ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM C14 SOCIETY C27, 28 & 29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 3 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Its in the cardsLearn how to make your own greeting cards in a workshop at The von Liebig. C1 The skys the limitNaples Municipal Airport is far from retiring as it turns 65. B1 Halloween happeningsCalendar is frightfully full of things to do. C22 & 23 COURTESY PHOTOYoung and old alike pitched in to package meals at Grace Place last year. Organizers hope for the same this year. Few things strike a chord in peoples hearts like thinking of a child going hungry. But in America, thousands of children and families go hungry every day. In Collier County, organizations like Grace Place for Children and Families and Rotary Feeds, a Naples Rotary Club project, are doing everything they can to feed families. The two groups are preparing for their second annual partnership in Kids Against Hunger, a project that will result in thousands of ready-to-prepare meals for hungry families in Collier County. The effort begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Grace Place in Golden Gate city. Two hundred volunteers are needed to work two shifts, packaging 56,000 balanced, nutritious casserole meals that will be distributed to food pantries, charitable agencies and even school children. In assembly-line fashion, teams of eight to 10 people will set up around long tables to measure and fill individual bags with rice, beans, soy protein powder, vitamins and flavorings. Then the bags will be sealed and boxes packed for delivery. All thats required to prepare each meal is boiling water. 200 volunteers needed to assemble meals for hungrySEE VOLUNTEER, A11 Floridians will eat lots of General Tsos chickenBY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly T A SMALL CHINESE TAKEOUT PLACE IN SOUTHWEST Florida, a busy but pleasant woman named Su Pan hoists an order of General Tsos chicken onto the counter and counts the change. In keeping with what Florida Weekly learned at many of the Chinese restaurants we explored last week in Naples, Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, Ms. Pan says Gen. Tsos chicken is the most popular dish her restaurant serves. Gen. Tso, a 19th century Hunanese military man, probably would be surprised thatBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Sandy, Jessica, Elton and Michael Huang at Szechuan Chinese Restaurant. Inset: a portrait of General Tso, by Piassetsky.SEE TSO, A8 EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA E NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW N W N W N ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM IAM S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ S/ / FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO FLO RID RID RID RID RID RID RID RID RID RID RID I AW AW AW AW AW AW AW AW AW AW A W EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK EEK LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY L S d Jessica E ltonand M ichaelHuang at We eat it. We love it.Find out how these hardworking SWFL families have helped make Chinese takeout as American as apple pieA Kids in the GardenStudents put their mark on signage for the new Childrens Garden. A20
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 Lets look at the statistics a bit more closely. Since the ratio of banks to residents in Collier County is about 2-to-1, the latest figures describing our unemployment rate, our rate of jobs lost and the number of people in the workforce out of work imply something I have trouble believing. They imply that things are grim here in paradise. (Actually, there are 92 banks in Collier, with three savings and loans and one credit union, but thats close enough for me to make my point: Theres a lot of room for a lot of money in those 92 banks.) At first glance, understandably, people worry about the numbers even the people I saw crowded into a designer bakery Monday morning wearing $300 sailing jackets, $200 shorts, $100 sandals and cost-free frowns of anxiety while laboring through $5 pastries, $4 Italian coffees and $2 Wall Street Journals. Septembers unemployment rate in Collier was 13.1 percent, according to figures being traded around at the beginning of the week like the batting averages of ballplayers. It wasnt much better statewide. Floridas unemployment was 11 percent the highest since 1975, when Tricky Dick Nixon was president and we left Vietnam from a Saigon rooftop. Maybe this is a harbinger of things soon to come. Maybe well leave Iraq from a Baghdad rooftop, or pull out of Afghanistan from a Kabul rooftop (if its flat and a rooftop, its good enough for government work, I always say). In Collier, between a brace of merry Septembers (2008 to 2009), 8,700 jobs were lost, which put the job-loss rate at an unnerving 7.3 percent, or twotenths of a percentage point behind Lees, which was 7.5 percent. Those muscular figures give Lee and Collier the distinction of ranking No. 1 and 2 among Floridas 67 counties for the rate of jobs lost. So were leaders here in the Sunshine State. Whosoever shall disapprove, so shall he go to New York, which is 1,100 miles from the county building in Naples, or Chicago, which is 1,135 miles from the county building, or even to Atlanta, which is a mere 550 miles. And there shall he look for something better. What does all this really mean? It means that almost 20,000 people in the countys workforce of roughly 150,000 are without work. But what does that mean? First let me say it does not necessarily mean we have to worry. After all, maybe most of these people dont really want to work. Probably theyre independently wealthy. In that case, theyre out of work because they already worked (even if only at spending their inheritances or their corporate bonuses). And like any sane human being, especially a rich one, theyd prefer to sit around eating pastries and drinking cappuccinos to live, rather than working to live. Whats wrong with that theory? The number of banks certainly supports it. All those people must be hoarding their money in Colliers 92 banks, since no person sane enough to drink cappuccino and eat pastry instead of work, would put his money or hers in the stock market or some real estate investment scheme, right? As an aside, let me point out that Lee Countys unemployment rate was announced at 13.9 percent, which happens to be through no coincidence, Im sure exactly the same as that of Las Vegas. Lee County is thus suitable as a place to go for any Collier residents or visitors who wish to gamble on real estate investment schemes or craps tables or the slots, but who do not wish to travel more than 2,000 mile to Las Vegas to do it. Many have in the past, and most of them are now unemployed in North Dakota, or living as ex-pats in Sudan. Anyway, while the rich are sitting around pretending to be part of the great unwashed and unemployed (although I prefer to think of them as employed by leisure) and driving up the numbers some people are actually working in Collier County. In the public schools, for example, there are roughly 2,200 teachers, and some of them are actually teaching. Are they teaching our children how to sip cappuccinos and eat pastry? I certainly hope so. Not only that, but in the private sector, Naples Community Hospital employs about 3,000 people to take care of those who have had too much pastry; Publix employs some 2,200 people for those who want something besides pastry; and Wal-Mart employs more than 1,500, for those who have to work in the schools, or at Publix, and prefer to shop inexpensively. Meanwhile, Fifth Third Bank alone, one of the 92, employed 733 people, which was only 10 fewer than the Marriott, with 743 people. In the case of the hotel chain, all of them are there to help visitors who have come to spend a few nights and learn how we rich folks do it. There are still some of us not me, if I can help it, but some others who prefer to do it for ourselves (I prefer servants, or in extremis, children), which is why Home Depot has to employ more than 500 people. So where do all these numbers leave us? They leave us standing on the corner of Statistics Avenue and Conjecture Street, where numbers always leave us standing. The new numbers are out, and they dont look good. But what they mean what this recession means, and what your life means in or out of the workforce is only up to you.Note: Statistics come from the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation and Enterprise Florida. COMMENTARY What do the numbers really mean? D V so fr A rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org Open 7 Days! 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Oct. 22, 1797, the first parachute jump of note is made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris. As he failed to include an air vent at the top of the prototype, Garnerin oscillated wildly in his descent, and he landed shaken but unhurt. On Oct. 23, 1989, 23 people die in a series of explosions sparked by an ethylene leak at the Phillips Petroleum Company factory in Pasadena, Texas. A subsequent investigation found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had not done a comprehensive inspection of the plant since 1975. On Oct. 24, 1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the nations eastern and western telegraph networks, completing the first transcontinental line. The obstacles to building the line were huge. Among other things, Sioux warriors had cut a completed part of the line and took a long section of wire for making bracelets. On Oct. 25, 1944, during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze (divine wind) suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. More than 1,321 Japanese aircraft crash-dived their planes into Allied warships during the war. OPINION President Barack Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. Thats an indictment, not a compliment. Rather than living up to the honor, it should be Obamas mission to show hes thoroughly unworthy of it. The Nobel Peace Prize comes in three flavors. It is sometimes awarded to statesmen for accomplishments. Think Theodore Roosevelt brokering peace between Russia and Japan after their 1905 war, or Woodrow Wilson personally negotiating the Treaty of Versailles. It is awarded to human-rights activists resisting repressive regimes. Dissidents Shirin Ebadi (Iran) and Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) exemplify this standard. Lastly, it is given to citizens of the world who seek to throttle American power. Even Obamas supporters concede he doesnt belong in the first category of diplomatic giants (yet). And even by the self-pitying standards of Michelle Obama, Barack Obama isnt a victim of persecution. That leaves the third category, putting him in league with such highly politicized recent recipients of the prize as Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and Mohamed ElBaradei. He should recoil from this woeful company. Annan won jointly with the U.N. in 2001. The organization was reeling from episodes of deadly fecklessness in Bosnia and Rwanda, where it established a peace of the grave for Bosnias Muslims and for hundreds of thousands of Tutsis. But so what? The prize had a transparently political point: to bolster the U.N. so President George W. Bush would feel constrained by it when responding to the Sept. 11 attacks. Carter? Yes, he has the Camp David Accords and decades of good works. But when he won in 2002, his main appeal was as a scourge of Bush the warmonger. ElBaradei and his International Atomic Energy Agency jointly won the prize in 2005 on similar grounds. For the five Norwegian parliamentarians who make up the Nobel Committee, Obama is a godsend. They look at him and see a version of themselves a selfconsciously sophisticated internationalist appalled by America for much of this decade and committed to constraining its power in a net of international organizations. Except Obama happens to be the president of the United States. This is a near miracle, and one the committee couldnt ignore. Given this context, Obama should be insulted, not humbled, by the prize. If the Nobel Committee is right about Obama, he will force Israel into an unsustainable peace, or throw it overboard; he will reach an accommodation with a nuclear Iran; he will let Afghanistan slide back into chaos (perhaps with the cover of a notional deal with the Taliban); and he will give China and Russia a veto over all significant American international actions in the U.N. Security Council. On the domestic front, he will bring a European-style welfare state to U.S. shores, and watch as the dominance of the dollar fades, another artifact of an era of post-World War II American pre-eminence that he implicitly declares over.This is the promise the Nobel Committee sees in Obama, and why if he is to succeed as an American president as opposed to a crowd-pleasing citizen of the world he must prove it wrong. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYNews comes fast and furious, bringing new issues and concerns daily or even hourly. Political debates rage at home, troubling headlines come in from overseas its easy to get caught up in all of it, especially if the news is ones stock in trade. And in a democracy, of course, its important for all of us to remain informed about and involved in developments in domestic and international events. But sometimes its also important to take a longer view. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever, is what the Good Book says. In truth, a great deal of what we obsess over today wont much be remembered or matter in a few decades, much less a hundred years or two. The damage we are doing to this Earth, however, does have the potential to reach far into the future and greatly alter the lives of those generations to cometh. Thats your grandchildren and mine, folks, and their kids after them. Nevertheless, we hear precious little in the news these days about the environment except for global climate change, about which were doing precious little. One story that did seem to make an impression this past summer concerned a section of the Pacific Ocean a patch now twice the size of Texas that is a concentrated, toxic stew of plastics. Plastics that, if the mere fact of this doesnt concern you, are entering the food chain on which we, humans, sit atop. There was a week or so of concern and even outrage about this, and people still bring it up from time to time. But its yet to become a rallying cry for change in how we treat the oceans from which life arose and which sustain us still. These would be the same oceans that, according to National Geographic, have been producing large blobs of diseasecarrying mucus: marine mucilage clusters of dead and living organic matter that attract bacteria and viruses and have been popping up in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. They are harmful to humans and fish and have been increasing exponentially in recent years. These would be the same oceans that, according to report after report, modern fishing techniques have cleaned out to the point where all all! the worlds fisheries are in danger of collapse by mid-century. The same oceans where larger species such as tuna and swordfish consumed so much mercury that to eat them with regularity is to openly court mercury poisoning. Surely, you may be thinking, the worlds governments must be doing somethingabout all this. Well, they have. In 2003, for example, 123 national signatories to the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity pledged to achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the local, national and regional levels, as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on Earth. This week, leading biodiversity experts meeting in South Africa concluded that the parties to this convention will fall far short of the goals to which they committed. What is the price of inaction? According to these same experts, rates of extinction that statistics show are dramatically worse than even the most dire predictions of a few years ago. We are gradually destroying the only home we know, which is another way of saying that were gradually destroying ourselves. The signs have become unmistakable, but our governments and our other institutions, built to respond to short-term needs to the practical exclusion of all others, are doing little to nothing. The needs of the present are always pressing, but it may be time to start thinking and acting long term, before its too late to act at all. d fo w im a n danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Time to take the long view GUEST OPINION Obama deserves the Nobel Prize
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 BY SUSAN BROWN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly Make a Wish Foundation endeavored to make her dream a reality. Mr. Williams invited Jessica to California to visit a filming project, but when he learned she was too sick to travel, he chartered a jet at his own expense and spent the day with Jessica at her home in Greensboro, N.C. The pair played Secret Seven and watched the Carolina Panthers battle the Denver Broncos. Mr. Cole chuckles as he recounts the afternoon. While Jessicas occasional short-term memory loss didnt impair her ability to beat Mr. Williams at cards, when he excused himself to use the restroom, she turned to her father and asked, Dad, who is that guy Im playing cards with? As for Mr. Cole, nowadays his card playing is purely recreational. The Coles maintain residences in Texas and North Carolina, but Naples has been home for them since 2005. Mr. Cole says when hes away, he craves the lazy winter days he spends here. No wonder; despite retiring in October 2004, he recently returned to the modular home business, and he owns a tree farm, golf course and thriving barbecue business in Texas. He and his wife, Marsha, married 24 years, established the Jessica Cole Foundation to provide help and support for terminally ill children and their families. Mr. Cole still finds time for an occasional online game of Texas Holdem using his daughters moniker. Best beware if you encounter player jesseduke because even better than an ace, the man behind the mouse holds an angel up his sleeve. 15 MINUTES other players on the phone with her. She knew them all, he says. In addition to her favorite poker personalities, Jessica adored Robin Williams. She loved Mrs. Doubtfire; she watched it a thousand times, Mr. says. She also wanted to meet Mr. Williams, and The His easy southern drawl might lull some into thinking the man is low-key; but when it comes to life, Mark Cole is all-in. This Texas-born Naples resident embraced the everything-is-bigger motto of his birthplace and then ran with it. From his first job selling lawn and garden equipment at Montgomery Ward in Riverdale, Texas, to building an empire in the modular housing industry, Mr. Cole does things big. Hes smart, charming and skilled with numbers. Add to the mix his resources and keen ability for reading people and youve got the makings for a world champion poker player. Indeed, Mr. Cole upped the ante when he went from entrepreneur to professional gambler practically overnight. In his early 20s, he enjoyed success playing high-stakes poker in his home state. Used to be when you told people you were a poker player, it was pretty shameful, he says. Directing his attention to his family and his business, he cashed in his chips for years of more traditional pursuits. But television, the Internet and hole-card cameras later transformed poker into a vanity sport, and in 2003, Mr. Coles young daughter, Jessica, caught poker fever. A numbers whiz with a passion for cards, Jessica started watching the World Poker Tour on television. Not long after, father and daughter started tuning in together. Jessica quickly learned the names of all the poker pros; Annie Duke was her favorite. Mr. Cole set up a play money account online for Jessica as jesseduke, while he played for real green on a pay site. After observing her fathers online successes, Jessica told him, Youre better than those guys, Dad. You should play on TV. And so began his quest. In 2004, Mr. Cole bought a seat at the World Series of Poker, where he placed 11th. ESPN only televised games involving players who ranked ninth and higher, but Mr. Cole was undeterred. He embarked on a fulltime gambling career. His persistence paid off in spades. In 2005, he made his WSOP television debut when he advanced to The Final Table and placed fifth in the tournament; by 2006, he ranked 28th in the world. Mr. Cole says his greatest personal reward came with earning his seat at The Final Table and making it onto television in 2005. He only wishes Jessica had lived to see it happen. Diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5, she died in December 2004 after an arduous, seven-year battle; she was only 13.Jessica had absolutely the most positive outlook of anyone you ever met. Mr. Cole says. She never complained; once when his wife told Mr. Cole that Jessica suffered an especially difficult day, Jessica said, Moms crazy; I had a great day, he says.Jessica loved hearing about her dads poker adventures. When he started playing in 2004, hed call his daughter and put Dads poker playing thrilled his young daughter COURTESY PHOTO Mark Cole and his daughter Jessica
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 his name is attached to the dish that caters to Western tastes, fried and spicy-sweet with a rich sauce. It certainly doesnt represent the sophistication of Chinas vast culinary landscape, which unfortunately is absent on most menus in the United States. But it does represent the innovation of Chinese immigrants, whose first takeout restaurants, called chow chows, sprung up in California in the 1860s. While working on the Central Pacific Railroad, some of those immigrants opened eateries. Lacking access to fresh seafood, herbs and other ingredients they relied on back home, they prepared meals with what they could find and afford. They trired to maintain a semblance of authenticity while at the same time catering to the tastes of white railroad workers. Since then, the popularity of Chinese-American food has endured like any bold American culinary invention, including Coca-Cola, hamburgers and apple pie. While dishes like Gen. Tsos chicken, chop suey, chow mien, Happy Family or sweet-and-sour pork might be Chinese in theory, theyre actually as American as Ms. Pans family: three generations connected to China by varying degrees, who all take their part in seven-day work weeks at the restaurant. Her mother and father, two brothers and husband all work at the restaurant. Her 5-year-old son, Hanson, does his homework there after school. Her 4-year-old daughter, Summer, is staying with her grandparents at the semi-rural village in China where Ms. Pan, 31, grew up. Next year, when Summer is old enough to start school here, she will rejoin her parents and brother. The Pan family, who run Chinese Kitchen on Metro Parkway and Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers, are among many Chinese immigrants who came to America all at once or little by little. Many started in New York Citys Chinatown and followed relatives to places like Southwest Florida. Their experiences include a variety of challenges, including reconciling Chinese and American cultures and language. The American experience Michael Huang, originally from Taiwan, came here to pursue The American Dream, he says. He and Sandy Huang grew up in China and have owned Szechuan Chinese Restaurant in Naples, with a full dining room and bar, for 20 years. Their children, 22-year-old Jessica and 24-year-old Elton (Like the singer, his sister explained) grew up in Naples. He played on the high-school football team and is pursuing a career as an X-ray technician; shes a luminous literary talent, interested in poetry and dark Russian novels. They bear scant traces of their parents accents. On the one hand, he was able to come here and be a lot more prosperous, Jessica Huang says about her father. He could send money home to his mother and also provide for our family. On the other hand, he misses home. His culture is still very much Chinese. (See excerpts from Jessica Huangs essay about her father below). Elton grew up working at his parents restaurant after school. I would always come here right after football practice, he said. I started busing tables, then worked the cashier and did deliveries. I kind of did everything. At Jeffs Gourmet Chinese Takeout & Delivery in South Fort Myers, many people are surprised to find a white woman from Superior, Wis., owner Barbara Lau, taking their order. Her husband, Jeff, home last week with a back injury, was born and raised in Hong Kong. A lot of times I say, Im his wife, Im the owner, and they just look at me like Really? Ms. Lau, 55, says. Theyre surprised. But Jeff has a following. In the funny-grumpy way longtime couples talk about each other, she adds, He has a personality people love. I dont get it, but they do. The Laus met when they worked together at a Chinese restaurant in Duluth, Minn. They followed her husbands sisters to Fort Myers 13 years ago and have four children, including three boys. One girl, 19-year-old Melissa, also works at the restaurant. The family celebrates holidays Mr. Lau grew up with, like the Chinese New Year. A couple weeks ago was Moon Day, Ms. Lau says. Its once a year on a different day. It came about as harvest day, because the moon is low and bright over there, and over here. Ms. Lau has no problem communicating in English, because its her native language. But Yufu Lu, who runs China Wok in Port Charlotte, speaks his native language, Fujianese, exclusively. His 25-year-old son, Leo Lu, translates for his father. Yufu Lu started out working at restaurants in New York Citys Chinatown in the 1980s, when the ChineseAmerican style of cuisine that originated with mid-19th century railroad workers boomed, giving rise to Chinese takeouts, buffets and sit-down restaurants all over the country. Following relatives who moved to Orlando, Mr. Lu moved to Southwest Florida in the 1990s and opened China Wok in 2001. We found out this place is better, he says. This place is quieter (than New York City). The Lus restaurant is in the humblest of locations, much like Ms. Pans: a small suite in a strip mall. Its the kind of hole-in-the-wall where so many Chinese takeout places operate. Besides capitalizing on Southwest Floridas seemingly unabated hunger for Chinese cuisine, the restaurants give their proprietors means to support children who are discovering a different American experience than their parents knew, one they hope has even greater promise. Its really the second generation to benefit from the hard work of the first generation, says Cynthia Lee, the curator for Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. Ms. Lee organized a 2005 exhibit at MOCA called Have You Eaten Yet? about Chinese immigrants and their families who played their parts in restaurants. The show expressed the phenomenon of Chinese restaurants, Ms. Lee says, how they were able to adapt to different cultural environments, what great entrepreneurs the first ones were and continued to be; how the restaurateurs tried to introduce something that seemed so exotic to mainstream American palates and how they tried to strike a balance.A popular place to eatWith three times as many Chinese restaurants as McDonalds nationwide, according to Chinese Restaurant News, they are ubiquitous enough to be taken for granted. Critics regularly dismiss the food as unauthentic (whatever that means) and unhealthy (so what?). According to the founders of Zagat restaurant survey in a 2007 New York Times editorial, the state of Chinese cuisine in America is abysmal. Yet, the America you know wouldnt be the same without Chinese-American fast food. What would people working late at the office do without the comforting thought of fried rice, crispy duck or sweet-and-sour pork beckoning from a menu in the desk drawer? And the pleasures of Chinese takeout, packaged in oyster pails and Styrofoam boxes with clever, complimentary little cookies, is a comfort in the worst of times. Even on the week after the Twin Towers fell in Manhattan, for example, people labored to bring Chinese takeout to a shaken populace. It was the subject of this paragraph in Jay McInerneys latest novel, The Good Life: To Luke, it seemed nothing short of miraculous that you could still pick up the phone and conjure up moo shu pork, shrimp toast, and fried dumplings, that men from Shaolin and Shanghai were fanning out on mountain bikes through the streets and avenues above Canal, bearing the sacraments of a New York Sunday night in plastic bags slung over their handlebars. This much of the metropolitan idea, at least, was intact. Smoking a cigarette under the awning of his building as the doormen politely ignored him, he counted five of them racing their bicycles across Seventyseventh Street, ministering to the shaken populace at the end of this apocalyptic week. TSOSFrom page 1 KURT WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Fu Pan, Dayton Pan, Wen Fang Zhen, Zi Biin Pan, Li Zhen Fang, Hanson Tang, Yan Tang, and Su Pan at China Kitchen in Fort Myers. COURTESY PHOTOYanyan Chen, Leo Lu, Yufu Lu and Wanwei Lu at China Wok in Port Charlotte. Its really the second generation to benefit from the hard work of the first generation. Cynthia Lee, curator for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City >> Harvey Spiller, a Brooklyn-born meat and potatoes eater, became a connoisseur of Chinese food after moving to Manhattan in 1981. He also started collecting menus from Chinese restaurants. The collection, which he estimates at near 10,000 menus, from more than 100 nations, ranging in age from the 19th century to today, earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for largest menu collection. Much of it appeared in MOCAs 2005 exhibit, Have you eaten yet? He has also written articles for Chinese Restaurant News and collects many other items, like watches. Some of his stories about Chinese restaurant owners are available in a book called Gastropolis: Food and New York City, published by Columbia University Press in 2009. (For more information on Mr. Spiller, check out his Web site, www.inspectorcollector.com.) Although for many years he loved Gen. Tsos chicken, his tastes now run toward Dim Sum. Its dif cult to nd in Southwest Florida. Of dishes like Gen. Tsos, he says, I still eat it. Im almost over it. Gen. Tsos is crispy, greasy, fried, delicious. I went on a (Gen. Tsos) kick for years. Asking Mr. Spiller which menu is his favorite was like asking him to choose between his children. In a collection with many gorgeous and beautifully designed and luxurious suede and leather and wood menus, I love them all, he said. So if youre going to ask me my favorite, Id say the one from Ho Hum. Its a plain black and white, 4 inches by 11 inches, and its the most boring menu in my collection. When you have a collection of a lot of things, sometimes the simplest ones sing the loudest. His collection all began in the summer of 1981, at his new apartment in Manhattan, with a strange noise at the door. I thought I was being robbed, Mr. Spiller said. So I poked around the corner and I saw something under the doorjamb and there was a menu. It was interesting because it had typographical mistakes that were amusing. It was interesting because it had foods I didnt know. It was interesting because it was free. That was the year, Mr. Spiller discovered, that a woman who owned a Chinese restaurant in his neighborhood began distributing menus to drum up business. Her staff was sitting around, he said. I dont know what they were doing, picking their nails, chewing sun ower seeds. So she got them on their bikes, had them slip a menu under every door. It became, for a while, the most successful Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side. So without knowing it, I stumbled into a phenomenon. largest collection of menus
