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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 & 10 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. 9 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Romancing the stoneDiamonds still rule as a way to express true love. B1 A tradition takes offNaples Backyard Historys gingerbread decorating contest is a sweet sensation. A10 The new Nutcracker150 young singers, dancers, actors have their marching orders. C1 Minimal invasionRobotic surgery can lessen recovery time even more. A22 Thousands expected to line city streets for 16th annual Christmas paradeSanta and his entourage, including marching bands and dozens of illuminated floats, step out for the 16th annual City of Naples Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Spectators are expected to line the route beginning at the corner of Third Street South and ending near City Hall at Cambier Park on Eighth Street South. Beginning around 4:30 p.m. and until about 9 p.m., the parade route will be closed to all other traffic. This years theme is The Magic of Christmases Past. Mayor Bill Barnett serves as the grand marshal. Honorary marshals are city historian Doris Reynolds and Lavern Norris Gaynor, the founder of Naples Backyard History. Judges this year are a mix of Old Timers and business leaders. The Old Timers are Mary Watkins, whose family purchased the Naples Company, once owned by Walter Haldeman, founder of the city of Naples; Jean Walker Humphries, whose family developed Aqualane Shores and helped to bring a technical school to Naples; Eddie Frank, grandson of the man who invented the swamp buggy and developed the first strip mall on Fifth Avenue; Duke Turner, a Naples waterfront legacy; and Merle Harris, who started the Old Timers group and has been instrumental in many initiatives to preserve local history. Ray Carroll, whose family came in the late 1880s, is an alternate judge. Judges from the Fifth Avenue South business community include Gloria Kovacs, owner of The Name Game; Rick Rinella, general manager at Trulucks; Doug Keating of Keating Realty; and Frank Russen, manager of The Englishmans Fine Art. Mayor Barnett will present the Best Overall Float Award as part of festivities on Fifth Avenue South Thursday, Dec. 10. streets Southwest Floridas deadly BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Toni Ferrell was nearing the end of a morning bike ride with a friend when she stopped at a busy Southwest Florida intersection to wait for the pedestrian go signal. Everything changed for me after that, she admits. Which intersection is less important than this troubling fact, in Ms. Ferrells mind: Her fateful crossing could have occurred at any one of scores of intersections in a region where roads have been planned and built for decades without thought of walkers or bicyclists. Traveling without a motor vehicle here can be more dangerous than almost anywhere else in the United States, new research reveals. Charlotte County ranks as the most dangerous place for pedestrians in Florida and the second most dangerous in the nation; Lee CountySEE STREETS, A8 MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, PAGE C9 CHARLOTTE COUNTY LEE COUNTY FLORIDA STATEWIDE NATIONAL 0 75 150 225 300 400 SARASOTA COUNTY COLLIER COUNTY GAINESVILLETHE RISK OF WALKINGPEDESTRIAN DANGER INDEX**The Pedestrian Danger Index is a measure of the relative risk of walking, adjusted for exposure.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 When you step outside to ask Nash Williams or Jimbo Wilson for a column idea, youre going to get an answer or five. What about sunflowers? said Nash. Or Osama bin Laudanum or dogs running this place? Or geese? (Thats four questions.) Geese are ornery. One had just ambled over to take a hard peck at the little boy, who snapped out a defensive right hand as quickly as Carmen Basilio. I once met Mr. Basilio in Fort Myers, where he arrived grinning and unbowed at a downtown hotel to visit the members of a traveling boxing club. He was about 70 then, and when he shadow boxed with a couple of the young men in the club kids from Miami his hands moved in a swift blur around and over their raised arms. His signature grin remained in place, too still cocky and fierce, and unrepentant as an old lion. He signed a picture for me, which I took to my father, who had grown up in New York, just like Mr. Basilio and at exactly the same time, in the 1930s and early s. Daddy could also hit just like Mr. Basilio. But unlike the fighter, he gave that up at a young age, mostly. Mr Basilio, meanwhile, went on to win both the welterweight and the middleweight championships of the world in the mid-1950s. Nash didnt KO the goose, though. Instead, he grabbed the big bird by the throat and tossed him away in a flopping fuddle of wings, squawks and protests, before wisely backpedaling. The FP&L meter man isnt even that tough. He wont get out of his truck now because of our geese and dogs. Instead, he just sits in the cab with a pair of binos trying to read the meter 50 feet away on the outside wall of the house. Six of our seven dogs, meanwhile, lay stretched across the sun-warmed twoby-fours of the deck, all of them crowded into a single circle of light. Right there, the light always evades the wide weave of live oak limbs inscribing the sky above the house like Chinese calligraphy, and splashes into a golden pool, which isnt a bad place for thin-skinned subtropical canines recently blanketed by a 45-degree evening. Somebody shot those dogs, I thought, stiff-arming a sudden feeling of relief and its incumbent guilt. No, better that somebody had shot the geese, I amended no guilt at all in that notion. Then one of the dogs breathed and they all breathed, tongues lolling, ribs rising, eyes shuttered to half-mast. Impressively, they managed to ignore the goose fight like some people ignore the continents beyond our borders me for one. What continents? Isnt bin Laudanum, as we call him around here, still running around on one? And wasnt nailing his fascist butt to a barn door the reason for this costly intercontinental shootemup in the first place? Yes, that was the reason. And yes, we still need to get that done, I hope by midnight tomorrow. Then the president wouldnt have to worry about sending any more troops in there not 30,000, not 40,000, not none. Or maybe he would, now that weve left the place looking like a mess of scrambled brains calfs brains, which my grandmother on the ranch used to procure fresh, then offer to add to my scrambled eggs. No thank you, grandmother. What about health care? interrupted Jimbo, breaking my ridiculous reverie. (That was the fifth question.) This has to be 1,000 words or so, I muttered obliquely. What I didnt say is that I can do it in 21 words. Here they are: Make sure everybody has it. If somebody doesnt like that, break his legs and give him health care. Then ask again. Nash is 7 and Jimbo is 14, by the way. Theyre friends. Nashs 14-year-old brother, D.P. Jimbo is D.P.s oldest friend had vanished for the afternoon to see his biological father. I am D.P.s sociological father, his proximate father, his geographic father, his disciplinarian father, his training father, and his Monday-throughSaturday reporting-for-duty-to-rideherd-on-the-boys father. I could also be described as Father Pep Talk, Father Big Talk, Father Talk-Talk, and Father Hard Talk. Such talking fatherhoods, like talking heads, are demonstrably ineffective D.P. already knows a great deal more about life than I do, and he has more smarts than I ever did but apparently they fit my job description. While I drifted away from the healthcare question like a fat and rudderless paternal dirigible, my attentive wife, Amy, asked Jimbo if he was hungry. Honestly? he replied. Im getting a little bit peckish. Where does a kid come up with stuff like that? Peckish? The other night, Amy and I took him and our two in-house boys to see Professor Stuart Browns production of Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream, staged colorfully by his students and a couple of faculty members in the garden at Edison State College. The show and the players sparkled from stem to stern, especially the mischievous Puck (maybe Jimbo, who can be puckish, became peckish after watching that play). The boys sat mostly transfixed. I admit, D.P. and Jimbo might have been transfixed (if not petrified) in part by the much-older women about 19 or 20 who surrounded them in the audience. Those young ladies also managed to surround the audience itself with the odors of well, young womanness, I guess. Daddy, whispered Nash in a voice about as quiet as a drum majors, those girl-women are wearing a lot of hair conditioner! Thats what you smell, Dad! By the way, the sunflowers Nash planted along the boundary of his mothers garden have sprung up a good green foot already, as vital in the ascension as my wonderful young sons. On into the sunlight the fine/sunlight with a firm day in it/you will go (kiss me,) wrote e.e. cummings. Thats five answers, with a dose of what I hope, from home. COMMENTARY Five answers to five questions from home rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merrit Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Charlie McDonald Jim McLaughlin Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersAmanda Hartman Jon Colvin Paul HeinrichCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse nmasse@floridaweekly.com Sandy Rekar srekar@floridaweekly.com Cori Higgins chiggins@floridaweekly.com Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AssistantMari HornbeckPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis pgaddis@floridaweekly.com Jeffrey Cull jcull@floridaweekly.com Jim Dickerson jdickerson@floridaweekly.com Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2009 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Dec. 3, 1947, Marlon Brandos famous cry of Stella! first booms across a Broadway stage, electrifying the audience during the first-ever performance of Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. When the curtain went down on opening night, the crowd erupted into a round of applause that lasted 30 minutes. On Dec. 4, 1872, the Mary Celeste, an American vessel, is spotted sailing erratically but at full sail near the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was seaworthy, its stores and supplies were untouched, but not a soul was onboard. The reason for the abandonment of the Mary Celeste has never been determined. OPINION Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers in a rampage at Fort Hood, is a most unlikely victim of post-traumatic stress disorder. He never experienced any combatrelated trauma. He had never even been deployed overseas. Yet, he had barely stopped shooting his victims in cold blood, chasing the wounded to finish them off, when the media rushed to their copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Time magazine blamed the stressful environment of Fort Hood, where frequent deployments meant the kindling was hiding in plain sight. The Washington Post ran a piece on Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where Hasan had served, as indicative of the ongoing tensions, frustrations and problems in the military health-care system for (returning) troops. The press keeps mistaking Hasan for Private Ryan, when the closest hed come to combat was counseling sessions with soldiers. A New York Times piece raised the possibility that Hasan might have acquired PTSD from the very act of treating those patients in contact distress, of a kind. The obsession with PTSD serves two purposes. First, it fits the medias favorite narrative of soldiers as victims. Here was poor Hasan, brought low like so many others by the unbearable burden of Iraq and Afghanistan. Never mind that PTSD usually results in sleeplessness, flashbacks and in the extreme suicide. Hasan is the first victim of PTSD known to jump on a table and allegedly yell Allahu Akbar while slaughtering his fellow troops. Two, it elides uncomfortable questions about Hasans dual loyalty. He appears to have been most stressed by the tension he felt between his obligations as a devout Muslim as he understood them and his service in the American military. By all means investigate this case thoroughly, but dont flinch from the growing evidence that this was an act of treason by a Muslim solider who in the war on terror took the other side. The press and the Army brass desperately want it to be anything other than that. Hasan was a soldier, and we have other soldiers who might have the same stress and indicators that he had, the commanding general at Fort Hood, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, said after the massacre. How insulting to his troops who sacrifice so much fighting terror. Then there is Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey: What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here. If Casey says that after 13 people die, imagine what pressures there were in the military to honor Hasans contribution to diversity before he killed. Hasans fellow students told The Associated Press that, despite his anti-American rants, a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal written complaint. Obviously, Hasan isnt a representative American Muslim, nor is his act an indictment of Muslims in the military. We can acknowledge both those things without laboring to obscure the nature of his crime in childish evasions. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder evasion GUEST OPINION Who would deny health care to all Americans? Well, there are a lot of those folks in Congress, including nearly all Republican lawmakers, none of whom have rejected their own generous government health care plans. The United States is the only country in the developed world that does not provide affordable health care to all its citizens.According to the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage.Dr. David Himmelstein who conducted a recent Harvard study of health care costs said: Unless you are Warren Buffett, your family is just one serious illness away from bankruptcy. For middle-class Americans, health insurance offers little protection. Many families suffering from home foreclosures are learning about this the hard way. A government-operated health insurance program the so-called public option is not far-fetched, considering that we already have Medicare, a federal plan that covers 45 million elderly and some disabled; the federal-state Medicaid program that helps the poor; the State Childrens Insurance program, known as SCHIP, that extends coverage to lowincome families with children; and the vast health care networks administered by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It would seem that all Americans in these hard times would understand that millions are being deprived of health care because they cant afford it. Are they aware of the billions spent every week to keep wars going in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention support for the hundreds of U.S. military bases around the world? All costs fall on the taxpayers. Where are the people who used to react with great compassion against injustice in our society? Is there a generation gap on this? The opponents say they are against a government insurance program because of high costs, though they overlook the high costs of the war and of what President Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to as the military industrial complex. Are Social Security and Medicare recipients really ready to deny the same kind of security to others? The Senate has finally voted to allow floor debate on a version of health reform legislation. That vote represented a victory for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., after he cut deals with some nervous Democratic colleagues, including Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who successfully bargained for $300 million for Medicaid funding for Louisiana in exchange for her vote. Landrieu and some other Democrats in the 60-vote majority said their support for Reid to shut off a threatened Republican filibuster didnt mean they would end up voting for the final bill, a vote that Reid wants before Christmas. Their biggest sticking point is the government-run health insurance plan. On the other side of the coin, many liberals believe health reform without a government-run insurance program would be worthless, because such a program is needed to provide competition to private insurance companies. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he expects a number of senators would not support the final version of the Senate bill unless it includes such a program. The need for competition, Sanders said, is crucial. This legislation cannot simply be a huge subsidy to private insurance companies that will get millions of new customers and be able to raise their premiums as high as they want, said Sanders. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a former governor of her state, is a profile in political courage. She indicated on CNN that she supported a government insurance plan even if it costs her politically. There is a lot of misinformation on whether most Americans support the public option or reject it. The debate, which may last three weeks, hopefully will bring more clarity to the issue. Proponents of a government health insurance plan have been given short shrift by the White House and Congress. Its time for Americans who care to weigh in. We are our brothers keeper. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Chips are down in the debate over health care

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 15 MINUTES Documentary filmmaker has always watched out for the underdogwould make a positive difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he established la Razza Films, a production company dedicated to the development of documentary films. la Razza means the people in Spanish, he says, adding it represents his desire to create films that both aid and celebrate hard-working, every day people. Prior to Immokalee USA, Mr. Herrera helped to create Cracker Crazy, a documentary of Florida history from an unusual. Blending archival images and original footage, the film traces 1,200 years of Sunshine State history, beginning with Floridas ancient Indians, through the Civil War, the KKK and Walt Disney. Mr. Herrera resolutely describes himself as a true independent filmmaker. I am devoted to making films that I am passionate about and to documenting reality as it unfolds, he says. He particularly enjoys giving the viewer a real and rare glimpse of a world that they might not otherwise ever see, or have an opportunity to appreciate or understand. His work as director of outreach for the Naples International Film Festival is a natural extension of his professional ambitions as well as his personal aspirations. In my life as well as in my work, I do my best to represent any human condition which needs to be noted, or which requires action. My hope is that my work will help to improve peoples lives. That is the goal that I work toward with every project. walk miles to his games and practices because his parents were still too busy working to drive him. It made me realize that anyone from anywhere can achieve whatever they set their mind to. Mr. Herrera now the father of Daniel, 9, Joseph Hernando 7, and Gianna, 4, and a resident of Cape Coral began his film career as an actor with Southwest Florida Models in Fort Myers, performing in industrial films for KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) Saks Fifth Avenue and other retailers. These led to his first TV role, as a Latino drug lord on Americas Most Wanted. Although he enjoyed the experience, he says it made him realize his true desire was to use his talents to do something more substantive and meaningful, something that ultimately Looking out for the interests of those in need seems to come naturally to Daniel Herrera. The documentary filmmaker and co-creator of Immokalee USA has been protective of others since he was a kid. Now as a director and producer, he hopes to use his professional talents to make positive impact on the lives of at-risk individuals. Immokalee USA is about the daily experiences of six individuals who live and work in the migrant farming community of Immokalee. An observational documentary, the work provides an intimate look at family life in the town, while paying particular attention to Immokalees fathers and husbands. So many of the men there have endured tremendous personal danger and hardship in order to come to the U.S. to earn money for their families, Mr. Herrera says. I believe their sacrifice goes far beyond what most people really understand or would choose to bear if they were in similar circumstances. Earning accolades at film festival across the country, Immokalee USA has been described by the National Media Museum (a museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, dedicated to film, television and radio) as a powerfully provocative depiction chronicled with intelligence, sensitivity and restraint. Even though hes recently been described as Floridas most promising nonfiction filmmaker, Mr. Herrera is no stranger to hard times. I always refer to myself as Tex-Mex, he says. He was born in Mexico City but grew up in a trailer park in El Paso, Texas, in a neighborhood rife with gang fighting and poverty. It was in this difficult environment, he says, that his instincts to look out for people who were vulnerable first became evident. Where we lived, it was impossible to even go to the food store without passing through tough gang territory, he says. I was a big kid, and fairly street wise, so I used to protect the other kids from our park whenever they had to walk through there. A middle child with three brothers and a sister, he worked in the areas onion fields to earn extra money for his family. Keeping the family together was the most important thing to my parents, and we all pitched in, he says, adding he and his brothers usually earned about $10 per day working in the fields. Their father worked two jobs, which eventually enabled the family to move to a better part of town. Daniel became a high school football hero, lettering and starting in his sophomore year and designated All City, All District by the time he was a junior. Excelling at football taught me that I could do anything, he says. He used to COURTESY PHOTODaniel HerreraBY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Saves.www.home-tech.com Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement...

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 ranks 23rd on the list of the 360 most dangerous places for pedestrians and bicyclists in America and among the top 10 in Florida; and the Naples-Marco Island corridor, although the safest urban zone in Southwest Florida, is rated twice as lethal for pedestrians as the national average, according to a recently released report, Dangerous by Design (co-authored by Transportation for America, the title refers to the tradition of designing roads only for cars and trucks, without thought of any other vehicles. A bicycle, by law, is as much a vehicle as a car, truck or transit bus, with the same rights and obligations, notes Michelle Avola, executive director of Naples Pathways Coalition. That doesnt mean that planners here or anywhere else have given bicycles or pedestrians much credence in the past, however. But insistent voices from Naples to Port Charlotte are helping pave a path to change via groups such as the Naples Pathways Coalition, BikeWalkLee, Reconnecting Lee and the Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club. Ms. Ferrell, an architect who now sits on the steering committee of BikeWalkLee, did not volunteer to join any of those groups or to promote a general cause. Instead, she was forcefully drafted like Earl Lang, a Punta Gorda bike shop owner. I got hit by a truck when I was finishing a 400-mile bike ride, he explains about his motivation for urging Charlotte County leaders to change their view of transportation essentials. In Ms. Ferrells case, she was using a sidewalk that emerged from a bike path frequented by cyclists and walkers attempting to cross Summerlin Road in South Fort Myers. But no road signs warned drivers to beware of pedestrians and bicyclists. What happened next was cataclysmic. Ms. Ferrell got the go-ahead signal and started into the intersection. When a friend screamed a warning, she tried to get back but failed. She was hit by a driver rushing to turn right on red a woman who glanced left at oncoming traffic but never looked to the right, where she was headed, to see her way clear or to note that Ms. Ferrell had the right of way. That was in 2003, and Ms. Ferrell still suffers the effects. She lost most of the hearing in one ear when her head was bounced under the car her helmet saved her life, she says. Her lower jaw was detached from her upper jaw and had to be rebuilt. She now suffers bursitis in the hip that took the first impact. The economics of accidentsHer voice, however, reveals little complaint when she tallies the results, because shes alive and back in the saddle. Its expensive and painful. It takes time out of your life, she says. But its behind me now. She continues to ride and encourages other adults to do the same thing. The main reasons I ride are that its fun, its easy, its cheap, its simple and its very convenient. Ms. Ferrell was lucky. Others, however, have not been so fortunate. A few months ago in Naples, Ms. Avola says, a bicyclist riding on a sidewalk near Goodlette Road and Fifth Avenue North was hit by a truck leaving the parking lot of a convenience store. He died. The driver didnt see him coming he was faster than a pedestrian, but too close up to be seen when the truck pulled out, says says Thats why sidewalks are so dangerous for bicyclists, who are not supposed to use them in commercial areas in Naples, adds Ms. Avola. Still, a little foresight from planners might have saved a life, she notes. In communities across the country where cyclists are embraced and people look out for them, things are different, she says. In St. Petersburg, Fla., for example, a massive effort by city leaders this decade to retrofit roads for bikes and pedestrians with pathways and underpasses reduced pedestrian crashes between 2000 and 2008 by more than half, and cut incapacitating injuries from 60 to 18 the last two years in a row, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times. The value of that becomes apparent in savings, not only of blood but of money. When a pedestrian or a bicyclist is killed, the economic cost is about $4.1 million, according to estimates by the National Safety Council. Those numbers take into account both the cost of the accident itself and the economic loss of a productive life. Even injuries that do not incapacitate the victims cost about $53,000, on average. For both Collier and Charlotte, where nine pedestrians and two bicyclists were killed in each county in 2007 and 2008, the cost of those deaths alone amounts to more than $44 million. In Lee, where 32 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists died from auto crashes in 2007 and 2008, the fatalities alone cost $172.2 million. The cost of injuries in Lee added an extra $32.4 million to the butchers bill there, estimates BikeWalkLee, which puts the total tally at $204.6 million. Retrofitting, although likely to save money in the long run, is nevertheless very expensive. Since no sidewalks were planned along U.S. 41 north of Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, for example a job officials say could have been completed for less than $600,000 in todays dollars a retrofit is now planned. Estimated cost: $4.9 million.Changes on the horizonIronically, perhaps, all of that is why the last three weeks have been among the exciting for Ms. Ferrell and thousands like her across the region. Evidence of change is on the ground or at least in a blueprint or a county resolution here or there and in the air. Were just beginning the culture change, the philosophy change, and thats the biggest or the hardest part, explains Darla Letourneau, a spokeswoman and director for BikeWalkLee. In this first week of December, her organization is delivering letters to Gov. Charlie Crist and to the Lee County Legislative Delegation headed by Rep. Gary Aubuchon asking that the state take firm steps to reduce fatalities in pedestrian and bicycle accidents by half. Among other requests, the letters also insist that the Florida Department of Transportation hugely increase spending to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians. Since they account for 22 percent of all traffic fatalities in Florida, 22 percent of state funds should be spent to make roadways safe for them, argues BikeWalkLee. We havent really had land-use planning here in the past, weve had road construction pushing development, Ms. Letourneau surmises. But she expresses cautious optimism, especially since Lee County commissioners in November passed a Complete Streets resolution that could alter the way life works for pedestrians and bicyclists and encourage many more to join their ranks. Complete Streets, according to the written resolution, are no more expensive than incomplete streets. It calls for county roads to be planned, designed and operated to provide safe access for all users. We now expect planners (at FDOT and Lee DOT, as well as in Collier and Charlotte counties) to think about something other than just moving cars fast and multi-lane or wide roads, says Ms. Letourneau. As it stands, only parts of the puzzle are in place, she adds. Ms. Letourneau moved to Sanibel Island after retiring from a federal government job in Washington, D.C. She decided on Sanibel, she says, because I could roll out of bed and bike the entire island, and get what I needed without getting in a car. But it still isnt perfect. They spent $22 million on the toll booths, but they paid no attention to cyclists, she says about the new Sanibel Causeway. (The bidding process to remedy that opened last week, she adds. The likely cost: $500,000.) In Naples, meanwhile, a plan to push a greenways bike path parallel to U.S. 41 all the way to Miami is in the works, Ms. Avola says. And in Charlotte County, where Punta Gorda received an award as a bicycle friendly town while the county around it took the honors as the most dangerous in Florida, a new plan to create a 15.2-mile loop around town is on the planning board. In all the changes to come, theres a philosophic undercurrent about how and where we live, says MerriBeth Farnham, an official for Reconnecting Lee, and a Fort Myers resident. When I walk in the streets of my neighborhood, there are no sidewalks, she says. When my daughter wants to practice riding her bike without training wheels... its safer to drive her to a park. Our streets need to be people friendly, not just focused on moving cars. Its just not right that a parent has to act as a human shield against oncoming traffic whenever they want to walk with their child to a nearby store or park. Heres what to do, Ms. Farnham suggests: The better solution involves planning that goes well beyond roadbuilding and puts people back into the picture planning that promotes compact, walkable neighborhoods and transit-oriented design. Notably, too, that kind of planning is economically smart, says Ms. Avola in Naples and not just because injuries from accidents and the massive attendant costs go down. Its been shown that where there are sidewalks, and especially where you have them on both sides of the street, property values are higher, she says. Also, she says, Its easier to make five stops on your bike, too, than it is in your car. The way to create more liveable, pedestrian and bike friendly communities is not only by providing bike paths, but by providing sidewalks that bicyclists dont have to use. Sidewalk riders are dangerous to everyone, says Mr. Lang in Punta Gorda. And the other issue is green. If we want to reduce emissions and become green, we have to have some kind of bicycle infrastructure that goes where we need to go. Which is why Ms. Ferrell moved to downtown Fort Myers, where the redesigned city center includes bicycle friendly streets as well as shopping and other uses. There, as in some other places, bicycles can be accepted as a mainstream part of the culture, she says. Its most important now that cyclists finally become part of the mainstream, she insists. You learn when youre mainstream that you dont have to be part of some subculture you dont have to buy fancy biking duds or expensive racing or mountain bikes, for example. Instead you can buy an urban upright bike and go down to the green market on Saturday, she says. Or just about anywhere else at least, once the roads are made safe for walkers and bikers with paths and walks and ample signage, and a culture of respect between the operators of bicycles and motor vehicles arises. I went to a seminar and somebody told me that in Copenhagen, Denmark, people dont think of themselves as bike riders any more than they think of themselves as bread eaters, Ms. Ferrell says. Everybody eats bread. Everybody rides a bike. Perhaps someday that will prove to be a 21st century attitude on the southwest coast of Florida, too. STREETSFrom page 1 Were just beginning the culture change, the philosophy change, and thats the biggest or the hardest part. Darla Letourneau, a spokeswoman and director for BikeWalkLeeLANG FERRELL COURTESY PHOTODarla Letourneau, spokeswoman and director for BikeWalkLee, is an avid cyclist on Sanibel Island and activist for safer streets in Lee County.AVOLA

