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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 Vol. II, No. 19 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER Start your enginesFerraris and vintage cars draw a crowd to Fifth Avenue. A21 Whos on Third?More than 40 artists painting en plein air, thats who. C1 Succession plansBusiness owners should always know what will happen next. B1 Surely you jestPlaywright James Sherman talks about how "Beau Jest" came to be. 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A $5.25 billion expansion project will allow much larger ships to use the canal when finished in 2014.HASSHIP FLORIDAS COME IN?HASSHIP FLORIDAS COME IN?BY OSVALDO PADILLASpecial to Florida Weekly Theres a scenario being advanced right now in Southwest Florida that sounds something like this: Its the future, and times are good. The Panama Canal has expanded and so has commerce. From Charlotte to Collier to Hendry and Glades counties, materials arrive at processing plants, trucked in from a relatively short ride from places like Port Manatee in Tampa Bay or Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Workers assemble or otherwise handleSEE SHIP, A8 Many of the things on the shelves and racks at The Bargain Box reflect the affluence of the thrift stores tony Fifth Avenue South neighborhood. There are plenty of clothes with brand-name labels some hardly worn at all, a few of them new most of which are donated as well as ultimately purchased by Bargain Box regulars. Whether they use the shop as a place to take their cast-offs or to purchase their next new outfit, Bargain Box patrons are also decidedly fashion savvy. Youre not getting grandmas 1970s muu muu; youre getting last seasons patterns and designs, says Mollie Page, a spokesperson for the longest operating community thrift store in Naples. Founded in 1975 under the auspices of the Naples United Church of Christ, the volunteer-run shop celebrates its 35thSEE BARGAIN, A36 EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYVolunteer Patty Bonner manages the boutique section at The Bargain Box, where she offers personal shopper services.BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ HOW PANAMA CANALS WIDENING PROJECT COULD OPEN PORTS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOW PANAMA CANALS W I DENING PROJECT COULD OPEN PORTS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Sil

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 A nice idea. But too milk toast. The Wynn family is now serving food at the Naples Zoo, thanks to head honcho David Tetzlaff, the market-savvy zookeeper who spends a lot of his spare time bow and gun hunting in the Glades. (His quarry: white-tailed deer, Osceola turkey, Burmese python and redneck. Also the occasional ATV cowboy, although to my knowledge he doesnt eat those.) Mr. Tetzlaff called the business relationship between the Wynns and the Tetzlaffs genius, and told the Naples Daily News that the new zoo grub is about putting fun in the zoo. Bold as Mr. Tetzlaff may be in the wild, his idea of fun suffers from milk-toast constipation among the impounded. Its not all bad, mind you. Instead of a generic sandwich from Subway, now you can score salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken salad, pretzels, lemonade, popcorn, tacos, ice cream and a variety of drinks all from the folks who brought us Wynns Market, Wynns Catering and Wynns Realty. Mr. Tetzlaff has boldly cut big-chain corporate America out of the zoo herd, at least economically. But he left its culture and cuisine in place. The new grub is standard day-out family fare of the kind many up-market American attractions offer Disney, for example. But Disney-like food, even produced by our own native Neapolitans, is not enough for a zoo that aspires to be the best. And Mr. Tetzlaff has told me personally that he abhors the plastic model of reality celebrated in Orlando. Food aside, the Tetzlaff-Wynn marriage is historically resonant. The families grew up together in Naples, more or less. Here, the parents of each contemporary incarnation founded their respective businesses the Wynns in 1938 and the Tetzlaffs beginning about 30 years later, in the 1960s. Understandably, Tim Wynns folks didnt sport bare-knuckle nicknames from the Greatest Generations meat-and-potatoes years, like Mr. Tezlaffs folks did. The Tetzlaffs answered to Jungle Larry and Safari Jane, and not just because they were from Ohio, where that probably sounded exotic. No, there was more than just Buckeye in such fancy there was Hollywood in it, too. According to Davids online biography, his father, Larry, worked with the late Johnny Weissmuller, the famous Olympic swimmer turned Tarzan actor. And his mother? Well, she was Nancy Jane. His parents anticipated so much benefit from their sideshow nicknames alone that they registered them as trademarks. Jungle Larry Safari Jane The Tetzlaffs were a lot more than just showboats, however. They took their kids on safaris to Africa, which is not milk-toast travel. There, Davids experiences ranged from playing along rivers in western Africa to witnessing stacks of leopard skins confiscated from poachers, his bio says. Playing along rivers in western Africa? Would you let your kid play along a river in western Africa? Think 20-foot crocodiles. Or gape-toothed, highly flatulent and extremely foul-tempered male hippopotami as big as Abrams tanks and as territorial as the Edo, a Nigerian tribe, or the MacPhersons, a Scottish clan. On second thought, never mind the MacPhersons. Theyre mean enough, God knows, but they dont fit this scenario. Think constrictor snakes the size of aircraft carriers, and leeches that make baseball bats look like toothpicks. On the flip side, however, consider the culinary possibilities: crocodile tail sauted with coconut and red wine, perhaps. Or seared Niger River greens with barbecued giraffe rump. Or (branching slightly eastward, and I have little doubt Mr. Tetzlaff has branched slightly eastward in his time): sukuma wiki (collard greens), mtuza wa samaki (baked curried fish) or the creme de la crme of a future zoo menu, Kuku na nazi (No, its not roast Nazi circa 1942, although that wouldnt have been a bad idea. Instead, its guinea or chicken with coconut milk.) None of these dishes are hard to prepare, according to the Africans Ive known well all two of them. So why couldnt Mr. Tetzlaff do it, with help from the Wynns? Im talking food that would prove just as riveting as the creatures he harbors from distant and diverse geographies, where he has traveled to ingest, digest and exgest. Which is what I plan to do, especially in the latter case, if he takes my advice. And he could. Mr. Tetzlaff could ask himself, What would Anthony Bourdain do? And then he could offer the world to his visitors, in addition to milk toast. He himself would be able to provide a significant amount of fresh local fare right from the Glades, with bow or rifle. In addition, he should be recycling all those creatures that call the Naples Zoo home. Recycling is what we do now, so why waste them? He could bring in a zoo-chef-de-cuisine (as opposed to a sous-chef-de-cuisine) the likes of which we havent seen since the last time Humphrey Bogart and Catherine Hepburn floated downriver on the African Queen (probably where Mr. Tetzlaff played as a boy). Imagine the impact on tourists of Naples Zoo Caged Cuisine roasted, fried, sauted, baked, barbecued, curried, ka-bobbed, souped, stewed, broiled, braised or broasted. For example, black bear or binturong (I like my binturong deep fried, but thats just me). Or dorcas gazelle in gravy, yellowbacked duiker in duck sauce, hedgehog and biscuits, or iguana tail on toast. And have you ever tried jerked kudu antelope, or impala impaled on a fire spit? Man alive! Eastern gray kangaroo basted in camel butter and crock-pot porcupine with onions and carrots nearly irresistible. Tastes just like chicken. Red river hog chops, black-and-whitestriped zebra steaks the list goes on and on. All edible, all present and accounted for at The Naples Zoo, and none of which shows up on the milk-toast menu. I do hope to see a new and bolder menu from Mr. Tetzlaff soon. COMMENTARY Heres whats cooking: A new, bolder menu at The Naples Zoo rogerWILLIAMS LOSING PATIENCE? YOUR SOLUTION IS ONE CALL AWAY. Problem solved. Your home deserves the very best care, TotalCare.To learn more, give us a call us at 239-598-2007 or visit us at


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merrit Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Charlie McDonald Jim McLaughlin Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersAmanda Hartman Jon Colvin Paul HeinrichCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AssistantMari HornbeckPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Feb. 12, 1934, Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics during the 1960s, is born in Monroe, La. During his 13-year career with the Celtics, the 6-foot-9-inch Russell helped the team to 11 NBA championships. On Feb. 13, 1914, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers is formed in New York. This was the first U.S. group to help protect copyrighted music against illegal public performances for profit. On Feb. 14, 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome, is executed. Ruler Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military because of their strong attachment to their wives, and had banned marriages. Valentine had continued to perform marriages in secret and was beheaded for it. OPINION President Barack Obama is a budgetary Don Quixote, with Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag his enabling sidekick Sancho Panza. Obama has donned his armor and picked up his lance to wage a thoroughly imaginary battle for fiscal restraint. He betrays not the slightest sign that his self-styled brave, tightfisted responsibility slaying wasteful programs and freezing spending all around him is all a dream. We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits dont have consequences, Obama said in unveiling a budget with a record $1.6 trillion deficit this year that will be the highest as a share of GDP since World War II. He warned against treating taxpayer dollars as Monopoly money, even as he proposes a budget of $3.8 trillion, and against ignoring the challenge of the debt for another generation, even with a $1 trillion deficit projected at the decades end. Anyone listening to him describe his budget would stock extra foodstuffs in the pantry for the lean times ahead and would be shocked to learn that Obama was speaking of the most extravagant budget in American history. Its a Keynesian blowout wrapped in an Eisenhowerera sensible Republican cloth coat. National debt will exceed GDP in 2012, a staggering fact. Internationally, we will share that distinction with such fine fiscal company as Iceland, Greece and Italy. Even Brazil, Pakistan and Malawi have a lower debt as a percentage of GDP. Obama is not the first president to take office amid a deteriorating budgetary picture. So did Bill Clinton in 1992. He responded by jettisoning the $200 billion investment program he promised in the campaign and adopting a deficit-reduction program in its stead. He caterwauled privately about losing his political soul, and his left-wing supporters predicted economic gloom. A decade of rollicking good times ensued. Obama has taken the opposite tack: spending even more than he promised in the campaign as he inherited spiraling, recession-fueled deficits. The fruit of all the stimulus spending is hard to detect, but Obama still wants another $100 billion in deficit spending on yet another stimulus program. Whether hes profligate or austere, Obama is always spending more. One of his favorite riffs is that he is going through the budget line by line for savings. This purportedly adds up to $20 billion in savings next year, which is about one-fifth of the cost of the new stimulus program and one-fifth of the average monthly deficit last year. Its not that Obama is utterly incapable of finding savings and revenues. To fund his nearly $1 trillion health-care reform, hes endorsed extensive Medicare cuts and tax increases, both of which are supposed to be relatively painless and beneficial to the overall health-care system. Why wouldnt he use them, then, to take a ready bite out of the deficit rather than devote them to a new, fiscally unsustainable entitlement program? Ah, but dont disturb Obama during his epic budgetary quest in his own mind. Margaret Thatcher said the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money. Obama may run out of ours while maintaining all the while hes cutting the budget down to size. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe budget poseurPresident Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. Its called war. Unfortunately, the president has not defined any real difference between his hawkish approach to international issues and that of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Wheres the change we can believe in? Bush left a legacy of two wars, neither of which was ever fully explained or justified. Obama has merely picked up the sword that Bush left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both wars lack a formal congressional declaration of war. In the struggle against terrorism, one might say, Who cares? Well, one group that cares consists of Americans who follow the rules of the road and think we should honor all the treaties we have promoted and signed through the years. The president gave short shrift to foreign policy in his State of the Union address, mentioning neither the lives lost nor the cost of the global hostilities that the U.S. has involved itself in. He also didnt mention U.S. policies in the Middle East, though those are the root cause of many of our problems. While U.S. special envoy George Mitchell has a hopeful outlook for the resumption of the stalemated talks between the Israelis and Palestinians after a year of trying, Obama seems to have temporarily thrown in the towel. Obama did say he was keeping his promise to leave Iraq to its people by the end of August. Make no mistake, the president said, this war is ending, and all of our troops are coming home. Meanwhile, frequent suicide bombings continue in that beleaguered country. Afghanistan is a different story. U.S. forces there are involved in manhunts and the drone-rocketing of al-Qaida and Taliban leaders. But the cost in civilian life is heavy when drones are used, and whole families have been wiped out to get one suspected leader. The U.S. seems to have convinced the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan that its their war, too. The Washington Post said the loss of Hakimullah Mehsud the top Pakistani Taliban leader who reportedly died from wounds suffered from a drone missile attack has dealt a fatal blow to his ruthless followers. Meanwhile, the U.S. military web has spread to Yemen, where American intelligence teams have joined Yemeni troops in planning missions against but not actually fighting al-Qaida elements. Scores have been killed there. Then theres the ramped-up U.S. saber rattling toward Iran. In his speech, Obama warned Iran of consequences if it didnt play ball and cooperate on nuclear inspections. Its unclear whether those consequences are of the financial sanction variety or, more ominously, of a pre-emptive military strike by the U.S. or Israel. All this comes at a time when the U.S. has bolstered its naval presence in the Persian Gulf and the neoconservatives are calling for regime change in Iran. Sound familiar? But one prominent neocon, Robert Kagan, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, sees the possibility of peaceful regime change in Iran. Writing recently in The Washington Post, Kagan said it would be a tragedy if Israel damaged the likelihood of regime change with an airstrike against Irans nuclear facilities. Organic regime change rather than a military strike could change the Iranian equation dramatically, Kagan concludes. Iran, reacting to Western pressure or from fear of an attack, recently offered to send its uranium abroad for enrichment for industrial use.There are new tensions in other parts of the world. For example, China is upset with the U.S. $6 billion-plus arms sale to its nemesis, Taiwan. Chinas also irked at Google for its belated push-back against Chinese hacking into Googles Gmail accounts. Obama will add to his world travels soon, going to Indonesia, where he spent some of his childhood, and Australia. In April he will attend a world conference in London on ways to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. So while the presidents Democratic base of support mutters about his abandonment of health reform, immigration reform and other choice policies, Obama can take solace in support from the Republican Party the party of No whenever he flexes U.S. military muscle. And so this president takes his place among other U.S. chief executives who have sought the glory of leading the nation in military conflict. He has attained the desired status of War President. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Wars in our time


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ 15 MINUTES In harmony with Southwest Floridas pristine wetland sanctuaryCorkscrew Sanctuary received the prestigious Ramsar designation for many reasons. Foremost, its part of Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, which Mr. Carlson helped found. CREWs 60,000 acres is one of the only pristine wetlands in South Florida, he said. Because it is a rainwater-based system, it has been protected from the network of pumps, canals and levies that have drained much of the region for development, and destroyed large parts of the Everglades.It will also receive the Ramsar designation because of its biological diversity, a true mix of subtropical and temperate flora and fauna. Imagine Muir Woods (near San Francisco) with alligators and nesting birds, Mr. Carlson said. While the rest of South Florida was developed, Corkscrew Swamp has largely remained as it has been for hundreds of years. The 600-year-old virgin cypress trees that visitors see are first growth, or untouched by loggers. About 100,000 people walk along the sanctuarys boardwalk, glimpsing a Florida untouched by economic ambition. Aside from birds that must leave the sanctuary to go search for food in developed Southwest Florida, animals at Corkscrew exist as they always have. So does Mr. Carlson. I never tire of it, he said last week, standing out on the boardwalk, a puffy canopy of clouds hanging over the towering trees. Its beautiful. I love the forests and the marshes and all the attendant wildlife. the line where subtopic plants and animals exist in harmony with species from temperate climates. We were basically long-time swamp rats, Mr. Carlson said. He was recently teased by his friends about how hes tall, sort of bald, and loves to fish like the endangered wood storks who nest at Corkscrew. Hes been hanging out there since finishing up high school. After graduating with a zoology degree from the University of South Florida in 1974, he came back to Corkscrew to aid in research projects, and became director in 1983.I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree Joyce KilmerSome people have a signature landscape, one they are loyal to, and which in many ways becomes an inseparable part of who they are: a wheat farmer on the high plains of western Kansas, a park ranger on patrol at Yellowstone National Park, Woody Allen afoot in his beloved New York City. In the same sense, Ed Carlson is a part of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Now the executive director, he was 4 years old in 1954 when Audubon of Florida bought the preserve, 13,000 acres of pristine wetlands in Collier County. In doing so, they saved the largest forest of virgin bald cypress in North America from logging companies, and much of the wildlife that relies on it. Dignitaries, including Gov. Charlie Crist, will officially recognize Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on Feb. 18 as one of the worlds most treasured natural habitats. The Ramsar Committee, an intergovernmental conservation group based in Switzerland, named it a Wetland of International Importance. That puts the sanctuary alongside Everglades National Park and only 22 other spots in the United States with the Ramsar designation. It really identifies us as one of the most important wetland systems on the planet, Mr. Carlson said. A former Miami suburbanite, Mr. Carlson was the son of a boat salesman and an airline secretary who had little interest in such wetland forests. But he and a few high school friends discovered the area on camping trips at spots in and around Corkscrew Sanctuary. After Alligator Alley was built, when he turned 17, one of their favorite trips was a twoday hike through Big Cypress National Preserve, walking from U.S. 41 straight north to the Alley. They trekked through what he described as a mosaic of pine islands and cypress marshes, discovering EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYEd Carlson on the job at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement...


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 the materials then load them on rail cars headed north, east and west. The trains offload their trinkets and baubles, electronic widgets and solar cells that were built in Southwest Florida factories. They return loaded with items from where they came. Florida has become one of the major commercial hubs for the nation and Southwest Florida has a piece of the pie. This future may be made possible by the Panama Canal Expansion, a $5.25 billion project thats under way right now. The new, extra-large canal is scheduled to come online in 2014, a century after it first opened. It will allow super-sized cargo ships to access points around the globe. Shipping routes will be radically transformed, allowing goods to come and go more easily and cheaply. While the expansions real impact has yet to be seen, that hasnt stopped experts and business players from speculating that the Panama Canal effect could be the catalyst that finally delivers the economic diversification and resiliency the state and region long for. With strategic investment we could position the state of Florida to be the kingpin for everything east of the Rockies and south of Canada, says Joe Mazurkiewicz, a political consultant and member of the states transportation commission. Hes been taking this ambitious message on the road. Working with Go21, an association that promotes freight transportation, Mr. Mazurkiewicz has been delivering a presentation that describes in broad terms how the canal expansion, coupled with improvements in the freight rail system, can change the states economic landscape. Despite the ambitious talk, it is yet to be seen whether Florida will be able to capture the windfall of traffic expected from the canal. Of specific concern to some observers is that ports are located north and east of Southwest Florida. Some critics of the vision argue that the Southwest region is too out of the way to see anything other than modest changes to our local economy. The expansion beginsThe Panama Canal has a history of revolutionizing trade routes. When it opened in 1914, it created a direct connection between the Atlantic and Pacific. Vessels that once had to make the long and treacherous trip along the southern coast of Chile had now shaved thousands of miles and weeks from their journey. The expansion, now under construction by the Spanish builder Sacyr Vallehermoso, will add a third lane to the canal. Existing lanes are being deepened and widened. New ships are under construction to take advantage of the increased capacity. The traditional Panamax vessels carried a significant load of 5,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units, a measure used for capacity in container transportation). That means the ship could carry 5,000 20-foot cargo containers. New post-Panamax or Panamax II ships more than double the load to 12,0000 TEUs. The ships require ports that are 50 feet deep. There are no ports in Florida that could handle those kinds of ships. While there are talks of dredging out some of the states ports to handle the vessels, the more viable short-term solution will be docking the large ships in deeper Caribbean ports, then using smaller vessels to bring in cargo. Currently, 61 percent of goods from Northeast Asia arrive via ports along the U.S. west coast. They are then carried on trains and trucks across the country to the east. The expanded canal should make it easier and cheaper for more of that cargo to instead find its way through the canal to ports anywhere from Texas to the Northeast. It cuts 14 days and 300,000 miles off of every round trip if they can bring it in here that way. Its a major deal, said Brian Presley, a financial advisor based in Punta Gorda where one project is already planned to increase rail performance and hopefully, attract some of that canal commerce.SWFL Intermodal Logistics CenterJeff Weiler, owner of Weiler Engineering in Charlotte County, is anxious to get started on a project to develop 20 acres into a cargo way station that he calls the Southwest Florida Intermodal and Logistics Center. The site sits between Interstate 75, U.S. 17 and the Charlotte airport. All the permits for the work have been approved, the land has been prepped and sewer lines put in. Were all ready to go, he said. What Mr. Weiler needs now is capital. He has teamed up with Charlotte and Desoto counties and Seminole Gulf Railway to request more than $36 million in federal stimulus money. The plan has the support of dozens of lawmakers and administrators throughout the state. The initial plan is to use the facility for bringing in granite from the north to be used throughout Southwest Florida for paving. The hope is that the facility can expand to become much more. Out of the chute, its going to create 300 jobs, said Mr. Weiler. His hope is that the hub will expand to be an interchange for goods and raw building materials coming and going from Port Manatee and the Port of Tampa and moving up and down Southwest Florida. Ultimately, it will create 1,000 jobs directly all higher-paying jobs, he says. Eventually, he wants the intermodal logistics center to be an interchange for a variety of construction materials and even fuel. The projects impact has been estimated at anywhere between $270 million to $1.47 billion within 10 years. But not everyone is so sure it will happen. Oh, you mean the place where that sign is. Theres nothing going to be built there, says Gordon Fay. He and his son Robert run Seminole Gulf Railway, the freight and passenger line that runs from northern Naples to Arcadia. Its an interesting hope and dream, but nowhere near happening. Seminole Gulf RailwayIts commonly agreed that freight rails will be a major component to taking advantage of increased port traffic. In Southwest Florida, there is only one player in the train game: Seminole Gulf Railway. Seminole Gulf Railway is best known as a dinner theater on rails. This Valentines weekend, for instance, the train offers a strolling violinist as part of the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. However, theatrics and recreational excursions represent less than 10 percent of its business. SGR is primarily a freight service, bringing items such as newsprint to daily newspapers and tomato paste to make Bagel Bites in Fort Myers. During the building boom, its trains were packed with drywall, lumber and plywood that came from northeastern ports. Advocates of the Panama Canal effect theory often cite Seminole Gulf as an impediment. Theyre only interested in running a dinner train, says Mr. Mazurkiewicz. And financial advisor Brian Presley would prefer to see them cut out of the picture. If I were CSX I would try to buy them (Seminole Gulf) out and upgrade those lines, he said. CSX is a railroad company with lines running throughout Florida into the Northeast and Midwest. The company leases the land that Seminole Gulfs lines sit on. The Fays vehemently reject the characterization of them as unwilling to play ball. Instead, they say theyre pragmatists, unwilling to commit to major investments before knowing for certain they will see returns. Were very interested in freight. Thats what we do, says Robert Fay. But its not a build it and they will come scenario. You have to build in step with who is coming. As evidence of its commitment to expanding freight in the region, SGR has promised to put up more than $5 million to improve its track if the government approves the $36 million federal stimulus grant to develop the SWFL ILC project. Currently, Seminole Gulf trains need to slow down to 7 mph on some sections of track. The grant would allow them to upgrade those sections to welded rail, allowing trains to cruise at speeds of up to 25 mph. Still, the Fays are cautious about expecting anything other than a modest granite operation at the Punta Gorda site. Its an interesting hope and dream, says Gordon Fay, But its nowhere near happening. The commercial reality of this area is that small is beautiful. Its going to be small specific steps, not grand parcels. Looking east Mark Morton is ebullient talking about the post-Panamax future of Florida. As a resident of Naples, a father and economic development planner for Glades County, hes excited about the game changer that will guarantee future prosperity. Whod have thought that during a major recession Florida would have such an incredible opportunity to diversify its economy? he says. Mr. Morton is also the vice president of Lykes Land Investment, which is seeking investors to develop a 4,000-acre site in Moore Haven into an intermodal logistics center that will allow for movement of goods as well as some manufacturing or assembly on site. Manufacturing plants throughout Southwest Florida would have a relatively short truck run to get their materials up and down from the Moore Haven facility. Businesses could take advantage of rail lines originally used to traffic sugar to move their goods to other similar facilities up the state and then link to distribution lines throughout the country. So far, there are no commitments for the site, although Mr. Morton says there have been discussions with major developers with the knowledge, experience and capital to run this kind of operation. On the other end of Lake Okeechobee, the Port of Palm Beach is negotiating a contract with Florida Crystals Corp. to create an inland port. The 3,500-acre site will allow the port to place and process the expected abundance of cargo expected from the Panama Canal expansion. Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and the Port of Miami would also be able to truck cargo to the site. The port is also asking for federal funds to extend freight lines from Miami-Dade County to Palm Beach. Products for retailers such as Wal-Mart, Pier One and Home Depot, that now come into the Port of Savannah and is trucked down, would have a much shorter and less expensive trip to market. While all this connectivity would be good for the state in general, Mr. Morton argues that Southwest Florida stands to benefit directly from his Moore Haven location and not so much from the Palm Beach site. Race to richesFloridas efforts to attract commerce from the new and improved Panama Canal are not unique. From Texas to the Northeast, ports are planning expansions or storage space and adding cranes and other hardware to unload materials more efficiently. Transportation officials and business interests are collaborating and debating the future. Ports all along the U.S. coastline have signed ceremonial proclamations with the Panama Canal Authority stating that theyre willing to work together. The competition among states and regions to capture the predicted traffic is what is fueling the push to improve infrastructure and add new staging centers here. For Florida to capture that business, it has to begin these capital improvement projects right now, says Mr. Presley. Already, the widening of Interstate 75 and the expansion of State Road 80 to four lanes allows for more of the ship-to-truck-to-train traffic that many think will redefine the local economy. The Port of Manatee, the closest port to Southwest Florida, has begun adding a new pier and turning basin. Even for skeptics of the new vision, the prospect of improving infrastructure and of trying something new to stimulate regional income is enticing. If theres a unicorn, its likely to get away, so lets start chasing the unicorn so it doesnt get away, whether it exists or not, says Charlie Bigelow, a former Lee County commissioner who attended the public meetings concerning the inland port in Palm Beach. Mr. Bigelow, a self-described gadfly with a gift for colorful description, is encouraged with all the talk of rail expansion. He hopes the expansion of freight traffic will also make more commuter rail available a fringe benefit he expects could also transform the local economy. What the proponents of this economic vision need now are dollars and commitments from investors. Where the money and manufacturers will come from is unclear. The difficult business of bringing in developers, investors and operators will have to be hammered out in order to turn this grand vision of the future into reality. Maybe this is the Holy Grail of economic development. We dont know what the Holy Grail is yet, but well know it when we find it, said Mr. Bigelow. SHIPFrom page 1 MAZURKIEWICZ COURTESY IMAGE/BJM CONSULTINGFloridas freight and commuter rail system