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The Priority Program is your opportunityat no risk or obligationto become part of the one and only Arlington. Call now at (23 9 ) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690 to learn more. NP/PPAD/NFW/2009 From an essay by Jessica Huang about her father, Michael Huang, owner of Szechuan Chinese Restaurant in Naples, and his family in Taiwan.:When Baba (father) was my age, he served tables at a restaurant in the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. On each of our summer vacations to Taiwan, we drive past the hotel on our way to Goo Goos home in Keeloung. He always points out the great big red palace sitting atop Yuanshan Mountain and tells us stories of how he used to see Madame Chiang Kai-shek and about the secret passageways she would use to travel around the Dragon Palace. Baba would give a good portion of his salary from his job, which paid less than 680 NT a month, roughly $20, to Ama, his mother, and put the rest toward a bicycle. Baba moved the family to Naples after buying Szechuan Chinese Restaurant with two partners who later left to run their own businesses. For the first three years, Baba hardly saw any customers. During the years before elementary school, I barely remember seeing Baba at all except for when Mama would take us to work with her. When Baba would came back home it would be past 10 p.m., but he still gave me horsey rides for a nickel. After hearing my pleas, he would play Chao Libo Chao Libo with me by sweeping his finger tips like a broom across my palm as he sang in a staccato rhythm, Chao Libo Chao Libo, chi chi chi, picked up tempo, Chi Libo Chi Libo, and squealed, ni ni ni ni, which resulted every time in a gleeful fit of laughter as he quickly pinched the skin on the underside of my outstretched forearms. Baba would bring our family back to Taiwan every few years, starting when I was a baby. My first memories of these visits begin when I was around 8 years old. We stayed in Keelung at Goo Goos apartment, which was up several flights of stairs. Goo Goo was my fathers sister. She, Baba, and their mother looked like spitting images of each other. They all had the same full cheeks and noses, which looked like pumpkins every time they laughed, he he he he. I spent most of these early visits at Goo Goos with travelers sickness and jet lag, and opted to stay in and watch Lion King over and over again during the daytime. We washed ourselves by pouring plastic pots of water out of the bathtub, over our heads, and onto the green cubed tile with a drain in the center. Something felt unclean about this process and I would finish up as quickly as possible. By nightfall, I would feel life restored in me. Goo Goo and her husband, Goo Chungs relatives would gather for big seafood dinners. On those humid, summer nights, we sat around circular tables stocked with platters full of garlic-coated steamed crabs. They spun around on Lazy Susan turntables, and their cracked and emptied shells piled higher as the night wore on. Baba would save me the best pieces. He carefully cracked the crab claws open, held the tender, flakey meat by the one remaining claw and dipped it in warm butter before slipping it onto my plate. I ravenously consumed the food and picked into the shells with my little finger nails to get at every last morsel. Neither my brother nor I would eat the greenish brains and orangish egg sacs. My Baba would eat those delicacies for us. The same went for the whitened eyeballs of steamed fish. He would use his chopsticks to show us the hard white beads that remained after sucking away the meaty bits. The neighboring streets were alive with street market food vendors and childrens games. Some tables were stocked with bushels of lichees and dragon eye fruits. Others with fresh-caught fish and octopus lying atop plastic bins of ice. At the cooked food stands, wooden sticks held everything from dried squid to candied cherry tomatoes. Cho dofu filled the air with a sulfurous odor, and wet, black sesame-filled balls of translucent rice dough begged to burst inside my mouth. Makeshift carnival games cost a coin. My brother and I fished for our prizes in small buckets of water teeming with small colorful fish. The trick was that the nets were made of rice paper that dissolved from the water and would break from the weight of the fish. Baba, Mama, brother and I slept together in one bed with a portable fan humming in the background. Baba would snore, Mama would toss and turn until she found the perfect sleeping position, brother would be fast asleep, and I would be counting sheep in Mandarin. Goo Goo died not too long ago of a heart attack. My father didnt make it back to Taiwan for the funeral. He went to work as usual and did not laugh or smile for a long time. Vivid memories of childhood summers in Taiwan COURTESY PHOTOSandy, Jessica, Michael and Elton Huang at Szechuan Chinese Restaurant.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 Mr. Watson was born Nov. 11, 1853 or Nov. 7, 1855 take your pick near my Mamas birth town of Edgefield, S.C. (Could he have been kin? We do share the same birth sign.) In the years that he lived in the Florida counties of Columbia, Monroe and Lee, it was rumored that he killed a lot of folks and I mean a lot (I share his compulsive obsession for overachieving). While my kin killed with kindness (Here, eat some more), Mr. Watson killed with a gun, no small amount of finesse and a shroud of invisibility (or perhaps, in his mind, invincibility). Two of his alleged killings in particular captured the imagination of folklore lovers: that of the notorious Western outlaw Belle Starr and that of the hired hands who came from his sugar cane fields to pick up their wages. Although no one was ever convicted of the crime of ambushing Miss Starr, it was right around the time of her death that Mr. Watson changed his middle name, perhaps to fool the law. (I changed by name, too, in 1986 but not for the same reason.) Mr. Watson came to the Ten Thousand Islands, the land of promise for outlaws and misunderstood folks, in the 1880s, purchasing land at Chatham Bend River to raise vegetables and sugar cane (not the only kind of cane he raised). There are various accounts of his doings at Chatham Bend. Ted Smallwood recounted that Mr. Watson never did him any harm, and UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Learning about Mr. Watson: the stuff of which legends are madethat he conducted business as a gentleman on a regular basis until that fateful day after the hurricane of Oct. 17, 1910, when a few yards from Smallwoods Store, a band of men, minus Mr. Smallwood, mustered up the collective courage to confront Mr. Watson (apparently no man would do it alone). As Mr. Watson steered his boat, the Warrior, ashore, the crowd greeted him with about 57 rounds of buckshot, in a welcome-home and good-bye party all in one. With Mr. Watsons death, a Southwest Florida legend was born. From my reading, I gathered that this legend, who was neither a naturalborn killer nor a man with a criminal mentality, was simply a man programmed for revenge (after all, hes a Scorpio and Scots-Irish who grew to manhood during the Civil War) and was destined to avenge his fathers lost destiny by participating in the potential of prosperity this last frontier in America offered. Mr. Matthiessen thought his book Shadow Country could be a metaphor on the tragic history of unbridled enterprise through the eyes of backcountry folks who had no say in the economics of their times.I think the book, and the story of Mr. Watson, holds a message for every reader. For me, it was an insight to better understand the kind of backwoods folks who had only grit and rage to see them through incredibly hard times a grit and rage often masked by moments of bitter eloquence and darkly funny tones while in the pursuit of a happiness that was yet to be defined. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.I figure the moon must be in the seventh house as Jupiter aligns with Mars, because opportunities to explore Southern culture, my roots and local history keep rising up. Could there be a connection between my visit back home to the Carolinas (South, to be exact; we only believe in one), followed by a memorylane trip to Chokoloskee and a visit to Bartstown, Ky., via Louisville, the home of Walter Haldeman, one of our towns founding fathers? I wrestle with these coincidents, knowing there are no accidents, therefore some universal meaning, some truth or lesson, must be lurking somewhere. Right? (I quietly suspect its a thought process that comes when a not-so-welcomed birthday is rapidly approaching, but prefer to assume it is something grander.) One afternoon, while I was deep in my Southern existential abyss, a woman walked into the Naples Backyard History Mini Museum to ask why I had not written about the most famous Chokoloskeeian of all: Edgar J. Watson, the legendary outlaw made famous by Peter Matthiessen, author of what was to be called The Watson Trilogy but came to be called Shadow Country. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NEWS A11 Everyone children, youth and adults of all ages is welcome to pitch in to fill and seal plastic storage bags and pack boxes. No heavy lifting is required. Each person who works is asked to donate $30 to help cover the cost of bulk food and materials. We wont turn anyone away that wants to help, says Rev. Stephanie Campbell of Grace Place. Kids Against Hunger is a nationwide program through which various organizations purchase the supplies and mobilize the manpower to assemble an astounding number of meals in a single session. Steve Popper and the Naples Rotary Club started organizing Kids Again Hunger events locally a couple years ago. As a partner host on Oct. 31, Grace Place will provide the site, handle publicity, recruit volunteers and pay for some of the bulk food. Local Rotarians, through a Rotary Feeds grant, help purchase bulk food supplies and provide all the equipment for measuring, packaging and sealing the bulk food product. Individual donations also help pay for the food. The food cost is such that no one agency or volunteer organization can absorb the total budget alone. According to Rev. Campbell, thats one of the things that make this event so special: bringing the members of the community together to benefit the community as a whole. Its about getting the whole community involved in feeding our neighbors, she says. Last year, about 80 people worked each shift, one from 9 to 11 a.m. and another from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The project is also an incredibly good stewardship opportunity, because nutrition is a major problem for lowerincome people, Rev. Campbell adds. Statistics show lower-income people exist on a diet of mostly non-nutritious foods because theyre less expensive than healthy food choices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service defines food security as having consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Its estimated that 35.5 million Americans, including 1 million children, are food insecure, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA also says emergency food assistance plays a crucial role in the survival of low-income families. The meals packaged at Grace Place will be distributed through the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Collier Harvest to all the agencies in Collier County that provide food assistance to families in need. A list of food pantries can be found at www.CollierHomelessCoalition.org. Grace Place is a nonprofit, faith-based organization and neighborhood center that provides programs for at-risk children and families living in poverty in Golden Gate city. The area was identified by a Naples Children and Education Foundation study on child well being as most in need of assistance in all of Collier County outside Immokalee. Grace Place educational programs teach children and families basic educational and life skills essential to their survival and success. Programs are free with a focus on academic excellence and social competency among numerous other forms of enrichment. For more information or to volunteer for the Kids Against Hunger event, call 455-2707 or visit www.GracePlaceNaples.org. VOLUNTEERFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSIn assembly-line fashion, volunteers measure ingredients then fill and seal plastic bags. Its about getting the whole community involved in feeding our neighbors. Rev. Stephanie Campbell, Grace Place >> An estimated 35.5 million Americans are food insecure, meaning they do not have access to enough nutritious food for a healthy lifestyle. >> More than 9 million children are estimated to be served by the Feeding America Network, 2 million of whom are 5 years old or younger. >> Hungry children represent nearly 13 percent of the youth population under age 18 in America and more than 72 percent of all children in poverty worldwide. >> 1.59 million households with senior citizens have been reported as food insecure. Sources: USDA/ERS, Household Food Security in the United States, Hunger in America hunger numbers
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NEWS A13 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & 20% OFF Collier County residents and visitors have the unique opportunity to learn about native cultures at the Collier County Museum, where the newest exhibit examines Floridas Indigenous People and includes a mysterious fired clay adorno, or human figurine that was found locally. No other artifact of this kind has ever been unearthed in the Collier County area. Its presence could indicate some cultural exchange between the Calusa in Southwest Florida and the native societies of the islands to the south. Fired clay figurines are occasionally found in association with pre-Colombian cultural material from the islands of Hispaniola and Cuba. The 2-inch-tall seated effigy is missing its head, one arm and both feet. A deep cavity in the back served some unknown purpose. The enigmatic object will be at the museum as part of the Floridas Indigenous People exhibit through Jan. 15, 2010. The exhibit outlines the various native cultures in Florida prior to the arrival of Europeans in 1513. Other items on display include Calusa pottery fragments, shell tools, stone projectile points and reproductions of weapons and fishing technology. The exhibit presents the sophisticated Calusa fishing culture in contrast to the neighboring agricultural Mississippian societies to the north. None of these indigenous peoples survived past the 19th century, and except for a few shell mounds, there are few signs of their existence.The Collier County Museum is in the Collier County Government Complex on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East at Airport-Pulling Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 252-8476. Learn about who was here first at the Collier County Museum COURTESY PHOTO WWW.GERMAINTOYOTA.COM*With approved credit.For the first three months.Example:1999 Ford Focus,$99 down and $99 a month for first 3 months and then 57 monthly payments of $199 a month at 8.9% APR.With approved credit.Expires month end. US 41 &WIGGINS PASS1-877-GO-BIG-LOT Why Buy from Germain Toyotas Big Lot This Weekend? Why Buy from Germain Toyotas Big Lot This Weekend?AVAILABLE!Reason #1 Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #2ANYBUY ANY CAR FOR$99$99DOWN PER MONTH*$99 $99 Reason #3 Reason #3SAVE UP TO50% OFF 50% OFFORIGINAL MSRP ON CERTIFIED TOYOTAS!Meet Miami Dolphins Alumni Players and Cheerleaders! Even the Dolphins Mascot, T.D.!FREE FOOD & DRINKS, AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS!Call dealer for details. Buy ANY Vehicle this Saturday at our BIIIIIGTailgate Party from 12 Noon2PM and receive ...AND ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION ON THE DOLPHINS EXPRESS BUS!2 FREE 2 FREEDOLPHINS TICKETS!!! DOLPHINS TICKETS!!!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NEWS A15 The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites its members and the public to Going Green in Collier: An Update from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Hilton Naples. Speakers are Jennifer Languell, president of the Florida Green Building Coalition and owner of Trifecta Construction Solutions; Nicholas Penniman VI, past chairman of the board for The Conservancy of Southwest Florida; and Clark Hill, a member of the Collier County Tourist Development Council and general manager of the Hilton Naples, a certified green hotel.Mr. Hill will welcome guests and discuss green lodging certification process. Mr. Penniman will describe renovations under way at The Conservancys 21-acre campus and how the project will serve as a model for sustainable design and an educational tool in the green building movement. Ms. Languell will explain the work of the FGBC to promote sustainable building practices and develop certification programs for residential, public and commercial buildings.The program is free. For more information about the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Collier County, call 2634656 or visit www.lwvcolliercounty.org. The American Institute of Architects FlaSW Chapters 2009 Alfred W. French III Lectures in Architecture continues Friday, Oct. 23, at the International Design Center in Estero. Kirsten R. Murray, AIA, of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Seattle, Wash., will be the guest speaker. The series concludes Friday, Nov. 6, with Raymond Jungles, FASLA, of Raymond Jungles Landscape Architect, Miami. Mr. Jungles designed the Brazilian Garden in the soon-to-reopen Naples Botanical Garden. Each program begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. General admission is $25; $10 for students. For reservations, call 263-3898 or e-mail pamm@andreaclarkbrownarchitects. com. The Naples Press Club presents Public Media in Transition at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Naples News Media building, 1100 Immokalee Road. Panelists will be Rick Johnson, general manager of WGCU Public Media; Amy Tardif, WGCU-FM station manager and program director; and Luis Hernandez, WGCU-FM reporter and host of Gulf Coast Live. Jim McLaughlin, host of Connect! on WGCU-TV, will moderate. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. The NPC, comprised of working and retired journalists, broadcasters and authors, conducts the annual Authors and Books Festival and sponsors scholarships for aspiring students in journalism careers. For more information, visit www. naplespressclub.org. League of Women Voters goes green Architecture lectures continueNPR, PBS staff to discuss Public Media in Transition IN A JACUZZI HOTTUB THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD DISAPPEARS $1000 OFF!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row!Up to We Love Warm Water Shop & Compare We have theLOWEST PRICES in Town!
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We want the kids to understand that the community has supported them, and that they in turn should do what they can to support the community, said Linda Morton, Take Stock program director. By putting their effort into making the ornaments, the students are directly taking part in earning money to support their program. The decorations will be sold at area restaurants, including Ms Waterfront Grille in Venetian Village and Flemings Prime Steakhouse on Tamiami Trail North, throughout the holiday season. Also as part of the evening, speakers from several local charities provided information about their specific organizations and offered the Take Stock students the chance to volunteer. This is a win/win opportunity for the kids as well as the charities, said Ingrid Perry, executive director of Collier Harvest, a hunger relief agency. We get great volunteers to help serve the needy in our community, and the kids gain experience as well as community service credits for school, in some cases. Take Stock In Children is a statewide initiative supported in Collier County by the Education Foundation. The program works in partnership with local schools, businesses and agencies to help deserving kids from lowincome families achieve academic and personal success through scholarships and mentor support. Students in grades seven and above are selected for the program by a team of community volunteers from the education, business and nonprofit sectors. Those who are chosen must sign a contract promising to remain drugand crime-free, to maintain good grades and to exhibit good behavior in and out of school, in exchange for mentoring and advocacy services and scholarship opportunities. Each Take Stock child is assigned a volunteer mentor who meets with them at school once a week, providing academic and personal assistance and advice. Patricia Hernandez, a freshman at Baron Collier High School, and her mentor, Sandra Buxton, have been together since Patricia was in seventh grade and plan to stay together through Patricias graduation. We talk about everything, from school projects to friends, Patricia said. I see mentoring as a scared responsibility, Ms. Buston said, adding shes glad for the chance to be a positive influence in Patricias life. Jason Luthringer, a Naples High School freshman, also appreciates the time he spends with his mentor, Burt Eisenberg. My mentor encourages me to get good grades and to focus on school. Hes also a great person for me to talk to about friends and things at home, Jason said. Mr. Eisenberg was encouraged to become a Take Stock mentor by his brother and sister-inlaw, who also participate in the program. I enjoy spending time with Jason a great deal, and Im happy for the chance to give back to the community, now that my own kids are grown, he said. During the evening at the Naples Grande, each of the kids and their mentors assembled and packaged five ornaments, which will sell for $20 each. Buying an ornament is money wellspent, said Ms. Morton. Take Stock invests in some of Colliers hardest-working and most deserving kids. They represent a bright future of our community. Take Stock students give back by making holiday ornaments BY PAMELA V. KROLSpecial to Florida Weekly Take Stock student Kiarra Curry puts a finished ornament in a gift box. Mentor Burt Eisenberg and Take Stock student Jason Luthringer.JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYMarylee Valvano shows Fred Goldin and Joshua Wexelbaum how to assemble the ornaments.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 HEALTHY LIVING When its time for goblins and ghouls to haunt the area, some simple tips can help keep your kids safe. It sounds basic, but make sure your child can actually see well in their Halloween costume or mask, says Michele King, director of the child advocacy program for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Its better for young children to wear a decorative hat or face paint instead of a mask or other costume that totally covers their face and might limit their vision. Another important safety tip is to check the length of the costume. Trickor-treaters are often excited and moving quickly, Ms. King says. You want to be sure that their costume doesnt trip them up. Costumes should be flame-resistant, and reflective tape can be added to increase visibility. A flashlight with fresh batteries is another key component for a safe night of trick-or-treating. Kids should know their address and parents cellular and home phone numbers, and emergency identification information can be attached to their Halloween costumes or on bracelets. Neighbors who will welcome trickor-treaters can encourage a safe evening by having well-lit yards, walkways and front entries. Be sure to remove toys, lawn decorations or other items that kids might trip over, Ms. King says. And keep any pets in a secure place. From pumpkin carving to community events, safety is also important in the days leading up to Halloween. Some of the new pumpkin-carving kits have tools that dont look dangerous but can actually be quite sharp, Ms. King says. Its better for younger kids to draw the design on with a marker and let their parents do the carving. Parents should also light any jack-olantern candles. Many times kids also attend Halloween-related festivities at church, school or other community locations, Ms. King says. Parents should think about safety for these events as well as neighborhood trick-or-treating.Children and even adults love this spooky holiday. However, make sure that you and your family members take the proper precautions for a safe and healthy Halloween. High fructose corn syrup should be acquitted. Its not to blame for Americas obesity any more than sugar or honey, proclaims the latest campaign launched recently on behalf of the often-maligned sweetener. A sugar is a sugar, the TV and print ads state. Pictured are a lineup that includes people costumed as an ear of corn, a sugar cube and a bear-shaped honey bottle. The message: Theyre all the same, including number of calories. The million-dollar ad blitz is designed to put an end to blatant inaccuracies surrounding high fructose corn syrup, said Justin Wilson, senior research analyst for the Center for Consumer Freedom. The bottom line is consumers will be the ones who ultimately get scammed. They will pay more and give themselves this illegitimate distraction from what causes obesity. Most Americans get the point that eating too much sweet food will make them fat, he said. Honey does differ, according to Bruce Wolk, marketing director at the National Honey Board in Firestone, Colo.. Its a combination of glucose, fructose, maltose, a little bit of sucrose and a whole array of trace ingredients, he said. My curiosity is why big powerful high fructose corn syrup is going after a sweetener that accounts for only 1.5 percent of consumption, Mr. Wolk added. If it helps our market share, we are all for it. While it is true that high fructose corn syrup is not nutritionally different from other sugars, most Americans are still consuming way too much of them, said Jeff Cronin of the Center for the Science in the Public Interest. Keep your children safe this HalloweenCorn syrup not guiltyPharmacy mis llsNobody knows exactly how many because only a fraction are reported to regulators; most are handled privately by the pharmacies.Some studies indicate that about 3 percent of the prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies have potentially harmful errors. The patient may be given the wrong drug, the wrong dosage or the wrong directions. Thats pretty big numbers overall, said Michael Cohen, a pharmacist and president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, noting the billions of prescriptions Americans get filled each year. You should be concerned enough to look at your medication, talk to the pharmacist and know what can go wrong in the pharmacy. Allie Fennell learned this lesson the hard way.Ms. Fennell, 34, had taken a generic version of the popular allergy drug Allegra for years without problems. Then in May 2008 she picked up a refill from a CVS pharmacy in Atlanta that instead contained a psychiatric drug called nefazodone, according to a complaint she filed with the pharmacy board.I kept taking them every day and my allergies were getting worse, Ms. Fennell said. On top of that, she began feeling like her brain was in a fog and she became nauseated. She eventually noticed a description of the pills on the label didnt match the pills in the bottle. Ms. Dalley, the school bus driver, said shes still outraged about being given the wrong drug by a CVS pharmacy in 2007. What if Id been driving down the road with 50 kids and passed out? she asked. CVS officials declined to comment on the incidents. Trent Speckhals, an attorney who represented Ms. Dalley and Ms. Fennell, said both women settled their cases confidentially. It never occurred to Gwen Dalley that there was anything wrong with the prescription antibiotic pills she picked up at a Loganville, Ga., pharmacy. But within a day of taking them, while driving her usual school bus route, she was so overcome with dizziness that she had to pull over and radio for a substitute driver. As Ms. Dalley continued to take the pills, her symptoms got worse. She was nauseated, started having headaches and her vision blurred. She was briefly hospitalized, but doctors couldnt figure out what was wrong. Eventually she noticed that some of the pills in the pharmacy bottle were larger than others. It turned out most of them were not the antibiotic her doctor had prescribed, but an antidepressant with significant side effects, according to a complaint Ms. Dalley filed in January with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.Every year hundreds of consumers complain to various state regulators about mistakes made at local pharmacies. Patients have received double, quadruple, even 10 times their prescribed dosages. Theyve been sent home with the wrong drugs: One patient was given the risky blood thinner warfarin instead of a diabetes medication. Another was given diet pills instead of blood pressure pills. Still another was dispensed an Alzheimers treatment instead of sleeping pills, according to pharmacy board disciplinary records.Officials at several major pharmacy chains including CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart and Kroger issued statements saying that safety is their top priority and that they all have systems to ensure prescription accuracy. Yet mistakes still happen. Pharmacy regulators said they cant confirm or deny whether the womens complaints were ever received. Under Georgia law, the complaint process, as in most states, is mostly kept secret. Only if the pharmacy board votes to publicly reprimand the pharmacist or pharmacy are any details available for review. But many reprimands are delivered privately as letters of concern. The public is not allowed to see these. Board officials were unable to say how many of these private warning letters have been issued. When pharmacy mistakes happen, fatigue and overwork are the main factors, said Rick Allen, deputy director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, which serves as the boards investigative arm. Mr. Allen said his agency receives five to 10 complaints a month about misfilled prescriptions. Most of the complaints are valid, he said. The pressure on retail pharmacists to crank out prescriptions can be intense, he said, with some overseeing hundreds of prescriptions a day. Most of the time theyre overworked. They let their technician do too much of the work and theyre not checking what the technician did, Mr. Allen said. Technicians training may be minimal, Allen said, which is why a licensed pharmacist is required to review each prescription being dispensed. Georgia pharmacists are only allowed to supervise the prescriptionfilling work of three technicians. From 2004 through 2007, regulators found CVS pharmacies across the state making BY ALISON YOUNG _______________________Special To Florida Weekly t he proper precautions for a safe an d h ea l t hy Ha ll oween. mistakes and often having too many technicians and not enough pharmacists, records show. In September 2007 the pharmacy board required CVS to pay a $75,000 fine. CVS, which has 300 stores in Georgia, has the No. 1 market share of total drug store sales in the Atlanta area. CVS/pharmacy spokesman Mike DeAngelis, in an e-mail, said: We recognize that any process involving people is not immune from the possibility of error or accidental deviation from procedural controls, noting that if an error occurs, the pharmacy works to learn what happened and what can be done to prevent it from happening again. Regulators can only investigate the mistakes that are reported, and few are. Most consumers complain directly to the pharmacy, which usually handles the matter privately, Mr. Allen said. What we get is really a trickle of whats happening, he said. Most stores do not report their misfills to us. . It would be good if they were reported. If weve got a pharmacist with a problem, we need to know about it. But Mr. Allen admits that a flood of complaints could drown his shrinking staff of investigators. Still, he said,If a patient has been injured we try to get on to that and put everything else aside.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NEWS A19 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session The Collier County Womens Bar Association, in partnership with Legal Aid Service of Collier County and the Neighborhood Health Clinic, will explain living wills and health care surrogates from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Legal Aid Service of Collier County, 4125 Tamiami Trail E. in the Liberty Plaza. Attendees will receive counseling from volunteer attorneys and will be able to complete living will and health care surrogate documents. Representatives from Baby Basics, a volunteer program that distributes diapers to working poor in Collier County, will have information available, and dinner will be provided. The evening is made possible through a grant provided by the Florida Bar Foundation. RSVP to Ana de la Cruz at Legal Aid Service of Collier County, 2988143. Free legal clinic will explain the need for living wills, health care surrogatesDr. Edward Banaszak, medical director of the newly renamed Friendship Health Center, has announced the formation of a Partnership Council to help advance the FHC. The nonprofit clinic provides low-income Collier County residents aged 50 and older with health and dental services using volunteer professionals. More than 2,000 people annually benefit from care provided by retired physicians, dentists, nurses and support staff.Michael Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Collier Foundation, is chairman of the Partnership Council. Vice chair is Wayne Mullican, a trustee of the NCH Health Care System. Other council members are: Geoffrey Moebius, CEO, Physicians Regional Medical Center; Erin McCleod, COO, Senior Friendship Centers; Kevin Cooper, J.D., counsel, NCH; Thomas Buckley, Naples Day Surgery; Dr. Carl Sheusi, associate medical director, FHC; Denise McNulty, R.N., president, Florida Nurses Association; optometrist Bonnie Eads; Dr. Jon Rauch, past president, Collier County Dental Society; Margaret Eadington, Collier County Medical Society; Richard Peterson; Kathleen Passidomo, Kelly, Passidomo and Alba LLP; Ellen Chaney; Jane Billings, Community Foundation of Collier County; Karen Conley; Lisa Swirda, Downtown Naples Association; Jessica Macera, Business Dynamix Solutions; Nancy Dagher, Wind and Water Consultants; Brian Hess, Physicians Regional Medical Center; Weber Gaskin; Cynthia Peel; M.J. Balun, R.N., Naples Day Surgery; April Kettelle, Automated Shading; Dan Murphy; Betty Gamel, R.N., FHC; cardiologist Lawrence Harris, FHC; and FHCs Dr. Banaszak.The new council will provide assistance and guidance on various issues, including the possibility of relocating the clinic in the next two years to a proposed senior center sponsored by the Community Foundation next to the East Naples Library. For more information about FHC, call 263-7425. Community leaders join council to advise Friendship Health Center Receive your free Womens Health Calander when you schedule your DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NEWS A21 Florida Everblades battle it out with the Charlotte Checkersin the 2009-2010 Home Opener! Friday, Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm. Saturday, Oct. 24th at 7:30pm. THE BLADES ARE BACK!!! Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations Come out early and enjoy a pre-game tailgate party with food and drink specials and live music! Sat., Oct. 24th at 5pm NEWS BRIEFS Twist and shout at rock n roll sock hopTwist and shout the night away to music by Emma Lee and The Del Prados as part of an evening of old-fashioned fun to benefit The Sunshine Kids from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Dress in s and s style and take part in the costume, hula-hoop and dance contests.The $50-per-person event includes two drinks and dinner catered by The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Call 659-3375 or 659-4200 for tickets. Dress up your dog and Strut Your MuttStrut Your Mutt, a Halloween costume contest for canines to benefit Humane Society Naples, takes place at Germain BMW in North Naples from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in these categories: Best Homemade Costume, Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, Best Dog/Owner Lookalikes and Best Group (two or more pets). Entry fee is $10; the first 75 to register will take home a goody bag. Pet-related vendors and Humane Society adoptable dogs will also be on hand. A limited number of sessions before and after the contest will be available for a portrait by Pet Photography by Julene; call 784-7022 to book an appointment. For more information about the event, call 6431880 or visit www.collierhumanesoc.org. Nonprofits on the march to make a differenceNonprofit organizations from throughout Collier County will distribute information at the first-ever March to Make a Difference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Mercato. Henceforth, the event will be held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, in conjunction with the ideals set forth by Paul Newman to create a national day of serving others. The local organizer is www.iWannaHelp. net, an online network for nonprofits and those who want to get involved for the betterment of the Southwest Florida community. For more information, visit www. iWannaHelp.net. NABOR seeks donations for The Salvation ArmyThe Naples Area Board of Realtors is collecting clothing, blankets, pantry and household items, school supplies, books and toys to benefit The Salvation Army. Drop off new or gently used items at the Salvation Army truck in the NABOR parking lot at 1455 Pine Ridge Road from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 29. Arrangements can be made for pickup of larger items. Mention the NABOR collection drive when calling The Salvation Army at 775-9447 to schedule a pickup. Tight-rope walker tops fall festivalJugglers, clowns carnival games, a bounce house and Tino Wallenda (of the world-famous Flying Wallendas) on the tight rope will be part of the fun at First Assembly Ministries fall festival beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the church at 3805 The Lords Way. Call 774-1165 for more information. Community School kids take to the fashion runwayStudents from Community School of Naples are organizing a fashion show in cooperation with the boutiques of Waterside Shops. The show to benefit Community Schools financial aid program takes place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the pavilion at the shopping center.Wine and hors doeuvres are included in the $100-per-person cost of admission; for $150, guests can enjoy a preshow champagne reception. For tickets or more information, call Community School at 597-7575, ext. 211, or Waterside Shops at 598-1605. Join Drug-Free Collier annual candlelight vigilJoin Drug-Free Collier and the Collier County Sheriffs Office for the third annual NOPE National Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of those lost to drugs and alcohol, and in support those suffering addiction, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, on the steps of the Collier County Courthouse. Families and friends who have experienced a loss due to substance abuse can submit their story and memorial photos to the NOPE task force for presentation at the vigil by calling Maribel DeArmas at 377-4994 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. New farmers market sprouts for the seasonThe Market in the Park, sponsored by A Growing Connection of Southwest Florida and the Collier County Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, kicks off the season Friday, Oct. 30, at North Collier Regional Park with tricks ands treats, family games and music by Frontline Bluegrass. Following the opening celebration, Market in the Park will sell fresh produce and vegetables, baked breads, cheeses, jams and much more from 3-7 p.m. every Friday through April 2010.The Growing Connection is an international outreach program operated by the United Nations to teach children about horticulture and health and to provide them and their families with healthy food. For more information, call 252-4060 or 252-4024. Gulfshore Playhouse plans golf tournamentGulfshore Playhouse is teeing up for its 2009 Charity Golf Classic. The festivities begin Sunday, Nov. 8, with a cocktail reception at Naples Tomato. This event is not restricted to tournament participants; anyone wishing to support Gulfshore Playhouse can attend for $50 per person. Tournament play begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at The Colony Golf and Bay Club in Bonita Springs. The afternoon concludes with an awards ceremony and a buffet. To sign up for golf or to reserve a spot at the pre-tournament party, call 261-7529. wi ll ta k e h ome a goody bag. P e t-r e lat e d v en d ors an d co h o a D f f f f f f f f f f f f fr f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f fr f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f o A r l a r l e c A r
