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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A30 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C28, 29, 30 & 31 CUISINE C33 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. II, No. 10 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER The markets are strongFind fresh produce and a whole lot more at area farmers markets. B1 Where to RetireNaples makes national magazines list of top spots along the coast for enjoying retirement. B11 Color her worldActress reflects on the impact of her role in The Color Purple," on stage now at the Phil. C1 Distinguished speakersFormer Israeli prime minister is first in impressive lineup for Town Halls 27th year. A20 Dresses to Di forShe was the peoples princess, and more than a decade after her death, Princess Diana lives on in the minds and hearts of people around the world. The Naples Art Association and The von Liebig Art Center expect thousands of admirers from near and far will come here next spring and summer to see an exhibit of 20 of Dianas dresses, some of her shoes and handbags and an assortment of royal memorabilia. Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration opens at The von Liebig on Saturday, March 13, and will remain there through June 27. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Pink Ribbon Crusade for breast cancer awareness and research. The collection includes several gowns that were auctioned for charity at Sothebys just weeks before the princess died. At least two of the dresses have never been exhibited in America. I think it will be a blockbuster, Joel Kessler, CEO and executive director of the NAA, predicts about the exhibit. Diana may have been a royal princess, but shes also the SEE DRESSES, A12 COURTESY PHOTOAn exhibit of Princess Diana gowns is coming to The von Liebig Art Center.The von Liebig prepares for gowns fit for a princess W H A T T D D D O O E S I T E V V E E N N M M E AN N AN ATTEMPT TO TRACK down a recent copy of Consumer Reports at a local library, the reference desk aide wondered what search term to plug into the computer. She was looking for an article on solar hot water heaters, as it wasnt available free online. Would it be under alternative energy? her co-worker wondered out loud. Solar power? Water heater? Green? The silver-haired librarian wrinkled her nose at the last suggestion. Thats kind of ambiguous, she said. The meaning of green is vague because it has been used loosely to describe almost any environmental topic or claim. It has been used by newspapers, magazines, marketers and public speakers everywhere to refer to solar power, clean coal, building codes, organic cotton pants, a brand of paper towels, recycling, eating leftovers and many other things. A lot of the green thing is hype, said Santiago De Choch, manager of the GreenMarket at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Companies now want to brand themselves as green, and doing things in an environmentally sound way, and in a lot of cases, its a public relationsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE GREEN, A8 Photos of the solar field taking shape at FGCUA9 >>inside:BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly I

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 INormanLoveConfections.com11380LindberghBoulevard,FortMyers239.561.7215MondaythroughFriday,7:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Saturday7:30a.m.-5p.m.AlsofindusatSeaSaltNaples 1186ThirdStreetSouth,Naples tsthelittletouchesofbeautyand sweetnessthatmaketheholidaysso bright,andthehandcraftedgourmetcreationsof NormanLoveConfectionsareaglowingexample. Availableinquantitiestoaccommodateyour entiregiftlist,ourdecadentholidayflavorsare beautifullygift-wrappedfortheoccasion.Forallyourgiftgivingneeds,nothing lightsuptheholidayslikeLOVE!VisittheChocolateSalonorplaceyour orderonlineforconvenientdeliverytoday!My grandfather, Walter Nash, sat straight in the saddle on his quarterhorse Cherokee, watching me become a Jew. It was the fifth night of Chanukah (a.k.a. Hanukkah, or Hannukah). His rope, neatly looped, remained secured to the saddle and hanging over his right leg. He wore blue jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt that rose, buttoned, all the way to his neck. Above that, his dark Stetson, the working hat, sat straight on his head.His left hand closed the reins in a calloused grip about a foot above the horses mane, and his right rested where it should, on his upper thigh, ready for anything required.Cherokee was wired tight, a muscled mahogany bay with three white socks. His nostrils flared while his ears turned backward to listen to the rider, who could track a cow across glass or cut a calf from a herd of nervous mothers as easy as slipping a knife from butter. Walter set his boots deep in the stirrups with the heels down, rarely employing his small spurs; none had a better seat than he did. He was ready to ride, and would after our ceremony. My grandfather said nothing as we played dreidel in the living room while a Chanukah meal evolved in our kitchen, where exceptional fare is the rule. My wife, Amy, opened the Chanukah CD shed picked up at the supermarket, and pretty soon I was clapping and hopping and crowing with all the grace of an injured rooster, while some men apparently shouted, Schlemiel! Schlemiel! Verklempt! Schlemiel! over and over again. In every song. It was arguably the most awful joyous music Id ever heard awful not because of the music itself, I suspect, but because of its execution and I mean murder by a bunch of brassy singers from New Jersey or somewhere. My grandfather didnt care. His character was a tight weave of tolerance and a lifelong determination to judge other people only by whether they kept their word, minded their own business and tried hard. The guys singing Chanukah songs tried very hard. Neither my grandfather nor I, however, had any idea what the words meant, or whether they kept them. But the way he held his horse told me that he approved of my new religion, with a caveat: When you ride into unknown country, keep your eyes open and think for yourself. So we did. Amy and I, with our two youngest boys, D.P. and Nash, had decided that since no one was going to choose us, wed just up and choose ourselves to join the tribe of Israel, the chosen people. One of the wonderful things about the Jews weve known is that they dont proselytize. We were compelled to conversion only by Nash, who at 5 years of age has no problem proselytizing, or at least asking insistently. Nash has stumbled into a moment of magical good fortune this year, and with him, us: Hes become the ward of a public school kindergarten teacher who is extraordinary, to use that word precisely. Somehow, without sentimentalizing it or patronizing them, Ms. Chernow can teach the world, and its basics, to 18 children arriving from almost every corner of our national experience. She can coax from each little person a triad, joining their delight, their understanding and even their the first semblance of hard, factual knowing. Now, they can count, they can write and they can read. They can even ask how or why. So Nash, with his classmates at Alva Elementary School, had been drawing dreidels, and then playing that little top-spinning gambling game since Chanukahs eight-day celebration began on Dec. 4. His teacher fetes a variety of cultures and customs the same way when they appear on the calendar, giving some of her children their first glimpses of a world beyond their own. In this case, she drew in part on her own experience. Her mother was a Scottish immigrant and her father a Jew who owned one of the only shops maintained by an Anglo in New York Citys Chinatown, decades ago, she told me. Her tales of battles and food and candles that wouldnt stop burning (a huge appeal to a candleloving kid) captured the fancy of young Nash. Why couldnt we become Jews, too, he reasoned? But how, and which Jews? we asked, applying typical adult obfuscation. Should we become the orthodox or Hassidic ones, the irreverent ones, the eastern European ones, the Israeli ones, the American or Canadian ones, the wandering ones, the sad ones, the mad ones, the tolerant ones, the judgmental ones or the happy ones? And then we answered our own question with another: Who cares? We decided to define it for ourselves. Amy and I have long admired what we take to be the classic middle-of-the-road American Jew: not orthodox and not entirely lost to ancient traditions, either. Someone who reveres family, celebrates the culture, loves the democracy, refuses to hit anybody over the head with their Judaism or their patriotism, and takes great pleasure in the gifts and opportunities of the world: intellectual sparring and sex and achievement and philanthropy and the arts and sciences. Someone passionate about education, and someone who isnt afraid to debate or question authority the authority of parents, politicians, police, preachers or rabbis, or even the authority and judgment of God, in true Old Testament and new American comedic fashion. Someone who remains a good-hearted skeptic, in other words an experienced, and perhaps a sobered optimist. And someone who loves food. Amy and the boys manned the kitchen, where she had them peeling potatoes and making latkes and applesauce. They bent to it with a will, shying away from the special bean dip she made to go with the broccoli, and wary (in Nashs case) of the darkly burnished cast of the Sephardic chicken, roasted and fragrant with fruits and nuts. The Chanukah menu, of course, came from a food resource named after some old Greek But thats a Jewish tradition: adopt and adapt and make the best of the moment. Which is pretty much what my grandfather, that tougher-thanrawhide rancher, thought, too.When Amy finally settled the feast on the table, Nash and D.P. lit the candles on the hanukiah (as distinguished from the Temple menorah, which originally had seven oilburning wicks). The hanukiah, which many call the menorah, has a single shamash or helper candle mounted above a star of David, flanked by four candles on each side. The shamash is used to light the others.And then we ate and laughed and fancied for an hour or more, while Nashs greatgrandpa Walter Nash, framed in an old photo on my desk, rode off into the night, almost grinning. Another day, no doubt, wed be celebrating something else, and wed become something else, but on this night, we were the chosen ones. And we celebrated only lchaim. rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@florida-weekly.comConversion: LChaim EDITORS NOTE: As Chanukah begins this holiday season at sunset Friday, Dec. 11, Mr. Williams recalls a family celebration that took place two years ago.


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy 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 Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AssistantMari HornbeckPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson 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 and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Otto von Bismarck at one point called the prospect of Germany waging preventive war against other European powers committing suicide out of fear of death. Little did the Iron Chancellor know that he was forecasting 21st-century Democratic political strategy. Democrats so fear the consequences of failing to pass ObamaCare that theyve convinced themselves that embracing $370 billion worth of tax increases and more than $400 billion worth of Medicare cuts is good for them. This will long make for a compelling case study in the Annals of Abnormal Political Psychology. Tax hikes undid Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton (Bush lost his presidency, Clinton his congressional majority), and Medicare cuts undid Speaker Newt Gingrich (taking the air out of his Republican revolution). All of those figures undertook their foolhardy exertions in order to reduce the deficit. Democrats will ingest their double dose of taxes and Medicare cuts on behalf of legislation that almost certainly will increase an already $1 trillion deficit. Its fiscal pain for no fiscal gain. If Democrats cant afford failure on this course, what makes them think they can afford success? They created a hellish dilemma for themselves by refusing to scale back their bill once it became persistently unpopular. As it stands now, the sprawling monstrosity of Democratic health-care reform violates almost every major reassurance President Barack Obama has made about it. Its latest iteration, the Reid bill in the Senate, costs more than $1 trillion over 10 years when fully implemented; bends the cost curve up; covers abortion; and knocks people out of their current coverage. For all that, it only covers half the uninsured. Republican Sen. Tom Coburn counts no fewer than 11 studies that say provisions in the bill will raise premiums. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a family of four headed by a breadwinner making $66,000 annually still would pay almost 10 percent of its income on health insurance even after it gets a federal subsidy. If Obama meant his major promises about health care, hed start over. But all his soothing words were just sugar to make the medicine of a vast leftwing project go down in a center-right country. The White House has lived up to its promise of post-partisanship in only one sense. Its wielding health care as a wedge issue against its own side, forcing moderates like Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln into possibly careerending votes out of fear of an aroused liberal base. Democrats desperately want to keep the health-care debate from dragging too far into next year. Obama plans to pivot onto jobs and deficit reduction come January. This shift will be even more ludicrously incredible if hes still occupied with creating a new entitlement set to grow at 8 percent a year and cost $2.5 trillion during its first 10 years of full operation. As Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said, in an understatement, in 2010 the health-care debate becomes more complex. When they elected Mr. Obama, most voters wanted competence, bipartisanship, sobriety and responsibility. On health care hes 0-4, but the only option the Democrats have is to keep going. In fear of death, theyll risk suicide. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYDemocrats waist deep in the Big Muddy COMMENTARY President Barack Obama insists that his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan by sending in 30,000 more troops is not Vietnam all over again. Well, it sure reminds me of the perils and the price of that unwinnable war in Southeast Asia and the political chaos it wreaked at home. In Afghanistan, the designated enemies are remnants of the weakened alQaida network and the native Taliban, which has been growing in strength despite the eight-year war started by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 catastrophe. Mr. Obama was too young to remember the national turmoil during the Vietnam War that resulted in the deaths of more than 58,000 Americans and thousands of Vietnamese. That war also ended the political careers of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. Johnson decided not to seek re-election, and Mr. Nixon was forced to resign in the ensuing Watergate scandal. In his remarks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Obama rejected any comparison between Afghanistan and Vietnam, calling it a false reading of history. He claimed that the U.S. effort in Afghanistan is supported by a broad coalition of 43 nations, that unlike Vietnam, we are not facing a broad-based popular insurgency and that, unlike Vietnam, the American people were viciously attacked from Afghanistan. Well, yes and no. The U.S. effort in Vietnam had its own coalition of anti-communist allies, including South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Laos. As is the case in Afghanistan, the U.S. provided vastly more manpower than any of its allies in the Vietnam War. Broad-based insurgency? By his own statements, Mr. Obama acknowledged Tuesday night that momentum has been with the Taliban, and said his goal is to reverse that trend and deny the Taliban the ability to overthrow the government. That sounds like the makings of a civil war, as was the case in Vietnam, where the U.S. intervened to prop up the corrupt Saigon government against the Viet Cong insurgents and their North Vietnamese allies. There is another huge but unspoken similarity between the U.S. war in Afghanistan and the Vietnamese War. In both cases, the American people became fed up with pouring more and more men and women and money into wars that went on for years, with no end in sight. (Weve been in Afghanistan for eight years; U.S. military involvement in Vietnam also lasted eight years, 1965-1973.) War fatigue in the U.S. is aggravated by the devastating 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, where we still have more than 100,000 military personnel and where we have lost more than 4,000 Americans. Mr. Obama omitted the single biggest difference between Vietnam and Afghanistan when he failed to mention that the military draft was roaring through every American town, suburb and city during the Vietnam War. Now, the U.S. military relies exclusively on volunteers. The draft focused public attention and ultimately, public outrage on our strategy, our allies, the corrupt South Vietnamese leadership, the colonial legacy we inherited from the French and the failure of Presidents Johnson and Nixon to articulate credible goals that would justify the continued loss of lives. The American people ended up rejecting both the Vietnam War and the national leaders who took us there. President Obama, take note. By choosing to deliver his historic address at West Point, Mr. Obama also evoked memories of the times when both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Nixon could travel only to military bases and aircraft carriers without encountering loud crowds of protesters. Our investment in the Vietnam quagmire was incremental. But Gen. William C. Westmorelands strategy of wearing down the insurgents through attrition required more and more U.S. troops. LBJ obliged -up to a point. That point was reached in 1968, when General Westmoreland told the White House he needed 206,000 more troops, a surge that would have brought U.S. military forces in Vietnam to more than 700,000. President Johnson griped to reporters at the time that all the generals wanted was more and more troops. The president gave Westmoreland 13,500 reinforcements, but shortly thereafter replaced him as the U.S. military commander in Vietnam. President Obama won a mandate in the 2008 election to pull up Mr. Bushs war stakes. He should listen to the people, not the generals, not the neocons and certainly not former Vice President Dick Cheney. That would be the same Dick Cheney who notably dodged the Vietnam draft but now is gung-ho for more war in Afghanistan. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Afghanistan looks more and more like Vietnam



PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 15 MINUTES On the football field and at home, young athlete knows the scorely, everyone escaped safely, but the familys home and possessions were destroyed in the blaze. Then they experienced an outpouring of love and generosity that changed their lives. I never knew Collier County had so many caring people, Ms. Laitaille says. They helped this family stay strong by showing us theres outside people who care. Breon especially thanks someone named Greg Davenport. Hes a blessing, he says. Ms. Laitailles eyes well up with tears at the mention of the name. He was an angel from the sky, she says. He came out of nowhere. That man, every day hed come by and check on us. Kerren, you okay? Kerren, are your kids OK? Mr. Davenports daughter read about the tragedy, showed the article to her father and told him, Dad, these people need help, says Ms. Laitaille. She adds Mr. Davenport took a special interest in the family and did everything from grocery shopping to dropping by to check on them to helping Breon get to the 2009 All-American Bowl. When asked about his heroes, Breon never skips a beat. My mom, he says. She encourages him to work hard and to utilize what he learns playing football to become a better person overall. Sometimes we get her mad, but shes behind us still. Even though we mess up stuff, he says, elbows on his knees, head tilted to one side. Shes a good mom. One might call her a safety, as well. is peaceful and spotless. Breon and his siblings rotate chores, and he helps take care of his younger brothers and sisters. When asked what its like being part of such a large family, Breon says, Sometimes its good. Theres a lot of boys who play football. In a broader sense, Breon and his family encountered an unparalleled team of givers within the Naples community in March 2006 after a fire. FortunateBreon Brown knows what it means to be part of a team, on the field and off. This Naples 14-year-old is one of an elite group of athletes nationwide selected to participate in the 2010 second annual Football University Youth All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Many contenders attend and are discovered at Football Universitys invitation-only summer training camps where they work on agility, power and speed, but all hopefuls must wait until November to learn whether theyve made the team. Ultimately, the top 44 players are selected (22 for the East team and 22 for West) for the game that will be played Sunday, Jan. 10, and broadcast live at and at www. AllAmericanGames.TV/. These All-Americans represent the nations top youth talent and are selected in a variety of ways: from highlight tapes and with assistance from youth coaches, local media and a national network of scouts and Football Universitys regional directors. Once a youth is nominated, highlight tapes are reviewed, skills assessed, interviews completed and rankings assigned. More than 6,000 middle-schoolers vied for the opportunity to play in the 2010 East vs. West classic, in which the crme de la crme will match skills at the Alamodome. These kids are the best of the best, says Breons mother, Kerren Laitaille. Although this is his second year suiting up for the event, Breon remains a humble standout who takes things in stride. As a running-back last year, he earned his games co-MVP after rushing 133 yards and scoring a touchdown for the East team. As a running-back, you have to have to have speed, strength and vision, he says. This January in San Antonio, hell play starting safety, where good eyes and quickness are key. Breon says going to the All-American Bowl is the most exciting thing hes ever done. A student at Golden Gate Middle School, he plays for the Naples Gators Youth Football League and has advanced through the years from Pee-Wee to All-American. Hes excited about playing for Golden Gate High School and hopes to secure a commitment letter to play college ball. Steve Quinn, Breons coach and Naples Gators president, says, Breon has grown into a very special football player but even more important, hes a great kid, a strong role model to his brothers and sisters, and a good leader and friend to his teammates. At home, Breon belongs to a large, but more intimate team. Hes the third of 10 children, nine of whom are between the ages of 4 and 17 and living at home with their mother. Black sneakers, pink Crocs and several other pairs of shoes are lined up neatly against the wall on the screened porch outside the front door; inside, their home BY SUSAN BROWN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That 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... COURTESY PHOTOBreon Brown

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 ploy. Sometimes its kind of hard to figure out whats real and whats just a marketing tool. Going green may have something to do with reducing carbon emissions, but its also a multi-billion dollar industry. From nationwide retail operations such as Kmart and Target, to schools such as Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison State College, the word green has served many agendas. Alliance for the Arts Green Market manager Mr. De Choch, eco-consultant Pauline Kathe in Fort Myers, civil engineer Heidi von Korff in Naples and furniture designer Marilyn Brazill in Punta Gorda all work in what might be considered green trades. Each has a view of what green means. Green is such a broad topic, said Ms. von Korff, founder and principal of Sustainable Civil, a Naples-based consulting firm for builders. It could be recycling or changing a light bulb. Green is a very easy term to use loosely. Ms. Brazill, owner of Interiors by Decorating Den in Punta Gorda, says Green can be beautiful. She applies the concepts of reuse, renew and recycle to high-end furniture. What Im a big proponent of is sustainable furnishings, she said. Were in such a throwaway society whereas in Europe, theyve been recycling for 50, 60 years. Were spoiled brats in America. Here, most folks are buying throw-away furniture from big box stores. By the time they pay it off, its time to throw it away. The concepts of reuse, renew and recycle) is not a joke, she said. This is not a fad. The reason why is, consumers are demanding it. The more consumers demand it, the more things will change. To Mr. De Choch, being green doesnt mean buying expensive organic foods. Organic raspberries may impress your friends, he notes, but they arent very environmentally friendly if you get them out of season, flown in from Chile on a 747. Its also out of reach for many families. If you go to the store with $50 and try to buy groceries for the family and make it all organic, youre not going to get very far, he said. Being a local farmer is more important than being USDA organic. Local is the word, local is the concept you want to promote if you really care about (the environment). Many initiatives associated with green have real value. Jeff Good, project manager for Benchmark General Contractors, is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Councils LEED certification on First Community Bank at The Forum in Fort Myers. A long list of measures have been taken, including parking spots with plug-ins for electric cars; floor and ceiling tiles, window blinds, wallpaper and furniture made from recycled materials; waterless urinals, low-flush toilets and hand dryers that only stay on for 11 seconds, rather than the average 33 seconds. It really boils down to performance of the building and sustainability, he said. maintenance on the building and how it functions. Mr. Good has become an expert in LEED requirements, but like the reference librarians, hes unsure of the meaning of green. I think, historically, its always meant products or techniques that are less demanding on energy resources for example, adhesives or cleaners that have less toxic elements in them, he said. But its really gotten to be kind of a broad-brush term for almost anything these days that is environmentally friendly or less hazardous. Its getting to be almost ubiquitous. Its kind of losing its meaning a little bit. Even so, the word has helped bring an environmental message, though perhaps a vague one, to a wide audience. I think these things compel (people) to at least consider the implications of everything we do whether its the electricity we use or the number of miles we drive in our car to really look at the benefit we get (from it), he said. Buying into greenA July New York Times article touched on the idea that Americans can buy their way into a healthier environment. That vision of an eco-sensitive life as a series of choices about what to buy appeals to millions of consumers and arguably defines the current environmental movement as equal parts concern for the earth and for making a stylish statement, wrote Alex Williams of the New York Times. Fort Myers eco-consultant Ms. Kathe advises homeowners or businesses about making energy-saving purchases such as light bulbs, cleaners, appliances and taking steps to conserve energy, such as taking shorter showers. In her view, the fewer products purchased, the better for the environment whether they claim to be green or not. Look under one persons counter, they have three products. Look under another, theres 50 products. How many products do you need to keep your house clean? Ms. Kathe said. I mean, really. In some cases, consumers who paid extra for goods and services to help the environment didnt get the type of green they expected. Florida Power and Light was forced by the states Public Service Commission last year to discontinue a program called Sunshine Energy. According to reports, more than 38,000 of the companys customers paid extra on their bills so that FPL would use clean energy sources such as solar. But a state audit found that 76 percent of the money went to pay for marketing and advertising. That was before FPL opened the nations largest photovoltaic solar energy field in DeSoto County. We are completely focused on building a portfolio of renewable energy, FPL spokesperson Sarah Marmion said. This year, the Federal Trade Commission pursued civil action against Kmart Corp., Tender Corp. and DynaE International for making false and unsubstantiated claims that their products were biodegradable. That included Kmarts American Fare brand of disposable paper plates, Tender Corp.s Fresh Bath brand of moist wipes and Dyna-Es Lightload brand of compressed dry towels. On a popular Web site, WebEcoist, a link to Targets online store advertises green products. A click on the green movement link takes one to the Target Web site, where items such as Green Eggs and Ham Speedy Diner Game, Green Bay Packers wristwatches, a toy garbage truck painted green and a copy of the movie The Green Mile can be found. These products have no environmental themes at all. On the other hand, many such companies aggressively pursue programs aimed more at the public good than sales or publicity. For example, Charlotte County Public Schools partnered with Florida Power and Light to install solar laboratories in schools to teach students about renewable energy. L.A. Ainger Middle School is one of six schools in Florida to be chosen for the program. Michael E. Riley, community relations officer for Charlotte County Public Schools, said the school system has saved $5.3 million in utility costs since it began a program to save energy about three years ago. Other large-scale clean energy projects include a photovoltaic solar field at Florida Gulf Coast University and a grant to develop a biofuel curriculum at Edison State Colleges Charlotte County campus. The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, an economic development group, is recruiting vendors to retrofit homes and businesses in Southwest Florida with solar hot water heaters.Protecting consumersClaims made by advertisers including terms such as sustainable, natural, chemical free, tree free, composite and others associated with environmental cleanliness have been used to sell such things as food, plastics, clothes, cars, building materials and appliances. Taking action on a wave of ad campaigns that claimed products as being green, the Federal Trade Commission began an early review of a Green Guide for product marketing. The commission began its review about a year earlier, just because of the rampant green claims that are out there, said Janice Frankle, an attorney in FTCs division of enforcement. In June, the FTC released a report called Its too easy being green: defining fair green marketing principles. The panel that created the report also struggled to define the term green.Some panelists suggested that definite features of a green product should include social responsibility, energy efficiency, and/or water conservation, the report states. Others indicated that green encompasses an extensive list of possible environmental considerations.The FTCs new green marketing guidelines havent been released yet.GREENFrom page 1 Green is such a broad topic. It could be recycling or changing a light bulb. Green is a very easy term to use loosely. Heidi von Korff, founder and principal of Sustainable Civil, a Naples-based consulting firmCOURTESY PHOTOSClockwise from top, do these images say green?: Green Market manager Santiago De Choch tends to heirloom vegetables in Fort Myers; First Community Bank at the Forum is pursuing U.S. Green Building Councils LEED certification; in Punta Gorda at Interiors by Decorating Den, a zebra-stripe chair made of renewed, reused and recycled material; a Jatropha plant being developed for biodiesel fuel in Southwest Florida.VON KORFF


WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Stay tuned, Ms. Frankle said. But already, marketers are turning away from the term green. The 2008 Australian Competition & Consumer Commission released guidelines that advise marketers to avoid using the word green. This statement is very vague, and conveys little information to the consumer other than the message that your product is in some way less damaging to the environment than others, the report states. This term invites consumers to give a wide range of meanings to the claim, which risks misleading them.Investment = savingsThe librarian found the Consumer Reports article on solar hot water heaters after looking through a stack of magazines. It read, Unless you live in the Sun Belt our tests show you could wait decades before some systems pay off at the current average electricity rate, even with federal and applicable state tax credits. Southwest Florida has abundant sun, so investment in solar power may be paid back more quickly. Some business owners feel clean energy is the way of the future. I think the movement has finally grown legs, said Randy Vann, who has owned RJ Vann Mechanical for 34 years, a plumbing and air-conditioning company in Fort Myers. He sold solar hot water and pool heaters in the 1980s, but gave it up because clean energy was a lesser concern in the 1990s. He recently added Solar Tech Energy Systems to his division, which sells solar water heaters, photovoltaic panels and other energysaving products. An average price for a solar water heater is $4,500, but the state will refund $1,500 and the federal government will refund 30 percent of the pre-tax price. With monthly water bill savings of about 25 percent, the cost is paid back in a few years. Mr. Vann acknowledges that photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight to electricity, are out of the price range of most homeowners. The cost of a 5-kilowat system is between $7,000 and $9,000 after rebates and tax incentives. Such a system could produce $1,000 of energy savings a year. Mr. Vann is confident the price will come down in a few years, and wants to be ready when it does. I think it will be commonplace, he said. Even the least-expensive homes will have photovoltaic power. The efficiency in manufacturing and the desire to harness the suns energy for me its a slam dunk. I want to be positioned to be a part of it. When gas prices rose to nearly $5 per gallon two years ago, the anxiety spurred renewed interest in alternative energy sources. This was compounded by former Vice President Al Gores award-winning global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Later, President Barack Obama and others raised awareness by promoting green jobs and energy sources, such as wind and solar, touting them as measures that would not only control global warming, but help fix the ailing economy. Social movementTodays green movement has roots in 19th century transcendentalist writers such as Henry David Thoreau, and has had many incarnations through the decades. Not since that famous 1970s TV commercial of a Native American crying at the sight of trash by the side of the road has there been a message or a campaign that speaks to cause and effect yet is easily understandable, wrote William McDonough in The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time. If the term green isnt really that understandable, at least its recognizable. Naples engineer Ms. von Korff, who is in her mid-20s, set off with her mother last April on a six-month road trip to learn more about the history of environmentalism and energy-saving initiatives. Dubbing the trip The 1st Sustainable Tour of North America, they traveled to 19 states and 10 national parks, as well as Canada. I think were having the whole cycle again of the green movement, Ms. von Korff said. We had it once in the s and s. We have the baby boomers coming out, so theyre looking at the green movement, looking at something to rejuvenate their youthfulness. Then we have Generation X, I think thats my generation X or Y and we want innovation. Biofuels is actually a really cool thing. Running your car on peanut oil is a really cool thing. These things are green, but whatever, its cool. Its very innovative. Its fun. Not having to buy gas? Thats nice. Thats what the diesel engine was made for. It was actually made for peanut oil. Those are things the younger generation wants and people have to adapt to it. And if theyre not, theyre not keeping up with the times. For Ms. von Korff, who never quite pinned-down what green means, the trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. She test drove a car that ran on compressed air, saw homes in the Southwest made of tires, and visited the Ford Rouge Center near Detroit. Located on the Rouge River, the 600-acre site is an industrial complex the Web site describes as the flagship of Fords vision of sustainable manufacturing for the future. The property had wildflowers growing on it, Ms. von Korff said. It had fireflies. It had honeybees coming back to this industrial area. Now you have employees going outside, enjoying their environment. Its definitely more than just sitting in a building doing your work. Thats the way as designers we should build. The pollutants are down (in the Rouge River). The fish are coming back to the river. Theres been a remarkable transformation of the area. Ms. von Korff declined to say what kind of car she took on the trip, only that she wished it ran on something other than plain old boring gasoline. Gas was definitely a major expense, Ill tell you that, she said. COURTESY PHOTOS/ KRAFT CONSTRUCTIONAbove and below: A 2-megawatt solar field at Florida Gulf Coast University is expected to be on before Christmas and generate almost one-fifth of the universitys electricity. Another photovoltaic solar field more than 12 times this size (not shown), operated by Florida Power & Light, was activated in November in DeSoto County.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN East Side hits home, no matter where or when youre fromrites of passage, so to speak, and comes out at some point knowing that no matter what your family was like, to feel and be connected is still is one of the deepest yearnings we have as humans.Jesse Allen Chesser did not need a marketing book to tell her that.Her true storyA proud local Oldtimer and new author, Ms. Chesser made sure this connection to family would be passed on for generations to come by writing a compendium of stories called The East Side of the River: A True Story.She proudly (and lovingly) gave her lineage when we met through an introduction via Jackie Sloan, whose daddy was the first real estate broker in Naples. I come from the Walker-Kirkland family, she stated. As she was verbally laying out her genealogy, I thought of my family and how, no matter where I went every time I was home, someone there was bound to be my cousin. And so it was with Ms. Chesser, whose family came here in the late 1890s and produced six generations to carry forth the stories contained in her book.East of the River is about growing up Family life is full of major and minor crises the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage and divorce and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. Its difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. Thomas MooreHistory is simply the sum of families lifestyles and economic situations, along with their actions, reactions and interactions no matter what generation you came from. After 11 years of trying to understand my family (translated: myself), the awareness came into focus for me while I was reading a generational marketing book one fall evening, fireside at a small restaurant in Kent, Conn. Imagine. I had spent all those years and a boatload of money searching for something that was in a generational marketing book.So thats why they do thatGenerational marketing, a term coined by The Yankelovich MONITOR, was the new buzz in the last millennium. It became one of my favorite consulting programs, so much so that I went to Atlanta in 1997 to interview the author of Rocking the Ages: The Yankelovich Report on Generational Marketing, for a 13-week TV series called The Changing Tides of Business. Dr. Walker J. Smith reconfirmed my BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weeklyfireside chat with myself: Each generation has its own cultural values that play a significant role in the lifestyle choices of its members. Basically, what this means is that cultural values are what drive us to do what we do. There are five general generational segments : 1. The Greatest Generation: Born pre-1946, their cultural values are duty, honor, teamwork. 2. Baby Boomers: Born between 1946 and 1964, this generation values individualism, youth and self-absorption (think taking time to search for oneself). 3. The Gen-Xers: Born between 1965 and 1978, this group is defined as savvy, diverse and entrepreneurial. 4. The Echo-Boomers: Born between 1979 and 1991, this demographic valued authorship, autonomy and authenticity. 5. The Millennials: Born between 1980 and 1995 and formerly called the Gen Y generation, this group has a mind of its own. Not wanting to be associated with Gen Xers, they changed their name and now attack every paradigm held sacred by business hierarchy.What became apparent to me as time went on is that everyone, regardless of generation, goes through life stages, on the east side of the Gordon River. Its a tribute to Ms. Chessers heritage and to a group of hard-working fishermen and farmers who helped shape the early culture of this place we call home. I spent the last year taking care of my mama and began taking notes on the stories shed tell me stories Id heard hundreds of times before, but this time I thought, I dont want my children to not know these stories, she told me.She dedicates her book to her mama, Grace Allen, the kindest woman I ever knew. From the tender look on the face of Ms. Chessers daughter, Donna Bare, she must feel the same about her mama. As I watched these two generations talking about a past generation, I realized Ms. Chessers book was more significant than she knew. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 worlds princess. The whole world adopted her as princess. And the whole world saw her in just about everything she wore. Several of the dresses coming to Naples are from the private collection of Ocala, Fla., resident Suzanne King, whose husband has presented her with Dianas gowns and other royal memorabilia for gifts over several special occasions. Diana raised a great deal of money for breast cancer research in the two years before she died, and these dresses are a continuation of her charitable activities, Mrs. King says, adding, These are working dresses they dont just sit around. The community of people who own a gown that once graced Princess Diana at a social, commemorative or royal function is rather small, and Mrs. King knows several of them here in the United States. Some people bought Dianas dresses to actually wear and others to add to their collections, she says. Although most did not buy a dress for charitable purposes, she adds, When Diana died, everyone who had a dress had to rethink what they were going to use it for. Mrs. King decided to do something positive with her Diana dresses and other royal items, as a way to honor both the princess and honor her own family. She was named for a grandmother she never knew who died of breast cancer. Her father, Dr. William Shields, was a well-known breast surgeon in Texas. Among the dresses in the exhibit, Mrs. King adds, are some by Dianas favorite designer, breast cancer survivor Catherine Walker.Fashionable fundraiserThis isnt the first time owners have DRESSESFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOS/ BDG PUBLISHING INC.During their official Canadian Royal Tour in June and July 1983, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited Edmonton, Alberta. Two days before Dianas 22nd birthday, the Royal Couple were guests of honor at an evening barbecue at the historic recreation of Fort Edmonton. The invitation requested Dress semi-formal, Klondike Era, reflecting the annual celebration of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Both royals wore period ensembles. Diana chose this pink/peach silk day dress and hat. The outfit will be publicly displayed for the first time in the United States at The von Liebig Art Center as part of its exhibition titled Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration (March 13-June 27). It belongs to Dr. Michael Smith of Laguna Beach, Calif.Its evokes tremendous emotion when you see all of Dianas clothes and memorabilia. Joel Kessler, CEO and executive director of the NAA


The above dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, will be featured in The von Liebig Art Centers exhibition, Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration, March-June 27. The dresses were created for Diana by some of her favorite designers, including Catherine Walker, David and Elizabeth Emanuel, Victor Edelstein and Gianni Versace. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NEWS A13 >> What: Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration, an exhibit of 20 gowns worn by Princess Diana >> When: March 13-June 27 >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center >> Gala bene t: For more information about the March 10 gala bene t, call 262-6517, ext. 115. >> Preview reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 12, along with the Naples Art Associations Members Gallery Final Show of the Season; free for NAA members, $12 for nonmembers and $5 for children under 10. >> Exhibit admission: $10 for NAA member, $12 for non-members, $5 for children under 10 >> Info: Call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart. org. >> More: For more information about the dresses in the collection or about the Pink Ribbon Crusade, go to the royal details loaned out their royal fashions to raise funds for breast cancer, but many of the gown in Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration have never been shown together as a group. Several photos and historical items never before displayed will also be included, including Christmas cards Diana sent from 1981 to 1996, a collection belonging to Wendy Rogers-Morris. Its evokes tremendous emotion when you see all of Dianas clothes and memorabilia, Mr. Kessler says. Everyone Ive talked to is so excited and wants to be part of this exhibit, especially with the charity aspect involved. Prior to the public exhibit opening, The von Liebig Art Center will present Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration, Legacy of Giving Gala on Wednesday, March 10. Sharon R. Treiser, senior director of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, is co-chairing the black-tie affair. Guests will have the first peek at the exhibition before adjourning for dinner under a tent on the grounds. Gala tickets are $250 per person or tables of 10 for $3,500 per table. Each 10-top table will seat a dress owner, and everyone at the table will receive a signed copy of Eating Royally, the cookbook by Princess Dianas personal chef, Darren McGrady. Two local breast cancer charities, Bosom Buddies and the NCH Hospital Foundation Mammogram Fund, will share as beneficiaries of the gala, Ms. Treiser says.Enduring fascinationNicole DuPont Strub is in charge of the docent program at The von Liebig Art Center and says several core docents have already started their training to be guides for Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration. After their training, the core docents will assist in training new docents recruited specifically for the exhibit. Docent Susanne Kuhn believes the exhibit will require all hands on deck due to Dianas popularity. I think it will bring in lots of kids who perhaps dont know who Princess Diana was, the way she lived and led her life, and her great charitable interests. Mr. Kessler and Mrs. King also believe the exhibit will benefit youngsters as they bear witness to what Diana did for the world. Its important not to be sad, but go out and be motivated by this exhibit, Mrs. King says. Young people arent as familiar with Diana, but just look at what she did and she was just one person. Wouldnt it be great if everyone who attends can just do one thing?

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 The Jewish Federation of Collier County has presented its 2009 Human Needs Award grants to Baby Basics of Collier County and Bedtime Bundles. Baby Basics provides diapers to children of working low-income families in Collier County. Bedtime Bundles provides necessities to migrant farm families in Collier County. Pillowcases with toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, sweatshirt, a small pillow, blanket, towel, socks, a teddy bear and a book are put togethter to fit on a farmworkers lap when they leave the area.The Jewish of Federation has given out its Human Needs Awards since 2003 as a way to practice tikkun olam, bettering the world. Grants have been made to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, the Ronald McDonald Caremobile, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Collier County Council on Aging, the NAACP and the Education Foundation of Collier County, among others. For more information, call David Willens, executive director, at 263-4205. Jewish Federation announces Human Needs grant recipientsPrudential Florida Realty has partnered with Preferred Travel of Naples and Celebrity Cruises for an Eastern Caribbean cruise with G.W. Bailey to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. Celebrity Cruises will donate $50 for every booking on the cruise that sets sail Jan. 31-Feb. 7 from Fort Lauderdale. Sunshine Kids provides special activities and programs for young cancer patients and their families nationwide. A veteran of stage, screen and film, Mr. Bailey stars in TNTs The Closer and was Staff Sgt. Luther Rizzo in M*A*S*H on television. He was introduced to Sunshine Kids by his goddaughter, Brandy Aldridge, who was diagnosed with leukemia. He dedicates his work with the organization to Brandys memory. Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc. adopted Sunshine Kids as its networkwide charity in 1991. For more information about the cruise with G.W. Bailey, call Preferred Travel of Naples at 261-1177 or visit Book a cruise, give kids some SunshineNaples 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 Private Yacht Charters on the 60 Great Lady 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, 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


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 A former U.S. president and his former Florida governor brother, a former Israeli prime minister, a world-renowned art scholar and two colleagues from the staff of The New Yorker magazine make up the 2010 lineup of Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers. Tickets are on sale now for the nonprofit series that begins Wednesday, Jan. 13, with Why Israel Matters, a lecture by Ehud Olmert, who was prime minister of Israel from 2006-2009.Considered one of the most influential and respected leaders in Israels history, Mr. Olmert forged intimate relationships with prominent world leaders including George W. Bush, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, which unified the global community with a shared vision for peace in the Middle East. As a speaker, he offers an indepth analysis of the worlds most difficult and complex issues, including international security, urban infrastructure, universal health care and education reform.George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States, and his brother Jeb Bush, 43rd governor of Florida, will participate in a moderated discussion at the Town Hall series on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Guest moderator Jim Angle is the chief Washington correspondent for FOX News and also serves as a substitute anchor for Special Report with Bret Baier.The Town Hall lecturer on Sunday, Feb. 28, will be Phillipe de Montebello, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After 31 years at the helm, Mr. de Montebello became the first-ever director emeritus of the MMA and is recognized throughout the world as one of the fields most influential and articulate champions of integrity, authority, education and public access. Upon his retirement in December 2008, he was the longest-serving director in the Mets nearly 140year-long history.Bringing the 2010 Town Hall season to a close, Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of Outliers, Blink and The Tipping Point, will take the stage on Friday, March 26, with co-New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, Mr. Gladwell was named one of Times 100 Most Influential People in 2005 and received the American Sociological Associations first Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues in 2007. Mr. Gopnik is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker and as the Town Hall speakers series starts with former Israeli prime minister For Reservations Call 239-403-3020IN 41 MINUTESDaily Flights from Naples Municipal Airport $135 ppEACH WAY 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BaySunday Brunch $11.95 Tuesday the 8th is Italian night for 16.95 Tuesday the 29th family night buffet for 16.95Reservations NeededCall 384-6166 We cater to all types of events Brides, Celebrate your special day with us! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town 3.50% 12 MONTH NO PENALTY, NO FEES NO LONG TERMS!ONE YEAR FIXED ANNUITYCall our Naples Ofce at:(239) 403-SAFE (7233)SAFE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, LLCPatrick EsceMember of the National Ethics BureauRates are backed by the claims paying ability of the issuing company and are not guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. Rates subject to change. SEE SPEAKERS, A21 OLMERT GEORGE W. BUSH JEB BUSH


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NEWS A21 SPEAKERSFrom page A20five years he and his family spent in the French capital. His new book, Angels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, explores the way we live today by looking at the birth of the modern era through the lives of two extraordinary people born within hours of each other 200 years ago this year.About the Town Hall seriesThroughout its 27-year history, the Town Hall series has enriched the community through the presentation of nonpartisan ideas and issues that stimulate thought, enhance understanding and promote dialogue. Programs take place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The series is sold as a subscription of four lectures. For more information, call 596-6524 or visit MONTEBELLO GLADWELL GOPNIK The Make-A-Wish Foundation needs fans to attend a Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 22, to cheer on a child who is getting his wish to become a basketball star. Nine-year-old Patrick suffers from a seizure disorder and is unable to travel very far from home. The word basketball is the only word he can say clearly. Hell make his debut as the honorary team captain at the Eagles vs. DePaul game and will receive his official FGCU uniform #1 during halftime in Alico Arena at FGCU. We want this child to feel the excitement of being a basketball superstar, says Judith Yevick, operations manager for Make-A-Wish-Southern Florida. We hope people will come out to greet Patrick as he arrives in his limo and create a flurry of paparazzi with cameras flashing, she adds. It will be his dream come true.The game begins at 7:05 p.m., and Captain P.J. fans are asked to arrive in time to greet the special young superstar when he arrives at 6:20 .m. For information about purchasing tickets, call the Alico Arena box office at 5907145 or visit Basketball fans will help make boys wish come true


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 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 Employees of Bank of Florida-Southwest are counting pajamas and books as well as money this month, as they support the Pajama Program to deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. Bank clients and friends are invited to help by donating new pajamas, in infant through teen sizes, and childrens books by Dec. 15 at any of the banks five financial centers: Immokalee Road at Colliers Reserve, Vanderbilt Beach Road at Airport Pulling Road or Anchor Rode Drive on U.S. 41 in Naples; in Bonita Springs across from Coconut Point; and in Fort Myers on Daniels Parkway. The Southwest Florida Pajama Program supports the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Youth Haven, Bedtime Bundles, Childrens Angel Network, Immokalee Child Care Center, New Horizons of Southwest Florida, Gabriel House, Our Mothers Home, Grace Place and Sunlight Home. Parenting magazine described the national program, which was founded in 2001, this way: Every child should have a pair of cozy PJs to wear while listening to a bedtime story. Thats the theory behind this innovative charity. To learn more, log onto www. Bank of Florida-Southwest is also collecting food for the Barron Collier High School ROTC canned-food drive. Bank of Florida collects PJs and booksWith only a couple of weeks until Christmas, toys, clothing and non-perishable food are still needed for the third annual The Best Is Yet To Come toy drive. Drop-off boxes will be at area Golds Gyms and Starbucks cafes until Dec. 22. Cay Woodard, founder of The Best is Yet to Come, says the organization received requests even on Thanksgiving Day from families in East Naples, Golden Gate and two areas of Immokalee who did not have enough food. To find the closest drop-off box, request a drop-off box for a business, make a donation, become a volunteer, or donate storage, call Ms. Woodard at 465-3640 or Kay Miller at 898-3693. Toys, food, clothing needed for The Best Is Yet To Come