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PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Were hard at work blazing the Collier County Heritage TrailThere is the love of knowing without the love of learning; the beclouding here leads to dissipation of mind. Confucius, Analects (bk. II, ch. XV)There was no dissipation of any minds at the Marco Island Library during a recent lecture about the history of the place they call home. Some 50-plus lifelong learners were eager to find out more about the areas past. It is always a treat to see peoples faces when they learn the age of Collier County. Gov. Cary Hardee, Floridas 28th governor, decreed this new county called Collier in 1923. Once a part of southern Lee County, our 2,035 square miles became the Sunshine States 62nd county and its third largest in total land area. Many people at the library lecture were not aware of how remote and inaccessible the area used to be, or of how its first permanent settlements didnt take root until the 1880s. Thats about the time tiny pioneer communities popped up along the coast at Everglade, Naples, Marco and Chokoloskee; farther inland, in the communities of Immokalee and Corkscrew, farming and ranching became the principal means of livelihood. Most in the audience did know, however, that it was the Tamiami Trail that pierced the rugged wilderness and unlocked the areas enormous agricultural and resort potential. But they did not know much about Highway 29 and its role in Collier Countys development. The first modern non-native settlements in Collier County were in the eastern interior, mainly along what today is Highway 29, the connecting path between Immokalee and Everglades City. Both cities still exist, as does Copeland; unfortunately, little evidence remains of other townships that thrived along the highway. Im talking about places like Jerome, Deep Lake, Matmon, Rock Island, Miles City and Tucker Town. Even so, their place in local history must never be forgotten.Deep Lake is home to more alligators than can be counted. I can only imagine how many of the creatures must have been there in the early 1900s, when Walter Langford of Fort Myers and John M. Roach of the Chicago Street Railway Company acquired Deep Lake Hammock and its nearly 200 acres of relatively high land surrounding, you guessed it, a deep lake. Mr. Langford and Mr. Roach were attracted to this lush landscape because the tropical vegetation appeared to have survived a winter freeze that had destroyed groves to the north.In 1914, when neither roads nor railroads were on the horizon to facilitate the transport of supplies and fruit trees from Fort Myers to Deep Lake (and back again to market with the areas produce), Mr. Langford and Mr. Roach built their own tiny rail system. The line eventually extended to Everglades City. In 1922, Barron Gift Collier purchased both Deep Lake and the considerable holdings of George Storter around Everglade. A few years later, in 1928, the Atlantic Coastline Railroad bought the rail line from Deep Lake to Everglade. By 1960 this line was abandoned, however, and today it is part of the vast Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.A piece of the trailInformation about Deep Lake and other lost townships will soon be accessible to all who drive along the Collier County Heritage Trail. Signs along the trial will let drivers know that, if they have a GPS in their car or on their iPhone, they can learn a little about the area they just passed. Several interpretative sites, where drivers or bicyclists can stop to learn more, will also be along the trail. The soon-to-be-launched Collier County Heritage Trail social media site will delight lifelong learners who will be able to virtually travel the trail and discover more about our fascinating local history. The National Parks Service, our newest partner, will assist in the final design stages. We are asking the community to become part of this sign design process. Visit for examples of heritage trail signs around the county and to learn how you can participate in the local Design the Sign effort. Its been a long time coming, but I believe we can see a light at the end of this tunnel or is that a freight train? Whatever. As Will Rogers said: Even if you are on the right track, youll get run over if you just sit there. Sitting is something we do not do well. One day everyone will know about the unique cultures and traditions of our areas past and the sooner the better, as far as Im concerned. The lifelong learners who love acquiring as much as possessing a particular knowledge expect it. And the pioneers of our past deserve it. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly Real people. Real results.IBERIABANK is new to the community, but an established name in banking. With 122 years of solid financial performance, our conservative approach to business has differentiated our Company from most banks in the country. While other banks are promising safety and soundness, our record speaks for itself. Indira Maharaj is Branch Manager of the Pine Ridge Road location in Naples and has been in the banking industry for 15 years. Indira is just one of the familiar faces you know on the IBERIABANK team delivering extraordinary service each and every day. Drop by to visit with Indira or to learn more about our Company, go to Indira Maharaj, Branch Manager, 1905 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (239) 403-5172 Who is? 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 air-conditioned 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 3534244. See what life is like down on the farm 4


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 A25 NEW Merchandise Arriving Daily! Fine Quality FurnitureInside Out Furniture Warehouse592-1387 2097 Trade Center Way NaplesWHOLESALE to the PUBLIC! Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closedBedroom, Dining Living Room Furniture, Sink Vanities Outdoor Furniture and Accessories Save a Life is New Year.To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is the fundraising arm of Lee Memorial Health System and supports lifesaving programs and care in our six-hospital system.As a safety-net health system, we treat all patients, regardless of their ability to pay for our services. Lee Memorial Health System depends on the philanthropic support of our community to continue to provide excellence in medical care to all who call Southwest Florida home. Among a myriad of services including highlevel cardiac and stroke care we house the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami and provide hope and healing to those treated at our comprehensive Regional Cancer Center located in Fort Myers. We hope you will join us in our lifesaving mission.Call 239-985-3550 or take time to visit to make a year-end gift that will help save the lives of people in our community. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers welcomes fine jewelry and timepieces expert Alexander Eblen to Naples Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 15-17. Mr. Eblen will provide free jewelry appraisals at the Chicago-based auction houses new satellite location at 1300 Third St. S. He will also host a breakfast presentation about Fine Jewelry and Timepieces in Todays Fluctuating Market: Current Valuations at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15. In todays tough economy, people have become increasingly interested in learning what their jewelry is worth, Mr. Eblen says. Im delighted to meet residents of Naples and to provide free appraisals and advice on selling jewelry at a time when many people are looking to raise capital. A graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, Calif., he specializes in diamonds and colored gemstones. Leslie Hindman auctions feature antique, period, modern and contemporary jewelry and timepieces from Bulgari, Buccellati, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Patek Philippe, Rolex and other designers. Mr. Eblens department offers items from private collections and estates. In addition to the jewelry department, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is a fullservice auction house acknowledged as a key player for more than 30 years in the global auction market. The company delivers up to 40 sales a year specializing in fine furniture and decorative arts; fine art; fine books and manuscripts; fine jewelry and timepieces; and vintage couture and accessories. For more information about attending Mr. Eblens breakfast presentation or setting up a complimentary consultation, contact Kristy Vaughn or Maura Ross at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Naples, 643-4448. Jewelry, watches expert will offer complimentary appraisals in NaplesThe 2010 Great Venetian Duck Race makes 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 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 The Childrens Museum of Naples, Cmon, is scheduled to open in fall 2010 at North Collier Regional Park. Visit or call 5140084 to learn more. Get your ducks in a row


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 The Womens Cultural Alliance and Jewish Family Services of the Jewish Federation of Collier County invite the public to a seminar about Retirement Lifestyle Options from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 4, at Moorings Park. Presentations will look at options for life care, rental properties, equity and co-ops. Among the facilities describing their services will be Arbor Trace, Aston Gardens, Bentley Village, Marbella, Moorings Park, Terraces, Terracina Grand, The Carlisle and The Glenview. Presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Reservations are requested by Friday, Feb. 19, and can be made by e-mailing Jane Hersch at Free seminar examines retirement lifestyle optionsProfessor Nancy Shuster teaches several classes in the area to help lovers of the written word improve their skills. Her writing workshops take place from 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday at Fleischmann Park, a speed-reading lessons are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. every Thursday at the park. Each session costs $5, and classes continue every week until April 28. Call 213-7120 to register. Professor Shuster is also teaches life story writing and diet writing at the Naples Center of FGCUs Renaissance Academy, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Life story classes meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 and 22 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26; diet writing classes meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 15, 22 and 29. Call 434-4737 to register or e-mail for more information. Get set for writing and speed-reading classesThe Naples Historical Society presents free Gardenside Chickee Chats from 11 a.m. to noon in the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Reservations are recommended. Friday, Feb. 12: Archaeological Landscapes of Naples Learn about the citys physical evolution from John Beriault, past president of the NHS and archaeologist for the Archaeological & Historical Conservancy Inc. Friday, Feb. 26: Edison, Ford and Friends Learn about two of Americas greatest inventors, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, how they met, the trips they took and the famous friends they made along the way. Chris Pendleton, president and CEO of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers is the presenter.Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S. The cottage and gardens are open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www. Catch up with local history at Palm Cottage NAPLES PRINCESS $ 55 95 *Price does not include tax, port or service. Per person.Sounds of Sinatra Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsCatch the sunset om the new 3rd deck$25 Price does not include tax or port charge. 239-261-7157 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Must present coupon at time of purchase.Free with a $45.00 Grocery OrderFrom Italy 750 ml. BottleMonastero Sangiovese With Coupon While Supplies LastFree with a $45.00 Grocery OrderEarth and VineJellies or SaucesWith Coupon While Supplies Last ACHIEVE higher levels of FITNESS. GENERATE more POWER with less effort. PRODUCE a smoother swing with greater club head SPEED. POSTURE & BALANCE MUSCULAR STRENGTH 90 Cypress Way, Suite 60Conveniently located in North Naples on the corner of Immokalee & Airpott Pulling Roads sports medicine and rehabilitationMEDICALLY SUPERVISED BY A BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN IS PAIN AFFECTING YOUR GOLF GAME?We can help! AND ENJOYA BETTER LIFE! PERFORMANCE GOLF & TENNIS PROGRAM


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NEWS A31 SPORTS SHORTS From page A30Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion is devoted to the psychological, medical, financial and spiritual support of amputees. To learn more about Miracle Limbs, or to register for the bike ride or the travel auction dinner, visit Tommy Bowden will address Christian athletesThe Southwest Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts its Join The Team banquet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Guests at the third annual fundraiser will welcome Tommy Bowden, former head football coach at Clemson University and FCA Football Coach of the Year, as the keynote speaker. The evening is designed to share the vision of FCA on a national and local level and will include entertainment, dinner, music, video presentations and a silent auction. Tickets start at $100 per person and are available online at www.swfloridafca. org or by calling 784-3377. Golf tourney at Pelican MarshImmokalee Housing & Family Services holds its inaugural pro-am golf tournament Monday, April 12, at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. The event will include a shotgun start team scramble from 2-6 p.m., with each foursome accompanied by a local golf professional. Prizes will be awarded to the top seven teams with the lowest net score, longest and straightest drive from the mens and womens tees, and for the longest putt. Germain Lexus has donated a two-year lease on a 2010 Lexus for the first hole-in-one. A gourmet buffet and live auction will follow the competition. Up for bid will be a weeklong vacation villa in Italy, a necklace from Designs by Donna Cartys Starry Night collection, as well as golf foursomes at private clubs throughout Naples. Proceeds will help Immokalee Housing & Family Services in its mission to provide decent, safe and affordable rental housing with supportive social and educational services for farm workers and other low-income families. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $250 per person, or $100 per person for dinner and auction only. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, e-mail donna@donnacarty. com or call 784-7734. BOWDEN e v e n t o tm y 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BayReservations NeededCall 384-6166 Country Club Attire RequiredBrides, Celebrate your special day with us!We cater to all types of events Sunday Brunch $15.95with soft bev includedOPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town FREEglass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entre


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, in collaboration with Humane Society Naples and Collier County Domestic Animal Services, is observing Five Days of Spay Feb. 22-22. Pet owners will be able to have their animals sterilized for a fraction of the usual cost. All it takes is a toll-free call to (877) 781-SPAY (7729) to get the process started. Several area veterinarians are participating in the program. A limited number of appointments are available and must be reserved. For low-income pet owners who want to have their pet sterilized, Five Days of Spay is a blessing, says Pallas Diaz, executive director of the local spay neuter clinic. In Southwest Florida, more than 15,000 pets are put down every year due to pet overpopulation, she says, adding, Spay/neuter protects pet health, improves pet behavior and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers. Michael Simonik, executive director of Humane Society Naples, confirms the seriousness of the pet overpopulation problem as seen at the private no-kill shelter. Every day we get call after call after tearful call from people wanting to surrender their pets, he says. HSN is the middle of a renovation project that is temporarily reducing the total number of pets the shelter can take in, Mr. Simonik adds. But even when our renovation is finished in June and we can take in 25 percent more pets, that alone will not solve the problem of pet overpopulation.But pet sterilization can and does reduce the number of unwanted pets in a community, he says. Thats why HSN is joining the Five Days of Spay promotion.Director Amanda Townsend at Collier County DAS is deeply troubled by the number of pets surrendered and impounded. Almost 7,000 pets entered DAS last year, Ms. Townsend says. This is far too many. Sterilizing pets is the most effective and humane method to reducing the number of unwanted pets and ending pet overpopulation. Since National Spay Days inception in 1995, participants across the country have altered an estimated 1,418,500 animals. The efforts of Spay Day participants and spay/neuter programs have reduced the number of homeless animals euthanized in the United States from 13.5 million in 1973 to about 4 million currently. For more information, call the above toll-free number or e-mail Agencies plan Five Days of Spay for low-cost pet sterilizationsCOURTESY PHOTOVeterinarian Linda George finishes up a canine spay at The Humane Animal Clinic, one of the partners in Five Days of Spay.


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PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGGo Red for Women luncheon and fashion show is American Heart Associations rst in SWFAlthough heart disease is commonly considered a mans problem, the statistics tell another story: Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women in America today, claiming a half million lives each year, and stroke, the nations No. 3 health offender, has a higher mortality rate in women than men. Most people dont realize that one in every 2.5 women will die to heart disease. The awareness factor is much less in the African-American and Hispanic communities, though African Americans are more likely to have high blood pressure, be overweight or obese and to have diabetes, all leading risk factors for heart disease and stroke. In fact, African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared to Caucasians. The American Heart Association wants to change all that, and a luncheon coming up next month will help the effort in Southwest Florida. The AHA Go Red for Women luncheon and fashion show Friday, March 19, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point will provide women with the knowledge of how to take the necessary steps to live a longer and heart healthier life. This is the inaugural event in Southwest Florida; similar luncheons take place all across the country as part of the AHAs nationwide Go Red for Women campaign, says Jenny Oister, chairman of the local event. The educational, yet fashionable event will create an emotional, informative and inspirational atmosphere that will encourage women to become champions of their own health, says Debra Townsend, CEO and president of the International Center for Compassionate Care. As the keynote speaker for the local luncheon, Ms. Townsend will discuss The Woman Within Caring for Gentle Hearts. The afternoon will also feature heart disease survivors and Circle of Red members as models in the Go Red in Your Own Fashion fashion show. Two educational breakout sessions will be offered: The Take Home Message presented by Kathy Shierling, and Invest in Your Life: Balancing Health, Wealth & Family, sponsored by Regions Bank and Regions Morgan Keegan Trust. Tickets to the luncheon/fashion show/ educational sessions are $125 per person. The Go Red For Women movement is presented nationally by Macys and Merck Inc. Top sponsors of the luncheon are Corowise, Home-Tech, Lee Memorial Health System Regions Bank, Regions Morgan Keegan Trust and Miromar Design Center. For more event information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Baggett, Go Red for Women director, at 495-4911 or And remember: A luncheon/fashion show ticket would make an ideal Valentines Day gift for yourself, your wife or daughter, mother, sister, best friend or any woman who is important to you. Five Southwest Florida hospitals have been designated as among the best hospitals in the country by HealthGrades, a hospital rating company based in Golden, Colo. NCH Healthcare System and Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers and Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Charlotte County were all named to a list of the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide with low complication and mortality rates. Each year HealthGrades independently assesses the quality of care provided at the nations 5,000 nonfederal hospitals. In the eighth annual study, HealthGrades identified hospitals that are performing among the best in the nation across 26 diagnoses and procedures. These hospitals are further designated as a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. These ratings and a list of specific recipients are available to consumers in order to help them make health care decisions based on the quality of care provided. To be considered for HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, a hospital had to have star ratings in at least 19 of the 26 HealthGrades procedures and diagnoses ratings using MedPAR data. After creating a list of hospitals that met the above criteria, HealthGrades took the following steps to determine the Distinguished Hospital recipients. The five Southwest Florida hospitals designated had 29 percent lower risk-adjusted inhospital mortality, performed 9 percent better in inhospital complications and improved at a greater rate for risk-adjusted mortality. The rankings are based on data from 40 million patients on Medicare who were hospitalized between 2006 and 2008. Patients in need of a medical procedure who choose to receive their care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence will have a lower risk for an adverse clinical outcome relative to all other hospitals, the report from HealthGrades said. It also reported that if all hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals, 150,132 Medicare lives could potentially have been saved and 13,104 Medicare inhospital complications could potentially have been avoided. For more information about how HealthGrades compiles its ratings, visit NCH is a leader in the community because of one quality in particular: its people. Here are three examples of those whose recent contributions that have made a profound difference in the community we serve. Michele Thoman, recently appointed chief nursing officer, is a champion of shared governance. With a goal of getting everyone informed and enthused, she has conducted nursing forums and followed them with distribution of shared governance information to each nursing unit by cart. Finally, she has organized shared governance fairs on both campuses. What exactly is shared governance, anyway? Basically, it can be thought of as encouraging and empowering nurses to exercise control over nursing practices for their patients. Shared governance has emerged as one way for clinical nurses to become involved in the decision-making processes that affect patient care. Shared ownership, partnership, accountability and decentralized decision-making are all hallmarks of shared governance. Think of it as giving our nurses more power over patient care. Ms. Thomans information-sharing sessions will culminate with volunteer front-line nurses forming a System Practice Council as well as many specialty practice councils that will address local practice issues specific to the area of nursing expertise. Additional councils will form as these initial teams impact the way we practice nursing at NCH. Beyond her efforts to promote shared governance, Ms. Thoman has reported to the board on the general state of nursing care at NCH. Her report included information about improving our nurseto-patient ratios and the number of hours nurses are able to spend with each patient. Further, she reported that we will soon benchmark our nursing data with the national database for nursing quality indicators, which will allow us to constantly monitor our performance against national norms. Dr. Babak Bozorgnia, the newest of five NCH electrophysiologists (cardiologists who specialize in treating the electrical system of the heart), has used the revolutionary EnSite System to diagnose and stop an abnormal heart rhythm in two recent patients. The EnSite System gives a real picture (a map) of the electrical system of the heart, enhancing the accuracy of the procedure. NCH volunteers donated $260,975 to purchase this state-of-the-art system for our community. NCH medical staff physicians Vladimir Mathieu, William Murtagh, Phillip Organ and Robert Pascotto, along with Barbara Murtagh, C.R.N.A., and Vinouth Pierre-McNamara, R.N., all recently returned from Haiti where they helped treat hundreds of people who were wounded in the earthquake. NCH has been sending supplies to Haiti since 2006 and continues to match employee contributions so we can assist our colleagues who have loved ones there in need. Our supplies are channeled through Hope for Haiti; we have accelerated our response with the current crisis. Thanks to everyone who is part of the team that helps NCH make a difference every day for our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Saluting some of the people who help NCH make a difference STRAIGHT TALK o a a T p s allenWEISS Be heart smart>>To take the Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp and learn your 10-year risk assessment for heart disease, visit and click on the Heart CheckUp icon. Warning signs for women>>As with men, womens most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms: Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort. Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or vomiting, lightheadedness and back or jaw pain. If you or someone you are with has chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the other signs, dont wait longer than ve minutes before calling 9-1-1 for help. Physicians Regional, NCH earn high marks in nationwide surveyFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT _________________________news@floridaweekly.comSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NEWS A35 THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS. www.bettervision.netCall for details 791-2020 the i changes everything SAVE$500through Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Areas leading LASIK surgeon Named in Best Doctors in Americafor your Valentine Patricia Primero, DDS New patients welcome (239) 254-4480 FREE FREEYou must qualify for the Invisalign program to receive our free X-rays & teeth whitening promotion.Thursday February 25th 9:00am-1:00pm Free seminar on arthritisThe Arthritis Foundation estimates that arthritis affects one out of every five Americans and is the leading cause of disability in the nation. Orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics will present Arthritis: Whats New, What Works at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the caf at the NCH North Collier Hospital. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To register, call 596-0100 or visit www. Healthy aging for womenHow Women Can Get Healthy & Age Gracefully in the New Millennium is the topic of a free program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Collier County Headquarters Library, 385 Orange Blossom Drive. Call 593-0177 or 593-0334 for more information. Cancer society volunteer trainingLack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges many cancer patients face, and the American Cancer Society needs more volunteers willing to help patients get to treatment. The ACS Road to Recovery program connects volunteer drivers with patients in need of a ride to treatment. Volunteers need to have a valid drivers license, safe and reliable vehicle, proof of adequate automobile insurance, and should be willing to attend a brief training session. Volunteers can drive as often or as frequently as theyd like. The next local training session is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16. For more information, call (800) 227-2345. Macular degeneration lectureThe Lighthouse of Collier invites members and guests to hear Dr. Jaclyn Kovach of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute present an Update on Diagnosis and Recent Treatments of Macular Degeneration and its Allied Diseases at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Building J/Room 103 at the Naples camps of Edison State College. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit Parkinsons disease symposiumThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida holds its 12th annual educational symposium and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Hilton Naples. The program is open to persons with Parkinson disease, their caregivers and the medical community. This years featured speaker is Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz, an associate professor of neurology and assistant director of the Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Southern Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. Two hours of continuing education for mental health professionals, nurses, nursing home administrators and public guardians will be provided by the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida and Sunshine Pharmacy. Admission is $30 per person. For reservations or more information, call Linda Stewart at 417-3465. Heart attack program on MarcoMarco Island residents and visitors are invited to a free presentation titled My chest hurts: Is it indigestion or a heart attack? by cardiologist Roland Werres of Physicians Regional Healthcare System at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Markle Park. Dr. Werres, a resident of Marco, holds a degree in medicine from the University of Cologne Medical School in Germany. His advanced training includes an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialties in cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology. The next free health lecture at Markle Park presented by PRHS will be about kidney stones and other urological ailments. It will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. The final lecture of the season, Common Ailments of the Hand, will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Screenings for autism spectrum disorderThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings every month for toddlers 18 months to age 5. Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The Childrens Hospitals neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Phy sician referrals are not required. Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. The next screenings will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and March 5 in the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. It will be parked at Miromar Outlets by the lakeside playground. To schedule a screening, call 985-3608. TO YOUR HEALTH ZEHR p s or d e r n s Hos hwest o n-

PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA36 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Florida Everblades vs. Kalamazoo Wings Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations THE BLADES BATTLE IT OUT!!! Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 7:30 pm Friday, Feb. 19th at 7:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 20th at 7:30 pm Tickets start at $12. anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The Rev. Cathy OConnell will make a presentation at 1 p.m., followed by a performance of the Bay Singers choral group. Thrift shop volunteers are making refreshments to serve, and those who find something to buy clothing and accessories, electronics, books, household necessities or decorative treasures will enjoy an automatic 25 percent off the regular ticketed price and will have the chance to increase that discount to 35 percent at the checkout counter. All profits from The Bargain Box an estimated $1 million over the years go to more than 50 charities of NUCCs choosing, including St. Matthews House, Youth Haven and Grace Place for Children & Families. The shop has been a constant fixture in serving the needs of the Naples community and has fueled the churchs ability to achieve many of its community outreach goals, says Senior Pastor Dr. Ronald Patterson. The anniversary open house, he adds, is more of a thank you to our supporters. Without donations from our church members and friends, we wouldnt be able to provide the level of quality items we carry, he says. Likewise, without patronage from the community, we wouldnt be able to serve the needs of those looking for affordable used merchandise. The 5,000-square-foot store is organized by departments, the most popular by far of which is the ladies boutique. Patty Bonner, one of more than 100 Bargain Box volunteers, set up the specialty area of the store last summer and even offers personal shopping services for women who appreciate advice in coordinating accessories for the clothing they choose. Since the boutique section opened, it has accounted for 30-50 percent of sales storewide, Ms. Bonner says. It was an experiment, but its really gone over, she says. Were so pleased. Among the recent items snapped up by savvy bargain-hunters scouring the boutique corner: a nearly new pair of Ferragamo boots for $50. Store manager Jim Welty has held The Bargain Boxs only paid position since 2004. Formerly a district manager for a large retail store based in New Castle, Pa., he utilizes the same skills at the nonprofit thrift shop. It really parallels itself, he says, adding the biggest difference is at The Bargain Box, his staff consists entirely of volunteers. Here, you bring a person in, and theyre here two or three hours and then you dont see them until next week But these people have a lot of love, and theyre dedicated. They put forth as big an effort as they are physically capable of doing. A 13-year veteran of The Bargain Box ranks, Doty Gridley now helps train newcomers to handle store duties, from pricing and organizing donations and arranging and rearranging displays to checking out shoppers with purchases. Ms. Gridley taught merchandising and marketing for 17 years and has also worked for retail stores in Boston, Mass., and Rochester, N.Y. At The Bargain Box, she still applies the four basic retail principles of product, place, price and promotion. It doesnt matter whether its my college bookstore or Macys or a thrift shop you apply the basics, she says. Retailing is change, change of season. Its always moving. As any experienced thrifter knows, the merchandise is, indeed, always moving; the bargains here this morning will likely be gone by noon, so the time to buy it is when you see it. The deals at The Bargain Box are so good, Ms. Page says, that some of them sometimes end up for resale with higher price tags, of course at area consignment stores. If you said, Whered you get this? theyd say, Oh, we know someone who lives on Fifth Avenue, she says. Apparently, the Bargain Box does, too. BARGAINSFrom page 1Without donations from our church members and friends, we wouldnt be able to provide the level of quality items we carry. Senior Pastor Dr. Ronald Patterson COURTESY PHOTOCustomers from ner an far enjoy shopping at Naples oldest thrift store.GRIDLEY >> What: 35th anniversary celebration at The Bargain Box thift store >> Where: 331 Eighth St. S., at the corner of Third Avenue South >> When: Anniversary celebration and open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 >> Phone: 262-3801 if you go


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. Fun and educational for ages 6 and older; $25 per person. >>Guided moonlight paddles take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27, and March 27 and 29. Join a park naturalist and discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. Great for ages 12 and older; $30 per person. >>Guided night hikes take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and March 10 and 13. These walking adventures are ideal for ages 6 and older; $10 per person. Those who want to discover Collier-Seminole 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 and camping. Use the boat ramp. And check out 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 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4-10, 2010 NEWS A37 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSWhats stronger than a bulletproof vest made of Kevlar? It isnt the golden silk spider (Nephila clavipes); it is this spiders web. In some cultures fishermen still use the twisted webs to make fishing nets. Scientists are also researching this tough material to find the secret to its strength. Golden silk spiders are named for their golden web, but are also called banana spiders because their long, thin bodies have yellow highlighting their topsides. Their webs are more htan three feet in diameter and easily found in humid forests along trails. They are occasionally seen along the Black Island Trail at Lovers Key and can be spotted throughout Southwest Florida. If you see one, you are in for a treat. The spiders are strikingly colorful, and their webs are works of art. Their intricate lacework calls to mind the Greek story of Arachne, a girl who loved to weave. She was so talented that the goddess Athena turned her into a spider out of jealousy. It is from that story that spiders derive their scientific classification: arachnid. The webs spun by the golden silk spiders catch food and offer protection from predators such as frogs, toads, lizards, birds, shrews, beetles, ants and wasps. The female spider is three inches long and like all spiders, the male is much smaller, only one-half inch. These spiders live throughout the south, especially in Florida. Web builders like the golden silk spider make web material in their bodies. They release the material as they jump from tree to tree to anchor the web. Some strands are sticky to catch insects and others are dry for the spider to walk on. When the spider feels a tug on the web, it walks on a dry strand to investigate. If it is just a leaf or some other non-edible detritus, the spider will cut the strand with little claws and eat the remainder of the broken strand, which in turn helps the spider create more silk. If the web ensnares an insect, the spider will bite it and inject it with powerful venom. The toxin paralyzes or kills the insect, turning the bugs insides into liquid that the spider then drinks. Fortunately, banana spiders rarely bite humans, and when they do, the neurotoxin is typically harmless. Only black widow and brown recluse spiders cause seriously painful and sometimes medically complicated bites. The mating process for golden silks can be risky for the male. He must quickly win the females affection or she will eat him. This rarely happens with the golden silk spider, which tends to be more passive than other spider species. Males face another hazard other males. If two males meet, they will fight and may lose a leg or two in the process. All this sounds rather gruesome, but spiders are really our friends. They eat more insects than birds do. If a spider lands on you, the best course of action is to flick it off and let it be. That spider may eat an insect that might have stung you. Once youve gotten over the excitement of the encounter, take a moment to marvel at the spiders web and contemplate the intricate interlacing that drove Athena so mad Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail silk spider weaves a wondrous webBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly LEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTOA golden silk spiker g h t e

