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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A34 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C38, 39, 40 & 41 CUISINE C43 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 20 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER Welcome, boysJersey Boys brings favorites from the s to the Mann Hall in Fort Myers. C1 National newsThe Naples National Art Festival will draw thousands to downtown this weekend. C1 Making connectionsArea businesses see social networking as a way to draw attention. B1 Only in GoodlandThe 14th annual Mardi Gras Boat Parade plies the waters off Marco Island. A32 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEB. 18, 2010 Florida Ocean Forum II will focus on Naples Bay Thought leaders from around the world will gather here next week forImproving an estuarys water quality and understanding the steps necessary to do so will be the topic of a free lecture from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at North Collier Regional Park. Dr. Mike Bauer, natural resources manager for the city of Naples, will discuss efforts under way to restore natural habitats in the Naples Bay estuary. Florida Ocean Forum II is the second in a series of three public forums planned this year by the Estuary Conservation Association, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on the Cocohatchee Organizers of next weeks Imagine Solutions conference toss around terms like thought leaders and actionable ideas, likening the event to similar symposiums in Aspen, Colo., and Long Beach, Calif. Patterned after the Aspen Institute and TED, or Technology, Entertainment, Design, the Feb. 22-23 conference will bring some of the worlds most innovative and thoughtand solutioninspiring people to Southwest Florida experts, or thought leaders, who will present ideas that could lead to solutions, aka actionable ideas. Imagine Solutions is presented by the appropriately named Searching for Solutions Institute, a Naplesbased nonprofit founded in 2008 to link leadership and learning to meaningful solutions for societys most pressing concerns. The organization has spent the last two years planning the inaugural conference, which will become an annual event. The conference promises to be a monumental moment as Naples welcomes the first-ever thoughtleader conference to the east coast of the U.S., says CEO Randy Antik, who regularly attends the Colorado andSEE NAPLES BAY, A9 SEE SOLUTIONS, A8 COURTESY PHOTOAn aerial view of Rookery Bay BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly BY MARY LOU SMARTSpecial to Florida Weekly environment,education,energy,economyhealth care, Be part of the solution: Tickets still available for Feb. 22-23 event. A9 >>inside:IMAGINE SOLUTIONS Makingconnections

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 What if there were no dormant cemeteries? What if there were no abandoned cars or creek-bottom tires or naked boat hulls and refrigerators buried back up in the woods like aesthetic land mines? What if the humming wires that ribbon most American skyscapes prisoners bindings of a sort, and us the imprisoned were gone, along with the creosote-soaked carcasses of once-upon-a-time trees that support them? Thats such a 20th century look, and its got to go, all those needless wires strung from 18-foot sticks as sheer and thick as a speed-skaters thigh, exposed above ground. What if it didnt pay to leave a mess, and instead it paid not to leave one? That aint no dang utopia, its a gotdog possibility, a potential economic strategy. In the shallow ditch that flanks our one-lane road, I often find the detritus of American excess: bottles and cans, fast food wrappers and plastic bags, all of the little stuff. Since weve decided to live with litter, weve quit thinking about ways not to. (People on my road pick up litter. Ive seen a friend encourage his daughters to go down the road and clean it, and Ive had my sons out in the ditch with me, picking up after other people.) But Im not talking about good citizenship here; Im talking about a money solution. If squalor is your mtier, you wont look for splendor. Move to a single-wide and drink beer for a year, then glance out at the world. I bet youll find it littered with beer cans. Whats worse, thats what youll expect to see, so youll accept it. But many of us expect to see what we see. On the other hand, I expect to see what I dont expect to see, every single day. Im used to disappointment and inspired by surprise, therefore. So instead of questioning human nature, let me question our economics. Would a different payment plan when it comes to litter create a different world? Perhaps it is as simple as that. If, for example, a smart county manager such as Leo Ochs convinced five county commissioners such as Frank Halas, Jim Coletta, Fred Coyle, Donna Fiala and Tom Henning to vote for a consequential pay-for-litter plan, the local landscape would change overnight. Residents and visitors alike could be paid good money to haul their litter to central repositories, where it would be picked up by trash trucks, per the norm. Since our expertise as a culture is high-tech mechanization, small county-owned recycling machines could be placed in store lots or at park entrances or on the back ends of neighborhoods to push out money for pushed in cans or bottles. Drop six cans through the top, make a couple of bucks. Drop 60 cans through the top, make $20. The more we deposit, the cleaner it gets. Drag your junk boat or refrigerator, or an old stove or a beaten-up bicycle to the county instead of to the backcountry and come away with cash. If people could deliver garbage for good money, fewer garbage trucks and crews would be required. All it would take is thought and management. And we can think and manage, cant we? Now lets think outside the box the one thats 6 feet under. Of all the forms of litter we have, the most inevitable seems to be burial. Whether were putting bodies or their cremains into the ground, burial, with its exhibitionist customs, absorbs massive swaths of space and turns good earth into decades or centuries of useless land as effectively as radiation. A graveyard is worse than a junkyard for doing away with decent countryside. The fact that graveyards create honorable litter, as opposed to dishonorable litter, is of little relevance here. We honor our forbears with memory and action, not with 36 cubic feet of dirt hole. (No doubt owners of such lucrative enterprises and their related businesses unaffected by recession, just as the death rate is unaffected by recession will argue this point.) I like a cemetery as much as anyone, I suppose old cemeteries in particular. But a lovely place to rest doesnt get it as an excuse for such litter, since there really is no rest for the body anyway: One way or another, its going right back to work as ashes and dust. As earth, air, water and fire. It seems to me that the natural cycle should be this: From Fervor to Fertilizer (FFF), or From Bones to Brine (FBB). Why stop in between to use up all that ground? I say and Im not the first one to say it that we recycle graves and change the economics of the grave business. If you want a grave, you or your progeny should have to pay for it with a lease that comes up for renewal every 10 years. If your grandkids beg off and refuse to pay, somebody else who will pay gets the grave. On the other hand, you should have a chance to do something practical for your grandkids. You should be paid for not taking up space. No grave? Thatll be a $5,000 check to the person or charity of your choice, maam. We could do all that for each other, starting now. It would only take two things: clear thinking, and a new payment plan. COMMENTARY A new payment plan rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 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. American ingenuity and innovation are what has made our country great. So, instead of hunkering down and circling the wagons in a very challenging economy, I was proud to join colleagues Tammy Hall and Bob Janes in supporting the recent partnership between Lee County and Algenol to create employment opportunities and a sustainable environment. Algenol is a fully integrated biofuels company using direct algae-to-ethanol technology to produce transportation fuel and alternative green-based chemicals. The $10 million incentive package for Algenol to consolidate worldwide operations and relocate administrative offices and biological laboratories to Lee County provides a return on investment well beyond the initial 120 jobs within the next several years. Algenol will set the foundation and will serve as the catalyst for attracting intellectual capital in the form of like-minded businesses and scientists in the field of biotechnology. Similar to the rapid rise in computer technology in Silicon Valley, Calif., and the growth of life science companies at the Scripps Research Institute in Palm Beach County, Lee County is fertile ground for future advancement in green technology such as biofuels, solar energy and biomedical research.Algenol has developed partnerships with world leading companies such as Dow Chemical, Biofields and The Linde Group to transform algae to ethanol from the pilot stage to commercial-scale production. Lee County will serve as the epicenter for Algenols research and development operations. In addition to providing high tech and field support jobs to our area, Algenol will be forming a partnership with FGCU to establish research programs for students pursuing careers in the fast growing renewable energy industry.Algenols technology of algae-to-ethanol produces a dual benefit as a source of renewable transportation fuel and sequestration of carbon emitted by fossil fuels. While fossil fuels contributed significantly to world growth and development, the over reliance of such an energy source has led to disruption in the global financial markets, devastating climate change, compromised national security and threatens food production around the world. On Jan. 31, The News-Press reported, in its article Warming to the Task, that regulatory agencies such as the South Florida Water Management District and the United States Army Corp of Engineers are issuing a red alert on global warming and are investigating and rethinking the effects of sea level rise on regional flood control and water supplies. The algae-to-ethanol technology will serve as a viable alternative to fossil fuels for gasoline engines and substantially reduce our dependence on domestic and foreign oil and offer fuel price stability. Algae based fuels should enable our State Legislature to reject offshore oil drilling that would jeopardize our precious coastal beaches and $65 billion tourism industry. Furthermore, algae is a preferred feedstock for ethanol production by not displacing or causing the escalation in the price of food crops, and generates a far greater yield in gallons per acre than fuel crops such as corn, sorghum, switch grass or sugar cane. Algenol offers an incredible opportunity in protecting the Caloosahatchee River and our coastal estuaries from the release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee. The algae-to-ethanol process under managed conditions can effectively and efficiently assimilate the excessive amount of residual, or legacy, phosphorous and nitrogen in Lake Okeechobee, thereby filtering the water and reducing harmful nutrients prior to conveyance downstream. The presence of Algenol will compliment FL Biofuels facility in Fort Myers, which will be up and running in April, converting grease and waste vegetable oil to biodiesel, and the emergence of FGCUs Innovation Hub and Gulf Coast Technology Center Research and Development business parks. Pessimism, cynicism and a fossil fuel based economy are not the building blocks to a sustainable future. Lee County is exerting bold and visionary leadership to bring the brightest minds and clean technology together to ensure long term economic prosperity and a healthy environment. Those Tea Party people: Who are they and why are they so angry? Most are 35-85 and first timers in political activism. The anger had been brewing since the first Bush presidency. It accelerated with Clinton and George W., hitting a boiling point in October with the first bailout. That single event pushed many hard-working Americans over the edge and into political activism. We believe government intervention is destroying our individual freedom and financial security. Both political parties have been guilty for decades. The name Congress gives the latest piece of legislation is irrelevant. It always means more government control and less individual freedom. Why would any clear-thinking American want the federal government to have more responsibility? Ever hear about Amtrak, Fannie, Freddie, TSA, Post Office, Medicare, Social Security, etc.? As Milton Friedman said, When a private enterprise fails, it is closed down; when a government enterprise fails, it is expanded. The Obama Administration has catapulted Tea Party anger into the stratosphere with the following: Numerous forms of bailouts and nationalization of enterprises that had failed. How about the takeover of GM and theft of the bondholders which gave a financial windfall to the UAW? Your money is helping pay their pensions and health care benefits. The entire Apology Tour, including apologizing for America to the very grandchildren of those we saved during World War II in Europe. Bowing to the Saudi King was America emasculation. Blindness and unwillingness to recognize and confront evil. Obama took 10 days to condemn Iran beating their citizens. He then topped that with clueless statements about the Fort Hood massacre and Christmas day bomber. And everyones favorite, giving captured terrorists the same rights as American citizens. Bribing of elected officials to pass legislation. Posters for this are Sens. Nelson and Landrieu. Dont forget the payoff to union leaders giving them a five-year exemption from a health insurance tax the rest of us are supposed to pay. Is the validity of the word thieves and theft starting to sink in? Obamas view of the Constitution. In his own words, the Constitution is a document of negative liberties. Says what the states cant do to you. Says what the federal government cant do to you, but it doesnt say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf. Obama believes Americans have too much individual freedom. All the above and much, much more are why we are so angry. Memo to Republicans: There is no basic difference between the current Republicans and Democrats in Congress. If third base represents a Socialist agenda, the Democrats are already at home plate with the Republicans rounding second in a full gallop. And please stop genuflecting at the latest celebrity politician, Sarah Palin. Shes endorsing McCain for another term and hes one of the usual suspects who needs removing. Memo to Democrats: Your Democratic leadership is not the Party of JFK. He would be aghast at the likes of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. The well being of your family is far more important than following past voting patterns. There will be an emergence of good candidates from both parties. Please identify and vote for them in November. Whos welcome in the Tea Party Tent? Anyone who believes in self-reliance and shuns the entitlement mentality that has infected so many of our citizens. Years of voting Republican doesnt get you in, any more than voting Democratic since Roosevelt keeps you out. If youve come to the realization that excessive government is always the problem and never the solution, please join us. The very words of our Founding Fathers cry out for all modern day patriots to come forward. Citizens everywhere are waking up to the theft both parties have been inflicting for years. Every unnecessary government employee and agency is another increase in the power of government and a corresponding decrease in individual freedom. Effective and necessary government is a good thing. Anything else is theft. There is a definite division growing in this country. Those who want government to take care of them and those who find that thought repugnant. We may not be able to change the minds of the former but we can certainly reduce the machinery that caters to them. 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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 15 MINUTES From one familys tragedy comes a museum for all families50 years and along the way collected more than 2,000 ceremonial, decorative and everyday objects representing hundreds of different cultures. The masks, textiles, dolls and puppets will be exhibited at Cmons World Caf, which will showcase a different culture every quarter through arts and crafts, music, language, food and geography.Although its a year away from opening, Cmon is already enjoying lots of visibility via programs and fundraisers. Next up is The Great Venetian Duck Race on Saturday, Feb. 27. Thousands of adopted rubber duckies will be dropped into Venetian Bay for a race to the finish line and thousands of dollars in prizes. Duckies can be adopted for $10 each at Great Venetian Duck Race is free to watch and open to the public. The family event will feature contests and activities for children based on themes related to some of the exhibits theyll enjoy at Cmon.The Duck Race is a unique event for children and their parents, Mrs. Loos says. Last year the 10,000 yellow rubber ducks in the bay and lines of children cheering them on was a truly a sight to see.For additional information about the Childrens Museum of Naples, call 5140084 or visit west Floridas first learning environment devoted exclusively to childs play, the serious business of discovery that helps children attain hallmark milestones on the journey into adulthood. It will be an environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together. The 30,000-square-foot museum will have 13 child-scaled exhibits to invite sensory and intellectual exploration. Unique to a childrens museum, Cmon will feature two permanent art collections: one of American fine art depicting children and animals, and another from the personal collection of Dr. Ernestine OConnell of Venice, Fla. Dr. OConnell, who died in October 2009, traveled the world for more than What started as one womans dream for Naples has been embraced by families and children throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. Allyson Loos, the woman behind the Childrens Museum of Naples affectionately referred to as Cmon has always had a love of kids, first babysitting as a teen in Lancaster, Pa., then studying child psychology in college and eventually becoming mother to Ben and Bianca. She never imagined the full extent of where this passion would lead her, however, until the familys life took a tragic turn in 1999, when 13-month-old Bianca died from bacterial meningitis. The Looses were living in Connecticut at the time. A year later, they ended up settling in Naples, a longtime vacation spot and home of her husband Johns family. Mrs. Loos continued the healing process through support of new friends in the community, a few of whom she discovered had also experienced such a loss.The Looses wanted Biancas life to live on through helping others, and they set up a fund for that purpose. As they were taking time to decide exactly how to put the fund to work to impact the lives of other children, Mrs. Loos had a dream in which Bianca showed her a childrens museum. After awaking with vivid images still clear in her mind, she knew what she had to do.Bianca was right: In a place as amazing as Naples, there is a piece missing, she says. I knew her message to me was a way to bring much-needed joy and play to families and children. In early 2002, Mrs. Loos brought together a small group of likeminded moms to begin formulating the plan to build a childrens museum in Naples. Since then, the ad hoc group has galvanized an array of people who form the Cmon board of directors and capital campaign task force as well as museum staff, donors, volunteers and a think tank of kids. Im known as the founder of Cmon, but Im really just the messenger, Mrs. Loos says. Im passing on Biancas message. The Naples community, she adds, should really be known as the founder because of all the generosity it has shown us. Scheduled to open in early 2011 on the site of North Collier Regional Park on Livingston Road, Cmon will be South-BY DANIELLE BRODERICK ________________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTO / HEATHER DONLAN Adopted duckies float to the finish in the 2009 Great Venetian Duck Race. For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement... COURTESY PHOTOAlly Loos



PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 California conferences. If successful and many predict it will be Imagine Solutions could shine the international spotlight on Naples, bringing together 600 motivated attendees and speakers, who wont just listen but act. My hope is this conference will educate, motivate and activate the Southwest Florida area, says attendee Linda Taylor, founding chairperson of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and the Golden Apple teacher recognition program and a former member of the state board of education. The locationThe combination of Naples and wintertime was a no-brainer for a conference of this caliber, organizers and attendees agree. The city is, after all, rumored to have more retired Fortune 500 CEOs than other in America. Florida is such a diverse state and has had to deal with so many issues as its grown over the last century, says conference attendee Bob Taylor, founder and chairman of The Mariner Group, a Fort Myers real estate development company. There is a lot of intellectual and leadership capability here. And Southwest Florida has the resources people who have been in leadership roles, who have the ability to understand these key issues and have reached a stage of their life where theyre looking to be involved beyond a professional career. They have the contacts who can make connections between these ideas. They also have the capital financial and intellectual. Naples resident Ed Schifman, who has attended TED with Mr. Antik, calls Imagine Solutions a major demarcation point for the city of Naples to become recognized. We always hear that Sarasota is so cultural. But the reality is the real action is happening in Naples with programs like this. This conference is on such a high level, it will stand out beyond anything weve seen in southern Florida for a long time.The guest listImagine Solutions isnt just another conference. Like TED and the Aspen Institute, it will host some heavy hitters in the areas of environment, education, energy, economy and health care. It will also introduce rising leaders social entrepreneurs who in some cases have given up high-paying jobs in corporate America to do things such as establish social programs that provide boarding schools for high-risk, low-income students; eyeglasses to third-world citizens; and careers for immigrant women in New York City. To get an idea of the conferences cachet, one just has to scan the speaker list, which includes the former U.S. comptroller and an advocate for fiscal responsibility (David Walker); the marine scientist who discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic (Robert Ballard; an entrepreneur and advocate of personal space travel who funds multi-million prizes for radical breakthroughs (Peter Diamandis); the inventor of the Segway human transporter (Dean Kamen); and other leaders who promote educational opportunities for at-risk children in America and abroad, and who advance health-care initiatives and fundamental changes in alternative energy. The list goes on economists, aging and wellness experts, authors and artists. Attendees, many of them fulland part-time Southwest Florida residents, include a cadre of current and retired CEOs of major companies. People, who Mr. Schifman says want to move from success to significance. A lot of people in Naples have done remarkable things in their lifetime. There are a lot of strong personalities, a lot of CEOs and people who dont just sit back and say, To heck with it. This is a very elite group of people who are capable of enormously important things.The formatImagine Solutions is organized so sessions dont overlap, allowing its 500 attendees to hear every speaker, each allotted 18 minutes to present his or her ideas. Intermissions, or brain breaks, allow audience members to exchange ideas and contact information with speakers and fellow conference-goers. Three meals daily provide additional opportunities. Everything takes place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. YES The Searching for Solutions Institute also awarded scholarships to broaden the diversity of local attendees. Among the recipients are principals, teachers and school board members as well as leaders of nonprofit agencies. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation awarded scholarships to the leaders of several of its member charities. This is a wonderful opportunity to expose them to nationally and internationally renowned folks who will challenge our thinking and force us to think outside of the box, says Julia East, the foundations executive director. I think the conference is going to show us that the solutions to some of these issues are not all that complicated, says Mr. Taylor. What starts in Naples The impact of Imagine Solutions wont end after the two-day session next week. Even more so than TED and the Aspen Institute, Imagine Solutions will emphasize feedback and follow-up, offering online programs and salons that will compel attendees to take the next step: applying what theyve learned and forming solutions. It will continue the momentum started in Naples, carrying those ideas until the second conference in February or March of 2011. The institute will launch a year of follow-up initiatives, says Lynne Groth, executive director of Searching for Solutions Institute. Multiple activities and programs will be implemented to provide the structure and mechanisms to solve a range of social sector issues. Many envision a snowball effect: What starts in Southwest Florida could lead to change nationally and around the world. I see this as a catalyst for meaningful conversation that can potentially lead to significant, positive change, Ms. East says. We have great potential to have conversations among those of us who live here and to start to look at how we might be able to address local needs. Our solutions have the potential to be replicated in other places. It will be interesting to see what percolates out of the conference. Imagine Solutions will also have a positive economic impact for Naples and Southwest Florida, as speakers and attendees will stay in area hotels and explore the area before and after the conference. It will also introduce the region to potential homebuyers and business owners. Were looking forward to Lynne and her staff presenting the results of the conference, says Brenda OConnor, senior vice president for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. We know that conferences like the Aspen Institute have attracted new residents to the area. This isnt a one-shot deal, says Mr. Schifman. People will want to be a part of it. A lot of people in Naples arent aware of the conference. After, I think theyll be saying, Wow, I wish Id been a part of it. I think it will become like TED, which sells out a year in advance. Going forward, people will do anything in their power to be part of this. SOLUTIONSFrom page 1 be part of the solution>> What: The inaugural conference presented by the Searching for Solutions Institute >> When: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22-23 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples >> Tickets: Still available >> Info: Call Lynne Groth at 216-4226 or visit Imagine Solutions attendees are an elite group of people who want to move from success to significance who are capable of enormously important things. Ed Schifman, Naples Southwest Florida has the resources people who have been in leadership roles, who have the ability to understand these key issues and have reached a stage of their life where theyre looking to be involved beyond a professional career. Bob Taylor, Fort Myers COURTESY PHOTOS/ IMAGINESOLUTIONSImagine Solutions will bring these speakers to Southwest Florida Feb. 22-23.


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The latest plan is to bring the pass back to the shape it held in the 1980s and earlier, prior to its current s-shape. We have been in a several-year-long effort to redesign the way the pass is dredged, and were in the final stages now with the county and the public, Mr. Moreland says. The redesign involves straightening the channel and packing dredged sand in berms along the side of the channel. Although its never been used in this area, it has been successful everywhere else it has been used, Mr. Moreland says. Grant funding for the Wiggins Pass makeover is in the application stage. Weve never dredged Wiggins Pass with grant money, Mr. McAlpin said when contacted for another assignment a month ago. It has always been with tourist development funds, and were trying to get that changed. To go after grant money, we have to have Barefoot Beach designated as a critically eroded area. Were working on that, but right now there is no vehicle in place to dredge Wiggins Pass with federal or state funds.Building awareness, membershipEducation is a priority of the ECA, as is building its influential board and adding members. The association currently has 200 members, according to Mr. Moreland. Were beginning to circle the wagons on all of the interest groups, he says. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve advises the association, part of its mandate to improve decisions about coastal resources in Southwest Florida. One of few remaining, relatively pristine mangrove estuaries in the United States, the Rookery Bay reserve is comprised of more than 110,000 acres. It is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 Call today for a FREE estimateServing All Of Southwest Florida866.650.1919 Kitchens Baths Closets Design Work Tray Ceilings Home Of ce Entertainment Centers Outside Kitchens & Bars *Photos used are actual Kitchen Innovations projects. Want to see more examples of our work? Check out our photo gallery on our website! www.KitchenInnovations. NET www.KitchenInnovations.NET Now is the time to remodel. at their lowest in years! Collier County civic leader and volunteer Pat Barton was honored as a Pioneer of PACE Center for Girls during the agencys 25th anniversary celebration and leadership conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Ms. Barton received the award in recognition of her role in the development of the Isabel Collier Read campus of PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. She served as the 20052007 Capital Campaign Committee chair for PACE Collier, which raised more than $6.2 million. She also served on the board of directors for PACE Collier and on the board of trustees for the statewide organization. Since its inception in 1985, PACE Center for Girls Inc. has grown from one center in Jacksonville to 17 throughout Florida. The centers have impacted more than 23,000 girls and young women. We are proud to honor Pat Barton as a visionary community leader, said Mary Marx, PACE Center for Girls interim president and CEO. Her passion and advocacy on behalf of children at the national, state and community level and her vision and leadership truly embody the spirit of this award.For more information ab out PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee, call Christina Jordan at 377-9860 or e-mail christina.jordan@pacecenter. org. Pat Barton earns recognition from state PACE groupMore than 100 second-graders from the Guadalupe Centers afterschool program in Immokalee made new friends at the 18th annual Buddy Day at the Beach sponsored by Friends of Hideaway Beach on Marco Island. With help from their Big Buddy volunteers from Hideaway Beach, Verona Walk, Fiddlers Creek and Eagle Creek, the children enjoyed seining, birding, arts and crafts and, of course, snacks. Staff from Rookery Bay National Estaurine Research Reserve and Big Cypress National Preserve also participated in the activities that took place on Feb. 9. For more information about the Guadalupe Afterschool Program, also known as GAP, call 657-7711 or visit COURTESY PHOTOSBEACH BUDDIES


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NEWS A25 The Collier County NAACP and Collier County Museums present a special edition of the groups annual read-in featuring historical reenactments. Beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, the program will take a look back at famous African-Americans who hailed from Florida, such as rodeo and film star Bill Pickett. Actors will also portray historical heroes such as the Underground Railroad guide, Sojourner Truth, Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. William Carney and educator Mary McCloud Bethune. The Collier County Museum is at 3301 Tamiami Trail E. Admission to the event is free. Anyone who would like to contribute to the program by presenting short readings should contact Irene Williams at 455-5033. Collier Museum celebrates black history A few fairy godmothers will help make prom dreams come try for girls who otherwise wouldnt have a dress to wear to the school years biggest dress-up affair. The Southwest Florida Fairy Godmothers encourage women to reach into The Naples Branch of the English Speaking Union presents historian, author and professor Gregg Thomas with a program about Floridas railroad history at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Mr. Thomas is the retired director of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society at Harvard University. His book, A Journey into Florida Railroad History, recounts the railroad legacy of the Sunshine State from its inception in the 1830s down to modern times. A wine and cheese reception will follow the free program. For more information, call 597-2844 or e-mail ESU program will consider Floridas railroad past their closets and give last seasons gowns to the cause. Moms of teenage daughters are especially urged to have their daughters give last years prom dresses to the cause. Gowns and accessories can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, near Brighton Collectibles at Coconut Point in Estero and Edison Mall in Fort Myers. Last year more than 200 local junior and senior girls found their perfect prom dress through the Fairy Godmothers.The national nonprofit organization began a decade ago in Pennsylvania. The Southwest Florida chapter was created in 2006.For more information, call Franky Margolin at 565-5969 or visit Fairy godmothers grant prom gown wishes


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 No ordinary motorcycle shop.One of a kind jewelry up to 50% offFREE COOLIE CUP FOR STOPPING BY! 239-304-5276 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. A safari through Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, sponsored by the Friends of Fakahatchee, takes place as part of the Fakahatchee Discovery Series on Saturday, Feb. 27. Activities will be under way from 1-7 p.m. near the state park ranger station off Janes Scenic Drive in Copeland (State Road 29 about three miles north of U.S. 41). Although ghost orchid and panther sightings are not expected, the preserve has a unique ecology with myriad rare plants and animals. Visitors will be able to explore the area via scenic tram rides, and swamp buggy rides, naturalist-guided swamp walks and birding tours. There will be wildlife exhibits, a prescribed burn demonstration, a gallery of Florida photographs and a photography class as well as a sunset bonfire at the end of the day. An authentic Cracker dinner with a spit-roast whole hog and accompanying Olde Florida delicacies will also be served. Cost is $125 per person, and places are limited. Participants automatically become members in the Friends of Fakahatchee for a year. For reservations or more information, call 695-2905 or visit Fakahatchee safari includes Cracker dinner, sunset bonfire Educational programs and guided trips are offered regularly at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Learning Center. On display this month is a photography exhibit sponsored by Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County. Attitude, left, by Jacke McCurdy is part of the show. The center at 300 Tower Road is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondaySaturday. For more information, call 417-6310 or visit www.rookery Bird Patrol, a group of volunteer nature enthusiasts, offers an easy, inexpensive way to check out some of the regions most interesting and beautiful wildlife inhabitants. Members invite anyone to join them for bird watching and animal spotting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Gator Hole Preserve, 14291 Corkscrew Road in Estero. Participants might catch a glimpse of white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises, swallow-tailed kites, eastern bluebirds, raptors, warblers and nuthatches. The outing and parking are free.Gator Hole Preserve lies along the edge of a 60,000-acre wildlife corridor that includes Flint Pen Strand, Imperial Marsh and Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed lands. The seasonal wetlands surrounded by intact upland communities are of particular importance to amphibians and birds. For more information about the outing, call 482-6250 or visit Get in step with the Bird Patrol at Gator Hole Preserve JACKE MCCURDY / COURTESY PHOTO For Reservations Call 239-403-3020IN 41 MINUTESDaily Flights from Naples Municipal Airport$135pp EACH WAY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NEWS A27 $10 OFFan adult ticket with this ad Expires 02/28/10 NP Captain Tonys Fishing Adventures Deep Sea Fishing239-415-0515 www. capttonys.com18800 San Carlos Boulevard Fort Myers BeachHalf Day Trip9:30 AM to 3:30 PMFull Day Trip8 AM to 5 PMNight Fishing6 PM to 1AM ABOARD THE CONSERVANCYS GOOD FORTUNE Twice a day, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida runs tours on its 30-seat pontoon boat, the Good Fortune. The excursion begins after a ride down the little-known but newly paved Shell Island Road off Collier Boulevard, heading toward Marco Island. Volunteer naturalists narrate the cruises. Here are the highlights of a recent trip.A boatload of expertsAs we left the dock, the high tidal waters of Henderson Creek were just beginning to recede, and the sun was lowering in the west, perfect conditions for bird exploration. While the birds generally prefer to feed during low tide and at dawn and dusk, we kept our fingers crossed that they would reappear for their final feast of the day. Immediately after rounding a corner in the oyster bar at Hall Bay, we spotted a bald eagle high atop its nest in a slash pine, feeding its babies. Mom then settled back on a nearby snag to enjoy a bit of the remaining sun after a long day of fishing for her ravenous youngsters. Her mate, at rest upon a close-by tree, was obviously exhausted from the fulltime effort by both parents to keep their offspring fed. Cruise guests were eager to share their knowledge about the eagle. One talked about how the nesting pine provided the perfect shade for the eaglets to await their next feeding. Another noted that the eagle family has had its nest in this same tree for many years. One after another, the nature lovers could hardly wait their turns to share their eagle facts. From them the group learned that eagles may have to rebuild, or at least shore-up, their nests at the beginning of breeding season, since storms and even the babies can destroy or weaken them. And we heard about the amazing construction of eagle nests: Composed of large twigs and lined with softer materials to protect the babies, the nests can weigh hundreds of pounds. About the only thing we didnt know was the number of babies in this particular nest. Well have to wait until they fledge to see if there are two or three. Out of nowhere, a solitary male bottlenosed dolphin decided to join us, busily foraging near the boat.For the birdsBirds select rookeries on islands that are isolated and safe from predators such as boar, raccoons and snakes. They rook together in large numbers to keep their chicks safe from eagles and other predators. Oddly enough, a prized area is often one inhabited by an alligator. You might lose a chick or two that fall from the nest, but the raccoons and snakes sure leave you alone. Slowly cruising past a pair of islands on the southeastern side of Rookery Bay, we were pleasantly surprised to find pelicans and double-crested cormorants nesting again on the north rookery; last year, they abandoned the area after an attack by raccoons. As the birds came in for a good nights rest, we were awed by a beautiful immature magnificent frigate bird majestically perched on the northern end of the island. Southwest Florida is the only place in the states where these birds are seen. Meanwhile, the southern island was bustling with a variety of birds. The egrets moving inward to nest were joined by a host of ibis, pelicans and cormorants. The last treasure of this great cruise was a sky painted with a beautiful Florida sunset. The Good Fortune naturalist Judy Hushon is a volunteer at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Life is good for birders and others aboard the Good FortuneBY JUDY HUSHON____________________Special to Florida Weekly About the Good FortuneCoast Guard-certi ed captains guide the quiet pontoon boat through the mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay. As a volunteer guide narrates the trip, passengers discover how the Conservancy of Southwest Florida was formed in 1964 to protect this breathtaking setting. A ride on the Good Fortune presents many opportunities for nature photography, from pelicans and wading birds to dolphins, alligators and more. The cruise schedule is: Lunchtime, departing 10 a.m. and returning 1 p.m. daily, with a stop at two waterfront restaurants (lunch not included in price) Sunset, a two-hour trip departing two hours before sunset every day (call for times) The boat dock is tucked away in a rustic, secluded setting. Watch carefully for the signs. From I-75, take Exit 101 to Route 951 (Collier Boulevard) and head south toward Marco Island. Cross U.S. 41 and continue on 951 south for approximately three miles and turn right onto Shell Island Road. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles (unpaved roadway) and turn right at the sign for the Good Fortune. Park on the right and follow the path to the boat dock. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 403-4236 or e-mailing info@ HUSHON COURTESY PHOTOThe Conservancys pontoon boat, Good Fortune

PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 Lock the door, Uncap the bubblebath fromThe West Indies inspired Sole Bello series Paddle, hike with park guidesGuided day and moonlight canoe trips and hikes ll up quickly at CollierSeminole State Park. Heres whats coming up: >>Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Paddle through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River and listen to a park ranger tell stories about the Seminoles survival. These trips are fun for ages 6 and older; cost is $25 per person. >>Guided moonlight paddles take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 25, 26 and 27, and March 27 and 29. Join a park naturalist and discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. These trips are great for ages 12 and older; cost is $30 per person. >>Guided night hikes take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. March 10 and 13. These walking adventures are ideal for ages 6 and older; cost is $10 per person. Those who want to discover CollierSeminole State Park on their own can explore the parks 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Enjoy picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. Entrance to the park is at 20200 U.S. 41, eight miles east of Highway 951. Reservations are required for the guided hikes and canoe trips. Call 394-3397 for more information. AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSHave you ever seen a rainbow and run for your camera? Rainbows are perhaps one of photographers most sought after natural phenomena. Although finding one always takes a bit of luck, there are some ways to increase the chances of catching a rainbow in the sights of a camera lens. The primary ingredients for any rainbow are water droplets from rain, a waterfall, a hose or even a geyser. Next, the sun must be out and directly behind you in order for you to see a rainbow. When in doubht, look at your shadow; shadows will always point toward the rainbow. Rainbows most often occur early or late in the day. The higher the sun, the lower the rainbow will be. At noon, the rainbow is out of our sight below the horizon. By contrast, if we are in a plane, any rainbow will appear as a complete circle with the shadow of the plane in the center. Rainbows are curved because light passing through water bends. Sunlight enters each water droplet and is reflected and turns as it leaves the droplet. Sunlight typically appears to human eyes as white light but is actually made up of all colors. Each color has a different wavelength. The water helps reveal those colors. Sunlight is split into its different colors (wavelengths) inside the water droplets. These colors form our familiar rainbow. The outer rim of a rainbow is red. Next are orange, yellow, green, blue and finally violet. A rainbows distance from you depends on the distance of the water source that is creating it. It is nearby or far away, depending on where the water droplets are. When we create a rainbow using a hose, the rainbow is as close as the water from the hose. With rain, the rainbow is where the rain is. When I was in Utah, I saw a rainbow without the rain hitting the ground. The humidity is so low in Utah, the water evaporated before hitting the ground. The rainbow was in the rain well above the ground. While we give the sun most of the credit for producing spectacular rainbows, sometimes the moon can create one as well. For this to occur, the moon must be full or almost full and low in the sky. The sky must be dark and showery. Moon-bows are far less colorful owing to the dim light. There are many legends about rainbows. The common story of the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow came from Europe. It is said the angels put the gold there. Some Europeans believed if you passed under a rainbow, you would be transformed from man to woman or vise versa. Scientifically neither the transformation nor passing under a rainbow is possible. A rainbow is always in front of the observer with the sun behind. Some cultures see the rainbow as a bridge between heaven and earth a symbol of hope, or luck. Others see it as a bridge between the living and the dead. Whatever your beliefs, there is no question that rainbows fascinate us and the sight of one always inspires curiosity. Now that we know what they are, heres a recommended way to catch a rainbow. When sun and showers are predicted, grab a camera and visit Collier-Seminole State Park. Scan the skies across the picnic areas, salt marsh, or Blackwater River. If youre lucky enough, youll catch a glimpse of this miracle of science and nature. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail rainbows leads to rewards more valuable than goldBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly LEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTO

