ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A38 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C35, 36 & 37 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 17 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 28, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER Discover the strandFriends of Fakahatchee have safari itinerary all set. A26 Theres hopeYou can still see images from Immokalee at the Phil. C1 Pups on paradeSee who behaved well at Mardi Paws on Third Street South. A21 Fill 'er up Save your appetite for hot soup and help out Harry Chapin Food Bank at Empty Bowls. A18 The woman was from up north New York, most likely and she made regular runs to remote Collier County, to the very edge of Floridas vast, swampy wilderness. She set up shop at a motel in Everglades City, and with great care laid out an array of gaudy jewelry, thick gold chains and other baubles favored by local drug smugglers who were heavy on cash, light on taste and routinely stoned, drunk or some combination thereof. It was the early 1980s, and the dope pirates of Everglades City were going strong. Word spread quickly when the woman was in town; the men trooped to her room and laid cowboysaltwaterBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com Everglades City has rowdied on down since its drug-dealing days in the fast lane, but the stories remain, including one of theCOURTESY PHOTOTim McBride, the Saltwater CowboyCOURTESY PHOTOS/FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE AND CREATIVECOMMONS.ORGThe town of Everglades City has changed but not much over the decades.SEE EVERGLADES CITY, A8 Lifelong learning goes on throughout SWF Higher education isnt just for the young and career driven. Southwest Florida retirees and part-time residents are signing up for classes taught by professors and professionals, in collegiate settings, for the pure pleasure of learning. Now I can enjoy some of the things I put by the wayside, when I was focusing on my career, said Loren Rosenbach, a retired hematologist (blood specialist) who lives in Naples. He attends classes with his wife, Barbara, on such topics as Shakespeare, architecture and film at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Thousands of students in their 60s and beyond are finding local schools have beefed up their programs catering to the well educated and forever inquisitive. The Phil, the Lifelong Learning Institute at Edison State College in Punta Gorda and The Renaissance Academy of FGCU all bring in professors to teach topics across the spectrum of academicSEE LEARNING, A12 COURTESY PHOTOA class at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NOTE: Florida Weekly looked at The Invisible War in last weeks issue, detailing the troubles and burdens frequently shouldered alone by families of men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following that theme, my commentary for this space, A Short, Happy History of the Draft, elicited a number of letters. These are edited only for space.Dear Mr. Williams, The next time you choose to write a history of anything I suggest you check your facts before going to print. Your article makes it sound as if December 1st (1969) was the beginning of the draft for the Vietnam War; in reality nothing could be further from the truth. The lottery drawing was merely a change in the system of the draft which had been going on for years. The lottery system replaced the old antiquated local boards and provided a fair system for those who were draft eligible. Birthdates were drawn at random and assigned a number. This system was fair and it also allowed potential draftees the ability to make future plans. If you got a low number the odds were high that you would be drafted and could make plans accordingly such as volunteering for a service of your choice. If you had a high number you were probably safe from the draft and could make your career plans. This change was beneficial for all those who were draft eligible but it certainly didnt represent the beginning of the draft for Vietnam... ask those who were drafted in 1961 or or Thank you for your service. Next time please check your facts... there is enough disinformation about Vietnam already. Dave Carpenter, Naples(Note: Mr. Carpenter is correct. Many were drafted before the draft lottery and served in Vietnam, which I failed to mention in the column. As much as anything else, the draft, or the threat of it for so many, created an involvement in national policy and that war that helped end it, through popular protest.)Mr. Williams, I could not agree more with your column even though I was never drafted, nor served in the military. I would propose two years for everyone, no exceptions pregnant women could care for infants, and maybe some illnesses (would be excepted). The military could be a part for those that volunteered and were qualified and could be encouraged with incentives such as college money. The first, second or third months of everyones tour could be used to get people in good physical shape. Bob Carran, Southwest Florida Mr. Williams, I can not believe that you are granted permission to publish anything at all. After reading your article I am convinced that you are either a complete dunce or a victim of tiresome 23. To assume that all Americans are supportive let alone proud of the governments military exploits is naive. I am wondering why you are publishing this crap instead of sprinting to the battlefield to die for your country. A country that could give to shits about you or your well-being. Do us all a favor and cut the fingers off of your writing hand. from email@example.comMr. Williams, Each week I do look forward to reading your commentary in Florida Weekly and this week you truly hit a home run. I have long been a proponent of what I call national service. This service to our country should be between one and two years, depending on the current situation, and can include military service or service as you stated in a hospital or other government institution. During this time your basic needs will be taken care of, such as food, shelter, medical and the appropriate uniform for the position. You will be paid a small wage to allow for personal necessities and some entertainment. The general outline of duties, responsibilities, and time will be set depending on your position, and you will live in a barracks or community setting. This will teach you to live, share and get along with others. This service will be performed either upon high school graduation or can be delayed until you have finished a higher education. In my opinion it would save parents a lot of money if their children did their service prior to college or some other type of further education, as there might be a better sense of commitment and direction. All would serve! When you finish your commitment is complete, unless there is some type of national emergency, and the government has no commitment to you as far as education or further benefits. You briefly discussed the draft. In 1965 I was selected by my local draft board to serve in the U.S. Army for a period of two years. At the time I was 21 years old and really lacked direction. This two years of service helped to shape who I am today. I note that you served three years in the U.S. Marine Corp. Semper Fi! Thank you for your service. I have, because of my employment, traveled in numerous countries abroad, such as Israel, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland and several others that still have national service. I have found it fascinating in Israel to see young people waiting at the corner bus stop with their M-16 rifle slung over their shoulder. Thank you for your comments. I would like to see this column published in every newspaper here in the U.S. AMERICANS NEED TO BECOME INVOLVED! MARTIN, Dean H. SP5/E5, Fort Myers COMMENTARY Readers sound off about war, draft rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. OPINION We want our money back is a battle cry youd expect from a tea-party rally. Such lack of nuance. Such grasping materialism. Such us-vs.-them populism.All the great and good should be expected to recoil from such a grubby sentiment. If it werent for the fact that President Barack Obama has made the line the centerpiece of his call for a new tax on banks. A year into his presidency, Obama is attempting a brazen misdirection. In his 11th-hour speech in Boston boosting Martha Coakleys failed Senate candidacy in Massachusetts, Obama said: Martha is going to make sure you get your money back. Shes got your back. Her opponent has got Wall Streets back. Subtle.Obamas hackish anti-Wall Street jag tests the proposition: Whom do people despise and mistrust more? The bankers who nearly went bust but for a government bailout, or the politicians who bailed them out and now want to tax them under false pretenses? There are only two things wrong with Obamas get our money back justification for the bank tax. 1) Hes largely going to tax institutions that have already paid back their TARP injections, with interest. He leaves untouched the real sinkholes for federal funds the bankrupt automakers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and AIG. 2) Taxpayers are unlikely to see a dime of the revenues from the bank tax, which will be devoted to whatever spending priority Congress alights on next. The tax is a transparent political ploy, the only kind of transparency Obama has actually delivered. It even has a stereotypically Orwellian name, the Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee because in Washington, the only two things that are inevitable are death and slippery names for new taxes. Theres a genuine public-policy concern here: The too big to fail major banks have an implicit government guarantee. There should be a resolution mechanism to take over and unwind these institutions in an orderly fashion when they fail, the way the FDIC does with smaller banks. If a new tax were intelligently dovetailed with such an effort, it might make sense. But a punitive approach better suits Obamas political needs. He needs a villain as long as he cant plausibly tout his own record. The Associated Press reported the other day that its analysis found there was nearly no connection between stimulus money and the number of construction workers hired or fired since Congress passed the recovery program. The stimulus has succeeded most directly at saving or creating government jobs, reinforcing the impression that government is fattening itself as the rest of the economy struggles. Obamas curse is that most of what made him so winsome in 2008 was a pose. If he had been serious about a new kind of politics, he would have stood up to Nancy Pelosi and tamed his own runaway ideological ambitions, but that would have been hard and uncongenial. Now, he resorts to the easy expedient of dumping on Wall Street in a paint-bynumbers political play negative, polldriven, dishonest, eager to cast about for someone to blame. Its why, given a choice between Wall Street and Washington, most people will take neither. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYObamas anti-Wall Street jag COMMENTARY President Barack Obama is a much wiser man as he starts his second year in office. When he arrived at the White House, Obama inherited an insurmountable legacy of a deep recession and two wars in the Middle East. These are issues hardly adaptable to instant solutions for an impatient public. He was flying high as a presidential candidate offering change from the heavy hand of conservatives empowered from the days of Ronald Reagan, who had turned the country to the right. Since those halcyon inaugural days, the president surely has learned that there is no such thing as bipartisanship. The Republicans in Congress have formed a solid wall of opposition to all of his first-year initiatives, especially universal health care. The plan to provide affordable medical security for millions of people is now in great jeopardy with the surprising victory of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown in the special election for the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. Brown has vowed to vote against the health-care bill when he takes his Senate seat. His election also means that Senate Republicans will have 41 votes, enough to block any effort to end filibusters. Obama also has learned that party loyalty is not a high priority among some Senate Democrats, including Evan Bayh of Indiana and Ben Nelson of Nebraska. Congressional Democrats are worried about the November midterm elections in the aftermath of Browns victory and Republican wins in gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. The trend portends bad news for other reforms that Obama hopes to make in the financial world. Other progressive plans for energy, education and global warming may be blocked by supporters of the status quo. But not to worry, the president will have all the Republican backing he needs to pursue a hard-line foreign policy and possible military interventions in Pakistan, Yemen and Iran. As for his first-year performance, Obama gives himself a B-plus. That seems about right to me.On the plus side, Obama has introduced the world to a more caring U.S. image, compared with his predecessor, who violated international law against torture.Obama also gave a hand to the beleaguered auto industry in hard-hit Detroit and other parts of the Midwest. He pushed through Congress the child health program that the Bush administration had rejected. He also was successful with some of his social agenda, including unemployment benefits. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama has an awful lot to be proud of. The chief executive also rose to the occasion with an immediate humanitarian response to the earthquake catastrophe in Haiti. Gibbs acknowledges some missteps by the White House and said nobody believes you can pitch a perfect game. Obama has disappointed members of the liberal wing of his party. And he has yet to fulfill the promise of more openness in government. Gibbs said the presidents top priority during the year is to get the economy back on track, and that creating jobs will be a top priority. My suggestion as he starts his second year in the White House: Get tough. Learn to fight back against political foes. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Democrats get wake-up callAdvice to all veterans and active service members in civilian attire LETTER to the EDITOR Few of us are aware of a little-known change in federal law in the past two years. On Oct. 31, 2008, Washington (AFNS) said, Veterans and service members not in uniform can now render the militarystyle hand salute during the playing of the National Anthem as per public law 110-181 FY 2008 defense Authorization Act, Section 594. It also allows veterans and active service members not in uniform to render the military service during the hoisting, lowering or passing of the flag to render the military salute. Let us look closer at this ruling. All retired or active veterans, combat or non-combat military members, are encouraged when out of uniform to render the hand salute from the position of attention. Remember your military training and salute correctly being covered or uncovered. Posting of the colors anywhere, pledge of allegiance to our flag, colors marching by at a parade six paces right to six paces left of you hold that hand salute. All sports events with hat on or not, salute yes-yes. Per Dr. James B. Peake, 2008 secretary of Veterans Affairs, this provision allows the application of that honor in all events involving our National Flag. Stand at attention, hand salute, be recognized for our service to our country. Source of information: Mr. William B. Loper, director, Government Affairs, Association of the United States Army, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 Col. Richard Kennison Ret. U.S. Army, Field Artillery, Bonita Springs
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 down thousands of dollars. When she had sold enough, The Cartels Cartier packed up and moved down the road to Miami, where the Cubans and the Colombians (the honchos who bossed the locals in Everglades City) awaited with even bigger bundles of cash to spend on her wares. In the living room of his modest home off an unpaved road in the wilds near Estero, 52-year-old Tim McBride toys with the purchase he made nearly 30 years ago from the traveling jewelry dealer. Before the drug trade collapsed under the weight of federal task forces and a blizzard of indictments and convictions, Mr. McBride was among Everglades Citys heaviest hitters. But those times are long gone, and he says the only totem that remains is the 14-karat gold chain around his neck holding a lions head charm set with diamonds in each eye and a ruby in its mouth. This was the first gold chain I bought, Mr. McBride says. God, this was way back, when I was just getting started, still new to the business and basically just throwin bales of marijuana around and marvelin that I could make five thousand bucks a night doing that. I cant even remember how much this chain cost. A couple of thousand? Sounds about right. Mr. McBrides drug smuggling eventually earned him a four-year stretch in a federal prison and a $4 million fine, which he paid in cash and forfeited property. The prison time and the fine could have been worse (up to a life sentence and $16 million), but he cooperated with the feds. By the time he was busted in the late 1980s, Mr. McBride (who had come to the Everglades City in 1980 from his native Wisconsin as a 20-something pothead in search of fast times and adventure) had risen to a position of prominence in the drug trafficking hierarchy. Toward the end, he negotiated high-level deals between the Cubans and the Colombians, who despised one another and required a third party (Mr. McBride in this case) to act as a trusted broker. Faced with the prospect of life in prison without parole, he gave prosecutors and investigators detailed accounts of how smuggling operations were orchestrated and conducted, but he staunchly refused to provide the names of the big boys in Miami and South America to whom he reported directly. Naming those guys, he says, would have earned me and everyone in my family a bullet in the head. Id have stayed in prison forever before Id given up those people. Still, four years in the slammer and financial destitution werent mere slaps on the wrist. And now, more than two decades later, its all gone anyway: the money (at the pinnacle, Mr. McBride says, he was making upwards of $5 million annually), the women, the wild alcoholand drug-fueled parties and the indescribable adrenaline rush of slipping enormous loads of marijuana and cocaine past befuddled law enforcers. The subdued and decidedly anti-drug Mr. McBride of today is an apt metaphor for Everglades City itself. Both the man and the town have, like Hank Williams Jr.s friends, rowdied on down. Mr. McBride is a single father raising two teenagers, and his notable vice nowadays is an infrequent cigarillo. And Everglades City, once was the epicenter of South Florida drug running, is now famed for its quaint charms, abundant sport fishing and an annual seafood festival (which will be held next month) that embraces deep-fried fish and hushpuppies, enormous crowds and unremitting, high-decibel country music. Yet even in their subdued states, Mr. McBride and Everglades City are reminders of a time when lawlessness and greed combined with a tiny towns stunning simplicity to create characters and a place that continue to enthrall. Both the man and the town look to the future, but neither shies from an occasional nostalgic glance toward the rearview mirror. Im not saying that what we did was right, Mr. McBride says. In fact, it was wrong. Wrong on so many levels. But we were just good ol boys, fisherman and the like, who made way too much money and had way too much fun. I wont kid you; it was something to behold. He shakes his head, which sports a cascade of thinning, shoulder-length gray hair, and laughs, It was like the Jimmy Buffett song, A Pirate Looks at 40. After a pause, he recites the appropriate lyrics from memory: Ive done a bit of smuggling, Ive run my share of grass/I made enough money to buy Miami,but I pissed it away so fast/Never meant to last, never meant to last. Looking off to some place deep within his memory, Mr. McBride adds, Theres never been a place like Everglades City. True enough, and there probably never will be again. Everglades City is small. Really small. As in 500 people or so. Its public school is said to be the last pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school left in the state, and it enrolls fewer than 150 students. Last year, the graduating class had nine members. The small town center often is forsaken and empty, and if anyones in a hurry, they do a fine job of concealing it. This is the way Florida used to be or at least the way people think Florida used to be. Its Mayberry with mosquitoes, reptiles, the Skunk Ape (a swamp-dwelling version of Big Foot) and a history of illicit smuggling that dates back to Prohibition. There are no crowds (except during the Everglades City Seafood Festival), no tacky tourist attractions, no looming condominiums that block sun and sky. The pace is slow and the people are peculiar. Why outsiders are appalled by the notion of dining on manatee is a mystery to many denizens of the swamps. (Bad joke: I love chicken; it tastes just like manatee). Not a whole lot has changed, and thats just fine by the crusty natives who still call Everglades City home. Even the towns longtime mayor, the flamboyantly redoubtable Sammy Hamilton (who despite his legendary garrulousness did not respond to requests for an interview for this article), is a certified hoot a blast from the past who sports a sweeping pompadour that calls to mind Elvis himself, especially if the King had styled his ebony locks into a subdued mullet. When you reach Mayor Hamiltons home answering machine, youre treated to a nimble impersonation of the late Mr. Presley, which ends with the trademark Thank you, thank you vury much. Ask around town about His Honor, and mostly you get a laugh and a gesture that seems to say, Yeah, that Sammy, hes something else. No one, however, underestimates Mr. Hamiltons political acuity or his hold on power. The towns beautifully restored City Hall bears his name, although Mr. Hamilton insists he had no part in fashioning the honor. But he didnt decline it, either. No doubt, Sammy Hamilton is the spot-on perfect guy to run a place like Everglades City. Fittingly, given the towns roguish reputation, the area was settled by descendants of 19th century pirates who brought with them the fierce pride and clannish ways of the Scotch-Irish. They arrived with a determination to live by their own rules, which were largely shaped by what it took to survive in such a harsh environment. And they never felt the need to be validated by the opinions of outsiders. Everybody knows everybody, and it sometimes seems like everybody is related to everybody there, says Mary Pat Rogers, an Everglades City native who was born in 1930 and whose family arrived there in 1924. They just dont trust outsiders. They never have, and I suppose they never will. There are families dating back generations that have been living in the wilderness, fishing, trapping, acting as guides and doing who knows what else. If you dont share that history, youre viewed with suspicion by those folks. It doesnt mean theyre bad people at all. Theyre guarded. Bob Wells is a longtime Everglades City real estate man with a respected and thriving business. His for-sale signs sprout from lawns all around town. I moved to Everglades City in 1955, from Immokalee, when I was 9 years old, says Mr. Wells. So Ive been here close to 55 years and I am not considered a local by the locals. And no matter how long I stay, I will never be one of the locals. I married someone from here, and that helped. But they know I wasnt born here, so therefore I cant be a local. Im accepted, but not as someone who was born here is accepted. Visitors find a town that welcomes their business but still casts a wary eye on their reasons for being there. The people are quite nice, says Francis Webb, a transplanted Michigander who lives in Miami but drives his RV to Everglades City a couple of times a year for a few days of fishing. Still, you get a jaundiced eye on occasion. People want to know where youre from, and more important, they want to know when youre going back. I think thats quite understandable in a place this small. Mr. Webb is eating grouper chowder and nursing a cold Corona as he sits on the dock at City Seafood on Begonia Street. Where else can you eat outside on a beautiful day like this, watch manatees pop their heads out of the water and not be crushed by a horde of tourists? he says. Very nice. But Id go crazy living here. Too small and too shut off from the outside world to suit me. I suppose if you grew up here, then you wouldnt even think about that. Everglades City might have remained little more than a smudge on the map EVERGLADESFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOS/THE FLORIDAS PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, LEFT, AND JANE PIERCE, ABOVE The original Collier County courthouse in Everglades City in the 1920s, left, has been renovated and now serves as City Hall, above.
WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comhad it not been for Barron Collier, the great developer of Southwest Florida who amassed massive land holdings there in the early 1920s. An advertising mogul with a gift for self-promotion, Mr. Collier is said to have remarked that anyone could erect a city in a place like Naples, but building a town in the wilds was a mark of true genius and enormous enterprise. He was right. Collier County, of which Everglades City was the original seat, was created by the Florida Legislature, with the proviso that the new county would complete the Tamiami Trail between Naples and Dade County. It was the early 1960s before the real power moved from Everglades City and Naples became the county seat. From the beginning, Everglades City was shaped and defined by the land. It is the gateway to the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands, which sprawl across 2,000 square miles of gnarled mangroves, shallow flats, serpentine creeks and waters rich with all manner of seafood and plant life. There are innumerable opportunities in these waters and marshes for those unfamiliar with their intricacies to become stupefyingly (and fatally) lost. The Everglades exude an undeniable beauty, but once inside, everything looks the same. The uninitiated can become turned around and hopelessly baffled in a matter of minutes. To wander into this vast expanse absent a good local guide is roughly equivalent to tackling Everest without a Sherpa. The muddled waterways around Everglades City, which Tim McBride and other smugglers knew better than anyone, provided the perfect opportunity for drug running. Mother ships were unloaded in the dead of night, and cargoes whisked through the dizzying backwaters to waiting vehicles that then departed for Miami and other distribution points. That practically an entire town of fishermen would enter into such endeavors was not surprising, really. Environmental regulations and encroaching civilization made it difficult for them to earn a living. And there was that hardheaded streak of rebelliousness and independence that runs in their blood. The fishermen and boat captains were ripe for overtures from drug kingpins. Everything rolled along quite nicely, from the smugglerss point of view, until July of 1983, when the first wave of arrests began. Incredibly, an alphabet soup of federal agencies, including the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, the ATF and others, succeeded in infiltrating Everglades Citys drug underworld. It was quite an accomplishment, given the tightly knit nature of the community. The number of actual arrests varies from account to account, but as The Christian Science Monitor noted later, authorities arrested nearly every adult male on drug charges. While that smacks of overstatement, its safe to say that a substantial plurality of Everglade Citys adult men was caught up in the legal mayhem. In the largest single bust in 1983, 12 people from Everglades City were arrested. At other times, the investigation led to 149 arrests across South Florida, some of which involved Everglades City residents. Theyve arrested all the men, one local woman told the Miami Herald in 1983. Its going to be a town of women. Another resident complained: Everybody acts like Everglades City is the only town that has smuggling. I guess Im prejudiced right now because I have three brothers in jail. Boats were seized, and it was estimated that about 75 percent of the local stone crab fleet was impounded. Rusty Rupsis, publisher of the local newspaper, was quoted as saying that while many of the towns people had heard rumors about smuggling, they were mostly unaware of the widespread criminality. It seemed a strange admission coming from someone whose sole business was to know what was going on in a town about the size of Palm Beach mansions back yard. The signs may have been there, but we may have been too close to see them, the newspaperman said. The smugglers arent stealing from you; theyre nice people. They dont give you any trouble. You can live next door to most of them and never know the difference. Most of those arrested served their time and returned to resume their lives in Everglades City. Even now, you can speak with a civic leader or prominent businessman and learn later that he went away as a result of the drug busts. Its a fact readily accepted and rarely noted by townspeople. Bad things happen to good people and all that. Indeed, a stretch in federal prison back in the s for an Everglades City male of a certain age today is no more stigmatizing than a home foreclosure might be on the record of one of his contemporaries living in Fort Myers. The U.S. attorney told me that the government wasnt interested in locking up all these guys from Everglades City forever, Mr. McBride recalls. They just wanted it stopped, and they wanted the people who were responsible to be punished. But they knew we werent really bad, bad people at heart. We didnt carry guns. We didnt kill people although the people above me certainly did. No, we were guys who just got caught up in this deal. We deserved punishment. I deserved everything I got. But theres no way we deserved to spend the rest of our lives in prison. There is lingering speculation that many of the Everglades City smugglers stashed their cash and still draw from it to this day. Tales of coffee cans laden with loot hidden deep within the swamp are legion. While theres no hard evidence to back up these stories, the myth persists and perhaps with good reason. The amounts of money made were staggering, and on an average day a smuggler/fisherman might have walked around with $10,000 to $20,000 stuffed into the pockets of his jeans. Despite all that cash, many of the drug runners continued to live, outwardly at least, modest existences. Grand homes did not spring up, although new pickup trucks became commonplace. Where did all the money go? Well, I pretty well blew all of mine on high living: booze, drugs, women and things like a house in the Bahamas, says Mr. McBride. And I spent about $400,000 on my lawyer, who was from Baltimore. And then I had that fine of $4 million. I paid about $2.8 million in cash, and rest came from seizures. Mr. McBride says partying consumed a good part of everyones income. Convivial gatherings at local watering holes often turned into serious, prolonged bacchanals. Oh, man, everybody was drunk or stoned, and wed be throwing bottles and breaking furniture, he recalls. It was like the Wild West where cowboys come into town and tear up a saloon. Fights would break out, but it was all in fun. We had a good time, and no serious harm was done. And when we got the bill, wed add on another two or three thousand for all the damage we had caused. Nobody seemed to mind. Everybody made money. Still, extravagant partying no matter how frenetic seems unlikely to have seriously drained the pockets of these affluent smugglers, and a full accounting of how fortunes were decimated is unlikely at this late stage. Says Mr. McBride: How those guys spent their money is hard to say. I dont really know. Vacations were big things, and a guy might take his family on a big trip and then grab thirty thousand in cash when he was headed out the door. People bought nice fishing boats and lots of trucks. Is there a fortune in old drug money buried around Everglades City? I cant say, but I doubt there is. Like Jimmy Buffett said, we just pissed it away. And, trust me, thats a lot easier to do than you might think. Francis Webb, the visiting fisherman from Miami, says he has heard vague stories about Everglades Citys past. I knew that some of that had happened down here, he says. I really didnt know the extent. But, look, I can see how that could happen. Its tough making a living off the land or from the water. This doesnt affect how I feel about this place at all. The people are friendly but reserved. Mr. Wells, the real estate man, says outsiders do indeed move to Everglades City, but that the current housing market generally mirrors the problems other areas are experiencing. Still, he says the town remains attractive to a certain niche of buyers principally those drawn by the fishing and outdoors activities afforded by the Everglades. Buyers come from Fort Myers, Naples and Fort Lauderdale, among other places. They seek second homes, retreats and the like. Everglades City also attracts interest from Northerners desiring a simpler, less-commercialized atmosphere. And theres also property available for those who want something less mundane. Mr. Wells has a listing of four waterfront acres that carries an asking price of $2.8 million. If that sounds extravagant, then think again, he says. Show me a comparable property anywhere else in Florida that you can get for the same price, he says. You cant, because you cant find it. The price is relative to whats available elsewhere. Will outsiders feel comfortable moving to Everglades City? Mr. Wellss answer is an unqualified yes. You move into a neighborhood anywhere, in any town, not just Everglades City, and the other neighbors want to know who you are, he says. Are you in the witness protection program? Where are you from? These are questions people everywhere ask. They are basic things we all want to know. The witness protection comment seems a bit awkward given Everglades Citys past, but Mr. Wells has a point. The townspeople might never view you in the same light as a local, but they also remain a nonjudgmental lot, which is more than can be said about many places with less notorious histories. Says Mr. Wells, People here dont pry into other peoples business. It seems highly unlikely that Tim McBride will be moving to Everglades City anytime soon. He says its been about five years since he set foot there. Since his release from prison in 1992, times have been tough. He married, divorced and now lives with his teenaged son and daughter in their remote home near Estero. He abandoned his drug-infested lifestyle and became an ex-con before his children were born, and they have only learned the full details of his past within the last two years. Before the truth emerged, they believed he had spent four years in college, not prison. They accept me for who I am now, not who I was back then, Mr. McBride says. Post-prison, he made good money in the construction trade, but an on-thejob injury left him with limited use of one arm and constant pain. He received a financial settlement related to the accident, and now employs attorneys to seek disability payments. Remarkably friendly and articulate, Mr. McBride is writing his memoirs and offers to speak to youth groups about the dangers of drugs. Writing, he says, is his new passion, and Lord knows hes got enough stories to fill a dozen books. Because his injured arm makes typing difficult, he uses a device to translate spoken words into text on his computer. Hes also refreshingly devoid of the grating peachiness that infects some miscreants after they embark on the road to righteousness. Simply put, he knows when to joke and when to be serious. He has a Web site that bears the nickname given to him and his smuggling crew: Saltwater Cowboys. (Clothing and coffee mugs are among items available through the site). How he acquired the sobriquet says much about the craziness that was Everglades City. Heres the story: A man who shipped cattle from South America to New Orleans began to smuggle drugs aboard his boat at the suggestion of some Colombian drug lords. Eventually, the smuggling became so profitable that the cattle were mere props to conceal the true cargo. Mr. McBride and his crew went out to unload the boat one night. They couldnt get to the 45,000 pounds of Colombian grass below deck because of the cattle. The captain pondered the dilemma briefly and then ordered 150 head of livestock herded off the boat and into the Gulf of Mexico, where they drowned. Even I couldnt believe that, says Mr. McBride. I told the captain that we couldnt have all these dead cows washing up on Fort Myers Beach or wherever. That would attract too much attention. Didnt seem to bother him at all. Mr. McBrides fellow smugglers thought the story was hilarious and hence the tag Saltwater Cowboy. Mr. McBride saw the humor, too, but he was troubled by the incident and decided never again to unload that captains vessel. And it wasnt just the logistics of getting to the drugs that bothered him. I mean think about it, he says now from his easy chair in Estero. Youve got to feel really sad for those poor cows that drowned. I know I sure did. Memo to Jimmy Buffett: Theres a song buried somewhere in that story. COURTESY PHOTO/JANE PIERCEThe Bank of Everglades in Everglades City
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN After a third mention, its time to tell the Turner familys taleIve always been told the third times a charm, and Ive always wondered why this is so. Under English law, anyone who survived three hanging attempts was to be set free (with a lifetime supply of turtlenecks, I hope). This adage stems from John Babbacombe Lee, a sailor who was convicted of murder in 1885 and survived three execution attempts. His sentence was commuted, and subsequently he became known as The Man They Couldnt Hang. He died finally in the 1940s.Still seeking the origin of the idiom, I turned to the respected Cambridge University Press for my research. As I was reading, I wondered what Pappy Turner would think of my roundabout way of talking about him. Since hes a no-nonsense man of few words, I dont think I really want to know, so Id best get to it.Third time for this charming familyThis is the third week in a row that Ive mentioned the Turner boys, so I supposed its time to tell the charming tale (or at least some of it) of Elisha and Marion Turner, who raised nine children right on 10th Street South and raised them well, I must add. Elisha, heretofore known as Pappy, was raised in Moorhead, N.C., which is also where he met and later married (in 1915) his beloved, the right citified Marion, who originally came from Long Island, N.Y. Her handiwork exists in the Bayshore CRA area where the streets the Turners helped to create bear the names of streets that Marion knew back home, such as Constitution and Republic. Pappy, not wanting to ever feel cold again, headed down to Sarasota around 1920 and began commercial fishing and boat building. In 1925 they homesteaded a spot they called Snake Island, which later became known as Turner Island. When the politicians got cantankerous, he took his family farther south and landed in Naples around 1942. If you know fishing (real fishing) in this area, then youve heard of the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper, the Turners first boats. Later they built tugs and barges, all with a T in the bow, and even built a personal boat they dubbed The City of Naples. Duke was Pappys baby boy. Now 65 years old, he says, Pap said that the city paid for this boat (due to the Turners dredging contract with the city), so we may as well call it in honor of them. We had to change it, though, cause everyone kept talking about this nice boat the city had.Pappy and Marions pride and joysThe nine Turner children who blessed their lives were, in birth order: Lillie Belle, Archie, Ralph, Marion, Nicholas, Winfred, Thomas (Tommy), Barbara and Leslie (Duke). Each is worthy of a book themselves; three are still with us today: Tommy, Win and Duke. The eldest Turner child, Lillie Belle, became an outstanding swimmer because she swam to school every day (if you walked to school in the snow, youve been trumped). Archie, a Purple Heart recipient from Normandy, served on the City Council from 1954-1964 and was mayor from 1964-1968, contributing greatly to our citys success. Ralph was known as the one who had a way with kids and animals; Marion was the personable one; and Barbaras career was her children and her home, and she was mighty proud of it.Nick was a fisherman and conservationist who worked with DuPont testing monofilament nets and with the Florida Department of Natural Resources doing early snook tagging.Tommy was involved in the inception of the family marina and still has an impish smile that makes you wonder, What has he done now? Whatever you do, dont ask Win about gardens unless you have lots of time to listen to the answer. The guru of gardening, hes consistently noted as the volunteer with the most hours at the Naples Botanical Garden, where he often shares his extensive knowledge about orchids through lectures. Then theres baby boy Duke, one of the founding members of the Marine Industry Association of Collier County, who continues to work for the betterment of Collier County. I had the pleasure of attending a Turner reunion for which some 80 of the 250-plus family members turned out on a bone-chilling, wet Saturday afternoon. There is no way I could even begin to capture the stories, the texture and fabric of a family that spans three generation. Perhaps Patty Lewin, the reunion organizer, will ask me back again and then again. I surely hope she does, even though I find it hard to imagine that the third time could possibly be more charming than the first. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOPappy Turner in the 1940s Open 7 Days! 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C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Opening reception for Naples Collects, Clyde Butcher exhibit VIP reception for opening night of Gulfshore Playhouses Honour and more at The von Liebig Art Center 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. Chris Gilbert and Jan Goldsmith 2. Jack OBrien and Angelika Kade 3. Nina Ottenstein and Clyde Butcher 4. Jean Lambe, Regina Engel and Ruth Hyer 5. John Long and Andrea Clark Brown 6. Bill and Chris Barnett 7. Don Gunther and Kristen Coury 8. Jared and Pam Cahnersa 9. Eileen, John and Nancy Hoey 10. Nadine Serfass, Ed Jones, Jack Serfass and Marquelda JonesMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS1 2 3 67 8 9 10 45
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 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. Jerry and Linda Brown, Vicky and David Smith 2. Lynn and Ted Tobye 3. Michele Wiesler, Madeleine Michaels, Mord Wiesler and George Michaels 4. Mary and Clay Cone 5. John Olson, Noreen Schumann, Neri and Paul Ciccarelli.CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 2 5 3 Wines Around the WorldA fundraiser for The Naples Players at the home of John and Delores Sorey
C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comOPEN EVERY DAY FOR LUNCH AND DINNEREarly Bird $24 THREE COURSES MENU WITH ONE GLASS OF WINE EVERY DAY FROM 5PM TO 6PM 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With LIVE MUSIC WITH PIANO AND VIOLIN WINE BEER TASTINGS FREEFlight of WineExpires 1/31/10 -verb 1. wine or other liquid poured gently so as not to disturb the sediment. -noun 1. a place for friends to relax and enjoy the nest wine in town. [di-kant-ed] we hand select the best producers from around the world to oer you great wines at a great price! 239.434.1814Located in Goodlette Corners Goodlette Frank & Pine Ridgewww.decantedwines.com Theres a lot of talk about finding value in the marketplace these days. Financial gurus talk about great prices in the stock market. Realtors tout home prices as the best values in years. Theres hardly a retail store in business that isnt offering discounts right now. When it comes to wine, the New Year brings values as well, as wineries and distributors offer price breaks in an effort to move inventory and reel in customers. Value wines are not the least expensive wines available. Getting value means getting the most bang for your buck, and there are value wines in all price ranges. These abound in lesser-known varietals. Dont just pick up that favorite chardonnay. Instead, try an albarino or viognier. Instead of merlot or cabernet, try a grenache or mourvedre. Some wineries produce a secondary label, and these can be quite good as well. Try wines from different countries and youll find lots of values. We are looking more to places like South America for wine values, says Aleksander Stepanovich, wine director of Sea Salt Restaurant in Naples. One wine he likes is Amplus One by Santa Ema, a blend of carmenere and carignane from Chile. It has great fruit, is medium bodied and has a good finish. It resembles a cabernet-merlot blend and pairs well with many dishes, he says, adding some 2006 vintage remains, along with the comparable 2007 vintage, and is priced at $36 a bottle. Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs is offering Daily Indulgence Therapy, which includes both wine and appetizers during happy hour. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., all wines priced at less than $150 are available for half price. We have well over 200 wines that qualify for this, with 125 under $50 per bottle (before discount), says wine sommelier Angela Robertson. One wine Ms. Robertson likes is the 2005 Albino Armani Casetta from Trentino, Italy. This grape has been brought back from extinction, she says. Merlot drinkers will like trying this because it has a medium body and nice red fruit flavors. It is a fun wine to drink, and is a little off the beaten path. This wine is regularly priced at $45. Retailers are on the bargain bandwagon, too. Most of our inventory is priced under $40, says Al Fialkovich, co-owner of Decanted Wine Beer Tastings in Naples. Mr. Fialkovich has assembled an impressive selection of wines by tasting everything before buying. One well-priced selection is Viridian Pinot Noir 2006 from Oregons Olsen Family Vineyards, selling for $16. This wine is Burgundian in style, he says. It has big red fruit flavors, balance and elegance. It has a touch of earthiness as well, and is softer than most burgundy. Tonys off Third in Naples has set up a large display of value wines. I have many customers saying they want wonderful everyday wines that dont break the budget, says wine director Sukie Honeycutt. These are people who do not mind spending $50 or $75 on a bottle of wine, but are looking for value wines to drink on an everyday basis. Cono Sur Vision Sauvignon Blanc 2008 is one of the featured value wines from Tonys off Third. I compare this to a wine from the Loire Valley in France, says Ms. Honeycutt. It is crisp and clean tasting with good acid and minerality. It pairs particularly well with seafood. Its not the same wine you find in a grocery store. This wine is from the Vision line of Cono Sur, priced at $14.95. Dont forget coupons as another way to save money. I have become the king of the coupon clippers for wine, says Mitch Haley of Fort Myers. And checking the paper for coupons is not the only way to find these savings. When I shop at the grocery store, I always look for the bottle-neck coupons, which usually save a dollar or two per bottle, he says. Sometimes the coupon will come to you. I was shopping at Total Wine and had a coupon good for any brand 1.5 liter magnum bottles, says Mr. Haley. While he was waiting in line with a case of magnums, he adds, another customer offered him another coupon he couldnt use and didnt want to waste. Following are some more value selections from the experts:From Mr. Stepanovich of Sea Salt: >>Domain du Tariquet Sauvignon 2008, Cotes de Gascogne: Crisp, refreshing clean taste with tropical fruit avors and a nice nish. Made in the Sancerre style, it is light and elegant with a long nish. About $36. From Mr. Fialkovich of Decanted: >>Axis Zinfandel 2007: Lively zinfandel from Lodi, well balanced with nice berry fruit avors, butterscotch and spicy notes on the nish. About $15. From Ms. Honeycutt of Tonys off Third: >>Blue Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: This Sonoma County selection is softer and more accessible than its Napa Valley counterparts. Nice avors of black currant, black cherry and subtle wood show balance and elegance. About $30. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m., Macys: Chef Emeril Lagasse appears for a cooking demonstration and to sign his book, Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food; free, Home Department, second floor, Macys, Coastland Center; 4341312. Reservations recommended. Friday, Jan. 29, 3-7 p.m., Freedom Park: Collier County Parks and Recreation sponsors Market in the Park, with vendors offering local produce, pet products, soaps, salsas, fair trade items and more, with a portion of proceeds benefitting horticultural and health programs for Collier County children; 1515 Golden Gate Parkway. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 29-31, St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church: Greek restaurants from Coral Gables to Tarpon Springs will sell their specialties during this annual celebration of all things Greek, including wine, music, cultural items and more; 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N.; 591-3430. Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Saturday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy prepares a five-course dinner with appropriate wines; $75 inclusive; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Sunday, Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m., Bamboo Caf: French speakers, or those looking to improve their French, are invited to La Table Ronde, a casual roundtable gathering featuring French conversation, hosted by French teacher Christine Payne-Rancier; 755 12th Ave. South; 643-6177. Reservations required. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample some of the premier small-production chardonnays now available, including Jarvis, Kistler and Boccata, along with heavy appetizers; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. e v t a, er s; 14 to m. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Welcome to the newcomers on Naples lively restaurant sceneIts hard to keep up all with the restaurants cropping up around town, but heres some news about two of them: Stage 62 Delicatessen & Restaurant opened recently at Mercato, bringing Jewish deli fare and a touch of the theatrical together. The stylish deli with the gargantuan menu is the progeny of Stage 62 in Oak Park, Mich., which was founded in 1962 by owners Jack and Harriet Goldberg. Their son, Steve, is the proprietor of the Naples establishment. The menu is filled with the classics youd expect to find in any Jewish deli worth its dill pickle, even if some of the names are new. The 140-seat restaurant offers standards such as cheese blintzes, beet borscht, knishes, potato pancakes and chopped liver. There are also fancifully named items such as nicoise Jolie (a tuna salad), the Mama Mia (turkey, chopped liver and Russian dressing), the Lion King (hot corned beef or pastrami with imported Swiss cheese) and the Producers (pickled tongue, corned beef, lettuce, tomato and hot mustard). There are also pancakes, omelets, smoked fish plates and hot fare including stuffed cabbage, corned beef and cabbage, meatloaf, knockwurst, brisket and chicken in a pot. Stage 62 even offers egg creams. Breakfast is served all day. Stage 62 is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Its at 9105 Strada Place. Call 5972800 or check it out on its Web site at www.stage62deli.com. Cornerstone Sports Bar & Grill scores in East Naples in the Village Fall complex, with 13 HD flat TVs for sports enthusiasts, pool tables, darts and music. The menu offers bar foods such as ribs, wings, pizza, sandwiches and salads. Cornerstone offers a 25 percent discount to local law enforcement officers and firefighters. Its open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily at 5047 Tamiami Trail East. Call 417-1216. Mr. Tequilas has opened at 3126 U.S. 41 North in the building previously occupied by a host of restaurants, including Meson Ole and Ditkas. The menu is Mexican, as opposed to Tex-Mex, and the restaurant offers a 46-ounce margarita thats perfect for sharing. Call 304-8629.A simply ducky dealNow through Feb. 25, The Capital Grille is offering a promotion called Dessert with a Duck. Purchase a $10 Dessert with a Duck and enjoy a piece of coconut cream pie while also adopting a rubber duck that will be among the 10,000 dropped into Venetian Bay to race on Feb. 27. Top placing ducks will win their adopters thousands of dollars in prizes. The Great Venetian Duck Race is a benefit for the Childrens Museum of Naples, Collier Countys first learning environment devoted exclusively to childs play in order to help youngsters learn the joy of discovering new things. Its scheduled to open this fall in North Collier Regional Park. Ducks can be purchased at The Capital Grille or online at www.naples.com/ duckrace. For Dessert with a Duck reservations and information, contact The Capital Grille at Mercato at 254-0640. Vergina a favorite of famed chefKeep an eye out in area restaurants this week for some of the nations top chefs as they gather for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Among those returning for the 10th annual event are Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Emeril Lagasse. According to Vergina General Manager Rodo Sundic, Mr. Lagasse is extremely fond of Vergina Chef Sandro Duartes butternut squash ravioli, which contain a bit of pureed amaretto cookie in the tender pillows and some cookie crumbs atop the sage beurre noisette with which they are served. Mr. Sundic says they always sell out of the ravioli whenever Mr. Lagasse dines there. So be forewarned. Its likely to happen tonight or sometime in the next few days. I had the opportunity to sample that luscious ravioli along with some of the new dishes Mr. Duarte has created for Vergina and was impressed with the additions. Each dish contained the freshest ingredients brought together in a harmonious blend of textures, flavors and colors then artfully plated. Mr. Duarte shuns the heavy Southern Italian style, preferring Northern Italian techniques and blending them with a bit of French influence, or borrowing from the Peruvian palette of his mothers family or even Asia when he sees fit. Heres a look at just a few: The formaggia di capra began with herb-crusted goat cheese placed on sweet red beets with wilted greens and a drizzle of balsamic and wild berry coulis. The blu arugula salad brought together organic baby arugula, brandied pecans, grilled apples, cucumbers and creamy Gorgonzola cheese dressing. Tender pillows of lobster ravioli with saffron pernod crme fraiche topped with fennel and a pea tendril were heavenly. The macadamia crusted sea bass with blood orange and tomato confit was delicate and delicious, and the seared ahi tuna with braised leeks, roasted bliss potatoes and an Asian sauce was bold and zesty. Im hard pressed to say which of the steaks I like best, but I think the N.Y. strip with the Barolo demi-glace wins out, although both the filet with gorgonzola and the ribeye with parsley-lime pesto were excellent. Vergina, now in its 10th year, is at 700 Fifth Ave. S. Call 659-7008 for reservations.New at Sale e PepeSale e Pepe, the widely acclaimed restaurant at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, has a new menu for the New Year. Theres also a new happy hour in the Saletta lounge. The restaurant specializes in regional Italian cuisine with a focus on the culinary traditions of Northern Italy. Chef Alberto Varettos new offerings include roasted fillet of grouper with sauted asparagus over saffron sauce, veal Milanese with sliced tomato and arugula salad and homemade taglierini with Genovese pesto and sauted calamari. Meanwhile, the restaurants Salette lounge has introduced bar bites such as mini beef Wellington, coconut shrimp and sauted Brie. Other menu features include steamed mussels in a light tomato sauce with grilled garlic bread, homemade pappardelle pasta with Bolognese style veal ragu and grilled garlic bread with marinated organic tomato, wild mushrooms and field greens. There are two-for-one drinks available during happy hour from 4:30-6 p.m. in the lounge. Dinner reservations are recommended during season and can be made by calling 393-1600. The address is 480 S. Collier Blvd. Short takes Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs now serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring unlimited champagne, mimosas and bloody Marys plus a brunch buffet. Its $50 per person. Reservations required. Angelinas is at 24041 Tamiami Trail. Call 390-3187. Olio on the Bay now offers halfpriced small plates, well drinks and drafts plus $3 off premium drinks during happy hour, 3-6 p.m. daily. Theres complimentary docking and valet parking. Olio is at the Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S, Naples. Call 530-5110. The Jolly Cricket Janes Gastropub hosts a Super Jolly Tailgate Buffet on Feb. 7, Superbowl Sunday. Feast on mac and cheese, nachos, ribs, chili, chicken wings, steamship round of beef, peeland-eat shrimp, sausage and peppers, kielbasa, baked beans, corn on the cob, hot dogs and more. Its $60 per person for a reserved bar seat, $65 for reserved table seat and $55 for general admission. The tailgate party kicks off at 3 p.m. with four screens, beer by the bucket and prizes. The gastropub is at 720 Fifth Ave. South. Call 304-9460. There are some casualties to report this week as well. Restaurants that have recently closed include Bistro Paradis, Cena Entrees to Go, Figaros Pizza, Teds Montana Grill and The Three Sisters, all in Naples; and Mile High Burger in Bonita Springs. karenFELDMAN email@example.com COURTESY PHOTOStage 62 Delicatessen & RestaurantKAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYButternut ravioli with amaretto cookies inside and out are a favorite of Emeril Lagasse, Vergina staff say. DUARTE