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IN 41 Minutes $135 ONE WAYBOOK NOW AT(239) 403-3020Daily flights from Naples Municipal Airport Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa nt nt nt nt nt as as as as as s y y y y y Fe Fe Fe Fe Fe st st st st st s 2 2 2 2 2 00 00 00 00 00 9 9 9 9 9 Ce Ce Ce Ce Ce le le le le le br br br br br at at at at at es es es es es s 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 Ye Ye Ye Ye Ye ar ar ar ar ar s s s s s s of of of of of D D D D D eb eb eb eb eb au au au au au ch ch ch ch ch er er er er er y y y y y Rx firstname.lastname@example.org A Chinese proverb gesticulates in my mind: When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger. So, whats the point? The moon visions seem endless. (Look: Up in the sky. Its a bird. Its a plane. Its) We see an old mans face, or a frog or moose or buffalo or dragon. The Chinese see a rabbit pounding medicine, while the Korean or Japanese rabbit makes rice cakes. Another rabbit dances with abandon. There is also a cook bent over a fire amidst three stones. Or we can see a well-coifed lady with sparkling pendant. There is a flipped yin/yang symbol, the Talmuds Jacob, and for the Shia Muslims there is inscribed the name of Muhammads son-in-law. More humbly profane, there is a young boy gathering wood with his little dog. Before the Apollo 11 moon landing, Houston asked the crew to look for Chang-o, a beautiful Chinese girl banished there 4,000 years ago for stealing the pill of immortality from her husband. With her is yet another rabbit, this one standing on his hind legs in the shade of a cinnamon tree. Einstein pointed like this: I like to MUSINGS Pointed 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.think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it. Whats his point? What is there? Dark mare, the moon sea, in contrast with surrounding lighter moon area provide occasion for pareidolia, a psychological phenomenon in which the vague and random are perceived as significant. A pirate knows the essence of human cognition as an uncontainable, completely passionate press toward the pointed creation of meaning. Perhaps rational perspective would call this a Type I error, a false positive, a case of excessive, extravagant sensitivity. George Bernard Shaw said: I dont know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum. Is there a difference between the custodians and the custodialized? In Lewis Carrolls Wonderland we are all mad. Who has seen the emperors new clothes, and who has sewn them?On Oct. 9, the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite Mission blasted, faster than a speeding bullet, a hole in the moon. The two-ton kinetic weapon created a five mile wide crater. The expected outpoured plume of debris was to be analyzed for the presence of water. Article IV of the United Nations Outer Space Treaty, a general assembly resolution, calls for all space activities to be exclusively peaceful. There is to be no testing of weapons, no military bases, and no military maneuvers. There are those who say that the two-ton something that was launched was not a bomb, but was an artificial meteor launched in the interest of all humankind. Others wonder if this was an act of war on hidden life forms already on the moon. Others say it is the intended basis of a future imperialistic claim. Why else would a scientist look for water in a plume that never happened, water that would only have immediately evaporated under these explosion conditions? (Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. So said Mark Twain.)Buddha said: Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Pilate asked Jesus: What is truth? Perhaps my coming pointed response will discredit me. But if it does, I have no one to blame but myself. For I never heeded my own mothers advice not to sleep in the light of the full moon. Truth be told, being discredited will only please me and fill me with ecstasy. I look with George Carlin for nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. For me, Luna is not merely a rock. She is a goddess seen beyond the pointed finger. I worship her and I make love to her as she changes behind her diaphanous veils. I love her hiding; I love her in her generous revelation. And today I look up with a heart broken and pounding in knowing that I had no power to hold her over and against the onslaught by testosterone driven innocents who want to understand flies in pulling off their wings and to conquer flowers by pulling off their petals. And I am ashamed: They, too, are pirates. And I, with her, have yet another hole to fill pointedly with loves chrism. Got the point? Please. 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The head of HodgesDr. Terry McMahan explains the universitys explosive growth. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance The Coconut ClassicTommy Bahama golf tourney was a good time for all. B8 Its all goodQuail West charts sales, releases home sites starting in the $300,000s. B9 Florida Shores Bancorp last week signed an agreement to acquire controlling interest in Shamrock Bank of Florida its second transaction in two weeks as it continues to grow its Florida market presence. Shamrock Bank, which was founded in 2007, has two locations and brings $70 million in assets to Florida Shores, a bank holding company that operates full-service commercial banks under the names of Florida Shores-Southwest and Florida ShoresSoutheast. Once approved, Shamrock will operate under the name of Florida Shores-Gulfcoast. The transaction is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2010. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Donald York, president of Shamrock Bank, will join Florida Shores-Gulfcoast as vice chairman of its board. Paul Roney will continue to serve as chairman of the board, Susanne Bartlett as chief financial officer and Robert Carney Jr. as senior vice president. Robert Vice will continue as president of Florida Shores Bank, Fort Myers. We view Naples and Fort Myers as key to our success and so are pleased to find such a strong partner as Shamrock Bank to introduce us to this important market, said Ben Smith, founder and chairman. Under the leadership of Don York and Colleen Kvetko, who will serve as president, CEO and founding director of Florida Shores-Gulfcoast, we will become a major community banking resource for Southwest Florida businesses with expanded banking products, services and greater access to financial solutions for local companies, he added.Shamrock Bank poised to become Florida Shores-GulfcoastSEE BANK, B7 The skys the limitThe Naples Municipal Airport is celebrating its 65th year. Rated by Aviation International News in 2007 as the 25th busiest general aviation operator in the world, the 1-mile-square airfield had its start during World War II. Over the past two years, airport management has made the best of a global economic slowdown by orchestrating a $23 million facelift at bargain prices. Prior to public service, the Naples Airdrome was built in 1942 to serve as a training base for Air Corps gunners, bomber crews and fighter pilots. After the war, the city and the county jointly operated the airport until the county sold its interest to the city in 1958. Another anniversary is coming up: the Naples Airport Authority was created in December 1969 by state legislation. Operating as an independent entity, the authority leases its land from the city. The NMA is in an interesting position these days. Its ranking (by passenger count) as the smallest commercial service airport in Florida is most likely accurate; since the end of 2008, no commercial planes have flown into the airfield identified as APF. In the face of adversity 9/11, two historic stock market crashes and Hurricane Wilma among them management has turned rolling with the punches into an art form. The economy has taken a toll on small airports around the country, says Ted Soliday, NMA executive director. Mr. Soliday is in a good position to know about such thing; hes chairman of the Airports Council International, North Americas Small Airports Committee. There are 100 airports nationwide right now that are without air carrier service that had air carrier service in the past year, he says. Its significant. Were all trying to lure commercial airlines, and its a real buyers market for them. Right now were offering free rent. No landing fees. The only thing that theyd have to pay for is fuel. Mr. Soliday advises against holding ones breath for a commercial airline coming to NMA this year. Eventually, yes, he says. Weve got so much to offer, but its pretty clear that the airlines are having as much trouble as everybody else, and very few are expanding at this particular time. BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE MUNICIPAL, B5 Were all trying to lure commercial airlines, and its a real buyers market for them. Right now were offering free rent. No landing fees. The only thing theyd have to pay for is fuel. Ted Soliday, NMA executive directorCOURTESY PHOTOS/NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORTAbove: Aircraft on the tarmac during a busy spring weekend last year. Below: The general aviation terminal is getting a facelift and expansion. Naples airport is far from retiring as it turns 65SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ KVETKO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 BY BILL CORNWELL _________________Special to Florida Weekly BUSINESS PROFILE Terry McMahan, president of Hodges University, has a problem, but the dilemma he faces is the sort that all educators relish: enrollment is skyrocketing.To be honest, (the sharp jump in enrollment) caught us all by surprise, Dr. McMahan says. We knew with the economy going south that we would add students, but we did not anticipate we would add this many this fast. The numbers are really astounding.Astounding is an apt description, for the enrollment at the university, which came into being two decades ago, now approaches 2,700 students an increase of more than 23 percent over the previous year. For the first time in our history, we had to end enrollment a week early with some programs, Dr. McMahan says. The dramatic increase in enrollment comes at a cost. At the Fort Myers campus, for example, there werent enough parking spaces available for students, and classroom space is at a premium at both the Naples and Fort Myers campuses. The use of adjunct faculty also has been increased to meet demand. The growth presents challenges, the president concedes, although he adds that the university has been able to adjust to the demands of the increased enrollment. As the economy worsens, many workers seek to change careers, which means they also search for advanced training and new, marketable skills. Moreover, many students realize that a college degree can give them a competitive edge in a down economy. When the economy gets this bad, people are laid off or they suffer declines in compensation, Dr. McMahan says. One of the things they can do to help themselves is to go back to school. Hodges is also seeing an increase in military veterans signing up for classes. The university Hodges participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an enhancement of the GI Bill that provides tuition and other financial aid to veterans. Dr. McMahan estimates that there are about 120 veterans currently enrolled at Hodges. The upsurge in enrollment is reflected most dramatically, however, in areas that train students for jobs in sectors that have proved to be resilient in the recession. Allied Health is an area where we are especially strong, he says, noting that employment opportunities in the healthcare field have remained relatively strong during the economic slump. As Hodges grows, Dr. McMahan says its administration and faculty are seeking new ways to be a resource for Southwest Florida. This direction is reflected in the rapid growth of the English as a Second Language Program and the Hispanic Institute, which examines trends and changes in that community. The institute is currently preparing a 200-page report on the Hispanic community in Collier and Lee counties. Dr. McMahan says the report, which will include baseline demographic data and compare that data to similar information for Florida and the United States as a whole, will be made available to local government in both counties as a tool for policy makers to deal with changes in the Hispanic community. In addition to the report, the institute intends to undertake research projects that also will be presented to local governments. Dr. McMahan says when he assumed control of the school in 1991, he had little idea that it would flourish as it has. Hodges University originally opened in 1990 under the name of International College. It was renamed in 2007 to reflect a $12 million donation from Earl and Thelma Hodges, a Naples couple who amassed wealth in the funeral home business. There were about 300 students when I began, says Dr. McMahan, who served on the board of trustees before he was named president. The school was not accredited, and we didnt have a clue as to what would be accomplished. Accreditation, of course, was the key to our growth. Hodges earned accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1999. Today, it offers 12 associate degrees, 11 bachelors degrees, eight graduate degrees and 17 online degrees. Despite his standing as a trustee, Dr. McMahan seemed an unlikely candidate for the job of president. His background was in the practice of law. A native of Boca Raton, he received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He was a litigator in private practice, and immediately prior to becoming president at Hodges, he worked as in-house counsel for the Zimmer Corp. He retains his law license and remains an active member of the Florida Bar, but at the age of 59, he does not foresee a return the legal arena. Still, he says the skills he acquired and used in the legal profession negotiation, administration and the like have proved invaluable to him as a university president. I thoroughly enjoyed legal work, but I do not intend to return to it, he says. I want (Hodges) to be the last stop for me. I want to remain here. Looking back over the nearly two decades that he has been at Hodges, he says gaining accreditation and helping the school grow have been satisfying achievements. But his greatest satisfaction comes each year when graduation day rolls around. Seeing the students walk across the stage and receive their diplomas well, there honestly is nothing else like that, he says. Its a wonderful feeling to see them complete what they set out to do. As attorney turned Hodges U. president, Terry McMahan makes the gradeCOURTESY PHOTOTerry McMahan
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Bankers say, We want to be your banker and service all your needs. And get all your money. As long as you are within FDIC insurance limits, that might not be such a bad idea. Insured money is risk free and all you are doing is comparing rates and maturities and a few other features. The more conservative an investor you are, the more limited your choices and the more probable that counsel from one or two sources will be sufficient. But not so with financial advisors. They are generally not offering insured products at least not solely and they frequently are disposed, more inclined, economically motivated to get you to take interest in their particular products or services. Of course, there are duties to you but their perspective of what is best Financial advisors: How many should you have?for you is tainted by what they can sell to you. This is the nature of the beast. It is not intended to be disparaging to the profession; it is just realistic to look at its limitations. Besides being at least somewhat partial to their product offerings or investment advice, advisors can also have another limitation: trying to be an expert in an enormously wide arena of financial products and services. What is out there is mind-boggling. You think there are too many choices for a mortgage? Well, there are thousands of stocks and thousands of mutual funds and gazillions of insurance quotes. Even if you are a financial expert, the array of choices is dizzying.How do you choose whose plan and or which products are right for you? And what else might you consider besides that?In a world of specialization, it is good to use a couple of specialists exactly for the thing in which they specialize. It would not be normal to expect an insurance agent to specialize in equities but it could be that their broker dealer arm has such a specialist. If you get a referral to a stock picker at a brokerage firm, it might not be best to have the same person choose your mutual funds. If someone wants to do everything for you, you need to be sure that they have the background to really give good counsel in everything different from being able to sell everything. There is no harm in visiting with various specialists and finding out what they do and how they do it. There is no harm in ignorance. There is harm in not asking questions and admitting that you simply do not understand something. Yes, to interview a variety of advisors would be time consuming. But lets compare it to the time spent looking for a car. I seem to find that people will spend far, far more time searching car lots for the best car and price than they will spend visiting with various investment professionals. A car may cost $25,000, $50,000, and even $100,000. But the portfolios and asset bases owned by the person behind the wheel is often many multiples of the cost of the car and actually far more important that the car selection. Talk to your banker, your life insurance agent, your broker, your money manager, your lawyer. to start. Get other referrals. You can check their credentials. And you can start slowly with them and if they do well, you can do more with them. Never do anything if you are uncomfortable. If you have three advisors, you have a good chance of getting a good perspective on your performance and your choices. A few other ideas: Try to keep things simple. Many little things force lots of little accountings and little decisions. It is better to see the forest than all little trees. Assume the worst for high-risk investments and poor performance for low risk investments and see if you can live with it and if you cant, then dont do it. Understand that high risk means exactly that. People used to think high risk meant high volatility but surely they could make their money back. Not so. And, stay out of trouble. Many times the potential incremental gains are just not worth the risk. 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We offer salary, bene ts, and COMMISSION. E-mail your resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org Lady from Haiti has new locationThe Lady from Haiti boutique and folk art gallery has opened in its new location in the Four Winds Gallery at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Park Street in downtown Naples, across from McCabes Irish Pub. Entrance is from either 658 Fifth Avenue South or from Park Street. For more information, call 649-8607 or visit www.ladyfromhaiti.com. Yoga apparel store opens in The Villagelululemon athletica introduces its yogainspired athletic apparel to The Village on Venetian Bay with a new retail showroom in the centers north plaza. The showroom will partner with yoga studios and fitness clubs around Naples to offer complimentary classes and health-related seminars. The showroom is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Complimentary yoga/fitness classes are held at 9 a.m. Saturday. lululemon athletica has more than 100 locations across the United States, Canada and Australia. Call lululemon athletica at The Village on Venetian Bay at 213-0506 or visit www.lululemon.com Golf superstore coming soonThe first PGA TOUR Superstore in Florida will open soon on U.S. 41 across from Coastland Center Mall in Naples. A lease agreement has been signed and an opening date will be announced in the near future. PGA TOUR Superstores offer a vast selection of golf equipment, golf apparel and golf-themed home furnishings, along with golf instruction by professionals, swing simulators and analysis, club fittings and practice greens. Fore more information, visit www.pgatoursuperstore.com. See whats in store at Spectacles in MercatoSpectacles has opened in Mercato. The store focuses on redefining your view by providing eye exams and cersonalized customer service in a swanky showroom setting with Italian stone flooring and displays of more than 2,000 designer eyeglass from from Chanel, Prada, Lafont, Tiffany, Silhouette, Alain Mikli and many. The owner is Tipton Leman, who also owns Naples Optical and Naples Optical Too. For more information, call 435-9521. 21 new members join chamberThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members who joined in September: Ardent Manor; Artichoke and Company Inc.; Collier County Dental Association; Collins & Dupont Interior Design; Discount Prescription Services; Especially for Women; European Wax Center; The Farrell, Prindle & Montalbano Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Boca Raton); Fifth Avenue Magazine LLC; Go Beyond Network; Judy Hansen Homes; Marr Advertising & Design LLC (Sanibel); Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown; Naples Lifestyles & Homes; The Naples Trust Company; Quail West Realty LLC; Rufner Commercial Cleaning Inc.; Shark Shootout Charities Inc. Professional organizer goes onlineMarla Ottenstein has gone online with her new company Web site www.ProfessionalOrganizerFlorida.com. Ms. Ottesnsteins services range from organizing and decluttering closets, garages and offices to inventorying clients personal belongings, coordinating and managing entire household moves and helping people gently downsize or transition into alternative housing venues. In response to the current real estate market, Ms. Ottenstein has developed a page on the Web site called Home Sales Preparation, which is specifically tailored toward Realtors and homeowners. A member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Ms. Ottenstein also has written a Helpful Hints section including tips and suggestions ranging from how to prevent mold infiltration in closets to how to organize and maintain an orderly wardrobe. Other sections include how to improve productivity in a home or work office environment and how to pack for a long or short trip, For more information, call 597-6277 or visit www.ProfessionalOrganizerFlorida. com. The site was designed and constructed by Total Concept Inc., of Fort Myers. Sassy Cakes cooks up Fido-friendly treatsSassy Cakes makes specialty cupcakes from scratch to bring a smile to your face. Now the Naples bakery has cooked up something to make your dog smile, too: Pupcakes.Were always looking at new ways to bring smiles to peoples faces, and for many of them, their dogs are another reason to smile, says Bayah Harrison, co-owner of Sassy Cakes Inc. Just like the companys regular cupcakes, Pupcakes are made from natural ingredients. Pooches can enjoy two flavors: Carrot Top Buddy and Monkey Buddy. Sassy Cakes is at 2550 Goodlette Road N., Suite 2. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 687-5100 or visit www.sassycakesinc.com. Naples Executive Suites in new locationNaples Executive Suites has relocated to the landmark Fifth Third Bank Center at 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road. The new space comprises 13,800 square feet of fully renovated, professionally designed Class A office space. There are 42 office suites, three conference rooms and the latest technology for the virtual office.Naples Executive Suites is managed by onsite partners Peter Aldridge and Jack Coyle, who have 26 years of experience in executive suite management. 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Two runways, a control tower and ideal weather most of the year make it a perfect location for flight training.Economic downturn saves $Management budgets for ongoing capital improvement and had been saving for a $30 million airfield pavement overhaul when the economy tanked. The downturn actually worked in its favor, allowing for more to be done at a lower cost and in less time than normal circumstances would have allowed. Ervin Dehn, director of airport development, likens the business of improving an airport during normal times to changing a tire on a car while its traveling at 40 miles an hour. Although the halt of commercial traffic is never great news, the situation aided the speed of the extensive rehab, enabling the temporary reshuffling of some general aviation activity and airport operations to the commercial side of the airport. And when the project went out to bid, Mr. Dehn adds, People were hungry. Contractors wanted work. Some of the bids came back at a third or half of what wed estimated. The down side of the story, however, is that the airports fulltime staff has declined from 84 to 60 along with the economic downturn.Stimulus grant helpsAirports receive the bulk of capital improvement funds from taxes paid by airport users for tickets, fuel, imports and the like, which goes into a national airport tax fund. Capital projects are matched three ways. When the Federal Aviation Administration agrees to pay 95 percent of a project, the state will provide 2.5 percent and the airport will come up with the balance. If the feds agree to 75 percent, the match is 12.5 percent to 12.5 percent. At the Naples airport, $1 million of the extensive project the funds to repave three taxiways came from an economic stimulus grant. A sign denoting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is posted out front, on AirportPulling Road. We had money in the bank and a project ready when that stimulus bill came up, Mr. Soliday says. They asked if we had a shovel ready, and, boy, did we have a shovel ready. All taxiways have been repaved. Rental hangers have been built. Entry landscaping has been enhanced. The general aviation operations ramp, which was installed in 1942 and receives more wear and tear than any other part of the airport, is being replaced. The concrete is actually being torn up, crushed up and recycled as the base coarse for a new apron. And the general aviation terminal is in the midst of a total makeover, with 50 feet being added to the length of the building, and high-impact glass, a highSEER air conditioning system and Bahama shutters being installed to increase energy efficiency. The dated reception area is being expanded and transformed with paint, window treatments, carpeting and new flooring. Our airport is a front door to this community, Mr. Dehn notes. The entire airport has a public presence. Its important that we have a beautiful facility. General aviation the privately owned and independently scheduled airplanes and flight schools generates the majority of aircraft activity at the airport. Of the more than 130,000 aircraft operations at NMA in 2008, 98.5 percent were attributed to general aviation. Activity during season is often greater than at Fort Myers Page Field Airport and the Southwest Florida International Airport combined. Keeping neighbors happyThe economic impact of an airport on a community like this is absolutely staggering, says Mr. Dehn, whose career in airport design was spent primarily working from Baltimore as a consultant to airports around the country. His dream to work as a small-airport engineer came true when he arrived in Naples five years so. Im proud of what weve been able to do here, he says. Operating in the center of Naples, the airport has received its share of bad publicity over the years, however. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, two resort-style hotels, The Registry (now Naples Grande) and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, were ramping up their operations as the area grew in prestige as a destination for vacations and corporate retreats. William Bush lived directly below a flight path in Aqualane Shores, an upscale address, and was on the board of his neighborhood association. We were massively affected by the noise, he says. The hotels started having big conventions and the CEOs would come down on their private jets. Many were the original Stage 1 jets from the 1960s. The airport immediately moved to ban Stage 1 jets. When it tried to ban jets with Stage 2 engines, it ran into problems with the FAA. Legal battles reached the federal appellate court in Washington, D.C., and the NMA, dubbed by its management as The Best Little Airport in the Country, won. To this day, it remains the only airport in the United States banning jets under 75,000 pounds with Stage 1 and Stage 2 engines. Mr. Bush has moved to Naples Bath & Tennis Club, where hes happy to be away from flight patterns that would bring any jets over his community. His former neighbor Jack Pickett still lives under the flight path in Aqualane Shores.Its like night and day from what it used to be, Mr. Pickett reports. From the standpoint of the roaring we used to hear, its excellent. Back then, youd be sitting in your house and you couldnt talk when those planes were coming over. It was awful. Stage 2 engines were almost as noisy as Stage 1, and at first the airport didnt want to lose that business.Noise abatement procedures are posted around the airport, on the airports Web site, www.flynaples.com, are broadcast from its tower and filter throughout the airline community. Boeing Company, for instance, devotes a portion of its Web sites Airport Noise Regulation section to Naples Municipal Airport. The airport employs a voluntary curfew and strongly advises that planes not fly into or out of the airport between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. People are still writing into the paper to complain about planes that fly too low and make noise, but if theyd been here before, theyd think they were in paradise now, says Mr. Pickett. Airport personnel are doing the best they can without getting in trouble with the federal government again. MUNICIPALFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOAn aerial view of Naples Municipal Airport
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Women, Wine and Estate Planning is a free workshop hosted by Merrill Lynch from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Merrill Lynch office in Mercato. Guest speaker will be Susan Nesbet-Sikuta of Cohen & Grisby P.C. Call 649-2976 to RSVP. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www.naplesgroup.net. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. The Collier County Womens Bar Association meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month (next meeting Oct. 28) at Northern Trust, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. The Bridgers Groups at Merrill Lynch will present Moving Forward Through Volatile Times at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Shulas Steakhouse in the Hilton Naples. The presentation will be by Jay Bridgers, vice president and senior financial advisor, and Dale Kirk, financial advisor. Call 649-2915 to RSVP. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Nov. 13) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., holds its annual Business Reception from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. Keynote speaker Lewis Schiff will discuss Five Trends for the Future: Why the Working Wealthy are the Window into the Next Consumer Economy. His presentation will be from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $70 per person. For more information or to order tickets, call Tim Tillapaugh at 825-7711 or e-mail email@example.com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 The Tommy Bahama Coconut ClassicGolfing and more at The Ritz-Carlton for Garden of Hope and Courage and Make-A-Wish FoundationNETWORKING Sasha Benson and Linzie Viers Jennifer, Michael and Michael Smuniewski Make-A-Wish recipient Brooke Einstein and her mother, Jen Greg Emfield, Paul Buysee, Dick Brimacomb and Jim Palm Mike Charbonneau, Todd Evans, Mike Kenefake and Josh Lubbers Marcus DanielCOURTESY 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.