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGSkin deepNew and established dermatological treatments that keep skin healthyYou could argue the point that beauty is more than skin deep, but its a hard sell for patients with skin disorders. With the face being the first thing people see when they meet each other, and the most memorable feature on a person, having a skin disorder can affect self-esteem and wreak havoc on ones social life. In severe cases, other secondary disorders like depression have been linked to skin problems. Throughout the years, treatments for skin disorders included everything from vegetable-based treatments and hot mineral baths to honey. In some cultures, spells and charms were performed on dignitaries who suffered from acne. Today, there is a treatment for practically every skin ailment. For many skin disorders there isnt a cure, but a myriad of options that can lessen suffering and enhance appearance are on the market. As with the case in many medical treatments, the almighty laser emerged as a treatment for multiple skin disorders. Lasers produce an intense beam of light that has particular colors or whats known as wavelengths, which vary depending on the affliction and treatment. Whether continuous or pulsed in brief flashes, the duration of a lasers pulse determines the effects of laser beams. In some disorders, laser treatments are combined with photodynamic therapy. This involves light-absorbing chemicals applied to skin or delivered intravenously to facilitate absorption of laser energy, for example, when the purpose of treatment is to destroy a tumor. Laser therapy can treat blood vessel growths and malformations like port-wine stains, unwanted hair, tattoos, skin discoloration and scars from acne or sun damage. One of the most annoying culprits in the family of skin disorders is acne. Difficult to treat and impossible to ignore, there is no one-size-fits-all simple solution for curing disorders like stubborn acne. Online support communities like acne. org have sprung up to help people of all ages learn about and battle the sometimesdebilitating condition. Acne is caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, bacteria and dried sebum blocking hair follicles. It can appear on virtually every part of the body, although the face, chest, shoulders and back are the most commonly affected areas. Common treatments include topical antibiotics for mild acne, oral antibiotics for moderate acne, and for severe acne, drugs like Accutane and other treatments can be administered. Acne doesnt discriminate with age. Without treatment, adults can suffer the affliction long past their teenage years and struggle with the disorder throughout their lives. An adult female may question why she is getting wrinkles and still getting acne, but the problem is extremely common. Dr. Rebecca Lambert and her husband Dr. Jonathan Sonne own and operate The Woodruff Institute in Naples. They specialize in medical and surgical skin care services and the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer. One very disheartening problem for women is when they find that they are getting acne and wrinkles, Dr. Lambert says. Her favorite acne treatment in adult women is spironolactone, a diuretic used most commonly for high blood pressure. Spironolactone however, also blocks the action of hormones on skin. I have many patients who have failed all the conventional acne medications, yet find success with spironolactone, she says. Once the BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weekly Ever have a bad day a really bad day?The NCH Hospital Emergency Response Team had one on a recent Friday. Fortunately, it was only a simulation. Scott Wiley, director of respiratory care, organized it for HERT as the leader of a new volunteer team composed of nursing, ancillary professional services, engineering, environmental services, security, plant operations and administration. Heres how the morning played out. Please remember: This was only a test and, thankfully, not the real thing. 9 a.m. Disaster-planning consultant Ralph Butcher announced we were under a tornado watch. Incident commander COO Phil Dutcher decided to activate our Incident Command Center, a windowless, bunker-like conference room deep in the back of the downtown campus, equipped with satellite phones, walkie talkies, multiple computer stations, TV screens, flip charts, maps and lists of key phone numbers. We secured our buildings, checked our generators (which can keep both hospital campuses fully powered and independently operating for more than a week) and ensured we were fully stocked with medical supplies and food for at least a week. (In real hurricanes, we are like Noahs Ark with two full sets of everything and everybody.) So far, so good. 9:35 a.m. We received a report of a minivan full of children being T-Boned by a tractor trailer truck loaded with six 1-ton canisters of liquid chlorine. One canister was leaking, so survivors would need to be decontaminated. The ICC, now manned by logistics chief Brian Settle, chief of human resources; operations chief Becky Eliassen, R.N. and manager of nursing operations; PIO Debbie Curry, director of marketing; facilities chiefs Gene Galsterer and Walt Tester; and public safety officer Gerald Mahnke, activated our Code Green mass casualty response plan. 9:43 a.m. We activated our Code Orange HAZMAT team for hazardous material decontamination. The HAZMAT team donned their protective space suits, hooked up fire hoses to a nearby hydrant and inflated a decontamination tent for victims. Observers included Naples Police Community Policing Sgt. David Sugrue, fire expert on hazardous materials Jerry Pecar and Collier County Director of Homeland Security Joe Frazier. EMS vehicles delivered the victims who were some of NCHs great hospital volunteers. All the while our North Naples team of Renee Thigpen, Maryann Cashin, Lynn Olsen, Pat Read and Gina Teegarden, R.N., which was activated at 9:02 a.m., prepared to receive contaminated patients. 9:46 a.m. The bad news kept coming: An elderly claustrophobic visitor became trapped between floors in an elevator; the elevator repairman was crushed trying to rescue him; the water pressure at North Naples dropped for unknown reasons; federal bureaucrats showed up for an unscheduled facilities inspection; and our operations chief suffered chest pains (rushed to the ER, he was replaced by Laurie Zone-Smith, associate CNO. What a morning! But we made it through with flying colors, and the candid post-mortem critique will help make us even more ready next timewhether its for another pretend exercise or the real thing. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Mock disaster helps emergency leaders get ready for the real thing STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS Cooking classes to prevent and survive cancerWhole Foods Market at Mercato will host four cancer prevention and survival cooking classes on Friday evenings beginning Feb. 19 and ending March 13. Sponsored by The Cancer Project, the classes will take plae from 6-8 p.m. The four-week series costs $60.The Cancer Project is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cancer prevention through education and research. The cooking course is designed to help people prevent and survive cancer through proper diet and nutrition. Each class centers on important cancer-nutrition topics. Local cooking instructor Joanne Irwin, M.Ed. will guide students through recipe preparation.Register online at Heart health lecture at Coconut PointStaying heart healthy and preventing cardiovascular disease doesnt need to be hard. Thats the message Dr. Jesus Mendiolaza will deliver from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Hyatt Place Coconut Point, 23120 Via Villagio, in Estero. Dr. Mendiolaza advocates a simple approach to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults that includes: Education on basic, primary ways to prevent cardiovascular disease Identification of risk factors and lifestyle modifications to improve your overall heart health Diagnostic testing to help determine your heart health Being aware of your risk and lifestyle factors is only half of the challenge, he says. The hardest part is making lifestyle changes to ward off disease. By talking about simple changes people can make to reduce their risk, well hopefully increase their likelihood of doing so and in turn, reduce their likelihood of suffering heart attacks or other problems.Dr. Mendiolazas program is part of Lee Memorial Health Systems Well Informed lecture series. For reservations or more information, call 433-8505 or visit Parkinsons symposium in NaplesThe Parkinsons 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 Parkinsons 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. SEE SKIN, A31


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NEWS A31 Well. Informed. COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH LECTURE Jesus Mendiolaza, M.D. Simple Tips to Prevent Heart DiseasePlease join Jesus Mendiolaza, M.D., for a lecture and question and answer session on preventing heart disease in adults: cardiovascular disease preventing disease Seating is limited. Reservations are requested online at Or call 239-433-8505. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 5 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Coconut PointLocated at Coconut Point mall23120 Via Villagio Estero, Fla. 33928 TOWN HALLDISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Why Israel Matters Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 pm Ehud Olmert, Former Israeli Prime Minister (2006-2009)The Special Moderated EventTuesday, February 16, 6:00 pm George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United StatesJeb Bush, 43rd Governor of the State of FloridaJim Angle, Fox News ModeratorThe Hidden MetSunday, February 28, 6:00 pm The Story Behind the Metropolitans Exhibitions & AcquisitionsPhilippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus, Metropolitan Museum of ArtInsight on Modern Life & CultureFriday, March 26, 6:00 pm Malcolm Gladwell, Modern Social Reformer & Author, OutliersAdam Gopnik, Author and Essayist for The New Yorker Your tax-deductible subscription helps broaden and enrich the lives of children throughout Southwest Florida. We encourage participation in public service and civic activities by promoting understanding of the mechanisms of state, local and the U.S. government. Series of Four Lectures: $550.00*1 Ticket, 4 lectures. Reserved seating. Lecture/Dinner: $1,275.00**1 Ticket, 4 lectures, cocktail reception, dinner, 45-min. Q&A.Reserved seating. Benefactors: $4,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Invitation to dine with a guest speaker. Access to private pre-event receptions.Business Benefactors: $5,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Access to private pre-event receptions. Quarter page ad in all programs. *Price includes 6% FL sales tax. **Less dinner and cocktail value received. Ehud Olmert Philippe de MontebelloMalcolm Gladwell Adam Gopnik George W. BushJeb BushAT THE NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORTCall 239.596.6524or log onto our website for support or subscription information www.NaplesDistinguishedSpeakers.orgPhoto credit: Wild Bill Meton ImagesJim Angleacne is under control, patients will have better results with treatments that will even out the skin tone. Oral treatments for acne can take weeks or even months to work. Lasers that have traditionally been used to treat wrinkles and scars have also been associated in combating acne. Findings of a research study published in the medical journal The Lancet several years ago reported that a laser treatment reduced overall severity of nearly all acne patients in the study. Only a doctor can diagnose acne and prescribe treatment, but there are other things patients can do to help prevent recurring flare-ups, including: Wash with a mild soap. Contrary to popular belief, harsh soaps or scrubbing may only serve to irritate skin and worsen acne. Avoid anything greasy, even if the label says oil-free. Read every ingredient, and test the product on your hand before applying it to your face or body. Use only water-based cosmetics. Ask your doctor about combining topical drugs with oral antibiotics. Try a nonprescription application with salicylic acid, resorcinol or sulfur to kill bacteria and unclog pores. Dont try this at home; let your doctor remove pimples. Sunlight has an anti-inflammatory effect, which can explain why acne is more apt to worsen during winter months and improve in the summer months. Puberty, other hormonal changes, pregnancy and certain cosmetics and drugs, particularly corticosteroids and anabolic steroids, can cause acne because each stimulates sebaceous glands. Acne varies in severity so pinpointing factors that produce outbreaks can be challenging even for specialists.Another culprit in uneven skin tone and vibrancy is photoaging. Its an almost ubiquitous problem here in Southwest Florida. For this problem, Dr. Lambert finds that newer isnt always better. She prefers to use tried and true technologies coupled with newer treatment modalities. Our preferred treatment is intense pulsed light, which does an exceptional job at minimizing sun-related dark spots, she says. I like to couple this treatment with the new fractionated resurfacing lasers, such as the Alma Pixel and Fraxel lasers. Using the combination of the Pixel laser with an intense pulse light treatment and possibly pretreatment with Levulan, Dr. Lambert has seen significant improvement in both the color and texture of a sun damaged face or dcolletage. Another example of an established procedure that can be used in a new way is the popular filler Radiesse. Its commonly used for prominent nasolabial folds the creases between the nose and mouth but can also be used under the eyes to diminish circles and hollowing. There is also a new kid on the block, which Dr. Lambert says has emerged on the market to challenge Botox in treating wrinkles. Dysport has been used in Europe for quite some time, she says. Similar in its effects as Botox, most patients find that it works quicker, often within a couple of days. SKINFrom page A30

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NEWS A33 Rescue group seeks volunteersVolunteer Services for Animals, an agency that rescues and fosters cats and kittens, needs volunteers. Cat lovers are wanted to provide foster care to rescued felines. Help is also needed cleaning cages and taking the animals to veterinarian visits. Cats are up for adoption at two locations: Petco on U.S. 41 and Wiggins Pass and Petsmart at Pine Ridge and Airport-Pulling roads. The organization is also offering distemper and rabies shots for dogs and cats for $10 per shot during a clinic from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Max A. Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. For more information, call 261-4768. Duos drive delivers doggie bedsThanks to the efforts of local pet lovers and national organizations responding to a local call to action, 100 new dog beds have been donated to Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Animal advocates Kelly Fox and Bibi Barrett teamed up to send out an e-mail blast asking for beds for shelter dogs. Just four days later, the goal of 100 beds had been met. We want to make sure that when the shelter dogs go to bed at night they have a soft comfortable place to lay down their heads, Ms. Barrett says. This is the least we can do for them. The duos drive caught the attention of Dr. Marty Becker, the contributing veterinarian on CBS Good Morning America show, who launched a national effort to provide beds to shelter dogs nationwide. Dr. Beckers Web site donated 14 beds to the Naples effort. The DAS shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd. now seeks cat towers to help make the feline residents as comfortable as their canine counterparts. Were thrilled at the response, says DAS Director Amanda Townsend. This small local effort spread nationally just to help the dogs here, and it goes a long way toward making the animals stay more comfortable while here at DAS. This will have a direct effect on the positive outcomes of the dogs at our shelter, because a calm, happy animal is a better adoption candidate. For more information or to donate, call Camden Smith at 252-5326 or visit Water park open weekends for winter and springRather than wait until its blazing hot, the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is encouraging people to enjoy the water attraction now, when its comfortably cooler. Although some parks close during this time of the year, SunN-Fun Lagoon welcomes guests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend through May. The park will also be open during the week of public school spring break, March 29-April 5.The park has five water slides, a heated family pool, a 1,200-foot-long lazy river and two areas with activities for children. The park is at 15000 Livingston Road. Collier County residents get a discount on admission. For more information, call 252-4021 or visit Low-cost sterilization Five Days of SpayCollier Spay Neuter Clinic, in collaboration with Humane Society Naples and Collier County Domestic Animal Services, is observing Five Days of Spay Feb. 22-26. Pet owners can have their animals sterilized for a fraction of the usual cost. All it takes is a toll-free call to (877) 781SPAY (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. In Southwest Florida, more than 15,000 pets are put down every year due to pet overpopulation, says Pallas Diaz, executive director of the local spay neuter clinic. Spay/ neuter protects pet health, improves pet behavior and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers, she adds Michael Simonik, executive director of Humane Society Naples, says even when HSN completes its expansion this summer and 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 says nearly 7,000 pets entered DAS last year. For more information, call the above toll-free number or e-mail info@collierspayneuter. org. NEWS BRIEFS m ai erNAPLES PRINCESS Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsCatch the sunset om the new 3rd deck s s s

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at >>Stacy is a 7-monthold female pit-terrier mix. >>Zora is an 8-monthold male, unaltered domestic cat with mediumlength hair. >>Andre is a 4-yearold, neutered domestic shorthaired cat. 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) BY DR. MARTY BECKER _______________________________Universal UclickA few clicks can donate a comfortable bed for shelter petspets in drafts and on wet floors, all of whom would be healthier, happier and more adoptable if this one basic comfort were available to them. Like all my readers might have felt, I cant take all those pets home. But that didnt mean I couldnt help and couldnt get others to help. Thats when it came to me: Lets get these pets some beds. In other words, lets help shelter pets rise up, lie down and move out. Turns out the people at the Kuranda company of Annapolis, Md., are already on this. These cot-style beds are popular with shelters (and pet owners, too, of course) because theyre easy to assemble, durable, chew-resistant and easy to keep clean. The company has a program where people buy beds and have them sent directly to any of hundreds of shelters. The cost for a donated bed is discounted 30 percent off the regular price. In just a few days of sending the word out through our Web blog, and my Facebook and Twitter accounts, the 100 beds OCAS had requested had been donated. Its a great start, and now Im reaching out even more, to help pets in other shelters. Can you donate a bed for a shelter pet? Its easy! Go to Kurandas Web site ( and click on Donate a Bed. You can then choose from dozens of shelters, sorted alphabetically and also searchable by state. When youve chosen your shelter, the site will display what kind of beds the shelter has requested. Buy a bed, and the company will send it to the shelter youve chosen. Itll take you just a couple of minutes and a credit card. I have no association with the company and didnt know about the program before the folks at OCAS pointed it out. And of course, there are lots of other ways to help your local shelter, with donations of time, money or goods and by adopting! Whatever it takes, lets do it. The need is great, and it only takes a little from each of us to help. Part of my work as a veterinarian involves staying current on the latest in disease prevention and treatment, which means I go to a lot of conferences. I also speak at a lot of conferences, which is what took me recently to Orlando, where the North American Veterinary Conference is held every year. While I was in Florida, I taped some public service announcements, and thats how I learned of a need for pet beds in shelters. When I was at the Orange County Animal Services shelter I saw a sparklingclean facility with a loving staff, all set up for 250 pets but filled with 800. This situation is not special to Orlando, of course, for all over the country job losses and foreclosures are forcing many to give up their pets. At OCAS, as in many other shelters, there arent enough beds to go around. Some pets share what beds there are, but others sleep on the floor, without even the little bit of warmth and comfort that comes from being off the concrete. I thought of the senior dogs and cats sleeping on hard surfaces, becoming stiffer and more painful every day, lessening their chances of being adopted. I thought about skinny pets, cold pets, PET TALES Resting Easy COURTESY PHOTOSEmmitt, a 2-year-old stray, was already shaved when brought to the shelter. His new bed will help keep him comfortable as his fur grows back. Below: Kathleen Kennedy, left, and Vanessa Bouffard spend some time with the dogs at Floridas Orange County Animal Services shelter after setting up the donated pet beds.


