ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C28 & 29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 6 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 12, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Theyre alive!Not everything to see at the new Naples Botanical Garden has roots in terra firma. A23 Hot stuffFind out where the North Naples fire fighters are headed, and more places to go, things to do. C6 & 7 BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly HILE RETAILERS ACROSS THE country are bracing for a dismal holiday season, one sector of the market is predicting a banner year. The struggling economy continues to lure budget-conscious shoppers to outlet malls, enticing them with savings up to 75 percent off retail. Outlet centers throughout the country do well to start with, says Jeff Staner, general manager for Miromar Outlets in Estero. Whenever the economy is weaker, they do better. People are more conscious of the dollar. They want more bang for their buck. From Ellenton to Fort Myers, Estero and Sunrise, outlet malls in South Florida are reporting increased sales and traffic, fueled by thrifty shoppers who want designer labels at deep discounts. The evolving shopper profileThe recent trend to more luxury SEE SHOP, A8 OUTLET MALLS EXPECT Press club brings experts together for human traf cking panelNola Theiss is especially fond of an African proverb she overheard recently at a conference on human trafficking. The proverb promises that when spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. Ms. Theiss position as the executive director of the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership allows her to empower the spiders. My favorite part of this work is watching communities go through this process and be successful and get over obstacles and keep going, she says. Ms. Theiss will be part of a panel discussion on human trafficking at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the auditorium of Edison State College in East Naples. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala will moderate the discussion. The event is hosted by the Naples Press Club, and there is $5 general admission fee. Entry is free to students with identification. Ms. Theiss will be joined on the panel by Penny Rambacher, founder of Miracles in Action, a non-profit Collier County organization serving indigenous communities in Guatemala; and Janine Zeitlin, SEE PANEL, A9 A BANNER SEASONBY ELIZABETH KELLARliz@elizabethkellar.com baggingthebargainsTHEISS Whole lotta soundNaples Philharmonic Orchestra ready to rock to "The Music of Led Zeppelin." C1 Boating for less For many boat owners, sharing makes more sense. B1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 When news outlets reported last week that unemployment figures in the United States had reached double digits for the first time in 26 years (10.2 percent, or 15.7 million Americans out of work), it became clear that we now have to respond much more imaginatively to the recession. Double digits in themselves are nothing novel in Collier County. We blew through that barrier more than a year ago, moving so fast we looked like Chuck Yeager out of work (Gen. Yeager was the first man to blow through the sound barrier on Oct. 14, 1947, when he still had work). The Collier County figure hit 13.1 percent in September, with almost 19,000 people jobless. I anticipate it will set a new record a week or so before Thanksgiving, when October figures are released. Even if it doesnt, the holidays are likely to prove moribund, not merry, for many. But I dont care about double digits not unless theyre measured in income and profit. If 13 out of every 100 working men and women are unemployed, then 87 out of every 100 working men and women have jobs and money. Now thats a double digit we can take advantage of. How? First, with an attitude adjustment. Its not that good jobs are scarce, its simply that we havent thought of them yet. And thats only a failure of imagination. If you happen to be among the lucky 87 who have a good job, this is where you come in. You can help some of your soonto-be formerly unemployed fellow Americans by taking advantage of the services theyre about to offer (see below). If youre one of the unlucky 13, on the other hand, dont take the number seriously. Instead, I offer two business ideas free of charge, complete with model advertising copy to get you started. I encourage you to just SAY YES, and get to work.Say Yes Inc. 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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 Nov. 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s. On Nov. 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington. The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials. On Nov. 14, 1851, Moby Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published. Initially the book was a flop. By the 1920s, scholars had rediscovered Melvilles work, and Moby Dick became a staple of high-school reading lists across the United States. OPINION Members of AIGs financial-products unit should take heart. Yes, Obama administration pay czar Kenneth Feinberg is coming down on them with the awesome power of his czardom, dictating that their pay not exceed $200,000 a year. In Wall Street terms, this is so draconian, they might as well be forced to earn whatever they can get by begging on street corners and finding leftover change in pay phones.Feinbergs compensation crackdown on the countrys seven most bailed-out firms is foolhardy yet understandable. Since all employees of Bank of America and Chrysler owe their jobs to the government, Feinberg is justified in bending them to his whim. And whim is the right word Feinberg is not omniscient enough to know what traders or executives should ideally be paid. The most talented employees in Feinbergs fiefdom will pick up and depart for better-compensated pastures. Banks like JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, as well as hedge funds, will reap the talent windfall.Besides placating the aroused gods of anti-Wall Street populism, Feinbergs crackdown is motivated by the belief that out-of-control compensation rewarded recklessness and caused the financial crisis. Itd be nice if this were true. Then we could limit pay and derive not just psychic satisfaction from it take that, Masters of the Universe! but tell ourselves were making the system sounder. Alas, its not so simple. By and large, executives didnt blow up their firms in the hopes of grabbing world-shaking bonuses and then leaving; they blew up their firms because they got caught up in the bubble mentality and thought their risks werent as dangerous as they proved. Jeffrey Friedman, the editor of Critical Review, points out that bankers were usually compensated in stock as well as bonuses, and had no interest in seeing their stock wiped out. They managed to flush it anyway. In general, its not a good idea to run a financial system on the basis of inflamed popular sentiment. For a while, Citigroup was saddled with an employee on track to become Americas mosthated man, Andrew J. Hall. A standout in Citigroups trading division, Hall was due a $100 million bonus after earning $2 billion for Citigroup over five years. Thats a deal most any firm would want to take, but not TARPed-up Citigroup. In a senseless business decision but shrewd PR move, it simply sold off the entire trading division that had at one point been responsible for 10 percent of its net income. All that said, it doesnt take Barney Frank to find it unseemly that Goldman Sachs and others are already back to boom-time levels of compensation. Things wouldnt look so cheery at firms like Goldman if it werent for all the direct and indirect government aid. The Economist writes: They got public capital (much of it now repaid), short-selling bans on their shares and rescues of counterparties.... Today they enjoy laxer accounting, loose collateral rules at central banks, explicit debt guarantees and asset-purchasing schemes. And, critically, they can borrow cheaply because they are deemed too big to fail. If the bankers have a secret plan to spread ill-considered Feinberg-like rules throughout their industry, its progressing nicely. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe bankers and the bureaucrats GUEST OPINION The abuse of prescription drugs, and the illegal black market that has developed for them, is a spreading epidemic. This is a vastly underreported story. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, nearly 7 million Americans are abusing prescription drugs. Thats more than the number who abuse heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy and hallucinogens combined.Loopholes in laws have made it too easy for just about anyone to legally get his or her hands on prescription painkillers from addicts who need a fix, to dealers who turn around and sell them for profit on the street. Where are they getting these potent pills? In many cases from pain-relief centers that, according to beat cops and others, arent all operating with proper medical standards. There are many people with real problems of chronic pain. There are modern drugs that, when responsibly prescribed and used, offer substantial relief. These pills are synthetic pain relievers, officially called opioids. They are in the same family as morphine and oxycodone. Hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Lortab, is among the more popular. Xanax, an addictive anti-anxiety medication, and Soma, a muscle relaxant, sell well. Two or three types mixed together in a recreational cocktail is a favorite among people who misuse them.Most patients, medical doctors and hospitals handle the drugs responsibly. This includes many legitimate pain-relief centers clinics operating outside of hospitals.But there are others, far too many of them. These include operations calling themselves pain clinics that are what police term pill mills. They are often found in strip malls or embedded in nondescript buildings: mom-and-pop pharmacies and poorly supervised often unsupervised clinics working hand in hand, doling out large numbers of potentially addictive narcotics with few questions. In many cases, they do so with little, if any, real medical examinations.Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and the demand has created a booming industry of pain-management clinics across the country. But laws in many states (not all, but a lot) allow prescription drugs potentially dangerous but legal narcotics to be prescribed in clinics by physician assistants and advanced practical nurses without a doctor on site. And lack of prescription-drug monitoring programs for ALL narcotic categories has led to drug distribution in a lot of states on a massive scale. For decades, the War on Drugs has focused on trafficking narcotics from Mexico, Central and South America, drugs that have become part of our culture like marijuana, heroin and cocaine. But the names are changing. Now its hydrocodone, Xanax and Soma. And the battle lines have been redrawn. No longer is it just the border, but now also the neighborhood pharmacy. And the drugs are legal, Food and Drug Administration-approved. So a booming market and a chance for fast, big profits has developed some of it good, much of it bad. On point for much of the bad are the pill mills. In some states Texas, for example they dont have to be owned or operated by a licensed medical doctor. Lay people can own and operate them as a business. In typical cases, no city, county, state or federal license is required. Authorities say that as a result, some of these clinics are owned by former crack or cocaine dealers from the 1980s or s. Pill mills are a better business. Better prices, less overhead, and the product does not have to be imported from Colombia or Mexico. Its legally manufactured right here in the United States. Big pharmaceutical companies, their wholesale distributors, medical associations and doctors, and people who are supposed to be federal and state regulators all know about this business. Why have they, and we, allowed it to survive and thrive in the states where it does remains a mystery. Thbfitidd X ti w i n a m h T danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly The pill mill epidemic
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 Sportsman Magazine sporting a sizeable snook. Ms. Traxler, in turn, tells of Mr. Scanlan donating his formerly long hair to Locks of Love. In addition to fishing, the couple likes cars and shares an affinity for street rods, which Mr. Scanlan describes as classic cars from the 1940s and 1950s that have been modified and updated. You cant make a mistake with a street rod because (each car) is an interpretative piece, he explains. In 2003, he opened a retail business marketing his street rods. He offered drivers (reasonably priced, roadworthy cars intended for regular use) as opposed to trailer queens (costly collector vehicles often used only used for display at car shows). He chuckles as he recalls the definition articulated by one high-end street rod owner: Owning a trailer queen is like being married to the Playmate of the Year, and sleeping on the couch. Although Mr. Scanlans cars attracted a great deal of attention, sales were sluggish and the insurance and overhead costs were staggering. He closed his retail location in 2005. Despite being car rich and cash poor, he maintains a good sense of humor about it all. Ms. Traxler says her husbands sense of humor is one of his best attributes. Mr. Scanlan encountered some life-threatening health issues in 2005; now anytime he goes to see his surgeon, he wears a shirt emblazoned with the words, Im not dead yet. Not even close. 15 MINUTES tute. The Naples Chamber of Commerce offered both programs, which Mr. Scanlan found extremely rewarding. He met his wife, Vicki Traxler, 17 years ago. What began as a friendship took a romantic turn when Mr. Scanlan invited her to go with him to the Heart Ball, a gala fundraiser for the local chapter of the American Heart Association. When he arrived to pick her up, Ms. Traxler wowed him beyond compare in a sparkling backless gown she had designed herself. Turns out Im a back man. Who knew? he says. Ms. Traxler enjoys the same zest for life as her husband, which is no doubt part of their obvious bond. People like us as a couple, Mr. Scanlan says. Physically, theyre quite the contrast: Hes tall, shes petite; hes burly, shes feminine. But the pair is totally in sync. We make each other laugh, he says. Mr. Scanlan proudly chronicles the time his wife caught a 6-foot tarpon, as well the time she appeared in Florida Trout Scanlan. Even his name sounds like a character out of a novel. Indeed, Mr. Scanlan was labeled Trout in part due to a debate with a college literature professor regarding author Kurt Vonneguts fictional character, Kilgore Trout. Mr. Scanlan voiced the opinion that Kilgore Trout served as a third-party voice to Mr. Vonneguts personal observations; his professor vehemently disagreed, which further entrenched Mr. Scanlans position. Coupled with Mr. Scanlans fondness for trout fishing, the name stuck. (Ironic, because Mr. Scanlan isnt the kind of person who finds it necessary to rely upon an alter ego to advance his point of view.) Despite being born in Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Scanlan spent much of his life in Kansas City, Mo., before settling in Naples 20 years ago. By the time he arrived in Collier County, he possessed a wealth of experience in sales, advertising and the radio broadcast industry. He says he didnt set out specifically to come to Naples, but when he arrived, it felt like home. Ive always been drawn to the water, he says. When his daughter left home in Missouri for college, Mr. Scanlan headed to Florida to explore the Gulf coast. He drove south, stopping in different seaside communities for a few days at a time, trying each place on for size. He did more than stroll the beaches and check out the local scenery; he searched for the local flavor of the people at each stop along the way. Naples was a sleepy little town, with a small town feel, he remembers. The beauty of the area captivated him, and even old Naples offered affordable housing opportunities in those days. He bought a home and embraced life here in paradise. He lived within walking distance to the beach. He bought a second home in Everglades City and discovered backwater fishing, which he did nearly every weekend for the next seven years. He opened an ad agency where he reveled in helping his clients take an idea and run with it, no matter what their business. Regardless of the medium, It all comes back to a creative idea, he says. Although he has no desire to be a politician, Mr. Scanlan loves politics and community involvement. He served on the Planning Advisory Board of Naples and completed Leadership Collier (2007), followed by the Leadership Insti-Life in Naples is a keeper for Trout ScanlanBY SUSAN BROWN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOTrout Scanlan
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 retailers has expanded the outlet shopper demographic. Gone are the early days of irregular cast-offs and second-hand merchandise. In fact, many outlet stores now offer first-quality merchandise and items that still bear the price tag from their full-line counterparts. Outlet shopping isnt what some people have in mind mismatched, damaged or last years merchandise, says Sarah Ozgun, marketing manager of Prime Outlets in Ellenton, just north of Sarasota. Its not that way anymore. Customers tell me all the time they find merchandise thats $50 at the full-priced brand for $29.99 here. They may drive a little farther, but the savings are so much more. In Ellenton, Ms. Ozgun adds, leasing has taken a more luxury shopping turn in the last few years. Since 2006 weve added new brands like Escada, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade and Lacoste. A 22,000-square-foot addition completed this fall at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise added Canali, the high-end Italian menswear line, as well as Tommy Bahama, Tumi and True Religion Brand Jeans to the malls designer lineup. Tag Heuer is expected to open in the next month or two, says Luanne Lenberg, the centers vice president and general manager. The Canali shop at Sawgrass is the companys first U.S. outlet location, Ms. Lenberg says. The fact that we were able to build this expansion this year and open new retailers in this kind of climate says a lot about our performance. We are essentially fully leased, she adds. We have retailers waiting to get in, and last year we had double-digit gains. Miromar draws shoppers from a 150mile radius and frequently hosts motor coaches filled with visitors from Tampa, Sarasota and the east coast. In addition to an influx of German and U.K. shoppers in the past few months, Mr. Staner says, the outlet has also seen more French visitors in the last six to eight weeks. Why? We really dont know, he confesses.International attractionEuropean tourists and Canadians are taking advantage of favorable currency exchanges and stocking up on brands that retail for much more at home. Luxury brands and outlet mainstays like Nike, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger resound well with foreign buyers. Our international visitors are primarily Canadians, Germans and British, says Ellentons Ms. Ozgun. What they buy depends on whats hot in their country, she says, adding that whats hot somewhere else can often be bought for much less here. A pair of jeans in the U.K. may cost $140, but theyll get it for $40 here. They walk out with bags of merchandise. The manager at Converse tells me that 90 percent of their buyers are German shoppers. Sawgrass, North Americas largest outlet center with more than 400 stores and more than 2 million square feet of retail space, draws a large contingency of South American shoppers, many who buy suitcases (at outlet discount prices) to haul away their merchandise. They come here as a destination for shopping, said Ms. Lenberg. Theyll get on a plane and stay in a hotel, and Ill see several with suitcases every day. The money they save pays for the plane ticket and hotel. Weve been somewhat sheltered from a downturn in sales because of these international buyers. Extra savings and discounts deepen the impact for shoppers. If you look at how much our stores have made this month versus the same month a year ago, many are beating or meeting their goals, says SHOPPINGFrom page 1 Ms. Rybak. Theyre going through more merchandise because of the discounts. But that brings buyers back.The outlet outlookSome stores are perennial outlet favorites: Bass, Coach Factory Store and Liz Claiborne, for example. Branded merchandise, the names most people know (think Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Nautica and Ralph Lauren) sells extremely well, says Ms. Lenberg. Our weak spot has probably been jewelry the past 12 months. Exclusivity is also an enticement. Miromar, which has morphed from 55 stores and nearly 186,500 square feet in 1998 to 140 stores and 605,537 square feet with the completion of phase six in May 2008, offers Southwest Floridas only Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Doncaster, Faonnable, Worth Collection, Columbia Sportswear Company and Restoration Hardware. Sawgrass list of Florida-only outlet stores is also impressive; some, such as Fraud/Rsch and David Yurman, are the first in the U.S. Other recent additions include Judith Ripka, Armani Exchange and Salvatore Ferragamo Co. The malls anchors reflect the outlet versions of must-shop New York City retailers, including Barneys New York Outlet, Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call. Prime Outlets-Naples and Tanger, with 42 and 45 stores respectively, are boutique centers that appeal to passing motorists and local residents. Tanger has had the same square footage since it opened in 1993. Its location and lot prevent any expansions. At one time we thought size might be an issue with all the bigger malls coming in to Southwest Florida, Ms. Rybak says. But its actually helped us. Our buyers enjoy the intimate size of Tanger.Destination shoppingLarger centers like Miromar, which attracts about 8 million visitors annually, Prime Outlets-Ellenton and the granddaddy of them all, Sawgrass Mills, draw more destination shoppers those who plan a day or an afternoon around a visit. The average shopper spends 90 minutes in a traditional mall, says Michael Goodman, a spokesperson for Sawgrass Mills. Sawgrass is four hours. Adding to the destination factor is the ability to take advantage of Florida sunlight and year-round good weather by offering an outdoor shopping experience. Grand fountains, koi ponds, courtyards and tropical landscaping enhance the shopping experience at Miromar, which also offers a large patio area overlooking a lake and the multicolored Musical Waters fountain. That lake also hosts weekly water-skiing demonstrations, and nearby restaurants take advantage of the view with alfresco dining areas. Prime Outlets-Ellenton was one of the first shopping centers to introduce the lifestyle center concept when it opened in 1991 with 55 stores spanning 186,000 square feet. We were one of the first in the outlet business to get away from the strip or horseshoe layout, said Ms. Ozgun. And we think that had a lot to do with the success of the center, where typical outlet stores average 3,500 to 4,000 square feet. One of the centers original anchors, Coach Factory, has tripled its volume and is in the process of upsizing from 2,000 to 3,600 square feet. Nike and Brooks Brothers have also expanded, and the center now boasts 130 stores in 477,000 square feet. Sawgrass Mills adopted the open-air style for The Colonnade Outlets, which opened in 2006, next to the main indoor mall. The Colonnade features most of the centers designer stores and offers valet service.More than shoppingRecognizing that even the most diehard shopper has to take a break sometime, many outlets offer options that have nothing to do with retail therapy. Miromar has several restaurants, including an outpost of Naples Flat Bread, which opened last week in the former Cosi location, and will welcome a local sports bar, yet unnamed, later this year. Diners will find a total of 18 food and beverage options, ranging from full-service restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining to fast-food kiosks. Theres also a covered play area for children. In addition to the weekly water-skiing show and Friday night concerts, in November Miromar is offering childrens craft projects, a juried fine arts show and a baby boot camp for pregnant and post-natal moms. Sawgrass Mills goes so far as to call itself an outlet, value retail and entertainment center. In addition to its stores, the mall has a 23-screen theater, the childrens theme park Wannado City and a The Billiards Club with 23 pool tables, a bar and food. It also has two major food courts and six full-service restaurants. Villagio, a Miami favorite, will open in The Colonnade later this year.Shopping strategyTo get the most from your outlet experience, plan ahead. Many outlet stores offer additional discounts on the centers Web site. Youll also find maps important for navigating Sawgrass overwhelming square footage as well as store directories and even parking tips. I encourage shoppers to print a directory before they come to the property, says Ms. Lenberg, who admits to getting lost in Sawgrass during her first visit. If you want the luxury brands, youll find most of them in The Colonnade. And wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Prime Outlets new Prime My Closet marketing campaign, for its Ellenton and Naples locations, offers Internet visitors the chance to win $5,000 and receive a free coupon book and email blasts. If youre planning to brave the masses for midnight madness shopping on Black Friday, expect lines and not just at the cash register. Events at Miromar and Ellenton have backed up I-75 for miles. We had hundreds of thousands of hits every minute on the Web site for four days straight, said Tangers Ms. Rybak. Our claim to fame is bargains, and people will find them here. >> 1. Miromar Outlets: 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero; 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com >> 2. Prime Outlets-Ellenton: 5461 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton; (941) 729-8615 or www. primeoutlets.com/Ellenton >> 3. Prime OutletsNaples: 6060 Collier Blvd.; 775-8083 or www. primeoutlets.com/ Naples >> 4. Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise: 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd.; (954) 846-2350 or www.simon. com. >> 5. Tanger Outlets: 20350 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers; 454-1974 or www.tangeroutlet.com/fortmyers if you go 1 2 4 5 3