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Naples community is filled with the spirit of the holidaysgerbread Decorating Contest in which local restaurants display their creativity and holiday spirit. The inaugural winner of the Peoples Choice Award was Tommy Bahamas, and The Dock at Crayton Cove captured the Naples Backyard History Ambassador Award. This years Peoples Choice Award went to Lorenzo Walker Culinary Institute for Kris Kringle, with the runner-up prize going to Tommy Bahamas Pirates and Mermaids. The NBYH Ambassador Award which was judged by city historian Doris Reynolds, Lavern Gaynor and Reg Buxton went to Kellys Fish House for A Tribute to the Naples Waterfront. The prize for everyone? Bragging rights for the next year. Congratulations to all!This year, there were 13 additional entries also worthy of bragging rights: Third Street Cafs Psychedelic Christmas; Campielloss Charlie Brown Christmas; Sea Salts Tribute to the Owners (a perfect Chef Fabrizio look-Then the Grinch thought of something he hadnt before. What if Christmas doesnt come from a store? What if Christmas perhaps, means something more? Dr. Seuss Whatever meaning one attaches to Christmas, the holidays or Hanukah, one thing is certain: That meaning is based upon accepted social mores with traditions that were either taught as a child or adopted as an adult. Im sure its not just me, but I think the time from Thanksgiving to New Years Day seems different somehow softer, more beautiful, more compassionate (expect for Black Friday, when the survival of the fittest or most strategic reigns supreme). Its a time that is cherished by many (and not just for the gifts or the gorging on carbs).The evolution of Christmas in AmericaChristmas has undergone several transformations throughout history. Englands Oliver Cromwell and his Puritanical beliefs eliminated the decadent holiday in the early 17th century, only to have his successor, Charles II, bring it back, much to the delight of his subjects. Over in this new world called America, the Puritans brought forth Mr. Cromwells sentiments, which reigned supreme for decades. In fact, Christmas was outlawed in Boston and its citizens were actually fined 5 shillings (they sure love those taxes) if they were caught celebrating. The folks in Jamestown, however, enjoyed BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyChristmas without incident (it must have been all that sugar used in Southern dishes.) Christmas, like many other English customs, had no place in these new United States after the Revolutionary War until the early 19th century. Then the holiday was reinvented from a boisterous festival into a family-centered day of peace and nostalgia. This shape shifting occurred around 1828, after the New York City council released the citys first police force in response to a Christmas riot pitting the haves and have nots against each other. Washington Irving played an instrumental role in facilitating this cultural shift in consciousness and in shaping our present-day paradigm with The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, a series of fictional stories about a squire whose home was open to the local peasants for the holiday. Mr. Irvings altruistic belief that Christmas needed to be a peaceful, warm-hearted holiday spirited many of the nostalgic traditions we hold dear today.Holiday traditions in NaplesAlthough Naples epitomizes the tradition of good will throughout the year, the holiday season here offers some endearing traditions we look forward to, such as the Festival of Lights on Third Street South, the City Christmas Parade and the Naples Bay and Venetian Bay boat parades. A new tradition started last year by Naples Backyard History is the Giant GinIN A JACUZZI HOTTUB THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD DISAPPEARS$1000 OFF!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row!Up to Shop & Compare We have theLOWEST PRICES in Town! 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Joseph Diloreanza, a sophomore at Gulfcoast High School School who served as our Gingerbread Man mascot, and Naples Backyard History volunteer extraordinaire Gingerbread Gina Russen added their special sprinkling of spirit, knowing full well, Im sure, that Christmas really doesnt come from a store it comes from something more. Happy holidays! COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Backyard History Ambassadors Award for 2009 went to Kellys Fish House.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 The 23rd annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament, a benefit for Youth Haven, takes place Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Wyndemere Country Club. The tournament has raised more than $850,000 for Youth Havens children and families since its inception in 1987. This years co-chairs are David and Lynn Ladd. Entry fee is $250 for individual players and $900 for a foursome. Tee sponsor signs are $150. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Tournament format is best ball of the foursome. For more information or to register, contact Jamie Gregor at Youth Haven, 687-5153 or jamie.gregor@youthhaven. net. Wyndemere hosts 23rd annual tournament for Youth HavenOrganizers of the inaugural Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout have postponed the golf tournament that was set for Saturday, Dec. 5, at Palmira Golf and Country Club as a benefit for the Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, Angels Activities Inc. and Step by Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center.Chuck Foreman, the tournaments NFL honorary host, said organizers hope to announce a new date very soon. For more information on the Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout, call Angels Activities at 591-8901 or visit www.GridironLegendsCharityShootout.com. Gridiron Legends tourney postponed TOWN HALLDISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Why Israel Matters Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 pm Ehud Olmert, Former Israeli Prime Minister (2006-2009)The Special Moderated EventTuesday, February 16, 6:00 pm George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United StatesJeb Bush, 43rd Governor of the State of FloridaJim Angle, Fox News ModeratorThe Hidden MetSunday, February 28, 6:00 pm The Story Behind the Metropolitans Exhibitions & AcquisitionsPhilippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus, Metropolitan Museum of ArtInsight on Modern Life & CultureFriday, March 26, 6:00 pm Malcolm Gladwell, Modern Social Reformer & Author, OutliersAdam Gopnik, Author and Essayist for The New Yorker Your tax-deductible subscription helps broaden and enrich the lives of children throughout Southwest Florida. We encourage participation in public service and civic activities by promoting understanding of the mechanisms of state, local and the U.S. government. Series of Four Lectures: $550.00*1 Ticket, 4 lectures. Reserved seating. Lecture/Dinner: $1,275.00**1 Ticket, 4 lectures, cocktail reception, dinner, 45-min. Q&A.Reserved seating. Benefactors: $4,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Invitation to dine with a guest speaker. Access to private pre-event receptions.Business Benefactors: $5,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Access to private pre-event receptions. Quarter page ad in all programs. *Price includes 6% FL sales tax. **Less dinner and cocktail value received. Ehud Olmert Philippe de MontebelloMalcolm Gladwell Adam Gopnik George W. BushJeb BushAT THE NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORTCall 239.596.6524or log onto our website for support or subscription information www.NaplesDistinguishedSpeakers.orgPhoto credit: Wild Bill Meton ImagesJim Angle GOLF NEWS e e e ns ince p v i d an d o r indiv n f ou r For m contact 6 87-5153 net.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NEWS A19 The CREW Land & Water Trust, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. The CREW watershed is crucial to sustaining Southwest Floridas water supply and providing natural flood protection. Regular programs include: Free guided hikes along the CREW marsh trails, 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Tuesdays and the second Saturday of the month through April. This months dates are Saturday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 15. Full-moon hikes also take place each month. Donations are welcome to support the trusts preservation efforts and environmental education programs. Hikers should wear old shoes and bring water. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 657-2253 or e-mailing bthomas_crew@ earthlink.net. The CREW marsh hiking trails are open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day. Hikers go through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, a sawgrass marsh and a pop ash slough. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a 6-foot-long leash. Horseback riding by permit is allowed along two cypress dome trails, and camping for groups of up to 25 people is available by permit only at a primitive campsite on an oak hammock surrounded by marsh. Trail maps are available at the trailhead at 4600 Corkscrew Road, two miles south of State Road 82 or 18 miles east of exit 123 off I-75. For more information, visit www. crewtrust.org. Take a hike along CREW trails www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & Naples Pack & Ship Packing & Shipping Solutions We will pick up, wrap and send your gifts using Fed Ex or US mail.We Pack like its our own .CarefullySend It Your Way WE SHIP LUGGAGE Dare to go Tankless!Gas or Electric Save Money & SpaceThe temperature outside is cooling down dont let your Water Heater40 gal Standard Water heater6 Year Warranty(Standard installation no other offers apply) Residential Commercial Remodel24 HOUR SERVICE239-597-9997www. rstclassplumbinginc.com I WANT YOUto take this Tax Credit! ONLY$499.00with this Ad Save 30%of the cost up to $1,500(IRS form 5695)

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 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. Good thru 12/09/09 Limit one box per customer Limit 1 per customer. Good thru 12/09/09Must present coupon at time of purchase.Free with a $15.00 Grocery order Free with a $15.00 Grocery order1 lb. Bella Famiglia Pasta Assorted CutsLefas Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1ST. Cold Pressing 250 ml. 8.4 oz The park rangers have returned and guided trips have resumed for the season at Collier-Seminole State Park. Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Paddle through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River and listen to stories about the Seminoles survival. These trips are fun for ages 6 and older; cost is $25 per person. Guided moonlight paddles take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, and Wednesday, Dec. 30. Discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. These trips are great for ages 12 and older; cost is $30 per person. Guided night hikes take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 14 and 16. These walking adventures are ideal for ages 6 and older; cost is $10 per person. Those who want to discover CollierSeminole State Park on their own can explore 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Enjoy picnicking, birding, fishing, camping, a boat ramp and the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. Entrance to the park is at 20200 U.S. 41, eight miles east of Highway 951. Reservations are required for the guided hikes and canoe trips. Call 392-3397 for more information. Guided trips resume for season at Collier-Seminole State Park

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NEWS A21 Two stars from TVs Dallas will trade cowboy hats for fishing caps in a friendly competition to raise funds for the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation. Steve Kanaly (a.k.a. Ray Krebbs on the 1980s prime time soap opera) and Christopher Atkins (Pete Richards) are casting for bids for local fishermen to come aboard the Capt. Ray for a daylong fishing challenge Tuesday, Dec. 29. Winning bids will earn one of eight seats on the boat. Lunch and refreshments will be served during the day, and that evening the catch of the cast will be prepared and served to all participants at the Naples Grande Resort. Bids are being accepted online at www.jthogan.org. The fishing trip is an extension of the Ewings of Dallas New Years Eve Safari Gala taking place at the Naples Grande as a benefit for the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation, which raises awareness for the prevention of teen suicide and helps families who are dealing with childrens mental health issues. More than a dozen Dallas stars will be in town for the New Years Eve festivities. Mr. Kanaly was the first to offer a fishing trip for the gala auction block; Mr. Atkins laid down his challenge in response, and the competition was born. Both are avid fishermen. Mr. Kanaly says his biggest catch was an 11-foot-long, 50-year-old sturgeon he landed in the Frazier River of British Columbia nearly 10 years ago. Mr. Atkins says his biggest catch ever was a blue marlin weighing in at 220 pounds that he caught in Mexico. He also remembers the one that got away a black marlin he hooked in Australia that weighed more than 300 pounds. For more information about The Ewings of Dallas New Years Eve Safari Gala and the chance to bid on the fishing adventure with Mr. Kanaly and Mr. Atkins, call 434-5353 or e-mail Don McHugh, president of the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation, at dj@Mchugh.net or Jeanne Jackson, executive director, at Jeanne.Jackson@jthogan.com. Dallas stars will duel for the best local catch 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! Saturday, Dec. 12th 11am-2pm at Germain Toyota of NaplesUS 41 & Wiggins PassJust 3 Miles South of Bonita Beach Road; I-75 Exit 116Please Join us for this FREE Event...See and experience adaptive/conversion equipment that can handle your special needs in your Toyota/Scion and Support Our Troops!We ask that you donate a few items for our military men and women. To view what items are needed, please visit GermainToyota.com, go to our mobility page and click the Deals on Wheels link.Free Food and Refreshments! Bring the family! Take photos with Santa! Refreshments provided by Starbucks (on the corner of Immokalee Road &US 41), Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Il Primo Pizza &Wings & Publix. Other vendors include: Collier Area Para Transit (provides transportation for disabled children, adults and seniors), Ocean Conversion &Mobility (help make vehicles handicapped accessible). Stop by to see examples of whats available. Reserve your space todaycall Jan Christopher at 1-877-825-9664 or e-mail jchristopher@germain.com KANALY ATKINS are b e i ng acc ep t e d on li ne a t thogan.or g. fishing trip is an extension of w in g s of Dallas New Years Eve i G a l a ta k in g p l ace at t h e Na p les Grande as nef it f or the J. h y Hogan a tion, w h ic h raisa r e n ess fo r th e n tion o f teen e and he lp s families r e d ea l in g wit h c h i ld rens l h ea l t h issues