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But when Leonardo da Vinci penned this phrase into the form poem of his obfuscating mirror writing, the paradox became palpable. And yet da Vinci also created a glass model of the human heart: ultimate visibility of the seat of the vital human spirit. Some hearts have two chambers. Fish have one receiving atrium and one pumping ventricle: single circulation. Reptile and amphibian hearts have three chambers, two receive blood and one pumps. This is double circulation, which has an interior circuit within the heart. Blood enters the heart, gets oxygenated, enters the heart again, and then goes out into the whole of the body. Because there is only one pumping chamber, the oxygenated and deoxygenated blood mixes. With the coming of the four-chambered heart of birds and mammals, there is the increased efficiency of keeping deoxygenated and oxygenated blood separate through the grace of the two separate pumping chambers. It is with this evolved efficiency that warm bloodedness becomes possible. With warm bloodedness comes greater freedom of life style. This journey, this going beyond from one to four chambers, has not been a simple matter of mere chamber addition. Complete reworking of the entire system has been required. In the September 2009 issue of the renowned peer reviewed science journal Nature, the role of gene Tbx5 in this process of system sophistication was revealed. The coming onto the scene of these genetic regulating elements birthed the two pumping chamber improvement. This permits not only the segregation of oxygenated from deoxygenated blood, but also permits pressure differentiation. Lower pressure is applied to blood going to delicate lungs and higher pressure to the body at large. And more advances: The name da Vinci runs out of the Renaissance into the present to become name of a robotic platform for minimally invasive surgeries. The da Vinci creates HD 3D images via cameras inside that surgeons view from the outside. The hands of the surgeon wear apparatus outside that in real time move internal instrumentation. The cardiac chambers are open for renovation. Just thinking about it makes me hot blooded. It is too amazing, too sexy. It is foreign. And in my minds ear I hear Foreigner, the British American rock band. Their Hot Blooded single reached number three on Billboard Magazines hot 100 list in September 1978. In 1984, Foreigner made number one of the hot 100 list with I Want To Know What Love Is. The cry in that hit comes from the foreign outside. We resonate with needing directions in, into the interior chambers. We need recipe regarding the interior heart circuit. We outsiders need magnified telemetry and robotic access. We need maps. And maps aplenty we have been given. We have the word pictures from Avila of Teresas crystal interior castle chambers, from outside to the inner holy of holies of union. We hear tell of the many chambered mansions of the Abrahamic Father and his Son, the secret inner rooms of Egyptian pyramids, the mansions of the Janna, the many Pure Lands. We want to know these chambers of the heart, the essence of l ove, the bliss of union. We see the chambered nautilus, divided and duct pierced, marvelous logarithmic spiral. But the nautilus grows toward the outside, sealing off the deep inner chambers. This pirate is not heartless; this pirate needs to get to the heart of the matter, to the diaphanous curtained chamber deep with the human heart mind. Like Baude-La chambre 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. laire, I have felt in my heart even as a small child the contradiction of the horror of life and its ecstasy. And like him, I have attempted to abandon political correctness. I have come to recognize the invincible taste for prostitution in the heart of man that arises from the horror of solitude. In the face of this horror we become two, or more: efficiently chambered. But the creature of genius wants to be one, at whatever cost. Perhaps some hearts have one.


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If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals in spite of the current market turmoil well gladly tell you so, and send you on your way. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer t with your goals, well explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, well recommend some alternatives. Either way, the coffee is on us. For a free consultation, please contact us and let us know if you prefer milk or cream. Editors Note: The first-ever Imagine Solutions Conference will premiere this week. For more information on how to still get tickets, contact 216-4226 or visit Lynne Groth, long-time Naples publisher and editor and now executive director of the Searching for Solutions Institute, the founder of the Imagine Solutions Conference, explains what will happen at the inaugural event.These historic and uncertain times have left many of us with unanswered questions. When will the volatility end? Which markets will be the first to recover? Can we transform todays challenges into opportunities? Searching for Solutions Institute and Americas most knowledgeable and influential leaders will address these and other critical issues facing our country during the inaugural Imagine Solutions Conference. The institute, a 501(c)(3) public foundation headquartered in Naples, was formed in 2008 with a simple but exciting mission: implement a strategy that links leadership and learning to leverage involvement in solutions that address societys most pressing concerns. This vision comes to life Feb. 22 and 23 at the inaugural Imagine Solutions Conference, an important event that unites Southwest Floridas leadership with 40 national thinkers and doers. This promises to be a monumental moment as Naples welcomes the first-ever thought-leader conference to the East Coast of the U.S. Held at the world-class Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the two-day conference will feature nationally known academicians, successful entrepreneurs and noted scientists. Each speaker will present his or her best ideas and recommend possible actionable o utcomes. Attendees will gain unprecedented access to some of the nations renowned experts on energy, environment, economics, education and health. Pinpointing which of these speakers will be the crowd favorite is like choosing a favorite child. Each of them will provide thought-provoking ideas and ah-ha moments. They include: David Walker, a former U.S. comptroller and advocate for fiscal responsibility, who believes change starts at the grassroots level with each and every one of us. Ken Dychtwald, an aging expert who refuses to accept that retirement should be nothing short of extraordinary and says anyone can reinvent themselves and even change the world. Dean Ornish explains that cardiovascular disease, which kills more people than other deadly diseases combined, is mostly preventable by changing our eating habits. Susan Eisenhower, an energy expert, advocates alternative solutions and has written extensively on nuclear and space issues. X PRIZE founder Peter Diamandis explains how cash prizes will inspire ultraefficient passenger vehicles and stem the harmful effects of climate change. David Katz, one of our nations top doctors, stresses that wellness and prevention are a solution to our health-care woes. Nicholas Negroponte has distributed low-cost laptops to more than one million children in the developing world through the OneLaptopPerChild program. Niall Ferguson, economic historian, will share his insights into the Great Repression. He says we are repressing the problem not finding a cure. Sylvia Earle discusses the importance of protecting the worlds oceans and restoring health to the system that takes care of us. These experts are joined by a prestigious list of 30-plus others, including the director of the Center for Innovation at the Mayo Clinic, several National Geographic Society explorers-in-residence, a Sony Pictures Digital executive, the medical director for Canyon Ranch and the CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative. Also joining us are professors from the nations top universities Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, MIT and the University of Minnesota plus the editor in chief of Harvard Business Review, a Wall Street Journal columnist, the president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund and directors of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancys Blue Water Certification program. The conference will also bring to Naples the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the director of the Gesundheit! Institute, co-founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, a former presidents daughter and granddaughter, and will introduce the next generation of social entrepreneurs, This intellectual star-power will inspire conference members and lead to their participation in a year-round program of learning, involvement and leadership. Following the annual conference (yes, we are working on dates for February/March of 2011) the institute will launch a year of follow-up initiatives. Multiple activities and programs will be implemented to provide the structure and mechanisms to solve a range of social sector issues. Think of this as a menu of electives created by conference attendees (or members) that include a range of involvement from the I just want to attend the conference every year to I want to be a part of the solution. Never has private-sector leadership been more important to understanding where the country is headed than right now. Margaret Mead said it best, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has. Lynne Groths professional career in Naples spans 20 years, including publisher of Gulfshore Life magazine. For more information about the conference, contact her at 216-4226 or visit IMAGINE SOLUTIONS Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutionsBY LYNNE GROTH __________________ Executive director, Searching for Solutions InstituteLynne Groth Had Enough of Low Interest Rates?The New York Life Enhanced Fixed Annuity issused by New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation offers competive rates.3.5%for3 years(Three-Year Guaranteed Initial Interest Rate*)TaxDeferredByron J. Meade, CLUAgent FL Ins. Lic #A1750482272 Airport Road South, Suite 202 239-417-5774 cel 239-404-3669* Rate is effective as of 2-1-2010. 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Employment Services Susan Kuhar has joined Naples Express Employment Professionals as a staffing consultant. She previously was branch manager for Mancan/Manpower for 10 years and was responsible for recruiting as well as business development. Naples Express Employment Professionals services Collier County and Bonita Springs with staffing and professional recruiting in a variety of fields, including clerical, medical, accounting, light industrial and information technology. Higher Education Eugene Milhizer has been named president and dean of Ave Maria School of Law. Mr. Milhizer assumed responsibilities as acting dean in April 2008, when Bernard Dobranksi, founding dean and president of AMSL, took a medical leave of absence. He became acting president when Mr. Dobranksi resigned. Mr. Milhizer holds a bachelors degree with high distinction and a juris doctorate from the University of Michigan, and a master of laws from the Judge Advocate Generals School, where he was the first honors graduate. Retail Jeff Staner has been promoted to vice president of Miromar Outlets. Mr. Staner has been the general manager of Miromar Outlets since the mall opened in 1998. He has more than 29 years of experience in property management and oversees the daily operations and marketing of Miromar Outlets. Nonpro t Organizations Lauren Lovell has been named interim executive director of Eden Autism Services Florida. Ms. Lovell has more than 30 years of experience working with children and adults with behavioral and emotional disorders including autism in public school systems. She joined Eden Autism Services funds, and co-managed a publicly traded mutual fund valued at more than $1 billion. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.Christina Shaw, registered client associate at the Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has earned the certificate in investment performance measurement designation. A member of the Moran Asset Management team since 2005 and a registered Series 7 and Series 66 associate, Ms. Shaw is responsible for gathering and organizing financial data for analysis and executing trades within managed portfolios. Chamber of Commerce Ekkehard Grampp has been named director of the Council for International Visitors in Collier County. Known as CIVIC and a program of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the council is one of 95 councils in cities throughout the country affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based National Council for International Visitors. CIVICs goal is to promote the Naples/ Collier County community while fostering international awareness. Mr. Grampp grew up in former East Germany, received his masters and Ph.D. at the Technische Universitt in West Berlin and started his business career in 1966 as a research chemist at Rhm GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany. He eventually became a division manager with worldwide responsibility for a biochemical group whose products were exported from Germany to more than 60 countries. Mr. Grampp, who speaks English, German, Swedish and some Russian, relocated to the U.S. in 1985 and became president/ CEO of Rohm Tech Inc. He retired in 2001 and moved to Naples in 2002. He belongs to the Naples chapter of SCORE and volunteers as a Collier County elections poll worker. He has trained poll workers since he became an American citizen in 2003. Banking & Finance Lily Cordero, vice president and corporate Bank Secrecy Act officer for Bank of Florida Corp., has earned the designation of certified anti-money laundering specialist. The CAMS credential is recognized by financial institutions and governments worldwide. Ms. Cordero has 26 years of experience in financial industries and holds a bachelors degree in finance from Barry University.Julie Husler has returned to Bank of Florida Trust Co. as chief executive officer. Hector Sikes and Lane DeCost have been promoted to the positions of president and chief investment officer, respectively.Ms. Husler left the trust company in 2008 to take the position of executive vice president, financial services delivery manager for Bank of Florida Corp. She is a graduate of the School of Credit and Financial Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.; Canon School of Private Banking at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.; and several development and executive programs. Mr. Sikes has served as director of sales for two large publicly traded companies. He holds the National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 and 66 licenses and is licensed in Florida to sell life and health insurance as well as variable annuities. He earned a bachelors in business administration from California State University at Northridge.Mr. DeCost is a chartered financial analyst who has managed personal and institutional portfolios, including foundations, endowments and pension NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ON THE MOVE Florida three years ago, first as a consulting behavior analyst for the school and adult programs, and then as assistant director of clinic and childrens services. Medicine Dr. Claudio Ferreira has joined the team of ophthalmologists and surgeons at Eye Centers of Florida. Dr. Ferreira is a graduate of Medical University of Vassouras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and interned at Santa Casa Hospital in Brazil and at Charles Drew University/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His specialties and interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and retinal detachments and tears. Professional Associations The Financial Planning Association of SWFL elected Renee Porter-Medley as president. Edward Bell III has been named president-elect. Ms. Porter-Medley is a certified financial planner with Key Private Bank. She has been a professional in the financial services business for more than 25 years. Mr. Bell is a certified financial planner and principal at Cornerstone Financial Planning Inc. Board Appointments Pamela Calore has joined the board of directors at Lighthouse of Collier. A resident of Naples, Mrs. Calore has also served on the advisory board for the Pittsburgh Vision Center. Lighthouse of Collier promotes the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. 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Some people like to get out after making a little money, but then they can lose out on making a LOT of money. Your best strategy is to not focus on how much youve made or lost, but on how much you expect to make in the future on a given stock. If it still seems undervalued, hang on. If it seems overvalued, sell. If youre really torn, compromise and sell some of your shares. The Motley Fool TakeMost of the coverage of IBMs (NYSE: IBM) recent fourth-quarter earnings report relates to whether its expectations-busting quarter is further evidence of a tech rally already under way. The reports largely ignored these important numbers: Total debt fell 23 percent, to $26.1 billion, and debt unrelated to financing customer purchases fell 61 percent, to $3.7 billion. Because of these aggressive debt payoffs, interest expense fell $111 million, or 57 percent. Thats why IBM earned 10 percent more in per-share net income in the fourth quarter, even in the face of 1 percent revenue growth. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Ph: 239-417-1216 5047 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 34113 On US41 just past Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. in the Village Fall complex. Taste the incredible JD Jags ribs! If you dont think theyre the best, your meal is on us! With this Coupon: FRIDAY FISH FRY! ALL YOU CAN EAT+ FRIES AND COLESLAW! FOR $8.95 Joel Soorenko, BrokerVR Business Brokers 5627 Naples Blvd Naples Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful Guidance Business Valuation Existing Business Sales Mergers and Acquisitions Exit Strategy Global Marketing Pilates Studio Landscape & Curbing Co. Garage Door Service Co. Sign Co. Asset Sale Hair Salon (4) Catering & Sandwich Shop Restaurant w/Beer & Wine Arcade/Casinos (2) LARGE Chinese Restaurant 16 Acre Tree Farm (government) debt. How does the insurance contract work? As with any market, there are the buyers of insurance (the insured) and the sellers of insurance (the insurer). In this case, a buyer negotiates with a seller to purchase an insurance contract such that the owner of the insurance gets settlement in full if there is either an interest payment or principal payment default by the bond. For example, even though GM went through bankruptcy, a holder of a GM bond who also owned CDS insurance was entitled to full payment. Another example: there are $80 billion of CDS written on Greeces government debt. When a default occurs, two things can happen. One, the insured can swap the defaulted bond with the insurer (give the bond to the firm which sold the insurance) and the insured takes cash for 100 cents on the dollar. Or, there can be partial cash settlement at time of the default and the insured still keeps the bond. For instance, if a defaulted bond was trading at 40 cents on the dollar, the insured/ the owner of the bond might keep the bond worth 40 cents per dollar of debt and the insured gets a partial payment of 60 cents, the difference between par and the value of the defaulted security. Either way, the insured is made whole. You might be thinking that the seller of a CDS is actually an insurance company since insurance is being sold. Not required and generally not the case. (Yes, AIG was an insurance company but it was doing the CDS business in its financial products group.) You might also be thinking that the buyer of the insurance contract had an insurable interestthe buyer owns something to be protected (e.g., a bond holder of GM wants to make sure it gets paid principle in a GM failure). Wrong again. Buyers come in other shapes and sizes, including speculators those who are investing on the basis that GM would fail and hedgers investors who have an indirect interest; they may be long other debt or stock of the issuer and they are selling insurance or buying insurance on the bond because they see pricing disparities. Given that not all the buyers in the CDS markets had insurable interests, the CDS market for a debt issuer most times is a multiple of the actual debt outstanding. Why? It was not uncommon for a $10 billion debt issue to have $40 billion of CDS written on it; debt owners could hold CDS in the amount of $10 billion but speculators and hedgers could own another $30 billion. Safe to say, when the contracts were written, the imponderable a major worldwide recession and a concomitant high level of corporate and sovereign default was not priced into the insurance premium. Worse than that, many times the CDS issuer had not laid off the risk to another party. And that was AIGs problem: insufficient backup protection a fundamental rule in underwriting. Such was not the case for Lehmans $400 billion in CDS contracts to which it was a counterparty at the time it went into bankruptcy. Lehman had bought or created offsetting insurance coverage such that the unwinding of $400 billion of CDS left Lehman with only a net $8 billion payable or uncovered. CDS are, seemingly, here to stay. Where they lie dormant until the next debacle is not known but they will certainly make any mega default even worse. Check your bond funds and query whether the funds own CDS and whether the CDS is maintaining the value of some debt issues which otherwise would be marked to market and much lower. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ page 1 Norman Love sweets now on Marco IslandNorman Love Confections awardwinning handcrafted chocolates are now available at the Marco Island Florist, 178 S. Barfield Drive. This is the first retailer on Marco to offer these artistic sweets. Flower show owner Nancy Carrington has a sense of pride that the renowned chocolate business is based in Southwest Florida. Im a firm believer in partnering with local businesses and contacted Norman Love to explore the possibility, she says. I discovered there was not an outlet on Marco Island selling his chocolates. Norman Love Confections offers gift box assortments consisting of 36 flavors, the five-piece ultra-premium dark chocolateline titled BLACK and various other products such as turtles, solid chocolate bars, the new Smore Love and seasonal items. Learn new business nuts and bolts New business owners can pave the way to success by learning the nuts and bolts of getting up and running in Florida. Counselors from SCORE will hold a workshop with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Registration and networking start at 9 a.m. The event is free. Visit www.scorenaples. org to register. MORE BUSINESS BRIEFS Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Large Salads, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm, and receive another item of equal or lesser value for half price. Dine In ONLY. Restrictions Apply. Expires 2/28/10BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2ND1/2 OFF!BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2ND1/2 OFF!With purchase of 2 beveragesHappy Hour$2$4$5 | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Rid g e Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2aNEW MENU! NOW 22 BEERS ON TAP! City Oven Bar Music SOUTH STREET $5 9 (Toppings Extra)

PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients by information and tips and 20 percent is promotional, said Mr. Bradtmiller. Recently, Major Storm told followers of his postings that the company was giving away a TV set at a local expo. Another post linked to a site with a hurricane preparedness checklist. I want high traffic to our Web site, said Mr. Bradtmiller, and hopefully that turns into conversions. Throughout Southwest Florida, businesses are posting online to audiences that are often made up of only a few hundred, or even dozens, of people. Bice restaurant in Naples posts deals on its Facebook fan page that offer things like 10 percent discounts. Recently, Fort Myers Toyota used its site to update customers about recalls. Although the audiences are relatively small for these posts, rarely topping 1,000 people, there is a pervasive and growing belief that social media is a required element of a thorough marketing plan. Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte recently made the bold move of using Twitter to give generic play-byplay of actual live surgeries. It allowed patients family members to keep tabs while they were out in the waiting room or out of state. While just a few hundred followers are exposed to the hospitals postings online, the initiative to broadcast surgeries was parlayed into widespread media coverage on TV and newsprint cross-media pollination that is a marketing coup. Social media is also used by the hospital to broadcast information on health screenings and other activities. The number of people connected to the hospital online hovers around 500 and continues to increase steadily. All this free exchange of information exists despite the paradox where most organizations prohibit use of social media. At Fawcett, computers are locked out of accessing sites like Twitter and Facebook. Locking out the sites is a common practice throughout the corporate world where managers are dually concerned about lack of productivity and the risk that someone posts something h armful or disparaging while on the clock. If the boss sees you on Facebook, hes not going to be very happy, said Mr. Bradtmiller. Even this publication pulled the plug on Facebook in the office. We had to ban it, said Executive Editor Jeff Cull. It was getting out of hand. Facebook boasts 400 million active users worldwide. By the middle of last year, the online research company comScore estimated there were more than 17 million Twitter users. The majority of those users are in the U.S. Because of numbers like that most Fortune 500 corporations have elaborate social networking plans in place. Small companies and nonprofits are following suit., a Naples-based Web site, hired C2 Communications to mastermind an intense social marketing blitz before its launch. The site offers local deals at retailers and restaurants to people who are registered with them. C2 created yet another mascot-character, Dilly Deazzle and started Twittering and friending people on Facebook. The company started attracting a fan base by posting community events and news. You cant go on there and just advertise, said Cyndee Woolley with C2, People dont care about that. Theyre there to find something whats relevant and interesting to them. Deazzle also bought ads on Facebook that targeted users within a 50-mile radius of the Naples/Fort Myers market. The site is on track to register 15,000 users by their official launch on March 1. Admittedly, many social networkers have trouble determining an exact return on their investment of time. While there are some tools that help detect how often ones name comes up in posts, the numbers arent entirely reliable. More than the numbers, the force driving marketers efforts is the belief that the use of social media will continue to increase. Being among the first to capitalize on the phenomenon will set them apart from the pack. I think back to the s with Web sites and companies that said, Ill never do that, said Murray Izenwasser, a social media consultant who occasionally runs seminars in Southwest Florida. I dont know any business now that doesnt have a Web site. Its just for the legitimacy factor now. Mr. Izenwasser says the biggest objection he hears from businesses, particularly small ones, is the time it takes to stay connected. It is time consuming, but its going to become an integral way for companies to communicate. SOCIALFrom page 1 COURTESY is is relying on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to deliver a solid customer base.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 BUSINESS B9 2010 awards dinner at the Hilton NaplesThe Education Foundation of Collier County Men of DistinctionNETWORKING Marylee Valvano, Katherine Villona and Trudi Valdivia Joe and Sandy Waite Kent and Delene Hasen Sandi and Tom Moran Karen Klukiewicz and Pat Neale Nancy and Skip Zink Sara and John Fumagalli Kathy and Gary Bigham Patt Franciosi and Tom Schneider Sheree and Leo Mediavilla Leo and Sheree Mediavilla, Ernie BretzmannWe 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@ JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEELKY

PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 The 2010 Governors Celebration of ReadingA day of programs at The Ritz-Carlton Golf ResortCourse designer Tom Fazio at The Club at MediterraNETWORKING Brad Meltzer Former Gov. Jeb Bush Steve Doocy Jill Conner Browne and Barbara Bush Former President George H.W. Bush Ellen and Lance Primis Susan Bailey, Claudette Schmidt and Pete Bailey Lynn and Bob Roland with Valerie and Marc Adam Derrick Barnes R.L. StineWe 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 COURTESY PHOTOS


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11Courtly accommodationsStock Construction has opened the furnished Majestic model in The Estates at The Classics, a neighborhood of custombuilt estate homes at Lely Resort. The four-bedroom, four-bath home offers 3,830 square feet under air and a total of 5,671 square feet. The spacious floor plan features a formal living room and an informal family room, both of which provide direct access via stacked sliding glass doors to the outdoor living area. There is a formal dining room with an elegant tray ceiling, a dinette adjacent to the island-style kitchen and a private study with French doors. The attached three-car garage has an air-conditioned storage area. East Indies Home completed the interior design by blending the richness of traditional European colors and fabrics SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Stocks new Majestic model couples European elegance with Florida-resort flairHome sales increased in January by 51 percent compared to a year ago, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. The report tracks home listings and sales within Collier County and indicates condo sales saw an even more impressive surge, jumping by 91 percent. Momentum that started building in the last half of 2009 appears to be continuing into 2010. Local experts say sales are up in almost every price range in every geographic area. For the 12 months ending in January, overall pending sales increased 71 percent with 9,802 contracts compared to 5,744 contracts for the 12 months ending January 2009. The average days a property was on the market decreased 12 percent for single-family homes in the $300,000$500,000 range. This decrease could be an indication that sellers realistic price expectations are contributing to the increased market activity. Other encouraging signs for the real estate market include: Overall pending sales for properties under $300,000 increased 81 percent with 718 contracts in January 2010 compared to 396 contracts in January 2009. Single-family pending sales increased 61 percent with 511 contracts in January 2010 compared to 317 contracts in January 2009. The overall median closed price showed no price change in January 2010 and remained at $180,000 compared to January 2009. The NABOR report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales from the SunshineMLS, price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The report does not include properties in Marco Island. To view the entire report, visit SEE MAJESTIC, B24 Salinka Melof, a sales associate for Do wning-Frye Realty Inc., has completed a luxury home marketing training course through The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The course is a step toward earning the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist professional designation. Downing-Frye Realty Inc. sales and listing leader s for J anuary were: Salinka Melof, sales leader in Naples; Lauren Fowlkes, lising leader in Naples; Susan Bellina, sales leader in Bonita Springs; and Melinda Sullivan listing leader in Bonita Springs. Terri Speach is the ne w R ealt or liaison/concierge for London Bay Homes. Most recently she served as broker liaison with Stock Development, where she directed and implemented real estate public relations and marketing programs for the company. London Bay Homes builds custom, and semicustom homes from Marco Island to Sarasota ranging in price from the $800,000s to $10 million. Patricia Patterson and Cindy Reiff have joined Premier Properties Inc. A licensed Realtor since 2003, Ms. Patterson was part of one of the leading real estate offices in Cape Cod, Mass., Kinlin Grover Osterville, specializing in the resort and second home market. Ms. Reiff has more than 10 years of experience in real estate. Her previous work history includes information systems operations, planning and development and auditing for Verizon. Kelly Capolino w as recognized as one of the top five producers of closed productions in December 2009 for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Naples. Ms. Capolino recently hosted a free seminar on two government tax credits for homebuyers and a free real estate market update. NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE SPEACH PATTERSON REIFF CAPOLINO NABOR report shows overwhelming evidence of rebound COURTESY PHOTOThe Majestic by Stock Construction COURTESY PHOTOThe formal living room in the Majestic

PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269Aqua, a private waterfront mid-rise set along the waters edge, takes advantage of the sights of a nature preserves, the yacht harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. The 11-story building overlooking Wiggins Pass at 13675 Vanderbilt Beach Road has 48 luxury residences and amenities including a private 29-slip deep-water yacht harbor with direct access via Wiggins Pass to the gulf, swimming pool and spa, fitness center, club room with catering kitchen, private theatre and sky lounge with spa and grill. Throughout the 3,590 square feet of living area in residence 506, designers blended natural fabrics, textured wall treatments and a spectrum of colors that compliment the seaside setting. A casually comfortable, yet sophisticated feel is meant to appeal to the luxury homebuyer. The substantial layout includes two master suites, a guest suite, a den, a library and a great room with adjacent fine dining area. Earthly elements like stone, glass, wood and slate underscore the designers focus to create a natural relaxed ambiance. Reclaimed 300-year-old Chinese elm was used for the flooring in the living space in combination with natural Jerusalem stone in the elevator lobby. Within the 27-foot by 21-foot great room, three distinct areas were shaped to achieve spaces for conversing, entertaining and dining. One wall is covered in chipped natural stone with displays set on floating wood shelves. The kitchen looks directly into all areas of the great room. A mirrored backsplash helps bring extra light into the Aqua model captures the essence of seaside livingReal estate can be an exciting profession in which no two days are alike. One day you could be driving around town to familiarize yourself with the current homes on the market; the next, you might be showing a buyer several properties for sale or sitting at the kitchen table with a homeowner to illustrate how you can help get their home sold. While beginning a new career in other industries often requires several years and tens of thousands of dollars in education costs, it only takes a few weeks and several hundred dollars to get started in real estate. The low cost of entry makes real estate a particularly attractive option for the unemployed or individuals who cant afford an expensive twoor four-year education. James Weichert, president and founder of Weichert Realtors, offers a fasttrack course designed to help new sales associates start selling quickly. The company also provides a host of courses to help associates develop an expertise in a number of specialized areas to meet the specific needs of consumers. There are a number of resources available online for those who think a career in real estate might be right for them. For a state-by-state directory of pre-licensing courses to become an agent, visit www.Schoolsofrealesetate. com. For information about the Weichert fast-track program, call (800) 3013000 or visit Company puts aspiring Realtors on a fast track space while dark grey mica-chip wall coverings above the mirrors and in the tray ceiling offset the marble countertops. The formal dining room features three large antique panel mirrors placed on the back wall reflecting ambient light and views. A custom chandelier in the recessed ceiling, hand-painted in a golden shade, supplements the light-filled space. Aqua residences begin in the $800,000s. For more information, visit or call 591-2727. COURTESY PHOTOThe Terrace of Aqua model




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 Robb & Stucky welcomes Annie Selke, the celebrated pioneer of color and comfort, for a free presentation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Robb & Stucky showroom in Naples. Designing with real life in mind, Ms. Selke creates with approachable elegance and is known for her commitment to fabulous albeit functional dcor that encourages mixing and matching to create a unique home environment. A consummate world traveler and avid flea-market treasure hunter, she gathers inspiration wherever she goes. Her longtime love affair with vintage patterns and her background in art history, merchandising and product development fuel her creative vision. The Naples showroom of Robb & Stucky is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Design pioneer will share her passion 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 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* COURTESY PHOTOFurniture and fabric designer Annie Selke


STAYING THE course... AND ONLY GETTING BETTER.Grey Oaks. Serene and luxurious, ideally located and more lovely all the time. But the true beauty of Grey Oaks isnt just the elegantly manicured greens or the impeccable service everywhere you turn. Its not only the warm camaraderie of a prosperous community, or the grace of the beautifully nished homes the true beauty of Grey Oaks is its legacy: a thriving private club ourishing now and into the future. Grey Oaks Country Club. Timeless Beauty. Timely Value. Resident and non-resident memberships available. New Decorator Models Open Daily Spacious Coach Homes from the $600s Luxurious Single-Family Villas from $895,000 Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway, in the heart of NaplesGrey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.


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(239) 594-2209Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster(239) 253-8002 Email: Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Estancia Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #6034+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Audubon Refurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $639,000 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #60610 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 6520 Daniels Rd.2984SF, designer upgrades, g.c. view. Kris Savoie: 253-9957. $675,000 Waterfront unit, 3/3.5, steps to Gulf/Beach, slip w/ 20K lift. $1,429,000 Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $399,000 Anchorage at Vanderbilt 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $254,900 Cedarwood Ln. #30332'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #4LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 NEW LISTING REDUCED!Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $949,000 N.W. end unit, Vast Gulf/Preserve views, 3+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 #402 #904 3/3 Big waterfront view, immaculate, 2677SF. $925,000 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views. $1,329,000 #502 #1002Endless waterfront views, redone 3/3, 10ft ceilings. $1,399,000 #10033+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $999,500 #201Gulf views, 2677SF, 2 lanais w/ hurricane shutters. $949,000 #702Refurbished 3/3, redesigned kit. Gulf/Bay/W.P. views. $1,425,000 #9033050SF, end unit, 2 large wrap around lanais. $989,000 #501Beautiful waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3. $899,000 #6023096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, large lanais. $1,699,000 #6053Br/3Ba, 2428SF, views of Gulf/River/Bay. $995,950 #703Stunning W. Gulf views, marble oors, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 #906 3096SF, bamboo oors, 10ft ceilings, Views. $2,175,000 #1005 REDUCED! REDUCED! REDUCED! NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 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 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, replace and pool. 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! Bristol Properties International recently celebrated the grand opening of its downtown Naples office on 10th Street South. The company touts a concierge approach to real estate that simplifies the process of buying, listing and selling a home. With offices in Naples, Boca Raton and Blue Bell, Pa., along with ancillary service locations in West Palm and Paris, France, Bristol Properties aims to transform traditional brokerage services allowing its clientele to focus on their most valuable asset: time. The companys trademarked Spa Services real estate menu helps customize the process to fit each clients specific needs. Bristol Properties International, which exclusively markets homes, works closely with its sister company, the Bristol Trading Company, to offer homeowners a highly visible place to sell their gently used valuables and find buyers who are exclusively interested in those items. Bristol and its service vendors will pack up all of a clients belongings and arrange full moving and unpacking services. Every detail of the lengthy and sometimes stressful process of selling a home and moving into a new one can be done in one convenient location. Our philosophy is simple: We dont just hear, we listen to our clients needs or desires and strive to meet or exceed them, says broker Shawn Hyland. We have a concierge approach to helping you accomplish your goal of selling or purchasing a home. Mr. Hyland works alongside Bristol CEO Jean Anker and President Ray Anker. Bristols three principals have combined real estate, marketing and sales experience spanning more than 35 years among them. Among the services they offer are: Listing and marketing homes Staging interior spaces Selling unwanted assets Donating to charity or disposing of unwanted items Packing Moving Settlement representation at time of closing The company and its ancillaries plan to expand into other metro areas of South Florida and extend their reach globally. For more information, visit and Bristol Properties International announces opening in NaplesRAY ANKER HYLAND


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 Jamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR239-565-4268Jamie@sw Gulfcoast Premier RealtyCoconut Point 23150 Fashion Drive, Suite T230 Estero, Florida 33928 W elcome to Southwest Florida ESTERO 5 BEDROOMS/5 BATHS/3 CAR GARAGE HEATED POOL/POLE BARN/CABANA & 5ACRES! $625,000 ESTERO PEACEFUL SERENE SUNSETS!3 BED/ 2 BATH/ 2 CAR/READY TO MOVE INTO! $285,000 TURNKEY WILDCAT RUN ESTERO / MAKE US AN OFFER!REMODELED 3 BED/DEN/2 BATH ARTHUR RUTENBERG W/HEATED POOL & SPA OVERLOOKING WATER & GOLF COURSE. $549,000! PRICE REDUCED! ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN 3 BED/DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR/GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $299,900 ESTERO READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! ESTERO ROOKERY POINTE 4 BED/3 BATH/3 CAR/GAS HEATED POOL/ SPA $499,900 O WNER/AGENT ESTERO GRANDEZZA/OAKWOOD 2 BED+DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR NOW $285,000! ESTERO WATERFRONT IN WILDCAT RUN! 3 BED/STUDY/3.5 BATHS/3 CAR ESTERO ROOKERY POINTE WATERFRONT! FORMER MODEL! 4 BED/STUDY/3 BATH/2 CAR TURNKEY FURNISHED $549,000 OPEN SAT. & SUN OPEN SUNDAY SALE PENDING OPEN SUNDAY OPEN SAT. & SUN

PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 CBIA Parade of Homes kickoff party at Lely ResortREAL ESTATE EVENT Bill Gurnee and Tony Spano Claudine Wetzel, Carrie Horner and Shalyn Ormsby Nancy Fox, Tim Clark, Susan Joyce, Doug Durrenberger, Susie Ulrich, Ken Vivkery and John Weiss Gerry and Sarah Fogarty Rob Olson, Greg Weber and Andrew Schmeider David Aldrich, Carrie Horner, Kristin Stroh and Richard Borel Ken Vickery, Susie Ulrich and Bob ImigWe 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