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com an award-winning South Florida reporter who covers welfare, social services and immigration for The News-Press. Also on the panel will be Christine Buckley, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, Paris-based freelance journalist and author of Slave Hunter, a non-fiction account of human trafficking. Ms. Buckley, who has family in Naples, lived in Vietnam from 2003 to 2006 and served as an editor for the daily English language newspaper Vietnam News. During that time, she learned about the countrys many street children and the problems they faced, including slavery. In early 2007, she met American human rights activist Aaron Cohen at an anti-slavery conference in Florida. His often controversial efforts to combat human trafficking became the subject of her book. Ms. Buckley believes it wasnt enough to write a book that simply described a problem. Slave Hunter concludes with ways that readers can support antitrafficking efforts. Once person does make a difference, and can make a difference, and heres how, she says. Part of that begins with recognizing the role developed countries unwittingly play in cultivating conditions that are right for slavery to flourish. Were a big part of the problem, she says. If we stop consuming the products and services that slaves make, we can actually put a dent in the problem. Its estimated that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year. Victims end up working in agriculture, sweatshops, domestic service, the hospitality industry and prostitution. The Web site www.HumanTrafficking.org reports that 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked annually to the United States. Combating the problem requires education and vigilance, Ms. Theiss says, adding the public needs to recognize the hallmark signs of evidence of physical or psychological control, the inability to leave a job, and fear or depression. Too often, she says, those who suspect something decide not to contact law enforcement. They need to know its OK to call. A recent Florida State University report suggests that trafficking within the hospitality and resort community is on the rise. So, too, is domestic minor sex trafficking, meaning that the victims are born within the United States. Ms. Theiss organization is a finalist for a national grant to create a prevention program that will help Americanborn girls learn about trafficking from Guatemalan women who are former victims. The hope is that the girls will learn to avoid being victims of domestic trafficking, and that they will also become anti-trafficking spokespersons. For more information about the event or the Naples Press Club, visit www. naplespressclub.org. For more information about Ms. Theiss organization, visit www.humantraffickingawareness.com. For more information about Ms. Rambachers organization, visit www.miraclesinaction.org. PANELFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Tales from the time of sunshine by day, moonshine by nightThese days you can learn about local lore from local yokels by simply knowing where to look: usually in a corner seat at the end of the bar near a waterfront. At Bayfronts Cabana Bar, an old timer told me that back then, a snowbird would put a 10-cent bag of marbles in his drawers (steamer trunk drawers, that is) to hide the sound of $20 bottles of Cuban rum or Canadian Club rolling around. The look of All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt from Florida when they arrived home was replaced with a sincere voice of thanks. One of my favorite hooch stories is of 13-year-old John Pulling (as in AirportPulling Road), who was fishing around the pier one morning when a Coast Guard captain invited him aboard for a private tour. When the captain asked the unsuspecting stool pigeon if whiskey was served at his house, the polite youngster spilled on the beans about his parents frequent cocktails parties. William Safires Drinking in America: A History is not a book on traveling around to soak up the wonders of these great United States, as I thought. It is rather a book about the history of drinking, as in alcohol, a mainstay since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. One of the best known quotes on the drink from Mr. Safires book is credited to Warren Fuller, governor of Florida from 1949 to 1953: If you mean the demon drink that poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family life and inflames sinners, then Im against it. But if you mean the elixir of Christmas cheer, the shield against winter chill, the taxable potion that puts needed funds into public coffers to comfort little crippled children, then Im for it. This is my position, and I will not compromise! I guess Mr. Fuller learned from history when on Jan. 16, 1920, triumphant temperance supporters clicked their teacups and launched the one of Americas greatest and most noble failed experiments: Prohibition.Drinking and thinkingSome say all Prohibition did was replace good beer with bad gin and eventually kill Vaudeville, as one headline noted: Half of the Acts in Vaudeville Houses Affected by New Order April 12, 1922. The noble experiment of Prohibition of alcohol (1920-33) was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, lessen the tax burden created by prisons and poor-BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weeklyhouses and improve health and hygiene in America. But it fell short of its goals. While alcohol consumption fell in the beginning of Prohibition, it eventually increased and worse, it opened the way for other medicinal sources such as marijuana and opium, which forced its former proponents to argue against the very amendment for which they fought so feverishly. Prohibition was repealed by the 21st Amendment, making it the only amendment in history of the U.S. Constitution to have been repealed.How dry I am notIt wasnt until Nov. 7, 1934, that Prohibition was repealed in Collier County by a vote of 212-38. Before that, it was not only the outlaw areas of Chokoloskee and Everglades City whose individuals pushed the envelope of the no drinking law (ran over it was more like it); the refined city of Naples was always only a gulp away from lawlessness.Naples of the gulp Dr. Early Baum was a regular to Naples and saw with great amusement the easy running of rum in and out of the City Pier in plain sight of the Coast Guard cutter. In honor of the duality that Prohibition brought forth to most communities, he paid tribute to the laws lighter side with a home movie called Naples on the Gulp featuring local citizens. When he returned home the boy casually mentioned his morning adventure to his father, who commenced in Paul Revere fashion to, as Doris Reynolds phrased it, warn the neighbors those revenooers were coming. When the law arrived, all they found were model citizens, many sweating, no doubt, from the gardening they had just finished. Some lawbreakers, albeit just a few, did go behind bars jail bars. A salty dog at the City Dock told me of a tale that one of his kin was picked up at 2 a.m. for running rum, was tried at 10 a.m. by the judge and was chipping rock for the chain gang by the same afternoon. Its no wonder Florida was loved by so many back in those days, what with sunshine by day and moonshine by night. While patrons of the high falutin Vanderbilt Hotel in New York City were served the best champagne as the band played Good-bye Forever, Crackers and pioneers in Southwest Florida heard a different tune a tune of opportunity. The areas piney backwoods and miles of jagged coastline provided enterprising entrepreneurs (otherwise known as bootleggers, rum runners and modernday pirates) the tools for success at their new enterprise. The state of Florida actually voted to be dry two years before the 18th Amendment passed. It was rumored that due to numerous mock funerals the night before, all bemoaning wetter days, Anacin posted record sales as mourners flocked to Rexall and other noted sundry shops seeking relief for their grief. COURTESY PHOTOSneaking some shine FT. 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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 AngleP&G hires NYC bathroom bloggersProcter & Gamble announced in October that it will once again create and host a public restroom for the holiday season in New York Citys Times Square as a promotion for Charmin tissue. Last years installation was merely specially outfitted toilet facilities, but this year P&G will upgrade by hiring five bloggers (Charmin Ambassadors) to interact with the expected hundreds of thousands of bathroom guests and write about their experiences with Charmin tissue on the companys Web site (and include family-friendly photographs). P&G is calling the campaign Enjoy the Go. Compelling explanations Therapeutic Sex: (1) The U.S. Tax Court ruled in September that William Halby, 78, owes back taxes because he improperly tried to deduct $300,000 over a five-year period for medical expenses that were merely purchases of sex toys and pornography and payments to prostitutes. Halby said the activities relieved his depression, in that he had no other sexual outlets. The court reminded Halby (a retired New York tax lawyer) that prostitution is illegal in New York. (2) James Pacenza, 60, of Montgomery, N.Y., who was fired by IBM in 2003 after he continued to visit an Internet sex-chat room during work hours, renewed his challenge to the termination in September, telling a federal appeals court that his Internet sex addiction is a result of post-traumatic stress disorder from combat in the Vietnam war. No longer weirdAdding to the list of stories that were formerly weird but which now occur with such frequency that they must be retired from circulation: () The apparently irresistible urge of curious men to tinker in workshops with live ammunition, such as the attempt by a 57-year-old man in Charleston, W.Va., in August to drill through a bullet in order to make a keychain ornament. (The resulting explosion tore up his left hand, but he was not expected to lose it.) Least Competent Criminals Michael Spagnola, 38, of Colden, N.Y., was charged with DUI in October after a sheriffs deputy stopped Spagnolas car and noticed the man climbing from the drivers seat into the back. Spagnola then told the deputy (from the back seat) that, though he had been drinking, he was not the one driving. However, the deputy noted, there was no one else in the car. Cesar Lopez, 29, was arrested at the Turkey Hill Minit Market in Lebanon, Pa., in October when he emerged from a restroom looking for something inside the baseball cap he was carrying. A police officer noticed that a small baggie was stuck to the top of Lopezs forehead and speculated that Lopez had stowed the baggie (found later to contain marijuana) inside the sweatband of the cap but that when he removed the cap in the restroom, the baggie remained stuck to his head. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATELeadership in action New Jerseys Least-Savvy Politician: In a courtroom in October, Atlantic City (N.J.) Councilman (and Baptist minister) Eugene Robinson, 67, explained that he had no intention of having sex that night in November 2006 when a prostitute tricked him into a motel tryst (as a set-up by his political enemies). I was waiting for God to send me the (woman) thats (destined) to be my Christian wife, he said, and since he hadnt had sex since 1989, he said he thought this was the chosen woman. Robinson, now in poor health, did not run for re-election. In his campaign for election to the school board in Birmingham, Ala., Antwon Womack, 21, issued biographical materials claiming to be 23 years old; to be a graduate of a local high school and of Alabama A&M; to be a bona fide resident of Birmingham; to be properly addressed as Dr.; and to have chaired three previous political campaigns. After inquiries by the Birmingham News, Womack acknowledged in August that none of those claims is true. However, he defended his campaign and his principles: My values are not lies. Its just (that) the information I provided to the people is false. The litigious societyWith lawsuits piling up on Bank of America during the current economic downturn, Dalton Chiscolm found a new angle. In September, he sued the bank in federal court in New York City for inadequate customer service concerning his checks routing numbers and asked for damages of ,784 billion, trillion dollars plus an additional $200,164,000. Judge Denny Chin gave Chiscolm 30 days to better explain his complaint but dismissed it finally on Oct. 23. (BBC News reported that the first amount, which is 1,784 followed by 21 zeros, is more money than exists on the planet.) Least competent criminals Michael Spagnola, 38, of Colden, N.Y., was charged with DUI in October after a sheriffs deputy stopped his car and noticed the man climbing from the drivers seat into the back. Mr. Spagnola then told the deputy (from the back seat) that, though he had been drinking, he was not the one driving. However, the deputy noted, there was no one else in the car. Cesar Lopez, 29, was arrested at the Turkey Hill Minit Market in Lebanon, Pa., in October when he emerged from a restroom looking for something inside the baseball cap he was carrying. A police officer noticed that a small baggie was stuck to the top of Lopezs forehead and speculated that Lopez had stowed the baggie (found later to contain marijuana) inside the sweatband of the cap but that when he removed the cap in the restroom, the baggie remained stuck to his head
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 Judith Liegeois Designs and Blue Pear Floral Design host the first Designers Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the parking lot behind Judith Liegeois Designs at 851 Fourth Ave. S. All proceeds will benefit Youth Havens homelessness prevention programs for children in Collier County. Among the participating interior and floral designers, clothing and home accessories merchants who will sell their wares are 50 Fifty Creative Services, Helen Febbo, Holly Manneck, Jan Borchers, Maison Auclair Shellart, Marissa Collections, Naples Wine Shop, Peach Tree Designs, Room Interior Philosophy, Regan Reed/Beautiful Home, The Garden Gallery, Ysabel LeMay and Santa Planet. Latest statistics show that there are more than 750 homeless children in Collier County. Our community leaders cannot work to put together solution-based initiatives to address an issue unless they know it exists, said Anne Dancu of Blue Pear Floral Design. As a design community, we have come together to give what we have in hopes of raising awareness of the homeless situation that is escalating every year, to the detriment of our communitys most treasured children. For more information, contact Anne Dancu at Blue Pear Floral Design, 4348822, or Bette Foster at Judith Liegeois Designs, 430-6811. Designers Flea Market will benefit programs for homeless childrenThe United Methodist Womens Group of North Naples United Methodist Church holds its holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. In addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas items and the traditional baked goods, there will be handmade quilts, childrens gifts, pre-loved jewelry, a white elephant sale and live entertainment. A tearoom and luncheon are also planned. All proceeds will benefit area childrens charities. For more information, call Jane Page at 784-5779. Holiday bazaar happens SaturdaySt. Matthews House will holds its second annual Fall Festival and Food Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Fleischmann Park in downtown Naples. Enjoy holiday shopping under the pavilion at the Thrift Store Mobile Boutique, live bluegrass music from Russ Morrison and area musicians, family holiday photography by Brian Gore, food, free games for the kids and much more. Praise FM will be on hand with chances to spin and win with its prize wheel. The St. Matthews House truck will be in the parking lot for donations of nonperishable food to replenish its pantries and for its Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meal giveaways. For more information, call Julie Clay at 298-5026. St. Matthews House plans Fall Festival and Food Drive yypgpyy ygy F or more information, call Julie Cla y at 2 9 85 026. Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESCall 239-403-3020 BOOK NOW! $ 135 ONE WAY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A15 Kids Rock the Park activities take place from 1:30-3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at the Naples Park Area Association building on the 104th Avenue North. Games, arts and crafts, fun learning activities, prize boxes, reading buddies, and holiday parties are designed for elementary school aged children. Parents must accompany their youngsters. Coming up: Nov. 15 : Walt Timony Entertainment will create balloon masterpieces, and Zumba dancer Judy Murphy will teach children a Thriller routine. Parents are asked to bring a Thanksgiving appetizer if they can. Dec. 20: Christmas cookies and ornaments made with shells. Jan. 17: Bingo for kids and grown-ups. Kids Rock the Park is part of an initiative to increase the membership of the Naples Park Area Association with activities for all ages. Membership is also open to people who live outside Naples Park. The association is seeking donations of good-quality, clean and small, gently used or new toys for its prize box (please, no stuffed animals). For more information, call the Naples Park Area Association at 5962222 or e-mail Sharon Kurtz at runaways9999@comcast. net. Kids Rock the Park LUNCH:Mon., Nov. 16th Tues., Dec. 8th 11:30 2:00 pm DINNER:Mon., Nov. 16th Thurs., Dec. 3rd Mon., Dec. 7th. 4:30 7:00 pm LOCATIONNaples Bay Resort 1500 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239-530-5106 Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Large Salads Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm, and receive another item of equal or lesser value free. Dine In ONLY. Restrictions Apply.FREE WI-FIBUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDFREE!BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDFREE!With purchase of 2 beveragesHappy HourMon thru Fri 3p-7p Mon thru Thurs 10p-2a$2 $4 $5DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTSALL WELLS & HOUSE WINESSPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Rid g e Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2aLive Music 7 Nights a Week! $5Appetizers and Small Pizzas NEWLate Night MenuFri. Sun. 10p CloseCity Oven Bar Music SOUTH STREETWould you like to sell your homegrown vegetables or try out your new business idea? North Naples United Methodist Church is accepting applications for vendors for its entrepreneur-friendly Art & Farmers Market featuring local produce, arts, crafts and homemade items. The weekly market begins Saturday, Nov. 21, and continues through Saturday, April 17. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market gives our congregation and local entrepreneurs an opportunity to promote their businesses with very little overhead and helps us service our community, coordinator Lesley Marr says. Download a vendor application at www.nnumc.org/market. For more information, call Ms. Marr at 398-8623 or e-mail Lesley@madnaples.com. Market seeks home-grown, homemade goodsThe Marine Corps League of Collier County will hold its first-ever poker run to benefit the 2009 Toys for Tots campaign on Saturday Dec. 5. The run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Naples Harley Davidson on Pine Ridge Road and end at Chrissys Bianchi Restaurant at 3340 Tamiami Trail, across from the Collier County Courthouse, with stops along the way at Freds Diner, The Bean at Ave Maria, Iron Rhino Saloon and Homer Helters Military Emporium. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 per bike and a new, unwrapped toy to Toys for Tods. There is also a $10 passenger fee. For more information, call Bob Kemp at 566-2416. Marine Corps League poker run
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 The 20th annual Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade is set to launch along a new route at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Decorated in a Caribbean theme, the boats will stage in the area of Naples Boat Club and Naples Sailing & Yacht Club and will ply the waters south to the Naples City Dock, where they will pass in review before a committee of judges before continuing down the bay to just north of marker 27 (approximately at the end of Royal Harbor), where they will turn around to head north up the bay to Pinchers Crab Shack at Tin City and the Gordon River Bridge. Prime viewing spots will be Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kellys Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant and Cove Inn. The new route will not pass Bayview Park. The Captains Meeting, a requirement for all who wish to participate, is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Pinchers Crab Shack.The holiday boat parade is sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation and MarineMax of Naples to benefit The Ricky King Fund, a foundation that since 1978 has provided financial support for the medical needs of local children. Other sponsors include America Marine Fuel, Sea Tow Naples, Pinchers Crab Shack at Tin City, City of Naples, The Boat House Restaurant, Riverwalk & The Dock Restaurants, Caf La Mer & Bistro and Kellys Fish House.Frank Perrucci, president of MIACC, is chairman of the parade. Entry forms are available at the MIACC office as well as online at www.miacc.org. For more information, call 261-0882 or e-mail director@ miacc.org. Festive boats will ply new route for 20th annual holiday parade 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BayPrime Rib dinner Just $14.95November 6thBrunch is $11.95Carved Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib plus all the fixings and trimmings,$24.95Reservations needed, call 384-6166.Thanksgiving Buffet in Naples newest clubOPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town All Reasonable Offers Considered! Vanities from $399 Patio Sets from $275some exclusions may apply3.50% 12 MONTH NO PENALTY, NO FEES NO LONG TERMS!ONE YEAR FIXED ANNUITYCall our Naples Ofce at:(239) 403-SAFE (7233)SAFE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, LLCPatrick EsceMember of the National Ethics BureauRates are backed by the claims paying ability of the issuing company and are not guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. Rates subject to change. The Friends of Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve are holding a Fakahatchee Coastal Cruise complete with a gourmet picnic and talk about the areas rich history on Saturday, Nov. 21. Participants will meet at 1 p.m. at Everglades National Park in Everglades City and will be ferried to Fakahatchee Island by Everglades National Park Boat Tours for a guided walk. The group will return to Everglades City by 6 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the outer islands west of Chokoloskee in Fakahatchee Bay and to see the Ten Thousand Islands ecology, which has not changed in more than 50 years. Tickets are $90 per person, and space is limited. For more information and reservations, call 695-2905 or visit www. friendsoffakahatchee.org. Learn about fascinating Fakahatchee area