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 HEALTHY LIVING Going robotic in the ORThe da Vinci Surgical System takes a big step beyond minimally invasive proceduresIts a word that strikes fear in patients every day: surgery. In the past, surgery was equated with high risks, extended pain and in many cases, open surgical sites with large incisions often resulting in visible scarring. But for thousands of surgical patients like David Johnson, the da Vinci Surgical System has become a light at the end of a very scary tunnel. Retired from a career in law enforcement, Mr. Johnson is a real estate agent in Naples and Marco Island. Hes also a cancer survivor who had a radical prostatectomy via the da Vinci system, and walked out of the hospital the next day. I had a few small incisions instead of a single large incision, and consequently was in the hospital for a day and a half with zero post-operative complications, he says. I had as extensive a surgery you can have to eliminate prostate cancer, he says, adding the robotic da Vinci system allowed his doctor to reduce collateral damage to other organs and structures. BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyHe was on his feet the day of surgery and able to go back to administrative work within two weeks. Mr. Johnson has also had none of the typical side effects associated with traditional prostatectomy, such as incontinence and impotence. Because of the difficult location of the surgical site, traditional prostatectomy patients can also endure extended hospital stays and weeks of healing before they can attempt to resume everyday life. Applications and advantagesda Vinci Surgical System procedures arent limited to treating just prostate cancer. The system has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in a broad array of procedures to treat conditions including bladder and colorectal cancer, coronary artery disease, mitral valve prolapse, endometriosis and gynecological cancer. As health care reform rumbles down the legislative track nationally, NCH continues to make progress locally on delivering quality health care. Last week, we were busy on both fronts. On the national scene, COO Phil Dutcher and I visited Capital Hill in mid-November. Our Florida delegation of legislators continues to be a strong voice in Washington, focused on the issues that will affect all of us. Among the most prominent of these are: The need to obtain appropriate Medicaid reimbursement for Florida. Our state ranks among the top three states in the nation in terms of uninsured, with more than 20 percent of Florida citizens uninsured. At the same time, we are among the lowest four states in terms of allotment per person from Medicaid. Thats simply unfair and must be redressed. Meanwhile, Florida has the highest percentage of people on Medicare insurance for those over 65 or disabled. Many of these individuals have lower health care status, no medical home or lack a secondary insurance. Our mild climate also means we have a large homeless population. Additionally, we have many non-citizens who need and receive medical care, at least of the emergency variety. All these issues add to the cost per person to care for Floridas residents. And they all speak to the need for a geographic variation in health care payments. Finally, Florida has the third highest physician shortage in the country. We desperately need more residency positions in our state. These are the kinds of critical issues that concern our legislators. Action is urgently needed. NCH leadership will continue to be active in seeking health care equity for our system and our state. Here on the local front, our talented team of caregivers continues to make great strides. Our five NCH neurosurgeons, Drs. Rohit Rick Bhasin, Gary Colon, Paul Dernbach, Mark Gerber and Michael Lusk, have now provided feedback on their program. The results are encouraging. Post-operative care in our ICUs and on 6 South is superb. Radiology services are fast and comprehensive. To improve further, we will codify preand post-operative orders electronically, using computer provider order entry for common operations, such as low back or neck surgery. We will consider Dr. Bhasins recommendations for Stereotactic Image Guidance (CTlike imaging) during brain surgery and spinal surgeries, which is an advanced technology he studied at the University of Florida in Gainesville. We are also investigating opportunities to service neurosurgeons patients in other areas. Our challenge, always, is to ensure that outstanding performance just keeps improving. But all in all, as Dr. Lusk puts it, With our comprehensive and highly skilled nursing units, NCH is where you want to be if youre sick. Excellent performance deserves reward and recognition. Last week we delivered the 1.5 percent boardapproved discretionary bonus for all eligible colleagues. Weve also got our Key Contributor Awards of $1,000 for 111 colleagues who consistently go above and beyond in terms of attitude and competence. And finally, our hard-working dietary team led by Lee Ameida and Tony Miraglia helped the leadership team serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal to everyone working at lunch, dinner and again at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Nationally and locally, NCH continues making important progressSTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS allen.weiss@nchmd.org The da Vinci Surgical System has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in a broad array of procedures to treat conditions including: Bladder cancer Colorectal cancer Coronary artery disease Endometriosis Gynecologic cancer Heavy uterine bleeding Kidney disorders Kidney cancer Mitral valve prolapse Obesity Prostate cancer Uterine broids Uterine prolapse Naples obstetrician and gynecologist Michael Dent explains that da Vinci surgeries result in cleaner surgical sites because there is less blood loss. Plus, human hands dont have the dexterity of the da Vinci hands, he says. The da Vincis robot provides full range of motion to the surgeon versus the old way of doing surgery, which included trying to turn straight instruments on an angle. You can liken traditional surgery versus the da Vinci method to writing with a 3-foot-long pencil instead of a regular pencil, he says. Sure you can write with the larger instrument, but its harder to make it as precise as you would like it to be.Flexibility in the tip of the da Vinci system produces a refined motion that fine tunes motor skills, Dr. Dent adds. Its really all about the flexibility. I believe the da Vinci surgical procedure can be better for patient care and outcomes, he says. Its the way of future. Someday it will become standard because its helping women not have to have an open procedure. Although there a few patients for whom a da Vinci procedure is not recommended, Dr. Dent says, too few doctors are trained in using the system to keep up with demand. The time frame to get comfortable with the machine has a learning curve, he says, and in a normal case the surgeon runs the camera and instruments, so the procedure can be more taxing on a surgeon from that perspective. Some patients are skeptical of new technology, he adds, and have difficulty understanding the complete advantages of robotic surgery. NCH Healthcare System has two da Vinci Surgical Systems, both of which are in high demand not surprising SEE DA VINCI, A23 COURTESY PHOTOSThe da Vinci Surgical System replicates real-time surgeon movements and only does what the doctor does.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NEWS A23 DR.PETERJ.CURCIONEOsteopathicphysician Boardcertifiedorthopaedicsurgeon Specializinginminimallyinvasivehipreplacementsurgery 2745SwampCabbageCourt,Suite305,FortMyers,FL339013400LeeBoulevard,Suite105,LehighAcres,FL33971 (239)368-8277RELIEVINGPAIN.RESTORINGMOBILITY. APARTNEROFATHLETICORTHOPAEDICRECONSTRUCTIONCENTER FREEEDUCATIONALSEMINARTOATTENDTHEFREESEMINAR, PLEASECALL(239)368-8277.REFRESHMENTS WILLBESERVED. SPACEISLIMITED. Areyouconcernedaboutlossofmobilityandlifestyle? Areyousufferingfromhippain? LEADINGORTHOPAEDICSURGEONPETERCURCIONEISNOW OFFERINGALESSINVASIVEAPPROACHTOHIPREPLACEMENTTHAT GETSYOUBACKTOYOURACTIVELIFESTYLEMOREQUICKLY. Muscle-friendly L essinvasive Lesspain Lessscarring FasterrecoveryThebenefitsofanterior approachtohip replacementinclude:When:Wed.,Dec.16,5:30to6:30p.m.Where:AthleticOrthopaedicReconstructionCenter3400LeeBoulevard,Suite105,LehighAcres,FL33971 when you consider that the integrated health care system collaborates with more than 500 independent physicians to treat 32,000 patients annually. Deborah Ellis, NCH perioperative care and robotic coordinator, has scrubbed and circulated on hundreds of da Vinci surgeries, both on the original da Vinci standard and the newer da Vinci S-HD surgical systems. The standard da Vinci system was moved to North Collier, and the newer da Vinci is at the main hospital in downtown Naples. Ms. Ellis is a big fan of robotic surgery and its benefits. With a traditional radical prostatectomy, she says, The patient stayed in the hospital for three to five days, had to wear a catheter for a month, and had high incidence for impotence and incontinence. While there are risks with any surgery, she adds, with the da Vinci prostatectomy those risks are decreased and patients typically go home the next day and only have to wear a catheter for about a week. Among the aforementioned benefits, she cites many patients are able to resume normal sex a few weeks after the nervesparing da Vinci prostatectomy, and many go home with Tylenol or Tylenol derivatives instead of narcotics.Following doctors ordersWhile regular laparoscopic surgery is straight and dependent on the human eye and hands for guidance, the da Vinci has two cameras going down the lenses one for each eye. Ms. Ellis says the da Vinci Surgical System can also eliminate natural tremors, which every human being has from time to time no matter what they do. The da Vinci system replicates realtime surgeon movements. It cannot be programmed, make decisions, move or perform any type of surgical maneuver without the surgeons input. It is a true slave, Ms. Ellis says adding, the da Vinci only does what the surgeons tell it to do. Ellis works closely with da Vinci surgeons who must be trained and authorized specifically for the robotic surgeries. David Johnsons surgical team was led by Dr. William Figlesthaler of Specialists in Urology, a team Mr. Johnson calls among the finest in prostate and urological issues anywhere in the world. Dr. Dent was among the pioneering doctors who first used the da Vinci Surgical System and now proctors other doctors who are learning the system.DA VINCIFrom page A22Manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, the da Vinci Surgical System is named in part for Leonardo da Vinci, who drafted unparalleled anatomical accuracy and three-dimensional details in his masterpieces. da Vinci Surgical Systems likewise provide physicians with the same enhanced detail. One key to the success of da Vinci robotic surgery is that it is a step beyond traditional minimally invasive surgery, which has become the standard of care for several surgical procedures. And because da Vinci surgery is generally classified as minimally invasive, most insurance, including Medicare, covers the procedure (of course, coverage depends on individual health care plans and benefits packages). The da Vinci Surgical System was designed to improve clinical outcomes and help patients return more quickly to active and productive lives, says Scott White, Intuitive Surgicals da Vinci area sales director for the southeast region. Our mission is to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. In the third quarter of 2009, Intuitive Surgical had installed 1,308 da Vinci Surgical Systems worldwide. Nearly 1,000 are in the United States, a little more than 200 are in Europe, and just over 100 are scattered through the rest of the world. Patients can locate experienced da Vinci Surgical System physicians on the Intuitive Surgical Web site at www. IntuitiveSurgical.com. As with any life-threatening illness requiring surgical treatment, Mr. Johnson, who was 49 years old when he had his radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci system, advises patients that the worst thing anyone can do, especially with cancer, is to go into denial or to ignore it. Mr. Johnson encourages patients to face diagnosis head on to increase chances of survival. Denial will only result in one ending, he says. There are so many cancer survivors today because doctors are aggressively diagnosing it and treating it. COURTESY PHOTOSNCH has two da Vinci systems, one at the main campus downtown and one in North Naples.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 e Massa Dental Center is pleased to have been chosen in the top 3% of Dental O ces in the United States and is home to the top trained Neuromuscular dentists in the Southeast.Dr Joseph Castor and Dr James Massa are both Associate Fellows in the World Clinical Laser Institute Also ask about our Neuromuscular sports mouth guards for children and adults to increase peak sports performance.Is proud to o er our patients LASER DENTISTRY vibration of the drill, ensuring less noise and is less invasive James W. Massa, D.D.S., P.A. Massa Dental Center Advanced Credentials Extraordinary Results $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Its the most wonderful time of the year or at least, it should be. Although the holiday season is typically filled with lots of joyful events and traditions, it can be a rather sad and depressing time for some. For those who are single, divorced, widowed or distanced by miles from family, it can be very lonely; even for those who have a family and friends to share the holidays with, there can still be a sense of sadness or a longing for more. Why is this? Why are we sometimes not able to fully enjoy this wonderful time of the year? There are several reasons, all of which can potentially be overcome.Memories of how it used to beSpecial memories we hold of Christmases past are indeed gifts for us to cherish for the rest of our lives. They might be childhood memories of holidays shared with siblings and parents, or of a time later in life when as adults, the entire family was together. For some, there are memories of Christmases spent with the love of ones life who is no longer in their life. When youre longing for yesterday, you cannot fully enjoy today. Therefore, if we dwell on how good it used to be or compare our experiences of the past to what Christmas 2009 may or may not bring, we can be robbed of the joy and fulfillment that can be ours this year. Instead, allow yourself the freedom to enjoy this Christmas without comparing it to any other youve experienced before. Being realisticWe all have expectations of what we want and need the holiday season to be. Most of us want to experience that sense of closeness and belonging that should come from our relationships with family and those we love. But having certain expectations and dreams of how Christmas should be can potentially set us up for disappointment. For example, dreaming about how wonderful it would be if this or that happened before Christmas so you could really enjoy the day. Or hoping to be able to share Christmas with someone special even though its not likely to happen. Or worse yet, expecting others to somehow make Christmas special for you, even though they might be clueless about what it would take to make it special for you. Although we may always struggle with expectations to a certain degree, if we can recognize those that are not realistic at this time in our lives, we can possibly free ourselves from disappointment if and when things dont turn out the way we want them to. Rather than having certain expectations, we should be eager to welcome all the unexpected special moments that will come our way this holiday season even if they come in an oddshaped box or arent the types of gifts we were expecting.What Christmas 2009 can beChristmas 2009 will be different, unlike any Christmas past or any Christmas to come. But it can still be special. Decide now to free yourself from dwelling on how Christmas used to be or from dreaming about how it should be, and embrace what it can be. In addition, dont allow who youre spending Christmas with or not spending it with to determine how joyous your Christmas will be. Instead, be intentional about this Christmas by making a plan to enjoy all the special things the season has to offer.Remember, there will never be another Christmas 2009. Marian Woods is a mental health counselor and writer based in Naples. This season, concentrate on what can be, not on what should beBY MARIAN WOODS____________________Special to Florida Weekly Holiday must-dos>>Go to the Christmas Walk and tree lighting on Fifth Avenue South (6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3) >>Watch the Naples Christmas Parade (6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8) >>Hear the Tuba Christmas Concert in Sugden Plaza (6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9) >>Visit Holiday Nights at The Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers (Dec. 11-Jan. 2) >>Drive around your favorite Naples neighborhoods and enjoy the lights and decorations >>Play and sing along to holiday music >>Visit the live nativity at A Night in Bethlehem at North Naples United Methodist Church (Dec. 11-12) >>Watch your favorite Christmas movie (again) >>Go to as many holiday parties as possible >>Attend a candlelight service (even if at a church youve never been to) >>Cook a holiday dish that you havent prepared in years >>Give of yourself (your time, money or energy) to someone in need >>Take time to re ect on the true meaning of the season >>Tell all the special people in your life how much you love them ngs and parents e when as adults s together. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NEWS A25 Chiropractic physician Vivian Ebert has opened Clinical Nutrition of Naples. The practice assists patients with dietary and lifestyle evaluations and develops nutritional programs to help them goals concerning weight, sleep, chronic pain, osteoporosis prevention, detoxification and more. Nutrition plays a major role in the health of Dr. Eberts patients. She believes nutrition and supplements can be effective in not only treating pain but also in preventing problems. Dr. Ebert is a graduate of Leadership Collier County and a member of the Collier County Medical Society and the Collier County Chiropractic Society. She co-founded the Naples chapter of Executive Womens Golf Association. Clinical Nutrition of Naples is at 1044 Castello Drive, Suite 102. Call 417-1237. Chiropractor opens Clinical Nutrition of NaplesEBERT Naples Computer Solutions, Naples Fitness Boot Camp and Noodles restaurant are throwing A Purple Party to raise money for Team Tracey and the 2010 Relay for Life from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Noodles. Guests are encouraged to wear purple in tribute to cancer survivors, says Team Tracey member Tammy Link, whose mother died from lung cancer last March and in whose memory the team is named. The goal of A Purple Party is to raise $3,500. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased the day of the event or by calling Noodles at 592-0500. Admission includes an appetizer buffet and one drink. There will be live entertainment and dancing, plus a raffle for with prizes such as a stay at Bellasera Resort, Everblades hockey tickets, golf packages and gift certificates. Relay for Life 2010 happens Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, at Gulfview Middle School. Teams of up to 15 individuals must have at least one member walking on the track at all times during the overnight event. For more information, call Ann Gardner at 261-0337, ext. 118, or e-mail at Ann.Gardner@cancer. org. Wear purple and party at Noodles for Team Tracey and Relay for Life

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at www.collierpets.com. >>Chico is a 2-year old Chihuahua mix. He has been neutered. >>Gray is an 8-monthold hound. She has been spayed. >>Nora is a boxer mix whos about 5 years old. >>Tasha is an 8-monthold pit bull mix. She has been spayed. >>Toby is a pit bull mix who is about 8 months old. He has been neutered. HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home Collier County(239)-430-8300 (239)-213-0355 HHA299991482Lee County(239)-561-7100 HHA299992947Charlotte County(941)-205-2956 HHA299992099 Serving Lee, Collier & Charlotte countiesbest of the available vegetation. Dogs are predators, which means that their ancestors survived by eating meat. In the wild, however, its not all cuts of juicy sirloin but the entire animal including the vegetation found in the stomachs of herbivores. Many dogs show a distinct preference for tender shoots, especially those glossy with morning dew or damp from a cooling shower. The colder the day, the rounder the cat: Cats sleep in one of two basic positions upright (think the New York Public library lions) or on their sides. How curled a cat is when sleeping on her side will depend on how hot or cold the animal is. The more tightly curled a cat is, the colder the air temperature. Curling into a tight ball helps to conserve body heat. When cats stretch out, they expose their bellies, allowing heat to escape and helping to cool them. Dog tags for pets and people: Dogs have been taxed for centuries, but the idea of using a tag to signify that a dog was street legal seems to date to the late 19th century, when Cincinnati, Ohio, started issuing tags on an annual basis, and other cities and states soon followed suit. Although wooden tags for soldiers were used in the U.S. Civil War to help identify the injured and the dead, it wasnt until World War I that American soldiers got metal tags as standard issue. The resemblance between the tags of soldiers and of dogs along with a good dollop of droll military humor soon had the new tags called dog tags, a term that sticks to this day. Keeping the weapons covered: A cats claws can slow him down, which is why claws come out only when theyre needed. Its a mistake to refer to claws as retractable, by the way. The normal, relaxed position of a cats claw is retracted, or sheathed. To bring out those daggers, a cat must voluntarily contract muscles and rubber band-like elastic ligaments underneath her toes. If it were the other way around, the poor cat would have to keep her muscles tensed all day long to keep her claws sheathed. While most people think cats retract their claws when they dont need them, in fact, sheathed is the normal position for these feline daggers.People love to collect, and it seems everyone has something they just cant get enough of. For us, pet-related trivia seems to hold endless fascination. We collect it, we share it from our homes a thousand miles apart, and we file it. Because, well, you never know when pulling out that file will remind you of something youve been meaning to write about. This week, weve pulled out some of the quirkiest pet-related tidbits for sharing. Hope you enjoy them, and if you have some yourself, wed love to hear from you. Cat got her tongue: If you look at a cats tongue with a magnifying glass, youll see its covered with row after row of barbs. These little structures that line the surface of a cats tongue are called filiform papillae. Theyre hooked, and they are directed toward the throat. These barbs help to hold prey while eating, and they also help a cat keep her fur in perfect (or should we say purrfect?) condition, pulling out dead and dying hairs, along with any debris picked up in the days travels. Cats can actually feel when a few hairs are out of place, so that tongue is also a convenient, built-in hairbrush. Doggone grass-eaters: Dont assume tummy ache when your dog grazes. Your dog may just be a bit of an omnivorous gourmet, seeking out the PET TALES Furry fun factsBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NEWS A27 Remaa e hings bapt ninn Kensingtof Golr & Country Club!A -bt nbt fbnbrfn-n r fb n Nn, fb R Tb Jb J. Cb J rnfbf r, n rt n $5 Mffb r bnfb. Kbfbb Cb J f N Ob.Mf nnfn nfb bt $10,000. Cnfb nbt Pfn Eb Snr nnfn. For more information on membership opportunities or to talk about hosting a holiday party or wedding at Kensington, please contact Lindsey LaCroix at 239.213.1983 www.kensingtoncc.com Well. Informed. COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH LECTUREWhats New with Hip & Knee Replacement? Please join Edward T. Humbert, D.O. of Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida for a lecture and question and answer session on: requires no cut tendons or muscles, leading to faster recovery! Seating is Limited. Reservations are Requested. 239-433-8505 www.healthybonitaestero.org Edward T. Humbert, D.O. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 5 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Coconut PointLocated at Coconut Point Mall23120 Via Villagio, Estero, FL 33928 Rx rx@floridaweekly.com I am not long for this world. Dont misunderstand. I can be long, extensive, extending, a creation of my own hand. Tall, elongated, of considerable duration I can be. No short feature, I am a full length narrative, a plot thick in its moving toward climax. I am unending vocalise, a long O, long vowel evocative, a Wagnerian proclaiming of my own name. I am going to great lengths. You are not getting the long and short of it. So far along, it is long only, eternally spondee. This scansion of long/long can be unskillful and merciless, like the steady impact of nails being hammered into a board (says Mr. Black, teacher-of-poetry extraordinaire). But, inserted carefully, spondee now and then, what long lovely musing might this rhythm be? Be is a slippery word. Our infinite to be forms and reforms itself, teasing more than Hamlets inquiry. Am, are, was, were, being, been: What linguist could keep track of this for long? It be like the sea god Proteus, who finds himself becoming, in turn, lion and boar and snake and tree. But then Proteus can be even more. Unbelievably, he becomes a long running stream. Long long ago, he becomes MUSINGS Be longing 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.Heraclitean dream. Now, no matter how much we long, we cannot enter. He says we cannot step into the same river once. The ancient Greeks knew this well. And so it begins, this end all and be all. We float in the rapid I movement, not knowing if the be longs to evoke the equal in meaning or the symbolic or the membership in a class or the occupation of a space. And this is only the surface waving of Miriam Webster confusion, not the depths, not yet, of Heideggerian being lost in time. Be still: Glory be, out of the primordial mist of being there is emerging a wanna be being betwixt and between. And I, I see my bride-to-be. Do not suggest that I be sensible. Even though she is unbecoming, beyond wrathful, behemoth, armed and legged and eyed beyond belief, I be powerless to quell desire. (In your message you said you were going to bed. But I am not done with the night.) I am not long for this world. I am only longing. With Michelangelo I swoon and sing: Grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. I yearn, hanker, pine, hunger, thirst, wish. With all of my being there is a long stirring. And what is the intensity of bliss transforms as it yields to imputation of torture. I am not long for this world. Beside all this a Vietnamese monk begets a word that resounds with impermanence and invisibility. An oasis in the being samsaric torment, interbeing proclaims a belonging with every between, with wave being, in every long vowel, with infinite scansion, in Protean rivers. My longing is soul spilling out, belonging to all, coming back to me, to be longing. The chasing pirates and pirates chasing be now chastened, inter-wrapped, swaddled, entered, indulged. My bride-to-be swallows me. I am belonging home.

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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Business After 5Chamber members gather at the Daily News, and other business affairs around town. B8 On the MoveCheck out whos going where, doing what in the working world. B4 For many, many years, the U.S. citizenry, by and large, have perceived Canada as having a very long list of financial and economic negatives. In sum and substance, Canada was a weak economic partner and, gee, they just couldnt pick up what we were putting down certainly not our love for securitized mortgage products, not our interest deductions for homes, not our love of cheap imports, etc. The scale for Canada was tilted to the negatives (their national health care system, weak currency, unsophisticated banks and problems with Quebec). There was a short list of positives (very nice folks and they like to vacation in the U.S. and, better yet, they liked to buy U.S. real estate in sunny, retirement locations). But these days, Canada is hitting its stride and leaving the U.S. behind in terms of economic and financial performance. Why? Most easily summed as their economic system is intact. Government spending is under control; its banking system is strong and its consumer is in very good financial condition. Canadas total government debt burden is the lowest among the G8. Canadas debt to GDP ratio is projected to decline to 19.5 percent in 2009; the projected average for all G8 countries is 52 percent. But it wasnt always this way. Canadas debt was out of control at its peak in 1995 and has fallen more than 50 percent since then. That is PROGRESS. Everyone thinks of Canadas economy as being so totally dependent on (and, in todays world, so totally benefiting from) natural resources primarily logging and energy. The truth is that three quarters of Canadians are in service industries. Resources are very important though and Canada is second to Saudi Arabia when oil sands are included in the calculation of energy reserves. The goodies dont stop there as Canada has big wheat production and deposits/mining of uranium, zinc, Canada: Not so Loonie after allSEE MONEY, B4 In the diamond business, romance still sells Since the phrase A Diamond is Forever first appeared in advertisements in the late 1940s, the retail diamond industry has maintained a long, happy partnership with fairy-tale romance. That relationship continues providing steady revenue for Southwest Florida jewelers, even when other sales decline. While sales of diamond fashion jewelry have slipped during the recession, sales of diamond jewelry for weddings, engagements and anniversaries have not, area jewelers report. I think right now for the jewelry industry, bridal is just so important, says third-generation jeweler Todd Schusterman, co-owner of The Diamond District at Coconut Point in Estero. People are still getting married. Were still in the romance business, and thats what our focus has been on. Kathy Bigham, owner of Bigham Jewelers in Naples for 20 years, agrees. The diamond is a symbol of love to be worn and enjoyed, she says, adding men as well as women continue to wear the diamond to represent their love and commitment. Her store is seeing a trend back to classic styles that make the diamond the focal point of the ring. It might seem that diamonds have always been one of Americas most popular symbols of love and devotion. But alas, it was not always so. De Beers and its subsidiaries, still the worlds largest diamond mining and selling operation, leveraged the timeless human emotion after sales fell off during the Great Depression. The company hired an ad agency to combine romantic images with the now ubiquitous catchphrase, and the twinkly gem captivated a starry-eyed public. For many hopeful grooms-to-be, spending two or three months income on a diamond engagement ring became par for the course. Buying a diamond measures the level of commitment and devotion for many couples, either for the years they plan to spend together or the ones they already have. Women are just fascinated with the fact that someone would invest their hard-earned money and take their time to select something from the heart, Ms. Bigham says.Diamond supply and demandIn Southwest Florida, the recession created a glut of diamonds that drove down prices on the street, even though diamonds have held their long-term value well. The market has been flooded with people trying to get rid of their old diamonds. People are selling diamonds to try to pay their mortgage or medical bills, Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs in Fort Myers says. The supply is much greater than demand at the moment, he adds. But its kind of like the housing market. Youre starting to see the best deals disappear quickly. Mr. Loren says he also had customers BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE DIAMONDS, B7 EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYJeff and Debbie Williams meet with sales consultant Karl Vice at The Diamond District to choose the perfect diamond for their 3 5th wedding anniversary. Engagement, wedding jewelry sales remain strong ) JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA jshowaltercfa@yahoo.com Profiles in business Steven Bloombergs job is providing anytime, anywhere education. B2

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Federal Tax Credits forEnergy Ef ciency LIC.# CVC056664 Steven Bloombergs job is to learn what Southwest Floridians want to learn about. As the executive director of continuing education for Florida Gulf Coast University, he is always meeting with groups and individuals in an effort to create courses that people want and need. While that theoretically leaves the door open for classes such as Underwater Basket Weaving and Conversational Esperanto, the courses that emerge from his conversations throughout the region are usually more practical. Currently, money is a hot topic. We get a lot of calls from people wanting information on personal investing and retiring, said Mr. Bloomberg. People felt secure about their 401(k)s, then the market crashed and people lost savings. They realized they needed to learn more to see if theres something they could have done to avoid problems. Despite widespread economic troubles Mr. Bloombergs office is experiencing record enrollment and expansion. Workers are seeking to improve their skills in order to keep their jobs or find new ones. Recreational learners are also discovering offerings they cant find anywhere else in the region. Weve been able to grow our Renaissance Academy significantly by reaching out in new markets, said Mr. Bloomberg. Enrollment has gone up 25 percent in the last three years. The Renaissance Academy offers short courses and lectures to people who enjoy classroom instruction but arent necessarily interested in working toward a degree. The eclectic course list includes titles such as the History of Pirates in SW Florida and Buddhist Art Along the Silk Road. There are classes on computers, finances and philosophy for those who favor intellectual engagement over vegetating on a recliner. As Mr. Bloomberg works to expand the reach of FGCUs non-degree programs, including reaching audiences in Hendry and Glades counties, he recognizes that there is an ever-increasing challenge from new schools opening their doors. The growth of online learning programs as well as a proliferation of private colleges has created a saturated marketplace. Its a battle of exposure. We have had to sell our programs to a degree we havent had to do in the past. Typically, people will seek you out, but now we have to be sales people, said Mr. Bloomberg. Every member of his staff makes two sales calls a month, reaching out to companies and institutions that may benefit from their services. Courses are often created to fill niches that are underserved. Mr. Bloombergs commute is a testament to the schools outreach. He works out of three facilities; an office on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, another in Charlotte County and the new main hub at the Atrium on College Parkway in Fort Myers. The 5,000-square-foot facility features a conference room and two stateof-the art classrooms each equipped with two 52-inch high-definition monitors. Before this, we were on the main campus. We didnt have control of the instructional space. Now were centrally located in Lee County, parking is easy and we have control of these classrooms at all times, said Mr. Bloomberg. Aside from the fun Renaissance courses offered by the office, there is a vast array of classes for business people and municipalities that want to keep their workforce abreast of current practices, procedures and laws. Sometimes, FGCUs Continuing Education office is the only place to turn for employees to become certified in a discipline. FGCU hosts one of only six Institute of Government learning centers in the state of Florida. Starting next year, the school will offer Six Sigma Black Belt training. The program is popular among corporations as a way to manage employees and increase efficiency. As a former director of economic development in Borger, Texas, near Amarillo, Mr. Bloomberg understands how to satisfy business needs. His crowning achievement before moving to Southwest Florida three years ago was securing a $90 million manufacturing facility for Borger. Today, his strategy for keeping existing students and enrolling new ones is simple: Listen to the needs and desires of our residents, said Mr. Bloomberg. Responding to needs and desires has led to an expansive online curriculum. There are more than 500 courses where students can interact with professors via e-mail and become certified as paralegals or proficient in the latest software from the comfort of their own homes. Its a society of instant getification. If we dont provide learning in a manner thats easy, we know people will go somewhere else. We have to provide anytime, anywhere education. BY OSVALDO PADILLA ___________________________Florida Weekly Correspondent BUSINESS PROFILE His job is providing anytime, anywhere education OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYSteven Bloomberg

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Access to Private Charters Air Ambulance Sightseeing Aerial Photography Fight Training Aviation Merchandise Air Cargo & More When you support the air eld-based businesses at Naples Municipal Airport, youre not only getting great value for yourself, you also become part of the more than $100 million your airport brings in to our local economy.More Than You Might Think....and were just getting started. What can general aviation do for you? Naples Municipal Airport(239) 643-0733www. ynaples.com B L l Abptr n t Ctfrry50 Businesses Operating Onsite.