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DE SOTO COUNTY LEE COUNTY COLLIER COUNTYPunta Gorda Fort Myers Port Charlotte 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 RenderingMOVE-IN-READY HOMES M RE Artists RenderingLot 69/2A | $374,990Artists Rendering Lot 70/2A | $260,591Artists Rendering Lot 181/2 | $212,450 Artists Rendering Lot 78/2 | $227,490Artists Rendering Lot 179/2 | $192,900 Lot 68/2A | $410,540Artists Rendering SOLD! CH A RL O TT TT E E COUNTY NTY DE S O T O COUN TY Y Y LE E CO UN T Y CO O LL I IER LL IER I I COU NTY OUN TY N Pu n n ta t Go o o rd r a a F o rt My e er s s Po Po Po rt Ch h lo tt ar ar lo ar r lo t e e e N. F o rt My e r s Fo Fo Fo r rt r My My My e r s s Be Be Be Be Be ac ac ac h h h y y y y y Ca pe C o ra l al p Sa S nibe i i b l Bo n ita Sp rin g s N a pl es Ma r c o Is l an d D .R. Horton oers go lf course views without the countr y club pricin g at t h e l uxurious Va l encia Go lf & Countr y C l u b Move-in-rea dy h omes are avai l a bl e to d a y P rices, plans, benets and locations are subject to change 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 our homes that are not reected in our models. As a result, please consult one of our S ales Representatives for the latest community information. CGC 1513647 V a l e n c i a G o l f & Countr y Club | y From t h e $170s 2154 Vardin Place, Na p les S in g le-Famil y Homes (239) 354-0243 V isit www. d r h / sw a Artists Renderin g L ot 69/2 A | $ 374 990 A rtists Renderin g Lot 70/2A | $260 59 1 A rtists Rendering Lot 181/ 2 | $ 212 450 Ar Ar Art Art Art A Art ist ist ist ist st st s s s s s s Ren Ren Ren Ren Ren n Re n d der der der der de d der de er der der der der r der der r der der r der der r der r der r er der er er r r r der der der e e e r der der er er der r e de de de der er de e e er de r er er der d e d d de i i ing ing ing ing ing i i ing ing ing ing ing ing ng ng ing ng ing ing in ing ng ing ing ng ing ing ing ing ing ing ng ing ing ing ing ing in ing ing in n in n ing ing ng ng i n n ng g ing in ing ing g in ing g ng ing ing i ng n ing i in ing g i in ing n g g g g g g g g g g g g L ot 78 /2 | $ 227,49 0 A rtist s Rendering Lot 179 /2 | $ 192 90 0 Ar Ar Ar Ar A r A ti ti ti ti t t st st st s s s s s s s R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R n n n e n n e e e e e e n n n e en en en en n n en n en de d de de de de de de d de de d d de d de e e e e e de de d d e e e e e e d de de de de e i i i i i i i ri ri ri ri ri i i i i i i ri ri r r r r r r r r r ri i r r r r r r r r r ri i i i i ri ri r i ri ri ri r ng ng ng ng ng ng n n n n n n n n n n n ng ng g ng g g g ng ng ng n ng ng Lot 68 / 2A | $410 54 0 Art Art Art Art Art A Art Art r ist ist ist ist ist t t s s s s s s s Ren Ren Ren Ren Ren n Ren Ren Ren en der d der der der der der der der d der er d der de d der der der der er d der der der de er er der der d er r er er r r r d d d d er er der er r d d d d de er er er d d d de der de de e er der de e er der r d d d der der er er r der der er e e r r der der r d er er e der e er e d d der d der e r d d d d d d de d e e er r r r in n ing ing ng ng ng n ing ing ing ng ing ing ing i i ng ing ing ing ng ing ing ing n ing ing g ng ing ing i in i in ing i in i ing ng in n ng g g ng g ing ing in ing ing in ng ing n ing ing in i i i in in n n n Ar Ar A A Ar Ar A Ar A A A Ar Ar Ar A Ar Ar A A r A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Ar r A A A Ar r r r r r Ar Ar A Ar r Ar r ti ti ti ti ti ti t t t ti i i t t t i i i i ti ti ti i i i i i i ti ti ti st st st st s s s s s s s s s st t t t s s s s s s s st t t t t t t t st st st t t t t st st s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s 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 R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R en en en en en en en e en en e n e e en e en n n e e e e e e n n n d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d de de de d d de de de r r r r r A A A A A A ti ti ti t t R R R R R R d d d d d d d d d de d de d d de r r r r r 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 this advertisement and who nance their purchase through Sellers Preferred Lenders. Buyers must qualify for 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. Consult with a D.R. Horton Sales Representative in the community displayed on this advertisement for details. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers.Up to $5,000 Towards Closing CostsWith the purchase of a new home. Oer ends March 30, 2010.

PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 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.MAJESTICFrom page B11with lighter hues that echo the resort lifestyle found in Lely Resorts clubs. The team hand-selected a mix of signature pieces from the collections of Theodore Alexander, Century, East Indies and Hendradon to create a design style that was sufficiently elegant for the homes formal dining room, but relaxed enough to accommodate informal entertaining on a lanai that is highlighted by an outdoor summer kitchen and comfortable seating areas overlooking a long lake view framed by the pool and spas spectacular waterfall and rock features. The Classics neighborhood lines the lakes and fairways of the Gary Playerdesigned Classics championship golf. It is accessed via a private entry featuring a large fountain followed by a boulevard lined with live oaks, coconut palms, King Sago palms and thousands of plants and flowers leading up to the two-story Mediterranean-style gatehouse. Homes in The Classics are priced from the $490,000s to more than $2 million. The Majestic floor plan is priced starting at $669,990. The Collier Building Industry Association recently named Lely Resort Community of the Year. Amenities at Lely Resort include The Players Club & Spa, three championship golf courses designed by legends of the game Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Lee Trevino as well as two golf clubhouses within the community. Located on a nine-acre parcel, The Players Club & Spa offers 20,000-plus square feet under air. The facility features a fitness center, full-service spa, resort-style pool and a tennis complex. The 20,000 square foot Village Center, which garnered Clubhouse of the Year honors from CBIA, is also open in the Ol neighborhood. The central sales center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit Lely on the Web at COURTESY PHOTOThe Majestics master suite lives up to its name.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 REAL ESTATE B25 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 Debby Hahn Welsh239-292-8839Open House, Saturday, February 20th, 1-3pm.Call agent for gate code Call me today to nd out more details and schedule your private tour of these gorgeous homes! LIVINGSTON WOODS VINEYARDS SATURNIA LAKES QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE PELICAN BAY 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! $1,485,000Pamplona Model starting at $449,000Debra Pelitera Realtor/John R. Wood Realtors(239)250-6865 mobile www.thepeliteragroup.com6573 Marissa Loop #202/204$1,099,000Just Listed$439,000Just Listed Luxury Estate 6690 Bottlebrush Ln (5 acre Estate Home)$3,000,000Quail Creek Village Priced for Quick Sale$399,000 SATURNIA LAKES RECENT TRANSACTIONS AFJ Music LLC has pur chased a 4,840-square-foot freestanding office/ warehouse building in Vanderbilt Office Park, 3880 Via Del Rey in Bonita Springs, for $651,500 from K&C Properties LLC. Fred Kermani of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples represented the seller. Kevin Aizenshtat of Downing-Frye Realty represented the buyer. B est of Everything of Southwest Florida Inc., has r enewed its lease of 7,786 square feet in Tower Plaza, 36503666 Tamiami Trail N., from Commercial Trust Real Estate Services Land Trust. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Donna Marshall Esq., has leased 1 447 square feet in Newgate Center, 5150 Tamiami Trail N., from Executive Development Corp. Scott Dunnuck and Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/ Naples brokered the transaction. Ka thryn Southerns Salon has r ene wed its lease of 270 square feet at Dockside Boardwalk, 1100 Sixth Ave., from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. La w Offices of Jay F. Cook has leased 1 010 square feet in Newgate Center, 5150 Tamiami Trail N., from Executive Development Corp. Scott Dunnuck and Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.


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 Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$900,000 22 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-07 $999,000 Premier Properties Polly Himmel 2903910 >$1,000,00023 KENSINGTON 5221 Old Gallows Way $1,169,000 Premier Properties Tess McCarthy 207-0118 24 FIDDLERS CREEK 7669 Mulberry Court $1,195,000 Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-4, Amerivest Realty South, Lura Jones, 370-5340 25 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1701 $1,350,000 Premier Properties Judy Stead 273-3438 26 OLD NAPLES 689 13th Avenue South $1,350,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529 27 FIDDLERS CREEK 8535 Bellagio Drive $1,449,000 Friday, Feb. 19th, 1-4, Amerivest Realty South, Lura Jones, 370-5340 28 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 29 OLD NAPLES 287 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424 30 MOORINGS 695 Wedge Drive $1,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$2,000,000 31 MOORINGS 2201 Beacon Lane $2,250,000 Premier Properties Trey Wilson 595-4444 32 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. -Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 33 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. CALL AGENT FOR ENTRY 34 MEDITERRA VERONA 16991 Verona Lane $2,995,000 Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$3,000,000 35 MARCO ISLAND 512 Antilles Court $3,299,000 Premier Properties Roe Tamagni 398-1222 36 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26360 Woodlyn Drive $3,795,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474>$4,000,000 37 MEDITERRA MARCELLO 29131 Marcello Way $4,250,000 Greg Martinovich 405-6228. 38 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148>$8,000,000 39 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 24 27 23 26 25 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 VANDERBILT TOWERS Unit 104 $149,000 South Bay Realty, Lesley Garlock, 239-289-1351 Sat. Sun. 1pm-4pm 2 FALLING WATERS 7200 Davis Blvd., 2 & 3 Bedroom Condos $199,900 Open Daily 11-4 Jean 239-293-7269>$300,0003 PELICAN BAY ST. 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PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 15. The real Frankie Valli, who is now in his 70s (some bios give his birth year as 1937, while others have it as 1934), continues to perform. His next Southwest Florida performance will be at the Mann Hall on Thursday, April 1. 4. Earlier in his career, Rick Elice, co-writer of the musicals book, worked as a creative director at Serino Coyne Inc., where he produced more than 300 ad campaigns for Broadway shows. Marshall Brickman, a former client, approached him to collaborate on Jersey Boys. Among other things, Mr. Brickman co-wrote screenplays of Annie Hall, Manhattan, Sleeper and Manhattan Murder Mystery with Woody Allen, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on Annie Hall. Mr. Brickman and Mr. Elice are poker buddies. Incredibly, Jersey Boys was the first Broadway musical for both of them. They are now working on The Addams Family. Based on the ghoulish cartoons of Charles Addams and starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia, its slated to open on Broadway in April, with previews starting in early March.8. New Yorkers typically dont think much about New Jersey. In fact, more often than not, their neighboring state is the punchline for their jokes. But New Yorkers welcomed Jersey Boys on Broadway with open arms. As Mr. Elices bio in the program notes: He never thought about Jersey much. He does now.5. Mr. Elice says when he and Mr. Brickman met with Mr. Valli and Bob Gaudio (who wrote and co-wrote the groups songs) to discuss the possibility of doing a show with their music, the two Seasons started telling tales about what it had been like for them behind the scenes in their hey day. Offstage, the sensational Seasons were high-school dropouts, first generation Italian-Americans growing up in Jersey, no strangers to the Mob. This is the story right here! Mr. Elice recalls thinking.6. You ask four guys, you get four different answers, says Season Tommy DeVito. Mr. Elice and Mr. Brickman grappled with how to write the story, as the singers each had his own version. (Season bassist/singer Nick Massi died in 2000.) So, following a suggestion from director Des McAnuff, they divided the show into four parts, each one narrated by a different Season.9. Unlike Mama Mia! and most juke-box musicals, the songs in Jersey Boys are used naturally. Generally, the Seasons are auditioning, rehearsing, performing or recording.7. At least five of the quartets songs have a girls name in the title: Sherry, Dawn (Go Away), Cmon Marianne, Ronnie and Marlena. Two have nicknames (Candy Girl and Rag Doll).1. Actors in Jersey Boys study with a dialect coach to get the New Jersey accent just right, because a New Jersey accent differs from a New York accent. Jersey accents also vary from region to region within the Garden State. Actors in the Melbourne, Australia, production watched episodes of The Sopranos and movies such as Raging Bull and Casino to get a feel for Jersey accents.2. Actors being considered for the role of Frankie Valli sign up for whats called Frankie Camp, says Jersey Boys production supervisor Richard Hester. Over three intense days of training, they learn how to talk, sing and dance like Mr. Valli. You could think of it as boot camp, production manager Jeff Parvin says, adding that even an actor who studied the show in detail would have difficulty having a successful audition without going through the camp. Frankie is such a hard role to play, he says. Frankie Camp gives them a shot We dig in with them. It gives them a chance to work not just on the material, but with our director, choreographer, vocal coach. Approximately 100 actors have gone through Frankie Camp since its inception. Not only do actors have to sing and move like Mr. Valli, but they have to approximate his build and physicality and they have to look Italian. They also have to have chemistry with the other cast members and, just as importantly, with the audience. Mr. Hester says that every time they have to find a new Frankie, he despairs that theyll find one as good as the ones theyve had. And yet, they do, and hes happy to be surprised all over again.10. The part of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys is extremely demanding physically. After his first entrance, hes on stage constantly and has to sing 20 songs and dance, too. The role is considered so difficult that all shows have two Frankies: one performs six shows weekly, and the other performs two. They live like saints, says Mr. Parvin. Its a strict routine: when they go to bed, when they wake up. Its like being a monk. And at the same time, he adds, Theyre heavily trained. Its like being an athlete.11. Some of the Four Seasons were mixed up with the Mob and did time in the slammer. Ironically, Mr. Valli himself played New York Mob captain Rusty Millio in seasons five and six of The Sopranos on HBO.12. Seasons Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio formed a partnership on just a handshake. Their business agreement continues to this day.13. Producer Bob Crewe, who wrote the lyrics for the Four Seasons songs, co-wrote and produced Silhouettes for The Rays in 1957. It was a No. 1 hit. In addition to writing many of the Four Seasons hits, Mr. Crewe wrote the 1967 instrumental hit Music to Watch Girls By and is co-author of Lady Marmalade.14. The Broadway production of Jersey Boys has an astounding 223 automation cues, and the touring show has even more. Shows such Phantom of the Opera and Wicked, with all their special effects, have approximately 50 to 60 cues, Mr. Hester says.3. When Frankie Valli went solo, he recorded Cant Take My Eyes Off You. Many radio stations initially refused to play it, assuming it would never be a hit. But when Mr. Valli performed it in concert, audiences began demanding to hear it. Radio relented, and Cant Take My Eyes Off You became the fifth most-played song of the 20th century. Goodbye), Who Loves You and Working My Way Back to You among them. The quartet of blue-collar boys from New Jersey sold more than 170 million records worldwide, all before they were 30. When Jersey Boys, the musical based on their rags-to-riches story, opened on Broadway in November 2005, it, too, was a huge hit. In fact, Four Seasons singer/composer Bob Gaudio recounted for Theater Talk on PBS that a friend who saw the show shortly after it opened told him, I think this shows gonna be bigger than you guys were! Described by New York Times drama critic Ben Brantley as a cross between Dreamgirls and Goodfellas, Jersey Boys won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Nearly five years later, it still sells out on the Great White Way. It played in Chicago for 27 months before closing in January. In addition to Broadway, its on stage in Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Ontario; London, England; and Melbourne, Australia. A national tour comes to Fort Myers and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall from Feb. 17 to March 7. Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Rashomon-like, through the eyes of four different narrators. In a nod to that technique, Florida Weekly presents a look at the show from 15 angles. JERSEYFrom page 1 >> What: Jersey Boys >> When: through March 7 >> Where: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $60-$100 >> Information: Call 481-4849 or visit if you go COURTESY IMAGES AND FROM JOAN MARCUS


