ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C28 & 29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 14 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 7, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER Big Cypress movieScreening at The von Liebig will raise runds for exhibits in swamps new welcome center. C16 Happy New Year!See who celebrated downtown and at other holiday events. C28 & 29 Keep your eyes open for balloons that will lift spirits, raise awarenessAgainst the backdrop of the Naples Pier and the Gulf of Mexico, thousands of red and white balloons will be released by a group of special children Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10. A video camera attached to one bunch of the helium-filled orbs will record a birds eye view of Third Street South and wherever the wind blows. The release, part of the international Balloon Project created and carried forth by California artists Ira Mowen and Luca Antonucci, launches the Painting My Tomorrow, an art show and sale coming up in February to benefit the local Freedom Waters Foundation. The foundation provides boating opportunities and marine-related educational programs for youths at risk and people with disabilities. Neapolitan Frank Russen, director of The Englishman Fine Art & Antique Gallery, is the string that ties the Balloon Project and Painting My Tomorrow/Freedom Waters together. Before moving here 10 years ago, Mr. Russen organized his first Painting My Tomorrow event in Pittsburgh, Pa. The exhibit and sale of artwork by children with cancer was a sellout. Its success and the resulting impact it had on the lives of the children made a big impression on Mr. Russen. I am so blessed with a beautiful and healthy family that I always felt I neededBY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE BALLOONS, A9 STRUT YOUR SMARTSAROUND TOWN ...AT QUIZ NIGHTSTrivial PursuitsBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE TRIVIA, A8 COURTESY PHOTOAn expatriate and former employee at The English Pub, Deb Mincieli returns every Thursday to serve as quizmistress. www FloridaWeekl y. com WEEK OF JANUARY 7 13 2010 S TRU T A ROU N BY NAN CI THE OR ET Specia l to F l ori d a Wee kly S E E TRIVIA A 8 Y HUSBAND, CLINTON, JOKES THAT HE knows a lot of useless information. Hell spout off random facts about something, usually to my blank stare, and call out the answers to most of Jeopardy (though he doesnt always answer in the form of a question). Hes usually right. For months, we were the reigning champs of the trivia game offered tableside at our local sports bar. I was the food, wine and art expert; Clinton answered pretty much everything else. I was convinced, albeit a little prematurely perhaps, that we had the knowledge to take on any local trivia hound. When I learned that several area bars have weekly trivia nights, I figured it was a chance to test ourselves in public, at least. Clintons a newspaper editor, and we invited two fellow journalists former TV reporter Jennifer Cobb and publisher Stone Segiel to join us. Youd think journalists, with our liberal arts educations,m Monday: The Pub Naples, Mercato. 594-2748, tavernrestaurantgroup.com/ pub_naples.php Tuesday: Boston Beer Garden, 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday: The Sand Bar, 826 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. 642-3625. Thursday: The English Pub, 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727, naplesenglishpub.com trivia nights Q: What is the principle export of Jamaica?A: SugarQ: What country is the worlds primary producer of newsprint?A: CanadaQ: How many inner wire rings are there on a dartboard?A: SevenQ: What breed of dog did Detective Columbo have?A: Basset houndQ: What is the common name for the medical condition epistaxis?A: NosebleedB R A I N COURTESY PHOTOBalloon Project creators Luca Antonucci and Ira Mowen at one of their releases in Europe Thrill rides Leave the stress of running a business behind and satisfy your inner wild streak. B1 Going for the gold Gulf Coast Sailing Club hopes program helps Olympic hopefuls put wind (and funds) in their sails. A15
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 Like a preacher with a swollen congregation, Im a columnist with a new year. But fortunately for you and unlike preachers, I abhor telling other people what to think or do, even though Ive done it a time or two.But that was for money or duty. Now Ill tell you what to do just for fun, since writing a column can prove to be a real good time, especially when you dont actually have to write. Like at parties. All you have to do is say, Hi, Im a columnist for Florida Weekly, and smile modestly. Suddenly, a chorus of angels breaks into song and Jimi Hendrix stands up and plays the national anthem alongside the Juilliard String Quartet and the Marine Corps band, and young and old women alike eyeball you carefully from across the room. And if the sun isnt shining, it damn well starts.Ask any of us Karen Feldman (food), Artis Henderson (romance and sex), Jeanette Showalter (money and economics), Nancy Stetson (arts) and well tell you: You cant always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you just might find you can tell other people what to do without having to be a preacher. (Rich Lowry thinks he really is a preacher, so never mind him.) Heres what I want you to do first. First, I want you to clear out your wallet or purse. Its not exercise its not running five miles a day like you and I both should be doing this year but its progress in 2010. Ive just cleared out mine, and I discovered an odd and inexplicable assortment of cards with no rational theme, seemingly put there by a complete stranger. Some are too fierce to mention, but among the more banal are county pool passes, a fishing license, a card naming my eye specialist, and finally a few personal cards from people Ive known for several years. For example, theres Kent Ottwell Interiors: firstname.lastname@example.org, 708525-0243, a black card with white and gold type. Mr. Ottwell is an interior designer from Chicago who spends time in Southwest Florida whenever business or pleasure call. He runs five miles a day without a whimper like we should be doing, and he can put a piece of contemporary furniture made in Montana, something as sleek and clean as a mountain stream, together in a room with a 19th-century impressionist painting and make the space look like an organic vision sprung from the garden of your very own soul. He can also judge other people by the same standards: Do they try hard, do they do what they say they will, and do they give others the same tolerant nod he gives them? So Im keeping this card. Then theres Jennifer Gray: 239-6330755, a pale green card with black type. Ms. Gray, who grew up in smalltown Okeechobee before arriving in Southwest Florida, is a licensed massage therapist. Shes smart, steady, sane and she can hunt deer in the Georgia woods shoot them, skin them out and roast them or travel to New York City and plunge into the cultures of food and art and otherness, with equal relish. She also works for Publix, which is where I met her and got to know her (I dont do massage therapy, but I think you should). So many good working people staff the Publix corporation, have you noticed? And the foods not bad, either. Of course, it would be even better if the good old boys who run Publix would pay a little more for their tomatoes a penny a pound would be nice so the field hands who pick them could buy their kids clothes from somewhere other than The Dollar Store, or something. But never mind that, now. Im keeping that card, too. Then theres the Mike Kiniry card. Like many of us in Naples, Fort Myers or Punta Gorda, Ive known Mr. Kiniry for years, welcoming his affable voice into my home during the first half of the day, but never actually spending much time in his company. Once, I got to shake his hand at WGCU, where hes been a public radio host since 2003 (90.1 FM, or 91.7 Marco). On another occasion I enjoyed a long and candid conversation with him by telephone, and then wrote a story about his life and work (Florida Weekly, Feb. 11, 2009, Good Morning Back At You, Mike Kiniry). The card in my wallet is not his, per se. Its white and blank, except for my own chicken scrawl in No. 2 lead pencil. That says, Mike Kiniry photos, with a phone number and a Web site. Born in Kansas City and raised in Fort Myers, Mr. Kiniry is a photographer of the moment, as he puts it a camera master of the parochial detail that becomes the universal truth as you stare at it. If you missed the exhibit of his photos at Edison State College recently, just go to www.Mikekiniry.deviantart.com, or give him a call (hes easy to talk to): 898-8175. You can buy his stuff, which is a dangerous temptation for me. I see a card, too, for my favorite law firm, and thats a piece of equipment we might all want to carry into a new year. It begins this way: WHYTE, LIPT & TREMBLING, cya, asap, ATTORNEYS, ersatz, specializing in MITIGATION, LITIGATION, CONSTERNATION & CASTRATION, the latter in extreme circumstances only, and normally just a threat Ive mentioned this card in a previous column, so enough said, except for this: The author, John Claydon, is a longtime screenwriter who knows as much about the world as anyone Ive ever known. And he aint no senators son, or fortunate one, nosireebob. Another keeper. So now that youve rung out the old like I have, possibly by ringing the best of it right back in anew, heres what I want you to do second. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Jan. 7, 1959, six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship, the United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The U.S. government believed it could work with Castro and protect American interests in Cuba, but less than two years later, the U.S. severed diplomatic ties and unleashed the Bay of Pigs invasion. On Jan. 8, 1966, rock n roll TV variety show Shindig on ABC airs its last episode. The show had debuted in September 1964, featuring acts including the Everly Brothers, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys. On Jan. 9, 1972, in Hong Kong harbor, a fire breaks out aboard the lavish Queen Elizabeth, and by the next morning the famous vessel lies in a wreck on the bottom of the sea floor. Before her days as a passenger liner, the Queen Elizabeth steamed across the ocean as a transport vehicle during World War II. On Jan. 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser flowed at an initial rate of 100,000 barrels a day. Within a year, there were more than 285 active wells at Spindletop. Today, only a few oil wells still operate in the area. On Jan. 11, 1949, on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., the cornerstone is laid at the first mosque of note in the United States. The Islamic Center was complete with a 160-foot minaret from which prayers were to be announced. On Jan. 12, 1888, the so-called Schoolchildrens Blizzard kills 235 people, many of them children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning, and the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees F. in just 24 hours. On Jan. 13, 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 727 plunges into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people. The crash was caused by bad weather and the pilots failure to ask for de-icing after the plane sat on the runway for 45 minutes. Worse, he failed to turn on the planes own de-icing system. OPINION Janet Napolitano is impressed with Janet Napolitanos work. In an instantly notorious statement on CNN, the Homeland Security secretary said the system worked when a man boarded a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with explosives in his underwear that he couldnt quite manage to ignite.Does the system count on all explosive devices smuggled onto international flights not detonating? When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab set himself on fire while trying to blow up the plane and kill its 278 passengers, a Dutch filmmaker leapt on him, ripped a smoldering object from near his crotch and put it out with his bare hands. Or as Napolitano put it, Everybody played an important role here. This is a bizarre division of labor. You carefully pack to avoid any liquids more than 3 ounces. You stand in a security line. You take off your shoes. You get your fingernail clippers confiscated. You run your carry-on bags through an X-ray machine and walk through a metal detector. And after all that, its still your responsibility to subdue the terrorist in the next row. Napolitano immediately took back her praise of the system, in a tacit acknowledgment that its only success was in demonstrating its own industrial-scale irrationality. At a cost of $30 billion since 2004, weve implemented security procedures ideally suited to harassing innocent passengers who only want to travel from Point A to Point B with minimal inconvenience. Its only the terrorists we have trouble handling. If a terrorist is a proverbial needle in a haystack, Abdulmutallab constituted something closer to a sledgehammer. His father, a powerful banker in Nigeria, warned the U.S. Embassy that he might be dangerous. This didnt prompt any further investigation, but got Abdulmutallab entered into the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, a massive database that evidently does nothing to enjoin terrorists from traveling to the U.S. on missions of mass murder. Even by the most basic standard of post-9/11 travel, Abdulmutallab should have set off alarms. He reportedly bought his ticket in cash and only had carry-on luggage. Never mind his travel history that included a trip to Yemen. Its never going to be easy for a free society to defend itself from furtive enemies, but that doesnt excuse willful obliviousness. We should move to a more Israel-style security system, devoting more energy to the intelligence and on-the-spot assessments necessary to focus on the greatest potential threats. And we should resist the civil libertarians who create pressure to narrow down the most meaningful watch lists and work to forestall adoption of more effective whole-body imaging scanners. For its part, the Obama administration should frankly acknowledge that the war on terror wasnt a Bush-Cheney construct to scare and manipulate the American public. Napolitano did her utmost to avoid even uttering the word terror at a 2009 congressional hearing, preferring the absurd neologism mancaused disaster. Thats a phrase best applied to the shoeless shuffle at the airport security lines, not the heinous acts of war plotted by Abdulmutallab and his inevitable successors. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYJanet Napolitanos man-caused disaster
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 15 MINUTES Equine dentist takes his expertise straight to the horses mouthto Belgium. Everywhere he went, Mr. Ward performed his services on one horse at no charge, to allow customers to feel the teeth before and after.In case youre thinking a horse dentist is an elite service for the uberrich, think again. Mr. Ward performs his examinations at no charge, then shows the owner any problems he finds. The normal cost for shaping, balancing and floating the teeth begins at $125. Why bother? Because tension in a horses mouth can lead to sore muscles, a sore back, an altered gait and temperamental behavior. With respect to rideability of the horse, Mr. Ward compares the before and after to manual versus power steering. His assistant, Tamie Johnson, says the most oft-quoted response from customers is, Its like Ive got a new horse. Ms. Johnsons daughter, now 18, began riding lessons with Mr. Ward at age 5 in Massachusetts. Long familiar with Mr. Wards expertise, when Ms. Johnson moved to Naples two years ago, she encouraged him to travel south, telling him he thought she could line up some business for him. She was right; hes still here. Only now he calls Naples home. card stays full. He chuckles as he recalls his first trip abroad: A stable customer suggested Mr. Ward come to Belgium and conduct a clinic, which the customer would translate to attendees. Mr. Ward figured at a minimum, hed enjoy the trip. He even offered to pay his own way if the customer would promote the clinic. As his words were translated, he noticed attendees repeatedly waving their hands past their faces as if swatting away flies. Afterward, he learned the incessant antics were actually a gesture indicating many in his audience thought his ideas were crazy. Nevertheless, what began as a 10-day trip with a 30-horse guarantee turned into equine dentistry services for 150 horses during the first of many visits Ladies call him a horse whisperer after they see him in action. Wallace Ward smiles at the reference; admittedly, the man has a way with horses. Hes got a way with people, too. Just ask the folks on the Revere City Council in Massachusetts. A native of that area, Mr. Ward struck a deal with the council in 1974 that its members thought would never come to fruition. They thought wrong. Situated along the Atlantic coast five miles northeast of downtown Boston, Revere had a prohibition against horses within the city limits. Trails were available nearby for riding, but Mr. Ward envisioned a 60-stall stable where the children of Revere could learn to ride. I wanted more for the community education, culture, he says. Using the promise of equestrian prestige and an architectural replica built to Mr. Wards specifications, he captured the interest of Revere decision makers. The deal? Clear a city-owned dumping ground (adjacent to the parcel Mr. Ward owned) within a years time, and Revere would rewrite its laws to allow Mr. Ward to build his dream. The result? The Revere/Saugus Riding Academy, where Mr. Ward harnessed his interest in horses and people to enrich the lives of his community for nearly 30 years. For every A earned, he rewarded children with a free lesson; a spot on the honor roll meant a free month of riding. Conversely, he encouraged parents to take away riding privileges as a form of disciplining their children. Sure enough, theyd straighten up and be back in the saddle in no time at all, he recalls. His desire to provide better care for his horses gave birth to Mr. Wards profession for the past 18 years as a certified equine dental technician (aka, a horse dentist). Already a skilled blacksmith, he enrolled in a course in equine dentistry offered in Nebraska and then worked under the guidance of an experienced equine dentist. He recorded everything he did for the next three years, then asked horse owners for feedback to better address any issues they observed with their horses. Unlike other equine dental professionals who proffer high-tech equipment at high-ticket prices, Mr. Wards approach is old school: He uses hand tools without sedation in order to shape and balance the teeth. Marry his calming, gentle nature with his expertise and genuine love of horses, and what began as an interest in caring for horses within his stable evolved into a career that spans the globe. Mr. Ward treats horses and presents educational clinics in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Venezuela and throughout the United States. He spent early December in Hawaii, and left Naples the day after Christmas for a week in Berlin. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 would know a little bit about everything, right? Well I kept thinking about the recent shellacking Tonight Show announcer Andy Richter had given CNNs Wolf Blitzer during celebrity Jeopardy. Our merry band of journalists arrived to an already capacity crowd at Mercatos The Pub Naples, where every Monday is Trivia Night. (Its also a great time to try the pubs half-priced fish and chips and enjoy servers wearing kilts.) Next to us was a table of nine ladies and gentlemen who joked they were MIT and Harvard grads. Really, were all over 65 so we only have one brain between us, laughed Gloria Andrada, a self-professed mythology expert. Dubbed the Berkshire Brainiacs, the team was led by King Henry, who had perched himself in the restaurants coveted throne chair. He knows everything, Ms. Andrada told me. Cincinnati-based Tavern Restaurant Group has been offering quiz nights at its pubs since the first opened eight years ago, says Robin Breth, the companys marketing director. Its a very popular British thing to do, she says. We try to keep it as authentic as possible, which is why we do it by hand and paper. A corporate employee coordinates the weekly game, devising the 20-question trivia round and bonus speed round usually music and the requirement to name both title and artist. The winning team receives a pub gift certificate. Beginning next year, the Tavern Restaurant Group plans to have a trivia-off between its different locations, says Ms. Breth. Before our round began, cheaters were warned: Anyone caught consulting a BlackBerry or texting would be stoned with bleu-cheese stuffed olives. The first question was right up Ms. Andradas alley: This Greek goddess of victory lends her name to a brand of sporting equipment (answer: Nike). The other 19 questions jumped from subject to subject everything from sports and historic dates to geography and true trivia (What is MacGyvers first name? And which properties in the original Monopoly game were green?). Clinton and Jennifer furiously scribbled down the answers. I, on the other hand, abandoned the team in search of the Pink Ponies, The Pubs winningest team, according to regulars Sarah and Neal Mazzarella. I returned to the table minutes later without a Pony interview (they were absent) and dreading the next question. Some were really tough. A child of the s, I was pleased to learn the speed round was 10 songs from my generation and a chance to earn 20 more points. Just our luck: The CD player was malfunctioning, and our emcee resorted to singing just five of the tunes, which we aced. Scoring our answers was humbling, although we were just two points short of the three winning teams. The Berkshire Brainiacs didnt fare so well, getting just 10 points well below the winning 27 and failing to answer any of the song questions. The threeway tie was decided by a beer-chugging contest. I tried not to think of my dismal performance as I decided whether my ego could withstand another trivia contest.Sand Bar stumpersOur schedules kept us away from Trivia Night at the Sand Bar, where contestants not only compete for local bragging rights but the chance to trounce other players at bars across the country. The Marco restaurants computerized NTN Buzztime trivia system brought Jimmy Boylan to the Sand Bar after he moved to Marco Island from Chicago. A self-professed trivia nut and now the bars general manager, Mr. Boylan continues to play each Wednesday night alongside Ivy League-educated patrons and other regulars. Game night includes a multiplechoice speed freak round at 7:45 p.m. and the main trivia event from 9 to 10 p.m. The speed freak round can be very nerve-racking because youre on your toes for 15 minutes and 20 questions, Mr. Boylan said. Only the first person or team answering the question wins. You answer wrong, you get negative points. The winning Sand Bar team receives a $25 gift certificate. At the games end, they learn how they ranked against other players throughout the country. The main event at the Sand Bar is Sixes, which consists of six categories and another $25 gift card. Questions are multiple-choice and matching, and during the final round players wager their points on their best subjects. Its a lot more like Trivial Pursuit, Mr. Boylan said. The questions are very difficult at times. We have very intelligent, well-educated customers, and the questions sometimes stump them. Any winning team whose score ends in a five also claims the jackpot, which had recently grown to $200. Weve beat other taverns before, Mr. Boylan said, adding, We ended up No. 1 a couple of times and in the top 20 many times.Winning at The English PubNext up was The English Pub, a TRIVIAFrom page 1 Q: What is the national flower of Austria?A: EdelweissQ: What is the meaning of life?Q: What is the collective term for a group of raccoons?A: A Nursery COURTESY PHOTOThe English PubNaples secret thats been serving Belhaven Scottish Ale alongside bangers and mash and Sweeney Todds pie for going on 40 years. Many of the establishments staffers are English expatriates, including Deb Darling Debs Mincieli, a former employee who returns each Thursday night as the quizmistress. We have some very intelligent teams, she said. When we made the questions easier, they complained. We try to be fair with the questions. For example, we wouldnt ask anything about English soccer. Theyre more general knowledge things you either know or not. Quiz Night at The English Pub, which has survived three owners and 13 years or so, includes several multiple choice rounds and two handouts a picture round that asked us to identify costumed actors and another giving us hints to a series of words starting with the letter p. Prizes are $10, $15 and $20 gift certificates for the thirdthrough first-place teams. A $5 gift card is also given to the best team name, which is determined by the staff and is often a sexual innuendo or alliteration using Debs name (we won, and thats all Ill say). It can get a little cheeky some nights, Ms. Mincieli said. We like to have a sense of humor because it is a difficult quiz. We want people to have fun with it. Patrons started arriving just before the 8:30 p.m. quiz started. In season, The English Pub is often packed. It also hosts an annual quiz competition for the Marco Mens Club. About 10 teams attend regularly, including one Ms. Minciela has dubbed The Accountants, a four-woman team that donates its winnings to charity. No team has scored a perfect 80; the closest has been 74, which is absolutely phenomenal, Ms. Mincieli said. The sense of camaraderie and spirited competitiveness almost overshadowed the game. Adrian Holmes, who Ms. Mincieli often addressed by name, purposely shouted out wrong answers and was later upset after learning that someone identified the photo of Bette Midler as fellow Englishman David Bowie. At one point Ms. Mincieli had two schnapps shots delivered to Holmes and friend Joseph Fusco. They were just water. Although Clinton and Jennifer answered most of the 78 other questions, Im secretly taking the credit for our win. After mulling over the two unanswered p questions on our handout, I came up with last-minute answers (a porkers rear appendage is a pig tail, and the owls companion in a pea-green boat was a pussycat). That gave us 63 total points, just one ahead of the second-place team. Victory was ours, and our $30 in gift cards means well be back. We have some very intelligent teams. When we made the questions easier, they complained. We try to be fair with the questions. Deb Darling Debs Mincieli
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Now, the father of two children adds, Ive found a home for it in the Freedom Waters Foundation. For the past few months, Freedom Waters volunteers have encouraged and assisted the young recipients of their programs in creating artwork that will be on exhibit and for sale when Painting My Tomorrow takes place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. As the kids have worked on their art, Mr. Russen has worked on spreading the word about Freedom Waters and Painting My Tomorrow. Remembering a story about Mr. Mowen and Mr. Antonucci releasing red balloons and recording video over San Francisco, Berlin, New York City and Paris, he contacted them about bringing The Balloon Project to Naples as a way to create buzz for Painting My Tomorrow. Much to his delight, they agreed. Last week, thousands of red and white biodegradable balloons arrived to historic Third Street South. They are being stored and inflated at Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum. Mr. Mowen and Mr. Antonucci are expected to arrive in town Jan. 7. My goal is for Third Street South and Naples to host the Freedom Waters Foundation Balloon Project as an annual event, Mr. Russen says. There is talk of an additional twist to next years event, so keep your eyes in the sky. Naples was chosen over hundreds of requests from citizens around the world for The Balloon Project to film their cities, Mr. Russen says, adding the creators relished the idea of the Freedom Waters children releasing the balloons from the historic Naples Pier. Its extremely special for us to have these artists support what were doing to highlight our foundation, but also to highlight our city, says Debra Frenkel, director of the Freedom Waters Foundation. Something like this puts Naples in the spotlight and focuses people to learn tolerance and understanding of others who are different. At 2 p.m. Sunday, 50-60 Freedom Waters children, led by the First Lady of Historic Naples, Lavern Norris Gaynor, will march down the pier and release the balloons. Ms. Gaynors parents, Lester and Dellora Norris, funded the rebuilding of the pier after Hurricane Donna destroyed it in 1960. Balloon Project volunteers will track the balloons carrying the camera. Key personnel will have two-way radios to communicate where the balloons are traveling and their final resting place. Cruise Naples has volunteered to help retrieve the balloons in case they land in the water. From the recovered camera, Mr. Mowen and Mr. Antonucci will prepare what they expect to be a 15-20-minute video to premier on Valentines Day at Painting My Tomorrow. Several Third Street South restaurants will donate a portion of their Sunday lunch sales to Freedom Waters, including Sea Salt, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Tommy Bahamas and Janes Caf. Numerous retailers are selling honor cards for $1 each; shoppers can purchase the cards in honor and respect of friends and family, and the cards will be displayed at Painting My Tomorrow. For more information, visit www. FreedomWatersFoundation.org or call the Freedom Waters Foundation at 2481120. BALLOONSFrom page 1 RUSSEN Drug Free Collier invites members of the community to a town hall meeting and panel discussion about substance abuse. Voice of Collier County: The Unspoken Truth About Substance Abuse will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the MLK School Administration Building at 5775 Osceola Trail. Lois Thome of WINK News will moderate the panel. Keynote speakers will be Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Collier County Schools Superintendent Dennis Thompson. Major Scott Salley, chief of corrections for the Collier County Sheriffs Office, will make the opening remarks, and panelists will include attorney Basil Bain; Circuit Court Judge Lauren Brodie; Susan Kimper, director of psychiatric medicine for NCH; pediatrician T. Charles Vedder; Marla Ramsey, administrator, Collier County Public Services Division; and Connor Spielmaker, a sophomore at Naples High School. Attendance at the forum is free. To RSVP as a guest or to submit a question you would like the panel to address, call Maribel De Armas, Drug Free Collier executive director, at 377-4994 or e-mail email@example.com. Town hall meeting will address substance abuseIts extremely special for us to have these artists support what were doing to highlight our foundation, but also to highlight our city. Debra Frenkel, director of the Freedom Waters Foundation