Alligator, Manatee, Crow and Vulture are the puppet stars in the all-new environment education program at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The puppet series designed for children ages 3-5 begins Tuesday, Nov. 24, in conjunction with the Mommy and Me program in the auditorium at the Conservancy Nature Center. Subsequent programs, all running Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m., are set for Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $12 for mom and child Conservancy members and $4 for each additional child; non-members pay $15 for mom and child and $5 for each additional child. Fun and factual, each 20-minute sbow is designed to teach youngsters about animals in Southwest Florida, including what they eat, how they find food and shelter and why they are so important to our environment. Nature activities, games and sometimes a live animal encounter follow each puppet show. In Natural Caf on Nov. 24, the chef greets Alligator, Manatee, Crow and Vulture for a special diner (just for the animals) that explains what wild animals eat and how their diet compares with our own. This show features a live animal. In Water, Water Everywhere on Dec. 1, the audience will learn how and why water is essential for life as they follow Alligator, Manatee, Crow and Vulture on their quest for water. Theyll learn why Southwest Floridas water habitats are so important and why the animals are counting on people to help preserve them. Wheres Wildlife? is the title of the Dec. 8 show in which Conservancy naturalists will follow Alligator, Manatee, Crow and Vulture to learn what their homes look like, why they are so special and why they need us all to help protect them. The final show on Dec. 15 is about Critter Care in an animal hospital. Alligator, Manatee, Crow and Vulture face many dangers out in the wild and become patients at the Conservancys clinic. Children will learn about the most common wildlife injuries and see how animals are cared for as well as what they can do to help. Registration in advance is required for each program. Sign up on line at www.conservancy.org or by calling 262-0304, ext. 266. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Conservancy Nature Center are at 1450 Merrihue Drive off of Goodlette Road. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A17 Conservancys Mommy and Me puppet shows teach kids about Southwest Florida wildlife 2ctw Diamond Stud Earrings 20% MORE CASH 15% OFFAny Jewelry PurchaseWhen you sell your Gold and Diamonds 14Kt Diamond 1/2Ctw Peace Sign P endant Bright ~White~ Lively Bright ~White~ Lively$3,99500 $49500Set in 14Kt Expires 10/31/2009 Expires 10/31/2009
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 Florida Everblades vs. Toledo Walleye Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14th at 7:30 p.m. 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 THE BLADES BATTLE IT OUT!!!When it comes to bugs, its all about balancing good and badCalling insects beneficial seems contradictory. Most of us think of insects as bad bugs. We buy bug spray and pesticides hoping insects will disappear for good. Think about the saying, Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. Lets consider what would happen if all bugs went away. Only 1 percent of the more than 1 million species of insects worldwide are considered pests; the other 99 percent are vital in our food chain. Insects feed birds, fish and other animals. Bees and butterflies pollinate fruit and vegetables. Insects that burrow aerate soil and break down organic material (such as leaves) that adds nutrients to Floridas sandy soil. We use more pesticides here in Florida than any other state except one. Pesticides are poisonous to insects, our environment and to us if we dont use them carefully. Most pesticides are not selective. They do not differentiate between a beneficial honeybee and an aphid. There are times when we need pesticides, but we must weigh the hazards against the benefits. Sometimes we use a pesticide when it isnt needed. Yellow leaves on hibiscus and gardenia can be due to nutrient deficiency and soil conditions; no pesticide necessary. White spots on African violet leaves are often caused by water damage; again, no pesticide needed. Young palm fronds appear eaten and are really damaged by wind or too much fertilizer; no need for pesticides here, either. Just because an insect is on a plant doesnt mean its causing harm. Many of us know lady beetles (bugs) are good bugs. There are many species in Florida. Both adults and larvae feed on aphids, mites, immature scales and some insects. I dont know many people who are fond of spiders, but all spiders eat a wide variety of annoying insects, including mosquitoes. One of the most beneficial insects is the lacewing. These delicate green insects with golden eyes eat aphids and scale insects. Those pesky earwigs you find around sinks and tubs in your house are also beneficial. They feed on chinch bugs and the mole crickets that plague your lawn. Parasitic wasps help control overabundance of many insects. There are 2,000 kinds of parasitic wasps in Florida. They keep any one insect species from taking over an area. Sometimes good bugs are mistaken for lookalike bad bugs. One example is the larvae of the lady beetle, which look like the harmful mealy bug. Lady beetle larvae move about by themselves while mealy bugs are in clusters. Stinkbugs with spurs on their backs eat bad bugs. Stinkbugs without spurs might eat your garden. The common praying mantis is big and looks scary but eats many pest insects. So do assassin bugs, which attack flying insects and are particularly beneficial in gardens. Its all about balance. To keep the balance, any changes we make to natural systems need to be slow ones. And as weve learned, sometimes no change is needed at all. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTOThe beneficial lacewing eats aphids and scale insects. Guided trips resume soonGuided day and moonlight canoe trips and hikes resume for the season in December at Collier-Seminole State Park. The rst moonlight trip is Tuesday, Dec. 1; the rst day trip is Wednesday, Dec. 2; and the rst night hike is Monday, Dec. 14. Call 392-3397 for more information. In the meantime: >>Rent a canoe: Paddle down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest toward the Gulf of Mexico. Rentals available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. >>Hike 11 miles of trails: Experience pine atwoods, cypress areas and rare royal palm hammocks. One of three trails is interpretative, another allows for off-road biking, and a third has a remote campsite. Be sure to stop to register at the ranger station for the two longer trails and call ahead to reserve the campsite. Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The park also offers picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and a chance to see the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. Entrance to the park is 20200 U.S. 41 East, eight miles east of Highway 951. Park entrance fee is $4 for up to eight people in a car; there is an additional fee for camping.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A19 NNUMC Art & Farmer's Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Seeking Vendors for 2009-2010 SeasonNov. 21-April 17th Saturdays ~ 7:30am-2pmIf your product is homemade or homegrown we want you in our Market!www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 Fort Myers Capt. Steve Waugh told me recently about fishing in the early s as a boy and seeing hundreds of sawfish, a funny looking fish that has a bill-like feature that looks like, of course, a saw. These fish are about 2 feet long when theyre born and can grow to 20 feet and 700 pounds. Fast forward to the early s, when Capt. Randall Marsh moved here postcollege to try his hand as a fishing guide while he figured out what career to pursue. He never left the water, and in his 15 years of guiding has seen only three sawfish, including one he caught and released earlier this month and shared photos of with Florida Weekly.The two guides stories of the oncenumerous-and-now-scarce sawfish are, sadly, becoming more typical. But the state is thankful to anglers such as Mr. Waugh and Mr. Marsh and others who are helping document sightings of Floridas smalltooth sawfish, which is now on the endangered species list. You might have seen the fliers posted at area boat ramps and tackle shops. A sketch of one of these crazy looking fish by Sarah Erickson appears below the headline Sawfish Hotline. Thing is, seeing a sketch is not at all like seeing the real fish. When Mr. Marsh hooked one while he was fishing at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, he asked his client, Norman Landsdale of Mount Sterling, Ky., to snap some pictures. The resulting series of images is quite exceptional to see. The 42-inch fish struck Mr. Marshs live bait a pilchard with its tail cut off took one run and did a 360 around the boat. When Mr. Marsh jumped in the shallow water and grabbed its tail, Mr. Landsdale hit the shutter. I know theyre endangered and didnt want to bring it into the boat; I really wanted a photo, Mr. Marsh said. It was an aggressive fish. I thought itd be like a shark you could arch its back and it wouldnt be able to come all the way around. But it wasnt like that, he said. The fish felt like sandpaper a sharkishstingray-ish feel. That makes sense. Sawfish swim like sharks but are actually more closely related to rays, in part because their gill slits are on the bottom of their bodies like stingrays. They use their saw to disrupt the bottom and stir up prey. They also slash through schools of small fish, stunning or cutting them before they gobble them up. That saw also is used for defense against the sawfishs primary predator: sharks. The reason for the species decline off Florida and U.S. shores is because sawfish often were caught as bycatch in commercial and recreational fisheries and because they dont reproduce very rapidly. They were easily and often unintentionally captured because their saws would become entangled in fishing nets. Sawfish were often landed in recreational fisheries because their saw was a popular trophy item. So they disappeared. The three spots where Mr. Marsh has seen sawfish all were within sight of each other where the Caloosahatchee flows into San Carlos Bay. Thats also where Mr. Waugh recalls seeing hundreds of the comic-book-looking fish in the s. Mr. Marsh, who is on the water 250 days a year, still cant believe he saw one so close. He reported the fish to the state and sent in photos. He received three calls back within 24 hours from representative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Sawfish Encounter Data Base. I didnt read my horoscope that day, but I feel lucky to have caught one, to have a picture with one, he said. I imagine the state feels lucky to have those photos and the report, too. Although scientists are studying sawfish statewide, the federally funded research project under way focuses on Southwest Florida. Theres a general lack of biological and ecological information on the fish, so it makes it hard for scientists to determine how to help the species recover. Anglers and boaters who sight sawfish are asked to call the hotline at (941) 2557403 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can get information about how to properly handle them at http://research.myfwc. com/sawfish. Betsy Clayton is a freelancer based on Pine Island and also is Lee County Parks & Recreations waterways coordinator. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A21 Lack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges many cancer patients face, and the American Cancer Society needs more volunteers willing to help patients get to treatment. Many patients need daily or weekly cancer care, and some patients dont have a car or are too sick to drive. Thats where American Cancer Society volunteers come in. The Road to Recovery program connects volunteer drivers with patients in need of a ride to treatment. Volunteers need a valid drivers license, a safe and reliable vehicle and proof of adequate automobile insurance. They will also undergo a brief training session. The next training session in Naples is coming up Tuesday, Nov. 17. To find out more about Road to Recovery, or to learn about other volunteer opportunities with the local office of the American Cancer Society, call (800) 2272345. Volunteers needed to drive cancer patients to treatment 20% OFF DR.PETERJ.CURCIONEOsteopathicphysician Boardcertifiedorthopaedicsurgeon Specializinginminimallyinvasivehipreplacementsurgery 2745SwampCabbageCourt,Suite305FortMyers,FL339013400LeeBoulevard,LehighAcres,FL (239)368-8277RELIEVINGPAIN.RESTORINGMOBILITY. APARTNEROFATHLETICORTHOPAEDICRECONSTRUCTIONCENTER FREEEDUCATIONALSEMINARREFRESHMENTSWILLBESERVED.SPACEISLIMITED. Areyouconcernedaboutlossofmobilityandlifestyle? Areyousufferingfromhippain? LEADINGORTHOPAEDICSURGEONPETERCURCIONEISNOW OFFERINGALESSINVASIVEAPPROACHTOHIPREPLACEMENTTHAT GETSYOUBACKTOYOURACTIVELIFESTYLEMOREQUICKLY. Muscle-friendly L essinvasive Lesspain Lessscarring FasterrecoveryThebenefitsofanterior approachtohip replacementinclude: Toscheduleyourreservation fortheNovember19seminar, pleasecall239-368-8277Every 70 seconds, someone in the United States will develop Alzheimers disease. Although there is no cure and the disease is fatal, new treatments are on the horizon as a result of accelerating insight into the biology of the disease. Research has shown that effective care and support can improve quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease from diagnosis to the end of life, says Colin Marshall, executive director of Harbor Memory Care of North Collier.Cruise for a Cure, sponsored by Harbor Memory Care and Cruise Naples, among others, will set sail from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, to raise funds for The Alzheimers Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Boarding will begin at 4:15 p.m. on the M/V Double Sunshine at Tin City. The 110-foot open-air yacht will set out on a 90-minute sunset cruise through Naples Bay, past the waterfront estates of Port Royal. Refreshments onboard will be provided by Catermasters of Naples, and entertainment will be by Jeannie Upton. The Alzheimers Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimers disease through the advancement of research and to provide and enhance care and support for those who are affected. The cost of Cruise for a Cure is $39 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling Mr. Marshall at 5140300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cruise for a CureCarol Ambrosini, the new owner of Salon Delphine, is holding an open house and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The salon is at 7700 Tamiami Trail N. The event will honor the memory of Mari Rothman, the former owner of the salon, who recently lost her battle with cancer. Mari was a true inspiration to everyone and is also deserving of much appreciation for her business achievements. Because of her, I am very proud to carry on the name of the Salon Delphine, Ms. Ambrosini says. The public is welcome. For more information, call the salon at 566-9907. Salon celebration will benefit American Cancer Society 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Limit 1 per coupon. Good thru 11\19\09 Limit 1 per customer. Good thru 11\19\09Must present coupon at time of purchase.Free Wynns French BaguetteFree Bella Famigilia Pasta Sauce$25.00 or more Grocery Order $25.00 or more Grocery OrderAssorted Styles 24 oz Jar
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 HEALTHY LIVING Your kid is feverish and feeling crummy but you cant get through to your pediatrician to make an appointment or ask advice. Its a scene being repeated around the country as medical offices are inundated with calls from worried moms and dads. There is definitely a high level of anxiety in the community but in the overwhelming majority of cases the children can be kept at home and be treated like any other winter flu, said David Roer, a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Dr. Roer said he and his colleagues are now into the fifth week of seeing viral-like illness and influenza, and have extended office hours as a result. Concerned parents whose children are truly ill, he added, should definitely keep calling. Dr. Roer said many of the current calls, however, relate to the availability of the H1N1 vaccine and that getting that vaccine is not an immediate emergency. Bill Wharton, spokesperson for Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, said the key issue is whether or not your childs flu symptoms are normal or out of the ordinary. Were trying not to overwhelm the medical system whether that be the hospitals or the pediatrician offices by sending kids that can be taken care of at home to those offices. Ordinary symptoms may include fever, sore throat, abdominal achiness, some vomiting. These children can be treated at home: just give them plenty of rest, feed them well, give them plenty of liquids so they dont become dehydrated, said Mr. Wharton. A child who is dehydrated may have a decrease in tears, saliva, urine, and may not be drinking. Dr. Roer said valid reasons to make an appointment, in addition to dehydration, include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and lethargy.When you have a high fever your child will appear lethargic, he explained, but if you give them Tylenol or Motrin to lower their temperature and the child is less lethargic and becomes more alert, thats not as concerning.Dr. Roer said it is always best to be seen by your childs own doctor. Youll sit in a hospital waiting room for hours and hours, and your physician knows your childs history and any other complications, he said. Betsy Woods, public relations manager for Childrens Medical Center of Dayton, said the hospital is also advising concerned parents to contact their pediatrician or family doctor. Were seeing a 60 percent increase in patients in the emergency room and our two urgent care centers, and most of these kids coming in could be treated at home, she said. I completely understand that parents are nervous, but they should try to treat symptoms at home unless their child has an underlying condition such as asthma, diabetes or heart problems. Then, I would definitely watch your child closely and call the doctor or come into the hospital if there are concerns. Phone lines at a docs office are busiest, Dr. Roer said, for the first two hours after the office opens, so parents are better off trying later in the day. Mr. Wharton said a child who is coughing up heavy mucus or blood or has extremities that are turning bluish, should definitely be seen. If they need medical attention and cant get into their physicians office, you should go to the emergency room, he advised. Dr. Roer said he always tells parents to listen to their gut instincts. If you think its an emergency and you just know in your heart somethings not right, have your child seen. Tips can help you get through u seasonCOURTESY PHOTOMedical offices around the country have noted many of the calls they receive relate to the availability of the H1N1 vaccine, and those calls are preventing parents with truly ill children from getting through to make an appointment.BY MEREDITH MOSS ________________________Special To Florida Weekly SMART TALK Naples Community Hospital meets infectious disease challengesInfectious diseases have been the scourge of mankind since the beginning of time. Unfortunately, the bugs are getting smarter and more resilient, which means we must continue to be vigilant in fighting infections. (Overall, societys best defense against infectious diseases is the use of effective sanitation our sewer systems.) At Naples Community Hospital we are very much on the case to prevent hospital-acquired infections and limit the spread of harmful germs. We use a multitude of best practices that we either create, copy and/or share with other leaders in preventing infection. Led by LeAnna Hatcher, R.N., our Infection Control Committee meets regularly to plot strategy and direct execution of these best practices. One important focus, as simple as it sounds, is hand washing. Ironically, most hospitals have found it difficult to hard wire hand washing in their facilities. At NCH, our hand-washing performance is measured at the 90th percentile before and after patient contact as well as after contact with surfaces and after glove removal. Individual staff compliance with hand hygiene protocols is at the 80th percentile downtown and the 90th percentile at the North Naples campus. These results are good, but we can improve. Consequently, we are rekindling our hand hygiene campaign to coincide with new Precautions and Hand Hygiene Policy/Procedures. This will emphasize the key five moments for hand hygiene: (1) before touching a patient, (2) before/after a clean/aseptic procedure, (3) after body fluid exposure, (4) after touching a patient and (5) after touching patient surroundings. (If youre a patient, please ask anyone caring for you to wash before and after touching.) Beyond this renewed initiative, we are participating with a Florida Hospital Association collaborative, led by ICU Microsystem Director Jon Kling, to prevent central line bloodstream infections. This effort will assist ICU patients, who typically have intravenous lines placed into the larger blood vessels closer to the center of the body. They require this access for large amounts of fluids, including blood transfusions, medicines to maintain blood pressure and/or to treat other conditions such as infections. Our goal is to eliminate infections that could spread to a patients whole body. Beyond infections, we are also focused on H1N1 flu. Happily, we have had no ICU admissions at NCH, nor have we had any deaths in Collier County due to flu. On average, we have averaged fewer than 10 admissions per week with flu or complications and about 250 emergency room visits per week, particularly from the younger age groups. R.N.s Mark Pitts and Cindi Lukacs and their able team have distributed almost 800 doses of H1N1 vaccine over the past two weeks and 1,500 doses of seasonal flu vaccine. We started by offering preventive vaccines to high-risk colleagues and then opened limited supplies to everyone. Like the rest of the nation, we are short of the vaccine now, but we expect to be resupplied soon. I suspect in a couple years H1N1 will appear throughout the world, as it probably has in the past century, and our current seasonal flu will become relatively dormant. One reason for the relatively low incidence of H1N1 among over-60-year-olds is that this age group was probably exposed when they were growing up. Meanwhile, NCH continues to meet the infectious disease challenges. Remember: Wash your hands. Allen Weiss, M.D., is president and CEO of Naples Community Hospital. a s p d t c allenWEISS email@example.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A23 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session In celebration of the grand opening of the Naples Botanical Garden, The Living Garden has been performing throughout the area. A reflection of the beauty and elements of the Garden, walking vines and life-sized orchids will welcome the community to the ribbon cutting at the Garden at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The celebration continues with music and activities for the entire family from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.The Living Garden is an award-winning live performance company produced by 2nd Nature Productions Inc. with offices in Florida and California. Performances have a high visual impact resonating in the realm of beauty and mystery. Movement-based but character-driven, The Living Garden is a unique niche in the entertainment world and has been seen at events across the United States and internationally, including The Grammys, Russell Simmonss Art For Life fundraiser and the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, where they received the Coup de Coeur (Peoples Choice Award). The Living Garden appearance schedule in conjunction with the grand opening of Naples Botanical Garden includes: T hursday, Nov. 12 N oon to 1 p.m., Coconut Point mall 2-6 p.m., Waterside Shops F riday, Nov. 13 6 p .m., outside the restaurants at Mercato S aturday, Nov. 14 11 a.m., g rand opening at Naples Botanical Garden S unday, Nov. 15 9 a.m. t o 5 p.m., in the Garden The world-class Garden includes cultivated gardens of Brazil, the Caribbean and a hands-on interactive Childrens Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats. The main components opening this coming weeknd are: The Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden, including the Pfeffer-Beach Butterfly House; the Brazilian Garden; the Kapnick Caribbean Garden; the Mary and Stephen Byron Smith River of Grass; and the Preserve, including the Collier Enterprises South Wetlands, James and Linda White Birding Tower and Smith Uplands.The original concept for Naples Botanical Garden was developed 15 years ago by a small group gathered at the Naples Library. Six years later, with the support of Harvey Kapnick, the Kapnick Foundation and Collier Enterprises, the 170-acre property was purchased and dreams took the important first step toward reality. Construction of this first phase took 17 months. Ellin Goetz, principal of Naples-based Goetz + Stropes Landscape Architects Inc. is the overall coordinating landscape architect of the new Garden. It is anticipated that the remaining gardens, the Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden and Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden, will open in 2010. The Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, a partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, is also slated to open in 2010. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. The Naples Botanical Garden comes to life, literallySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The Brazilian Gardens Left: Nature comes to life in The Living Garden, a stunning display of visual images and illusions.