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Three furnished models included in 13 closingsQuail West luxuriates in third-quarter salesQuail West reports $22 million in sales of furnished model homes, resale homes and home sites during the first three quarters of 2009, with 70 percent of the sales taking place during the past 12 weeks. The 13 transactions include the sale of furnished models by Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes and McGarvey Custom Homes. The three models ranged in size from 6,471 square feet to 8,347 total square feet; selling prices ranged from $2.2 million to $4.8 million. The accelerated sales pace at Quail West during the traditionally slow months of July, August and September indicates that the Naples luxury real estate market is rebounding and buyers are ready to take advantage of exceptional values in well-established luxury communities, says Cheryl Deering, vice president of sales and marketing for the 1,180-acre master-planned community in North Naples. Ms. Deering believes Quail West is particularly appealing in todays economy because of all of the communitys amenities, including the clubhouse, two golf courses, spa and tennis facility, are owned debt-free. Quail West has long been known for its sophisticated country club lifestyle, tranquil elegance and tremendous amenities, says Karen Sweatlock, broker/associate with John R. Wood Realtors. When you take that foundation and add the resources and reputation of the principals of Quail West Development Company, who purchased the community in April, you have SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE QUAIL WEST, B11 The newest report from thee Naples Area Board of Realtors indicates summer was a strong selling period. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). In the third quarter of 2009, the Naples area housing market continues to show steady increases in both pending and closed sales. Pending sales increased to 2,570 contracts in the third quarter, compared to 1,314 contracts in the third quarter of 2008. Were seeing an overall increase of pending sales in all geographic areas, says Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing-Frye Realty. Showings continue to remain strong, as buyers take advantage of the unique opportunities in todays market. Available inventory decreased 14 percent in the third quarter of 2009 to 9,209 compared to 10,658 in the third quarter of 2008. The third-quarter report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are available online in chart format along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales under $300,000 saw a 126 percent increase, with 1,917 contracts in the third quarter of 2009 compared to 849 in the third quarter of 2008. Single-family homes sales increased 87 percent, with 1,488 sales compared to 795 in the third quarter of 2008. The overall median closed price decreased 30 percent to $176,000, down from $250,000 in the third quarter of 2008. In any given period the median could vary greatly if there is an anomaly, a single sale that is significantly higher or lower than other properties in the area. NABORs September report shows overall condo pending and closed sales increased in all geographic areas. Condo sales continue a steady climb, as pending sales increased 159 percent with 350 contracts in September 2009 compared to 135 contracts in September 2008. Closed sales also saw a doubledigit increase in September, as sales rose 60 percent compared to the same month last year, according to Jo Carter, president of Jo Cater & Associates. September marks the sixth consecutive month of an increase in pending sales in the $500,000 to $1 million category. The median closed price for properties excluding the under $300,000 section of the market decreased only 6 percent to $525,000 in September 2009 from $557,000 in September 2008. The September report contains the following analysis: Overall pending home sales saw a 107 percent increase with 848 contracts in September 2009 compared to 410 contracts in September 2008. Properties under $300,000 saw a 142 percent increase in pending sales with 645 contracts in September 2009 compared to 266 contracts in September 2008. To view the entire September and third quarter report, go to www.Naplesarea.com. Lastest NABOR report shows sales steadily increasingSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Free seminars cover design tips and trendsThe Robb & Stucky showroom in Naples invites the public to free seminars about design tips and trends. Coming up: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Jewelry for the Home Design consultant Bob Jones will discuss how accessories and accent pieces can revitalize your home. 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 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. 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, Unique Holiday Giving Tis the season for holiday shopping, and Robb & Stucky offers imaginative gift-giving ideas for family, friends, colleagues in the office, business associates and everyone on your holiday shopping list. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, Entertaining at Home: Professional Tips for Festiva Tabletops From themed tabletops to simply elegant settings, enjoy a guided tour of table dcor by Robb & Stuckys design professionals. Be inspired to dine in style and learn how you can incorporate expert tips to wow the guests at your next gathering. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Bring in the New, and Keep the Old Making room for new furniture? Dont put antiques and family heirlooms away just yet. Let Robb & Stucky design consultant Todd Stevenson tell you how to mix and match antiques with new furniture to create beauty and design in your home. The Naples showroom is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. For more information, call 261-3969, ext. 7000. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Casa Majestic is by McGarvey Custom Homes Outdoor dining and summer kitchen, The Ashley Outdoor living room, The Ashley
Come experience the incredible value that many others have already discovered...WITH OVER 160 SALES IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS!Uniquely designed residences in an amenity-rich community, including a magnificent resort-style pool, a private theatre, a state of the art gym, an inviting pub, a sophisticated bistro, an ice cream parlor, Internet caf, and so much more! An affordably priced neighborhood in Naples esteemed Lely Resort with a lifestyle thats truly priceless. AT LELY RESORT(239) 793-2100www.lely-resort.comDirections: I-75 to exit 101, go west. Right on Grand Lely Drive. Left on Celeste. Follow the signs to Ol. BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER.FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503,FLORIDA STATUTES,TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW.PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. A NAPLES BESTSELLER. SAN CLEMENTE UNIT #204 2 Bedroom,2 Bath $185,990SAN CLEMENTE UNIT #103 2 Bedroom,2 Bath $189,990SAN PABLO UNIT #302 3 Bedroom,2 Bath $214,990SAN PABLO-B UNIT #304 2 Bedroom,2 Bath $218,990 FLATS TOWNHOMESCASITAS JOIN US FOR THE NFL TICKETTHIS SUNDAY at the OL PUB, from12:00-5:00 PM.Experience the spectacular lifestyle at the Ol Village Center with wide-screen entertainment and a special menu for the game. ONLY 15 INVENTORY RESIDENCES REMAIN... HURRY,WHILE THEY LAST! CARMEL UNIT #8903 2 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $229,990furnished!CORDOVA UNIT #12801 2 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $224,990CORDOVA UNIT #13401 2 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $229,990CAPISTRANO UNIT #8703 2 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $239,990CAPISTRANO UNIT #12102 2 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $244,990CAPISTRANO UNIT #11305 2 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $279,990furnished!LAGUNA UNIT #5202 3 Bedroom,3 Bath $339,990 SANTA ANA END UNIT #306 3 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $209,990SANTA ANA END UNIT #105 3 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $213,990SANTA ROSA UNIT #201 3 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $238,990SANTA ANA END UNIT #6101 3 Bedroom,2.5 Bath $284,990SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD18SOLD SOLD
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 REAL ESTATE B11 Patrick Ruff a purchasing opportunity that clients can feel very good about, she adds. Individuals interested in touring the seven furnished models available for sale are encouraged to visit the sales center at the entrance to the community. The models, built by Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes and The Newport Companies, range in size from 5,478 square feet to 9,292 total square feet and come complete with state-of-the-art features. At the heart of the community is the elegant 70,000-square-foot clubhouse with both casual and fine dining facilities, a ballroom, wine grotto, full-service spa and beauty salon, pro shops, fitness center, card room and eight red-clay tennis courts and a junior Olympic-sized solarium pool. Quail West is east of I-75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. For more information, call 592-1010 or visit www.QuailWest.com. QUAIL WESTFrom page B9 Kitchen and family room, The Ashley The Ashley by London Bay Homes Quail West Development Company has released for sale 54 home sites in Quail West. Ranging from to 1 acre, the lots offer expansive golf, lake and nature preserve views and are priced from the $300,000s. The home sites in this initial release offer an unbeatable value for individuals interested in building a custom home in one of the finest country club communities in Naples, says Cheryl Deering, vice president of sales and marketing. Ms. Deering notes that the initial release includes 180-footwide estate home sites and 95-foot executive home sites. Weve spent the past few months listening to our customers and Realtors, and their input has led us to offer various sized home sites, she says, adding the new product gives additional buyers an opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Quail West lifestyle. The home sites in this release overlook lakes and the rolling fairways of two Arthur Hills signature golf courses. Individuals purchasing home sites in Quail West will choose from one of the communitys participating builders: Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, Fox Custom Builders, Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Robert DAngelo Custom Homes and The Newport Companies. For more information, all 592-1010 or visit www.QuailWest.com. Estate, executive home sites released for sale in Quail West COURTESY PHOTOThe Quail West clubhouse Wegman Design Group won two Design Excellence Awards from the American Society of Interior Design Florida South Chapter. Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, and her design team received Hospitality Design of the Year for LeParc Phase II and Health Care Design of the Year for the Moorings Park clubhouse renovation. The LeParc project included a remodel of 8,500 square feet of common space at the oceanfront condominium. The project involved creating more space for the game room, social room and fitness rooms, adding larger restrooms and renovating the outdoor terrace/grill. This work was done in collaboration with contractor Kraft Construction and architect Dalas Disney. At Moorings Park, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, the clubhouse remodel included renovating the grand lobby, library and connecting hallways and improveing the executive offices. Wegman Design Groups concept included upgrading both the aesthetic and functional aspects of the space. Wegman Design Group has more than 25 years in interior design, project management and construction projects locally, nationally and internationally. The companys designs can be found nationally in health care centers, highrise building common areas, libraries, restaurants and banks. Call 596-8551 or visit www.WegmanDesign Group.com for more information Wegman Design Group receives awards for design excellenceSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSClockwise from left: The clubhouse at Moorings Park. The lobby at LeParc oceanfront condominium. Lori Wegman
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 Email me or call and register to search MLS listings & sales on your own 239-849-2767 The Realtor who is Recommended by Her Clients BCzachor@JohnRWood.com www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor 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 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. PRICE REDUCTION $285,000 2-Story Townhome close to Amenities and Clubhouse. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, detached 2-car garage. Fresh paint, new carpet, tile on 1st oor, GE pro le appliances. INCOME PRODUCING. $249,900This like new 2 BD, 2 BA,1522sf Capri villa is all you need in a vacation home. IslandWalk offers miles of walking paths, beautiful lakes and the best construction in town. Furnishings are included at this price! $279,9002 BD, 2BA, 1-car garage Villa home with lake and golf course views. Community offers public golf, community pools, tness center, and,tennis all just minutes from beach,shopping and dinning. $179,900 REDUCEDSingle family Oakmont 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2-car garage. Light and bright home used only during season by homeowners, built-in entertainment center, new carpet, large screen lanai! Move-in ready. $374,900 ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES ISLANDWALK OF NAPLESHERITAGE GREENS 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000 sq ft estate. $6,300,000 at Grey Oaks. New model by Harwick Homes. Decorated by Collins & Dupont. $5,250,000 at Mediterra. New furnished model by The Newport Companies. Premium lake/golf views. $4,595,000 at Mediterra. Furnished model by McGarvey. Reduced $450,000! $2,199,500 at Mediterra. Former model priced 100k below the builder, professionally furnished & decorated. $1,475,000 at Mediterra. Premium Mediterra vacant lots. www.MediterraLots.com. From $550,000 at Mediterra.David William Auston, PA239-273-1376Amerivest Realtywww.DavidNaples.com Located in Mediterra West. 3000 sq ft under air. $840,900 at Mediterra. 2nd Floor townhome with fantastic upgrades. $749,000 at Mediterra. BANK OWNED! Barbara McLaughlin was the top s ales associate for September at Vineyards. A Naples resident since 1998, Ms. McLaughlin has 31 years of real estate experience in markets from Connecticut to Coral Springs, Fla. C arl Senica has joined the sales t eam at Weichert, Realtors On The Gulf. Mr. Senica specializes in residential sales and rentals as well as relocation, serving clients in Collier and Lee counties. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He is also a real estate appraiser and licensed mortgage broker and a member of the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers. An eight-year resident of Naples, he holds an associates degree in business administration and is pursuing a bachelors degree from the University of Phoenix. Linda Willette has joined the Bonita Springs of fice of Downing-Frye Realty Inc. as a sales associate. Ms. Willette has almost 12 years of real estate experience and specializes in waterfront properties in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers. She also has experience in selling commercial and medical buildings. Prior to her career in real estate, she was a weight-training and fitness instructor and helped manage her husbands homebuilding business, Willette Construction. Originally from Chicago, Ill., she has resided in Florida since 1977 and belongs to the Florida and National Association of Realtors and the Bonita and Estero Area Association of Realtors. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS MCLAUGHLIN SENICA
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
B14 OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 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 garage1702 Kings Lake Blvd. #106 3BR/2BA, rst oor condo, $15,000 down.*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest$642 per month* $125,000 DISCOVER PUNTA GORDAWHY PUNTA GORDA?Discover the magic of Punta Gorda with its unique restaurants, strong arts community, and unparalleled waterfront. TO DISCOVER MORE CALL JOHNCompare our valueLess money is only half the reason. John M. Del Sasso Sales Associate PUNTA GORDA COLLIER COUNTY VS $1,600,000 $750,000 VS $895,000 $650,000 VS $999,999 $499,999 Youre Invitedto ... It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home so what better way for the countrys largest home furnishings and interior design firm to raise funds for cancer research than a cookbook filled with savory and sweet dishes? Robb & Stucky employees from across the country have compiled their favorite recipes for a corporate-wide fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. The 300-page book is filled with family favorites, scrumptious finds and even original recipes from the chefs of the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center. The bulk of the first-edition compilation will be in stores on Nov. 1. A special edition of pinkbound books, printed in a limited quantity, is already available. The Robb & Stucky Cookbook will retail for $14.99 in Robb & Stucky showrooms nationwide. All proceeds from the sale of each cookbook will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society. We had a fantastic response from our associates for this project. From Boca Raton to Las Vegas, Dallas to Sarasota, the Robb & Stucky staff was overjoyed to share their favorite dishes for this important cause, said Clive Lubner, CEO of Robb & Stucky. The result is a stunning keepsake book that offers a variety of delicious recipes to share with family and friends this holiday season with all of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. According to the American Caner Society, about 1,479,350 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2009. For this reason, Robb & Stucky created the cookbook to fight the disease and help further the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Robb & Stucky employees whip up charity cookbook
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 Moorings, 723 Mooringline Dr New home w/Old Florida style. Expansive, lush yard has water feature-pool, summer kitchen. Gracious details abound. Lots of space for lots of living. 4+Den/3.5 (H4338) Rose Mary Everett, 2727790, Jessica Sowin, 272-6810 $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 Colliers Reserve, 12640 Colliers Reserve Dr 1st class lake front setting in Colliers Reserve. 2 story home w dramatic screened lanai featuring raised pavilion and lagoon pool. 3+Den/3.5 (H4317) Lisa Richardson 250-8008 $1,325,000 Golden Gate Est, 6155 Standing Oaks Ln Fantastic location, beautiful estate home that has it all. Plenty of room for entertaining within the main house & pool area, plus two attached guest homes. 6 or More/5 (H4337) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $1,300,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa Richardson 250-8008 $1,199,000 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 Vineyards, 6664 Glen Arbor Way Sophisticated elegance describes this estate home in this economically solid country club community. All the quality features youd expect in a luxury home. 4+Den/3.5 (H4282) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $895,000 Moorings, 1947 Crayton Rd Renovated pool home w/lge family rm. Granite counters, stainless appls, new tile oors, spacious. Over 4000 T Sq Ft. 3/2 (H3039) Margaret Hutchison, 272-7000, Audrey Carmony, 272-4462 $849,000 Imperial Shores, 4865 Regal Dr A Boaters Dream & priced to sell. Unique Key West style home w/ boat dock, lift & seawall. Super southern views of canal & bay to Gulf. Bi-level lanai. 3 bdrm. 3/2 (H4238) Margaret Hutchison, 2727000, Audrey Carmony, 272-4462 $799,900 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $699,000 Golden Gate Estates, 521 18 Ave NW is beautiful home is a paradise waiting for its new owners. e perfect home to entertain your family and friends. 4+Den/2.5 (H4276) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $675,000 Cape Coral, 1018 Se 23rd Pl Eclecticallydecorated surrounded by beautiful shade trees & set on (4) lots. Nearly 250 ft. of canal frontage, dock 1+ boats. Dock w/ lift & concrete seawall. 4/2.5 (H4419) Edmund Silva, 691-7176 $650,000 Banyan Woods, 4911 Rustic Oaks Cir Delightful pool home w/long lake view & open plan. Upgrades include granite countertops, tumbled marble details, SS appl., Calif. closets & more. 3+Den/2.5 (H4386) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $645,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa Richardson 250-8008 $639,000 Cedar Creek, 9230 Cedar Creek Dr Your own paradise in this popular comm. Custom built w/many upgrades. Pool, spa, citrus trees, boat dock & pvt. tiki hut overlooking Spring Creek. Gulf Access. 4/3 (H4465) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Carl Rao, 949-3932 $599,900 Vineyards, 567 Avellino Isles Cir, #101 Lowest priced rst oor Michaelangelo model unit on the market. Private location in gated community with lake views and resort-style amenities. 3/3.5 (C5772) Ryan Nordyke, 776-9390 $599,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Outstanding renovation in convenient location between e Pier &ird Street. High end appointments normally found in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 Worthington, 13111 Bridgeford Ave One of the largest homes here! Best view of lake & course too! Tons of upgrades, hurricane shutters everywhere. Pool & Spa Terric! Inc. golf. 3+Den/2.5 (H4455) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad 851-6918 $549,900 Worthington, 13871 Tonbridge Ct is popular Arthur Rutenberg Monterey oor plan features a formal living room, dining room and a casual FR with wet bar perfect for entertaining. 3+Den/3 (H3150) Diane Rudd, 405-1862 $549,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N Port au Villa. 6 oerings. Beach & Bay, Boat Docks. 1200 SF. Furnished, pool on the bay, sh o docks & walk across the st. to the beach. All steps from your door. 2/2 (C5125) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $349,000 to $549,000 Golden Gate Estates, 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home and 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, replace, fruit trees, storage shed and more. Very nice property! 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $350,000 Lely Resort, 6753 Bent Grass Dr Foreclosed courtyard home w/spa. 3rd bed & bath in cabana making great space for oce or guest suite. Excellent condition. 3/3 (H4141) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449, Darren Miles, 287-7372 $349,000 Stonebridge, 1655 Winding Oaks Way, #101 Bundled golf membership included, view of 15th green. 1st oor end unit. Upgraded kitchen. Club amenities include tennis, tness center, clubhouse, & pool. 2+Den/2 (C5871) Cynthia Miles, 2733449, Darren Miles, 287-7372 $349,000 Pelican Bay 5815 Glencove Dr, #1201 Glencove. On tram to beach. Split bedroom Cambridge model, most sought after. Furnished, lanai glassed and screen, 1606 T.SF 2/2 (C4999) Margaret Hutchison, 2727000, Audrey Carmony, 272-4462 $329,000 Glen Eagle, 224 Glen Eagle Cir Golf community minutes to 5th, 3rd & beaches. Open oor plan w/2124 SF, granite kitchen, diag tile, coer ceilings, water softener, pool/ spa. 2+Den/2 (H4019) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Douglas Smith, 682-0414 $319,900 Worthington, 13190 Southampton Dr e best of the best! Wonderfully upgraded with sought after southern lake exposure. Long fairway views. Heated pool, lovely furnishings, tile & more. 3/2 (V1133) Diane Rudd, 405-1862 $300,000 Golden Gate Estates, 27th Ave Ne Wellmaintained home on landscaped 2.73 acres. Long brick driveway, replace, playground. House is wind rated for up to 110 mph w/ reinforced block. 3/2 (H4341) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $279,000 Maplewood, 780 Crosseld Cir Long lake views are sure to catch your eye as you enter the front door of this beautifully updated home. Tile & wood oors, granite, marble, SS appliances. 3+Den/2 (H3690) Jim Scartz, 8779726, Gary Lusher, 821-9690 $269,900 Vineyards, 180 Via Perignon -Pristine Condo in Tra Vigne. From the moment you walk through the front door this feels like home. is 1st oor condo has been meticulously cared for by its owners.3+Den/2.5 (C5910) Ryan Nordyke, 776-9390 $249,000 e Cove, 5493 Cove Cir, #93 Enjoy the magnicent lake view from this townhouse. Wood oor, extended lanai, central vacuum, alarm system. A DiVosta Home w/reinforced concrete block. 3/2.5 (H4389) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $199,900 OPEN HOUSE 1-5www.JohnRWood.com OCTOBER 25th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in YellowMoorings, 222 Harbour Dr, #302 Unending SW views from glassed in lanai w/breathtaking sunsets! Many upgrades, remodeled kitchen & baths. 3rd oor end unit. 2 boat slips included in price. 2/2 (C4987) Karen Champion, 450-3676 $525,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 21 Bluebill Ave, #306 End unit, wraparound balconies, views from both master suites! Furnished & ready to enjoy or rent. Five minutes to beach. 2/2 (C5865) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449, Darren Miles, 287-7372 $495,000 Lely Resort, 8645 Champions Pt, #1103 Hardly lived in Carriage home on the Mustang Course at Lely Resort. Enjoy 2nd oor stellar viewsP rivate elevator. Granite counters & more. 3/3 (C5301) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449, Darren Miles, 287-7372 $479,000 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $474,000 Lely Resort, 8144 Saratoga Dr, #2101 Desirable lake view from open island kitchen. Move-in condition. Players Club optional. Handsomely decorated. 2+Den/2 (C5923) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333, Host Robin Hill 776-0733 $369,000
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 BONITA BAY premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM BAY WOODS tSpectacular, London Bay built 4 bedroom plus den on an elevated, expansive lot with an estate-like approach $3,795,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda| 248-7474 BAY WOODS tExquisitely detailed 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home with 3-car garage. Private view of lake and nature preserve. $3,395,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 SPRING RIDGE tGorgeous 4 bedroom plus den Harwick home. Marble oors and wine cellar. Credit towards golf membership included. $2,999,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 BAY WOODS tSpectacular and sleek 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath home built by Snell Construction. Two A/C 2-car garages! $2,995,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 ROOKERY LAKE tTropical paradise. Lake & golf views, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, den, great room plan, pool and spa. $2,500,000 Billie Jans/Chris Mier | 948-4000 BAY HARBOR t27134 Shell Ridge Circle Ppreserve views. Two bedroom plus den villa. Granite countertops, wood ooring. Lanai with spa. $599,900 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 OPEN SUN. 1-4 TUCKAWEYE tCompletely renovated villa home. Cathedral ceilings, private pool, plantation shutters, and new green A/C. $535,000 | JudyStead | 273-3438 HAMMOCK ISLE #101 tPrivate golf course views from this 2 bedroom + den, 3 bath. Two-car attached garage. Turnkey furnished. $559,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 ARBOR STRAND tGreat room oor plan with large kitchen and extended lanai. Two bedrooms, large den, spa on lanai. Preserve view. $595,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 THE HAMPTONS #202 tElectric hurricane shutters, diagonal tile in all main areas, and extensive use of crown moulding. Three BRs + den. $599,000 | Doug Davlin | 272-5060 LAKE VILLAS OF WEDGEWOOD I #201 t Recently refurbished 3 bedroom with new tile in the living areas, new tile counters in kitchen & new refrigerator. $389,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 HARBOR LANDING #201 tBright, sunny residence is immaculate! Two bedroom plus large media room residence, 18 tile. Preserve view. $385,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 BAY POINTE #101 tWell-kept 3 BR with 2-car garage across from neighborhood pool/tness center. Private preserve view. $299,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376 GREENBRIAR #206 tLong golf and lake views! Bright end 2BR+den home. Energy friendly, safe from storms. Community pool, spa, tennis. $325,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 CROSSINGS #11 tAWESOME lake view! Turnkey furnished 2BR\2.5BA + den, 2-car garage home. Oversized lanai, has never been rented. $349,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Single Family Homes CREEKSIDE 3310 Oak Hammock CourtCustom-built home with tile oors, crown mouldings and cathedral ceilings. Pool/spa, 3-car garage. Open and airy.$897,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 Condominiums/Villas COCONUT ISLE 26400 Brick LaneExpansive lake and golf course views. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 full baths. Marble ooring & granite countertops.$1,650,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Brian Nelson | 248-7474LOST LAKE 27124 Lost Lake LaneSpectacular lake to preserve views! Bright 3 bedroom villa with upgrades. Private courtyard, heated pool/spa.$795,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441EAGLES NEST 25961 Nesting Court #201Spacious 3BR, 3BA plus den and bonus room condominium overlooks lake, golf course & preserve beyond.$649,900 | Carol Wood | 822-3709HAMMOCK ISLE 26001 Hammock Isle Court #202Beautifully updated designer interiors, 3BRs + media room, crown mouldings, built-in cabinets and golf course view.