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Common stockholders in a not-so-common communityFew counties in modern times have been created with a smaller population and less developed resources in so large an area (as Collier County). Thats according to Charles Tebeau in Floridas Last Frontier: The History of Collier County. This county of Collier became a political unit on May 8, 1923, when the Florida legislature carved out a piece of Lee County under the Rule of Senatorial Courtesy. This new area consisting of 2,035 square miles (about 1 million acres, or three times the size of Lake Okeechobee) was named after Barron Gift Collier. Mr. Collier established Everglades City (formerly called Everglade) as the temporary capital city of his Florida holdings. The area required great vision, management and imagination all of which were also inherent characteristics of the owner of the Consolidated Street Railway Advertising Company.A git-er-done kind of man, Mr. Collier made sure the first meeting of the Collier County Commissioners commenced two months later, on July 7, 1923, with five appointees named by Florida Gov. Cary Hardee, all hand-picked (of course) by Mr. Collier. They were: George Washington Storter, founder of Everglade and resident since 1887; James Madison Barfield, a resident of Caxambus (part of Marco Island); William Collier, whose family founded Marco Island (no relation to Barron); Jack T. Taylor of the Deep Lake Fruit Company (Hwy 29); and Immokalee cattleman Adolphus Dottie Carson (some say a relative of Kit Carson).Among the new commissioners first orders of business was the issuing of a $300,000 bond (guaranteed by Mr. Collier) so that work on the Tamiami Trail could commence. The same legislature that created the county of Collier in 1923 also authorized the incorporation of the city of Naples. The first Town Council meeting took place on Aug. 13, 1925. Mayor Speed Menefee ran that meeting and concluded it in about 15 minutes. (It seems Mr. Menefee and Mr. Collier shared that git-er-done philosophy.)Part of the funPart of the fun as your Undercover Historian is going through old files, seeing things that catch my eye and telling the story. One such story is inspired by a pamphlet called A Statement to the Common (Taxpayers) Stockholders (There Are No Preferred) of Collier County, Florida published by the Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 1, 1953. The commissioners were: W.J. Janes of Copeland, D.C. Brown of Immokalee, J.M Davidson of Everglades City, R.A. Griffin of Marco Island and Lorenzo Walker of Naples. Mr. Janes has a 12.5-mile-long scenic road named after him in a town that was named for the engineer (Mr. Copeland) whose job, per Mr. Collier, was to complete the Tamiami Trail as well as establish the community of Everglades City. Mr. Walker had a school named after him one thats not predicated purely on book learning, Lorenzo Walker Institute. Mr. Brown was a descendent of the founding families of Immokalee. Details about Mr. Davidson and Mr. Griffin are not so easily found, but Im still looking. Thats part of the Undercover Historians mission, as well as part of the fun.2010s board of directorsToday, the territory represented by the Board of Directors of the Collier County Commission is divided into five districts, which are represented by: Donna Fiala, District 1; Frank Halas, District 2; Tom Henning, District 3; Fred Coyle, District 4; and Jim Coletta, District 5. Somehow, district numbers arent as personal as naming the actual township from which they come.In a recent meeting with Ms. Fiala, I learned that she is one of only four women to have served as a county commissioner. When I showed her the photo of the 1953 commissioners included in the Common Stockholders pamphlet mentioned above, Ms. Fiala sighed and said, Come with me. She led me to Commissioners Alley (the hallway lined with photos that leads into the commission chambers). She asked if I noticed anything unusual in the photos and then pointed out three frames one without any photograph at all, and two containing photos of people who were not actually commissioners. Ms. Fiala asked if Naples Backyard History would help find photographs of the men that rightfully belong in those frames. Now Im asking you, as Common Stockholders in Collier County, to join the fun and help us locate pictures of these lostbut-not-forgotten commissioners: Fred Philips (January 1923-February 1925) John T. Taylor (1923-1925) F.C Morgan (January 1927-April 1927). E-mail any information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum at 594-2978. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly DR.PETERJ.CURCIONEOsteopathicphysician Boardcertifiedorthopaedicsurgeon Specializinginminimallyinvasive hipreplacementsurgery2745SwampCabbageCourt,Suite305,FortMyers,FL33901 3400LeeBoulevard,Suite105,LehighAcres,FL33971 (239)368-8277RELIEVINGPAIN.RESTORINGMOBILITY. APARTNEROFATHLETICORTHOPAEDICRECONSTRUCTIONCENTER FREEEDUCATIONALSEMINARTOATTENDTHEFREESEMINAR,PLEASECALL(239)368-8277,EXT.2302.REFRESHMENTS WILLBESERVED. SPACEISLIMITED. Areyouconcernedaboutlossofmobilityandlifestyle? Areyousufferingfromhippain? 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NEWS A11 Its a new year!Thinking of a new look? Its amazing how a new area rug can change your surroundings. Whether its a 2x3 or a 15x18, Hadinger Rug Gallery has the perfect size for you in stock. Take advantage of our Free In-Home Consultation!01--10The Naples Historical Society announces its 2010 lineup of Garden Side Chickee Chats. The free presentations take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Chickee Pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Friday, Jan. 29: Naples Oral Histories: Tomorrows Old Timers Neapolitan youth from circa 1950s talk about what it was like to grow up here back then. Guests will be Ray Carroll, Lodge McKee and Nick Turner. Friday, Feb. 12: Archaeological Landscapes of Naples The citys physical evolution is directly connected to what Naples has become today. Learn from one of the best authorities in town, John Beriault, past president of the NHS and archaeologist for the Archaeological & Historical Conservancy Inc.Palm Cottage chickee chats set for seasonThe Naples Historical Societys 2010 Historic Homes Tour is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at historic Palm Cottage. From there, society docents will lead a tour to three beautifully restored historic homes nearby. The homes, among the oldest and most historic in Naples are affectionately known as Mandalay, Palm Villa (the old DuPont Estate) and Marthas Cottage. Each tells an important story about the importance of preservation. The 2010 Historic Homes Tour will culminate with a luncheon in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Tickets are $200 per person. Space is limited, and early reservations are encouraged. To be included in the mailing list for invitation, call 261-8164. The NHS receives no government funding and relies on membership dues and donations. Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Avenue South, one block east of the Naples Pier. Regular hours at the cottage and The Norris Gardens are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $8 per person. For more information, call the above number or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Now is the time to sign up for Historic Homes Tour Friday, Feb. 26: Edison, Ford and Friends Learn how two of Americas greatest inventors, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, met and traveled together. Presenter is Chris Pendleton, president and CEO of the Estates. The Naples Historical Society is headquartered at historic Palm Cottage, 137 12th Avenue South, one block east of the Naples Pier. Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage are open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Suggested donation is $8 per person. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 Stock market springs from pirate industryIn Somalia, which is without a central government to speak of and where very little functions beyond an Islamic resistance and individual warlords fiefdoms, a robust stock market has emerged in the city of Haradheere for investors in the seagoing pirate industry, to raise money and supplies for kidnappers in exchange for a share of the bounty once a ransom is paid. According to a December Reuters dispatch, 72 companies are listed on the exchange, enabling venture capital to fund greater piracy traffic and more sophisticated looting. There even seems to be a financial bubble at work, in that since the exchange opened, pirates ransoms have doubled to about $4 million per ship. Least competent criminals Andre Stoltzfus, 17, was arrested in Saugerties, N.Y., in October after he allegedly counterfeited a $1 bill that a family member later used toward the purchase of a pack of cigarettes. Bandanna-clad Jason Zacchi, 27, was arrested in Dearborn Heights, Mich., in November after, according to police, pointing a shotgun at a Wendys employee at the drive-in window and demanding money. Moments later, the shift manager angrily approached the window and yelled at Zacchi, What the hell are you doing? (The manager had recognized Zacchi through his bandanna. Zacchi is her son.) People with issuesSara Foss, 39, the mother of 13 in Derby, England, who is scheduled to deliver No. 14 in March, told the Daily Mail in November of her vow to continue getting pregnant until she fulfills her desire to have twins. Her longtime, live-in boyfriend works as a boat-builder, but their main income is government benefits worth the equivalent of about $80,000 annually. (Foss, apparently also a fan of literature and movies, has kids named Artemus, Morpheus, Voorhees, Baudelaire, Blackbird, Echo, Malachai and Frodo.) Questionable judgments Michael Sampson, who was in court in Salina, Kan., in November merely on charges of littering and driving with a suspended license, was arrested after a judge spotted him at the defense table, making threatening gestures to witnesses. Sampson was seen holding his thumb and fingers in the shape of a gun, firing at a witness, and making a slashing motion across his neck. In November, Father Joe Vetter, head of Duke Universitys Catholic Center, criticized a research team seeking student volunteers on female attitudes toward sex toys and paraphernalia. Father Vetter said the project would affect students in this development phase (of their lives), and I dont think its a good developmental practice to just tell somebody to just sit around and masturbate. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEKarma Shannon Broome, 15, of Jacksonville, Fla., with her leg in a cast and still laid up from a June rollover accident in an SUV, was hit again in December when another out-of-control SUV came through her bedroom wall and re-broke the leg (among other injuries inflicted). Recently, at the Abergele Hospital in North Wales, Geraint Woolford, 52, was moved into a room to await a partial knee replacement and discovered that his roommate was Geraint Woolford, 77, who was awaiting a hip replacement. According to a December report in the Daily Mail, they are not related, but both are retired police officers. Latest religious messages Since March 2008, the Cathedral of Christ the King in Phoenix has been ringing its bells every half-hour, 24 hours a day, enraging neighbors, and a showdown with city officials was looming at press time, according to ABC News. Atlanta municipal bus driver Leroy Matthews was suspended in November for a recent incident in which he suddenly stopped the bus and refused to open the doors until the alighting passenger joined hands with him in prayer. The Scranton (Pa.) Diocese, needing confession: Father Edward Lyman of the diocese was removed as a parish administrator in November after he inadvertently (using his personal computer during early Mass) clicked on photos of four bare-chested young men in provocative poses. Also in November, the diocese disavowed Father Virgil Tetherows behavior for offering Mass at a breakaway church in York, Pa., and too-aggressively protesting at a Planned Parenthood clinic (incidents on top of Tetherows 2005 conviction on a charge that was originally child porn possession but downgraded in a plea agreement). And yet another diocese priest, Father Robert Timchak, waived a preliminary hearing in November on charges of having child porn on his computer. Rev. Marc Grizzard, pastor of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C., staged an October book-burning of Satans literature, including works by Mother Teresa and Rev. Billy Graham and any Bible besides the original King James version. (2) In October, Mikey Weinstein, a former military lawyer who served in the Reagan White House, filed a lawsuit against Gordon Klingenschmitt, head of a Dallas chaplains association, to stop Klingenschmitt from publicly reciting Bible verses implying a smiting of Weinstein, along with Weinsteins family and descendants for 10 generations. Said Klingenschmitt: I never prayed for anyones death. All I did was quote the Scriptures. Clarification: Five weeks ago, News of the Weird reported that HoneyBaked Ham had fired Richard Huether, manager of its Cary, N.C., store, while he was still recuperating from being shot in a robbery of the store. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 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. 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BushJeb BushAT THE NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORTCall 239.596.6524or log onto our website for support or subscription information www.NaplesDistinguishedSpeakers.orgPhoto credit: Wild Bill Meton ImagesJim AngleChristian women welcome members, guests to luncheonsThe Naples Christian Womens Club holds its next luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Quail Creek Country Club. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for socializing. Bring your just not you costume jewelry for the silent auction/fundraiser. Guest speaker Carolyn Ersig will present No Orphans or Missing Earrings in this Family.Cost is $23 for members and guests. The February meeting will be a Garden Party & Fashion Show from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Fashions will be by Charivari of The Village on Venetian Bay. Billie Dean & Dawn will entertain, and guest speaker Deanna Hansen-Doying will discuss Finding the Balance Between Prudence and Whimsy.Cost is $50 for members and guests. For reservations to either the January or February meeting, call Roberta McFarland at 591-2074 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information about the club and its activities, visit www.cwcfl.net. Fire districts, EMS are topic for League of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters of Collier County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to women and men. Members and the public are welcome at monthly meetings that take place on the second Monday at the Collier Athletic Club. Meeting attendance is free. A buffet lunch beginning at noon is $20 for league members and $25 for others. Each months program begins at 1 p.m. Here is the 2010 schedule: Jan. 11: Pre-Hospital Care in Collier Today: What Changes Would Fire District Consolidation Bring? Helping to sort out the issues involved in merging two or more of Collier Countys nine fire districts as well as challenges to the current status of Emergency Medical Services is a panel of key stakeholders: Jim Burke, commissioner, North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District; Donna Fiala, Collier County commissioner, District 1; Dr. Robert Tober, director, Collier County Emergency Medical Services; and Jorge Aguilera, deputy chief of medical services and community relations, North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District. Feb. 8: Update on the State of Floridas Everglades Land Purchase March 8: Hot Topic in the Local Justice System April 12: On the Road to Citizenship: A Look Inside with immigration attorney Casey Wolff For reservations, phone 263-4656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for lunch reservations is 5 p.m. the Thursday before each meeting. Press club will hear about Immokalee project and book Members and guests of The Naples Press Club will enjoy a multimedia presentation by photographer Brynn Bruijn and press club member Phil Beuth about their work on Images of Hope, a photographic exhibit and book about Immokalee. The exhibit currently hangs at the Naples Museum of Art, where the 175-page book is for sale to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. The meeting begins at noon Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the community room at the Naples Daily News. Admission of $25 includes luncheon. RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com. Save the date for Zonta fashion showThe Zonta Club of Naples will hold its Spring Fashion Show and Fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, and the Naples Teenage Parenting Program at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80. For more information and reservations, call 598-9058. Chess players make their moves at MercatoThe Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Club founder Greg Gordon says USCF members and non-members are welcome, as are novice, intermediate and expert players, for causal and tournament play. For more information, call Mr. Gordon at 898-0458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Get acquainted with the Naples Newcomers ClubThe Naples Newcomers Club is designed to help women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years meet and develop friendships with others who are new to the area. Members encourage one another to learn about Naples, its culture and lifestyle and to develop friendships by sharing interests and hobbies with each other. The club holds a luncheon meeting on the second Thursday of each month, year round. Orientation for prospective members is held on the first Thursday of every month. Groups within the club meet for outings and to share varied interests, from mah jongg and duplicate bridge to gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. CLUB NOTES The 15th annual Celebration of Life to benefit Avow Hospice takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Stans Idle Hour Restaurant in Goodland. Dedicated to the memory of loved ones, the celebration features entertainment, games, raffles and door prizes. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call Bonnie Dinger at 649-3686. The annual Greek Festival at St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-31. The all-day fun includes Greek food and wine, live music and dance performances plus raffle prizes and much more. Admission is $3 per person, which children younger than 12 admitted free. The church is at 7100 Airport Road N. For more information, call 591-3430. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NEWS A15 The public is invited to the next meeting of Gulf Coast Sailing Club to hear Naples own Trevor Moore and his teammate Erik Storck talk about their lives on the campaign trail with sights set on a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Both members of the US Sailing Team, they will be fresh from the 49er World Championships, which ends Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Bahamas. In the past year they have raced their 49er in Miami, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Croatia and England. A native Neapolitan and 2003 graduate of Community School of Naples, Mr. Moore began sailing at the age of 7 in a learn-to-sail program at the Naples Sailing Center. He was encouraged and supported in his love for the sport by his father, John Moore, who purchased him an Optimist dinghy. It was through the Optimist that Mr. Moore and Mr. Storck met, as youngsters competing in numerous national and international events. After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York in 2008, they decided to join forces and start an Olympic campaign in the 49er, a double-trapeze skiff thats regarded as the fastest and most exciting sailboat to race in the Olympics. The two share a dream to win an Olympic medal, and to do so, they know they must spend a vast amount of time on the water training, they must be at peak physical condition, they must keep their equipment in perfect working order and they must be mentally and emotionally sound so as to make good decisions in the heat of the race. Accomplishing these keys to success requires extensive planning, travel, hard work and, not least, finances. The Gulf Coast Sailing Club meeting will serve as a fundraiser for the sailors effort. It begins with a skipper/ crew mixer at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Mr. Moore and Mr. Storck will speak at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a donation of $10. For more information, visit www. storckmooresailing.com for video, photos and blogs from the sailors in action at training camps and events. E-mail questions or requests to team@ storckmooresailing. com. Finally, find the team on Facebook, group name Storck/Moore Sailing and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ storckmooresail. Sailing club welcomes Olympic hopefuls for fundraiser Cedar Montessori School Inc. is a not for prot, non discriminatory establishment as it relates to staff and students. License # 087667 Gol ClaiCelebrating 25 YearsEstablished 1984239-597-7190www.cedarmontessori.org Cedar Montessori SchoolJanuary 15, 2010Hosted by: HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home Collier County(239)-430-8300 (239)-213-0355 HHA299991482Lee County(239)-561-7100 HHA299992947Charlotte County(941)-205-2956 HHA299992099 Serving Lee, Collier & Charlotte counties 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Free with a $50.00 Grocery OrderMids Homestyle Pasta Sauce32 oz. jar $5.99 Value With CouponFree with a $60.00 Grocery Orderfrom Italy Campanile Pinot Grigio750 ml $10.99 retailWith Coupon COURTESY PHOTOOlympic hopefuls Erik Storck, left, and Trevor Moore, after the Sail for Gold race in Weymouth, England, in September 2009 20,000 Sq. Ft. Showroom!Voted Best Furniture Store!EMODEL FURNITURE OUTLET239-434-2227MON. FRI. 10-6 SAT. 10-2 3573 MERCANTILE AVE., NAPLES, FL xpressionsExpressions In Design, Inc.Award Winning Interior Design Firm FL LIC #ID0001867
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 Collier County Domestic Animal Services cares for about 7,000 animals each year, many of which are lost pets picked up as strays. A new fee policy makes it easier for owners to claim their beloved lost pets. Effective Jan. 1, owners can take your lost pet home from DAS for no charge as long as the animal has a current county pet license and is claimed by the end of next business day after impoundment. Information with the pets license serves as proof of ownership. Previously, owners claiming lost pets had to pay an impoundment fee ($25$225) plus a daily boarding fee ($10), without exception. Under the new policy, impound fees and boarding fees will only apply to unlicensed pets and to licensed pets not claimed by the second day of impoundment. Collier County requires mandatory spay/neuter and micro chipping at the owners expense for reclaimed cats and dogs, and these rules continue to apply. It is more important than ever to license your cats and dogs with Collier County DAS, not only because it is the law, but because it will assist with the goal of reconnecting families with lost animals. A county license is a free ride home for a lost pet. Other fee changes at DAS include an increased cost to license unaltered cats or dogs that are over 1 year old. The license fee has increased from $30 to $60, but owners will receive a refund of $50 if they have their pet spayed or neutered within 30 days. DAS encourages pet owners to make use of the new independent, nonprofit Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, which offers high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the public. In some instances, getting your pet fixed may be less expensive than licensing it at the unaltered rate. For more information about DASs fees and policies, visit www.collierpets.com. Monthly shelter statistics about pets received and their outcomes are posted at www.colliergov.net. The Humane Society Naples teams up with Gulf Coast Runners and invites locals to lace-up those doggies for the fourth annual Run for the Paws 5K walk/ run Saturday, Jan. 30, at Naples Municipal Airport. The first 300 registrants will receive commemorative T-shirts and goodie bags. Visit www.RunForthePaws.com and register online. Registration is $20 per person prior to Jan. 20, $25 Jan. 21-29 and $30 on the day of the event. Late registration/ check-in begins at 7 a.m. at the Civil Air Patrol (360 Aviation Drive South). The race starts at 8 a.m. on North Road, just south of Radio Road at Airport-Pulling Road. The route circumnavigates the airport and ends at the Civil Air Patrol. Awards will be given to participating pups and to overall male and female and top three in each of several age groups. Participants are requested (but not required) to bring a donation the pets at The Humane Society Naples. Paper towels, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, dryer sheets, cat litter and canned dog and cat food are the most needed items. Runners are welcome to bring their dogs, but pets must be leashed at all times and current with vaccinations. They should not interfere with other pets or runners and should be physically able to run the distance. A special request this year is that runners with pets use a straight leash, not retractable, because of entanglement issues last year. All runners with pets will begin and stay at the rear of the group during the duration. Last years race drew 650 registrants (including more than 100 dogs) and raised $8,950 and about 50 pounds of pet supplies for The Humane Society Naples. For information about sponsorship opportunities associated with the run, call Andy Reed at 643-1880, ext. 21, or e-mail email@example.com. Collier County tag is a free ride home for lost petsPups and their people can register now for fourth annual Run for the Paws 5K Vanities from $399 5 pc. Patio Sets from $350some exclusions may apply ... where youre treated like www.bettervision.netOur premium lens implants offer you a full range of vision near, intermediate, and distance.Fort Myers 418-0999Cape Coral 542-4123Lehigh Acres 369-2010Punta Gorda 505-2020Naples 430-3939Cataract surgery is covered by Medicare & most insurances. JONATHAN M. FRANTZ, MD, FACS Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESCall 239-403-3020 BOOK NOW! $ 135 ONE WAY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 A17 Before 12pm 18 Holes $42 / 9 Holes $28 After 12pm & Weekends 18 Holes $37 / 9 Holes $25 After 4pm Unlimited Golf $25 Club Rentals 18 Holes $20 / 9 Holes $15Golf Rates effective 1/04/10Pro Shop HoursOpen 7 Days. 7am-7:45pm Carts in at 11pm Call for Tee Times417-131316161 E. Tamiami Trail(Five Miles East on Hwy. 41 from SR 951) The 14th annual Mardi Gras-Goodland Boat Parade sets sail at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, from mile market G15 near Morans Pass Bridge. Grand marshal Stan Gober will lead the flotilla through Buzzards Bay South (Goodland Harbor) and circumnavigate the island before dropping anchor at Coon Key Marina. The theme is advertising, and boaters are encouraged to decorate their craft to reflect anything relating to products and their slogans, jingles, commercials or the celebrities who endorse them. Funds from registration, T-shirt sales, raffles and auctions will be donated to the Marco Island office of Avow Hospice Inc. For more information, call Elaine Ritchie at 642-8356 or visit www.mardigrasgoodland.com. Float plan filed for Mardi GrasGoodland Boat ParadeMen of Distinction tourney precedes ACE Group ClassicThe Education Foundation of Collier Countys Men of Distinction Golf Tournament tees off Friday, Feb. 5, at The Quarry, host of the 2010 ACE Group Classic. Held in conjunction with the Men of Distinction awards on Feb. 10, the tournament is sponsored by The Journals, the ACE Group Classic and Hilton Naples. