. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Learning Center at Barefood Beach Preserve. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit. American Music The Bower School of Music at FGCU presents A Celebration of American Music at 7:30 p.m. in the FGCU Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Orchid Auction The Southwest Florida Orchid Society has its annual orchid auction at 7 p.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, Fort Myers. Doors open at 6 p.m. for members to bring plants and to set up for the auction. 561-0587 or www.swfos.org. Love Trivia? Test your knowledge at Trivia Night starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Tuesday, Oct. 13 Toddler Time Story time and more fun begins at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. 598-5205. Yappy Hour at the Dock Bring your best friend of the canine to Yappy Hour on the terrace at the Dock at Crayton Cove from 5-6:30 p.m. 845 12th Avenue South. 263-9940. One-Woman Show Janina Birtolo presents Most Affectionate Daughter at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Regional Library. The story is about the life and beliefs of the famed 17th century scientist Galileos eldest illegitimate daughter. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334. Send calendar listings to email@example.com. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 11/4LB.Maine Lobster Choice of a side and ColeslawWednesdays. While supplies last.$1095239-591-0125 NAPLES PRINCESSCall (239) 649-2275 For Reservations Dinner and Show: Dinner and live entertainment COURTESY PHOTOThe second annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibition continues through Oct. 17 at The von Liebig Art Center. This exhibition features work in all media by Naples Art Association members and is an opportunity for member artists to sell their work. Above: Best Part of the Day by Val Wright is part of the exhibit. A complimentary docent tour for the Show of Shows exhibit and for the Selected Works from The von Liebig Art Centers Collection exhibit will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. 262-6517. 99 Senior CoffeeBE COOL AT JOES! NEW AC INSTALLED! Naples Best Breakfast & Burgers! Hot Fresh and Delicious $9.95 all you can eat battered fish fryOpen for: Breakfast Lunch DinnerSoup or Salad Cole Slaw Fries & Biscuits435-1616254-7929Breakfast/Lunch: Dinners www.EatAtJoesDiner.com
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Happy Hour Happy Hour Mon.Fri. 3 to 6 pm Bar Menu1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 263-2734 All Drinks at the Bar are Two for the price of One! www.napleswaterfrontdining.com At Crayton Cove 12th Avenue South 263-9940 $5.00 Tuesdays 5-6:30 Dogs Welcome!!! 3pm to close, with 5 dishes under $5.00 theaters that ask to participate, he says. The response to the epilogue shouldnt come as a surprise, as the original play was enthusiastically embraced by theaters and audiences. (Locally, The Naples Players staged a production in 2003, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre.) Its become such a cultural touchstone, Mr. Reiner says. And I think now theres a lot of attention renewed to the issues dealt with in the play. People have hopes that some progress can be made. So far, those hopes havent panned out. The president might sign a hate crimes bill if it gets to his desk. The Matthew Shepard Bill is still languishing in congress. Theres hope for marriage equality. I think its something that people are talking about now. But people are still being beaten, abused, killed, for just holding hands in public. This isnt the kind of thing that just happens in Laramie; it happens everywhere. Even in New York City there are gay bashings. Just last year, a guy in Chelsea in New York was picked up and killed. And two men out in Queens, who werent gay, who were brothers who had their arms around each other, were victimized, because they were thought to be gay.An epic undertakingWriting the epilogue has been a huge undertaking. Still a work in progress, the play is estimated to be 80-90 minutes long. Its funny, but I hear all the time from people who dont understand the process, Mr. Reiner says. They say, Its not that big of a deal. Youre just taking other peoples words. Thats not writing. But there are thousands of hours of transcripts, and myriad ways the dialogues can be woven together. Its a very involved process, a lengthy process, he explains. Its amazing to watch the evolution of it. In the Lincoln Center reading, eight actors will portray 30 characters. I saw the first reading and was very moved, and thought, I dont know how you make this any better. A month later, I went again and it was a totally new play. It was 100 times more powerful, Mr. Reiner says. We hope it will spark a dialogue among people. We hope it helps people remember and continue to tell Matthew Shepards story. Note: We ran an e-mail address for Randy Marsh, director of programming at Meridian Broadcasting last week, but a period was left out. The correct address is: firstname.lastname@example.org, according to Greg Reiner, Tectonics executive director, The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in the country, after Our Town. Its been done by high schools, colleges, theaters all over the country, I think over 1,000 times in the last 10 years, Mr. Reiner says. But the play is still considered controversial by some. A couple of times a month, the troupe learns of a production thats been protested, banned or censored. Sometimes its the best thing that can happen to a production; it gets all sorts of publicity for the play, Mr. Reiner says. And it shows people what (the protestors) are really like. As Moises says, theres no subtext, they come right out and say, We hate you, God hates you. Theres no tiptoeing around what they really feel. Its more sad than anything else. I feel sorry for them.The relationships continueAs the 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepards death approached, the troupe started questioning what had changed and what hadnt. So Mr. Kaufman and a group of actors Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Steven Belber returned to Laramie and talked to many of the same people theyd spoken with 10 years ago. Those conversations formed the basis for a new play, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Epilogue. A play like this is coming