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 Save a Life is Holiday Season.To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is the fundraising arm of Lee Memorial Health System and supports lifesaving programs and care in our six-hospital system.As a safety-net health system, we treat all patients, regardless of their ability to pay for our services. Lee Memorial Health System depends on the philanthropic support of our community to continue to provide excellence in medical care to all who call Southwest Florida home. Among a myriad of services including highlevel cardiac and stroke care we house the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami and provide hope and healing to those treated at our comprehensive Regional Cancer Center located in Fort Myers. We hope you will join us in our lifesaving mission.Call 239-985-3550 or take time to visit to make a year-end gift that will help save the lives of people in our community. This holiday season, experts at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center encourage gifts that offer health benefits for recipients. Living a healthy lifestyle plays a large role in reducing a persons chances of developing cancer, says Dr. Therese Bevers, medical director of the Cancer Prevention Center. Among the gifts suggested to encourage recipients to exercise more, improve their diet and protect their skin from the suns harmful rays are : Gym membership A gym membership gives people a way to work out no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Or you can also wrap up an exercise DVD for home workouts. Active gear for kids Children should be active for at least 60 minutes every day to lower their chances of getting cancer as adults. Rollerblades, a bike or scooter, jump rope and hula hoop are all good ideas. Dark chocolate Moderate amounts of dark chocolate may play a role in cancer prevention because of the antioxidants in it. Find beautifully packaged chocolates at gourmet chocolate shops, online or at your local drugstore. Just be sure to check the label before buying; to deliver the cancer prevention benefits, chocolate should contain at least 65 percent cocoa. Also, look for boxes that offer smaller serving sizes. The rec-This season, wrap up gifts that deliver health benefitsStart off the New Year at New Beginnings ExpoSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYommended serving size is 1 ounce per day. Green tea sampler Studies suggest that antioxidants in green tea protect against cancer by stopping cancer cells from growing. Find pretty sampler packs at coffee shops, tea houses and gourmet grocery stores. Fruit-of-the-month club Buy a gift membership from a fruit-of-the-month club. Fruit is a great gift because it contains tons of antioxidants and plant chemicals that help the body fight cancer. A more affordable option is to make your own fruit basket by purchasing a woven basket, tissue paper and fresh produce. Steamer A steamer cooks food without using oil or butter. Even better, steamers make it easy to cook vegetables, which means busy family and friends will be more likely to eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Sun-protective clothing For active family members and friends, nothing says love like sun-protective clothing. UPF clothing is an easy and reliable form of sun protection that lasts through many washes. Its perfect for children, runners, gardeners, boaters, fishermen and anyone who spends time outdoors. After youve purchased a healthy gift for everyone on your list, dont forget to include a card that explains how your present helps the recipient reduce their chances of getting cancer. Get more healthy strategies for the holiday season at focused. Learn how to change the way you feel at the inaugural New Beginnings Expo set for the Hilton Naples on Sunday, Jan. 17. Organizers Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen and Peggy Sealfon say they have taken matters into their own hands in the face of the international economic tsunami and have planned the expo to reconnect people with hope and optimism in tangible ways. After 300 people came to learn how to enter the zero-stress zone with Yogi Master Gurudev Amrit Desai in September and having several friends lose jobs in the same week, Philip, Doug and I felt motivated to do something that could make a difference in our community, Ms. Sealfon explains. A melting pot of practical information presented in an entertaining way, the day will focus on self-improvement both inside and out. A major component will be information about job opportunities and re-training options. Area colleges, universities and technical schools will have information about acquiring new skills and adapting to the changing marketplace. Products to help you feel and look better will also be featured. As the national spokesperson for Borghese, Philip Douglas will demonstrate new mineral makeup, and Marissa Collections will present style shows.Representatives from Valpak of Southwest Florida will share ways to save money, and Stonewater Studio will display gemstone jewelry to reduce stress and improve health. Panache Desai will discuss ways to connect with your spiritual side. A limited number of booths are still available. Registration deadline for exhibitors is Monday, Dec. 28. Admission will be $25 in advance and $35 at the door. To reserve a booth or purchase tickets, visit or call 821-2266. bo xe s th at o ff er s ma ll er serv i n g s i zes. Th e r e cArchitectural Design Made in the ShadeArchitectural Design Shutters (AD Shutters) is a premier, family-owned provider of quality window coverings. We offer only the nest interior and exterior shutters, energy-ef cient solar shades, decorative window treatments, and more. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 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 NaplesPatients suffering from the early to middle stages of osteoarthritis of the knee have a new option for relief. Available only at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge Road, MAKOplasty treatment uses robotic arm technology that enables surgeons to precisely target only the diseased portion of the knee, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it. Potential benefits of this minimally invasive procedure include: Shorter hospital stay More rapid recovery A more natural feeling knee Physicians Regional doctors are holding seminars about the procedure to help patients determine whether MAKOplasty treatment is right for them. The next seminars at the Pine Ridge campus are set for: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, with Dr. Frederick Buechel Jr. Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, with Dr. Jon Dounchis The seminars are free, but reservations are required. Call 348-4180. Physicians Regional seminars will explain robotic knee surgery Place Your Order Today! 597-6192Fax: 239-597-29166500 North Airport-Pulling Road, Naples *FREE SHIPPINGA NAPLES TRADITION Since 1970(U.S. Only, East of the Mississippi River)TAKE HOME A BAG!LARGEST Assortment FRESHEST! Place Your SUGAR BABIES Order While They Last! Place Your SUGAR BABIES Order While They Last! Always Free Shipping* Always Free Shipping* $ 25. 95 $ 25. 95You Are Buying From! Temple Citrus... Always Fresh & Locally Family-Owned Jams, Jellies, Perserves, Gourmet Items, Hor doeuvres, Salad Dressings, Salsa and Local Honey! Know Who Always FreshEBERT Lab and primary care services will be offered at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19. Participating physicians include Drs. Rebekah Bernard, Kelly Fontana, Samuel Parish and Ketan Trivedi. For more information, call 348-4400. Need a doctor on the weekend? Call: 239.995.82003420 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903 UNBELIEVABLE VALUE!!$229,900$561,900WAS:NOW:Huge Waterfront Condos in Fort Myers, Florida!PRICED TO MOVE! ACT NOW! Home # Bedroom SizeORIGINALLYWASNOW301 W3BR/2.5BA $561,900$229,900 407 E3BR/2BA $596,900$249,900 701 W3BR/2.5BA $805,900$269,900 $ 561,900 PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CONTACT AGENT FOR DETAILS. EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING Follow Us OnDIRECTIONS FROM I-75 Take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway.

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGGetting enough vitamins?D, B12 de ciencies account for many complaintsFatigue and broad-spectrum complaints about a lack of energy drive millions of Americans to their family doctors every year, and many get a diagnosis of vitamin deficiency. Naples family medicine doctor Alex Owens, D.O., sees what he considers an alarming number of patients who are deficient in one or more vitamins. And when it comes to fatigue and vitamin deficiency, he says, the two outstanding vitamins were talking about are vitamin D and B12. I see patients who are vitamin D deficient on a daily basis, he says. The B12s, he adds, have a more profound role in things like fatigue. Vitamin D and the B12 vitamins are the two Dr. Owens generally starts with when a patient presents with symptoms that could mean they are vitamin deficient. I basically test everyone when they come in for fatigue or a yearly physical, he says. The Mayo Clinic defines the function of vitamin D as sustaining normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids the body in absorbing calcium, which most people know helps form and preserve sturdy bones. Research has also concluded that vitamin D can provide a level of protection from osteoporosis, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer and multiple autoimmune diseases. Sources for vitamin D include fish, eggs, fortified milk, cod liver oil and sunlight. Humans synthesize vitamin D3 in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet-B BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weekly(UVB) rays from sunlight. Daily sun contributes to production of vitamin D, and many experts say as little as 10 minutes of sun exposure each day helps prevent deficiencies. Foods can also be fortified with vitamin D2 or D3. According to the Merck home edition online medical manual, few patients consume enough vitamin D from foods to prevent deficiency in lieu of adequate time in the sun. Proper levels of vitamin D are largely individualized, however, and those who spend time in the sun and drink lots of milk can still be deficient. You really cant predict who will be vitamin D deficient, so the only way to know for sure if you fall into this category is to get your level checked and for your doctor to prescribe customized therapy and adjust the levels accordingly, Dr. Owens says. Supplemental doses of the vitamin are most often necessary to normalize levels. Once people have allowed their vitamin D level to become deficient, it cant be disregarded. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include achy and weak muscles and bone pain. For people who suffer from extreme cases of vitamin D deficiency, the effects can be painful and disrupt daily life. You cant ignore vitamin D deficiency once youve identified it, Dr. Owens says. Once the patient gets their vitamin D back under control with supplements, which can include high levels of the vitamin only available by prescription, he retests them about once a year.Plan BVitamin B12 (folic acid) sustains Providing the highest quality local care is an overriding mandate at NCH. Nowhere has this been more true than in our delivery of pediatrics and neonatal services. In the past two years, weve opened the 24-bed MacDonald SeaCarium Pediatric Unit, which has four intensive care beds, and have added 24/7 in-house neonatology coverage. NCH now offers more and better options than ever for newborns, children and their parents. I was reminded of this during Thanksgiving week, when Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aurora Estevez sent me an e-mail that had been written by Dr. Todd Vedder, our co-chair of pediatrics. Entitled Another Reason to be Thankful, the message was addressed to pediatric hospitalist/intensivist Dr. Debra Lopez, ENT specialist Dr. Patrick Reidy and anesthesiologist Dr. Bruce Caldwell, with a copy to Jayme Roberts, R.N., our nurse manager of pediatrics. Other than making this e-mail HIPAA-compliant to protect the patient and familys privacy, here it is, in its entirety:I just wanted to extend my sincerest thanks for the marvelous team effort put forth in the care of my patient. It was truly wonderful for the family to be able to have their sons procedure performed close to home. You may not have realized this, but the family was in the process of moving with their 9-monthold (former 28-week preemie) son who had been having respiratory difficulties. By having this childs surgery at NCH, all these other stressors became a little more manageable.Thanks again for taking care of this very special child with very special needs. I wish I had the names of all the anesthesia/post-op and peds nurses who played an integral role in his care as well. The family felt the entire process went flawlessly smooth.This is just another fine example of what we can accomplish when talented and committed professionals come together with a common purpose.This wonderful message underscores our commitment to newborns, children and their parents. The goal for patients, families, philanthropists and healthcare providers in Southwest Florida is to provide the best possible care as close to home for all of the newborns and children in the region. For newborns, this means: We have appropriate level nurseries in close proximity to birthing centers. We have regional specialty nurseries to maximize scale and scope. We minimize the need to transfer, but we have transfer facilities available when necessary. For children, this means: We provide access to pediatric primary outpatient care, 24/7, in all geographic regions. We have specialty outpatient pediatric care as close to home as possible. We have inpatient care as close to home as possible for all children with normal needs. We have psychiatric care and dental care for children.We are on the right track with an increase in pediatric admissions yearover-year at NCH. This includes some children transferred into our facility from nearby counties due to our capabilities and capacity. Whenever we have to transfer a baby or child elsewhere due to complex surgical needs or other complications, we will first call the nearest appropriate and available facility before proceeding to other childrens hospitals in Florida. We will continue to grow as we serve our young families. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Services for newborns and children continue to grow at NCH STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS healthy nerve cells as well as red blood cells. Its also required in the creation of DNA, the genetic material of all cells. Sources for B12 vitamins include fish, shellfish, meat and dairy products. Mayo Clinics recipe for a perfect B12 day calls for one chicken breast, one hard-boiled egg, a cup of plain low-fat yogurt and a cup of milk with a cup of raisin bran. B12 deficiency is specifically dependent on a problem with absorbing the vitamin. Deficiency can be associated with pale skin, numb feet, memory issues and difficulty in the thought process. Significant deficiency can pose serious health risks and can cause shortness of breath, dizzy spells and elevated heart rate, says Dr. Owens. The elderly are most at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Experts also agree that strict vegetarians and vegans are deficiency prone. Gynecologists and family medical practitioners see vitamin deficiencies more often because they are more common in the elderly and in women. Endocrinologists and rheumatologists also regularly diagnose and treat vitamin deficiencies more so than doctors in other specialties. For patients who find themselves seriously fatigued without explanation, Dr. Owens says talk to your doctor, who can evaluate your symptoms and determine whether there is a correlation that can be accounted for in vitamin deficiency. When that turns out to be the case, supplements can make a dramatic difference in the way you feel. Americans spend billions on vitamin supplements, largely because we dont get all the vitamins we need from our diets. SEE VITAMINS, A27 the marvelous rth in the care as truly wonily to be able s pr ocedure o home. have realized mily was in moving ontheek ho g or taking sp ecial sp ecial and committed p together with a T his won de sco r es o ur c o b orns, childre T he go al f or ph i l ant h ro pi p rovi d e F l or b sp


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NEWS A27 But the kind of supplements a vitamin deficient patient will require is relative to the deficiency and how well their body will absorb the vitamin supplement. Low levels of vitamin B12 require treatment in the form of supplements. However, getting enough of the vitamin is dependent on how the body can absorb it. Most patients cant absorb enough oral vitamin B supplements to correct that deficiency, so doctors often prescribe injections, which can be administered at home by the patient, for faster absorption. Treatment usually lasts at least a month but can go on for much longer. The doctor will prescribe regular tests to monitor B12 levels during the course of the treatment.Medical experts say its best to work with your individual doctor before taking any supplements, including over-thecounter one. The only way to diagnose vitamin deficiency is through specific blood tests when a patient presents with symptoms and a history that would point to vitamin deficiency.Many over the counter multi-vitamins are contraindicated to medication for example, vitamin K, commonly found in most multi-vitamins, interferes with the powerful, life-saving blood thinner Coumadin, which many heart patients take to maintain good health. VITAMINSFrom page A26 Dr. Jose Quero has been named Patient Care Provider of the Year by the Southwest Florida Regional HIV/AIDS Council. Nominations for the award came from Collier, Hendry, Lee, Glades, Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties. Dr. Quero has practiced at CHS Healthcares Marion E. Fether Clinic in Immokalee since 1987. He is the head of specialty at MEF and chairman of its Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee. Over the years, he has also served on the boards of several HIV support organizations and currently serves on the board for the Island Coast AIDS Network. Ellen Cordoba, R.N., nominated Dr. Quero for the award and said Dr. Quero strives to help each patient achieve his/her maximum level of wellness. There are numerous stories of truly miraculous recoveries, but in addition to this, there are just as many stories of the many times he has reached out with acts of kindness well beyond his duties as a practitioner, she said. The Immokalee clinic cares for a culturally diverse, rural, migrant community, and patients present at Marion E. Fether with diverse cultural beliefs, speaking various languages and dialects. The obstacles in this community have never deterred Dr. Quero in all the years he has provided care there, Ms. Cordoba said. When he learned of the honor, Dr. Quero said, The award should be for my team. I could not achieve the success I have without this staff. Regional HIV/AIDS council honors Immokalee doctorQUERO The Collier County Health Department has begun offering the H1N1 flu vaccine to expanded risk groups. Those eligible for the vaccine are:Pregnant women, health care and emergency medical services personnel who have direct patient contact, persons who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months, persons aged 6 months to 64 years of age, and persons 65 years of age and older who have one of the following medical conditions: Chronic lung disease (including asthma), heart disease (except high blood pressure), kidney disease, liver disease, cognitive disease, neurologic/neuromuscular (example: seizures or cerebral palsy), blood disorders like anemia, metabolic disease and immunosuppression.Clinics are scheduled for the following dates and locations: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall (15000 Livingston Road) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 18, at the former Kmart at 12693 Tamiami Trail E. 10 a.m, to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall The H1N1 vaccine is free through the Collier County Health Departments Community Vaccination Clinics.Although the risk groups have expanded significantly, healthy individuals 65 years of age and older are not yet eligible for the H1N1 vaccine. While waiting for the chance to get vaccinated, these people are encouraged to obtain their seasonal flu vaccine (and pneumonia shot if appropriate). Seasonal and pneumonia vaccine will be available at the clinics listed above for $30 and $40, respectively.For more information and the latest dates and times for vaccination clinics, visit or call 252-8200 and chose option 2 on the message line. Free H1N1 flu vaccine offered through Collier Health Department H ealth Depart i n g the H1N1 d risk g ro up s. v accine are: alth care and r vices p erso npatient con wit h or n ts and ol m e d i c ( inclu h i gh b dise as r omu s p als y) b o l ic d C l e d h b ut ca l o ng p w a l i n i n A26


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The guides have returned to Collier-Seminole parkThe 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 7:309:30 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 Collier-Seminole State Park on their own can explore 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 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. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NEWS A29 Even in Florida, some leaves change color each fall. But why? Is it the shorter days? What about evergreen trees? Lets find out. Deciduous trees drop their leaves each year and usually do so in the fall. But the story begins long before autumn. First, in spring, green leaves appear. Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives them color. Together, the sun and chlorophyll turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar that feeds the tree. This is photosynthesis, putting together with light. All summer trees make food and store it for winter. When fall arrives, bringing less light and cooler nights, deciduous trees note the signal: Winter is coming. There wont be enough light or water to make food. Its time to rest. A corky layer at the base of each leaf begins to swell, and water to the leaves is cut off. Glucose and leaf waste materials are trapped. Without water, the chlorophyll disappears, leaving other colors behind. Orange carotene and yellow xanthophylls are already in leaves but hidden by the green chlorophyll. Tannin, the brown of oaks, comes from leaf waste materials. The reds and purple colors form after cool nights, which is why there are more reds the farther north you go. Eventually leaves fall or are blown off, an annual shedding that rids trees of old leaves damaged by wind or insects. What about evergreens such as pines? Miss the changing leaves? Pay attention around Southwest Florida BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSThey also shed, but intermittently. If you look closely at a pine, you will see some yellow or brown needles. These modified leaves drop to make room for new ones as needed. They continue photosynthesis in the winter, but at a slower rate. Holly trees also drop leaves irregularly. They have a waxy coating that protects them in colder weather. In Connecticut where I lived for many years, our holly leaves curled when temperatures were in the teens. This prevented water loss from evaporation. Different species of trees drop leaves at different times. Streetlights can also fool leaves into staying attached longer. Color changes begin in the northern states. In Maine peak color can be late September, while color changes in Florida often are best in late October or November. Frost is not necessary for color change. In fact, frost can wither leaves or cause them to drop more quickly. Although color changes are most noticeable in northern Florida, colors do occur here in Southwest Florida. Look particularly for red maples and firebush. Even poison ivy is pretty in the fall just dont touch. Come to Collier-Seminole State Park and hike the trails or take one of our guided canoe trips to view fall at its best. The bugs are gone and the scenery is stunning. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail 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. 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PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 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 >>Tasha is an 8-monthold pit bull mix. She has been spayed. >>Nora is a boxer mix. Shes about 5 years old. IN 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! We Love Warm Water 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 tant as your cat ages. These need to be more extensive than when your cat was younger: Your veterinarian may suggest blood and urine tests, for example, to determine whats normal for your cat so that subsequent changes in the test values are more apparent.Work with your veterinarian to address chronic health issues, or those that can lead to them. Key among them: Dont let your cat be fat. Obesity shortens a cats life and makes the time they have less enjoyable. Youll need a plan, though, because you cant starve a cat thin without risking serious health problems. So talk to your veterinarian and take it slowly. Once you and your veterinarian have addressed all the health problems, youll want to keep your cat active and comfortable. Play is important, even to older cats, but especially to indoor ones. You dont have to spend a lot of money on toys to come up with ways to keep your cat busy. Cats can chase, hide, climb and explore with an endless variety of toys, many of them recycled household objects. Keep your older cat active, but avoid the flying leaps of youth. Shoot for low-impact play more often. Youll also want to make rest easier. Your cat may have problems getting up on to high beds or cat trees, so make sure there are plenty of low-level spaces for your cat to enjoy a good nap. Make litter boxes easier to get to as well, perhaps by adding them on every floor, even if your cat has been used to using stairs over the years. The bottom line: Look at your aging cat in a new way, and do what it takes to accommodate the changes brought on by aging, with the help of your veterinarian. You and your cat will both be happier for it! Keeping cats healthy and active is key to helping them act younger for longer The common wisdom used to be that we didnt own cats. We fed them, admired their beauty and enjoyed their company. We let them in and out of our homes with a degree of good humor, and we grieved for them after they left us, sometimes without ever really knowing what happened to them. While we wouldnt suggest telling your cat that hes owned because he still doesnt think so we can do a lot better by our cats than we ever have before. And thats really true for older cats. The popularity of cats has led to an explosion in knowledge of how to care for them at all stages of their lives, and geriatric care is no exception. Barring accidents, cats can live healthier, happier lives years longer than they ever have before 10, 12, 14 years. Protected from the outside world, cats can live even longer, with 16, 18 and even 20 years or more a possibility. But longer, happier lives do require effort on the part of cat owners. Sadly, study after study shows that cats arent seeing that effort: Pet owners dedicate more time and money into keeping their dogs healthy than their cats. You love your older cat, right? So change that. Why throw away good years you could share? The place to start: a visit to your veterinarian. Regular physicals for geriatrics, twice a year is best are even more impor-PET TALES Keeping old cats youngBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NEWS A31 Florida Everblades vs. Charlotte Checkers Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7:30 p.m. Florida Everblades Canned Food Donation Drive to bene t the Harry Chapin Food Bank:Everyone who donates a can will get a FREE voucher to the Florida College Classic! Donate 5 items or more to be enteredinto a nightly drawing for a $150 shopping spree at Miromar Outlets!Teddy Bear Toss, Saturday, Dec. 12th Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations THE BLADES BATTLE IT OUT!!! Rx Perhaps no one would think of Robert Fulghums message when reading these musings. Perhaps these wandering wonderings are not of the stuff learned in kindergarten. But I do very much enjoy the more perverse childhood writings of unlearning. To pervert comes from the Latin meaning thoroughly to turn. An about-face, perhaps. Dancing red shoed and red faced, pirouette supreme, our point of view turns on being inextricably altered. Today I find myself humming from A. A. Milne. The life of balance I enact is not the Fulghum variety, but one of dancing mindfully, fully conscious of being watched by bears that try to pretend that nobody cares whether you walk on the lines or squares. Remember: Step on the crack, break your mothers back. Children experience the full perversity, but without awareness or assent. But I, later, still humming Milne, find myself in the familiar space, one which isnt up and isnt down. Halfway down the stairs/ Is a stair where I sit. There isnt any other stair quite like it. More or less than an about-face, it is in the midst of betwixt and between, in the mist of coming and going, of initiation MUSINGS Intersticeand cessation, in the miss of self and other. Perhaps it is all about the face of it, of facticity, of what you see, of what you get. To pervert is to misinterpret. Got it? All interpretation emerges out of context. (Get any lately?) Then bears, bare in squares, barely there, a-lined, aligned, see. And their seeing maligns. And this is the conception of all suffering. We are deluded, for sure. We are the Danse Macabre. What we need right here is to take a break. It is that simple, really. We need a short time between, a gap in the continuous, an intervening amidst the closely placed. We need a categorical vacation. So come with me, into interstitial space. Be bathed in the sea surrounding the cell. We will be beyond failed prophecy and cognitive dissonance. Merely between, slipping betwixt line and square, we will not matter. Here and there are still many mysteries. Justus Hecker, a German physician and medical writer, studied disease in relation to human history. In his writing about epidemics of the Middle Ages, he has collected reports about dancing mania, a social phenomenon that occurred in Europe during the 14th through 18th centuries. It is reported that over that time in various locations thousands were subject to extended uncontrolled fits of bizarre dancing. In many cases the dancing culminated in the dancers death. In one incident, the Dancing Plague of 1518, a Frau Troffea danced continuously for some five days, in which time 34 others joined her. In a month, some 400 dancers were involved.There is no agreement about etiology. Was it due to some kind of poisoning or virus? Or was it a mass psychogenic illness?And what about the modern Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962? In Kashasha, on the west coast of Lake Victoria, a school was the origin of a fits of laughter of children and parents that spread to the village and beyond to the surrounding area. Again the question is raised: Was it toxicity or mass hysteria? And how to control the reported resulting pain, fainting, crying, respiratory problems, and gas? I am forewarned, as are you. Who said the pirates life would be easy? 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.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Smooth holiday sailingCelebrating with the MIACC and other business events. B9 & 10 Magni cent Mariana$4.9 million model nears completion in Grey Oaks. B11 Millionaires are richer than 90 percent of U.S. households and earn, on average, $350,000 annually. But who are they? How did they make their fortune? For those who aspire to create great wealth, are there insights to be garnered? It seems that there are widely held misperceptions about how most millionaires got their money. Many think a very large percentage of millionaires inherited their money or were phenomenally successful as investors granted there are a fair amount of trust fund types walking Naples Fifth Avenue and granted a lot of their time is spent investing their fortune. All this sounds plausible but it is factually incorrect. Less than 10 percent of todays millionaires cite inheritance as the source of their wealth; some studies put that as low as 3 percent. But this was not such a fallacy in the 1980s when close to 30 percent of millionaires said inheritance was the source of their wealth. The Federal Reserve keeps track of millionaire row and a variety of groups have created businesses just to track wealthy people, how they think, what they spend, etc. Here are some facts. Most of todays millionaires came from middle-class families and most have amassed their fortune within just the past 15 years. Half made their money running their own business and a third made it in a professional practice or through a corporate career. The percentage that made their fortune by investing is... well, it is so small that this data is not typically noted. How does this relate to wealth accumulation? It mean that specific career paths are really important and that investing is not that important. Clearly, if 80 percent of millionaires made their money in one of three career paths, you might want to think long and hard about: 1) starting your own business 2) opening a professional practiceMaking a fortune large or smallSEE MONEY, B4 Cleaning upNaples Soap Company opens in historic Tin City. B5 To market, to market Jeff Rusty Troop waves a plastic baggie inches from an inquisitive mans nose. A burst of clean, pure vanilla wafts head on. Mr. Troop then takes the baggie he just pulled from his breast pocket, holds it in his palm and rubs a weather-beaten thumb across the long brown stalks inside the bag. See the oils there, thats how fresh it is, he says of the whole vanilla beans. A few steps away, the sweet scent of vanilla fades as the earthy smell of fistsized beets on their long leafy stalks takes over. A bit farther down the aisle, comforting notes of fresh-baked bread break through. Its farmers market season in Southwest Florida, the time when many markets open for their runs until May, and when the year-round ones have more vendors and shoppers alike. Markets continue to sprout and blossom throughout the region. Sanibel Island and Coconut Point mall in Estero both host new markets this year, and the North Naples Green Market has moved to a larger space to accommodate more produce, products and people. The popularity of farmers markets is happening at a time when Floridas agricultural identity is changing. While the amount of farmed land in Lee County is declining, the number of farms is increasing. There were 134,649 acres of farmland in Lee County in 1997, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2007, the last time the state tallied it up, there were 85,742 acres; however, the number of farms increased from 725 to 944. Collier Countys 278,417 acres of farmland in 1997 had shrunk to 109,934 in 2007, while the number of farm operations rose from 285 to 322. Charlotte County also witnessed significant BY OSVALDO PADILLASpecial to Florida Weekly SEE MARKET, B8 COURTESY PHOTOSOn Third Street South, the Saturday morning farmers market has much more than fruits and vegetables. Fresh flowers, above, and handmade basket, below, are among the offerings that draw crowds to the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas week after week. Commerce meets local flavor at area farmers marketsIf you dont support who supports your table, you arent very smart, Horace Brittain, local farmer and market vendor MONEY& INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 Federal Tax Credits forEnergy Ef ciency LIC.# CVC056664 Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients by BUSINESS PROFILE CEO Gary Tice asks that his partners and employees at his new bank, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, practice the same hometown ethics he grew up with. His mother and father operated a coin laundry and cleaners during the 1950s and s near his childhood stomping grounds, Sharpsville, Pa., a small town near the Ohio border. Even if clichd ideas like being true to your word and The Golden Rule seem ironic to some worldly teenager or irredeemable cynic, his parents based their livelihoods on them. Mr. Tice learned these deceptively simple lessons and never stopped practicing them, even as his ambitions skyrocketed beyond his humble beginnings.He moved to Naples in 1977 and took a leadership position at Citizens National Bank of Naples, later reopening a bank of his own by the same name. In 1989, he opened another new bank, First National Bank of Naples, with his now long-time friend and business partner, local state Sen. Garrett S. Richter. Over 16 years, they grew it to 77 locations and $5.4 billion in assets. Then they agreed in 2004 to sell those assets for $1.5 billion to Fifth Third Bank, one of the highest-paid transactions in the state. They made us an offer we couldnt refuse, Mr. Tice said.Just last month, Mr. Tice, Mr. Richter and their partners opened First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, with two locations in Naples and one in Lehigh Acres. The poor economy added a challenge. Federal regulators, skeptical after a glut of bank closings, initially told Mr. Tice to raise more start-up capital than $32 million. Mr. Tices agreement to merge with a small Lehigh bank provided the needed capital. With that and his established record of success, the FDIC gave him the go ahead.Like his last project, this one will thrive, Mr. Tice said, on the philosophy of service first and profit second. Almost all of his current partners and employees also held positions at his old bank. We thrive on customer service, not customer transactions, he said. Because without the customer we dont have a bank. But it really starts at the top. If you dont treat your people properly, if you dont treat them with respect, they will not emulate that to the customer. You cant dictate that. You have to express it, be part of it. You have to live your life that way. In other ways, Mr. Tices life is a far cry from that of his parents. They didnt graduate high school and raised Mr. Tice and his sister in the Shenango Valley metropolitan area around Sharpsville. But the values by which both the son and his parents went about their respective lives have far more in common than mere dollar figures and diplomas indicate. Everything I did was really related to my father and mother and the background they gave me, Mr. Tice said, My dad, whenever he stuck out his hand, he lived by his word, by his bond. My mother was one of the most caring people you could find and treated people the way they wanted to be treated.Mr. Tices duty at the family laundry was to help wash loads of greasy or dirty rags they collected from local businesses, such as the ones left by auto-repair shops at the end of the day. That was back when he hadnt yet decided to be a banker. In my early days, I thought I was going to be a disc jockey, he said. I loved music. In high school, I was a master of ceremonies, and did all of the record hops. From 1965 until 1972, he worked full time, took college courses and was in the Army Reserve on the weekends. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a major in industrial management, and minors in economics, speech and mathematics. I started working when I was really young, he said. So I worked full time and went to college and I was in the Army Reserves. Basically it was a workethic community that I lived in and thats how I was brought up.While attending night classes, he worked days for General American Transportation Corp., keeping track of computer maintenance records. After college, a fellow Army Reservist and high school alum suggested Mr. Tice take a job in the computer department at a bank he worked at. Mr. Tice was quickly promoted to supervisor and stayed there about five years. He learned how to work every position at the bank. But he was already feeling the irresistible tug of the subtropics. The one thing I wanted to do is live in warm weather, Mr. Tice said. He and his wife, Joyce, moved to Naples in 1977 and soon had two children, a son and a daughter. Mr. Tice started out with a leadership position at a small bank. The Tices now have three grandsons who are part of the family bond that he says has made his career possible. The real reasons Im able to do everything I can do is because of the family support that I have, he said. My family supports me in everything I do. And that goes from my grandkids to my wife. I believe if you have family support you can do anything you want to do. They will always be able to encourage you to succeed.Mr. Tice may eventually grow the new bank beyond its three current locations. To be continued, he said. New bank founded on family valuesBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ COURTESY PHOTOGary Tice