Mothers, Grandmothers, Friends and Children join us as we celebrate the season with a fun and fancy tea time filled with holiday music, yummy tea sandwiches and treats, a childrens fashion show, story time by Mrs. Claus, crafts, photos, and much more. To benefit ...Supporting Southwest Floridas ONLY pediatric oncology/hematology clinic between Tampa and Miami Pre-paid reservations $40 per person. Due by November 18, 2009. Call Barbaras Friends at (239) 985-3550. (through Lee Memorial Health System Foundation) LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATIONS STATE REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH14406. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. (Fathers/Grandpas are welcome to socialize in the lounge area. No reservations required. Food and beverage may be ordered from the menu in the lounge.) Smart Casual/Holiday attire Children are welcome to wear their princess or holiday dress and bring their favorite teddy bear. Hosted by 799 Walkerbilt Rd, Naples Off US 41 between Immokalee Rd. and Wiggins Pass Choose either Friday, November 27 or Saturday, November 28 2:00 4:30pm www.TeddyBearTeaParty.org SPECIAL MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY SE ACREST SCHOOL CHORUS (FRIDAY) AND SWEET ADELINES (SATURDAY) CHILDRENS FASHIONS PROVIDED BY BETH MONE, LU LU BELLE, AND INCREDIBLE ME! SEATING LIMITED CALL TODAY!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 Pets of the Week >>Trickie is a 3-year-old terrier mix. Hes a sweet dog who puts a smile on everyones face. His adoption fee is $75. >>Patch is a 7-month-old border collie mix. Active and strong, she will be a great pet. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Katie is about 18 months old. Shes very bright and a bit shy until she gets to know you. Her adoption fee is $55. >>Bombay is 2 years old. Serene and quite regal, he strikes a handsome pose. His adoption fee is $55. Pets traveling as baggage or cargo need a hard-sided carrier for their protection. PET TALES Preparation key to safe air travel for petsPlanning air travel with a pet? Before your pet flies: Talk to the airline. Youll need a reservation, need to know where and when your pet has to be presented, and what papers youll need to bring. Airlines charge extra even for those pets who fly in a carry-on bag, so ask about fees in advance so you wont be surprised. Be sure your pet is in good health. Air travel isnt recommended for elderly or ill animals, and is likewise ill-advised for the pug-nosed breeds of dogs and cats. Contrary to popular belief, its generally safer for your pet not to be tranquilized before flying. Talk to your veterinarian. For pets wholl be traveling in the cargo hold, use a hard-sided carrier designed for air travel, and make sure its in good condition and all bolts are tight. Youll need food and water bowls, and bagged food duct-taped to the top of the carrier. Pets small enough to ride in the passenger cabin will be more comfortable in a softsided carrier. Consider travel conditions. Dont ship your pet when the weather is extreme or when air traffic is heaviest. Some airlines offer terminal-to-plane transport in climatecontrolled vans. Ask what provisions will be made to protect your pet and when the airlines will not allow your pet to fly because of weather conditions. Choose a direct flight. If thats not possible, try for a route with a single connection and a short layover. Direct flights eliminate layovers, and short layovers reduce the time on the ground. dollar beauty, crowned with a $4.2 million tiara made by her owner, a Thai jewelry designer. The designer wanted to do something special for his 15-yearold dog and had a crown made for her from precious stones handed down to him from his mother. The crown took two months to make and is crafted out of titanium and 250 carats of emeralds and diamonds. British pets are also experiencing the struggles of a poor economy. Last year the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported the number of abandoned animals increasing by 57 percent. Britons have also increased their inquiries about giving up their pets by 52 percent. The United Kingdoms best-known animal rescue center, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, in South London, is struggling to fit in more animals: Last December the charity reported taking in more than 1,000 more pets than it had the previous year. One drug-detection dog wasnt at all slowed down by a novel attempt at distraction: The 31 pounds of marijuana the dog flagged were stashed in bags of dog food. The El Paso, Texas, drug dog wasnt deterred by the smell of dinner, resulting in the arrest of the 25-year-old Juarez, Mexico, man driving the dog food-loaded car. Cats receive only half of the health care protection that dogs do, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. In another study by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, pet owners with at least one dog and one cat in their household said they were more attached to the dog than the cat by a 3-to-1 margin. A third of pet owners surveyed believe its more critical to take a dog than a cat for a wellness exam with their veterinarian, an alarming statistic as cats are less likely to show signs of sickness or pain than dogs. One Maltese is now a million-Cats shortchanged by many pet owners To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NEWS A27 Rx firstname.lastname@example.org I remember not being here. I know that I have awakened from this dream. When I let myself, I cherish this wafting merely emergent experience, not graspable even at the periphery let alone in the magnificence of its essentially subtle core. I must have been let out then, in my remembering, like hot gas and vapor escaping from volcanic fumarole, let out like pants rescued from a being too tight. Everyone needs an outlet. Perhaps some find refuge in outlet malls or via media outlets or afloat on the outlet of streams flowing from lakes. Let me be out front: All these possibilities leave me down and out. I search for the out and outer outlet, the outlet not covered by protective cap. The massive metaphysical complexity should be no surprise in a world that sports no less than 13 types of electrical outlet. There are flat prongs and round prongs, in v-shapes and parallel. There are earth connections, male and female, round and flat. And there are outlets without earth connection. There are plugs to match each, hopefully to match, somewhere if not here. It can be a struggle to match even clearly defined physical entities on familiar ground, let alone when not MUSINGS Let alone 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.being simply here in this dream. I know I let it all hang out; I let it rip; I let myself go; I let it fly. I vent. Perhaps birds can fly because of their singular vent, their all-purpose cloaca interface. The usual perception of our human anatomical interface is much more complex, let alone the amazing theory of Anne Fausto-Sterling. She defines three sexes more than the usual female and male. Herms have both testes and ovaries; ferms have ovaries and some aspect of male genitalia; and merms have male genitals with some aspect of female genitalia. Ms. FaustoSterling cites that 17 out of every 1,000 births are intersexed, that is, do not fit the expected sexual anatomy. Who can classify the subtle anatomical differences, let alone the meanings given those differences? And how could all that be spoken? Certain etymological paradoxes suggest how much is not revealed by language, let alone fully comprehended. Let us consider the word let. There are two Old English roots of this short and ostensibly simple word. The first, lettan, means to delay or hinder. The other root, laetan, means to permit, to allow. The current meaning of this little word escapes me, like Schrodingers cat let out of its bag. The purr of the word never lets up, never lets down. It merely sublets meanings to contexts that use it and then lets bygones be. How can I let up, let alone let on, revealing the secret I do not want to keep from you, let alone from myself. How can I let myself rise from the merely somnolent, let alone from the grasp of Morpheus embrace? Perhaps the only vent that avails, that lets this enterprise, is found at the deepest ocean bottom. Hydrothermal vent, fissure in ocean floor near mid-ocean ridge, is outlet for super-heated mineral rich water. In this 176 Fahrenheit degree environ, chemosynthetic bacteria provide food to life forms who let go of the usual reasonable direct reliance on the sun for sustenance. These bacteria create food from sulfur compounds for giant tube worms, clams, limpets, and snails. Sulfur is not toxic here, let alone the usual stuff of fire and brimstone fear. This pirate cannot let alone this outlet context, let alone not see here the feat of primal memory, this fete of imagination, that some see as the hole outlet that let out all earth life in the early time. And then we let on we didnt mind, we let in we dont mind, and we let out we do. In emphasizing the improbability of contrasting examples could we simply create mind outlet, let alone let live in and bask in the bliss which is by nature never let alone? How can you let me tell you, one on one, let alone embrace us as the one we are always becoming?
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On the moveSee whos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B4 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance CBIA holiday toy driveBuilders gather at Blue Martini, and Scion fans get their Freak On. B8 A new Vineyards modelPremier Builders opens the Donatello coach home. B9 Money is always a sensitive subject, but in todays economy its even more so as people worry about jobs, investments and everyday living expenses. Pam Krueger, creator and co-host of MoneyTrack, which airs in Naples at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on PBS, helps the average working person decipher confusing financial jargon and understand the right approach to investing. Ms. Krueger, who will spend a few days in Naples after presenting at the American Public Televisions Fall Marketplace Conference on Sanibel, gave Florida Weekly an inside look at what issues season three of her popular program will tackle. As she explained, the show is about personal finance, but the emphasis is on investing because of the general confusion and lack of good information thats out there. MoneyTrack gets its message across by featuring real people and real stories. Our stories reflect whats going on, she said, noting that it has covered all the crises from the credit, housing and bank crises to the overall fiscal crisis. For instance, hedge funds are constantly touted as the way to invest and generate high returns in a relatively short time period. After initially refusing to go on camera, Ms. Krueger eventually convinced a few hedge fund managers to explain how hedge funds operate and what their fees really are. What the upcoming show reveals is that enormous fees are charged and that the results of the super wealthy are really not any better than the market averages we allHost of MoneyTrack on PBS hints at whats coming upSEE POWER POINTS, B4 POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS email@example.com The hassle-free way to own a boat is to share it The high cost and hassles of boat ownership is even more off-putting when you consider the amount of time people find to use their boats. Its easy to rack up thousands of dollars a year in slip fees and maintenance costs alone, but owners of mid-sized motorboats use their vessels an average of 50 hours a year. Yacht owners enjoy their investment an average of 75 hours per year, according to Boat U.S., a trade organization. Thats why fractional ownership companies are becoming more popular. They generally allow four to eight people to become part-owners of a boat, in effect forming a partnership. Members make a commitment to pay their part of the cost for a period of time and share the boat with the other owners. Their commitment can vary from a month to three years or more, depending on the company they sign up with. Michael Haney is a fractional owner of a mid-sized motorboat, a 32-foot Regulator, through Signature Yacht Shares. The company started in Destin last year and is in the process of opening a new location at Salty Sams Marina on Fort Myers Beach. The purchase price, insurance, storage fees, maintenance everything but gas and supplies used is taken care of. Signature Shares keeps the boat clean, stocked and ready to go. All Mr. Haney has to do is schedule a time to use the boat and show up. Quite frankly, it is very reassuring that (the boat) is not all mine, said Mr. Haney, 59. Thats just a waste of resources. Like other part owners with Signature, Mr. Haney pays a fixed amount over a three-year period. After that, he can opt out. With Signature, a mid-sized motor yacht costing $200,000 goes for $25,000 per share. A share of Signatures $5 million, 75-foot Viking yacht goes for $375,000. Larger boats come with a captain and crew. Its too early to say which boats will be available for fractional ownership at the Salty Sams location on Fort Myers Beach, said owner Matt Condon. But its the same concept. Weve congested the maintenance, the crew cost, insurance, dockage, maintenance, repairs all the things that make it a hassle to own a boat, he said. Those little costs that creep up on you. We try to mimic the positives of owning a boat, while taking advantage of the cost savings of fractional ownership. The only thing were not willing to do BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE BOAT SHARING, B15 COURTESY PHOTOMatt Condon, owner of Destin-based Signature Yacht Shares, is expanding with a new location on Fort Myers Beach. KRUEGER
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Asset Sale Hair Salon (4) Catering & Sandwich Shop Restaurant w/Beer & Wine Casino/Arcade Entertainment Company SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY ___________________________news@ oridaweekly.com BUSINESS PROFILE Most people avoid risk. Mark McCaw thrives on managing it. He examines it, measures it and minimizes the risk for his clients, working to maximize the return on their financial investments. He uses his experience, expertise and professional resources to guide his decisions. Weekdays, Mr. McCaw is senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for The McCaw Wealth Management Group of UBS Financial Services in Bonita Springs. During his nearly twodecade career in wealth management, Mr. McCaw has found he is happiest and works most effectively by developing personal relationships with his clients. He and his partners, Bill Clegg and Diane Lepola, share a philosophy of providing complete financial strategies that help clients live their dreams. Along with similar outlooks on investments and financial planning, the three share a passion for client service and a commitment to their community. Their skills and personalities complement one another, and they work as a team, backed by two senior registered client service associates. The team, which has more than 75 years of financial planning experience, recently spent three days in Boston for UBS training held exclusively for Signature teams, the highest performers among UBS branches. Mr. McCaw has worked in Bonita Springs since 1994. One of his earliest contacts was Rex Sims, owner of Heaven Scent Flowers, who introduced him to the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Since then, Mr. McCaw has served as president, secretary and treasurer of the Rotary Club, chair of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, chair of the foundations of both Rotary and the chamber, president of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office and coordinator of a variety of projects including Shots for Tots and the Mardi Gras Charity Gala & Auction. Weekends, he exercises a different area of expertise. A USA Swimming official, he is certified to referee both pool and open-water competitions at the highest national levels. He also is one of a handful of Americans certified as an open-water official with the Swiss-based Fdration Internationale de Natation. His refereeing duties have taken him from Guam earlier this year for the Junior PanPacific Swimming Championships to Manhattan during Labor Day weekend for the FINA 10km World Cup Open Water races. He swam competitively as a youngster, and his interest was renewed when his daughter, Jackie, showed promise as a swimmer when she was 8 years old. While Mr. McCaw enjoyed the swim meets, he remembers spending all day at the pool to watch his three children swim for only a few minutes. Refereeing was a great way to get involved and stay busy at the meets. The meets can be grueling, particularly during Florida summers; some include 10 sessions held over four or five days. Although a coach or meet director organizes each event, Mr. McCaw is in charge of the actual meet and responsible for logistics, problems and all things unexpected. Hes proud that good sportsmanship is expected, and the rare parental outburst is not tolerated by the competitors or by the crowd. During his 12 years of officiating all as a volunteer he has followed the careers of many youngsters who developed into Olympic competitors. Although his position as an official keeps the relationships somewhat detached, he says he knows many of the swimmers most people watch during important televised meets. Mr. McCaw and his wife, Karen, love to travel and sometimes use meets as vacation opportunities, staying for a few days to explore event locations. Hunting for great local restaurants is a favorite pastime. The McCaws have three children: Christina studies nursing at FGCU; Jackie is a freshman at the University of Central Florida; and Richard is a sophomore at Bishop Verot High School. They are also hosting Gui, a Brazilian Rotary exchange student. How does Mr. McCaw juggle work, civic duties, his refereeing responsibilities and his family? He credits the support of Karen, who was 16 years old when they first met in Lexington, Ky. They married several years later, and Karen worked in banking while he studied business administration, finance and economics at University of Kentucky. Bullish about the U.S. and global economies, he describes current conditions as a healthy, natural cleansing process one that the strongest, best companies in the world will survive. He feels that 2009 is not the time to sell. If you invest money in the market today, five years from now, youll be very happy you did, he says. The key is not timing the market, but time in the market. Work, community, family: Mark McCaw dives into it all COURTESY PHOTOMark McCaw
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Robert Thomas Mongillo has joined Weber Design Group as project manager. A Naples resident since 1995, Mr. Mongillo holds a bachelors degree in architectural engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has worked in design and construction for developers and residential designers on projects of all sizes. Major General Mike Coyne (Ret.) has been named chairman of the American Military Veterans Education Fund cabinet at Hodges University. Gen. Coyne succeeds Joseph Frazier, who remains as a member of the cabinet. He began his military career in 1959 as an enlisted member of the New York Air National Guard. He was subsequently commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1962 and served on active duty from 1964 until 1967. Upon his release from active duty, Gen. Coyne served in Marine Corps Reserve units, holding command and staff billets of ever-increasing responsibility. He was promoted to the rank of major general in 1992 and was appointed deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs/ chief of staff in 1995. The mission of the cabinet is to help raise awareness and funds for the education of returning veterans. 99.3 WJBX-FM in Southwest Florida. Mr. Garrett takes over from Matt Johnson, who remains program director for the companys 103.9 WXKB-FM. John Cassio has been named program director of Beasleys 770 WWCN-AM station.Nina CampbellDixon has been appointed operations manager at Ardent Manor, an adult day care center in Naples. Ms. Campbell-Dixon most recently taught at Lorenzo Walker Technical College in the dental assistant program. She previously resided in the Marshall Islands where she worked as a medical evacuator for the U.S. Army. She has more than 40 years of experience in the medical/dental profession, including specialized training in assisting those with Alzheimers, Parkinsons and memory-related disorders. Jackie Toalson has been appointed certified nursing assistant at the center. She previously worked at Millennium House adult day care center in Bonita Springs. Brenda Stelzer has joined the center as a staff nurse. Her nursing experience has included work at urgent care, facial plastic surgery and family practice center as well as in geriatric nursing. Scott Kellett, president of Bank of Florida Trust Co., has been promoted to serve as president and CEO of the wealth-management company that has more than $734.5 million in assets under administration and offices in Naples and Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Kellett joined the company in 2005 as president of the West Coast division; in 2007, he was named president, and his responsibilities were expanded to include the East Coast division. He has 16 years of experience in wealth management financial and investment planning, trust administration, estate and tax planning and private banking for highnet-worth clients and foundations. He is chairman-elect of the Florida Bankers Association Trust Executive Committee and recently completed a six-year term on the board of its Trust School, where he serves as instructor in income tax, federal estate and gift taxes and other fiduciary law matters. He is called upon to lecture on economics and estate planning and recently spoke at a Federal Reserve Bank conference in Atlanta and to the Collier Building Industry Association. He holds a political science degree with an emphasis in economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. Craig Sherman has taken a senior role in the Special Assets Division of Bank of Florida Trust Co. Mr. Sherman, who has more than 30 years of commercial, small business, consumer lending, commercial real estate and corporate lending experience, joined Bank of Florida at its inception in 1999. He holds a finance degree from Florida State University and is immediate past chair of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.Bob Garrett has been named program director at Beasley Broadcastings www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 ON THE MOVE Urban Dance Co. opens at Gymnastics WorldUrban Dance Company has opened its new studio at 2187 Trade Center Way, Suite 3, home of Gymnastics World of Naples. Urban Dance Company offers specialized classes in aerial silk and trapeze, hip hop, urban tap, tribal and contemporary as well as urban ballet, acrobatics and boys and mens gymnastics. Artist-in-Residence programs will be introduced throughout the year. Cross-fit classes, both gymnastic style and circus style are also offered in which participants get core workouts utilizing trampolines, tumble tracks, high bars, aerial silks, straps, trapeze and pole. 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Yet, these two New York residents are now teaching others how to invest as little as $25 at a time and still accumulate wealth. Its very inspiring, Ms. Krueger said. You can learn the basic concepts and learn what to buy in this market. MoneyTrack audiences will also learn a lot this season from Ms. Kruegers very serious sit-down with John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group Inc. in which she inquires as to whether the old investing strategy of buy and hold is dead. These are just some of the highlights of season three. Ultimately, Ms. Krueger said, her show strives to keep its message simple and clear, especially in these difficult times. Focus on what you can control, she said. There are too many things you cannot control, including unemployment and bad banking practices. What you can control is your own bank statement. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 BUSINESS B5 Federal Tax Credits forEnergy Ef ciency LIC.# CVC056664 www.carsmetics.comFORT MYERS(239) 481-4400 NAPLES(239) 596-9494 Come in for a FREE EXACT QUOTE FREE Headlight Restoration w/Repair 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! OFF $ 100 OFF $ 250 MONEY & INVESTINGCash: Is it king or false refuge?In these uncertain times, many investors do not know what to do. The maxim If you dont know what to do, it is best to do nothing has some relevance to money and investing, but frequently doing nothing is not an option. If your portfolio is widely diversified, you might not have to do anything; you can ride out this current economic downturn. But such is not the case for most investors for a host of reasons. In the realm of doing something, what you do with cash can be critical. Sure there are standard suggestions of having cash at least equal to two years expenses if your job is at risk; less if your job is secure in government, education or health care typically sectors not experiencing layoffs. If retired, having cash equal to many years of expenses is probably apropos. Most investors have concentrations in certain asset classes (real estate, equities, privately held equity, a 401(K) concentration in a publicly traded firm, etc.) and if those asset classes have NOT recovered from the lows of the past 12 months, the investors are inclined to hold cash in atypically greater amounts and percentages. For those closer to retirement or in retirement, the fear of another market decline during the years when cash is needed has resulted in larger cash holdings. These shifts to cash are not easily unwound. These investors are not necessarily running scared; they are sizing up the other risks in their lives and have determined that cash is a solution until there is greater certainty in other parts of their lives. (Does any adviser really want to say that the U.S. economy is definitively out of the woods? ) For these investors, cash is neither king nor a false refuge; it is simply a haven until other life issues are resolved or a path is seen with clarity. The challenge therein lies in finding higher rates of return on the cash holdings higher than government T-bill rates or 1.25 percent CD rates BUT not with greater risk or loss of liquidity. There may be no solution or at least not a widely known solution to that problem. And this is the $64,000 investment question: Which investment is going to return more in the next 12 months cash, equities, foreign equities, gold, bonds, etc.? If you think the sky will fall again, then cash is king. To the extent that you perceive equities going higher and higher and higher, then of course cash is a false refuge. To the extent that you think inflation is about to take off or that the government extension of basically free money to the banks is about to end, well, then cash is king because, eventually, bonds will be offered at higher rates ands CD rates will rise too. If you think we are in a liquidity trap, cash will offer little return but will still be a lot better than asset investing. Liquidity trap, eh? It is a situation in monetary economics in which a countrys nominal interest rate has been lowered nearly or equal to zero to avoid a recession, but the liquidity in the market created by these low interest rates does not stimulate the economy. In these situations, borrowers prefer to keep assets in short-term cash bank accounts rather than making long-term investments. This makes a recession even more severe, and can contribute to deflation. Here are some thoughts as to what might be an alternative to cash for someThe U.S. equity market is up big time since March lows and, for the past two weeks, has been going nowhere. Trading significantly above its 200-day moving average has historically suggested some backing and filling or some fall off not a prediction just a look at statistical odds. CD and T-bill rates are not very attractive. In between the two are corporate bonds and, while they have recovered, there are still dislocations that manifest themselves in rather high yields. And this is where an adviser can help ferret out some issues of value that are offering higher yields but not inordinately higher risk. For example, there are REITS that have bought (from hedge funds and institutions which needed to liquidate) secured corporate loans with rather short maturities. Bought at 85 percent on the dollar or lower and tied to a n w la un es up JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org floating LIBOR, they are paying 7.5 percent currently; may turn out to have 14-15 percent yields to maturity; and, if inflation returns, the interest rate will rise. Another example are some partnerships that have bought apartment buildings at the low end but high quality units at very cheap prices. How so? Institutions have been forced to rebalance billion dollar portfolios the fall in equities made real estate disproportionately too great a percentage in certain portfolios. Another example of an alternative is a REIT or a limited partnership that leases to the U.S. government. More Social Security and Homeland Security offices are being built and they are under lease. They offer the same guarantee as U.S. government debt but are paying 7.5 percent currently. Look again at your whole life policy. If you have a loan at 8 percent and you are planning to keep the policy, you might think of paying it off and or adding to paid-up additions and get paid a statutory 4 percent on cash values. The financial markets are quite big and the recovery in asset prices has not eradicated all pricing inefficiencies. So talk to your adviser, banker, insurance agent, broker, counselor, etc. and see what alternatives there are to traditional cash holdings and if your percentage in cash is disproportionately large. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com.