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as general manager of the Marriott Hotel in St. Petersburg. He holds a hospitality management degree from Lynn University and has held leadership positions with a number of industry associations including serving as chairman of the Memphis Lodging Association. Industry recognition includes being named General Manager of the Year by Ocean Waters Development, Hotelier of the Year by Memphis Tennessee Hotel Lodging Association and receiving the White House staff Above and Beyond service award. Martha Bibby has been appointed vice president of the Leadership Collier Foundation, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Ms. Bibby has 25 years of experience in community relations, banking operations and risk management. She is skilled in team building and developing and executing strategies to achieve desired results. A graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2007 and the Leadership Institute Class of 2007, she has chaired the Youth Leadership Collier Program, co-chaired the foundations fundraising committee and served on the served as senior treasury manager for Fifth Third Banks Central Ohio affiliate, where she worked closely with the middle market and public funds teams. Prior to joining the commercial group, she directed the affiliates largest financial center while mentoring seven area financial center managers. Before joining Fifth Third Bank in 2002, she worked in the retail and wealth management lines of business for Bank First National (acquired by Huntington National Bank) and Bank One, respectively. She is a graduate of Ohio State University. Steve Dorcy has been named general manager of the newly upgraded Inn at Pelican Bay in North Naples. Twenty/ Twenty Worldwide Hospitality LLC, a Naples-based hotel management company, took over management of the inn on Nov. 1. Mr. Dorcy previously served Cassandra Smith has been promoted to office manager at the Bonita Springs branch of First Community Bank of Southwest Florida. A recent graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Smith previously served as customer service representative and worked in the banks credit administration department. Janus King has been promoted to vice president, corporate treasury management sales manager, for the commercial banking division of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). Ms. King has more than 15 years of retail and commercial banking sales and management experience. She previously www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 ON THE MOVE 1-800-553-8294 (out of town) 1-239-394-1888 (in town) Classic AIRPORT SEAPORT& TRANSPORTATIONThe Doino Family welcomes you to ride in Classic Luxury!Van/Limo service availableUp to 4 people Ft Lauderdale/Miami $220Naples $59LC# 2007000136 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! 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And they also have a lot of cold and snow, which is a plus for recreationists. To get a snapshot of Canadas strengths today, here are some more details. They ALL point to a continuing bright future for Canada. The Canadian currency the Loonie has risen about 35 percent since 2002 relative to the U.S. dollar. Given the strong commodity base in Canada and strong economics, there is no reason to think that this trend will not continue. Canadas corporations have lots and lots of cash and their debt/equity ratios are at 20-year lows. Canadas corporations are taxed at only 19.5 percent, which is the lowest of industrialized counties rates far below the tax rates on U.S. companies. Canada is running a trade surplus. It traditionally balances its budget but this year might be financing at 3 percent of GDP. The U.S. is financing at 30-35 percent.Unemployment is around 8 percent. Consumer spending has remained strong. The average home price is UP year over year. They actually have a shortage of inventory with homes running at 4.9 months to sell. Their mortgage delinquencies are around 0.4 percent versus ours, around 7 percent (and rising). The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec are hardest hit due to reliance on services, manufacturing and financial centers. The grain and mining/energy provinces of Canada are very strong. Probably the best news is that their banks are sound. They never got into mortgage securitizations. Part of the reason that they didnt enter the frenzy was; that there is no deduction for interest on homes in Canada and the market never heated-up as did ours. The largest Canadian banks have doubled their market capitalization in the past 10 years. Not so for the U.S. where we have imploded and not so for the largest global banks which have taken big hits (and maybe more to come). So, little sis who couldnt quite get it right for so many years, is doing well. And what does it mean in investment terms? Well, the age-old question when markets have done well is whether it is already priced into the market. Maybe not for the currency and for the banks valuations and what they can do for the economy. Their banks can lend because they are strong. The consumer can borrow because they are strong. And they are not afraid of each other because there was no trust broken in the past years. The government has huge wiggle room if, and only IF, spending is needed to prime the economy. The corporations have clean balance sheets and there are no major announcements that the government has to bail out a new entity to the tune of billions. They already have nationalized health care good and bad already in place. It would seem that as long as there is inflation fear and fear of fiat currencies, any country with a strong commodity base will have an appreciating currency. It might be worthwhile to look at Canadian CDs in lieu of U.S., provided you can take the currency risk that might turn out to be a gain. 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.MONEYFrom page 1 Leadership Collier Foundation Board of Directors. New officers elected to serve the United Arts Council of Collier County are: Pat Antonetti of Fort Pitt Capital Group, president; Mally Khorasantchi, painter, president elect; Liz Ary, treasurer; and Susan Mainwaring, secretary. Banking SMITH KING ANTONETTI ARY KHORASANTCHI MAINWARING DORCY Hospitality Nonpro t Organizations

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One way or another, all of us in the workplace have to acknowledge the holidays among our colleagues. No matter if its a cookie exchange in the break room or dinner at the bosss country club, there are some definite donts for getting through the season with your professional reputation intact. Debra Fine, author of The Fine Art of Small Talk, offers her Top 10 Things NOT to Do at the Office Holiday Party:1. Skip the partyThinking of not attending? Think twice. Your presence is mandatory if you expect to attain or maintain visibility within your organization. If you liken office parties to a root canal, approach the party as a task that you will succeed at making into a worthwhile investment of your time.2. Leave your smile at your deskThis is the time to make those around you feel comfortable and enjoy getting to know you. Appear approachable in your body language with good posture (no slouching), eye contact and a warm smile. Look relaxed, even if you have to fake it. No one wants to spend time with someone whos ill at ease. You have interests and hobbies, and so do your co-workers. Tell them about yours, and find out about theirs. Who knows you might learn that you share an unusual interest with or even attended the same school as someone in the next cubicle. 3. Drag along uninvited guests Get a babysitter. Odds are great that your colleagues do not share in your delight for your childrens company. It has become less common to have family members at parties due to budget cuts. Bring your spouse or partner only when it is clear that they are welcome.4. Make assumptions about who youre talking toAre you certain of this persons position or alliances within the company? Probably not, so skip the gossip and negative comments of any kind. Prepare by reviewing a company directory in order know peoples names and be ready for introductions.5. Wear your cup-runneth-over cleavage or your tattered biker T-shirtDespite encouragement from the executive suite that the office holiday party is a great time to enjoy, relax and just have fun, odds are that does not mean wear the clothes you are the most relaxed in or have the most fun in, be it skimpy tops or the jeans you wore to the Blink 182 concert. Imagine how unsettling it is to see extra skin on the boss or cubicle buddy, or what an unprofessional lasting image those jeans would leave behind. Its an image not quickly forgotten when you are at your next quarterly revenue meeting requesting additional budget increases.6. Get drunk and tell your boss how you REALLY feelCocktails make for loose lips that sink ships. Watch your intake to insure your mind moves faster than your mouth. Abstinence for this party is a wise and risk-free plan. Anxiety is directly related to increased alcohol intake, so if you must imbibe, just take a few sips, or water down your drink so it lasts a lot longer. As friendly as your boss is at the office party, this is not the time to ask for a raise, mention a friend who is looking for a job or offer your opinion about the lousy coffee in the office kitchen.7. Limit your conversation to shop talkYou approach a manager or supervisor, introduce yourself and then, well, what do you say? Guess what? He or she probably is NOT hoping for an update on the project your team is in the thick of. If you like, you can keep the conversation work-related, just not specific to the current work you are doing. Try something like, Tell me about your career path in human resources, or What keeps you busy outside of work? Remember: People enjoy talking about themselves, especially when they perceive a genuine interest. 8. Mingle only with your best office croniesIts tempting to stay in your comfort zone, talking with the people you meet regularly within your department or enjoy lunch with a couple times a week. But the company party could be the only time you have all year for a conversation with the CEO. Its an opportunity to get to know new people and for them to get to know a bit about you. Invest the effort in making sure the people who should know that you are there, know that you are there. Circle the room and say hello to your boss, her husband and other decision makers and executives. Push yourself and introduce yourself to people you dont know.9. Leave manners to the etiquette expertsIf the invitation requires an RSVP, promptly respond either way. If the office party is being hosted at a home, bring a host/hostess gift. And and even if the party is in a grand ballroom, thank your hosts or boss before you leave. If the boss is accompanied by his or her spouse, do not wait to be properly introduced, or you will be taken for a snob. Treat the service people as you would members of your family, with graciousness and kindness. And dont be the last one to take leave of the party.10. Assume people will forget your blunderSo, you stepped in it. You insisted that children in private schools gained a far better education, and his kids all go public. You expressed disgust with those who drive foreign cars, and her BMW is her pride and joy. You shared an inappropriate anecdote. Now you have to make amends. Get out in front of the problem and apologize. Let your boss or teammate know what happened before they hear it through the grapevine. The mistake might not matter as much as how you handle what comes after it, so deal with it and move on. Heading to the dreaded office party? Take these tips alongSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY ps. Watch your intake to u re your mind moves e r than y our mouth. tin e n ce fo r thi s s ty is a wise and free plan nxiet y is ct ly re l ate d t o o o o re a se d al co h o l ke, so i f you s t imbibe, j ust e a few sips, or e r do wn ur n k i t fort zone, talking with the people you meet regularly within your department o r enjo y l unc h wit h a coup l e times a snob. T reat the s members of n ess an d k in And d o n t of the party 10. Assu m y our blun d So, you s that childre a far better g o pu bl ic. Y t hose wh o B MW s h ar e d o te N am th L k a mo ve

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Terry Rand and Bianca Vukovic of Rand Financial Advisors are hosting complimentary lunch and an estate planning seminar at noon Thursday, Dec. 3, and again at noon Monday, Dec. 7, at Shulas in the Hilton Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call (877) 441-7263 or e-mail Bianca@ KSIFA.com. The next Gulf Coast Venture Forum meeting takes place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Tiburon Golf Course Members Club, 2610 Tiburon Drive. Meeting sponsor is TIB Bank. For more information, call Tim Cartwright at 262-6300. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce presents Effective Uses of Snail Mail in an E-mail World from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at chamber headquarters. Cost is $5. Register at www.napleschamber.org The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples will host a luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. John Rogers, president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute, will be the guest speaker. Members, $30; Guests, $40. RSVP www. cfanaples.org Network International, the DownTown Networkers chapter, meets weekly at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., East Naples. Guests are welcome. Cost is $10. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Dec. 8) at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series and SkyShades are sponsoring Breakfast with World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Cost is $50; reservation deadline is Friday, Dec. 4. Register at www.napleschamber.org. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Dec. 11) from 7:309 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail yourjbn@ chabadswf.org. The Naples Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month (next meeting Dec. 14) at the North Naples Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 262-8183 or visit www.naplesspeakeasy. org. Insurance Professionals of Collier County holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday ( next meeting Dec. 16) at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, 475 North Road. E-mail info@picconline.org or visit www.ipcconline.org. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Dating back to 1896, the Dow Jones industrial average, known as the Dow, is a surprisingly flawed index of stocks. For starters, while the S&P 500 includes 500 big American companies, and total stock market indexes such as the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 include several thousand, the Dow Jones industrial average features just 30 (such as IBM, Boeing, McDonalds and ExxonMobil). Then theres the fact that the Dow is a price-weighted index, which means that the stocks in the index with higher prices carry greater weight in calculating the overall average. So when IBM was recently trading around $120 per share and General Electric was trading around $14, IBM was more than eight times more influential in the Dow even though the companies market capitalizations were both not far from $155 billion. Thus the highest-priced stocks are really the ones moving the Dow around, while the lowest-priced ones have little impact on it. The Dow Is Dumb What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. The V.C. Scoop Q What do venture capitalists do? A.N., West Hills, Calif.A Partners in venture capitalist (V.C.) firms pool their money and invest in fledgling companies, sometimes specializing in certain industries or areas, such as computer-related technology or biotechnology. Venture capitalists typically enter the scene well before a company gets to the initial public offering (IPO) stage. They help the firm grow, usually in exchange for a large percentage of the company, and they offer guidance, as well. The hope is that once the company grows to a certain point, it will go public and the venture capitalists can cash out, making a very tidy profit. Many companies, such as Amazon. com and Federal Express, have benefited from venture capital.Q I recently looked at one of my sisters mutual funds. Its top holdings include some solid dividend-paying companies, and that left me wondering, Where do those quarterly dividends go? Do the companies pay those dividends to the mutual fund managers? M.F., onlineA When a mutual fund owns shares of a dividend-paying stock, the dividends paid belong to the shareholders, not the fund managers. Typically, when you first plunk some money into a fund, youll be asked to specify whether youd like to receive the dividends as cash payments or have them reinvested in additional shares of the fund. After a fund receives dividends and before it distributes them to shareholders, the dividends value is added to the funds net asset value (NAV). Later, the NAV is reduced to reflect the departure of the dividend sum. So dont be alarmed if you see a fund suddenly drop in value one day it might simply be that a big distribution was made.Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us. Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest InvestmentTo Educate, Amuse & EnrichWhen the financial companies in the Dow fell to the single digits, for example, they ceased to have much impact on it. And when Bank of America stock, down from $40 per share in early 2008, doubled from $3 to $6 per share this past spring, that also had little impact. Fortunately, there are other ways to build indexes, other than weighting components by stock price. The S&P 500 index, for example, is a marketcap-weighted index, giving the companies with the greatest market values the most influence. Even that, though, can be problematic. The top 10 companies out of the 500, for example, make up about 20 percent of the indexs value, and the top 45 make up about 50 percent of it. So the vast majority of the indexs component companies have little effect on it. So what should you do now? Well, be savvy about indexes. And dont pay too much attention to the Dow. When you see how its changing from day to day, its really mainly telling you how a few stocks have performed. Circa 1999 or 2000, I purchased stock in EMC Corp. for around $55 per share and watched it soar to roughly $100. Not knowing when to sell and not sticking to a plan (I was both greedy and emotional), I ended up selling somewhere in the $15 range. Since then I have not seen EMC even close to those high prices. It still haunts me to this day. M.D., onlineThe Fool Responds: If you bought in the summer of 1999, you would have seen your shares almost triple in value in less than a year before EMC sank more than 95 percent from its all-time high. Greed wrecks many investors, as it has us hanging on to big winners, hoping for even more outlandish gains. We need to put aside greed (and fear) and assess our holdings objectively. A great company can still have grossly overvalued stock thats more likely to fall closer to its fair value than it isto keep rising. When a stock gets way ahead of itself, its smart to move that money into something undervalued. The Motley Fool TakeProcter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has been busy slashing prices and realigning its product portfolio to compete a bit more on a value platform. In this tough economy, though, that hasnt been enough to drive big growth.In the companys recently reported first quarter, sales fell 6 percent over year-ago levels to $19.8 billion, due mostly to a stronger dollar. But organic sales, which exclude currency effects, rose 2 percent. Earnings per share grew by 3 percent. Notably, both the topand bottom-line numbers showed sequential growth. Of course, its always nice to see that a company can lift revenue by price increases. But fundamental business health is marked P&G Inches Forward Name That CompanyBased in a New York town that bears my name, I lead the world in specialty glass and ceramics. I manipulate the properties of light to develop and commercialize innovative products, and I serve the consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications, semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, metrology and life sciences industries. I trace my history back to 1851. I pioneered Pyrex and ceramics for automotive catalytic Last weeks trivia answerI was founded in Indianapolis in 1876 by a Civil War veteran who, dismayed by the hawking of medicines in sideshows, began developing high-quality medicines to be dispensed by doctors. I introduced the worlds first insulin product in 1923, and in the 1940s I developed a method to massproduce penicillin, the first antibiotic. In the 1980s I introduced one of the worlds most widely prescribed antidepressants, Prozac. 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P&Gs price increases, however, seem to have turned away some of these otherwise eager consumers. Procter & Gamble may not deliver industry-beating growth in the near-term, but its apparent new focus on consumer value and product innovations could lead to some wellgroomed profits down the road. Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Still Haunted y y in i pu l op c ts, n ics, ue, n d my e x ly tic c i n L f i b yo u your c b i ll ion a Kn ow with Foo li youll be en t nifty priz e!

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 B7 Big, Tall, Short, or Small??? Solution...Custom Clothingwww.tomjames.com F Cbt Cnbf taking their money out of real estate or other markets and invest in a large diamond, because its going to hold its value. At the same time, however, hes also seeing a trend toward buying smaller diamonds. I think what youre seeing due to the economy, .50 and .75 (carat diamonds) go like hotcakes, says John Butherus, owner of Jewelry by F.M. in Port Charlotte. Whats popular overall will be the smaller diamond. Mr. Loren says jewelry stores like his have done well competing against online retailers or big outlets that sell diamonds en masse, usually lower quality ones. That takes the whole romance, the beauty aspect out of it, he says. Were really trying to hone in on the experience rather than the commodity of buying a diamond. What makes someone gaga about a stone is personal. Its an emotional connection, The Diamond Districts Mr. Schusterman says. Youre not driving a diamond. A diamond is not keeping you warm at night.Controlling diamond pricesUp until the mid-1980s and early 1990s, De Beers monopolized the diamond industry, reportedly stockpiling billions of dollars worth of the gems to keep prices high based on the perception of scarcity. The company has since ended those monopolistic practices, according to a recent New York Times article. But it still produces about 40 percent of the worlds diamonds, and maintains an overwhelming effect on the price retailers and consumers pay. The price is usually fixed by De Beers, says Al Morgan. Hes owned Al Morgan Fine Custom Jewelers in Punta Gorda since 1980. They control the world diamond market. In fact, De Beers shut down its largest mining operation in the beginning of 2009 so supply wouldnt overwhelm demand worldwide, according to the Financial Times of London. They reported the mine is now up and running again at 80 percent capacity, a sign of optimism. De Beers group mined 48.1 million carats of diamond in 2008, accounting for $6.89 billion in sales. Charles Wyndham, an executive at WWW International Diamond Consultants Inc. and a former director of De Beers Selling Organization, disputes the notion that there is a surplus of highvalue diamonds sold in retail stores, as opposed to cheaper ones used in other trades and industries. When you refer to diamonds, you are treating it as one commodity whereas in fact it is a multiple commodity, he says. To make a crude analogy with cars, even though cars are not scarce in most parts of the world, a Rolls Royce or an Aston Martin is a very rare car. So to some extent with diamonds, as you go up in size and in quality they become extremely rare. He adds, Looking ahead, most of the worlds diamond mines are past their peak production phases. Therefore, our long-term prognosis is that there is going to be an inevitable shortage of natural diamonds. More diamonds are sold in the United States every year than in any other country, but they arent commercially mined here. Countries that lead in mining the stone include Russia, Australia, South Africa, China and Canada. Botswana mines the most high-value diamonds every year, according to the Financial Times. The perfect diamondMr. Loren recently designed his own custom cut for diamonds. Called Firelight, it has 81 facets that reflect light. Another stone in his store has 100 facets. The cutting of facets helps determine a diamonds price tag, along with its clarity, carat weight and color. Those are known in the industry as the four Cs. Provenance can also affect the price, especially at an auction. The four Cs justify price and the flexibility of what is important to a person, says Craig Lewis, manager and appraiser at Thomas Jewelers in Cape Coral. To some people, color isnt that important. Other people want a very white stone and theyll sacrifice a little bit of quality.Reputable jewelers have diamonds certified. The Gemological Institute of America judges the diamond based on the four Cs and grades the quality. The best ones may be considered flawless. But if you look closely sometimes far closer than a human eye is capable of finding a perfect diamond may be impossible. But there are certainly fake ones. I had a woman come in to have a ring repaired and we were the bearer of bad news to let her know that it wasnt real and her husband had presented it to her on her 10th anniversary, Ms. Bigham said. She was crushed. DIAMONDSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOJason Sherman and Todd Schusterman, owners of The Diamond District, at their new 10,000-square-foot location at Coconut Point in Estero.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 American Cancer Society fundraiser at Merrill Lynch in Mercato Business After 5 with the chamber at the Naples Daily News Sassy Cakes and luminaire foto grand opening celebrationNETWORKING Jackie Belcher, Harold Belcher and Marcia Rodgers Maria Ramos, Phil Lewis, Roxanne Stagg and Monica Aranegul Nanette Dorbeck, Bayah Harrison and Karl Rowhurst Patty McDowell, Shannon Porter and Katie Walsh Brian Psota, Holly Varsho and Michael Dunzelman Jessica and Kevin VarnesWe 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. DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY BOB RAYMOND / GREATER NAPLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COURTESY PHOTOS