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You Cant Take It With You At the Florida Rep through Feb. 21. 332-4488 or Mauritius By the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 27. 263-7990 or www. On Golden Pond By the Marco Players Feb. 24-March 14. www. Symphony Beach Concert The Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus perform Brahms at the Beach at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Chapel by the Sea on Fort Myers Beach. 418-1500. Irving Berlin Tribute: From Ragtime to Ritzes At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 21 with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. 597-1900. Thursday, Feb. 18 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. Free admission. 948-4427 or www.floridawestarts. com. 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. The exhibit runs through March 19. Funny Guy Comedian Jo Koy performs at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island today through Sunday. Tickets: $18. 389-6900. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. Friday, Feb. 19 Cabaret Show Broadway performer James Naughton comes to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts tonight and Saturday. 597-1900. Naples Exhibit The Third on Canvas Exhibit can be seen today through Wednesday at The Von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Pat Trick. 267-0783 or Saturday, Feb. 20 Improv Class Gulfshore Playhouse hosts an improvisation class with actress Lori Wilner from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Norris Center. $25 for adults and $15 for students. 213-3058. Grand Parade The Edison Festival of Light Grand Party & Parade are set for 5-11 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers, with the parade starting at 7 p.m. 334-2999. Asia Fest The National Association of Asian American Professionals host the sixth annual Asia Fest from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to help ring in Chinese New Year. The event takes place at the Mercato, featuring Asian cuisine, vendors and cultural performances. Admission: $2. 404-5836 or e-mail judywright@ Opera in Estero Opera Naples presents Romeo & Juliet Then and Now today and Sunday at the Miromar Design Center in Estero. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. 514-7464. 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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bluegrass Jam A free bluegrass jam starts at 3 p.m. at Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs. Frontline is the featured band. 405-0355. Bridal Expo Bridal Blast takes place at Germain Arena in Estero. Southern Fare The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Affairs of the Arts No. 10 Nothing to S.C.O.F.F. At, starting at 6:30 p.m. $200 per person, advance purchase required. Enjoy a southern seafood extravaganza and entertainment. 495-8989 or Monday, Feb. 22 Style Sessions Learn 10 style session basics for your spring wardrobe at Marissa Collections. 687-1148 for times. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazz Orchestra Concert starts at Unity of Naples Church at 7:30 p.m. 643-6955 or 213-3058. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Masterworks The Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music presents Robert Schumanns 200th Birthday Celebration, a faculty artist recital, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom. 590-7209. Beverly Sills Bubbles: A Visit with Beverly Sills starts at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Regional Library, Naples. Women of Note founder Damaris Peters Pike portrays Beverly Sills. 593-0334. Chopin Music Celebrate Chopins Bicentennial Birthday with Maestro William Noll at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., at 2 p.m. 252-7542. Douglas Fest The sixth annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is set for today through Friday at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. Presented by the Collier County Museums and the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. 6950008. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Feb. 24 Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero. 334-3309. King of Romance Engelbert Humperdinck performs Legacy of Love at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Art Gala A Third on Canvas Benefit Gala starts at 5:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. $95. 262-6517. Wednesday, Feb. 17 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. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. Comedy Chicago City Limits performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts today and Thursday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. 597-1900. Pirate Night Join The English Pub every Wednesday for Pirate Night and Hermit Crab Races as well as live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 775-3727 or Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or Upcoming events Comic Talent John Henton performs at the Off The Hook Comedy Club Feb. 25-28. 389-6900. Performer Tommy Tune stars in Steps In Time at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Feb. 25. 597-1900. Military Band The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters performs at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Art Event The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Art League Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 25. 495-8989. Acoustic Duo National touring guitarists Patchouli performs folk meets flamenco at the C Grape Coffee & Wine Bar, 4450 Bonita Beach Road, from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 26. 221-7388. Cabaret Night A Cabaret Night, with Brenda Earles Jazz Quartet, starts with cocktails at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Outdoor Concert The Music Makers Show Band performs at the Cambier Park band shell from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 26. 213-3058. Art Reception An Art & Soul Exhibit Reception is set for 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Sweet Art Gallery in Naples. 597-2110. Jazz Musician Steve Tyrell performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Feb. 26. 597-1900. Live Concert Miromar Outlets host live entertainment by Angie & Perfect Gentlemen from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26. 948-3766. Rock Concert Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin perform at Germain Arena in Estero Feb. 26, with special guest Flyleaf. 1-800-745-3000. Assisted Living Local satirists Compton & Bennett present their popular musical revue Assisted Living at The Bonita Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Rd. Bonita Springs, on Feb. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. $15., 1-800-838-3006 or 898-0052. Rigoletto The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Teatro Lirico DEuropa: Rigoletto at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Historic Homes The Bonita Springs Historical Society invites the public for an afternoon tour of the past from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 27. Tour three early houses, dating from 1886 to the 1930s. $25. 992-6997. Art Fundraiser Tropical Splendor is hosted from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 27 by the Art League of Bonita Springs. Reservation: $150 per person. Enjoy music by the Southwest Florida Big Band plus a Caribbean dinner and live auction. 495-8989 or Send calendar listings to events@ COURTESY PHOTOThe Harlem Globetrotters perform at Germain Arena Feb. 24.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West02/18 : Return of Miss Gulch at the Red Barn Theatre02/19 : Gardenfest Key West02/25 : The Full Monty02/25 : KW Library Fund Raiser $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare Our depths of self-deception are, apparently, limitless. Take, for example, many who audition for American Idol. The purpose of the show is to discover amateur talent and turn one deserving person into a star. (And lets not kid ourselves: marketing, sex appeal and youth have as much, if not more, to do with stardom. Case in point: Kellie Picklers breast implants.) Its stirring to see someone unknown walk into an audition and have her knock us out with her voice. Conversely, its oddly entertaining to see someone walk into an audition and proceed to sing off-key, or in a monotone especially if shes been boasting beforehand about how talented she is and how shes going to be the next American Idol. Some of these people are genuinely crushed when the judges inform them that they cant sing. And some simply refuse to believe it. They start begging the judges, or begin bargaining with them. Or they start yelling and cursing; how dare the judges not recognize sheer talent when its right in front of them? Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite who lived in the first half of the 20th century, was a forerunner to these wannabe singers. Her parents and former husband discouraged her, but Ms. Jenkins wanted to sing professionally. Her parents deaths gave her the financial means to pursue it seriously, booking concerts and recording. The only problem: Ms. Jenkins could not sing on key, and possessed no sense of rhythm, tone or pitch. But that didnt stop her. Like former president George W. Bush, who would only speak before supporters, Ms. Jenkins interviewed and screened people before granting them a ticket to her recitals. Even so, people attended in order to laugh at her. Fans included Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Tallulah Bankhead. To use a 21st century term, her singing was craptacular: so bad it was entertaining. The apex of her singing career was performing at Carnegie Hall. Not only was the hall sold out, but thousands more wanted to attend. This odd-but-true musical tale is so intriguing to playwrights that three have written shows about Ms. Jenkins: Viva La Diva (which played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Souvenir (which played on Broadway with Judy Kaye in the lead role) and Peter Quilters Glorious! which is currently playing at Theatre Conspiracy through Feb. 20. Diandre McGee gamely plays Ms. Jenkins in this production, squealing notes like a cat being squeezed inside an accordion. As a critic comments, she hits maybe a dozen correct notes in an entire recital, and the notes are not scooped but bulldozed. But Ms. Jenkins, who says early on, Music means so much to me, thats why I perform, also declares, People may say I cant sing, but no one can ever say I didnt sing. Her singing is stupefyingly bad. She seems to aim in the general direction of each note, and sometimes even manages to land in the neighborhood. Shes as vocally steady as a drunk trying to walk a straight line. People called her the lady of the sliding scale and the worst singer in the world. Ms. McGee portrays Ms. Jenkins with sincere earnestness. The flinty look of determination she possesses while she sings only serves to make the performance more humorous. Theres just something perversely satisfying about being able to laugh out loud at someone whos singing so poorly. The plays narrated by Cosme McMoon (Leo Wolfe), who is also her accompanist. Mr. Wolfe is talented on the piano. (Its great to not have to watch an actor pretend to play.) But as an actor he should guard against mugging too much for the audience. Ms. Jenkins is so obtuse she doesnt even realize hes gay. (The audience knows he is because he flutters his hands a lot; it wouldve been nice to have seen a slightly more understated performance.) A friend recommends him for the job, and he meets with Ms. Jenkins. Once he hears her sing, hes determined the job isnt for him until she offers to triple his salary. Its a tricky role, and I wasnt clear exactly what his relationship was with her; did he come to genuinely care about her as a person, despite her horrible singing? It wouldve been nice to see some kind of connection between them, rather than just two actors doing their roles. June Kroc rounds out this trio of actors, playing multiple roles: a maidwith-an-attitude who speaks only Spanish (a role that weve already seen on Will and Grace); Dorothy, Ms. Jenkins best friend, and Mrs. Verrinder-Gedge, who crashes a recital with a petition that demands that Ms. Jenkins stop singing. Ms. Kroc received some laughs for her scowling maid role, and as a slightly tipsy best friend, though her costume (by Diana Waldier and Wende Gilmore) as the latter made her look like a member of the Red Hat Society. (Any time you put someone in a big red hat and gloves, with a dark dress that looks deep purple, people are going to think: Red Hat Society. Especially in this locale.) But the costumers redeem themselves with Ms. Jenkins outrageous outfits for the stage, both of which are so over the top they made me laugh out loud. Set design (by Bill Taylor and Terry Scott) make the most with minimal props, though it does take the stage crew some time to change scenes. Lighting designer Allan Glass does some nice things with spotlights at the beginning of the show, but Mr. Wolfe missed at least one of his marks, delivering part of his opening monologue partially in the dark. I wish Mr. Taylor had pushed his cast a little more and tweaked the play, though. The timing is off in spots (especially when Ms. Jenkins is in a cab accident off-stage) and Mr. Wolfe and Ms. McGee seem to display two different types of comedic acting; Ms. McGee lets the humor come out of her character, while Mr. Wolfe would bug his eyes for the audience and over-react. Among the arias Ms. McGee so skillfully massacres are The Laughing Song from J. Strauss Die Fledermaus and Habanera from Carmen. But you dont have to know a thing about opera to enjoy Glorious! This off-beat, zany play, based on a real woman, provides lots of laughs. And, as Ms. Jenkins proves, unfortunately, you dont even have to have skill to be famous just money and an unswerving belief in your own talent. Even if its nonexistent. >> What: Glorious! >> When: through Feb. 20 >> Where: Theatre Conspiracy, 10091 McGregor Blvd. >> Cost: $22 ($10 for students) >> Information: Call 936-3239 If you go ARTS COMMENTARY in h V E n Ju Q NancySTETSON Glorious!: A joyful massacre of music COURTESY PHOTO Glorious! plays through Feb. 20 at Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 C9 GIVING For 20 years, the Education Foundation of Collier County has been inspired by something that we have always known: Teachers make the greatest difference to student achievement and can create opportunities that change the lives of students every day. The foundation began by honoring and thanking teachers who participated in a Golden Apple process and invited the community into their classrooms to see what was happening with their students. More than 20,000 teachers have been nominated and thanked by students, parents, colleagues and community members. Each time teachers share their passion for teaching and learning with the community, we are challenged to listen and respond in ways that support them. We know we want effective teachers. That was clearly articulated in the Connect Now Statement, in which the citizens of Collier County told us they wanted schools staffed by teachers who are well-prepared, committed, respected and supported.The prepared educatorThe well-prepared teacher has strong student-teaching experiences followed by collegial mentoring support in the first years of his career. As he continues to grow in his profession, he has opportunities that allow him to reflect on and improve his own practice, and to learn from colleagues and data in a continuous framework. The Education Foundation, Collier County Public Schools and the Lastinger Center for Learning at the University of Florida collaborated four years ago to devise a model in Immokalee schools that is being sustained through the school district and expanded as a model of effective professional development for teachers.The committed teacherCommitted teachers put their students first. This can take many forms: Maybe its spending extra hours volunteering for clubs, or writing grants and finding partners in the community to make their students learning relevant and fun. Perhaps its an understanding that a child lacks basic needs such as food and clothing, and trying to get them community support. Committed teachers find many ways to help students achieve and find their own success. As parents, we know the essential value of a teacher who encourages our children to find their talent or push themselves to a new level of achievement. The right environmentEffective teaching is not just about a teachers knowledge and commitment, but also about the conditions under which our educators work. An effective teaching environment must foster respect between colleagues, staff and administration; parents; students; and the community at large. Schools that invite families into the learning experience and understand the cultural and economic diversity of their families provide the climate for this level of mutual respect. Communities that respect education as a profession and teaching as a craft will thrive and prosper. The community also confirmed that we want schools that are connected to and at the center of community life. Our various programs with teachers teacher recognition, job-embedded professional development, community-based leadership, classroom grants and more are simply conduits for teachers to find the community and for the community to find them. They are opportunities for teachers to build relationships, have a variety of experiences and improve their own teaching to gain professional confidence in the arms of the community. Teachers then provide the pathways for colleagues and students to have these same experiences. Good teachers are very skilled at connecting the dots. When they have an entry into the world outside their classroom or school and become connected to a community, their ability to connect the dots for their students is exponentially increased. Indeed this contributes significantly to the very fabric of a community. As an organization, we are at the point in our journey where we must figure out a way to ensure that this kind of experience is part of being a teacher in Collier County. As a community, we must lead in a way that builds this sustained environment for teachers. As we build our technological capacity, we also need to build our human capacity to strategically ensure that those pathways are created between teachers within and across all schools and with the community at large. Susan McManus is president of The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationForCollier.orgCreating, sustaining an effective teaching environment for educators will ensure our students success More people than ever struggle with mental illness and addiction. David Lawrence Center is the only not-for-profit mental health center in Collier County. We need your help to meet the increased demand. Every gift brings hope and help to those in need and assures no one will ever be turned away. Please make the call. 239.455.8500. | 239.455.8500 | 6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, Florida 34116Help us save a life. The Reel Deal. Our house specialities include clam chowder, seafood bisque, fresh Maine lobster rolls, fresh fish, scallops, shrimp and our signature seafood platters. 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PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 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 NOVEL BEGINNINGS 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: PISCES (February 19 to March 20) While your instincts are usually right when discerning twixt truth and deception, you could benefit from doing more research on the new prospect that youve been pitched. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Having second thoughts could be a good thing, even if youre determined to go through with your plans. You might find it worthwhile to take a fresh look at how things have been set up. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Financial matters could continue to be a problem until youre able to straighten out some of the more pesky situations. Once that happens, the rest should be easier to unsnarl. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family matters once again take center stage, and should be dealt with competently and quickly. And, again, insist on others taking on their fair share of the responsibilities. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your creative pursuits seem to be running into a roadblock. But rather than blame outside factors, look within to see if you might be holding back your efforts for some reason. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Keep that keen Cats Eye focused on relevant aspects of this new situation in your life. Dont be distracted by trivial matters. You need the pertinent facts before making a decision. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) As much as you prefer doing things on your own, continue to accept help if you still need to resolve the problem affecting your project. Some cheerful news is about to come your way. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) While you might begrudge the added time it will take to get your project from point A to B to C, etc., you could benefit from the facts that will emerge over this expanded time span. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Regarding your workplace suggestions, be prepared to produce the facts to counter reactions from skeptics who feel your approach is unreasonable or even impossible. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Savvy Sagittarians will look for work-related answers on their own rather than rely on unproved assumptions. It might take more time to do so, but the payoff is worth it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your aspects continue to favor family issues, with special emphasis this week on changes in and around your home. Get everyone to suggest what he or she would like to see done. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A matter you thought had been settled might still produce surprises. Best advice: Continue to gather facts to bolster your position just in case you need to produce them quickly. BORN THIS WEEK: Your wisdom is only matched by your generosity, making you the sort of friend everyone hopes to have.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 C11 RTISTS STUDIO TOUR 15THANNUALAFRIENDSOFARTATTHENAPLESMUSEUMOFARTPRESENTS FeaturedArtistsGarethRockliffe JohnLong BrianBrace HollyManneck SueBoydston PLUS:FourCaribbeanartistsmentored byJonathanGreenwillbeshowcased. JuanDiaz JeanDanielDornevil JohanneBenoit ReynierLlanesProceedsfromtheseeventsbenefittheNaplesMuseumofArtslectures, exhibitions,endowmentandeducationalprograms.Beapartofthearts!Forticketsandinformation, call(239)597-1900 or(239)254-2776. Visitthehomesandstudios ofseveralnationallyacclaimed localartistsspecializingin sculpture,woodworking, paintingandphotography.Meeteach artistandpurchaseworksofart directlyfromthem!Sunday,March7,1-5p.m.$40(includesrefreshments)Monday,March8,11a.m.-4p.m.$50(includesluncheonattheNaplesBotanicalGarden,11a.m.-1:30p.m.)Clockwise JohnLong, TropicalVessel, metal,acrylic,wood,ceramic wheelsandfoundelements, 37x20x141/2inches BrianBrace, PurpleHeart Hutch, 2008,purpleheart inlay,maple,mahogany, 64x381/2x16inches GarethRockliffe, Takenin Manchester,MA, 2006,digital museumprintonwood, framed30x36inches JeanDanielDornevil, Kombit, 2008,acrylicon canvas,18x24inches Huge cast. Huge expectations. Huge disappointment. Valentines Day is a Hallmark movie for a Hallmark holiday, made for the sole purpose of capitalizing on one weekends box office receipts. The star power is considerable, but this disappointing, sappy movie about a corporate-created holiday is as heartfelt as giving plastic flowers to a loved one. Directed by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), the film tells intertwining love stories on Valentines Day amongst a select group of Los Angeles natives. The fact that Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway first appear in nightshirts will be appealing to many, but none of it is sexy. Its all a big tease, actually, making you hope for and want more but leaving you disappointed, which basically sums up the entire movie. Written by Katherine Fugate, the film is about love teased, lost, found, hated and embraced. A variety of relationships, from young crushes to old flames, are explored, but never with any depth or insight. Its all perfectly pleasant, and perfectly dull. For example, take Kara (Jessica Biel) and Kelvin (Jamie Foxx). Theyre professional acquaintances who are attracted to one another and share a hatred for Valentines Day. Will Kara and Kelvin find one another? Will Reed (Ashton Kutcher) and best friend Julia (Garner) realize theyre in love after a fall out with their significant others (Alba and Patrick Dempsey, respectively)? Is there a doubt? In fairness, not everything is predictable. An airplane friendship between Holden (Bradley Cooper) and Kate (Julia Roberts) has a surprise ending, and an older couple (Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo) face unexpected adversity. There are also some interesting things happening with a teen couple (Carter Jenkins and Emma Roberts) who believe having sex will solidify their relationship before they leave for college. But even when not predictable everything is so cookie-cutter that it never truly registers, and no one is around long enough for us to care. And heres a bigger problem: In a movie that also stars Topher Grace, Hathaway (whose character moonlights as a phone sex entertainer,), Queen Latifah, George Lopez and more, the funniest laughs come courtesy of Matthew Walker. Who? Hes a character actor who plays a wannabe TV reporter, and his one-liners steal the scene in which the Taylors (Swift and Lautner) epitomize teenage infatuation. This is great for Walker but bad for us, especially considering the A-list talent involved. The flaw is not really in the concept of Valentines Day exploring various looks at love in Los Angeles is fine its in the lack of creativity. All these stars in one film, and none of them has anything interesting to do. With Leap Year having already stunk up the multiplex, lets hope Hollywood leaves fake holidays alone for a while. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. of Darkness (Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Bojana Novakovic) A Boston homicide detective (Gibson) discovers a massive government conspiracy as he investigates his daughters (Novakovic) murder. Director Martin Campbells (Casino Royale) film has a bit too much moral philosophizing for its own good, but decent action, an intriguing story and a nice performance from Mr. Gibson help keep us in suspense. Rated R.From Paris With Love (John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak) In Paris, an ambassadors assistant (Meyers) helps an unconventional American spy (Travolta) stop a drug ring, then a terrorist cell. The story is utter nonsense, but the action is good fun and Mr. Travolta is a real treat. Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Valentines Day REVIEWED BY DAN ............ Is it worth $10? No >> A scene with MacLaine and Elizondo was lmed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which is known for its outdoor screenings of classic lms. The lm showing in the background here is Hot Spell from 1958, starring a young MacLaine. Did you know? danHUDAK