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Pole barn, workshop, beautiful uplands property. Ask for 802NA9031803. 1-866-657-2300 FOREST HOME TWO STORY$575,000 3 Bed + Den 2 Bath 2 car garage with Hurricane Impact windows and doors and many upgrades.Park like 5 acre setting. Ask for 802NA8023774. 1-866-657-2300 FOUR BEDROOM PLUS DEN$465,000 The Windsor floor plan is a 4 bedroom, den 3 full bath home-over 2,500 sf. Electric hurricane shutters w/ battery backup Ask for 802CC9042990. 1-866-657-2300 4 BD POOL HOME CLOSE IN$399,000 Wow Former model with all the bells and whistles. 4 bedroom 2 bath 3 car garage, great pool, gated property on 2.50 acres. Ask for 802NA9035061. 1-866-657-2300 HEMINGWAY CABIN$399,000 On Private Island. 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. Ask for 802NA8017808. 1-866-657-2300 OASIS IN PARADISE$349,900 This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds. Ask for 802NA8036451. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING CONDO$325,000 Wrap Around Balcony. 3 bed 3-1/2 bath Sky Home, Kitchen features granite Counters, Whirlpool Gold stainless appliances, Tile in the Living, Ask for 802NA9033296. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT LOCATION$309,000 Well maintained and constructed home located close to shopping and good schools. Less than 5 minutes to I75. Ask for 802NA9041839. 1-866-657-2300 CANAL PROPERTY$285,000 Move In Condition. Perfectly maintained property sits on 2.73 acres with canal frontage on a dead end, great location west of 951. Ask for 802NA9033631. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEW$274,400 The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas, Ask for 802NA9026365. 1-866-657-2300 CANAL HOME WITH DOCK$269,000 This beautiful 3 bed/3 bath waterfront home could be yours, brick paver drive, marble floors, granite counters,Private outdoor spa Ask for 802NA9033529. 1-866-657-2300 MOVE IN CONDITION$246,000 This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 VACATION EVERY DAY$239,900 Second floor unit Beautifully appointed Stainless Steel appliances -1,351 sq ft under air luxury pool a must see Ask for 802NA90297. 1-866-657-2300 TOWNHOUSE END UNIT$230,000 Bring all offers, Owner is ready to sell. NOT a short sale! Attractive 2 story townhouse, end unit, with long views. Ask for 802NA9043002. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL 3+ DEN POOL HOME$199,000 NOT A SHORT SALE!! Get an immediate response on your offer. Spacious and well maintained home on large 1.5 acre estate. Ask for 802NA210001590. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND POOL HOME$199,000 WOW 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage pool home on Marco Island Ask for 802NA9038739. 1-866-657-2300 TUSCANY COVE$195,000 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage almost new home overlooking a private preserve, community pool and tennis. Ask for 802NA9003439. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL END UNIT 3/2/2$179,000 Bundled Golf NOT a foreclosure, NOT a short sale. This beautiful end unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage, Gated community Ask for 802NA9039650. 1-866-657-2300 GULF ACCESS$149,999 This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf Ask for 802NA9024291. 1-866-657-2300 LAKEFRONT CONDO$149,000 Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuffleboard court Priced to sell Ask for 802NA9013754. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$139,900 3 bed 2 bath needs some tlc and you would have a great home on 2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210000218. 1-866-657-2300 A HIDDEN JEWEL$129,900 2 Bedroom plus den looks out over lake with water feature and small island, Large tile on the diagonal in in most rooms, Ask for 802NA210001441. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING 3 BED$125,000 Foreclosure Available! Large light and bright living areas surround this affordable home. With over sized rooms, Ask for 802NA9041232. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$120,000 2.50 Acres. This house is in good condition, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage. Tile floors, under truss lanai fruit trees. Ask for 802NA8033623. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES POOL HOME$120,000 This is a Potential Short Sale. This home is in move in condition, recently remodeled kitchen, newer air condition. Ask for 802NA210002672. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR CONDO$119,900 2 + Den. Great condo 2 plus den priced to sell yesterday. Pool, tennis, BBQ, club house and low fees, will go fast. Ask for 802NA9029766. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GREAT PRICE$119,000 Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings. \n2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 WONDERFUL 4 BED$115,900 Bank owned home 4/2/2 open patio, wood cabinets, paver driveway, centrally located. Ask for 802NA9041590. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$100,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 802NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL CONDO$79,900 Move in condition. 2 bed/2 bath updated kitchen with granite great location close to beach and shopping. Ask for 802NA210001178. 1-866-657-2300 WATER VIEW HOME$75,900 Foreclosed, sold as is with right to inspect. Three bedroom two bath home in great shape. Built in 2006. with appliances Ask for 802NA9043916. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BEDROOM TWO BATH$75,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted Ask for 802NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$60,000 Open floor plan, tiled living area, snack bar, roof replaced 2008, well system 2008, new counters in bathroom. Ask for 802NA9040062. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES MANOR LAKES$60,000 Foreclosure, Sold as is with right to inspect.Three bedroom two bath home in Naples May not qualify for all home loans. Ask for 802NA210001170. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BED 2 BA TOWNHOUSE$39,900 Two bed two full bath town home in very nice gated community Two pools two tennis courts and low fees make this a great Ask for 802NA9037808. 1-866-657-2300 ONE BD PLUS DEN AND ONE BA$24,500 Granite counter tops, stainless appliances, tiled throughout unit cute as a button and priced to sell! Ask for 802NA9040535. 1-866-657-2300
NAPLES, Fla.-January 15, 2010e positive momentum continues according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Statistics compiled by NABOR show a dramatic increase in overall sales with inventory diminishing in Collier County, which is an encouraging sign that the favorable market conditions are moving buyers. 2009 showed a series of strong pending and closed sales for each consecutive month with double-digit increases over the 2008 sales gures. Overall pending sales in 2009 increased 71 percent with 9,513 contracts, compared to 5,567 contracts in 2008. Overall closed sales signi cantly increased with 7,056 sales in 2009, compared to 4,756 sales in 2008. Inventory continues its steady decline as the housing market improves. According to Mike Hughes, NABOR Media Relations Director, and Vice-President of Downing-Frye Realty, All price ranges showed a decrease in inventory. e decrease varied from nine percent in the below $300,000 range up to 25 percent in the $300,000 to $500,000 range. e report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. e statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall condo pending sales increased 69 percent with 4,243 contracts in 2009, compared to 2,505 contracts in 2008. e days a property was on the market in 2009 decreased 11 percent to 160 days on the market, compared to 179 days in 2008. e overall median closed price decreased 35 percent to $178,000 in 2009 from $274,000 in 2008. Excluding the $300,000 and under segment, comprising a majority of foreclosure related property sales, the overall median price for the market declined only 7 percent from $565,000 in 2008 to $525,000 in 2009. e median refers to the middle value in a set of statistical values that are arranged in ascending or descending order, in this case prices at which homes were actually sold. e fourth quarter of 2009 showed overall pending sales increasing 92 percent with 2,455 contracts, compared to 1,276 contracts in the same quarter of 2008. We are seeing sales steadily move to higher priced ranges, stated Jo Carter, President of Jo Carter & Associates. Both single-family pending and closed sales increased in all price ranges below two million. Single-family home sales in the $300,000 to $500,000 price range increased 43 percent with 163 sales in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to 114 sales in the fourth quarter of 2008. Single-family pending sales in the $500,000 to $1 million price range increased 63 percent in the fourth quarter with 114 contracts compared to 70 contracts in the fourth quarter of 2008. December 2009 proved to be a strong month in pending and closed sales as market conditions improved and buyers optimism grew. e Naples area is seeing a double digit increase in all geographic areas in overall pending and closed sales, stated Michele Harrison, REALTOR, with John R. Wood REALTORS. e overall pending sales increase in geographic areas ranged from 51 percent in East Naples to as much as 102 percent in Naples Beach To view the entire report, visit http://www. NaplesArea.com e Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) is an established organization (Chartered 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples community. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 5,000 plus member-customers. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 disciplines, and holding lecture series headlined by Ivy League speakers. By human nature we have a desire to learn and educate ourselves and become better people, so I dont think learning is limited to age or by age, said Dr. Tom Rath, dean of academic services at Edison State Colleges Charlotte County campus, a partner of Punta Gordas Lifelong Learning Institute. The classes are not for credit, and there are no tests or grades, but schools are working hard to present challenging subject matter to a demographic that continues to hunger for knowledge. Fees for courses are relatively inexpensive, from $25 to $30 for a single lecture, or about $60 for ongoing classes. We seem to get the baby boomer generation, said John Guerro, director of the Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys continuing education school. These are really go getters, highpowered individuals. Theyve spent their life steering the bus. They are well educated and well traveled. They want active participation, high quality stuff. None of this is watered down. Blair Law, a former CEO of a construction company in upstate New York, was poring over course descriptions at a recent open house at Renaissance Academy. I see some great things here where you can get enrichment and fulfillment you dont get from television or Time magazine, or your normal course of reading, Mr. Law said. Frank Cooper, professor of research music at the University of Miami, taught a course at the Phil last year about the power of music. It was an hour and a half program held one day a week for four weeks. My goal is to inspire them, he said. Professor Cooper enjoys the variety of teaching both his younger students in Miami and older ones in Naples, but some things are the same. The one thing that doesnt change is the emotions that music brings out in people, he said. Many attend in part to meet friends and have fun not unlike many college experiences but health may also be a concern. Continuing education is not simply a way to entertain yourself. It literally prevents decline, said Dr. Alex Crandall, a retired Boca Raton psychiatrist. He will teach courses like the Secrets of Attraction, Psychological Viruses and Self-Hypnosis for Health and Wellness at Renaissance. It keeps the brain in shape. Even a 100-year-old can exercise their brain to perform easily. Continuing education is just as important for well being as exercise or a healthy diet. People today are no longer making mental decline a self fulfilling prophecy, sitting in front of the TV and tuning out. Dr. Rath at Edison State College in Punta Gorda, agrees. As we grow older, some research says the most important thing you can do to maintain vitality is to continue to challenge the bounds of your learning, he said.Beefing up lifelong learning programsMr. Guerro, at the Renaissance Academy, says the schools adult education programs will continue to expand in Southwest Florida. The demographic in Southwest Florida is ideal for us, he said. This is a playground for retirees who spend six months (per year) here. They play tennis and golf, but they also want to keep their mind active. For instance, The Great Scholars Lecture Series, a one-day lecture in February, is one of more than 600 programs this year offered by the school. Four professors, including two from Harvard, will speak on politics, fairy tales, contemporary slavery and music. The Lifelong Learning Institute at Edison College in Punta Gorda offers more than 40 programs including a novel-writing tutorial, as well a lecture by Arctic and Antarctic explorer Will Steger. The Naples Philharmonic is offering a lecture series this year that includes Shakespearean scholar Paul Rathburn from the University of Notre Dame. The Phil has offered lifelong learning courses since 1989, says founder and CEO Myra Daniels. There are 140 different programs available. Shes planning to add longer courses in the future. We found out there was a need, Ms. Daniels said. People are hungry to get new ideas, to exchange new ideas. We find most of our people in lifelong learning are retired, but they dont have to be. Most of them are well educated. All of them have inquiring minds or they wouldnt do it. These are the same people who play golf and tennis. And during the season its hard to get them off the courses. But I think this adds another dimension to their lives. And many of the students have as much education in their respective fields as the teachers they learn from. Fort Myers resident Bill Bisignani is a retired college professor and electrical engineer who is interested in teaching a class or two at Renaissance. This semester though, hell take courses with his wife, Peg. We like to broaden our horizons, he said. LEARNINGFrom page 1 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOSAbove: Potential students of FGCUs Renaissance Academy Office of Continuing Education learn more about what classes are available. Left: John Guerra, director of continuing education at Renaissance Academy, explains courses to Blair Law, a former construction CEO in upstate New York who retired to Fort Myers. >> For more information about schools that offer adult education courses: Renaissance Academy of FGCU in Southwest Florida. Call 425-3276 or visit www.fgcu.edu/ racademy/ The Lifelong Learning Institute at Edison State College, Punta Gorda. Call (941) 6373533 or visit www.edison.edu/charlotte/lli/ The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 A13 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6 11:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. AT MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER2010FASHION OBSESSION GUEST COMMENTATOR: ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED BY: CA TERING PROVIDED BY: Ann Jacobson has been honored as the recipient of the inaugural Collier County Human Relations Award presented by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Nationally, the AJC presents the award to individuals who reveal a thoughtful combination of humanitarian idealism and pragmatic engagement, who respond to the immediate needs of their community and who also work to empower that community to reach its highest potential. Past recipients of the AJC Human Relations Award include former President Jimmy Carter and Steven Spielberg. Mrs. Jacobson received the award during a dinner at Wyndemere Country Club on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in recognition of her lifetime of dedication and service to education, volunteerism and advocacy of Jewish principles. She immigrated to the United States as a young teenager. She developed a gift in languages and intended to pursue a career in foreign service. After marrying and raising three children, she received a masters degree in social work and then taught German while working toward a doctorate. While living in Kansas City, Mrs. Jacobson was involved in leadership activities with the communitys Catholic-Jewish Council, its Holocaust center and its Jewish Federation. She retired after 20 years as vice president of community resources for the Heart of America United Way. She managed volunteer resources, taught volunteer management and wrote a manual of information and referral services in addition to writing for various publications. She also served as president of the Association of Volunteer Bureaus and was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the National Advisory Board for the Action Agency. The local AJC awards dinner was cochaired by Barbara Meltz and Jack Conroy, with David Rurstein as honorary chair. Keynote speaker for the evening was Rabbi Jim Rudin, AJCs senior interreligious advisor and co-founder of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. AJC honors Ann Jacobson with inaugural Collier County Human Relations AwardJACOBSON Offshore drilling is the next hot topic up for discussion at a public form from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Community Room at the Naples Daily News. The opening speaker will be Michael Stephen, president of Coastal Engineering; panelists include David Mica of the Florida Petroleum Council, former State Sen. Burt Saunders and Susan Glickman of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Editorial page editor Jeff Lytle will moderate the forum. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for first come, first served seating (the forum will be simulcast on www.NaplesNews.com). There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited to submit questions for the panel via e-mail to OffShoreDrilling@NaplesChamber.org no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Public forum will cover offshore drilling
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NEWS A15 *Second pair must be of equal or lesser value. Excludes BONUS BUYS, Accessories and Clearance Zone shoes.www.rackroomshoes.comFor a limited time, and in celebration of BOGO EVERYDAY, we are offering you an additional 20% off your total purchase. BOGO PLUS 20% OFF.Jan31BasePLUS ON YOUR NEXT PURCHASE20%OFF Limit one coupon per transaction. Must present coupon at time of purchase and (because we have to say it) cannot be combined with other coupons. Excludes: Skechers Shape-ups and the purchase of gift card(s). Not redeemable for cash. Coupon expires 2/8/2010.OLD: #17756 NEW: #30252 Rack Room Shoes Coupon The Education Foundation of Collier County announces that Suncoast for Kids Foundation has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 20th annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration. Created in 1998, the Suncoast for Kids Foundation is sponsored entirely by the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, and 100 percent of funds are contributed to organizations and initiatives that assist children in the communities the credit union serves. Suncoast is thrilled to support the Golden Apple awards, says Greg Pasanen, regional vice president of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. It is important to recognize these educators for their innovation and excellence in the classroom and the lasting impact they have on the students of Collier County. The Education Foundation began 19 years ago recognizing Collier County public school teachers through the Golden Apple program as part of its mission to engage the community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child. The dedication, commitment and partnership provided by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union have been unsurpassed in our community, says Claudine Lger-Wetzel, chairman of the board of directors of the Education Foundation. We are so proud to have our annual celebration of teaching to be so closely associated with Suncoast. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union. Today it operates 50 full-service branches and serves nearly half a million members in Collier, Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter counties. It is the largest credit union in Florida and the eighth largest in the United States. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration will take place Tuesday, May 4, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Other sponsors include the Naples News Media Group and WINK-TV. For more information, visit www.EducationForCollier.org or www.SunCoastFCU.org. Suncoast for Kids Foundation is presenting sponsor for Golden Apple celebrationSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.Finlay4Council.comBe an informed voter on February 2nd. Please visit: Naples Daily News A B C A = ACCESSIBILITY B = BALANCE C = COMMUNITY Must present coupon. Not Valid with other offers. Expires 3/15/10 Accountability & Fast Results! Gain Muscle & Lose Fat Increase Endurance Feel Better Improve Your Quality of Life In Home Personal Training Online Nutritional Meal Plan & Gift Certi cates A vailablewww.IWantToBeFitNow.comCerti ed Personal Trainer & Sports Certi ed Nutritionist Four months have passed since more than 120 classroom grants were awarded to dedicated public school teachers in Collier County. This week, we follow up on the progress of one of those grants: the introduction of an interactive, modern educational game at Barron Collier High School. A gift of $550 from longtime Naples residents Harlan and Heather Dam enabled teacher Diane Parmalee to purchase Classroom Jeopardy for her ninth-grade English class. Learning hasnt been the same for her students since the multimedia game arrived in November, Mrs. Parmalee, a 23-year classroom veteran, says. Classroom Jeopardy from Educational Insights is an interactive game that brings all of the bells and whistles of the TV show Jeopardy to students. Hardware components include a base unit for recording the contestants scores, cable antenna, CD-Rom containing game software, three player and host remote controls as well as a game cartridge. Although it includes several preprogrammed sample games, its easy for the teacher to design custom games for his or her students, as Mrs. Parmelee can attest. Through the Classroom Jeopardy Web site, she can even communicate with other teachers to exchange games and compare notes on their experiences with Classroom Jeopardy. Mrs. Parmelee created a custom game to help her students prepare for their midterm exams. In a spirited round of intellectual jousting, teams of three contestants took turns as she cleverly introduced materials that had been covered in recent lessons, including vocabulary words and details relating to recently read book, The Great Fire by Jim Murphy. Good-natured team spirit was evident as answers, subject to instant scoring, were fired off. Mrs. Parmalee believes Classroom Jeopardy would be as popular and successful with fourthand fifth-grade students as it has been with her freshmen. Ive shared it already with with departmental colleagues and family, she says. For more information about this project, other Connect With A Classroom projects under way or grants still awaiting funding, visit www.ConnectWithAClassroom.org. Rainer Olbrich is a volunteer with The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationForCollier.org. Classroom Jeopardy makes learning like playing a game BY RAINER OLBRICHSpecial to Florida Weekly
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NEWS A31 The Collier County Extension Services 2010 Ag Tour will visit several area farms, where experts will be on hand to answer questions about farm operations and explain how food goes from Southwest Florida farms to Southwest Floridians dining tables. The tours airconditioned bus will stop at the American Farms Wholesale Nursery; Silver Strand Orange Grove; a small, family-owned organic farm; and the Pepper Ranch, the countys newest Conservation Collier property. Although county farmers struggled through the recent cold snap, Extension Services Director Robert Halman says they continue to rebound. The Ag Tour will be an excellent opportunity to see and talk with producers about the damage and how farmers are coping, he adds. At the Pepper Ranch, a 2,500-acre bird and game preserve on the edge of Lake Trafford, tour goers will see cattle ranching operations and active oil wells. Tickets for the Ag Tour are $55 per person and include lunch. Buses will depart at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, from the extension services office at 14700 Immokalee Road. Order forms for tickets are available by calling 353-4244. The 2010 Great Venetian Duck Rac e mak es a splash for the Childrens Museum of Naples on Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Village on Venetian Bay. On that morning, 10,000 adopted rubber duckies will be dropped into Venetian Bay for a race to the finish line. Ducks are $10 each and can be adopted online at www. naples.com/duckrace. Corporate and neighborhood teams signed up for the 2010 event include groups from Nordstrom, Capital Grille and Bentley Village and those with names such as the Mighty Ducks, the Crazy Quackers and the Dancing Ducks, among many others. Volunteer opportunities are available for events and activities leading up to the race, as well as on race day. To learn more, contact Vicki Tracy at missvickit@ earthlink.net. The Childrens Museum of Naples, Cmon, is scheduled to open in fall 2010 at North Collier Regional Park. Visit www.cmon.org or call 5140084 to learn more. Ag Tour will head out to the farms Get your ducks in a row 1-30-10
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 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. Join some of the countrys foremost scholars and professors from Harvard, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duquesne University at the 2010 Great Scholars Lecture Series sponsored by the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University. The full-day program Saturday, Feb. 27, at Bentley Village in North Naples features two morning lectures, lunch and two afternoon lectures, followed by a Q&A session with the speakers. This years lecturers and their topics are: Dr. Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School: Racial Politics in the Age of Obama Race relations have always been a key focal point for anyone hoping to decipher the mysteries of American political culture. Dr. Kennedy will discuss race relations in light of President Barack Obamas ascendancy: What role did race play in his election? What role is it playing in responses to his administration? Dr. Maria Tatar, Harvard University: The Mysteries of Beauty & Horror in Fairy Tales With the rise of industrialization, fairy tales moved from the communal hearth into the nursery. As they migrated into a space for children, they lost much of their earthy realism and gained much in morals, messages and lessons. What accounts for the power of these stories, and why do they continue to haunt adult cultural production? Dr. Zoe Trodd, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Contemporary Slavery: Bondage & Abolition in the 21st Century There are 27 million slaves in the world today more than at any point in history. According to the U.S. government, this includes 50,000 slaves here in the United States. Drawing on new research and narratives by contemporary and former slaves, Dr. Trodd will discuss 21st-century slavery and todays abolitionist movement. James Houlik, Duquesne University: Music & the Mind: Neuroscience with a Beat The field of neuroscience provides new and remarkable insights into the powerful role of music in the lives of people beginning as early as the prenatal months and continuing through our last breath. Offering some musical moments to demonstrate his points, Professor Houlik will explore the impact of music on all of us.Cost of the FGU Renaissance Academys 2010 Great Scholars Lecture Series is $150 per person. To register, call 4253272 or go to https://RegisterRA.fgcu. edu. For more information or a catalog of all of the academys lifelong learning offerings, call 425-3276. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGArt exhibits at Physicians Regional help create a healing, soothing environmentWhole Foods serves up The Cancer Project cooking classesPatients, visitors and staff at Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge can enjoy original art on-site thanks to the hospitals Arts in Healing program in cooperation with the Naples Art Association and The von Liebig Art Center. In addition to helping create a more soothing environment, the works are for sale; the hospital receives 10 percent of all proceeds. The latest exhibit, which remains in the atrium lobby through April 6, is Ali Clift: Beyond the Big Top. Mrs. Clifts vibrant cloth paintings are from her early Circus and Still Life Series and her latest Grand Canyon Series, all courtesy of the Pucker Gallery in Boston. There are also three pieces of Zulu pottery.Whole Foods Market in Mercato will present four cancer prevention and survival cooking classes on consecutive Friday evenings beginning Feb. 19 and ending March 12. Sponsored by The Cancer Project, the sessions will teach participants how proper diet can help them prevent and survive cancer. The Cancer Project is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cancer prevention through education and research. The cooking course is designed to help people prevent and survive cancer through proper diet and nutrition. The easiest and best thing most of us can do to prevent cancer or its recurrence is to eat right, says Jennifer Reilly, R.D., a senior nutritionist for The Cancer Project. More than a third of all cancer deaths in this country are due to poor diet, she adds. Each of the four classes will meet from 6-8 p.m. and will focuses on a different cancer-nutrition topic. The first session will introduce foods that fight cancer. The second will be about dairy and meat alternatives. The third session will focus on low-fat, high-fiber foods, and the program will wrap up with a session about cancer-fighting compounds and foods that boost the immune system. Local cooking instructor Joanne Irwin will guide students through recipe preparation. There is a $60 fee for the four-class series. Register online at www.CancerProject.org. BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyJack OBrien, curator for the The von Liebig Art Center, organizes three exhibitions each year for Physicians Regional Healthcare System and says variety plays an important role in how the works are selected. Last year an exhibition of mural-sized Clyde Butcher photographs was followed with one of paintings and drawings by Robert Luvall, who depicts the exotic and faraway places he visits on cruise liners. Next was a group photography exhibition focusing on how artists use light to create a composition or mood. Then A Day at the Beach with Artist Emily James featured Ms. James paintings and photographs depicting Florida beaches. For the current exhibition, Mr. OBrien collaborated with the Pucker Gallery in Boston to obtain Mrs. Clifts fabric paintings and with Zulu Beer Pots for the pottery pieces. He heralds Ms. Clifts art as one work leading to another work with the same theme. We have three series represented in Under the Big Top, and many of the works in the Grand Canyon series feature waterfalls, he says. Mrs. Clift who signs her work simply Ali, was born Alison Cann in 1949 in Nova Scotia. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she met her future husband, Jack The challenging question our nation continues to wrestle with is, What will the future of U.S. health care look like? I recently got a glimpse of the answer. I was honored to participate, with 60 other health care leaders from around the world, in a three-day session at Harvard University on the subject of Redefining Health Care. Famed Harvard professor Michael Porter, who co-authored a book on the subject with Elizabeth Teisberg, led the session. A six-time winner of the McKinsey Award for the best Harvard Business Review article of the year, Dr. Porter led us in the Harvard Business School case discussion method. Using real-life situations for examples, the professor asked the questions, and we shared our different views. With participants ranging from a Canadian health care leader to a California insurer of 7.5 million Medicaid patients, you can images the spirited and diverse discussions we had. As Dr. Porter skillfully teased out common themes, several directions emerged that will most assuredly help characterize the future course of health care. Among them: Integrated Practice Units organized around medical conditions. Increasingly, we will adopt a team approach to treating medical conditions. For example, an interdisciplinary heart failure team would consist of cardiologists, nurses, dieticians, exercise therapists, psychologists, social workers and others who would care for a patient from first diagnosis to last which might constitute an entire lifetime. IPUs would offer patient-centered care, as opposed to care centered on the physician, institution or procedure. IPU delivery would co-locate care givers for one-stop care. As another example, consider pregnancy: from the time a mother desires to conceive to the time she returns to her prenatal state, IPU care would aggregate all the caregivers she might need in one location so they could communicate and cooperate with each other for better outcomes.IPU also would eliminate much of the fragmentation that causes waste and inefficiency in todays system. Value as the only goal for all parties patients, caregivers and payers alike. This would mean measuring outcomes relative to cost over the entire cycle of care. What kinds of outcome measures? Whether you are cured from cancer, have a functional heart after a heart attack, or better yet, avoid cancer or heart attack altogether by receiving coordinated preventive care. At the Harvard session, we heard how the Cleveland Clinic measures and shares outcome knowledge. Most of us need to do more. Payment must be realigned to improving value for patients. Insurers need to change from payers to players by paying for value over an entire cycle of care for a medical condition. Bundling payments for a condition would facilitate caregivers working together to more efficiently and effectively add value, while reducing or eliminating excessive volume and non-standardized care. Information technology as the primary tool to facilitate health cares new goals. Again, medicine has a ways to go to catch up to the digital world. But I have no doubt that we will get there. Indeed, these interconnected goals may take us a while, but all are worthwhile. Together, all of us will play an increasingly important role in safeguarding the health of our community and our nation. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Common themes characterize the future course of health care STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com y teased out com ly u ture Amo ng c t i ce Un i ts a l con d itions. a dopt a team m edical condiinterdisciplinw ould consist of eticiansexercis e gate all the caregi a n o the r IPU a m uch o f t c auses wast to d a y s s y ste m Va l u e a s parties pa t pa y ers alike. T surin g outcome s theentirecycle SEE ART, A35 COURTESY PHOTOSThe Striped Flag Dress