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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Making the transitionOut with the heavy embellishments and in with the new Florida SleekFifth Third Mortgage Company courts first-time homebuyersWhen Manuel and Eddis Tarano selected their home in Estuary at Grey Oaks, they were attracted to its classic design. In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, archways and columns in open living areas, the 3,300-square-foot residence features a vaulted ceiling before the grand salon. Details such as niches for statuary and molding throughout are inspired by the past. An arched mahogany front door and Romanesque columns surrounding the pool pavilion favor traditional design.A few years back, the interior would have trended toward traditional, perhaps with a Mediterranean flair. Today, the design of an upscale home is just as likely to be the pared-down sensibility known as transitional. Heddy Zubrowski, the interior designer the Taranos selected, understands the desire for less embellishment. The client who owns homes in different parts of the country or world wants a distinct look thats often a departure from what they already have, Ms. Zubrowski says. Most come to Florida looking for new energy, and so its only natural that they come to me looking for something fresh and different. Designed by Stofft Cooney Architects and built by BCBE Construction, the Taranos home blends with its surroundings. Adjacent to Estuarys championship golf course and overlooking its country club, a traditional design is fitting. While the couple wanted the interior to meld with the exterior, they also desired a departure from tradition. We live in Boston and have a Colonial design there, Mrs. Tarano explains. I wanted to introduce my taste, and we both desired a look that was elegant but at the same time more tailored and straight-lined than traditional. Ms. Zubrowski, the owner of Fort Myers-based Heddy Z Designs, worked closely with Mrs. Tarano throughout the project. Understated eleganceA blend of contemporary and traditional in this case a touch of the sophisticated s style of Art Deco spells transitional. Clean and elegant, its signature is in its well-edited presentation. The federal governments recent extension and expansion of tax credits for homebuyers has added more incentive for those looking to buy a home. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, is reaching out to those interested in participating in this buyers market. The extension of the first-time homebuyer tax credit and the newly developed tax credit for current homeowners makes this current housing market very hard not to jump into, says Ed Erickson, vice president of Fifth Third Bank-South Florida, mortgage division. These tax credits offer a boost for those with the dream of homeownership. Under the new deadline extension of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, both first-time and repeat homebuyers must enter a binding contract by April 30, 2010, and close by June 30, 2010. Also, people with higher incomes now can qualify for the credit, with income limits increasing to $125,000 for individuals and $225,000 for married couples. Along with the up to $8,000 firsttime homebuyer extension, a new tax credit for up to $6,500 was passed for current homeowners who have owned their home for five consecutive years and are buying a new principal residence. For more details about the government tax credits and eligibility requirements, visit www.irs.gov or contact your tax consultant. The National Association of Realtors reports that nearly 1.4 million first-time homebuyers have qualified for the credit through August, and 25 percent of these homebuyers would not have purchased their homes without the credit. Fifth Third Mortgage Company has tools to assist those pursuing the program. Its Web site, www.53.com/ mortgagedream, provides information about loan options and has a home valuation model and an affordability calculator to help determine a comfortable monthly mortgage payment. Over the past 18 months, Fifth Third Mortgage Company has financed more than 16,000 loans to first-time homebuyers totaling nearly $2 billion. In the first seven months of this year, the company financed nearly $1.05 billion in loans for first-time homebuyers. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fifth Third Bancorp has $111 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates with 1,306 full-service banking centers in Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylv ania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY National property database is in the worksThe National Association of Realtors has acquired technology to create a database of all properties in the United States. The technology acquisition includes licensed data and secured data aggregation services from LPS Real Estate Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lender Processing Services Inc. Using that data, NAR will develop the Realtors Property Resource, an information database that includes all the 147 million property parcels in the country. NAR plans to launch RPR in the second quarter of next year. NAR CEO Dale Stinton says RPR is not a national MLS, and will carry no offers of cooperation and compensation. It is a private, NAR members-only benefit, he says. Todays Realtors need to respond quickly to todays tech-savvy consumers, he says, adding the RPR provides a means for multiple listing services, commercial information exchanges and real estate brokerage business models to support the Realtor community, rather than requiring Realtors to purchase data aggregated by third parties. Once it becomes operational in mid-2010, RPR will provide nationwide access to public records such as tax and assessment data, liens, zoning, permits, environmental information; information about neighborhoods, such as school district and community demographics; and market-to-market comparisons and referral opportunities not currently available. RPR will have many partners, including the Florida Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors. For more information, visit www.realtor.org. NAR CEO Dale Stinton COURTESY PHOTOElegant and uncluttered, the living room of Manuel and Eddis Taranos home in Estuary at Grey Oaks is a model of transitional design. SEE TRANSITION, B11

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Email me or call and register to search MLS listings & sales on your own 239-849-2767 The Realtor who is Recommended by Her Clients BCzachor@JohnRWood.com www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor Peak Realty Partners, LLC NEW CONSTRUCTION PARK SHORE 3747 Fountainhead Ct. This brand new 3,337 square-foot home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a 3-car garage. Professionally decorated and furnished. Includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, lanai with summer kitchen, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 151 Shorecrest Ct. Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large great room, study, formal dining room, screened lanai overlooking the canal with 80 of water frontage. Master suite has master bath with jetted tub and walkthrough shower. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 1979 San Marco Rd. This newly constructed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Marco Island home is as cozy as it is peaceful. The home features granite countertops, premium tile ooring, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and pool. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 1001 5th St., S. This Olde Florida styled home is professionally decorated and furnished with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and gourmet kitchen. Features include elevator, granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, & summer kitchen. Dan ielle Smith, 239-398-0910 Peak Realty Partners is an aggressive, growth-oriented full-service real estate rm that offers quali ed candidates an exciting career to grow professionally and personally. Peak Realty is currently looking for licensed sales agents with commercial or residential sales experience in SWFL. Bene ts include a premier address, full broker support & training, no desk fees, no transaction fees and professional advertising paid by the rm. For consideration, please send resume to: budb@peakrlty.com or fax: 239-649-6735 Reduced Price: $1,599,000 List Price: $874,500SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS PARK SHORE 3755 Crayton Rd. This charming and gracious residence includes 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and 2-car garage. Kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, and GE appliances. The exterior includes boat dock, boat lift, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $3,195,000 List Price: $495,000 List Price: $2,640,000SECURE CAR STORAGE ON MARCO ISLAND Progressive Car Condos Purchase a Car Condo and protect your valuable classic and seasonal cars, jet-skis, and motorcycles from Floridas harsh weather in a state-of-the-art climatecontrolled building meeting requirements for museum quality storage. Call Rebecca Hayden, 239-340-3302Individually For Sale: $13,500NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 950 8th St., S. This brand new home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool and spa. Features include spiral staircase, gourmet kitchen, summer kitchen, granite, stainless steel appliances, natural stone ooring, crown moldings, 2 laundry rooms and replace. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $2,750,000NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 353 Rockhill Ct. Newly constructed home is professionally decorated and furnished with Gulf access and excellent water views. The luxurious home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, ofce, and 3-car garage. Enjoy the water views off the lanai, pool & spa. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $1,540,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 768 Bluebonnet Ct. Newly constructed 3 bedroom + study, 2 bath, and 2-car garage home with canal access. Features include custom cherry cabinets, premium tile ooring, stainless steel appliances, crown moldings, covered lanai and private pool. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 Reduced Price: $874,500NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 805 Caribbean Ct. This home includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, study, and 2-car garage. Features include custom cherry cabinets, premium tile ooring, wet bar, stainless steel appliances, boat dock and lift, lanai with summer kitchen private pool and spa. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 List Price: $984,500 Peak Realty Is Now Hiring Sales Associates! Price Reduced! Price Reduced! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOMES, CALL 239-213-0900! K.P. Copier Inc. has leased 800 square feet of retail space at 3108 Tamiami Trail N. from Sandbanks LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. MPN2 LLC has purchased a 2,045-square-foot retail condo with 350 square feet of patio space in Burnt Pine Plaza, 24940 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, from BB&T Bank for $335,000. The buyer intends to use the space for a restaurant. Fred Kermani of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, represented the seller. Nick Lopardo of Prudential Florida Realty represented the buyer.Nurse On Call Inc. has leased 8,228 square feet of office space at 3530 Kraft Road, #300, from Kraft Office Center LLC. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corporation negotiated the transaction. Prestige Properties of South Florida Inc. has leased 1,590 square feet of office space at Gulf Shore Blvd N., Unit 106, from Charleston Square of Naples LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Saiano LLC has purchased 11,200 square feet of retail space at 5296 Tamiami Trail from Pelican Bay Developments I Inc. David Stevens of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Super Trucks Cars and Audio has leased 3,689 square feet of retail space at 1951 Pine Ridge Road, #101 and #103, from Alicja Socha. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. RECENT TRANSACTIONS

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 RE B11 W elcome to Southwest Florida ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEW! TOWNHOUSE/FURNISHED $325,000ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN GOLF 3 BED/DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $325,000ESTERO PEACEFUL SERENE SUNSETS! 3 BED/2 BATH/ 2 CAR/READY TO MOVE INTO! $285,000 TURNKEY ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3 BED/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $629,000 NOW $349,000. ESTERO GRANDEZZA/OAKWOOD 2 BED+DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR NOW $285,000!ESTERO 5 BEDROOMS/5 BATHS/3 CAR GARAGE/ HEATED POOL/POLE BARN/CABANA & 5 ACRES! NOW PRICED AT $625,000ESTERO READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! WAS $1,595,000 NOW $875,000 ESTERO ROOKERY POINTE 4 BED/3 BATH/3 CAR/GAS HEATED POOL/ SPA $499,000 Jamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR 239-565-4268Jamie@sw moves.com Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 PRICE REDUCED! 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 $2100 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed.$767 per month* $159,500 $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest$201 per month* 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course.$959 per month* $199,900 OPEN HOUSE SUN., 12/06, 14 $529,000 per month*, 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, 2 laundry rooms, in-law suite, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage In the dining room, for instance, furniture made in Spain is spare of heavy wood or carved detail. Instead, slight leg and corner embellishment, painted silver, adds a Deco edge. In the living room, the transitional design relies on tone-on-tone color that evokes a clean and calm ambiance. Furnishings are not frilly, scrolled or massive. The beauty of transitional is that everything is comfortable in its element. It is appropriate that the transitional looks to the past to meld with contemporary. In its first life, Deco design injected a spark of glamour into the minimalist Modern architecture that was all the rage. In the Tarano home, bedrooms feature furnishings that are refined, not heavy and ornate. Draperies add character with color and texture. Designed by Ms. Zubrowski and made by Cover Up Designs drapery workroom, the drama in several bedrooms is revealed in glorious, luxurious satin. Upholstered headboards invite sweet dreams. Ive been moving clients away from the heavier Mediterranean and Tuscan designs for years, Ms. Zubrowski says. The Taranos interior is lovely. It reflects an understated elegance.The new Florida SleekHomes on the market also benefit from a transitional design, according to Jo Ellen Nash of Luxury Estates of Naples, Downing-Frye Realty. In getting homes ready to show, Ms. Nash is having positive results she just sold a home in Grey Oaks with a transitional design she refers to as Florida Sleek. What weve found is that people are looking for les s clutt er and a cleaner look, she says. Homes that are well presented to the market will have interiors that are not weighted down with a heavy Tuscan. No matter what you want to call it, people in general are lightening things up. It doesnt have to be contemporary, but its a cleaner look. TRANSITIONFrom page B9 COURTESY PHOTOInterior designer Heddy Zubrowski turned to luxurious satin for a touch of Art Deco drama in the bedrooms.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 RE B11 W elcome to Southwest Florida ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEW! TOWNHOUSE/FURNISHED $325,000ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN GOLF 3 BED/DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $325,000ESTERO PEACEFUL SERENE SUNSETS! 3 BED/2 BATH/ 2 CAR/READY TO MOVE INTO! $285,000 TURNKEY ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3 BED/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $629,000 NOW $349,000. ESTERO GRANDEZZA/OAKWOOD 2 BED+DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR NOW $285,000!ESTERO 5 BEDROOMS/5 BATHS/3 CAR GARAGE/ HEATED POOL/POLE BARN/CABANA & 5 ACRES! NOW PRICED AT $625,000ESTERO READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! WAS $1,595,000 NOW $875,000 ESTERO ROOKERY POINTE 4 BED/3 BATH/3 CAR/GAS HEATED POOL/ SPA $499,000 Jamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR 239-565-4268Jamie@sw moves.com Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 PRICE REDUCED! 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 $2100 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed.$767 per month* $159,500 $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest$201 per month* 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course.$959 per month* $199,900 OPEN HOUSE SUN., 12/06, 14 $529,000 per month*, 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, 2 laundry rooms, in-law suite, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage In the dining room, for instance, furniture made in Spain is spare of heavy wood or carved detail. Instead, slight leg and corner embellishment, painted silver, adds a Deco edge. In the living room, the transitional design relies on tone-on-tone color that evokes a clean and calm ambiance. Furnishings are not frilly, scrolled or massive. The beauty of transitional is that everything is comfortable in its element. It is appropriate that the transitional looks to the past to meld with contemporary. In its first life, Deco design injected a spark of glamour into the minimalist Modern architecture that was all the rage. In the Tarano home, bedrooms feature furnishings that are refined, not heavy and ornate. Draperies add character with color and texture. Designed by Ms. Zubrowski and made by Cover Up Designs drapery workroom, the drama in several bedrooms is revealed in glorious, luxurious satin. Upholstered headboards invite sweet dreams. Ive been moving clients away from the heavier Mediterranean and Tuscan designs for years, Ms. Zubrowski says. The Taranos interior is lovely. It reflects an understated elegance.The new Florida SleekHomes on the market also benefit from a transitional design, according to Jo Ellen Nash of Luxury Estates of Naples, Downing-Frye Realty. In getting homes ready to show, Ms. Nash is having positive results she just sold a home in Grey Oaks with a transitional design she refers to as Florida Sleek. What weve found is that people are looking for les s clutt er and a cleaner look, she says. Homes that are well presented to the market will have interiors that are not weighted down with a heavy Tuscan. No matter what you want to call it, people in general are lightening things up. It doesnt have to be contemporary, but its a cleaner look. TRANSITIONFrom page B9 COURTESY PHOTOInterior designer Heddy Zubrowski turned to luxurious satin for a touch of Art Deco drama in the bedrooms.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 REAL ESTATE B15 5100 Bell Tower Park Boulevard | Fort Myers, Florida 33912239.433.2500 | 800.445.2795 www.BellTowerPark.comTROPICAL TREATS AT ASWEET PRICE The Residences at Bell Tower Park has some very tasty new home prices that youll nd very easy to swallow! Courtyard residences with 1,746 square feet of living area are now priced from $250,000, and carriage homes with 1,748 square feet of living area are from $187,000. These are brand new homes in a park-like community with resort amenities close to all that Southwest Florida has to offer. Stop in and savor the moment! Better hurry...Limited Time Opportunity! DEVELOPER CLOSEOUT! LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY!ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY DEVELOPER TO BUYER OR LESSEE. OFFERED BY GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. DEVELOPERS OF THE RESIDENCES AT BELL TOWER PARK, TARPON POINT MARINA AND PALMAS DEL SOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR FINE COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CALL 239-437-5007 OR VISIT ONLINE AT GPDEVELOPMENT.COM. BROCHURE, WEB SITE AND ANY MARKETING MATERIALS PRESENTED ARE NOT LEGAL DOCUMENTS. DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOS, DRA WINGS AND ARTIST RENDERINGS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, FLOOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE PROPERTIES OR INTEREST DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF ANY STATE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THIS ADVERTISEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO ANY RESIDENTS OF NJ, CT, HI, ID, IL OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED, UNLESS THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED OR EXEMPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. RENDERINGS ARE ARTIST CONCEPTION. PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY GROSSE POINTE REALTY, LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2009 GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. (L) 1st Floor AVALON (Carriage Home) 1,748 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths Den & 1-Car Garage $187,000 (R) ASHFORD (Courtyard Home) 1,746 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths 2-Car Garage From $250,000 SALES & INFORMATION CENTER HOURS: Mon. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Sun. Noon to 5 p.m. Award-Winning Furnished Models Open Daily T T T a R RE C TLY S T A E L O PMENT CO RKETIN G M A E MENT S H OU HO UT N OTIC E E D, UNLE SS T H P MENT CO M P AVA L g e Ho m 7 48 s q | 2 B a a r G ar a $ 187, 0 AS HF O r d Ho m 7 46 s q | 2 B a a r G ar a $ 25 0, 0 O RAL REPRE S ENTATI O N S C ANN O T BE RELIED UP O N A S COR T O B UYER O R LE SS EE. O FFERED BY G R OSS E P O INTE DEV E GPDE VELO PMEN T.CO M. B R OC HURE, WEB S ITE AND ANY MA B Y THE PR OS PE C TU S F O R THE CO ND O MINIUM AND N O S TAT E PLAN S AN D SP ECIF ICAT IONS ARE SUB JECT TO CHAN GE W ITH CT, CT, CT, CT, CT HI, H ID, IL O R ANY O T HER JURI S DI C TI O N WHERE PR O HIBIT E VOID V ID V V V VO WHE W W W RE PR O HIBITED. 2009 G R OSS E P O I NTE DEVEL OP (L) 1 st Fl oo r ( Carria g 1, 7 2 B ed r oo m s | Den & 1Ca $ ( R ) A (C ourtya r 1, 7 2 B ed r oo m s | 2Ca F rom $ Andrea Lane Retail Space Availablewww.truesw orida.com239-210-1521Olympia ParkVanderbilt Beach/Airport Road5,100 sf. 26,100 sf. Short/Long Term Lease DESIGN SEMINARS Refresh your homes dcor with tips from the professionals at Robb & Stucky Interiors. Heres whats coming up on the schedule of free seminars at the showroom at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Please call 261-3969, ext. 7000, to register. Sleek and Chic-Transitional Accessories, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 The latest trend in home dcor is a blend of traditional and contemporary that creates a sophisticated and timeless design. Robb & Stuckys Donna Grose demonstrates how to de-clutter and simplify your accessories to complement the transitional style. Home for the Holidays, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 Whether youre celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or the New Year with friends and family, enjoy this guided tour featuring festive presentations and creative ideas to incorporate into your holiday celebration. Table dcor by Bob Jones, Karli Mateja, Todd Stevenson, Susie Petril and Catherine Baker will be showcased. Chinese Antiques, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 Catherine Baker will discuss the many styles of Chinese antiques and how to integrate one-ofa-kind antiques and Asian accents into your existing dcor. Spruce up your home dcor with tips from the experts Matt Klinowski 239-370-0892 www.NaplesGolfGuy.com Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com Youre #1 source for SWFL Golf Properties Olde CypressSingle Family Home 2,900 sq. ft. $799,500 Glen Eagle2 Bed + Den / 2 bath 1727 sq. ft. $329,000 Royal Wood 2 bed + Den / 2 bath 1410 sq. ft. $150,000

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000 sq ft estate. $6,300,000 at Grey Oaks. New model by Harwick Homes. Decorated by Collins & Dupont. $5,250,000 at Mediterra. www.MediterraEstates.com New furnished model by The Newport Companies. Premium lake/golf views. $4,595,000 at Mediterra. Never lived in, furnished & decorated. 4,277 sq ft built by McGarvey. Reduced 450k! $2,199,500 at Mediterra Brand new furnished model villa, 2900 living sq ft. with premium lake views! $1,395,000 at Mediterra. www.MediterraVillas.com Premium vacant lots from $529,000 at Mediterra.www.MediterraLots.comDavid William Auston, PA239-273-1376Amerivest Realtywww.DavidNaples.com Located in Mediterra West. 3000 sq ft under air. $806,900 at Mediterra. 2nd Floor townhome with fantastic upgrades. $749,000 at Mediterra. www.MediterraCondos.com Bank Owned! Just Reduced! OPEN HOUSE $99,000Jeannette P. Batten 825-4167 Glades Country Club 185 Palm Dr, #J Bundled Golf & Furnished Turnkey, 2/2, Lake View Collins & DuPont Interior Design has been selected to design a room for the Design Center of the Americas Design House. This is the first year DCOTA in Miami has explored the design house concept. DCOTA has 775,000 square feet of design products in 150 showrooms. Design firms from around the state applied to participate, and Collins & DuPont is the only Southwest Florida firm to be selected by a committee that met in New York. With the theme of Color Collision, the design house will be open Jan. 13 through June 15, 2010. It will have 14 rooms, from a grand entrance foyer, to kitchen/ family room, wine cellar and balcony terrace to a master suite and other bedrooms. Collins & DuPont will design the guest bedroom. We are using Miamis long love affair of glam deco blended with a natural tropical rainforest as inspiration for our room, says Sherry DuPont. Since 1987, Collins & DuPont has earned recognition for its residential interiors from organizations including the Southeast Building Conferences Aurora awards, the Best in American Living awards sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, and the ASID-Florida South Chapter Design Excellence awards. Collins & DuPont gets guest room in first-ever DCOTA design house We are using Miamis long love affair of glam deco blended with a natural tropical rainforest as inspiration for our room. Sherry DuPont, Collins & DuPont Interior Design The Right Place....... The Right Time..... The Right Price....Life is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer - 239-877-4340 mobileJust Listed Lux. Est. Home on 5 acres in Livingston Woods. Tennis and Basketball court, Barn, Guest House and TONS of upgrades. $3,000,000Former Model 4 /3 pool home $525kFormer Model 4 bedroom home on lake $450kJust listed 1.39 million 4 plus den pool home Just listed High Rise Condo w/ lake-golf views $369kwww.iLoveNaplesFLA.com Vineyards Saturnia Lakes Pelican Marsh Saturnia Lakes