from primary source material, actual interviews with people, Mr. Reiner says. They get to speak in their own words. We continued the relationships with them through all these years. It does say a lot that they felt they were portrayed accurately. Its always important to us that were saying what they meant to say. The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, the Epilogue debuts Monday, Oct. 12, the 11th anniversary of Matthew Shepards death. The Tectonic Theater Project will perform it at New York Citys Lincoln Center. Simultaneously, 150 staged readings will take place across the United States and in eight other countries. In Florida, staged readings are scheduled for the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida Stage in Manalapan (in Palm Beach County), American Stage in St. Petersburg and at Mad Cow Theatre and Fantasyland Theater Productions, both in Orlando. After we came back, in December, we had our first draft of the script, Mr. Reiner says. Moises and I were in his office talking about what we wanted to do with this epilogue after it was completed. We could have opened it as a regular play somewhere. Then we thought of the Federal Theater Project in the last Great Depression where they would open plays in different cities on the same night, do 20 or 30 different venues. Moises said, Wouldnt it be cool if we could open this play in 100 theaters on the same night, get everyone talking about this story? Everyone said, Youre crazy, youll never get 100 theaters. And now we have 150 theaters. The Epilogue will debut in every state in the U.S. Glenn Close will host the reading at Lincoln Center; and Judy Shepard, Matthews mother and executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will also be there. The pre-show will be viewed in all the other theaters via live feed. Each theater involved will then present its own reading and return to the live feed afterward. People around the country can then text questions. In a general sense, says Mr. Reiner, what we found is that when we asked the question, What has changed? the larger question that came back was, well, How do you measure change? Have the laws changed, have any hate crime statues been passed? Not in Wyoming. Not on the national level. Not even in New York State. I think maybe theres a reluctance to talk about these issues, which is why for us, its so important to be doing this play in 150 theaters on the same night. Hes had the monster task of coordinating all the theaters nationally and internationally. Were trying to say yes to everyone, to ARTS COMMENTARY Theater really good theater shows us others lives, causing us to reflect on our own. Eleven years ago, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old college student, was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyo., simply for being gay. He was beaten and tortured, then tied to a fence and left to die. A month later, playwright Moises Kaufman, artistic director of the Tectonic Theater Project, went to Laramie with a small group of actors. They wanted to talk to people there, to learn firsthand what had happened. Over the next year and a half, they visited Laramie half a dozen times and talked with more than 200 people. The result was The Laramie Project, the play that chronicles the interviews. In a series of small scenes, or moments, the actors play themselves and the people they interviewed. As Mr. Kaufman writes in his introduction to the play: The idea of The Laramie Project originated in my desire to learn more about why Matthew Shepard was murdered, about what happened that night, about the town of Laramie. The idea of listening to the citizens talk really interested me. How is Laramie different from the rest of the country, and how is it the same? Shortly after the murder, I posed the question to my company What can we as theater artists do as a response to this incident? And, more concretely, is theater a medium that can contribute to the national dialogue on current events? The Laramie Project was the Tectonic Theater Projects answer.Art wrenched out of tragedyAbout the play, Time magazine said, Kaufman is pioneering a new genre of theater. He aims for a radical redefinition of what theater is capable of. Variety called it a riveting theatrical experience. The New York Post called it an amazing piece of theater out of the Shepard tragedy is wrenched art. The play won the American Library Associations Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Award. And The New York Times called it Our Town with a question mark, as in Could this be our town? The comment proved prophetic, be to Pr pl le o v NancySTETSON email@example.com Epilogue continues relationships formed in The Laramie Project COURTESY PHOTOMatthew Shepard
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 A&E C9 AT THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTERMEET HGTV DESIGN STAR JASON CHAMPION Hear his FREE Seminar on Design Inspirations, Color Trends and Backstage SecretsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 2 P.M. Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available.Jason Champion, a resident of Sarasota, was one of eleven design professionals from around the country who was chosen to compete on the most recent edition of HGTVs Design Star and he made it to the top ve. If you have ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes during the taping of a reality show, Champion will totally entertain you with his anecdotes, plus give you some great design tips for making your home stylish within your budget.Reservations for Jason Champions seminar are recommended. Call (239) 390-8207. For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com. hours s PUZZLE ANSWERS By Dr. Molly Barrow Illustrations by Erik Pflueger. (Barringer Publishing. $14.95)Naples psychologist Molly Barrow is all over the Internet. Google her name and youll find her Web sites, her blog and dozens of references to her appearances and mentions in popular and specialized media. Her column, Shrink About This, appears regularly on www.menstuff.org, and other specialists often quote her.You can listen to her online radio show. You can read her well-reviewed book, Matchlines. You can see her appear as herself in the 2008 film My Suicide, which focuses on teenage depression.And you can find her article about selfesteem and her Malia and Teacup books in the spring 