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. An awards ceremony and buffet dinner immediately follow the tournament. Top prize in the Closest-to-the Pin Shootout is an Official Pro-Am spot in The ACE Group Classic the following week. Participation is $900 for a foursome, which includes a hole sponsorship (while available), or $200 per player. For registration and more information, call the Education Foundation at 643-4755 or visit www. EducationForCollier.org. Arthrex, TIB Bank sponsor Care Mobile ClassicThe Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program announces Arthrex Inc. has signed on as exclusive tournament sponsor and TIB Banks as reception sponsor for the fourth annual Care Mobile Classic set for Tuesday, April 6, at Quail West. Sign-ups for foursomes and additional sponsorships for the marathon-style tournament are available now. For information, contact Kristen Abreu at 6583029 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Date set for biennial Founders Fund tournamentThe Founders Fund Inc. will hold its 2010 Biennial Ed Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, April 12, at The Club Pelican Bay. The tournament is the main fundraiser for scholarships awarded to 25 Collier County high school graduates based on financial need and academic merit. There are many ways to be a part of the tournament, from being a player or sponsor to donating items for the raffle and silent auction. Donations can be accepted up until the day of the tournament. Sponsors receive two playing spots and four places at the awards dinner. For more information, call Sue Davenport at 593-0124 or 597-0086 or visit www.thefoundersfundinc.org. GOLF TOURNEYS Save a Life is New Year.To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation 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 www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation to make a year-end gift that will help save the lives of people in our community.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGNow hear this:Big things come in small packagesThe typical sounds most of us take for granted wind whistling through the palms, a garbage truck rumbling by, the ring tone of a cell phone are like gold to the hearing impaired. For them, tiny new hearing aids packed with the latest digital technology can deliver the message loud and clear. Though more expensive than conventional analog hearing aids, which just make everything louder, digital hearing aids help the wearer understand sounds better. Audiologist April Royan of Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center explains that regular hearing aids often lack high frequency, which results in the wearer being able to hear vowels, perhaps, but not consonants. Because vowel sounds are low frequency and consonants are high frequency, everything can seem loud but still be difficult to understand. Words like dog, fog and log can be hard to decipher. A good hearing aid provides clarity as well as volume without making the guy behind BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weeklyyou as loud as the person youre looking at and listening to, Ms. Royan adds.How we hearEvery part of the ear has an important job in the complicated hearing process. The outer ear collects and directs sound into the ear canal, causing the eardrum to vibrate. Three tiny bones in the middle ear direct the vibrations into the inner ear, which contains fluid full of thousands of tiny specialized cells. These cells send electrical impulses along a hearing nerve for the brain to read, allowing us to perceive sound. Conductive and sensorineural are the two most common forms of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss can be the result of outer ear canal blockage, a perforated eardrum, middle ear infection or a disease of any of the three middle ear bones. Most patients with conductive hearing loss report a full or plugged sensation in their ears and usually hear well if the sound is loud enough. This type of hearing loss often can be corrected with medical and/or surgical intervention. Sensorineural hearing loss can be caused by a disturbance of inner ear circulation or fluid pressure or from disturbances of nerve transmission. Such impairments are most commonly caused by age-related changes in the inner ear or nerve endings. While not correctable by medicine or surgery, sensorineural hearing loss rarely causes deafness and can usually be treated with the help of hearing aids. A person with a sensorineural hearing loss may be able to hear people talking, but will have difficulty understanding what is being said. Increasing the loudness of speech does not always provide a clear message. Hearing is typically improved when speakers are face-to-face in quiet places. People who experience hearing loss should have their hearing evaluated by an Dear Friends and Colleagues: New Years Eve is the traditional time for looking back on the accomplishments of the year just ending, before we look ahead to the year to come. For this final Straight Talk of 2009, and after reviewing the past 51 issues, Ive selected the following Top 10 List of NCH Accomplishments for which all of us should be proud. Here are the themes and landmarks that popped out on my review. 1. Quality. Overwhelmingly, this is the single most important and distinguishing characteristic of NCH. In the year 2000, NCH had earned no distinctions for quality. This year, among our accomplishments, NCH shared eight best practices at the annual Institute of Healthcare Improvement, won another juried award for quality and safety from the Florida Hospital Association, and ranked in the top 5 percent for overall clinical quality for the sixth year in a row as determined objectively by HealthGrades.com (conferring a 52 percent lower chance of dying compared to the national average). Most important, we saved countless lives. 2. Patient safety. From hand-washing compliance to timeouts before any procedure, safety will always be essential at NCH. An award-winning patient fall prevention program, our perennial low prevalence of pressure sores, and medication administration using bar code identification are just a few examples.3. Joint Commission validation. In July, the Joint Commissions surprise five-day visit validated all our hard work. Upon exiting, the team leader said ours was the best system he had surveyed so far this year. And the surveyor who had been doing this since 1992 said ours was among the finest systems she has seen over her career. 4. Healthy colleagues. The health of our colleagues is also mission critical. We were committed in 2009 to setting an example in smoking cessation, medical screening for early diagnosis and prevention, cholesterol and glucose control, and increased physical activity. Our new insurance plans introduced incentives to help achieve these goals and set the example for our community. 5. Information technology. Our intensified collaboration with the Cerner Corp. in 2009 was predicted by Cerners co-founder as a big win for the community and everyone else. We have already made progress with much more to come. 6. Fun. There was the Fun Splash in the spring at the Livingston Water Park, scrumptious holiday meals for all colleagues, lunch with Santa and so many more examples of coming together to celebrate our role in the community. 7. Growth. NCH experienced a 1.9 percent growth in total admissions year-over-year, with many bright spots. For one, our total joint replacement volume for Medicare patients is now second in the nation only to the famed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 8. Finances & Economics. Even in a time of healthcare challenges and hardship for many, we remained an economic beacon for the community. In November, our financial strength permitted a 1.5 percent board discretionary bonus $2.1 million in all for everyone in good standing. 9. Emergency preparedness. We remain well prepared for, and confident in the face of, emergencies such as the H1N1 flu, which fortunately thus far has not been a major threat. 10. Communication. This, too, is an important management mandate, of which these weekly Straight Talks are a part. Last week, you read about a 7-year-old boy whose life was saved by an alert and competent ER. Accountant Betty Adams e-mailed: Your message brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. I work for an awesome organization with truly gifted people. We are all truly blessed. Thanks, Betty, and thanks to all who make NCH the awesome organization it has become. I couldnt be prouder to be associated with all of you. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Top 10 List of NCH Accomplishments STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com audiologist to determine the type and level of the impairment. Once hearing loss is diagnosed, the audiologist can help in the process of choosing a hearing aid by explaining the options in style and technology, assessing the patients communication needs and making impressions of the ear.Digital hearing aids can be hooked up to a computer and programmed for what the patient needs. These newer hearing aids also have features like directional microphones that move toward what youre looking at and make those sounds loudest, much like the natural ear focuses on what youre looking at.Sounds goodYou dont just want to hear everything louder, because this magnifies background noise, like dishes and silverware clinking, Ms. Royan says. You want to hear what the people at your table are saying. Thats all Bob Pikul wanted. I just wanted to hear well in a noisy restaurant again, Mr. Pikul says. I could hear, but I couldnt understand. It sounded as though others were mumbling. Ms. Royan tested Mr. Pikuls hearing and helped him decide on a hearing aid that features noise reduction technology and directional microphones, which help him understand speech without raising the volume of everything around him. After wearing the device in a variety of situations, he reported back to the audiologist, who made adjustments. Hearing loss is usually a gradual process, and it affects half a billion million people, many of whom are over age 50. Research shows people with hearing loss often wait as long as seven to nine years before getting professional help. Common signs of hearing loss>>Complaints that people are mumbling >>Dif culty hearing when background noise is present >>Asking people to repeat themselves >>Dif culty hearing in group situations >>Dif culty hearing when not facing the talker >>Dif culty understanding TV/radio/ telephone >> Disagreements over TV volume level >> Impatience, frustration, feeling withdrawn How to helpAs a hearing instrument user adjusts to a new hearing device, support of family and friends is helpful. Here are some tips for communicating with people who use hearing aids: Speak clearly and naturally. A void mumbling. Speak clearly and naturally. Dont shout, as this will cause sound distortion and discomfort to the wearer Move closer to the listener and position yourself so that he can see your face and lips; visual cues are vital to understanding with hearing instruments. Attract the listeners attention by calling his name, making sure he sees you or tapping him lightly on the shoulder Take the surroundings into account. Dont tr y to converse from one room to another or in rooms with distracting noises like a washing machine, vacuum cleaner or music. Be patient, and be a good listener
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Dr. Zehr will discuss preventative measures as well as the range of treatment options up to and including total joint replacement. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. using the anterior approach to total hip replacement utilizing the Hana Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Table. He also uses the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee for partial knee replacement surgery and the custom-aligned knee joint replacement from Biomet known as Signature Personalized Patient Care. Although the seminar is free, reservations are required and can be made by calling The Zehr Center at 596-0100 or online at www.zehrcenter.com. Release muscle tension and gain youthful flexibility amidst the quiet inspiration of the Garden of Hope & Courage.A five-week session of classes in gentle yoga and relaxing stretches begins Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the garden on the downtown campus of NCH Healthcare System. Classes will meet at 6 p.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 10, rain or shine, under the pavilion overlooking the gardens pond and tropical landscape. No experience in yoga is necessary. Instructor is Janice Behling. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for all five classes. A portion of the fee will be donated to the garden. Registration in advance is options. For more information, e-mail Ms. Behling at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 384-9759. Hip, knee arthritis is topic of free seminarBend and stretch with yoga classes in the Garden of Hope & CourageLack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges many cancer patients face, and the American Cancer Society needs more volunteers willing to help patients get to treatment. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 At TPC Treviso Bay, remarkable golf is just the beginning of an outstanding PGA TOUR experience. Exclusive opportunity to preview TPC Treviso Bay... the only PGA TOUR experience in Southwest Florida.TODAY. TIMELESS. TPC TREVISO BAY. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE NO MORE THAN 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE BY CALLING THE GOLF SHOP AT 239.331.2052 | $175 PREVIEW RATE PER PLAYER (PLUS APPLICABLE TAXES)RATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Believing that everyone should be able to get where they need to go safely, without having to get in a car, the Naples Pathways Coalition is a nonprofit advocacy group that champions a safe, interconnected system of pathways, bike lanes and sidewalks for all users of nonmotorized transportation. Members work in the community to educate cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, organize bicycle rodeos for kids and install lights on bikes for low-income individuals who use their bikes for commuting before or after daylight hours. The coalition also pushes local government to install and maintain sidewalks, bike lanes and off-road multi-use pathways, as well as appropriate signage to increase safety for all. The groups next major event is: The fourth annual Pedaling for Pathways Brunch Sunday, Jan. 24 Setting out from Lowdermilk Beach Park, riders can choose to pedal 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 miles. Start times range from 7 a.m. for the 100-mile ride to 9 a.m. for the 10-mile trek. Registration and breakfast begin at 6:30 a.m. Registration includes continental breakfast, fully supported road ride with aid stations and SAG vehicles and lunch from Carrabbas Italian Grill. There are T-shirts for all who sign up by Friday, Jan. 8. Registration is $30 for Naples Pathways Coalition members and $35 for others. New membership for $55 includes registration for the Turkey Ride. The first child 10 and younger rides free with a paid adult; additional children pay $15 each. For more information, call 810-5949 or visit www.naplespathways.org. Shape up for Pedaling for PathwaysThe Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts the sixth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15-17. The festival celebrates the local coastal environment through lectures about wildlife and gardening, interactive childrens activities such as owl pellet dissections and a marine touch tank, and live animals from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. These programs take place at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road. The festival also offers guided field trips to wildlife hot spots. Thirty trips are scheduled to 20 locations, including Barefoot Beach and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Sand Dollar Lagoon and the Naples Botanical Garden, Big Cypress National Preserve and the Ten Thousand Islands, Collier-Seminole and Fakahatchee Strand state parks. Designated for birding, biking, canoeing and wildlife and plant viewing, the field trips range from $10$50 each. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 417-6310 or visiting www.rookerybay. org. Pick a field trip or two as part of sixth annual nature festival COURTESY PHOTOSMore than two dozen field trips give participants the chance to hike, paddle and look for plants, birds and wildlife.
Paddle, hike with park guidesGuided day and moonlight canoe trips and hikes are booking up quickly at CollierSeminole State Park. This seasons schedule is as follows: >>Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Participants paddle through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River and listen to a park ranger tell 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. Jan. 27 and 29, Feb. 26 and 27, and March 27 and 29. Join a park naturalist and discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. These trips are great for ages 12 and older; cost is $30 per person. >>Guided night hikes take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 13, Feb. 10 and 11 and March 10 and 13. These walking adventures are ideal for ages 6 and older; cost is $10 per person. Those who want to discover CollierSeminole State Park on their own can explore the parks 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Enjoy picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. Entrance to the park is at 20200 U.S. 41, eight miles east of Highway 951. Reservations are required for the guided hikes and canoe trips. Call 392-3397 for more information. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NEWS A21 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSAbout this time every year in Southwest Florida, the hot, sticky air disappears, and Snowbirds return for the winter. The dry season begins, and tree snails, which need moisture to survive, estivate. As the days dry out, tree snails stop eating and moving. They press against smooth-barked trees and seal their shells with mucus. This kind of hibernating is called estivation. Land mollusks that are related to clams, oysters and squid tree snails have a foot and a fleshy body. Their simple nervous system allows them to move slowly and withdraw into their shell for protection. Many snails live in trees, but only tree snails live there for most or all of their life cycle. They build nests in leaf litter during the rainy summers and deposit their iridescent eggs near the base of smoothbarked trees. The eggs dont hatch until the rains come the following summer. The baby snails are called buttons. Because tree snails need high humidity and warm temperatures to survive, they live only in semi-tropical and tropical regions such as Southwest Florida. They prefer hammocks (shady places), citrus groves and moist backyards, where they can feed on algae, fungi and lichens. They also eat the sooty mold that sometimes grows on citrus trees. Although this mold does little damage, it gives the fruit an unnatural green moldy color. Fruit growers once used tree snails as a biological control, but today they use pesticides instead. Tree snail shells are 2-3 inches long, and many of them have beautiful designs and colors, from solid black and white to bands of pink, green and yellow. The Seminole Indians copied these patterns in some of their clothing. There are several families of tree snails, but only Bulimulidae and Pupillidae live on the United States mainland. The genera Drymaeus, Orthalicus and Liguus are native to Florida. Collectors, hurricanes and land development have reduced the Sunshine States tree snail populations, and they are now a protected species. Classified as a species of special concern, they cannot be collected, either dead or alive. In addition, biologists have moved some small groups into Everglades National Park for protection. Because tree snails often live in isolated hammocks and keys, some unique varieties have evolved. I was thrilled the first time I saw one. If you are lucky enough to see one, Im sure you will be thrilled, too. Be sure to get a good look and perhaps a picture, but dont take or even touch especially if the tree snail you spot happens to be attached to one of its favorite trees, the poisonwood. Then you could itch for several days with a rash similar to that from poison ivy. Remember: These Jewels of the Everglades belong in Florida for all to enjoy. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com.Admire, enjoy but dont touch or take Jewels of the EvergladesBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly LEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTOTree snails are a protected species in Florida.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at www.collierpets.com. >>Benny is a neutered, black and brown brindle American pit bull terrier. Hes about 2 years old and loves to go for walks. >>Daisy is a 7-monthold brown and white Labrador and golden retriever mix. Shes very sweet and gentle. >>Foxy is a 10-monthold Parson Russell and Chihuahua mix. Shes a bit shy, but only until she gets to know you. 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(Just be careful not to aim the beam in your cats eyes.) Provide rooms with views. No matter how big your house, your indoor cat will know every one of its sights and sounds within just a few days. Provide a little visual stimulation by putting a bird feeder outside a window fitted with a cat-sized ledge for comfortable viewing. Be aware, though, that a view of the world isnt always going to work for your cat. If your yard is attracting other cats from the neighborhood, your own cat may become frustrated by seeing them, and he can even turn that frustration into attacks on people in the house. Blocking visiting cats from your yard or discouraging them with sprinklers may solve the problem. Otherwise, you may have to make certain windows offlimits to your own cat. If a window view isnt going to work, try a TV. A few companies offer DVDs for cats. Pop one of these in, and your cat can be entertained with a lively mix of felinefriendly images and sounds, including those of birds and rodents. Go green. Cats love nibbling on plants. Any decent feline reference book will provide a list of which plants should not be in a pet-friendly house, or visit the Animal Poison Control Center (www.aspca.org/apcc) for information on dangerous plants. After you get the unsafe plants out of the way, protect your decorative houseplants by hanging them up or otherwise putting them out of reach. Keep cats from digging in your decorative pots by putting a layer of small, rough stones over the dirt. You can then add a collection of accessible plants for your cat to nibble on, such as grass shoots, or to enjoy rubbing, such as catnip, valerian or rosemary. Give face time. Of course, one of the best things you can do for your indoor cat is to spend time with him. Playing, grooming, petting or just plain hanging out its all good. Your cat loves you and loves spending time with you. Keeping a cat inside is one of the best ways to ensure a long and healthy life, but it wont be that happy an existence unless youre going to add some interest to the surroundings. It doesnt take much in the way of time or effort, so get going. Your cat will thank you! Indoor cats are safer, but without things to do, they can become unhealthy and unhappy.Cabin fever can be the bane of an indoor cats existence, but it doesnt have to be that way. You dont have to open the door to the great outdoors to provide your cat with a more interesting life. In fact, by just looking at your home from a cats point of view and adding a few environmental enrichments, your cat can be both safe and happy indoors. Here are five easy ways to get going: Think vertical. Cats love to climb, so give them the opportunity. Cat trees mounted floor-to-ceiling, wrapped with sisal rope and studded with platforms for perching, will give your cat the opportunity to look down on the rest of the world. This is especially satisfying if there are dogs in the household, because what cat wouldnt like to look down on the dog? Add toys. The cat with the most toys wins. Every indoor cat should have toys for batting around, toys for chasing, toys for hiding in and toys for interactive play. And dont forget that some of those toys ought to have catnip in them. While not all cats can enjoy the fragrant herb, those who do find it blissful in the extreme. If your cat is a catnip junkie, indulge him frequently. Rub fresh catnip onto cat trees or scratching posts, or stuff it into toys. Its perfectly safe for your cat to enjoy the buzz.Some of the most enjoyable toys for both people and cats are the interactive ones. Every cat lover should have a kitty tease toy, typically a flexible rod with a line that PET TALES Busy cats are happy catsBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Cmon to the showHarmon-Meek Gallery hosts exhibit of folk art bound for the Childrens Museum of Naples. B10 Look whos 40For Gulfshore Life magazine, 2010 is a milestone year. B8 The skys the limitMeet Bettina Scherf, general manager and co-owner of EuropeAmerican Aviation ight school. B2 Thrilling New YearHeres to aBusiness people and business writers must have a secret thirst for a life of derring-do. The language they use often invest(s) ordinary events with high adventure, according to essayist E.B. White. People in business say that toner cartridges are in short supply, that they have updated the next shipment of these cartridges, and that they will finalize their recommendations at the next meeting of the board, he writes. Executives walk among toner cartridges, caparisoned like knights. We should tolerate them every person of spirit wants to ride a white horse. The truth is, you dont have to be a real knight to find heart-stopping adventures. You can be an average CEO after all. And you need not travel to the ends of the earth. There are enough thrills all within an easy drive of Southwest Florida to captivate the most fearless daredevil or Walter Mitty. All youll need is your checkbook; no special training or license is required. Its been a tough year, and this is your chance to dissipate a lot of stress. So if youre up to the challenge, step away from the spreadsheet, put down the stapler, and get the adrenaline fix youve been craving. Like a wise man once said, Its hard to go home sad after a sky dive. A few options:Combat flyingRemember the movie Top Gun, when Maverick (Tom Cruise) waxes his nemesis Iceman in a practice dogfight? You can have that experience at Air Combat USA. Its not an F-14 Tomcat youll be flying, but the SIAI Marchetti, known as the Ferrari of the air. Experienced air combat instructors (some of BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE WILD, B5 COURTESY PHOTOSSkydiving, exciting roller coasters or Top Gun-style flying are all available within a short drive of Southwest Florida. Lose the stress, try some adventure travel in our own backyard COU RTE S Y PH O T OS d iving, exciting roller t ers or To p G un-st y le g are all available i n a short drive of h w es t Fl o ri da Complicated is best understood when made simple. Here is an attempt at simplifying Gross Domestic Product. Consumer spending plus business investment plus net exports plus government spending equals GDP. This is not economic theory; its economic fact. When consumers and businesses lose confidence, they dont spend; when banks stiffen lending criteria, consumers and businesses cant seem to get the money they need/want to spend even if they are confident. What has been economic theory is the role of government spending to get GDP to grow during recessionary times how much spending, for what and pros/cons of deficit spending. John Maynard Keynes was a big supporter of government spending during the Depression, and his theories were refined by another economist, Paul Samuelson. But it is called Keynesian economics and the basic idea is that government spending even big deficit spending is good in recessionary times because the money spent gets multiplied