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA38 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4-10, 2010 Pets of the Week >>Bob is a cute and cuddly little guy who makes friends with people and other pets quickly. His adoption fee is $55 >>Elaine is a calico whos about 5 years old. She has beautiful blue eyes and a quiet, gentle demeanor. Her adoption fee is $55 >>Henry is a neutered pit bull. Energetic and playful, he promises to be a loyal friend. His adoption fee is $75 >>Isabella is an 8-month-old German shepherd mix whos as sweet as she is pretty. Her adoption fee is $75 >>Sky is a strong, funny, lovable terrier mix. Her adoption fee is $75PET TALES they have a downy undercoat underneath harsher long hair. The down can mat like a layer of felt against the skin if left untended. To prevent this, divide the coat into small sections and brush against the grain from the skin outward, working from head to tail, section by section. In the spring and fall the big shedding times youll end up with enough of that fluffy undercoat to make a whole new dog. Keep brushing and think of the benefits: The fur you pull out with a brush wont end up on the furniture, and removing the old stuff keeps your pet cooler in the summer and lets new insulation come in for the winter. Silky-coated dogs such as Afghan hounds, cockers and Maltese also need constant brushing to keep tangles from forming. As with the double-coated dogs, work with small sections at a time, brushing from the skin outward, and then comb back into place with the grain for a glossy, finished look. Coats of this type require so much attention that having a groomer keep the dogs trimmed to a medium length is often more practical. In fact, experts say that the pets who shed the least are longhaired dogs kept trimmed short by a groomer. Curly and wiry coats, such as those on poodles and terriers, need to be brushed weekly, working against the grain and then with it. Curly coats need to be clipped every six weeks; wiry ones, two or three times a year (but clipping every six weeks will keep your terrier looking sharper). Good grooming is about more than keeping your pet looking beautiful and clean-smelling, although thats certainly one of the pleasant payoffs. Regular grooming relaxes the dog whos used to it, and it becomes a special time shared between you both. A coat free of mats, burrs and tangles, and skin free of fleas and ticks, are as comfortable to your dog as clean clothes fresh from the wash are to you. It just makes you feel good, and the effect is the same for your pet. Some added benefit for you: Giving your dog a tummy rub after every session is sure to relax you (and your dog, of course) and ease the stress of your day. And for allergy sufferers, keeping a dog clean may make having a dog possible. Regularly brushing pets keeps them healthier and cuts down on shedding, too!Beauty is more than skin deep when it comes to your dog. Keeping your pet well-groomed not only gives you a cleansmelling companion, it also helps keep your dog more comfortable and allows you to spot health problems before they become serious, even life-threatening.How important is grooming to your pets comfort? Consider a simple mat, so easy to overlook. Have you ever had your hair in a ponytail that was just a little too tight? A mat can feel the same way to your dog, a constant pull on the skin. Try to imagine those all over your body, and you have a good idea how uncomfortable an ungroomed coat can be.Your dog need never know what a mat feels like if you keep him brushed and combed but thats just the start of the health benefits. Regular grooming allows you to look for lumps, bumps and injuries, while clearing such things as mats and ticks from his coat. Follow up with your veterinarian on any questionable masses you find, and you may detect cancer early enough to save your pets life. For shorthaired breeds, keeping skin and coat in good shape is easy. Run your hands over him daily, a brush over him weekly, and thats it. For other breeds, grooming is a little more involved. Breeds such as collies, chows, Keeshonden and Alaskan malamutes are double-coated, which means Grooming for healthBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit Inside the February 25 edition Florida Weeklys new fashion magazine in search ofthe bestlittleblack dress{C15}inside: rufino hernandez on fashion what does the phrase cocktail dress mean, anyway? at the parties: two events where dress impressed window shop our finest boutiques {C14} {C16} {C17} {C17} FALL 2009 |


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4-10, 2010 NEWS A39 MUSINGS Rx What is rising up in the infinite space between us? The fourth wall? In a proscenium theatre, the audience directly faces the stage that is raised in front of them. There is no audience view from any other position. Between the audience and the actors there is an imaginary wall of separation. This wall is referred to as the fourth wall. In a three-walled set in which the audience is viewing a spectacle, the fourth wall is an imaginary boundary between what is fiction and what is the viewing audience. The fourth wall is a willing suspension of disbelief that allows play. The audience, perforce, cannot give thought to this wall. Because with this thought audience role is altered, made different, but without being changed into something else. Denis Diderot explicitly used the term in the 18th century. Since that time, many other stage formats have been created. On thrust stages action is observed on three sides instead of one. Theater in the round is observed by audience from all sides. That setup can be reversed, with central audience encircled by the dramatic action. In black box and sitespecific theater settings, there is more possibility of adaptation and change of setting. But the word wall usually refers to solid structures that define or protect. Building walls support roof or ceiling. Sealing space is accomplished in boundary walls. Retaining walls create barriers that protect against the movement of earth, stone, or water. And separation walls separate peoples, like the defunct Berlin Wall or the wall at the Mexican border. Wall Street in lower Manhattan was named after a wooden fortification that surrounded the pre-America Dutch colony. It was built to keep out wolves and other wild animals. Now, perhaps, it is merely a place wall-eyed, of indecipherable strabismus imbalance. There are many laws about what changes that can be made to walls that are shared. And there are portable walls and fire walls and rock walls, shared and unshared. I am a fly on the wall in this hole in the wall wailing wall. I see the writing on the wall. Dont stonewall. My back is up against the wall. Please dont put another brick in the wall. Im climbing the walls here, here in this attempt to permeate cell walls that are rigid, non-living enclosures. Even though the English language uses the same word for both internal and external walls, this is not the case in other languages. There is often a linguistic distinction made between walls of internal boundary and walls of external structure. And this is a distinction with wall-to-wall implications beyond merely cosmetic alteration. Lets take a leap onto the fifth wall. The term fifth wall has been used to refer to what separates critics, audiences and actors. It also refers to the boundary between the experiences of audience members, or to the screen in shadow theatre on which images are projected. The television has also been called a fifth wall. In the 2007 indie film Fifth Wall, a playwright creates a performance in which there is no line between stage and audience. The actors become their performance. The line between extraordinary art and a frightening drop with no control is lost when two actors become the insanity that is their staged story. In pirate clambering, scaling, walking through walls, especially fifth walls, there is no denouement. There is wall painting, panting, wall plugged into sources. Like the walls in Hogwarts School, there are shape shiftings inside and out. There are non-oppositional visions that laugh unbecomingly. There are ceilings of sky, sealings of clarified love that slip out of hand. All this for fishy walleye eye shine that sees in the dark and turbid waters of duality. And with that trick of the mind, unbounded by any walls, we find ourselves at leisure, at play in the fields of the lords, divine and not needing to be. Aye, off the wall. Off the wall Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. STOP doing the same inefficient exercises!Our revolutionary VERTfitness systemrequires less time and provides better results as compared to hours of traditional cardio or strength training.VERTpresents a NEW way to work out and is perfect for any age or fitness level. Dynamic personalized training combined with unique computerized fitness equipment gives you a quick, complete fitness program specific to your physical needs and personal goals. VERTat Bayfront431 Bayfront 434-VERT(8378)


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 WEEK at-a-glanceHeart of the AppleThe Education Foundation celebrates 20 years of award program, and more. B7 & 8 Romancing the homesJust in time for Valentines Day, theres a lot to love on the national market. B9 Imagine thisKeith Dychtwald says its time to rewrite retirement rules. B2 SuccessionTying up the future now ...BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ Sure youre busy, but the answer is yes. Yes, you do want The-Future-Of-Your-Business advice from a guy who once paid for an entire semester of college at the University of Florida by scalping tickets to a Gators-Auburn football game: Craig Hersch, of The Sheppard Law Firm in Fort Myers.And yes, you ought to listen to the advice of an Oklahoman who sounds like Will Rogers when he talks about your family and those who willSEE SUCCESSION, B4 To succeed, think about succession early. Ask the hard questions of family members, partners and key personnel before they have to be asked.Two weeks ago, this column wrote about money and relationships and made some observations that, while the two are inextricably interwoven, it is seemingly taboo for most relationships to allow open discussion. This is even more surprising given that money is cited as the number one cause of divorce, even above infidelity. The column ended with an invitation for readers to submit money-relationship questions. No offense to those who are unanswered; there were just too many questions posed for this columns space. Unique people and unique circumstances do not allow a single or perfect answer to each of the question. Some of the questions require legal counsel and so specify. All require a lot of communicating. What is offered are suggestions for exploring the problem at hand, all within the context of developing loving and healthy relationships. Ultimately, I want to retire and have my son become CEO, but hes not ready. I have Christian values. Should I hire a Christian interim CEO to run the company and train my son? Finding a replacement CEO who has the proper skills and values comparable to the companys and who can effectively train your son will be difficult; a family business typically resonates with values and business practices unique to the family. If your perception is skewed in the direction of faith, you might end up with an agenda unaccomplished. Most probably, the interim CEO would be someone looking for his/her last job before retirement. Compensation for the CEO can be tied to performance as well as training. The benefit of an interim CEO is thatAnswers to readers questions about money, relationshipsSEE MONEY, B5 I a b h h v h MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA

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For more information about how you can attend the conference, contact Lynne Groth at 216-4226 or visit This is a preview of Dr. Dychtwalds remarks.Wheres the gravitas? Where are the leaders? I know theres talk that people want to be forever young, but Id like to make a counter-argument. If there was ever a time that the world needed some grownups (or at least some grownup behavior), its now. While theres a lot thats attractive about the energy, taut skin, and good intentions of youth, we could sure use some more experience, seasoned reasoning and levelheaded wisdom. Bring back the eldersWarren Buffett, the 79-year-old lion of American industry and commerce, has been in the media of late, taking strong, thoughtful positions on our economic state. Barbara Walters at 80 is all over the airways, and at 58, Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger miraculously landed his plane on the Hudson River with no casualties. And thats how it should be. This is no time for our most experienced professionals to be on the bench, dismissed from the game just because theyve reached an age of retirement that is obsolete anyhow. Now is when we want the men and women who have been on the field the longest the wisest, most discerning, smartest players sharing their hardearned insight and advice. Its time to retire retirement, because 65 is definitely not old anymore, and when it comes to getting out of a jam either financial or mental, who better to help show us the way, than people who have been there before? Late achievement, while gaining some fresh visibility of late, isnt altogether new. Groucho Marx launched a career as a television-show host at 65. Mary Baker Eddy was 87 when she founded The Christian Science Monitor. Galileo published his masterpiece, Dialogue Concerning the Two New Sciences at 74. Picasso painted The Rape of the Sabines at 81. At 91, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. At 100, Ichijirou Araya climbed Mount Fuji I also would make the case, having studied retirement now for 35 years, that most people are not all that happy with the life of leisure model of retirement, doing mostly nothing for 20 or 30 years. Having more time off to play, to relax, take an extended break I totally respect that. But telling people at the top of their game in a longer-lived era, Now just move to the sidelines, youre done, I think is a terrible mistake. Its not good for them, and its not good for our nation.Will the boomers grow up? Heres the irony... the very generation that has tried the hardest to remain forever young may not realize that by seeking to live the Peter Pan lifestyle, we may be avoiding the critical role of growing up. I know its hard for this nip and tuck generation to imagine, but for most of history, maturity was prized. Until relatively recently, the old, more than any other age group, assumed leadership, calmed the worried young, and set the example for others. Before the modern youth movement took hold in the Roaring 0s, and then became feverish in the post-World War II baby boom, maturity was so highly valued that people tended to exaggerate their age. Remember that painting of the signing of the Constitution? No Grecian Formula in that room. Leaders of the time hid their youthful hair beneath wigs that were powdered white to enhance the illusion of age and wisdom. Those of us who came of age believing that you shouldnt trust anyone over 30 need to reevaluate our stance toward the positive dimensions of the aging process and rethink our place in society. That wont grow up attitude is getting old now, too. Our kids, and their kids, need us to step into our roles as societys adults, and assume our gravitas to help the world get through this fix.Come off the benchNows the time to gather up our wits and life lessons to think on our feet, lead with our hearts, envision new solutions, and bring optimism and a can-do attitude to bear on the problems at hand. Be one of the grownups. The choice is yours. Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. is a psychologist, gerontologist, successful entrepreneur, business consultant and the author of 16 books, including With Purpose: Going From Success to Significance in Work and Life, co-authored by Daniel J. Kadlec (Collins Life 3/09) from which this column has been adapted. He is widely viewed as North Americas leading visionary regarding the lifestyle, marketing and workforce implications of the age wave. 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And yes, you should weigh carefully the wisdom of a fourth-generation native when he speaks about the pitfalls of the forward pass thats when you drop back and send your business spiraling into the future: David Holmes, of the Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda. Mr. Cox, Mr. Hersch, and Mr. Holmes are estate-planning lawyers who specialize in helping small-business owners pass on their businesses with the greatest advantage when the time comes. All of them say the same thing: To succeed, think about succession early. Ask the hard questions of family members, partners and key personnel before they have to be asked. Otherwise, you risk throwing away everything youve accomplished. The worst example of doing this the wrong way is when you die without planning, says Mr. Cox. And maybe the person who runs your estate is stuck with your business, and that person is not an entrepreneur or inclined to risk. Maybe its a bank or entity that wants out of any risk. Weve seen many under-priced sales of businesses that would have produced much more if proper succession planning had been in place, and the proper person had been there to nursemaid the business and get the proper sales price. Thats true of little small businesses and big small businesses alike, the experts say. Which means most businesses. In the United States, more than 90 percent of businesses are family owned (including 150 of the Fortune 500) and together they provide 78 percent of the countrys jobs, notes Mr. Hersch. Unfortunately, only three out of 10 will carry on into a second generation. One or two (12 percent) will make it into a third generation, and a slim four out of every 100 will survive beyond that. Mr. Hersch introduced those sobering numbers in a recent commentary he called, Whats Your Family Business Succession Plan? Good question. If you dont have one and you love your spouse and children, or care about your partners, or wont become another Andrew Carnegie, who reportedly gave each of his children a dime Then whats wrong with you? asks Mr. Hersch bluntly. As Cher said in the movie Moonstruck, Snap out of it! Snap out of it, indeed. Ive dealt with these issues in businesses ranging from mom-andpop machine shops to large-scale construction companies doing $30, $40, $50 million a year small businesses arent measured in dollars but in terms of number of shareholders, says Mr. Holmes. No matter who it is, the hard issues have to be confronted. The only question is, are you going to confront them or leave it to somebody else? Because this bridge will be crossed. The hard issues are not just legal or professional, as it turns out. Theyre often personal. What role will children or spouses have? Are they qualified? Should key personnel be protected or encouraged so they wont desert the business? What happens when family goals and business interests diverge? Or when a second marriage has occurred with children from each, and everyone has an interest? Or when in-laws become involved? How do you tell one sibling that he or she lacks the talent of another for a given business, and wont be part of its future management? And then how do you assess what each child will inherit, both those who are more and those who are less involved in the business? You dont do it quickly, say they experts. This is often done well, but sometimes it takes several years, says Mr. Hersch. You dont go into a lawyer on March 1, and on March 15 its all done. Everyone in a family, or the families of close partners, has to get used to the idea of change, and practice it. Lets say the business is worth a few million bucks, says Mr. Hersch. You cant just turn it over suddenly because taxes might destroy your estate plan. You might have banks involved or third-party financing. Are you going to spook off your key employees? Will Junior do a good job, or is somebody going to open a competing firm? Family businesses, especially, are a boiling pot of potential problems, he adds. If those arent addressed while everybody is sane and competent and vigorous, relationships can degenerate to lose the value of a business. Owners have many expectations for their businesses that they pay lifetime incomes after owners quit working, that they support spouses and children into the future, that they prove wealth and health enough to liquidate with sumptuous advantage, at a given point in time. But many ignore the long-term questions during the demanding dayto-day operations of their businesses. If you had 100 businesses in Naples, Id estimate that just over half wouldnt have any planning, observes Mr. Cox. Entrepreneurs are sometimes the least-detail oriented people. Theyre the ones likely to say, Lets go to work now, we got a business to run, well worry about the future later, and the papers never get filed. So maybe the thing to do is tie up the future now. And worry about the present later. SUCCESSIONFrom page 1 options A six-step program to the future(Craig Hersch, of The Sheppard Law Firm, Fort Myers. For more: www. Identify the current family leaders business and professional direction after transferring the business. B. The family transition: Decide who will play what roles. C. Determine how the business plan will change. D. Ask how management will change when an owner leaves only family members or key employees? E. Decide on an ownership structure: Equal ownership? Common voting or non-voting shares? F. Pin down the estate plan: Will the transition offer lifetime sales or transfers or gifts, will it occur at death, will it provide necessary funds for a business owner and spouse?Two trains of thought(David Holmes, of the Farr Law Firm, Punta Gorda. For more: thinking about succession, try to divide your thought processes into two distinct areas: One: ownership. Who will own it in the next generation families, partners, spouses? And two: The succession of leadership or management. A lot of people want to come up with a plan but not tell anybody, write it up, put it in a vault, and when they die have it all come out the way they wanted. That doesnt work. You need to have the difficult conversations as early as possible.The three options(Joe Cox, of Cox & Nici, Naples. For more: www. First, your successor can be a family member. Second, they can be employees or partners those are obvious successors. And the third is the toughest the third party. If there is more than one owner, I always recommend a buy-sell agreement. Always. Are there four others? Is it just you and myself? Are the owners childless? Doesnt matter, the answer about a buy-sell agreement is, yes, yes and yes. This will de ne exactly what happens, and the price, if an owner dies, or becomes de nably disabled thats tough to de ne or decides its time to go.HERSCH HOLMES COX ... maybe the person who runs your estate is stuck with your business, and that person is not an entrepreneur or inclined to risk. Weve seen many underpriced sales of businesses that would have produced much more if proper succession planning had been in place, and the proper person had been there to nursemaid the business and get the proper sales price. Joe Cox, estate-planning lawyer


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If it is feasible for you to retire gradually; you can assign CEO tasks to your son in incremental steps and skip hiring an interim CEO. If not, consider assigning an outside consultant or board member to focus on this transition. All of this assumes that the business is stable and that your son is willing and capable of learning the executive role.My girlfriend and I both have children from previous marriages. We see financial issues very similarly except for schooling. She wants to pay for private high school and colleges. I want my sons to attend public high school and to pay one-third of their college so they grow in responsibility and maturity. The disparity not only affects us but our respective children as they deal with one another. How can I handle this? Should I run now? If your sole relationship problems are school selection and financing, you are fortunate. If, after talking with her about these differences, you remain polarized, you can choose to accept and respect each others position. Worry less about the children relating to each other; kids deal with disparities if they are clearly explained and reasonable. In the context of l ove, kids accept that not everything given to them will be exactly the same across and within each family of origin. Sameness is not required to blend families However, the schooling issue might be a manifestation of greater relationship differences. Your priority is to build character in your children; in your perception, public school and college payment by your children creates character building circumstances. For your girlfriend, maturity and responsibility might be back seat priorities to pedigreed or religious school education, super test scores, or protection from the real world of public school A parents values are expressed day in, day out in childrens discipline and motivation. If values are prioritized in radically different order, all sorts of parenting conflicts will arise. Picture this: She excuses her kids from household chores so that they can study for a test; you make your kids finish chores despite pressing academic needs or major social events. Now stuff like this can easily make bad blood between children and adults. So, no need to run; just walk one step at a time. My sweetheart is very successful and she has a lot more money. For five years, we have always paid everything 50-50. But I dont know if I can continue with this spending arrangement in the future. What should I do? After five years, you might want to reassess what form you ultimately want your relationship to take: continued dating, living together, or marriage and then set your course. If you want a deeper and permanent relationship, you need to begin talking seriously about financial matters remember, the primary cause of divorce is money issues and you have identified disparities to be resolved. It might be that, after five years, she is content to date, keeping well established patterns (including finances) intact. Unlike women with less money or women with more traditional values or conservative cultures (which embrace the man as provider), she is amenable to sharing expenses. Most probably she is also open to a discussion laying out your financial situation. If she hears and sees demonstrations of your affections for her, your desire to be with her and your intent to provide for and protect her, she is apt to be open minded to a mutual dialogue about money. Sincere affection works like a charm! How can we give a home to our daughter who is single and yet protect the asset from marital division in the event she gets married but ultimately divorces? This issue brings finance, legal and relationship issues together and each aspect should consider expert counsel. Parents should seek the counsel of an attorney specializing in prenuptials in the daughters state of domicile. Legal experts are expected to offer strategies, contract wording and execution so that the contract is clear and upheld in divorce court. Initial consults with attorneys are generally without charge. Some of the questions to ask include: how is a pre marital asset is best protected after marriage so that it does not transform from being a non marital asset (not subject to division in a divorce) into a marital asset (one that is subject to division in a divorce) and how is the appreciation in a non-marital asset (from time of marriage until divorce) best protected from becoming a marital asset? Does marital effort expended on the home and marital income used to make mortgage payments create a marital component to the home during the marriage? Do the answers change if the asset was a gift to her? Complex? Wait, there is more. What happens if your daughters state of domicile changes? Each state has different marital laws, including regarding prenups executed in a former state of domicile. Suggestions might include not gifting at all. Maybe a home should be held in parents name or trust owned by the parents but allow it to be used as her domicile both before and after marriage. Maybe the attorney will suggest the home be owned by the daughter but the parents hold a mortgage on the property (at 100 percent of purchase price or 100 percent of purchase price PLUS unpaid interest which compounds (i.e., letting it accrue until time of marriage). But, before visiting with an attorney, you might want to think about the relationship ramifications associated with this problem (i.e., excluding a home from the marital pot might not build relationship equity) the stuff that keeps marriages together. That is a personal/relationship issue After Saturdays hard work round the house, couples sit on the patio swing and admire it together and build more dreams. If exclusively owned by the wife, are these moments possible? Or is the wife not allowing a husbands repairs, renovation and additions because the asset could become tainted? If it is a second marriage, much later in life, and the home is a condo, well fewer of these questions arise. What if the man who marries her has traditional values? Living in a home not jointly owned by him or provided by his labor may be an affront to his masculinity. If the primary goal is for the daughter to have a successful marriage and yet be financially well provided, there are possibly other financial options to consider. Maybe it is not a home that is gifted; rather, it is an investment trust. Or maybe the parents will own the home but sell the home to the married couple, offering sweetheart terms for financing. 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PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 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 The next Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce After Five meeting takes place from 5:3-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at M&I Bank in the Esplanade. The networking event is a joint venture with Avow Hospice. Call 394-7549. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida welcomes Todd Gates as the guest speaker for the Lee County luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at First Church of the Nazarene, 13545 American Colony Blvd., and the Collier County luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Naples Church of God, 1074 10th Ave. N. Both meetings begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $11 for members and $13 for others. For reservations, call 481-1411 or visit The Business Builder Council of the CBIA will hold a networking mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Kitchens by Clay, 7935 Airport Road N. Register online at or call 436-6100. Changing Domicile in Florida is the topic of a complimentary seminar and wine tasting hosted by Merrill Lynch financial advisors Heidi Varsames and Dora Watson at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Decanted Wine & Beer, 1410 Pine Ridge Road. Guest speaker will be Rani Newman Mathura of Cummings & Lockwood LLC. Space is limited, and reservations are requested by calling 649-2907 or e-mailing 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 ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Cyndee Woolley will discuss Are You Linked In? 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 BUSINESS B7 ABWA Neapolitan Chamber January meeting at the Hilton Naples The Pelican Bay Founders Fund annual high school counselors breakfastNETWORKING Michele Smith and Carrie Kerskie Lee Kay and Sandra Consolino Janice Rhodes, Kelly Lauman and Raven Lamoreux-Dodd Melissa Hunter, Abby Lambley, Glenna Potter and Bill Kramer Sue Davenport, Marrie McLaughlin and Sue McNaghten Alyson Getchell, Vicki Marlett and Rachelle Youmans Linda Bellinder and Lynne Sapere Linda Sharp, Tom Lear and Peg Reale Kena Yoke and Kelly Lauman Ginny Ortino, Tina MacMaster and Toby BruegerWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Heart of the Apple 20th anniversary luncheonThe Education Foundation of Collier County celebrates the Golden Apple NETWORKING Brian Stock, Claudine Lger-Wetzel and KC Stock The Lake Park Elementary School Ambassadors Phil McClellan, Jigs Silang, Brian Whaley, Tammy Neher, David Likosar, Erik Zimmer and Jim Lamb Lois Thome and Chris Vernon Darlene McCloud, Lynn Knupp and Kathy Beach Jehia Joseph John Suddeth, Michael Morris and Dennis ThompsonWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ COURTESY PHOTOS


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Looking for romance?Just in time for Valentines Day, has released its list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Homes for sale around the country, including a Boston home frequented by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a grand estate overlooking San Francisco Bay and a log house nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Homes were selected by using criteria based on a mix of location, history and design to create the perfect atmosphere for l ove, says Jason Wakefield of TopTenRealEstateDeals. com. These homes give love a street address, he adds. For details, visit www.toptenrealestatedeals. com/.1. Stars Fell on San Francisco San Francisco, Calif.$45,000,000 This 1920s-era Italian Renaissance mansion in Pacific Heights was originally built for industrialist Milton Ray, who was also a published poet. His books of poetry were dedicated with love to his four daughters. Suggested romantic activities: Ride a cable car, get your chocolate fix at Ghirardelli Square, take the ferry to Sausalito or head to Haight-Ashbury for a little retro romance.2. I Love New York Limestone The Upper East Side, New York, N.Y.$75,000,000 Built in the 1920s for wool baron Julius Forstmann, this home remains one of the largest and most important townhouses in the city. Behind a stately limestone faade are five floors with an additional garden level and a total of approximately 21,000 square feet. Suggested romantic activities: Cuddle up for a carriage ride in Central Park, go ice-skating at Rockefeller Center or whisper sweet nothings at the top of the Empire State Building. 3. Love in the City of Cupid & Angels Bel Air, Calif.$72,000,000 (recently reduced $13,000,000) Le Belvdre captures the hearts of all who enter, with its 280-degree city and mountain views, exquisitely ornate interior and even a swan pond on the magical 2-plus-acre property. Suggested romantic activities: Go for a drive through the Hollywood Hills, or fall in love with art at The Getty Museum.4. A Poetic Affection Boston, Mass.$23,500,000 The Daniel Parker House was inducted into the National Registry of Historical Places in 1978 and was home to the Womens City Club. The 21,000-square-foot Beacon Street residence has a ballroom, two roof decks and a private electric gate to a six-car parking lot. Suggested romantic activities: Ask your sweetie for a rain check and look forward to June when the Charles River gondola boats begin their 2010 season. You can then snuggle together as your gondola glides under the Longfellow Bridge (named after the romance poet who used to cross this bridge to visit his future wife). SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYIts right at home in these residencesCOURTESY PHOTOSThis two-story penthouse in Dallas, Texas, is owned by Southwest Floridian Deion Sanders. SEE ROMANCE, B22


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Golf views. 5+Den/5+2half (H4752) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $2,395,000 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 Park Shore, 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #PH-6 DAZZLING two-story Penthouse, completely redesigned by award-winning interior designer/owner. Oered turnkey furnished. 3/3.5 (C4390) Sarah A eiss, PA, 269-0300 $1,895,000 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 Park Shore, 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #801 WOW! RARELY AVAILABLE 8th oor direct West condo with 180 degree unobstructed Gulf of Mexico views!! 2800 total sq. ft. Renovated building!. 3+Den/3.5 (C6250) Sarah A eiss, PA, 269-0300 $1,595,000 Pelican Bay, 806 Slash Pine Ct 100% RENOVATION! UPGRADES include new TILE roof, new Hurricane windows, resurfaced pool, new kit w/new stainless appliances, new BRs, new tile floors & carpet. 3/2.5 (H4744) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000, Glenn Carretta, 850-9296 $1,390,000 Golden Gate Estates, 1971 12th Ave Ne Equestrian Estate on 5 acres! Beautifully gated two story custom pool home w/ oversized 3 car garage. Fireplace, state of the art kitchen & 6 stall barn. 4/2.5 (H3746) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $999,000 Park Shore, 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd N #1404 Beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Venetian Bay views from the sunny, south 14th oor complement this COMPLETELY remodeled (2002) condominium. 2/2 (C5045) Sarah A eiss, PA, 269-0300 $869,000 Naples Lakes Country Club 5107 Castlerock Way Exquisite estate home enhanced w/ numerous valuable upgrades. CC membership included. 3 car side entry garage is ideal for your own golf cart. 3+Den/3.5 (H2883) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $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 Imperial Shores, 4865 Regal Dr A Boaters Dream & priced to sell. Unique Key West style home w/ boat dock, lift & seawall. Super southern views of canal & bay to Gulf. Bi-level lanai. 3 bdrm. 3/2 (H4238) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $799,900 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) CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $799,000 Park Shore, 4041 Gulf Shore BLVD N #509 Spacious and bright 2-story townhouse in newly renovated Savoy. Spiral staircase, French doors. Master BR on 1st oor! Some new carpet & paint. 3+Den/3.5 (C6109) Sarah A eiss, PA, 269-0300 $789,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $699,000 Punta Gorda, 150 Mandalay Rd 5/4.5 (H4587) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $695,000 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 Belle Lago, 8570 El Mirasol Ct Aragon Open r plan w/3 car garage, on a cul-deGourmet eat in kitchen w/island, gas stove, custom cabinets, granite counters, walk in pantry, SS appliances. 4/3.5 (H4578) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $579,000 Cedar Creek, 8900 Creek Run Dr Absolutely gorgeous 4BR, 3BA, totally updated, professionally decorated, 3-car garage w/circular drive, on private lake preserve. Must see. 4/3 (H3789) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $499,000 Banyan Woods, 5004 Maxwell Cir, #201 e value is in the details. Like no other competitor in Banyan Woods, this 2nd oor carriage home built in 2005 with 3,084 sf of well-designed living space. 3+Den/3 (C5755) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $498,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N Port au Villa. 4 oerings. Beach & Bay, Boat Docks. 1200 SF. Furnished, pool on the bay, sh o docks & walk across the st. to the beach. All steps from your door. 2/2 (C5125) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $311,000 to $450,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing 23770 Merano Ct #101 Amazing water views 3/2.5, 2-car garage, upgrades. spacious in upscale Bonita gated community. Private beach, canoe park, tennis. 3 /2.5 (C5054) Rose Rothell, P.A., 848-8637 $399,900 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $375,000 Naples Lakes Country Club, 4780 Shinnecock Hill Ct, #201 Pristine, luxury 2nd oor coach home oers the feel of living in a single family home. Bundled golf. Wrap-around lanai w/ electric hurricane shutters. 3+Den/3 (C6239) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $375,000 Country Club of Naples 334 Burning Tree Dr Enjoy this 3 bdrm in Quiet Neighborhood on the 11th fairway of newly renovated Country Club of Naples. Double fairway view from the pool & large glassed lanai. 3/2 (H4658) Douglas Treadwell, $375,000 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 Golden Gate Estates, 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home and 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, replace, fruit trees, storage shed and more. Very nice property!. 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $350,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing 23821 Merano Ct, #101 Beautifully upgraded w/ custom window treatments, custom closets, electric storm shutters, crown molding, private setting. Walk to the pool. 3/2.5 (C4720) Rose Rothell, P.A., 848-8637 $335,000 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 Park Shore, 4170 Crayton Rd, #5C Swan Lake Club, 2 bedroom/2bath, 2nd oor Condo w/pool and lake in Park Shore. Turnkey Furnished. New Plantation shutters. Bright and Cheery. 2/2 (C5945) CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $309,000 Pelican Bay, 5815 Glencove Dr #1201 Glencove. On tram to beach. Split bedroom Cambridge model, most sought after. Furnished, lanai glassed and screen, 1606 T. Sq. Ft. 2/2 (C4999) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000, 272-4462 $265,000 Lely, 7316 Hagen Way BANK FORECLOSURE! Cleared lake front log with golf course view in beautiful gated neighborhood. (L1138) Sarah A eiss, PA, 269-0300 $250,000