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or 3) working for a corporate firm that offers the potential for a very large salary and oodles of wealth benefits (generally the largest corporations or corporations with the potential to go public). And of course, directing your children or grandchildren along such venues. Roadmaps for professional practice and corporate careers are generally established earlier in ones life and are often impossible without a specific education. Starting your own business is much less age-constrained but there are so many factors to consider. Here are a few important ones: You want to try to create a business that is scalable. After you start it, you can make it grow without equal increases in capital, effort, staff, etc. Other elements to consider are capital requirements (keep as low as possible) and barriers to entry (make barriers as great as possible so that others do not follow after you.) Develop a client base that finds it difficult to leave yet easy to buy more products and services. If you can get one of these attributes working for you, you might be able to make a go of it. Two could work a charm, and three would probably make a home run. In Southwest Florida, where service businesses dominate, application of any of these is difficult but should be considered. Reality might be to just have a business where you can hire others and make a premium on their labor. Consider that too. One of the best things about being an accountant or a banker is that you get to look at (financially evaluate) an incredible number of businesses and possibly find a one seeking a new CEO or a buyer. Over time, these professionals see business failures and successes, learn how to raise capital, get comfortable with business expansion plans and execution, learn to size up financials in a heartbeat, get familiar with typical problems and their solutions, etc. And, very importantly, your exposure can lead to a very important job placement or an opportunity to buy out one of the client firms. As such, these are professions that can open more doors and some very large doors. Not always the barnburner job from the get-go but you are sitting in the cat bird seat. The fact that NOT many fortunes are made through investing suggests that there is a LOW probability that you will become a millionaire that way. Becoming a George Soros, John Templeton or Warren Buffett oft mentioned as the worlds most successful investors is less probable than becoming an NBA superstar. So you need to seriously consider the value added if any by attempting more aggressive investing. You might be thinking, What the heck? Why bother with investing at all? Why not just keep it in CDs? Or Treasuries? Well, if you do not have good internal disciplines or you do not know what you are doing or you do not have time to allocate, then clearly you should do something very simple or hire someone to do it for you. The problem with simple is that simple pays nothing today and those who are only familiar with CDs or Treasuries are ill-equipped to consider anything outside that realm, even though theyre desperate for other sources of income. Equally true is that a complicated and demanding career life is not bettered by complicated and timeconsuming investing. Investing offers intrigue, interest, challenge and great remuneration. But the hard, cold facts are that the recent years millionaires were not made watching CNBC or other money shows. The money was made in their business or profession or through hefty corporate perks. Knowing this might change the time you allocate to becoming an investment whiz. 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@ page NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 ON THE MOVE er has been named a Rising Star by the publishers of Law & Politics and Super Lawyers. Inductees are 40 years old or younger. Mr. Weidenmiller graduated from Northwestern the Travel University. He is fluent in English and Spanish and holds a degree as an American Sign Language Interpreter. Bob Daggett has joined Centennial Bank as a residential loan officer at the Marco Island branch. A Minnesota native, Mr. Daggett moved to Naples from Detroit Lakes, Minn., seven years ago to begin his lending career in Naples and for the past five years he has focused on commercial and real estate lending. Nancy Muschong has joined Intech Printing & Direct Mail Inc. as an account executive. She joined the company as marketing manager in January 2008. Casey Weidenmiller of the law firm Salvatori, Wood, Buckel and Weidenmill-Dr. Richard Pegnetter, dean in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, was recently selected by the Florida Economic Council as the 2009 recipient of the Richard L. McLaughlin Award as Volunteer of the Year, Southwest Region, in recognition of his outstanding volunteer contributions to economic development in Florida. The award was made at the 2009 Florida Economic Development Conference. Sal Contreras has joined Betty Maclean Travel Inc. as an independent travel consultant. Mr. Contreras has been involved in the travel industry for more than 10 years in California and Washington. He is a graduate of San Marcos College and University with a bachelors degree and departmental honors in political science before earning his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American, Florida and Collier County bar associations. His areas of practice include business, civil, commercial, construction and probate litigation, in addition to business law and construction law. USCG Licensed & InsuredAvailable On-Call for: Private Piloting / Boater Training Boat Deliveries / Wedding CeremoniesCaptain Jim Albert (239) 593-7475 (Of ce) Joseph R. Catti, President and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust, and Dennis Landfried, President of FineMarks ofce in the Bonita Springs area, are pleased to announce the addition of Shelley D. Anderson as Vice President. Ms. Anderson, a highly experienced Trust Ofcer, will provide service to clients from the ofce located at 10010 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. Ms. Anderson joins FineMark following a long tenure with Northern Trust in SW Florida. She brings to FineMark 31 years of experience serving Trust and Investment clients. Ms. Anderson received a BA from Campbell University and also completed the American Bankers Association Trust School and Graduate Trust School Programs. She is a Certied Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Ms. Anderson is very active in the community in activities including: Literacy Council of Bonita Springs, Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs Historical Society and Hope Lutheran Church. I am thrilled to join FineMark which has quickly established a reputation as the premier provider of Trust and Investment, Banking, and Brokerage Services in SW Florida. I look forward to building deep relationships with FineMark clients throughout the area. said Anderson. Catti commented, Shelley has established a wonderful reputation by building extraordinary relationships and by going above and beyond. She will be a terric addition to our team and personies our unique service oriented culture. Landfried added, The combination of Shelleys experience, skills and dedication to personal service are a perfect t for our clientele. Her commitment to clients is well known and widely respected throughout the community. FineMark National Bank & Trust offers a comprehensive array of banking, trust, investment, and brokerage services to clients interested in establishing long term, high touch relationships. FineMark is dedicated to providing a culture of service to clients and making a positive difference in the communities it serves. WELCOMES VETERAN TRUST OFFICERSHELLEY D. ANDERSON12681 Creekside Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33919 239.461.590010010 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 239.405.6700 14990 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908 239.461.5999 Higher Education PEGNETTER WEIDENMILLER CONTRERAS Travel Banking Law Printing / Direct Mail MUSCHONG Florida Trend business magazine is commencing its search for Floridas best workplaces in the second annual Floridas Best Companies To Work For program. Participation is free, and companies with at least 15 fulltime, regular employees are eligible to participate. Registration deadline is Jan. 29. Our goal is to recognize companies that strive to build even better workplaces for their employees, thereby strengthening their own as well as Floridas competitive advantage in the national and global arenas, Andrew Corty, publisher of the monthly magazine, says. Conducted by Best Companies Group, the rating process is based on an assessment of the employers policies and procedures combined with the results of an employee survey. The list of winners will be published in Florida Trends August 2010 issue. The statewide Best Companies To Work For program is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council, the state affiliate for the Society of Human Resource Management. For more information on the program and the registration process, go to Business magazine seeking Best Companies to Work For


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 BUSINESS B5 Looking for some good, clean fun? Step into Naples Soap Company, the newest specialty shop in the historic Tin City waterfront marketplace. Owner Deanna Kelly has fused her chic personal style with 20 years of luxury sales and marketing experience to create a cleansing experience beyond the ordinary at Naples Soap Company. Cashmere grey and mystic green walls set off the knotty pine floor. White and silver vases and galvanized steel buckets and tins combine with heavenly scents and whimsical accents, such as the retro shower nook. Shoppers can sample more than 60 artisan soaps made with natural and organic ingredients, shea and cocoa butters, goats milk, honey, herbs, spices and pure essential oils chosen for their skin-care benefits. The products are handcrafted in the United States using a centuries-old method beginning with cold-press olive oil. All soaps are completely natural theyre good for you and good for the environment, Ms. Kelly says. We do not use artificial dyes, fragrances or sulfates. They are not tested on animals, and they do not contain animal products. Soaps are available in blocks and sold by the pound starting at $16 per pound. Naples Soap Company also carries an extensive selection of Himalayan, Pacific and Dead Sea bath salts in fine, medium and coarse grades, as well as natural sponges from Tarpon Springs, sisal soap sacks, washcloths and 100 percent cotton bath mitts. Natural baby products and organic pet shampoos complete the inventory. Ready-made and customized gift baskets, starting at $35 with free local delivery, are prepared in a variety of reusable containers, from galvanized pails to vase sponges from the Gulf of Mexico. Naples Soap Company is at 1200 Fifth Avenue South. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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Solution...Custom F Cbt Cnbf The displays at Naples Soap Company are as attractice as they are fragrant. COURTESY PHOTOSBUSINESS BRIEFS Greater Naples chamber welcomes new membersThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following 21 new members in October: American Momentum Bank; Batteries Plus; Bobby Chan; Boston Retirement Advisors LLC; Cafe La Mer & Bistro LLC; Camp Bow Wow Naples; Florida Virtual School (Orlando); For Smiles; Healthcare Professional Solutions LLC; Mongellos Restaurant and Lounge; Janes Restaurants; Mugs Across America Inc.; Naples Sail and Power Squadron; PGA Tour Superstore; Physicians Weight Loss Centers; RexAir Sales & Leasing LLC; The Terraces of Bonita Springs and The Limtiaco Company. To learn more about these new chamber members, visit the online business directory at For more information about chamber membership, call Don Seer, new member services manager, at 403-2906. Bonita chamber needs volunteersThe Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce needs a few good volunteers to staff its visitor center. Four-hour shifts are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Duties include answering phones, assisting walk-ins and working on office projects. Computer skills are required. For more information or to schedule an interview, call Cissy Prentiss at 992-2943 or e-mail Ted Todd Insurance opens new officeTed Todd Insurance Agency has opened a new office in Bonita Springs. The agencys seventh location in Southwest Florida is at 10020 Coconut Road in the Brooks Sweetbay Shopping Center. The 3,000-squarefoot space will function as a centralized customer service and training center. For more information, call 949-1111. Company serves local health care professionalsHealthcare Professional Solutions has launched a new brand and identity with a series of presentations to local health care systems, physicians and related business leaders. HPS provides professional and personal management and consulting services to physicians, health systems and ancillary providers. The companys strategic resource croup includes experts in practice management, risk management, physician recruitment, marketing, advertising, construction management and legal, financial and accounting concerns. For more information, call 596-0305 or go to The IDC is now called Miromar Design CenterThe International Design Center in Estero has changed its name to the Miromar Design Center. The centers 45 showrooms offer furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchen and bath products, art, accessories, wall coverings and more to interior designers and builders as well as to the public. Other changes are also taking place at the center. The main atrium has been transformed into a product showcase with vignettes containing furnishings and accessories from several showrooms, allowing consumers and design professionals a glimpse of what can be found on all three floors. The vignettes will change periodically. Hours for the center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Effective Jan. 4 the center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will remain the same. For more information, call 3905111 or visit www.MiromarDesignCenter. com. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets, Interstate 75, exit 123, between Naples and Fort Myers. Synergy Contractors endows FCGU business programNelson C. Nieves, Verne Nieves and Nelson Nieves Sr., owners of Synergy Contractors Inc., have pledged an endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University. The $30,000 endowment was given to the Lutg ert College of Business Lucas Institute for Real Estate Development and Finance to enhance the activities of faculty and students within the Lucas Institute. The endowment will support student involvement in community real estate organizations as well as faculty and student research, and will help with the purchase of equipment and software. Synergy Contractors Inc. is one of Southwest Floridas premier concrete, masonry, tilt and shell contractors. For more information, call 543-2938 or visit


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The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 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@ The Naples Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the North Naples Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Professional storyteller Mary Lou Williams will be the speaker. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 262-8183 or visit www. PRACC, the Public Relations Association of Collier County, members will meet for their holiday mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Members are reminded to bring gift baskets to be raffled off to raise money for the PRACC scholarship fund. Call 436-2105 to RSVP. 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PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 losses in acreage. Unlike its neighbors to the south, there was a modest 16 percent decrease in farm operations during the same 10-year period. From Marco Island to Port Charlotte, an abundance of farmers markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of vendors with seafood, sauces, soups, cheeses, chutneys, honey, herbs, spices and baked goods not found in grocery stores. Most markets also have a colorful assortment of handcrafted, non-food goods for sale, from soaps and cosmetics to candles, jewelry and artwork. Some are taking advantage of the environmental zeitgeist, calling themselves green markets and enforcing strict guidelines that their products be organic or from recycled materials. However, most people use the terms green market and farmers market interchangeably. Whatever you call them and wherever you find them in Southwest Florida, they usually have these things in common: They take place outside, once a week. Prices are cheaper, typically, than at grocery stores. There are several produce stands, some featuring resellers and others with organic or regularly grown produce from their own acreage. Theres often live music, lots of dogs on leashes, tots in strollers and at least a few hippies.When I first started doing this, the crowd was a little older. Now theres a huge range of ages, says Claudia St. Onge, coordinator for the Cape Coral Farmers Market, which during season can attract a crowd of nearly 7,500 to Club Square every Saturday morning. With an international focus on the environment and with a struggling economy, a market like this is going to pull in all kinds of people, she adds.Local flavorStriking up conversations with vendors who proudly divvy out free samples and brag about their growing methods is commonplace and part of the fun. Then there are those who also deliver another kind of local flavor along with their goods. Horace Brittain isnt afraid to speak his mind about the produce business, and then some. One minute hes cracking a smile at a baby perched on a young fathers hip at the Downtown Fort Myers Farmers Market while talking up his corn. The next minute, when the customer is gone, hes trash-talking a fellow vendor. The most important thing, he says, is that shoppers buy local and support local growers, not peddlers. If you dont support who supports your table, you arent very smart, Mr. Brittain maintains. He rails against the automotive industry outsourcing jobs and makes it clear that he dont care much for President Obama before getting back to the topic of carpetbaggers messing up the farmers markets for true locals like him. After a few minutes at Mr. Brittains booth of tomatoes, beets and cucumbers, one comes away having touched a downhome, self proclaimed follower of hillbilly life lessons. Hes a bit rough around the edges and completely unashamed of it.Green begets greenWhile satisfying the increasing demand for fresh produce markets, the events also serve secondary motives. Most are invaluable marketing tools in and of themselves. Its something we do to bring footprints to downtown Punta Gorda on a Saturday, says Jerry Presseller. The head of the Downtown Merchants Association took it upon himself to learn the ins and outs of hosting a market and launched one just a year ago. Restaurants and shops that once might have found it more practical to shutter their doors on the weekends are now seeing crowds intent on shopping, eating and drinking after theyve strolled between the kiosks. In Naples, Terry Banks, market manager for the Saturday morning Third Street South Farmers Market, agrees. It bring exposure, he says about the market that sets up year-round in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas. It definitely brings people to the restaurants and shops. The Third Street South market celebrates its 15th year by moving from the parking lot to the street for one day, Saturday, Dec. 12. Third Street South will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Broad Avenue South to 13th Avenue South. We see this as a great opportunity for our visitors to linger and mingle, perhaps with a fresh muffin and coffee, relaxing in one of our courtyards, says Justin Collins of Neapolitan Enterprises. Its also a great time to get in some Christmas shopping, and maybe lunch at one of our restaurants.Among the more than 50 vendors will be Naples Citrus with fresh fruit and juice, Captain Kirks Seafood with local fish and shellfish, Farmer Mike with local produce, The Sauce Lady with homemade Italian meals and sauces and Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop and Deli with meat and spice rubs. The market will return to its traditional parking lot location Saturday, Dec. 19.Good for allI grow for flavor, says Mr. Troop, the vendor with the fresh vanilla beans at the Downtown Fort Myers Farmers Market. Every Thursday before dawn, he packs his truck at the 100-acre farm he owns in Venus, Fla., west of Lake Okeechobee, and heads to the market that sets up under the Caloosahatchee Bridge near Centennial Park. On Saturdays hes a fixture at the Cape Coral Farmers Market, while his wife runs their stall at the North Naples Green Market. Sundays finds the Troops at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market. For many local farmers like the Troops, fresh markets are their primary source of distribution and income. If it werent for the farmers markets, Mr. Troop says, Id end up shipping. Id have to change my product. Instead of more quality and taste, Id have to focus on production. Fresh markets continue to blossom and grow, giving farmers like Mr. Troop a profitable way to deliver the fruits of their labor from outlying fields to urban kitchens and dining rooms throughout Southwest Florida. The city slickers who frequent the markets, on the other hand, soak up a taste of the agrarian lifestyle. Week after week, everyone benefits from the harvest. MARKETFrom page 1 COLLIER COUNTY North Naples Green Market Collection at Vanderbilt 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 8 City of Marco Island Farmers Market Veterans Community Park 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through April 14 Third Street South Farmers Market In the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas (except Dec. 12, when it moves to the street) 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday year-round 261-8936 Fairgrounds Flea Market and Farmers Market Collier County Fairgrounds Immokalee Road at 39th Avenue NE 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday year-round Immokalee State Farmers Market 424 New Market Road East Sun-up to sundown every day through May 658-3508 LEE COUNTY GreenMarket at the Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday year-round 939-2787 Sanibel Island Farmers Market Tahitian Gardens Shopping Center 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through April 25 Coconut Point Farmers Market Coconut Point, Estero 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays 249-9480 Downtown Fort Myers Farmers Market Centennial Park Under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee Bridge 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through May 321-7100 Cape Coral Farmers Market 4706 SE 11th Place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 8 Bonita Springs Farmers Market Riverside Park 27300 Old 41 Road 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 980-9626 Battista Farms Farmers Market 19490 South Tamiami Trail, Estero 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays CHARLOTTE COUNTY Punta Gorda Farmers Market Intersection of West Olympia Avenue and Taylor Street 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays year-round (941) 391-4856 Fishermens Village/Worden Farms Market 1200 W. Retta Esplanade 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, January through March (941) 637-4874 Cultural Center of Charlotte County Farmers Market 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays (941) 625-4175, ext. 253 area farmers markets COURTESY PHOTOThe farmers market on Marco Island happens every Wednesday morning through mid-April.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 BUSINESS B9 Marine Industries Association of Collier County holiday party A celebration at Mediterra with McCaw Wealth Management, DuFrane Jewelers, Germain BMW and Angelinas Ristorante Collins & DuPont Interior Design holiday partyNETWORKING Summer and Brett Hoglund Mary Alice Armstrong and Abby Dickson Minka Brown and Jodi Viseth Phil and Lisa Osborn June Kumin, Barbara DuFrane and Jerry Kumin Kim Collins and Sherri DuPontWe 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. 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@ SHELLEY LUND / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS


Joanne Marin 239.269.7889 Vanderbilt Beach 3/3 Extra Large, 11th floor with unobstructed Gulf & Sunset Views $899 K $2.2 M Joanne Marin 239.269.7889 Vanderbilt Beach 3BR & Den / 3.5 Baths 5th floor Beauty, Cabana & Boat Dock included Kim Woodland 239.352.9512 2 BR, 2BA Condo. Spacious living, large lanai, breakfast room Lisa Gardiner 239.248.0377 Wonderful 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage Home Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Beautiful Water Views, Gulf of Mexico Open Sunday 1-4pm Karen Meola 239.821.1887 Furnished first floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo Includes Golf! Susan Owens 239.248.5580 Bayside 4BR / 4.5BA home. 26ft Power Boat included with purchase! Susan Owens 239.248.5580 Best Priced Condo in All of Barefoot Beach 2 BR / 2 BA Gulf View Joanne Henle 239.290.1138 To see this home is to fall in love! It is perfection in every detail! Susan Owens 239.248.5580 Direct GULF front 6th Floor 3BR / 2BA condo on Barefoot Bch Rae Wakelin 239.398.0028 Wonderful home, incredible views & the price includes Golf! Susan Owens 239.248.5580 4+Den / 4 BA home Golf Membership Included 3 car garage Joanne Henle 239.290.1138 Waterfront Buyer Opportunity! Gulf access, canal view, private dock Lynn Bower 239.438.6784 Gulf View Remodeled Luxury Walk to Venetian Village Franklin B. Sullivan PA 239.595.0383 Accredited Buyer Representative and Pelican Marsh Specialist Sheri Neuman 239.537.1296 Beautiful 5BR / 4BA 3 car Garage in gated Resort Style Community Sarah Hoag 239.293.5652 Lovely 2BR /2BA furnished villa overlooking golf course Jim Carrell 239.269.3769 3 BR & Den, 2.5 BA with gorgeous views of lake 27 hole Championship golf course Cherrie Cecil 239.229.2707 Great Family Home at a great value in beautiful Willoughby Acres Michael Kolb 239.273.6359 Location! Location! Perfect 2BR / 2BA turnkey Condo Bright & light near Naples Bay Resort Wilhelm & Cole 239.687.4242 Priced well below Developer units! Fantastic Gulf Views Eydie and Bob 239.594.8589 4BR & Den / 3 BA on 500 Block in Beach neighborhood of Naples Park Carter Wheeler 239.877.7626 Large 4BR / 3BA Home Bank-owned Wilhelm & Cole 239.687.4242 Luxury Resort Lifestyle from $530,000 Sarah Hoag 239.293.5652 Bright and cheerful 1st floor unit 2BR / 2BA with golf & water views Debra Monterosso 239.777.1673 Stunning Villa Former Model Home 2Br& Den / 2 BA 2 car Garage Carter Wheeler 239.877.7626 3BR / 2BA 2 car Garage Bank-owned Alexis Seldin-Rodriguez 239.645.5483 Updated 4BR home plus guesthouse! Meticulously maintained inside and out $249,000 $110,000 $134,900 $559,000 $3,199,000 $1,325,000 $1,345,000 $869,000 $1,100,000 $799,000 $349,000 $500,000 Specialist $310,000 $259,900 $219,000 $249,000 $349,000 $799,000 Specialist $165,900 $269,900 $150,000 $169,000 $107,900 Vanderbilt Beach Jasmine Lakes Berkshire Village Glades Country Club Pelican Isle Barefoot Beach Barefoot Beach Barefoot Beach Pelican Bay Fiddlesticks Country Club Wildcat Run Allegro Bonita Farms Saturnia Lakes Pelican Marsh Palmira Golf & Country Club Foxfire Royal Arms Willoughby Acres Naples Park The Dunes The Dunes Golden Gate Estates Glen Eagle Foxfire Golden Gate Estates Bonita Springs Bellagio Grande $679,000 $2,400,000


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11$4.9 million model in Estuary has it all, and moreCovelli Development Group, a preferred builder at Estuary at Grey Oaks, is nearing completion of the Mariana model on an expansive home site overlooking a lake and the championship Estuary golf course. The home has six bedrooms plus a theater, library, wine room, five full baths and a pool bath and power bath.The Mariana will be certified as a Florida Green home by Florida Green Building Coalition. The first completed greencertified model in Estuary, it will also earn Florida Power and Lights highest efficiency rating, the Energy Gold Star.The Mariana is offered furnished for $4,995,000. Numerous amenities throughout the homes 6,910 square feet of living area will provide owners with an enhanced sense of security and touch-of -a-butto n conveniences. Among the state-of-the-art technologies will be programmable Crestron lighting system, indoor controls for the pool and spa, digital security system and a sound system with LCD keypads throughout the home.A landscaped brick paver circular auto court and steps lead up to a portico and front porches. Interior appointments include marble/stone flooring, volume and tray ceilings of varied heights, detailed crown molding and baseboard, an 1,100-bottle wine room and a wood-paneled library with detailed coffered ceiling adjacent to the master wing. The master suite has a sitting area with lake and golf course views, two walk-in closets, a spa tub and his-and-hers marble showers.Open to the family room, the kitchen has easy access to the wine room and a pantry. The expansive lanai has a tongue-and-groove cypress ceiling, power screens, and a summer kitchen with Wolf grill fueled by environmentally friendly natural gas. The pool and spa are both gas heated. Luxurious extras in the Mariana include a 12-foot screen and THX sound in the dedicated theatre/media room between two of the guest suites, central vacuuming system and a three-car garage with stained wood panel doors. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Estuary at Grey Oaks. For more information, call 261-3148 or visit SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAThe Colony/La Scala .........................$3300 The Colony/Palermo .........................$3100 Bellini/Miromar Lakes ......................$2100 Bonita Bay ........................................$1750 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Vasari/Matera ...................................$1350 Stoneybrook/Villa .............................$1200Furnished Annuals from $1000 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSBay Colony/Trieste .......................... $7000 The Vanderbilt .................................$6200 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Pelican Isle .......................................$2995 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$2900 Old Naples/Old Westlake Villas ........$2500 Pelican Marsh/Seville ........................$2100 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Venetian Cove ..................................$1400 Bermuda Greens ...............................$1150Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal ......................................$10000 Royal Harbor ....................................$2400 Vanderbilt/Canal ..............................$1900 Seagate .............................................$1600 The Cottages ....................................$1500 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNaples named as one of eight great coastal cities for retirementBeginning with its January/February 2010 issue, Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine geared to helping people with retirement relocation decisions, launches a yearlong series spotlighting destinations that are great for retirees and now offer unusually good buys in housing. Ready for the Rebound: Hot Spots for Retirement Real Estate Discounts will give insight into the current bargains in places chosen by the editors from extensive research into home prices over the last decade. Naples is included in the first installment as one of the countrys eight best coastal towns and cities for retirement. The magazine says the city has an elegant downtown district and beaches on Floridas Gulf coast with high inventory in high-rise waterfront condos and extraordinarily lowered prices on single-family homes. Joining Naples in the list of choice coastal locations are: Barnstable Town, Mass.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Ormond Beach, Fla.; Galveston, Texas; Oceanside, Calif.; Florence, Ore.; and Whidbey Island, Wash. Subsequent issues will look at such diverse options as cities for urban lifestyles, mountain and lake retreats and college towns. Editor Mary Lu Abbott says the Ready for the Rebound features will light on opportunities for baby boomers and retirees to snap up dream retirement real estate at discounts, thanks to record low housing prices, low interest rates and high inventory existing. Each year, 700,000 Americans move to new towns to retire. Generally healthier, better educated and more affluent than retirees who stay h t d p r i J co a B S C T e an d i st co R l i e r t l e m SEE RETIREMENT, B12

PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 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: 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! RETIREMENTFrom page B11put, relocating retirees bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development. Where to Retire magazine was launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire. Published six times a year, the magazine has a national average circulation of 220,000 and an average readership of 500,000. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is now $18. The magazine is also found on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores. For a magazine subscription, visit www. or send a check or money order to: Vacation Publications, Attn: Where to Retire, 5851 San Felipe Street, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77057. Phone orders can be placed by calling (713) 974-6903. Miromar Design Center in Estero and Robb & Stucky Interiors offer the following free seminars in the weeks ahead: Home for the Holidays: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Robb & Stucky Enjoy this guided tour featuring stunning table dcor by design consultants Bob Jones, Karli Mateja, Todd Stevenson, Susie Petril and Catherine Baker. Feng Shui for the Holidays: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Miromar Design Center Design consultant and Feng Shui master Jeannie Bloomfield will discuss the ancient Chinese art form of spatial harmony in architecture and interior design.Sponsored by Baker. Chinese Antiques Show: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Robb & Stucky Interior designer Catherine Baker discusses the many styles of Chinese antiques and how to integrate one-of-a-kind treasures and Asian accents into your existing dcor. Becoming Computer Savvy: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Miromar Design Center Viruses, Trojans and Worms, Oh My! Web site consultant Shelly Osterhout will discuss what makes your computer slow and how to prevent it, as well as how to know when you need a new one. Miromar Design Center is in Estero across from Miromar Outlets. Call 390-5111 or visit Robb & Stucky Interiors is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Seminar space is limited and reservations are requested. Call 261-3969, ext. 7000, to register.Glean great ideas from free design seminars


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 REAL ESTATE B13 W elcome to Southwest Florida ESTERO WILDCAT COVE READY FOR IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN! 3 BED/3 BATH/HEATED POOL & SPA/2 CAR MAINTENANCE FREE! $389,000 ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN GOLF 3 BED/DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $299,900ESTERO 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 Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 PRICE REDUCED! NEW PRICE! Annual/Seasonal RentalsNaples Furnished Naples Unfurnished e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd/2.5ba $2400/$4000 mo. e Strand/Pinnacle 2bd+den/2ba $2200 mo. Mediterra/Calabria 3bd+den/3ba $2400 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 Renovations set at The GlenviewStevens Construction Inc. has been awarded the contract for renovations at The Glenview at Pelican Bay. Company president Mark Stevens says interior renovations will begin this winter and will occur in two phases in the 12-story skilled nursing and rehabilitation center at 100 Glenview Place. The community will remain in operation during construction. Design services were provided by Caffey Architecture. GATES completes work at Ave MariaGATES Builders recently completed renovations to four buildings at the Ave Maria School of Law. Completed ahead of schedule and under budget, the project consisted of more than 70,000 square feet. Project architect Jason Tramonte transformed the existing spaces into a law library with study rooms, classrooms of various sizes, faculty and administration offices, a moot court room, computer labs, a chapel, clinical offices and common areas for studying and social activities.GATES, with offices in Florida and the Republic of Panama, is a fully integrated construction, development and real estate services company. For more information, call 593-3777 or visit Web site has info on Aging in PlaceNaples-based Lazer Construction has published a Web site containing information for Aging in Place, a universal design concept for homes that was created with the assistance of AARP and the National Association of Home Builders. Aging in Place universal design is about building or modifying a home to create a more functional and usable living space for our aging population. Chris Alley, president of Lazer Construction, holds the designation of certified Aging in Place specialist from the NAHB. For more information, visit or call Lazer Construction at 793-6800. Bonita acreage purchased for The TerracesClosing on the land purchase for the future site of The Terraces at Bonita Springs, the areas newest senior living community, has been finalized. The planned development will be on approximately 20 acres off S. Tamiami Trail, near Highland Woods Golf and Country Club. The land was purchased from Joseph Nicola, owner of Nicolas Keg Liquor Store.Construction on The Terraces is anticipated to begin in 2011. The community will feature maintenance-free, independent living in 150 one-, twoand threebedroom apartment homes. As an Unlimited Lifecare community, The Terraces will also provide lifetime access to on-site health care, including 48 assisted living, 40 skilled nursing and 18 dedicated memory support residences.The Terraces is sponsored by SantaFe Senior Living, a sister company of AvMed Health Plans, a not-for-profit health plan that has been serving Floridians since 1973. For more information, call 221-8907 or visit For more information about SantaFe HealthCare, visit www. Design experts offer holiday decorating tipsRefresh 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. Call 261-3969, ext. 7000, to register. 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. REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 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 www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor 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 $ Vineyards Saturnia Lakes Pelican Marsh Saturnia Lakes Retail Space Availablewww.truesw orida.com239-210-1521Olympia ParkVanderbilt Beach/Airport Road5,100 sf. 26,100 sf. Short/Long Term Lease The Florida Cooperating Business Brok ers Association has elected the following officers for 2010: President: Richard Green, Naples; vice president: Dick Naedel, Naples; secretary: Edna Richards, Tampa; and treasurer: Brad Welborn, Fort Myers. The FCBBA is a statewide professional association of business brokers licensed through the Florida Real Estate Commission whose purpose is to unite its members who are engaged in the selling and evaluating of business opportunities and related real estate, and whose members adhere to a code of ethics to better serve the public. The FCBBA sponsors and promotes education for its members in better methods and techniques by which to practice their chosen profession. Karen Fletcher and Kandace Kaiser has joined Downing-Frye Realty Inc. as a sales associate. Originally from Burlington, Iowa, Ms. Fletcher has resided in Florida for 34 years. Prior to joining Downing-Frye, she was a paralegal and senior closer at First American Title in Naples. She belongs to the Florida, Bonita Springs-Estero and National associations of Realtors. Originally from Birmingham, Mich., Ms. Kaiser has more than 27 years of real estate experience, managing family business and real estate investments in Florida and Michigan. She moved to Naples in 1999 and prior to joining Downing-Frye Realty was a sales associate with Premier Properties, the Bonita Bay Group and John R. Wood. Ms. Kaiser has earned several real estate designations, including the CSP and ABR. She belongs to the Naples Area, Florida and National associations of realtors. Bearce Carter has joined the s ales and marketing team at Vineyards as a new home specialist responsible for educating customers about Vineyards and assisting with new home purchases. Originally from Maine, Mr. Carter graduated from the University of Southern Maine and went on to own and manage a heating oil and gasoline distribution company for 30 years. He has been living and selling homes in Naples since 2000. Michele Harrison has been named the r eferral Realtor or community adviser with www.55Places. com for the Southwest Florida region. pairs interested parties with retirement homes in active adult communities, active retirement communities, ranch home communities and age-restricted communities across the country. The site gives users information on preferred communities within certain states and regions and then pairs them up with real estate professionals to answer detailed questions and get them into their new homes. Recently featured SWFL communities include Ave Maria, Del Webb Naples and Lely Resort. Ms. Harrison has 32 years of real estate experience and stands as a broker associate with John R. Wood Inc. She is a certified residential specialist, certified real estate brokerage manager and a certified new home professional. She belongs to the Institute of Residential Marketing, serves on the board of directors for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and is a past president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Collier Building Industry Association. Mar ci Hughes has joined Naples R ealty Services as a sales associate at the ONESource Real Estate Services Center. Ms. Hughes was a registered nurse before launching her 25-year career in real estate sales. She has been a Naples area real estate agent for the past 17 years and has earned the certified new home specialist as well as the luxury home specialist designations. P at Cantwell, a real estate agent f or 20 years and a broker since 1993, has joined Miromar Realty as a sales associate for new homes sales at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. J acqueline Nary of Keller William Elit e Realty in Bonita Springs has earned the certified distressed property expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. Prudential Florida Realty Naples P ar k Shore & The Ritz-Carlton offices welcomes the following associates: Wanda Baldwin started her career at Coldwell Banker and previously had her own brokerage firm called Freedom REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS CARTER HARRISON SEE NEWSMAKERS, B15


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Happy Holidays Watch the boats. Light the menorahs. Enjoy the sounds. Take your pick of ways to celebrate the season.Holiday Happenings, C12-19 Breaking out of Bach40-voice ensemble is poised to expand its repertoire. C22 Its fun to be at theYMCA of the Palms has served the community for four decades. C9 Itftbtth If The Shoe FitsSee who found the perfect party pair, and more from soirees around town. C28, 29, 30 & 31 colorher worldAs Alice Walkers Celie, Kenita Miller discovers a sense of triumph and a taste for humanity The Color Purple plays the Phil through Dec. 13 C4 >>inside: BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ COURTESY PHOTOKenita Miller (Celie), Felicia Fields (Sofia) and Lesly Terrell Donald (Buster) in The Color PurpleCTRESS KENITA MILLER LOVES THE COLOR PURPLE, both the book and the movie, but when she heard it was being turned into a musical, it gave her pause. A musical adaptation? she says. I thought, I dont know But the more she learned about it, the more she liked the idea. After all, the people behindSEE PURPLE, C4 a Henry Koerner masterfully combined the real with the imaginedThe first major U.S. retrospective of Henry Koerners works since 1984 opens Saturday, Dec. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. Most of the works in Henry Koerner: The Real and Imagined are for sale, making this a unique opportunity for collectors. The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida simultaneously presents The Henry Koerner Photographs: Vienna 1946. Both exhibits will hang through Sunday, Jan. 10. The late artists son, Joseph Koerner, professor of art history and architecture at Harvard University, will present a lecture about the legacy of his father at 3 p.m. Friday. Dec. 11, at The von Liebig. The lecture is $10 for Naples Art Association members and $15 for non-members and includes admission to the exhibition preview reception at 5:30 pm.SEE KOERNER, C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________ COURTESY OF THE HENRY KOERNER ESTATEChildrens Palace