$649,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 VISTAS #2203 tViews over the Gulf of Mexico, bay and Bay Island golf course. Screened balcony and open terraces off bedrooms. $1,175,000 | Pamela Heron | 273-4785 COCONUT ISLE tFabulous 3BR + den villa. Many upgrades; Hardwood oors, newly painted interiors & salt water pool lter system. $1,295,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 HIDDEN RIVER tLake view, pristine 4 BR/4.5 BA, 3-car garage, expansive lanai & pool area. Many quality upgrades throughout. $1,325,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 SPRING RIDGE tBeautiful golf course home with 4BRs + den, 4BAs, fauxed tray ceilings and double crown moulding. Heated pool/spa. $2,100,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 IBIS COVE tOn a cul-de-sac, this lake front home provides wonderful views. Spacious lanai featuring heated pool and spa. $1,175,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 BERMUDA COVE tTurnkey with timeless, beautiful furnishings. Hardwood oors, granite counters, plantation shutters. Lanai & pool. $995,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 THE HAMPTONS #202 tExotic tropical landscaping, spotless former model. Elevator, 3BRs, 3BAs, media room, Romeo & Juliet balcony, pool. $635,000 Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 BAYVIEW I #1103 tFabulous views of Bay/Gulf from this open FP with neutral colors, wood toned kitchen & Corian tops. $825,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 BERMUDA COVE t26187 Isle Way Great villa offers 3BRs, plantation shutters, wood oors, crown moulding and tropical pool/spa. $925,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 OPEN SUN. 1-4 ESPERIA & TAVIRA t26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay & the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf, parks, marina & more! New construction from the $600s | Please call 800-311-3622 OPEN MON-SAT 10-5 & SUN 12-5 ENCLAVE tHighly Motivated Owner! Turnkey furnished 4BR pool villa, charming cottage decor. Fresh paint, remodeled kitchen. $449,000 Mary Catherine/Larry White | 594-9494 ENCLAVE tThree bedroom villa overlooks fairway. Over 3,000 total SF and large 2nd oor master suite. Amazing amenities. $449,000 | Pamela Heron | 273-4785 WATERFORD #202 tSecond oor, 3BR with soaring ceilings, remodeled bathrooms, tiled lanai, and a 2car garage. View of lake/golf. $525,000 Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 WEDGEWOOD #401 tPanoramic lake and golf views! Spacious 3BR/3BA with neutral decor & high ceilings. $440,000Carol Wood | 822-3709 NEW LISTING THEHAMPTONS #101 tLake & golf course setting. Glassed-enclosed lanai, mouldings, wood oor, plantation shutters & 18 diagonal tile. $449,900 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 OPEN SUN. 1-4#1602 Sunset views. This 3 bedroom offers exquisite nishes of natural wood cabinets and granite tops in the kitchen. $1,099,995 | BrianNelson | 572-2903 #1801 Expanded SW corner luxury home with glass-enclosed lanai. Resort-style amenities. Lagoon style pool/spa. $975,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #2001 The rarest nd, with 2 lanais, westward over the bejeweled sunsets. Exquisite granite, marbles and natural woods. $995,000 | BrianNelson | 572-2903 #1204 Over $135,000 in smart upgrades. Added 3rd bedroom/den and a 3rd full bath. Eat-in island kitchen. Furnished. $985,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #2405 Breathtaking views of the Gulf, Bay & golf from this high-rise residence with expanded oor plan & many upgrades. $895,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 #704 Spectacular views of the Gulf, Bay & Bay Island Golf Course. Handsome cabinetry in kitchen & baths. T wo-car garage. $889,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 #1605 Views of the Gulf, Bay & golf from this corner residence with neutral backgrounds and upgraded appliances. $799,000 | Harriet Harnar/Cathy/Jim McCormick | 273-5443 #1202 Incredible views of golf course, Bay and Gulf. Quality nishes of Mocha Bomania 24 x 24 T ravertine ooring. $1,199,000 | T eresa Rucker | 281-2376ESPERIASOUTH #1803 Spectacular views, cherry & marble oors, crown mouldings, granite counters. Three BR+den. $1,665,000 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #1701 Panoramic views. Custom residence with 3BRs, den. Fireplace, 10 ceilings & granite counters. $1,799,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 #502 Luxurious living, views of Bay & Gulf! Mediterranean style 3BR+den, 3,166 A/C SF $1,595,000 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 OPEN SUN. 1-4#1601 Incredible price! Luxurious & wellappointed. Sunset/sunrise views from 4 terraces. $1,575,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 OPEN SUN. 1-4#401 View of 2 fairways & Estero Bay. Three BR+den and 4,470+ total SF, coffered ceilings. Luxury amenities. $1,825,000 Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #303 Views of Estero Bay & the 9th fairway from this 3BR, 3BA with wraparound terraces, exquisite granite, crown moulding. $1,495,000 Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #2403 Extraordinary and limitless views over Estero Bay and the Gulf. Over 4,860 total SF three bedrooms, three baths. $2,095,000 | BrianNelson | 572-2903 #1802 Panoramic views of the Gulf, Bay and the Bay Island golf. This oor plan offers 3 BR den and 4 baths. $1,995,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 #CH204 Spacious 3BR+den, 2nd level exceptionally designed carriage home. Park views. Luxurious amenities! $1,250,000 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282AZURE #602 Beautifully designed 3BR/3BA home will suit any lifestyle. Panoramic Gulf, Bay & golf views, fantastic amenities. $1,100,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #1101 Magnicent views of bay, Gulf, and the Bay Island Golf Course. Marble oors; furnished. Floor -to-ceiling windows. $1,330,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 #1102 Superior contemporary interior design features, 3BRs + media/den with lighting & sound control. Sunset views. $1,395,000 | Carol Johnson/ Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #1802 Magnicent 3 BR, 3 BA nished with marble, granite, & hardwood oors. Views of Bay/Gulf. Furnishings negotiable. $1,375,000 | T om McCarthy | 243-5520 #1701 -SW facing, corner 3BR/3BA offers the best of views from Gulf to golf. Immaculately maintained. Fabulous amenities. $1,175,000 Carol Johnson/ Michael Lickley | 564-1282 NEW LISTINGESTANCIA #2101 Spectacular sunrise-sunset views. Light backgrounds and marble ooring; oor-to-ceiling windows. $1,349,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #1404 Truly a one-of-a-kind residence with an open and very social oor plan, wet bar, and a huge den/family room. $1,299,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 #2202 Elegant, sophisticated 22nd oor 3BR/3BA residence, exquisite upgrades. Vistas over the Bay Gulf & Bonita Bay $999,000 | Billie Jans | 948-4000 #304 CARRIAGE HOME WITH ALL HIGH RISE AMENITIES! Three bedroom, 2,930+ total SF, Bay views & sunsets. $895,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282ARBOR STRAND 27408 Arbor Strand DriveCharming cottage-like villa with 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths and family room. Private pool & spa.$599,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441TUCKAWEYE 2911 Greenflower CourtCharming villa with heated pool, three bedrooms, two baths, great room plan & vaulted ceilings. Turnkey furnished.$575,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443EGRETS LANDING 26690 Egrets Drive #202Private elevator to 2nd oor living. Immaculate condition. Electric hurricane shutters, built-in bar & media room.$545,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543HAMMOCK ISLE 26011 Hammock Isle Court #102Expansive golf course and cypress views. Glassed-in lanai, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 18 tile on the diagonal.$499,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 WATERFORD 3310 Glen Cairn Court #201Large lanai overlooking lake & golf. Spacious with 3BRs/3BAs, over 2,400 SF AC & 2-car garage. Furnishings negotiable.$399,900 | Bet Dewey | 564-5673 OPEN SUN. 1-4 Condominiums/Villas BAY POINTE 26951 Montego Pointe Court #202Furnished turnkey, 3BRs, 2BAs, volume ceilings, tile on the diagonal, tiled lanai for comfortable year-round use.$395,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441CROSSINGS 3260 Crossings Court #13Long lake views. Furnished 2 BR+den, 30 ft. wide screened lanai, 2-car garage. Walk to tness center & clubhouse.$385,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441BAY POINTE 26974 Montego Pointe Court #101Desirable southwest exposure & preserve views. Screened & glass-enclosed lanai, tiled living areas & 2-car garage.$359,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550WATERFORD 3331 Glen Cairn Court #204Fantastic views of golf, lake & marsh from this remodeled 2nd oor residence with glassed-in lanai. 3 BRs, 3 BAs.$350,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474GREENBRIAR 4130 Bayhead Drive #204Beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA plus den condominium. Dramatic golf course and long marsh views, turnkey furnished.$295,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441HARBOR LAKES 27031 Lake Harbor Court #102Turnkey furnished, and recently painted from top to bottom! Two bedroom, 2 bath home with 1-car garage. Lake view.$265,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Condominiums/Villas BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #503Gulf and Bay views! Leaded glass front door, 10 ceilings, 3 BR, 3BA, plantation shutters and electric storm shutters.$574,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282 OPEN SUN. 1-4
Marco Island 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 >$1,000,00019 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE 10951 Gulfshore Drive #1403 $1,259,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1553 Marsh Wren Lane $1,550,000 Premier Properties Daniel Guenther 357-8121 21 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WILLOW WALK 9160 Willow Walk $1,580,000 Premier Properties Kevin Smith 641-2942 22 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #502 $1,595,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson 564-1282 23 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 24 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 25 OLD NAPLES 408 Central Avenue $1,995,000 Premier Properties Steve Smiley 298-4327>$2,000,00026 MOORINGS 614 Bowline Drive $2,199,000 Premier Properties Angela R. Allen 825-8494 27 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. call agent for access >$3,000,00028 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 29 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,499,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$4,000,000 30 PARK SHORE 310 Turtle Hatch Road $4,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$5,000,000 31 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5,950,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917>$8,000,000 32 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Tom McCarthy 243-5520 2 4 3 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 PELICAN LANDING SOUTHBRIDGE 3470 Ballybridge Circle #102 $299,900 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Roxanne Jeske 450-5210>$300,0002 VILLAGE WALK East of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Priced from $300,000. Illustrated Properties Real Estate Call 239-5 96-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 10-3 3 PELICAN LANDING CREEKSIDE CROSSING 25272 Pelican Creek Circle #201 $319,000 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 691-3541 4 PARK SHORE AREA PARK WEST VILLAS 4702 West Blvd. $319,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203>$400,0006 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the low $400s. Premier Properties Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 7 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 8 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING MERANO 23750 Merano Court #201 $499,999 Premier Properties John Coburn 825-3464 >$500,0009 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $500s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 10 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run Circle $548,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 11 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #503 Premier Properties $574,000 Carol Johnson 564-1282 12 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK 217 Monterey Drive $589,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 13 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27134 Shell Ridge Circle $599,900 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441 >$600,00014 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIR A 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622. Mon. -Sat:10-5 & Sun. 12 5 15 WILSHIRE LAKES 8191 Wilshire Lakes Blvd. $699,000 Premier Properties Bernie Garabed 571-2466>$700,00016 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT II 2400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-4 $799,000 Premier Properties Trey Wilson 595-4444. 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm >$900,00017 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26187 Isle Way $925,000 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441 18 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS HIDEAWAY BEACH tSpacious 3BR beachfront home with pool/spa. Multi-level balconies, oor-to-ceiling windows & plantation shutters. $4,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HIDEAWAY BEACH tCustom-built modern architectural masterpiece with 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED. $5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MADEIRA #PH201 tBeachfront 4 BR + den with 7,414 total SF. Rookery Ambassador Membership included. 75 boat slip lease included. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 HIDEAWAY BEACH tPremier beachfront home with guest suite. Luxurious appointments throughout this 6BR with 8,100 A/C SF. Furnished. $8,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HIDEAWAY BEACH tSpacious beachfront estate home built in 2003 with 4 BRs, 4 full & 3 half-baths & 9,200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf. $10,800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAPE MARCO MONTERREY #1505 tA $600,000 dollar remodel was just completed! Breathtaking views, new designer furnishings included. Resort living. $1,399,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493 CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ #1105 tDecorator nished! Inlaid tile design in the foyer, replace accents, & crown moulding. Spectacular beach views. $1,750,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 MAGNOLIACOURT tPanoramic views! Tip-lot location, 163 ft. of direct access, deep-water frontage, 3BR/3BA, dock with 20,000 lb. lift. $2,100,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MADEIRA #102 tBeach house extraordinaire! Enjoy stunning sunsets on your oversized terrace with private steps to the beach and pool. $2,197,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 MIMOSA COURT tThis price reects $1,000,000 under the cost to construct. 100% generator power; 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage. $2,295,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MARBELLE CLUB #705 tBeautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space. $899,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 VERNONPLACE tOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors & paint. $899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I #PHL tLavishly appointed 3BR/3BA. Marble ooring, columns, crown mouldings, plantation shutters. Gulf views. $1,178,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAPE MARCO MONTERREY #805 tViews of the Gulf from this furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wood oors, 9 ceilings, and double door entry. $1,199,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 PELICANCOURT tAn absolutely gorgeous custom-built 3BR/2BA pool home. Dock with direct Gulf access. Lush landscaping, oversized lot. $1,200,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH THE HABITAT 816 Hideaway Circle East#232 Top oor 3BR penthouse with Southern exposure and golf views. Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished.$595,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Single Family Homes 1572 Shores CourtBreathtaking panorama, 691 ft. of direct access-protected water frontage, 6 bedroom suites, boat lifts. Furnished.$9,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331341 Caxambas CourtSlocum-Christian waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished.$9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133899 Caxambas DriveBacking up to natural shoreline along Bareld Bay with direct access. Slocum and Christian built 4 BR, 4,308 total SF.$3,650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331051 Barfield Drive SouthMagnicent Caxambas Pass views! Four BR with approx. 80 of dock, 16,000 lb. lift & direct deep water Gulf access.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING OPEN SUN. 1-4 512 Antilles CourtThis spacious tip lot custom 2-story home has over 230 ft. on the water, nearly 6,000 sq. ft. A/C, 4BRs, 5.5BAs.$3,299,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222HIDEAWAY BEACH 616 Waterside DriveViews of Gulf, skyline & beach. Custom 3-story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator & rooftop sundeck.$1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133660 Century CourtIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169 feet of water frontage with 15,000 lb. boat lift & dock.$1,699,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133350 Meadowlark CourtThree bedroom+ study, 3 bath home. Great room design, 13 tray ceiling, crown moulding. Pool/spa & summer kitchen.$1,550,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 Condominiums/Villas HIDEAWAY BEACH 854 West Hideaway CircleCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study and balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator.$1,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331193 Winterbery LaneLeaseback opportunity. New model home. Innity-edge pool, direct water access dock. To be completed late Fall 2009.$1,480,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491720 South Barfield DriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai with pool/spa.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 871 Sea Dune LaneBright, exquisite home boasts a built-in pool and spa. Pickled red cedar ceilings, replace, 2nd oor loft.$1,260,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331820 Travida TerraceA mansion on the hill with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, elevator, faux nishes and approx. 5,400 A/C SF. Lavish pool/spa.$1,250,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-04931261Laurel CourtDirect access & beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 BRs, den, 3 BAs & Viking appliances.$1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983633 Crescent StreetIncredible custom 3BR/3BA pool home. Direct Gulf access, 70 dock, 30 boat slip & lift. Many special features.$1,175,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331124 Whiteheart CourtGreat open oor plan with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Outdoor kitchen, Jenn-Air grill, screened pool. Dock with lift.$925,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685450 Joy CircleFurnished 3 bedroom on a huge lot (210 ft. deep) with 166 ft. of waterfront with SW exposure. Dock, lift and new seawall.$849,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 REDUCED 499 Adirondack CourtPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings and replace.NOW $799,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133243 Seahorse CourtGorgeous 3 BR home, beautifully landscaped tip lot. Wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, 14,000# lift, new A/C 2009.$795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 OPEN SUN. 1-4 1160 Ludlam CourtWell-maintained 3 BR/2 BA home. Direct access to Pass & Gulf. Updated kitchen, dock with lift for 12,000 lb. boat.$795,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-06851084 Whiteheart CourtWide water views! Showcase interior, 3BR home, pool, spa, summer kitchen. New docking facility, quick Gulf access.$779,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133150 June CourtBeautiful 4BR waterfront home built within 2 miles of Residents Beach. Just under 2,300 A/C SF. Lanai with pool.$699,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133165 Kirkwood StreetOver 3,600 SF living area, two-story, 6 BR/3 BA pool home. Large 2nd oor playroom. Corner lot, circular drive.$699,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130355 Marquesas CourtLovely 3BR plus den or 4th BR totally updated in 2007. Over 2,689 total SF, large pool, dock with 12,000 lb. lift.$689,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEY MARCO 786 Whiskey Creek DrivePreserve views from this 3,000+ SF A/C, 3BR plus den, large lanai with pool/spa. Three-car garage. Direct access.$549,900 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GOODLAND HEIGHTS 323 Pettit DriveNear restaurants & parks. This 2BR +den home is on two lots with wide waterway views! Adjacent properties for sale.$500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133601 Somerset CourtTigertail Beach area home includes spacious living area, updated kitchen and tropical lanai/pool. Turnkey furnished.$490,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983GOODLAND HEIGHTS 315 Pettit DriveCharming, updated efciency with direct access, adjacent properties for sale that could all be packaged together.$400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331504 Biscayne WayGreat family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and pool. Oversize yard with spacious lanai, and screened heated pool.$299,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MADEIRA 350 S. Collier Blvd. #PH-202Beachfront penthouse with 6,500+ SF of living area. Gulf, beach & island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces.$7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. Collier Blvd. #1902Beachfront, luxury 4 BR/4 BA condominium. Great beach & Gulf views. Over 3,800 A/C sq. ft. Guard-gated entry.$2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. Collier Blvd. #801Eighth oor 4BR/4.5BA estate condominium offers the nest in beachfront living. Great views! Five star amenities.$2,300,000 | Richard Marquardt | 642-2222HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT II 4000 Royal Marco Way #526Beautifully upgraded front residence with panoramic views of beach/Gulf. Shows like a model! Decorator furnished.$1,880,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 960 Cape Marco Drive #1901On the 19th oor, top-of-the-world views from this 3BR/3BA. Luxury beachfront, gated community, resort amenities.$1,800,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491MADEIRA 350 S. Collier Blvd. #606Views of the Gulf from the beachside balcony and living areas of this professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence.$1,695,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 980 Cape Marco Drive #1906Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3BR beautifully furnished. Marble ooring & crown mouldings.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I 2000 Royal Marco Way #PH-EPenthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai.$1,087,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133DUCHESS 220 S. Collier Blvd. #305Just remodeled! Marble ooring, stainless appliances! South facing 3BR with 2,450 A/C SF. Beach views & 3 balconies.$995,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133THE ESPLANADE I 720 N. Collier Blvd. #204Magnicent Smokehouse Bay views await you in this waterfront condominium. Crown mouldings, new tile throughout.$839,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685THE ESPLANADE I 720 N. Collier Blvd. #303Gorgeous bay views from balcony. Tommy Bahama motif. Esplanade offers 77boat slip marina, restaurants, shops, spa.$800,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685PRINCE 176 S. Collier Blvd. #903Views along the beach and Gulf to Cape Marco! Decorator furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with spacious balcony.$735,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT 480 S. Collier Blvd. #501Private courtyard, updated corner two bedroom, two bath condominium. Professionally decorated, marble ooring.$720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222SANDCASTLE II 720 S. Collier Blvd. #106Tasteful beachfront condominium with Gulf views! Redesigned kitchen, new ooring, new tile and wraparound balcony.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133THE ESPLANADE III 760 N. Collier Blvd. #205Views of Smokehouse Bay. Two BR bayside residence. Granite countertops, builtins & 2 balconies. Offered furnished.$640,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SOUTH SEAS TOWER IV 440 Seaview Court #601Gulf sunsets & panoramic views of Tigertail Beach. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with new A/C & updated kitchen.$539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983CAMELOT 961 Collier Court #305Remodeled, turnkey furnished 3 bedroom retreat. Two large terraces. Rooftop garden, bayside pool, walk to beach.$519,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SOUTH SEAS EAST 601 Seaview Court #C608Gulf, Bay and Skyline views! Furnished 6th oor two bedroom, two bath corner residence. Boat docks for lease.$429,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222ADMIRALTY HOUSE 140 Seaview Court #106Very cute, clean, updated ground oor 2 BR, 2 BA. Partial Gulf view. Walk out your door to beach. Tennis and pool.$399,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493BAYSIDE CLUB 838 Elkcam Circle #205Enjoy magnificent Smokehouse Bay views from this pristine 2 bedroom condominium. Offered turnkey furnished.$375,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230SANDS OF MARCO 133 S. Collier Blvd. #C-206Enjoy Gulf sunsets from this 2 BR/2 BA island retreat. Turnkey furnished. Large pool/spa, cabana & 2 tennis courts.$358,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SANDS OF MARCO 129 S. Collier Blvd. #B-404Within steps of Residents Beach. Beach views from patio and master bedroom. Freshly painted 2 bedroom, 2 bath.$317,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491SUNSET HOUSE NORTH 240 Seaview Court #601A great value furnished one bedroom beachfront getaway. Lovely pool area, tropical grounds, low-density building.$249,900 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SEABREEZE SOUTH 190 N. Collier Blvd. #Maria HouseUpdated rst oor corner residence features tile throughout, crown moulding in main areas, and newer appliances.$229,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222ISLAND VILLAGE 542 Tallwood Street #7Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. New tile, wood ooring, windows and complete kitchen makeover.$210,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983MARCO SHORES TROPIC SCHOONER 1518 Mainsail Drive#4 Tropical retreat in a great location. Two bedroom residence with scenic lake views from lanai. Offered furnished.$154,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SEABREEZE SOUTH 190 N. Collier Blvd. #Regina 2Furnished 1 bedroom garden style residence just steps from the pool and 1 block from Residents Beach.$148,900 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 HULL COURT tElegant indoor & outdoor living with spectacular views, 130 ft. of water frontage, dock-lift, quick Gulf access. $2,399,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491 NEW LISTING MADEIRA #1005 tOne of the last interior 3BR/3.5BA nished residences. Kira Krumm Interior Designs. Beach views, resort living. $2,890,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491 CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ #2201 tOver 4,700 sq. ft. A/C! Expansive beach views, luxurious 4BR/4.5BA. Gated Gulffront community w/fabulous amenities. $3,200,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SOLANA COURT tMajestic custom home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5 bedroom suites plus a study. $3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983MADEIRA t 350 S. Collier Blvd.Situated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. From $1,547,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766 SANDCASTLE I #205 tBeautiful, southern views of Marcos beach. Nicely furnished 2 bedroom with 1,313 total SF. Numerous amenities. $588,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491 ESTATES tOffering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more. $599,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 COLLIERBLVD.NORTH tLarge 3BR home in mint condition! All Thermopane windows provide a quiet spot. Heated pool, disability accessible. $389,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 #1205 Specatacular! Custom woodwork, replace, 3BR+den & 4,000 total SF. Views of 10,000 Islands & beach. Furnished. $2,390,000 | Natalie Kirstein | 784-0491 #2105 Beautiful dream home in the sky 3,600+ SF of living area, 11 high ceilings, 3 bedrooms. $2,075,000 | Chris Adams | 404-4766 #2107 Stunning 3BR with 3,844 + A/C SF Furnished. Views of the Gulf. Beach access. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #403 Captivating Gulf & 10,000 Islands views from your expanded lanai. Furnished 3BR with 3,320+ total SF .$1,490,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222#1803 Spectacular 10,000 islands & Gulf views! Many amenities, 3BR with Venetian plaster and faux painting. $1,699,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #PH2102 This penthouse has stunning views with 4 bedrooms, library & 4,765+ SF Decorator nished. $3,250,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 CAPE MARCO BELIZE t NEW LISTING Condominiums/Villas Single Family Homes