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MODEL GRAND OPENING $329,900 $199,900 $225,900 $398,900 *Broker must accompany client during clients initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute G.L. Hom es Broker Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Broker Participation Program Form. Marbella Lak es is being developed and sold by Marbella Lakes Associates, LLC. Facilities and amenities actually constructed may change at any time without notice No representation or guarantee is made as to the timing of construction of the facilities and amenities. Prices, terms and fe atures are subject to change without notice and do not include optional features or premiums for upgraded homesites. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. 010 6600043 1-20-10 Carriage Homes from $199,900 Single-Family Homes from $313,900 Visit Today! (239) 262-4000 ecute the Broker Participation Program Form. Marbella Lakes is being developed ruction o f the f acilities and amenities. Prices, terms and f eatures are subject to OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO bllkbdld 900 S i lF i lHf $ 313 900 Sll f $ In the Heart of Naples On Livingston Rd Between Pine Ridge Rd and Golden Gate Parkway 9:30am 5:30pm Brokers Welcome*


oLEE COUNTY COLLIERFort Myers N. Fort Myers Fort Myers Beach Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Naples Marco Island D.R. Horton oers golf course views without the country club pricing at the luxurious Valencia Golf & Country Club. Move-in ready homes are available today. Prices, plans, benets and locations are subject to change without notice. Complete plans are available for review upon request Due to D.R. Horton, Inc.s continual housing research and possibility of material shortages, there may be existing or future changes made in the building products, materials, methods, or designs used in our homes that are not reected in our models. As a result, please consult one of our Sales Representatives for the latest comm unity information. CGC 1513647 Valencia Golf & Country Club | From the $170s 2154 Va rdin Place, Naples Single Family Homes (239) 354-0243Visit Artists RenderingOPTIONS M REArtists Rendering Artists RenderingLot 68/2A | $410,540 Artists RenderingLot 69/2A | $374,990 Lot 70/2A | $260,591 Lot 181/2 | $212,450 LE E COUN TY CO CO L E R LLIE L ER LLIER R L L Fo r t My e er s s N F o rt My e r s Fo Fo Fo r rt r My My My er s s Be Be Be Be Be ac ac ac h h h y y y y y Ca pe Co ral al p Sa S nibe i ib l Bo ni ta Sp ri n g s N a pl es Ma r c o Is lan d D.R. Horton o ers go lf course views wit h out t h e countr y c l u b pricin g at the luxurious Valencia Golf & Countr y Club. Move-in rea dy h omes are avai l a bl e to d a y Prices, plans, benets and locations are sub j ect to chan g e without notice. C omplete plans are available for review upon request. Due to D.R. Horton, Inc.s continual h ousing research and possibility o f material shortages, there may be existing or f uture changes made in the building products, materials, methods, or designs used in o ur homes that are not reected in our models. As a result, p lease consult one of our S ales Re p resentatives for the latest communit y information. CGC 151364 7 Valencia G olf & Countr y Club | y F rom the $ 170s 2 154 Vardin Place, Naples S in g le Famil y Home s ( 239 ) 354-0243 V i s i t w w w DrH o r t o n c o m / s w a Ar Ar Ar Ar Ar Ar A A A Ar Ar Ar Ar A A Ar r ti i ti ti ti ti i ti ti ti ti ti i ti t st st st st st st st st s st s st s s s s s s s s s s s R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R en en en en en n n en en en en n n n n n en de de de de de de de de d d de de de de d d d de ri r r ri ri ri ri r ri r ri ri r ri i i ng ng ng ng ng g g n ng ng n ng g g g ng g Artists Renderin g Artists Renderin g Lot 68 / 2 A | $ 410 540 A rtists Renderin g L ot 69/2 A | $ 374 990 Lot 70/2 A | $260 59 1 L ot 181/2 | $ 212 45 0 *Must present coupon. Prices, plans, availability and incentives are subject to change without notice. Up to $5,000 in allowable closing costs available to qualied buyers who close on a D.R. Horton home in the community displayed on the yer and who nance their purchase through Sellers Preferred Lenders. Buyers must qualify f or a loan and close by 3/30/10 to receive closing cost contribution. This advertisement must be presented to a D.R. Horton Sales Representative at time of execution of Purchase Agreement. Please contact a D.R. Horton Sales Representative for details. Not able to combine with any other offers. CGC 1513647Up to $5,000 Towards Closing Costs*With the purchase of a new home. Oer ends March 30, 2010.


Matt Klinowski 239-370-0892 Your #1 source for SWFL Golf Properties Stonebridge Country Club4 Beds + Den / 3.5 Baths 3,698 sq. ft. $949,500 Olde CypressSingle Family Home 2,900 sq. ft. $799,500 Naples Lakes Country Club3 Beds / 2 Baths 1772 sq. ft.$279,500 Just Listed 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: or fax: 239-649-6735 List Price: $1,760,000 $1,499,000 List Price: $874,500 $825,000SPECTACULAR 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: $2,640,000 $2,499,000SECURE 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 $1,440,000 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 List Price: $907,500 $825,000NEW 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! Reduced $261,000! Price Reduced $82,500! Select OPEN HOUSES February 12th, 13th, 14th from 1-4pm Call 239-213-0900 for more details! Reduced $100,000! Reduced $141,000! Price Reduced $49,500! Debby Hahn Welsh239-292-8839 SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell




B16 WEEK OF FEB 11-17, 2010 www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521Naples Furnished e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd./2.5ba $2400 mo. annual/$3500 mo. seasonal Naples Furnished Mediterra/Calabria 3bd+den/3ba $3900 mo. seasonal Naples Retail Olympia ParkVanderbilt Beach/Airport Road Annual/Seasonal Rentals 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 Palmira/San Remo ........................... $1500 Rapallo ..................................... from $1400 Vasari/Matera ...................................$1350Furnished Annuals from $2500 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSThe Vanderbilt .................................$6200 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Dunes/Grande Phoenician .................$2900 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$2750 Parkshore Beach/Vistas ............ from $2200 Pelican Marsh/Seville ........................$2100 Dunes...............................................$2100 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Venetian Cove ..................................$1400 Bermuda Greens ...............................$1150Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal ......................................$10000 Royal Harbor ....................................$2400 Longshore Lakes ...............................$1995 Vanderbilt/Canal ..............................$1900 Country Club of Naples ....................$1800 Seagate .............................................$1600 DALE WILHELM & DAVID COLE MonteneroResidence 305 Warm Traditional Finishes Poolside Cabana Included Pelican Bay Amenities Asking: $1,750,000 USDTriesteResidence 504 Old World Design Chiseled Stone Floors Venetian Plaster Asking: $1,998,000 USDBelle LagoLa Serena Drive Unique Architectural Features Car Garage Tropical Pool and Spa Asking: $624,000 USDGrande GenevaResidence 702 Rich Marble Floors Beautiful Sunset ViewsPrivate Beach Club Membership Asking: $895,000 USDCaymanResidence 203 Views of Turkey Bay Turnkey Furnished Peaceful Tropical Setting Asking: $629,900 USDGolden Gate EstatesHawthorn Woods Way Modern Open Floor Plan Gracious 2.5 Acres Enclosed Heated Pool Asking: $369,900 USD in Imperial Golf Estates Toll Brothers is ready for the winter sales season, making new homes available for quick delivery to new buyers in Southwest Florida. Were ready for tourist season, says Ken Thirtyacre, president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division. He notes that interest rates are still at low levels, and buyers might be able to take advantage of the tax credit if they settle by the June 30 deadline.Toll Brothers has move-in ready homes and quick-build homes that have permits in place, which means construction can begin as soon as final selections are made, in Firano at Naples, in The Reserve at Estero and also in Belle Lago, another Estero community. Depending upon the homes design and the community, upgrades often include granite countertops in the kitchen and marble countertops in the master bath as well as upgraded cabinetry and carpeting. Single-family homes in Firano at Naples are priced from the upper$300,000s; Belle Lago residences are from the mid-$300,000s; and The Reserve at Estero offers homes from the low-$200,000s, Mr. Thirtyacre says. For more information about Belle Lago, call 344-0600 or visit For information about Reserve at Estero, call 334-3600 or visit www. For more information about Firano at Naples, call 596-5966 or visit Toll Brothers homes ready when you are




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Exceptional Olde Naples LocationWalk to the Beach and 5th Ave Ken Tibbles Bayport Village, #303 861 9th Avenue South $859,000 The Collier Building Industry Association presents a course in green building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16-17. Building professionals who attend will learn how green homes provide buyers with lower energy costs, lower maintenance, better indoor air quality and better long-term value. The course includes discussions about strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction. as well as techniques for competitively differentiating products with increased indoor environmental quality as well as energy and resource efficiency. Graduates of the course will be able to: Employ resource-efficient materials to achieve comfortable, safe and sustainable buildings while achieving indoor air quality; Implement indoor and outdoor water conservation practices; Consider green building objectives in a remodeling project; Apply successful business management, marketing and sales strategies to sell green. For registration or more information, call 436-6100 or e-mail carrie@cbia. net. CBIA holds green course for builders


While supplies last. Prices subject to change. Copyright 2010 Lennar Corporation. Lennar and the Lennar logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CBC38894, CGC1507191. 2/10 Heritage Bay has it all! Be the rst to tour these new models and select a prime homesite with the picture perfect view. The community offers its residents a 27-hole championship golf course with golf and equity membership included with home purchase!From the mid $100sDirections: I-75 exit 111 (Immokalee Road) head east Community on left. Just east of SR951.888-214-1691 LENNARS CHOCOLATE TOURSaturday, February 13th 1 3pm FREE CHOCOLATE IS SWEET BUT HERITAGE BAY IS even sweeter!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 The Saad TeamCORDIALLY INVITESYOU AND YOUR GUEST TOThe 2010 Grey Oaks Open HouseBig EventHomes will be Open Friday, February 19th, 2010 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.The tour will begin at 2712 Buckthorn Way For a complete list of homes on tour visit: Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. The Saad Team RSVP: 239.919.5270 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website The public is invited to attend the next in a series of informative events and seminars presented by Miromar Design Center. The sessions are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Ask T he Organizers 2 p .m. Saturday, Feb. 13 The Professional Organizers Association of Southwest Florida founding board members will help attendees find solutions to the organizing problems that drive them crazy. This panel discussion features experts in various areas of professional organizing who can help with organizing issues in every room, from the garage to the home office. P ool and Water Feature Design: A Look thr ough the Eyes of a Designer 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 Water in the landscape has been an inspirational aspect throughout the history of garden design and remains that way today. Awardwinning landscape architect Andrew Eisele of JRL Design Studios in Naples will focus on water feature design from the conceptual idea through installation presenting illustrations and images of multiple luxurious and unique water features from across Southwest Florida. Mr. Eisele will introduce the audience to the process of designing beautiful pools, spas, fountains and ponds. Design R emix 2 p .m. Saturday, Feb. 27 Create a fresh look with your existing dcor. Three design professionals from Focal Point Interiors will demonstrate how your home can be revitalized by rearranging what you have or by adding color, accessories, area rugs and floral arrangements. Its amazing what a great look you can get with a few simple changes. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets. For more information about these seminars and other programs at the center, call 390-5111 or visit Experts offer fee advice, insights at Miromar Design CenterStock Development has launched a new Web site for Lely Resort. To help showcase all that we have to offer, we have launched a comprehensive new Web site at, says Claudine Lger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing for Stock Development. Available with the click of a mouse are dozens of beautiful new photos of our homes, available inventory homes, news and event information, neighborhood site plans, pricing, countless floorplans in 11 neighborhoods and much more. Lely Resort offers homes in 11 neighborhoods priced from the $180s to more than $2 million. The community has three championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Lee Trevino and Gary Player. There are also two golf clubhouses. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit the Web site. Lely resort launches new Web site


e symbol of local knowledge Moorings, 215 Mooringline Dr 256 on Water, No Bridges to Gulf, 2 docks w/ lifts plus jet ski lift. Totally renovated & stunning. Marble oors, replace, 2 sunset terraces, open kitchen. 5/4 (H4144) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $2,750,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #PH B Gulf front penthouse, stunning Gulf & Bay views, 2 large master suites, 5,490 ac sq ft, replace, windows galore, storm shutters, 86 ft screened lanai. 3+Den/3.5 (C6133) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $2,650,000 Pelican Marsh, 1728 Persimmon Dr Marsh Links A signicant estate home on a large lake front lot oers an elegant understated richness that is great for family entertaining. 4+Den/6.5 (H4757) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $1,999,900 Pelican Bay, 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd, #401 Preferred southern exposure from lovely end unit. Spacious plan w/Gulf views & morning sun in kitchen. Marble oors, crown molding & 2 parking spaces. 3/3 (C6168) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $1,599,000 Mediterra, 16509 Cellini Ln Reduced OVER 1 Million. Owner has over 2 million in property; $250k lanai, $200k furn/decor, $75k landscape, $150k interior upgrades. Brand new never liv ed in. 4+Den/4.5 (H992) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $1,489,000 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 Pelican Bay, 7807 Cocobay Ct Extremely private, bright courtyard villa with resort-style pool & guest cabana. 14-foot ceilings, new a/c, gated, furnished. Visit 3+Den/4 (V1165) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $1,349,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $1,199,000 Grey Oaks, 2571 Twinower Ln Striking Courtyard Villa w/pvt. Cabana Suite, pool, spa, elegantly casual design, wood oors, extras. 3/3 (V1304) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $1,100,000 Pelican Bay, 6825 Grenadier Blvd, #701 St Pierre 7th end wrap residence. Interior updated & shows beautifully. Gulf, Bays & Golf Course views. Elec Shutters on lanai, walls of glass, built-ins. 3/3 (C5973) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $995,000 Pelican Bay, 7515 Pelican Bay Blvd, #7-A Claridge Never miss a sunset from this So end residence. Lanai converted to family room. Elec. Shutters, 2 a/c storage rooms, walls of glass. 3+Den/2.5 (C5510) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $989,000 Pelican Bay, 7082 Villa Lantana Way Remodeled with granite, marble, cr. molding, inlays, lots of windows, pvt. pool, bonus rm. or 4th BR, oversized tile throughout, storage, natural light abounds. 3+Den/2.5 (V1281) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $898,000 Pelican Bay, 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd, #504 Coronado. Stunning residence w/Gulf views. Interior updated w/granite kitchen, wood & tile rs, elec. Shutters, lavish BR suites. 24hr concierge, guest suites. 2/2 (C6092) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $849,000 Moorings, 2200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #J4 Situated at the entrance of Doctors Pass, this updated, turnkey furnished unit oers view of Gulf, Pass & Bay. Steps from beach, 2nd unit oers a 1-car gar. 2/2 (C6163) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $799,000 Regatta @ Vanderbilt Beach, 410 Flagship Dr, #502 Expansive Bay view! Tastefully furnished and very well maintained 3BR/3BA unit with excellent rental history. Call today. 3/3 (C5971) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $779,000 Pelican Bay, 8459 Abbington Cir, #921 Crescent, Top r coach home w/gar. Western lake views over fountain & pool area. Fabulous sunsets. Light & bright w/ext. use of tile, wet bar, elec shutters. 3+Den/2.5 (C5947) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $749,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing 23540 Via Veneto Blvd, #2205 Commanding view of the Gulf from e Colonys newest luxury tower! CORNER PENTHOUSE provides sunrise, sunset, and twinkling night views. 3/3.5 (C6058) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $745,000 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 Vanderbilt Beach, 400 Flagship Dr, #405 Regatta Great bay & sunsets from this beautifully decorated unit. Ext. use of tile, open & spacious oor plan, short stroll to beach, great amenities. 3/3 (C5358) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $649,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $639,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1937 Empress Ct Remodeled w/top of the line custom nishes throughout. High ceilings & 8 sliders. Spacious lanai w/room for several seating groups. Hurricane windows & doors. 4/3 (H4649) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $625,000 Pelican Bay, 6585 Nicholas Blvd, #602 Gulf-front views, completely updated w/ extras. Hurricane-code glassed lanai. Sunny Spacious. Walk to bch tram, bch access. Fabulous value for luxury high rise!. 2+Den/2 (C6244) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $584,900 Park Shore, 4001 Gulf Shore BLVD #1102 A bright and dramatic color palette enhance this exceptional beach-front condo. is 11th oor unit will amaze you with spectacular Gulf, Bay and city views. 2/2 (C5914) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $569,000 Naples Bay Resort, 1005 Sandpiper St, #C 103 e Cottages @ Naples Bay Resort. Best lifestyle in Naples features club, spa, tennis, tness, kids club & more. Stunningly turnkey furnished. 2/2 (C5770) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $514,900 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $474,000 Pelican Bay, 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd, #404 Hyde Park, Awesome views of lake & golf course from this 5th oor location. Interior features updated kitchen w/granite. Great rm has wood oors. 2+Den/2.5 (C5948) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $445,000 Pelican Bay, 7702 Pebble Creek Cir, #302 Top oor unit w/vaulted ceilings & overlooks lake & pool amenities. Lg. great room, spacious master, large lanai, 2+ car garage, beach tram across street. 2/2 (C2346) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $419,000 Arbor Trace, 1001 Arbor Lake Dr, #406 Tower Point. ESTATE SALE-Oers welcome!! Luxury Senior community. Highrise with Gulf views! Dining and health care avail. Sunny, spacious. 2/2 (C2407) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $399,900 Pelican Bay, 619 Serendipity Dr, #619 Serendipity features 2 pool areas & great location. Privately situated 1st unit new kitchen & baths, newer a/c & HW htr. Glass enclosed lanai & garden views. 3/2 (C5975) e Candito Group, 290-5236 $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 Saturnia Lakes, 2418 Buttery Palm Dr Your key to paradise! Furniture negotiable home w/open oor plan, spacious kitchen, wrap around lanai and a 2 car garage. Also one of the nest clubs w/ fresh coee, exercise, two pools & more. 3/2 (H4571) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $349,900 Imperial Golf Estates, 1139 Imperial Dr Single family custom home to be built on oversized lot. 1860 sq. ft. 3 bd+den. Southern exposure, tile throughout living area, granite in kitchen. 3+Den/2 (V1323) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $344,000 Country Club of Naples 277 Burning Tree Dr No HOA fees & optional golf/ club mbshp. Ranch style home w/pool. Large corner lot w/oaks & tropical foliage, tile roof, 2 car garage. Close in location. 3/2 (H1046) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $339,500 Worthington, 13260 Southampton Dr What a view! Southern exposure over lake & 17th green. Quiet/serene! Wow Detached villa with Large family room/kitchen combo. Shutters, extra large garage. 2+Den/2 (V1340) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $279,900 Park Shore, 4150 Belaire Ln, #110 West of 41. Walk to Park Shore Beach, restaurants & shopping. Corner 1st unit w/tile oors, updated kit. replace, carport, & 1,506 TA. Lovely pool. 2+Den/2 (C4104) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $274,000

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 5. Love on an Island Miami Beach$19,500,000 (recently reduced $5,500,000) This modern masterpiece has accommodated the likes of Jay-Z and the Prince of Denmark. It has 10 bedrooms, 12 full and three half-baths and 260 feet of secure waterfront on private La Gorce Island. Suggested romantic activities: Stroll hand-in-hand along Ocean Drive in South Beach for some fascinating people watching. Pop into an Art Deco hotel for cocktails.6. Say Aloha To Love Honolulu, Hawaii$18,000,000 Privacy beyond compare defines this mountaintop estate that has a traditional Hawaiian grass shack thats the perfect setting for a candlelight dinner. The house has more than 15,000 square feet and 29 rooms. There are two waterfalls on the property. Suggested romantic activities: Cruise the Diamond Head coastline, watch for whales, and visit the Liliuokalani Gardens. Discover the hidden spa with its own fire pit, and you might never leave the property.7. A Romantic Celebrity Skyline Dallas, Texas$7,500,000 Former Dallas Cowboys star (and Southwest Floridian) Deion Sanders is the owner of this two-story penthouse that has a private elevator to the rooftop terrace with garden and fireplace. Suggested romantic activities: Smell the roses at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, tour the Dallas Arts District and enjoy some of the best nighttime skyscraper illumination in the world.8. Wedding Bells in The Big Easy New Orleans, La.$6,000,000 (recently reduced $2,000,000) William Perry Brown built this Romanesque Revival mansion in 1905 as a wedding present for his bride, Marguerite. The massive stained glass over the grand stair landing is replete with daisies, also known as French Marguerites, as a symbol of Mr. Browns love for his wife. Suggested romantic activities: After dinner and dancing in the French Quarter, hop aboard the St. Charles Streetcar and enjoy the ride that takes you past a host of antebellum mansions and monuments.9. A Mile-High Love Story Denver, Colo.$5,695,000 This mid-century modern design is just two blocks from the fashionable shops and gourmet restaurants of Cherry Creek, Denvers premier upscale neighborhood. Suggested romantic activities: His-and-her massages on heated massage tables in the spa, followed by a toast with something fine from the 1,200-bottle wine cellar. Watch the sun set over the Rockies from the master suites private deck.10. Love in a Log Cabin Gatlinburg, Tenn.$3,900,000 This massive log cabin is custom down to the hinges on the doors and silverware/china in the kitchen drawers. The house sits on more than five acres with some of the most breathtaking views East Tennessee has to offer. Suggested romantic activities: Gatlinburgs fine dining not to mention more than a few wedding chapels are just a mile away. ROMANCEFrom page 1 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVESPRIVATE. BEACH. CLUB. LIVING. 239.514.5050 111 25 Gulf Shore Drive. Naples, FL 34108New models shown by appointment. Residences from $2.5 million.


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 Spectacular Waterfront Residence kk NEW TO MARKET OWNER FINANCINGUPGRADESGALORE Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business!The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS MARKETING TREATMENTJacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., www.JackiStrategos.comImperial Wilderness $128,000A step above the rest in this 55+ Community. Unparalleled activities, Great location & mint condition. 1BR/1BA. On lake.Hawthornes at Lely $265,000 & 300,0002 or 3 BR w/2 or 3 BA. 1st or 2nd oor, large units with granite, upgraded cabinets and 2-car garages.Richard DrosteRealtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netBill FeehanRealtor239-293-3557feemarco@marcocable.comResidential, LLC8321 Ocotillo Court at Lely $199,900Outstanding water lot. Northwestern exposure. No mandatory recreational fees & LCDD paid.8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000Beauty, quality, location, detail, all make this 3BR/ 3 in-suite BA home stand above most at this price. TwinEagles is oered by Bonita Bay Group Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability are all subject to change without notice. Photos and renderings shown are intended to be representative of available product. Broker participation is 11330 TwinEagles Blvd. NAPLES 239.352.8000 to onFind your new home at TwinEagles in a lush, tranquil and natural setting where youre completely in your element. You can enjoy the classic Florida lifestyle today in one of these beautiful homes at TwinEagles, where nature is preserved and life is harmoniously blended with the environment. from $469,990This Centex single-family oor plan features 3,021 sq. ft. a/c, four bedrooms, three baths, great room, dining room and lanai. $1,549,900A single-family model home by Divco Construction Corp. with four bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths, study, dining and great room. $1,665,000This single-family model home by Bordeaux Homes has 4,059 sq. ft. a/c, four bedrooms, four-and-onehalf baths, pool and covered lanai. $2,195,000A furnished two-story home by Arthur Rutenberg Homes offers ve bedrooms, six-and-two-half baths, den, bonus room, pool and spa. from $388,990A single-family oor plan by Centex has 2,562 sq. ft. a/c, three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, den, great room and two-car garage. $2,475,000London Bay Homes island-inspired model offers fabulous lake and golf views, three bedrooms, four-and one-half baths and 4,642 sq. ft. a/c. $1,498,000Kingon Homes furnished singlefamily home has three bedrooms, three full baths, study, custom pool and spa. from $317,950A rst-oor home by Pulte Homes has 2,367 sq. ft. a/c, two bedrooms plus den, two baths, island kitchen, large lanai and two-car garage. from thes Of course.


FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 REAL ESTATE B27 Amerivest Realtywww.MediterraFlorida.comNewly member owned Mediterra Golf & Beach Club! Featured Mediterra Properties: Featured Mediterra Properties: Benvenuto Lot 2 $1,500,000 Il Corsini Lot 18 $1,100,000 Bello Lago Lot 7-$998,500 Teramo Lot 3 $789,000 Serata Lot 35$675,000 Serata Lot 5 $550,000 Serata Lot 9 $ 529,000 Serata Lot 27 $425,000 SOLD! 29070 Marcello Way-$2,199,500 PENDING! 14806 Bellezza Ln-$1,395,000 15520 Monterosso Ln #201-$789,500 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$699,500 17066 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$679,000 PENDING! 16826 Cabreo Dr. $645,000 SOLD! 17066 Porta Vecchio Way #102-$598,500 New Cabreo Detached Villas From $559,000!239-273-1376David William Auston, Mediterra Resident & Specialist Visit for property details Visit for lot details J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 New Listing Lowest Priced Capri Villa with pool in Village Walk! Original owner very clean and nice. quick closing! Asking $279,000 Well priced Extended Oakmont 3 BR, 2.5 BA Den on quiet interior street. Full hurricane protection, wall unit, white raised panel cabinets throughout, side load garage. Asking $355,000Rare nd The Glenwood oor plan is the miniOakmont. Detached villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. New listing original owner. Asking $280,000 VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLESSHORT SALE BARGAIN! Capri Villa, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car, South facing covered lanai. All appliances stay! Asking $199,000 PENDING REDUCEDGREAT LOCATION! GREAT PRICE! This 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 CarAttached garage Villa lives like a single family. Offers tile in living areas and guest bedroom, bult-in entertainment center in great room, and screen lanai/patio with lake views. Owners ready to negotiate! $239,000 VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE! Casual Elegance! Pristine 3 BR, 2.5 BA plus den, tile in living areas,builtin entertainment center, plantation shutters, GRANITE counters, private POOL with lake views and more! Asking $395,000 Visual tour available! NEW LISTING Value Packed and Luxuriously appointed! Lovely Capri home 2 BR,2 BA offers open oor plan design, tile, upgraded kitchen counters, CUSTOM POOL with new heater, electric/manual HURRICANE shutters, and more! $286,900 Visual Tour Available! Virtual Tour VIRTUAL TOUREXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! This 3 BR, 2.5 BA, plus den, home and its exceptional location will dazzle you! Featuring a gracious open oor plan with TILE in living areas and master bedroom, GRANITE counters, FRESHLY PAINTED interior, built-in entertainment center, PLANTATION shutters, crown moldings, built-in desk/of ce in den, large screen lanai with ROCK WATER FEATURE, accordion and manual HURRICANE shutters, and so much more! Visual Tour Available! $439,000 ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES MAGNIFICENT CARLYLE Words can not describe this EXQUISITE 4 BR, 3.5 BA home offering an array of designer features! A totally renovated /enlarged kitchen offers WOLF appliance, SUB ZERO refrigerator, GRANITE counters, double ovens, CUSTOM cabinetry, center island and more! The home also boast renovated master bath with marble shower/ oors, granite and new cabinetry, genuine hardwood oors, private POOL, HURRICANE SHUTTERS and MUCH MUCH MORE! Visual Tour Available! $649,000 VIRTUAL TOUR ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES VILLAGE WALK OPEN HOUSESCapri located on Los Altos in the heart of Village. Granite in kitchen, room for custom pool, western water views. Asking $259,000 Family living with style and value in one package! Spacious appealing oor plan offers 4 BR, 3 BA, plus home of ce, 20" tile in living areas, granite, newer appliances, and over sized screen lanai with private heated POOL creating prefect place to entertain! $485,000 Visual Tour Available! Rarely Available! EXTENDED OAKMONT 3 BR, 2.5 BA plus Den single family. Light & Bright home in great location features open extended oor plan increasing interior living space to over 2100sf., also offers a large screen lanai with lake views! $389,000 Visual Tour Available! Location! Oakmont 3 BR, 2.5 BA + den. Ready for immediate occupancy! Upgraded home with new A/C unit, Accordion Hurricane Shutters for entire home, Large screen lanai w/ long lake views. Situated in fabulous Cul-de-sac! This one wont last! Hurry $389,000 Visual Tour Available! VIRTUAL TOUR VIRTUAL TOURWindsor, 4 BR, 3 BA, 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 NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGIt used to be all about location, location, location in real estate. These days, speed plays a big part in the successful marketing of an REO a Real Estate Owned property. These are properties owned by banks and other lenders, acquired by them through foreclosure proceedings. Financial institutions are in business to lend money to owners, not to be owners of real estate themselves. Therefore, the quicker an REO property can hit the market and sell, the better off the bank is. Typically the bank contracts with a real estate broker to prepare a home for sale and manage the marketing process for them. Much goes on behind the scenes before the buying public is even aware that the home is available for sale. The process moves quickly. The key to success is the speed at which a real estate companys agents can take what may be an abandoned eyesore and make it marketable. The trip to the market usually follows a fast route. When a broker receives an order from a bank, he verifies it is bank owned then searches records to compile the listing and sale history of the property. He then visits the property and surveys the neighborhood in advance of determining a price opinion. The broker then does his comps, comparing the property to three others that have sold and three currently on the market. The broker will develop an as-is price and one if the bank wants to perform any repairs to the property. The overwhelming majority of banks sell these properties as-is. Market America Realty & Investments, a Southwest Florida company, conducts most of the REO preparation process within 24 hours of receiving an order from a bank. The company then keeps a home on the market for three days after it is first listed on the MLS, ensuring that all potential buyers are exposed to the opportunity to purchase. Speed is the key to success when it comes to the REO market. Buyers and sellers who know how to work fast are in a good position to see good results. 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3+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $999,500 Pelican Isle II #201 Pelican Isle I #904 N.W. end unit, Vast Gulf/Preserve views, 3+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle III #10053096SF, Bamboo Flrs, 10ft ceilings, Views $2,175,000 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle III #906 Pelican Isle III #6053096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, Large lanais. $1,699,000 Beautiful Waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3 $899,000 Pelican Isle III #602 REDUCED! Pelican Isle III #5013050SF, end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais $989,000 REDUCED! Pelican Isle III #7033Br/3Ba, 2428SF, Views of Gulf/ River/ Bay $995,950 REDUCED! Pelican Isle I #402Great Gulf views,2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $949,000 Pelican Isle II #702Gulf Views, 2677SF, 2 lanais w/ hurricane shutters. $949,000 Pelican Isle I #10022677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views $1,329,000 Pelican Isle I #5023/3 Big waterfront view, immaculate, 2677SF. $925,000 NEW LISTING Pelican Isle I #1003Endless waterfront views, redone 3/3, 10ft ceilings. $1,399,000 NEW LISTING3/3 completely refurbished, redesigned kit., Gulf/Bay/Wiggins Pass views. $1,425,000 Pelican Isle II #903 NEW LISTING Email: 594-2209Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 R bt Pn In Wfrtrbf, Fr F O Hb S, Frr Call me today to nd out more details and schedule your private tour of these gorgeous homes! Pamplona Model starting at $449,000 Quail Creek Village $399,900 Priced for Quick Sale! Livingston Woods Avila Model starting at $360,000 Patrick SELLS the Naples LifestyleLife is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer -239-877-4340 mobile Just Listed!5648 Hammock Isles Dr. This luxurious 4 bedroom plus Den/Of ce home with 4 full baths has a custom pool & spa on large lanai with outdoor kitchen with beautiful lake and water fountain views from the front and back of home! $1,485,000Just Listed Luxury Home 3006 Mona Lisa Blvd$2,650,000Just Listed Luxury Estate 6690 Bottlebrush Ln (5 acre Estate Home)$3,000,000


41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. $2,175,000 Amerivest Realty, Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 21 PELICAN BAY GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1705 $899,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203. NEW LISTING>$900,00022 PELICAN LANDING HERON POINT 3663 Heron Point Court $979,000 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 691-3541 23 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD SWEET BAY 9799 Bay Meadow $998,000 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441>$1,000,000 24 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH 4951 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1202 $1,199,000 Premier Properties Teresa Rucker 281-2376 25 BONITA BAY COCONUT ISLE 26429 Brick Lane $1,295,000 Premier Properties Connie Lummis 289-3543 26 ROYAL HARBOR 1935 Snook Drive $1,299,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 27 VANDERBILT BEACH CASA GRANDE 9653 Gulfshore Drive #501 $1,339,000 Premier Properties Fred Alter 269-4123 28 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9108 Terrabella Court $1,425,000 Premier Properties Kristin Mikler 370-6292 29 OLD NAPLES 1355 4th Street South $1,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 30 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 31 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA 14858 Bellezza Lane $1,749,000 Premier Properties Greg Martinovich 405-6228 32 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 33 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 132 Egret Avenue $1,887,500 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 34 MOORINGS 649 Bowline Drive $1,997,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552>$2,000,00035 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239-5145050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun:12-5 36 MARCO ISLAND 1458 Butterf ield Court $2,799,500 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein 784-0491 37 GREY OAKS BANYAN ISLAND 1644 Chinaberry Way $3,295,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 NEW LISTING 38 PORT ROYAL 3303 Gin Lane $3,900,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529 39 PARK SHORE 310 Turtle Hatch Road $4,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 40 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked1 GREY OAKES BIG EVENT OPEN HOUSE TOUR Friday, February 19th, 2-5pm, RSVP: The Saad Team, Coldwell Banker, 239-919-5270>$100,0002 VANDERBILT TOWERS Unit 104 $149,000 South Bay Realty, Lesley Garlock, 239-289-1351 Sat. Sun. 1pm-4pm 3 FALLING WATERS 7200 Davis Blvd 2 & 3 Bedroom Condos $199,900 Jean 239-293-7269 Open Daily 11-4>$200,0004 VILLAGE WALK Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road $200s Call 239-5962520 M on. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3>$300,0005 VILLAGE WALK Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road $300s Call 239-5 96-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3 6 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2229 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $349,777 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Esther Van Lare 404-3045 7 BONITA BAY HARBOR LAKES 27031 Lake Harbor Court #203 $369,000 Premier Properties Judy Stead 273-3438 NEW LISTING>$400,0008 VILLAGE WALK Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road $400s Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3 9 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 10 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties Call 239.594.9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 11 PELICAN BAY LAMBIANCE 500 LAmbiance Circle #108 $449,000 Premier Properties Jeannie McGearty 248-4333>$500,00012 OLD NAPLES THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #11 $549,900 Premier Properties Randy Wilson 450-9091>$700,00013 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239.495.1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 14 THE DUNES GRANDE DOMINICA 295 Grande Way, Unit 706 $799,000 South Bay Realty, Love The Dunes Sales Team, 239-289-1351 Sat. Sun. >$800,00015 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $800s Premier Properties Call 239-591-2727 Mon. Sat. & Sun. 16 GREY OAKS TERRA VERDE 2452 Terra Verde Lane $830,000 Premier Properties Carolyn Weinand 269-5678. NEW LISTING 17 THE DUNES GRANDE PHOENICIAN 275 Indies Way, Unit 406 $850,000 South Bay Realty, Love The Dunes Sales Team, 239-289-1351 Sat. Sun. 18 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-519 THE DUNES GRANDE DOMINICA 295 Grande Way, Unit 306 $889,000 South Bay Realty, Love The Dunes Sales Team, 239-2891351 Sat. Sun. 1pm-4pm 20 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB $899,000-


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Third Street South area becomes a plein air studio for dozens of artistsDozens of local and visiting artists will apply paint to canvas on and around Third Street South during the annual Third on Canvas plein air painting event Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16. Throngs of onlookers meandering through the historic shopping area will be able to watch the artwork develop over the two days and talk with the more than 40 artists about their techniques and processes. A few artists will also give scheduled demonstrations on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-19 (see box, C4). The finished works will be sold to the highest bidders during a gala at The von Liebig Art Center on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Naples Art Association board member Jody Rosenbaum originated the popular event. This area is so beautiful and has so many talented artists, she says. And Third Street South, the birthplace of Old Naples, was a natural location because it gives the public a truly wonderful venue in which to view the artists at work. Known since as far back as the 1930s for its glamorous ambiance, the district overflows with colorful flowers, quaintLAYWRIGHT JAMES SHERMAN DESCRIBES BEAU JEST AS a harmonic convergence of a few ideas coming together. It always takes more than one idea to build a play, he adds. At the time Beau Jest percolated into being more than 20 years ago, Mr. Sherman was in New York, pursuing his career as an actor. A fellow student in acting class told Mr. Sherman he worked for an escort service, acting as a companion to older women. The scenario became the inspiration for Mr. Shermans character of Bob, an actor who works for a legitimate escort service. His clientele are elderly women who need an arm to hold onto when they go to the opera, he says. At the same time, Mr. Sherman says, he was trying to resolve his relationship with his parents. I had a playwright professor who once said every playwright writes a play, onejest | jest| noun|1) a mischievous trick; a playful or amusing act. 2) a ludicrous circumstance or incident.Etymology: Middle English, geste, a verse romance or talebeau | bo| noun|1) the boyfriend of a woman or girl. 2) a man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; a lover.Etymology: French, from beau, bel, handsome COURTESY PHOTOZolan Henderson, Sarah Baskin, Lori Wilner and Stephen Berger star in Beau Jest, opening Feb. 18 at The Norris Center. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE JEST, C4 SEE STUDIO, C4 Surely you jestSHERMAN Playwright James Sherman talks about his comedic playP BY BY BY B B Y Y N N N N N nst nst nst nst nst s et et e e et Talkbacks, workshop on tap while playwright is in town. C4 >>inside:NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010WEEK at-a-glance The perfect settingA romantic thriller unfolds Down River in the Alaska wilds. C21 Jolly goodPub brings a taste of Britain to Fifth Avenue South. C39 Dear JohnFlorida Weeklys film critic delivers the bad news about a new tearjerker. C11 DearJohn Spring stylesA fashion show at Ave Maria, and more events around town. C35, 36 & 37 BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOPopo Flannigan takes a break from painting to chat with a passerby during Third on Canvas last year.

PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: erary: What about a little change in your flight? Luis recommended that I reschedule my flight out of the country to Sunday morning and, presumably, stay at his accommodations another night.I wondered what had happened to the charming, erudite man I met days before. Did he always get this caught up in the pursuit? Was he always such a weirdo? Whatever the case, I sent a polite decline to his request. In the future, I hope he has sense enough not to combine dating and graphic design software. Last spring, I spent four weeks in Central America on a Spanish immersion program that was more about rum saturation than actual language skills. I was loosely tethered to a love interest in the States, but when an attractive man cast an appreciative eye in my direction one evening, it was hard to resist his advances. I sat at a swanky bar with several girl friends, and we sipped cocktails and gossiped about our language school. Next to us, a group of young professional men also chatted. Mostly, it would seem, about us. I stood to find the restroom, and as I queued outside the locked door, one of the men came to stand behind me. He introduced himself as Luis. He had dark wavy hair, and he wore squaredframed glasses. Latin geek-chic. He worked in marketing for the Central American subsidiary of a major television network, spoke French and German as well as English, and had read many of my favorite books. He asked if Id like to explore the city with him in the morning, and I happily agreed. The next day, we met in the park at the center of the village. Luis led me on a tour of the old churches and crumbling colonial ruins until, at noon, I had to When some people dont get the memo SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON He had dark wavy hair, and he wore squaredframed glasses. Latin geek-chic...leave to meet friends. Perhaps I can take you to dinner tomorrow night? Luis asked. Sure, I said. But the truth is, I worried it was too much. Id met him on Saturday, spent Sunday morning with him, and now he wanted to hang out again on Monday? As much as a woman wants to be chased, sometimes a man can chase too hard. With hesitation heavy in my heart, I met him for dinner Monday evening. Luis quickly shelved our conversations about good novels and world politics and opted instead for a running monologue on his travels, his future plans, and his failed relationships. By the time the date limped to its lame close, I had decided not to see him again. Which did not prevent Luis from giving it his best go. The next morning he sent me a graphically designed memo, complete with elaborate fonts and color schemes. To: Miss Artis Henderson it began. Subject: Future Activities. He proposed a list of activities numbered in increasing order of creepiness. Thursday evening: The management would like to invite you to dinner at the place you prefer, then we could do some activity like dancing and finally a walk (not that long).For Friday, Luis suggested I visit Guatemala City. Under the subheading Accommodations, he listed his own apartment. The third item in the itine y r t s n th b u w d h h d d d ur r r r r e e, Isaid t t t t t t th e trut h is, I worrie d it was m uc h I d met h im on Sat y spent Sunda y morn w ith him, and now he e d to hang out again M on d a y ? As muc h as a a n wants to b e c h ase d, e ti m es a man c an ch a se ard t h h esitation h eavy in eart, I met him for din M onday evening. Luis k ly shelved our conver n s about good novels and d po l itics an d opte d instea d runnin g monolo g ue on his ls, his f uture pl an s, s, , , , , , , , , , , , , h i s fail e d r e lah ips. B y i me t h e lim p ed ts lam e I had d e d not ee h im n. h ic h di d revent from g i t bes t T he x t n dersonitbegan.Subject:FutureActiv i t ies. He proposed a list of activities n umbered in increasin g order o f cree pi ness. 1. Thursday evening: The m anagement would like to invite y ou to d inner at t h e pl ace y ou pre f er, then we c ould do some activity like dancing and finally a w alk (not that lon g ). For Fri d ay, Luis su g gested I visit Guatemala City. Under the subhea ding Accommodations, he l iste d h is own apartment T he t h ir d it e m in th e it in Merchants of Beauty and Value275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne 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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PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 play, to get back at the parents, he says. I wanted to write a play where the parents were the good guys. I love my parents. I thought itd be nice to have the main character not kill the parents. What resulted was the comedic Beau Jest, the story of Sarah Goldman, whos dating a nice Gentile boy but who knows her parents want more. So she creates a fictitious boyfriend whos not only Jewish, but a doctor. Of course, the parents want to meet him. So Sarah winds up hiring Bob, an outof-work actor, to pretend to be her boyfriend. It turns out that Bob isnt even Jewish, but since he once had a part in Fiddler on the Roof, he figures he can wing it. When Beau Jest premiered at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago 20 years ago, it ran for nearly a year, making it the theaters most popular show. It then opened in New York, playing Off-Broadway for two and a half years. The romantic comedy had staying power. And it still does. The Gulfshore Playhouse is staging a production Feb. 18 through March 7. Mr. Sherman will give talkbacks after the Feb. 25 and 26 performances and will also lead a workshop in How to Build a Play at The Norris Center on Feb. 27.A universal themeBeau Jest has been performed all over the U.S. as well as in several other countries. Mr. Sherman jokes that even if he didnt know the language, he could provide subtitles, as he knows the lines intimately. Ive seen it done in big theaters, done in high schools, in foreign countries, he says. The play works very well, he adds, because people can relate to it, even if theyre not Jewish. After all is said and done, Beau Jest is about parents and children not just about Jewish parents and children in Chicago. Well, I grew up in Chicago in a Jewish family, he says. I could write a play about WASPs in New England, but Ill leave that to Pete Gurney, he adds, referring to playwright A.R. Gurney, who writes plays about upper-class New England families. We all write from our own experience. The title of his play, he says, is a pun. The phrase is originally French: (ital)beau geste.(close ital) Its the name of a Gary Cooper movie (about the French legion.) Rightly translated, its a beautiful gesture. But even though his character Bob does something for Sarah that is a beautiful gesture in the time of need, Mr. Sherman says, My Beau Jest is different. Beau is a word for boyfriend, and the jest is the joke. He also wrote a screenplay and directed a movie of Beau Jest that starred Lainie Kazan, Seymour Cassel and Willie Garson (known for his role as Stanford on Sex and the City.) The movie is now available on DVD.A lifelong loveMr. Sherman fell in love with theater early in life. Although his parents took him to numerous plays when he was growing up, the thing that really cinched the deal was The Sound of Music. Its embarrassing, he says. One of my earliest memories was of my parents taking me to see The Sound of Music. I watched the von Trapp family singers on stage and the boys were wearing blue blazers and shorts and knee socks. My mother had dressed me up in a blue blazer, shorts, and knee socks. I thought, I should be up there, singing with those other kids. He was hooked. From then on, he took part in every talent show and school play. He was even a magician for a while. He majored in theater in college and graduate school, then began working professionally with Second City in Chicago. Over time, he grew more interested in writing than acting. For 25 years hes been associated with Victory Gardens Theater as playwrightin-residence, as part of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble. Victory Gardens is unique in that its mission is to develop playwrights and new work; we have an ensemble of playwrights. We dont work together, he clarifies. But there are a dozen of us who have a relationship with the theater. Im very fortunate as a playwright to have that.All in the processBeau Jest is one of Mr. Shermans many comedic plays that the Tony Award-winning theater has staged; others include The God of Isaac, This Old Man Came Rolling Home, Romance in D and Affluenza! In May, Victory Gardens will premiere his 13th play, Jacob and Jack, directed by Dennis Zacek. The play takes place in the dressing room of a theater; Jack is an actor whose grandfather, Jacob, was an actor in Yiddish theater. The same actor plays both roles, and all six actors play dual roles, the playwright reveals. I call it a time-traveling farce, he says. One of the great things about being a playwright-in-residence is that it lets Mr. Sherman participate in the theatrical process. Hes involved with the casting and attends production meetings. During the rehearsal process, Im there. Actors come up with ideas to make changes. Then the audience shows up, and that inspires more changes. Thats the magic of the theater. My favorite time, my favorite part, is being in rehearsals and being part of the collaboration. He also teaches playwriting and improvisation at Columbia College of Chicago and DePaul University. Improv training is not about being funny, he says. Improv actors are like improv jazz musicians: there are rules, there are concepts, there are skills one needs to do it well. Its this idea of creating something out of nothing. In a way, its playwriting on your feet. It has to do a lot with give and take, with trust, with connection. Theyre heady concepts, but they have practical applications. In his Feb. 27 workshop, Mr. Sherman will use improv exercises to illuminate some of his concepts about playwriting. Playwriting is a unique kind of writing, he says, adding, Plays are not written to be read. Theyre created to be performed. I think of it more as building something, rather than just putting words on paper. Structure is important Theres a kind of architecture to a play. (Well look at) what tools one uses to build a structure that will stand. He expects everyone from playwrights to actors to subscribers to attend his workshop. (It adds) to your appreciation of what a playwright does, whenever you go see a play, he says. What I do is what Tennessee Williams did, what Shakespeare did and what Sophocles did. And hes curious to see Gulfshore Playhouses production of Beau Jest. Once you write a play, the words are out there, he says, and other directors and designers pick it up and put their own interpretation on it. You hope they come up with something close to your intentions. Thats not always the case, but usually it is. About Beau Jest, he says, Its Sherman, not Beckett. My work is not known for its complexity but there are times Ive seen an actor come up with something I never thought of myself. And that can be entirely delightful. JESTFrom page 1 >> Beau Jest >> When: Feb. 18 through March 7 >> Where: Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center Theater, 755 8th Avenue, Naples >> Cost: tickets start at $30 >> Information: Call (866) 811-4111. Playwright James Sherman will give a talkback after the performances on Feb. 25 and 26. Hell teach a workshop in How to Build a Play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Norris Center. The cost of the workshop is $40 for adults, $20 for students. (There is a special educator price of $30.) if you go courtyards, twinkling lights and soft music wafting from every manner of eatery and boutique. Third on Canvas is a wonderful opportunity for young and old alike to watch the evolution of artwork and meet the masters behind the paintings. Children are fascinated by this process, and the artists love to encourage them to express their own artistic tendencies, Ms. Rosenbaum says. And how exciting to be able to purchase a piece of artwork theyve seen created from start to finish and hang it in the family home. There are 18 new artists from around the country participating in Third on Canvas this year. Local artists include Paul Arsenault, Suzanne French Luker, Janine Wesselmann, Robert Gruppe and Donald Mosher. One newcomer, Hodges Soileau, lives in nearby Venice, Fla. A career illustrator for 25 years, he has provided artwork for more than 300 book covers and most major New York publishing houses. Another Third on Canvas first-timer, Linda Apriletti, says she does her best painting outdoors. Whether its the richly colored tropical plants in my backyard or the subtle hued vastness of the Everglades or perhaps New Mexicos grand vistas, I am inspired by the world around me, she says. I spend considerable time observing the constantly changing dynamics of the sky, water and plants. The completed works of Third on Canvas will be on view at The von Liebig Art Center from Feb. 19-24. Tickets to the auction gala are $95 and include a $25 purchasing incentive toward the live auction. For more information, call the Third Street South concierge kiosk at 434-6533 or visit STUDIOFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOTodd Bruno and Zolan Henderson in rehearsal for Beau Jest >>More than 40 participating artists will set up their easels throughout the historic Third Street South district from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-19, the following artists will be doing special demonstrations: Wednesday, Feb. 17 10 a.m. to noon at Gattles Plaza: pastel artist William Mosely 3-5 p.m. in the courtyard at Peter Garon Gallery on 13th Avenue South: contemporary artist Peter Garon Thursday, Feb. 18 2-4 p.m. at Gattles Plaza: Janine Wesselmann Friday, Feb. 19 10 a.m. to noon at Gattles Plaza: batik artist Muffy Clark Gill 1-4 p .m. at Gattles Plaza: Karol Kintz artists at work COURTESY PHOTOPinturas, by Colombian-born Elsa Victorios, who will be painting at Second Street South and Broad Avenue during Third on Canvas


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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 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. Ridgways Bar and Grill 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Under the Stars. 1300 3rd St. S #101, 262-5500 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 Mauritius By The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 27. 263-7990 or www. Magic Comedy Razzle Dazzle Magic Comedy Theater is offered every Friday and Saturday through Feb. 13 at the Tuscan Showroom at The Inn of Naples. (866) 468-7630. Jersey Boys: The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Feb. 17-March 7. 481-4849. Foot Steps By the ETC Readers Theatre at the Sugden Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. 263-7990. 6 One Acts by Christopher Durang At the FGCU Theatre Feb. 17-28. 590-7268. Glorious By Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theater on select dates in February. 936-3239. Symphony Detroit Symphony Orchestra At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Feb. 11. 597-1900. Valentine: Mancini & Moonlight By the Gulf Coast Symphony at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. 481-4849 or Irving Berlin Tribute: From Ragtime to Ritzes At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Feb. 16-21 with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. 597-1900. Thursday, Feb. 11 Crooner Harry Connick Jr. performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849 Featured Film Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., presents Julie & Julia at 2 p.m. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Lecture South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., welcomes Dr. Roj Grossman speaking on Americas Black Elite art 2 p.m. 252-7542. Trunk Show Marissa Collections hosts the Yossi Harai Spring 2010 Collection trunk show today through Sunday. Reservations: 263-4333. Actor/Comedian Philadelphia Plowden performs at the Off The Hook Comedy Club today through Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a $20 food voucher. Evening on Fifth Enjoy live entertainment up and down the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 6-9 p.m. 435-3742. Friday, Feb. 12 Empress of Soul The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Gladys Knight at 8 p.m. $79 per person. 597-1900. Preview Party A Trunk Show Preview Party is set for 5-9 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Gardens. Shop the boutiques before they open to the public while enjoying cocktails, hors doeuvres and light entertainment. $75 per person. 325-1919. Jewelry Designer The RitzCarlton Hotel Gallery presents jewelry designer Masha Archer today through Sunday at 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. 598-3300. Love Letters The Norris Center presents Love Letters at 7:30 p.m. Naples. $12. 213-3058. Country Rock Willie Nelson & Family perform at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. 481-4849. Musical Evening The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Strings Plus at 7:30 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy Dickie Fleisher with an all-star line-up of musicians performing classical music. 495-8989 or www. Irish Stars From Broadway to Galway, a concert featuring Irish Broadway stars Ciaran Sheehan and Gay Willis, starts at 7 p.m. in St. Finbarrs Catholic Community Center, 13250 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Tickets are $25. 774-1880 or 417-2084. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Richie C. 267-0783 or Saturday, Feb. 13 Family Fun King Richards Family Fun Park hosts live music by 8 Up, starting at 3 p.m., followed by a Cruise n Car Show at 5 p.m. and a barbecue. $10 singles, $15 sweethearts. The American Red Cross will be collecting donations to benefit The Haitian Earthquake Victims Relief Fund. Singles Mixer Edward Beiner presents Eyes are the Windows to your Soul Mate: A Valentines Day Single Mixer from 6-8 p.m. Join singles in the Naples-area for social gathering at the Waterside Shops. 566-9060. Boutique Shopping The eighth annual Trunk Show takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Naples Botanical Gardens. Vendors come to Naples from across the country to offer unique boutique shopping. $9.95 per person; Garden members are free. 643-7275. Boat Parade The Goodland Mardi Gras Boat Parade takes place at 2 p.m. with Stan Gober leading the parade through Goodland Harbor and Buzzard Bay, circumnavigating the island and ending at Coon Key Marina. Public viewing is at the Pink House Motel. 642-8356. Wild Love The Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents A Tweety for Your Sweety, epic love stories of Southwest Floridas wildlife, at 2 p.m. in the Conservancy auditorium. Register in advance at www.conservancy. org. 262-0304. Costume Class Gulfshore Playhouse presents a class in Costume Design from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Norris Center. Playhouse costume designing Jennifer Murray and learn how costumes help define the characters that live in the world of the play. $25 for adults and $15 for students. 213-3058. Museum Event Enjoy coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. 597-1900. Sinatra Project Worldrenowned singer-pianist Michael Fein-WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTONaples own Frontline Bluegrass (aka Ghinko Biloba), along with pickers and grinners from throughout the region, are on the program for the third annual Jammin in the Hammock Bluegrass Festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14, at Collier-Seminole State Park. Call 394-3397 or visit COURTESY PHOTOGardner Colby Gallery introduces Interiors, a group show featuring the paintings of Kimberlee Alemian, Kim English, Lindsay Goodwin, Lael Weyenberg, Marc Whitney, Jonathan Ralston and Helen St. Clair, during a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. The theme of this body of work is the sense of privacy and mystery represented in paintings of interiors of all kinds. The show will hang through Sunday, Feb. 21. The gallery is at 386 and 365 Broad Ave. S. Call 403-7787 or visit Above is Curious Girl, oil by Kim English COURTESY PHOTONonstop laughter is what the Chicago Tribune had to say about stand-up comedian Tim Walkoe. A veteran headliner at comedy clubs nationwide, Mr. Walkoe will perform at The Norris Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $25. Call 213-3049.