in the economic system (i.e. the government spends on a project, the project increases employment, the new hires begin spending and capital investing, etc.). The economic food chain kick-started. The type of government spending undertaken is pretty important. Money can be poured down the drain or wisely invested. So, even among die-hard Keynesians, there can be debate about how many dollars should be spent and on what projects. Capital improvements (e.g. infrastructure projects) are often favored over spending on services, because the infrastructure helps industry, which creates jobs, etc; the infrastructure is permanent. This is why China hasSlow economic growth poses big problemsSEE MONEY, B7 b g i i g a t g MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 As general manager in charge of marketing for Europe-American Aviation, the skys the limit for Bettina Scherf. The former music-industry marketing executive now helps build the reputation here and abroad of the flight school she owns with her husband, Carsten Sturm, president, pilot, trainer and chief administrator. We were looking for a business connected with aviation, and we loved Naples at first sight, Ms. Scherf said. Euro-Atlantic Aviation was a sleepy enterprise with four planes two Cessnas and two Pipers when it changed hands on Sept. 1, 2001. The first step in the companys makeover was a new name to accurately reflect its identity: EuropeAmerican Aviation. We were never on the Atlantic, and people were connecting the word Euro with a currency, Mr. Sturm reasons. Like many traditional flight schools, the original school offered training on older planes. Whereas it was once OK to teach on planes that were 30 or 40 years old, the digital age and modern aviation is forcing change within the industry. The two saw the business as an opportunity to create a state-of-the art flight school. Grounded for 11 days following 9/11, the two were understandably shaken. A few days into this, we were looking at each other and saying, We just bought a flight school in the only country in the world where flight training is officially prohibited, he says.Soon operations were running again, however, and the couple proceeded with their plan to modernize their fleet. While planes come and go at flight schools, its unusual for a school to scrap an entire fleet and start over with brand new planes. But thats what they died. Europe-American Aviation became the first Diamond Brilliance Flight Center in the United States. Canadian-based Diamond Aircraft is known for its training planes, jets and simulators. We knew that a modern fleet would set us apart, Ms. Scherf says. In addition to offering FAA-certified training, EAA trains Federal Aviation Administration inspectors who come from all over the country for instruction. Its office, just north of the Naples Municipal Airport General Aviation terminal, is headquarters for its 13 planes and 15 employees, including seven flight instructors and two mechanics (the company also rents and repairs planes). Mr. Sturm estimates that at least 70 percent of flight training worldwide takes place in the United States. At the beginning of his own career, he received instruction in Texas to fly for the German Air Force. One reason Naples Municipal Airport was rated by Aviation International News as being the 25th busiest general aviation operator in the world in 2007 is due to traffic coming from its four flight-training schools. Following 9/11, stiffer regulations that created more documentation requirements actually played out in favor of EAA by shaking out some of the competition. The FAA began requiring schools to be Immigration and Naturalization Servicecertified before teaching foreigners. Overseas students must now obtain student visas before beginning flight training.EAA advertises in Europe, with a small campaign in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We do it to let people know that were here, Ms. Scherf explains. Primarily, do it to direct people to our Web site.The site, www.eaa-fly.com, offers information, in English or German, about its training programs and the many ways to become a pilot. A typical month at the school includes 10-12 students in various stages of training, and about 50 percent of them come from Europe.That both owners are from Germany is a strong selling point, as the couples familiarity with visa and immigration requirements comes in handy. A favorable exchange rate is an added bonus in attracting Europeans, who also love spending weeks on end basking in Southwest Floridas balmy weather. Until 2009, when EAA joined the rest of the world in an economic downturn, business was strong, with 30 to 40 percent growth per year since 2001. Ms. Scherf says she enjoys the challenge. Were very proud of what we do, she says. With a modern fleet of Diamond planes, we can take the student from zero license to individual and then commercial in the same type of aircraft. We do get a lot of repeat business, because of our focus on customer service and our familiarity with the regulations foreigners face. 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for 31 years. Mr. Baird holds responsibility for banking, accounting, finance, investments, risk management, human resources and other related functions and also runs Collier Insurance agency. He was previously associated with Ashland Oil and the Exchange Bank of Tampa. A graduate of Leadership Collier, he serves as director of TIB Bank and is a a North Naples Rotarian, as well as a former director of the Collier County Red Cross, founding member and officer of RIMS, Southwest Florida, and a director and coach of numerous youth athletic teams. Brian Goguen has been promoted to senior vice president of real estate for the Barron Collier Companies, which he joined 13 years ago. He has been involved in developments including Ave Maria and Grey Oaks. He serves as chairman of the Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council and has served on the board and executive committee of the Collier County Economic Development Council. He is a graduate of Leadership Collier and the Leadership Institute. Stanton Chapman has been named operations manager at the new PGA TOUR Superstore in Naples Plaza. Mr. Chapman joined the PGA TOUR Superstore team in 2002 in Surfside Beach, S.C., and has worked at store locations in Plano, Texas, and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The first to open in Florida, the Naples PGA TOUR Superstore has more than 40,000 square feet and includes an mer director of Audubon of Florida, the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame and the Florida Chamber of Commerce; and a graduate of both Leadership Collier and Leadership Florida. Blake Gable has been named president of the Real Estate Development and Mineral Management divisions, including commercial real estate and the Town of Ave Maria, for the Barron Collier Companies. Mr. Gable joined Barron Collier in 1999 and most recently served as vice president of Real Estate. Earlier, he served for five years as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor (Ariz.) in Washington. D.C. A graduate of Leadership Collier and Leadership Florida programs, he is a trustee for the area YMCA and a director of the area American Heart Association, United Way and Randy Roberts Foundation. CPA Brad Boaz, CFO for Barron Collier Companies, will continue in that capacity as well as take on the position of executive vice president of the company. He has been with the company since 1990 and before that worked for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick in Tampa. He is a graduate of the Leadership Institute and Leadership Collier, and is a current or former member of the Regional Business Alliance, the Collier County Productivity Committee, the Economic Development Council and its executive committee, and the Presidents Forum of Southwest Florida. Doug Baird has been promoted to senior vice president of the Barron Collier Companies, where he has worked Jim Ray has been promoted to senior vice president for business banking at Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). Mr. Ray has worked with Fifth Third Bank since 2002 and most recently served as senior vice president of the banks public funds division. He has a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and real estate from University of Cincinnati and is an eight-year veteran of the United States Armys Judge Advocate General Corps. He has consistently served the local community through leadership and participation in numerous organizations supporting children and youth, health, education and governmental wellbeing. Katherine (Katie) Sproul has been promoted to president of Barron Collier Companies Agriculture and Eastern Lands divisions, as well as the Halstatt Partnership that encompasses Grey Oaks and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. Ms. Sproul was formerly vice president of real estate and director of strategic planning and special projects. Prior to joining Barron Collier 10 years ago, she served as an executive with several New York financial institutions, including Citibank Global Consumer Bank. She is chair-elect of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; a current or for-www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 ON THE MOVE indoor training facility with six simulators, a large putting green, chipping area, practice bays, fullservice club repair and fitting facility, a racquet stringing service and a complete array of golf and tennis apparel and equipment for children, men and women. Suzanne Lennon has been named sales and marketing manager for Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning. She will work closely with the NTT&EP team to achieve company corporate sales and marketing objectives. 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 239.461.5999CHAPMAN RAY Banking Land Development Retail Transportation Tom Messina of Total Concept Inc., a graphic studio specializing in advertising and Web design, has launched www. FloridaBusinessCalendar.com to enhance the growing popularity of social networking in the Southwest Florida region. The site provides a free venue, uniting all of the major business-to-business networking events and professional development meetings and classes taking place in the marketplace. Businesses can create, list and control their own event and meeting listings. The service is being provided and maintained for no cost by Total Concept Inc.; only those businesses wanting to post information on the site are required to register; all others can view the calendar for no charge. Events can be added on a weekly, monthly or annual calendar. Visitors can easily look up the time, day, date and location of networking and social events in the Southwest Florida marketplace by specifically searching events by the organization, city, venue, date range or keywords. The site also provides a quick jump menu for easy access to event listings for the Cape Coral, San Carlos Park and North Fort Myers Chambers of Commerce, for example. Total Concept Inc. offers Web site hosting and customer support through the Southwest Florida Network of Sites, which is comprised of more than 40 Web sites and 1,300 domain names in Southwest Florida. For more information, call 3320992 or visit www.totalconcept.com. Business calendar Web site launchedFlorida 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 full-time, regular employees are eligible to participate. Registration deadline is Jan. 29, 2010. 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. For more information on the program and the registration process, go to www. bestcompaniesfl.com. Florida Trend seeks best places to work
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 BUSINESS B5 them from the real Top Gun school) will take you up and coach you through a series of dogfights. With any luck, youll notch your first kill you dont actually flame the opposing airplane, but a laser sets off a smoke trail to indicate a hit. Lakeland resident Gerald Volden and his wife now often fly against each other. He is a licensed pilot, but she had never previously operated an airplane. In the air, he is Bugsy, and she is Tonto. We just became addicted, Mr. Volden said. About half the time, Ill whip her. And the other half, she whips me. What: Air Combat USA Where: Florida flights out of Tampa/ St. Petersburgs Albert Whitted Airport, Kissimmee Airport, Pensacola Regional and Homestead General Aviation Airport Cost: Averages $1,300 per person; $700 per mission for frequent flyers. Contact: www.aircombatusa.com or call (714) 522-7590 FirefightingBefore the day is over, youll run into a burning building, crawl through smoky darkness and yes, even drive the big shiny red truck. Firemen and women at the Central Florida Fire Academy in Orlando will help make sure you stay safe while doing so. Other activities include rappelling down the side of a building and learning to use the Jaws of Life. Being a firefighter for a day requires that you report for duty at 8 a.m. sharp, as you would to relieve the nightshift. Lunch and dinner are included. Sarasota-based Incredible Adventures offers the program. Through the company, you can find out about many other adventures, such as riding an offshore rocket near Miami Beach, having a zero-gravity experience in a Boeing 747, or even swimming with Great White sharks off the coast of Africa. What: Incredible Florida Firefighter Adventure Where: The Central Florida Fire Academy at 2966 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando. Cost: $995 per person Contact: www.incredible-adventures. com or call (800) 644-7382 Race car drivingOnce again, you may pretend that you are Tom Cruise only this time as a race car driver in Days of Thunder. Jump into a replica of a NASCAR race car and test your mettle on the 1-mile oval at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando. These cars are not just souped-up street rods; theyve got 600 horses and enough torque to stop the Earths rotation. The Rookie experience gets you three hours of training and eight laps on the track. The Kings experience lasts five hours and 18 laps. What: Richard Petty Driving Experience Where: Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando When: Open seven days a week Cost: Rookie experience: $249-$499; Kings experience, $749-$1199. Contact: www.1800bepetty.com or call (800) BE-PETTY Sky divingTumble through the abyss in a free fall, 10,000 feet above the surface of the planet. Then open your chute and gaze at the Gulf of Mexico and the Peace River over Punta Gorda as you float gently through the sky. It might help change your perspective on this trying year, with its endless stream of coverage on the worldwide financial crisis. Its hard to find anyone who could go home sad after a sky dive, said Roy Torgeirson, chief instructor for Sky Dive Southwest Florida. Its like theyre on drugs but its legal. You can jump tandem, with an instructor attached to you. This is the way to go if its your first time. Once you arrive for your scheduled jump, getting started requires about 20 minutes of instruction and up you go. You can watch it on television or look at it in magazines, but you have to get the real experience for yourself, Mr. Torgeirson says. What: Sky Dive Southwest Florida Where: Shell Creek Airport, 36880 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda. Cost: $169 Contact: www.skydiveswflorida.com or call (888) 447-JUMP Gator hunting Don Hampton says hunting alligators at night is exhilarating and a little spooky. As you travel by airboat through the Brevard County swamps, watch for the scaly, cold-blooded predator eye-balling you or rising out of the water. You can expect to see at least 100 of the prehistoric amphibians on a night out one of which could be dinner. Mr. Hampton boasts that all of his clients go home with at least one gator. He takes care of all the permits and tags needed to hunt alligators. Sport hunts are done at night from airboats on private land from September through March. Hunters are allowed to use bows or harpoons. What: Sport gator hunts Where: Melbourne When: September through March Cost: $1,850 Contact: www.hhgatorhunts.com or call (321) 242-1012 Roller coaster ridesTheres nothing quite like the feeling of your stomach in your throat. Some of the most exciting roller coasters in the world are in Tampa. The SheiKra is the very latest, built in 2005. It will take you up 200 feet the tallest roller coaster in Florida and then drop you at 90 degrees. Youll shoot through an underground tunnel and endure a wet finale. Perhaps the most frightening aspect is that this coaster has no floor. Your legs dangle over the steel track as you reach 70 miles per hour. G-forces reach four times the force of gravity, about what a Navy pilot feels when he catapults from an aircraft carrier. Other coasters at Busch Gardens include the Montu, one of the worlds tallest and longest inverted coasters. The Kumba has a maneuver that creates three seconds of weightlessness during a 360-degree spiral. The Gwazi is notable for being one of the worlds largest and fastest wooden coasters. It gets as fast as 50 miles per hour and riders experience the sensation of being pulled at 3 times the force of gravity. What: Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Where: Tampa When: Year-round Cost: $49.95 plus tax Contact: www.buschgardens.com or call (813) 987-5775WILDFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSTop: A lone sky diver above Southwest Florida. Middle: The SheiKra at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Above: The Richard Petty Driving Experience in Orlando. Right: A pair of SIAI Marchettis dogfight in the Florida skies.
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Focus on Quality y y a a me a lls on u sin n d ne ms my I r o n W p si h e a e m peop l $ 30 bi ll Kn ow with Foo li youll be en t nifty priz e! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 Womens Empowered Network has two local chapters: The North Naples Chapter meets at 11 a.m. every second and fourth Friday at Buca di Beppo, 8860 Tamiami Trail N.; RSVP to NorthNaples@ EmpoweredNetworking.com. The Central Naples Chapter meets at 11 a.m. every first and third Wednesday at Patrics, 1485 Pine Ridge Road; RSVP to CentralNaples@ EmpoweredNetworking.com. The Remodelers Council of the Collier Building Industry Association holds its next dinner meeting from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at LarsonAllen LLP, CPAs, Consultants & Advisors, in the Bank of Naples headquarters. Representatives of the firm will discuss Remodeling Your Business: Ways to Adapt and Survive in Todays Economy. Cost is $15 for Remodelers Council members and $20 for CBIA members. Call 436-6100. The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples will host a luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Members, $30; Guests, $40. RSVP www. cfanaples.org. The next Gulf Coast Venture Forum meeting takes place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Tiburon Golf Course Members Club, 2610 Tiburon Drive. Meeting sponsor is TIB Bank. For more information, call Tim Cartwright at 262-6300. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Network International the DownTown Networkers chapter, meets weekly at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., East Naples. Guests are welcome. Cost is $10. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the North Naples Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 262-8183 or visit www.naplesspeakeasy. org. Insurance Professionals of Collier County holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, 475 North Road. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.ipcconline.org. BUSINESS MEETINGS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 BUSINESS B7 First Class Plumbing of Florida, Inc. The Plumber We Trust First Class Plumbing of Florida, Inc. The Plumber We Trust First Class Plumbing of Florida, Inc. The Plumber We Trust www.FirstClassPlumbing.com239-597-9997 hr. SERVICE!SAVENOW!$ spent so much on harbors, highways, bridges, water delivery systems, etc. The concept is that projects such as these employ people and create a platform for more jobs as the projects increase competitiveness and help private industry. In fall 2008, Americans were told that a BIG stimulus plan would result in recovery. It was an odd bag of spending and many think much too little was allocated to infrastructure and to projects to reduce our dependence on oil. The dollars were to be spent through 2009 and 2010 and some thereafter. Because the rate of change in government spending peaked in the third quarter 2009, everyone was looking at how that spending impacted third quarter GDP growth. Unfortunately, the growth for the third quarter has been anemic; it has been revised downward two timesfrom 3.8 percent to 2.8 percent and now to 2.2 percent. Well, what is the problem? Isnt any growth good? Yes, but to get out of our deep hole, we need to be growing at much faster rates. Further, we do not seem to not be getting much growth for our money (the multiplier effect is not kicking in) and the U.S. government is going deeper and deeper in debt as it spends this money. What rate of GDP growth do we need? Growth in the range of 3 percent is needed to reverse current unemployment percentages. GDP growth of 1 percent does not reduce unemployment because new technologies generate efficiencies and reduce need for labor; there is continued cost cutting/staff compression; there is continued exportation of U.S. jobs overseas to lower wage countries and increases in the labor supply due to new labor entrants. The bottom line is that we need BIG growth for a very, very long time to get a big reduction in unemployment. Some economists feel that even with many hundred billion being spent in 2010, the increase in GDP growth for 2010 will be only 1-2 percent. This type of growth does not get the U.S. out of a deep hole. Most recently, a very well known ardent supporter of Keynesian theory began to question whether the government spending as planned for the next six quarters will result in meaningful GDP growth. Paul Krugman is a big name in todays economic world. Nobel Prize winner. Columnist for the New York Times. Professor at Princeton. Noted author of numerous best selling books on modern-day economics. His concern is that even though huge stimulus spending will occur through each quarter in 2010, the rate of change in spending peaked in the third quarter and that peak rate of percentage increase DID NOT translates into big growth in GDP. Uh-oh! If there is no multiplier effect if a dollar spent by government only translates into a dollar increase in GDP, well. there should be great pause in spending money which is borrowed. At best, there is a decreasing marginal productivity to each dollar spent by the government IF spending is deficit based. And some think that deficit spending is destructive to GDP. Why? Because unlike the Great Depression times, we have reached an inflection point in the total amount of debt (both private and public sector debt) which our economy can handle. Our total debt is expected to be $14 trillion relative to a $12 trillion U.S. economy. A recovery which reduces our unemployment percentage needs to be extremely robust and it will require meaningful spending by the private sectorconsumer and business. Until the private sector numbers/statistics show resuscitation, there is no foundation for a solid recovery. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo. com. MONEYFrom page B1 The 11th annual Entrepreneurs Law School takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Florida Gulf Coast University. The annual event is designed to help small business owners better understand legal issues pertaining to their particular businesses. Hour-long sessions will be led by local attorneys who are experts in small business legal matters. Participants will be able to ask specific questions without incurring expensive legal fees. Topics and presenters will include: The Changing Landscape for Condo and HOA Boards and Associations, with Jennifer Birmingham and Jonathan Innis Defending Against Foreclosure. Yes, You Can, with Celia Deifik The Entrepreneurs Legal Checklist, with Aaron Farmer Legal Considerations in Buying or Selling a Business, with Donna Flammang Business Entity Selection, with Steven Gibbs Common Pitfalls of Contracts, with Cheryl Hastings Employee Handbooks: An Important Tool for the Smallest Business, with Sylvia Heldreth Business Formation and Taxation, with Jeff Janerio Ensuring Synergy Between Your Estate Plan and Your Business Succession Plan, with Mark Klym Protecting Your Intellectual Property. Its Mine, NOT Yours, with Lawrence Kolin When the Immigration Service Comes Knocking: How to be Prepared for an Immigration Audit/Investigation, with Lawrence M. Lebowitz Legal Advice: Where, When, How and Why? with Rachael Loukonen The Entrepreneurs Guideline to Negotiating and Entering into a Commercial Lease, with John Sarrett Commercial Leasing in the Current Market: Are you Getting Enough or Giving Too Much? Ray Schumann and Joseph Ariola Immigration Law, with Ricardo Skerrett Employment Law: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know, with Mark Trank Hiring and Firing: Starting and Ending the Employer/Employee Relationship, with Paul Valenti Tuition includes Lunch with the Lawyers, with keynote speaker Richard Pegnetter, dean of the FGCU College of Business. Cost is $75 for the morning or afternoon sessions and $95 for the full day, if purchased in advance. At the door, halfday tuition is $105 and full-day is $125. For information about scholarships, call Beth Hagan at 947-8085. FGCUs Small Business Development Center is coordinating this years Entrepreneurs Law School; sponsors are the law firm of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop, and Madson, P.A.; KeyBank and BriersCPA. For more information, call 743-3710. Local attorneys offer advice, expertise at FGCU Entrepreneurs Law SchoolThe importance of having a business plan and the how-tos of preparing one are the subject of a workshop sponsored by SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the chamber. This is part one of a series targeted toward owners and decision-makers of start-up and early stage companies, as well as existing businesses that need a refresher on the subject. Attendees will learn the value of having a business plan and the major components involved. They will also learn the basic framework to determine whether or not they are ready to start and manage a business.Presenters will be SCORE volunteers Bob Anderson, Vin Izzi and Becky Bokrand. Mr. Anderson is a retired executive from a FORTUNE 500 electrical company, with extensive experience in general management, planning, sales and marketing. Mr. Izzi, the president of IZZI Business Consulting, is a former IBM Executive Business Institute faculty member, with extensive experience in general management, education and training. Ms. Bokrand is a Florida-licensed CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner employed as a forensic accountant with a local CPA firm.To sign up for the workshop, call 4300081 or visit www.scorenaples.org. The U.S. Census Bureau is looking f or job applicants t o work for the 2010 Census. Peak hiring will be from February 2009 through the end of May 2010 for temporary assignments, most lasting five to 10 weeks. Positions require U.S. citizenship, a drivers license and use of a vehicle. Every applicant undergoes a background check. A short-term job with long-term results, 2010 Census positions offer competitive wages and flexible schedules. The jobs also allow people to work in their neighborhoods and for their neighborhoods, says Marilia Matos, associate director for field operations with the Census Bureau. We hire locally, and an accurate count means a fair distribution of money for schools, roads, neighborhood improvements and elderly care in your community. For testing locations and more information, call (866) 861-2010 or visit www.2010Censusjobs.gov. Free SCORE workshop covers the importance of a business plan2010 Census seeks short-term workers for jobs February through May