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W Know with Foo li youll be en t nifty prize! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 The Retailers Holiday Shopping Tool Kit, a free program presented by the Collier County Sheriffs Office for small business owners and managers, takes place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at East Naples Community Park. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, e-mail Cpl. Dennis Huff at email@example.com or call 252-0709. 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. Call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ABWA Neapolitan Chapter holds its holiday celebration and fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Hilton Naples. Businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to gather a group of 10, pick a theme, dress up, decorate their table, and celebrate with other organizations. Individual tickets are $40. For more information, visit www.holidayauctionevent.com or call Kena Yoke at 592-9193. The chapter normally meets for dinner and a business meeting with program on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Naples. Meetings begin with networking at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. RSVP at www. abwaneapolitan.org. Wake Up Naples! hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Hilton Naples. Admission for chamber members is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Future members (limit two events) are $25; non-members are $45. Register at www.napleschamber.org. The Southwest Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce will hear from Tim Cartwright about Economic Gardening at its lunch meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Naples Church of God, 1074 10th Avenue N. Cost for members is $11 including box lunch or $5 bring your own; nonmembers pay $13 or $7. Registration is required by calling 481-1411 or by going online to www.hischamber.org. The Business Builder Council of the Collier Building Industry Association holds a member mixer beginning at 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Mr. Js Tavern at 13510 Tamiami Trail N., behind Walgreens at the corner of Wiggins Pass Road. Cost is $10 and includes appetizers. Call 436-6100. The Collier County Womens Bar Association meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month (next meeting Nov. 25) at Northern Trust, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. The Zonta Club of Naples holds business luncheon meetings at noon on the first Tuesday of each month (next meeting Dec. 1) at the Hilton Naples. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. For more information, visit www.zontanaples.org. BUSINESS MEETINGS
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 CBIA holiday party and toy drive at Blue Martini Get Your Scion Freak On at Germain Scion of NaplesNETWORKING Larry Gode, Kathy White and Tom Kalvin B.K. and Jean Corbin Kristie Cook, Patty Wedge-Ludwig and Lisa Adams Raul Reyes, TD and Vince Cecilia Doris Briscoe, Nancy Abramson and Judy Davies Christie, Olivia and Peter Boncelet Shalyn Ormsby, Allan Jones, Claudine Wetzel and Kaleigh Grover Pat and Jim McNeice with Dolphin cheerleadersWe 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. MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY MICHELLE HARRISON / FLORIDA WEEKLY
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Bonita Bay Group reaches agreements with club membersThe Donatello coach home opens in Avellino Isles enclave at VineyardsThe Mediterra Members Advisory Board and Bonita Bay Group have agreed that the members of the New Club at Mediterra will purchase club assets for $6.8 million in cash and assume the $15 million Community Development District debt. The agreement received strong support from the residents and members of Mediterra with 95 percent of former members and an additional 150 residents, who were not previously members, joining the New Club. We are deeply appreciative of the Mediterra residents and club members who together seized this opportunity to control the destiny of our club and community, says Richard Schmidt, chairman of the Mediterra Members Advisory Board. The sales agreement includes The Club at Mediterra and its two championship golf courses, an 1,800-square-foot golf learning center, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse and a sports club with tennis courts, pool, three spa rooms and a fitness center. It also includes the private Mediterra Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico. While this has been an incredibly difficult process for everyone involved, it has created a unity and bond among all the residents and members in Mediterra that sets our community apart as a very special place to live, Mr. Schmidt says. The agreement represents a significant step toward resolving the financial challenges facing our company due to the global economic crisis and the dramatic downturn in the Southwest Florida real estate market, says David Lucas, chairman of BBG.Shadow Wood and The BrooksThe Shadow Wood Country Club Member Board, The Brooks Commons Club Transition Team and BBG have an agreement in principle for the members of both clubs to purchase the combined club assets for $8.25 million in cash. The agreement is subject to final documentation and a vote of approval by the combined membership of the clubs. This agreement provides us with a time-limited opportunity to control our own destiny and to benefit from the marketing advantage of being a memberowned club in todays real estate market, says David English of the SWCC Member Board. The sales agreement includes Shadow Wood Country Club and its two 18-hole golf courses, the Shadow Wood Preserve club and golf course, and the amenities at The Brooks Commons Club. The Club at TwinEaglesThe Club at TwinEagles membership and BBG have reached an operating agreement whereby the TwinEagles Talon golf course, practice range and clubhouse will reopen on Saturday. These agreements are important next steps in our process of reshaping and repositioning the company for the future, Mr. Lucas says. In the future, we expect to be a smaller, more nimble development company with the ability to react more quickly to changing market conditions. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYPremier Builders has completed construction of its Donatello model in the Avellino Isles enclave of the Vineyards. The elevator coach home has three bedrooms, 3 baths, a study, formal living room, dining room, great room and kitchen with a dining nook and breakfast bar. The luxury home offers 2,814 square feet of living space under air, 4,554 square feet of total space, and is priced starting at $795,500. Reminiscent of an Italian village, complete with brick-paved driveways, bubbling fountains and Mediterranean artistry, Avellino Isles brings together all the best of the Florida lifestyle, with a private clubhouse for residents that has a vanishing-edge swimming pool overlooking a sparkling lake, six reflecting pools and a cabana equipped with grills for entertaining. The 5,600-square-foot clubhouse includes a library, fitness room, card/TV room, kitchen and a grand salon. Vineyards is an award-winning 1,375acre gated residential community with two 18-hole golf courses, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse and single-family as well as multifamily homes. Full golf memberships to Vineyards Country Club are available for a limited time. For more information, call 353-1500. To learn more about Premier Builders and the Donatello model, call 353-1920 or visit www.VineyardsNaples.com. The Vineyards Corporate Center and sales offices are at 75 Vineyards Blvd. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Above: The formal living room Left: The gourmet kitchen Bottom: The screened porch
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 Grey Oaks Tuscany Reserve Mediterra Saturnia Lakes LongShore Lakes Park Shore Royal Harbour Tiburon Moorings Bay Colony . is Patrick Dearborns middle name.SoldOlde Cypress Vineyards Indigo Lakes Wilshire lakes Marbella Lakes Lely Olde Naples Aqualine Shores Port RoyalLife is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer - 239-877-4340 mobile Patrick sells the Naples lifestyle.www.iLoveNaplesFLA.comCall Patrick today and let him get your home or condo in Naples SOLD! Lesley Garlock, Lisa Reis and Christine Yeaw are the new Short Sale Rescue Team at South Bay Realty, specializing in assisting property owners in the sale of their properties to avoid foreclosure. Free of charge to the seller, the team assists with the entire short sale process: all necessary paperwork, communication with lenders, marketing properties extensively and handling full contract negotiation. Thus far in 2009, they have successfully closed more than 25 short sale transactions. The team offers 40 combined years of professional expertise in the Southwest Florida real estate market. Ms. Reis is the newest broker associate to join South Bay Realty. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the Naples real estate market, having moved her 17 years ago from Rhode Island. Her career has included representing homeowners in the sale of their property and working with first-time home buyers as well as buyers of second homes or investment properties. South Bay Realty team comes to the rescue in short sales Stan Winters has been named Toll Brothers sales manager of the month for October. Mr. Winters is a sales manager at The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes on Estero Parkway in Estero. He began is career in real estate sales in 2001 and has worked in new home sales for eight years. He joined Toll Brothers in February 2007. He is a Florida-licensed Realtor and member of the national and Florida associations of Realtors. In addition to The Reserve at Estero, Toll Brothers West Florida Division includes Belle Lago in Estero and Firano at Naples. Winters named Toll Brothers top sales manager REIS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 REAL ESTATE B11 Email me or call and register to search MLS listings & sales on your own 239-849-2767 The Realtor who is Recommended by Her Clients BCzachor@JohnRWood.com www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAPelican Landing/Florencia .................$2950 Bonita Bay/House .............................$2750 Bellini/Miromar Lakes ......................$2100 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Stoneybrook/Villa .............................$1200 Cypress Wlk/Marsh Landings ............$1100 Bella Terra ................................ from $950Furnished Annuals from $1000 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSBay Colony/Trieste .......................... $7000 The Vanderbilt .................................$6200 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Pelican Isle .......................................$2995 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$2900 Pelican Marsh/Seville ........................$2100 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Banyan Woods ..................................$1800 Bermuda Greens ...............................$1290Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal .............................. from $10000 Coquina Sands ..................................$6500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Royal Harbor ............................ from $2400 River Reach Estates ..........................$2400 Vanderbilt/Canal ..............................$1900 Seagate .............................................$1600 The Cottages ....................................$1500 Annual/Seasonal RentalsNaples Furnished Naples Unfurnished e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd/2.5ba $2400/$4000 mo. e Strand/Pinnacle 2bd+den/2ba $2200 mo. Mediterra/Calabria 3bd+den/3ba $2400 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 M D 777-0200 239-596-2520 VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES /Voted Community Association of the Year! Wonderful Windsor with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2-car garage, large screened patio. Full electric roll down shutters, in quiet location. $479,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATESThis 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! $409,000Oakmont 3 BD, 2.5 BA, plus den, 2-car garage. This is the one youve been waiting for! Prime oversized home-site! Beautiful lake and bridge views! Unbeatable upgrades! $389,9002 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 NEW LISTINGSingle family Oakmont 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2-car garage. Light and bright home used only during season by homeowners, built-in entertainment center, large screen lanai! Move-in ready. $374,900 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. $249,900 This 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! $279,900 ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES HERITAGE GREENSDistinctive Communities has completed its newest spec home, the Da Vinci, in the Wild Orchid neighborhood of Olde Cypress. The four-bedroom, four-bath home is available for immediate occupancy. It has 3,665 square feet under air and a three-car attached garage with paved driveway. A large screened lanai area offers an easterly view of the golf Distinctive Communities completes a new masterpiece in Olde Cypresscourse and has an outdoor kitchen area and heated pool and spa.The homes decorative wood front doors open to a living area with naturally aged maple wood flooring that extends from the foyer to the living room and dining room. The gourmet kitchen is accented with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, a cook-top stove with decorative hood and granite counter tops.The Da Vinci has brains as well as beauty. It earned the Florida Power & Light Gold level Buildsmart certification for energy efficiency. There is also a complete security system and quick recovery hot water system. The Wild Orchid single-family neighborhood at Olde Cypress meanders through the heart of the community. There are a number of golf course home sites available on the 15th and 16th fairways of the P.B. Dye golf course. Custom floor plans by Distinctive Communities are also available. The exclusive listing agent is Chris St. Cyr of John R. Wood Realtors. For more information, call 269-0745. Coral Hospitality, a full-service hospitality management, consulting and investment company specializing in hotels, clubs and residential communities, has been named to Golf Course Industry Magazines Top 35 Golf Management Companies in the U.S. list. Tied with Empire Golf Management and In Celebration of Golf for 27th place in the Top 35, Coral Hospitalitys selection on this list is based on company growth, number of locations managed and growth projections for 2010. The company has widened its spectrum to include a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, condominiums, private golf clubs, marinas, spas and community associations. Currently managing a collection of more than 25 properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean, Coral Hospitality operates each with a core belief in providing thoughtful service in unique surroundings. Coral Hospitality selected as Top 35 golf management company in the U.S.The Robb & Stucky showroom in Naples invites the public to a free seminar about design tips and trends. Bring in the New, and Keep the Old takes place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. 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. Learn how to make the old and the new work together at home
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T O Nbt Wnf Of Hrt, Srf, N (239) 594-2209 3+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $999,500 N.W. end unit, Vast Gulf/Preserve views, 3+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 3096Sf, Bamboo Flrs, 10ft ceilings, Views $2,175,000 3050SF, end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais $1,129,000 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 3096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, Large lanais. $1,699,000 Beautiful Waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3 $995,000 REDUCED! 3Br/3Ba, 2428SF, Views of Gulf/ River/ Bay $995,950 REDUCED! Great Gulf views,2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $949,000 REDUCED!LOA of 125/24, Close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, West of 75 $3,900,000 32x14x4, slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $129,500 Refurbished, 3+Den/2,guest appt., Gulf access. $795,000 Waterfront unit, 3/3.5, steps to Gulf/Beach, slip w/ 20K lift, $1,489,000 Refurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $639,000 9640SF, Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, detail in every respect! $3,950,000 Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 Renovated! 3233SF, lg. lanai lake view. Kris Savoie 253-9957 $989,000 3+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new! $ 785,500 NEW LISTING2515SF, 3Br./2.5Ba., overlooking lake & 18th fairway. $625,000 PENDING! Renovated w/ designer upgrades, golf course view, 2984SF Kris Savoie: 253-9957 $675,000 NEW LISTINGWiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2 $419,000 3289SF, 4+Den/3.5 Ba, Granite, Kris Savoie: 239-253-9957. $599,000 PENDING! OPEN SUNDAYCALL 60 MIN. IN ADVANCEOPEN SUNDAYCALL 60 MIN. IN ADVANCEREFURBISHED, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r. Owner nancing avail. $254,900 OPEN SUNDAY1-4 PM End unit all water views 3+Den/3.5 Ba., 10ft.ceilings $1,050,000 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views $1,329,000 3000SF, 3+Den/3.5Ba. Lg. pie shaped Lk. lot! $1,195,000 PENDING!