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 Louis Aston Knight(Amer. 1873-1948)Apple Trees in Bloom 18 x 22 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. Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: partner, we must first learn to give it. You must be the change you wish to see in the world, Gandhi told us. For people like Rebecca, that means sitting back and listening for a change. Whether she takes my advice and whether love follows will have to be seen. Some people are their own worst enemies. Like Rebecca, a girl I know who I hesitate to call a friend. She once invited me for coffee on the pretext of soliciting dating advice, but really it was an excuse for her to unload about the sorry state of her love life. During that extended session which felt like therapy, and I still wonder if I shouldnt send her a bill Rebecca confessed that shes never been able to hold down a relationship. Nothing longer than two months, she said. I guess theres something wrong with me. Oh? I asked, seizing the opportunity for a teachable moment. Even after her hour-long kvetching session, I still wanted to help her find love. After all, shes an attractive, smart girl a good catch if she can keep her mouth shut. Can you think of anything you might be doing to drive men away? I mentally willed her to realize that she talks too much, that people cant squeeze a word into her personal monologue. I dont know, she said. She paused. I thought she might actually be considering the question, but then, I guess I just have bad luck. In The Wedding Date, hunky Dermot Mulroneys character a male Being the partner we wish to have SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON After all, shes an attractive, smart girl a good catch if she can keep her mouth shut....escort says that every woman is in exactly the relationship she wants to be in. Even the bitter singles, he says, have created their non-relationships. If we follow this reasoning written in a script for the character of a male hooker, but still then we are all responsible for the state of our relationships. Its frightening, on one hand, to think we might be the cause of all those bad dates with useless people, or that the reason we cant go the distance with a potential mate is not something extrinsic to our nature bad luck or a dark curse but rather something wholly and completely within us. But if this is terrifying, its also empowering. 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PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 the scenes were well respected in the arts and entertainment world. Oprah Winfrey, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Sofia in the film version, is one of the shows producers, as well as a major investor. Marsha Norman, recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for the play night, Mother, wrote the book for the musical, and Brenda Russell, Ailee Willis and Stephen Bray wrote the music. Ms. Miller was introduced to The Color Purple at an early age. I saw the movie first, she says. My older sister had the book in her room. When she left home, I was in her room all the time. My mom was saying Not yet, but I read it anyway. I couldnt understand a lot of the dynamics of the book, but there was something very captivating and charming about it. I read it several times, and each time understood more. The novelist Alice Walker, who received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple, is one of Ms. Millers favorite writers. I really respect her work, she says. Shes such a powerful force. When she finally had the opportunity to meet the author, Ms. Miller adds, My encounter wasnt more than Hi and Thank you for your work. I couldnt drum up more to say. Im in such awe of her and her work, and the way she articulates herself through her work. And that musical adaptation the actress initially wasnt too sure about? Ms. Miller performed in the lead as Celie on Broadway, and now shes reprising the role in the musicals first national tour, which plays at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Sunday, Dec. 13. Something to strive forThe Color Purple tells the story of Celie, a young black girl in rural Georgia in the 1930s. By age 14, she has been raped by her father and given birth to two of his children. When the children disappear, she assumes her father has killed them. Celie then marries a man she calls Mister, whos physically and emotionally abusive. Her sister Nettie lives with them, but is sent away when she refuses Misters advances. Nettie goes to Africa, and Mister hides all the letters she sends back to Celie. When Misters mistress, a nightclub singer named Shug, comes to live with them, Celie and Shug become intimate and their relationship empowers Celie to recognize her own beauty and abilities. Although the story is told from an African-American perspective, Celies a human, shes a woman first, Ms. Miller says, adding anyone, even men, can identify with the story. Men go through abuse as well, she says. For Ms. Miller as an actress, its been almost spoiling to tell a story thats so versatile in its own right and that reaches such a diverse dynamic of people, she says. After one Broadway performance, she says, a white woman came up to her, crying. She hugged me and said, I just want you to know that the story was so powerful. I didnt know if I wanted to come at first, because this is my story. I lost my sister, but I never got her back. Ms. Miller didnt know what else to do but hug the woman. I feel very honored to help heal somebody (though my acting), she says. Thats important to me, Kenita, that Im doing something for a reason, not letting life pass me by without connecting to others. Her role as Celie, she adds, has given me something to strive for to play more human, not the stereotype that I easily fit into. Celie has given me a taste for humanity.A tough act to follow?Ms. Miller says she wasnt at all intimidated by playing a role so many people associate with Whoopi Goldberg, who portrayed Celie in the movie. She met the actress/comedian a year and a half ago, when Ms. Goldberg joined the cast of Xanadu, in which Ms. Miller was performing on Broadway. The very first night she went on, I looked over and saw her profile and said Oh my God, thats Celie. Shes such a remarkable human being. I dont think anybody could fill those shoes, or give what she gave. There was something very unique and extremely genuine with her portrayal of Celie. Xanadu, she adds, was such a satire, such a goofy show. (A national production of the roller disco musical plays at the Phil next spring, April 23-25.) In Xanadu Ms. Miller played a muse, wearing spandex, a big Afro and roller skates. In contrast, she says, The Color Purple makes people think. Its big, more intimate it takes you inside of yourself. Its a gift. Ms. Miller loves that the role of Celie isnt a stereotype. People can easily say it is, because of the setting and the time period, she says. But you can put it in any time period. I know people in my family whose story this is, to a T. Not just ancestors, people back in the day, but more recently in my generation. You can take it out of the culture, even, she adds. Its a very human story. I would hate for that to be overlooked.Finding the loveAs for whether Celie and Shug are lesbians, I feel it depends on the person, as far as perspective, Ms. Miller says. For me, I believe that if you connect with it being a lesbian dynamic, thats what it is for you. I think of myself as a person who doesnt categorize. These are people who fall in love with different spirits theyre attracted to, the soul theyre attracted to, and that comes down to a sexual chemistry, for them. If society wants to categorize them, it limits us as human, she adds. I think these are two women who fall in love with each other, yes. Shug is the first person who besides her sister says Celie, I love you. Youre beautiful. You have a grace Ive never seen before. She helps Celie fall in love with herself. The fact that the men in her world are so abusive also affects Celies perspective. She clings to whoever is going to give her love, Ms. Miller says. You cling to wherever love is. Celies journey takes her to the song Im Here, which Ms. Miller sings just before the finale, declaring powerfully:I believe I have inside of me Everything that I need to live a bountiful life. With all the love alive in me Ill stand as tall as the tallest tree. And Im Thankful for every day that Im given, Both the easy and the hard ones Im livin. But most of all Im thankful for Loving who I really am. Im beautiful. Yes, Im beautiful, And Im here.This song is like her theme song, Ms. Miller says. Its her coming into herself, accepting herself. Shes always been a person accepting of what life has brought her. I think shes more a survivor than a victim. When she gets to saying, Im here, I am beautiful, I love myself, I can be loved, I receive love, I think she comes full circle. Its a very powerful journey I take every night. It makes me aspire to be a person that whatever life brings me, I love who I am, I love who Im becoming through these experiences. No matter how she feels going into a show, by the end, she feels as if shes gained something, she says. Ive conquered something by going through the journey. Its such an uplifting story. No matter how hard it is to jump into it, at the end I feel triumphant. PURPLEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Kenita Miller (Celie) and LaToya London (Nettie). Left: Angela Robinson (Shug Avery) in the Push Da Button scene. >> The Color Purple >> When: through Dec. 13 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Cost: $79 >> Information: Call 597-1900 or go to if you go


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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. Bice Live entertainment from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 300 Fifth Avenue South. 262-4044. Brio Tuscan Grille 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Nevada Wilkens Trio 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: Cahlua & Cream. 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: Ocean Roads; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Thursday and Monday: Guitarist Kevin Ribbel; Friday and Tuesday: Guitarist JoRey Ortiz. Saturday and Wednesday: Guitarist Barefoot Gino. All from 6-9 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Bar. Sunday: Mixed Nuts poolside from 6-9 p.m. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 659-4309. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola; 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused featuring Beck; 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd. 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: 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: Open mic night; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Dave T. at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Brown Truck; Sunday: Reggae with Chaefin; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: PA Trick and the PR Icks. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater The Color Purple At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Dec. 13. 597-1900. See story on page C1. Man of La Mancha TheatreZone presents Man of La Mancha at the G&L Theatre on the campus of Community School of Naples through Dec. 13. (888) 966-3352 or Crimes of the Heart The Naples Players presents Crimes of the Heart on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre through Dec. 19. 263-7990 or Dial M For Murder Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers presents Dial M For Murder through Dec. 20. 332-4488 or www. See review on page C8. Santaland Diaries Florida Repertory Theatre presents David Sedaris thorny comedy, The Santaland Diaries, Dec. 10-31 in the new Studio Theatre. 332-4488 or Over the River and Through the Woods Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents Over the River and Through the Woods Dec. 10-12 and 17-19. 936-3239 or e-mail A Christmas Carol Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents A Christmas Carol through Dec. 26. 278-4422 or Alice in Wonderland Jr. The Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland Jr. on select dates in December. 278-4422 or Winter Wonderettes The Off-Broadway Palm Theatre presents the musical comedy Winter Wonderettes through Dec. 26. 278-4422 or Symphony Hallelujah! The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Center Chorale perform seasonal treasures at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. 597-1900. Many Moods The Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents a Christmas and Chanukah program a 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Golden Gate High School. Free. 348-0938. Holiday Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Holiday Pops at 8 p.m. Dec. 15-20 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900. Thursday, Dec. 10 Think Spring Marissa Collections a trunk show of spring fashions and accessories by Phillip Lim. 1167 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons MARKET OPENSNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts and Breakfast with Santa Dec. 5th or call 239-398-8623 COURTESY PHOTOBad sister Meg Magrath (Victoria Diebler) and her ex-sweetheart Doc (Bill Bridges) embrace in a scene from Beth Henleys Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Crimes of the Heart, on stage by The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through Dec. 19. 263-7990 or


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Call 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 proprietor Donna Third Street South. 263-1167. Fascinating Women South Regional Library presents Janina Birtolo in Fascinating Women, sketches of five historical characters from St. Teresa of Avila to Lucille Ball, at 2 p.m. 252-7542. Remembering Pets Coconut Point mall hosts Lights of Love, a candlelight ceremony honoring pets, from 6-9 p.m. In partnership with the Animal Refuge Center, the event includes an animal food and supply drive, pet photos with Santa and live entertainment. 992-9966 or Book Talk A discussion of The Reader by Bernard Schlink starts at 2 p.m. on the patio at the Marco Island Branch Library. 394-3272. Childs Christmas A Childs Christmas in Wales is presented at 6 p.m. at South Regional Library. 2527542. Stand-Up Comedy Jennifer Coolidge performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Dec. 11 Kids World Caf Childrens Museum of Naples and Waterside Shops invite youngsters to CMon and explore the holidays around the world and make their own holiday cards. Free from 11 to 3 p.m. at Waterside Shops. 514-0084. Caribbean Christmas Celebrate the holidays island-style beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. $25. 213-3058. Historic Holiday Nights The Edison & Ford Estates in Fort Myers present Holiday Nights throughout the 20-acre riverfront property near downtown Fort Myers through Jan. 2. 334-7419. Sandi Patty Enjoy A Sandi Patty Christmas at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849. Cottage Art Riverside Park in Bonita Springs comes alive from 5-8 pm. when artists turn out to greet visitors in six scenic riverside cottages. Saturday, Dec. 12 Santa Cruise Set sail with Santa for a 45-minute cruise aboard a Cococohatchee Nature Adventure cruise at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. $10. Reservations required. 592-1200. Craft Show The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 352-3036. Coffee & Art Enjoy Coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. 597-1900 or Cookies with Santa Marco Island kids are invited to have cookies and milk with Santa at 10 a.m. at Mackle Park. Krystals for Cancer Shop for Swarovski crystal and sterling silver jewelry crafted by a group that supports cancer patients throughout Southwest Florida. Trunk show is from 9 a.m. to noon at Collection at Vanderbilt. 9928670 or 495-3393. Masters Art The Naples Masters Winter Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Collection at Vanderbilt. 293-9448. Kids, Pets & Santa Kidz & Canines takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Freds Diner. The special brunch and chance for photos with Santa is a benefit for Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida. 431-7928 or e-mail Holiday Parade Marco Islands island-style Christmas parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Balfour and San Marco roads, turning south on Barfield Drive. 394-7549. Teddy Bears on Ice Bring a new, unwrapped stuffed animal to Germain Arena and let it fly onto the ice when the Everblades score their first goal. Bears will be distributed to various childrens charities. Game begins at 7 p.m. 948-7825. Hyacinth Series Moorings Presbyterian Church presents Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass at 3 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. 213-5246 or e-mail See story on page C23. Sunday, Dec. 13 Barbershop Chorus The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus, a 60-man singing group, presents an afternoon of holiday song at 2 p.m. in Cambier Park. $15. 213-3058. Films on Fifth A screening of Elsa & Fred begins at 7 p.m. at Sugden Community Theatre as part of The Naples Players series of Films on Fifth. 263-7990. Concert Band The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. Light the Lights Celebrate Chanukah with a menorah lighting, live music, food and more from 5-7 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. Free. 4046993. Monday, Dec. 14 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. Free, but there is an entrance fee for those who do not have a Collier County Beach Parking permit. Music and Laughs Singer/ songwriter Mario The Catman Infanti and comedian Jimmy Keys team up for an evening of fun to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Sugden Community Theatre. $75 per person includes wine and hors doeuvres before show time at 7:30 p.m. 263-7990. Must be Magic The Fort Myers Magicians Association presents its ninth annual Christmas Magic Show at 7 p.m. at the Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. Proceeds benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. 332-4488. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night beginning at 7:30 p.m. every Monday. 594-9400. An Evening of Creativity Paint in an artists studio at Rosen Studios and Gallery and take home an original after an evening of fun with friends. $39. Reservations required. 8211061. Tuesday, Dec. 15 Story Time Moms and tots are welcome to join story time and fun activities with Miss Jessica and Miss Felicia beginning at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5205. Team Up Boston Beer Garden has Team Trivia starting at 9 p.m. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday, Dec. 16 See the Lights Hop aboard a trolley, sit back and enjoy the sights of some of the best holiday lights in town. Boarding starts at 1010 Sixth Avenue South at 6:15 p.m. today and Thursday, Dec. 17. The two-hour tour includes refreshments and caroling along the way. Cost: $25 adults; $10 children 4-12. 262-7300 for reservations. Free Film See Trouble in Paradise, the slick 1932 flick about a jewel thief and a con artist who fall in love. Show time is 2 p.m. today and Thursday, Dec. 17, at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or 593-0177. Send calendar listings to


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 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: are dressed in formalwear, Maxs jacket is white. Tonys suits get progressively darker as the play goes on, until finally, hes wearing funeral black. In addition to top-notch acting, its Mr. Cacioppos vision and attention to details like this that make Florida Rep the quality theater it is. Dial M for Murder is good, classic entertainment at the theater: witty dialogue, clever plotting and suspense that makes you lean forward in your seat in anticipation. Florida Rep has brought an old-fashioned thriller to Fort Myers, and its well worth seeing. Even if you do have to leave a night light on afterward. Mr. Powers also has a nice section where he lists the wide variety of ways hes killed people in his scripts, poison, shoot, strangle, stab, slug and suffocate among them. In this mid-century era when everyones terribly mannered and extremely civil with each other, Mr. Powers character provides many of the shows outbreaks of emotion. As an American, hes allowed to display his passions. Ms. Gibson has the unenviable position of portraying a role so associated with the stunning Grace Kelly, who played Margot in the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie. Instead of an icy beauty, Ms. Gibson embodies a kind of gawky elegance that makes her more ideal for a comedic romance. Though she sometimes veers into melodrama, she displays a certain vulnerability that makes the audience want to protect her. While Mr. St. Louis makes his Florida Rep debut with this play, audiences might know him from his many performances with Theatre Conspiracy. Hes totally believable as an old schoolmate now living life on the shadier side. Watch his face as Tony talks to him; composure drains as he realizes that not only have his secrets been unearthed, but hes also being backed into a corner.Directing the detailsDirector Robert Cacioppos attention to details makes this thriller even more effective. Lighting by Aaron Meadow adds to the creepiness of the play, especially highlighting characters at the end of scenes. And sound designer Kate Smith brings in music that heightens the tension. (The only quibble I have with the sound is that it doesnt seem as if the phone itself is ringing; we hear a ring, but it doesnt seem to emanate from the phone on the desk.) Unfortunately, the key scene of the play, where Capt. Lesgate strangles Margot, isnt in keeping with the high quality of the rest of the play. Its just not believable. The actors are too timid; you can almost see them counting off the various steps theyre supposed to take, like a choreographed dance. At least on opening night, they seemed more concerned about hitting their marks than anything else; it didnt come across as a genuine struggle. To add to the dilemma, Mr. St. Louis is a large man while Ms. Gibson is petite; its difficult to believe there would be much of a struggle at all, let alone one that lasts as long as this one does.When Inspector Hubbard (Tad Ingram) comes on the scene, late in the play, he almost steals the show. Kind of a British precursor to Columbo, he portrays the inspector as devilishly clever, with a twinkle in his eye as he investigates the murder.ARTS COMMENTARY I wont tell you how Dial M for Murder ends, but I can tell you this: The butler didnt do it. The husband did. And Im not breaking the critics cardinal rule to not give away the ending, because Im not telling you anything you dont learn early in the play. This mystery thriller isnt a whodunit but a does-he-get-away-with-it-and-whathappens next? In the first act, we learn that Tony (Giles Davies), a former tennis pro, married Margot (Deanna Gibson) purely for her money. And now he wants her murdered so he can inherit it. Hes learned that she had an affair with an American mystery writer, Max (Brendan Powers), but has broken it off. Tony, for whom it seems more a matter of greed than revenge, blackmails a former schoolmate, Capt. Lesgate (Jesse St. Louis), to do the deed for him. The scheme: Tony will hide a key for Capt. Lesgate, then attend a stag party on the night of the murder, so hell have an alibi. While Tony is out at his party, Capt. Lesgate will let himself into the apartment with the hidden key. At a pre-arranged time, Tony will call his wife. When she gets out of bed to answer the phone, Capt. Lesgate will step out from behind the curtains and strangle her. The actions set in 1952 England, so there are, of course, no cell phones, no cordless phones, no caller ID. Tony knows exactly where his wife will stand to answer the phone. (Is there anything more ominous than a phone ringing in the middle of the night, waking you out of a deep sleep?) Mr. Davies, new to Florida Rep, is perfect as Tony, with his angular face and dark, brooding looks. You can see the delight in his eyes as he plots his wifes death and blackmails Capt. Lesgate. This is a villain you love to hate, and Mr. Davies portrays him very skillfully. (He also has a nice bit where he impersonates a woman talking.) I look forward to seeing him onstage again. Mr. Powers, a familiar face at Florida Rep, is brash and earnest as a TV mystery writer Max Halliday. Slightly polished around the edges, hes a rough and tumble guy who plots 52 murders a year. As he explains to Margot, there are five motives for murder: fear, jealousy, money, revenge and protecting someone you love. h p g t e NancySTETSON Dial T for thrilling >> What: Dial M for Murder >> When: through Dec. 20 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay Street, in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers, between Hendry and Jackson >> Cost: $20-$42 >> Info: Call 332-4488 or go to www. If you go And Daniel Benzing, who was so wonderful in Indian Blood, has two minor roles as a reporter and a policeman. The roles are walk-ons, but he still manages to get a laugh. Originally a play by Frederick Knott, Dial M for Murder is perhaps best known as an Alfred Hitchcock movie. (And Mr. Hitchcock makes a cameo appearance in this play, as he does in his movie version; you might not notice him from your seat, but hes in a school reunion photograph that Tony picks from a bookshelf to show Capt. Lesgate.) Robert F. Wolins set is spectacular. Before the play begins, the stage looks like a sepia photograph of an English apartment. When the lights come up, we see some slight color the walls, for example, are actually a dim raspberry but theres nothing jarring or blatant. Its an old photograph come to life. And Mr. Cacioppos choice of costuming is superb. Costume designer Janelle Turco gives us film noir outfits, all blacks and whites and grays. When we first meet Tony and Max, theyre almost the reverse of each other. Max, the good guy, sports a white shirt and dark tie, while Tony wears a black shirt and gray tie. Later, when both COURTESY PHOTODeanna Gibson and Jesse St. Louis in Dial M for Murder


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 A&E C9 BY RAINER OLBRICH ________________________Special to Florida Weekly Award Winning Food Give the Gift of Big Als and receive 20% more! Spend $25 and get a $30 gift card. Spend $50 and receive a $60 gift card. Spend $100 and receive a $120 gift card. D eNo m My expertise will be invaluable to you in your selection process whether you are Buying, Selling your home or relocating to Southwest Florida.239.404.7787MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR PUZZLE ANSWERS GIVING Whether youre an early bird or a night owl, the YMCA of the Palms has something for you as its celebrating 40 years of serving the Naples and Collier County community. With a membership of more than 9,000, the Y aims to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community based on core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The word YMCA has long been synonymous with volunteerism, for volunteers are truly the lifeblood of every Y. Our success is made possible only through the dedicated efforts of countless volunteers fathers, mothers, students, professionals, retirees, etc. including some 250 coaches or referees of its various sports programs. YMCA of the Palms is not just a fitness center. Among the ways the YMCA continues to reach out to the community through special events and programs is through Project Graduation, an alcoholand drugfree social event for graduating high school seniors held since 1985. Theres also YMCA Splash Week, a week of free water safety lessons for kids in the community, and periodic Family Movie Nights and Parents Nights Out. A volunteer board of trustees administers the YMCAs annual budget exceeding $5.5million. There is also the endowment fund board, a branch board of managers and a large corps of volunteer leaders. Overall administrative responsibility rests with Brandon Dowdy, a YMCA professional since 1992 who, as president and CEO, supervises a highly trained and professional staff of nearly 200 in the Naples and Bonita Springs facilities. Originally founded as the Young Mens Christian Association, the YMCA was founded in 1844 in London to help indigents living on the streets. While continuing the basic philosophy of its original mission, the organization has grown into a worldwide family of more than 120 autonomous national movements, each committed to building a positive future for youth and families. In the USA alone, more than 2,600 YMCAs serve more than 72 million families. Although each Y is an independent entity with its own local governance, all adhere to the founding principles of the organization putting Judeo Christian principles into practice, and doing so through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.40 years of highlightsSome important highlights of our local YMCA during four decades of service include: During the s: Purchase of YMCA grounds for the Naples campus; construction the swimming pool, west wing and athletic pavilion; startup of the childcare and after-school programs. During the s: Establishment of the tennis center and annual support/endowment boards; completion of the comprehensive Naples facility in 1988. During the s: The opening of the child development center: expansion of the tennis and fitness facilities; addition of Bonita Springs to the service area; and ground breaking for the Norris Aquatic Center in 1999. Since 2000: Opening of the Norris Aquatic Center in 2001; grand opening of the Bonita Springs facility in 2005; change in corporate name in 2007 to YMCA of the Palms; and in 2009, the opening of the Gaynor Child Development Center on the site of the former Teddy Bear Museum. YMCA of the Palms continues to reach out daily to serve the community countless ways. Check out either location: 5450 YMCA Road, Naples; or 27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs. Rainer Olbrich is a volunteer and longtime member of the Greater Naples YMCA. Incorporated in 1969, it is now the YMCA of the Palms and operates facilities in Naples and Bonita Springs. To become a YMCA member, get involved as a volunteer, or make a contribution, call 597-3148 or visit of the Palms: Serving the community for more than 40 years COURTESY PHOTOSYouth sports involve hundreds of children and volunteer coaches and referees.