2010 issue of the prestigious journal, Children and Libraries. Dr. Barrow has made her reputation as an expert in improving relationships, whether the arena is couples intimacy or the workplace. Now she adds to her audience with a major venture into childrens literature. Her Malia and Teacup series recently launched its first title: Awesome African Adventure. Its a rollicking read for kids 9 years old and up, as well as their parents and grandparents. Grandma is dead but remains well preserved in the freezer, her voice often advising 12-year-old Malia. Dad is dead and mom has run off with a misfit beau, and the looney doings of her wheelchair-bound Grandpa are not quite what a middle-schooler needs for guidance. Understandably, Malias demeanor has been less than pleasant. Her life at school has turned into a nightmare. She has frustrated her teachers, become a target of abuse from her classmates, and is threatened by the mean-spirited school psychologist with being taken away from Grandpas abysmal though loving care. Then comes news that is both good and bad: The industrious school shrink has discovered that Malias father is alive, remarried and living in Kenya. Soon, even though she feels a responsibility to stay with her ailing Grandpa, Malia is bound for Africa to live with a man who chose to disappear from her life 10 years earlier. In Kenya, Malia finds herself a secondclass citizen. Remote and demanding, her father insists on highly disciplined behavior, and Malia almost always fails to meet his expectations. Her stepmother is selfabsorbed as well as preoccupied with her pregnancy. Her stepbrother schemes to get Malia in trouble. Although her father's lifestyle indicates an abundance of wealth, allegedly from his success in the petroleum industry, Malia feels more at home with the loving and playful family of one of her fathers African employees. Soon after arriving in Africa, she becomes responsible for an undersized poodle, a gift rejected by her stepbrother. The delightful Teacup provides Malia with emotional salvation during an arduous transition. Malias adventures in Africa include partaking in a tribal ceremony, surviving an elephant stampede, rescuing Teacup from a monkey, witnessing a terrorist bombing in Nairobi and confronting a vicious government inspector who calls her father an assassin. Malia herself wonders about her father. Its obvious that he has a secret life, but not obvious just what the secret is. As Malias dangerous adventures and family conflicts pile up, she strives to overcome her fears and stand up for herself. More and more, she demonstrates not only determination, but also the ability to solve problems, to be patient when necessary and to realize that while appearances are often deceiving, it is sometimes for a good reason. Young readers will identify with Malias outsider sensibility, with her frustrations and one hopes with her growing resourcefulness and enhanced decisionmaking skills. While engaging her audience in high adventures in exotic settings, Dr. Barrow imparts important life lessons and advances knowledge about and tolerance for other cultures. For younger readers, Dr. Barrow has prepared Out on a Limb, an abbreviated treatment of Malia and Teacups African experience. In the pipeline: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon set in Bhutan and Queen to Bishops Right, an English mystery. Dr. Barrow has found a recipe that mixes humor, action, respect and understanding in just the right proportions. Fanciful enough to hold a childs attention, and wise enough to help children grow up without sermonizing and without belittling their actual problems, these are the kinds of books that parents and teachers, as well as kids, have been seeking. Malia & Teacup Awesome African AdventureREVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Open 11am 2am 7 days/weekLocated in Publix Plaza across from Coastland Mall NFL Sunday Ticket, College Game Day & MLB packages! 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 One original coupon per customer per visit. Offer expires 10/31/09 at participating SW Florida locations. Dine-in & take-out. One original coupon per customer per visit. Offer expires 10/31/09 at participating SW Florida locations. Dine-in & take-out. One original coupon per customer per visit. Offer expires 10/31/09 at participating SW Florida locations. Dine-in & take-out.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES APT ANAGRAMS By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you can expect on-the-job cooperation from most of your colleagues this week, some people might insist on knowing more about your plans before they can accept them. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating another way to do things is commendable. But you could find some resistance this week from folks who would rather stick with the tried-and-true than try something new. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You usually can keep your aim focused on your goal. But you might need to make adjustments to cope with unsteadiness factors that could arise over the course of the week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) News arrives about a projected move. Be prepared to deal with a series of possible shifts, including starting and finishing times, and how much the budget will actually cover. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new relationship needs time to develop. Let things flow naturally. It could be a different story with a workplace situation, which might require faster and more focused attention. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Accept a compliment without trying to troll for any hidden reason beyond what was said. After all, dont you deserve to be praised every now and then? Of course you do. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could be caught in a torrent of advice from well-meaning friends and colleagues this week. But remember, Lamb, you are at your best when you are your own inimitable self. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect strong efforts to get you to accept things as they are and not question them. But ignore all that and continue your inquiries until youre sure you have all the answers you need. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Heavier than usual family and workplace duties compete for your time this week. Try to strike a balance so that youre not overwhelmed by either. Pressures ease by weeks end. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its a good time for the Moon Child to show off your uniquely inspired approach to the culinary skills -especially if theyre directed toward impressing someone special. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might be happy about the re-emergence of a long-deferred deal. But dont pounce on it quite yet. Time can change things. Be sure the values you looked for before are still there. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Try to rein in your supercritical attitude, even if things arent being done quite as you would prefer. Remember: What you say now could create an awkward situation later on. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to weigh all possibilities before making a decision. You would be a fine judge, or even be a star in a jury room.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 C11 Any movie that has a tagline of nut up or shut up and begins with a montage of gruesomely hilarious deaths to the tune of Metallicas For Whom The Bell Tolls will certainly grab your attention. That Zombieland is creative, different and funny enough to keep your attention is impressive, especially given the inherent limitations of zombie movies. Zombieland is what Will Smiths I Am Legend would have been if it were a comedy. In the near future, a virus has wiped out mankind, save for a few stragglers whove managed to survive and not become zombies. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has a strict set of rules he lives by (Limber up, Always have an escape, Enjoy the little things), while Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has learned to love the thrill of the kill. They dont really like one another, but join forces given that theyre two of the last people on earth. Soon they come across sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), two con artists who grow to like the guys. (Because you must be wondering: Yes, the characters are named after the cities theyre from.) Together they drive west across the country in a Hummer no gas mileage issues, apparently to Pacific Playland, an amusement park thats said to be safe for humans. Director Ruben Fleischer said Shaun of the Dead (2004) was his inspiration in making this film, and it shows. Shaun was a great success because it knew how ridiculous it was and it understood how to use zombie movie violence as an asset for comedy. Zombieland similarly embraces its story, and does so with sass and style. The vivid violence is both direct and matter-of-fact, and the comedy works perfectly because of it. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernicks script also has some quirky dialogue, including the tough-as-nails Tallahassee being obsessed with finding a Twinkie and Columbus just wanting to put a girls hair behind her ear. There are also plenty of pop culture zingers: Whats the best thing about Zombieland? Columbus is asked. No Facebook status updates, he says. And then sometimes the script just calls for them to trash a novelty store and smash zombie heads with baseball bats. Its a nice mix. One day someone will make the de facto sequel to all zombie movies, which will feature a few characters trying to restart mankind after the zombies are killed. Would extravagant material possessions still have value? Will there be rules? Laws? Money? Its like starting a new civilization from square one, and the possibilities are endless. Then again, if the genre continues to be as laugh-out-loud funny and entertaining as Zombieland, there may never be a need to make that sequel. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.Whip It (Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore) With a mother (Marcia Gay Harden) who wants her to be a beauty queen, teen misfit Bliss Cavendar (Page, Juno) finds her true calling and new friends (Wiig, Barrymore) in the dangerous and exciting sport of roller derby. Its painfully predictable, but firsttime director Barrymore finds a way to make it work in terms of humor, action and drama. This is the perfect choice for a girls night out. Rated PG-13. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan) Ice cream, steak, spaghetti and (yes) meatballs rain from the sky after young inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Hader) creates a machine that turns water into food. The 3-D animation (in select cities) looks fabulous, particularly during the spaghetti twister sequence that slings giant pasta and meatballs about the town. The story (based on the childrens book by Ron and Judi Barrett) works nicely as well: Its sweet, not too sentimental and has some good laughs. Rated PG.The Informant! (Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale) An executive (Damon) with a corn-processing company becomes paranoid and turns whistleblower to the F.B.I. when his companys global price-fixing scheme threatens his job. Logic would suggest that he tell the F.B.I. agents (Bakula and McHale) all he knows, but thats not his style. Through the oversaturated visual style, cartoonish music and random voiceover narration, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) is going for an oddball funny reality here, but only achieves unfunny oddball. Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Zombieland REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes >>Matthew McConaughey was scheduled to appear in the lm. Columbia Pictures had contacted the Florida Film Critics Circle for permission to destroy the likeness of an award Mr. McConaughey received from the FFCC, but plans were scrapped when he dropped out. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 On our 10th Anniversary Let The WineFlowwww.bleuprovencenaples.com with the purchase of 2 Entres during October 2009 Free Bottle of WineMenu Decouverte 1 Appetizer, Entre & Glass of Wine $23.95 | 5-6:30 pm daily1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239 | Open M-Sat. www.ShadyPalmPub.com 239-434-960017 TVs Food & Drink Specials$500 $5.00 Cheeseburger and French Fries with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only. 2ND AVE.TAMIAMI TR.WYNNS$500 with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only. Federal Tax Credits forEnergy Ef ciency LIC.