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA36 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 OUTDOORS The Collier County Audubon Society presents Frogs in Southwest Florida, a program by Dr. Win Everham, associate professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Dr. Everham will discuss the local frog population and its impact on the environment. For more information, call Lori Beall at 643-7822 or e-mail audubon@ collieraudubon.org. Find out about frogs at Audubon programThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents fossil digs with Dr. Gary Schmelz from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Participants learn about Floridas prehistoric past and collect half-millionyear-old fossils from a nearby quarry. Wear old clothes (long pants, sneakers and a hat), bring plenty to drink, and carry a garden trowel and a 5-gallon bucket. Everyone will go away with fossil treasures and have a chance to win more at the fantastic fossil raffle during lunch. Cost is $60 per person for Conservancy members and $95 for non-members (includes a one-year basic Conservancy membership). Participation is limited. Register online at www.conservancy.org or by calling 262-0304, ext. 266. The CREW Land & Water Trus is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. The trust also has educational programs. Guided hikes on the marsh trails take place from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday and first and third Tuesdays of the month for all ages. Participation is free, although donations are appreciated. A full moon hike will begin as the sun goes down on Friday, Jan. 29. Flashlights with a red beam setting are welcome, but the moon lights the way for the most part. Cost is $3 for CREW members and $5 for others. The CREW marsh trails are open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day. Maps are available at the trailhead at 4600 Corkscrew Road, two miles south of State Road 82 or 18 miles east of exit 123 off I-75. The CREW cypress dome hiking trails are open from sunrise to sunset every day; maps are at the trailhead four miles west of the marsh trails. All hikers should bring water and wear hiking shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Reservations for guided hikes can be made by calling 657-2253 or by e-mailing email@example.com. For more information, visit www. crewtrust.org. Dig up some fun at The ConservancyJoin the CREW for hiking adventures Several regular programs at Barefoot Beach Preserve give beachgoers a chance to do more than soak up the sun. Turn south off of Bonita Beach Drive onto Barefoot Beach Boulevard and go about 1 miles to the park entrance. Park in the first parking area on the right and meet at the Learning Center. Canoe through the estuary with a Collier County park ranger and learn about one of the most productive ecosystems on earth. Ideal for ages 6 and older, the 2-hour tours set out at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required by calling 252-4024 or 252-4060. Join a ranger on a leisurely boardwalk stroll through a maritime forest and coastal dune and hear how our ancestors used Floridas state tree and the native plants on this barrier island. Free tours begin at 9 a.m. every Saturday and are fun for all ages. Find out what wrack lines, jellies, blue buttons, beach hoppers, ghosts, sea pork and beans have in common when a park Add some education to a day at the beach COURTESY PHOTORoyal terns are among the sights visitors might see on a free guided nature walk along boardwalk, beach and bay at Clam Pass Park. Naturalists from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida lead the walks beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. No reservations required. Meet your guide at the tram stop for a relaxed, informative stroll that takes about two hours. For more information, call 262-0304 or visit www.conservancy.org.ranger leads a beachcombing and shelling adventure at 10 a.m. every Monday. Free, fun and educational for all ages. In addition to the programs presented by park rangers, the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve present a free lecture at 10 a.m. every Saturday through April in the chickee hut between the butterfly garden and the cactus garden. Coming up: Jan. 30, Coastal Habitat presented by John Fitch and Larry Richardson; Feb. 6, Panthers by David Shindle; Feb. 13, Shells of Barefoot Beach by Jan Bachrach; Feb. 20, Bird Migrations by Jerry Jackson; and Feb 27, the Master Naturalist program by Martin Main. For more information about the Friends of Barefoot Beach lectures, call Margaret Winn at 495-9100. Learn more. 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Paddle, hike with park guidesGuided day and moonlight canoe trips and hikes are booking up quickly at Collier-Seminole 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, Friday 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; $25 per person. >>Guided moonlight paddles take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 26 and 27, and March 27 and 29. Paddlers discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. These trips are great for ages 12 and older; $30 per person. >>Guided night hikes take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11 and March 10 and 13. These walking adventures are ideal for ages 6 and older; $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 394-3397 for more information. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NEWS A37 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSEveryone knows the oceans are salty. What most people probably dont realize is that that fresh water is salty, too. Fresh water (including rainwater) and ocean water both contain chemicals called salts; we only notice it in oceans and the Gulf of Mexico because we can taste it, and thats simply because the amount of salt in saltwater is more than 200 times the amount of salt in most lakes and other fresh water.Add a pinch of salt to 16 ounces of freshwater and stir it until dissolved. Take a sip. You probably wont taste the salt, but its there.While animals such as corals, mollusks, shrimp and lobsters take salts from the water to make their shells, our oceans have more than enough salt to spare. Most of the salt comes from fine pieces of rock worn by wind and erosion. Rain and rivers dissolve the salts or move them as sediments into the oceans. As rivers get close to oceans they become estuaries, which are less salty than oceans because they are diluted by their mixing with the upstream water (The portion of the Blackwater River at CollierSeminole State Park is an estuary.)Other salts in ocean water are dissolved from sediments already on the ocean floor. Volcanoes above and below the oceans also blow salty material into the seas. And finally, the atmosphere contains salts that eventually dissolve in ocean water.Scientists believe oceans were less salty when they formed about 500 million years ago. One theory suggests the oceans were born when water vapor escaped from inside the earth. This vapor surrounded the earth forming clouds. As the clouds grew, rain began to fall and filled the deepest portions of the earth now called oceans. Ocean salinity increased as streams, volcanoes and the atmosphere continued to add salts.Today, rivers in the United Sates dump more than 200 million tons of dissolved salts and 500 million tons of sediments each year. There are other factors that influence salinity, too. Evaporation, which is higher in warmer waters, increases the salt concentration in ocean water. When the water vapor cools, it falls as rain that washes more salts into the oceans. Some chemicals combine in the oceans and precipitate, or form solids that settle to the ocean bottom. These precipitates can later dissolve if conditions are right. Scientists have identified more than 72 chemical elements in seawater. Most are there in small amounts compared with sodium and chloride, which make up 85 percent of the dissolved solids in ocean water.Oceans cover about 70 percent of the earths surface. Although these bodies of water are interconnected, their salt content varies. The highest salt concentrations are in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. This is primarily due to high evaporation rates. Low salinity occurs near the poles, where ice melts and snow dilute the oceans.Along the United States coast, salt levels vary by month as well as location. Among the changing factors that affect salinity are water temperature, amount of river water entering the ocean, and the rate of evaporation and amount of rainfall. In Southwest Florida, salinity averages slightly above the ocean average of 35 parts per 1,000. I find it surprising that away from shore, regardless of the percent salinity, the ratio of major chemicals such as sodium and chloride remains nearly the same. Ocean circulation, wind and solubility seem to explain why. Just how salty are the oceans? If all the ocean salt in the world could be spread evenly on the earths land, the salt piles would cover the land as high as a 40-story building. I vote for leaving the salt where it is. How about you? Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com.It might be just a pinch, but salt shows up in fresh water, tooBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly LEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTO 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!$ 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 trips g o on h ikes y a t e Park. e i s as c an oe t t ri ps THE HOME OF EVERY SMILE (239) 254-4480MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED
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Cats use an urgent cry or meowing sound embedded within a purr when they want something, producing a sound humans find difficult to ignore. The combination is more subtle than meowing, which some owners may find annoying enough to put the cat out. Not all cats produce this type of request purring, but it seems to be more prevalent in cats who have a bonded relationship with a single care-giver. The average daily water intake for a dog is about 3 ounces for every 5 pounds of body weight, so a 25-pound dog would drink about a pint of water per day under average conditions. The amount goes up if the weather is hot, the dog is exercising or both. Depending on whether a pet eats canned or dry food, up to half of a pets daily water consumption can come from food. Dogs drink a lot of water, not only because they need it for normal bodily functioning, but also to create moist nasal mucous to help them with their keen sense of smell. Cats have ways of getting us to do their bidding. The recall of two veterinary drugs made by Teva Animal Health Inc. has not been wellknown among either veterinarians or pet owners. According to the Pet Connections Christie Keith, writing for the SFGate. com Web site, the recalls involve two commonly used injectable veterinary drugs: butorphanol, a fast-acting opioid used to control pain from surgical procedures in dogs and cats, and the anesthetic agent ketamine. Because Teva manufactured these products for a variety of companies and its not known if all the product has been identified and removed from veterinary practices, its essential that pet lovers discuss these recalls with their veterinarians before scheduling a pet for any procedure requiring their use. The list of recalled products is on the FDAs Web site. PET TALES BY DR. MARTY BECKER, GINA SPADAFORI AND MIKKEL BECKER SHANNON_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate Pet Tip:Birds need perch varietyChosen properly, a perch is an important tool for helping to keep a pet bird physically and emotionally sound. When choosing perches, think variety and select an array of textures. Choices youll find at the bird store or through catalog or online retailers include rope, natural wood and concrete, and each should find a place in your birds home. Some of the best perches around wont cost you anything more than the time it takes to trim them from your trees. Limbs from most fruit and nut trees make fine perches, as do those from ash, elm, dogwood and magnolia. Cut the branches to fit the cage, scrub with detergent, rinse well, and let them dry in the sun before putting them in the cage. A final check is for insect pods just break them off and dispose of them in an outside trash can.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Men of DistinctionAn Education Foundation luncheon and other business events. B7 & 8 Whoa!The Freedom Horses now belong to the residents of Lely Resort. B18 Clean energy jobsJackie Roberts, who will speak at the upcoming Imagine Solutions conference, says theres good news for Florida. B2 Money is a big part of most relationships. Money and relationships are like Abbott and Costello, eggs and bacon or Martin & Lewis you just dont have one without the other. Broadly categorized, the various forms of relationships are: husband-wife; parent-child; brothers and sisters, etc. Marriage statistics reveal that: problems with money is listed as the number one reason for divorce, even above marital infidelity. Furthermore, dating statistics reveal that men have a stronger aversion to debt issues than income or weightrelated factors when considering relationships with a woman. The general intent in relationships is that they thrive: that a married couple be happy and remain intact and that children grow up and become responsible adults and also thrive in their relationships. The general financial objective in relationships is to preserve capital and have it grow so that income derived is sufficient and that the capital base increases. The successful merging of these two concepts is where the challenges lie. Many adults fret over whether they make an extra percent return on investment. Yet, in a divorce, approximately half of the capital can go out the window. Since over 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, it seems as if the number one way to keep your wealth is to keep your marriage intact; even better, have it flourish. Instead of worrying about marginal improvement in portfolio returns (the money tree), you might want to worry about the success of the marital relationship (the money forest). Despite all the openness in our modern day society, it is still difficult, socially taboo, and/or prohibitive, to have reasonable talks about money in the various relationship categories. Why? It is emotionally charged,How to deal with relationships and moneySEE MONEY, B4 th is th in ce th is le MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com The art of the drawOutdoor art festivals have long provided a plein air experience for the cultural set. Favorite summertime happenings in northern climes, they draw collectors and art aficionados to our part of the world throughout the winter and spring. The happy fallout of this economic impact lands on the surrounding community. From gas stations to hotels, from mom-and-pop shops to local national retail chain affiliates, everybody wins. From Marco Island to Englewood, art festivals in Southwest Florida are a welcome attraction for visitors and residents alike, and a more than welcome guest for a host communitys local businesses. When arts festivals come, folks stay in hotels and rent booth spaces. And then you have patrons and artists spending money for essentials and food, as well as spending in hotels, said Lydia Black, executive director of Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Art festivals are also instrumental in attracting families to communities. Ms. Black believes that communities that have ongoing art festivals have a leg up in drawing potential residents. Judy Malbuisson, chief executive of the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, sited a study showing that all of the arts not just festivals amounted to an annual impact of $21 million in Charlotte County in 2007. Attendance at cultural events in Charlotte that year totaled nearly half a million people, she added. Formal studies and hard statistics about festivals notwithstanding, it appears obvious that they are a good thing for communities through Southwest Florida. For the City of Punta Gorda, its a no brainer, said John Wright, president of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Whenever we host a fine arts festival, the entire business community benefits. The arts are a very strong economic driver, even in tough economic times. Lisa Swirda of the Downtown Naples Association had similar sentiments. It definitely has a great impact, Ill tell you that, she said. People call all the time asking about art festivals. Many, she added, wont make airplane or hotel reservations before finding out when the big festivals are scheduled. BY KATHY GREYkgrey@floridaweekly.com SEE ART, B5 Art festivals boost local economies COURTESY PHOTOArt festivals, such as Naples Invitational Art Fest, draw crowds of locals and cultural tourists. MALBUISSON BLACK
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In fact, the U.S. Senate is gearing up to debate a clean energy bill that could unleash a flood of investment and thanks to the leadership of Gov. Charlie Crist, Florida is poised to tap that investment to create jobs across the Sunshine State. The clean energy sector will be a leading if not the top growth sector for the U.S. economy over the next several decades. For starters, the global clean energy market is conservatively projected to reach $500 billion per year by 2020, according to experts at New Energy Finance. And the clean energy sector is heavily populated by small businesses, which create at least 60 percent of all new jobs. In fact, a recent market survey by the research firm Frost & Sullivan found that 70 percent of firms in this emerging sector were small businesses. Even in the current recession, which began in December 2007, the clean-energy sector has proved viable. Indeed, in December 2008, Frost & Sullivan found that 42 percent of clean energy firms surveyed had seen an increase in sales over the past one to two years. By August of 2009, that number jumped to 55 percent. While businesses say that increasing awareness of the benefits of their products is a big factor, federal stimulus dollars certainly played a role as well. But stimulus dollars are, by their very nature, only temporary. To create a durable transition to a clean energy future for Florida and America as a whole, the U.S. Senate needs to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation. The bill should include, among other elements, a declining cap on global warming pollution. A similar program for acid rain emissions in the 1990s cut pollution faster and at lower cost than anyone had predicted. Under a cap, the more a company reduces its emissions, the more money it can either make or save. Across the whole economy, the most efficient ways to cut pollution get put into practice most widely creating many new customers for energy efficiency and renewable energy in the process. Want to see where poised-to-grow clean-energy companies already exist in Florida? Take a look at the Florida map at LessCarbonMoreJobs.org. Youll find companies like CoPower in Boca Raton and EnerFuel in West Palm Beach that focus on fuel cells, Siemens Boiler Technology Services used for capturing waste heat and converting to electricity, and more than 20 Florida companies supplying in the growing market for LED lighting. And with 85 percent of the maximum photovoltaic potential of any place in the U.S., the Sunshine State certainly offers opportunities for solar businesses such as Sunshine Solar Services in Fort Lauderdale, GeoSolar in Boca Raton, or Sol Inc. in Palm City. Floridas skilled workforce in sectors ranging from construction to project financing has the capacity to tackle the job as these and other clean-energy businesses grow. But we must act quickly. Countries like China have invested billions of dollars in renewable energy and are working hard to establish a stronghold in the sector. Already China has become the biggest solar photovoltaic equipment producer in the world, in part because they are providing large markets. Companies often locate near their customers, particularly as transportation costs become more expensive. We have enough ingenuity and innovation to compete. What we lack is delivering customers at scale. To spur on investors, grow clean energy businesses, and create many more jobs in this emerging new sector, we need a national call to action that has teeth. Enacting a strong clean energy bill that puts a cap on carbon emissions and thus spurs demand for renewable energy and energy efficiency is a critical step in ensuring American companies get to play a major role in this key sector of the 21st-century economy. And the Sunshine State is primed to lead the way in meeting that demand. Jackie Roberts is the director of sustainable technologies for the Environmental Defense Fund and is an expert on how firms can best respond to emerging environmental changes. She works to promote and develop policies that provide a framework for business to harness new market opportunities sparked by the growing demand for efficient and renewable energy resources. Her current research focuses on green jobs, emerging business opportunities in the green economy, especially related to climate solutions, as well as strategies for reducing carbon emissions. For more information about Ms. Roberts work, visit www. edf.org. 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prone to miscommunication, often relates to control issues and leads to bad feelings. For some of us, a common approach to handling difficult topics is to not approach them at all. The proverbial, Why go there? is operative. But problems not resolved tend to grow. Professional counsel in these matters abounds, but it can be singular in perspective. Divorce attorneys and trust and estate specialists frequently find themselves in the role of personal counselor. Such counsel might be seasoned and good in addition to being legally and technically proficient. But it is an expensive route when attorneys (actually retained to create financial and legal plans) evolve into counselors and are now deeply mired in the personal elements/ dynamics of the relationships. Possibly the worst experience in marriage or parent/ child relationships is to have the entirety of financial and estate plans cast in concrete by a sole person (plus attorney) behind closed doors and THEN foisted upon the other person(s) in the relationship. The complexity of the matters might increase or decrease when spiritual and cultural elements enter the discussion. For instance, some conservative Christians have specific guidelines or rules regarding money. Sometimes it translates into a husband and wife being like-minded. Sometimes it means that money is a much less important relationship issue as it is dwarfed by their spiritual priorities. In these cases, money matters might be greatly simplified. In contrast, relationships characterized by differing socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, prior families and cultures will be more challenging. There are reasons to discuss relationship/money issues with legal counsel years before estate planning (e.g. a pending marriage). Prenuptial agreements communicate to some that the marriage is doomed to failure and best prepare for it now. The truth is that most lives do transition out of a first marital partner, however, and it makes one think if it would be better if there are rules for the unimaginable, unponderable split. Beyond that practicality, a prenuptial agreement can help two people come to terms with how they will live their financial life, how they will handle money with children, how they plan to give charitably, etc. Couldnt this be undertaken in counseling sessions before a marriage? Yes, and there is nothing wrong with creating a hard copy of your financial road map. Maybe it remains just a hard copy; maybe it is translated into a legal document. Before any wealth specialists are engaged, before the retention agreements are signed, you might want to begin having dialogues with the people in your life. No agendas. Just conversation. It permits people to talk about what is important to them. It creates an environment of collaboration and inclusion. One person in the relationship will likely be eons more competent in legal and financial matters, and this person can easily take the lead. But many times, having this person take a supporting role will provide a greater benefit to the relationship. It is your choice whether you initiate constructive dialogue about money issues within your relationships; it is inevitable that these issues will be front and center at some point in your life. justice administration from Troy University and his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. He is a member of the Florida and Collier County bar associations.Shareholder Dale Klaus of Asbell, Ho, Klaus, Goetz & Doupe P.A. was named a Super Lawyer 2009 Rising Star and a 2009 Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. He was also elected to the board of directors of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association for 2009-2010. Managing shareholder Nicole Goetz has been elected to the executive council of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and was named co-chair of the sections Equitable Distribution Committee. She was named a 2009 Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. Shareholder Reuben Doupe has attained board certification in marital and family law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Mr. Doupe was named a 2009 Legal Elite Up and Comer by Florida Trend magazine and was elected president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association for 2009-2010.Shannon Palmer is the new communications manager for the Naples Botanical Garden. She will direct communication activities with the goal of enhancing the Gardens public image and visibility and increasing attendance and support among diverse audiences and constituencies. Ms. Palmer has more than five years of experience in nology and marketing equipment in the field of low-vision and blind services. Terry Flynn has joined the board of directors of the Hodges University Foundation, which raises funds for scholarships and endowments. Originally from Green Bay, Wis., Mr. Flynn spent 25 years with MBNA America Bank and retired as vice chairman in 2004. He and his wife, Christine, were honored as Hodges Universitys Humanitarians of the Year in 2009.The United Arts Council of Collier County announces the following local business leaders have joined the board of directors: Gail Geary, artist and co-owner of the Gallery at Geary Design; Barbara Sigel, interior designer and art patron; Roz Travis, owner of Roz Travis Interiors; and psychologist Dr. Marilyn Varcoe, who is in private practice and on staff at Naples Community Hospital.Jason Lowe has joined the law firm of Garlick, Hilfiker & Swift LLP as an associate. His practice areas include business litigation, probate litigation and resolution of construction and real estate disputes. Mr. Lowe earned a masters degree in criminal Cathy Caldwell and Cindy Bombard have joined Brigid Soldavini in the accounting firm of Caldwell, Bombard & Soldavini CPA, PA (formerly Brigid D. Soldavini CPA, PA founded in 1986). Ms. Caldwell and Ms. Bombard have been involved in the firm and in the community for the past 10 years. Ms. Caldwell earned her bachelors degree in accounting from Fairmont State College; Ms. Bombard holds the same degree from Hodges University. Both are CPAs and members of the Florida and American institutes of certified public accountants.Art Bookbinder has been appointed to the board of directors for Lighthouse of Collier, Center for Blindness and Vision Loss. Mr. Bookbinder has spent more than 48 years developing tech-www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ON THE MOVE public relations and social media marketing. She holds a bachelors degree in communications from the University of Tampa.Susan Luenberger Suarez has joined Eden Autism Services Florida as director of development to oversee fundraising efforts. She brings 20 years of experience to the role. For the past six years, she has consulted with nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, she served as president of the Community Foundation of Collier County and vice president of development and marketing for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Silicon Valley, and held management roles with American Red Cross in Palo Alto, Calif. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a bachelors degree from Stanford University.Cyndee Woolley has been elected treasurer of the Public Relations Society of America, Sunshine District, for 2010. The district is comprised of seven chapters throughout Florida. Ms. Woolley owns C2 Communications, a public relations, marketing and social media firm based in Naples. 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Wed like to help and we can start by offering a cup of coffee and a second opinion. By appointment, youre welcome to come in and talk with us about your investment portfolio. If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals in spite of the current market turmoil well gladly tell you so, and send you on your way. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer t with your goals, well explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, well recommend some alternatives. Either way, the coffee is on us. For a free consultation, please contact us and let us know if you prefer milk or cream. Michele Valencourt, executive director of the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, heads up the annual Peace River National Arts Festival and said a survey of more than 300 festival goers last year showed more than 45 percent had come from outside Charlotte County. Thats good news to any county hosting fine art festivals, she said, adding that for the upcoming festival, We have a block of 80 rooms at the Sheraton Four Points (in Punta Gorda) and the Microtel (in Port Charlotte) r eserved for exhibit ors. Elaine Hamilton is the executive director of the United Arts Council of Collier County, a sort of chamber of commerce for the arts. Its impossible to track, she said of the overall economic impact of any given festival or the festival industry as a whole. But she knows full well that people come to town especially for some of Naples better-known art festivals. At the same time, Ms. Hamilton expresses concern about an overabundance of smaller art festivals. It seems that every shopping center has one, she said, which can dilute the effectiveness of them to a certain extent. Even so, each event makes money for its artists and for nearby businesses. Sharon McAllister is the executive director of ArtFest Fort Myers. Celebrating its 10th anniversary the weekend of Feb. 6-7, ArtFest brings with it entertainment and an array of art activities for children in addition to the fine art on display and for sale in booths set up along the Caloosahatchee riverfront downtown. Though the festival has a strong VIP component, offering exclusive opportunities for the upscale set, its family-friendly emphasis and outreach to young artists ensure that the event appeals to a wide audience. Theres never been a formal study commissioned for ArtFest, but Ms. McAllister is certain of its positive effect on the local economy. As many as 300 hotel rooms are booked as a result of the festival, she said. And locally, she added, we pay a payroll, pay rent and buy supplies. Our own (operating) budget is $300,000. (The rule-of-thumb measurement from the national Americans for the Arts organization is that nonprofit art festivals should expect a seven-fold return on investment.) Kathy Bostwick is president of the Florida Watercolor Society and was responsible for selecting a location for the groups 38th annual juried exhibition last fall. She chose the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda for the juried exhibit to hang. But when she considered hotel accommodations, Punta Gorda was still in the process of rebuilding after Hurricane Charley, and hotel accommodations, though promising, were not sure. So she turned to another arts-magnet locale Bonita Springs to house visitors from across the state for the instructional component of the event. We occupied 350 (Bonita Springs hotel) beds over the week, she said. Ms. Bostwick points to other local service providers who benefit from art festivals. Every artist in the show has to get a painting there somehow, she said, so FedEx and UPS get business from those who cannot hand-deliver their works. The artists within driving distance who do make their own deliveries, she added, have to eat and sometimes stay overnight. I know Pressellers (deli in Punta Gorda) got a lot of business out of it, she said. Sunart Gallery got some business cleaning up frames that had been banged in shipping, she said. And a transportation company had to be hired to bus people from the exhibit site in Punta Gorda to the classes in Bonita Springs. Likely Floridas biggest ally for art festivals is its balmy winter weather, which draws both locals and visitors. But that fair-weather ally turned fair-weather foe for this years Cape Coral Festival of the Arts. Frigid temperatures and bonechilling rain kept the usual crowds away, while exhibitors and festival volunteers suffered the elements. The number of attendees was halved due to the inclement weather. Its a part of the experience art fair promoters and exhibitors have come to accept. Ms. Black, with the alliance in Fort Myers, sums it up this way: Art festivals are extremely important to a community, as economic drivers and as enhancement to the overall cultural climate. The bottom line, she said, is that art festivals impact communities in ways that other events and venues may not be able to. Statistics from the Americans for the Arts, she added, show that nationwide in 2008, art festival created 5.7 million jobs and generated $166 billion. The arts are essential for the health and vitality of our communities, Ms. Black said. They make a community. ARTFrom page 1 >> Some art festivals coming to Southwest Florida Naples Invitational Art fest Bene ting Eden Autism Florida Jan. 30-31 Fleischmann Park, Naples www.edenartfest.com ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 6-7 Downtown Fort Myers www.artfestformyers.com 7th Biennial National Art Exhibition Feb. 6-March 12 210 Maud St. (across from Fishermens Village), Punta Gorda www.visualartcenter.org Coconut Point Art festival Feb. 13-14 Coconut Point, Estero www.artfestival.com Naples National Art Festival Feb. 20-21 Cambier Park and Eighth Street, Naples www.naplesart.org Peace River National Arts Festival Feb. 28-March 1 Laishley Park, Punta Gorda www.visualartcenter.org Mercato Fine Arts Festival March 6-8 Mercato, U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples www.napesart.org The Naples Masters March 6-7 Collection at Vanderbilt www. Boulderbrook, net Bonita Springs National Art Festival March 13-14 The Promenade at Bonita Bay www.artinusa.com/bonita Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts March 27-28 Fifth Avenue South, Naples www.naplesart art festivals HAMILTON