Visit our Sales Center located on US 41, Across from Coconut Point.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. THIS OFFERING IS MADE 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, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIER S TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-Art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community North Tower Closeout Pricing from the $300s EVERYONE loves a Great Deal. 239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.com SHE loves the Golf HE loves the Water
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 REAL ESTATE B15 W elcome to Southwest Florida ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEW! TOWNHOUSE/FURNISHED $325,000 ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $325,000 ESTERO PEACEFUL SERENE SUNSETS! 3 BED/2 BATH/2 CAR/READY TO MOVE INTO! $315,000 ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3 BED/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $629,000 NOW $349,000. FORT MYERS SOLD BY JAMIE! 8929 CYPRESS PRESERVE PLACE ESTERO WATERFRONT! 2+DEN/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $350,000 NOW $214,000 FURNISHED! ESTERO READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! WAS $1,595,000 NOW $875,000 SOLD BY JAMIE! ESTERO/STONEYBROOK/KNIGHTON RUN Jamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR 239-565-4268Jamie@sw moves.com Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 is change the name of the boat for each shareholder. Other fractional programs offer smaller commitments. Wind Path Sailing at Burnt Store Marina, on Charlotte Harbour, lets a small group of six to eight people buy into a fractional ownership program for one of its two Catalina sailboats. They require only a three-month commitment, costing $500 to $600 per month. Thats not bad considering a monthly slip fee might run $400, says Wind Path owner Bob Johnson. Both companies are based on the idea of hassle-free, cost-effective boat ownership. I think a lot of the advantage is you just dont have to worry about it in the off season or during hurricane season, Mr. Johnson said. Most fractional ownership programs allow people to schedule time to use the boat online. I think their biggest concern with shared use is will they be able to schedule the time that they want? said Mr. Johnson. I havent really gotten a lot of complaints or concerns about the cost for what they get.Growing popularityIn the past, it wasnt uncommon for friends to split up the cost of a boat. But serious investments can put a strain on friendships when handled casually, which is one reason why fractional programs have become more popular.Money and friendship dont mix too well, said Caroline Ajootian, consumer affairs director for Boat U.S., the trade organization. Fractional ownership makes that relationship a lot more formal and sets parameters and rules for how things will be done.For boaters, the idea of sharing has become more popular during the recession as they looked for ways to cut costs. I havent seen any studies that show its definitely a trend, said Ms. Ajootian But (the increasing popularity of fractional ownership and boat-leasing clubs) is a logical trend considering the state of the economy, the cost of owning a boat and just our general lifestyles these days. All of us have so many things that we do that it makes sense to have access to a boat without bearing the full cost of owning it. Freedom Boat Club, with 10 locations on Floridas west coast, including Naples, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, doesnt offer fractional ownership. Instead, boaters simply pay $150 to $200 per month to use whatever boats the club has available and can quit paying any time. Its less personalized than fractional ownership and doesnt offer many of the amenities, but its far less expensive. Its also an example of the growing popularity of boat sharing. The company was founded in Sarasota 20 years ago, but 2008 was the most profitable year in its history, said President Bob Daley. Its added 35 boats to its fleet of 130 and opened an 11th Florida location in Jacksonville. It also has 46 franchised locations in the southeastern United States. Fractional ownership companies have also become more sophisticated, with various ownership options and amenities to simulate full ownership. There are all kinds of ways to join, said Mr. Haney, owner in the Signature Shares program. I chose to pay the most capital up front and the least amount per month. But you pay about one-tenth of what it would cost you to buy that boat and own it yourself. I have access to a very sophisticated offshore boat as long as another member is not using it. Like Freedom Boat Club and Wind Path Sailing, Signature Shares offers a training program for inexperienced boaters as part of the membership cost. Pride of full ownership is one thing fractional ownership or boat leasing clubs cant provide. When you own a boat yourself, youre the captain, youre the general manager, Mr. Condon said. For them to relinquish that control, we have to have a lot of credibility. SHARINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOBob Johnson, owner of Wind Path Sailing at Burnt Store Marina, sells fractional ownership shares in two Catalina sailboats.
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SEE ZEPPELIN, C4 Get in on the act behind the scenes with TheatreZoneNaples Philharmonic Orchestra rocks to the music of Led Zeppelin lottasoundWhole The Music of Led Zeppelin at the Phil Nov. 18.C4 >>inside:Its a given: Every new generation of composers borrows from and builds upon whats come before. Some pioneers of rock borrowed the energetic beats of jump and jive; others adopted the syncopation of western swing. Some groups, such as Led Zeppelin, took the American blues and reinterpreted the tunes with wailing electric guitars. They also went further back and incorporated orchestral music into some of their songs. While rock bands nowadays dont think twice about incorporating orchestras into their music, the reverse rarely happens. But the Naples Philharmonic is getting ready to rock out with its full orchestral power and beauty in an Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain, booms the Wizard of Oz, in an effort to keep his clandestine actions from Dorothy and her friends. But thats not at all the way Mark Danni feels about the G&L Theatre. Mr. Danni, founder and artistic director of TheatreZone, wants you to pay attention to whats behind the curtain at the residential home to TheatreZone, Naples Equity professional theatre company, on the campus at Community School of Naples. TheatreZone pulls back the curtain and hosts an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. During a guided backstage tour, participants will learn about TheatreZones production secrets, meet professional actors and costumers and enjoy a question-andanswer session with Mr. Danni. No reservations are required. The open house is really a sneak peek to showcase our upcoming seasons performances while giving guests a unique BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE ZONE, C18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Film festival awardsNaples International Film Festival winners announced. C12 Jolly goodThe Pub at Mercato brings a bit of Britain across the pond. C31 Bah, humbug!Film critic Dan Hudak says dont squander your money on A Christmas Carol. C11 The Magic beginsKicking off The Conservancys Magic Under the Mangroves and more. C28 & 29 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________DANNI
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com we define our love lives by the quality and not the quantity of our romantic experiences. We would do well to keep that in mind, even as we seek the next notch in the bedpost. I recently came across a copy of The Village Voice, the New York City newspaper committed to liberal views and liberal use of the word f&*#. The Voice has everything youd expect reviews of indie rock bands, ads for escort services and some things you wouldnt (an unsettling Ask a Mexican column). An advice section toward the back drew my eyes, and it read like a Dear Abby for naughty New Yorkers. One advice-seeker, in particular, caught my attention. Im a straight female in her early 20s, currently engaged to a handsome man three years older, the poster began. Were very happy, and we have a strong, healthy relationship, but lately, Ive been worried about one question: Considering my limited sexual experience . is it possible to have a long, enjoyable sex life with him? Ive gotten some (well-intentioned, Im sure) advice that suggests that we are both making mistakes. I cant have a satisfying sex life without being able to compare him to anyone else, Im told, and hes making a huge mistake by pairing up with a less experienced partner. This perplexing debate arrived on the heels of several conversations Id just When inexperience is a shame SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org Few women I know make it though the cesspool of undergraduate hormones and liberation without a roll in the hay (or two) and the requisite walk of shame afterward...had with girl friends, conversations held separately, over separate cups of coffee, with women who are as different as vinegar and molasses. The first woman foxy, smart and bold confided her fears that she would be too inexperienced for her new love interest. Too inexperienced? I asked. I havent you know. Done much, she said. I was shocked. Shes in her 20s and a college graduate. Few women I know make it though the cesspool of undergraduate hormones and liberation without a roll in the hay (or two) and the requisite walk of shame afterward. But I was proud of her. Here was a girl who had held onto what people once considered sacred her carnal treasure, as Topher Grace calls it in the romantic comedy Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! And she was embarrassed about it. Less than a week later, the second friend confessed to a similar embarrassment. In her soft southern accent, she, too, admitted being inexperienced and she, too, worried her new paramour would soon grow bored. What saddens me about these two young women and the third from The Village Voice is not their lack of experience. Its how mortified they seem. I wonder when we stopped honoring our chaste women and started making them feel ashamed of their virginity. In his reply to the poster in The Village Voice, writer Dan Savage gave a wise response. Are you happy? Is he happy? Thats all that matters, Mr. Savage said. And there are plenty of men and women out there in miserable, sexually dysfunctional marriages who met after both had plenty of experience. In the end, >> Se n d isasters w e de fi i t y an d romantic we ll to k e s eek the n e of u ho libe a (o ri h d a o w e r thhe B ut g irl n ce ae h nd ssh e, nd o ur wo o m a c k h e y o n ed v ir Vilall y d y sfunctional marria g es w h o m e t a f t e r bo th had pl en ty o f ex p er i e n ce I n th e en d Friday & Saturday, November 13 & 14, 2009 ~7:30pm Cambier Park Bandshell Tickets: $20 ~ $35 ~ $75 1.800.771.1041 or www.OperaNaples.orgPadded seats and space heaters in premium section. Rain venue TBA. A truly magical concert under the stars, with world-class soloists, featuring melodi es from our upcoming opera productions, complete with the Opera Naples Orchestra and Chorus. Jerome Shannon Conductor Pensacola Opera Christopher Holloway Baritone Orlando Opera James Charles Taylor Spinto Tenor New York City Opera Ashley Howard Wilkinson Bass Metropolitan Opera Steffanie Pearce Soprano Opera Marseille Heather Buck Soprano Metropolitan Opera Pat Shapiro
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 evening of Led Zeppelin music, complete with a five-member rock band, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Its not the typical symphonic repertoire, but then, this orchestra is known for its musical versatility. Our orchestra plays ballet, they play chamber music, they play jazz, they play blues, they play pops, says Phil CEO and founder Myra Janco Daniels. And now theyll play Led Zeppelin. Im terribly proud of their flexibility and high professionalism. Her favorite Led Zeppelin songs, Mrs. Daniels adds, are Stairway to Heaven and Heartbreaker.Unique harmonic structuresGuest conductor Brent Havens, grew up on the Led Zeppelin music he has since arranged for performance by an orchestra. Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love were all over the radio then, he says about his teen years in Cincinnati, Ohio. Led Zeppelin was one of the first bands to use orchestration. The Doors did, too, Mr. Havens says. They have strings and some brass in a number of their tunes a lot of the classic rock groups in the s did. Think Moody Blues. The Eagles. Pink Floyd. And, of course, Led Zep. Kashmir, from the bands Physical Graffiti album, has a full brass and string section performing. Mr. Havens arranged the song to include woodwinds and percussion. One of the things that put Led Zep on the cutting edge in the s was that they experimented with different harmonic structures, placing one on top of the other something that was rarely done in rock music, Mr. Havens says. What made Zeppelin stand out was that they used open tunings on their guitar, which allowed for multi-harmonic structures, a chord on top of a chord, which was really unusual. He can transcribe their music by computer now, but in the early s, the technology wasnt as sophisticated. I had to listen over and over: What the heck is that? What are they playing? Its chords on top of chords. The also used a lot of licks, rhythmic patterns. Like in Black Dog, theres a rhythmic and melodic pattern no harmony going on in the background. To play that with just a guitar and a bass player is great. But when you have 50 musicians on stage playing that line the flutes and the oboes and trumpets and cellos and violins its a massive sound. Its a blast. Its a great time. You dont get to hear that kind of stuff anywhere else.I try to do it justiceThose who fear that an orchestra performing Led Zep means the songs will lose their bite are wrong, says Randy Jackson, the singer who fronts the band playing the Phil with Mr. Havens. Were a full-tilt rock band, and no, its not going to be Muzak by any means. We try to recreate what people are listening to on the records, and the orchestra added into that makes it all the more powerful.Mr. Jacksons favorite Led Zep song to listen to is The Rain Song, but his favorite one to perform is Since Ive Been Loving You. It gives you chills when you hear it, he says. Its a slow blues song, with the orchestra just soaring behind the band. Mr. Jackson is not a Robert Plant impersonator, he hastens to add. I dont have his tone, he says. I hit the notes, I try to do it justice. Im not out there with a wig that impersonators would wear. Its (Randys) voice, and not Robert Plant, Mr. Havens stresses. But man, he sure kills it! He has that sound, the emotion hes got the whole package. Mr. Havens favorite Led Zep song is The Ocean, because the meter changes every bar for the first 16 bars, he says. Hand that to someone whos an average musician and say Write that out! Mr. Havens, Mr. Jackson and the band have a repertoire of 18 Led Zeppelin songs. The Nov. 18 audience at The Phil should expect to hear The Immigrant Song, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love and The Ocean. (For some strange reason, their repertoire doesnt include the classic Rock and Roll, the song with which Led Zep opened its shows in the early s, and then used as an encore at the close of the decade.)A change in careersAs a teen, Mr. Havens planned to become a lawyer. He loved music, he says, but he never saw it as a career. I was a jazz guy, he says. A big fan of Maynard Ferguson, hed buy the trumpeters albums, listen to them and transcribe all the tunes. Hed then take the transcriptions to school for his high school band to play. But they couldnt. The music was too complex. His stage band director talked to his symphony band director, who pulled him aside and said, You might want to consider going into music. This isnt a normal thing to do. Had that band director never said anything to me, Id be a lawyer now, Mr. Havens says. When he recently guest conducted the Cincinnati Symphony, he looked up his high school stage band director and symphony band director. They both remembered him, he says, and he took them to lunch to thank them for their encouragement all those years ago that changed his career path.Orchestras get hipMr. Havens has been getting orchestras to play classic rock since the fall of 1995. Back then, very, very few orchestras were willing to take a chance on something so different, he says. We didnt do a whole lot of concerts, not until the early 2000s. I think orchestras at that point began looking to bring different audiences in. Someone attending a Led Zep orchestral show might return to see another performance, venues reason. They performed in Louisville, Ky., recently, with the Louisville Orchestra playing the music of The Eagles. Prior to the concert, an announcement was made that anyone holding a ticket wouldnt have to pay to see the orchestra perform a more traditional program the following night. Out of a crowd of 2,100 people, they expected maybe five or 10 people might show up, Mr. Havens says. But 120 people showed up. It introduced them to a whole different genre, which was great. The orchestras get into the shows, too. A lot of the musicians come up to me, and say, I listened to this tune way back then, and now I know what it looks like on paper, and its a cool thing, he says. A lot of them say, I knew every one of those tunes. I knew these as a kid; I snuck into my room and listened to these tunes when I was supposed to be practicing. They recognize, too, that its something thats going to draw an audience. The audience freaks out and goes nuts. Its cool for their orchestra to be hip. Theyre not stick-in-the-muds. Although no members of Led Zeppelin have come to their concerts, although guitarist Jimmy Page heard their music when he had to approve it for radio play, to advertise the shows, Mr. Havens says. And the daughter of the late John Bonham, the groups drummer, came to a show in Los Angeles and brought friends. She loved it, Mr. Havens says. Audiences love it, Mr. Jackson says. Its hard to find somebody who didnt like it. The audience is there to celebrate Led Zeppelin, and were just there to help them. ZEPPELINFrom page 1 >> The Music of Led Zeppelin >> When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >> Cost: $55 ($33 for students) >> Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org if you go COURTESY PHOTOA five-piece rock band will join the Naples Philharmonic for The Music of Led Zepplin.HAVENS JACKSON To play that with just a guitar and a bass player is great. But when you have 50 musicians on stage playing that line the flutes and the oboes and trumpets and cellos and violins its a massive sound ... You dont get to hear that kind of stuff anywhere else. Guest conductor Brent Havens
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Live bands Bamboo Caf 7-10 p.m. Saturday: Richard Ries at the piano. 755 12th Avenue South. 643-6177 or www.bamboocafenaples.com. 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 Bice Live music from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 300 Fifth Avenue South. 262-4044. Brio Tuscan Grille 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Nevada Wilkens Trio performing jazz standards, Motown and music from the s and s. Waterside Shops. 593-5319. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: karaoke with Steve Roberts. In the 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: Love Funnel; 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; 6:309 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd., 598-9463. The Norris Center 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13: Cluster Pluckin, featuring bluegrass bands including Frontline, The Bean Pickers, Sawgrass Drifter and Tamiami Junction. $15. In Cambier Park. 213-3058. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m. to closing. 457 Fifth Ave. S., 649-5140. The Pickled Parrot 5-9 p.m. Thursday: Nevada Smith; 5-10 p.m. Friday: Steve Hill; 5-9 p.m. Saturday: Maxi Courtney. On the boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Ave. S. 435-7900. Ridgway Bar and Grill Music under the stars begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1300 Third St. S. 262-5500. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Monkey Mitchell; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: The Gladezmen; Sunday: Reggae; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater Much Ado The Naples Players perform Much Ado About Nothing in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre through Nov. 21. 263-7990. Open House TheatreZone has an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Go behind the scenes of the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples with Mark Danni. (888) ZONEFLA. Jakes Women The Marco Players present Jakes Women through Nov. 22. www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels through Nov. 14. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Our Town Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Theatre Lab presents Thornton Wilders Our Town, directed by Mark Danni, through Nov. 15 at the FGCU Arts Complex on campus. www. Theatrelab.fgcu.edu or 590-7268. Boeing-Boeing Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers presents Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti through Nov. 21. 332-4488. Symphony Prokofievs Fifth The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Prokofievs Fifth at 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Major/Minor Concerts The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Youth Orchestra perform a Major/ Minor Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Thursday, Nov. 12 Designer Trunk Show See the newest fashions for spring from Oscar de la Renta beginning at 10 a.m. at Marissa Collections. 1167 Third Avenue South. Call 263-9333 to make a reservation. Palm Cottage Christmas Christmas at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 137 12th Avenue South. 262-8164. Eye For Art Meet area artists during Lighthouse of Colliers Eye for Art fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. at Bayfront. 265-5355. Free Jazz The United States Air Force Airmen of Note free jazz concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Gulf Coast High School. 597-1121. Evening on Fifth Enjoy an Autumn Night with entertainment from 6:30-9:30 p.m. along the sidewalks of picturesque Fifth Avenue South. 4353742. Stand-Up Comedy Sebastian Maniscalco performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Nov. 13 Holiday Shops Le Bourdon and Cottontails welcome browsers and shoppers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. In Fountain Park Centre, 7935 Airport Pulling Road. 596-3336 or 594-9005. Artist Cottages Mark your calendars for 5-8 p.m. the second Friday of each month and visit Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, where artists will greet visitors in the scenic cottages. Opera Outdoors Join Opera Naples for Opera Stars Under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the band shell at Cambier Park. 514-7464. Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents the Cypress Lake High School Steel Drum Band beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Nov. 14 CMon at Waterside The Childrens Museum off Naples presents an art gallery and clay sculpture studio for kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the pavilion at Waterside Shops. 514-0084. Garden Grand Opening Naples Botanical Garden celebrates its official ribbon-cutting and grand opening at 11 a.m. 643-7275. Art at Coconut Point Howard Alan Events presents the Coconut Point Fall Art Fair today and Sunday at Coconut Point. Admission is free. Arts and Crafts A Fine Art and Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 262-6517, ext. 109. Holiday Bazaar North Naples United Methodist Church holds its annual holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chess anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Ad Libbing The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Naples City www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons COURTESY PHOTOBig Cypress Marketplace presents Come on Baby Light My Fire, a fall fashion show by Karis Kreations Boutique with models escorted by the 2010 calendar models from North Naples Firefighter Local 2297. It starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Admission is free. Big Cypress Marketplace is on U.S. 41 East/Tamiami Trail, four miles east of Collier Boulevard. Call 262-3210 or 774-1690 or visit www.BigCypressMarketplace.com.
NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO proprietor Donna McFarlane2397764854www.nicheventrental.com www.bestofeverythingnaples.comImprov at 7:30 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive. $20 for league members, $25 for non-members. 495-8989. Sunday, Nov. 15 Marco Motorcycle Madness Marco Island Parks and Recreation presents a poker run to raise funds for a new community center at Frank E. Mackle Jr. Community Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. $20 per person, $10 for additional riders, $10 for festival entrance only at Veterans Community Park. 394-9357. Patriotic Concert The Naples Concert Band presents its annual patriotic concert at 2 p.m. in the Cambier Park band shell. Free admission; donations welcome. 263-9521 or www.NaplesConcertBand.org. Taste of Bonita The 16th annual Taste of Bonita takes place from 1-5 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. 572-2707. Book Signing Dan Roth and James Ledbetter will discuss The Great Depression: A Diary at 2:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. Free. 597-2040. Films on Fifth The Edge of Heaven (Germany) begins at 7 p.m. at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Iron Chefs Marco Island The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and Marco Island Restaurant Association present two teams of chefs preparing four dishes from 6-10:30 p.m. at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites. $85 per person. 3947549. Monday, Nov. 16 Barefoot Beachcombing Join a park ranger and learn about beachcombing and shelling beginning at 10 a.m. at the learning center at Barefoot Beach Preserve. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit. Chefs in the House Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida holds its first Chefs in the House at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. The three-course wine dinner will feature chefs James E Hudson and Karen Schaeffer. Admission is $50; reservations required: 437-0202. Dont Sweat the Small Stuff Take part in Trivia Night beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 5949400. Tuesday, Nov. 17 Story Time Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops invites moms and tots for story time with Miss Jessica and Miss Felicia beginning at 10 a.m. 598-5205. Team Trivia Gather your smartest friends and show up for Team Trivia at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Send calendar listings to email@example.com. COURTESY PHOTOJim Van Slyke brings The Sedaka Show, a jazz club-style concert celebrating the music of Neil Sedaka, to The Norris Center on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 18 and 19. Call 213-3049.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN The Best Way to Travel to Key West 1-800-539-7259 www.seakeywestexpress.com*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Ft. Myers Beach $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139Nov. 12th: Holiday Historic Inn Tour Nov. 12th: 19th Light Boat Parade Nov. 15th: 12th Season Opening of Key West Symphony Nov. 17th: Twelve Angry Men Bern challenged us to write a song about a sport, using Take Me Out to the Ballgame as a model and melody. People wrote songs about tiddlywinks, bridge, curling and the board game Clue. (If I remember correctly, for the Clue song, the Root, root, root for the home team line was something like And its kill! Kill! Kill Mr. Mustard.) Though I attended the class out of curiosity, I wound up writing a song about synchronized swimming for that assignment. I dont know if thats a sport or not, but I live in Florida now, and so thats what came to mind. My first two lines were: Oh sweet synchronized swimming/Wonderful ballet of pools. Theres just something so kitschy about synchronized swimming. Were singing all the time when we speak, because we dont speak like robots (with equal inflection on each word), Mr. Bern told us. Were singing creatures.In word or song, were singing creatures. He also said that when initially approached by a publisher to write a young-adult novel, he didnt think much of the idea. His agent, however, thought it would be a good thing. Although Mr. Hiaasen didnt think anything would come of it, Hoot wound up winning a Newberry Award and being made into a movie. It also gave Mr. Hiaasen a much younger reading audience. The idea was just to write one kids book, but Mr. Hiaasen has recently published his third. Set in Southwest Florida, Scat is about the Florida panther, an endangered species. In his young-adult novels, the author leaves out cursing, drug references and sex, but his humor is still the same. The voice is authentic, he said. Its how I look at the world. The transition is not as difficult as you may think. He just has to be sure not to include anything thats not age-appropriate. What is age-appropriate, he said, is smart-ass stuff. Kids love smart-ass stuff, he said. The more you poke fun at authority, kids love it.Insider secretsMr. Hiaasen revealed that he doesnt plot his novels. He has his characters, he explained, and you have a little stage in front of you. You throw them on stage and see how they bump into each other. Its just like real life: nobodys life is planned by an outline. He quoted his friend and fellow novelist Elmore Leonard, who doesnt plan out his novels either: Why would I write them if I knew how they were going to end? Mr. Leonard asks. Mr. Hiaasen also said selling the rights of his novels to Hollywood is like taking your kid to the Charles Manson Day Care Center. He said his training as a journalist (Mr. Hiaasen is still a columnist for the Miami Herald) helped enormously in writing fiction. It gave him both the discipline and the tools to write. Its all storytelling; you have to know how to tell a story, he said. Other conference highlights Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, a former No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, gave a reading and taught a class in memoir writing. Listen deeply, Mr. Beah urged the attendees. When you listen deeply, you hear what is unspoken as well.ARTS COMMENTARY The annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference has developed a reputation for being a writers conference without an ego. A Florida Gulf Coast University event, it attracts not only students but professional and aspiring writers from all across the country. This year, approximately 140 people attended. In years to come, it might become known as the conference that persuaded FGCU President Bradshaw that the university needs to have a major in creative writing, as he announced this past weekend, just before keynote speaker Carl Hiaasen spoke to the near-capacity auditorium at BIG Arts. Dr. Bradshaws promise of starting a creative writing major at FGCU was met with enthusiastic response, some leaping to their feet and cheering as if their favorite team had won a championship. Conference director and FGCU instructor Tom DeMarchi, who followed the president at the podium, was visually stunned and uncharacteristically at a loss for words. Finally finding his voice, he said, Something just happened that I didnt expect to happen, so I just want to capture my reaction. When he held a camera at arms length and took a photo of himself looking stunned, the audience broke into laughter. And the laughs kept coming throughout the night, when Julianna Baggott read selections from her novels as well as when Mr. Hiaasen took the podium. (Mr. DeMarchi introduced him as a man who is making environmental sustainability sexy.) Mr. Hiaasen spoke to the crowd about journalism and writing books. He confessed that he speaks, rather than gives readings, because when he read his books, especially his older titles, hes tempted to edit them as he reads, seeing ways he could improve his sentences and dialogue. ap yo of it H co NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org No egos, just writers learning and laughing at Sanibel conference The conference included two singer/songwriters this year. Willy Vlautin, lead singer and songwriter of the group Richmond Fontaine and author of The Motel Life and Northline, taught a class in fiction. And Dan Bern, who composed music for the soundtrack of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and seems to be the lovechild of Bob Dylan and Tom Lehrer, taught a class in songwriting. One evening, the two gave a concert. Though each accompanied himself on acoustic guitar, the two were a study in contrasts. Mr. Vlautins music is dark, moody and sparse, while Mr. Berns lyrics are often hysterically absurd. In his songwriting class, Mr. Bern led his students (I was one of them) in writing jingles and gave them an assignment to eavesdrop on people in public places as a means of finding song lyrics. He then had us write a group song, with three verses and a chorus. As an exercise, Mr. DEMARCHI g K ill! Kill Mr. Mu s tard. Though I attende d c uriosity, I woun d u p ab out sync h r o f or that assi g k now if that b ut I l ive in so t h ats w ha My f irst tw o s weet sy n m ing /W poo l s. T h thin g syn c min g W t h e speak, s peak l e qual in word) M Were singi n In word or s o creatures. yy m s t o be th e l o v ec hild of B ob n d Tom Lehrer, taught a class in i t i n g. e venin g t h e two g ave a concert. each accompanied himsel f on c guitar, the two were a n contrasts. Mr. V l au u sic is d ar k moo dy r se, while Mr. Berns r e o f ten hysterically h is son g writin g r Bern l e d h is s ( I was one of n writing jin g ave t h em an e nt to eaves p eo p le in l aces as a o f finding r ics. He t h en write a g roup i th three verse s ho ru s. n exercise, Mr COURTESY PHOTOCarl Hiaasen chats with a young admirer at last weekends Sanibel Island Writers Conference.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 A&E C9 Experience this extraordinary garden designed by world-renowned landscape architects and lled with lush tropical plants. 4820 BAYSHORE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34112 239.643.7275 / WWW.NAPLESGARDEN.ORGGrand Opening November 14, 2009 Ribbon Cutting 11:00 am Childrens Garden / Brazilian Garden / Caribbean Garden Buttery House / Pr eserve & T rails The Garden.Breaking New Ground. PUZZLE ANSWERS Conspiracy novel set in Naples will leave readers wanting moreNaples resident Donald Robert Wilson has fashioned a richly detailed political thriller set in and around Washington, D.C., as well as in Naples. Beware the Barracuda follows a conspiracy among enormous conglomerates whose leaders have been plotting for 20 years to swallow up smaller companies and eventually merge into one huge economic force that will control and thereby replace elected government. Along the way, these monstrous companies avoid doing business with one another, keeping their relationships undetected as they individually gain influence by takeovers, bribery of officials, and a range of other legal and illegal activities. What began as a mixture of ostensible patriotism (expecting to do a better job of running the country than the government) and obvious greed turns into a series of rivalries and cross-purposes as the plot advances. Beware the Barracuda develops by shifting points of view. Sometimes we follow the adventures of Sophie Woznicki, the attractive and resourceful aide to Senator Hamilton, as she works on his behalf to investigate rumors and gather evidence of such a conspiracy. One person has already been killed after publishing an article about how unscrupulous business leaders could usurp economic control of the country. Ms. Woznickis initial task is to persuade academic turned business executive Dr. Brad James of the plot, and then to enlist his help in thwarting it. Ms. Woznicki is the closest thing to the novels main character. There are times when shes off-stage too long and the novel flags a bit. Scenes without her dramatize the complex conspiracy that shes striving to unravel. We meet the principal schemers the leaders of the five conglomerates and witness their advancing plot. We are flies on the wall during their secret meetings and growing mutual distrust, and we are also privy to conversations between those members of the group who had not expected to be involved in criminal activities to further their goals and who now need ways of controlling their less scrupulous colleagues. Mr. Wilson has challenged himself with the need to build a large cast of significant characters through which to tell his story, not only the big five, but underlings, hirelings and family members as well. On occasion, the novel seems overstuffed with characters and dialogue and short on action. But there is always an effective balance of what is revealed and what is withheld to keep readers engaged and turning pages. The key questions that promote suspense have to do with the genuine threat of the conspiracy, its potential implosion in rivalry and discord, and the intensifying threats to Ms. Woznicki as she begins to penetrate the conspirators secrets. There are romantic elements as well, as Ms. Soznicki and Dr. James fall under one anothers spell. And there is just enough (and not too much) violence. Southwest Floridians will particularly enjoy Mr. Wilsons sure-handed use of familiar places. We find ourselves driving along Alligator Alley, visiting a characters Pelican Bay penthouse office, entering a home in Port Royal, eavesdropping on a meeting just across from city hall on the east side of Cambier Park and observing a secret rendezvous in Lowdermilk Park. The plot makes Naples a central location, as many of the fictional business titans keep residences in this slice of paradise. Mr. Wilson is equally adept at handling his other settings, particularly the nations capitol, its neighborhoods and suburban surroundings. For his first novel, The Bucket Flower (2006), he received praise for his convincing portrayal of a determined and talented young woman as his central figure and controlling consciousness. He does it again in Beware the Barracuda. Readers will wish to encounter Ms. Woznicki in a follow-up novel. Beware the Barracuda, by Donald Robert Wilson. Trafford Publishing. 348 pages. BY PHILIP K. JASON________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Memoirist Ruben Colon will be the guest speaker when the Gulf Coast Writers Association meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Mr. Colon will discuss the art and techniques of memoir writing. His booklet Anyone Can Write a Memoir will serve as the text. He will also provide a list of memorable memoirs. For more information about the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters.org. For information about the upcoming meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@comcast. net. Writers will hear from memoirist Colon
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES SOUNDS RIGHT By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Encouraging a friendlier environment in the home could go a long way to help dissipate anger and resolve problems, especially those affecting children. It wont be easy, but you can do it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A recent act of kindness is beginning to show some unexpected (but very welcome) results. On another note, expect to hear more about a possible move to another locale. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The good news is that the sure-footed Goat can rely on his or her skill to get around obstacles in the workplace. The not-so-good news is that new impediments could turn up later. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A change of pace is welcome but also confusing. Before you make decisions one way or another, be sure you know precisely what it is youre being asked to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Dont fret if you dont get the gratitude you think youre owed for doing a nice thing for someone. There might be a good reason for that. In any event, whats important is that you did it. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While it seems that chaos is taking over, you get everything back to normal, even if it means being more than a little assertive with some people. Expect to hear more job-related news soon. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect to be able to move ahead with your workplace plans now that you have a good idea of what you might have to face. You also can anticipate a welcome change on the home front. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A quieter period settles in, giving you a chance to catch your breath, as well as allowing for more time to handle some important family matters. The arts dominate this weekend. Enjoy them. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The frustrations of last week have pretty much played themselves out. You should find things going more smoothly, especially with those all-important personal matters. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Once again, you find a creative way to resolve a pesky problem in short order. However, a matter involving a possible breach of confidence might need a bit more time to check out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Reuniting with an old friend could lead to the sharing of some great new experiences. But be careful you dont find yourself once again being super-critical or overly judgmental. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You should be seeing some positive results following your move toward repairing that unraveling relationship. There might be some setbacks, but staying with it ultimately pays off. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of making the sort of wise decisions that lead to shedding new light on dark situations.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 C11 You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m.Channel Your Inner Beach Through Drapery Design and MoreSaturday, November 21 at 2 p.m.Owning Art That Makes Your Heart SingRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ARTTheres nothing like being thrust into the Christmas spirit a week after Halloween and a full three weeks before Thanksgiving. And while the sentimental favorite A Christmas Carol is always reason for good cheer, this animated version is dark and lacks heart. Its supposed to make you feel good, but it leaves you full of humbug. Based on the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol, the story begins with elderly miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) hating everything about Christmas. Hes awful to his nephew (Colin Firth), who invites him to Christmas dinner, refuses to help a charity worker (Cary Elwes), scoffs at carolers and only begrudgingly gives his employee Bob Cratchit (Gary Oldman) the day off on Christmas. On Christmas Eve, things change. The ghost of Scrooges late partner, Jacob Marley (Oldman again), appears and warns Scrooge that three spirits will visit during the night. The spirits the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come (all played by Carrey) force Scrooge to reconsider his ways. The reason the story is so detached is the performance-capture animation, which writer/director Robert Zemeckis had previously used to great effect in The Polar Express and Beowulf. Briefly, the process involves actors wearing digitized suits as a camera captures their performances. The digital images are then animated in a computer using the facial expressions and mannerisms of the actors, which is why Scrooge looks like Carrey, Cratchit looks like Oldman, etc. Though the 3-D in A Christmas Carol looks fine, there are too many sequences of Scrooge flying through Victorian London and not enough of him as an actual human being with real emotions. We need to hate Scrooge, then want him to change as we see his troubled past, painful present and awful future. But all we get are a series of action sequences followed by uninspired personal moments that fail to register. Worse, some scenes are quite dark and scary. The latter third of the film, as Scrooge is seeing his future, features a nighttime chase through the streets with two large black horses with red eyes pulling a chariot. The chase ends in a graveyard, and Scrooge is sucked into his grave. The movie is rated PG, but parents should use caution if children are younger than 8 years old. These scary sequences may be authentic to the book (as much of the movie is), but that doesnt mean theyre good for the movie. Still, the spirit of the story giving to others, unselfishness is relevant in these tough economic times, so hopefully A Christmas Carol will inspire an old grouch somewhere to give to the needy this holiday season. But there are too many other, better versions of this story (including animated ones Mickeys Christmas Carol is delightful!) to run off to this one. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS CAPSULES A Christmas Carol REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com >>Cary Elwes and Robin Wright Penn have small supporting roles. This is the rst time since The Princess Bride (1987) that theyve appeared in the same lm, though they dont have any scenes together. Did you know? Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Edward Asner, Norman Lear) Before Lucy, there was Gertrude Berg, a radio and television star who created the modern sit-com as we know it. This documentary by Aviva Kempner explores her career as a writer and actor, and looks at why weve never heard of her. The story also goes in some interesting directions when it discusses Blacklisting and Ms. Bergs fight to break into the film industry. Not Rated. Gotta Dance (Joe Bianco, Jaclyn Sabol, Petra Pope) The first year (2007) of the NET-Sationals, a senior dance team that performs during home games for the NBAs New Jersey Nets, is chronicled in this inspiring documentary. 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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples International Film Festival award winners announcedFilms on Fifth series continues at the Sugden Community TheatreThe Naples International Film Festival announces the winners of the inaugural event that took place Nov. 5-8. From the more than 300 films submitted, the winning selections fell into the categories of features, documentaries, shorts, strictly local and short animations for children. The award for Best Comedy went to The Baker, a romance about a hit man who tries to quit and falls in love with a veterinarian. Best Short was Sun Sessions, about a teenage Elvis fanatic who wins the heart of his girlfriend. Best Drama was That Evening Sun, in which Hal Holbrook delivered a powerful performance as an aging Tennessee farmer who returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy and the loss of his farm. The festivals Visionary Award went to Li Tong, about an 8-year-old girl who loses her bus pass and walks through the streets of Beijing. Best Documentary was The Way We Get By, an unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. The film offers an intimate look at three retirees who find purpose as troop greeters a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small Maine airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq. The Rising Star Award was presented to Jeff Hare, the director of Bitter/Sweet, the story of a U.S. coffee buyer who meets a Thai woman and the romance begins. T.J. Boone of the Naples Daily News presented the Neapolitan Award, in recognition of a film with a spirit of generosity and community resulting in a positive impact on the community, to A Bridge Life, about a Good Samaritans efforts to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Best Feature of the Naples International Film Festival Award went to Desdemona: A Love Story. The movie tells the story of an ill-fated kidnapping in which love, betrayal and racism collide. Upon receipt of his award, actor Denton Everett described Desdemona as a passion piece that speaks to love, loss and life. The mission of the NIFF is to nurture and support a diverse, artistic and cultural experience by showcasing the work of independent filmmakers. A sold-out crowd attended the gala red carpet opening of the festival and enjoyed a screening of the documentary The Cove at the Phil on Thursday, Nov. 5. Afterward, director Louis Psihoyos took the stage to a standing ovation and talked about the film and its impact on the Japanese industry of dolphin harvesting. For more information, visit www. naplesfilmfest.com. Films on Fifth, a series of the best contemporary independent and foreign cinema, continues its seventh season at Sugden Community Theatre with The Edge of Heaven at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The Edge of Heaven (Germany), examines the cross-cultural consequences faced by a Turkish widower and his son living and working in Germany. The film won the European Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics. Elsa & Fred (Argentina) will be screened on Sunday, Dec. 13. A romantic comedy about finding love in old age, this simple but beautiful story about two octogenarians captures the timelessness of love and life. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, Waltz with Bashir (Israel) explores the mysteries of memory during a soldiers service in Israels 1982 invasion of Lebanon. The R-rated animated film the first to be nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar melds fiction, history, fantasy and truth in a unique cinematic experience. The comedy-drama Son of Rambow (UK) will be shown on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. This film recounts the summertime antics of two English schoolboys who set out to create their own homage to the film Rambo: First Blood. The hilarious take on friendship, film heroes and the deathdefying adventures of growing up in the video age became an audience favorite when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The final Films on Fifth movie is set for Sunday, March 21, 2010, and has yet to be selected from a short list of the most interesting, better-reviewed foreign/independent films of recent months. Seating for Films on Fifth is limited and assigned. Tickets are $12. For reservations or information, visit The Naples Players box office at 701 Fifth Avenue South, call 263-7990, or click on Films on Fifth at www.naplesplayers.org. Another Quality Developed Property Professionally managed by COURTESY PHOTOJoe Chisholm, Myra Daniels and The Cove director Louie Psihoyos at the Naples International Film Festivals inaugural gala Nov. 5.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 The Naples Concert Band will honor past and present members of the armed forces at its annual patriotic concert beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Music director and conductor Harris J. Lanzel will lead the concert. Miromar Outlets is the concert sponsor. Naples resident and voiceover artist Peter Thomas will narrate the emotional Liberty Fanfare by John Williams. Baritone Ken Beaty will sing We the People, a new composition written by Helen Pestuka and arranged by Melvin Maxwell. Other selections on the program will include They Called It U.S.A., We the People, John Phillip Sousas Sempr Fidelis March and A Chesapeake Bay Adventure. The vocal group HeartSong will join the band for several selections, including the grand finale, Armed Forces: The Pride of America. Uniformed representatives from each branch of the United States Armed Forces will participate in the finale. Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Donations received at each concert go toward scholarships for student member of the band. The Naples Concert Band is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with old-fashioned concerts in the park. The allvolunteer ensemble is in its 38th year offering free concerts to the Southwest Florida community. In addition to the Nov. 15 performance, 2009-2101 concert dates are: Dec. 6, Jan. 10 and 31, Feb. 28, March 21 and April 16. For more information, call 263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. The seventh annual Sing-Along Messiah will be performed by the Voices of Naples at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The 90-member choral group will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and professional soloists Ellie VanderMeuse, soprano; Jan Ortenzo, alto; Robert Beane, Tenor; and Doug Renfroe, bass. Artistic director is Nancy Nugent Beaty. The audience is encouraged to join in singing this traditional work by George Friedrich Handel. Bring along a score or rent a copy for $1 at the door. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and are available from any Voices of Naples member or by calling 455-2582 or 643-0980. This performance is a gift to the community from the Voices of Naples. Come enjoy this venerable classic to usher in the holiday season. For more information, visit www.voicesofnaples. org. Naples Concert Band salutes the armed forcesSing along with the Voices of Naples 501(c)(3) non-pro tThe Neapolitan OpryCluster PluckinNovember 13th 7:00-10:00pm The Norris Center8th St. S. & 8th Ave. S Naples FL. 34102 Call 239 213 3049 For tickets $15.00Showcasing the acoustic talent in the Naples area and the venues that support Live MusicProceeds from sponsorships bene t the Acoustic Music Society of SW Florida. All proceeds go toward bringing more acoustic music to Naples! We are participating in the food drive for St. Matthews House to help the homeless. Please bring a non-perishable food item the night of the show.15 of Your Favorite Local Talent Including:Andy Wahlberg Bob & Lucia Schoessel & Friends The Bean Pickers Frank Corso Frontline Bluegrass Saw Grass Drifters Mike McDonnell Tim McGeary The Whole Tones .... And many more!Sponsors Accurate Public Insurance Adjusters AA Laser Service & Supply Adams & OReilly(local McDonalds Restaurants)Bayshore Coffee House Boston Beer Garden Fitzgeralds Flamingo Island Flea Mkt Freds Diner Gulf Coast Grouper & Chips Jeannette P. Batten(Broker John R. Wood Realtor)John Hisler & Assoc. Inc SAR Inspection Services Rembrandt Painting, Inc Michael Mcdonnell-Atty