# CVC056664 PRIME RIB8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed VegetablesFRENCH DIPOur Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or Potato SaladREUBEN SANDWICHCorned Beef Brisket, Slow Cooked for tenderness and layered with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing, served on Grilled Traditional Rye Bread. Served with French Fries or Potato SaladBLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDOBlackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan CheeseBARBECUE BEEF SANDWICHThinly Sliced Prime Rib Simmered in Our Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladHAWAIIAN CHICKEN SALADAll 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 TomatoesTURKEY BURGERGrilled Turkey Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato Salad Expect 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 QUICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Friday ved with C hoice of French Fries or Potato S With classes beginning soon at The von Liebig Art Center, the Naples Art Association introduces a Bring a Buddy rewards program for students. When an NAA member refers a new member, both will receive a $25 coupon toward their next class or workshop. We know that people enjoy not only the educational aspects of our classes but the social atmosphere as well, says Nicole Dupont Strub, NAA director of education. Its always more fun to bring along a friend, especially if youre taking a oneor two-day workshop like jewelry making or trying a medium you havent worked in before. The von Liebig offers classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced art students. Three-hour classes typically run weekly for four or six weeks; more intense workshops run from one to five days. More than 40 instructors teach painting, drawing, digital photography, mixed media, clay modeling, ikebana and much more. In addition to the Bring a Buddy program, the art center has also arranged for student parking at the nearby Naples Womans Club. A nominal fee applies to obtain a pass that must be displayed in the students car window. All classes and workshops through next June are listed online at www. naplesart.org. Call 262-6517, ext. 102, for more information. Benefits for both when you bring a buddy to NAA 11140 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239.594.3500 Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee Rd. www.capriofnaples.com2 Entres 1 Bottle of Wine 27.95 Let Us Cater Your Next Party Let Us Cater Your Ne xt Party Live EntertainmentCheck Website for Details www.CapriOfNaples.comLive EntertainmentCheck Website for Details www.CapriOfNaples.com 1/2 1/2TuesdaysDine In OnlyPrice CheesePizza
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C14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AIRPORT PULLING RD.LIVINGSTON RD.RADIO RD.EXCHANGE AVE.BD Bed Depot4277 Exchange Ave. #3 Naples, FL 34104 OCTOBER SPECIAL MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE A10% DISCOUNT 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! Join our friendly crew of Pirates for a Halloween Costume Party of Chaos on the High Seas 90 Minutes of Thrills, Chills, Music, and Fun for the Whole Family Wear ye costume or be ogged! Oct. 23 Nov. 1 Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 H D auntePirate Ship Located at: 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach October 2009 Special Events Halloween Ghost Train MurderMystery Train Oct 28 at 6:30pm Pumpkin Patch Express Daytime Family Fun Oct 24, 25,and 31 from 10am to 2pm Murder Mystery Dinner Train Seminole Gulf Railway Fort Myers, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 8 P.M. This Old House Hour In honor of its 30th anniversary, producers of the Emmy-winning series have selected two projects in the Boston area for the season premiere. FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 8:30 P.M. Promises Kept: The Ding Darling Refuge The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge complex represents promises kept: a promise to nature and the earth to preserve and protect its habitat and its inhabitants, and a promise to the American people to make this 8,000-acre sanctuary available for their enjoyment, reflection and education. It is a fragile, carefully orchestrated balancing act. But the result is a true partnership between man and nature that bears the name and the stamp of an unassuming political cartoonist from Iowa who led the initial charge to save Sanibel Island from unbridled development and exploitation. This is a new WGCU production. SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 11 P.M. Austin City Limits Ben Harper and Relentless7 Ben Harper debuts his new band, Relentless7, with a rocking set drawn from his album White Lies for Dark Times. SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis: Quality of Mercy When a young actor is murdered during a student Shakespeare production, Lewis and Hathaway sift through the motives of several suspects from a jealous thespian to an Oxford dropout to a playgoer who uses his ticket stub as an alibi. 10 P.M. Global Voices Archeology of Memory An exiled Chilean musician creates a multimedia installation to heal the wounds inflicted by state-sponsored torture during the Pinochet regime. MONDAY, OCT. 12, 8 P.M. Latin Music USA: Bridges A chronicle of the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and the cha cha ch as they sweep the United States. TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 8 P.M. NOVA: Hubbles Amazing Rescue From training to launch, this is the inside story of the risky 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time, and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 8 P.M. American Masters Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound Following her 2008-09 world tour, this documentary chronicles the private life and public career of Joan Baez, examining her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her unwavering journey as the conscience of a generation. This week on WGCU TV COURTESY PHOTOJ.N. Darling Fish House