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Luncheon and the program are free, but reservations are required calling 649-2915. The next Business After 5 with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, 3560 Kraft Road, on Thursday, Feb. 18. Register at www.napleschamber.org. Merrill Lynch financial advisors Heidi Varsames and Dora Watson will host Retirement and the Roth IRA, a wine tasting and program by Barbara Bolick, CPA, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Brio at Waterside Shops. Free. RSVP by calling 649-2976. The next Gulf Coast Venture Forum meeting takes place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the clubhouse at Tiburon Golf Course. For more information, call Tim Cartwright at 262-6300. The next Wake Up Naples sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Hilton Naples. Register at www. napleschamber.org. 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 Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples meets for lunch and a program at noon every second Tuesday in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Members, $30; Guests, $40. RSVP www.cfanaples.org. 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. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9The Stock reportStock Development has concluded a strong year of new home sales at Lely Resort. A fourth-quarter surge brought total sales in the community to 172 new homes in 2009. Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, says Lely Resorts new home sales volume reached more than $72.6 million for an average sale price of $422,277 per home, a 3 percent price increase over 2008. We closed the year on a very strong upswing with 58 new home sales in the final quarter, which almost tripled our numbers from the fourth quarter of 2008, Mr. Stock says. As a result, the company has implemented an aggressive building program to bring new, ready-to-move-in inventory homes on to the market regularly through the winter sales season. Stock Construction has 60 new homes completed, under construction or in permitting at Lely Resort and nearly 100 homes under way throughout Southwest Florida. In 2009, Stock Development and Stock Construction won 16 Sand Dollar Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association for their work at Lely Resort, while the Cordoba neighborhood by Cordoba Development won five additional awards. The accolades included Community of the Year honors, four clubhouse and pool awards, three residential design awards and two interior design awards. In December, Stock Construction was honored with CBIAs Builder of the Year Award. The companys Paseo community in south Fort Myers won the Lee Building Industry Associations Community of the Year honors for the third year in a row. Stock Construction, Cordoba Development, Bateman Communities, Divco Construction and Lundstrom Development comprise a preferred builders program that offers 12 neighborhoods with residences including flats, town homes, casitas, coach homes, twin villas, single-family homes and estate homes priced from the $180,000s to more than $2 million. There are currently 33 furnished model homes open throughout Lely Resort. The Lely Resort Sales Center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit www.lely-resort.com. Lely Resort is also on Facebook. Maureen and Michael Joyce and Milt on C ollins have joined Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., Realtors. Mr. and Mrs. Joyce will work together from the companys Marco Island office. The Joyces are originally from East Islip, N.Y., where Mrs. Joyce had a 30-year career as a registered nurse. Mr. Joyce had a 34-year career in education and has been in the real estate business for eight years in south Naples and Marco. Mr. Collins works from the companys Promenade office in Bonita Springs. A longtime Florida resident, he has worked for U.S. Homes, Worthington Communities and Bonita Bay Group. Ali Parish has joined the sales and marketing team at Vineyards as a new home specialist responsible for educating customers about Vineyards and assisting with new home purchases. Originally from Connecticut, Ms. Parish has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate sales. She began her career in Wilmington, N.C., and has been licensed in Florida since 1994. Dennis Brando has joined the Uptown office of John R. Wood Inc., Realtors. The former manager of the Naples VIP Realty Group office and a top-producing agent, Mr. Brando has more than 20 years experience in senior marketing and merchandising. He holds the professional designations of Graduate, Realtor Institute; Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist; and At Home With Diversity. He belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Lennar reports strong new home sales in Naples, Estero in 2009Lennars Southwest Florida Division reports it sold more than 350 new homes in the Naples/Fort Myers area in 2009 at Heritage Bay in Naples and Bella Terra in Estero. The builder sold more than 200 new homes at Heritage Bay, a gated golf and country club resort community four miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road, according to Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennar in Southwest Florida. Lennar sells terrace condominiums, town homes, coach homes, executive homes and classic luxury homes at Heritage Bay priced from the $100,000s to the $500,000s. All homeowners at Heritage Bay enjoy club membership that includes tennis and a 27-hole, Gordie Lewis-designed championship golf course. In Estero, Lennar sold more than 150 new homes at Bella Terra, a gated golf and country club community located east of I-75 on Corkscrew Road. Prices for villa homes, manor homes, executive homes and luxury estate homes in the community are from the $100,000s to the $300,000s. Amenities at Bella Terra include bocce ball courts, a tot lot, beach volleyball, inline skating rink, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, clubhouse, fitness center and banquet room. For more information, call Mr. Devereaux at 278-1177. COURTESY PHOTOThe Monterey by Stock Development is in Lely Resort. OPEN DAILY NEW 2 and 3 BEDROOM Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Lely Resort tallies nearly $73 million in new home sales in 2009 NEWSMAKERS JOYCE PARISH JOYCE COLLINS BRANDO
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RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAThe Colony/Palermo .........................$3100 Bonita Bay ....................................... $2750 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Rapallo ..................................... from $1400 Vasari/Matera ...................................$1350Furnished Annuals from $2500 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSThe Vanderbilt .................................$6200 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$2750 Old Naples/Old Westlake Villas ........$2500 Parkshore Beach/Vistas ............ from $2200 Pelican Marsh/Seville ........................$2100 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Venetian Cove ..................................$1400 Bermuda Greens ...............................$1150Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal ......................................$10000 Hawks Ridge ...................................$3000 Royal Harbor ....................................$2400 Longshore Lakes ...............................$1995 Vanderbilt/Canal ..............................$1900 Country Club of Naples ....................$1800 Seagate .............................................$1600 J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn PrfrBr Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 Capri LOWEST priced Capri! SHORT SALE subject to lender approval. Great location, good views, great price! Asking $210,000 REDUCED Extended Oakmont LOWEST priced Oakmont! Wall unit, side load garage, surface works on all concrete, screened patio light and bright! Asking $369,000 Oakmont 3BD, 2.5BA, plus den 2 car-garage OAKMONT with pool LOWEST priced home with pool! Spotless, original owner home with granite, side load garage, and wall unit. Asking $398,000 VIRTUAL TOUR VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES /Voted 2009 Community Association of the Year!Casual Elegance Windsor, 4BD, 3BA, Plus Den. Lovely former model located on private cul-de-sac offers large gracious rooms and an array of designer features, formal living and dining rooms, screened lanai with private pool, electric hurricane shutters and much more! $490,000 Value Packed and Luxuriously appointed! Lovely Capri home 2BD, 2BA offers open oor plan design, tile, upgraded kitchen counters, CUSTOM POOL with new heater,electric/ manual HURRICANE shutters, and more! $286,900 Glenwood! 3 bedroom Glenwood model with wall unit, screened patio, lanai hurricane shutters, south facing water view. Furniture also for sale! Asking $280,000 VIRTUAL TOUR VIRTUAL TOURMagni cent Carlyle! 4BD, 3.5BA offers totally renovated home/kitchen including top appliances, granite, genuine hardwood oors, crown, renovated baths, private POOL, hurricane shutters and so much more! EXQUISITE HOME $649,000 Visual Tour Available!FABULOUS 3BD,2.5BA The prefect home in a prefect location offering extensive upgrades, granite, tile, freshly painted interior, plantations shutters, large screen lanai with water feature and lake views, hurricane shutters and more! $439,900 Furnishings available! ISLAND WALK OF NAPLES VILLAGE WALK OPEN HOUSE Walk directly out to the beach from your lanai. Hear the Gulf, see the beach and the waves, enjoy every sunset! 2 Bedrooms + Den, impact glass and shutters, 2 assigned parking spaces under this very low density building, only 3 units per oor, DIRECT WEST VIEWS! Close to Venetian Village and Downtown Naples.JUST REDUCED TO $729,000! OWNER SAYS BRING OFFER!Christopher A. Braun, CRSDowning Frye Realty, Inc.Of ce: 239.261.2244 ext. 377 Cell: firstname.lastname@example.org www.allnaples.com
888-214-1393 HeritageBayLennar.com *While supplies last. Prices subject to change without notice. Copyright 2010 Lennar Corporation. Lennar and the Lennar logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. 1/10 Gorgeous new Heritage Bay Estate Home models on amazing golf view home sites. The biggest and best home sites are now selling. Vistas at Heritage Bay41Exit 123 Exit 111Heritage Bay Heritage Bay Golf & Country ClubEstate Homes from the $100s Directions: I 75 to exit 111 (Immokalee Rd.), Community on Left just East of SR 951.SUN., JAN 31ST1-3 PMLive Music & Free Food*
HE loves the Water ...SHE loves the Golf ...Visit our Sales Center located on US 41, Across from Coconut Point.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIER S TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community New South Tower Inventory Available from the $300s EVERYONE loves a Great Deal. 239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.com South Tower Now Released!
Behind the gates you are welcomed by fountains of fire and water. A private beach embraces you with serene sunsets and warm waters. The concierge, beach and poolside services cater to your every need. Few beachfront residences remain where inspiration and location await.Picture yourself living in the last, new beachfront residences in North Naples. EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES 239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com 11 125 Gulf Shore Drive. Naples, FL 34108Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by chapter 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.New models shown by appointment. Residences from $2.5 million.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS AILING MARKET CALL FOR HELP The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US!Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.comTiger Lily Vacant Lot $149,000Build your dream home here in Lely Resort with this great deal. Corner lot. Floor plans for a 3,400 sf, 3-car garage home available. Take advantage of this opportunity.Varenna in Fiddlers Creek $325,000Wonderfully large coach home with 3BR/3BA. Beautiful lake & peaceful natural setting. Courtyard entrance that is a delight. 2-car garage. Close to community pool.Richard DrosteRealtor239email@example.comBill FeehanRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.orgResidential, LLC 8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000Beautiful home with numerous upgrades. 2,800 sf living space. 3 large BR w/3 in-suite BA. No detail unturned. Florida lifestyle on this large lanai. Overlooks a beautiful lake. Ascot at Lely Resort $355,000Enjoy living in this popular complex within the beautiful Lely community. Upper unit with spacious oor plan. Furnished. Overlooks lake & golf course. 3BR/2BA. Garage. COURTESY PHOTOOne of Naples most recognized sights, the Lely Freedom Horses, now belongs to the residents of Lely Resort. The Community Development District recently acquired the horses from Stock Development. Commissioned in 1992, the monument by sculptor Veryl Goodnight of Mancos, Colo., underwent a $1 million renovation in 2006. Ms. Goodnights works are on display at the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidential libraries; the CIA headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and the Berlin Allied Museum in Germany.
e symbol of local knowledge Port Royal, 3860 Gordon Dr BEACH HOUSE. Easy living beach front home aords panoramic views and breath taking sunsets. Totally renovated in 2007. Just steps to the beach! 4/4 (H3560) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $8,250,000 Port Royal, 3901 Gordon Dr Beautiful Gordon Drive location is the setting for this custom built home originally designed for use by architect Walter Keller. Situated on Champney Bay. 3/3.5 (H3558) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $4,500,000 Port Royal, 3939 Gordon Dr Enjoy quiet tranquil views of Champney Bay and a dock and dock slip that can accommodate several boats. e inside has been completely renovated. 3/2 (H3557) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $3,290,000 Bonita Bay, 26073 Fawnwood Ct Custom built 2 story estate home w/high-end nishes, gourmet kitchen, media/5th bedroom, large lanai w/summer kitchen & bar. Seamless edge pool. 4+Den/4.5 (H3566) Mike Sokol, 287-8640 $2,595,000 Moorings, 723 Mooringline Dr New home w/Old Florida style. Expansive, lush yard has water feature-pool, summer kitchen. Gracious details abound. Lots of space for lots of living. 4+Den/3.5 (H4338) Rose Mary Everett, 2727790, Jessica Sowin, 272-6810 $2,195,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 10620 Gulf Shore Dr, #701 Your private elevator leads to a double door entry. Enjoy expansive views to the west, north and east from this end unit. 3 porches. Dock included. 3+Den/3.5 (C4718) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $2,150,000 Coquina Sands, 650 Banyan Cir Situated on a quiet street and located on an oversized lot, this homes southern border is the Naples Beach Hotel golf course. Renovated in 1998. 4/3 (H3632) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,950,000 Aqualane Shores, 450 17th Ave S Located on beautiful 17th Ave South, desirable southern exposure, direct access with 60 dock and covered cut-in 20x36 slip. Well maintained home. 3/2 (H3562) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,825,000 Naples Boat Club, 909 10th St S, #304 Waterfront views from every room give way to endless lazy days watching the boats go by. 42 terrace, fabulous amenities, walk to 5th Ave. 3/3.5 (C4947) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,690,000 Bonita Bay, 26436 Brick Ln Tropical paradise found! Courtyard home amplied on extra large home site. Glass walls allow the outdoors in. Spacious r plan allows for entertaining galore! 3+Den/4.5 (H4590) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $1,399,000 Park Shore, 4000 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1000 Venetian Villas. Elegant living directly over the water !!! First oor at, completely renovated with exquisite touches everywhere. Spectacular views. 3/2.5 (V1226) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,375,000 Windstar, 1650 Star Point Ln, #103 Vaulted ceilings add volume and a large screened lanai gives a birds eye view of the golf course and Naples Bay beyond. 3+Den/3.5 (C4765) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,295,000 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #Ph-1 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, up and above Old Naples Beach, just 3 blocks from the Gulf and center to the vibrant Village of Old Naples. 2+Den/2 (C5114) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,195,900 Golden Gate Estates, 1971 12th Ave Ne Equestrian Estate on 5 acres! Beautifully gated two story custom pool home w/ oversized 3 car garage. Fireplace, state of the art kitchen & 6 stall barn. 4/2.5 (H3746) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $999,000 Naples Lakes Country Club 5107 Castlerock Way Exquisite estate home enhanced w/ numerous valuable upgrades. CC membership included. 3 car side entry garage is ideal for your own golf cart. 3+Den/3.5 (H2883) Annemarie Giannini, 289-1820 $849,000 Pelican Bay, 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd, #201 Marbellain Pelican Bay First Class amenities at this elegant senior living address. Western views-Sunset skies and 1200 sq ft terrace for entertaining. 2+Den/3 (C5776) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $845,000 Moorings, 1947 Crayton Rd 4 minutes to beach & Gulf. Oversized lot, renovated pool home, 3 BRs, fam rm, new tile & Berber, granite counters, stainless appls, dble gar. Over 4000 T. sq ft. 3/2 (H3039) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $799,000 Banyan Woods, 4884 Rustic Oaks Cir Professionally decorated former model! Special features include: gorgeous built-ins, bamboo ooring, granite countertops, upgraded cabs. & plantation shutters. 4+Den/3 (H2935) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $795,000 Park Shore, 4022 Crayton Rd Charming, spacious villa, large upgraded kitchen/family room. First Floor Master Suite. Walk to Park Shore beach and Venetian Village!. 2+Den/2.5 (V1260) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $697,000 Waterside At Bay Beach 4137 Bay Beach Ln, #593 SPECTACULAR water views & VALUE come together in this home in the sky! Watch ALL the action of Big Carlos Pass & Lovers Key State Park-also minutes from town!2+Den/2 (C6140) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $674,700 Lely Resort, 8706 Mustang Island Cir Absolutely gorgeous Palomino model w/ golf view. Loaded w/top upgrades, granite, cherry, electric hurricane shutters, heated pool/ spa, oversized 2-car garage. 3+Den/3 (H4592) Robin Hill, 776-0733 $669,900 Waterside At Bay Beach, 4141 Bay Beach Ln, #472 Waterfront living w/views to spare! Enjoy back bay vistas from 7th flr of boats & dolphins. Gated community with LOTS of amenities-boating, beach & public golf. 3+Den/2 (C6069) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $600,000 Cedar Creek, 9230 Cedar Creek Dr Your own paradise in this popular comm. Custom built w/many upgrades. Pool, spa, citrus trees, boat dock & pvt. tiki hut overlooking Spring Creek. Gulf Access. 4/3 (H4465) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Carl Rao, 949-3932 $599,900 Pelican Bay, 820 Bentwater Cir, #102 Lg tile thru out, updated kit w/granite, newer appls, mstr suite w/his & her closets. Plantation shutters, oversized sliding glass doors. Lake view. 2-car gar! 2+Den/2 (C6017) Mimy von Schreiner & Kate Del Ga, 659-6173 $599,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Outstanding renovation in convenient location between e Pier &ird Street. High end appointments normally found in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 Waterside At Bay Beach 4191 Bay Beach Ln #252 SPECTACULAR water views for a bargain price!!! Watch dolphins & manatees meander in Estero Bay from every room in your home! A must see for the view alone!. 2/2 (C6086) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $489,900 Waterside At Bay Beach, 4141 Bay Beach Ln, #433 Super view and value come together in this waterfront beauty! Water, water, water and boating, beaching, shopping, dining, walking, biking its ALL here!!. 2+Den/2 (C6034) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $449,900 Arbor Trace, 1001 Arbor Lake Dr, #406 Estate sale-Oers welcome!! Luxury senior community. High-rise with Gulf views! Dining and health care avail. Sunny, spacious. 2/2 (C2407) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $399,900 Naples Imp Co Little Farms 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $399,000 Village Walk 3461 Donoso Ct Rarely available extended Oakmont plan featuring white tile, high ceilings, newer a/c & appliances w/lake view. Community pools & tennis at Town Center. 3+Den/2 (H2548) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $385,000 Glen Eden, 14612 Glen Eden Dr Beautiful Lake Views!! W of US41. Near bches, public boat ramp, shops & dining! Gated comm., walk to pool/spa, clubhouse & tness. Arch detail, crown molding. 2+Den/2.5 (V1273) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $369,000 Banyan Woods, 5017 Maxwell Cir, #101 2000+ SF plus an oversized lanai overlooking lush gardens & community pool. Extras: plantation shutters, tile on the diagonal, workshop & additional storage. 3/2 (C6063) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $350,000 Worthington, 13030 Southampton Dr Large single fam. villa. Stunning SW lake views! Hurricane shutters most windows, oversized garage, Corian counters, most newer appliances & A/C. 3/2 (V1271) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad 851-6918 $329,000 Glen Eagle, 224 Glen Eagle Cir Golf community minutes to 5th, 3rd & beaches. Open oor plan w/2124 SF, granite kitchen, diag tile, coer ceilings, water softener, pool/ spa. 2+Den/2 (H4019) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Douglas R. Smith, 682-0414 $319,900 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #204 Beach & Boating...this 2nd oor apt, turnkey furnished 1200 SF 2/2. Views of Gulf from kitchen & master bdrm. Boat dock available for purchase. 2/2 (C5409) CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $319,000
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 with Membership to Naples Harbour Yacht Club Spacious 3bd/2bth Plus Oce, Family & Fitness Rooms Electric Hurricane Shutters Protect & Secure this Concrete Structure.By Appointment Only. 1680 Avion Place $659,000 Kathi Kilburn-Bruce email@example.com Spectacular Waterfront Residence kk Newly Reduced $659,000 REAL ESTATE AUCTION BY OWNERSATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2010OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT ONLYDeep Water Dock w/18,000 lb. Lift on Old Caloosahatchee River Pool House w/o PoolCall (662) 279-7011 or (662) 279-5810 Ask for Jim or Betty3 bedroom w/ceiling fans, 2 walk-in closets, 2 bath (HUGE master bathroom completely retiled w/retiled walk-in shower), living-dining room, replace, lanai, hot tub, cathedral ceilings, kitchen w/new appliances, den, tile oors throughout with a 2 car garage on 1 lots.PROPERTY LOCATION: *Please call for directions 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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! Francis A. Oakes III and Deanne D. Oakes have purchased 2,035 square feet of retail space at 2225 Davis Blvd., from CVC-SOPH Inc. for $450,000. Craig Timmins and David Stevens of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction.Canberra Investments LLC has purchased 73,181 square feet of vacant land at 3620 Shaw Blvd. from Ralph P. and Bonnie M. Shaw. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction.Direct Home Realty has leased 938 square feet in Dockside Boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Ave. from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/ Naples brokered the transaction.Insouth Funding Inc. has leased 720 square feet of office space at 3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 101, from Beasley Broadcasting Management Corp. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONJANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Woodwinds ruleClassic Chamber Concerts welcomes flutist Amy Porter and the UofM Faculty Woodwind Quintet. C24 East meets WestThe Weatherburn Gallery showcases recent works by Christopher Zhang. C19 astmeetsWest The party district10th Street North was all abloom for The Garden Districts studio grand opening. See who turned out for this and more fun. C35, 36 & 37 Finding a Voice to support The Shelter, survivors of domestic violenceHow many times has a concert has changed your life? What about the life of one of your neighbors? What if your presence at a concert could help break the silence surrounding family violence... would you attend? Finding a Voice, a choral and arts concert to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The performance is presented by The Choir Project as a way to honor the journey of Shelter residents and local survivors of domestic violence and to raise community awareness about domestic violence. It is a powerful embodiment in text, music, image and dance of a womans journey from lament, to breaking the silence, to hope, to healing and finally to restoration. Music includes choral music, AfricanAmerican spirituals, folk music and SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Workers dress for the job to protecct themselves from dust as well as from the suns reflection off mounds that are covered with silver plastic.Ted Koppel once described Immokalee as thirty miles and billions of dollars east of Naples. For all the efforts of numerous charitable organizations and individuals, all the progress made, Mr. Koppels metaphor remains as right on today as it was when he made it several years ago. I liken Immokalee to the Janus Phenomenon, with one face revealing snippets of hope, of possibility, of progress, and another reflecting grinding poverty, overwhelming despair.Images of Immokalee re ect a mixture of promise, despairSEE HOPE, C14 SEE VOICE, C27 opehBY PEG LONGSTRETHplongstreth@ oridaweekly.com An exhibit of photographs by Brynn Bruijn at the Naples Museum of Art.>>review:THERESWHERE Alive by Jen Gray is among the artwork in Finding a Voice.The news is goodComplete with the headlines from Lake Wobegon, area cinemas screen Prairie Home Companion live in HD. C12 COURTESY PHOTOS/ BRYNN BRUIJN
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 he had a good build. He was neither sleazy nor lecherous. When I thanked him for the jacket at the end of the flight, he replied with a polite, Youre welcome. His confidence impressed me. Now that Im fast approaching 30, and emotional maturity and financial security carry more weight, Im reevaluating these relationships. Perhaps it is better to marry a handsome December than be disappointed by another May; otherwise we might find ourselves looking again in late November. When it comes to younger wives, weve bought the stereotype. We believe that older, lecherous men regularly prey on young women, swapping wealth and security for nubile scintillation. Funny that this should be a defining image of our dating culture, when its often not the case. The women are rarely as young as we imagine. In fact, at a recent wedding, most of the older men escorted younger dates. But the ladies were hardly co-eds. In fact, many of them were in their early 40s. So what if the average age difference spanned 20 years? I imagine that for the first wives in their 60s, like their ex-husbands these second wives look like young hussies. But from this side of 40, its not so bad. Truthfully, divorce and remarriage are part of the contemporary American experience. In the old days, a man took a mistress and a woman took a lover and the marriage soldiered on. Now, husbands are cutting their first wives loose, often at the moment when the husband achieves personal and professional success. Those women who stuck through the lean times, who sacrificed sleep for infant children, who forsook miniskirts in favor of sweatpants, are tossed aside Taking another look at May-December SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then so is youth...in favor of younger brides.Which is why women need to get ahead of the curve. In love, as in all things, the best defense is a strong offense. Instead of chasing after men our own age, perhaps we should set our sights higher or, rather, older. If women are resigned to the idea that a man will dump his wife at middle age, then why not put our efforts into a successful older man instead of one who already has a foot out the door?The great thing about these relationships is that we dont have to be 18 to make them work. Any of us at any age can attract an older gentleman. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then so is youth. On the plane back from the wedding, the cabins air conditioning system locked into hyperdrive and cranked out a stream of frigid air during the flight. I wrapped a cotton scarf around my shoulders and shivered under the thin material. From the corner of my eye, I saw the man across the aisle stand and open the overhead bin. He reached in, pulled out a leather coat, and before I realized what he was doing, draped the heavy jacket over me. I was stunned and grateful. I said thank you and he smiled in return. The man must have been in his early 50s. He was nice looking, with salt and pepper hair, and he zy f o re Hi e m ri t th to d w a of youn g er brides is why women need to get f the curve. In love, as in all h e best defense is a stron g I nstead of chasin g after men n age, perhaps we should s ights higher or, rather, women are resigned to th at a man wi ll d ump at middle a g e, then t put our e ff orts s u ccess ful o ld e r e ad of one who h as a foot out ? e at thing about e lationships is d ont h ave to b e 18 to e m work. An y o f u s s s s y age can a tt rac t r gentleman. I f s in the e y e o f old er t h en s o e plane bac k h e wed e ca b i ns i tionin g l ocked y per an d out m o f d ur r l i g ht. I I a co ttf ar o u nd nd d h o ulders a n d sh iv e r ed un de r t he thin mat e rial. Fr o m t h e corner of my eye, I saw t h e man across th e ais l e stan d an d op en the overhead bin. He r eached in, pulled out a leather coat, and before I reali z ed w h at he wa s doing, draped the heavy jacket over m e I was stunne d and g rateful. I said thank y ou and he s m il e d in r e turn. Th e m a n must have b e en in h is ear ly 50s H e wa s n ice looking, w ith s alt an d peppe r hair a n d Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org Merchants of Beauty and Value275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne neart.com Monday thru Wednesday 10 to 5 P.M. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 to 8 P.M. Sunday 12 to 5 P.M. 19th, 20th & 21st Century Art for the Discriminating Collector, Both Beginning and Experienced
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 Florida Everblades vs. Trenton Devils Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations THE BLADES BATTLE IT OUT!!! Friday, Jan. 29th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $12. Saturday is Blades Beach Party and the rst 2,500 fans get a beach frisbee! THE MUSIC GOURMET Its been five years since Southwest Floridas only regional opera company took its first baby steps. Since that time, Opera Naples has managed to stay afloat in the midst of the greatest economic downturn in modern history. Several long established opera companies, including the venerable Baltimore Opera, have not fared so well. The Naples companys former pickup orchestra now has a strong, seasoned flavor to it, with Raymond Gniewek, concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera for nearly his entire first life, as concertmaster. Under the tutelage of Robin Shuford-Frank, the 30-member chorus is truly first rate. This past weekend, Willie Anthony Waters, the almost-understated conductor of the New York City Opera, made his first appearance as conductor for Opera Naples and quickly proved a definite crowd (and orchestra) pleaser. On Friday evening, once again performing in the auditorium at Gulf Coast High School, this time to a nearly sold-out audience of opera enthusiasts, Opera Naples proved just how far it has come, with an amazingly good performance of the truly convoluted Guiseppe Verdi masterpiece, Il Travotore (The Troubador). Most noteworthy, and utterly essential for this opera to succeed, is that the main roles were perfectly matched vocally, since much of the opera is sung together. This presents far different challenges and opportunities for greatness as well as for getting literally lost in the shuffle. The production was sung in Italian with English subtitles. From the very first ominous rolls on the tympani, the audience knew that there was about to be trouble in the kingdom. Another love-gone-terribly-awry story was about to unfold. A witch who wasnt a witch but who was burned alive for a crime she didnt commit (putting a curse on one of the kings infant sons) is about to have her dying plea to her daughter come true. Vengeance of unimaginable proportions is about to unfold. Ive seen this opera at least six times, someone sitting nearby commented during intermission, and I still cant figure it all out. I understood exactly what she meant. Sure, everyone knows the melody line of the Anvil Chorus. As for the rest of the lyrics, youre definitely on foreign soil if youre anything other than a true opera buff. However can one explain it to people who are seeing and hearing it for the first time? What tangled webs some mortals weave, when first they practice to deceive? Does that at least give a hint of why all is not well in the kingdom? Opera Naples amazing set designs, compliments of Samuel Vasquez, local architect and husband of Stephanie Pearce, Opera Naples artistic director, brought multiple rounds of applause as the story unfolded The company garnered sufficient financial support to acquire some of the most exciting voices in the business for this production. Tenor Jeffrey Springer of the San Francisco Opera returned to Naples in the role of Manrico, Leonoras (Steffanie Pearce) doomed lover. Baritone Louis Otey of the Metropolitan Opera was Count di Luna, determined to win the love of Leonora at any cost. The Mets Ashley Howard Wilkinson was simply stellar as Ferrando. And the incredibly rich voice of mezzo-soprano Korby Myrick as Azucena practically made me swoon with delight. The character of Ruiz was presented by a new and exciting voice in the person of San Francisco Opera star Calvin Ellis Lee. Soprano Deborah Berioli rounded out the cast as Inez. A great talent as well, Ms. Berioli resides in Sarasota and is the founder and director of the Venice (Florida) Performing Arts series. As the story unfolds, Count di Luna succeeds in killing Manrico, only to discover, to his horror, that he has lost everything. Leonora dies in agony after secretly ingesting poison rather than be forced to marry him instead of her true love, Manrico. And Manrico, his accursed rival for her affections, turns out in actuality to have been Count di Lunas brother, whom he mistakenly believed had succumbed to the witchs curse while an infant. For all the wonderful voices and great performances, I must confess I found the chillingly macabre dance by a megatalent named Rosa Mercedes (principal dancer and choreographer with the Metropolitan Opera) to be utterly great and itself worth the price of the ticket. So congratulations, Opera Naples. You did yourself proud with this performance. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Theres nothing convoluted about Opera Naples ability to please a crowd PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.com PAT SHAPIRO / OPERA NAPLESLouis Otey and Stephanie Pearce >> Coming up next in Opera Naples season: Gounod and Bernsteins Romeo & Juliet, Feb. 20-21 at the Miromar Design Center Mozarts The Magic Flute, March 5-6 at Cambier Park For information about tickets, call (800) 7711041 or visit www.operanaples.com. coming up