THE BEST JEWELRY THE BEST BRACELETS THE BEST NECKLACES THE BEST PINS THE BEST RINGS THE BEST WATCHES THE BEST STERLING SILVER THE BEST MUSIC THE BEST DANCING THE BEST SMILES THE BEST ACCESSORIES THE BEST HANDBAGS THE BEST SCARVESTHE BEST HAIR ACCESSORIESTHE BEST SUNGLASSES THE BEST VISORS THE BEST REPUTATION THE BEST ATMOSPHERE THE BEST STAFF THE BEST GIFTS THE BEST ELIZA B SANDALS THE BEST GIFT CERTIFICATESTHE BEST STUFFED ANIMALSTHE BEST CARDSTHE BEST VALENTINES PRESENTSOpen Monday-Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-4NOW 3 STORES IN NAPLESOUR NEWEST IS DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH AVENUE! 747 Fifth Ave S., Naples 239-262-8771 NAPLES GIFT STORE 3754 Tamiami Trail N. 403-7030 Next to Mels DinerNAPLES3652 Tamiami Trail N. 403-8771 Located behind Mels DinerBONITA SPRINGS28194 Tamiami Tr. S. 948-5828 Just south of Bonita Beach Rd., next to KFC KENNEBUNKPORT, TM FineCostumeJewelrySterlingSilver HandbagsAccessoriesGifts TM FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOstein brings his new album The Sinatra Project to the stage at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900. Bluegrass Jam Jammin in the Hammock takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Collie Seminole State Park. Arts & Crafts The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 352-3036. Art Fest The fourth annual Coconut Point Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 10 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday at Coconut Point in Estero. Free and open to the public., info@artfestival. com or (954) 472-3755. Big Toys Germain Arena hosts the Big Boy Expo with all the motor toys guys love today and Sunday. www., Celebrate Estero Miromar Outlets and the Estero Chamber of Commerce join forces for the sixth annual Celebrate Estero with games, activities, demonstrations, displays and raffle drawings for the entire family from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. lakeside at the mall. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Ole Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra Sounds. 267-0783 or Sunday, Feb. 14 Sleeping Beauty The Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre performs Sleeping Beauty at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Flute & Piano A Flute & Piano Masterworks concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Outdoor Tunes The City of Naples presents a Gulf Coast Big Band Concert at 2 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Monday, Feb. 15 Irish Ambassadors The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents The Irish Rovers at 8 p.m. Enjoy these international ambassadors of Irish music as they deliver a rollicking performance full of great music and good cheer: $42 per person. 597-1900. Irish Tunes The Irish Rovers perform at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Outdoor Jazz The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at the Cambier Park Bandshell. 643-6955 or 213-3058. Art Event Third on Canvas takes place today and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Third Street South. 262-6517. Hair Affair The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Affairs of the Arts No. 9 Hair Affair; The Art of Hair from 1-3 p.m. $40 per person, advance purchase required. Proceeds benefit the Youth Outreach Program of the Art League. 495-8989 or www. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, Feb. 16 Mardi Gras Its Mardi Gras time on Fifth Avenue, with live music, beads and costumes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 435-3742. Taste of Raku Annabelle Johnson and Richard Rusen cook up Raku firings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Pots are supplied; glaze them and dine on a meal during the firing. $43 per person. Dixieland The Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band performs a benefit concert at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive in Naples, at 7 pm. Feb. 16. A free will offering for St. Matthews House and the Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will be taken. 261-0894 or e-mail elcanaples@ Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Feb. 17 Art Class Take a class from a Master Artist, Christopher Leeper, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. A Musical The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Compton and Bennett Assisted Living the Musical at 7:30 p.m. a the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. Art Workshops Third on Canvas includes free workshops and demonstrations from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Friday on Third Street South. 262-6517. Comedy Chicago City Limits performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts today and Thursday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. 597-1900. Library Film A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie In Cuba is shown at the Headquarters Library at 5:30 p.m. today and at the Naples Regional Library at 2 p.m. Thursday. Library films are sponsored by Friends of the Library. Upcoming events Art Reception Art Gallery Old Naples hosts an artist reception from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 18 for Drawing With Passion, ink and graphite works by Lionel Heddy of Naples. The show runs Feb. 12-March 12. 794 12th Avenue South. 775-5000. Juried Exhibit Florida West Arts hosts an opening reception for digitally enhanced photography by Arthur Gerstein and The Artist Within, an Artescape Florida West 2010 Juried Exhibition, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Free admission. 948-4427 or Artist in Residence Arthur Gerstein demonstrate his artistic techniques, Photography in the Digital Age, from 12:30-3 p.m. March 6. FGCU Art The Art Gallery at FGCU presents Contemporary Art by Caribbean Women, curated by Patricia Fay, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18. The exhibit runs through March 19.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY >> What: You Cant Take It With You >> When: through Feb. 26 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay Street in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $42 and $38 >> Info: Call 332-4488 or go to www. If you go home from their first date. Their conversation is a ballet of shy glances, awkward silences, blurted sentences. And when they finally confess their love to each other, your heart cheers. The tenderness between them is quite believable. Christine Peete, as Rheba, the Sycamores maid, has a funny scene setting the table, and Leah Thomas strikes comedic gold with a walk-on scene in Act II as a drunk actress who comes to the house to read Pennys plays, only to pass out. Ms. Ostrenko, a lastminute substitution, does excellent double duty as the ice-queen Mrs. Kirby, and the dramatic Grand Duchess Olga Katrina. And Mr. Howard is, as always, remarkable. His realistic and understated performance as the patriarch of the family is like watching Fred Astaire dance: he makes it look so easy, so effortless, as if hes really not doing much at all. His comments come across as heartfelt statements, not as sappy sentimentality, preachiness, or clichs. And its an off-stage character whose career choice speaks volumes. Grandpa meets a policeman on the corner every night to talk. He studied to be a doctor, but secretly wanted to be a policeman. At Grandpas urging, he became one, and is very happy. You Cant Take It With You urges us all to reevaluate our lives. Are we spending them doing the things we love? We each only have a finite time on this earth. Spending three hours of that time with the Sycamores is highly recommended. man), shows up regularly to give her lessons, even though he confesses privately that she has no talent. And her grandfather, Martin Vanderhof (David S. Howard), walked out on his job 35 years ago. He spends his time raising snakes and attending graduations and circuses for entertainment. But Tony doesnt mind Alices family. Every family has its own quirks, he reasons. After all, his father (Dick Boyd) raises expensive orchids and his mother (Kim Ostrenko) believes in spiritualism. But the Sycamore family is utterly unpredictable and shockingly unconventional, as the very conservative Kirbys learn when they show up for dinner with the Sycamores a day early. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, You Cant Take It With You won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937. It was so popular Frank Capra made it into a movie the following year. (It won the Academy Award for Best Picture.) And with this endearing production, its easy to see why. Putting on a period piece such as this is an endeavor filled with many potential pitfalls. The actors can be too wacky, or overly sentimental. They may express a modern sensibility rather than a 1936 mindset. If not done well, this three-hour long, three-act play can drag. But this charming production of You Cant Take It With You hits the perfect tone. You not only enjoy these people, but you come to care about them. (Afterwards, I discovered in my notes that at one point during the show, Id jotted down: I want to live with these people.) Richard Crowells realistic set is a living room stuffed with all sorts of interesting things: paintings, a dartboard, a printing press, a xylophone, a big brass drum, a butterfly net even a stuffed boars head wearing a wedding veil. Its a comfortable, well lived-in house that reflects the varied interests of its inhabitants. But the house is just as full of love as it is things. These people so obviously love each other and delight in each others company. They support each oth-ARTS COMMENTARY A few weeks ago, I talked with a friends teenage granddaughter. She loves theater and wants to pursue acting as a career, but her parents arent keen on the idea. They want her to get a degree in something more marketable. So shes agreed to have a double major in college: theater and chemical engineering. Im scared shes going to play it safe and will become a chemical engineer wholl say, You know, I used to want to act. On the other hand, another woman I know studied acting in college. Since then, shes done some impressive stage work and is starting to get some TV roles. Doors are beginning to open for her now in her career. She told me once that she purposefully had no Plan B to fall back on, just in case she didnt make it in acting. That way, she figured, shed have to make her acting career work because there was no contingency plan. Shes pursuing her passion and has no regrets about it. I was thinking about these two women after seeing You Cant Take It With You at the Florida Repertory Theatre, because this 75-year-old classic is all about following your heart and doing what you enjoy in life. We only have a limited time on this earth, reasons Martin Vander, the patriarch of the Sycamore family. Why not spend it doing what you love? To outsiders, the Sycamore family may seem out of step with the rest of the world. But they dont care one bit, much to the consternation of daughter Alice (Christine Perez.) Shes fallen for Tony (John West), the bosss son, and shes scared her wildly eccentric family might scare him off. Her mother, Penny (Carrie Lund), eats candy out of a human skull and spends her days writing plays after a typewriter was accidentally delivered to the house eight years ago. Her father, Paul (Bruce Somerville), makes fireworks in the basement at all hours of the day and night with Mr. DePinna (Chris Clavelli). Her sister, Essie (Jackie Schram), married to Ed (Adam Jones), wants to be a ballerina. She leaps about the house, her face set with fierce determination. In her spare time, she creates candies, which her husband delivers to people. Essies Russian ballet teacher, Mr. Kolenkhov (Avi Hoffm t t v e M H NancySTETSON Life is short. Follow your heart. ers interests. Theyre demonstrative and affectionate with each other. I believed this was truly a family, not a group of actors thrown together. Director Robert Cacioppo has not only cast this play well, but his loving touches can be seen everywhere, from the staging to the music chosen, to even a clever scene change in the first act. (I think this is the first time Ive seen a scene change applauded.) This is an ensemble piece, with 19 actors, so its impossible to highlight everyones performance. Ms. Schrams awkward dancing had the audience in stitches; they often applauded her inept, overwrought moves. She and her husband, played by Mr. Jones, make a winsome couple. Mr. Clavelli again displays his talent of disappearing into a character and creating someone who, though humorous, is realistic. Ms. Perez and Mr. West are quite wonderful as the young lovers, especially their scene in Act I when they return COURTESY PHOTOJackie Schram, David Howard, Chris Clavelli and Carrie Lund in You Cant Take it With You at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers 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 Take your Valentine to Key West02/12: Home and Garden Tour02/12 : Marti Gras Key West Royal Bal Masque02/14: Wesley House Valentines Party & Silent Auction02/18 : Return of Miss Gulch at the Red Barn Theatre


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 C9 GIVING The Womens Philanthropic Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County recently announced its 2010 Women of Initiative honorees. Through their strategic charitable or professional activities, these 10 women have made and continue to make a lasting contribution to the well-being of our community. Their inner confidence, personal commitment and leadership styles are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement. The honorees are: Jane Berger, Mary Cooper, Lavern Gaynor, Lacey King, Lisa Lefkow, Mitzi Magin, Sharda Spahr, Vicki Tracy, Emily Watt and Joanne Wyss. They will be formally recognized at the 2010 Women of Initiative luncheon Tuesday, April 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $125 per person. Proceeds will benefit the eork of the Womens Philanthropic Network, including its Junior Women of Initiative mentoring program, the Leadership Council on Aging and the new Senior Resource Center in Golden Gate. Luncheon sponsors are BNY Mellon Wealth Management, presenting sponsor; eBella Magazine, media sponsor; and silver sponsors Dr. Laura S. Lenholt, The Concierge Medical Practices of Lenholt & Schlossberg and Waterside Shops. For tickets or more information, contact Susan Utz at 649-5000, ext. 208, or Women of Initiative have made lasting, outstanding contributions PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTOStanding: Lacey King, Mary Cooper, Vicki Tracy, Lisa Lefkow and Joanne Wyss. Seated: Sharda Spahr, Emily Watt, Jane Purdy Berger, Lavern Gaynor and Mitzi Magin SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Of Naples Fresh Start helps deserving women begin again Fresh Start for Abused Women provides financial assistance through grants to Collier County women and their children who leave violent homes and seek to become economically independent. Unique throughout the state of Florida, Fresh Start is one of only a handful of similar organizations across the United States. Most domestic violence agencies provide shelter, food and clothing on a temporary basis to women who leave their abusers. However, when a woman needs permanent shelter to remain away from her abuser; or transportation to get to her job to support herself and her children; or more education to find a sustainable job, Fresh Start is there to help. Fresh Start grants can pay a first months rent or make a down payment on a car. Since its inception, Fresh Start has provided grants totaling more than $500,000. The organizations story of success can be told through comments from women who are recipients of Fresh Start, such as this one: My children and I can sleep peacefully thanks to your grant for rental and deposit. We feel so normal; that is a word that I have not known in my 40 years of life. Contributions to Fresh Start are taxdeductible and can be sent to: Fresh Start for Abused Women Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Collier County, 2400 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 300, Naples FL 34103. With assets of more than $60 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation and its fundholders have granted more than $40 million back to the community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier. org.

PAGE 82 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 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 CANT STANDISH STILL 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) Cheer up. That difficult person who appears to be deliberately stalling your project might just need to be reassured of the value she or he brings to it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Good news! Expect to feel re-energized now that youve gone through that stressful energy-depleting period involving a lot of changes. Now, go out there and show them what you can do. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be some negative reaction to your tough stance when making a recent decision. But overall, your efforts result in well-earned recognition and all that can follow from that. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your financial situation seems confusing, even for the fiscally savvy Bovine. Maybe its the conflicting advice youre getting. Check it out before things get too tangled to unknot. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relaxed attitude goes a long way in helping you deal with any of lifes irritants that might be popping up this week. Youre also a reassuring role model for others in the same situation. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect favors creativity, which should persuade you to work on your artistic projects. If time is a problem, prioritize your commitments so that your work isnt compromised. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Scrutinize all the job offers that interest you. Most are honest and worth considering. But a few might not be completely forthcoming about what the job is and what the salary and benefits are. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected snafu could delay the completion of a project youre eager to finish. Find out whats causing it, fix it, and if you need help, dont be shy about asking for it. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An idea that could be helpful to you comes from an unlikely source. Listen to it. Discuss it. If necessary, adjust it. If it looks as if it might work out quite well, go ahead and use it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful about allowing someone to share a very personal secret with you. This could cause problems down the line with others who are involved in that persons private life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A cooling down of a relationship could be the result of neglect, unintended or not. To save it from icing over, you need to warm it up with a large dose of hot Sagittarius passion. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to get involved with a number of family matters that involve money and other issues that might jeopardize the closeness between and among family members. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a warm, giving nature that inspires many to follow your example.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 C11 I Weepy tearjerker movies can be a tough watch, especially for guys who lack the patience or inclination to indulge in melodrama. I do my best to not be one of those guys, and because of that I can say that Dear John was viewed with an open mind and an open heart. And it still wasnt very good. Its not necessarily the depressing nature of director Lasse Hallstroms (The Cider House Rules) movie that is its undoing, its the forced and cluttered story. Screenwriter Jamie Linden crams as much of Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) source material into the movie as possible, and as a result ,little registers and the heart of the movie is lost. It starts, as movies of young love are wont to do, on spring break. Its 2000, and Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) is enjoying her time away from college on the Carolina shore. Shes a healthy spirit whos conservative and pretty, as pure as a heroine can be. Her beau is John (Channing Tatum), an Army officer on temporary leave to visit his emotionally distant father (Richard Jenkins). Savannah and John fall in love, and after two weeks he swears to marry her when he completes his deployment. Much of the movie chronicles how Savannah and Johns love grows organically via their love letters, which each sends regularly. This part of the movie works. Their relationship evolves from infatuation to genuine love, and as they grow fond of one another were happy to root for them. Its when John comes home for a short weekend that complications ensue, namely due to 9/11 putting pressure on John to stay in the Army. If it were just the troubles of their relationship itd be enough, but theres so much excess drama with Johns father, Savannahs friend Tim (Henry Thomas), John at war, etc., that it all feels overwhelming. In short, theres too much going on for the movies own good.LATEST FILMS Dear JohnIs it worth $10? No >> Channing Tatum got to know a number of soldiers while preparing for G. I. Joe, and he used those interactions to play John. So many of them are just normal guys, Mr. Tatum said of the soldiers he met. They have a sort of quietness about them theres always some stillness in their eyes. Did you know? danHUDAK Perhaps surprisingly, the performances from Ms. Seyfried and Mr. Tatum are effective. Though Ms. Seyfrieds wide-eyed innocent and Mr. Tatums tough guy soldier are variations on roles theyve played before (in Mamma Mia! and G.I. Joe, respectively), each reaches a convincing level of yearning that allows the love story to work. If only they were in a better movie. Adaptations from novels are a difficult task, and the mistake most often made is remaining too loyal to the source material and not cutting out excess in an effort to appeal to the built-in fan base. This is laudable, but not practical; the filmmakers challenge is to make the best movie possible, as ultimately the film will stand on its own and either work or not. Dear John does not work. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at In Rome (Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett) Unlucky in love career girl Beth (Bell) thinks the guy of her dreams (Duhamel) only loves her because hes under a spell. Though it has some amusing moments, such as a dinner date in the dark, most of the painfully predictable inanity is one dull rom-com moment after another. Rated PG-13.Extraordinary Measures (Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell) John Crowley (Fraser) leaves a successful career in corporate America to team up with a research scientist (Ford) in an attempt to save the lives of Mr. Crowleys children, who have a terminal disease. Strong performances from Ford and Fraser highlight a very touching and moving story that thankfully avoids getting too melodramatic. Based on a true story. Rated PG.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. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The worlds favorite love story... ...Then and now. Underwritten byThe Ibarra Calleja Group Miramar Design Center ~ Estero Tickets: $75 ~ $95 ~ 125 Call 1.800.771.1041 or purchase online at Heather Buck Soprano, as Juliet Metropolitan Opera Leah Summers Mezzo Soprano New York City Opera Christopher Holloway Baritone Orlando Opera Robert Swedberg, Bass, Stage Director, Orlando Opera Cal Stewart-Kellogg, Conductor, San Francisco Opera A beautiful Valentines Day gift to say I Love You 2009 2010 Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 7:30pm Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 3:00pm A romantic and unique blend of the classic French opera and the American musical, West Side Story with world-class soloists plus Opera Naples orchestra and chorus.Elegant champagne reception to follow. h A d bl d f h l F ea st A b e t or y .. Gounod and BernsteinMany Thanks to our Media Sponsors Featuring Anthony Kearns The Irish Tenors Fea t An A t T T h i i Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi ne ne t t t t st st T T T T T T T en en or or s s F F F F F F F I I I I I I I I I I Ir l l l l l l l l el an d d d d d d s s s THE MUSIC GOURMET Among the many things Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly can be counted on to pull out of his seemingly unending bag of musical tricks are his constant new arrangements and theme specials. Hes been doing that now for several years, ever since he masterminded the idea of a Symphonic Pops Consortium. So popular have each of the Pops Specialties been, the remainder of the consortium members basically said to Jack: You create it; well buy it and play it. Create it he has. Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes, is the most recent of Everlys superPops specials. It had its world premiere in Indianapolis, where Everly also serves as the principal pops conductor. In the week ahead, fortunate Neapolitans have eight opportunities to venture back down memory lane during the two-hour-plus program by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Chorale.Back to BerlinBorn Israel Baline and yet another in the legion of Russian Jewish migrs who became superstars once they reached these shores, Mr. Berlin was the youngest of eight children. As a boy, he mimicked the street singers in New York to earn money to help put food on his familys table. Incredibly, even though he quickly became a successful lyricist and went on to compose some of Americas most instantly recognizable songs, the young man now known as Irving Berlin was unable to play the piano the very instrument with which so many of his melodies are associated. But he perfectly heard the music he wanted to create in his head, and quickly overcame this strange quirk by having others help him pen/arrange what he could not perform. Of the 17 selections Everly has selected for his Rags to Ritzes spectacular, half of the arrangements have been created by Everly himself, thus reinforcing my assertion that he is one of todays greatest pops arrangers. Given that Berlin lived to see 100 and remained incredibly productive throughout his entire life, countless possibilities existed for Everly to choose for this production. What he selected, however, is a series of numbers that anyone who has hit the mid-century mark should recognize immediately. (Dont fret about that; remember, all the experts are telling us 50 is the new 30!) I would bet that most of us have danced to or sung along with at least half of the songs on the program. Who doesnt know No Business Like Show Business, I Love A Piano, Lets Face the Music and Dance, Heat Wave and Puttin on the Ritz? Who doesnt smile every time they hear Happy Holiday? And how about a smile for your first recollection of hearing/ singing Always? (Ill be loving you, always; say you love me true, always). And then theres Blue Skies. The list goes on. And if you love ragtime and honkey tonk, then plan to tap your toes to Alexanders Ragtime Band. Aside from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Chorale will also be front and center for part of the selections, as will five hugely talented singers/performers/ dancers selected by Everly for this particular concert. Even if none of their names are familiar to you beforehand, I assure you that youll be singing their praises by the end of the show. The program closes with an arrangement Everly has entitled Irving Berlins America. I dont know which of Berlins patriotic songs Maestro Everly has included in this medley, but I expect the most his most famous of all, God Bless America, will be in the mix. Im already looking forward to it. Performances of Pops No. 2, Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes are set for 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 14-20, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Feb. 20-21, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are still available and can be reserved by calling 597-1900 or by going online to Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Pops program celebrates Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH e rs e lp kl y e nt a s h e e rhe he h he e e e e e e e e e he e e e e e he e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e n y he ed kly n g h e h as e cve h us n e 00 ve n tr l y h at o f h e i ze at; n g h at n g o n ess o e H e at W av e and Puttin o n th e Ritz? Wh o d oesnt smi l e e ver y time t h e y h ear Happ y Holida y ? A nd h o w a bo ut a smile for y our first recollection of hearin g/ singing Always? ( Ill be loving you, always; say you l ove me true, a lwa y s). And then theres B l ue S k ies. T h e l ist g oes o n. A nd if you love ragtime a n d h on k ey ton k t h en p l an t o tap y our toes to A l exa nders Ragtime Band. A side f rom the Naples Ph i lh armonic Orc h estra, t h e Ph i lh arm on ic C h ora l e w i ll a l so b e f r on t and ce nt er f or p art o f the select io ns, as w ill five hugely talen te d sin g ers / performers / da n f E Ir v I d on l ins p Ever l m e dl h is m Bles s t he m for w No. Ra gs 8 p. m ur d a y Satu r 20-2 1, Cente r are st i r eserv e b y goi n h i l .org. Peg was train cian. She berg Art COURTESY PHOTOPrincipal Pops Conductor Jack Everly


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C14 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY N Tb & Atnnf Laurence H. Leppo, E.A. Laurie Phone Email TROLLEY TOURS Every Tuesday in February Operating 11am 2pm 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 239.304.1236 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.Im even better during the day, take me to brunch on Valentines Day. Call me! AngelinaYoko Ono and Neapolitan Enterprises present Love, a look into the life of John Lennon through his artwork and its messages of peace, hope and love, at 1260 Third St. S. for Valentines Day weekend. The traveling exhibit contains more than 100 pieces of art Mr. Lennon created between 1968 and 1990. It includes Bag One Lithographs signed by Mr. Lennon in 1970 and limited-edition prints reproduced from his drawings and signed by Ms. Ono, including the Real Love: Drawings for Sean editions. All are for sale. Exhibit hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. A suggested donation of $2 at the door will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The food bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to the hungry through a network of more than 170 local nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 334-7007 or go to Imagine seeing John Lennons artwork COURTESY IMAGESImagine Peace and Turn Left and Make Peace


C16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY General Admission $40 PER PERSON in advance at the following locations $50 PER PERSON day of the event Purchase general admission tickets online at or by visiting #1 Germain Arena Box Ofce #2 NCH Whitaker Wellness Center #3 The NCH Dr. John N. Briggs Wellness Center FOR $350 VIP Ticket information and all other information visit or call 239.434.6697.NAPLES MUSIC FESTIVAL1 DAY, 2 STAGES, 3 BANDSThird Street South, Naples to benet POWERHOUSE SPINNERS FOREIGNER Corkscrew Rd Exit 123 Golden Gate Blvd Exit 105 Immokalee Rd Exit 111 #1 Ticket Master Germain Arena #2 NCH Whitaker Wellness Center #3 The NCH Dr. John N. Briggs Wellness Center Gulf of Mexico Presented By SPONSORS 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. Tickets are on sale now.Also at the SugdenYou dont have to wait for Fiddler to find entertainment at the Sugden. Heres what else is happening: Mauritius, an R-rated sinister comedy by Theresa Rebeck, is on stage in the Tobye Studio at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 27. Tickets are $20. 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. The second is 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. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information and tickets to these shows or to the mainstage production of Fiddler on the Roof, stop by the box office or call 263-7990 or visit Part 8: Tuning up for FiddlerCOURTESY PHOTODanielle Sblendorio. Tori Hendry, Joanne Cohen, Bianco Prioletti and Anna Prioletti rehearse the Matchmaker, Matchmaker scene. The Reel Deal. Our house specialities include clam chowder, seafood bisque, fresh Maine lobster rolls, fresh fish, scallops, shrimp and our signature seafood platters. We also feature steaks, Kobe burgers, sandwiches, and tempting pasta dishes.Open Daily 4:00pm to closingReservations: 239-213-1111 or opentable.com862 5th Avenue South,


FT. MYERS FT MYERS TOYOTA is Committed to operate Service Department Around the Clock subject to Recall Parts Availability February 8, 2010At Ft. Myers Toyota We want to assure our customers we are here for you.Customer recall notications directly from TOYOTA Motor Sales are underway via First Class Mail. Parts are arriving daily. As they become available we are prepared to operate on an around the clock basis 24hrs/7days a week. We have 105 service bays and the staff to take care of this as quickly as humanly possible. We are routing calls to our Service Department where staff are on hand to speak with you. The direct line to our New Vehicle Service Department Hotline is 239-936-2520 Main switchboard number is 239-938-2800. The National Toyota Customer # is 1-800-331-4331 A link from our website will take you directly to the Toyota website that is updated on a regular basis. There are a links on the site to helpful information including a FAQ which you can read and print out. All customers are encouraged to verify that Toyota has their most current information and address. That can be done online or here at Ft. Myers Toyota. There are other car makers and dealerships taking the opportunity to prey on the fears of Toyota customers who own recall vehicles. Please contact us and get the facts before you let anyone under value your vehicle and/or trade you out of your vehic le. Toyotas hold their value and these folks KNOW that. Call us before you sell. We buy cars for cash even if you do not trade. The Sticky Accelerator Pedal Recall/Stop Sale issued the evening of January 26th 2010 is a separate issue from the Potential Floor Mat Interference concern announced last FALL. STICKY PEDAL On RARE occasions an issue involving a friction device in a CTS accelerator pedal may arise due to the materials used, wear and environmental conditions. Friction in the pedal operation may cause it to slowly return to idle or in rare occasions stick in place. Applying rm steady pressure to the brakes, putting the car into neutral and coming to a safe stop off the road is advised should such an event occur. The drivers key should not be removed as it would cause the steering wheel to lock. FLOOR MAT INTERFERENCE The potential exists for an unsecured or incompatible drivers oor mat to move forward or bunch up and interfere with the accelerator pedal. Customers are advised not to use improper or aftermarket mats, not to stack oor mats one top of each other, not ip driver side oor mat bottom side up and to always use clips designed to secure the mats for your model to the oorboard. TOYOTA has determined that this problem does not exist in vehicles in which the drivers side oor mat is compatible with the vehicle AND properly secured. We would like to thank our customers for their patience, support and understanding. We are honored to serve you, encouraged and grateful for continued sales that are allowing us to meet our objectives. We still have over 300 NEW and 250 Pre-owned vehicles inspected and unaffected by the Sticky Pedal recall. As the facts are understood by our customers and resolution of these recall issues are handled, we are condent that TOYOTA MOTOR SALES swift action and unprecedented response will reafrm the Quality, Safety and Value that TOYOTA represents.www.FmToyota.comAward-Winning Sales & Service DepartmentsWHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR RECALL NOTICECall our New Vehicle Service Hotline at 239-936-2520 to set up your appointment.*Corolla: VINs begin with 1NX & 2T1 2009 2010 Corolla 2009 2010 Yaris Matrix: VINs begin with 2T1 2009 2010 Matrix 2009 2010 4Runner Avalon: VINs begin with 4T1 2005 2010 Avalon 2005 2010 FJ Cruiser *Camry: VINs begin w/4T1-CTS pedal or 4T4 2007 2010 Camry 2007 2010 Camry: 4T1-Denso pedal *Highlander: VINs begin with 5TD 2010 Highlander 2008 2010 Tundra: VINs begin with 5TB-2007/08 2007 2010 Tundra 2007 2010 or 5TF 2007/2010 Sequoia: VINS begin with 5TD 2008 2010 Venza 2009 2010 Highlander Hybrid *RAV-4: VINs begin with 2T3 2009 2010 Prius 2004 2009 Solara Tacoma 2005 2010 Land Cruiser Sticky Pedal Years Floormat Years Not affected *Any vehicles with Vehicle Identication Number/VIN that starts with J are not involved Corolla 2009 2010 Matrix 2009 2010 Avalon 2005 2010 Camry 2007 2010 Highlander 2008 2010 Tundra 2007 2010 Venza 2009 2010 Prius 2004 2009 Tacoma 2005 2010 Lexus IS 2006 2010 Lexus ES 2007 2010 Prius 2010 Land Cruiser Sienna Van or 5TF 2007/2010