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C18 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your www.ribcity.comconfront their past crimes and present foibles with grit, gumption and Southern good humor. 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 at the Sugden this season: 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 lock-jawed, button-downed matron and her distant cousin, a long-time sanitarium resident, who is, as the title says, crazy. The Naples Players popular dinner/ show package with Vergina continues this season, with a three-course dinner and theater tickets for $52 per person. PLAYERSFrom page 1 >> What: Lend Me a Tenor >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> When: Oct. 14-Nov. 7 >> Tickets: $30 >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org if you go LIVE MUSIC 5-9 239-430-62734236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (The Village on Venetian Bay Naples) WATERFRONT DINING IN NAPLES NOW SERVING BREAKFAST STARTING OCTOBER 12th Start Your Day with a Water Front Breakfast! HAPPY HOUR 4-6 BEST PIZZA IN NAPLES1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 1/2 Price Appetizer $10 Pasta TuesdayPASTA NIGHT
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Key West Express is the Of cial Fast, Fun Way to Fantasy Fest 2009!*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.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Hair Cut$35239.262.2217 1058 8th Ave S NaplesTorysOFFICIAL SALON OFMakeover in Paradise Do you like hard pillows or soft pillows? It might depend on where you grew up. Homemade pillows were used in ancient Egypt, medieval Europe and early America. In the mid 19th century, the Industrial Revolution and the evolving textile industry changed the way pillows were produced. From homemade and hand-embroidered, they became machine-made. Bed pillows were stuffed with goose down or feathers. But in China, pillows were very different. At first they were smooth stones. Later, by the late sixth century, they were rectangular blocks made of wood, jade, bronze, porcelain or other ceramics. Most had a curved top surface for the head. Porcelain pillows were made from the 10th to the 14th century, then were gradually replaced by pillows of other materials or even European-style stuffed pillows. Porcelain and other hard pillows were decorated with animals, plants, people, mountains and even geometric designs. Some had colorful glazes. Many were shaped like animals or small children. Many collectors today do not realize that the decorated rectangles were pillows or headrests. They are sometimes called opium pillows because opium users liked to lie on their sides using hard pillows. They claimed that after smoking opium for a while, even a hard pillow felt like a cloud. Today collectors find few of the very old hard pillows, but 19thand 20th-century replicas are available. The pillow shaped like a child is so popular as a decorative item that it is still being made. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I own an old carved oak side chair made by the Jamestown Lounge Co. thats marked No. 9313. Its from a line called Feudal Oak. What can you tell me about the company and the chairs value?A: The Jamestown Lounge Co. of Jamestown, N.Y., was founded by four partners in 1888. At first it manufactured, appropriately, only lounges long armless, backless, upholstered pieces with a hard roll at one end. In the 1890s, the company added box Porcelain bed pillows once common in AsiaKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING p l ri w dr th or o terryKOVEL email@example.com couches and convertible sofa beds, and by the 1900s it was making all kinds of case and upholstered furniture. The Feudal Oak line was introduced in the 1930s and was produced for decades. Pieces were carved in a medieval style and were highly waxed. Your No. 9313 chair is pictured in the companys 1938 and 1941 catalogs, but it was gone by the time the 1949 catalog came out. Jamestown Lounge Co. was sold in 1978, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1982 and closed in 1983. Your chair, if in excellent condition, would sell for about $100. Q: My 11-inch china vase is decorated with pink flowers and green leaves. There are a couple of different marks on the bottom. The largest is an X with a crown at the top, an R. on the left, a C. on the right and the word Bavaria on the bottom. Theres another mark that looks like P.C. China Co. of Seattle surrounding the words hand painted. What does the R.C. in the mark stand for, how old is my vase and what is it worth? A: The R.C. stands for Rosenthal China, a pottery and porcelain manufacturer that has been in business in Selb, Germany, since 1879. Rosenthal used the mark you describe from 1891 to 1907. The word Bavaria is in the mark because Rosenthal shipped blanks (undecorated wares) to U.S. companies (such as P.C. China Co.) so artists working at those firms or even at home could decorate vases and dishes and sell them to American consumers. Vases like yours sell today for about $200. This 15-inch-long porcelain child figure is in the style of a 19th century Chinese pillow. It was made in northern China. It had been repaired so it sold for only $108 at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif.COURTESY PHOTO COU RTE S Y PH O T O
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Bill Harding and Kathy Gardner 2. Keith DeLorme, Debi Foss, Rebecca Berter 3. Jill Miller and Ford Thomas 4. Dr. Hermann and Darlene Schulze 5. Pianist Sergei Lugovskoy and his wife, Tatiana 6. Tenor Livio Ferrari and his wife TeresaCelebrating the grand reopening at Stoneys Steakhouse Opera for Everyone on Marco IslandAn evening presented by Orion Bank, Opera Naples and Euro Grand Piano Gallery TAUNA SCHOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY 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 56 2 4FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Patrons, participants celebrate at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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. Robin DeMattia, JoAnn Johansen, Meghan Clancy and Judy Tryka 2. Kathleen Wayne, Sean McVey, Joan and Joel Kessler 3. Lisa Wilson and Marie Christine St. Pierre 4. Jessica Polk and Steve Delfs 5. Andrew McElwaine and Nancy White 6. Barn Owl, Troy Frensley, Carol Pier and John Graham 7. Missy Barrickman and Victoria Cao 8. J. RobertPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYKickoff party for The Conservancys 2009 RedSnook Tournament 1 2 345 8 7 6