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Americans love greeting cards. We spend nearly $7.5 billion on them every year. More than 90 percent of all American households buy them at an average of 30 cards a year, and the average person receives nearly two dozen of them every year. The custom of exchanging greeting cards includes almost any occasion and relationship. Since the majority of Americans surveyed prefer an old-fashioned handwritten card or letter than a text or an e-mail, its no wonder there are still an estimatedSEE CARDS, C4 Shakespeare hereThe Naples Players prepare to open a lusty comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. C20 Have a seatTerry Kovel explains where skeleton chairs came from. C24 Key to the CureBosom Buddies and Saks Fifth Avenue know what it takes, plus more events around town. C27, 28 & 29 Obey the rulesFilm critic Dan Hudak says Law Abiding Citizen is well worth the bucks. C14 BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly Forget Hallmark. Say it better in your own creative way with an original greeting cardcardsits in theSplendor in glassThe Naples Museum of Art announces that renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Hayes Hall at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Mr. Chihuly will highlight some of his most notable exhibitions from around the world and discuss the work that appears in Chihuly: Recent Work, the exhibition that will be on display at the Naples museum Jan. 23-April 25. Mr. Chihuly is one of the most important artists in the contemporary art glass movement. When the Naples Museum of Art opened in 2000, the exhibition Reflections of Chihuly helped to christen the event. His works return for the NMAs 10th anniversary season. Chihuly: Recent Work is organized by the Naples Museum of Art in cooperation with Chihuly Studio. The Chihuly lecture and exhibition are generously underwritten by the Harris Private Bank and the Friends of Art at the Naples Museum of Art. Admission to the lecture will be $30 per person. Each year Mr. Chihuly interprets one or more of his series into a work of glass art known as his Studio Editions. Each unique piece in the edition is hand blown by the artists team of master craftsmen to his specifications. Mr. Chihuly signs each Studio Edition. His 2009 Studio Edition Glass Collection is available for purchase in the Museum Store at the Naples Museum of Art. For more information or for tickets to Mr. Chihulys lecture, call 5971900 or visit www.thephil.org. STEWART CHARLES COHEN COURTESY PHOTOGlass artist Dale Chihuly is coming to the Naples Museum of Art.Dale Chihuly will return as part of museums 10th anniversary seasonJane Mjolsness will teach a class in making cards like her creations, above.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 FREE ADMISSION Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org good partners from the get-go. And I would take it a step farther. We need to take responsibility for how were treated by the ones were with. After all, it takes two to traffic in poor behavior: one to dish it out and one to take it. To tell the truth, most of us have taken more than we should at one time or another. Perhaps we could all use a stint on The Jerry Springer show. Ill bring the boxing gloves. Back in the day, when I was young enough that I can blame my bad taste on my youth, I was a fan of The Jerry Springer Show. This was before the same-sex love fests and fist fights that are now the staple of daytime talk show TV. Back when I watched Jerry Springer, an adulterous affair was still big news, and even though audience members chanted Jerry, Jerry every time a fight loomed, guests rarely made contact (let alone threw chairs). The best part of every show was Jerrys final thought, when Mr. Springer stepped out of his role as purveyor of daytime sleaze and spoke with the wisdom and candor that once got him elected mayor of Cincinnati. During his final thought, Mr. Springer would distill the meaning of the show, projecting the small-time grievance of a single family onto the universal plane. I always walked away gratified, content in Mr. Springers breakdown of the world and savoring his signature sign-off: Until next time, Inspired by Jerry Springer SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com Asking someone to change, begging someone to change, and taking someone on daytime talk shows to change they all amount to the same thing: Nothing...take care of yourselves, and each other. Until recently, I assumed the show had been shuffled off the airwaves, passing into the talk show oblivion where Donahue and Montel now reside. But I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of an episode during a recent sick day at home and I was struck by this line from the (still gratifying) final thought: We all get treated exactly the way we allow ourselves to be. Afterward, I flipped to The Steve Wilkos Show, where a younger, balder, badder version of Mr. Springer counseled a 16-year-old girl about the dangers of her abusive boyfriend. The young woman spoke about how the boyfriend choked her and Mr. Wilkos did his part in calling the boyfriend trash. You dont deserve to sit in my chair, Mr. Wilkos said to the man. He kicked the chair away while the audience cheered. And I thought, But why is she putting up with this in the first place? Theres an analogy that says people are like lottery tickets. Sometimes we get the $1 winning ticket and sometimes we get the $10,000 winning ticket, but we can never turn a $1 ticket into a $10,000 ticket. I wonder, then, why we spend so much time trying? Asking someone to change, begging someone to change, and taking someone on daytime talk shows to change they all amount to the same thing: Nothing. Rather than investing our energy in making bad partners palatable, we would be better served choosing >> d d d d d d d d d d d d d di d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d sast g W h wi i n a n m w P o b i st f i g hts that i me talk sho w J erry Springer l l bi g news, mem b ers y time a y made h airs ) w was n Mr. role e aze d om h im n ati. M r. h e o s to c a m Afterward, I fli pp ed to The Steve Wilkos Sh ow, w h ere a youn g er, b a ld er, b a dd er v ersion o f Mr. Springer coun seled a 16-year-old girl about the dan g ers of h er a b usive b o yf riend. The young w oman spoke ab ou t ho w th e b o y friend choked he r an d Mr Wilkos did his p art in calli ng the b oy f r ie nd t ra sh Y ou d ont d eserve to si t i n m y c hair, someone to c h an g e, an d ta k in g someone on daytime talk shows to c h an g e t h e y a ll am o unt t o th e same thing: Not h ing. Rat h er t h an i nvest i n g our energy in mak ing bad part ners pa l ata bl e, we wou ld b b b b b b b e e e e be tt e r se rv e d choosing
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons 3,000 greeting-card publishers in the United States alone, from small shops to major companies. But you dont have to shop for great greeting cards. You can make them yourself, courtesy of a class offered by the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center just in time for the holidays. In The Art of Personal Greeting Cards, students will learn how to create one-of-a-kind cards using handmade paper, illustrations, wire, paint, botanicals whatever they would like to use. All you need to take the class is a desire to create a unique greeting card, says instructor and artist/illustrator Jane Mjolsness. Theres really no skill level necessary to enjoy this class, she adds. And if youre trying to make something unique on a low budget, this is a great opportunity. The class is also for people who just want to do something creative, give a greeting card to someone and say, I made this! People love that its cool, she says. Ms. Mjolsness has worked with such high power clients as Visa, American Airlines, AT&T and American Express. The Naples resident led her first greeting card class for kids in the the ArtsCool program at The von Liebig three summers ago. She creates groupings of cards based on difficulty and then helps her students recreate them in their own way, encouraging them to branch out create something above and beyond her sample. Homemade greeting cards can be as wide open or as condensed as people want them to be. Ms. Mjolsness will have examples for people to reference or they can use her design as a springboard. There are two Mac laptops at the art center, so if students have photos or scans of artwork theyve done, Ms. Mjolsness can help them incorporate it into their cards. The parents of several children in her summer art school program have said they want to do what their kids did. And why not? A pad of drawing paper, scissors and glue is sometimes all a student needs to create their own perfect greeting card. The class is largely about creating art from things you already have around the house construction and computer paper, gift bags and things that can be recycled and cut into shapes for a collage, for example. More complicated designs might include three-dimensional things with springs coming out of the top supporting a sign that displays a message.Happily sharing knowledge Students in Ms. Mjolsness class benefit from her many years as a professional illustrator. As a commercial illustrator and graphic designer, Ive made my own cards as promotional mailings for years, she says, adding she integrates her knowledge of fine art and Photoshop in the class and is happy to teach a few Photoshop skills to those who want to learn. The von Liebig Art Center offers a variety of oneto five-day workshops led by Master Artists and other experts, who often travel around the country sharing their techniques and getting to know their students. Many have traveled the world in pursuit of their art. Ms. Mjolsness is no exception. She has a bachelors degree in art and studied in Florence, Italy, during her senior year. I draw inspiration from Chagall, Gauguin, Klee, Matisse and Picasso. If I could, Id turn back the time and live in Paris in the 1920s.A form of art therapyCreating greeting cards is fun at any age. Ms. Mjolsness mother is 80 years old and just got involved in card making. The artist also works with young students who are trying to decide on a career path in the arts. Its really cool for my mom to be creative later in life, she says. One of her goals is to help students who are frustrated find some creativity. She once tutored a student in art for six months who wound up going to college for illustration. I love success stories like his, especially when a parents says to me, He couldnt have done this without your input. When I have students who show a real desire to learn, I talk to their parents about providing an environment of creativity and learning. I tell them to just draw and let them go. To many students in the workshop, making greeting cards is like art therapy. And the nice thing about it is the card becomes a gift. In fact, nearly 100 percent of Americans in the aforementioned greeting card study said receiving greeting cards makes them feel important to someone else. CARDSFrom page 1 >> What: The Art of Personal Greeting Cards workshop >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center >> When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10 >> Cost: $120 for members of the Naples Art Association; $150 for others >> Information: 262-6517 or www.NaplesArt.org. if you go COURTESY PHOTOMs. Mjolsness makes cards using handmade paper and an array of things plucked from household drawers or recycle bins.Theres really no skill level necessary to enjoy this class... if youre trying to make something unique on a low budget, this is a great opportunity. The class is also for people who just want to do something creative, give a greeting card to someone and say, I made this! People love that its cool. Jane Mjolsness, instructor and artist/illustrator
The most exquisite collection of linens and accessories for your bed, bath and table...and of course elegant lingerie. World Class Desingers call Gattles their home. Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive.Saturday7:30am 11:30am Third Street South Farmers Market Flottia Helen FrankenthalerHW Gallery 239.263.6640www.hwgallery.com Jorge Blanco Mark Dickson Sam Francis Robert Natkin Jim Dine Helen Frankenthaler Robert Rauschenberg Pablo Picasso
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Naples City Improv Friday evening at The Norris Center. 213-3058. Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show Saturday in Cambier Park. 352-3036 or www.naplesartcrafters. com. Free Family Day Saturday at the Naples Museum of Art. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Free Film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy begins around dusk Saturday outdoors at Cambier Park. 2133058. Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Free outdoor concert in Cambier Park on Sunday afternoon. See story on page C19. 213-3058. 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. Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: Lynn Carol on the piano and vocals. In the Venetian Village. 649-5552. Brio Tuscan Grille 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday: The Nevada Wilkens Trio. At Waterside Shops. 593-5319. 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. In Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Freds Diner 7 p.m. Wednesday: Singer-Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: King Muddfish Blues Band; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Thursday and Monday: Guitarist Kevin Ribbel; Friday and Tuesday: Guitarist JoRey Ortiz. Saturday and Wednesday: Guitarist Barefoot Gino. All from 6-9 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Bar. Sunday: Mixed Nuts poolside from 6-9 p.m. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 659-4309. 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 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 Thursday: Monkey Mitchell; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: The Hype; Sunday: Reggae with Spread the Dub; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. This weeks theater Lend Me A Tenor The Naples Players presents Ken Ludwigs Tony Award-winning farce, Lend Me A Tenor, through Nov. 7 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Much Ado The Naples Players perform Much Ado About Nothing Oct. 28-Nov. 21 in Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Doctor Faustus The FGCU Black Box Theatre performs Doctor Faustus Oct. 28-Nov. 8. 590-7268 or www.theatrelab.fgcu.edu. Lovely Night The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel Island presents Lovely Night!, a tribute to the music of Oscar Hammerstein III, through Nov. 7. 472-6862 or www.theschoolhousetheater.com. Time and Ina Meyerhoff Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents Time and Ina Meyerhoff, a romantic comedy by Alan Brody, at 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort myers presents the Broadway hit through Nov. 14. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Oct. 22 Hats Off Its time for the designer hats trunk show at Marissa Collections beginning at 10 a.m. The incredible chapeaux will remain in the store through Saturday. 1167 Third Street South. RSVP to 687-1148. Fall Concert The Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music welcomes the University Choir and Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-1266. Urban Expressionism A reception for Purvis Young: Urban Expressionism starts at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Art Gallery. The exhibition runs through Nov. 20. 590-7199. Oktoberfest in The Village The Village on Venetian Bay celebrates Oktoberfest complete with live music, dancing and pumpking painting for the kids from 5-9 p.m. 263-6979. Celtic Thunder Five male singers perform solo and ensemble numbers at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Quizzo Night Test your trivia knowledge from 8-10 p.m. at Mulligans Sports Grille. 2041 Ninth St. 261-1001. Stand-Up comedy The Off The Hook Comedy Club presents Tom Segura. 599 Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Oct. 23 Casting Call Learn the basics of cast netting from a ranger at DelnorWiggins State Park. The free session begins at 9:30 a.m. 597-6196. Free Art Lecture The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center presents Daniel Stetson, executive director and chief curator of the Polk Museum, at 2 p.m. at The Norris Center. 262-6517. Buckingham Blues The World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar east of Fort Myers presents TC and The Troublemakers from 9 p.m. to midnight. $5 at the gate; no coolers, no pets. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com. Pet Event Petco at Gulf Coast Town Center holds a pet Halloween costume contest from 7-9 p.m. 267-0783. Saturday, Oct. 24 Ave Maria Oktoberfest Polka music, crafts, pumpkins, face painting, a bounce house and more fun for the family will fill the town center at Ave Maria all day long. Free admission and parking. Swamp Buggy Parade The 59th annual parade begins at 10 a.m. just south of Coastland Mall and continues south along U.S. 41 into downtown Naples. (230) 774-2701. Chess anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-AMillion at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Block Party A community Harvest Block Party takes place form 4-6:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Edison Pops The seventh annual Edison POPS @ Sunset Concert, starring the Commodores, takes place outdoors at Edison State College in Fort Myers. 481-4849. Grab a Paddle A Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival hub event takes Best bets for the weekend Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23, 24 and 25. Its a good idea to call ahead or check online for open hours and specific times: proprietor Donna McFarlane2397764854www.nicheventrental.com HOTTEST SHOWS. COOLEST GAME.AEG Live Presents:Lynyrd Skynyrd Thursday,Oct.22 8pm $75.50,$50.50,$40.50,$30.50SEASON HAS BEGUN!Upcoming Home Games:FRI,Oct.23 . . . .7:30pm SAT,Oct.24 . . . .7:30pm WED,Oct.28 . . .7:30pm FRI,Oct.30 . . . .7:30pm Breakaway Sports Pubopens 1 hr prior to events. Enjoy dinner overlooking the stage. Reservations: 239.948.7825 x1309. For a more information visit,www.GermainArena.com.Tickets can be purchased in person at the T.I.B.Bank Box Office & all Ticketmaster outlets,via telephone at 800.334.3309, or online atwww.Ticketmaster.com.On Sale Now! 0 09
place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mound House, 289 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. Free. 823-6335 or www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents Wildfire beginning at 8 p.m. under the stars in Market Place. 2670783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Oct. 25 Foreign Film See and discuss The Barbarian Invasion from 1-4:30 p.m. with the Renaissance Academy of FGCU at the Naples Center of FGCU, 1010 Fifth Avenue South. Film moderator is Dr. Donald Pomerantz. 434-4737. Free Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs a free concert at Riverside Park on Old 41 at 2 p.m. Bring chairs and refreshments. 498-4985. Monday, Oct. 26 Beachcombing Spend the morning beachcombing and shelling with a guide at Barefoot Beach. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Learning Center at Barefoot Beach Preserve off Bonita Beach Road. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit. Its All Small Stuff Dont sweat it, just have fun at Trivia Night beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Tuesday, Oct. 27 Story Time Moms and tots are invited to enjoy a story and fun activities with Miss Jessica and Miss Felicia at 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. 598-5205. One-Woman Show Janina Birtolo presents Ghosts of the Desert: The Story of Gertrude Bell, sponsored by Friends of the Marco Island Library, at 2 p.m. at the library. Free, but reservations required. 394-3272. Shakespeares Sonnets A free program about Shakespeares Sonnets, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, begins at 6 p.m. at the Naples Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334. Bet on Laughing Seminole Casino Immokalee kicks off a series of shows at the Bonkerz Comedy Club with Carmen Vallone and special guest John Charles at 7:30 p.m. (800) 218-0007 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Team Trivia Bring your smartest buddies for Team Trivia Night beginning at 9 p.m. at Boston Garden, 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Upcoming events Studio Walk The Art League of Bonita Springs has its Studio Walk with musical entertainment at The Promenade at Bonita Bay from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29. 495-8989. Faculty Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a faculty artist recital with soprano Jeanie Darnell at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Comedian Arnez J. performs Oct. 29-Nov.1 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Boeing-Boeing Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers presents Boeing-Boeing Oct. 30-Nov. 21, with previews Oct. 27-29. 332-4488. Skate Night Germain Arena hosts Halloween Skate Night from 9-11 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission and skate rental for all children in costumes. 9487825, ext. 1306. Memorabilia A sports card, comic book and memorabilia show is set for regular mall hours at Coastland Center Oct. 30-31 and Nov, 1. Free admission. 641-6604. Open House The Southwest Florida Dressage Association is having an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Da Vinci Farms in Buckingham. The public is invited to learn more about the club and the beautiful sport of dressage. Activities include booths, riding demonstrations, a costume contest and games for kids. 693-0385 or email@example.com. Send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOIn recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gardner Colby Gallery hosts Paintings for Pink from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, with co-sponsors Ridgway Bar & Grill, Philip Douglas Salon and Sweet Charity Event Planners. New paintings from each of the gallerys artists will be on display, and a portion of all sales will to to Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida and The Garden of Hope and Courage. A raffle will help raise additional funds, with prizes such as dinners at Third Street Souths best restaurants, fine wines, a style session with Philip Douglas and a floral arrangement for your next party. Gardner Colby Gallery is at 386 Broad Avenue South. For more information and to RSVP, call 403-7787.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES PRINCESSCall (239) 649-2275 For Reservations Happy Halloween per person a sexy leading man. Then, at another point in the farce, Tito and Max are supposed to be mistaken for each other. Yet the two vary widely in height and weight. I also have to say, seeing a man in blackface on stage makes me feel uncomfortable. (I know the characters supposed to be portraying Othello in an opera, but still.) Lend Me a Tenor is a clever backstage look at show business. Anyone whos worked in the industry can tell stories about prima donnas, about performers not showing up, showing up late, getting drunk, being rude and grandstanding onand off-stage. And likewise, performers can tell stories about crazy fans who will do anything for an autograph, a photo, a step up in the business or more. Ken Ludwigs play looks at both sides. But this production is sadly lacking. There are lots of slamming doors in Matt Flynns solid two-room set, but not nearly enough laughs. various critics praise of the Broadway production. It says that The New York Times considered it one of the two great farces by a living writer and Time Out called it a furiously paced comedy with more than a touch of the Marx Brothers. Mr. Kolmann himself says that the farce was an instant hit that was tremendously well received by critics all over the country and ultimately around the world. But what I saw on stage opening night coaxed some chuckles and titters from the audience, but no belly laughs and guffaws. Lend Me a Tenor opens with a young woman, Maggie (Rachel Duschl) pretending to sing an opera. Shes lip-syncing to a recording of a man singing. The contrast of the delicate girl and the booming male voice shouldve made us laugh, because its supposed to seem as if that deep voice is coming from her. But it didnt. We just knew she was pretending. Robert Armstrong, as Max, a milquetoast young man, is one of the shows stronger performers. He appears anxious and nervous, and as the underdog, soon has the audience on his side. Michael Hennessey, as Saunders, his boss, seems to have only one volume: loud. Its as though he felt that loud equals funny. Its difficult to build any drama or tension if everything is shouted at the same loud level. The farce revolves around Tito (Jim Corsica), an Italian tenor who comes to Cleveland to perform at a venues 10th anniversary celebration. He likes to drink and hes a notorious womanizer. He shows up late, arguing with his wife, Maria (Ann Stickford), much to the dismay of the organizers. Saunders tells Max to babysit Tito, to keep him out of trouble. Of course, as is the nature of farces, Tito and Max get into trouble. And then more trouble. And then even more trouble. Other characters add to the complications. Theres a pesky bellhop (Les Prebble) who wants the opera stars photograph. An infatuated Maggie also wants his autograph. Titos costar, Diana (Julie Arensman) wants his professional help and isnt above throwing herself at him to obtain it. And Julia (Carole Fenstermacher) wants him to appear before the opera guild. All the women are in his thrall. Ms. Arensman doesnt have much stage time, but makes the most of the time she does. Likewise for Ms. Fenstermacher, who made me laugh with the way she shimmied and answered the phone with a sexy Hello. But the few funny moments in the farce were overwhelmed by all the ones that werent. Mr. Corsicas character is supposed to be tremendously sexy, someone who makes all the women swoon. Yet he seems more a character actor than ARTS COMMENTARY Watching a comedy and realizing that youre not laughing and neither is anyone else falls into its own special category of sad. I unfortunately experienced that recently at the Sugden Community Theatre at the opening of Lend Me a Tenor. It seemingly had all the ingredients of a farce. The actors were running around the stage like crazy. Doors slammed. Misunderstandings escalated. Women appeared in lingerie. But I laughed very rarely during Act I maybe a couple chuckles. Act II was slightly better. Not a good sign for a comedy. In fact, the farce wasnt really funny until after the play ended. Before the actors took their official bows, they rushed out and, over the course of a minute or minute and a half, re-enacted the entire play all over again, at breakneck speed. At which point my theater companion turned to me and said, Now that was funny. That was the best thing about the whole play. Why wasnt the rest of it like that? Good question. Its been gnawing at me ever since. When somethings funny, we generally dont stop to analyze why. Were in the moment and we just laugh. It hits us in the gut and our response is instantaneous. And I was dying to laugh during Lend Me a Tenor. In fact, I was eager to. But it wasnt happening. In his program notes, director Charles Kolmann (making his directorial debut with The Naples Players) devotes an entire paragraph quoting va w Y tw a n pa o f NancySTETSON email@example.com Borrow some laughs before Lend Me a Tenor >>What: Lend Me a Tenor >>When: through Nov. 7 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >>Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for children >>Information: Call 263-7990 If you go COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Players production of Lend Me a Tenor features Jim Corsica, left, as a world famous opera singer, and Robert Armstrong as a singer with aspirations.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 A&E C9 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGIVING Even in these challenging economic times, Neapolitans still find the means to help friends and neighbors in need. For those facing life-threatening health issues coupled with related costs of surgery, medicine and rehabilitation, the need can be great. Thats when Neighbors Helping Neighbors reaches out to lend a hand. NHN is a newly formed partnership between Mercato and iWannaHelp.net, a nonprofit networking site for philanthropic efforts. Their shared vision is to identify and then raise awareness and funds for those in need. Each month at Mercatos First Friday event, fund-raising efforts focus on one individual selected by a committee of NHN and iWannaHelp.net volunteers. Nearly 1,000 people at Mercato First Friday on Oct. 2 learned about NHN and its first recipient, Suzanne Perry, a longtime Naples resident who is in treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer and has no health insurance. Raffle tickets were sold for chances to win items donated by Mercato merchants, and North Naples firefighters contributed 50 percent of the sales of their calendar to help offset Ms. Perrys estimated $100,000 in medical expenses. Rosalia Podolak, president and founder of iWannaHelp.net, was most pleased with the generous spirit and participation of Mercato merchants, The Lutgert Companies and everyone in attendance at the first First Friday at which NHN had a presence. The evening raised $3,600 for Ms. Perry. She accepted a check from Ms. Podolak and iWannaHelp.net at the organizations community meeting at Books-A-Million at Mercato on Oct. 14. I am truly grateful, honored and privileged to have been chosen as a person in the community to be helped, Ms. Perry said. The next neighbor in needIn only a matter of days, 3-year-old Charlie Mootispaws health went from a typical childhood fever and tiredness to a diagnosis of liver cancer. Charlie, the next NHN recipient, will be introduced to the community at Mercato First Friday on Nov. 6. When he was diagnosed, the news was devastating to his mother, Amy Hilts but it did not come as a total surprise. Shortly after Charlie was born, Ms. Hilts learned she had a genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis, a disease that predisposes adults and children to certain forms of cancer. After his initial trips to the hospital, visits with specialists and chemotherapy, Charlie responded well to the treatments. It wouldnt last, however, and tumors initially found in his liver spread to his lungs, prompting moving him up the transplant list in a race against time. In July, Charlie received a livesaving liver transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He is still undergoing chemo treatments that require travel to Miami and Fort Myers. And the bills continue to mount. NHN and Charlies friends hope to raise $30,000 toward the cost of the organ transplant, which will likely exceed $500,000.The family is working with the Childrens Organ Transplant Association, a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant candidates. COTAs priority is to assure that no child is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds; 100 percent of all funds raised are used for patients transplantrelated expenses. How you can helpThe iWannaHelp.net networking site is designed to streamline philanthropic efforts and provide an Internet-based home for nonprofits, businesses and the public. The site has information on local charitable events, and allows interested parties the opportunity to get involved and give back. Registeration is free, and members can make tax-deductible donations online, offer in-kind services, set up sponsorships or nominate persons in need of assistance from NHN. In its first year of operation, iWannaHelp. net is making a difference in the Southwest Florida community, with more than 35 nonprofit members and 1,500 contacts. Anyone who is registered on the site can submit a nomination on iWannaHelp.net for a neighbor in need. To learn more visit, www.iWannahelp.net. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 C11 Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities at York University in Toronto, begins the 20th season of her wildly popular Critics Choice book discussions as part of the Lifelong Learning program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Ms. Newton has chosen The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski as the first book of the season. It tells the story of a young mute boy who helps his family raise a very special breed of dogs. After his fathers Hamlet-like death, the boy flees with his dogs into the Northern Wisconsin woods. Tickets to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle are $30. Tickets for the entire Critics Choice series are $180. The series includes additional Saturday morning events as follows: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Dec. 12; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Jan. 9; The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Feb. 6; Little Bee by Chris Cleave, March 6; and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, April 10. Anyone who subscribes to the series is entitled to a complimentary ticket for a special audience appreciation lecture on March 20. The book for this event will be chosen by patrons this fall. The Phils Lifelong Learning program presents more than 120 adult education classes each season featuring world-renowned teachers and experts in music, dance, art history, painting, opera, photography and more.For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Book discussion series begins with Story of Edgar Sawtelle 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA Sunday & Monday 5 p.m. to Close 2 FOR 2 $2 Drafts $2 Wells $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 10/22/09 Tavern on the Bay Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells Happy Hour THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY 40 Wings $3 Margarita $5 Nachos BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER NIGHT! Our Famous Tavern Burgers starting at $3.99! TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE WEDNESDAY Wii Wednesdays! WII TOURNAMENTS with prizes every Wed 5-9pm HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm GREAT SPECIALS! 403 Bayfront Place Downtown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse Halloween Party Prizes! www.stoneyssteakhouse.comLive Entertainment Thur-Sun STONEYS STEAKHOUSE Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster ....1 lbs for with salad & potato$24 A Bottle of Wine from our Wine Cellar 3 course menu Every Evening....Must be seated by 6p.m.per person$2450 The One & Only Great Prime Rib night ....with salad & potato$1595Half price Wine Cellar Sale Great Steak Night 12oz USDA Prime NY Strip ....with salad & potato $ 16 95 Florida Weekly Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice STAR2008southwest orida You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m.Runway to RoomSaturday, October 31 at 2 p.m.Real Investment; Designed to SellRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ARTNEWTON LIFE LONG LEARNING