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 USCG Licensed & InsuredAvailable On-Call for: Private Piloting / Boater Training Boat Deliveries / Wedding CeremoniesCaptain Jim Albert (239) 593-7475 (Of ce) Joel Soorenko, BrokerVR Business Brokers 5627 Naples Blvd Naples www.VRBB.com/NaplesFort Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful Guidance Business Valuation Existing Business Sales Mergers and Acquisitions Exit Strategy Global Marketing Pilates Studio Landscape & Curbing Co. Garage Door Service Co. Sign Co. Asset Sale Hair Salon (4) Catering & Sandwich Shop Restaurant w/Beer & Wine Arcade/Casinos (2) LARGE Chinese Restaurant 16 Acre Tree Farm Want to walk the red carpet? Then you wont want to miss a visit to Royalty & Hollywood Jewelry. The new boutique duplicates red carpet glamour by showcasing jewelry replicated from the private collections of Diana, Princess of Wales and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as well as exquisite pieces that adorned Hollywood film and screen legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Lana Turner and Natalie Wood. Customers can choose from more than 250 pieces of jewelry in the boutiques current anthology, with new arrivals added continually. Each piece is made in the U.S. of sterling silver with a 24K gold, platinum or rhodium overlay and adorned with Swarovski crystals and comes with a certificate of authenticity, history card and an elegant box. Royalty & Hollywood Jewelry is filled with larger-than-life sized black-andwhite framed photos that tell the intimate stories behind each piece of jewelry, offering history aficionados a stroll down memory lane. In the early 1980s, no single piece of jewelry represented a fairy tale romance more than Princess Dianas engagement ring. Diana had captured the publics heart, and her taste in fine gems became an icon for the royal feeling every bride wants on her wedding day. Diana chose an oval blue sapphire engagement ring that weighed 9 carats and was surrounded by 14 diamonds. Royalty & Hollywood Jewelry has a meticulously crafted reproduction of Dianas engagement ring in solid sterling silver with a Swarovski sapphire crystal and CZ diamonds. Also available is the choker the princess wore with the famous black Travolta dress at the White House. Royalty & Hollywood Jewelry is at 663 Fifth Ave. S., two doors west of the Inn on Fifth Hotel. The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 692-9551. Newly opened at Mercato, Byte Shop/ st y le LLC is a locally owned IT company and an expanded version of the original Byte Shop. Byte Shop/style has a staff of certified home theater engineers and technicians who work with customer to ensure the finest service and experience possible. Inside the store, the ceiling grid with stage-style lighting shines a whole new light on shopping for computers, gaming systems and home theater systems. Got a sick computer? Byte Shop/style MCSE and A+ Certified technicians can test your hardware to isolate the problem. They can detect and eliminate viruses and repair printers. Computer classes and training are also offered, in levels from basic to advanced in software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Photoshop. For gamers, the shop is a state-of-theart gaming LAN (local area network) at night, featuring the fastest computers on the planet courtesy of Hardcore Computers. Each game station is a liquid immersed system with all the markets latest and best hardware and preloaded with all of the must-experience games. Games include World of Warcraft, Everquest II, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Wars Galaxies and EVE Online. The shops Web site, www.byteshopstyle.com, has an online chat system. For businesses, Byte Shop/Business Solutions offers full-service IT with expertise in networking, cabling, computer consulting, computer service, Web design, computer hardware, software support and sales. The new store at 9118 Strada Place in Mercato is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 434-8087 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 2010 marks 40 years of continued publication f or Gulf shore Life magazine. Throughout all of 2010s issues, contributors will recall Southwest Floridas colorful past in images and stories. We will be looking back over 40 years of life in our paradise, says Editor-in-Chief David Sendler. It should be fun, touching and illuminating to track the evolving fashions, manners, social scenes, cultural events and family lifestyles through the pages of Gulfshore Life. History will indeed come alive. For nearly 40 years, Gulfshore Life has captured the vibrant spirit, style and natural beauty of Southwest Floridas Gulf Coast, from Fort Myers and Cape Coral down to Naples and Marco Island. Its coverage of local personalities and pursuits, from arts and entertainment to fashion, real estate and the luxury lifestyle, helps residents and visitors enjoy the best of the region. The magazine has earned numerous state and national awards for writing, design and publishing excellence, including recognition as Best Overall Magazine two years in a row from the Florida Magazine Association. For more information, visit www. GulfshoreLife.com. 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Solution...Custom Clothingwww.tomjames.com F Cbt Cnbf BUSINESS BRIEFS 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 make up the 2010 line-up 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 in-depth 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 140-year-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 Magazine 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 author of the essay collection Paris to the Moon, an account of the five 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 non-partisan 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 www.naplesdistinguishedspeakers.org. Town Hall speakers series starts with former Israeli prime ministerLearn 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 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. Admission will be $25 in advance and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.NewBeginningsNaples.com or call 821-2266. Start off the New Year at New Beginnings ExpoCOURTESY PHOTOTIB Bank presented Fun Time Early Childhood Academy a holiday donation made in the name of TIB clients. The gift will help the school, now in its 49th year, provide tuition assistance for preschool children of low-income working families in Naples. Pictured are, front row: Fun Time students with teacher Gwen Townsend; middle row: John Suddeth of Naples Capital Advisors and Michael Morris of TIB Bank; back row: Michael Watkins, Fun Time board member, Franny Kain, Fun Time executive director, and Sue and Peter Manion, Fun Time board co-chairs. J. BUSH GLADWELL OLMERT DE MONTEBELLO GOPNIK G. BUSH
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 Childrens Museum of Naples at Harmon Meek Galleryfor United Arts Council board membersA reception at Encore BankNETWORKING Curator Carrie Cutchens and exhibit designer Tony Lualdi JoAnn Smallwood, Scott Herstin and Ginette Carrier Kara Laufer and Ally Loos Nicole Mihelich, Mark Klym and Pat Antonetti Mary and Dr. Christos Papadopoulos Tom Ray, Encore president, and Dr. Marilyn Varcoe Jill and Carter Wheeler, Joe Cox and Zak SinbergWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11London Bay Homes closes on Mediterra purchase CBIA inducts its first Hall of Fame membersNaples-based London Bay Homes has closed on its purchase of the remaining 50 single-family home and villa sites in Mediterra, the luxury golf community developed by Bonita Bay Group. London Bay has also assumed immediate responsibility for the sales and marketing operations for the community. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. London Bay now owns 100 home sites in Mediterra. The companys primary focus in Mediterra is in the Cortile and Lucarno neighborhoods, where it is building villa and estate homes priced from about $1 million to $4 million. In addition to London Bays home sites, approximately 50 individual owners own home sites in the community, while about 40 other home sites are held by two neighborhood builders. Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes, says nearly every builder at Mediterra has agreed to continue to participate in the communitys builder program. We are very excited about the opportunities that lie before us, Mr. Wilson says. This purchase, coupled with the members recent acquisition of the communitys golf courses and beach club, The Collier Building Industry Association has announced its first inductees into the newly created Housing Hall of Fame. At the annual CBUIA installation banquet in December at Grey Oaks Country Club, the six inaugural honorees were recognized for their leadership in the building industry and for their contributions in building the foundation of the CBIA. They are: The late Charles Morgan Abbott, a longtime member CBIA member and advocate for the building industry Mr. Abbott, who died Oct. 2, 2009, had lived in Naples since 1974 and began his career with the National Park Service. He owned and operated a construction and remodeling company for more than three decades. He served on the Development Services Advisory Committee in Collier County, as well as on several CBIA committees over the years. Jeff Maddox presented the award to Mr. Abbotts widow, Linda, and remembered him for his famous sense of humor, his passion for the building industry and its causes, his reputation as a true southern gentleman, and his devotion to his family, his country and his faith. John Wiseman, who has been a member of CBIA since 1987 A graduate of the University of Florida School of Building Construction, Mr. Wiseman began his career with CORE Construction and ultimately served as the companys Florida president and grew it into a division with annual revenues of more than $110 million. Mr. Wiseman has held many positions within the CBIA, including president of the association in 1998. He was instrumental in starting the CBIA Trades Council and worked to insure that the council had a permanent seat on the CBIA board of directors. The association named him Builder of the Year in 2001. In addition, he has held every builder office in the Florida Home Builders Association, including president in 2006. He supports the Future Builders of America program and has served the community as a member of the Ad-Hoc Urban Fringe Committee, the board of Leadership Collier, the board of the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce and the Presidents Council of International College. He was also chairman for the Board of Leadership Institute. Robert Fenton, a charter member of the Collier County Builders and Contractors Association With more than 20 years of participation within CBIA and the Florida Home Builders Association, Mr. Fenton has held numerous industry positions and received several awards and honors. In 1987, the year Mr. Fenton served as membership chair, association membership grew from 600 to 800, and CBIA received top honors for membership growth and second-place honors for membership totals from the National Association of Homebuilders. Mr. Fenton was associateSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Quick-build villa already permitted at Belle Lago The Saranac, a new quick-build villa home by Toll Brothers, has been released for sale at Belle Lago, a community of single-family homes in Estero. Gene Gartlan, senior project manager, explains that quick-build homes have building permits in place, but construction has not yet begun. This allows buyers to select options that create a home to meet individual needs, yet with the permit in place, construction can begin as soon as selections are complete. The Saranac, which has a Chateau exterior design, is a three-bedroom, twobath home with a den. It encompassesCOURTESY PHOTOThe pool and outdoor living area of the Alicante SEE CBIA, B13 SEE LONDON, B17 SEE SARANAC, B16 COURTESY PHOTOThe Saranac villa by Toll BrothersThis purchase, coupled with the members recent acquisition of the communitys golf courses and beach club, should give prospective home buyers great confidence in their decision to invest in Mediterra. Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes
STAYING THE course... AND ONLY GETTING BETTER.Grey Oaks. Serene and luxurious, ideally located and more lovely all the time. But the true beauty of Grey Oaks isnt just the elegantly manicured greens or the impeccable service everywhere you turn. Its not only the warm camaraderie of a prosperous community, or the grace of the beautifully nished homes the true beauty of Grey Oaks is its legacy: a thriving private club ourishing now and into the future. Grey Oaks Country Club. Timeless Beauty. Timely Value. Resident and non-resident memberships available. www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway, in the heart of NaplesGrey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.New Decorator Models Open Daily Spacious Coach Homes from the $600s Luxurious Single-Family Villas from $895,000
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 REAL ESTATE B13 248-7284www. agulfrealestate.com firstname.lastname@example.orgBrenda Bergin, Realtor Boating, Beach or Golf? Oyster Bay, 1165 Clam Court #6 Boat dock is included in this spacious waterfront condo. No membership or docking fees. Unique 2 story oor plan just minutes from 5th Avenue and the beautiful Naples Beaches. $419,00021300 Lancaster Run, #916 Stoneybrook Play golf without the high fees. 1st oor, 2 plus den condo with lake views. Just reduced to: $164,900Vanderbilt Towers, 1 Bluebill Ave. Walk to the Vanderbilt Beach from this beautiful, totally renovated condo. Over $110,000 spent on redesign and professional decorating. The open oor plan makes this unit seem much larger than it is and what a great location! The beach is just steps away. $490,00020581 Country Creek Drive Golf included with this picture perfect villa. Two bedrooms plus a den end unit with nice view. Close to everything. The ultimate Florida lifestyle. $188,000 REDUCED PENDING Patrick Dearborn SELLS Marbella LakesLife is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer -239-877-4340 mobile www.iLoveNaplesFLA.com New Gated Community in the heart of Naples built by GL Homes. Prices starting at $199,000! Call me today to nd out more or to schedule your private tour of this wonderful community! Pa t Pamplona Model starting at $449,000 Barcelona Model starting at $349,000Avila Model starting at $360,000 vice president for CBIA in 1990 and associate vice president for FHBA in 1989. He was named CBIA Associate of the Year in 1987. Hank Krehling, a CBIA member for more than 20 years Mr. Krehling has been honored with numerous awards over the years, including recognition as Associate of the Year in 1986. He is the founder of Krehling Industries concrete company, which has been a driving force in the building industry for more than 35 years. John Hash, a member of CBIA since 1986 Mr. Hash served as CBIA president in 2000, when the association was recognized as top in membership growth with NAHB and became the third largest association in the state. Mr. Hash spearheaded the effort to build the current CBIA headquarters building and is one of the associations 25 Remodelers Council charter members. He led efforts to institute construction management programs at Edison College and International College and chaired the committee that developed the Academy of Architecture, Construction and Engineering at Lely High School. Mr. Hash continues to support the Collier Building Industry Foundation, which fosters career development in the building industry among high school students. Patti Decker, a CBIA supporter for more than 20 years Ms. Decker moved to Naples in 1976 from New York and spent many years working with Sam Colding in the Collier County Property Appraisers office. In 1988, she founded Action Title Services and joined the CBIA, where she has served in key positions on various councils and initiatives, including the Sales and Marketing Council, golf tournament efforts and membership drives. She was awarded Affiliate of the Year with the Womens Council of Realtors and the Naples Board of Realtors and has participated in Kiwanis Club for the past 20 years. Founded in 1985, CBIA is a 600-member association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. It is one of 800 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information about CBIA, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. CBIAFrom page 11Trends and directions in real estate development and how to stay ahead of the curve is the theme for the 13th annual Urban Land Institute Winter Institute from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Spanish Wells Country Club in Bonita Springs. Speakers include Gregory Miller, senior economist, SunTrust Banks; Bob Koch, AIA, of Fugelberg Koch Architects; author Anthony Downs; and Patrick Slevin of The Slevin Group. The ULI Southwest Florida 2010 Pathfinder Award also will be presented. Registration is $35 for ULI members, $50 for non-members and $20 for government employees and full-time students. There is also a special rate for those who are unemployed. For more information, call 465-0266. ULI announces Winter Institute
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 and 3 BEDROOM Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 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 1025 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, & high-end nishes. Danielle 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: email@example.com or fax: 239-649-6735 Reduced Price: $1,599,000 List Price: $874,500SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS PARK SHORE 3755 Crayton Rd. This charming and gracious residence includes 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and 2-car garage. Kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, and GE appliances. The exterior includes boat dock, boat lift, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $3,195,000 List Price: $495,000 List Price: $2,640,000SECURE CAR STORAGE ON MARCO ISLAND Progressive Car Condos Purchase a Car Condo and protect your valuable classic and seasonal cars, jet-skis, and motorcycles from Floridas harsh weather in a state-of-the-art climatecontrolled building meeting requirements for museum quality storage. Call Rebecca Hayden, 239-340-3302Individually For Sale: $13,500NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 950 8th St., S. This brand new home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool and spa. Features include spiral staircase, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, natural stone ooring, crown moldings, two 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 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! 2,558 square feet under air. The master suite offers a generous sitting room of more than 100 square feet and two large walk-in closets. The master bath has marble countertops, a Roman soaking tub, separate shower, private water closet, and glass block. The kitchen includes GE stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Originally $493,995, the villa is offered for $399,995. Belle Lagos amenities are completed and open for resident use and include a clubhouse with fitness center, library/ craft room, Internet caf, card/TV lounge and locker rooms. Outdoors, there are Hydro-grid clay tennis courts, a half-court basketball court and a pool. Walking trails wind throughout the community, its nature preserves and parks. Toll Brothers offers 13 home designs within Belle Lago, ranging in size from 2,350 square feet to 4,356 square feet and priced from the mid-$300,000s. Four designer-furnished models are open. The Belle Lago Sales and Information Center is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 243-9304 or visit www.tollbrothers.com. SARANACFrom page B11
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Strange beastsTerry Kovel reports Japanese monster toys from the s and s are a big hit among collectors. C24 Strip-center surprise Neither generic nor lackluster, Remys Bistro brings Old World ambience to a busy Naples neighborhood. C31 Classical 3Music writer Peg Longstreth says dont miss violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler at the Philharmonic this week. C9 Classical3 Opera at the moviesThree area theaters will broadcast Der Rosenkavalier with Renee Fleming live from the The Met. C12 Cmon to Harmon-Meek Gallery for a peek at museum collectionsGet a sneak peek at the art collection of the future Childrens Museum of Naples by visiting Harmon-Meek Gallery between now and Friday, Jan. 15. The preview features the folk art collection of Dr. Ernestine OConnell, which eventually will have a permanent home at Cmon. Amassed over a period of more than 50 years, the collection is comprised of more than 2,000 ceremonial, decorative and everyday objects such as masks, textiles, dolls and puppets from countries including Kenya, Brazil, China, Australia, India and Cuba. When Cmon opens next fall, the treasures will be exhibited at the museums World Caf, where a different culture will be celebrated every quarter through arts and crafts, music, language, food and geography. Harmon-Meek Gallery also has on display through the middle of this monthSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of Opus, from left: Chris Clavelli, Rachel Burttram, Davies Giles, Brendan Powers and Tom NowickiA marriage between two people possesses unique joys and challenges. Now imagine being married to not one, but three other people. Some say thats what its like to be a musician in a string quartet. Its not just the amount of time spent together rehearsing, performing and traveling, but the intimacy of creating music together. Members in a string quartet are intuitively aware of each other and communicate on a nonverbal level; while performing, they even breathe in unison. In a way, the performance is the medium that this intimate relationship BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Opus plays the Florida Rep. through Jan. 24. C4 >>inside: s s o o o t a a t t t t t m m m q q o o b b b b b m m n n SEE OPUS, C4 Playwright Michael Hollinger and the music of words ...Opus COURTESY IMAGEThe mask of Ngady aMwaash, one of three used to symbolize royal ancestors of the Kuba kingdom in Zaire-AngolaSEE CMON, C15
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Now, I am a Chapstick fiend. Im one of those people who own a dozen tubes at any given time one for each of my bags, two for the car, a couple for the kitchen cabinets, anywhere where I might find myself in a dry-lipped frenzy, frantically searching for sweet petroleum relief. So, when the guy from class asked if I had any on me, the answer, of course, was yes. But heres my dilemma: While I know him, and I might go so far as to say were friends, would I share my lip balm with him? Lets be honest. ChapStick sharing can be an intimate ritual. Its like kissing by extension. And who knows where his mouth has been? Theres an old Saturday Night Live skit where Dana Carveys character pulls out a tube of ChapStick and the man next to him says, Oh, ChapStick! Can I borrow that? Before Mr. Carvey has a chance to decline, the man takes the tube and applies it to his own ChapStick sharing marks a moment of intimacy SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org ...the tube of ChapStick she kept in the bathroom cabinet the one she used religiously had been doubling as feline butt balm....lips. The ChapStick then gets passed along to a string of increasingly grubby people, including a man with food trapped in his beard and a rough-looking hooker. Finally, an alien with giant, crusty lips rolls up and takes a swipe. When the alien finishes, it insists Dana Carvey take back the tube.Then theres the story Ellen DeGeneres read on her show, the one about the mother who shared her ChapStick with her 3-year-old son. One morning, rounding a corner, the mother spotted her son applying the lip salve to the behind of the family cat. Chapped, the boy said. In a flash of understanding, the woman realized that the tube of ChapStick she kept in the bathroom cabinet the one she used religiously had been doubling as feline butt balm. The decision to share lip ointment does not come lightly. I remember the first time I lent mine to the Captain, marking the moment when I trusted him enough and cared about him enough to allow his lips to grace my personal soothing agent. The moment came with a tub of Vaseline, the travel-sized variety that lasts three years for the moderate user and two months for the true addict. The Captain was visiting my place over the summer, and we had just come in from a long day of playing in the park. I stepped into the restroom and pulled my Vaseline jar out of the cabinet above the sink. I dipped my finger into the oily gunk and then offered it to him. He gratefully accepted and >> S end disasters t o stuck his o marked a sy m ship, a kin d je ll y. As f or the Sorry, I m e We just d tions h i p t ent h e n g a me o ne u bes h o f for h ere d t d i f r se, il e I say a lm t ic k l i k e o ws i ve u ll s n ext r ow e to Chap in c o n re ligi bee n f e lin e h oo k er. Fi na ll y, an a li en w i t h gi ant, crusty h l i p s ro ll s u p an d ta k es a swi p e. W h en t h e l alien finishes, it insists Dana Carvey take a b a c k th e tu be Then theres the story Ellen DeGeneres rea d on h er s h ow, t h e one a b out t h e mot h er w h o s h are d h er C h a p Stic k wit h her 3-year-old son. One morning, roundi n g a corner, the mother s po tted her son applyin g the lip salve to the behind of the f amil y cat. Chapped, the bo y said. In a f lash o f understandi ng the woman reali z e d that t he tube o f ChapStick she kept in the b at h room c a b in e t t he o n e s h e u s ed religiously had b een d ou bl in g as feline butt b alm. hi m enou gh an d care d a b out hi m e nou gh to a ll ow h is l ips to g rac e my personal soothing agent. T h e m o m e nt c am e with a tu b o f Vaseline, the travel-sized variet y t h at l asts t h ree y ears fo r th e m o d e rat e u se r and t w o m o nth s fo r th e tru e a ddict. The Ca pt ain wa s visitin g my p l ace over th e summer an d we had j ust come in f r o m a long day o f playing in the park. I s tepped into t h e res tr oo m a nd pulled my V aseline jar ou o o o t of the cabi ne n n n t a b ove t h e s ink. I di pp ed m y f inger into t he oily gunk an d t h en offe r e d it t o him. H e g ratefully acce pt e d an d