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OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 UPTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059 e symbol of local knowledge BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 Old Naples, 92 Gulf Shore Blvd S Situated west of the boulevard & approx. 100 ft from the sand w/views of the Gulf, easy access to all Old Naples has to offer & pool. 5,949 sfua. 5-car garage. 5+Den/5+2half (H4224) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $6,975,000 Old Naples, 136 Gulfshore Blvd S Situated west of the boulevard & approx. 100 ft from the sand w/views of the Gulf, easy access to all Old Naples has to offer & pool. 5,865 sfua. 5-car garage. 5+Den/5+2half (H4233) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $6,950,000 Old Naples, 368 4th Ave N Meticulous 2008 renovation. A 5,368sf two-story home on a wide lot with multiple living and entertainment spaces and all-day sun on the 47 freeform pool. 5+Den/5 (H4457) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $3,295,000 Pelican Bay, 8171 Bay Colony Dr, #1904 The amenities of Bay Colony and panoramic Gulf views in this beautifully updated end-unit offered furnished. Includes poolside cabana and 2 parking spaces. 3+Den/3.5 (C5956) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $2,855,000 Livingston Woods, 6411 Sable Ridge Ln Your very own resort. Exceptional quality and detail in this unique and very private Livingston Woods estate on 5 acres. 4+Den/4 (H4289) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $1,795,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 9653 Gulfshore Dr, #901 Beachfront penthouse w/southern exposure. Expansive views of the Gulf, bay & city from wrap around balcony. Upgraded kitchen & baths. Garage parking. 3/3 (C5428) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $1,595,000 Golden Gate Est 6155 Standing Oaks Ln Fantastic location, beautiful estate home that has it all. Plenty of room for entertaining within the main house & pool area, plus two attached guest homes. 6 or More/5 (H4337) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $1,300,000 Golden Gate Estates 1971 12th Ave Ne Equestrian Estate on 5 acres! Beautifully gated two story custom pool home w/ oversized 3 car garage. Fireplace, state of the art kitchen & 6 stall barn. 4/2.5 (H3746) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $999,000 Naples Lakes Country Club 5107 Castlerock Way Exquisite estate home enhanced w/ numerous valuable upgrades. CC membership included. 3 car side entry garage is ideal for your own golf cart. 3+Den/3.5 (H2883) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $895,000 Royal Harbor, 1540 Bonita Ln Spectacular bungalow with wide canal views, lush landscaping and quick access to Gulf. New kitchen, pool deck and pool surface. 3/3 (H4327) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $895,000 Banyan Woods 4884 Rustic Oaks Cir Professionally decorated former model! Special features include: gorgeous built-ins, cabs. & plantation shutters. 4+Den/3 (H2935) Linda Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $795,000 Longshore Lake 11829 Night Heron Dr Todays standards grace every room of this 3,300 sq ft 4 bedroom+den lake front home. Long lake views, pavers, pool, spa, shutters more. Must See! 4+Den/3.5 (H4484) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $740,000 Moorings, 2309 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #113 Spectacular value with wide views of Pass and Gulf from expansive southfacing lanai. Modestly updated. Resortstyle amenities. 2+Den/2.5 (C5564) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $728,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modified Catalina floor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purifier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $699,000 Golden Gate Estates, 521 18 Ave NW This beautiful home is a paradise waiting for its new owners. The perfect home to entertain your family and friends. 4+Den/2.5 (H4276) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $675,000 Cedar Creek, 9230 Cedar Creek Dr Your own paradise in this popular comm. Custom built w/many upgrades. Pool, spa, citrus trees, boat dock & pvt. tiki hut overlooking Spring Creek. Gulf Access. 4/3 (H4465) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Carl Rao, 949-3932 $599,900 Palm Bay Estates 26773 Hickory Blvd, #2 Immaculate turnkey townhouse on Estero Bay. Boat dock w/Gulf access, easy beach access, renovated baths, rec room. 2 lanais overlooking Bay. 2+Den/3 (C5556) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Constance Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $599,000 Belle Lago 8570 El Mirasol Ct Aragon Open flr plan w/3 car garage, on a cul-deGourmet eat in kitchen w/island, gas stove, custom cabinets, granite counters, walk in pantry, SS appliances. 4/3.5 (H4578) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $579,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Outstanding renovation in convenient location between The Pier &Third Street. High end appointments normally found in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 Moorings, 2400 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #PH2 Wide Bay views and resort-style amenities plus boat docks available. Nicely maintained and ready for decorator touch. 2/2 (C5897) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $570,000 Worthington, 13871 Tonbridge Ct This popular Arthur Rutenberg Monterey floor plan features a formal living room, dining room and a casual FR with wet bar perfect for entertaining. 3+Den/3 (H3150) Diane Rudd, 405-1862 $549,000 Banyan Woods 5004 Maxwell Cir, #201 The value is in the details. Like no other competitor in Banyan Woods, this 2nd floor carriage home built in 2005 with 3,084 sf of well-designed living space. 3+Den/3 (C5755) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $539,000 Spanish Wells, 28390 Tasca Dr Spacious, bright home w/newer appliances, paver driveway, pool pump, water heater, roof and A/C. Solar heated pool, golf course view. 3 miles to beaches. 3/2 (H4379) Maggie Sanders, 269-4499, Constance Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $425,000 The Colony At Pelican Landing 23770 Merano Ct, #101 Amazing water views 3/2.5, 2-car garage, upgrades. spacious in upscale Bonita gated community. Private beach, canoe park, tennis. 3/2.5 (C5054) Rose Rothell, P.A., 848-8637 $399,900 Naples Imp Co Little Farms 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $399,000 Berkshire Lakes, 288 Lambton Ln Enjoy the peaceful lake view & heated pool from this beautiful, well-maintained home. Open floor plan with the master bedroom on the 1st floor. 4/2.5 (H4572) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $389,000 Village Walk, 3461 Donoso Ct Rarely available extended Oakmont plan featuring white tile, high ceilings, newer a/c & appliances w/lake view. Community pools & tennis at Town Center. 3+Den/2 (H2548) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $385,000 The Colony At Pelican Landing 23821 Merano Ct, #101 Beautifully upgraded w/ custom window treatments, custom closets, electric storm shutters, crown molding, private setting. Walk to the pool. 3/2.5 (C4720) Rose Rothell, P.A., 848-8637 $380,000 Golden Gate Estates 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home and 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, fireplace, fruit trees, storage shed and more. Very nice property! 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $350,000 Saturnia Lakes, 2418 Butterfly Palm Dr Winter retreat or starter home. Fabulous open flr plan w/lg kit, tile flrs, wraparound lanai. Walk across street to 1 of the finest clubhouses in all of Naples. 3/2 (H4571) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $349,900 Worthington, 13030 Southampton Dr Large single fam. villa. Stunning SW lake views! Hurricane shutters most windows, oversized garage, Corian counters, most newer appliances & A/C. 3/2 (V1271) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad 851-6918 $329,000 Glen Eagle, 224 Glen Eagle Cir Golf community minutes to 5th, 3rd & beaches. Open floor plan w/2124 SF, granite kitchen, diag tile, coffer ceilings, water softener, pool/ spa. 2+Den/2 (H4019) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Douglas R. Smith, 682-0414 $319,900 Moorings 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #110 Across from beach & Pv beach park, boat from your door. 2/2 (C5837) The HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $312,000 Pelican Bay 5815 Glencove Dr, #1201 Glencove. On tram to beach. Split bedroom Cambridge model, most sought after. Furnished, lanai glassed and screen, 1606 T. Sq. Ft. 2/2 (C4999) The HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $309,000 Worthington, 13190 Southampton Dr The best of the best! Wonderfully upgraded with sought after southern lake exposure. Long fairway views. Heated pool, lovely furnishings, tile & more. 3/2 (V1133) Diane Rudd, 405-1862 $300,000 www.JohnRWood.com December 6th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow REDUCED

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Play timeThree writers and their new works will enjoy the spotlight for readings at Sugden Community Theatre. C12 Its all good at OlioThe menu and the setting are equally impressive at Olio on Naples Bay. C31 Art to wearOpen house at Trudy Labell gallery showcases dazzling jewelry. C18 Arttowear Farm City BarbecueSee who chowed down at Ave Maria, and who showed up at other events around town. C28 & 29 Denk returns to dazzle on his ownMore than 150 local youngsters give world premiere its Pop!ORE THAN 150 LOCAL YOUNG SINGERS, DANCERS AND actors will present the world premiere of The Nutcracker Goes Pop! in three performances Dec. 4, 5 and 6, at Golden Gate High School. The cast consists of GGHS students as well as members of KidzAct, the youth theater of The Naples Players, and the Naples Academy of Ballet. Conceived by Megan McCombs, director of KidzAct for The Naples Players, and featuring original music by Scott Morlock, The Nutcracker Goes Pop! is a light, bright mix of song and dance that will bring smiles and joy to all. This is a Nutcracker youve never seen before, Ms. McCombs promises. The story is familiar, but the dance and most of the music are all original, she says. Coming alive on stage will be 29 numbers with fun themes/titles such as Heart of Arabia, The Presents Come Alive, The Happy Panda, Love Just Happens, The Mouse King and Hip Hop, Salsa and Stomp. The majority of the performers are between the ages of 4 and 12, with older teens in principal roles. Its a family affair: eight sets of siblings are in the cast, and one family has five young performers involved. The troupe has been rehearsing since mid-September. Theyre going to be fabulous, Ms. McCombs says. Statistics tell the story of just how impressive this THINK DENK. Thats right. THINK DENK. Jeremy Denk, that is, the classical pianist who last year joined violinist and mega-star Joshua Bell for one of the most dazzling collaborations Ive ever seen at the Phil. Id long listened to and admired Mr. Bell, and he was his usual brilliant self. But it was the first time Id heard Mr. Denk (rather I should say Dr. Denk, as he earned his doctorate in piano performance at Juilliard). It was love at first listening, and I can hardly wait to hear him again. With his nimble fingers and brilliant, gloriously offbeat mind, Mr. Denk returns to perform Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 11 as part of Classical 2 with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra tonight, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5. Theres still time to purchase tickets. Youll kick yourself if you miss it. So whats the big deal? For one thing, its a great program consisting of Leonard Bernsteins frisky Dances from Fancy Free and Shostakovichs brooding masterpiece, his Symphony No. 5, with Mr. Denk and Beethovens concerto nestled in between. When I interviewed Mr. Denk, who resides in New York City, by telephone last week, I found him fascinating. I already knew I was more than slightly impressed with his pianistic skills. I love anything offbeat, and since most classical musicians dont have promotional pictures taken as they indulge in a slice of pizza, or fondle an avocado at a fruit stand, or ride on a subway (all photos Mr. Denks publicist had provided me), I sensed our talk could be a zen experience for me. That it was. We discussed his background (Mr. NUTCRACKERA FRESHNEWMSEE NUTCRACKER, C4 SEE DENK, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Rehearsing at the Sugden. Below: Kylie Campbell concentrates on being a soldier.BY PEG LONGSTRETHSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOJeremy Denk at his neighborhood pizza joint in New York City

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: sandydays@floridaweekly.com I hate to make you get out, the hotel manager said. But its 10 oclock. He stepped to the edge of the tub. Let me just show you how to adjust the controls, and you can turn it off on your own.He leaned over while the Captain watched. I hid in the foam, cursing buoyancy. If I had known the evening would turn out like that, I might not have opted for my birthday suit. But with hot tubs, the nakedness and the awkwardness is half the fun. Hot tubs have an undeniable appeal. Theres something about the warm water, the streaming jets, and the urge to go au naturel that inspires couples to new levels of sloppy love. Steve Almond, fearless writer, tells about his adolescent hot tub experience in his collection of rants, Not That You Asked. One evening I jump into the tub wearing only thin nylon shorts, he writes. My parents and brothers are gone for the night and I am feeling I guess the proper word is naughty. In a bold moment, he strips off his shorts and faces a jet. My immediate suspicion is that Ive done something very wrong. Then, somehow, I am facing the jet again. He ends up defiling the family hot tub for months afterward.The true joys of hot tub love, though, are best shared. For the couple needing inspiration (as if all that hot water isnt enough), Drugstore.com offers the Hot Tub Game for Lovers, where floating plastic bubbles offer written romantic cues. Cosmo magazine, too, has ideas for hot tub fun. Its online site Cosmopolitan.com gives instructions and diagrams for something they call the Hot-Tub Hug. Not surprisingly, it involves a lot Hot tub love makes for awkward situations SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON sandydays@floridaweekly.com If I had known the evening would turn out like that, I might not have opted for my birthday suit...more than hugging. They even include an explanatory Why youll love it section.But heres what you wont love: lowered sperm count for men and the chance of infection for women. Sadly, all that good time in the tub can reduce a mans little man count, and the chemicals and bacteria can wreak havoc on a womans delicate system. And thats not even talking about the potential for awkwardness. Because anything that combines 1) the possibility of nooky, and 2) a semi-public place, has the potential for seriously awkward situations. Like this weekend.The Captain, in his infinite kindness, whisked me away for a romantic bed and breakfast stay. During check-in, the manager pointed out the highlights of the place, including the hot tub out back. The tubs open from 3 oclock until 10 p.m., he said. He showed us how to remove the cover and adjust the temperature, and he told us where to find the towels. The Captain and I spent the next hour lounging around the hotel and then stepped out for dinner. When we came back, the other couple staying at the B&B were on their way out. We had the place and the hot tub to ourselves. Naturally, we stripped down and stepped in. We dozed with our faces in the cool night air as streams of hot water pummeled our bodies. The tips of our fingers turned to prunes. Just as we were thinking about getting out, a figure stepped from the darkness. I raised my hand in a mortified little wave. >> S d d d d d di d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d saste r the oclo c t h e tu b ad ju st it of f H e w at c b uo y wou l h ave w it h the a n wr e ak hav oc o n a t em. And thats no t h e potential for h at combines nooky, and a ce, has the s l y awkward wee k e n d. i s in f inite kindw ay for a romantic a y. Durin g check-in, o ut the hi g hli g hts o f h e hot tub out back. o m 3 oclock until 1 0 o we d us h ow to d a dj ust t h e told us we l s e nt the r oun d pp e d w e h er h e y e wav e Emile Albert Gruppe(Amer. 1896-1978)Lee House, Rockport 25 x 30 Oil on canvas 19th, 20th & 21st Century Art for the Discriminating Collector, Both Beginning and Experienced275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne neart.comMonday thru Saturday 10 to 5 P.M. Sunday 12 to 5 P.M.

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5pm-8:30pm ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SUNDAY MORNING FOR BRUNCH1209 3rd Street S 239 261 2253 www.janestogo.comBreakfast & Lunch Mon. Sat. 8am 3pmDinner menu now to include atbreads, tropical skewers, and light fare, complimentary glass of house wine with entree purchaseReservations recommended Dinner on 3rd Street WELCOME TOSEASON AT Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive.Saturday7:30am 11:30am Third Street South Farmers Market HW Gallery 239.263.6640www.hwgallery.com Jorge Blanco Mark Dickson Sam Francis Robert Natkin Jim Dine Helen Frankenthaler Robert Rauschenberg Pablo Picasso

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Denk comes from a music-appreciating but not professional musician background) and his degrees (undergrad at Oberlin, with a double major in piano and chemistry; masters at Indiana University; and the aforementioned doctorate at Juilliard). He explained how he connected with Mr. Bell for an acclaimed collaborative effort (the two met at Spoletto and now conduct a very concentrated, monthlong tour once a year before going their separate ways for 11 months). He talked about his passion for the genre of chamber music. And then we talked pizza. Its not that either of us is obsessed with pizza, but Mr. Denk told me about a neighborhood pizza parlor he frequents, both for food and as a place for studying scores and thinking endlessly about music. Feeling as though I had discovered a kindred spirit, I shared with him my favorite place for pizza in Naples: Joeys, not far from the Phil. We agreed it would be important for him to add Joeys to his cultural experiences while visiting our seaside town. By now I knew about his marvelous ability to pluck poetic thoughts, a touch of Walt Whitman, bits of philosophical minutiae, supposedly serious political memoirs out of the vapors, all while in mid-sentence about the Beethoven piece he will perform here. Simultaneously talking and note taking, I found myself frantically online checking out Denks over-the-top blog: www.jeremydenk.net/blog. A mixture of musical and extramusical observations, it has become my home away from home, as I alternately marvel and then collapse in glee at the musings of this wordsmith. Read his interview with Sarah Palin; check out his offering of a national health plan (Legislating from my Bench); try to digest his Furry Muses or Mozart, Trickster between bites of pizza, and you cannot help but agree with me: This nation needs Jeremy Denk as our Culture Czar! Either that, or he must become the next wnderkind on CNN, filling the chair just vacated by Lou Dobbs thats temporarily occupied by John Roberts, a pleasant but sleep-inducing commentator. Imagine the possibilities of an America suddenly brimming with actual thought, with wordsmithing, with the ability to dissect even the most fatuous political garbage all while eating pizza and performing the music du jour. Could life be any sweeter? Pianist Jeremy Denk performs as part of Classical 2: From Beethoven to Bernstein with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are $64 for adults, $25 for students. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. DENKFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOJeremy Denk at a produce stand in New York City COURTESY PHOTOSRight: Megan Faulconer, who plays Clara, and Christopher Campbell, the Nutcracker.undertaking really is. KidzAct costume designer Mary Anne McKerrow and her volunteer crew are making nearly 400 costumes. Nine instructors from KidzAct have been teaching the cast music, dance and performance skills. Backstage support includes two riggers, four crew, three runners, three spotlight operators, sound and light board operators and a stage manager. Twenty-five volunteer parents will help keep everyone in place, and many more have been involved with building sets, sewing costumes and preparing pre-show and intermission activities. To accommodate large audiences, and to bring theater out into the community, The Naples Players partnered with Golden Gate High School as the venue. The school is on Magnolia Pond Road, which is accessed via Collier Boulevard just south of I-75. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used for KidzAct scholarships; a silent auction, gift table and other activities are planned for pre-show and intermission. Tickets are selling rapidly, and advance purchase is strongly suggested. Information and tickets are available at The Naples Players box office at Sugden Community Theatre or by phone at 263-7990. NUTCRACKERFrom page 1 >> The Nutcracker Goes Pop! world premiere featuring 150 local young performers >> When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 >> Where: Golden Gate High School >> Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students under 18 >> Tickets: Purchase in advance at The Naples Players box of ce at Sugden Community Theatre or by calling 434-7340. A limited number of tickets will be available at the school one hour before each performance. if you go

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The most exquisite collection of linens and accessories for your bed, bath and table...and of course elegant lingerie. World Class Desingers call Gattles their home. FASHIONABLE EVENTSDecember 3 & 4 December 3 5 December 8 & 9 December 8 & 9Cynthia Rose Spring Trunk Show Arunashi Fine Jewelry Trunk Show Cell Cosmet Holiday Anti-Stress Facials Helene Handbags Trunk Show www.MarissaCollections.com 1300 3rd St. S. #202 239 435-00041300 3rd St. S. #202239 435-0004 DESIGN EVENTS FLOWERS GARDENS HOME Thursdays ThirdonPlease join us every Thursday night as the courtyards and plazas of Third Street South come alive with jazz, rock, folk, and other wonderful kinds of music! Listen or if the spirit moves you, as it always does, dance until you can dance no more! The fun begins at 6pm and ends at 10pm.

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Live bands The Bay House 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: Lynn Carol on the piano and vocals. In the Venetian Village, 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 649-5552. The Boathouse Restaurant on Naples Bay 5-8 p.m. Friday: Frank Smith on acoustic guitar. 900 Broad Ave. South. 643-2235. Brio Tuscan Grille 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Nevada Wilkens Trio with jazz, Motown and s and s tunes. In Waterside Shops. 593-5319. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Saturday: Bill Jollie; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: Karaoke with Steve Roberts; Wednesday: Carla Valenti. In Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Fitzgeralds Famous Pub Country and bluegrass every Saturday night. 9070 Bonita Beach Road. 949-2111 Freds Diner 7 p.m. Wednesday: Tim McGeary hosts singer/songwriter night. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Diane Russell Band; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Thursday and Monday: Guitarist Kevin Ribbel; Friday and Tuesday: Guitarist JoRey Ortiz. Saturday and Wednesday: Guitarist Barefoot Gino. All from 6-9 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Bar. Sunday: Mixed Nuts poolside from 6-9 p.m. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 659-4309. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola; 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused featuring Beck; 6:309 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd. 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m to closing. 457 Fifth Ave. S. 649-5140. The Pickled Parrot 5-9 p.m. Thursday: Nevada Smith; 5-10 p.m. Friday: Steve Hill; 5-9 p.m. Saturday: Maxi Courtney. On the boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Ave. S. 435-7900. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Monkey Mitchell; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Brown Truck; Sunday: Reggae Lushun; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karoke. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 4359333. Theater Transmedia Autoperformance TheatreLab and the theater program at FGCU present Transmedia Autoperformance: Acts of Self at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5. 590-7268 or Theatrelab.fgcu.edu. Crimes of the Heart The Naples Players presents Crimes of the Heart through Dec. 19 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. New Plays The Naples Players present An Evening of New Plays Dec. 4-5 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Man of La Mancha TheatreZone presents Man of La Mancha Dec. 3-6 and 9-13 at G&L Theatre on the campus at Community School of Naples. (888) 9663352. The Color Purple The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents The Color Purple Dec. 8-13. 5971900. Over the River and Through the Woods Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents Over the River and Through the Woods Dec. 3, 4, 10-12 and 17-19. 936-3239 or e-mail info@theatreconspiracy.org. Dial M For Murder Florida Repertory Theatre presents Dial M For Murder Dec. 4-20, previewing Dec. 3. 332-4488 or www.floridarep. org. A Christmas Carol Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents A Christmas Carol through Dec. 26. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Alice in Wonderland Jr. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland Jr. on select dates in December. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Winter Wonderettes The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents the musical comedy Winter Wonderettes through Dec. 26. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Symphony The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Loves Greatest Hits at 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 418-1500. Classical 2 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs From Beethoven to Bernstein Dec. 3-5. Come one hour prior to the performance for the free Concert Prelude. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. See story on page C1. Mozart and More The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Sypert Salon No. 3, Mozart & Mendelssohn, at 3 p.m. Dec. 6. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Youth Orchestra The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra performs Brave New World at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers. 418-1500 or www. swflso.org.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons COURTESY IMAGEModern Masters, an exhibit of works by artists including Fernand Leger, (above), Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, Christo, Japser Johns and Andy Warhol, is on display at Art Modern Gallery through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Included are paintings, prints, etchings, collages and sculptural works. The gallery is at 824 Fifth Avenue South. Call 263-1137 or visit www. artmoderngallery.com.