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 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 BIG CHEESES 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) You always bring your own wonderful sparkle and light to the holidays, and dont be surprised if this year someone special reaches out to respond to your warmth in kind. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont put off making decisions about Togetherness is the dominant theme for the Goats holiday celebrations this year. That means reaching out to bring everyone you care for into your very own special circle of light. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A reminder of a very special moment from the past makes the holidays more memorable for the romantic Aquarian. New friendships hold the promise of a romantic future as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Getting into the swim of things for all you party-loving Pisceans is easy enough this holiday season. And, of course, you can expect to impress people wherever you go. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your love of the holidays creates a special bond between you and the people in your life. Use this as a way of building stronger relationships that will carry over well beyond this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new approach could go a long way toward resolving a painful estrangement, especially at this holiday time. And since your aspects favor friendship this week, why not go ahead and try it? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your positives continue to dominate, and any negative factors that squeeze in can be dealt with easily. The secret is to tackle them at once and not allow them to benefit by your neglect. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Good news: A colleagues remarks could help you move toward ultimately resolving that persistent workplace situation. Meanwhile, enjoy the holidays with loved ones. LEO (July 23 to August 22) No one reflects the bright holiday more than all you Leos and Leonas who love the shimmer and glimmer of the season. P.S.: There just might be a very special something from Santa. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Celebrate the holidays by being more receptive to new experiences. Overriding the Virgo reluctance to try new things could be the best gift youve given yourself in a long while. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good news about a loved one makes the holidays even more festive. Expect some unexpected gifts, so be prepared with a few nicely wrapped packages of goodies to offer in return. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The holiday season provides an opportunity to meet new people, some of whom you might even consider worthy enough to join the Scorpios select group of friends. BORN THIS WEEK: Your dedication brings you the success you strive for, and your generosity impels you to reach out and help others on their way up Your dedication brings you the success you strive for, and your generosity impels you to reach out and help others on their way up.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 C11 It Only Looks Expensive900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 Everybodys Fine, an oft repeated and rarely true idiom spoken by distant family and friends for the ease of unemotional conversation, is the perfect ironic title for a story in which nobody is fine. This isnt a holiday movie per se, but the release date fits nicely with the spirit of the story, which is a solid family drama that is surprisingly honest. The recently widowed Frank (Robert De Niro) has fibrosis of the lungs, and his only wish is to have his four children around the dinner table for a good oldfashioned family dinner. When each bails on a weekend visit, Frank takes it upon himself to surprise his offspring during an impromptu road trip, where he learns that the everybodys fine hes been hearing from them is far from the truth. After he cant find David in New York City, Frank travels to Chicago to visit Amy (Kate Beckinsale), a successful advertising executive. Everything seems fine with her son and husband, but an underlying tension suggests to the contrary. In Denver, his son Robert (Sam Rockwell) is part of an orchestra as expected, but he doesnt have the job Frank thought he had. And in Las Vegas, actress Rosie (Drew Barrymore) takes her father in a limousine on the way to her penthouse apartment, which seems too good to be true. Mr. De Niro gives an understated yet highly effective performance, and makes Frank instantly identifiable with many of our own fathers/grandfathers. Often told by his children that hes a perfectionist and difficult to talk to, you can see the pain and frustration in Franks eyes: Thats not how he wants them to view him, and hes disappointed thats what they think. He knows they were more comfortable speaking to their mother, and understands that, but that doesnt mean he cant handle or doesnt want to know the good and bad of their lives now. Writer/director Kirk Jones paces the story well, and throws in some nice touches to help us understand Frank, namely by showing that he often sees his children as kids rather than the adults theyve become. Jones is also sly in that the issues the adult children face are not immediately obvious, but are apparent enough that Frank could put the clues together. Family dramas used to be common in Hollywood, but now feel like a rare breed. Both Everybodys Fine and Brothers (which also opens this weekend) are reminders of how good these dramas can be when done right. Everybodys Fine has difficult truths at its heart, but it also has happiness and moments of sadness that never overwhelm the story. Everybody may be far from fine, but the movie is nicely done. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@ and read more of his work at (Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire) With his brother Sam (Maguire) presumed dead in Afghanistan, excon Tommy (Gyllenhaal) helps Sams wife, Grace (Portman), around the house and with her two little girls. Bravura performances (especially Maguire) and a story thats more complicated than youd expect overcome the slow pacing in director Jim Sheridans (In America) latest. Rated R. The Blind Side (Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron) Based on the true story of Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher, a wealthy family in Tennessee adopts an oversized, undereducated African-American with a gentle soul and helps him earn a football scholarship. Ms. Bullock is brassy fun as the family matriarch, and its a nice, simple and sweet story that works. Rated PG-13.Planet 51 (John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton) A failed writer (Cusack) tries to keep his ex-wife (Peet) and two children safe as earth destroys itself. The story, directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), has plenty of disaster movie clichs (martyrs, near escapes, family turmoil, etc.), but its also amusing throughout and good popcorn fun. Rated PG-13.The Fourth Kind (Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire) With his brother Sam (Maguire) presumed dead in Afghanistan, excon Tommy (Gyllenhaal) helps Sams wife, Grace (Portman), around the house and with her two little girls. Bravura performances (especially Maguire) and a story thats more complicated than youd expect overcome the slow pacing in director Jim Sheridans (In America) latest. Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Everybodys Fine REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes >>This is a remake of a 1990 Italian lm named Stanna Tutti Bene. 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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Fifth Avenue Christmas WalkReschedule because of threatening weather last week, the annual Fifth Avenue South Christmas Walk is set for 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. The avenue will be closed to traffic and filled with local entertainment including bands, carolers, dancers and orchestras. The festivities are sponsored by the Downtown Naples Association. Call 4353742 for more information.Its Christmastime at Palm CottageThe Naples Historical Society presents Christmas at Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (closed Christmas Day). Requested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Santa will greet young visitors in The Norris Garden from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 and 12. Children under 10 years of age will be admitted free with a maximum of two children accompanied by one adult. Palm Cottage and The Norris Garden are at 137 12th Avenue South. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www. presents a holiday classicMembers of The Naples Players will present Dylan Thomas holiday classic, A Childs Christmas In Wales, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Admission is free. Almost as familiar to many as Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, this piece showcases Mr. Thomas genius for language and remains a beloved piece of prose. For information, call 252-7542. Boats will parade along the baysThe Village on Venetian Bay presents is 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, boats 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, art league has trunk showsThe Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts has two holiday trunk shows coming up. 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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.Physicians Regional has WonderFestA Winter WonderFest comes to Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. The public is invited to meet Santa, show him your Christmas list and sit for a free photo. Decorate your own holiday cookies and ornaments, enjoy holiday dancing and singing performances and play in the bounce house. Horse and carriage rides will be offered, as will holiday face painting. For more information, visit with Santa at Vineyards ParkStart the day at breakfast with Santa from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd. W. Cost is $10. Sponsored by Collier County Parks and Recreation.Collection hosts jewelry showKrystalz for Cancer volunteers will hold a holiday trunk show of their Swarovski crystal and sterling silver jewelry from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at Collection at Vanderbilt. The shopping center is at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport Pulling roads. Krystalz for Cancer is an all-volunteer creative arts program that supports cancer patients through the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Its mission is to provide need-based financial assistance to those in Lee and Collier county struggling with the financial burden of being uninsured or under-insured and in treatment for cancer. Volunteers make the jewelry at workshops and sell it to raise money for the organization. For more information about joining a workshop and making jewelry, call Sarah Smith at 992-8670 or Annie Knouse at 495-3393.All aboard the Polar ExpressBring the children to greet Santa aboard the Polar Express from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Collier County Museum, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail. All ages are welcome. Dont forget the camera.Philharmonic presents Hallelujah! The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Hallelujah!, an uplifting program of sacred and popular seasonal music, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. The Philharmonic Center Chorale, led by James Cochran, joins the orchestra.MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, C14 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


C14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 3606 Enterprise Ave. Suite 150, Naples, FL 34104 THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS: CALL THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TODAY TO PURCHASE YOUR HOLIDAY ORNAMENT! Im AvailableSeven Days A Week... Indulge. Its Italian, redefined.24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM ...Call me! Lets do dinner! AngelinaHalf Price Bottles of wine On Sunday & Monday up to $150 thru Dec 21 Half price appetizers In the lounge all night, 7 days a weekLive Musicworld-renowned pianist & composer Kary RegraguiEvery Friday and Saturday night 8 11 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday 7 10 p.m.Gift Cards Now Available Buy $500 or more and receive an additional20% FREE December 1350% off bottles of wine up to $150December 14Complimentary dessertDecember 15Buy One Get One beer & wine by the glass, in the loungeDecember 16 Half-price appetizers throughout the restaurantDecember 17Complimentary pasta course with dinner entreDecember 18 & 1967% off appetizers in the bar and loungeDecember 20Complimentary dessertDecember 2150% off bottles of wine up to $150December 22Buy One Get One beer & wine by the glass, in the loungeDecember 23 & 24Complimentary Christmas cookiesHOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Selections from Handels musical and spiritual masterpiece Messiah will be featured, including the beloved Hallelujah! Chorus. Other highlights will include Ralph Vaughn Williams charming and moving Fantasy on Christmas Carols, Gustav Holsts Christmas Day, a set of variations based on the popular chorale Good Christian Men, Rejoice and contemporary composer John Rutters soaring Gloria. Tickets to Hallelujah! are $38 for adults and $15 for students. First Presbyterian Church of Naples is at 250 Sixth St. S. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit 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@ 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 348-0938.Gay and Lesbian Chorus in concertThe SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus celebrates the holiday season in Naples with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6340 Napa Woods Way. The program includes traditional favorites as well as festive new numbers. Admission is $15 per person, and the chorus will donate $1 from each ticket to support local food banks. For more information, call 691-2532, visit or e-mail the menorah at the VillageThe Village on Venetian Bay and Chabad Jewish Center of Naples invite the community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at Chanukah Fest and a menorah lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Village on Venetian Bay. Mayor Bill Barnett, county commissioners and an anticipated crowd of 800 will attend. Lighting the Chanukah menorah commemorates a great miracle in Jewish history, but is also relevant on a deeper level as a symbol of freedom over oppression, spirituality over materialism and light over darkness.MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, C16 CONTINUED FROM C12




boulderbrook productions is renowned for running the nest art festivals in Naples, Florida. We have established a new December event for the 2009 season. This event will feature 80 artists in a remarkable location. This event will be held directly across the street from The Tiburon Golf Course in Naples. On the dates of the event the Tiburon Golf Course will be hosting the 2009 Greg Norman Shark Shootout Golf Tournament. Spend a day in North Naples taking in a wonderful art event. This event will be held in in a superb development, Collection at Vanderbilt on the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Airport Road. The Collection at Vanderbilt is an outstanding lifestyle shopping center designed specically to create an upscale retail experience. Inspired by classic Mediterranean architecture with pedestrian-friendly covered walkways, casual and ne dining and oneof-a-kind boutiques, the Collection at Vanderbilt is an ideal locale for an art show. December 12 & 13 The Naples Masters Winter Art Festivalboulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals For information call 239-293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.netC16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239Open 7 days a week 5-10:30 pm 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 SPECIALSUNDAYHOLIDAY HAPPENINGS We want this celebration to be an innovative way of bringing the message of freedom and unity to Southwest Florida. We have expanded and improved this years program by offering lots of interesting and exciting activities for both children and adults, says Ettie Zaklos, program director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Naples. The Lutgert Companies and management at the Village have agreed to close the south end of the Village for the evening to accommodate Chanukah Fests 12 activity centers. Featured are the building of a giant Lego menorah, oil pressing the way it was done 2,200 years ago, rockclimbing, face painting, dreidel making with sand art or sugar candy and a special childrens performance. For more information, call Chabad of Naples at 404-6993 or e-mail Italianstyle at NoodlesSoroptimists International of Naples/ Greater Fort Lauderdale are holding a Holiday Dinner and Dance from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. Proceeds from will benefit the PACE Center for Girls-Immokalee and the Alzheimers Support Network (ASN). Naples vocalist and Soroptimist Jeannie Upton will sing songs from the 1930s until present day, including Brenda Lees holiday classic, Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. She will also lead a traditional sing-along of Christmas carols. Accompanying Ms. Upton on guitar and vocals will be dentist Avin Jensen, known throughout Southwest Florida as Dr. J. The buffet will feature classical Italian twists on holiday fare, including baked spiral ham, cheese ziti, roasted chicken Marsala, roasted potatoes, mixed fresh vegetables, salad and foccacia bread. While the dress code is casual, guests are encouraged to wear festive holiday outfits. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Rita Albaugh at 821-5562.Bonita Springs Concert BandThe Bonita Springs Concert Band, directed by Dennis Hill, former music director at Edison State College, presents its free holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. On the program are Christmas favorites including White Christmas, Jingle Bells Rhapsody and Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Bring a chair and picnic and come enjoy the show.Mercato is new home for Hanukkah celebrationA community-wide Hanukkah celebration begins at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at The Strada at Mercato, U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples. The Mercato is a new location for this event, which has been held at Sugden Plaza downtown for the last several years. The celebration will include greetings from Mayor Bill Barnett, the lighting of the menorah, performances by the Naples Jewish Congregation Adult Choir and the Naples Klezmer Revival Band, plus Hanukkah dreidels and chocolate coins. Lawn chairs are encouraged. The event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County and the community synagogues and organizations, including Hadassah, Naples Jewish Social Club and Jewish War Veterans Post 202. For more information, contact David Willens at the Jewish Federation of Collier County, 263-4205.Coconut Point plans menorah lightingCoconut Point will host a menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, on Fashion Drive near Teavana and Brighton Collections. The evening will include live music by the Mike Eisensdat Band from Tampa, kosher and Israeli food from Jonas Deli & Grill in Miami, educational crafts and gifts for children and fun for all ages. Greetings will be given by local and state dignitaries.Holiday Pops for the familyMaestro Stuart Malina returns to lead the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Holiday Pops at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 17-20, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. The Philharmonic Center Chorale and Youth Chorale will join the orchestra for the family concerts. Santa and Rudolph make special appearances. Tickets are $47 for adults and $22 for students. Call 597-1900 or visit www. CONTINUED FROM C14


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 A&E C17 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Norris Center presents the tin soldiers storyThe toy room comes to life in Hans Christian Andersons classic tale, The Brave Tin Soldier, on stage at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Norris Center. A toy soldier with a damaged leg falls in love with a music box ballerina and must overcome his limitations to save her from the Evil Renegade Rat, who wants her as his bride. This show is appropriate for ages 2-12. Santa will make an appearance, and each guest will be able to make a holiday craft or two. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Cost is $8 per child. Call 213-3058.Marketplace Holiday JamboreeBig Cypress Marketplace presents Holiday Jamboree: A Celebration of Giving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Decked out for the holidays, the marketplace will feature special shopping opportunities and host charities that provide assistance to Collier Countys needy residents. Live music will be by Sudden Impact, and everyone will receive 10 free Market Dollars upon their arrival. One Market Dollar equals $1 off of every $5 spent with a vendor. Activities for children will include games and crafts, an appearance by Santa Claus and photos with the jolly old soul. Children and parents can shop for toys to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, and experience the joy of placing their donations under the marketplace Christmas tree. Opportunities for Christmas shopping and giving also include: The sale of elaborately decorated Christmas trees ad live, fresh trees to benefit Renew Thrift Stores Food Pantry; free gift-wrapping by students from the Lely High School Key Club, with freewill donations to benefit local charities; and the Salvation Armys Red Kettle campaign. A raffle for six hard-to-find Zhu Zhu pets and a Zhu Zhu house will create a buzz as the winning tickets are announced periodically throughout the event. Big Cypress Marketplace is on U.S. 41/ Tamiami Trial East, four miles east of Collier Boulevard. Call 262-3210 or 7741690, or visit in the New Year with the PhilharmonicRing in 2010 at the Phils New Years Eve Gala featuring conductor Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra along with jazz and pop vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the Time for Three trio. The elegant evening begins with a buffet reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and is followed by the MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, C18 DID YOU KNOWWE ARE THE DESIGN EXPERTS? 22 Showrooms. Infinite Style. 2009 ROBB & STUCKY, LTD., LLLP IB 0000745 #17442A FW S2Naples 12/10/09{}We have the largest staff of licensed interior designers in all of Florida! Allow our experts to create your vision into a unique and customized design. To book your complimentary design consultation today, visit our exciting showrooms in Naples (239-261-3969)and Bonita Springs (239-949-3001) or go to We promise youll be inspired! 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. Must present coupon when ordering.Exp. 12/23/09239-261-4332 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


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Gian Carlo Menottis opera was the first opera commissioned specifically for television and was given its premier by the NBC Television Opera Theater in New York City on Dec. 24, 1951. Sung in English and a family friendly 50 minutes long, Amahl and the Night Visitors unfolds in a shepherds hut on the first Christmas Eve, when a poor crippled boy and his mother have an inspiring encounter with the Three Wise Men. The production features a cast of emerging regional artists, members of the Opera Naples Young Artists Program and an original Opera Naples set and costumes. Luciano Marsalli, a 10-year-old treble voice and veteran of several Opera Naples productions, performs as Amahl. A home-schooled fifth-grader, Luciano has studied voice with Opera Naples Steffanie Pearce for two years and also plays violin. He performed last March with The Bach Ensemble of Naples as a Bach Festival Outstanding Young Artist. Soprano Annie Leonardi of Fort Myers performs the role of Amahls mother. In her second season with Opera Naples, Ms. Leonardi graduated from Westminster Choir College with a degree in vocal performance. Opera Naples first Artist in Residence, baritone Stephen Mumbert, sings the role of King Melchior. Featured in the first Opera Naples production of Amahl and the Night Visitors in November 2006, tenor Calvin Lee of Miami returns to sing the role of King Kaspar. Mr. Lee has traveled the world from San Francisco Opera to Teatro Real in Madrid, Paris Opera and Tokyo Opera singing the lead role of Robbins in Porgy and Bess. St. Petersburg native Todd William Donovan, bass-baritone, performs as King Balthazar. Mr. Donovan has sung a variety of roles in opera and operetta with the Florida Lyric Opera, Bay Area Civic Opera, New Century Opera, Opera Tampa and St. Petersburg Opera. In addition to the Friday and Saturday performances in conjunction with A Night in Bethlehem, Opera Naples will also present Amahl and the Night Visitors at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the church at 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road north of Pine Ridge Road. Tickets to A Night in Bethlehem are $15, with a family of four admitted for $50 (free for children 3 and younger). Tickets to Amahl and the Night Visitors are $25, with a family of four admitted for $50. Admission to both events is $30 for individuals and $75 for a family of four. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Opera Naples at 514-7464 or Sandy Rubinoff at North Naples United Methodist Church, 5937600, ext. 211. Tickets can also be purchased online at North Naples church sets stage for holiday performances >> A Night in Bethlehem >> When: 4:30-7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12 >> Amahl and the Night Visitors by Opera Naples >>When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, >>Where: North Naples United Methodist Church >>Tickets: Priced individually and for families of four, for each performance or as a package >> Information: 514-7464, 593-7600, ext. 211, or if you go SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTO"Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be performed by Opera Naples Dec. 11-12.


C20 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Just as it announces its new season, Gulfshore Playhouse has earned status as Equity Theatre under an SPT 8 contract. All performances take place at The Norris Center. I am ecstatic to have achieved the status of an Equity Theater, says Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director. I look forward to our season filled with remarkable plays and terrific actors. The companys new season presents an eclectic mix of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Florida-based performers. Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith opens the season Jan. 22-30 (previews Jan. 20-21). This masterful drama examines what happens when a comfortable, upper middle-class, middle-aged marriage suddenly stalls. When shared values and responsibilities no longer coalesce, and when the opportunity arises for one life to be renewed but at the expense of anothers happiness and security, how is the family impacted? Broadway, OffBroadway and TV actress Elizabeth Hess will portray Honour, the central character. Broadway veteran Allen Fitzpatrick (Les Miserables, Sweet Smell of Success, Damn Yankees) will star as Gus. Gulfshore Playhouse welcomes back Amy McKenna (last seasons Tartuffe) as Claudia. The second show of the season is James Shermans heart-warming family comedy, Beau Jest, Feb. 19 through March 6 (previews Feb. 17-18). When her parents dont approve of Sarah Goldmans choice of boyfriend, she begrudgingly hires an out-of-work actor to portray their idea of an ideal mate Dr. David Steinberg. Of course he isnt Jewish, either, but its OK. Hes toured with Fiddler on the Roof and is sure he can pull it off. Hilarity ensues in this charming comedy. Lori Wilner (A Catered Affair, Fiddler on the Roof and Awake and Sing on Broadway) and Stephen Berger (Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Little Me and Into the Woods on Broadway) will play the parents, Miriam and Abe. Playwright James Sherman will attend the show Feb. 25-26 and conduct a talkback after each performance. On Feb. 27, he will lead a workshop about the building blocks for creating a play. A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Frank McGuinness, closes out the Gulfshore Playhouse season March 26-April 10 (previews March 24-25). In this classic work, Nora is a happy housewife. Devoted to her husband, playful with her children, fun and frivolous with those around her she doesnt have a worry in the world. Or does she? This production examines the gender politics involved when a woman in a mans world tries to take matters into her own hands. Known as the door slam heard around the world, this play features one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in 19th century drama. Larry Bull (The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center) will play the role of Torvald and regional and Off-Broadway performer Beth Hylton will play Nora. Steve Brady (Orgon in Gulfshore Playhouses Tartuffe) returns to play Dr. Rank.Subscribe nowFor the first time, Gulfshore Playhouse has a season subscription package for its 2010 lineup. For $99 per person, theatergoers get front/center seating ticket to each of the three mainstage productions. In the spring, Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center will stage the cabaret-style Ill Be Seeing YOUZ... A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II. The world premiere by Franc DAmbrosio will play April 23-24. Gulfshore Playhouse patrons will remember Mr. DAmbrosio from 2005s Franc DAmbrosios Broadway. His playful new show features the lively and lovely tunes made popular during World War II and delivers a humorous snapshot of The Greatest Generation. Cabaret tickets are $42. The show is not part of the subscription series. For more information, call (866) 8114111 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org. Gulfshore Playhouse earns Equity status starringTomWopat TheHottestHOLIDAYGIFTTHISSEASON!5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108-2740BoxOffice/phonehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m. Saturday-Monday,Dec.26-28,8p.m. Sunday,Dec.27,2p.m. $69BUYTICKETSNOW! orcall597-1900orvisitourBoxOfceJoinusforDinnerattheDomebeforemosteveningperformances. Callformenuinformationandreservations. 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 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________FITZPATRICK HESS BERGER


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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 An extraordinary visionA passionate artist who did not concern himself with how the world saw him, Henry Koerner defied classification. His body of work does not fit neatly into an art movement or school of painting. Mr. Koerners people, places and objects are all based on the real, but the scenes he created with them are from his imagination. The figures in his paintings are his friends, family, neighbors; at least one is a homeless person he befriended on the street. For hours on end, his subjects sat, stood or lied motionless under his relentlessly observant eye. He painted his landscapes and cityscapes under an open sky with the legs of his easel planted firmly in the dirt or on the pavement. Sculpture is a common subject. Intrigued by the form and shape of cars, Mr. Koerner often visited autowrecking yards. Toys are also frequently figure into his work.A carnival escapeBorn to Jewish parents in Vienna, his prolonged fascination with plush toys probably began at the Prater, where he passed much of his free time. Famous for its historic and extraordinarily large Ferris wheel, the Prater offered an escape from everyday reality for the young Mr. Koerner. He he trained as a graphic designer in the Viennese art studio of Victor Slama, a renowned illustrator. Following Germanys annexation of Austria in 1938, Mr. Koerner fled Vienna. After emigrating to the United Statess, he began working in New York as a commercial artist designing book jackets. Throughout much of World War II, he designed posters for the Office of War Information with Ben Shahn, a leading social realist painter. His poster Someone Talked won an award from the Museum of Modern Art. In 1943, Mr. Koerner was drafted into the United States Army and was ordered to the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C., and London. After the war, he was reassigned to Berlin as a court artist to sketch the Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. Following his discharge from the Army in 1946, he returned to Vienna to learn the grim reality that his parents and all of his relatives were victims of the Holocaust and died in extermination camps in Poland. Like many survivors of the Holocaust, he was forever haunted by a sense of remorse at having survived while the rest of his family perished. In 1947, Mr. Koerner had his first solo exhibition in Berlin, to immediate world acclaim. Upon his return to New York he held his first American exhibition and was subsequently included in the Whitney Museum of American Arts 1949 annual exhibition. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1952 to serve as artist-in-residence at the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College) and teach at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Between 1955 and 1967, Mr. Koerner painted more than 50 Time Magazine covers (always from life), including covers of John. F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Maria Callas, Barbra Streisand and Leonard Berstein. His works are in the permanent collections of several major museums, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Portrait Gallery and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Henry Koerner died an untimely death July 4, 1991, as result of a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle with his wife Joan on the Danube River in Vienna. The von Liebig exhibition is sponsored by Jackye and Curtis Finch, Bentley Village, Life in Naples magazine, the Jewish Federation of Collier County and Comcast. KOERNERFrom page 1 COURTESY IMAGE/THE HENRY KOERNER ESTATEHietzing Station and Bride, oil, Henry Koerner. Can you spot Naples Art Association board member Frank Russen in this painting? As a college student, he was a model for Mr. Koerner. >> Henry Koerner: The Real and Imagined >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center >> When: Dec. 12-Jan. 10 >> Joseph Koerner lecture: 3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11; $10 for Naples Art Association members, $15 for others >> Preview reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11; sponsored by Whole Foods; free for NAA members, $10 for others >> Free docent tours: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 and 19 >> Information: Call 262-6517 or visit www. if you go KOERNER