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 exists within, just as on stage, two actors, through the medium of the play, can have a relationship that, in some ways, may be more intimate than their real-life relationships, says playwright Michael Hollinger. I think, because music is wordless, its closer to the expression of pure emotion, feeling without connotation. So when you look across your music stand and connect with another player whos joining your melody line, for example, something passes between you, if its working well, thats kind of unimpeded by the usual constraints of social interaction. Athletes on sports teams experience a similar intimacy, he says, working together intuitively, symbiotically. Mr. Hollingers award-winning play, Opus, examines what happens to a world-famous string quartet when that careful balance and intimacy is disturbed. When the quartet is on the verge of playing a prestigious, televised concert at the White House, the violist disappears and they have to hire a new one, whos talented, but unproven. Opus plays at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Jan. 24, and is produced by the same creative team that presented Dancing at Lughnasa, Doubt and Rabbit Hole, including director Maureen Heffernan and set designer Ray Recht. Mr. Hollinger knows the dynamics of string quartets firsthand; he studied to become a professional musician, receiving a bachelor of music in viola performance from Oberlin Conservatory. He was accepted into the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon University, but realized he was burned out. He took a year off. Within about three months, I realized I didnt enjoy it, he says. I certainly didnt like practicing. The viola can be physically uncomfortable, because its a large instrument. I always had some physical discomfort. I didnt love orchestra work, which wouldve been my likely career path. And I certainly wasnt good enough to be a soloist. But throughout his entire music career, hed also been writing. They were always stealing time from each other, he says. So, in a sense, it was really just owning up to being a writer. I left classical music for a secure job like playwriting, he jokes. Instead of continuing his musical studies at Carnegie Mellon, he went to Villanova University and earned a masters in theater, where he is now an assistant professor of theater. Known for plays such as Red Herring, Tiny Island and Incorruptible, in addition to Opus, his awards include a Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association, the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Centers Fund for New American Plays, two Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play, the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist and a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. But when he started writing plays, he ignored the adage to write what you know. He set his plays in different locales and time periods, doing months of research to get the details exactly right. Having taught young playwrights for a long time, he says, I realized that there are essentially two poles that writers write from: those writers who begin with, Wow, Ive had this experience of this relationship or this insight, and I really want to write that, I want to communicate that. And there are other writers who say, Look at that thing over there. Wow, thats interesting. That world, those people, that situation way over there, is fascinating. I want to know more about that. I think its clear to me that Im the second one. The challenge for both kinds of writers is to move towards the center, he says. Those who begin with autobiography need to find the fiction that tells the truth more truthfully than the true story. So for example, he says, in The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams has the character based on himself work in a shoe warehouse, instead of being a shoe salesman. He gives the character of his sister a limp from polio, instead of struggling with schizophrenia, as his real-life sister did. He fictionalizes whatever he needs to fictionalize, to make a play thats better, truer, and more impactful than reality, he says. Thats the challenge for writers who come from autobiography. The challenge for writers like me, who tend to begin in alien time periods or milieu, is to discover in the writing, how these stories and these characters are also deeply personal and in actuality autobiographical. Opus was the first time he began with a milieu close to his own: middleaged, educated guys making their living in art in a major northeastern city, is how he describes it. In some ways, the writing of Opus, and its afterlife, have been felicitous, he says. Its made me think about the write what you know adage. Because I had to do less research, I didnt have to immerse myself in a different period or language or geography, and it felt easier. Though he studied music in school, theater wasnt foreign to him. His parents were very involved in community theater in York, Pa., and he also performed as a kid. Im very grateful for my experience growing up in theater, he says. His first role? Playing the mouse in A Mouses First Christmas in kindergarten. Acting on stage gave him an education he couldnt get elsewhere, he says. I think you learn something about the relationship between whats on stage and the people in the audience that you dont get anywhere else, he says. You cant learn it in school. You learn it by being in the presence of it live. Its hard to describe. But what I think I learned over a long period of time is, what is the nature of the experience that passes between the stage and the audience. What is the nature of stage time, what is the nature of stage space? And its not about language. As a dramaturge whos worked with many new plays, he can tell which ones are written by actors and which ones are written by novelists. In my experience, the actors take to it much more easily than the novelists, he says. They understand something essential about the nature of people on stage and what we demand of plays, versus what we demand of novels. As a child, hed help his parents learn their lines. I was told to note any deviation from the script, a missing a, the, or an, and what it taught me from very early on is that my collaborators, ideally, will pay attention to everything I put on the page, and that every single thing makes a difference.. If I put enough clues in that people discover, that every time they look more deeply they find intentionality, they come to realize that nothing in the play is arbitrary. If you start to realize that something that you overlooked 10 times was there all along, I think you come to respect the script more and think, Huh, I should pay close attention to everything on the assumption that the way its written, versus something close to the way its written, matters. Though Opus was first produced in 2007, Mr. Hollinger had the idea 20 years ago, that it would be fun to write a play about a string quartet in which the dialogue was musical in the way chamber music is obviously musical. You play chamber music, and you realize that different instruments interact as characters, he says. They have qualities that are not unlike the qualities of characters in a play. And conversely, characters in a play interact musically, because language is inherently musical. I think of all my plays this way, but Opus gave me the opportunity to make this part of the point, to make it obvious for an audience, and to deliberately enjoy the parallels between language and music. And by extension, it encouraged me, on a larger level, to look at musical forms. So solos: monologues. Duets: Elliot and Dorians duet about Bach. Four parts: quartet, where the four men discuss the same subject with their interviewer, or, in one or two places, where four characters speak heatedly at the same time. In a string quartet, that can be exciting and utterly harmonious at the same time. In the theater, where characters are speaking text, its inherently disharmonious, because they obscure each other. You cant hear the individual line and the whole as you can in music. And in some ways, the string quartet in Opus is a metaphor for the theater, he says. Its live, it happens, then disappears. Its participants are utterly interdependent. And they are used up and employed in service to a work that may have been created hundreds of years ago that endures, even though their work is ephemeral.Keeping them interested As an experienced playwright, what does he teach his students about the craft? It all begins with one principle, he says, and that is that the theater is demanding the impossible all the time. That the nature of human attention is to diminish over time, always. Every meal is less interesting three fourths of the way through than it is at the beginning. Every class, etc., unless we create artificial reasons for something to become more interesting over time. Which is what the theater has to do. Because it demands so much undivided attention, more than anything else, except film, which is very similar. So beginning with that conundrum, if were in the theater swimming against the current, going against the physical law of attention, what do we have to do to capture attention, sustain attention, and increase attention, as time passes? And its such an unrealistic goal that I think it lets students begin the process of humility. Yes, he acknowledges, all good stories, all drama, contains conflict. You need conflictbut you have to ask why, whats special about it? Why do we need to be interesting in the theater? It comes back to me, what youre asking of an audience. Youre asking them to give you a huge chunk of time, undivided. Its unlike reading a novel, he says, where they can put the book down, or skip ahead, or go back if they missed something. The playwright says, you sit in that seat, and maybe Ill let you up to pee. Opus doesnt even do that, (it doesnt have an intermission.) It makes huge demands, unrealistic demands. If you strive to be more interesting, we may keep the theater audience. You cant afford to ever bore people. OPUSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of Opus, from left: Chris Clavelli, Rachel Burttram, Davies Giles and Tom Nowicki. >> What: Opus >> When: JAN. 8-24 (preview on Jan. 7) >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay St. in the historic Arcade Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $42 and $38 (preview tickets $25 and $20) >> Information: 332-4488 or www. oriarep. org. if you go
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Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Thursday and Monday: Guitarist Kevin Bruce; Friday and Tuesday: Guitarist Barefoot Geno. Saturday and Wednesday: Guitarist Don Ortiz. All from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Bar. Sunday: High Voltage poolside from 6-9 p.m. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 659-4309. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 457 Fifth Ave. S., 649-5140. Riverwalk at Tin City Thursday: John Lowbridge; Friday: Merril; Saturday and Sunday: Sal DeSatis. 1200 Fifth Ave. S. 263-2734. The Island Pub 5-8 p.m. Monday: Jebrys Jazz Jam. 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. The Pickled Parrot Thursday: Nevada Smith; Friday: Steve Hill; Saturday: Michael Maxi Courtney. On the boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Avenue South. 435-7900. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Open Mic Night; Friday: Michael Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Ocean Roads; Sunday: Live Reggae with Chaefin; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater High Spirits TheatreZone presents High Spirits, starring Georgia Engel, on select dates through Jan. 17 at G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www. theatrezone-florida.com. Almost, Maine The Naples Players present Almost, Maine through Jan. 26 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Remember Me The Marco Players present Remember Me on select dates through Jan. 31. 642-7270 or www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. Mind of Poe A Journey Through the Mind... Edgar Allan Poe, presented by Theatre Conspiracy, opens Jan. 8 and plays on select dates in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or e-mail email@example.com. George M! Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents George M! through Feb. 14. www. BroadwayPalm.com or 278-4422. See review on page C8. Opus Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers presents Opus Jan. 8-24. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Symphony Classical 3 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical 3: Symphonic Journeys Jan. 7-9. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. See story on page C9. Gershwin Tunes The Southwest Florida Symphony presents The Great Gershwins Jan. 8-9 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 418-1500 or www.swflso. org/tickets. Lets Dance The Naples Philharmonic performs Pops No. 1: Lets Dance Jan. 12-17. 597-1900. Thursday, Jan. 7 Trunk Show See the latest fashions for spring from Rena Lange and Zenobia today and Friday at Marissa Collections on Third Street South. 263-4333. Funny Guy The Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island presents Jackie Mason tonight through Jan. 12. $20; 389-6900. Art Event The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University and Romero Britto Studios present An Evening with Britto from 6-9 p.m. in the FGCU Art Gallery. 590-7199 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cottage Art Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs comes alive with art from 5-8 p.m. the second Friday of the month when artists turn out to greet visitors in the scenic riverside cottages. Circus Time Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Illuscination today through Jan. 10 at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000 or www. ticketmaster.com. Author! Author! A reading/ signing for Stephen Valentines Timeship: The Architecture of Immortality begins at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5200.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Asian Pok Market239.-593-.88222095 Pine Ridge Rd Naples Sunday thru Saturday 9AM to 8PMwww.naplesasianmarket.comThe Finest Naples Florida Asian Market Special teas Asian ingredients Fresh fruits Vegetables Sushi And everything in between. We carry the widest selection of Asian grocery items from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons COURTESY IMAGEVisitors to The von Liebig Art Center can enjoy a complimentary docent tour of Henry Koerner: The Real and the Imagined from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9. The exhibit closes Sunday, Jan. 10. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Above: Childrens Palace by Henry Koerner.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 MARKET OPENSNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pm Produce, Seafood, Art, Crafts Village Nights Enjoy live entertainment while strolling and dining at the Village on Venetian Bay from 6-9 p.m. 261-6100. Friday, Jan. 8 Saddle Up The Southern States Bull Riders 2009 National Finals and the third annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida Rodeo are set for today and Saturday at the Hendry County Rodeo Grounds. (863) 885-1537 or www.ronaldrodeo. com. Mississippi Memories Tommy Owen and Charles Vaught, college students from Naples, share their adventures kayaking the length of the Mississippi River from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $5; 417-6310. Flamenco & Jazz Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra perform at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts today and Saturday. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv starts at 8 p.m. at the Norris Center. 213-3058. Free Music Hear The Beadniks under the stars beginning at 8 p.m. at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Jan. 9 Coffee Break Enjoy coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art with Michael Culver, who will guide visitors through the exhibitions marking the museums 10th anniversary season. Afterward, adjourn to the Dome for coffee and conversation. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Bluegrass Downtown Lou Reid and Carolina are the headliners and Frontline opens the evening at 7 p.m. at the Norris Center. $20; 2133058. Free Concert Rock out to classics by Wildfire beginning at 8 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Jan. 10 Strike Up The Band The Naples Concert Band presents its first concert of 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Cambier Park Band Shell in Naples. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free; donations appreciated. 263-9521 or www.NaplesConcertBand.org. Chamber Music in Church The Amernet String Quartet performs chamber music from Paris and Vienna with pianist James Tocco beginning at 4 p.m. at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. Free. 262-6581, ext. 207. Monday, Jan. 11 Dance Troupe Groovaloo, winner of NBCs Superstars of Dance, performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849. Violin Virtuoso The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Itzhak Perlman at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Tuesday, Jan. 12 B-I-N-G-O! The Greater Marco Island YMCA hosts bingo at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through March 30. Free coffee, tea and snacks. Marcoislandymca.org or 394-3144. By The Book Philippe Grimberts Memory is the topic of discussion beginning at 2 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Beach Library. Free, but registration required. 597-8444. Rat Pack Salute Three Men and a Baby Grand perform at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. today and Wednesday. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Wednesday, Jan. 13 History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. Check It Out See the 1954 film Magnificent Obsession starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman at 5:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library. The film screens again at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Naples Regional Library. Free, with seating first come, first served. Upcoming events Opera @ The Library Padre e Figlia, a program about father-daughter duets in opera, begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Headquarters Library. 593-0177. Free, but registration required. Brassy Broads Kathy Halenda: Brassy Broads of Broadway plays Jan. 15-16 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 (239) 254-9006 Start your New Year with a NEW STYLE! $25.00Shampoo/Blow-dry Special! Haircut 25% OFF >> What: George M! >> When: through Feb. 14 >> Where: The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Drive, Fort Myers >> Cost: $27-$53 >> Info: 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com If you go walls. But it seems a little strange to have a jockey whos so tall hes towering over almost everyone else. Andy Kopec plays a number of roles in this musical, from theater owners to a cop with a thick Irish brogue. Jennie Hollander also plays multiple roles; my favorite is the picketing actor threatening to go on strike. Christopher Russell also does an admirable job as Sam, Mr. Cohans business partner.But it is Ms. Witiak who knocks it out of the park as Agnes, every time shes on stage. You cant figure out what her character sees in Mr. Cohan, and want to advise her to pick someone better. As someone commented at intermission: Hes not brash and likeable, hes just cocky.Tom Tutinos sets, however, are outstanding, from Madame Grimaldis dining room to the streets of Broadway to a British pier.And the songs in George M! are well known, especially to the senior audience that the Broadway Palm caters to. But the man who was our countrys first show business megastar the man who owned Broadway is neither impressive nor admirable in this production. Mr. Cohan probably wouldve liked the exclamation point in the title, George M! But take my word for it, its just hype. ville schtick, its difficult to feel sorry for Mr. Cohan, who still demands that everything be done the way he wants it, even when hes acting in someone elses show. I doubt that was the impression director/choreographer Ann Nieman aimed for; I wish shed directed Mr. Ramsey with a stronger hand, had somehow given us something about his character to like. Its like some directors who make science fiction films: Theyre so enamored with the special effects that they ignore the plot and dont pay attention to building realistic characters.Where theres no sparkThis production of George M! pays a lot of attention to the dancing, but its to the detriment of three-dimensional characters. Though the performers dance up a storm, their dialogue is wooden. Its as if they dont believe in themselves as their characters, but are just reciting lines. This show lacks spark. In fact, the stage doesnt come alive until the last scene of Act I. When Agnes (Chelsea Witiak) sings Billie, a song about how she was christened with a boys name, her heartfelt delivery made me sit up and take notice. This fast-paced show, which first played Broadway in 1968, speeds through the life of Mr. Cohan. All the music, of course, is his. But the book, by Michael Steward and John and Fran Pascal, gets a little strange in Act II. Most songs are performed as if theyre part of a stage act. But when Georgie and his father (Tommy Vance) have a fight, they suddenly burst into Harrigan and sing while mock boxing with each other. And when Georgie later learns that his father has died, he breaks out into a patriotic medley, singing Over There ARTS COMMENTARY It takes a lot of self-confidence to make a living in the arts. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. You have to believe you can create something great that will entertain people or move them. You have to ignore those who dont share your vision or dream. And you have to give it your all, even when the end result is not guaranteed. That being said, theres a fine line between having self-confidence and being a narcissistic jerk. In George M! at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, the famous theatrical phenomenon George M. Cohan comes across, unfortunately, as the latter a self-centered jerk who doesnt trust anyone but himself. True, he penned such classics as Give My Regards to Broadway, Over There and Yankee Doodle Dandy, but as portrayed by John Ramsey, a lanky actor with keen tap-dancing skills, Mr. Cohan is a thoroughly unlikeable character. Born into a vaudeville family (who changed his birth date and claim he was born on the Fourth of July), hes oohed and aahed over. Big things are expected of him. The next thing we know, Georgie is a teen, throwing his weight around in theaters, writing his familys songs and routines and negotiating with producers and theater owners.Another talentBut he has just as much a talent for alienating people as he does for dancing. He never even considers the concept of win-win; so desperate to get to the top and perform in New York City, he simply steamrolls over everyone. Apparently, no one ever told him that theater is a collaborative art. The audience laughs when he proudly proclaims that he writes songs, jokes and dance routines and also directs and produces. Instead of coming across as someone with so much talent and so much love for the theater that hes overflowing with ideas and enthusiasm, hes an egomaniacal performer who doesnt play well with others an ugly little man for whom we have no sympathy. Even later on, when Broadway has evolved and no longer wants his vaudev M t w t f NancySTETSON email@example.com All hype and no heart, George M! doesnt play well with others and Youre a Grand Old Flag. Its just odd, to say the least.Nothing to admire Mr. Ramsey is a talented actor, but he fails to make us care about George M. Cohan. In fact, by the time the curtain fell, I harbored a distinct dislike for the man.When his first wife, Ethel (Kara Farmer) divorces him, he just shrugs it off and immediately goes after another woman (the above-mentioned Agnes, played so well by Ms. Witiak.) What the show fails to mention is that Mr. Cohan was notorious for his many affairs, and thats why Ethel leaves him, despite the fact shes had a child with him.Give My Regards to Broadway, which closes the first act, is a real roof-raiser, with Mr. Ramsey literally dancing off the COURTESY PHOTOSAgnes (Chelsea Witiak) talking with her husband-to-be, George M. Cohan (John Ramsey) John Ramsey as George M. Cohan, in jockey outfit, in the Give My Regards to Broadwayscene
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 C9 DavidLawrenceCenter.org | 239.455.8500 | 6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, Florida 34116Lets talk. Sometimes a cry for help never makes a sound. When you see a child with signs of depression, anger or substance abuse, please help them take the first step to recovery. Call the David Lawrence Center. The only thing they have to lose is the pain. 239.455.8500. Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews .com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida PUZZLE ANSWERS THE MUSIC GOURMET Born in Russian 1963 into a family of musicians, Ilya Kaler who performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in its Classical 3 concert this week was barely past toddlerhood when he was selected to attend the prestigious School for Gifted Children in Moscow. The rest, as they say, is history. By the time he was 23, he had become the first person to win the gold medal for all three of the worlds most prestigious violin competitions: the Paganini in 1981, the Sibelius in 1985 and the Tchaikovsky in 1986. He also had earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in violin, studying with some of the most highly regarded professors the world had to offer. He emigrated to the United States and was appointed professor of violin at Eastman Conservatory of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where he also served as concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It was there that Kaler and Jorges Mester, maestro of the Naples Philharmonic, met. The two became instant friends, each with nothing but words of praise for the other. Not only that, the maestro told me recently, but Ilya Kaler is one of the funniest men you will ever meet. Hes an incredible storyteller and jokester, with an endless supply of puns. I asked Mester about his pronouncement of Kalers virtuostic prowess made five years ago, the first time the violinist performed in Naples. Did he still consider Kaler, whose name is still unknown to many, to be the worlds greatest living violinist? There is nothing he cant play, Mester reiterated. He has incredible technique and is literally all over the violin. Hes never yet performed with me in any venue when he wasnt anything less than amazing. So why isnt this immensely talented musician not a world-renowned celebrity? Because, as Kaler told me perhaps three years ago, he has a wife and children whom he loves very much and is not willing to abandon for a life on the road. I love teaching, and I love performing, he said. This way I have the best of both worlds.An exciting programTwo of the selections on the program for Classical 3 have, to the best of the maestros and my recollection, never been performed at the Phil: Bruchs Scottish Fantasy, in which Kaler will be featured, and Mozarts Symphony No. 33 in B flat major. Mester laughed as we discussed the balance of the evenings program. Three of the four composers Brahms, Bruch and Britten, all begin with Br. Im not certain, he added, that there are any other composers whose names begin that way. Cudgeling our respective brains for a moment, neither of us could dredge up another composer possibility. And then, you always need a little Mozart, he added about Symphony No. 33. I also spoke with Kaler last week, catching up with him in Chicago, where he serves as professor of violin at DePaul University. (He is as revered by students and faculty alike there as he was at Eastman and at Indiana University.) Although Bruchs Violin Concerto in G Minor is considerably better known than the Scottish Fantasy, Kaler confirmed he was very excited about performing the lesser-known piece. I have never performed it before, so for me the excitement is about the whole new set of challenges, the twists and turns the phrasing to master the piece. Although there are critics who regard the Fantasy as second rate, I view it as one of the crown jewels of violin repertoire. I reminded him of a long departed music critic who sniffed and dismissed Rachmaninoffs 2nd Piano Concerto as overfull of notes, and we both laughed. No one knows (or cares) about the identity of the critic; Rachmaninoff has been awarded musical immortality. So it will be with Bruch and his Scottish Fantasy if Kaler, the maestro and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra have their way. Be prepared for a very special evening and a very special performance by Ilya Kaler. I anticipate this bear of a man will stride onto the stage, turn and plant his feet which will never move during his performance. And I fully expect to hear what I imagine to be the sounds of an angel. Classical 3, featuring guest violinist Ilya Kaler with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-9, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts; a pre-concert discussion begins at 7 each evening. For tickets or more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler joins the Philharmonic for Classical 3 PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 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 THEYRE DRIVEN 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: CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont put off making decisions aboutSomeone close to you might have a financial problem and seek your advice. If you do decide to get involved, insist on seeing everything that might be relevant to this situation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A personal matter takes an interesting turn. The question is, do you want to follow the new path or take time out to reconsider the change? Think this through before deciding. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Moving into a new career is a big step. Check that offer carefully with someone who has been there, done that, and has the facts youll need to help you make your decision. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Use that Arian charm to help make a difficult workplace transition easier for everyone. News about a long-awaited decision can be confusing. Dont jump to conclusions. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although you might well be tempted to be more extravagant than you should be at this time, Im betting youll let your sensible Bovine instinct guide you toward moderation. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An opportunity for travel could come with some problems regarding travel companions and other matters. So be sure you read all the fine print before you start packing. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Make an effort to complete your usual workplace tasks before volunteering for extra duty. Scrambling to catch up later on could create some resentment among your colleagues. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A financial matter could have you rethinking your current spending plans. You might want to recheck your budget to see where you can cut back on expenses until the situation improves. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) One way to make your case for that promotion youve been hoping for might be to put your planning skills to work in helping to shape up a project that got out of hand. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Be careful about experts who have no solid business background. Instead, seek advice on enhancing your business prospects from bona fide sources with good success records. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Standing up to support a colleagues viewpoint -even if its unpopular -can be difficult if you feel outnumbered. But youll win plaudits for your honesty and courage. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) While progress continues on resolving that recurring problem, you might feel its taking too long. But these things always need to develop at their own pace. Be patient. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth and generosity both of spirit and substance endears you to everyone.