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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY proprietor Donna McFarlane2397764854www.nicheventrental.com MARKET OPENSNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts and Breakfast with Santa Dec. 5th www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 Call 239-431-6262www.joeyswedding.com DINNER, SHOW & AFTER PARTY All for $95.00 per personAT NAPLES BEACH HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB Be a guest and join the mob at this zany Italian WeddingNew Years EveDANCE! MINGLE! SING!EAT! DRINK! LAUGH!COMEDY ITALIAN WEDDING Thursday, Dec. 3 Jewelry Trunk Show Marissa Collections presents a trunk show of Arunashi fine jewelry at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are required. 1167 Third Street South. 263-4333. Coconut Market The Coconut Farmers Market at Coconut Point in Estero is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 in the parking lot adjacent to Panera Bread. 249-9480. Bidding for Bachelors A bachelor auction to benefit the Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant and Childrens Miracle Network begins at 5:30 p.m. at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. (248) 342-8112. Downtown Christmas Walk Fifth Avenue South lights up for the holidays from 6-9:30 p.m. The 20-foottall tree will be lit, and Santa will visit. 435-3742. Friday, Dec. 4 Empty Bowls The Empty Bowls soup lunch and ninth annual pottery sale take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Arts Complex courtyard at FGCU. 590-7229 or e-mail pfay@ fgcu.edu. Strike up the Band The Barron Collier High School Cougar Band performs a free concert of holiday music at 7 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. Bring canned goods for charity. 596-7293. 99 Xmas Ball Puddle of Mudd will entertain beginning at 6 p.m. at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. 334-3309 or www.germainarena.com. Jewelry Show Trudy Labell Fine Art presents Good for You!, an exhibit and sale of handcrafted jewelry, from noon to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. 2425 Tamiami Trail N. 434-7778 or www.trudylabellfineart.com. Mercato First Friday Enjoy live entertainment, restaurant and retail specials, and the chance to contribute to Neighbors Helping Neighbors from 6-10 p.m. at Mercato. Celebration of Lights Ave Maria will have free train rides, visits with Santa, crafts for the children and performances by local school children from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 Art for You A Saturday Morning for Me art class encourages participants to tap into their creative side from 9 a.m. to noon at Rosen Studios and Gallery. $35 per person includes materials and refreshments. 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061. Art in the Park Naples oldest outdoor art festival celebrates its 53rd season by showcasing artwork from Naples Art Association members from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 262-6517. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Holiday Car Cruise Stoll along Mercatos main street and admire fine cars courtesy of the Naples Ferrari Club and the West Coast Muscle Car Club. There will also be falling snow, a magic show and carolers from 3-8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Eden Autism Services Florida. Bluegrass Fest Koreshan State Park in Estero presents the Sawgrass Drifters, Frontline and more bluegrass bands from noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. 992-0311 or www. palmgrass.com. Snow Day Chill out at the Everblades Snow Day with Zamboni sleigh rides, games and more fun beginning at noon at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. $6. 334-3309 or www.floridaeverblades.com. Sunday, Dec. 6 Set Sail Join Port-O-Call Marina for fun, food, drinks, live entertainment and much more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take a sightseeing cruise aboard the Naples Princess from 1-2 p.m. for $10. 649-2275. Band Concert The Naples Concert Band celebrates the season with a free concert at 2 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 263-9521 or www.NaplesConcertBand.org. Holidays on Ice The Florida Everblades Figure Skating Club puts on its fourth annual skating show, Lets go to the Movies, at 2 p.m. Three-time Olympian Todd Eldredge performs with local skaters. Cost: $5. E-mail robin@floridaeverbladesfsc.org. Book Fair The annual Jewish Book Fair sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte counties starts at 3 p.m. at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Authors Joshua Halberstam and Jonathan Tropper are the guests. 4814449 or e-mail naomirubin@jfedlcc. org. Monday, Dec. 7 Lifes a Beach Go beachcombing and shelling with a park ranger setting out at 10 a.m. from the Learning Center at Barefoot Beach Preserve off Bonita Beach Road. Sweat the Small Stuff Trivia Night begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Tuesday, Dec. 8 Love a Parade? The Naples Christmas Parade sets out at 6 p.m. along Fifth Avenue South. See story on page A1. 213-7120. Its All Small Stuff Join the fun for Team Trivia at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday, Dec. 9 Holiday Lights Trolley Tours Hop on the trolley for a tour of Naples best holiday lights, complete with refreshments, caroling and more. $25 for adults and $10 for children 4-12. Reservations required. 262-7300. Tuba Christmas Enjoy a program of holiday music by an entire orchestra of decorated tubas beginnig at 6 p.m. at Sugden Plaza. Free. 435-3742. Upcoming event Amahl and the Night Visitors Opera Naples presents Amahl and the Night Visitors in conjunction with North Naples United Methodist Churchs A Night in Bethlehem Dec. 11-13. The church is at 6000 GoodletteFrank Road. 514-7464, 593-7600, ext. 211, or www.nnumc.org. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.

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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sts r tob ts tn Imagfnrf r Hidaln! Sray, D r 12t On cnfl FREE ft EACH i a "s #r$ t% &' Call 239-321-7420 or visit us on the web at: www.imaginariumfortmyers.com $4.99First-time Ever...Choose your own dine-in Special!We Deliver Every DayAny Sandwich, Wrap or PotatoBreakfast as early as you need it... dinner until 9 PM! Made fresh when you order.Delivery charge and minimum may apply.Excludes all you can eat Salad Bar, Soup or Salad, Muffalettas & PastaDine-in only with original coupon. Not combined with any other offer or discount. Limit one coupon per person per visit. Expires: 12/31/09 jasonsdeli.comas earth, with some twang thrown in. Joan Laughlins costumes are a great reflection of the characters. I especially loved the contrast of Chicks colorful dresses and Lennys buttoned-up floral dresses. Todd Potters set looks like a kitchen right out of a conservative southern home, with linoleum floors, decorative plates on the walls and baskets above the cupboards. But something is missing in this production; not only did it fail to entertain, but it failed to keep my interest. And thats a true crime. notch actors capable of playing both drama and comedy, as the play teeters between both. Director Annie Rosemond herself says in her directors notes in the program that It has been challenging trying to balance the humor and pathos so inherent in the play. That balance isnt quite there yet in this production. There are times when the audience should feel uncertain whether to laugh or cry, because they want to do both. Instead, were given moments such as a report of Lennys horse being struck by lightning, and we dont know whether to laugh or not because were not given enough cues by the actors. During one of the plays most famous scenes, two characters are so over-tired and stressed that they start laughing while explaining that another character is now in a coma and may die soon. ARTS COMMENTARY In Crimes of the Heart, a play about three very off-kilter Southern sisters, one of them decides to sample her sisters box of assorted cream-filled chocolates. She takes a bite of each, then returns them to the box. When confronted later, she explains she was looking for the one with assorted nuts. This play is supposed to be about wacky people, an entire community of assorted nuts, but like the box of chocolates, theyre in short supply. Beth Henlys play has an uneven past. Initially, several regional theaters rejected it. But a friend of Ms. Henleys entered it in the Great American Play Contest of the Actors Theatre in Louisville, without her knowledge. It won Best Play for the Year in 1979, then went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It opened on Broadway in 1981. But, judging by the Naples Players production at the Sugden Community Theatre, its popularity is puzzling, as the opening nights performance consisted of long stretches of tedium interspersed with sporadic moments of humor. Unfortunately, the payoffs werent worth the long waits. It started promisingly enough. Ellen Cooper portrays Chick, a boisterous, bossy cousin of the Magrath sisters. The play wasnt even five minutes old when Ms. Cooper had the audience laughing as she removed her pantyhose, then wiggled and struggled to squeeze herself into a new pair that were obviously too small. The play caught fire every time Ms. Cooper was on stage, but her characters appearances were sadly too few and too brief. (Too bad she wasnt cast as one of the sisters.) Mai Puccio, Victoria Diebler and Ariana Da Frota play the three sisters Lenny, Meg and Babe, respectively. But they dont look or feel related at all, and Ms. Da Frota appears miscast, as she looks as if shes 12 or 13. (Her characters oldest sister, Lenny, celebrates her 40th birthday in the play.) Crimes of the Heart demands topNancySTETSON nstetson@floridaweekly.com Three wacky sisters in a sloooooow southern play >> What: Crimes of the Heart >> When: through Dec. 19 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South >> Cost: $30 >> Information: Call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org If you go The more horrified they are that theyre laughing, the more they laugh. Its a scene that epitomizes the entire play that strange truth that in the midst of hard times or even grieving, we can find uproarious humor, that extreme opposite emotions can exist so close to each other. Crimes of the Heart should take us through a roller-coaster ride of emotions, but this production doesnt. It feels like a playwright just dropping us down into Southern Gothic Land, piling wackiness upon wackiness. (Though a line said with great disdain about someone having half-Yankee children garnered some laughs.) Ms. Diebler entertains with her wantsto-be-a-singer character, and Ms. Puccio portrays the uptight, anxious older sister with sufficient reserve. Bill Bridges, playing the taciturn Doc Porter, makes his Naples Players debut, while Keith Gahagan does a good job as a lawyer in love with his client. All the Mississippi accents are as flat COURTESY PHOTOAriana da Frota, Mai Puccio and Victoria Diebler star as off-kilter Southern sisters in Crimes of the Heart.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 A&E C9 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS One phone call can make the difference when life feels hopeless and your family is being torn apart. Mental illness and addiction can be overcome. Thousands of families just like yours have found the David Lawrence Center and rebuilt their lives. Make the call. You have nothing to lose but the pain. 239.455.8500. DavidLawrenceCenter.org | 239.455.8500 | 6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, Florida 34116Make the call. PUZZLE ANSWERS Marco art league has holiday trunk showsThe Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts presents three holiday trunk shows on successive Thursdays this month. There is no charge for admission, and gift-wrapping will be provided for every purchase. Each show takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 3: Malenda Trick, a Department 56 designer, will sign her Santa figurines. Dec. 10: Yvonne Feaveayear will unveil her Towdah Collection of paintings representing her perception of faith and worship among women. Towdah is one of the seven Hebrew words used to describe praise. Dec. 17: Joni Gotthelf and Babs Snyderman will present their annual jewelry trunk show. The Art League Marco Island is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in the center at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. For more information, call 394-4221 or visit www.marcoislandart.com. Let it snow! Let it snow!Snow, albeit manmade from ice, is in the forecast with no chance of error from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Golden Gate Community Park. Carnival rides will add to the excitement. The carnival, sans snow, will continue from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Admission is free, although there is a charge for carnival rides. ree shuttle transportation will be provided from Calusa Park Elementary School and the Golden Gate Parkway Kmart. For more information, call 252-4000 or visit www.snowfestnaples.com. Barron Collier students will strike up the bandThe Barron Collier High School Cougars Marching Band, Drum Line, McClintocks Own Bagpipe Pand and Jazz Band present the schools annual holiday concert for the community at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Santa will greet youngsters beginning at 6:30 p.m. The bands parent boosters will sell baked goods, hot chocolate and other refreshments.Admission is free for all who bring canned goods for donation to a local charity. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call 596-7293. Boats will parade along the baysThe Village on Venetian Bay presents its annual boat parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Boats will pass the judges table overlooking the water from MiraMare Ristorante and travel down Venetian Bay. Landlubbers can enjoy the spectacle along with entertainment throughout the evening at The Village on Venetian Bay. For registration and more information, call 403-2204. The 20th annual Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade will ply a new route beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. After staging in the area of Naples Boat Club and Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, boaters will travel south past the Naples City Dock to just north of marker 27 before turning around to head 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. For more information, call 261-0882 or e-mail the Marine Industry Association of Collier County, director@miacc.org. Orchestra and Chorus tunes upThe Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents Many Moods, a Christmas and Chanukah program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Golden Gate High School. Admission is free. For more information, call 3480938. Pub crawl will benefit kidsMake-A-Wish Foundation and Toys for Tots will benefit from Claus for a Cause, a grown-up pub crawl starting at Mercato at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Don a festive outfit or holiday hat and board the trolley for transportation to some of the best party spots around town. Bring a new toy to drop off in the donation box at Blue Martini. For more information, call Craig Ekonomos at (941) 704-9593 or e-mail craig@ crifasirealestateinc.com. Sing Halleluhah! with the PhilharmonicThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Center Chorale present Hallelujah!, a program of sacred and popular seasonal music, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples, 250 Sixth Street South. Tickets are $38 for adults and $15 for students. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil. org. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 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 ICEOMETRIC 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: SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Tight financial matters ease a bit during this holiday season. But the sagacious Sagittarian is well-advised to keep a tight hold on the reins while shopping for gifts. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont put off making decisions about this years holiday celebrations, despite the negative comments youve been getting from several quarters. Do it NOW! AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) The holidays will bring new friends and new opportunities. Meanwhile, be careful to use your energy wisely as you go about making holiday preparations. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Theres good news coming from a most unlikely source. And it could turn out to be one of the best holiday gifts you have had in years. Remember to stay positive. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make your holiday preparations one step at a time in order to avoid being overwhelmed and leaving things undone. That confusing family situation continues to work itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Ease this years holiday money pressures by letting your thrifty side guide you as you look for those perfect gifts that typically reflect your good taste and love of beauty. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youll have a good handle on potential holiday problems if you delegate tasks to family members, friends or co-workers -most of whom will be more than happy to help out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Right now you are especially vulnerable to holiday scams that seek to take advantage of your generosity. Best advice: Check them out before you send out your checks. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The upcoming holiday season gives the Big Cat much to purr about. Relationships grow stronger, and new opportunities loom on the horizon, just waiting to be pounced on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A changing situation brings conflicting advice about how to go forward with your holiday plans. Your best bet: Make the decision you feel most comfortable with. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Holiday plans get back on track after some confusion about the direction you expected to take. A potentially troublesome money matter needs your immediate attention. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your holiday preparations are on track. But you need to confront a personal situation while you can still keep it from overwhelming everything else. BORN THIS WEEK: You are respected for your honesty and loyalty. You make friends slowly -but with rare exceptions, theyre in your life forever.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Well. Informed. COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH LECTUREWhats New with Hip & Knee Replacement? Please join Edward T. Humbert, D.O. of Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida for a lecture and question and answer session on: requires no cut tendons or muscles, leading to faster recovery! Seating is Limited. Reservations are Requested. 239-433-8505 www.healthybonitaestero.org Edward T. Humbert, D.O. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 5 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Coconut PointLocated at Coconut Point Mall23120 Via Villagio, Estero, FL 33928 ETC Readers Theatre of The Naples Players presents the three winners of its 2009 playwriting contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, in the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre. The plays are Second Movement by Louise Wigglesworth of For Myers, Epilogue at Elsinore by John Repa, also of Fort Myers, and At the Four Deuces by Naples resident Joe Moran. They were judged anonymously from a field of 34 entries. Ths years judges were John McKerrow, Janina Birtolo and Linda Fikes. Tickets for Evening of New Plays are $10 each and are available at the box office at Sugden Community Theatre or by calling 263-7990. Evening of New Plays features three winnersThe Naples Players are holding auditions this weekend for the spring musical production of Fiddler on the Roof. The show begins rehearsal Jan. 11; performances are March 3-April 3 at the Sugden Community Theatre. The Naples Players team that was responsible for the hit productions of Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie is at the helm again, with Dawn Lebrecht Fornara as director/choreographer and Charles Fornara as musical director. There are roles for five principal women (ages 16-40), nine principal men (ages 18-60), two girls (ages 8-15) and two boys (ages 8-15), plus a large singing and dancing chorus of all ages. First auditions will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, with callbacks Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Sugden Community Theatre. For an audition appointment or more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10, no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Audition this weekend for Fiddler in the springCOURTESY PHOTOWinning playwrights Louise Wigglesworth, left, John Repa, top, and Joe Moran on stage at Sugden Community Theatre. Im AvaiableSeven Days A Week... ...Call me! Lets do dinner! AngelinaHalf Price Bottles of wine on Sunday and Monday up to $150 Half price appetizers in the lounge all night, 7 days a weekHoliday Gift Cardsbuy $1,000 worth and receive an addition 20% free incentiveLook for the twelve days of Christmas specials coming in DecemberLive Musicworld-renowned pianist & composer Kary RegraguiEvery Friday and Saturday nights8:00 11:00 p.m.wednesday, thursday 7 10pm Indulge. Its Italian, Redefined.24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM

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C14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Home of www.naplesclubsushi.comRecipient of the highest rating of culinary excellence. Japanese master chefs prepare and serve succulent dinners with individual air at your Hibachi Table and the Sushi Bar. Open 5:30 till 10:00 P.M. Weekdays 5:30 till 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday. Reservations Recommended 239-261-4332Cannot be combined with any other o er.239-261-4332 BUY ONE ENTRE GET ONE 1/2 OFF Harolds Place is an outside Chickee Bar in a lush tropical setting among the palms overlooking a beautiful pool, serving the award winning BEST Burger in southwest Florida with REAL Grouper and full bar. Happy Hour 11:30 A.M. till 7 P.M. Open 11:30 A.M. Till Midnight daily Karaoke Sundays 4 P.M. Till 7 P.M. 2555 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples (at the Gulfcoast Inn) 239-263-7254 www.naplesharoldsplace.com TheatreZone opens its fifth season in Naples with Man of La Mancha Dec. 3-13 in the G&L Theater on the campus of Community School of Naples. Man of La Mancha is the acclaimed play-within-a-play inspired by Miguel de Cervantes 17th century masterpiece, Don Quixote, the poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. His dream is Everymans dream. His tilting at windmills is Everymans great adventure, says Mark Danni, TheatreZone cofounder and artistic director. Mr. Danni directs the production starring Jeff McCarthy and featuring Larry Alexander, Ladd Boris, Meg Pryor and Joseph Peterson. Scenery is by Kirk Hughes, costumes by Kathleen Kolacz, lights by Phillip Watson and sound by Tim Frank. Mr. McCarthy most recently played Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago. After Man of La Mancha, TheatreZones 2009-2010 season continues with High Spirits starring Georgia Engel, Jan. 7-17; The Beast of Broadway starring Hal Linden, March 4-14; Lee Roy Reams in concert: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, April 22-25; and I Love My Wife, June 10-20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (888) 966-3352 or visit www. theatrezone-florida.com. Man of La Mancha opens TheatreZones fifth season >>What: TheatreZones Man of La Mancha >>When: 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and 9-12; 2 p.m. December 5, 6 and 13 >>Where: GL Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road >>Cost: $38-$43 >>Info: (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezoneorida.com If you go McCARTHY DANNI The Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102 Visit us on the web at Weatherburn.comThe Weatherburn GalleryProudly Presents Five Exceptional New ArtistsWarren Chang Todd Williams Martina Dieul Patricia Shistle Scott Royston Saturday, November 28th 5:30 8:00pm November 29th January 16th 2010Opening Night: Exhibition Dates:Gallery HoursTuesday Saturday 11am 5pm Sunday Noon 5 pmRSVP: (239) 263-8008

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C18 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Jewelry as art: Its Good for You!Trudy Labell, owner of the eponymous fine art gallery in Bigham Galleria on Tamiami Trail North, has gained a reputation for identifying and showcasing some of this countrys most exciting contemporary artists now some 30 in number. Originally from Boston, where she specialized in building corporate collections, Ms. Labell is completing her 32nd year in the business and her 11th year in Naples. Her gallery represents a sophisticated mix of cutting-edge realism and minimalist handmade abstract constructions. After discovering that a handful of her talented artists also have begun creating joyfully different jewelry, Ms. Labell has decided to expand her gallerys offerings to include an artisan jewelry section featuring renowned artisans, some of whose jewelry is already in major museums throughout the country. She invites the public to the opening of Good for You!, the first exhibition of jewelry at Trudy Labell Fine Art, from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5. Dark chocolate treats and red wine will be served. There is no admission charge, and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. For more information, call 434-7778 or visit www.trudylabellfineart.com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Join us for an exciting and memorable experience filled with delicious, family-style dishes served up in a fun, group-friendly atmosphere. Whether its a merry gathering between friends or a festive celebration for the entire office, we can accommodate just about any event or budget. Call your local Sales Manager today and ask about our group packages.Book your Reservations TodayAT THE BEST PLACE TO HAVE A HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER Go Nuts HOLIDAY SEASON! THIS One coupon per visit per table. Present this coupon at time of purchase to receive discount off your total purchase. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Unauthorized internet distribution or resale is strictly prohibited. Not refundable or redeemable for cash. Excludes tax, alcohol, gratuity and purchase of gift cards. Valid for dine in or Buca To Go. Expires 12/31/09. LMP$off ANY PURCHASE OF $20 OR MORE$10offbucadibeppo.comNAPLES GIVE BUCAGift CardsGET A$25REWARD CARDwith every $100 in gift card purchases* *25 Reward Card is valid on food purchases at any Buca di Beppo restaurant from January 1, 2010 March 31, 2010. One Reward Card per visit/per table The Best Homemade Food In Bonita! P 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway Homemade Specialties including eggs, omelets, pancakes, waf es, scrapple, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, homecooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly cheesesteaks.Open Daily 7am to 3pmBreakfast Served all day Dine-In or Take Out COURTESY PHOTOSome of the artisan jewelry from Trudy Labell Fine Art $1Off any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. Expires 11/30/09.Go to www.TheSavingsPost.com for more discountsFT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840

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Quest$995 (tax deductible) covers The Speaker Series at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. AE/VISA/MC/Check. Preferential seating? Call Pam 239-643-3573 or QuestEducationalFoundation.org The Quest Educational Foundation, 2706 Horseshoe Dr., South, Suite 217, Naples, FL. 34104Sponsored by: Bessemer Trust, Grady & Associates, Dri-Dek Corporation, 3rdMillennium ConsultingWhen you attend Quest, students can attend college.Whats so great about America? A British perspective.Daniel Hannan Friday, February 5, 2010 Remarks by Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney Friday, February 26, 2010I.O.U.S.A.: America on the brink of financial crisis.David M. Walker Friday, March 12, 2010Please join us at the QuestSpeaker Series.