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Live bands The Bay House WednesdaySaturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: Lynn Carol on the piano and vocals. In the Venetian Village, 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 649-5552. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Saturday: Frank Sinatra; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: karaoke with Steve Roberts; Wednesday: Carla Valenti. Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Fitzgeralds Famous Pub Country and bluegrass music every Saturday. 9070 Bonita Beach Road. 949-2111. Freds Diner Monday: Gino from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Singer Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary at 7 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday: Jazz vocalist Jess; Friday: The Laws. 2700 Immokalee Road. 239-4317928. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Diane Russell Band; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Thursday and Monday: Kevin Bruce; Friday and Tuesday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Wednesday: 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: 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; 6-9 p.m. Saturday: Jebrys Dance Trio. 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. The Pickled Parrot Thursday: Nevada Smith; Friday: Steve Hill; Saturday: Maxi Courtney. On the boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Avenue South. 435-7900. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Open Mic Night; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Ocean Roads; Sunday: Live reggae with Spread the Dub; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: P.A. Trick. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater A Chorus Line At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Jan. 31. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Almost, Maine Presented by The Naples Players on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 6. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See review on page C8. Honour Presented by Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center through Jan. 30. (866) 811-4111 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Spring Awakening At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers through Jan. 31. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Mauritius Presented by The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre on select days Feb. 3-27. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page C21. Murder on ze Menu Aboard the Seminole-Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 275-8487 or www.semgulf.com. Unnecessary Farce At the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel Island through Feb. 13. 4726862. George M! At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers through Feb. 14. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Are We There Yet? At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers through March 7. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. You Cant Take It With You At Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers Feb. 5-21 (previews Feb. 2-4). 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Thursday, Jan. 28 Trunk Show Signatures at Mercato presents a trunk show featuring Peace of Cloth pants, jackets and jeans. Champagne and a light lunch will be served. 254-5805. Another Trunk Show Marissa Collections presents the Spring 2010 Collection by Lucifer vir Honestus. The designer will make an appearance. 1167 Third St. S. Call 2634333 for times and reservations. Wet Paint Caution! The Marco Island Center for the Arts holds its Wet Paint Live Auction at 5:30 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Work up for bid have been created earlier in the day. Songs & Duets The Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music presents Songs & Duets from the American Musical Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. The program will be repeated for the Naples Opera Society program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at The Norris Center. 590-7548. Art Event Members of the Art League of Bonita Springs open their studios from 4-7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. Thursdays on Third The courtyards and plazas of Third Street South come alive with music from 6-9 p.m. Pop Quiz The English Pub hosts Quiz Night beginning at 8:30 p.m. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727 or www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, Jan. 29 Mullet and More Stans Idle Hour in Goodland hosts its Mullet Festival today through Sunday. Experience a most colorful and unique weekend of seafood, arts and crafts, music and silliness. The fun begins at 10 a.m. 394-3041. Local Lore The Naples Historical Societys Gardens Chickee Chat from 11 a.m. to noon will feature three Neapolitans who grew up here in the 1950s. 261-8164 or www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Boo! Guides will lead ghost walks through the Koreshan State Historic Park in Estero tonight and Saturday. 992-0311. Celtic Rock A Night Downtown with the Screaming Orphans begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. $45 per person include hors doeuvres. This is a fundraiser for the Pace Center for Girls Lee County. www.thescreamingorphans.com for ticket locations. Family Entertainment Razzle Dazzle, an evening of magic, comedy and theater, is performed Friday and Saturday through Feb. 13 in the Tuscan Showroom at The Inn of Naples. (866) 468-7630. Saturday, Jan. 30 A Glass Act Glass artist Dale Chihuly lectures at 11 a.m. in Hayes Hall at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Doggie Garden Naples Botanical Garden opens its doors to a new kind of visitor canines with their companions from 1-5 p.m. See story on page A21. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org. Art Event The 13th annual Naples Invitational Art Fest brings some of the nations top artists to Fleischmann Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Free admission, but donations accepted to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida. www. edenartfest.com. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY IMAGEJarrod Walker is among the Bluegrass All-Stars who will perform at The Norris Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Joining him will be Clay Hess, Ronnie Stewart and Austin Wilder. Naples own Frontline Bluegrass opens the evening. Tickets are $25. Call 213-3049. COURTESY PHOTOSSpring Awakening is at the Barbara B. Mann Hall Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:305 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. To the Max Meet pop artist Peter Max at the Road Show Company, 375 Broad Ave. S., Naples, from 6-9 p.m. tonight and from noon-3 p.m. Sunday. (888) 513-8385. Weekend Blues Gulf Coast Town Center presents Riverside Blues beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Jan. 31 Finding a Voice The Choir Project presents Finding a Voice to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children at 4 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. See story on page C1. Debby Boone The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Debby Boone at 8 p.m. 598-1900 or www.thephil.org. Free Concert Band The Naples Concert Band welcomes pianist and FGCU professor of music Dr. Michael Baron at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free, but donations appreciated. 263-9521 or www. NaplesConcertBand.org. Dinner Show Erins Isle restaurant presents The Famous Finton Stanley Dinner Show. 6190 Collier Blvd., www.erinsisle.biz or 774-1880. Monday, Feb. 1 Art Class Take a class from master artist Urania Christy Tarbet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. Lyndon and Lady Bird Presidents and Their First Ladies: Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson begins at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. William and Sue Wills perform the costumed, dramatic presentation that is sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177 or 593-0334. Love Trivia? The questions begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Tuesday, Feb. 2 Fledgling Birders Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center presents a Beginning Birders Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics and then practice your new skills on a field trip to a local park. 4176310, ext. 401. Book Discussion Enjoy a discussion about Dan Browns Lost Symbol beginning at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. Museum Exhibit The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art showcases works by three contemporary artists in People, Places and Things: The Art of Ben Aronson, Joel Babb and Alec Soth, which opens with an invitation-only reception from 4:306:30 p.m. and runs through April 18. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Chamber Concert Classic Chamber Concerts presents flutist Amy Porter at 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-8505 or www.ClassicChamberConcerts.org. See story on page C25. Team Trivia The tough questions begin at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Road. 5962337. Wednesday, Feb. 3 History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations to the Naples Historical Society are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations required. 261-8164. Songs from the Silver Screen The musicians known as Take Four present a tribute to the music and stars of the movies beginning at 6 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Art in Cinema The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts No. 7: Art in Cinema 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner and a film about painter Frida Kahlo. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Underground Art Its Underground Art Wednesday, when more than a dozen studios and galleries north of Pine Ridge Road between Airport-Pulling and Taylor roads stay late, serve refreshments and introduce new works. 821-1061. Upcoming events One Woman Show The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln, The First Woman They Called Crazy begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 4, at The Norris Center. $12. 213-3049. Raku for You A Taste of Raku with artists Annabelle Johnson and Richard W. Rosen takes place from 6-9 p.m. at Rosen Gallery & Studios Feb. 4. The pottery-filled evening of glazing, socializing and firing includes all materials, refreshments and your finished piece of raku to take home. $43. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 821-1061. Hyacinth Series Moorings Presbyterian Church presents its next Hyacinth Series concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 with Christopher Bolduc, baritone, and Charles Webb, piano. 213-5246 or e-mail email@example.com. Shell It Out The annual Bonita Beach Shell Club Show and Sale takes place Feb. 5-7 at the Bonita Beach Club, 5700 Bonita Beach Road. 994-2774. Bluegrass Event The Bluegrass All-Stars perform from 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Norris Center. $15. 213-3049. Music Fest The Heritage Music Festival, with music from Dixieland jazz to bluegrass, takes place from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Miromar Outlets. 9483766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Bonita Springs Concert Band The next free concert by the Bonita Springs Concert band begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in Riverside Park, Bonita Springs. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.COURTESY IMAGENaples Collect, an exhibit of works on loan from private collectors including Water Heart by Jim Dine, above remains at The von Liebig Art Center through Feb. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Call 262-6517 or visit www. naplesart.org.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Fare Your Way to Key West01/28: Key West Food and Wine Festival01/30 : 25th Annual Key West Craft Show01/30 : Humanitarian of the Year Gala02/07 : McGillis Flag Football Championship English is such a colorful language. We talk about falling in love, having our heart broken, waiting for the other shoe to drop all picturesque phrases to describe a situation. Playwright John Cariani knows his way around the English language. He knows how to tilt it so we can see the world in a slightly off-kilter way. And he does that skillfully in Almost, Maine, which is on stage at the Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 6. All the action in this sweet little play takes place on the same night in the small, inland town of Almost, Maine, when the northern lights dance and swirl in the sky and strange things happen all around. (Well, as one character explains, Almost isnt exactly a town, because the people living there couldnt get organized enough to officially make it one. So its almost a town. A town called Almost.) Maybe its the aurora borealis or a certain alignment of the stars, but on this particular magical night, people all over Almost are having epiphanies about love: theyre falling in or out of love, having their hearts broken or healed and seeing others, or themselves, in a new light. Almost, Maine, is a series of vignettes involving various people in town: a husband and wife arguing after ice-skating, a couple of buddies playing Can You Top This? with bad date stories, a man running into an old girlfriend at the local bar. (The scenes are not directly connected to each other, though if you listen carefully, you realize that characters refer to characters in other scenes.) Mr. Cariani takes these everyday situations and turns them on their head. Almost, Maine, his first play, was named one of the 10 best plays of the 2004/2005 regional theater season by The Wall Street Journal and was featured in New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. It has been staged locally at Theatre Conspiracy and at Florida Repertory Theatre, both in Fort Myers. Its an engaging, charming play. Unfortunately, The Naples Players dont quite do it justice. Under the direction of Anna Segreto, the seven actors play the show purely for laughs. The show is, indeed, funny, but they dont seem to trust its humor. They play the characters too broadly, gesturing wildly and speaking loudly, as if in vaudeville. The three women in the cast Debi Garnett, Bree Cowan and Erin Laughlin all have admirable acting skills, as seen in previous productions at the Sugden. But in Almost, Maine, theyre all too shrill and obvious. Rather than give us three-dimensional people with feelings and histories, they rely instead on speaking loudly and with southern accents. (Why do they think people in inland Maine speak with southern accents?) Three men in the cast Bob Garnett, J.C. Hanisko and Todd Irby have the opposite problem: they underplay their characters. Only James Jackson, the seventh member of the ensemble, comes across as a real person in his scenes. Ms. Segreto has wisely cast him in four roles (though most of the others play multiple roles as well.) With our recent cold snap, there were rumors (untrue) that it had snowed in Naples. But with Mark Santoss set design, you believe it. With snow on the ground and in the firs in the mountains, the simple set transports the audience to northern Maine in mid-winter. Though much of the action takes place outdoors, an interior set is used for multiple environments, quickly re-decorated to be a bar and a couple of different cabins. And Jeff Weisss creation of the northern lights is magical. Dot Auchmoody dresses the cast in so many flannels and scarves and jackets that you suspect she used all of the winter clothing available in the theaters wardrobe. But this quirky, whimsical play filled with magic realism needs to be acted with more subtlety. If the cast had approached it more seriously, respecting its depth, it wouldve been both moving and funny. Almost, Maine has much more tenderness and depth than whats on stage at the Sugden. The production nearly gets there, but doesnt quite hit the target. >> What: Almost, Maine >> When: through Feb. 6 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >> Cost: $30 >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org If you go ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org The Naples Players dont quite hit the mark in Almost, Maine COURTESY PHOTOSJ.C. Haniska and Bree Cowan in a scene that shows ironing boards and love can both hurt. Bob Garnett shows off his misspelled tattoo to Erin Laughlin. Bree Cowan and James Jackson focus on a painting that has heart.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 C9 GIVING Kerby Henry, 16, a sophomore at Immokalee High School, is going to college. So are Alex Gavin, 15, and Johnnie Gonzales, 18, and dozens of other students, thanks to The Immokalee Foundation. Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation has been committed to shaping Immokalees future by empowering its children through education. It has helped hundreds of students by providing a range of programs that focus on mentorship, after-school activities, college scholarships, the development of vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. More than 70 percent of adults in Immokalee lack a high school education, said John Henry, chairperson of The Immokalee Foundation Board. Most parents want their children to get a higher education that leads to a better future. The Immokalee Foundation offers a road map toward a brighter future. It helps manage community grants and seven core programs including: Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, Future Builders of America and Auto Tech Club, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier and Immokalee Readers. One of its most successful programs includes the Immokalee chapter of Take Stock in Children. Since 2001, the foundation has matched mentors with qualified seventh-, eighthand ninth-grade students from Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School. The mentor meets with the student once a week and encourages him or her to attend school, study, stay away from drugs and uphold other positive academic and personal standards. In return, the student earns a scholarship to any Florida state college, university or vocational school. Gaelle Colas, a participant in the Immokalee chapter of Take Stock in Children, graduated at the top of her class at Immokalee High School and is now a freshman at Smith College in Massachusetts. In Immokalee, our parents work so hard, but they cant always afford to send us to college, she said. The Immokalee Foundation gave me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and the Take Stock scholarship inspired me to work harder academically since I had the financial security I needed. Last week, Jesus Velazco, a ninth-grade student at Immokalee High School, was inducted into the same mentoring program along with 23 other students. We are only given a few chances like this in life, Jesus said. I became interested in the program when I saw my friends meeting with mentors during lunch. They told me how their mentors helped them make the right choices and choose the right path and I knew this was a program that could help me. Jesus will join 106 recipients currently enrolled in college. The success rate is high. Last year 100 percent of the students in Immokalee inducted into the Take Stock program graduated from high school. This compares to a 50 percent average Immokalee High School graduation rate, Mr. Henry said. These children know they are going to college. The sky is the limit, he added. Unfortunately, not all of the qualified students can enter the program. I wished we could have picked up more. We have the funds but we need mentors. Dedication is a critical, said Mr. Henry, who mentors three ninth-grade students. You can make a difference, Mr. Henry said. You can directly help send a child to college and change his or her future forever. Kaye Negri, 65, recently toured Immokalee High. She was so impressed with the students that she decided to become a mentor. I cant say enough good things about them, said Ms. Negri, a former teacher. These kids start thinking about college in seventh grade. Its all good stuff. Yes. Yes. Yes. The Immokalee Foundation exposes children to ideas, dreams and realities they never knew existed. Kerby Henry never considered attending college before he learned about Take Stock in Children. In sixth grade he had a 1.3 GPA. His older brother, who was in the Take Stock in Children program and now attends Florida Gulf Coast University, told him to step up and take his education seriously. It changed my life around, Kerby said. In seventh grade my GPA was 2.9 and eighth grade it was 3.8 and in ninth grade it was 3.7. Kerby hopes his two younger siblings follow in his footsteps. God willing, everyone goes to college, he said. Alex Gavin, 15, is proud of his accomplishments. Before, I didnt want to go to college, he said. Now I wonder what college I will choose. I know whatever I choose, its going to be good. For more information and to learn how to become a mentor, call 430-9122, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.The Immokalee Foundation has changed childrens futures Of Naples PUZZLE ANSWERS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 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 MUSIC STAND 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: AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This is a good time to re-sort your priorities and see if adjustments are called for. Be honest with yourself as you decide what to keep, what to discard and what to change. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Letting yourself be bathed in the outpouring of love and support from those who care for you will help you get through a difficult period sooner rather than later. Good luck. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your natural Arian leadership qualities make you the person others will follow in tackling that important project. But dont get so involved in the work that you neglect your personal life. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Aspects favor sorting through your possessions, both at work and at home, to start giving away what you dont use, dont need or dont like. Relax later with someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The issues are not quite as clear as they should be. Thats why you need to avoid getting involved in disputes between colleagues at work or between relatives or personal friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youll get lots of support from others if you own up to your mistake quickly and include a full and honest explanation. Learn from this experience so that you dont repeat it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) There might be some early confusion over a major move, whether its at work or at home. But once you get a full breakdown of what it entails, it should be easier to deal with. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Creating order out of chaos, even in the most untidy spaces, should be no problem for organized Virgos. So go ahead and do it, and then accept praise from impressed colleagues. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Whether its for business purposes or just for leisure, a trip might be just what you need right now. You would benefit both from a change of scenery and from meeting new people. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While things generally go well this week, a romantic situation seems to have stalled. But you can restart it if you want to. Then again, maybe this is a chance to reassess the situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A meeting that was promised quite a while back could finally happen. So be sure youre prepared with everything youll need to make your case sound convincing and doable. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace blunder could create a problem down the line unless you deal with it right now to see how and why it happened. Dont be surprised at what you might learn. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an uncanny gift for reaching out to all people and creating bridges of understanding among them.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 C11 In the surprisingly effective Extraordinary Measures, two action movie stars face an insurmountable foe, and just about every step they take is met with resistance and difficulty. For Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) and Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), this is nothing new. But what is new is the villain, which is more deadly and dangerous than any theyve ever faced. Its called Pompe disease, and its a rare genetic disorder in which the inability to break down glycogen (loosely, this is a sugar thats naturally produced by the body for energy) causes muscle weakness throughout the body, affecting the skeletal muscles, diaphragm, nervous system, liver and heart. Its often found in children, and is similar to other muscular dystrophy disorders such as Lou Gehrigs disease. For John Crowley (Fraser), the disease has been devastating. Two of his children, Megan (Meredith Droeger) and Patrick (Diego Velazquez), suffer from it, and it will soon be the cause of their deaths if he isnt able to get them help. His search leads him to Dr. Robert Stonehill (Ford), who believes hes found a way to treat the disease but lacks the funding to complete his research. And so John and his wife, Aileen (Keri Russell), lead a fundraising campaign in a race against time, and the story takes off from there with family drama, corporate greed and plenty of close calls. Theres a fair amount of medical jargon thrown around, but director Tom Vaughan never gets lost in the science this is a human story first and foremost, and Mr. Vaughan does a nice job of giving the movie energy and suspense without letting it get too melodramatic. Mr. Vaughan should also thank Mr. Fraser and Mr. Ford for their fine performances. Each has successfully done drama before, and the experience shows. Mr. Fraser (Crash) never goes overthe-top desperate dad crazy, a smart move given that Mr. Crowleys business sense has a lot to do with saving his children. And Mr. Ford (Regarding Henry) may do a lot of yelling here, but Dr. Stonehill is always a likeable old crank with a good heart. Touching as it is, Extraordinary Measures is not easy to watch. Parents of children under the age of ten will especially have a hard time seeing Megan and Patrick suffer, and the frustrations of corporate bureaucracy though smart from a business perspective are at times infuriating in that they contradict the best interests of the children. Ultimately, though, the movie, which is based on a true story, is rewarding and uplifting. It will also heighten awareness of Pompe and numerous diseases similar to it, and in doing so it may help save the lives of afflicted children. Fraser and Ford have given us plenty of bang for our bucks in the past, so kudos to them for finding a story with meaning and heart. 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.The Book of Eli (Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis) In post-apocalyptic America, a lone warrior (Washington) carries a rare book to the west coast while a savage despot (Oldman) tries to steal it from him. Mr. Washington and Mr. Oldman are solid as always, and although the story is not always believable, it is suspenseful and entertaining throughout. Rated R.Leap Year (Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, John Lithgow) Irish legend says women are allowed to propose to their boyfriends on Leap Year day, so upon the advice of her idiot loon father (Lithgow) headstrong Anna (Adams) flies to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott) of four years, whos attending a medical conference. After a rough detour she meets a gruff bartender (Goode) and inexplicably falls in love with him. The idiot tradition is dumber than the people who believe in it, and this inane, trite romantic comedy has 2010 off to a terrible start. Rated PG. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Extraordinary Measures REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............ Is it worth $10? Yes >> As of fall 2009, Megan and Patrick Crowley are still alive and are 12 and 11 years old, respectively. Worldwide, its estimated that roughly 5,000-10,000 people suffer from Pompe disease. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com JoinusforDinnerattheDomebeforemosteveningperformances. Callformenuinformationandreservations. 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108-2740BoxOffice/phonehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m.BUYTICKETSNOW!www.thephil.orgorcall597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeLIVEATTHEPHIL!LaTraviatawiththeNaplesPhilharmonicOrchestraJuanFranciscoLaManna,conductorMonday,February1,8p.m., $79GenerouslyunderwrittenbytheOperaGuild.LaTraviata TeatroLiricoDEuropa,GiorgioLalov,artisticdirectorOPER A
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES PRINCESS *Price does not include tax, port or service. Per person. AFTERNOON TEA ON THE BAY WITH BRAMBLES Enjoy a traditional English Tea while cruising Naples waters. $53pp plus tax, Feb. 12th and 26th from 12-2pm.Call (239) 649-2275 For Reservations ROMANTIC SUNSET DINNER OR LUNCH CRUISE with a rose for the ladies. Enjoy live strolling entertainment in the evening. Call for more details and to book today. Spaces are lling up fast! A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor comes to three Southwest Florida movie theaters live in HD at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $20 per person. The two-hour show originates from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., before a live audience. For more than 35 years, legions of fans have tuned in to National Public Radio once a week for A Prairie Home Companion, where Mr. Keillor entertains with his low-key reflections, sharp insights and trademark humor. The broadcast is heard by more than four million listeners of every age, on more than 600 public radio stations across the country. The show has been host to thousands of wonderful guest artists, little known and world-renowned, whove brought the audience to their feet. And there has been plenty of adventure along the way, including broadcasts from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland and almost every one of the 50 states. With his usual understated wit, Mr. Keillor notes: After all these years, were starting to get the hang of doing this show and feeling like were ready for the big screen. Let people see what Dusty and Lefty and Guy Noir look like, and how the guy does the sound effects. Let them make sure the news from Lake Wobegon is not read from a script. Special guests and beloved regulars in the lineup for the Feb. 4 show include actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, soundeffects wizards Tom Keith and Fred Newman, and The Guys All-Star Shoe Band led by keyboardist, composer and arranger Richard Dworsky with Pat Donohue (guitar), Peter Johnson (percussion) and Gary Raynor (bass). Area theaters showing the broadcast are: Hollywood Stadium 20, Naples, 6006 Hollywood Drive; 597-4252 Hollywood Coconut Point 16, Estero; 498-8706 Bell Tower 20, 13499 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers; 437-2020 Tickets for the special live and encore in-theater events are available at presenting theater box offices and online at http:// prairiehome.publicradio.org. Catch the news from Lake Wobegon at the movies If you goA Prairie Home Companion live in HD >>When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 >>Where: Hollywood Coconut Point 16, Estero; Bell Tower 20, Fort Myers >>Tickets: $20 per person >>Info: http://prairiehome.publicradio.orgCOURTESY PHOTO The Prairie Home Companion on the air in the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn.KEILLOR
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 BRYNN BRUIJN/ COURTESY PHOTOSClockwise from above: Heritage, ancestry and birth matter greatly in Immokalees cultural spectrum. Religion, however, dominates as a powerful source of comfort, support and hope. Photographer Brynn Bruijn titled this photograph Anguish. At dawn, farmworkers begin a 14-hour work-day. They are not paid for the time spent on the bus being transported to and from the fields, or for the time waiting until the dew dries from the crop before they can begin picking. A recluse spider bite is a serious danger to the homeless. Hospitalized for several weeks, this woman is comforted by a friend under the shelter of Immokalee Friendship House as she continues her long and painful recovery. As the sun begins to rise, workers wait in the cold, hoping to be picked for that days work. Those who have already been chosen line up for the bus that will take them to the fields.
Thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity, several hundred residents of Immokalee now reside in 500 new homes. An organization called I HOPE has collaborated with FEMA to install 64 new single-wide trailers. Other homes have been built by the Empowerment Alliance. All this is but a drop in the bucket of what is needed, but it is a start. During the agricultural season between October and May, Immokalees population swells from 25,000 to more than 40,000. Pride radiates from the faces of some of the lucky ones in the compelling documentary photography by Brynn Bruijn on exhibit at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Titled Immokalee: Images of Hope Looking Forward, Looking Back, the exhibit is so large that it occupies an area on the second floor of the Naples Museum of Art and also fills the firstand second-floor exhibition rooms at the Phil. This is a show that will make you uncomfortable. Thats precisely why you must see it before it closes on Sunday, Feb. 7. I suggest you allow a couple of hours to absorb the 70 digital images that leap off the walls, eager to tell a profound story about a world that is oh, so close yet so remote from all that is Naples and the image of privilege our seaside town projects to the world.A cooperative effortMore than two years in the making, Images of Hope is a cooperative effort between Ms. Bruijn, a Naples resident whose photographic assignments have taken her around the world, the art museum and the Community Foundation of Collier County. Together they have also produced a stunning coffee table book containing every image from the exhibition plus nearly 200 others, all taken by Ms. Bruijn during the same time period. Text and commentary for the Images of Hope book are by another Neapolitan, Philip Beuth, the retired president of ABCs Good Morning America.Walk in their shoesAs you absorb the oversized exhibit photographs and later, as you study the book again and again, as I am certain you will here are some questions I suggest you ask of yourself: Would you pay $800 to $1,000 a month to live with your entire family in one-half of a substandard trailer or in a single room in a plywood shack? (The word substandard seems a ridiculous euphemism when applied to housing such as this.) Could you be up and dressed, have your kids at day care and yourself at the bus stop before dawn, to stand there praying youre early enough to be selected for a days work in the fields? Because thats what it is: a day. There are no guarantees you will be selected to work for a month or even a whole week. And when you are chosen, the time clock doesnt start ticking until the bus drops you off at the picking site and you start filling a 5-gallon tub with tomatoes. Can you lift 32 pounds? Can you hold it all day? A full bucket of tomatoes weighs 32 pounds. To mimic what the pickers do, balance a 30-pound bag of dog food on one shoulder and hold it there while you bend over and over and over, again and again, all day. You will fill the bucket without dropping a tomato or the bucket and take it to the crew boss each time it is full. For your effort, you will receive a token worth not quite 50 cents, which you will cash in at the end of the day. To earn $50 that day, you must fill 100 buckets, which translates to harvesting about one and a half tons of tomatoes. Can you do that?Give hope a chanceAs you move through Images of Hope, you see life go on, with all its ups and downs, for the people of Immokalee. You feel their anguish in the photograph of the same name. You might tear up a bit as you view the picture of the young mother who is overwhelmed as she receives her daughters very first pair of new shoes. In a number of Ms. Bruijns photographs, you see the possibility of hope: Hope that graduation from Immokalee High School will lead these young people away from life as they have known it. And you see smiles: Smiles of gratitude among those who would otherwise go hungry, as they share one of the 60,000 meals served by volunteers. Smiles of pride from youngsters completing their first music lesson, and from adults beginning to recognize the written word in English. Immokalee: Images of Hope Looking Forward, Looking Back is a compelling photographic journey, one that should haunt you for a long time to come.We cannot solve Immokalees problems by arresting and deporting the undocumented people who are already here. We cannot turn our backs on another human being, hungry and exhausted, and hope that by not acknowledging his existence, he will disappear. My prayer is that as you view Images of Hope, the gamut of emotions displayed in these photographs will penetrate your heart, not just your eyes. HOPEFrom page 1 >> Immokalee: Images of Hope Looking Forward, Looking Back >> What: An exhibit and hardcover book of photographs by Brynn Bruijn with commentary by Philip Beuth >> Exhibit: at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Naples Museum of Art >> When: through Sunday, Feb. 7 >> Information: 597-1900 >> Book: $59.95 at the museum store, at BRuno on Third Street South, at the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce in Immokalee and at Lozanos Mexican Restaurant in Immokalee; online at www. cfcollier.org. if you go BRUIJN In addition to her ailing mother, this woman supports her son and nephew in this trailer that has no electricity, gas or water.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15
C16 WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BOOKS Julie Compton delivers a strong follow-up to her first successJulie Compton is a lawyer and former U. S. Justice Department trial attorney who moved to the Orlando area some years ago and turned novelist. Rescuing Olivia, due out on Tuesday, Feb. 2, will make readers happy about that career change. Florida country club groundskeeper Anders Erickson has talents above his employment status and a beautiful girlfriend, Olivia Mayfield, from a wealthy family that she seeks to leave behind. When a car runs his motorcycle off the road while the two are riding together, Olivia ends up hospitalized in a serious coma. Her father, head of a pharmaceutical company, blames Anders and does all he can to keep him from seeing Olivia or finding out about her condition. Then Anders receives the news that she has died. The hostile behavior of a formerly sympathetic hospital nurse raises Anders suspicions, as does his inability to receive information about the funeral. As does the name of a mysterious drug he noticed in her hospital room. Could Olivia be alive and hidden? Anders becomes convinced of a subterfuge of some sort when the hospital record of the incident turns out to be an empty file folder. And when the police wont investigate, he is compelled to discover the truth. He follows Olivias trail to the Connecticut town of her youth, where he is beaten up at a local hangout and learns that she was the victim of a gang rape. He also finds out unsettling things about the man favored to become her husband. A family retainer from Kenya, where Olivia also did much of her growing up, helps Anders decide to seek Olivia there. The story he has been given that she has forgotten the accident episode and the entire Florida part of her life, including Anders turns out to be true. But how and why did this happen? It is clear that Olivia is a captive of some kind, but what is the motive? What can Anders do to rescue her? Can her memory be restored? Assisted by his friend and co-worker Lenny, Anders plunges into unknown geographical, cultural and psychological territory. In the process, he learns why Olivia is attracted to beauty of the African savannah. Ms. Compton paces the story majestically, giving just enough new information in each scene to raise new questions that pull the reader forward. A fascinating cast of characters deepens the story. And as she does with the people in her story, Ms. Compton also makes each of her major settings Florida, New England and Africa contribute mightily to the imagistic and emotional power of the novel. By making a seemingly ordinary guy like Anders Erickson her central character, Ms. Compton goes against the grain of much contemporary suspense fiction written by women. Most of her peers select a female protagonist, but Ms. Compton does a remarkable job of portraying a flawed yet sympathetic male hero. The novels point of view is channeled through Anders, and Ms. Compton handles his thoughts and feelings with great insight and skill. Breaking with stereotypes of male psychology, she reveals, for example, that men even those without physical vanity are very much aware of their own and other mens bodies. Rescuing Olivia should bring this talented writer new fans. Certainly, this is a strong follow-up to her first novel, Tell No Lies, which garnered laudatory reviews. Southwest Florida readers and writers will be able to meet and learn from Julie Compton on Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, when she teaches at the Naples Writers Conference, part of the Naples Authors and Books Festival. Visit www.authorsandbooksfestival.org for more information. To learn more about Julie Compton, go to www.juliecompton.com. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Rescuing Olivia, by Julie Compton. Minotaur Books/St. Martins. 352 pages. $24.95. COMPTON
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C18 WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY TROLLEY TOURS Every Tuesday in February Operating 11am 3pm Leaving from Ave Marias Town Center (next to Tropical Smoothie) Please call to make a free reservation. Trolley hours subject to change without notice. Limited seating available. Call for details.www.AveMaria.com 239.304.1236 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 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 $34.954-5:45pm Daily Special events & Holidays not included www.VerginaRestaurant.comCELEBRATION LUNCH MENU $11.95 served 11:30am till 2:00pm DAILY DINNER SPECIALS served 6:00pm till close LIQUOR PROMOTIONS AT THE BAR $2.00 daily 4:00pm -6:30pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY: Starting at 8:00pm DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY The Old Naples Antiques ShowJanuary 30 & 31, 2010Sat 9am 4pm ~ Sun 10am 4pmFeaturing Quality Antiques, Art & JewelryGlass Repair AvailableLunch available for purchase by the students of Saint Ann SchoolSaint Ann School542 8th Avenue S, Naples, FLADMISSION IS $7.50 With This Ad Only $6.50Allman Promotions LLC315-430-6515In her 33rd year as an art dealer, Trudy Labell of Trudy Labell Fine Art will open her first group show with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Included in Reality Check are works by Gabrielle Mayer, Elizabeth Rickert, Veronique Molinier, Isabelle du Toit and renowned painter Joel Babb, who coincidentally is also featured at the Naples Museum of Art in an exhibit opening Tuesday, Feb. 2. Mr. Babb is a relentless taskmaster, painting in a studio in the midst of a woods, unconcerned about the drama and mischief of the current art scene. Graduated from Princeton, he initially honed his skills in Europe, absorbing the classical tradition in Rome and then in Germany. Upon his return to the U.S. in the early 1970s, he worked as a guard at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which gave him a chance to further observe and study the masters while earning his MFA. Touted as a contemporary realist painter, hes been on a roll ever since, creating canvases with cityscapes replete with challenging perspectives and others that capture the mystery and exotic aura of Floridas murky swamps. Ms. Labell serves as vice president of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association. Her gallery is in the Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail N. For more information, call 434-7778. Trudy Labell Fine art does a Reality Check COURTESY IMAGEJoel Babb Beach Detail
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 A&E C19 REALITY CHECKFEBRUARY 1 MARCH 6A GROUP SHOW OF CONTEMPORARY REALISMVERONIQUE MOLINIER LIFE CYCLE, OIL ON CANVAS, 30 x 24TRUDY LABELL FINE ART2425 TAMIAMI TR N NAPLES 239-434-7778www.trudylabellfineart.comMELODY POSTMASUMMERS ON THE BOARDWALK, MIXED MEDIA, 36 x 36JOEL M BABB TWO GIRLS UNDER THE PIER, OIL ON CANVAS, 22 x 18MEET ARTIST JOEL M. BABB CURRENTLY A FEATURED ARTIST AT THE NAPLES MUSEUM OF ARTRECEPTION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 46-8pm Larry LeppoManaging Director Investments 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 239-254-2200 800-237-8680 firstname.lastname@example.orgMarkets fluctuate. Relationships shouldnt. The Weatherburn Gallery presents the most recent works by Christopher Zhang in Oriental Splendor, Western Elegance, a one-man show that opens with a public reception honoring the artist at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The show will remain open until Feb 28. Born in China, Mr. Zhang was an extraordinary child with a natural gift: the ability to paint. But like many other gifted young children growing up in the crowded streets of Shanghai in the time of the Peoples Republic, he had to struggle to prove he was truly exceptional in order to gain the attention of skilled teachers. Young Christopher didnt play on the streets with other children. Instead, he went to the citys museums. He spent hours, almost every day, copying over and over again the great Russian works on display, always striving to master his natural gifts. Eventually the young painter became good enough for acceptance at Shanghais East China Normal University. He earned a BFA degree but was far from done: He wanted to learn about western art and to study everything from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. He won a scholarship to Rhode Island College and graduated a figurative painter with a masters degree and a distinctive style that is a blend of eastern and western influences. As he puts it, Russian masters taught me how to color the soul of man, while western masters taught me how to ennoble the figure of man. Mr. Zhang visits China and Tibet frequently, sketching the distinctive features, costumes and customs of the ethnic minorities he meets there. Hes also influenced by what he describes as the elegant art of ballet, frequently sketching and painting members of the Connecticut Ballet. He is a member of the prestigious Copley Society of Boston, Oil Painters of America, Connecticut Fine Arts Academy and the Mystic Art Association. His collection of Tibetan images was the subject of a one-man show at the Copley Society in October 2008. The Weatherburn Gallery is at 452 Bayfront Place. For more information, call 263-8008. Eastern, western influences combine in Weatherburn Gallerys one-man show COURTESY IMAGEBlue Melody, oil on canvas, Christopher ZhangSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ZHANG
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 VisittheChocolateSalonorplaceyourorderonlineforconvenientdeliverytoday!www.NormanLoveConfections.com11380LindberghBoulevard,FortMyers239.561.7215MondaythroughFriday,7:30a.m.-5:30p.m.,Saturday7:30a.m.-5p.m.AlsofindusatSeaSaltNaples,1186ThirdStreetSouth,Naples fathingofbeautyisajoytobehold,thenagiftfromNormanLove ConfectionsissuretobringasmiletosomeonespecialthisValentines Day.Beautifulanddelicious,thesegourmetartisanconfectionscomein36flavors, witheightflavorsfashionedintolovelyheartsjustfortheholiday.Asalways,each giftboxfeaturesanassortmentofflavorsinquantitiesof10,15,18,25and36pieces aswellas20-and30-pieceheart-shapedboxesjustforValentinesDay.Also,thisValentinesDayweareofferingourlimitededitionheart-shapeddarkchocolateconfectionsfromthesingle-originBLACK*collectiontobenefittheAmerican HeartAssociation.OfferedinpartnershipwiththeBostonRedSox,werepleasedto giveaportionoftheproceedsfromthesaleof thesegiftboxestothisworthwhilecause. I*TheBLACKcollectionwillnotbeavailablein standardshapesduringthelimitededition heart-shapedreleaseperiodofFeb.1-Feb.14,2010. For the first production of 2010 in the Tobye Studio, The Naples Players present Mauritius, a sinister comedy by Theresa Rebeck. Directed by John McKerrow, the edgy, tightly woven production is rated R for harsh language and fight scenes. Mauritius marked the Broadway debut of author Theresa Rebeck in the early 1990s. It tells the story of complicated relationships, diverse motives, attempted scams and two estranged sisters with a disastrous family history and a potential windfall. Ms. Rebeck has gone on to write numerous Broadway plays; her newest, Understudy, is scheduled to open on Broadway next fall. The Tobye Studio is perfect for Mauritius, says Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan. The space is intimate and allows the audience to engage with the actors. Ms. Dunnagan describes the play as a thriller, ostensibly about stamp collecting, but really about family relationships and greed. The New Yorker Magazine review of the play said: Mauritius brings together two sensational forms of combat: the psychological battle between rival siblings for property after as parents death, which most of the audience understands, and the compulsive battle for ownership in the world of philately, which most of audience doesnt. The Naples Players production stars Bill Bresnan, Dede Brownlee, Beverly Canell, John McKerrow and Val Koffel. Scenic designer is Matt Flynn, costume designer is Dot Auchmoody and light/sound design is by Jeff Weiss. Opening night for Mauritius is Wednesday, Feb. 3. The show is on stage through Feb. 27, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 and available at the box office, at www.naplesplayers.org or by calling 263-7990. Mauritius puts a sinister stamp on new season in the Tobye StudioSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ 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 full-scale 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. As these photos show, the cast is busy learning the steps. Tickets are on sale now at the box office or by calling 263-7990 or visiting www.naplesplayers.org.Also at the SugdenYou dont have to wait for Fiddler to find entertainment at the Sugden. In addition to Mauritius opening Feb. 3 (see story this page), heres what lies ahead: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14: ETC Readers Theatre will honor the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote with Foote Steps, a staged reading of two of Mr. Footes celebrated short plays. Best known for his screenplay To Kill a Mockingbird, Mr. Foote died in March 2009. The first reading of the Foote Notes evening will be Oil Well, the story of one mans life-long dream of finding oil on his land. As the dream seems to be coming true, greedy real estate investors and a disagreeable wife combine to create complications that threaten his goal. The second play will be The Dancers, about a man whose sister sets him up on a blind date with the prettiest girl in town only he cant dance. Foote Notes will be presented in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets for $10 per person are available at the box office or by calling 263-7990.Part 6: Tuning up for FiddlerCOURTESY PHOTOBob Staeheli (who plays Tevye) and Grant Ramos.COURTESY PHOTODirector John McKerrow gives notes to Dede Brownlee during rehearsals for Mauritius.