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 C11 Of Naples Leap Year is a terrible romantic comedy centered on a pseudo-holiday gimmick thats as dumb as the people who believe in it. Irish legend says that on Leap Year day, the quadrennial Feb. 29, women are allowed to propose to their boyfriends. This is good to know, because here I was thinking that in 2009, after suffrage and the fight for equal rights, women werent allowed to take initiative and propose any time they see fit. The bogus tradition is just the beginning of this movies problems. Director Anand Tucker and writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont have gone to great lengths to make their main character, alpha-girl go-getter Anna (Amy Adams), an intelligent person who makes rational decisions. Her job is to stage apartments for real estate agents to show, and shes very good at it. Her boyfriend of four years is Jeremy (Adam Scott), a cardiologist whos travelling to Dublin for a medical conference. Inspired by her drunken loon father (John Lithgow), the Irish Anna tries to travel from Boston to Dublin to propose to Jeremy on Leap Year day, but bad weather forces her to the scenic countryside. There she meets the standard local droolers, including a lowly bartender named Declan (Matthew Goode), who refuses to shave. Let me tell you about Declan. He doesnt have a chip on his shoulder, he has a boulder. Hes not cute, smart, intelligent, charming or interesting. Anna hates him at first, of course, but as they travel together to Dublin they grow closer, even though he looks like he smells like cigarettes. He has nothing to offer Anna besides an occasional wiseass remark and (likely) bad breath, and yet she falls for him. Why? Because he defends her honor! He shows a sensitive side! Hes everything shes always wanted, but didnt know she needed! Yeah, right. All this after knowing him for three this-movie-sucks days. Theres an occasional cute moment, such as when Anna inadvertently blows the fuse on an entire village, but the comedy mostly clunks. Worse, Ms. Adams and Mr. Goode have zero chemistry, meaning not only do the characters not belong together, but the actors also apparently know this script has nothing going for it. Ms. Adams is incredibly talented, and still one of the best actresses we have today, but this crap is below her, and she shouldve known better. Im well aware many romantic comedies follow a similar premise, but that doesnt mean a movie thats trying to be realistic can get away with being completely unbelievable. Love may be funny and irrational, but falling in love after three days with someone whos completely different from you, and giving up a pretty good catch in Jeremy in the process, is idiotic. But fine. If the intelligent Anna, who seems to genuinely enjoy her job and living in the U.S., wants to give it all up for this cretin, more power to her. I hope they have a miserable life together. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.Its Complicated (Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin) Jane (Streep) has been divorced from Jake (Baldwin) for 10 years and just recently settled in and found happiness. Complications ensue, however, when she develops feelings for a niceguy architect (Martin) while having an affair with Jake, who remarried a younger woman (Lake Bell). Writer/ director Nancy Meyers (Somethings Gotta Give) has cornered the market on adult romantic comedy, and thankfully she does it well. The characters are engaging and likeable, and the story is fun too follow without getting too heavy-handed. Rated R.Nine (Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz) In 1965 Rome, a director (Day-Lewis) seeks inspiration from the women in his life in this adaptation of the Broadway musical. Each big-name star (Cotillard, Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Fergie) gets at least one number all to his/herself, and most succeed admirably. With Rob Marshall (Chicago) directing, wed expect nothing less. Too bad the story has no structure and never comes together. Rated PG-13.LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Leap Year REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >> Including the sequences set in Boston, the lm was shot entirely on location in Ireland. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 FortMyersReflectionsPkwy.@CypressLakeDr. 239-590-9994 NaplesImmokaleeRd.@Airport 239-593-9499 CapeCoralSantaBarbaranearVeteransPkwy. 239-458-8700 PortCharlotteUSHwy.41&776 941-235-3354Orderonline:jasonsdeli.com Allfreeofartificial transfat,MSGandhigh fructosecornsyrup! SOUP for the GROUPItstimeforrealsoup! Buybythequartandhalf-gallon, take-outanddelivery: 5savoryorginalrecipesoups, foranice,hotlunchattheoffice. www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Opera aficionados can see and hear soprano Renee Fleming live from The Metropolitan Opera in New York City when the matinee performance of Richard Strausss Der Rosenkavalier is broadcast at area movie theaters beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. The theaters are: Hollywood Coconut Point 16, Estero; Bell Tower 20, Fort Myers: and Hollywood Stadium 20, Naples. Tickets are $22 for the show that lasts approximately four hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions. Each theater will also show an encore performance of Der Rosenkavalier at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Ms. Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham star as the aristocratic Marschallin and the young nobleman Octavian, respectively, reprising the acclaimed portrayals they last sang together at the Met in the 2000 revival of Der Rosenkavalier. For the new production of the comic masterpiece of love and intrigue, Edo de Waart conducts an international cast that includes Christine Schfer as Sophie, Eric Cutler as the Italian Singer, Thomas Allen as Faninal and Kristinn Sigmundsson singing Baron Ochs all making their role debuts. Saturdays live HD broadcast to theaters around the world is directed for the screen by Barbara Willis-Sweete and hosted by Plcido Domingo. It is the second in the 2009-2010 series of The Met: Live in HD. The series continues with these performances, also showing at the above three Southwest Florida theaters: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16: Carmen, by Georges Bizet, starring Elina Garanca as the seductive gypsy of the title and Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don Jose. Encore showing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Guiseppe Verdes Simon Boccanegra, starring tenor Placido Domingo in the gripping political thrillers title role. Encore at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27: A new production of Hamlet by French composer Ambroise Thomas, starring Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay. Encore at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1: Rossinis fanciful Armida, starring Ms. Fleming as the mythical sorceress opposite six tenors. Encore at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.metoperafamily.org. Southwest Florida theaters broadcast opera live from The Met COURTESY PHOTORenee Fleming, left, and Susan Graham in Der Rosenkavalier
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C14 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. L.C. Goldman is the poster boy for productive seniorhood. This 82-yearold former advertising executive has launched a flotilla of new careers in Naples.He made his third appearance on Dave Elliots WGUF radio show earlier this week; on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and again on Wednesday, March 10, he will discuss Advertising Campaigns: Stories Never Told at the Naples Center of FGCU. He is president of the Naples Chapter of the American Technion Society, raising consciousness about Israels foremost university and research facility in science and technology. Mr. Goldman invites distinguished Technion professors in various disciplines here to speak about their work. He also moderates Great Decisions sessions for the Naples branch of the Council on World Affairs. Not enough to keep busy? Mr. Goldman writes columns for both the Naples Daily News and the Pelican Bay Post, mixing humor and thoughtful argumentation on a wide range of issues. This energetic senior is probably best known as a novelist, however. He made a huge splash several years back with A Big Hit in Pelican Bay, and since then has published three more books, the latest being The Fighting Ethnics. In The Fighting Ethnics, three young men a light-skinned Black, an Italian-American and a Jew meet as Notre Dame roommates after hiding their ethnic identities to insure admission on athletic scholarships. They form a powerful bond, fighting against campus prejudices as well as the head football coachs prejudice against playing freshman on the varsity squad. Mo Greene, the son of Holocaust survivors, has changed his name from Maurie Greenberg. His father is outraged that his son has betrayed his heritage by entering this bastion of Christianity. Tony Granelli isnt hiding his Italian heritage, just the fact that his father is a Mafia Don. And L.J. Jones, whose father passed as a white man, is tempted to do the same. All three quickly drop their subterfuges, first to one another, then to the team and the larger community. After all, they have been accepted and they are on the Notre Dame football team. But its the early 1970s, and they still have to fight prejudices especially those running rampant in the mind and actions of the head coach, who does all he can to keep to keep each of them in his place. Mr. Goldman is at his best when writing crisp banter among the three student athletes. He nails the personality and speaking style of each. He wins the reader over through his portrait of their strong bond and mutual respect, often manifest through the mock stereotyping gibes they toss at one another.The author hooks readers into rooting for each step in the trios success. His management of the family tensions affecting each main character, tensions in part resulting from their relationships with seemingly out-of-bounds women, complicates the story of the football season in engaging ways. There are lapses in credibility, however, such as when readers learn that a Jewish Kenyan princess has renamed herself after a minor Jewish holiday and celebrates it each year. The holiday, Tisha bAv (meaning the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av), is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and for many a fast day. There is nothing to celebrate. But all in all, Mr. Goldman has fashioned a lively, upbeat and often humorous tale that provides an important perspective on the workings of discrimination. The Fighting Ethnics show their stuff as heroes on the football field, but more importantly as valiant warriors in the battle against prejudice. L.C. Goldman talks about and signs his new book at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops) on Saturday, Jan. 9. The discussion begins at 1 p.m., followed by the signing at 2 p.m. For more information, call 598-5200.The Fighting Ethnics By L. C. Goldman (Mountain Valley Publishing. 280 pages. $16.95)REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON________________________Special to Florida Weekly GOLDMAN BOOKS Mary Alice Munroe, author of The Beach House, Swimming Lessons and Last Light Over Carolina, among others, will discuss and sign her books at the Sanibel Island Bookshop on Sanibel at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23. As a young writer, Ms. Munroe first pursued nonfiction and studied journalism. Later, she was the assistant to the general editor for Encyclopedia Britannica. Not until years later did fate intervene. When her doctor confined her to bed for the final months of her pregnancy, Ms. Munroes husband handed her a yellow notepad and pencil and urged her to write the novel she had always dreamed about. Knowing she might never again have that gift of time, she wrote and wrote. I gave birth to a baby and a book, she says. Although known for her intimate portrayals of womens lives, her writing has gained added purpose and depth with her move to the South Carolina Lowcountry. An active environmentalist, she draws themes for her novels from nature and its parallels with human nature, thus drawing attention to various endangered species and the human connection to the natural world. Her next novel is due out in spring 2011. For more information about Ms. Munroes visit or to reserve assign copy of one of her books at the Sanibel Island Bookshop, call 472-5223. Sanibel bookshop will host Mary Alice Munroe
A good guy, a bad guy, a distraught noblewoman and a crazy gypsy caught in between. P e r r f o o r min g g A r t s H a a ll of Gulf Coast High Sc h h oo l l T ic k k et s s : $ $ 2 5 5 ~ $50 ~ $75 ~ $95 C C all 1. 8 8 0 0 0 7 7 71.1 0 0 41 o r r pur c c hase online at www .Op e e raN a a p p le s s o o r r g g Willie Anthony Waters Conductor New York City Opera Verdi Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 7:30pm Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 3:00pm Generously underwritten by MORAN ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS Jeffrey Springer Tenor San Francisco Opera Steffanie Pearce Soprano Opera Marseille Stephen Kechulius Baritone English National Opera Ashley Howard Wilkinson Bass Metropolitan Opera Korby Myrick Mezzo Soprano Arizona Opera Company 2009 2010 CELEBRATING OUR FIFTH SEASON OF ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS MANY THANKS TO NNUMC KEN MEDEMA A Rare and Inspirational Performance By World Renowned PianistNorth Naples United Methodist Church 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples 239-593-7600 www.nnumc.org January 17th at 4:30pm Profoundly relevant and pertinent to the hurts and hopes of our times. Stylistically appeals to all tastes. a number of other works of art already collected and destined for a permanent home at Cmon. The subjects of children and animals are present in many different styles and media from the late 18th century to present. Some of the artists who have already donated works are Will Barnet, Richard Segalman, Jose de Creeft (estate), Colleen Browning (estate), Milton Hebald, Lorrie Goulet, Hunt Slonem, Robert Vickrey, Adolf Dehn (estate), Eliot OHara (estate), Herman Maril (estate), Byron Browne (estate) and Bob Kane.The inspiration for the Cmon collection theme came from an exhibition William Meek did three years ago called Family Values in American Art 1783-2006. Harmon-Meek Gallery is at 599 Ninth St. N., in the TIB Financial Centre. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment. Call 261-2637 or e-mail email@example.com. CMONFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOA modern devil mask from Oruro, Bolivia, used in the Festival of the Virgin to represent Supay, the deity of the underworld The Naples Art Association invites current and prospective volunteers to an orientation breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 25, at The von Liebig Art Center. Attendees will hear highlights about the upcoming season, including the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition, and learn about the many and varied volunteer opportunities provided via the NAAs art festivals, exhibitions, opening receptions, special events and other activitiets, including gift shop and library duties. Knowledge of art is not a requirement, and volunteers are welcome on an ongoing or one-time special event basis. For more information, call Yvonne Gibb, manager of volunteer services, at 262-6517, ext., 105. Breakfast is served for current, prospective volunteers at NAAFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 A&E C15
C16 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined. Daily Indulgence Therapy In Angelinas LoungeSunday Friday 5 6:30 p.m.Half-price appetizers and antipasti platters 50% off bottles of wine valued up to $150 Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails. Take advantage of what I have to offer! AngelinaThe von Liebig Art Center presents a screening of Big Cypress Swamp: Western Everglades, a documentary about the history of the Western Everglades preservation effort and the swamps ever-evolving ecosystem, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. The hour-long film showcases the beauty of sawgrass and sunsets in the swamp, highlights the plants and wildlife there and includes stories of tireless efforts to preserve and manage the region. It features rare and primeval sights and sounds of swamp expeditions through cypress strands by foot, airboat, swamp buggy and helicopter. In the background is the music of Big Cypress: an orchestra of croaking frogs, wading birds, flowing water and approaching thunderstorms. Producer Elam Stoltzfus is a master cinematographer whose projects capture the essence and glory of nature. For Big Cypress Swamp: Western Everglades, the filmmaker invited fine art photographer Clyde Butcher to host the project and capture the swamp through his large format camera lens. The final touch in the documentary is the narration by Naples resident Peter Thomas. The screening at The von Liebig begins with a wine and cheese reception, followed by a 20-minute version of the film and a presentation by Mr. Butcher and Mr. Stoltzfus at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include a full-length version of the documentary on DVD. Mr. Butcher and Mr. Stoltzfus will autograph DVDs and other related merchandise available in the art center gift shop.A share of the evenings proceeds will benefit the South Florida National Parks Trust campaign to raise $250,000 to purchase permanent exhibits for the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center being built on U.S. 41 near State Road 29. Although construction of the $2.2 million center funded by the Big Cypress National Preserve is nearly complete, it will not be finished until exhibits are installed explaining the swamps history, hydrology and habitats. All gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by the Big Cypress National Preserve. The event at The von Liebig is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, City Mattress, Gulfshore Life and Comcast. For tickets and more information, call 2626517 or visit www.naplesart.org. Screening of Big Cypress documentarywill help fund welcome center exhibitsCOURTESY PHOTO Clyde Butcher at work in the swamp
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 A&E C17 Collectors and fans of preeminent Everglades and Florida landscape photographer Clyde Butcher will have a one-in-four chance to own a framed photograph from the artists Naples Parks series, featured in Ken Burns new PBS National Parks documentary, when the Naples Art Association presents From Clyde Butchers Collection to Yours Friday, Jan. 15, at The von Liebig Art Center. Throughout the evening, tickets will be drawn to find out which 60 lucky guests will take home a piece of art. Each winner will have just 90 seconds to make his or her selection. In addition, one special 36-by-46 photograph will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Loxahatchee River #1, 1991 is a silver gelatin photograph, edition 36/50, taken in Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Florida. Just 240 tickets for the drawing will be sold for From Clyde Butchers Collection to Yours. Tickets are $250 each ($75 tickets provide admission for a spouse and do not include entry into the drawing). The main event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes hors doeuvres, wine and musical entertainment. Jackie Butcher Obendorf, Mr. Butchers daughter, is the honorary chair. For more information, call the 262-6517, ext. 115. Heres your chance to own a Clyde Butcher photograph COURTESY PHOTO Big Cypress National Preserve 1, Clyde Butcher www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a THURSDAYNCAA National Championship gameBeer and Food Specials all Night! FRIDAYMaxi Courtney 5:30pm Justin Raymond 9:30pm SATURDAY Jan. 9th Brown Truck UPS Rocker 9:30pm Jan. 16th The Gladezmen 9:30pm SUNDAYJan. 10th Chae n 9:30pm Jan. 17th REGGAE LUSHUN 9:30pm MONDAY TUESDAY Cheese Pizza Only WEDNESDAY 5-10pm Dine-in Only P.A. Trick Open 7 days a week 11-2am!Mon-Thurs 10pm-2amHappy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm
C18 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $1Off any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. Expires 1/31/10.Go to www.TheSavingsPost.com for more discountsFT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840 30% Federal Tax Credit SOLAR SOLUTIONSPremium Solatube Dealer12995 S. Cleveland Ave. St. 235A Fort Myers, FL 33907(239) 466-8605 solarsolutionsw .comNew showroom now open 10-2 M-FM or by appointment only.Florida Weekly is keeping track behind the scenes as The Naples Players spring production of Fiddler on the Roof takes shape. With its memorable score and universal theme of tradition, Fiddler has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth and honesty. The fullscale musical runs March 3-April 3 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. Dawn Lebrecht Fornara is the director/ choreographer; Charles Fornara is the musical director. The marketing plan and advertising materials are under development now, as these photos show. Next week: Cast members get into character as rehearsals begin. Part 4: Tuning up for Fiddler THE NAPLES PLAYERS/ COURTESY PHOTOSAbove, Peggy Dunnagan, marketing manager for The Naples Players, and Rhona Saunders, marketing director, look over different concepts for the Fiddler logo and prepare to discuss marketing strategies. At left, in the box office at the Sugden Community Theatre, Ellen Gayle helps a customer with early Fiddler tickets.
C20 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239Open 7 days a week 5-10:30 pm www.bleuprovencenaples.com Menu Decouverte Choose 1 Appetizer, Entre & Glass of Wine From Select Menu$23.95 | Daily 5-6:00 pm Moules (Mussels)-Frites Monday Night | $19.95 $ 21.95Now OPEN Filet-FritesAll Night Sundayon SPECIALSUNDAY F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Big Cypress Marketplace introduces the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre to start the New Year with matinee shows by two Naples-based creator/producers: Southwest Floridas comedy duo Compton & Bennett, and Darlyne Franklin of Darlyne Franklin Productions.Compton & Bennetts Assisted Living: The Musical, starring Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett, launches the new theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15-17. Tickets for $32 include lunch at noon and the show beginning at 1:30 p.m.Mr. Compton and Ms. Bennett have written and performed together for more than 15 years. Assisted Living includes the songs Help! Ive Fallen (For You) and I Cant Get Up, These Halls Are Made For Walkers and Goin To The Chapel and Were Gonna Get Buried. Slated to go on tour later this year, the show has received standing ovations at country clubs and cabarets throughout the region. Up next at Big Cypress Dinner Theatre is Joey and Marias Comedy Italian Wedding, to which members of the audience are invited to witness the vows and attend the reception. The zany wedding is a one-time show at the marketplace on Saturday, Jan. 23. Tickets for $42 include lunch at noon and the show beginning at 1:30 p.m.Looking aheadKnown for shows that skewer topics such as overdevelopment, environmental plunder and the hubris of public servitude, Compton & Bennett return to the stage at Big Cypress Marketplace with A Cracker at The Ritz Feb. 12-14 and A History of Collier County According to Us March 19-21. Tickets are $32. Ms. Franklin, who serves as DJ and director for her productions, brings Dancing with the Starz to the marketplace on Sunday, Feb. 28, with dinner at 4 p.m. and show at 5:30 p.m. She brings Sully & Sophias Wedding, a raucous Irish-Italian celebration, to the stage on Saturday, March 6, with luncheon buffet at noon and the show at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $42. The Big Cypress Dinner Theatre is complete with an original stained glass sign and posters from the now-closed Naples Dinner Theatre. The marketplace is 20 minutes east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41. Tickets for all shows can be purchased by calling Big Cypress Marketplace at 2624622 or visiting www.BigCypressMarketPlace.com. Big Cypress Marketplace now serving dinner theaterCOURTESY PHOTO Betsy Bennett and Rick Compton as Naomi and Ben in Assisted Living The Musical
Quest$995 (tax deductible) covers The Speaker Series at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. AE/VISA/MC/Check. Preferential seating? Call Pam 239-643-3573 or QuestEducationalFoundation.org The Quest Educational Foundation, 2706 Horseshoe Dr., South, Suite 217, Naples, FL. 34104Sponsored by: Bessemer Trust, Grady & Associates, Dri-Dek Corporation, 3rdMillennium ConsultingWhen you attend Quest, students can attend college.Whats so great about America? A British perspective.Daniel Hannan Friday, February 5, 2010 Remarks by Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney Friday, February 26, 2010I.O.U.S.A.: America on the brink of financial crisis.David M. Walker Friday, March 12, 2010Please join us at the QuestSpeaker Series.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 One of the newer collectibles to be found at auctions in Japanese are monster toys made in the 1960s and 1970s. A recent auction by Morphy of Denver, Pa., was held on land and online to sell a huge of collection of toys, including about 50 of the Japanese kaiju (strange beast) toys. These toys sell by the millions in Japan to boys, girls and adults. They are based on old monster movies and TV shows. Bullmark (1969-1977), a Japanese company, was the most famous manufacturer of these toys. The soft-vinyl toys were made in the early 1970s. The toys were made in sizes from 3 inches to more than 12 inches. Some were repainted to sell in Hawaii, and these brightly colored versions are rare and desirable. Later, in the 1970s, some monster toys came with metal parts, and still later some were die-cast. Watch some old creature features to learn about the monsters. The toys have been invading the United States, and their popularity and prices are rising. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: My roll-top desk has a metal plaque on the inside that reads Boston Derby Desk. I bought it from a retired Cleveland banker after World War II. What can you tell me about its manufacturer, age and value? A: George H. Derby opened a small furniture company in Boston in 1872. By 1879 he was producing roll-top desks. A partner joined him the following year, and his business became Derby and Kilmer Desk Co., then Derby, Kilmer and Pond Desk Co. In the mid-1890s, the firm was incorporated as the Derby Desk Co. Its headquarters were in Boston, but it had a large factory in Somerville, Mass., just outside of Boston. The company expanded across the country until it was bought by another firm in 1931. Derby roll-top desks sell for a few hundred dollars into the low thousands, depending on style and condition. Q: While we were at the National Pike Festival in Maryland last May, my son found a blackened metal tray in a box of junk. Please help us identify it. Its 10 by 14 inches, with a twisted edge. We cleaned it and found it has a mirrorlike silvery surface. The marks on the bottom include Farmers Bldg. Rest. and GM Japanese monster toys boom terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING SEE KOVEL, C25 ENTER TO WINA 4 Pack of Tickets to 1-800-745-3000 or www.TicketMaster.comDrawing will take place on Friday, January 8, 2010. Winners will be no tied by phone with information on how to pick up their tickets.Select ve numbers from 1 through 50 by lling in the circles. Fill out form below and mail to Germain Arena Lipizzaner Stallions 7 1 15 21 11 17 58 14 20 21 01 62 2 41 21 82 4 2 5 6 44 26 40 46 28 42 48 45 27 41 47 50 Name: __________________________________________________________________ Street Address: __________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________ State: _______ Zip: _________ Email: _____________________________ Phone Number: ( _____ ) ______________ You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ARTSaturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.The Many Facets of Faux FinishingSaturday, January 16 at 2 p.m.Styles of Garden DesignSaturday, January 23 at 2 p.m.Incorporating Design Trends with Remodeling ProjectsRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER $20.10 Entrees Under $20 Choose from 13! AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM BAR ONLY LIVE MUSIC 5-9PM The Village on Venetian Bay ~ Naples MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining OPEN FOR LUNCH WITH SPECIALS FROM $12.10COURTESY PHOTOThis vinyl Japanese toy was made by Bullmark in 1974. It is in rare Hawaiian colors, so it sold for $633. ll a huge of collec a bout 50 ( stran g e y s sell b y b oys, girls s ed on nd TV 1977) w as the c tur e r vin y l e ar ly a de t o m e i n l y re h e y s t s, re me s n his business be Des k Co P on d D e the f irm Derby De w ere i n f actor y outsid e e x pa nd e i t was 1931. D a fe w l ow t s tyl e Q N M fo t r a h e by ed fo u v e r COU RTE S Y PH O T O