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries from previous reviews: Alexanders, 4077 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 262-4999 A splendid courtyard and equally lovely dining room afford customers plenty of charm that pairs well with chef/ owner Alexander Bernards food, a mix of European and American fare. There are also several dishes marked as healthier lower in calories, fat and/or salt. Jumbo lump crabmeat in garlic butter was simple and succulent. Equally good was a wild mushroom and goat cheese strudel served with caramelized apples and sun-dried cherry gastrique. Miso-crusted butterfish was another simple but elegant dish and the duck with its crisp skin, moist flesh, and tart-sweet lingonberries and port wine reduction was excellent. Leave room for the housemade desserts, such as apple nut cake with ice cream and Monikas crepe of passion. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222 Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruitand-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street South and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500 Chef Tony Ridgway and his business partner, wine expert Sukie Honeycutt, have been integral members of the Naples dining scene for more than two decades and they still deliver inventive food and intriguing wines with gracious hospitality. The menu features top-drawer ingredients crab cakes full of big chunks of crab, shave slices of grana padano atop a well-balanced Caesar, fresh Florida seafood and a house-made apple galette with cinnamon ice cream that caused sighs of contentment from all at our table. Whether its comfort fare, such as a Bell & Evans herb-roasted chicken, or something more contemporary, like the grilled red snapper with mango salsa and potato and artichoke gratin, its perfectly prepared and purposefully plated. The staff is as polished and appealing as the menu. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Saffron, 2059 Pine Ridge Road; 331-3319 Saffron is a little tough to find tucked into a shopping center obscured by a gas station, but its well worth the effort. The hospitable owners are friendly and helpful so even novices will find something theyll enjoy. With the help of several friends, I sampled several dishes and found them all well prepared, combining fresh ingredients and that heady mix of seasonings thats typically Indian. Spinach dip with house-made cheese spread on fresh naan was a delicious beginning. Also good was a sampler plate containing samosas, pakoras and kabobs served with mint chutney. Salmon cooked in a tandoori oven was moist and well seasoned. Rogan josh, a classic lamb curry, paired well with Bombay dal, a savory cumin-scented lentil, onion and tomato dish. From the dozen or so breads, we sampled keema naan, which was stuffed with ground lamb; kabuli naan, which contained cashews and raisins; and paneer kulcha, filled with housemade cheese, coriander and onion. All were tender, warm and delicious. Mango kulfi, a frozen blend of mango puree, cream and sweetened condensed milk, proved a great ending to a delicious and economical meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Two Brothers Baci, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples; 597-4800 There are plenty of Italian restaurants in these parts, but I havent been to one that comes close to matching the great food and down-to-earth charm of Two Brothers. Theres not a member of the staff that doesnt do his or her utmost to make customers feel welcome, especially the eponymous brothers, Bob and Sal Lanzieri. Live music gives patrons a reason to get up and dance, but then, so does the food. The marinara alone is worth a visit vibrant and perfectly balanced, its good enough to drink, but paired with Aunt Robertas crisp and creamy arancini (rice balls), fried olives and Asiago cheese or clams, it enlivens everything it touches. Sal Lanzieris chewy pizza knots are addictive. Portions are huge and most of the recipes come from the Lanzieris extended Italian-American family. I loved the lasagna, just like Mama Lanzieri used to make. Dont miss this one. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Closed Sunday 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.com$19prix xe menu (5pm to 6:30pm)prix xe menu (6:30pm to close)$24 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With Lunch only $995Fixe Prix Dinner only $24952 Courses plus beverage3 CoursesHappy Hour Daily 3-7:30pm1/2 Price Drinks & Bar Menu OPEN DAILY for DINNER & www.VerginaRestaurant.comVisit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE gift certicate! Upcoming EventsOct 8th Wine Tasting 6-7:30 pm Oct 14th Wine 101 Call for reservations & info Oct 22nd Italian Tasting with Importer 6-7:30 pmThe Wine Merchant12820 Tamiami Trail N Naples 239-592-0000 Fax: 239-592-7701 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Wine Merchant is a full service Wine & Cheese shop located in North Naples, stocked with a worldwide selection of thousands of wines in all price ranges.
Call me old fashioned, but I like my restaurants small and personal. The bigger the place, the more I feel like a member of the herd rather than a valued patron. And although I can think of a few exceptions, attention to detail seems to get lost in the shuffle when the management is juggling the demands of hungry masses yearning to be fed. Give me a nice little mom-and-pop place with one owner in the kitchen, the other making vigilant rounds through the dining room and greeting regulars. Its this sort of spot in which dinner becomes an occasion rather than a mere fuel stop. And an occasion it is at Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, a lovely little restaurant in a strip center almost directly across the street from Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar. It is owned and operated by John and On Augsondthung, who both come from Thailand but have been living in Naples for several years. Mr. Augsondthung worked for Sushi-Thai before the couple opened their own place, which offers a mix of Thai, Chinese and Japanese fare. Fuji oozes class without a shred of pretension. The intimate dining room is attractive yet simply decorated, with tastefully framed pictures on the walls and large windows that look out on a lush garden complete with fountain. My favorite feature is a laughing Buddha perched on the sushi bar, his arms loaded with dollar bills offered up by customers hoping for a little good luck. I had an excellent meal at Fuji shortly after it opened last May, but didnt want to review it before it had been open for at least a month. Five months