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009Daily 10 6 Thursday: till 9 Sunday: 11 5On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay Promenade Hot Brights!from a collection by Spanner: the vest, also available in white, Add the scarf and a great jade necklace$102 vestHeres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. The Phil is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.Miami City Ballet performsBack for its first full encore since its 2003 premiere, Miami City Ballet presents The Neighborhood Ballroom at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9-10. A preview with Edward Villella, founding artistic director and CEO, begins one hour prior to each program. The Neighborhood Ballroom is Mr. Villellas acclaimed tale of a poet, his muses and the great ballroom dances of the early and mid-20th century: the seductive waltz, quick-stepping jazz, the fox-trot and the mambo. The show is set to live piano music and recordings by Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. Tickets are $59.DSO performs with renowned cellistThe Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony in America, performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, called Americas Music Director by the Los Angeles Times. Performing with the DSO will be renowned cellist Sol Gabetta, winner of the Lucerne Festival Young Artist Award. Tickets are $79.Orchestra tunes up for Berlin tributeThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by principal pops conductor Jack Everly, presents An Irving Berlin Tribute: From Ragtime to Ritzes, at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 16-20, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21. Its the first fully produced symphonic show dedicated to the enormous body of work created by this musical icon. This program will also feature two acclaimed Broadway/concert-hall singers. Tickets are $74. Pianist Jodie Desalvo plays ragtime, blues Concert pianist and Phil favorite Jodie DeSalvo presents Ragtime, Blues and Jazz, the second program in the Piano Celebrations series thats part of the Phils Lifelong Learning classes, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Daniels Pavilion. Ms. DeSalvo won the Artist International Competition in 1988 and made her Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim with an encore performance two years later at Lincoln Center. An artist faculty member at Florida International University in Miami, she continues to perform extensively around the world and has recorded six CDs of solo and two-piano music. Tickets are $39.Jazz musician discusses swing-era musicVeteran jazzman and educator Henry Ettman presents Not Just for Big Bands, the second class in the series The Great Small Groups of Jazz, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Toni Stabile Building. The series features recordings, photos and archival videos to create a musical journey through the years of jazz. Mr. Ettman studied under Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and Bob Brookmeyer and has played drums for more than 50 years with a variety of artists, from guitarist Grant Green to saxophonist David Sanborn. Tickets are $30. The series includes additional performances: The Unforgettable Groups of Modern Jazz on Feb. 16 and From the Sixties to Today on March 2.COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOMiami City Ballet performs The Neighborhood Ballroom Feb. 9-10. Your Wholesale Fashion Boutique!Open to the Public1410 Pine Ridge Rd., #17, Naples, FL 34108 (Southwest Corner of Pine Ridge Rd and Goodlette-Frank Rd)www.allabouther.org(239) 331-8331
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 A&E C23 EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEREAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD NOW OPENBANQUET ROOM UP TOO 100 PEOPLE VALET PARKING CATERING FULL LIQUOR BARDANIEL MELVIN PERFORMING THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS THE OWNER HAS VERY SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANTS IN BOTH NEW YORK ON MULBERRY ST. AND ALSO HANOVER ST. IN THE NORTH END OF BOSTON www.cafeitaliaofnaples.com The Real Deal596-56002500 VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD NAPLES(SW CORNER OF AIRPORT AND VANDERBILT IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING CENTER) OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER MONDAY-THURSDAY 11AM-12AM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11AM2AM CLOSED SUNDAY RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED HAPPY HOUR3PM-6PM MON SATBuy 1 get one free on house wines, domestic draft beers cocktails and appetizersOPEN FOR LUNCH 11-3 BUY ONE ENTRE, 2ND FOR FREE COMING UP AT THE PHIL Learn the art of collage Laurie Klein, author of the book Hand Coloring Black and White Photographs, presents the three-day workshop Collage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4, 9 and 11, in the Toni Stabile Building. This hands-on course is popular with all ages; no previous experience is necessary. Ms. Klein, a protg of the landscape photographer Ansel Adams, has appeared on the Lifetime and Discovery channels and has produced a hand-coloring kit with Prismascolor Pencils. Cost of the workshop is $130. A supply list is available online at www.thephil. org. Elaine Newtons Critics Choice Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities at York University in Toronto, presents The Help by Kathryn Stockett, the fourth event in the Critics Choice series, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Hayes Hall. Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, The Help explores the relationships among several black maids and the white women who employ them. Tickets are $30.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 FT. 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 Classic Chamber Concerts presents flutist Amy Porter and the University of Michigan Faculty Woodwind Quintet, along with pianist-inresidence Ilya Itin, in Quintet on 5th, the third concert of CCCs 15th anniversary season, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Sugden Community Theatre. William Noll, CCC artistic director, promises an evening of fun and excitement with the return of the flute virtuosity of Ms. Porter and her colleagues, all from the faculty of the UofM School of Music, and the revered Mr. Itin. He describes the musicians and their program as many layers of texture and tone in a combination not often heard. The evening will conclude with Francis Poulencs Sextet for Piano and Wind Instruments. Ms. Porter is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, where she received a full scholarship for her degrees as well as fellowships to Tanglewood and The Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria. A touring concert artist, she performs recitals in the major concert halls of Asia and the United States with pianist Christopher Harding and has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras throughout the world. Shes been heard in recital on National Public Radio and highlighted on PBS Live From Lincoln Center. In addition to Ms. Porter, the UofM Faculty Woodwind Quintet consists of Nancy Ambrose King, oboe; Daniel Gilbert, clarinet; Jeffrey Lyman, bassoon; and Adam Unsworth, horn. Mr. Itin, a graduate of the famed Moscow Conservatory, appears as soloist with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony, the National Symphony and the London Philharmonic. He has also played sold-out recitals throughout North America. Mr. Itins recent touring schedule included debuts with the China National Symphony playing Rachmaninoffs 3rd Piano Concerto, and Prokofievs 2nd Piano Concerto with the Bilkent Symphony in Ankarra, Turkey. Equally prized as a coach, he has been a featured artist at the Golandsky Institute of Princeton University, giving master classes, teaching and performing. Up next in Classic Chamber Concerts 15th anniversary season will be the debut of the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Noll and with Maria Nemtsova on piano, at 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Sugden Community Theatre. Woodwinds rule in third program of Classic Chamber Concerts 15th seasonPORTER ITIN SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ >> Classic Chamber Concerts Quintet on 5th >> When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $40 per person >> Information: 263-7990 or www.classicchamberconcerts.org if you go
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 C25 Spring 2010 SwimwearForget Hallmark. Send your sweetheart a singing Valentine this year, delivered in person (of course) by members of the Paradise Coastmen chorus. Throughout the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14, quartets from the barbershop chorus will sing their hearts out and leave a long-stemmed rose behind at the address desired for anyone who makes a $50 contribution to the nonprofit group. To make a plan for surprising your sweetheart with song, call 593-4356 or e-mail paradisecoastmen@comcast. net. Brass at the Ballet, a chamber-style concert featuring the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras Brass Quintet with percussion instruments, will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Temple Shalom. Program highlights include selections from Stravinksys riveting Firebird Suite, Prokofievs haunting Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovskys Nutcracker. Temple Shalom is at 4630 Pine Ridge Road Extension. Tickets are $31 for adults and $13 for students. Barbershoppers will sing your Valentine sentimentsPhilharmonic chamber group performs at Temple Shalom COURTESY PHOTOMusic from some of the greatest and most popular ballets ever written is presented chamberstyle in this delightful program featuring the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet and percussion instruments. www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 11121 Health Park Blvd. Naples www.LaVillaNaplesPizza.com 239-598-4552 Dine-In Carry-Out & Delivery PASTRIES Cannoli Lobster Tail Eclair Fruit Tart Stogliatella Pasticiotti Baba Rum CAKES FOR ANY OCCASION NY Style Cheesecake Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse Carrot Cake COOKIES Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Pignoli Cookies Savoiadi Biscotti Catering Available! Youve tried the Rest, now try the Best! BUY 12PASTRIESAnd Receive$5 OFF1lb. Butter Cookies $900Reg. $11 LA VILLAPizzeria & CafE At Millers Naples Ale House The perfect concoction of not just one but seven guests flutists will join the Naples Orchestra and Chorus to create musical magic at 7 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Golden Gate High School. Flute Cocktail is the name of the ensemble, at right, and its members are gellin with the NOC. Together they will perform excerpts from Tchaikovskys beloved Nutcracker and Sousas rousing Stars and Stripes Forever. The flutists Wendy Willis, Diane Ball, Marjorie Huelsman, Julie Meschko, Martie Miller, Sandy Stein and Nancy Frost Tate will also perform several classical and pops favorites on their own as part of the program called Music and Movement. Conducted by Robert Dale Herrema, the NOC will perform Berliozs Roman Carnival Overture and Brahmss Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Slavonic Dance No. 8. Its a light fare like fruit cocktail. Admission is free, but donations are welcome from all who imbibe when Flute Cocktail mixes with the NOC. For more information, call 455-1912. Naples Orchestra and Chorus pairs with Flute CocktailThe Naples Concert Band welcomes concert pianist Michael Baron at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, under the band shell in Cambier Park. Dr. Baron serves as professor of music and head of keyboard studies at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is also honorary professor of music at Yantai University and Hubei University in the Peoples Republic of China. With the NCB he will perform George Gershwins Rhapsody In Blue on a grand piano generously provided by Steinway Piano Gallery. A special appearance by composer Melinda Zenor will open the second half of the concert. Ms. Zenor will conduct her Gulf Coast March. Franz Lehars Merry Widow Selections, John Turners Way Down Yonder in New Orleans featuring The Paradise Brass Quintet and Classic Duke, Luther Hendersons arrangement of Duke Ellingtons big band, will round out the program. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and go toward scholarships for student members of the band. Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, call 263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. FGCU professor of music joins Naples Concert Band
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 A&E C27 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 Half-price bottles of wine valued up to $150 Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails.Wake up with me on SundayCall melets do brunch! 11am-3pm Angelinascores by living composers Joan Szymko, Stephen Paulus, Ysaye Barnwell, Amy Sky and Rosephanye Powell. Performers/artists include: Lumina, the 24-voice womens vocal ensemble; Atlanta vocalist T. Renee Crutcher; Naples dancer-choreographer Natalie Strafford; local actor Janina Birtolo; and singers from five Collier County middle and high schools. Visual images from photographers as well as artwork by participants in The Shelters healing arts program are also part of the experience. The Choir Projects mission is to build community chorally by providing Naples area choral singers of various ages, ethnicities and abilities with innovative opportunities to sing together in short-term projects, under creative and visionary musical leadership. Patron tickets to Finding a Voice are $30 per person; general seating is $15; and student tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/94176. The box office will open at 3 p.m. the day of the concert for will-call and sale of any remaining general admission and student tickets. Patron tickets are available online only. VOICEFrom page 1 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 .co m SAY AAAHHH COURTESY PHOTOTruth, a photograph by Chicagoan Jen Gray
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 A&E JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida A recent auction sold a 19th-century carved and painted wooden raven rattle made by Northwest Coast Indians. Its shape is very unusual. Ceremonial rattles like this one tell a story and are valued pieces from the past. The main part of the rattle is shaped like a bird. An Indian with a painted face or a mask is crouching on the birds back while holding a froglike figure. The Indians feet are resting on a mask. The rattle represents the Indian legend of the raven that stole daylight from heaven and took it to the dark world. The man on the pipe represents a shaman initiate who is able to work with the spirit world as well as the visible world. He holds a frog and draws knowledge from the animal world through the frogs long red tongue. The mask the shaman has at his feet represents the life supported by the sea that adds to the life of man. The rattle makes noise when you shake it. An elaborate rattle with carvings usually belonged to a high-ranking member of the tribe. The 19th-century rattle sold at a Skinner auction in Boston for $9,480. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a Lane hope chest that my mother got in 1938. Its marked inside Altavista Va. with serial number 112331 and style number 48388X. Can you tell me when the chest was made? A: John Lane bought a box plant in Altavista, Va., in 1912. His son, Ed Hudson Lane, soon began making cedar chests in the factory. The business was incorporated as Standard Red Cedar Chest Co. During World War I, the factory was converted to wartime production and made ammunition boxes. In 1922, the name of the company was changed to The Lane Co. The Lane family continued to operate the business until 1986, when Interco took over the company. Lane is now part of Furniture Brands International. The serial number indicates that your chest was made on Nov. 23, 1931. There is a recall on locks on Lane chests made before 1987. The lock on your cedar chest should be replaced because a child could get trapped inside and suffocate. Contact the company via its Web site, www.LaneFurniture.com, and you will be sent a free replacement lock. Q: I have a small Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar that's about 8 inches high. It has floral decals on it, but there Ceremonial rattles have symbolismKOVELS: ANTIQUES M terryKOVEL email@example.com Fridays & Saturdays 8:00pmJan 22 thru Feb 13Tuscan Showroom at The Inn of Naples4055 Tamiami Trail NorthMagic Mystery & ComedyFamily EntertainmentPlease No Children Under Age of EightAct 1 Act 2 He Knows Your Thoughts Act 3 A Hilarious Play With MagicAdults $30 Students $20 incl. tax Razzle Dazzle Magic Comedy TheaterLester Productions1-866-468-7630 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 SEE KOVEL, C29
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 A&E C29 The Weatherburn GalleryProudly Presents Oriental Splendor, Western Elegance Blue Melody 60 x 48 oil on canvas Purple Dancers 36 x 45 oil on canvas Mother and Child 28 x 22 oil on canvas Golden Valley 48 x 36 oil on canvas Founding Member of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association Visit us on the web at Weatherburn.comThe Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, Naples239.263.8008 A One-Man Show Honoring Christopher Zhang January 28 February 28, 2010Meet the artist reception January 28th, 2010 5:30 7:30pm To attend please RSVP 239.263.8008 45 SHOWROOMS OPENFor a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. hours s Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m.Taking the Fear Out of Working with an Interior DesignerSaturday, February 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.The History of High Fashion 1850-1970RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207.SEE IT! LEARN IT! BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!Free Seminars By The Experts OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Poggenpohl Walker Zanger Maxalto Strauss Roche Bobois Apostol Gallery Baker Lee Jofa N Tb & Atnnf Laurence H. Leppo, E.A. Laurie Phone Email LaurieLeppo@gmail.com BUYING PAINTINGS... and any by the artists That precious objet dart in the foyer has been in your family for generations. If youre wondering what its really be worth, the Marco Island Historical Society might be able to help. As part of the sneak preview opening of the Marco Island Historical Museum, the society is bringing an appraisal fair to the new museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will take a nod from the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow, with some of the shows appraisers coming in to participate. Dr. Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm and Ken Farmer from the show will be complemented by Neapolitans Bill and Barbara Meek of Harmon-Meek Gallery and gemologist Grace Alter. Organizers expect to see art, books, jewelry and major and minor treasures of all kinds. Items are limited to three per person and must be of a size that they can be carried. There will be a charge of $10 per item for Marco Island Historical Society members and museum contributors and $15 per item for others who bring their heirlooms and treasures in for appraisal. In addition to being a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, Mr. Cowan stars in PBS History Detectives series. Ms. Chisholm is a New York City-based independent appraiser, art consultant and dealer in 19thand 20th-century American and European paintings. Mr. Farmer has been a guest appraiser on Antiques Roadshow since 1997 and is a member of the Certified Auctioneers Institute, the Virginia and National auctioneers association and the Appraisers Association of America. Mrs. Meek specializes in cut glass; Mr. Meek represents 30 living American masters or their estates. Food, beverages and live music will also be part of the event on South Heathwood across from the Marco Island library. All proceeds will benefit the MIHS Museum Fund. For more information, call 389-6447 or visit www.TheMIHS.org. Find out the worth at Marco appraisal fairare no factory marks. Since it is so small, what was it used for? Can you tell me how old it is? A: Your jar is a cracker jar, not a cookie jar. The well-known Little Red Riding Hood design was patented by Louise Bauer of Zanesville, Ohio, in 1943. Pieces were made by A.E. Hull Co. of Crooksville, Ohio, and decorated by Royal China and Novelty Co., a division of Regal China of Antioch, Ill. Several different cookie jars were made, as well as other types of jars, pitchers, dishes and other items. The only pieces designed by Bauer herself were the cookie jar and large and small salt and pepper shakers. Little Red Riding Hood pattern pieces were made from 1943 to 1957. Reproductions have been made since then. Your cracker jar with decal decorations is worth a surprisingly high $750 to $825. An all-white version with gold trim is even more rare. Q: I have a small commemorative medal that's shaped like an American Indian arrowhead. It's embossed with an Indians head, the year 1913 and Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of N.Y. The medal was made by Whitehead & Hoag. Can you figure out why this was made and what its worth? A: Whitehead & Hoag was in business in Newark, N.J., from 1880 to 1955. It made campaign buttons, commemorative medals and other novelties. Your medal was probably made for a 1913 convention of the Homeopathic Medical Society of New York. The society, a professional organization, was founded in 1862 and is still in existence. You can go online and find medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine who also practice homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy involves using special medicines to mirror the illness thats being treated thereby stimulating recovery. Your medal could sell for $10 to $50, but it may be hard to find buyers interested in homeopathic collectibles. Tip: Remove stains from dishes with hydrogen peroxide or bicarbonate of soda, not with bleach, which was recommended years ago. Bleach can damage the finish. Co of or at ed b y lt y Co ., a div ih in a of Antioch, Ill. ff er ent cookie jars were de as well as other types of jars, c he rs, dishes and other items. only pieces designed by herself were the j ar and large and a lt and pepper shake Red Riding Hood i ec es were made to 1957. Reprov e been made Yo ur cracker d ecorations is ingly high n all-white d trim co mha t's me rid It's a ns n d m co ca l S pr of e in 186 2 go onl in e doctors o also pra ct Homeop at h medicine s being tr ea ing re co v sell for $ 1 ha rd to f in hom eo p Ti p: R em dishes with h ide or bicar bo n wi th bleach, w ommended yea rs can damage the fin i COURTESY PHOTOThis raven rattle was made by Northwest Coast Indians in the 19th century. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations SOLAR SOLUTIONS Premium Solatube Dealer Call 239-321-7430 or visit: www.swflmuseumofhistory.com(Except March)2031 Jackson Street Fort Myers, www.sw museumofhistory.com Floridas First PeopleThe Calusa Indian expertProfessor Adrian Kerr Ancient Egypt and UsEgyptologistStewart Nelson Sabotage in the Arctic The Darkest Shade of HonorMaritime author No. 1 The Worlds Most Expensive Perfume can trace its heritage back 135 years to The British Perfume House, when Queen Victoria gave her crown to the perfumery as a symbol of utmost quality and excellence in 1872. Inspired by that rich history, designer Clive Christian revived the perfumery in 1999 and created No. 1, which sells for $2,350. Just 1,000 bottles of each are released to the world each year. Dont worry if you cant afford to buy No. 1. You have a chance to win a bottle of the precious fragrance in a raffle during Fashion Obsession 2010 at Miromar Design Center on Saturday, Feb. 6. Raffle tickets are $20 and include the opportunity to smell the perfume. A benefit for the American Heart Associations Go Red for Women campaign, Fashion Obsession takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and includes a runway show with one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories created from fabrics, trims, tile, stone and wood found in the Miromar Design Center showrooms, plus collections from top designer stores at Miromar Outlets including DKNY, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, The Worth Collection and more. Guest commentator for the show is HGTV Design Star finalist Jason Champion. In addition to exquisite perfumes, Mr. Christian designs custom-made furniture and interior architecture. A Clive Christian showroom, featuring handcrafted furnishings for kitchens, bedrooms, baths and offices, is in Suite 101 at Miromar Design Center. Fashion Obsession will also include a lecture on The History of High Fashion 1850-1970 by Jean Renoux from Art & Architecture in Sarasota. Hors doeuvres, a cash bar and silent auction for the original fashions, samples from Norman Love Confections and wines from PRP International will complete the affair. Admission is $50 per person. RSVP by calling 390-8207 and leaving your contact information, or reserve your place by mailing a check payable to Miromar Design Center to Deborah Hamilton, Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Suite 382, Estero, FL 33928. Fashion event at Miromar Design Center will benefit Go Red for Women campaignCOURTESY PHOTOTwo bottles of No. 1 The Worlds Most Expensive Perfume will be raffled at Fashion Obsession on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Miromar Design Center.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 A&E C31 to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Explore Your Coastal Environment (near corner of US41 and Collier Blvd, on way to Marco) BUYTICKETSNOW! www.thephil.org orcall597-1900orvisitourBoxOfceJoinusforDinnerattheDomebeforemosteveningperformances. Callformenuinformationandreservations.ATTHEPHILINNAPLES!Thursday-Sunday,Jan.28-31,8p.m. Saturday,Jan.30,3p.m. Sunday,Jan.31,2p.m.Startingat$79PhotoPaulKolnikwww.AChorusLine.com NewCastRecordingAvailableonMasterworksBroadway 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108-2740 BoxOffice/phonehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m.THEBESTMUSICAL.EVER.WednesdaysperformanceisgenerouslyunderwrittenbyU.S.Trust.NEWTIME ThroughSunday!Patrons and friends of The Naples Zoo can spend the evening with Jack Hanna at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Monday, Feb. 8. Proceeds from the cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions will benefit the Zoos efforts to build a giraffe habitat. Up for the live auction will be a classic safari through Kenya and Tanzania across the Serengeti. Mr. Hanna also will present a live animal show. Giraffes are among the worlds most beautiful and interesting creatures, says zookeeper David Tetzlaff, adding the new giraffe habitat will include a raised observatory that will allow visitors to feed the animals and observe them without obstruction. The Zoo plans to bring in four or five bachelor male giraffes (called bulls) from other zoos in the U.S Kraft Construction Company, which built the Black Bear Hammock habitat that opened last year, will build the giraffe habitat as well. Construction is targeted for completion this year, and the giraffes are expected to be in residence by early 2011. Tickets for the Feb. 8 fundraiser with Mr. Hanna at the Naples Beach Hotel are $150 per person and are available by calling 262-5409, ext. 133, or by visiting www.napleszoo.org. Zoo sticks its neck out for giraffes COURTESY PHOTOJack Hanna and a long-necked friend. Mr. Hanna will be the guest of honor at a fundraiser for The Naples Zoo's planned giraffe habitat on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Naples Beach Hotel.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 Private Yacht Charters MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health Screeningswww.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 BUY TICKETSNOW! www.thephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900 orvisitour BoxOfceTuesday,February2,8p.m.,$49 Tuesday,February2,8p.m.,$49 TheNewYorkTimes Dontmissthis hilariousdance parodyatthePhil!Longlivethis companywhoso aptlyblendthejoyof balletwiththefineart ofsilliness.SeattleTimesThisall-malecompanyofprofessionaldancerslovingly parodiesthemannersandconceitsofseriousdance,while demonstratingitsmasteryoftheform.Whetheryourea danceaficionadooraneophyte,youcanthelpbutbe sweptawaybytheirriotoustribute.DontmisstheTrocks onlySouthwestFlorida appearance thisyear!Oneofthemost popularandaccomplished balletcompaniesintheworld isalsothefunniest!LesBalletsTrockadero deMonteCarlo LesBalletsTrockadero deMonte Carlo 5833PelicanBayBlvd.,Naples,FL34108 BoxOfficehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m. Wholly Spectacular! JDRA Foundation plans Aqua BallThe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation holds its annual Hope Gala: The Aqua Ball beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Proceeds from the Fund A Cure live auction portion of the evening will be donated in honor of John Cammett and John Reisman to benefit a JDRF project. Tickets are $400 per person, $750 per couple. call 992-3840.Seeing stars for The 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. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Patty Baker at 643-4824 or The Naples Players at 434-7340, ext. 10.Yellow brick road leads to Fun TimeFun Time Early Childhood Academys third annual play date fundraiser will have the theme of Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow it to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Thursday, Feb. 18. Proceeds will help Fun Time 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, 263-2673 or 262-4878.See it all at Forbidden BwayIn celebration of its 24th year, The League Club presents the Tony Award-winning cabaret show Forbidden Broadway from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Where else but at Forbidden Broadway can you see 31 shows in 97 minutes, leaving you breathless with laughter while you hum along? Members of TLC are current or former members of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Locally, the club gives back to the community more than $200,000 annually. Recent recipients include: The Guadalupe Center, The Childrens Hospital of SFW, The Conservancy of SWF, the Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition, St. Matthews House, the David Lawrence Center and the United Arts Council of Collier County. Tickets to Forbidden Broadway are $200 each and are available by calling 353-3100.SAVE THESE DATES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 C33 SAVE THESE DATES Special evening for special peopleA Very Special Evening for Very Special People, a benefit for the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled, takes place Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. John the Evangelist Kiney Hall in North Naples. WINK-TVs Trey Radel will oversee the evening that includes a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing, auctions and a recognition ceremony. The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled strives to advocate for the citizens of Collier County who are developmentally disabled. The foundation stresses affordable housing, increased community awareness and social and recreational activities. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 431-6440. See historic homes on Society tourThe Naples Historical Societys 2010 Historic Homes Tour begins 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 affectionately known as Mandalay, Palm Villa (the old DuPont Estate) and Marthas Cottage. Each tells an important story about the importance of preservation. The tour culminates with a luncheon in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Tickets are $200 per person. Space is limited, and early reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org.Former NFL player will help mend broken 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 takes place Friday, Feb. 26, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Tickets are $300 per person. Call 7753862.Shop til you drop for The ShelterShop The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens annual Designer Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and support adult and child victims of family violence. Chaired by Cindy Halle, the boutique will have fashions and accessories from more than a dozen exclusive vendors; 15 percent of all sales will benefit the life-transforming programs and services offered by The Shelter. Admission to the Designer Boutique is free. 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C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SAVE THESE DATES Luxury car dealer hosts NHC partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic is gearing up for its annual block party from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Naples Luxury Imports. Tickets are $200 per person and include gourmet dinner, open bar and dancing among luxury cars. Raffle tickets are $100 each for a chance to win $10,000. Although the drawing is the night of the block party, the winner need not be present. For more information and to purchase tickets to the party or for the raffle, call Stephanie Foster at 261-6600, ext. 25. Childrens Advocacy Center having a Beach BallThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County holds its 14th annual Gala, The Beach Ball, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, on Watkins Lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. In addition to dining beneath the stars, live and silent auctions, and music from Clint Wileys None Other, the CACs signature event will feature a sunset cocktail reception, crab races and a variety of beach-style games. Tickets are $250 per person. For reservations or more information, call Karen Virdinlia at the CAC, 263-8383. Founded in 1986, the CAC is dedicated to helping children who have been abused or neglected For more information, visit www.CACcollier.org.Something extra for Classic Chamber ConcertsLagniappe is the Cajun word for a little something extra, which is just whats planned as a benefit for Classic Chamber Concerts at the home of maestro William Noll on Sunday, Feb. 28. The evening under the stars will feature live jazz by Mr. Noll and other local musicians as well as traditional Cajun food and drinks prepared by Angela Chinaglia of Angelas Fine Cuisine. Six special items will be up for bid at live auction. Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations, call Delores Sorey at 263-2673 for an invitation or e-mail soreysan@ aol.com.Its magic for The Conservancy The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts its sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on Thursday, March 4, 2010, under a tent at Cap dAntibes at Pelican Bay. The mangrove-fringed property will be transformed into an eco-chic environ for an evening that will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. A seated dinner and live auction will follow, as will presentation of the annual Eagle Award. Patron packages begin at $3,500, and individual tickets are $550. For more information, call 403-4219 or visit www. conservancy.org/magic. Mardi Gras fun for spay neuter clinicThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic holds its inaugural Mardi Paws Ball from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Colliers Reserve Country Club. New Orleans blues great Larry Garner will perform with his blues band in a ballroom transformed into Mardi Gras with decorations donated by Deco Productions of Miami. The fundraiser will support the daily operation of the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic and subsidize the low-cost/nocost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in Southwest Florida. The clinics mission is to provide a non-lethal alternative to the euthanasia of homeless pets by offering targeted and affordable sterilization services. Ticket to the Mardi Paws Ball are $125 per person and include two drinks, hor doeuvres and a Louisiana-style buffet dinner, silent auction, dancing and much more. Cocktail attire with a masquerade flair is suggested. For tickets or more information, call Leslie Turruellas at 776-5523 or visit www.collierspayneuter.org.Place your bets for the Marco libraryThe Marco Island branch of the Collier County Public Library is holding a Las Vegas-style casino night from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Professional dealers will oversee gaming tables for poker, blackjack, craps and roulette. Proceeds will help furnish the new Rose Hall Community Room. Admission is $40 per person ($35 for Friends of the Library members and library employees) and entitles holders to $1,000 in gaming chips, food and soft drinks (cash bar for wine and beer). Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including boating and fishing outings, restaurant dinners and hotel weekends and more. Tickets are available at the library, at the Wednesday Marco Island Farmers Market and from several Friends of the Library board members. For more information, call Jan Silver at 394-8224.Wanderlust will cure travel cravingsFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Resort & Hospitality Management Program will hold the 21st annual Wanderlust travel auction and gourmet dining extravaganza Wednesday evening, April 14, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $250 per person or $3,500 for a corporate-sponsored table of 10. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Humane Society Naples celebrates Divas and Dogs at Handsome Harry's The Garden District studio launch partyWe 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. Connie Carder admires Sandy, being held by Pat Plescia 2. Kathleen Karpovich and Sandy 3. Patricia Connell, Steve and Judy Lawrence 4. Sean Lawrence as Scooby with Gloria Tomasi 5. Model Sarann Kraushaar 6. Model Roberta Newadomski 7. Carmon Price, Mark Kline and Amanda Aleksov 8. Deborah O'Brien and Stella 9. J.R. and Laurie Nocera 10. Rufino Hernandez and John Nagler 11. Sandy Cotter and Connie Dickinson 12. Marie Christine St. Pierre, Linda Charlesworth and Susan ManleyCOURTESY PHOTOS MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1 10 7 11 8 12 9 4 56 2 3