C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER $18.09AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE Entrees Under $20 Choose from 13! NOW SERVING BREAKFAST HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM BAR ONLY LIVE MUSIC 5-9PM The Village on Venetian Bay ~ Naples MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining THE MUSIC GOURMET Its 9 a.m. on an atypically wet, windy, gloomy Saturday, but I arrive at the Community School of Naples on time to hear nearly 40 voices already hard at work singing, as they do for three hours every Saturday, perfecting their art. They are the members of The Bach Ensemble, now in its seventh season. As the ad intones: Youve come a long way, baby! I reviewed their very first concert and well remember that as a fledgling group of Bach devotees, they were quite respectable. In the years since, however, theyve developed a sound quite apart from the original. As I rounded the corner into their practice room, I think my mouth dropped open in frank astonishment at the pure, beautifully balanced and wonderfully articulated voices in German, no less under the directorship of Ron Doiron. Ein Son ist UNS geborn! UNS! Doiron said, one of myriad tiny corrections in sound and inflection and vocal phrasing he continues to drill into their minds and mouths. His ear for details is developing this totally focused group of singers (who range from 17 years old to their mid-70s) into a sound to be reckoned with. Doiron received his bachelors degree in music from Chapman University and has a masters of music and his DMA in choral music and choral conducting from the University of Southern California. Hes possessed with seemingly boundless energy, and everywhere he teaches and conducts, his insistence upon perfection is unmistakable. In addition to his position as artistic director and conductor for The Bach Ensemble, he serves as organist and choirmaster at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Marco Island, is adjunct professor of voice at Edison College in Fort Myers and has a host of private students. In 2008 he received the United Arts Councils Stars in the Arts award. I asked some questions during a break and learned that 14 members are or have been music professionals, and 19 sing in church choirs. Although none sing with the Philharmonic Chorale at present, several have in the past. Five sing with the Opera Naples chorus. Eight are Europeans who live here part time. More American snowbirds are expected back for the season shortly. Why dont you ask us how many moved here after we heard The Bach Ensemble perform? one man asked, grinning. Several hands went up. In many respects, The Bach Ensemble can be classified as a well-kept secret. Think of music, let alone choral music, and the average citizen in this community would be hard pressed to mention anything besides the Philharmonic Chorale or maybe Opera Naples, or a handful of church choirs. But Doiron and the ensemble board are working to change that. For one thing, they revised the mission statement so the group is no longer restricted to Bach and Baroque. Now they can sing 20th century greats (Im looking forward to the spring performance of none other than PDQ Bach). Theyre establishing a solid benefactor base and have forged excellent relationships with a number of Philharmonic Orchestra musicians, as well as with other instrumental musicians in the community who freelance. An artistic community cant just be one organization, Doiron told me. The Bach Ensemble was created to fill a niche, and that is what we believe we are doing. Fans of choral music can enjoy The Bach Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The program for Holiday Gavotte: Songs of the Nativity includes the Bach Cantata 142, Uns is ein Kind Geborn (Unto us a Child is Born), which will be sung in German, and the late, great Randall Thompsons Glory to God in the Highest. Try not to miss this concert. If the rehearsal is any indication, it will be a wonderful afternoon of choral music. The ensembles season continues with: Winter Sarabande: Come Let Us Sing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guest pianist will be former Neapolitan Toby Blumenthal, who with her late husband Bert Phillips founded Classic Chamber Concerts. Spring Gigue: Out of the Bach at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Marco Island, with vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. Pssst! 40-voice group is moving beyond Bach and Baroque PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH >> The Bach Ensemble in Holiday Gavotte: Songs of the Nativity >> Where: Moorings Presbyterian Church >> When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 >> Tickets: $20 per person >> Info: 732-1055 or www.thebachensemble. org if you go COURTESY PHOTOThe Bach Ensemble


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C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY If The Shoe FitsThe Education Foundations fundraiser for Take Stock In ChildrenWe 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. 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@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Mary Jo Sulzmann, Brenda Ruth and Connie Dickinson 2. Mary Lynn Hill, Ally and Joan Loos 3. Debi Brown and Marylee Valvano 4. Amanda Blind and Nicole Stocking 5. Trisha Borges, Joe-Jo Jennings 6. Rachelle Youmans and Sandy Waite 7. Maria Lamb, Hollie Morton, Lauren Gentile and Shannon Morton 8. Rosie JohnsonJIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1 5 7 6 8 2 34


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ WEEKLY SOCIETY If The Shoe FitsThe Education Foundations fundraiser for Take Stock In Children 1. David Brown, Tania Gatt-McGirl and Joe Cox 2. Nicole Lebid, Jill Jesiolkiewic, Kelley Bridwell and Shannah Mallard 3. Connie Dickinson and Claudine Wetzel 4. Joy Brown 5. Jacqui Privitere, Dottie Ocepek and Monica Baker 6. Kristin Cartwright and Kerry GeroyJIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1 5 2 6 3 4


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 The Italian Cultural Society's 'Welcome Back Brunch' at The Plantation, The DunesLighthouse of Collier book signing sponsored by BB&T Teddy Bear Tea Party at the Bay House for Barbara's FriendsWe 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. 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@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Bill and Joan Reiling 2. Bill Spina and Carol Bock 3-5. Young and old alike came to tea at the Bay House to benefit the cancer care program at The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. 6. Author Virginia Saalman and illustrator Pattie Tedesco Jones 7. Art and Sue Bookbinder with author Virginia Saalman 8. Pam and Mark CaloreRICHARD CAPPELI / COURTESY PHOTOS DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS1 6 78 2 3 45


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Spin the dreidel (rhymes with ladle) and soon it lands on one side. Theres a Hebrew letter on each side that tells the player to pay into the pot or to take all, nothing or half of the pot. Recent examples of dreidels have become quite elaborate, with spinning figures or flashing lights or noise. Some designers have ignored the four-sided idea and created dreidels in unusual shapes using metal, ceramics, plastic or wood. Although dreidels date back more than 2,000 years, a collector today is lucky to find an example more than 100 years old. Prices range from more than $200 for old rarities to $75 for unusual examples made after 1948, the year Israel was founded. Q: I inherited three sets of porcelain dishes that were hand-painted by my grandmother around the turn of the 20th century. My grandmother emigrated from Germany (Prussia) to the United States in 1895 and settled in Abingdon, Ill., about 1906. The dishes were painted on blanks (whiteware) that have the marks of Haviland, Limoges or Bavaria. I am not interested in the value of the dishes, but I am curious about how my grandmother might have accomplished the multistep process of painting and firing this many dishes. A: From the late 1870s until World War I, thousands of American amateur artists painted decorations on porcelain tableware, dresser sets, vases and other household items for pleasure rather than for profit. Instructions were regularly included in art magazines. Most people did not have their own kilns and had to ship their items to a studio for firing. Q: We own a carved wooden armchair that has been in our family for years. The top third of the chair back is decorated with a carving of a gargoyle face. The paper label on the bottom says, August Hausske & Co., Weed Street, Chicago, Ill. A: You have a North Wind chair, a style that was popular during the late Victorian era (1880-1900) into the early 20th century. The face, from folklore, was supposed to blow evil spirits away. August Hausske was involved with the Northwestern Parlor Suite Manufacturing Co. before he opened his own firm in 1880. In 1891, Mr. Hausskes parlor furniture was displayed at the Chicago Furniture Exposition. August Hausske & Co. was still in business in Chicago in the 1920s, but moved to Peru, Ind., in the 1930s or s. Depending on the condition of your chair, it could sell for up to $500. Q: I have an old pop-up book titled The Pop-Up Popeye in Among the White Savages. Its in great condition, with all the pop-ups intact. Im wondering what its worth and how I can sell it. A: Your book was written by Elzie Crisler (E.C.) Segar, the cartoonist who created Popeye. It was published in 1934 by Blue Ribbon Press of New York City. Copies show up regularly at auctions and antiquarian book Web sites. If you want to sell, consider using a dealer who regularly handles childrens books. Prices for your book range widely, depending on condition. But if yours is excellent, with all the pop-ups, it could sell for more than $500. Q: I have a big old cream-colored tin that once held 10 pounds of Dixie Mammoth Brand Salted Nuts. The label on the front pictures a wooly mammoth and also says The Kelly Co. I havent been able to find any information about the company. Can you help? A: Kelly Co. was founded in Cleveland in 1884 and was in business until at least the 1940s. It made Dixie and Jackie Coogan brand nuts and also wholesaled seeds. A 10-pound can like yours auctioned for $600 a few years ago. Collectors of old advertising like the wooly mammoth graphics on the tins. Q: When we were remodeling our bedroom, we found an old roll of wallpaper under the carpet. Our house was built in 1890. The back of the roll, which lists self-help instructions, is labeled Elaborate dreidels ring in the Hanukkah celebrationKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL COURTESY PHOTOThis unusual enameled silver dreidel made in Israel was offered for sale online this fall by Mir-el Antiques of Ramat Gan, Israel, for $175. Fleming Wallrite. Is the wallpaper worth anything? A: The wallpaper is not as old as your house. Fleming & Sons, the papers manufacturer, was in business in Dallas between about 1933 and the mid1960s. Hang-it-yourself wallpaper became popular in the United States after World War II, and Flemings Wallrite brand was widely advertised in the 1950s and s. Some people like to use vintage wallpaper. If your roll is in usable condition, it might sell online for about $20. Tip: Check the picture hooks holding your paintings and photographs every few years. Eventually, heavy pictures will loosen nails and hooks, and paintings can crash to the floor. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 A&E C33 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 8 P.M. The Big Band Years This swinging retrospective features the songs that brought the country through the 1930s and World War II, and kickstarted the baby boom. Peter Marshall hosts. FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Grassroots Activism Burrowing owl activism, a puppy-love program and feral cat activism in Southwest Florida. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 10 P.M. The War of the Worlds Live In 1978, acclaimed musician Jeff Wayne composed and produced the best-selling concept album, The Musical Version of the War of the Worlds. In 2006, this seminal work of progressive/literary rock was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the United Kingdom. Here it is presented as a spectacular mix of music, theater, multimedia and visual arts on a grand scale. SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 9 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. MONDAY, DEC. 14, 9 P.M. Anatomy of a Pandemic Ray Suarez reports from the frontlines of the effort to combat the H1N1 virus outbreak and examines pandemics of the past. TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 9 P.M. Frontline From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians Part 1 The epic story of the rise of Christianity, tracing Jesus of Nazareths life and death, and the bloody revolt that followed. New evidence suggests that Jesus followers, because of their cultural and linguistic diversity, interpreted his teachings in many different ways. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 9 P.M. Great Performances at the Met Tosca A new production of Puccinis Tosca, staged by Luc Bondy in his Met debut, opens the programs fourth PBS broadcast season. James Levine conducts. This week on WGCU TV | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a MONDAY TUESDAY Large Cheese Pizza Only WEDNESDAY 5-10pm In house only THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Open 7 days a week 11-2am! Happy Hour M-F 3-7pm


C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:AZN, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples; 593-8818This chic Pan-Asian establishment does a fine job of delivering the best of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian and Vietnamese fare as well as intriguing cocktails, sake and a wellchosen wine list. Both the Shanghai spring roll and a dumpling combination (two each of shrimp, vegetable and pork) were beautifully plated. The spring roll was crisp, with great texture and enhanced with a side of mango vinaigrette. Wanchai walnut shrimp wasnt as colorful as other dishes, but the fried shrimp bathed in lemon aioli and topped with honeycoated walnuts lacked nothing in the flavor department. Crispy duck is the restaurants take on Peking duck and was quite crisp, as advertised. A creative signature dessert, a Fuji apple dipped in chocolate, caramel and nuts, then sliced, managed to taste both healthy and refreshing as well as rich and decadent. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222 Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits. Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421Maxwells on the Bay has undergone a fabulous update with a sleek new look and a sophisticated menu to match. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fried goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange miso-glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Saffron, 2059 Pine Ridge Road; 331-3319 Saffron is a little tough to find tucked into a shopping center obscured by a gas station, but its well worth the effort. The hospitable owners are friendly and helpful so even novices will find something theyll enjoy. With the help of several friends, I sampled several dishes and found them all well prepared, combining fresh ingredients and that heady mix of seasonings that makes Indian food so addictive. Spinach dip with house-made cheese spread on fresh naan was a delicious beginning. We also enjoyed a sampler plate containing samosas, pakoras and kabobs served with mint chutney. Salmon cooked in a tandoori oven was moist and well seasoned. Rogan josh, a classic lamb curry, paired well with Bombay dal, a savory cumin-scented lentil, onion and tomato dish. From the dozen or so breads, we sampled keema naan, which was stuffed with ground lamb; kabuli naan, which contained cashews and raisins; and paneer kulcha, filled with house-made cheese, coriander and onion. All were tender, warm and delicious. Mango kulfi, a frozen blend of mango puree, cream and sweetened condensed milk, proved a great ending to a delicious and economical meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 4441234For a casual seafood bistro, it would be hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It features a ceviche bar, 16 varieties of raw oysters, a dozen fresh fish options plus a number of signature dishes, such as banana leaf-wrapped mahi-mahi and crispy whole snapper. Wine devotees will find a host of interesting selections from which to choose. Every dish is painstakingly prepared and plated, served by a well-informed staff that fully grasps the definition of good service. In addition to two excellent varieties of ceviche (shrimp with roasted corn and coriander and salmon with sweet chili, almonds and cilantro), we enjoyed the tuna tataki and stone crab claws (in season only). Entrees of Applewood bacon-wrapped grouper balanced salty and smoky flavors with creamy leek fondue and asparagus and red onion confit. The showiest entre was a crispy whole snapper that was perfectly fried and served with tendercrisp vegetables and a light ponzu sauce. Chocolate lava cake and a trio of Key lime desserts finished the meal nicely. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comEarly Bird $24 three courses including one glass of wine 5pm to 6pmLIVE MUSIC every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 Featuring Gene Federico 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With Dine in the New Year! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-16, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Dec. 10, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy uses fresh local seafood in dishes that are ideal for the holiday season; $30, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Thursday, Dec. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Sample some 50 wines from around the world along with hors doeuvres and chat with the stores wine experts; $10, 2755 E. Tamiami Trail; 775-6411. Friday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy creates a multi-course food and wine pairing dinner; $65, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Freds Diner: Santa and a professional photographer visit Freds for brunch and photos with kids and canines; kids breakfasts $1.99; box lunch $2.99; $20 donation for photo sitting and print benefiting Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida; 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Saturday, Dec. 12, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alexander Bernard offers delicious ways to entertain for the holidays; $45, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 262-4999. Reservations required. Sunday, Dec. 13, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy welcomes kids into the kitchen to prepare their own pizzas; admission is a donation of an unwrapped toy to be donated to charity, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Whole Foods: Denise Petersen demonstates how to make beautiful and delicious gifts in your own kitchen; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Submit event listings to r r ac e; io ns l is tor FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Unless you have eagle eyes, chances are youve never noticed Thai Star, a terrific little restaurant tucked into one of those strip centers that line U.S. 41 from Naples to North Fort Myers. This one happens to be in Bonita Springs on the east (northbound) side of the road just north of John R. Wood Realty and almost directly across from the main entrance to Bonita Bay. For the past five years, Bill and Vong Vilaysack have run this modest but noteworthy little restaurant. He works the front of the house while she cooks. That they have survived when countless other restaurants have opened and closed as the economy has spiraled downward speaks to the quality of what they offer: excellent food served in an intimate and nicely appointed dining room at reasonable prices. Thai Star recently expanded its menu, adding at least a couple dozen appetizers as well as some entrees. The appetizers are particularly appealing, as they are the types of dishes one might find sold by vendors on Thai streets. Essentially, they are a Thai version of tapas, small plates of authentic, flavorful Thai standards. The recent expansion means there are now about 50 appetizers from which to choose. Thats a great opportunity, but it also makes it very hard to choose just a couple from this intriguing list. Should it be a green mango salad or tom kha kai, a chicken soup with coconut milk galangal and lemongrass? Fish kabobs or hot pot? Satay or stuffed squid? Of one thing Im certain: On my next trip to Thai Star, Im going hungry and will work my way through as many of the appetizers as I can manage. As we were obligated to sample from the entrees and desserts as well, we limited our first course to two selections: som tum ($6.95) and larbkoong ($8.95). The first is a green papaya salad, in which the papaya is shredded and tossed with tomato, peanuts, fish sauce, garlic and chilis. Fish sauce, the primary condiment in Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, adds a piquant note to the spice, crunch and heat of the other ingredients. It was heavenly. The second dish consisted of steamed shrimp served with scallions, red onion, mint, kaffir leaves, lime and roasted crushed jasmine. It was that last ingredient that most intrigued us, but the more assertive kaffir leaves and onions left little room for the delicate flavor of jasmine. It was, nonetheless, an excellent dish, again melding a variety of textures and sweet, spicy, sour and umami flavor. Pad Thai ($11.95), red curry with tofu ($14.95) and ginger talay ($20.95) made for a colorful and filling main course. Pad Thai can be found at virtually every Thai restaurant. Its an excellent gauge of a chefs prowess in that it requires a fine balance of chewy rice noodles with ground peanuts, bean sprouts, egg, scallions, a hint of fish sauce and other ingredients such as chicken, shrimp or tofu. For this dish to be successful, the chef must be as sensitive as the conductor of an orchestra, making sure that all the components perform in perfect balance. This version was just right, the noodles perfectly cooked then tossed with just the right mix of the other ingredients, including lots of chicken. Both of the other dishes proved just as good. The red curry is another ubiquitous Thai dish, and this one possessed a masterful balance of coconut milk, bamboo shoots, bell pepper, fresh basil, peas and red curry paste. We ordered it relatively mild (the choices include mild, medium, hot and Thai hot), and thats just how it came. At that level its possible to taste all the flavors that contribute to this delicious dish. Too much heat and all else is overpowered by the burn. The ginger talay melded shrimp, scallops, mussels and squid with a plumbased brown sauce, lots of ginger, onions, mushrooms, scallions and bell peppers. The seafood was fresh and of good quality, the sauce fragrant with ginger. The fried bananas came as four springroll-wrapped packages, crisp outside, creamy within, sitting atop a pool of honey. It was a tasty way to clear our palates of the multitude of onions, garlic and spices wed just consumed. Next time Im going to save just enough room for the black sticky rice with mangoes, another specialty of the house. The wine selection isnt large here, but you wouldnt expect it to be. Nonetheless, there are several brands available, rather than a single house brand covering both red and white offerings. I tried Sho Chiku Bai sake, because I find sake complements the spicy and sometimes astringent seasonings of Asian cuisine. Offered hot or cold, I ordered the latter, which turned out to be room temperature rather than well chilled, which is the state at which it tastes best. Mr. Vilaysack willingly chilled it in the freezer for a few minutes for me and it was better but still not cold enough. Id recommend keeping a supply chilled. With just Mr. Vilaysack and one assistant working the room, it felt as if we were dining in someones home. Our host was friendly and hospitable, making the few parties who were there on this chilly weeknight feel welcomed and wanted. There are quite a few Thai restaurants around the region, and many do a good job. Ive yet to visit another that offers the impressive range and excellence available at Thai Star. Thai Star serves as shining example of great ethnic cuisine karenFELDMAN Thai Star26521 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-9825 >> Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. every day>> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>> Price range: Appetizers, $3.95-$10.95; entrees, $10.95-$20.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served.>> Seating: Booths or conventional tables and chairs>> Specialties of the house: Yummango, shrimp satay, stuffed squid, lemongrass chicken, tom yum kai, hot pot, pho, pad Thai, basil frog legs, green curry, red curry, panang sh, ginger talay>> Volume: Low>> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: ginger talay brings together shrimp, mussels, scallops and squid along with a variety of vegetables in a plum-based sauce. Left: Vong Vilaysack, left, is the restaurants chef, while her husband, Bill, manages the front of the house. Theyve owned Thai Star for five years. Below: red curry melds coconut milk, red curry paste, vegetables and meat, seafood or tofu in a spicy-sweet stew thats a favorite.


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PAGE 88 DECEMBER 10-16, 2009NEWS YOU CAN USE:FREE CREDIT REPORT! All consumers are entitled to a FREE credit report each year from the three credit bureaus. As we end 2009, take the time to review your report for inaccuracies and/or potential identity the is service is free on an annual basis at Take advantage of this FREE service.TAX CREDITS FOR ALL! e First-time Homebuyer Credit has been in place for individuals or couples who have not purchased a home within the last three years. e name of this credit can be deceiving. Also, in November an additional credit was added for current homeowners up to $6,500! Call our ofce for a complete breakdown of this credit and its requirements before you purchase at (239) 594-5555.REMODELING VALUEHave you ever wondered how much of a kitch en renovation would get recouped from a sale of the property? Visit cost vs value and you can view a complete report with a geographical breakdown on the entire country. It is a good tool to give you an approximate idea before you demo your bathroom!Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2009. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. This week its all about sales. eyre up in all four major regions of the country, and were even seeing bidding wars breaking in some scattered markets, according to the latest survey from the National Association of Realtors. Sales of single family homes, townhouses, condos and co-ops surged by a little over 10 percent in October, and were 24 percent above where they were a year before. Closed transactions rose by nearly 12 percent in the Northeast, 14. 4 percent in the Midwest, 12.7 percent in the South and by 1.6 percent in the West. Why the big jump in activity? e number one reason, according to Dr. Lawrence Yun chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, was that rst time buyers rushed to wrap up deals before the scheduled November 30th original expiration date of the $8,000 federal tax credit. at program has now been extended through next June 30th. Another factor: e near record-breaking a ordability of housing as measured by the prices of homes in local markets around the U.S. compared with household incomes and monthly payments at current mortgage interest rates. e a ordability equation is now at its most favorable point for buyers since 1970. Interest rates for 30-year xed loans have been hovering around ve percent for weeks -and recently dropped below that into the upper four percent range. A year ago, by comparison, the average 30-year rate was 6.2 percent. House prices meanwhile have remained well below where they were a year ago -down by 7 percent to a median price of about $173,000. In the southwestern states, Florida and the suburbs of Washington D.C., low prices, especially for entry-level houses, are triggering multiplebid situations -something that hasnt been seen since the heady days of the housing boom in 2004 and 2005. e Realtors Yun warns, though, that encouraging though this may appear, the market is not static and some of these dynamics could change in the months ahead.Prices are attening out and could even move up surprisingly in some areas in the coming months, if the economy cooperates. Interest rates could rise next Spring if the Federal Reserve phases out its program of heavy-duty investing in mortgage securities, as it says it plans to do.In the meantime, inventory levels of unsold houses continue to drop ... and are now down to just a seven month supply nationwide on average. Since a six month supply is considered to be a balanced market, favoring neither sellers nor buyers, it looks like were not too far o .$3,895,000 4487 Wayside Drive 4BR + Den 2-Story Estate Home Real Estate Outlook: Real Estate Market Is ActiveFully Furnished with Lake & Golf Course Views! QUAIL WESTHOT HOME by Kenneth R. Harney d with Lake & Golf OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4 PMSteve & Ann Levitan(239)


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