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Happy Hours11am 7pm Mon. thru Fri. & 11pm 2am 7 days/week Second that Emotion with Smokey RobinsonRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Smokey Robinson performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Mr. Robinsons sweet, soulful voice and rhapsodic lyricism have been melting hearts since the 1960s. His three dozen hits include Cruisin, Tears of a Clown, I Second That Emotion and Tracks of My Tears. Ticketes are $79. Lectures will examine the opera as theaterJoe Leonardo, professor emeritus, Temple University Theater Department, presents Don Giovanni, the first lecture in the series The Opera as Theater, which explores all of the operas to be presented at the Phil this season, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Toni Stabile Building just south of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The lecture, part of the Phils Lifelong Learning program, will focus on the development of the libretto its inspiration, sources and dramatic structure, as well as the opera Don Giovanni in relation to Mozarts other operatic works and noteworthy contemporary productions of Don Giovanni. Mozart Festival Opera and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Don Giovanni on Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36. The Opera as Theater series includes additional lectures as follows: La Traviata on Jan. 19, Rigoletto on Feb. 16, and Die Fledermaus on March 16.Curator will discuss abstract artist Esphyr SlobodkinaSandra Kraskin, director of the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College and curator of the Esphyr Slobodkina exhibition currently on display at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, presents the illustrated lecture Esphyr Slobodkina: Rediscovering a Pioneer of American Abstraction at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Phil. A groundbreaking abstract artist, Ms. Slobodkina (1908-2002) was a Russian migr who became one of the most innovative of the early abstract painters (her work is part of the Naples Museum of Arts permanent collection). She is also widely known as a bestselling author and illustrator of childrens books The cost for the lecture is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members. Coffee with the curator at the art museumJoin Michael Culver, director and chief curator of the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, for Coffee with the Curator on select Saturday mornings this season. Let Mr. Culver be your guide through the exciting exhibitions marking the museums 10thanniversary season. Afterward, adjourn to the Dome for coffee and conversation, during which you may ask questions and chat with Dr. Culver. Coffee with the Curator will begin at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12. The discussions are free with your admission to the Naples Museum of Art.Big Drum Small World jazzes up Hayes Hall Big Drum Small World, a live multimedia, globally themed jazz concert, takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education program. This immersive concert program features all-new commissions by prominent jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Iraq, Puerto Rico, India, Spain, Brazil, China and the United States. Each unique composition will reflect elements of both the American jazz tradition and the indigenous music of each composers country of origin. The program will also feature compelling short video interludes to introduce the audience to each of the projects composers in an intimate, mini-documentary style. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Naples Museum of Art are at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. The Naples Museum of Art is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students. For more information or to order tickets for programs at the Phil, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.COMING UP AT THE PHIL CULVER COURTESY IMAGECrossroads #2, Esphyr Slobodkina
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It is being given away free to all who beat the 7-day order deadline for your choice of the oak or cherry finish Amish Mantles. The free heater comes already encased. SAVES ON BILLS: E veryone can get low bills and stay warm and cozy. The Roll-nGlow Fireplace saves a ton of money and makes your front room look like a million bucks. E ASILY ROLLS ANYWHERE: T his is the portable Roll-n-Glow Fireplace that easily rolls from bedroom to living room to keep you warm. No vents, no chimney and no tools. Just plug it in. SAFE FLAME: The Fireless Flame looks so real it fools everyone but there is no real fire. That makes the flame window safe to the touch under the watchful eye of a parent. Its where the kids will play and the cat and dog will sleep. Hot air only comes out of the top vent T Th h e e h hi i -t t e e ec c h s si l l le e n n nt h he e a at t t u u r b b bi i n ne e t a a a ak e e es i in c c o o ol d d a ai i r r By MARK WOODSUniversal Media SyndicateMiracle heaters being given away free with orders for real Amish replace mantles to announce the invention that helps slash heat bills, but Amish craftsmen under strain of early Christmas rush force household limit of 2(UMS) Everyone hates high heat bills. But were all sick and tired of simply turning down the thermostat and then being cold. Well now, the popular HEAT SURGE miracle heaters are actually being given away free to the general public for the next 7 days starting at precisely 8:00 a.m. today. The only thing local readers have to do is call the National Distribution Hotline before the 7-day deadline with their order for the handmade Amish Fireplace Mantle. Everyone who does is instantly being awarded the miracle heater absolutely free. This is all happening to announce the HEAT SURGE Roll-n-Glow Fireplace which actually rolls from room-to-room so you can turn down your thermostat and take the heat with you anywhere. That way, everyone who gets them rst can immediately start saving on their heat bills. Just in time for winter weather, portable Amish encased fireplaces are being delivered directly to the doors of all those who beat the deadline. These remarkable replaces are being called a miracle because they have whats being called the Fireless Flame patented technology that gives you the peaceful icker of a real re but without any ames, fumes, smells, ashes or mess. Everyone is getting them because they require no chimney and no vent. You just plug them in. The Fireless Flame looks so real it amazes everybody because it has no real fire. So whats the catch? Well, soft spoken Amish craftsmen who take their time hand building the mantles have a process that forces a strict household limit of 2 to keep up with orders. We can barely keep up ever since we started giving heaters away free. With winter just around the corner, everyones trying to get them. Amish craftsmen are working their fingers to the bone to be sure everyone gets their delivery in time for Christmas, confirms Frederick Miller, National Shipping Director. These portable Roll-n-Glow Fireplaces are the latest home decorating sensation. They actually give you a beautifully redecorated room while they quickly heat from wall to wall. Its the best way to dress up every room, stay really warm and slash your heat bills all at the same time, says Josette Holland, Home Makeover Expert. And heres the best part. Readers who beat the 7-day order deadline are getting their imported hi-tech miracle heaters free when encased in the Amish built real wood replace mantles. The mantles are being handmade in the USA right in the heart of Amish country where they are beautifully handrubbed, stained and varnished. You just cant nd custom made Amish mantles like this in the national chain stores. That makes the oak mantle a real steal for just two hundred ninety-eight dollars since the entire cost of the miracle heater is free. This free giveaway is the best way to slash heating bills and stay warm this fall and winter. The HEAT SURGE Roll-n-Glow Fireplace gives you zone heating and all the beauty and warmth of a built-in replace but rolls from room-to-room so it can also save you a ton of money on heating bills. Even people in California and Florida are ocking to get them so they may never have to turn on their furnace all winter. And since it uses only about 9 cents of electric an hour on the standard setting, the potential savings are absolutely incredible. We are making sure no one gets left out, but you better hurry because entire communities of Amish craftsmen are straining to keep up with demands. For now, we are staying out of the large national retail stores in order to let readers have two per household just as long as they call before the deadline, confirms Miller. Its a really smart decision to get two right now because for only the next 7 days you get both miracle heaters free. Thats like putting ve hundred bucks right in your pocket and you can save even more money on your monthly heating bills. Everyones calling to get one but those who are getting their Christmas shopping done early are surprising the whole family by getting two. So when lines are busy keep trying or log onto amishfireplaces.com. We promise to get to every call. Then we can have a delivery truck out to your door right away with your beautiful Heat Surge Roll-n-Glow Fireplace, Miller said. Youll instantly feel bone soothing heat in any room. You will never have to be cold again, he said. GENUINE AMISH MANTLES MADE IN THE USA: E veryone wants to save money on heat bills this winter, so entire Amish communities are working from the crack of dawn to finish. These fine real wood Amish made fireplace mantles are built to last forever. The oak mant le is a real steal at just two hundred ninety-eight dollars because all those who beat the order deadline by calling the National Hotline at 1-866-84 3-3581 to order the fireplace mantles are actually getting the imported hi-tech Fireless Flame HEAT SURGE miracle heaters for free. ON THEIR WA Y: Early Christmas orders have turned country roads into pipelines to the big city delivery system. Everybody wants a replace that comes fully assembled with a handmade Amish mantle in oak or cherry nish and gets delivered by truck right to your door. All you do is plug it in. LISTED: E322174 EVERYONE LIVING IN THE Frigid Zone: 1START CALLING AT8:00 A.M. TODAY1-866-843-3581 EVERYONE LIVING IN THE Cold Zone: 2START CALLING AT8:30 A.M. 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C14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Truth, justice and the American way are under fire in Law Abiding Citizen, which takes an unflattering look at the legal system while never forgetting its place as ridiculous Hollywood entertainment. The story is fresh and interesting, and the moral and ethical issues raised are good food for thought, but an excess of plot holes and explosions unseat all attempted seriousness. Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) has a right to be angry. His wife and daughter were murdered by two home invaders, and due to some inadmissible evidence District Attorney Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is only able to have one of them sentenced to death. The other, Clarence Darby (Christian Stolte), gets to go free after five years in prison. Ten years pass. Darby is out. Clyde is still angry, and wants to teach the system a lesson. After kidnapping and torturing Darby, Clyde is arrested. Heres where things get interesting: From prison hes still killing those involved in Darby going free with everyone from the judge (Annie Corley) to Nick and his co-workers (Bruce McGill and Leslie Bibb) at risk. Its kind of like Death Wish, only with an actual plan. And if youre thinking Clyde has someone on the outside working with him, youre wrong. So how is he doing it? With a lot of advanced planning, and with a lot of things conveniently (and unfathomably) happening exactly as he envisioned. An ethical question is nonetheless raised: Is Clydes conduct OK? Yes its revenge for his family, but murdering everyone involved in his pain hardly seems justified. And yet audiences are cheering for Clyde, one murder after another, even when its people who dont deserve it. Even when its people who were doing their jobs as theyre supposed to be done, which is the same way theyve served the legal system for years. The message from director F. Gary Gray and writer Kurt Wimmer is, of course, that the system is flawed and needs to be changed. But Clyde goes to such extremes its hard to take anything seriously, especially when his actions are truly uncalled for, such as frightening Nicks young daughter and blowing up innocent people. A message movie in the guise of a Hollywood thriller is more common than you may think, as all movies reflect society. But Law Abiding Citizen offers quite the paradox: It wants to condemn the legal system, but it also embraces violence and murder two things the legal system also condemns while making its point, which is that both sides need to change if were to live in a just world. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Law Abiding CitizenWhiteout (Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt) A U.S. Marshal (Beckinsale) in the South Pole investigates a murder connected to missing canisters from a Russian plane. Theres a nice opening action sequence and a completely unnecessary scene in which Ms. Beckinsale strips to her underwear, both of which should make the target demo of teenage males very happy. Too bad the story is a predictable mess, and never interesting enough to get us to care. Rated R.Extract (Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck) The owner (Bateman) of a food extract company takes advice from his bartender friend (Affleck) while scheming to sleep with the hot new temp (Kunis). Theres a lot of heavy emotional baggage in writer/director Mike Judges film, and those expecting a factory-set follow-up to Mr. Judges Office Space are going to be disappointed by the inconsistent humor. Rated R.The Marc Pease Experience (Jason Schwartzman, Ben Stiller, Anna Kendrick) Eight years after high school, loser limo driver Marc Pease (Schwartzman) still lives in the past by dating a teenager (Kendrick) and wanting his old drama teacher (Stiller) to produce a demo for his acapella group. This terrible, sullen and humorless movie has no real structure, and the lack of laughter validates my theory that neither Mr. Schwartzman nor Mr. Stiller is funny. And why does Mr. Schwartzman look like Lord Farquaad from Shrek? Rated PG-13. REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes >> The basic idea was that a man who had been betrayed by the system decided to teach the system a lesson from inside jail, said producer Lucas Foster. 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C16 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Naples International Film Festival announces the showing of Immokalee U.S.A., a documentary about the daily experiences of the tens of thousands of migrant farmworkers who plant and harvest the food that America consumes. The film has won for Best Documentary at the Charlotte (N.C.) and Somewhat North of Boston film festivals, and earned Best Director honors for George Koszulinski at Docufest Atlanta. As part of NIFF, Immokalee U.S.A. will be screened Sunday, Nov. 8, at the new Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. The presenting sponsor is Immokalee Housing and Family Services, an organization that provides safe and affordable rental housing and support services to Immokalees farmworkers and other low-income families. We are proud to be part of the NIFFs inaugural event and are thrilled to have our residents and staff featured in Immokalee U.S.A., says Sheryl Soukup, executive director at IHFS. Director Georg Koszulinski highlights the experiences that justify the mission of IHFS. Heres what others have had to say: The Maine International Film Festival: In an aesthetically pure documentary in the vrit tradition, Koszulinski allows the audience a more immersive, emotional experience than most documentaries on the subject What is our collective role in this chain of servitude?, the film seems to ask us, providing an opening for self-reflection rather than didactic sermonizing. The National Media Museum/Bradford Film Festival, UK: The moving plight of Latino migrant workers in a typical southern Florida town is chronicled with intelligence, sensitivity and restraint in this low-key but accessibly engaging, powerfully provocative social-economic documentary from one of the states (and indeed the States) most promising nonfiction filmmakers. Very seldom have the fruits of labour seemed so hardwon and, on reflection, so very bitter. Between screenings, NIFF audiences will be able to visit The Field of Dreams, the grassy area in front of the Silverspot Cinema, where NIFF volunteers will present performances and interactive activities to accompany the various films being shown at the festival. The NIFF opens with a gala evening Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and continues through Sunday, Nov. 8, with screenings at Silverspot Cinema, The Norris Center and The von Liebig Art Center. For a complete schedule of films ticket information and the opportunity to view trailers, visit www.naplesfilmfest. com. Immokalee U.S.A. documentary will be screened at film festival
C18 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m.Free Wi-Fi for our Patrons MONDAY RIBS THURSDAY PRIME RIB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Monday-Thursday (4-6) Daily Lunch Specials Celebrating 25 Years in Business Dine in Naples most unique atmosphere, Nostalgia reigns Supreme in this Delightful Eatery. Seafood, Steaks, Prime Rib, Soup & Salad bar, BBQ, Pasta Dishes, FULL LIQUOR BAR. Monday Night Football with Wanda 9pm-12am free homemade Chips & SalsaHappy Hour prices THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 9 P.M. Curious: Survival For Mark E. Davis, cancer became a personal battle that he fought in a laboratory with innovation and determination as his weapons. Mr. Davis, a successful chemical engineer, never dreamed that he would reinvent his career and create a revolutionary kind of cancer drug. But everything changed when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 8:30 P.M. Untold Stories: Sanctuary Islands The Sanibel Legacy With more than 60 percent of the island designated as forever wild, Sanibel Island boasts an incredible history of conservation. SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 11 P.M. Austin City Limits: Andrew Bird/St. Vincent Eclectic singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist Andrew Bird dazzles with songs from his Noble Beast album, followed by the imaginative indie pop of St. Vincent. SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 8 P.M. Nature Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions The continuing saga of Cloud, the wild, white stallion, returns viewers to the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana. 9 P.M. Masterpiece Contemporary: Endgame A nation teeters on the brink of civil war in this real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks were held against a backdrop of terrorism, spying, blackmail and escalating unrest. The international cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Hurt, Jonny Lee Miller, Derek Jacobi, and Clarke Peters. David Tennant hosts. MONDAY, OCT. 26, 10 P.M. Herbert Hoover: Landslide Herbert Hoover was a politician and a humanitarian whose legacy has been largely defined by the Great Depression. TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 9 P.M. Frontline: Close to Home How the middle class is faring in this recession through the stories of the people who have frequented the same hair salon for the past 20 years. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 8 P.M. Botany of Desire Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world seen from the plants point of view. Narrated by Frances McDormand. 10 P.M. Art 21: Systems Artists invent new processes to convey the attitudes of todays supercharged, information-based society. This week on WGCU TV TOWN HALLDISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Why Israel Matters Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 pm Ehud Olmert, Former Israeli Prime Minister (2006-2009)The Special Moderated EventTuesday, February 16, 6:00 pm George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United StatesJeb Bush, 43rd Governor of the State of FloridaJim Angle, Fox News ModeratorThe Hidden MetSunday, February 28, 6:00 pm The Story Behind the Metropolitans Exhibitions & AcquisitionsPhilippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus, Metropolitan Museum of ArtInsight on Modern Life & CultureFriday, March 26, 6:00 pm Malcolm Gladwell, Modern Social Reformer & Author, OutliersAdam Gopnik, Author and Essayist for The New Yorker Your tax-deductible subscription helps broaden and enrich the lives of children throughout Southwest Florida. We encourage participation in public service and civic activities by promoting understanding of the mechanisms of state, local and the U.S. government. Series of Four Lectures: $550.00*1 Ticket, 4 lectures. Reserved seating. Lecture/Dinner: $1,275.00**1 Ticket, 4 lectures, cocktail reception, dinner, 45-min. Q&A.Reserved seating. Benefactors: $4,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Invitation to dine with a guest speaker. Access to private pre-event receptions.Business Benefactors: $5,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Access to private pre-event receptions. Quarter page ad in all programs. *Price includes 6% FL sales tax. **Less dinner and cocktail value received. Ehud Olmert Philippe de MontebelloMalcolm Gladwell Adam Gopnik George W. BushJeb BushAT THE NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORTCall 239.596.6524or log onto our website for support or subscription information www.NaplesDistinguishedSpeakers.orgPhoto credit: Wild Bill Meton ImagesJim Angle
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Heres what the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is tuning up for in the weeks ahead: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Cambier Park: The orchestra presents its traditional free concert as a thank you to the community in the band shell at Cambier Park. Guest conductor Andrew Lane will lead the orchestra in a blend of classical favorites, show tunes and popular hits, including Forrest Gump Suite, Star Trek Through The Years and selections from The Sound of Music. Cambier Park is at 755 Eighth Ave. S. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Phil: Renowned British pianist Howard Shelley returns to join the orchestra in Shelley Plays Gershwin. Maestro Jorge Mester will lead the orchestra. Mr. Shelley will perform Gershwins sparkling Piano Concerto in F, the composers most classical work, which combines European sensibilities with the rhythmic excitement of American jazz and show music. Also on the program will be Rachmaninoffs popular Symphonic Dances. Mr. Shelley, a favorite among audiences at the Phil, was ranked one of the top 10 pianists in the world earlier this year by Classic FM magazine. Calling him a wizard of stylish conviction, the magazine noted that he has the rare knack of bringing to the music of every composer he plays an utterly convincing stylistic distinction, whether it be Mozart, Clementi or Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $50 for adults and $29 for students. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: World-renowned Irish tenor Ronan Tynan will join the Philharmonic Orchestra for the seasons kick-off beginning with a wine and hors doeuvres reception. Maestro Jorge Mester will conduct. Tickets are $129. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-14, at the Phil: The orchestras Classical Series opens with Tchaikovskys Fifth, under the baton of Maestro Jorge Mester. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. In addition to Tchaikovskys Fifth, the program will feature Haydns Sinfonia concertante and Debussys Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Tickets are $64 for adults and $25 for students. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Phil: Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play by themselves and members of the professional orchestra in the first Major/Minor concert of the season. Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winners will be featured. Christopher Confessore will conduct. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Phil: Bridging the gap between rock n roll and classical music, the orchestra performs The Music of Led Zeppelin along with a full rock band led by acclaimed Robert Plant soundalike Randy Jackson (lead singer of the rock band Zebra) and guest conductor Brent Havens. This note-for-note recreation of Led Zeppelins soaring rock sounds features more than 15 songs, including Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker, Immigrant Song, Kashmir and Black Dog. Tickets are $55 for adults and $33 for students. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Phil: Led by New York City Opera Conductor Joe Mechavich, the orchestra joins Mozart Festival Opera to present Mozarts Don Giovanni. Considered by many the greatest of all operas, Don Giovanni is based on the escapades of Don Juan of Seville, the seductive, devious and dangerous rake who lived in the 1600s. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $75. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 1900 Pelican Bay Blvd. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.ORCHESTRA NOTES Motivated orchestral musicians who are in middle or high school are invited to audition for the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 13. Trombone, horn, tuba, string bass and viola players are especially needed to round out the orchestra, which performs alone and with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the direction of Charles Gottschalk, the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra rehearses weekly on Sunday afternoons. Annual tuition is $250 and the refundable music deposit is $35. Some scholarships are available. Audition excerpts and other audition requirements may be found online at www.thephil.org/orchestra/Philharmonic Youth Orchestra or by calling 254-2612. Auditions will be held at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Young musicians invited to audition for orchestra
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 A&E C21 Federal Tax Credits forEnergy Ef ciency LIC.# CVC056664 Please Join Us at: Family FallFestivalEstablished 1984239-597-7190www.CedarMontessori.org 235 Center Street, North Naples Games Pumpkin Painting Pony Rides Magic Shows Food Bake Sale Tumble Bus Raf es & more!All proceeds bene t Cedar Montessori School. Cedar Montessori School, Inc. is a not for pro t, non-discriminatory establishment as it relates to staff and students. License # 087667 Sat., October 24th10am to 2pm 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 Thursday, November 12th @ 7:30pmGulf Coast High School 7878 Shark Way, Naples, FL 34119 This Performance is Proudly Sponsored ByBentley Village A Classic Residence by Hyatt The Fine Arts Department The District School Board of Collier CountyTo secure your complimentary tickets, please call: Bentley Village @ 239/597-1121 Tickets must be picked up in person by Oct 30th, 2009 Limited Seating, Maximum 2 tickets per person. 13585 Tamiami Trail North (one block North of Wiggins Pass)New Location at Gateway Shoppesopening October 26th!Phone 239-566-1200 Goodlette Corners1410 Pine Ridge Road, #23Marquesa Plaza13020 Livingston Road, #15 Phone 239-261-5603Convenient LocationsPhone 239-261-5624 ago, says Dallas Dunnagan, the companys artistic director. Shakespeare is an experience that all actors should have. Directed by Annettte Trossbach and starring John McKerrow as Benedict and Laura Needle as Beatrice, the show takes place in modern-day Messina, Italy, and features many updates that emphasize the timeless and ever-entertaining words of Shakespeare. Jess Weiss set design and Dot Auchmoodys costumes add to the effect. While we have set the show in modern times, we have preserved the language as written by William Shakespeare in the late 1500s, Ms. Trossbach says. The sexes battle briskly in the ageless comedy. Love, hate, jealousy and friendship carry the day as sharptongued Beatrice, confirmed bachelor Benedict and a host of other lovers and clowns steer their way through dastardly plot turns. Its a high-energy, fun show, Ms. Trossbach says. >> What: Much Ado About Nothing >> Where: The Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre >> When: Oct. 28-Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays >> Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org if you go
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 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 FREECoffee $9.99 $4.29 all you can eat battered fish fry Everyday 5pm-9pm BREAKFAST SPECIAL Huge Selection! Everyday 6 AM 8PM435-1616254-7929Breakfast/Lunch: Dinners www.EatAtJoesDiner.com Call Bruce Ronty today at 261.4191 for information. Holiday Parties and Christmas Lunches at the Dock and Riverwalk! www.napleswaterfrontdining.com From a lunch for 4 to a cocktail party for 100, or anything in between. Come celebrate the season on the waterfront! 263-9940 263-2734 HALLOWEEN Go wild during Boo at the ZooThe Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens invites children and families to enjoy Boo at the Zoo beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Trick-or-treating will go on throughout the zoo all afternoon. Alligator feeding is at 3:30 p.m., followed by leopards carving pumpkins at 4 p.m. and black bears doing the same at 5 p.m. A kids costume contest will take place at 6 p.m., after which the Red River hogs will stomp and chomp pumpkins. With one child in costume, the whole family enjoys 50 percent off regular admission prices. The zoo is at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road. Call 2625409 or visit www.napleszoo.org.St. Monicas has Pumpkin FestSt. Monicas Episcopal Church holds a Pumpkin Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, complete with magic shows, face painting, pony rides and a bake sale. The church is at 7070 Immokalee Road. Admission is free. Call 591-4550. Pajama Jam planned in the parkMax Hasse Community Park is the place to be for a Preschool Halloweeny Pajama Jam complete with pizza and Halloween crafts for ages 4-6 from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Admission is $10 per child. Call 348-7500.Book frightful fun at the libraryThe Collier Public Library System has fall and Halloween activities for kids of all ages at various branches. All programs are free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26: Costume parade, crafts and child-friendly holiday fun for ages 18 months to 5 years. Call 252-7542 Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26: Costume parade, crafts and child-friendly holiday fun for ages 18 months to 5 years. Call 593-0870 Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First Immokalee St., 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29: Build your very own mask to celebrate Halloween, plus fun and games. Registration not required. For more information, call 657-2882. For more information about all Collier library activities and programs, visit www.colliergov.net/library. Sat4, ll p i F p