C18 FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 2010 BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, INC. The Marco Players present On Golden Pond, the hit Broadway play and motion picture, Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, March 14, at the theater in Marco Town Center. Beverly Dahlstrom, president of the theater group, directs the production that stars Michael Hennessey and Marilyn Hilbert as Norman and Ethel Thayer. Mr. Hennessey starred in the Players production of The Love List last year, and Ms. Hilbert appeared in Jakes Women earlier this season. In On Golden Pond, they are joined by several newcomers to the Players: Julia Byrne plays their daughter, Chelsea; Brian Schlager plays Bill, her fianc; Kevin Moriarty is Charlie the mailman; and Joey Byrne portrays Billy, Bills son and Chelseas soon-tobe stepson. The story revolves around the Thayers 48th annual trip to Golden Pond, where they are joined by their daughter, her fianc and his 13-year-old son. The couple is looking to leave Billy in the Thayers care while they go off to Europe. Its a slice out of so many of our lives especially today, as the economy has forced many young families to turn to their parents for survival, Ms. Dahlstrom says. On Golden Pond will be staged at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets for $23 are available at, or at the box office from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, or by calling 642-7270. Take a trip to Golden Pond with Marco PlayersThe Marco Players present The Troubadours chorale group with an evening of Broadway hits to raise funds and to honor the memory of Chuck Daye on Sunday, Feb. 28, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the 7 p.m. concert and includes a 10-items-only silent auction of Broadway and music memorabilia. Mr. Daye was for many years a selfless stalwart of The Marco Players. He and his wife, Judy, were the glue that kept the 36-year-old theater group together. The Troubadours, all members of The Bach Ensemble, sing lighter fare that includes toe-tapping Broadway hits and favorites from The Great American Songbook. Seating is limited. Tickets are $25 each and are available only by calling 588-0288. Players will honor the late Chuck Daye in an evening of song COURTESY PHOTOThe Troubadours


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Neapolitans have just two more chances to catch a glimpse of the vanished world of vaudeville the bygone era when Harry Houdini astonished the public, the motion-picture industry was in its infancy and all other entertaiment, including radio, was live. Razzle Dazzle fills the Tuscan Showroom at the Inn of Naples with magic and laughter for its final performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13. Eddy Lester, who has a long history as a performer and producer in the New York tri-state area, opens as master of ceremonies and performs comedy-magic. Dan Tong, The Mentalist, amazes with magic of the mind. And Donato Colucci stars the The Great Gorgonzola and his New Assistant. The founder of the 40-year-old Publick Theatre in Boston, Mr. Colucci is an actor, director of more than 60 productions, playwright and lecturer on Shakespeare at the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University. He describes Gorgonzola as a unique play-with-magic, a combination of everything that I do, which includes making the props. The actor says he always wanted to be The Great somebody. But thats hard to get away with that nowadays, he adds. I thought if the name was funny, maybe ridiculous, I could use it. Then I recalled a discusssion of language and words in an acting book Id read many years ago. It said that words in themselves could be funny and gave some examples, one of which was gorgonzola. There, I had it: The Great Gorgonzola. I felt very comfortable with that, having a 100 percent Italian heritage, Mr. Colucci says. It also gave me the idea of using an Italian dialect. He adopted the traditional magicians garb of tail suit, cape and top hat the image of a magician many people still have. During the show, Gorgonzola is beside himself with antics of his headstrong new helper, who gets revenge in a big surprise ending. Tickets for Razzle Dazzle are $30 for adults, $20 for children and students. Purchase them at the front desk at the Inn of Naples, or go online to Vaudeville survives, at least temporarily, in Razzle Dazzle at the Inn of Naples EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEREAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOODBANQUET ROOM UP TOO 100 PEOPLE DANIEL 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 The Real Deal *18% gratuity added prior to discount *Cannot combine promotions *One dessert per couple596-5600(SE CORNER OF AIRPORT AND VANDERBILT IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING CENTER) RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED HAPPY HOUR3PM-7PM MON SATBuy 1 get one free on house wines, domestic draft beers cocktails and appetizers*OPEN FOR LUNCH 11-3 BUY ONE ENTRE, 2ND FOR FREE*SASSY SATURDAYS Signature Award Winning Lasagna at Cafe Italia NEW YORK EARLY BIRD FREE Gourmet Dessert 50% off any appetizer $10 off any bottle of wine* COURTESY PHOTOSDonato Colucci as himself, left, and as The Great Gorgonzola, right


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I*TheBLACKcollectionwillnotbeavailablein standardshapesduringthelimitededition heart-shapedreleaseperiodofFeb.1-Feb.14,2010. BOOKS The Alaska wilds give prolific Karen Harper her next perfect settingPart-time Neapolitan Karen Harper has published 50 novels (several as Caryn Cameron) since in 1982. Many of her titles are historical romances, although she also pens contemporary suspense novels and historical mysteries. Her most significant achievement may well be the nine-part Queen Elizabeth I Mystery Series, which concluded a few years back with the The Hooded Hawke. Ms. Harper continues to explore the Tudor world with the brandnew The Queens Governess. And for those who missed it in hardback, her well-received Mistress Shakespeare was just released in trade paperback. Whatever the genre, this nonstop writer provides perfectly crafted settings that allow readers to trust in the worlds she creates. If I have setting, she asserts, everything else seems to follow. Such is the case with her latest contemporary romantic thriller, Down River. Lisa Vaughn does not understand how her husband-to-be, Fort Lauderdale law partner Mitch Braxton, could have abandoned his career for a new life running a lodge in the wilds of Alaska. Mitch seems to have made the decision without considering Lisas needs; in effect, he abandoned her as well. Of course, he sees things differently. And now the law firm they both have worked for has chosen that lodge as the site of a retreat designed to assess three candidates, one of whom will be elevated to senior partner. Which one will prevail? How will Lisa and Mitch deal with the unfinished business of their failed relationship? When Lisa, victim of a childhood tragedy that left her petrified of water, falls into a raging torrent, new questions emerge about her mental stability. Was she drawn to death by water like her mother was? However, if as she suspects she was pushed into the rapids, then the questions are: Who pushed Lisa, and why? Mitch, concerned about her absence for a private meeting, is the one who searched for her and performed an astoundingly heroic rescue. Although Lisas memory is unreliable and shes not completely sure that she was pushed, she wont accept attempted suicide as an explanation. Lisas gratitude to Mitch further complicates her feelings, and their physical contact during the rescue effort reignites the sparks of passion between them. The senior partner competition provides Lisas two rivals with motives for wanting her gone. And the Inuit woman Christine, Mitchs second in command at the lodge, seems strongly attracted to him. Perhaps she sees Lisa as a danger to him or as a rival for his affection. Suspects abound. Ms. Harper masterfully knits her plot, setting the action against the fierce beauty of Alaska and the equally fierce independence of those who choose to live there. One of those independent people is a woman named Ginger who meets the fate that Lisa escapes: she is found dead in the water. This discovery lends support to Lisas growing assurance that she had been pushed. Now, local law enforcement becomes involved in both cases, which seem related. As the law firms principle partners continue observing and interviewing the three candidates, Mitch and Lisa are thrown together more and more as partners in their own investigation. Each has a stubborn streak, and each continues to suffer from wounded pride, but its clear that some adjustments in their relationship are underway. When Lisa escapes two more nearfatal occurrences, it seems evident that she has been targeted for death by someone connected with the lodge. Along with the central characters, readers must process the clues that lead to the final revelations about motive and perpetrator. Drawing upon her plentiful experience and skill, Ms. Harper provides one more high-tension romance filled with abundant action and deftly drawn characters in an evocative setting. Readers and aspiring writers can enjoy Karen Harpers workshop on Setting as Character, the lead-off session of the Naples Authors and Books Festival, on Saturday, April 10, at the Naples Center, Florida Gulf Coast University. For more information about the festival, visit www. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Down River, by Karen Harper. Mira Books. 388 pages. $7.99. HARPER


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health or call 239-398-8623 to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Explore Your Coastal Environment (near corner of US41 and Collier Blvd, on way to Marco) Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. 3 Course Dinner with a Glass of Wine $24.95Served 4:00-6:00pm Salad, Entree & Dessertwww.VerginaRestaurant.comDAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Served 11:30am till 4:00pm 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 FEBRUARY The Look is LuxeGold with soft-sheen satin and luscious leather.the jacket $124 the bag $248 WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay PromenadeDaily 10 6 Thursday: till 9 Sunday: 11 5Lionel Heddy always wanted to be an artist. But as a youngster, he was neither mentored nor encouraged by his parents or teachers, nor was he blessed with a traditional or timely advanced art education. For Mr. Heddy, the route was circuitous, hazard-strewn and anything but traditional. But drawing has always been in his blood. A reception for Drawing with Passion: Ink and Graphite Works by Lionel Heddy takes place from 6-9 p.m.Ink and graphite paintings reflect a lifelong passionSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY IMAGELiving the Good Life, Lionel Heddy


Thursday, Feb. 18, at Art Gallery Old Naples, where it will hang through March 12. Mr. Heddy also teaches two classes at the gallery. A product of parochial elementary school, he presented his drawings of religious statuary to the nuns. He copied photos from magazines, studied Rembrandt, Albrecht Durer and Michelangelo. After dropping out of high school in Kingston, N.Y., at age 18, he headed for Manhattans art scene but was promptly drafted and went to Vietnam instead. Throughout his years in the service, he continued to sketch and draw: his feet and hands and fellow soldiers, any subject available. Encouraged to get his GED in the military, he hoped to attend Queens College in Queens, N.Y., as an art major but discovered after discharge that a GED wasnt going to get him there. He had to attend Queens Community College for two years to prove himself. But he never lost his focus. He completed community college and went on to Queens College, where he majored in drawing, painting and art history and studied under a faculty that also taught at the cutting-edge Art Students League in New York. Mr. Heddy moved to Southwest Florida in the late s and has never looked back. A familiar figure on the streets of Naples, he creates his thought-filled, intuitive pen and ink paintings primarily en plein air. My subjects grab me and pull me in so Im saturated in special relationships, surfaces, materials and reflected light, he says. This is also true of my works in still life; the only light source being daylight with its transitory and illusive qualities. Karen Stone, artist and gallery owner says, Anyone who has met Lionel Heddy is impressed with his vision and passion. He is simply infectious. Its impossible not to feel moved by his gentle and creative soul. Art Gallery Old Naples is at 794 12th Ave. S. For more information, call 7755000 or go to www.artgalleryoldnaples. com. Moment of Re ection by Lin Seslar FEBRUARY 20 & 2110am to 5pm Cambier Park & 8th St. SouthVoted the 8th Best Art Festival in the Nation!275 artists from across the countryFor more information, call 239-262-6517 x109 or visit 31st annual Major Media Sponsor: Also Sponsored by: Cooperative effort funded in part by Collier County Tourist Development Tax WWW.AGOSTINOS.COM3078 Tamiami Trail N Naples Florida 34103IB26000585LIMITED SEATING RSVP TODAY (239) 430-9108 FREE DESIGN SEMINAR2010 NEW TRENDS IN FABRICSPresented by Licensed Designer Kara Hardt NCDIQ, ASID and Guest Speaker Michelle Simone, Kravet/Lee Jofa Fabrics View the most current colors and patterns in the fabric industryThursday February 18, 10:30 amFOR ALL YOUR INTERIOR NEEDS Custom WIndow Treatments Furniture & Accessories Creative Faux & Decorative Wall Finishes Innovative Space Planning All Flooring Needs Decorative Bedding Lighting NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 A&E C23 COURTESY IMAGEGulfshore Boulevard, Lionel Heddy


C24 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 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 Laishley Park, Punta Gorda Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival THE 5th ANNUAL Voted one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Starring MINDI ABAIR Supported By The Charlotte Symphony Jazz OrchestraMax McCann & The DisplacementsFOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact the Pu nta Gorda Chamber of Commerce at 941-639-3720 or www.puntagordachamber.comSaturday, February 20th 2010 1:00 6:00 p.m.And PETER WHITETICKETS: $75.00 (+ tax). Includes food, wine ($65.00 + tax if purchased before 1/31/10). Opera Naples presents Romeo & Juliet: Then & Now featuring the American operatic debut of acclaimed Irish tenor Anthony Kearns on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, at the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The semi-staged production contains highlights of Charles Gounods opera Romeo & Juliet and Leonard Bernsteins classic of Broadway, West Side Story. Mr. Kearns starts as Romeo/Tony; soprano Heather Buck of The Metropolitan Opera stars as Juliet/Maria. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $125, $95 and $75. For more information, call (800) 771-1041 or 514-7464, or visit Brass at the Ballet, a chamber-style concert featuring the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras Brass Quintet with percussion instruments, features music from some of the greatest and most popular ballets ever written. It will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Temple Shalom, Naples. Highlights include selections from Stravinksys riveting Firebird Suite, Prokofievs haunting Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovskys Nutcracker and many others. Join the orchestras awardwinning Brass Quintet for a unique program of music especially arranged for this captivating combination of instruments. This Reaching Out concert is part of the orchestras mission of spreading great music throughout Southwest Florida. Temple Shalom is at 4630 Pine Ridge Road Extension in Naples. Tickets are $31 for adults and $13 for students. For more information, call 597-1900 or visit Opera Naples presents a love story for all timePhilharmonic chamber group performs at Temple Shalom COURTESY PHOTOSAnthony Kearns and Heather Buck star in Romeo & Juliet: Then & Now.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 C25 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session 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! Creative Memories co-founder Rhonda Anderson will bring her message of capturing real life in photos, telling the stories and leaving a legacy to Naples on Feb. 16. Her dedication to storytelling and memory preservation are the driving force behind success of Creative Memories. This free speaking and sharing opportunity is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Naples Daily News community room. Ms. Anderson will discuss her new book, Ten Questions A Simple Guide to Capturing Real Life in Albums. Creative Memories is dedicated to preserving the past, enriching the present and inspiring hope for the future. As a leader in the memory celebration industry for more than 20 years, Creative Memories specializes in selling premium-quality, photo-safe albums, scrapbooking materials, digital photo books, and photo organization software. Based in St. Cloud, Minn., Creative Memories markets its products at inhome Get Togethers through more than 70,000 independent sales consultants worldwide. For more information about Creative Memories, visit Join Naples Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Basham to hear unforgettable music, meet old and new friends, and enjoy delicious food.... all to benefit ORT America, an organization that has provided high-tech education to young people worldwide for 130 years. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Dr., Naples. The cost for the evening is $100 per person, with some of the proceeds going to support ORT schools and programs throughout the world. ORT, an organization with more than 400 supporting chapters in the U.S., is the largest non-governmental, nonprofit in the world. Some 300,000 students are enrolled in ORT schools each year, in countries as diverse as the U.S., India, Israel, the former Soviet Union, Argentina and Ethiopia. For example, there is a new and cutting-edge media center in Mexico, where ORT programming and training equip young people to work in the digital media industry, with all of its promise and creativity and expected growth. For reservations and more information, call Sandra Weseley at 4349495 Creative Memories co-founder comes to Naples Feb. 16Concertmaster Glenn Basham to perform at benefit dinner


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Private Yacht Charters BUYING PAINTINGS... and any by the artists Home of www.naplesclubsushi.comRecipient of the highest rating of culinary excellence. Japanese master chefs prepare and serve succulent dinners with individual air at your Hibachi Table and the Sushi Bar. Open 5:00 till 10:00 P.M. Sundays thru ursdays 5:00 till 11:00 P.M. Fridays and Saturdays New Sunset Specials, 5:00 till 6:00 P.M. Daily Reservations Recommended 239-261-4332 Make your reservations now Valentine Weekend Specials Harolds Place is an outside Chickee Bar in a lush tropical setting among the palms overlooking a beautiful pool, serving the award winning BEST Burger in southwest Florida with REAL Grouper and full bar. Happy Hour 11:30 A.M. till 7 P.M. Open 11:30 A.M. Till Midnight daily Satellite Sports Karaoke Sundays 4 P.M. Till 7 P.M. 2555 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples (at the Gulfcoast Inn) 239-263-7254 Heres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit art lecture on douard ManetArt educator and lecturer Joan Jacobs presents douard Manet: The First of the Moderns, the third class in the ArtTalk series of art lectures in the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education program, at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Mr. Manet caused a scandal with his new style of painting in 19th-century Paris. Ms. Jacobs will show how Mr. Manets art encouraged French Impressionism. Her presentations reflect her extensive travel throughout the United States and Europe and are complemented by her wealth of museum-quality images. Each program includes a questionand-answer session. Tickets are $38. The series includes additional lectures: The Story of French Impressionism Part 1 on Feb. 26; The Story of French Impressionism Part 2 on March 12; and The Story of French Impressionism Part 3 on March 26.Tommy Tune and the Rhythm KingsNine-time Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune teams up with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings for Steps in Time, a Broadway-style revue, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Mr. Tune has enchanted audiences for five decades with his charisma, vision and innovation, as an actor, director and choreographer. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings are much loved for their combination of close harmony singing, virtuosic instrumental work and dynamic tapdancing. Together, they have commanded standing ovations from Carnegie Hall to Russia. Tickets are $59.An evening of American standardsSteve Tyrell, known for his rich voice and unique phrasings, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Mr. Tyrell has reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern audience. All five of his American standards recordings reached Billboards Top 5, and his album A New Standard was among the top-selling jazz albums for more than five years. During this 40-year career, Mr. Tyrell has collaborated with such legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Ray Charles, LL Cool J, Dave Koz and Dolly Parton. Tickets are $42.Comedic ballet extraordinaireMoscow Festival Ballet performs the full-length production of Copplia, one of the greatest of all comedic ballets, at 8 p.m. Monday, March 1. Under theCOMING UP AT THE PHIL 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


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 11121 Health Park Blvd. Naples 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 Furniture names often are confusing. A Martha Washington sewing table was made in the 1930s, more than 120 years after Mrs. Washington died, and in a style with no resemblance to the sewing tables of the 18th century. A Governor Winthrop desk had nothing to do with the Massachusetts Bay Colony governor who lived in the 17th century. Its a drop-front desk designed by Chippendale in the 18th century but named Winthrop by a furniture company in the 20th century. The Savonarola chair is another misnamed piece of furniture. The design comes from the ancient Roman X-shaped chair that was very popular in medieval Italy. It can be plain or carved, solid or made to fold. Some are inlaid with ivory or metal, and some have a cushioned seat. The chair was given the name Savonarola in the 19th century, after Girolamo Savonarola, an Italian priest in Florence from 1494 to 1498. He preached against the excesses of the people, predicted the Last Days and organized the Bonfire of the Vanities in 1497. Mirrors, cosmetics, immoral sculptures, gaming tables, musical instruments, fine clothes and artwork were burned in a huge fire in the main square. When the Last Days didnt come, his followers revolted, he was excommunicated and then, in 1498, he was executed. None of this has anything to do with the X-shaped chair that was given his name. But even stranger, the chair is called a Dante chair in Italy and a Luther chair in Germany. The form is still popular. An example from the late-19th century could sell for $1,000; a chair made in the 1980s might bring $150. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a ceramic figural head thats wearing a World War II soldiers hat and has grooves like a Chia Pet. It has a Robinson-Ransbottom mark on the bottom. Can you tell me anything about it? A: Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery Co. made two grass-growing heads in 1941. Elmer the Doughboy wore a soldiers hat, and Barnacle Bill, a sailors cap. Robinson-Ransbottom was in business in Roseville, Ohio, from 1900 to 2005. Its pottery was marked R.R.P. Co., Roseville, O. The heads were sold with seeds for 59 cents each. Chia Pets were first made in San Francisco in 1982. The grass is chia (Salvia hispanica), which grows in Mexico. Elmer the Doughboy is worth about $35. Q: Im a retired elementary-school teacher. I used to spend time in the spring teaching about bird migration, so through the years I picked up four old Audubon Misidentified furniture names are often the normKOVELS: ANTIQUES terryKOVEL

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From The Beach To The PhilharmonicBeth Mone Childrens Shoppe381 12th Ave South, Olde The Weatherburn GalleryProudly Presents Oriental Splendor, Western EleganceBlue 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 WINE BEER TASTINGS -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 pick the best producers from around the world to oer you great wines at a great price!Saturday & Sunday VALENTINES DAYTastings ALL DAY Sparkling Wines $5 per person Located in Goodlette Corners Goodlette Frank & Pine Ridge239.434.1814www.decantedwines.comWhere does your wine come from? bird charts. They were originally painted in watercolors by Louis Agassiz Fuertes for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Theyre in very good condition because I laminated them years ago to protect them from the students handling. Each one is 27 by 42 inches. What can you tell me about the artist and the charts? A: Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927) was an ornithologist and an artist who specialized in painting birds. Your charts were originally published in 1898, 1900, 1912 and 1924. The first two were published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and the last two by Milton Bradley Co. Original 19th-century prints of John James Audubons portraits of single birds can sell for hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Your charts are not as valuable, but the fact that you laminated them decreased their value even further. Still, a museum in your area might be interested in them. Q: When I was metal-detecting a while ago, I found a 1934 North Carolina chauffeurs badge. Its metal with the embossed wording, Licensed Motor Vehicle Driver Badge, Expires June 30, 1934. What do you think its worth? A: Starting around 1900, chauffeurs were specially licensed. Until the 1930s, a chauffeur was issued a paper certificate that was displayed in his car or a metal badge that he wore on his hat or jacket. Today, North Carolina does not require special licensing for chauffeurs. There are collectors who hunt for chauffeur badges. Most badges sell for about $20. Q: My mother-in-law died unexpectedly, and I ended up with the job of cleaning out the house where she lived for 50 years. During that process, I found a pair of Mickey Mouse cufflinks about 2 inches long and 1 3 /8 inches high. Theyre cast in a silver-tone metal with an enameled Mickey in a running pose. His gloves and shoes are yellow, his shorts are red with yellow buttons, his face is silver and his eyes, ears, arms and legs are black. The back is marked with the copyright symbol and Walt Disney Productions. Are they old and valuable? A: You have a pair of vintage Mickey Mouse cufflinks, probably made by the Dexter Manufacturing Co. of Providence, R.I. Dexter made Disney character jewelry, including cufflinks, starting in 1953 and continuing off and on into the mid-1980s. Your cufflinks would sell for about $10. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 A&E C29 COURTESY PHOTOThis is a carved walnut Savonarola chair made in Italy about 1875. It sold at New Orleans Auction Galleries for $1,100. ntury prints n s pora n sell n m ve n m i n e rested d e t ec t n d a n a s d d bol and Walt t hey old and v a A: You hav e Mouse c u t h e D f li n c on t th e m would s Terr y quest the t g u COURTESYPHOTO

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 Naples Finest Stylist & ColoristSalon Delphine7700 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 105 Naples, FL 34108239-566-9907 Next to Longhorn Steak House US 41VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD PELICAN BAY BLVD. SSALON DELPHINEN Longhorn Steak HouseAnthonyHAS RELOCATED HAIR I AM! 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your 30% Federal Tax Credit SOLAR SOLUTIONSPremium Solatube Dealer12995 S. Cleveland Ave. St. 235A Fort Myers, FL 33907(239) 466-8605 solarsolutionsw .comNew showroom now open 10-2 M-FM or by appointment only.Drummer/documentary filmmaker Eleni Vlachos will screen and discuss Seeing Through the Fence, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Academic Building 5 at Florida Gulf Coast University. Described as a documentary with bite, the film is a DIY project for which Ms. Vlachos used a handheld digital recorder as she traveled the United States and Greece interviewing random people about vegans, vegetarians and the ethics of modern food production. As a new activist, I saw the need to infuse humor into a topic that is often humorless: veganism, she says. Much to her surprise, she adds, the film received very positive feedback at its world premiere in Durham, N.C., prompting Ms. Vlachos to take the movie on tour with her husband, their dog and her band, Beloved Binge. The Yale Herald wrote that Seeing Through the Fence has a humble and personal spirit that constantly seeks to engage all audiences, including omnivores, in a frank discussion about the state of food sustainability and production in America. For more information, visit Ms. Vlachos Web site at www. FGCU brings documentary about modern food production 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) 331-8331

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 A&E C31 This week on WGCU TV THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 8 P.M. In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music of the Civil Rights Era President and Mrs. Obama host a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month. Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Seal, Smokey Robinson and the Blind Boys of Alabama perform. FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Inspiring Ideas Finding reasons to adopt through special programs at the Naples Humane Society; traveling to Kenya to capture the story of the John E. Halgrim Orphanage; and taking in children during times of family crisis at the TLC Childrens Home in Cape Coral. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 11 P.M. Austin City Limits Them Crooked Vultures Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin combine for high-volume rock n roll. SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 8 P.M. Nature In the Valley of the Wolves Yellowstones remarkable Druid wolf pack, the most celebrated pack in North America, tries to restore an entire ecosystem. MONDAY, FEB. 15, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Madison Hour 1 An heirloom Art Deco charm bracelet with a possible connection to John D. Rockefeller; a 1938 Martin D-18 guitar; and an angry 1976 letter from Frank Sinatra to the Chicago Daily News. TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 9 P.M. Frontline The Warning An in-depth analysis of the economic meltdown that explores why it happened, and critical moments when it might have gone much differently. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 9 P.M. The National Parks: Americas Best Idea: Going Home (1920-1933) As America embraces the automobile, a Nebraska housewife searches for peace and inspiration in park after park, while a honeymoon couple seeks adventure in the Grand Canyon. The future of the Great Smoky Mountains becomes caught in a race with the lumbermens saws. COURTESY PHOTOThe Blind Boys of Alabama perform at the White House East Room Feb. 11 in honor of Black History Month.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 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 F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 Larry LeppoManaging Director Investments 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 239-254-2200 800-237-8680 larry.leppo@wfadvisors.comMarkets fluctuate. Relationships shouldnt. Reservations required. Call 239-321-7409 or email: Ex p p l l o o r r e A A n n c c i e e n n t E g g y p p t A l l l f f o o r r j u s s t t $ 1 0 p p p p In c c l l u d e e s s s : presentation by Egyptologist Prof. Adrian Kerr Ancient Egypt and Us Book signing Learn how Ancient Egypt in uenced modern life. Add a Museum King Tut exhibit ticket for just $5! Sign up for additional 3-part Egypt lecture series! Freedom Waters art show and salePainting My Tomorrow, an art exhibit and sale to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation, takes place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Film footage from last months balloon release over the Naples Pier will be shown. The exhibition is free and open to the public; sales of artwork created by young recipients of Freedom Waters programs will benefit the foundation, which provides boating and marine education for children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses as well as other individuals with special needs. For more information, call 248-1120. Spring fashions for Immokalee kidsThe Immokalee Foundation invites grandparents, parents and children to see the latest boys and girls fashions while supporting the youth of Immokalee at the Beth Mon Childrens Shoppe Easter parade fashion show luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The fashion show will feature boys and girls fashions from leading designers modeled by the children of Immokalee. Tickets are $100 for adults and $35 for children. All proceeds will fund The Immokalee Foundations efforts to empower the youth of Immokalee through education. For tickets or more information, call 430-9122 or visit www. Yellow brick road leads to Fun TimeFun Time Early Childhood Academys third annual play date fundraiser takes place Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. This years theme is Follow the Yellow Brick Road. 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. For more information, call 261-7411, 2632673 or 262-4878. SAVE THE DATES