later, the second meal was every bit as good as the first. On a recent Saturday night, we had our pick of seats. We selected a booth between the sushi bar, where Mr. Augsondthung was skillfully concocting elaborate sushi rolls, and the window with a garden view. We chose a well-chilled bottle of Sho Chiku Bai ginjo sake for its crisp, fruity flavors, which proved a good match to the food that followed. The menu has a mix of standards shrimp tempura, potstickers, miso soup, crab Rangoon and Mongolian beef, among them as well as some innovative fare such as full moon party (seafood, shiitake mushrooms and garlic sauted with garlic butter sake sauce), samurai salmon (grilled teriyaki salmon with grilled asparagus and golden fried onions), Thai crispy ravioli and the Godzilla roll (deep-fried fish and crab, cream cheese, asparagus and masago with eel sauce and spicy mayo). We started with the Fuji lobster roll ($14.50), a bountiful creation that melded tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus, scallions and masago with eel sauce and spicy mayo. It needed no immersion in soy sauce, just a dab of wasabi to add a little zing. A clever new dish is called tuna chips ($6.95), a delicious blend of raw tuna, avocado, scallions in a slightly spicy sauce finished with sesame oil and sesame seeds served with tortilla chips. Yes, tortilla chips. Think of it as Asian nachos. As a pad Thai devotee, Ive sampled a lot of it over the years, but rarely find the right mix of rice noodles, egg, scallions, peanuts and sprouts. Some versions are too sweet, some are not sweet enough, and others have no crunch or lack sufficient ingredients beyond noodles. Fujis pad Thai ($10.95) is first-rate, with mounds of bean sprouts and chopped peanuts, chewy noodles, just enough egg and scallions. I added tofu (other choices include beef, chicken, shrimp, scallops or mixed seafood). The squares of bean curd were nicely fried and not the least bit flabby. Ninja shrimp ($12.95) consisted of fried shrimp served with asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and sesame seeds in a tasty brown sauce. We finished with the whimsically named and value-priced dessert, Anna Banana ($3.95), bananas fried in spring roll wrappers served with blueberry jam and stripes of chocolate sauce. Like everything else, it was done just as it should be and beautifully plated. Service at Fuji is as polished and understated as the food. Servers are charming and attentive, as is the gracious Mrs. Augsondthung, who keeps a close watch on diners progress. I was happy to have a second opportunity to sample the well-executed dishes and warm hospitality offered here. There are certainly plenty of bigger Asian bistros around serving interesting food, but the diminutive Fuji stands at the top of my list for its warmth, creativity and allaround excellence. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday-Friday, Oct. 8-9, Culinary Concepts restaurants: The 2009 Naples Wine Week allows patrons to taste 10 glasses of wine for $10 at Chops City Grill, Pazzo! Italian Caf, Yabba Island Grill and Blue Water Bistro, with all proceeds benefiting the Childrens Museum of Naples. Make reservations online at www.gr8food.net or call the individual restaurant. Thursday, Oct. 8, Bamboo Caf: Thursday with Julia and Julius features a Julia Child-inspired meal of spinachpotato-leek soup, lamb stew with wine and rosemary and baked apples with bourbon cream with a tableside chat by Chef Julius Minarik; $24.95, 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Thursday, Oct. 8, 4-8 p.m., International Design Center: The Womens Council of Realtors Bonita Springs-Estero and Fort Myers chapters presents the second annual Bon Appetit event with networking, an auction, wine and specialties from eight area restaurants; $20, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero; call 390-8209 for tickets. Sunday, Oct. 11, Bamboo Caf: This weeks Tour de France heads to Normandy with a menu that includes walnut apple salad, marmite dieppoise (fish stew with apple cider and cream) and pear tarte for $24.95. French teacher Christine Payne-Rancier will hold a casual roundtable featuring French conversation along with the meal (guests limited to eight and reservations required); 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Saturday, Oct. 10, 17 and 24, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533. Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Learn the soulful pleasure of baking bread at home with this step-by-step class sponsored by Whole Foods and Sur La Table; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Monday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Capital Grille Chef Nick Karagiannis shares some of his favorite grilling recipes; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Learn how to cook with a minimum of fat while achieving high flavor in a class in which Shelly Connors will make fire-roasted tomato bisque with light chive cream, crunchy baked chicken paillards with peach basil gazpacho sauce and cardamom meringue peaches with almond crunchies and blackberry sauce; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. a c n h a nd 2 35 5 R oa d; is t@ m. karenFELDMAN email@example.com Fuji packs a lot of style and substance into small spaceFLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro >> Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday>> Reservations: Accepted>> Credit cards: Cash and debit cards accepted.>> Price range: Appetizers, $3.95-$9.50; entrees, $10.95-$19.95; sushi rolls, $5.95-$14.50 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served.>> Seating: Banquettes, booths, at the sushi bar, at conventional tables and chairs indoors or outside>> Specialties of the house: Lettuce wraps, crispy salmon rolls, tuna tataki, tom kha soup, spicy sunomono salad, tuna chips, Fuji roll, Godzilla roll, ninja shrimp, pad Thai, royal duck curry, Bangkok steak>> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 6355 Naples Blvd. 593-5550 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove, John Augsondthung, who owns Fuji with his wife, On, has a masterful and imaginative touch when it comes to sushi. Below, ninja shrimp consists of simple, flavorful ingredients including asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and a savory brown sauce.
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