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEREAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD GRAND OPENING WEEKEND 8TH THBANQUET ROOM UP TOO 100 PEOPLE DANIEL MELVIN PERFORMING THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS BUY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SIGNATURE ITALIAN MARTINIS OR BELLINIS AND RECEIVE ONE FOR FREE! THE OWNER HAS VERY SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANTS IN BOTH NEW YORK ON MULBERRY ST. AND ALSO HANOVER ST. IN THE NORTH END596-5600(SW CORNER OF AIRPORT AND VANDERBILT IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING CENTER) RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED KOVELFrom page C24Co., EP surrounding an anchor within a shield.A: Your tray is silver plate and was made by the Gorham Manufacturing Co. (GM Co.) of Providence, R.I. The EP mark indicates that the tray is electroplated. Gorham must have made it to order for a restaurant (Farmers Building Restaurant?). The anchor-in-shield mark was one of several that Gorham used on its silverplated pieces. Gorhams corporate name was Gorham Manufacturing Co. from 1865 to 1961, when it became Gorham Corp. Q: My grandmother left me her triangular fabric handkerchief holder. I know it predates the 1950s, but I dont know by how much. Its decorated in the corners and across the top with complex flower shapes made out of ribbon. Does that help you date it? A: The flowers are ribbonwork, a womens craft that was popular in the United States from about 1900 through the 1920s. That doesnt mean some women werent doing it later. Ribbonwork also is called ribbon craft or ribbonry. It involves folding fabric ribbon into floral or other shapes and placing them on something else a dress, coat, jacket, hat or even a handkerchief holder. Q: I found an old political campaign button with the photos of two candidates identified as McKinley and Clough. I know Clough was the governor of Minnesota at the time McKinley first ran for president in 1896, but why is Clough on the button? Was he making a bid to be the vice-presidential nominee? The edge of the 7/8-inch button is marked National Game and Novelty Co., St. Paul, Minn. There are also two dates, 1894 and 1896. Any ideas about why this button was created and what it might be worth? A: Political buttons that picture two candidates are called jugates. Your jugate is what collectors of political items call a coattail button one that promotes a local candidate by linking him or her with a more famous national candidate. David Marston Clough (1846-1924) was running for re-election as governor of Minnesota in 1896, the same year William McKinley (1943-1901) was running for his first term as president. Coattail buttons are still common today. Your button sells for $15-$20. CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Baseball pen and pencil set, miniature wooden bat shape, facsimile signature of Bill Dickey, Atlantic Oil Co. premium, 1930s, 6 inches, $145. Toy copper airplane, windup, Marx, U.S.A., 18-inch wingspan, $225. Hooked rug, fireplace scene, spinning wheel, rifle over mantel, black kettle, beige ground, black border, 1930, 38 inches by 56 inches, $285. Effanbee Anne Shirley doll, sleep eyes, real eyelashes, human-hair wig, redand-white check dress, brass barrette, marked, 1935, 22 inches, $400.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 PACE PAIRINGS: an educational epicurean eventJoin us for an evening of exceptional food and wine to bene t exceptional girls!January 28, 20105:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. The Auditorium at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida This is an intimate event with extrememly LIMITED SEATING! Tickets are $75.00.Proceeds to bene t PACE Center for Girls, CollierTaste a variety of wines presented by Cinquain Cellars of California, learn about winemaking and enjoy gourmet pairings created by Chef Brian of SMH Catering. There will be a fun Chinese Auction with items such as a private custom wine tasting for up to 20 people!Call 239-377-9877 to purchase tickets or e-mail email@example.com SAVE THE DATES PACE pairs with California wineryPACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, is holding a wine tasting with Cinquain Cellars of California from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. In addition to learning about the California wines and pairing them with the right flavors, guests will be able to participate in a Chinese raffle for items including a private wine tasting for 20 at Total Wine. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 377-9877 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Shore party anchors Avow regatta Sailors and landlubbers alike are invited to the post-race party following the 2010 Avow Hospice Regatta. The fun begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club and will include cocktails, dinner and dancing to The Manhattan Connection. Emcee and race chairman is Jerry Watkins. In addition to prizes awarded by race class, one boat will earn the Winds of Hospice award for raising the most money for Avow. Shore party tickets are $100 per person. Theres also special pricing for those who would like to book passage on a spectator boat to watch the races in the morning. Normally $50, boat passage (which includes lunch) is just $25 when purchased as a combo ticket with the shore party ($125 total). To purchase tickets, make a donation to Avow Hospice, or inquire about entering the races (entry deadline is 18:00 Friday, Jan. 29), call Bonnie Dinger at 649-3686. Information and race forms are also available at www.avowhospice. org.Saddle up for the Cattle Barons BallBreak out your sexiest stilettos, tallest 10-gallon hat and best bandana for the American Cancer Society of Marco Islands annual Cattle Barons Ball coming up Saturday, Jan. 30, the Marco Island Marriott Resort. Celebrity emcee will be Bill Wood of Fox4s Morning Blend. The Wild, Wild West evening begins with cocktails following by dinner, dancing to the sounds of Fakahatchee, a silent auction, gaming tables and pony races. Prizes will be awarded for best stilettos, hat and western outfit. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Bea Ferretti at 642-8800, ext. 112, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday or stop by the American Cancer Society office at 917 N. Collier Blvd. For the best seats, purchase tickets by Jan. 10.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 A&E C27 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5It Only Looks Expensive 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.comNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969THE ENGLISH PUBOPEN 7 DAYS, 11AM 2AM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY WEEKEND Happy Hour Daily 3PM-7PM Selected: 99 Drafts, $3 Wines, $3 Wells WEDNESDAYS 6:30pmPirate Nite Hermit Crab Races Live Music Drink & Dinner SpecialsBurns SupperSaturday, January 23rdA Traditional 5-Course, Scottish Dinner Paired with Single Malts and Fine WineBagpiper Readings Homemade Haggis Only $35.95pp Make Reservations Now!THURSDAYS 8:30PMQUIZ NITE15th Great Year! Fab Prizes Like Trivia on Nitros OxideFRIDAY & SATURDAY January 8th & 9th OnlyBUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Fish N Chips or Shepards PieMust Be Seated by 5:30pmWith Coupon Not valid with any other offerSUNDAYS 4-4-444-GUESTS 4-SALADS 4-DINNERS (5 Choices of Entrees)4-DESSERTS 4-GLASSES OF WINEJUST $44.00RESERVATIONS A MUST! SAVE THE DATES The stars come out for Naples PlayersGlamour. Sparkle. Culinary delights. And a splash of Broadway. Find it all at A Starry, Starry Night, the annual gala to benefit The Naples Players on Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. After cocktails and dinner, The Naples Players will entertain with some of their biggest showstoppers. Saks Fifth Avenue will showcase fashions for the season, and a live auction will offer an array of items. One lucky guest will win a drawing for a five-carat diamond necklace. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Patty Baker at 643-4824 or The Naples Players at 434-7340, ext. 10.Fun Time Academy bound for Land of OzFun Time Early Childhood Academys third annual play date fundraiser will have the theme of Follow the Yellow Brick Road. The evening of fine dining and fun will have a silent and limited live auction with Mayor Bill Barnett as auctioneer. The adventure unfolds Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Fifth Third Bank is the presenting sponsor; event co-chairs are Carol Munro and Kenneth Deedy. Proceeds will help support the Fun Time academy mission to provide safe, affordable early childhood education and quality childcare for the children of low-income working families in the community. Tickets are $250 per person. Patron tickets for $350 include a private party the week before the main event. For more information, call 261-7411, 2632673 or 262-4878.Former NFL player will help mend heartsFormer NFL offensive guard Victor Rivas Rivers, spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, will be the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The event, which typically draws a sellout crowd, is set for Friday, Feb. 26, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. In his New York Times best-selling book, A Private Family Matter, Mr. Rivers chronicles his journey from gang member to class president, including details of the child abuse and domestic violence he endured and witnessed as a child. Tickets are $300 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels from $1,000 to $10,000. Call Mary Ann Green at 775-3862, ext. 211, or e-mail email@example.com.
C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY New Years Art Festival on Fifth Avenue SouthWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Sydney Thurwalker, Connie Cummins and Kayleigh Thurwalker 2. Maxine Bell and Bryan Klaver 3. Tess Rowan and Ian Diamond 4. Marte and Bill Seegmuller, Oliver the dog 5. Sam Condomina, Roy Isakson and Tilly, Dee Isakson and Violet, Martin McMahon and Pepe 6. Wilfrid DantisPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1 5 6 2 34
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 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. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Seated: Josette Russo and Melissa Chiappetta. Standing: Karen Stevenson, Robert Carsello, Richard Ballo, Karen Rollins, Dr. Paul Mitchell, Greg Russo and George Walters Jr. 2. Manny and Barbara Silvia, Linda Novosel and Jim Bohn 3. Isabel and Zoe Houston, Marilyn Hall 4. Fionntan and Fionnuala Thinnes 5. Frank and Gina Colombo 6. Deborah Hann and Pam FlowersCOURTESY PHOTO PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 23 4 56 The Italian American Society of SWF Holiday Ball New Years Eve on Fifth Avenue SouthEvening at the Country Club of Naples raises $4,500 for Avow Hospice UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare01/07: 28th Annual Literary Seminar 01/08 : The Suitors at the Red Barn Theatre01/08 : The Southernmost AIDS/HIV Ride 01/09 : Sculpture Key West 2010 Your Way to Key West
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Dinner & a MovieIncludes appetizer, entre & glass of house wineonly $38Taxes & gratuities not included, No substitutions, Some restrictions may apply, Expires 01.31.2010Call 1.888.35.FILMS or visit silverspotcinema.comSunday thru Thursday 5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. v isit silvers p otcinem a a a a a .co m SAY AAAHHH Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. Italian Wine Dinner for 2 with a Bottle of Wine $34.954-6pm Daily Holidays not included www.VerginaRestaurant.com EveryNeighborhood Needs a Bakery Catering, Special Orders Special Events and Holidays Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-3 Sun 8-1 (239) 732-7774 Naples St. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail E, #105-1 (239) 454-9100 Fort Myers Reflection Lakes 13550 Reflections Pkwy. #4-401 www.FrenchBreadOven.org All Natural Artisan Bakery Handcrafted Breads & Pastries Baked from Scratch Daily Bakery Cafe Breakfast Lunch Wine Wishes You A Happy New Year! Here are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants:A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 2218540 The dcors not fancy but its warm and inviting with light jazz and soft lights creating an oasis thats wellsuited to dining well. The menu showcases chef/owner Jeffrey Acols imaginative style, which features surprising innovations, such as fried calamari coated with nam pla (fermented fish sauce) served with Thai dressing, and fries gussied up with herbs, Parmesan cheese and white truffle oil. The chilled summer soup tasted of the ripe oven-roasted tomatoes from which it was made, enhanced with a bit of wasabi and cucumber ribbons. Organic salmon prepared two ways lightly blackened and topped with citrus salmon ceviche, and with a yuzu beurre blanc and blazing purple micro greens was downright exciting. Mr. Acol lightens up a ribeye by adding a Mediterranean cucumber salad instead of potatoes. Both the elegant chocolate mousse and fresh brownie with ice cream were worth every calorie. Wine and beer served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, 6355 Naples Blvd., Naples; 593-5550 This relative newcomer manages to accomplish what many of the big boys dont: It delivers first-rate Asian fare with style and flair in an intimate, peaceful setting. Owners John and On Augsondthung are from Thailand, but have a firm grasp on the intricacies of sushi, which Mr. Augsondthung expertly crafts while his wife handles the front of the house and an uncle whips up the Thai dishes in the kitchen. We loved the Fuji lobster roll, which melded tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus, scallions and masago. Another clever dish was tuna chips, which combined raw tuna, avocado, scallions and a spicy sauce with tortilla chips. Pad Thai devotees will swoon at Fujis version. Other standouts include lettuce wraps, ninja shrimp, royal duck curry and fried bananas. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Mister Five, 1716 Airport Road South, Naples; 262-1555 This tiny establishment packs a big diner punch with its down-home menu on which everything yes, everything is priced at $5. Its as close to a Jersey diner as youll find in these parts (with better prices) and is the brainchild of 20-something Anthony Chinaglia, whose family hails from the Garden State. Breakfast is served all day, including tuxedo pancake (with dark and white chocolate chips and chocolate sauce). We tried super crisp chicken wings with a just-right hot and sweet sauce; a Cape Cod salad, with lettuce, dried cranberries, apple slices, walnuts, tomato and onions; a creditable Philly cheesesteak; and a fried fish sandwich that was surprisingly good given that said fish was inexpensive basa. The accompanying fries were crisp and tasty, too. I cant think of a place other than fast-food joints where you get food for this price and none that equal its quality. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. South; 434-7258 Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C. political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. The menu changes according to whats fresh and available. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find tempting options as well. Limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include house-made gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 diningCALENDAR Friday, Jan. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Decanted: Bottle Shock is the feature for movie night. The film chronicles the early days of California wine making and the 1976 Paris wine tasting in which a California wine won top honors; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Friday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Its date night, a great time to gather a group of friends or that special someone for a three-course dinner and wines to match; $90 per couple; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Saturday, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coconut Point mall: The Coconut Farmers Market takes places weekly through April, featuring produce and other goods; U.S. 41 adjacent to Panera Bread at the mall, Estero; 249-9480. Saturday, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:3011:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 4346533. Saturday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Youngsters ages 5-15 who attend this session of Kids Club will learn how to roll their own sushi with fun and tasty ingredients; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Savor a multicourse dinner paired with just the right wines; $75; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Monday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Real Seafood Co. Chef Brent Courson demonstrates five fast, simple, healthy and interesting seafood dishes that are easy to make at home; $15, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required. Go to www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter. Tuesday, Jan. 12, all day, Whole Foods Market: The market will donate 5 percent of the days net sales to Barbaras Friends, the regions only outpatient hematology/oncology clinic, to be used for medical care, treatment and equipment; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 5525100. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. et the em ao be e ate r2 ng s FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Remys brings Old World ambience to bustling Naples neighborhoodWhatever we were expecting when we pulled into a parking spot in the Target Plaza, Remys Neighborhood Bistro wasnt it. No matter how many lovely little restaurants I encounter in shopping centers, I continue to be surprised at what enterprising entrepreneurs can do with what could easily be generic, lackluster spaces. Remys is neither generic nor lackluster. It is, in fact, far more like the cozy European cafes in which Ive whiled away an afternoon or evening after hours of arduous sightseeing. Im fairly certain that some of the murals gracing the bistros walls were scenes Id glimpsed from the windows of those same cafes in places like Portofino, Naxos and Orvieto. The room has a festive, relaxed feel to it. Substantial tables boast sturdy faux marble tops, banquettes line a half wall that divides the bar from the dining room, bottles of preserved vegetables form colorful displays along shelves, and a large bar at which there wasnt a vacant seat takes up an entire wall but for the wine rack on one side. Above the windows that span two sides of the dining room are the aforementioned murals, each depicting a different Mediterranean scene. Even the exposed ceiling gets gussied up with cloth panels adorned with painted plants hanging among the air-conditioning ducts. A smiling host let us choose our table, and our server appeared and introduced herself moments after we sat down. The team effort makes a good first impression, signaling the staffs welcoming attitude. Remys has a full bar complete with a menu listing specialty martinis and other drinks. The wine list offers respectable variety. We ordered glasses of Penfolds shiraz and Banfi chianti, which tasted fresh but were served at a too-warm Florida room temperature rather than that of a slightly chilled wine cellar. The menu has a Mediterranean flavor, with French and Italian dishes predominating classic onion soup, nut-crusted Brie, caprese, frutti di mare and osso buco among them. Little surprises crop up here and there, such as duck spring rolls, blackened scallops and a seafood tower, for example. Duck spring rolls ($8.95) and shrimp and lobster bisque, the soup du jour ($5.50), began our meal. The bisque had the classic creamy consistency with some lobster flavor and what tasted like clam, which may have come from the stock. The spring rolls were attractively cut into easyto-eat segments and set upright on the plate, then topped with crisp noodles. The rolls were crunchy and the duck stuffing chewy with delicate seasoning. The only flaw: They were just barely warm. Next came entrees of osso buco ($22.95) and seafood Provencal ($19.25), both of which looked lovely. The Provencal consisted of a montage of good-looking seafood scallops, salmon, shrimp and mussels swimming about in a pesto cream sauce over capellini. Wed both have opted for a more assertive pesto more basil and garlic, please but the mild sauce allowed the flavor of the seafood to emerge in a way it wouldnt have with a bolder sauce. (Remys also offers seafood prepared fra diavolo or blackened, either of which no doubt would have had more lively sauces.) The osso buco contained lamb rather than the more traditional veal, but it was fork tender from long braising, and the mellow tomato-based sauce swathing it was delicious. Roasted red skin potatoes and medley of fresh veggies finished the plate. After clearing away the entre dishes, our server brought over a small but well filled dessert tray bearing a couple of rich chocolate items, an equally rich looking pecan pie and a lovely parfait glass layered with chocolate and caramel mousse ($6.50). It looked like an ice cream sundae, but one spoonful made it clear that it was creamy mousse. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and a drizzle of raspberry sauce, it satisfied without being so rich and sweet as to make us regret eating it after a large meal. That Remys can deliver such a wideranging and accomplished dinner menu would be admirable enough, but the place also serves breakfast and lunch every day except Sunday. Omelets, frittata, French toast, pancakes, waffles and pastry nests are the stars in the morning, segueing into lunch with soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and hot entrees. All of which brings me back to those European cafes that seem to be perpetually open and ready whenever a weary traveler needs sustenance and hospitality. Remys is such a place, and one to which Ill turn again when in search of good food and comfort. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYDuck spring rolls topped with crisp noodles lend an Asian touch to the mainly Mediterranean menu at Remys.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSeafood Provencal comes loaded with scallops, shrimp, salmon and mussels in a pesto cream sauce. Remys Neighborhood BistroTarget Plaza, 2300 Pine Ridge Road; 403-9922 >> Hours: Breakfast served 7-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday; lunch served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; dinner served 5-10 p.m. daily.>> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $5.50-$10.25; entrees, $14.95-$23.50 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes, conventional tables and chairs indoors or on the waterfront patio, high tops in the bar or at the bar itself >> Specialties of the house: Remys blackened sea scallops, duck spring rolls, Bistro famous French onion soup, Mediterranean caprese, frutti di mare, grouper Rockefeller, tuna piccata, seafood fra diavolo, osso buco >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.remybistro.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go
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Existing-home sales rose again in November as rst-time buyers rushed to close sales before the original Nov. 30 deadline for the recently extended and expanded tax credit, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. Existing-home sales including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops rose 7.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.54 million units in November from 6.09 million in October, and are 44.1 percent higher than the 4.54 million-unit pace in November 2008. Current sales remain at the highest level since February 2007 when they hit 6.55 million. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the rise was expected. is clearly is a rush of rst-time buyers not wanting to miss out on the tax credit, but there are many more potential buyers who can enter the market in the months ahead, he said. We expect a temporary sales drop while buying activity ramps up for another surge in the spring when buyers take advantage of the expanded tax credit, which hopefully will take us into a selfsustaining market in the second half of 2010. In all, 4.4 million households are expected to claim the tax credit before it expires and balance should be restored to the housing sector with inventories continuing to decline.CONDITIONS OPTIMAL FOR BUYERSAn NAR practitioner survey shows rst-time buyers purchased 51 percent of homes in November, compared with an upwardly revised 50 percent of transactions in October. According to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, xed-rate mortgage fell to 4.88 percent in November from 4.95 percent in October; the rate was 6.09 percent in November 2008. Last months mortgage interest rate was the second lowest on record a er bottoming at 4.81 percent in April 2009. NAR President Vicki Cox Golder said conditions are optimal for buyers in the current market. Inventories have steadily declined and are closer to balanced levels, which indicate home prices in many areas are either stabilizing or could soon stabilize and return to normal appreciation patterns, she said. is means buyers still have good choices but are purchasing near the bottom of the price cycle with historically low mortgage interest rates. row a tax credit on top and it really doesnt get any better for buyers with secure jobs and long-term ownership plans.INVENTORIES FALLTotal housing inventory at the end of November declined 1.3 percent to 3.52 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 6.5-month supply at the current sales pace, down from an 7.0-month supply in October. Raw unsold inventory gures are 15.5 percent below a year ago. e last time there was a lower supply of homes on the market was April 2006, when it was at a 6.1-month supply. Nearly all markets experienced a solid sales gain from one year ago, Yun said. e only markets with measurably lower sales were in San Diego, Riverside, and Sacramento (Calif.), where inventory shortages for lower-priced homes are limiting sales.SALES RISE ACROSS THE BOARDFor the second month in a row, sales have risen in all price classes from a year earlier. Prior to October, the only consistent gains were in the lower price ranges. e national median existing-home price for all housing types was $172,600 in November, which is 4.3 percent below November 2008. Distressed properties, which accounted for 33 percent of sales in November, continue to downwardly distort the median price because they generally sell at a discount relative to traditional homes in the same area.SINGLEFAMILY HOMESSingle-family home sales jumped 8.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in November from a level of 5.32 million in October, and are 42.1 percent above the pace of 4.06 million in November 2008. e median existing single-family home price was $171,900 in November, down 4.4 percent from a year ago.CONDOSExisting condominium and co-op sales in November were unchanged from a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 770,000 in October, but are 60.1 percent above the 481,000-unit pace a year ago. e median existing condo price was $178,000 in November, which is 3.1 percent below November 2008.BY REGION Sales in the Northeast rose 6.6 percent to an annual level of 1.13 million in November, and are 52.7 percent higher than November 2008. e median price in the Northeast was $223,400, down 13.1 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the Midwest increased 8.4 percent in November to a pace of 1.55 million and are 53.5 percent above a year ago. e median price in the Midwest was $140,800, a decline of 0.4 percent from November 2008. In the South, existing-home sales rose 4.8 percent to an annual level of 2.39 million in November and are 44.8 percent higher than a year ago. e median price in the South was $151,400, down 1.4 percent from November 2008. Existing-home sales in the West increased 10.6 percent to an annual rate of 1.46 million in November and are 28.1 percent above November 2008. e median price in the West was $231,100, which is 4.1 percent below a year ago. Source: NAR Another Big Gain in Existing-Home Sales We Live in Quail West We Play in Quail West We Sell in Quail WestHOT HOMES W e Sell in Quai l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s t Steve & Ann Levitan(239) 269-4700AnnLevitan@gmail.com www.LevitanMcQuaid.com JANUARY 7-13, 2010NEWS YOU CAN USE:SHOP FOR INSURANCE DEALS! In todays day and age looking for the best deals has become common place, why not look for the best deals on home and auto insurance too! Modern technology allows us to comparison shop from the comfort of our own computers. Visit insweb.com and netquote.com to nd premium quotes from a variety of home and auto insurers.LOOK FOR CREDIT UNIONCredit Unions are known for o ering a better deal on rates and tend to pay higher yield on deposits. Visit ndacreditunion.commake certain that one that interests you is part of the federal insurance program. CHECK INTO ROTH IRAS!Beginning January 1st anyone can convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. is conversion can save you money as a Roth can be withdrawn in retirement without any tax due. Traditional IRAs can be taxed as ordinary income. Contact your Tax Advisor for questions.Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services.
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