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Now Open at The Mercato!9110 Strada Place Naples, FL 34108 239-514-0042 BravoItalian.com HALLOWEEN Go Bump in the Night at ConservancyDiscover 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 and end the evening 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. Space is limited. Call 262-0304, ext. 266, to reserve your spot at one of the Bump in the Night adventure. 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.Find Spooktacular fun on Marco IslandDress the kids in their costumes and head to Mackle Park for the Marco Island Parks and Recreation annual Halloween Spooktacular Bash from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The youngsters can collect treats and enjoy spooky activities including science experiments by Super Science and Amazing Art, Halloween crafts, games, face painting, balloon animals and the chance to paint a pumpkin or buy one to bring home. At 4:30 pm, Marcos own Squad 25 Magic Cheerleaders will perform, and at 5:30 p.m., the Spooktaclar Bash Childrens Costume Contest will take place, with prizes for most creative costume and scariest costume in various age groups. Admission is free. Call Mackle Park at 642-0575 or visit www.cityofmarcoisland.com.Party with Elmo at Dinosaur PlaygroundThe Dinosaur Playground hosts its annual Halloween party and costume contest featuring crafts and a raffle, trick-or-treat in the plaza and lots more fun. Elmo will present prizes for first, second and third place in scariest, funniest, cutest and most original costumes. The fun takes place indoors at 4910 Tamiami Trail N. (next to Outback) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Call 430-7529 or visit www. dinoplayground.com. Marketplace plans big-time funBig Cypress Marketplace invites everyone to its big Halloween celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Bring the kids for pony rides, a petting zoo, indoor trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and holiday-themed food. There will be a costume parade with prizes for the best childrens costume and the best dog costume. The marketplace is 20 minutes from downtown Naples on U.S. 41 East/Tamiami Trail. Call 262-3210 or 774-1690, or visit www.BigCypressMarketplace.com.Go hog wild this HalloweenHarley-Davidson of Naples will celebrate Hog-O-Ween from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, with a costume contest, live entertainment and a trick-or-treat in every department at the dealership at 3645 Gateway Lane off Pine Ridge Road. Call 594-5504.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 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! Naples Finest Stylist & ColoristRumor Has It...I am moving to Hawaii News Flash...I am not!Salon Delphine7700 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 105 Naples, FL 34108239-566-9907 Next to Longhorn Steak House US 41VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD PELICAN BAY BLVD. SSALON DELPHINEN Longhorn Steak HouseAnthonyHAS RELOCATED HAIR I AM! Skeletons are invited guests at our celebration of Halloween, the Mexican holiday called Day of the Dead and a few other ghoulish events. A chair shaped like a skeleton, with boney arms, ribs, feet and skull, is one of the largest skeleton pieces a collector can find, and its a mystifying piece of antique furniture. Vincent Price, a well-known actor in horror films, owned a whole set of skeleton chairs. At least four variations of the large, scary chairs have been sold in recent years. A few were painted white, one was dark mahogany and one was a rocking chair. The most famous is a Russian chair that has an inscription that solved part of the mystery of why these chairs were made. The inscription indicated the chair was a gift from Masonic Lodge, 1838, so at least one of the chairs related to a Masonic ritual. That chair sold in London in 1980 for $36,300, sold again in 1992 for about half that, then sold in 2009 for $3,198 at Jacksons Auctions in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A popular modern skeleton chair is an aluminum chair by Michael Aram. It has a ribcage back, no arms or skull, a pelvis seat and three legs that look like bones. Price: $450. If you want your own skeleton chair to frighten guests on Halloween, you can buy an inexpensive chair slipcover thats printed with a skeleton to cover the back, arms, seat and legs with appropriate bones. Q: Recently I bought a pair of old cowboy spurs. They are very rusty and the leather is dried out. Should I condition the leather and use rust remover on them or will it hurt the value? A: It wont lower the value if you do a careful job of restoring them. To remove rust from the spurs, use a commercial rust remover. If the leather is very dry, it should not be washed. Just apply a commercial leather dressing. A second coat may be applied after the first coat is dry. After it is thoroughly dry, buff it with a soft cloth. Leather that has not deteriorated can be washed in soap and warm water. Dry the leather overnight, away from sunlight and heat sources. When the leather is thoroughly dry, apply leather dressing. Leather that crumbles to red powder has red rot, which is caused by absorption of sulfur dioxide. Red rot is a terminal illness. Q: I have a pitcher marked Jugtown Pottery. Is it collectible? A: Jugtown Pottery was founded by Juliana and Jacques Busbee in 1915, but the term Jugtown pottery also is used to refer to handmade pottery made by North Carolina families as far back as the 1750s. The Busbees built a shop in Jugtown, N.C., in 1921, and hired Ben Owen as a potter in 1923. The pottery closed in 1959 but reopened in 1960. It is still operating near Seagrove, N.C. Q: I have a Holt-Howard candleholder thats a figure of a girl in a yellow dress. I would like to know something about it.An introduction to mystifying skeleton chairsKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org SEE KOVEL, C25 Go to www.TheSavingsPost.com for more discounts
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 A&E C25 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 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 wit h C hoice of French Fries or Potato S Open 7 Days A Week 4:30-Close 7205 Estero Blvd. on Ft. Myers Beach At Santini Marina Plaza For Reservations call (239) 463-7770 SERVING CREATIVE & TRADITIONAL CUISINE TASTE OF THE ISLAND MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER(Kids Menu Available)(MUST PRESENT AD)4:30PM-CloseDRINK & APPETIZER SPECIALS AT BAR ONLYHAPPYHOURSunday Brunchcoming November 1st!OCTOBERFEST!2Entresfor thePrice of 1! KOVELFrom page C24A: Holt-Howard was founded by John and Robert Howard and A. Grant Holt in Stamford, Conn., in 1949. The company sold humorous condiment jars, decanters, spoon-holders, saltshakers and other tableware. Pieces are often marked with the companys full name or HH and the year of manufacture. The HH mark was used until 1974. Some pieces are marked with a black and silver label. The company was bought by General Housewares Corp. in 1969 and production of Holt-Howard products stopped in 1990. Your candleholder is worth about $25.Q: I am trying to find some information about an opalescent glass reamer embossed with these words: Blue Goose Fruit, for most juice and finest flavor, Fry heat resisting glass, 1967. There are embossed images of geese on the reamer, too.A: The H.C. Fry Glass Co. of Rochester, Pa. (25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh), made your reamer between 1924 and 1933, the year the company closed after 32 years in business. The on the reamer is its mold number. Your reamer is well-known among collectors. It was a Pet Milk premium that promoted a summer drink made by combining ice, condensed milk and fresh orange or lemon juice. Blue Goose Growers was a group of citrus packinghouses in California, Florida and Arizona. Dole acquired Blue Goose in 1984. Your reamer is made of heat-resistant oven glass developed by Henry Fry in the early 1920s. Fry Glass Co. called its opalescent color pearl. Your reamer is worth $175 to $200.Q: I have several 78 rpm Columbia and RCA records I bought when I was stationed in Japan from 1949 to 1951. The songs were popular among GIs, but theyre in Japanese. Are the records worth anything to anybody? Where could I donate them?A: How interesting that GIs listened to American recordings of songs in Japanese. We would like to know if the songs were Japanese songs or American songs sung in Japanese. In any case, the market for your records is small, even in Japan, now that its been 60 years since the war and occupation. But there are many historical museums both here and in Japan, some dedicated solely to World War II. You might try contacting those museums to see if theyre interested in your records. COURTESY PHOTO b y a nt h e nt l t es y s o f e d e d he r ti A rocking chair shaped like a skeleton is bound to be noticed, especially around Halloween. This 20th-century example brought $3,198 at Jacksons Auctioneers in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this past June.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 All That GlitzPipers Crossing on Immokalee Rd (across from Sams Club) Big Cypress Marketplace on US 41 (4 miles east of Collier Blvd. on US 41) Hottest Sexiest Glitziest Boutique in Florida Franchises Available Soon(239) 593 3003 www.allthatglitz.net email@example.comThe New Social Hot Spot in Town Fashion Jewelry Up to 80% Below RetailFashion Jewelry Starting at $5.00(One month return policy) October 24, 2009 11am-3pmAve Marias Town CenterCrafts Pumpkins Slide Face Painting Balloon Twisting Bounce House German Music Food Drinks & More!FREE Admission & Parking!www.avemaria.com888-841-34775080 Annunciation Circle Ave Maria 34142 Lunch only $1195Prix Fixe Dinner only $19952 Courses plus beveragePlus half price drinksHappy Hour Daily 3-6:30pm1/2 Price Drinks & Bar Menu OPEN DAILY for DINNER & Visit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE gift certicate! ALL MONTH LONG >> Third Street South Goes Pink! Retailers and restaurateurs in the historic shopping and dining district have specialty items and promotions to bene t Komen Southwest Florida and the Garden of Hope and Courage. >> Elements Therapeutic Massage in Collection at Vanderbilt will donate $5 to FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, for every massage given. Call 514-2211. >> The Spa at Naples Bay Resort: Treat yourself to a massage and the spa will donate $5 to Komen Southwest Florida. Call 530-5113. THURSDAY, OCT. 22 >> A Pink Afternoon at Panache: Panache Resort at The Village on Venetian Bay will donate $5 for each Brighton Collectible Power of Pink bracelet and badge clip purchased to bene t breast cancer awareness and research. >> 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. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH The Shelter for Abused Women & Children observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Healing Arts and the Clothesline Project, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Oct. 31 Visit Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North. Purchase art, jewelry and collectibles donated to support the Shelters programs and services. See the T-shirts handcrafted by family violence victims and concerned community members. Childrens March on Main, Monday, Oct. 26, on Main Street in Immokalee The Shelters Immokalee Outreach Of ce holds a childrens fair beginning at 3 p.m. followed by a police-escorted Childrens March on Main Street at 6 p.m. For more information, call 657-5700. Chicos Shop to Save, Wednesday, Oct. 28, shop Chicos at Venetian Village and enjoy knowing 10 percent of each sale will bene t The Shelter. For more information about National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including these local activities, call The Shelter at 775-3862 or visit www.naplesshelter.org. Southwest Florida celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 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. Deborah and John Perl 2. Heidi Becker and Hartnud Kraemer 3. Joetta Abbazio and Nancy Dagher 4. Rita Kohn and Kathy Siddle 5. Keva Chalender and Dara Hall 6. Liz Anderson, Michelle D'Agostino and Rhonda Young 7. The models, all breast cancer survivors: Nelly Maya, Claudia Lozano, Rhonda Young, Liz Anderson, Michelle DAgostino, Laurie Lind and Janet Rathbun 8. Abby Moss, Carrie Tallinger, Dana Dalton and Doreen Peras 9. Charlene Aiken, Viola Garcia and Velisa CaminoCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 123 6 8 7 9 45Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth AvenueA benefit for Bosom Buddies
C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Nancy Dagher and Ellen Goldberg 2. Charla Press, Jill Wheeler, Leela Kuttemperoor and Ashley Soloman 3. Jon Sonne and Rebecca Lambert 4. Margaret Homan, Jill Wheeler and Heather Donlan 5. Rowan and Karyn Samuel 6. Jim and Joann Tolano 7. Lois Bolin, Gary Price and Lavern Gaynor 8. Kim Anderson, Jamie Oakley, Mayor Bill Barnett and Jonas McClure 9. Monica Cameron, Donna Solamine, Pilar Montes, Cindy Thompson and Sue LennaneCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 12 3 8 7 6 9 4 5At evening at Mercato for the Naples International Film Festival Celebrity Bartender Night at Sea Salt with Mayor Bill Barnett
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 Kick-off for the 23rd annual North Naples Clay Court ChampionshipA party at the Naples Community Tennis CenterWe 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. Trish di Palo and Lynn Albert 2. Anna Farell, Angie McKenzie and Russell Bowels 3. Jerry and Maria Chipichigno, Linda Lubombe and Dawn Stewart 4. Carol Loebs, Jay Rogers (standing), Nancy Savell and Marcy Price 5. Ladd Springer, Mario Fartangelo and Jerry Gershon 6. Mimo Moustafa, Domenick DAlterio, Curtis Catlin and Sheiula Greenspan 7. Roddy Cantey, Victoria and Ron St. JohnMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 3 6 7 45
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PAST REPASTS Closed Sunday 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comHOURS Begnning Nov 1: Monday-Sunday 11.30am to 10pm Every Tuesday LIVE MUSIC from 5.30PM to 8.30PM$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 Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road; 591-3837Nestled right along the edge of the mangrove-lined Cocohatchee, the dining room seems a throwback to the late s when it was built with an old boathouse ambience. Bay House is a rare establishment in which the caliber of the food matches that of the water view. Highlights from a recent dinner included crawfish cakes with Georgia peaches sauted scallops with poached shrimp, beet risotto and horseradish beurre monte; sockeye salmon with tarragon red wine sauce and cinnamondusted churros with fleur de sel caramel and cayenne fudge sauces. Service was exemplary, as was the wine list. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: David Wongs Pan Asian & Sushi, 25301 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-5600David Wongs is a welcome addition to dining in Bonita Springs. From its subtle gold and maroon dining room to the knowledgeable and accommodating wait staff to the menu that affords diners a well-executed taste of several Asian cuisines, its a delightful choice for lunch or dinner. The Thaistyle papaya salad with peanuts, long beans and a chili lime dressing was a resplendent starter, along with a sampler platter of flavorful but not sweet coconut shrimp, savory chicken satay and tender Vietnamese shrimp ravioli. The crispy duck was, indeed, crisp yet still moist within, served with sauted bok choy and three sauces. The ahi tuna two ways showcased the fish sushi style and as lightly seared fillets with stir-fried veggies and citrus sauce. Tempura cheesecakeyes, thats fried cheesecakewith vanilla ice cream was a decadent and delicious finale. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the nondescript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special, that was worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.) Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. South; 434-7258Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C. political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters. Entrees of limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include house-made gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-7 p.m., Whole Foods: Get into thte spirit of Oktoberfest with a tasting of beers; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 5525100.Thursday, Oct. 22, 5-9 p.m., Village on Venetian Bay: Celebrate Oktoberfest with German-style food sold by Artichoke & Company, free German beer sampling, music and pumpkin painting for the kids; Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard; 263-6979.Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., The Wine Merchant: Sample a variety of Italian wines at this free tasting; 12820 Tamiami Trail; 592-000.Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Sea Salt: Chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli prepares a four-course dinner with wine pairings from the Benziger Family Winery; $100, 1186 Third St. South; 4347258. Reservations required.Friday, Oct. 23, 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys Off Third: Sample the products of Michael Mondavis Folio Fine Wine Partners, unique boutique wines from around the world; $15 (includes $10 coupon for dinner that night at Ridgway Grill), 13800 Third St. South; 262-7999.Friday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Whole Foods: Discover how easy it is to simmer up a delicious and comforting soup or stew; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100.Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy whips up a threecourse meal for date night; $70, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Saturday, Oct. 24 and 31, 7:3011:30 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; 4346533.Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Meet author Bobbie Thompson and taste some of her recipes as she signs her book, Bobbies Best Desserts; free, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663.Saturday, Oct. 24, noon, Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alexander Bernard leads a class on cooking with mushrooms, featuring truffles, porcini, chanterelle, morel and hen of the woods varieties; $45, 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 2624999Monday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Flemings Steakhouse Chef John Cruz creates a surfand-turf menu and pairs it with wine; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations requested. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. 2 6, 6 F le mC he f su rf pa ir s M er c e; ns ve nt FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE If he hadnt introduced himself as the chef, Id never have suspected that Keith Casey was the creative force behind the well-executed food at KCs American Bistro. As thin as a racing greyhound, Mr. Casey seems an unlikely conjurer of shamelessly sensual dishes such as blue cheese-stuffed Medjool dates and smoked-pepper-and-molasses-lacquered duck. Perhaps he keeps a portrait of himself hidden away somewhere on which, in Dorian Gray-like fashion, his wellrounded chef self is taking up ever more canvas. His dearth of girth notwithstanding, the man can cook. Formerly a chef at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, he shed the corporate culinary scene to open his own place, a cozy little spot several doors down from Bha Bha! Persian Bistro. Setting out on ones own can be dicey in the best of times. Mr. Casey defied the odds and opened in June, the start of the slowest season of the year in the worst economic slump this region has experienced in decades. Despite a sluggish summer, he managed to maintain high quality by limiting the menu to about 10 appetizers and 10 entrees. Now that fall has arrived and business is picking up, hes expanding the selections. A clue to Mr. Caseys concept is the illustrated map of the United States that covers a large expanse of one mustardcolored wall. Various regions bear images particular to them. There are pineapples near Hawaii, for example, bison and corn in the Midwest and the Statue of Libertys head extending up from New York. That regionality is what Mr. Casey features in his food, paying tribute to each geographic zones foods and styles on his menu. Each dish is labeled to provide a clue to its origins. That hes a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., is evident in the soulful sauces that grace each dish. That hes worked at some upscale restaurants including those of Larry Forgione and Roy Yamaguchi reveals itself in the quality of the ingredients and artistry of the dishes. Most of the selections on the wine list are available by the glass, something you dont see often in restaurants of this size. We enjoyed a glass of Crios de Susana Balbo malbec, an Argentinean red with lots of black cherry and raspberry and a subtle cedar finish, and a crisp Napa sauvignon blanc from Robert Pecota. Warm crusty bread came next, with mounds of plain butter and a rosemary and black pepper butter that was so good we never touched the plain version. Appetizers hailed from the Southeast and Pacific: Gulf shrimp fritters with mango chutney and a West Indies curry sauce ($9), and roasted Medjool dates with Humboldt fog blue cheese and dry cured ham with balsamic syrup ($8). Both dishes were excellent. The shrimp was chopped enough to create fritters but not so much that it lost its texture. Fried into crisp, golden patties and served on skewers like lollipops, the fritters benefitted from both the mild curry, with its creamy coconut milk base, and the tangy-sweet chutney. The dates dish made it clear why Medjools are prized above all other varieties and why Moroccan royalty once reserved them for their own pleasure. The velvety blue cheese stuffing was mild, with the ham adding a salty, chewy layer and the balsamic syrup lending a hint of sweetness. Representing the Midwest, the rosemary-scented lamb chops ($27) were perfectly cooked, with a layer of finishing salt adding crunch to the subtle rosemary notes. The goat-cheese laced mashed potatoes provided a creamy balance, and the rich red zinfandel jus completed the dish in much the same way a tenor rounds out the harmony of a barbershop quartet. Roasted fennel and asparagus were good accompaniments. We hit just one off note when my companions scallops ($24) arrived. Hed told the server prior to ordering that he ate no meat, but some bacon had managed to stow away in the sauce amidst the Maine lobster and sweet corn chowder. The server apologized, said hed misunderstood and quickly hustled the dish back to the kitchen. He reappeared in a matter of minutes with a bacon-free version. The scallops (a Northeastern dish) were plump and juicy, pairing well with the little roasted mushroom gnocchi and colorful lobster and corn sauce. Dinner ended with a delicate pumpkin At his American bistro, chef pays homage to cuisines of the nationand mascarpone cheesecake ($7). The pumpkin and spice flavors were muted beneath a creamy whipped cream layer and surrounded by drizzles of caramel sauce and crme anglaise. The chef stopped by each table to introduce himself and find out how his customers liked the food. He also said hell be adding some comfort dishes to the lineup and plans to open for lunch soon as well. Service at our table and those around us was consistently good. Although there was a glitch when it came to the one entre, the true measure of service isnt perfection but how well the staff responds when something goes wrong. In this case, the server and the kitchen took care of the problem quickly and efficiently. I love to see chefs even thin ones who are passionate about what they do venture out on their own. Intimate chef-driven spots such as KCs American Bistro afford diners an opportunity to experience good food and personal service in a way that large corporate ventures simply cant match. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org KCs American Bistro>> Hours: 5-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Discover, MasterCard and Visa accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $6.50-$12; entrees, $19-$28 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs and at the counter >> Specialties of the house: heirloom tomato gazpacho, roasted Medjool dates, Gulf shrimp fritters, smoked-pepper-and-molasses-lacquered duck, rosemary-scented lamb chops, blackened Gulf red snapper, grilled Angus N.Y. strip >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pavilion Shopping Center, 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 566-2371 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go KAREN FELDMAN/FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Chef/owner Keith Caseys regional approach is expressed visually through the mural of the United States painted on the wall of the dining room. Below: Plump diver scallops are accompanied by roasted mushroom gnocchi and a Maine lobster and corn chowder sauce.
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WATCH SUNSETS FROM BALCONY$529,900 Dream home! Custom 5BR/3BA+bonus room. Ultimate views of pristine lake, sparkling pool, & spa! Huge master suite & bath. Ask for 802FM940625. MODEL HOME CLOSE IN$499,000 2.5 Acres 4 Bedroom plus Den Three Car Garage Gated with fabulous pool. Waterways model with every upgrade imaginable Ask for 802NA9035071. CONDO W/WRAP AROUND BALCONY$450,000 3 bed 3-1/2 bath Sky Home, Kitchen features granite Counters, Whirlpool Gold stainless appliances, Tile in the Living, Ask for 802NA9033296. OASIS IN PARADISE$400,000 This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds. Ask for 802NA8036451. 4BD POOL HOME CLOSE IN$399,000 Wow Former model with all the bells and whistles. 4 bedroom 2 bath 3 car garage, great pool, gated property on 2.50 acre Ask for 802NA9035061. BAYFRONT PLACE 1BD+DEN CONDO$399,000 Turnkey, 3 balconies w/ awesome views on top floor. Downtown Naples. Ask for 802NA9003517. CANAL PROPERTY$313,000 Move In Condition. Perfectly maintained property sits on 2.73 acres with canal frontage on a dead end, great location west of 951. Ask for 802NA9033631. TWO STORY BEAUTY$308,900 RARE FORECLOSURE IN LELY! This property is located in beautiful Lely Resort which has been rated as one of the best comm. Ask for 802NA9031118. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY$300,000 Great location in middle of Sable-Bay Development close to boating gulf access. Ask for 802LE805735. BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEW$274,400 The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas, Ask for 802NA9026365. BEAUTIFUL HOME$250,000 In Quail Crossing. Great family home, split plan, family room, pool bath, screened porch, cathedral ceilings, walking closets in every room, Ask for 802NA9025246. BEAUTIFUL HOME$249,900 2 bed plus room that can be converted to a 3rd bedroom by adding 1 wall, 209 deep and 380 frontage Ask for 802NA9024393. VACATION EVERY DAY$239,900 Second floor unit Beautifully appointed Stainless Steel appliances -1,351 sq ft under air luxury pool a must see Ask for 802NA9029720. VINEYARDS COUNTRY CLUB$230,000 3BR/2.5BA+den. Furnished home in Naples. Lowest priced. Ask for 802FM830708. NAPLES PARK CLOSE TO BEACH$228,000 Enjoy the Convenience to Shopping and Vanderbilt Beach with this Spacious 3/2/2 Home Built in 2001. Ask for 802FM838029. THE PERFECT SPOT IN NAPLES$215,000 Location, location, location! The perfect spot in Naples. 2BR/2BA end unit. Immaculate condo. Adorable with many extras. Ask for 802FM939641. NOPES ISLAND WALK VILLA$215,000 2 bedrooms plus den over 1500 sf of living built in 2004 huge lanai corner lot Ask for 802CC9023571. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY$200,000 Great location in middle of Sable-Bay Development. Close to boating gulf access. Ask for 802LE806206. OVER 1 1/2 ACRES$199,000 In Golden Gate. Built in 2003, pool, deck,over 1500 under air. Ask for 802CC917156. TUSCANY COVE$195,000 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage almost new home overlooking a private preserve, community pool and tennis. Ask for 802NA9003439. WONDERFUL 2 STORY HOME$184,900 2.72 Acres. This home is a must see. The main home is upstairs with a mother-in-law appt. downstairs. It has two separate air conditioner. Ask for 802NA8030621. HUNTINGTON LAKES COACH HOME$179,900 Turnkey, designer furnished coach home in Huntington Lakes. Impeccably maintained two bedroom, two bath end unit Ask for 802NA9027027. 2BR/2BA CONDO ON LAKE!$179,000 Beautiful Tuscany floor plan. Granite countertops, stainless appls. Overlooks lake & pool. Fabulous community amenities! Ask for 802FM940089. BEAUTIFUL 2ND FLOOR CONDO$178,000 2nd floor via (elevator),Tropical preserve view, very private, solid surface countertops, tile on diagonal except in bedr Ask for 802NA9028454. NAPLES-BAYSHORE DR.HOLLY$160,000 Corner lot plus owner will consider financing 24hr Notice tenant occupied. Ask for 802LE906985. LAKEFRONT CONDO$159,900 Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuffleboard court priced to sell Ask for 802NA9013754. GULF ACCESS$149,999 This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf Ask for 802NA9024291. GREAT LOCATION$141,900 Short sale. Close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and more Ask for 802SS943090. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$140,000 No need to look further if you are a first time buyer, a retiree looking for a smaller home, this is the one for you. Ask for 802NA9028804. OVER LOOKING THE 17TH TEE$120,000 Spacious 2 Bed 2 Bath on the Golf Course oversized Lanai many upgrades. New AC / Hurricane Shutters Must See Ask for 802NA9033527. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$120,000 2.50 Acres. This house is in good condition, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage. Tile floors, under truss lanai fruit trees. Ask for 802NA8033623. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$119,000 Great Price. Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings.2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$115,000 On 2.34 acres. Foreclosure AvailableNot too close, not too far This 3 bed 2 bath home offers a 2 car attached garage Ask for 802NA9031983. DON'T MISS OUT$109,900 In having a beautifully decorated unit in Cypress Woods Golf + Country club, overseeing a panoramic lake! Ask for 802CC946180. GREAT BUY$99,000 In Golden Gate Estates. This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. BEST NAPLES CONDO LIVING$89,900 1BR/1BA 2nd floor condo. Naples finest luxury condo is finally affordable. Ask for 802SS933844.