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C20 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Reservations Accepted We match internet prices with unmatched customer service!25 Years In The Tennis Business!GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE239-514-87007700 Tamiami Trail North Bring this ad in and receive 10% off any purchaseNot valid with any other offers. WE CARRYMens, Womens & Kids Apparel, Footwear, Racquet & Accessories 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 The seasons second monthly Art in the Park takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, on Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center. On the first Saturday of each month through April, the festival featuring members of the Naples Art Association working in all media provides a casual opportunity to get to know local artists. Admission is free. Corleen Whitman of Englewood, Fla., is the Featured Artist for December. Ms. Whitman started working in Raku pottery in 1990 while a student of Robert Pipenberg at Oakland Community College in Michigan. Her work is in collections in Europe, Saudi Arabia and Japan, as well as across the United States. She describes Raku as a fascinating medium in which each piece is an individual, and says it is the love of the unexpected in the final piece that inspires her to try new ideas and techniques with each firing. Art in the Park is sponsored by Steve Stolz/Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Happenings A&E magazine. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org. Raku potter is featured artist for December Art in the ParkPhil Fisher Gallery/Studio welcomes master pastelist Greg Biolchini for Paint with Pastels, a three-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11-13, at the gallery at 810 12th Avenue South. Mr. Biolchini teaches a technique of working with pastels and liquid that creates a painterly finish look to the works. Participants will work from photographs they bring to the workshop. Cost is $295. A supply list is available at Phil Fisher Gallery/Studio; examples of the instructors work are also at the gallery as well as at www. Biolchini.com. For more information, call 4038393. Master pastelist in Naples for three-day workshopBIOLCHINI COURTESY PHOTORaku vase by Corleen Whitman

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EXPIRES DEC. 30, 2009 LADIES NIGHTEvery Thursday from noon to closingFree wine with any entre*50% off beer and wine at the bar**For ladies only, Piola reserves the right to change any promotions terms and conditions at any time. WWW.PIOLA.ITMERCATOUptown Upscale UpbeatMERCATO 9123 STRADA PLACE, SUITE 7125 NAPLES PRICES FROM $25 Dreaming of a white Christmas MERCATO CENTER TEL: 239.431.5520 WWW.PANDORAMERCATO.COM

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 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. RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. Bamboo Caf French Home Cooking presents an exhibit of Caribbean art Dec. 10-20. The public is invited to an opening reception with Marie Jeanlius, owner of Fine Caribbean Arts, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. The show contains mixed media works of three artists depicting the life and personality of the Caribbean: paintings by Dominican Republic artist Patricio Correo, steel drum sculptures by Haitian artist Pierre Richard Derosier, and painted coconut and palm sculptures by Haitian artist Thelus.At the opening reception, Ms. Jeanlius will share the life stories of the artists who create their hopeful and upbeat works despite living in countries where overwhelming poverty and corruption are the norm. Her goal is to offer these artists a viable means of gaining financial independence. Their work will remain on display at Bamboo Caf through Dec. 20.Bamboo Caf is at 755 12th Avenue South. For more information, call 643-6177. French caf showcases Caribbean art COURTESY IMAGEPeddler by Patricio CorreoNaples Originals holds its final gift certificate sale of the year on Friday, Dec. 4, at www.naplesoriginals.com. The certificates are good for offering 30 percent savings at 38 member restaurants. $25 gift certificates cost $17.50, and $50 gift certificates cost $35.Many of the participating restaurants are offering more $50 gift certificates than ever before. We want our customers to know that we heard their demands for more gift certificates, says Naples Originals founder and president Lisa Boet. Restaurants offering double the number of $50 gift certificates include Alexanders, Bamboo Cafe, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bha Bha, Bistro 821, I.M. Tapas, Real Macaw and Ridgway Bar & Grill.Diners purchase the certificates online and receive them via e-mail to print out and redeem. Gift certificates cannot be used for alcohol, tax or gratuity, and are limited to one certificate per table. They cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions. Naples Originals members are locally owned and operated neighborhood restaurants that share a desire to raise awareness of independent restaurants as well as all locally owned and operated businesses. A complete member list and more information is available at www.naplesoriginals.com. You can also find Naples Originals on Facebook. Go online for Naples Originals gift certificates 12 photographers exhibit classic photos of the well known glamour and art model. Also nudes by Picasso, Matisse, Zorn, Dali, Renoir and other artists. Just Acquired: Rare M.C. Escher worksOpens December 3rd Reception 6-8 pmShoppes of Venetian Village 4380 Gulf Shore Blvd., N (#804), Naples www.rareart.com Valerie Whitaker Nudes

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 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 $25.00Shampoo/Blow-dry Special! (239) 254-9006 Haircut 25% OFF A chair can be simple, with plain lines, or it can be a conversation piece, with exuberant carvings and colorful upholstery. Now that Gothic is one of the favored styles of decorating, unusual and ornate furniture is again popular at antique shows, auctions and even retail stores. From about 1860 to 1910, there was a Gothic Revival in the United States. Some furniture was made in a true Gothic style. Chairs looked like carved thrones or had high backs that resembled church window frames. Dragons and gargoyles were popular decorations. Animal feet, claws and heraldic designs were featured. Most furniture was oversized and made of dark woods like mahogany. By the late 1920s, art deco was the fashionable style. People wanted simplicity and straight lines, not fancy carvings and dark wood. Gothic was almost forgotten until the 1990s, when it once again was chosen for large houses that look like small castles and have dark carved woodwork and trim. New Gothic furniture is being made, but the quality of their wood, carvings and unique designs makes turn-ofthe-20th-century pieces the best buys. Q : My grandfather gave my mother a glass Charlie Chaplin bank when she was a little girl. Charlie is standing on a platform thats embossed with his name. Next to him is a clear glass barrel that has a top and bottom hoop. The cover is a tin twist-on closure with a coin slot. The bottom of the barrel is marked Geo. Borgfeldt and Co., New York, Sole Licensees, Patent Applied For. Value? History?A: Your bank was originally a candy container. Its patent dates back to 1915, the same year Chaplins most memorable movie, The Tramp, was released. Two different Charlie Chaplin glass candy containers were made. The other one, sold by L.E. Smith Co., is rarer, has a barrel with straight sides and sells for about $500. Yours is worth about $100. Q: I have an original Oscar Mayer wiener whistle from the early 1950s. Is it worth anything? A: The Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile first took to the road in 1936. The driver started handing out whistles to kids in 1952. Whistles were packaged with hotdogs in 1958. The earliest whistle, shaped like a hotdog just 2 inches long by 1/2 inch in diameter, is now considered a choking hazard for children. Later whistles have a wheeled base (some bases are shaped like hotdog buns), which makes them larger and therefore safer. An early whistle sells today for about $5 to $10. Q: My mother left me a small counterbalance scale labeled with a metal plate that says, Eastman Studio Scale for Photographic Purposes, Made by Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. That same plate has six holes drilled in Gothic furniture making a comeback terryKOVEL news@floridaweekly.com KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING SEE KOVEL, C24

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it, each holding a graduated weight. The two pans are shallow metal. I cant find a date anywhere. Age and value? A: Your scale is designed for use by a professional photographer working with darkroom chemicals. George Eastman founded his photographic supply company, Eastman Dry Plate Co., in 1881. It became Eastman Co. in 1889 and Eastman Kodak Co. (its name today) in 1892. Eastman was making scales like yours as early as 1903, when they sold for $3.50 each, and continued to make them at least until World War I. Today, the scale sells for $25 to $50. Tip: Marble is porous and will absorb water vapors into the stone up to 6 inches deep. Airborne pollutants also will be absorbed, and eventually, when the marble dries, the dirt will erode or stain the surface of the marble. Avoid humidity. CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. McCall No. 582 sewing pattern, babushka cap and suspender-belt, suspender belt with embroidery work, c. 1937, unused, $40. Wicker and beaded purse, white clustered seed beads, jeweled fabric flowers on front, gold-tone clasp, metal handle, satin lining, Midas of Miami, 1950s, 8-by3 inches, $125. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis doubleheaded hand puppet, one head with two faces, molded vinyl rubber head, blue cloth body, original red hands, 1950s, $225. Carved quarter-sawn oak chair, North Wind face crest, early 1900s, 35-by-24 inches, $995. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 A&E C25 It Only Looks Expensive 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OPEN 7 DAYS, 11AM 2AM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY WEEKEND2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com 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 6:00pm 9:30pm4-4-444-GUESTS 4-SALADS 4-DINNERS (5 Choices of Entrees) 4DESSERTS 4-GLASSES OF WINEJUST $44.00RESERVATIONS A MUST!Now Taking Reservations for All HolidaysCHRISTMAS EVE Dinner Specials CHRISTMAS DAY Traditional Dinners from $12.95 BOXING DAY Sing-A-Long Entertainment All Week NEW YEARS EVE Dinner PackageCall for more information8:30pm Hermit Crab Races Drink Specials 2 for 1 Dinners Live Music Like Trivia on Nitros Oxide! Fab Prizes $4 Burgers 1/2 Price Fish & ChipsPIRATE NIGHT QUIZ NITEWEDNESDAYSSUNDAYS CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS EVETHURSDAYS FRIDAYS BUY ONE, GET ONE FREEFish N Chips or Shepards PieMust Be Seated by 5:30pmWith Coupon Exp. 12/11/09 Not valid with any other offer EveryNeighborhood Needs a Bakery Holidays, Catering Special Orders and Special Events New Location! Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-3 Sun 8-1 (239) 732-7774 Naples St. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail E, #105-1 (239) 454-9100 Fort Myers Reflection Lakes 13550 Reflections Pkwy. #4-401 www.FrenchBreadOven.org All Natural Artisan Bakery Handcrafted Breads & Pastries Baked from Scratch Daily Bakery Cafe Breakfast Lunch Wine COURTESY PHOTOThis large 1892 chair made for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago is labeled Anti. Brothers, Vincenza, Italy. It has prominent rockers and is decorated with lions, female figures and even an American Indians head. Garths Auctions in Delaware, Ohio, sold the chair for $7,344. d ing a graduated w o pans are s h a l ant find a da te e an d va l u e? c ale is designed p rofe sg r ang m oy com n Dry Plat e b ecame Eastma n dEastmanKoda k C OURTESY PHOTOKOVELFrom page C24 13585 Tamiami Trail North (one block North of Wiggins Pass)New Location at Gateway ShoppesNOW OPEN!Phone 239-566-1200 Goodlette Corners1410 Pine Ridge Road, #23Marquesa Plaza13020 Livingston Road, #15 Phone 239-261-5603Convenient LocationsPhone 239-261-5624

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 Open 7 Days A Week 4:30-Close 7205 Estero Blvd. on Ft. Myers Beach At Santini Marina Plaza For Reservations call (239) 463-7770 Start with a salad or appetizer Such as a Pear Spinach Salad or Asian Calamari Move to your Entre Such as Alaskan Surf n Turf or Blackened Ahi Tuna And end your night with a home made dessert like a Florida Crme Brule All for under $25.00 !!! (must present add before ordering)4:30PM-CloseDRINK & APPETIZER SPECIALS AT BAR ONLYHAPPYHOUR3Courses for under$25 THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 8 P.M. Ed Sullivans Rock and Roll Classics The SixtiesFrom the late 1940s until the early s, millions of viewers saw great musical acts on The Ed Sullivan Show. This special collection of classic performances spans 1963-1968 from the popular television show from The Beatles American television debut to The Doors infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more memorable acts. FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Wellness Softball leagues, roller derby girls and scuba diving in Southwest Florida. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 6 P.M.Lawrence Welk: Milestones and MemoriesForty-seven Welk performers, whose work with the show spans seven decades, get together for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion. SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 7 P.M. Ed Sullivans Rock and Roll Classics The Sixties From the late 1940s until the early s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on The Ed Sullivan Show. This special collection of classic performances spans the years 1963-1968 from the popular television show from The Beatles American television debut to The Doors infamous one-timeonly appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more memorable acts. MONDAY, DEC. 7, 8 P.M. Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart The sensational vocal group, with violinist Mairead Nesbitt, performs at Irelands historic Powerscourt House and Gardens. Their repertoire ranges from spirited Celtic fiddle and bodhrn pieces to lush arrangements of Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions. TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 8 P.M. Magic Moments: The Best of s Pop Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s through a mix of live performance and archival footage. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 8 P.M. Doo Wop 50 A non-stop, fast-paced reunion of 100 of the biggest and best original doo-wop performers from the 1950s and s. Jerry Butler hosts. This week on WGCU TV

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C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The 53rd annual Farm City Barbecue at Ave Maria Tea in the Tropics for Humane Society NaplesWe 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. Shawn Shelton, Kelly Lauman, Bud Hornbeck, Patrick Trittler and Kurt Lutgert 2. Mark Klym, Bart Ary, Jim Moon and Ray Schumann 3. Caryn Rasnick and Brenda OConnor 4. Cee Cee Marinelli and Blake Gable 5. Kelly Lauman and Mark Williams 6. Theo Etzel and Bob Lafferty 7. Mike Taylor and Mike Sullivan 8. Debbi Burke with Ella and Shelby 9. North Naples firefighters Joshua Morgan, holding Sally; Luciano DeAndrade, with Penny; and Mark Barry, with Brando 10. Michelle Delaney with Rina, a rescue dog who is now a service dogMARI HORNBECK / FLORIDA WEEKLY MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1 5 6 7 8 2 34 9 10

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 The Italian Cultural Societys Welcome Back BrunchWe 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. Linda Malone, Scott and Simone Lutgert 2. Mary Osborn, Lea Cole Smith and Valerie Sullivan 3. George Kraus, Mary Pat Hussey and Patricia Kraus 4. Dorothy and Dexter Baker, Mary Boyce-Johnson and Terry Flynn 5. Bill and Joan Reiling 6. Bill Spina and Carol Bock 7. Lorraine and Arthur GallowayCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY RICHARD CAPPALLI / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 567 2 4 3 Homecoming for the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

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C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. e Perfect Gi.... Vergina Gi Certicates Buy 10, Get One Free!(Minimum $50 each)Book your Holiday Dinner Party or Cocktail Reception Now!e Place to be New Years Eve RESERVE TODAY! Happy Hour Specials: 1/2 priced drinks & bar menu starting at 3:00 pm Motown with Melvin nightly 8:00 pm Open Daily for Dinner Open for Lunch Monday through Saturday www.VerginaRestaurant.com Thanksgivings turkey and trimmings make it relatively simple to select a wine but the Christmas meal is another matter altogether. It could be roast beef, lamb, pork, ham, duck, turkey, a cornucopia of fish or some combination of these. So what does a well-mannered dinner guest take to the feast? Christmas entertaining brings together all these different, fun cuisines and you end up with a real hodge-podge of dishes, says Ben Sandstrom, manager of Haskells The Wine People in Naples. His advice: Choose a wine that will stand out on its own. And, of course, keep in mind that your host may have already selected wines for the occasion and might save your offering for another time. Mr. Sandstrom likes Italian wines for feasts. Chianti is good with rich food when the acid and tannins soften with a little age, he says. The nebbiolo grape also makes some fine Barbaresco and Barolo wines, he says. A high acid grape. It pairs well with foods as long as they are not too heavy. If a white is called for, consider Rhone wines, made with roussanne and marsanne grapes. They can be fat like a chardonnay with tropical fruits and spice and cloves, Mr. Sandstrom says. For something different, he suggests a Gruner Veltliner from Austria. Chuck and Linda Rakos of Fort Myers like to start with a sparkling wine and appetizers for their guests. Laetitia Estate Brut is a great sparkler from California at a good price, says Mr. Rakos. We follow the appetizers with a prime rib and like a big bold wine to go with that, a special occasion wine. He says this year they might break out a magnum of Shafer Relentless, or perhaps Mollydookers Carnival of Love or Enchanted Path. Ken and Kim Williamson from Cape Coral always entertain on Christmas Eve.We serve seafood only. Its the Feast of the Seven Fishes, says Ms. Williamson, when they typically serve several chardonnays and pinot grigio, as well as pinot noir. And this year? Browsing at Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, Mr. Williamson says, Listen to your wine guy. We always pick new wines each year. The wines change each vintage, and new wines are always coming out. Sukie Honeycutt from Tonys off Third in Naples likes champagne for a buffet because it is versatile and goes with everything except a big beef dish. Then she switches over to pinot noir, or a big cabernet sauvignon. Look for a California cabernet that is youthful, not tannic, she advises. Faust Cabernet Sauvignon and Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, both from the 2005 vintage, are both high-end wines that are now pretty affordable. Thom McKay at The Wine Merchant in North Naples favors Cotes du Rhone when choosing a red. Cotes du Rhne is a syrah and grenache blend that makes a soft and delicate wine. Look for that soft fruity taste in a wine when serving a variety of foods. He recommends the Pesquier Cotes du Ventoux and the La Font du Vent Cotes du Rhone, both from the 2006 vintage. If you want a white with a meal stay away from oak, he advises. jimMcCRACKEN vino@florida-weekly.com Dont rely on Santa to pick wines for Chistmas feasts VINO >> From Austins Wine Cellar: W. H. Smith Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2007: This has really ripe cherries and sassafras in background. The nose is oral and fragrant and elegant on the palate, says Mr. Pulice. About $42. Copain Viognier 2007: Big nose has pear, honey and jasmine that carries over into the palate. Fresh and clean avors nishing with good acid balance, Mr. Pulice says. About $28. From Haskells The Wine People: >> Yangarra Roussanne 2008: This wine has spicy and savory aromatics and some stone fruit, along with aromas of pear and peach and a touch of acid. About $26. >> Sommer Gruner Veltliner 2006: Peaches and pineapple combine with distinct dry and minerally notes making it best served very cold. About $18. >> Pelissero Nubiola Barbaresco 2003: On the nose bacon fat jumps up first, says Mr. Sandstrom, then the nose opens up, followed on the palate with dark fruits and a nice dry acid finish. About $45. From The Wine Merchant: >> La Font du Vent Cotes du Rhone 2006: Soft delicate raspberry and red cherry avors with a fresh nish. About $18. >> St. Supery Chardonnay Napa Valley Oak Free 2007: Pear, apple and melon on the nose and palate. This wine has a lot of fruit and a clean nish. About $25. Wine picks of the week JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThom McKay of The Wine Merchant 1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239Open 7 days a week 5-10:30 pm www.bleuprovencenaples.com Menu Decouverte Choose 1 Appetizer, Entre & Glass of Wine From Select Menu$23.95 | Daily 5-6:30 pmAll You Can Eat Moules (Mussels)-Frites Monday Night | $19.95 $ 21.95Now OPEN Filet-FritesAll Night Sundayon SPECIALSUNDAY 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comEarly Bird $24 three courses including one glass of wine 5pm to 6pm 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With Dine in the New Year! Three Seatings

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 diningCALENDAR Friday, Dec. 4, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy prepares flavorful soups that are perfect for sharing with family and friends on cool winter evenings; $25, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, Dec. 4, 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys Off Third: Its the annual champagne and sparklers tasting featuring the bubbly beverages of 13 producers; $20 (includes $10 credit toward purchase of champagne or sparkler or dinner at Ridgway Bar & Grill that evening), 1300 Third St.; 262-7999. Reservations requested. Saturday, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:3011:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Saturday, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Collection at Vanderbilt: The North Naples Green Market features a wealth of produce, plants, pastries, honey, handmade items, organic items and more; Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coconut Point mall: The Coconut Farmers Market takes places weekly through April, featuring produce and other goods; U.S. 41 adjacent to Panera Bread at the mall, Estero; 249-9480. Saturday, Dec. 5, 10-11 a.m., French Bread Oven: Join chef/owners Andre Gratesol and Eric Truglas for complimentary brioche and champagne and some cooking and baking tips; 8793 Tamiami Trail East; 732-7774. Saturday, Dec. 5, 4-7 p.m., Whole Foods: The Cookout for a Cause offers a beef or veggie burger, bag of chips and drink to benefit Eden Autism Services, which offers community-based residential services to those with autism; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Pace; 552-5100. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. i s erti sm; ra da is tr FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE New, seasoned chef infuses Olio with vivid flavorsThe face of Naples Bay Resort situated along busy U.S. 41 looks nice enough, but it gives no clue to the beauty that lies behind those walls or to the lovely waterfront restaurant hidden therein. To fully appreciate whats beyond that faade requires maneuvering off the highways fast lane and parking. Walk through the well-appointed lobby and out to the back of the resort, which opens on to a magnificent slice of Naples Bay with an opulent marina in which moored yachts bob lazily. A broad promenade affords pedestrians a prime view of the boats to port, shops to starboard. Eventually, it leads to Olio on Naples Bay. (For those unwilling or unable to walk that far, theres golf cart transportation available through the valet parking service. It takes visitors around the exterior of the resort, which isnt as scenic but is certainly more direct.) Olios orange, umber and gold hues take on an ethereal glow in the lateafternoon light. After sunset, tiny lights twinkle amidst bougainvillea draped around columns at the front entrance, and Art Deco fixtures provide subtle illumination indoors. The dcor isnt all that shines: A new chef has given the restaurant a menu as vivid as its design and one that befits its Italian-inspired, Napa-influenced concept. Scott Sopher, who previously graced the kitchens of Traders in Bonita Springs and Captiva and Cin Cin in Fort Myers, now serves as executive chef and food and beverage director for Naples Bay Resort. Its a huge job, but he possesses a mega-sized passion and knowledge of food that make him well-qualified for such an undertaking. He introduced his own menu several weeks ago, and what Ive sampled during two recent visits confirms my previous belief that hes one of the regions most creative and talented chefs. Take, for instance, the crispy polenta fries ($10) that head up the list of small plates. Mr. Sopher transforms the common french fry by replacing the potatoes with polenta, frying the sticks until they are crunchy and golden and then adding a richly flavored roasted mushroom demi glace, parmesan cheese and a hint of white truffle oil. Possessing the flavor and texture of cornmeal, they are not fries youd serve as an accompaniment to a burger or fish sandwich. They are stars in their own right and deserve top billing on the menu. Another standout from the small plates lineup is the spicy shrimp and calamari scampi ($13), a carryover from the previous menu that Mr. Sopher recognized as worthy of retaining. Plump shrimp, tender rings of calamari and chunks of fingerling potatoes are bathed in a spicy red sauce and served with crostini. (We also employed slices of fresh bread to sop up that wondrous sauce.) Still other well-executed small plates include the limoncello-cured salmon ($11), which resembles a tartare with finely chopped salmon accompanied by a mild horseradish mascarpone, fried capers and crostini; the crispy arroncini ($10), rice balls with sweet corn, pancetta and mozzarella; and a roasted red and yellow beet salad with baby arugula, sherry vinaigrette, crumbled goat cheese and hazelnuts ($11). I havent tried the stone oven pizzettes of which there are six versions ($12 each) but Im betting theyd make a great smaller meal when paired with a salad. From among the entres, I can recommend the seared diver scallops and jumbo shrimp over roasted tomato risotto with grilled artichoke and toasted pine nut salad ($28); the sous vide duck breast ($27) with root vegetables risotto style, a crisp skin and fig-honey natural reduction ($27); and the seared veal medallions with olive oil whipped potatoes, steamed spinach, roasted mushroom demi glace, crumbled goat cheese and truffle oil ($28). Sous vide is a French method of cooking that involves vacuum sealing the seasoned protein then cooking it at low temperatures for a fairly long time. The process seals in moisture and flavor, creating an ultra tender piece of meat or fish. Olios duck benefits greatly from this preparation. The skin is cooked separately and nicely crisped, and the fig-honey reduction is applied right before serving. We also tried a nightly special of swordfish with roasted crosnes, sauted spinach and an apricot-lemon reduction. Crosnes (pronounced KRONES) are little white tubers that have a potato-like consistency and take their name from the French town in which they were introduced. They are smaller than fingerling potatoes, with a series of bulbous growths and might be mistaken for some sort of larval insect if a server hadnt had the foresight to explain what they were. They were tasty and a source of lively conversation at several tables. Our dinner concluded with Italian strawberry shortcake, which featured a sweet polenta cake, Plant City strawberries and a light cream, as well as a special cherry pistachio bread pudding with house-made vanilla gelato, which was even more delicious than it sounds. The wine list is noteworthy as well, with a wealth of interesting vintages from around the world. At one meal, we enjoyed a hearty Rosenblum Rockpile Zinfandel; on our second visit, we choose a more subtle Barbera deAlba, Pio Cesare Piemonte Service overall was quite good, from welcoming hostesses to knowledgeable servers who made sure guests were comfortable and satisfied. In short, its the level of service youd expect in such an establishment. Having dined indoors and out, Id recommend the spacious patio overlooking the water if theres availability. The volume is a bit lower and the view is superb. However, those who prefer to watch the chefs cook will do well to choose a table within view of the large demonstration kitchen that faces the dining room. Whichever you choose, theres not a bad table in the house and once the food starts arriving, chances are the setting will take a back seat to your meal anyway. karenFELDMAN cuisine@floridaweekly.com KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYShrimp and calamari scampi features fresh seafood and fingerling potatoes in a spicy red sauce. Olio on Naples BayNaples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Avenue South; 530--5110 >> Hours: 5-10 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$14; entrees, $23-$33 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes, conventional tables and chairs indoors or on the waterfront patio, high tops in the bar or at the bar itself >> Specialties of the house: Crispy polenta fries, roasted quail, carpaccio of beef, bruschetta, house-made fennel sausage pizzette, housemade roasted vegetable ravioli, oven-roasted black grouper, braised beef short ribs, seared diver scallops and jumbo shrimp, sous vide duck breast >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go

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