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THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Open for Lunch & Dinner 11am-9pm Late Nite Menu Happy Hour Daily 4pm-7pm Complimentary Hors dOeuvresLive Music Friday, 6pm-1:30am & Saturday 9pm-1:30amWEDNESDAYS 6:30pmPirate Nite$3.00 Hurricanes Live Music Hermit Crab RacesTHURSDAYS 8:30pm Quiz Nite with Darling Debz Great Prizes Featuring 1/2 Price Fish N Chips For All Quiz TeamsVALENTINE SPECIAL MENUTwo 3-Course Dinners with 2 glasses of Wine$25.00Friday & Saturday, February 12th & 13thNOW TAKING RESERVATIONS 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples239-775-3727 Sun. March 7th A Dinner Show $34.95 Book Now! George Orr & Larry Jancapresents THE HOT ROD SHOW BACK AT THE ENGLISH PUB NEAPOLITAN WOOD FIRED PIE Our Pizza is a mastery of flavor and an age old tradition using original pizza culinary techniques that were started in Naples Italy more than 200 years ago Indoor / Outdoor Dining Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 C33 League Club brings BroadwayThe 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. For comedy lovers, it doesnt get better than this: 31 Broadway shows in 97 minutes. Tickets are $200 each. Call 353-3100. Humane Society has annual galaThe 10th annual Pet Lovers Gala to benefit Humane Society Naples takes place from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at The Port Royal Club. This years theme is Making a World of Difference. The highlight of the evening will be presentation of the Walter Turken, Animaltarian and Animal Advocate awards to three groups or individuals in honor of their efforts on behalf of animals. For more information, call Patricia Connell at 643-1880, ext. 18, or e-mail 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. The evening includes cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing, auctions and a recognition ceremony. The foundation advocates for citizens of Collier County who are developmentally disabled, with emphasis on affordable housing, increased community awareness and social and recreational activities. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 431-6440. See inside historic homesThe 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: the Mandalay, Palm Villa (the old DuPont Estate) and Marthas Cottage. 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 SAVE THE DATES

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Special Menu Choices Include: Roast Loin of Pork Chicken Alfredo Sauteed Grouper Live Maine Lobster Broiled Salmon Fried Shrimp Roast Duck Prime Rib Tournedos of Beef Florida Lobster Tail Surf & Turf4-6pm Barbershop Quartet 7:30pm-close Bobby Gideons, Bob McInnis & Frank Camposano239-774-18806190 Collier Blvd., NaplesLocated One Mile South on Collier Blvd., (SR 951) Between Marco Island and US TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR Fine foods Full service bar Live Entertainment nightly FROM BROADWAY TO GALWAYAn Enchanting Evening of the Worlds Most Beautiful Music!Friday, February 12th 7pmSt. Finbarrs Catholic Community Center, 13250 E. Tamiami Trail, NaplesTickets are $25 Call 774-1880 or 417-2084 Ciaran Sheehan, Irish TenorStar of Broadways Phantom of the OperaGay Willis, SopranoStar of Broadways ShowboatEily OGrady Patterson, PianistThey will perform classics from Ireland as well as Broadway showstoppers.The Irish American Club of Naples, Sponsor C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFootball legend will help mend heartsFormer NFL offensive guard Victor Rivas Rivers, spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, will be the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The event 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. For more information, call 7753862. Car dealer hosts NHC block partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic is gearing up for its seventh annual block party set for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Naples Luxury Imports. This years theme is A Space Odyssey. Capt. Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 commander, will be the honored guest. Come and meet the man behind the famous Apollo 13 mission, later made into a blockbuster movie starring Tom Hanks. Among his many accomplishments, Captain Lovell holds the record for the most time spent in space and is one of only three men to travel to the moon twice. The Neighborhood Health Clinic provides health care for low-income, working, uninsured Collier County adults. Block party ticketsa 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. A Beach Ball for childrens agencyThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County holds its 14th annual gala, The Beach Ball, Saturday, Feb. 27, on Watkins Lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. In addition to dining beneath the stars, live and silent auctions and music from Clint Wileys None Other, the evening 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. An extra touch for classic concertsLagniappe, or a little something extra, is in store for guests at a benefit for Classic Chamber Concerts at the home of maestro William Noll on Sunday, Feb. 28. The evening will feature 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@ Its magic for The Conservancy The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts its sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on Thursday, March 4, 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. Tickets on sale for travel auctionMiracle Limbs-Courage in Motion will welcome musician Michael Nix as the headline act at its international travel auction and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the Hilton Naples. Mr. Nix plays a seven-string banjar an instrument of his design that crosses a fivestrong banjo and the classical guitar. Tickets are $75 per person and are available by calling 591-8393. Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion is a nonprofit organization devoted to the psychological, medical, financial and spiritual support of amputees. For more information, visit www.MiracleLimbs. org. SAVE THE DATES NIX

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Shannon Livingston and Jacqueline Glasgow 2. Olivia Duarte, Nikki and Emily Miller 3. Joe Labosco and Aldo Repetto 4. Justin, Brandy and Savannah Redman 5. Francine and Larry Lamson 6. Genny Karter and Connie Von Zwehl 7. Barbara Roy and Anne Gebbie 8. Rachel DeckerCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 12 3 4 8 5 6 7 St. Katherines Greek Festival Spring styles for Ave Maria Universitys financial aid fund D eNomme Villas Pienza: Listed at 895,0004852 W. Boulevard Court, Unit 107Ventanas at Tiburon: Priced from 1,225,000 to 439,900 2748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-503... SOLD 2748 Tiburon Blvd E, Unit C-102 2738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-302 2738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-304 2748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-103Castillo at Tiburon: Listed at 575,000 2874 Castillo Court, Unit 101Bolero at Tiburon: Listed at 554,000 2647 Bolero Drive, Unit 101Naples Bath and Tennis: Listed at 95,000 ... Pending Sale 10 Bobolink Court, Unit 10Eagle Creek: Listed at 200,000 166 Cypress View DiveWalden Oaks: Listed at 249,000 6989 Lone Oak Boulevard Denotes Open House this Sunday from 1 to 4 pmLets Talk!Open House Sunday from 1 to 4 PMwww.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com239.404.7787 MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTORContact Me Today For Private Showing Appointments...Be sure to visit my Web-Site today for all of South West Florida Active Listings!

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C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Carol Reuss, Frances Jacobs and Carol OFlaherty 2. Marie Jackson, Patrick Nolan and Deleen Hasen 3. Patrick Nolan and Joetta Abbazio 4. Sharon Kraft and Jack Hanna 5. David Tetzlaff and Kelly Tetzlaff with Melissa Anderson 6. Tony Marino, Chris and Bill Barnett 7. Jim and Reiko Ray 8. Jennifer Collins and Rick Craft 9. Bruce and Stephanie Eby 10. Jacky and Joe Tornincaso 11. Jack Hanna, left, and Zoo staff COURTESY PHOTOS DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 3 5 4 6 7 10 8 11 9 Caring Women Bond to Beat Breast Cancer Jack Hanna and friends at The Naples Zoo annual galaA luncheon to benefit Bosom Buddies

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 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. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Kathleen Kolacz and Mary Anne McKerro 2. John and Diane Lyons 3. Gary and Nancy Bogan 4. Josette, Alan and Vilma Levi 5. Jamie Karvelas, James Kilroe and Ann Morley 6. Johnny Nocera, Patty Kearns, Richard Gargano 7. Derenda Sipes, Tammy Turner Kipp, Amy Turner and Jack Newby 8. Max Shult, Diane Peterson, Brittany Turner, Blake Wallace and Rita TurnerPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 7 1 8 2 3 5 4 6 The stars come out at Royalty and Hollywood Jewelry VIP grand opening party at Ooh La La Jewels du Jour Theme: Advertising boaters neededLive Music Auctions Great Food Prizes Rafes T-ShirtsBenets: Avow Hospice of NaplesFor more info call Elaine Ritchie(239) Its Goodland Boat Parade Time!SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT 2PM All Served with House Salad, Starch and Bread 50% OFF House Wine (Bottle or Glass) Special Dinner For Two $27.95Prime Rib Sole Francese Stuffed Sole Veal or Eggplant Parmigiana Stir Fried Chicken or Shrimp Tofu Eurasia239-352-0888 www.EurasiaOfNaples.comSt. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail East, NaplesMon-Fri 11am-10pm Sat & Sun 4:30-10pmItalian Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence Please Make Reservations for Valentines Day &

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Wine picks of the week >>Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Nice balance, currant and black cherry avor with a hint of tobacco and spice on the nish. About $60 in restaurants. >> Crios Torrontes 2008: Aromatic and avorful with owers, pears and peach, and a lasting crisp nish. About $20. >> Ponzi Vineyards Rosato Pinot Noir Ros 2008: Bright fruit, light fragrance of white cherries, easy to drink, with nice nish. About $18. >> Chateau Calon-Segur 2004: Wine Spectator awarded it 90 points and reported: Intense aromas of currant bush and berries that turn to roses. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a oral, leafy and fruity aftertaste. Builds on the palate. About $50. >> Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon Australia 2007: With a dark ruby red color, dark fruit avors and spice, this Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is perfect with chocolate, says Ms. Palmer of Decanted. About $18. C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 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 Reservations RecommendedHappy Hour4:30 to 5:30 Every Day Includes the Lounge and Dining Room 1/2 off cocktails, house wine, domestic beer and appetizers4050 Gulfshore Blvd N Naples The Venetian Cloydes Steak & Lobster Houseon Venetian Bay Roses. Chocolates. Perfume. Roses. Chocolates. Perfume. How about surprising your Valentine this year with something more intoxicating, such as a special wine for lovers? To get to the heart of the matter, I consulted some local experts. This wine is like sex in a glass, says Cindie Barker, manager at Bistro 41 Restaurant in Fort Myers. Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant, silky, and has everything you want in a Napa wine, including a label bearing a heart with Cupid. Customers who purchase a bottle of Terra Valentine at Bistro 41 become eligible to win a special Valentine Cuvee 3-liter double magnum in a drawing held on Valentines Day (which happens to be Sunday, in case youve lost track). For pure romance, Jessica Palmer of Decanted in Naples says its hard to beat Soave. This is the wine of Romeo and Juliet, she says. They lived in Verona, and drank wine from the vineyards around the town of Soave. From Argentina with love is the theme of Frank Pulice, owner of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers. She is feminine and as pretty as can be, he says. He is not talking about his girlfriend, but Crios Torrontes 2008, a seductive white from Argentina. Floral, fruitful, and shell leave a lasting impression, says the obviously smitten Mr. Pulice. For red wine lovers, he has an Argentinean selection as well. The Nieto Senetiner Malbec Reserva 2008 has big fruit, like stewed black cherries, and a deep heart to it, he says. I would serve this with seared Argentinean beef or lamb. Dont forget to save a little bit for after dinner chocolates. Wine maven Jerry Greenfield is fond of Chateau Calon-Sgur, a fine Bordeaux. In the 18th century, the Marquis de Sgur already owned Chateau Lafite and Chateau Latour, says Mr. Greenfield. When he took over Calon, he was quoted as saying, I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart belongs to Calon. To this day there is a heart on the label, indicating that his heart would always be in Bordeaux. The rich cabernet and dark chocolate would be a match made in heaven. I think another good choice for a red would be something like a reciotto or an amarone, extracted and concentrated but not as much tannin, he says. Instead of roses, consider ross. Whispering Angel is a real nice grenache ros from the famous Lichine winemaking family, says Mr. Greenfield. This wine is from the Cote de Provence, with aroma and flavors of strawberries and lavender, with a touch of rosemary and thyme, and a nice minerality on the finish. Ms. Palmer also is enamored of ros I like the Van Duzer Pinot Noir Ros from Oregon, she says. Its a nice dry ros with balance and crispness, strawberry and spice flavors and a touch of earthiness. Drink Pink is the theme at The Wine Merchant in Naples. I think that sparkling ros wines are the best for this day, says sommelier Thom McKay. They are fun to drink as well as romantic. He recommends Ruinart Ros Champagne because its a growers champagne. They only use their own grapes to ensure they are picked at the right time to make the best wine. Hes not alone in his passion for ros sparklers. Oudinot Champagne Brut Ros has big flavors of sweet cranberry and spice, says Ben Sandstrom, manager at Haskells The Wine People in Naples. The champagne ross are very good, because they have more pinot noir in them to give great color and flavor. Haskells offers a 15 percent discount on all pink sparkling wines for Valentines Day. Whatever your favorite shade of wine, stock up and be sure to pour on the romance this Valentines Day. jimMcCRACKEN Try a bouquet thats not too sweet, but might cause swooning VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBen Sandstrom of Haskells with a bottle of Oudinot Champagne Rose

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 diningCALENDAR Friday, Feb. 12, 19, 26, 3-7 p.m., Freedom Park: Collier County Parks and Recreation sponsors Market in the Park, with a portion of proceeds benefitting horticultural and health programs for Collier County children; 1515 Golden Gate Pkway. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. Saturday, Feb. 13, 20, 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coconut Point Mall: The Coconut Point Farmers Market takes places weekly through April, featuring produce and other goods; U.S. 41 adjacent to Panera Bread, Estero; 2499480.Saturday, Feb. 13, 20, 27, 7:3011:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533.Friday, Feb. 12, noon, Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy demonstrates entre salads featuring local ingredients; $30, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, Feb 12, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample a variety of pinot noirs from Oregon, California and Burgundy, along with appetizers and receive recipes for pairing; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required.Saturday, Feb. 13, 3-7 p.m., Naples Winemaking: The American Cancer Society and Naples Winemaking team up for a barrel tasting, wine competition and auction to benefit the cancer societys work; $15 Naples Winemaking members, $20 for nonmembers; 1061 Collier Center Way; 514-3300. Reservations required.Saturday, Feb. 13, 5-9 p.m., Freds Diner: Enjoy a three-course Italian dinner with an Italian Kiss martini shooter, Italian music, silent auction and raffle to benefit PAWS for Love Assistance & Therapy Dogs; $24.95 adults, $8.95 for kids, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Reservations recommended. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly. com. r ap y 5 for oa d; r ec g s kl y. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE English pub a jolly good addition to Fifth Avenue dining sceneIts fascinating to see how a fresh pair of eyes can reinvent a room. In this case, Im referring to the transformation into what is now The Jolly Cricket gastro pub, which occupies the space that once was the genteel, club-like Trilogy and, before that, the funky-chic Zoes. The Jolly Cricket opened last fall with an upscale British ambience and wideranging menu that encompasses pub grub, tropical flavors and locally grown organic produce. With Brazilian cherry paneling, hardwood floors, tin ceiling, massive wood bar (a remnant from its previous incarnation) and woven rattan chairs, the room provides an inviting space in which to toss back a brew, have a bite to eat and enjoy friends and family. On a recent Thursday, the expansive dining room was just about filled, and although it was somewhat chilly, some of the outdoor tables were occupied, too. The beer menu is extensive, full of intriguing domestic and imported varieties and a collection of ciders. The Ace apple cider, with an essence of pear, intrigued me. It turned out to be crisp and lightly sweet, with fresh pear notes in both the bouquet and flavor that went well with the meal. We began with a classic pub treat: the ploughmans board ($15) with smoked ham and Brie, mango chutney, crusty bread and pickles. In place of the ham and Brie, you can order English banger and aged cheddar or magic grapes, celery and Stilton crumbles. The ham was indeed smoky, relatively lean and sliced thin, providing a pleasant contrast to the mild, silky Brie. There was but a single pickle on the plate and the chutney was thin and overly sweet, but the bold, grainy mustard proved a splendid match for the ham. It also gave my companions Scottish salmon and potato cakes ($10) some zip, which they needed. We eyed the fish and chips ($17) warily, having had some disappointing and a couple downright disturbing encounters with this dish of late. But once we read the menu description Yes, real codYes, real friesYes, we make the tartar sauce! Would you like some malt vinegar with that? we felt reassured enough to try again. The dish, as it turned out, was a lovely rendition of this British classic, complete with tartar sauce so good we used some of it on the chips (aka fries), although we managed to sprinkle some malt vinegar on a few of the crisp little devils. The fish was just what it was supposed to be: tender cod enveloped in crunchy golden breading, just right for dipping into that tangy tartar sauce. The fries were equally well cooked and all of it came to the table piping hot. Our other entrees were the chicken hot pot ($15) and chicken Cricket curry ($17). Both arrived in lovely vessels, the hot pot in a white ceramic bowl topped with a thick layer of white cheddar cheese, and the curry in a beautiful red and black bento box, each compartment filled with a component of curry. The menu described the hot pot as baked layers of chicken, potatoes, butternut squash and seasonal vegetables topped with grated white cheddar cheese. I hadnt anticipated the heavy, bland cream sauce that blanketed the chicken and vegetables. As was the case with the salmon and potato cakes, the dish was in need of seasoning. We found that the curry suffered from the same problem, although it looked beautiful. The chicken stew itself had only the vaguest hint of curry and was somewhat sweet. Add in the mango chutney, raisins and coconut that were served as condiments along with jasmine rice, cucumbers and tomatoes, and the dish was in dire need of a more assertive hand wielding the curry seasonings. As she took away our dishes, our server asked how everything was. When we told her our opinion about the curry seasoning, she told us that we could request a zestier version when ordering. We appreciated the advice, but it would be a customer service to state that on the menu. We finished with an apple tart with ice cream, oatmeal cookie and caramel sauce. It was as attractively presented as the previous dishes had been, and both the tart and cookie were tasty. Our server was busy but managed to take good care of us, pacing courses nicely and replenishing drinks as needed. She was friendly and helpful, as was the rest of the staff with which we spoke, including the hostess and an efficient server attendant. If the prices are a bit steep for a pub, Id chalk that up to the Crickets tony address. When compared to its neighbors, it falls in the moderate range. Overall, its a hospitable spot in which to spend an hour or two with convivial companions. If the kitchen starts to spice up the menu a bit, it will go a long way toward making the food measure up to the Jolly Crickets warm hospitality and appealing ambience. karenFELDMAN PHOTOS BY KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Jolly Cricket boasts about its fish and chips and with good reason: the cod, fries and tartar sauce are first rate. The Jolly Cricket, 720 Fifth Ave. S.; 304-9460 >> Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$15; entrees, $13-$30 >> Beverages: Full bar, with an extensive collection of beers, lagers, ales and ciders. >> Seating: At the bar or at conventional tables indoors or on the front sidewalk >> Specialties of the house: Creamy baked potato soup, let mignon sliders, ploughmans boards, Scottish salmon and potato cake, lamb shank, pretzel-encrusted pork chop, organic Scottish salmon, sh and chips, shepherds pie, chicken Cricket curry >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: On the street >> Web site: www.thejollycricket.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor If you go Chicken cricket curry is beautifully presented in a red and black lacquered bento box.

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Ask for 802FM957256. 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 BERKSHIRE VILLAGE$149,900 This spacious bright villa is a rare find, water view and quiet. Close to shopping and downtown Naples. Ask for 802NA210002746. 1-866-657-2300 PRIVATE BACKYARD$145,727 Which may result in delays. Move in ready-newly painted inside, very private backyard, 3/2 split plan with family room. Ask for 802CC9041463. 1-866-657-2300 CLOSE IN 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 TOWNHOUSE BUILT IN 2007$129,900 3/2.5/1 attached garage. Granite tops in kitchen priced to sell. Amenities include pool and basketball. Great location. Ask for 802NA210003287. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/2$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 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$120,000 Open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, walk in closet and laundry. Ask for 802NA210002948. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$120,000 Pool Home. 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. 2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED PROPERTY$109,900 Water Front. Port Of The Islands Located on Orchid Cove. Second floor unit with water view and 1 car garage Ask for 802NA210003699. 1-866-657-2300 BUNDLED GOLF$99,900 Wow Bundled Golf that has a great course Par 72 Clubhouse and dining Ask for 802NA210003374. 1-866-657-2300 3 BD 2 BA 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 This is a potential short sale subject to lender approval. Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 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 WINTERPARK,GREAT LOCATION$67,925 Nice large condo with 2/2 laundry in unit, community pool, sidewalks and tennis court. Second floor. Ask for 802NA210004346. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BD 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. Ask for 802NA9037808. 1-866-657-2300

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Its not easy turning a potential foreclosure into a successful a ordable mortgage modi cation -from either side of the table. Homeowners, facing confusing documentation requirements and con icting advice from both honest and dishonest corners, become intimidated and drag their heels or bury their heads. Lenders, grappling with voluntary provisions in ever-evolving regulatory adjustments, skilled worker shortages and disoriented homeowners, not surprisingly develop an edge of ambivalence.To help clear some of the sludge out of the Obama Administrations Home A ordable Modi cation Program (HAMP) the U.S. Treasury Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced plans to speed up trial mortgage modi cation conversions to help homeowners obtain a permanent mortgage modi cation.A more recent addition to the plan also calls for ban on mortgage lenders canceling trial modi cations that are due to expire before Jan. 31, 2010, giving homeowners more time to convert. A mortgage modi cation occurs when the lender reworks the terms of your existing home loan, typically to lower payments and make the home more a ordable for you. Lower payments can result from a lower interest rate, extended loan term, reduced principal or any combination of those approaches. Under the HAMP plan, borrowers who sign up for mortgage modi cations begin with a trial modi cation of up to ve months. at gives them time to submit a stack of paperwork, including proof of income, assets, debts, hardship a davit and other documents, to make the modi cation stick. e trial period also gives them time to determine if the modi ed monthly payment is sustainable. Approximately 60 percent of the 375,000 borrowers who have begun trial modi cations are scheduled to convert to permanent modi cations by the end of the year, but have not completed the paperwork, according to the Feds. e mortgage modi cation conversion effort includes provisions that have already: Extended the period for trial modi cations started on or before September 1, 2009 to give homeowners more time to submit the required information. Streamlined the application process to minimize paperwork and simplify the submission process. Ordered federal o cials to meet regularly with servicers (banks and lenders) to identify necessary improvements to borrower outreach. Servicers failing to meet certain obligations could be subject to monetary penalties and sanctions. Developed operational metrics to hold servicers accountable for their performance, which will soon be reported publicly. Enhanced borrower resources on the MakingHomeA website and the Homeowners HOPE Hotline (888995-HOPE) to provide direct access to mortgage modi cation tools and housing counselors. New resources on MakingHomeA include: Links to all of the required documents and an income veri cation checklist to help borrowers request a modi cation in four easy steps. Information about how the trial phase works, what borrower responsibilities are to convert to a permanent modi cation, and new instructional videos which provide step-by-step instructions.Copyright 2004 Realty Times. All Rights Reserved Feds Giving Mortgage Modi cations Additional Boost FEBRUARY 11-17, 2010NEWS YOU CAN USE:FINANCIAL CYBERSUPPORT is site o ers up-to-date rates for just about everything from mortages and auto loans to CDs! It o ers amazing calculators that will assist you in nding out how long it will take to pay o credit card debt and more... & ese sites allow you to browse through hundreds of life insurance policies which give you rates comparison and assists you in nding the best deals.Cardtrak.comO ers everything you would need to know about credit cards. You can looks for the cards with the lowest interest rates, overall bene ts and best t for your life and is is a credit reporting service that you can utilize to obtain your FICO score for a small fee. is score is vital in knowing where you stand when making a major purchase and is ultimately how you are judged by a potential lender. Your FICO score can make a big di erence in the rates that you are o ered and whether or not a loan is obtainable and to what degree and terms. Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. HOT BARPUCKER UP!Before you kiss this HOME GOODBYE!!FIRST SHOWING IN QUAIL CREEK ESTATES OPEN SUNDAYFEB 14th from 1-4 PM5 Bedroom Estate with Amazing View! Outdoor Fireplace with kitchen, Home Theater and so much more... $1,695,000 Dont Miss this ONE! Ti any Mcuaid(239) ap pl ic at rk and simplify th e su b s E K E S T A T E S T i a n y Mcuai d d 2 8 7 6 3 0 0 8

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QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE LONGSHORE LAKE11741 Night Heron Drive 4 Bedroom + Den, 3.5 Bath with 3 Car Garage on Lake with Southwestern Exposure $799,000Pam Maher(239) 877-9521AgentPam007@gmail.comJanet Carter(239) Pam Maher Janet Carter (239) 821-8067 NEW LISTING ISLAND WALK 3 Bedroom + Den with 2 Full Bath Molly Begor (518) 572-6204 OPEN SUNDAY 14 PM 4 Bedrooms + Den 5-1/2 Baths 4,850 A/C Sq. Ft. Western Exposure with Lake and Golf Course ViewsQUAIL WEST6265 Highcroft Drive $1,850,000View the Virtual Tour at HOT BAR Quail West is HOTSteve & Ann Levitan(239) 269-4700 OWNER BEING TRANSFERRED MU ST SELL UICKLY FULL GOLF MEMBERSHIP IS INCLUDEDSteve & Ann Levitan(239) 3 Bedroom + Den with 2 Full Bath Molly Begor (518) 572-6204 OPEN EVERY WEEK THURSDAY THRU MONDAY 1-4 PM Stop by and See Us Sometime! 805 BENTWATER CIRCLE # 102 Whats not to love in Pelican Bay? Enjoy the 2 fabulous Beach Clubs right on the Gulf of Mexico, Equity Golf, Championship Tennis, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, and Fitness & Spa all within minutes of The Naples Philharmonic, Museum of Art & Waterside Shops. Relax & Enjoy the Good Life in a spacious 2 bed + huge FR/Den, all up-dated and furnishings are negotiable. Southern Exposure from the Lanai looks out over Lake and Fountain. Best of all there is a 2+ car garage with elevator!!! Sandy Sims(239) 595-2969 are negotiable. Southern Exposure from the Lanai looks out over Lake and Fountain. Best of all there is a 2+ car Sandy Sims (239) 595-2969 LONGSHORE LAKE by The Community Associations Institute (South Gulf Coast Chapter)SWEET HEART DEALS !!! Reduced $799,900

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UNRIVALED. UNDUPLICATED. A True Winner!Its a SUPER Time to INVEST in QUAIL CREEK ESTATES! Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Gatehouse. ouse Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 Follow Me on McQuaid View these listings and more at: 4256 Silver Fox Dr $899,100 SHORT SALE BRING ALL OFFERS!13024 Valewood Drive $1,164,000 3+Den, Very Serene & Very Special! 4687 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $925,000 4+Den, Features Galore!4301 Snowberry Lane $975,000 $849,000 3+Den, OVER AN ACRE! 4355 Silver Fox Drive $1,310,000 $849,000 POTENTIAL SHORT SALE 4255 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $1,100,000 4 BR, Walls of Windows! 13001 White Violet Drive $1,395,000 4+Den, Renovated to Perfection! 13102 Bald Cypress Lane $1,375,000 $1,275,000 4+ Den, One of a KIND LOCATION!13255 White Violet Drive $1,485,000 $1,273,000 5+Den, Knock Your Socks Off VIEW! 4456 Pond Apple Drive N NOW $1,295,000 4+Den, Move Right In & Enjoy! 4388 Silver Fox Drive $1,195,000 $1,135,000 5 BR, Spacious & LOADS of Charm! 13033 Coco Plum Lane NOW $849,900 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way!13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,450,000 FURNISHED w/Golf Membership 4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+Den, Resort-Style Lanai UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! NEW LISTING!13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $1,165,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View! NEW LISTING! CALL TODAY TO SCORE A TOUR!