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C20 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCOMING UP AT THE PHIL Here are some highlights from whats coming up in the weeks ahead at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts (for a complete schedule of performances, lectures and other events, visit www. thephil.org):By the book Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities at York University in Toronto, begins the 20th season of her Critics Choice book discussions as part of the Lifelong Learning program at the Phil at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 14. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski is the first book of the season. The series includes additional Thursday/Saturday morning events as follows: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Dec. 10 and 12; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Jan. 7 and 9; The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Feb. 4 and 6; Little Bee by Chris Cleave, March 4 and 6; and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, April 8 and 10. Single tickets are $30; subscriptions are $180. 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.Coffee with the curatorJoin Michael Culver, director and chief curator of the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, for Coffee with the Curator on select Saturday mornings this season. The first coffee klatch is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Let Mr. Culver be your guide through the exciting exhibitions marking the museums 10th anniversary 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 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.The Smothers BrothersDick and Tom Smothers present The Smothers Brothers Show, with special guest The Yo Yo Man, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Over the past four decades, the 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 COURTESY PHOTOThe Smothers Brothers come to the Phil Dec. 1.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 A&E C21 irrepressible Smothers Brothers have made sibling rivalry an art form, which has been embraced by diverse generations of fans. Tickets are $52. A Smooth Jazz ChristmasDave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas begins at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. In celebration of the tours 12th anniversary, this years show features a reunion of the original cast. Saxophonist Mr. Koz is joined by Rick Braun, David Benoit, Peter White and Brenda Russell performing from their respective catalogues and joining together on a variety of holiday favorites. Tickets are $69.The Color Purple The first North American touring production of The Color Purple arrives at the Phil for eight performances Dec. 8-13. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, The Color Purple is based on the classic Pulitzer Prizewinning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. As on Broadway, the touring production is directed by Gary Griffin. The libretto is by Pulitzer Prizewinner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics are by Grammy Award-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd. Tickets are $79.A holiday traditionMiami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Juan Francisco La Manna, will present George Balanchines The Nutcracker at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. Featuring more than 100 dancers, dazzling sets and costumes, brilliant choreography and the famous Tchaikovsky score, this holiday season event is perfect for the whole family. Among the classic selections in this timeless show: Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance and Russian Dance. While youre there, dont miss the Nutcracker Boutique, featuring a variety of holiday items for decorating and gift-giving. Visitors can also view more than 25 beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the dome at the Naples Museum of Art. The Nutcracker Boutique and Christmas tree display are free and open to the public. Tickets for The Nutcracker are $59 for adults and $25 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. T Y DRIVE CBIA SALES & MARKETING COUNCILANNUAL sBenefiting the children in Immokalee at Pinecrest Elementary & at RCMA.New unwrapped toys & monetary donations are still needed!SMCSALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL Collier Building Industry Association The True Meaning of ChristmasLast year one of our young participants anxiously sought a Barbie doll and was delighted to find it among the gifts collected. As she exited with Barbie in hand, she spied a Tonka Truck and asked if she could get that for her little brother as well. When she was told only one toy per person, she gently put back the Barbie, grabbed the Tonka Truck and left with a huge smile on her face. A volunteer witnessed the incident and made sure this pint-sized Santa received her Barbie doll after all. The childs subsequent hug, thanks and smile will stay with that volunteer forever. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of so many children this holiday season. Please give generously to those who need it the most. Gifts will benefit children from Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee and at Redlands Christian Migrant Association.If you are able to make the Holidays brighter for a child, please bring your donations to CBIA no later than Monday, December 15th. 4779 Enterprise Ave, Naples, FL 34104 OPEN 7 DAYS, 11AM 2AM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY WEEKEND2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com Expires 11/21/09 with Coupon Not valid with any other offerWednesday, 6pm 9:30pm Friday & Saturday Live Music Live Hermit Crab Races Must Be Seated by 5:30pm1/2 PRICE DINNER & DRINK SPECIALSTraditional Turkey Dinner with All the Trimmings Just $12.95 and Many Other Holiday Entrees & Desserts Kids Under 12, 1/2 PriceFISH N CHIPS OR SHEPHARDS PIEPIRATE NIGHT TWO FOR ONE HAPPY HOUR Mon. Fri., 4PM-7PM; Sat. & Sun., 12 NOON 5PMNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969THE ENGLISH PUB FREE HORS DOEUVRES SELECTED: $2 WELLS, $3 WINES, 99 DRAFTS RESERVE NOW FOR THANKSGIVING Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPSBy purchasing this 2009 signature holiday ornament for $20, you help ful ll the mission of The Education Foundation of Collier County engaging our community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child by supporting the Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program.ABOUT THE ORNAMENTSeveral years ago, Amanda Jaron of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, came to the Foundation wanting to get involved. With her extraordinary talent and creativity, a wonderful partnership began. This year Amandas efforts are directed specically at the Take Stock program. Under her direction, Take Stock students helped assemble the ornaments as part of their Community Service Workshop. INTRODUCINGTHE 2009 TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN HOLIDAY ORNAMENT ph 239.643.4755 web EducationForCollier.org 3606 Enterprise Ave. Suite 150, Naples, FL 34104 THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS: CALL THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TODAY TO PURCHASE YOUR HOLIDAY ORNAMENT! Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 Invite Us To Your Next Event & Well Do ALL The Cooking!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com C Ca Ca Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill.ART NEWS NONA exhibit celebrates The Female EssenceNONA Gallery and Studio hosts The Female Essence, an exhibition of abstract figurative paintings by Tim Parker, through Tuesday, Nov. 24. The artist says his paintings often take on their own lives and seem to paint themselves as he explores the interaction between texture, brushwork, color, the human figure and other forms. He strives to create works that at first glance are multi-depth abstracts, while a closer look reveals a figure or multiple figures intertwined with the brushstrokes and blocks of color to give the painting multiple dimensions. Mr. Parker studied art at Parsons School of Design and worked in New York City for 22 years as an artist, illustrator and creative director. He moved to Naples in 2003 and started Art2D. NONA Gallery and Studio is at 2079 J&C Blvd., North Naples. For more information, call 572-3386.Artists invited to salon at Rosen Gallery & StudiosRichard Rosen of Rosen Gallery & Studios invites all local artists to an informal ArtistSalon gathering from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the gallery in North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd. The evening will be an opportunity for networking and discussions, critiques and general support from others in the artistic community. There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is appreciated by calling 821-1061 or e-mailing email@example.com.Holiday trunk shows planned at the CollectionSix local artisans will hold their first holiday trunk show from 1-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Collection at Vanderbilt. Subsequent shows are planned for 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, all in the centers community hall, Suite 126. For more information, call Christi Lavoy at 566-3459. Also open for the holiday season at Collection at Vanderbilt is the Deck the Halls Christmas Shoppe with holiday trees and home dcor. Saturday workshops are now being planned that include gift wrapping and crafts. Visitors to the center can also enjoy the North Naples Green Market from COURTESY PHOTOTim Parkers Blue Soul
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C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The 48th Founders Juried Awards ExhibitionOpening reception at The von Liebig Art 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. Andrena and Vojkan Dimitrijevic 2. Barbara and Arturo Samaniego 3. Connie Towle, Mourice Tordjman, Skim Coggin, Jeanne Oelerich, Janet Matt and Liz Coggin 4. Alyce Mathias, Charlotte DeBenedictis, John and Sandy Mathias 5. Eve May and Liz BlackPEGGY FARREN / THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER 1 4 5 2 3
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 A&E C29 Kickoff luncheon for Magic Under the MangrovesWe 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. Cynthia Fiber and Megan Clancy 2. Lisa Warren and Barbara Wilson 3. Ron Ciesla and Tony Rodriguez 4. Judy Hushon, Dolph von Arx and Nancy Seeleyi 5. Rufino Hernandez, Mary Bongiovanni and Dr. Chrisi Papadopoulos 6. John Yarbrough, Barbara Wilson, Greg Minerva and Adam Grossman 7. Maureen Lerner, Nancy White and Sue DaltonCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 6 7 2 45 3
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comNOW OPEN ON SUNDAYEvery Tuesday LIVE MUSIC from 5:30PM to 8:30PM 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com This is the time of year when even people who dont drink sparkling wines not only imbibe, but find themselves faced with buying them, too. As if champagne isnt confusing enough, add in all the other varieties now on the market and its enough to drive a man or woman to drink. The fact is, sparkling wines are made just about everywhere. There are two ways to get the bubbles into the bottle. The traditional method is called methode champenoise. The young bottled wine is opened, dosed with a sugar and yeast solution, and then corked and secured with a wire basket. The best known is champagne, which comes from Frances Champagne district and is made only with pinot noir, pinot meunier or chardonnay grapes. The second way to add bubbles is the charmat, or Martinotti method, in which the wine is allowed to ferment a second time in a temperatureand pressure-controlled stainless steel container called an autoclave. This process is faster and less expensive then the champagne method, but there can be some trade-off in quality. In general, youll pay more for champagne than other sparklers, but dont discount the others just because they arent champagne. Here is a look at some other worthy contenders. Cava is produced in Spain and is second only to champagne in worldwide sales of sparkling wines, according to the official Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade Web site, www.winesfromspain.com. Cava is also produced using the methode champenoise. Traditional Spanish grape varieties are the principal grapes used, although chardonnay and pinot noir are also permitted. Prosecco is an off-dry selection from Italy made in the charmat method. Its made primarily from the white prosecco grape but others may be blended in. Spumante from Italy encompasses many wines, ranging from dry to sweet. Some are made in the traditional bottle method, like asti spumante, and some are made in the charmat method. A tasting is an excellent way to try wines before buying. I recently attended a pre-holiday sparkling wine tasting at Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, where owner Frank Pulice poured a variety of sparklers for several area wine enthusiasts. When you hear that cork pop, you know it is excitement, said Gina Birch. Something good is on the way! Her friend, Patty George, agreed that sparkling wines are, indeed, special. Theyre decadent and fun and make every day special, she said. Phil Pfahlert was impressed with the Jansz Rose, made in Tasmania. They are the most labor-intensive wines to make, he said about sparkling wines in general. The vintner has to put his heart and soul into the wine, and in a wellmade sparkling wine you can almost taste that energy. Thom McKay, sommelier at The Wine Merchant in Naples, had some good suggestions as well. At his shop we tasted a French non-champagne, Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blanc, with customers Lynn and Jack Crotty of St. John, Ind. Its refreshing and crisp but not real dry. It would make an excellent aperitif, Mr. McKay said. Made with 100 percent chardonnay grapes in the traditional champagne method, it sells for $13. Id like this in a mimosa, Mrs. Crotty said. And I really like this price. Good holiday sparklers need not cost a fortune. Following are some noteworthy ones from the Austins tasting, with a final one from Mr. McKay. A knowledgeable salesperson at your local wine shop can add to the list. Juve Y Camps Brut Rose NV: A Spanish cava, its 100 percent pinot noir. A creamy mousse delivers a bouquet of fresh flowers and strawberry that follows through onto the palate. It ends with a light acid and long finish. About $21. Jansz Premium Non-Vintage Rose is a Tasmanian selection that is a medium pink rose with smooth creamy bubbles, a rose petal bouquet and strawberry on the palate. This wine is definitely worth searching for. A clear crowd favorite at the tasting, its about $29. Langlois Crmant de Loire Blanc Brut NV is made from chenin blanc, chardonnay and cabernet franc. Produced by Langlois-Chteau in the Loire district, the bouquet has flowers and a little peach fruit. The taste is light and vibrant with a touch of sweetness from the cabernet franc. About $35. Louis Roederer Carte Blanche NV is pricier, as you would expect from a champagne. This demi-sec is made a touch sweeter and works as an aperitif or a dessert champagne. The big, flowery nose opens with a touch of honey, followed by a delicious, mouth-filling flavor with a touch of sweet citrus. A very elegant wine, priced about $55. Monmousseau Cuvee JM Touraine NV is 100 percent chenin blanc from the Loire Valley. It has a light, fruity nose with clean acid and a touch of almond on the palate. About $18. The big, bubbly world of sparkling wines beyond champagne VINO JIM MCCRACKEN/FLORIDA WEEKLY Amanda Mihalik, Gina Birch and Patty George at Austins Wine Cellar Indulge Yourself Seven Days A Week Call me! Lets do dinner... Angelina Half Price Bottles of wine on Sunday and Monday up to $150 Half Price Appetizers in the lounge every dayLive Musicworld-renowned pianist & composer Kary RegraguiEvery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday7:00 10:00 p.m. Indulge. Its Italian, Redefined. 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Nov. 12, 4 p.m., For Goodness Sake: Free lecture on mood, mind and memory; 9118 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5838. Thursday, Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., Artichoke & Company: Sample a variety of Tuscan wines accompanied by imported meats, cheeses and pastas; $34.50, The Village on Venetian Bay, Gulfshore Blvd. and Parkshore Drive; 263-6979. Reservations required. Friday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Denise Petersen presents Thanksgiving 101, a great intro course for beginners and a refresher for everyone else on how to make turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Nov. 14, 21, and 28, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Saturday, Nov. 14, 21 and 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Collection at Vanderbilt: The North Naples Green Market, formerly the North Goodlette Farmers Market, takes place weekly through May; Airport and Galleria Drive. Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Jumpstart your holiday baking with Bobbie Thompson, author of Bobbies Best Recipes. Shell sign copies of the book and offer samples of her desserts; 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations requested. Saturday, Nov. 14, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alexander Bernard leads his Lets Talk Turkey and Cook Duck class with samples, recipes and wine; $45, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 262-4999. Reservations required. Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy conjures up a multi-course meal featuring fresh ingredients and complementary wines; $65, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. al nt s i nes; Tr ail, 20 6g s k FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Authentic atmosphere, menu bring a bit of Britain across the pondMy early experiences with British food were memorable for the wrong reasons. During my teens and 20s, my gastronomic experiences in London and thereabouts involved plate after plate of relatively tasteless, mostly grayishbrown substances of dubious origin. But that was well before the advent of gastro pubs establishments that serve comfort food but with a more gourmet flair than standard pub grub. Thats a fairly broad definition, but Ive yet to find a definitive source that can narrow it down further. A relative newcomer to the Naples scene, The Pub at Mercato certainly fulfills the gastro pub concept in that it looks, feels and sounds like a pub yet offers a far more enticing array of menu items. While striving to provide a neighborhood bar atmosphere, it fits in well with the Mercato mystique in that its exceedingly well appointed. Theres gleaming wood everywhere, particularly on the massive oak bar that dominates the room. A huge Union Jack adorns the ceiling over the bar, and servers wear tartan kilts. The place looks as if it were plucked whole out of Great Britain and set down in the midst of the tony North Naples center. Open since last spring, The Pub has become a popular hangout for all sorts of people, ranging from singles at the bar to large groups clinking beer mugs around big tables. Theres a lot of energy and a lot of noise. With all that wood, sounds seem to bounce endlessly about, making conversation difficult indoors even when the place is less than half full. The high volume would be my only complaint, and it didnt appear to be a problem for most of the revelers gathered there last Thursday night during happy hour. Thats likely due to the fact that just about everything else about The Pub is jolly good. Lets start with the liquid refreshments, contained in a document dubbed The Pub Beverage Bible. Beer lovers could make a meal on the draughts alone. There are 25 on tap, including Belhaven Twisted Thistle, Hobgoblin, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, Leffe Blonde, Old Speckled Hen, Tennents Lager and Strongbow Cider. If one of those wont do, there are still more options by the bottle plus specialty beers, such as Monty Pythons Holy Grail Ale or a mixed beverage such as the Brave Liver, consisting of half cider and half your draft of choice (Im not sure whether the name refers to the person ordering or that individuals organ). For those who disdain beer and I confess I belong to this group there are lots of gins, bourbons and single-malt scotches, wines and just about any other alcoholic option you can think of. We tried the Belhaven Twisted Thistle, an amber-orange brew from Scotland with notes of heather, jasmine and lemon zest. My beerloving companion liked it so much he ordered a second one. I tried a Bombay Sapphire martini, straight up with olives. It arrived icy cold and perfectly dry. Im happy to report that the management devotes as much attention to the food as it does to the drinks. We started off with curry chips ($4.95) and a Scottish egg ($8.75). Because we were ordering during happy hour (3-7 p.m.), our attentive and well-trained server explains, drinks were $1 off while appetizers were $3.95 and served in half portions. As it turned out, the portions were closer to full size. The chips were crisp golden steak fries accompanied by red and yellow curry sauces, both of which possessed some bite as well as aromatic palettes of Indian spices. The Scotch egg starts out as a boiled egg thats wrapped in sausage and bread crumbs then fried. The firm exterior with the savory sausage complemented the egg inside and a spicy pub mustard drizzled over the plate added some zip. We moved on to more substantive fare, including a Youngs Double Chocolate Stout BBQ burger ($9.75) and fish and chips ($13.95). The burger was large and juicy, cooked as ordered to medium rare, then topped with bacon, cheddar, onions and a delicious tangy-sweet barbecue sauce made with the chocolate stout. The fish and chips were even better. A large piece of pollock had been perfectly fried and placed atop a mound of steak fries. The fish was tender and moist. A house-made tartar sauce had great fresh flavor, and a squirt of lemon finished the fish off nicely. We both liked the condiment selections, dipping our fries in the cider malt vinegar and in a brown sauce that combined molasses, tamarind and vinegar. The meal concluded with the whimsically named Tipsy Laird ($6.95), which contained two good-sized slices of fried (but not battered) pound cake with fresh berries sauted in brandy and creamy English custard. It was excellent and more than enough for two. It was an immense and immensely satisfying meal at an astoundingly good price: $57.64 before tip. The Pub brings an appealing taste of Great Britain to Naples. If the British had treated our predecessors this well, we might still be a contented and well-fed colony. t o o L y w karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYA massive oak bar dominates the room. The Pub, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; 594-2748 >> Hours: Open 11 a.m.midnight Sunday, 3 p.m.-midnight Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday >> Reservations: Not accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.25-$12.95; entrees, $8.75-$18.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the bar, in booths, at conventional tables indoors or outside >> Specialties of the house: fried pickles, curry chips, Scottish egg, Pub sliders, Pub pizza, roast beef and cheddar panini, Pub Cuban, goat cheese and red pepper burger, Cotswold chicken sandwich, grilled salmon atbread, sh and chips, bangers and mash, shepherds pie, English pot roast >> Volume: High to very high >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.luvthepub.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go Perfectly fried pollock enhanced by fresh lemon juice and house-made tartar sauce pairs with a generous portion of fries in The Pubs version of fish and chips.
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