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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& photographs in terms of color and texture of the paper. Each display is a custom print as opposed to a digital image. His exhibit at the Naples National will include at least 1,000 photos, a fraction of his total body of work.Inspired by woodMixed-media artist Amy Gillespie lives on a pond in the Boston area, where right now the weather is cold and gray a stark contrast to several of her wood and hand-felted wool sculptures that are inspired by bright tropical colors and drinks. Although her background is in fiber, Ms. Gillespie says shes always been fascinated by wood. Her creative process begins not at the sketchbook, but at the lumberyard, she says, adding she allows the wood to set the tone for her work. The woods Im currently working with are walnut and cherry, so Im combining bright colors with the muted tones of the wood to create a warm, neutral housing for the felt work that is jumping out. The fiber is intense and the wood mellow, an uncommon combination for an artist. Ive been dreaming about coming to Naples, Ms. Gillespie says about her first invitation to the Naples National. She plans to stay in the area for about a month and will exhibit at the Bonita Springs National Art Festival March 13-14.Festival detailsIn addition to the array of visual arts at the Naples National Art Festival, local performance groups will entertain in the Cambier Park band shell throughout the weekend. Acts will include Opera Naples, 5 Tall Guys Barbershop Quartet, members of The Naples Players and the Naples Academy of Ballet, the Paradise Brass Quintet, the Recreation Tappers and four young musicians from the Naples Philharmonic. Although admission to the festival is free, a $5 donation is always appreciated to benefit youth art education and related programs at The von Liebig Art Center. This year, a portion of proceeds will help underwrite field trips for area schoolchildren to visit the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition coming to the center March 13-June 27. Naples National attendees who are interested in seeing the exhibit will be able to buy timed tickets for it and might be able to snare tickets to the Dining Like Diana: Stories from Her Personal Chef lectures on March 13-14. Public parking with free shuttle service to the festival is available from two lots at the corner of U.S. 41 and Goodlette-Frank Road and the southwest corner of U.S. 41 and Third Avenue South. Parking will also be available (without shuttle service) at Orion Bank on Ninth Street South, Wachovia Bank at 900 Fifth Avenue South, in the parking deck at the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Eighth Street South, in the parking lot at the corner Eighth Street South and Eighth Avenue South, and in the parking deck at the corner of Sixth Avenue South and Ninth Street South. For more information and a list of visual and performing artists participating in the 2010 Naples National Art Festival, visit NATIONALFrom page 1 The Concrete Terraces, Burma, MIchael ChenCOURTESY PHOTOCoral Burst, cherry wood, by Amy Gillespie >> Art lectures are part of the show The 2010 Naples National Art festival will feature a lecture series on Saturday, Feb. 20, for guests to meet artists and learn about their techniques. Heres the schedule: 1 p.m. Furniture designer Paul Freundt 2 p.m. Metal sculpturist Royal Miree 3 p.m. Glass artists James and Renee Engebretson All three lectures take place in classrooms inside The von Liebig Art Center. Admission is $10 per lecture and includes wine and cheese. Call 262-6517, ext. 103, for reservations. Saturday tickets will be sold based on availability. If you go 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! Located in Goodlette Corners Goodlette Frank & Pine Ridge239.434.1814www.decantedwines.comWhere does your wine come from?10% OFFExpires 3/1/10


A M Ubtn A M Ffrtf f t AtbPresentsPr Ltr Sb: T Atb t A M t D. Jf T. SSaturday, February 20th, 2010 THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN ART: Lecture based on Dr. Spikes graduate course of the same title at the Pontical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum jointly with the European University in Rome. e monuments of Italian art and architecture are discussed in the context of the Christian message as expressed by artists ranging in date from the Catacombs to Caravaggio. Dierent fundamentals of Christian art are identied including, narration, symbolism, abstraction, power, miracle and love. THE HISTORY OF THE ANNUNCIATION IN ART: e Annunciation is one of the most frequent subjects of artistic representation in Christian art, particularly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and gures in the repertoire of almost all of the great masters. e gures of the Virgin Mary and the Archangel Gabriel, being emblematic of purity and grace, were favorite subjects of Roman Catholic Marian art. e lecture will include the Annunciation of Ave Maria, putting this monumental project into historical context. T trb f tf t r f It bt f bt. T trb f t rb f A M Ubtn t t W C. Dt Ltr H ft t Pr M. Hb A Br t tf t Ln.For more information please call (239) 280-2500Ave Maria University 5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. 1:30 to 3:00 P.M.


C14 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined. Daily Indulgence Therapy In Angelinas LoungeSunday Friday 5 6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers and antipasti platters Half-price bottles of wine valued up to $150 Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails.Wake up with me on SundayCall melets do brunch! 11am-3pm Angelina Sometimes it RainsBeth Mone Childrens Shoppe381 12th Ave South, Olde NaplesThe Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will lead a discussion about the life and music of Franz Schubert from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Homewood Residence, 770 Goodlette Road and Seventh Avenue, in the Commons in Naples. Participants will enjoy a musical portrait of the young composer and creative genius (1797-1828) who lived in the dramatic shadow of Beethoven. Born and raised as a citizen of Vienna, Mr. Schuberts life and music reflect the early years of Romanticism. His contributions to art song, piano and instrumental music are invaluable. Dr. Ron Bowman, vice president of student development and dean of students at Hodges University, will lead the discussion. A classical baritone, Dr. Bowman is the president of the Naples Opera Society and appears frequently in concerts and operas. The program is free, and reservations are not required. For more information, call Christine Wheeler at 598-6133. Hodges professor will lead Schubert discussionOpera 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 Opera Naples presents Romeo and JulietKEARNS BUCK ARTS BRIEFS


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C16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BRAVO!Ballet, the annual fundraiser for the Gulfshore Ballet, returns to Fort Myers on Sunday, March 14. Dancers from the world-renowned New York City Ballet will take the stage at Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts at 3 p.m. to perform excerpts from a variety of pieces from the New York City Ballet repertoire. The 2010 program will showcase the works of both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, two of the worlds most celebrated choreographers, including excerpts from Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, The Four Seasons and Who Cares. Tickets for this outstanding afternoon of dance are available at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall box office, 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. com. Prices range from $45-$65 for general seating. Patron tickets are $150 and are available at Patron benefits include center orchestra seating, reserved parking and a postperformance party with the dancers Proceeds from the show will benefit Gulfshore Ballet, the areas only nonprofit classical ballet school. For more information, visit or contact Jan Egeland at 472-2146 or 220-9918. BRAVO!Ballet poised to return to Southwest Florida for benefitCOURTESY PHOTO/ PAUL KOLNIKSwan Lake, with Wendy Whelan from the New York City Ballet 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


C18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Tuesday-Sunday, March9-14,8p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March13-14,2p.m.$69adult,$42studentwithMelissaGilbertasMaBuyticketsnowatthephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfce 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108BoxOffice/phonehours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.EnjoyDinnerattheDomebeforetheperformance.Callformenuinformationandreservations.FUNFAMILYENTERTAINMENT!Lovely,elegant,heartwarming... Amovingproduction.TheNewYorkTimesPhoto:CarolRosegg The Cove, the feature film of the inaugural Naples International Film Festival, has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to win an Oscar for Best Documentary. The movie, which opened the NIFF as the focus of a blacktie screening at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts in November, reveals the shocking secret about dolphin slaughtering in a lagoon off the coast of Japan. In a gripping action-adventure style, it issues a universal call for help from the worlds oceans. The Cove documents the pains a special team put together by Director Louis Psihoyos goes through to film the killing of dolphins by local fishermen in a hidden cove in the whaling town of Taiji, the main source of dolphins captured for entertainment use around the world and one of several regional areas in Japan where dolphin meat has traditionally been consumed. Since the NIFF, The Cove has also won the Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Documentary. Upon accepting that honor, Mr. Psihoyos said, We are trying, with this film, to give the oceans a voice. In addition, The Cove producers Paula Pesmen and Fisher Stevens won the Producers Guild of America 2010 PGA Producer of the Year Award in Documentary. After learning of the Academy Award nomination, Mr. Psihoyos said, Here at OPS (The Oceanic Preservation Society), we made The Cove to start a movement to help save the oceans. The awards are really just the collateral of trying to solve the issues. The Oscars are the ultimate platform, they are one of the most viewed programs in Japanese television. The Japanese Fisheries Agency and the Minister of Health have been trying to cover up the cove for decades, but now the secret is out. These issues can no longer be ignored. This is a great day for the wild. The 82nd Academy Awards Show will take place Sunday, March 7, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Naples International Film Festival feature documentary earns Oscar nodSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ PSIHOYOS


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 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 Ir l l l l l l l el an d d d d d s s s Joseph West, a 5-year-old cancer patient at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, is a dedicated Florida Gators fan. He even dressed up like Albert E. Gator, the universitys mascot, for Halloween, and decorated his Christmas tree in all things Gator. So when local artist Ellen Sheppard was planning her painting session with Joseph, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas child artist selected to create the SWFL Wine & Food Fest signature poster, her husband John had just the right idea. Known to many as the steadfast bearer of teddy bears to every young patient of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, John Sheppard headed out to find a bear dressed up like University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Not only did Teddy Bear Tebow, as he became known, lift Josephs spirits, but he also provided the perfect inspiration for the painting featured on this years Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest posters. Mrs. Sheppard has been offering her guidance to the hospitals child artists for the signature posters of the SWFL Wine & Food Fest since nearly its inception more than six years ago. Joseph loves his Gators, so Teddy Bear Tebow couldnt have been a better pick for him, says Josephs mom, Tiffany West of Naples. He loves art projects almost as much as he loves the Gators. The West family makes several trips a month to visit Josephs pediatric oncologist at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Chrissy Brown Cancer Unit for regular rounds of chemotherapy. Two years into his treatment, Joseph is doing well. Now his painting will help other ill children in Southwest Florida get well.Up for bidJosephs original acrylic painting, along with four tickets to the 2010 University of Florida vs. Kentucky game on Sept. 25, 2010, in the Swamp, will be auctioned off at the festivals Grand Tasting on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Wine Fest Chairman Dr. Steve Machiz says the childrens artwork is typically one of the highestbid lots. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a signature event of the SWFL Childrens Charities Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides funding to local charities serving local children. It begins the evening of Friday, Feb. 26, when 19 families will host 11 dinners at private homes around Southwest Florida for invited guests donating $500 to $2,500 per seat. Each dinner will feature wines by featured vintners and Southwest Floridas finest local chefs, including: Marbin Avilez Sr. of Bayfront Bistro; Nick Costanzo, Angelinas Ristorante; Reiner Drygala, Bistro 41; Caroline Hostettler, 55 Degrees Wine & Cheese; Ryan Leto, Roys; Jeffrey Lucas, Ruths Chris Steak House; Thomas Pedit, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club; Michael Ragusa, The Sandy Butler; Jayson Rydell, Flippers-Lovers Key Resort; Andreas Singer, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point; Jesse Souza, LaPlaya Beach Resort; Gil Suarez, The Capital Grille; Eric Truglas, French Bread Oven; Christian Vivet, Blue Windows Bistro & Catering; and Shannon Yates, Cru. Special culinary guests will include Norman Love of Norman Love Confections; Keegan Gerhard, The Food Network; and Casey Thompson, Top Chef Season 3.This years signature vintner is Juelle Fisher of Fisher Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Other wineries represented are Ponzi Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Ore.; Teachworth Winery, Calistoga, Calif.; Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina; Tablas Creek Vineyards, Paso Robles, Calif. Andersons Conn Valley Vineyard, St. Helena, Calif.; Turnbull Wine Cellars, Oakville and Calistoga, Calif.; Castello Banfi, Montalcino, Italy; Silver Oak, Napa Valley, Calif.; V Madrone Winery, St. Helena, Califf.; Honig Vineyards and Winery, Rutherford, Cali.; Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia, and more.On Feb. 27, the chefs, vintners, dinner guests and others come together at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club for the Grand Tasting and Auction. Participating chefs prepare their favorite signature dishes to accompany signature Champagne Reception sponsor Piper Heidsiecks Champagnes. All proceeds from the auction and event ticket sales will benefit three causes benefiting childrens health care in our area: The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Edison State Colleges Pediatric Nursing Program and an endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University to establish a pre-med student scholarship. Last years event netted $753,000 resulting in a $600,000 donation to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and $50,000 to Edison State College. For more information about the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest or ticket sales, visit or call 278-3900. Naples boy scores with SWF Food & Wine Fest poster artSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ JOSEPH


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 VIP Rock star package $2,500 4 VIP TICKETS to the concert including special dinner and drinks menu at your chosen VIP Restaurant* Limousine Transportation to and from the event VIP Garden Lounge Privileges near both stages 8x8 Granite Paver in the Garden of Hope and CourageVIP TICKET $350 PER PERSON 1 VIP TICKET to the concert including special dinner and drinks menu at your chosen VIP Restaurant* VIP Garden Lounge Privileges near both stages VIP Valet Parking*Participating Third Street South restaurants include Campiello, Tommy Bahama, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Sea Salt and Handsome Harrys.For $40 General Admission information and all other information visit or call 239.434.6697.NAPLES MUSIC FESTIVALMarch 21, 20101 DAY, 2 STAGES, 3 BANDSThird Street South, Naples 5-10pm to benet POWERHOUSE SPINNERS FOREIGNER Presented By SPONSORS The 10th anniversary of the Naples Winter Wine Festival raised a grand total of more than $8.1 million 60 percent more than was raised at the 2009 festival. The festival took place Jan. 29-31. The live auction of 60 one-of-a-kind lots totaled $7.1 million; the raffle of a Lexus IS C, the first-ever Lexus IS convertible, brought in $342,000; and Lot No. 50, a fund-a-need lot in which patrons dropped on-the-spot cash donations into buckets for a new childrens behavioral health initiative, amassed the most of any single auction lot: $647,850. The auction took place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. No one is immune from the economic downturn, yet this community of 500 very generous people came together to do something potentially life-changing for children in need, said Francis Rooney, co-chair of this years festival with his wife, Kathleen. The Rooneys are trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the festivals founding organization. Since 2001, the festival has raised $82.6 million for underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, with proceeds distributed through the NCEF. Nearly 100,000 children have been helped over 10 years through grants to childrens charities. In addition, NCEF funds major new initiatives in collaboration with other private and public entities. These initiatives have included a pediatric dental clinic and an early learning center. The festival has been ranked the most successful charity wine auction in the nation for the past six years by Wine Spectator. An NCEF check presentation and community celebration will be held April 18 to distribute funds raised at the 2010 festival. The 2011 festival will be held Jan. 28-30. For more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, go to Naples Winter Wine Festival raises more than $8 million COURTESY PHOTO/ DAWN DINARDO Aniya Houston and Laney Castillo, who attend the YMCA of the Palms Child Care Development Center thanks in part to Naples Winter Wine Festival proceeds, were among dozens of children who greeted auction-goers before the start of the charity wine auction. Silk...The blouson bomber jacket in sand, ivory, and butter, over the easy silk trouser and tankOutfit with silk trousers, jacket and tank $468 WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay PromenadeMonday Saturday 10 6 Sunday 11 5


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C24 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 The Naples Players is enjoying a blockbuster season at the Sugden Community Theatre. Many performances for Mauritius in the Tobye Studio and the upcoming Fiddler on the Roof on the main stage, are already sold out. A limited number of tickets for each show are available toward the end of their respective runs, and patrons are encouraged to purchase them by visitng the box office, by calling 263-7990 or by going online to www.naplesplayers. org. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, as well as two hours before each performance. Some performances still have tickets available and sometimes, tickets are returned or exchanged, making them available for other patrons at the last minutes. On the day of a sold-out performance, patrons can place their name on a wait-list beginning at 6 p.m. Wait-list requests must be made in person at the box office and accompanied by cash or check in payment for the tickets. The Naples Players suggest that wait-list patrons then enjoy Fifth Avenue South and return to the box office 10 minutes prior to show time. If the head usher is able to seat any wait-list patrons, they will be escorted into the theatre. If no seats are available, their cash or check will be returned immediately. Two to six wait-list patrons frequently can be seated. Mauritius, a surprising, sinister comedy by Theresa Rebeck, has received rave reviews and is on stage through Saturday, Feb. 27, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Fiddler on the Roof opens March 3 and runs thru April 3. For more information or to request a season subscription package for 20102011, call the box office at 263-7990. Theatergoers snapping up tickets to Mauritius, Fiddler on the Roof COURTESY PHOTOVal Kuffel, who plays a stamp expert, shares information with Beverly Canell in a scene from Mauritius. NAPLES PRINCESS Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsCatch the sunset om the new 3rd deck s s s


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 C25 Private Yacht Charters BUYING PAINTINGS... and any by the artists 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 Florida Weekly is keeping track behind the scenes as The Naples Players spring production of Fiddler on the Roof takes shape. With its memorable score and universal theme of tradition, Fiddler has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth and honesty. The full-scale musical runs March 3-April 3 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. Dawn Lebrecht Fornara is the director/ choreographer; Charles Fornara is the musical director. As opening night nears, the props committee is hard at work finding all the right ingredients to set the stage of daily living in a Russian peasant village circa 1905. See story on page C24 for details about performances and tickets to Fiddler on the Roof. Part 9: Tuning up for FiddlerCOURTESY PHOTOTheresa Bill finds a bucket for the dairyman Tevye to use. Visit to make your reservations or for further event details. 4820 BAYSHORE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34112 877.433.1874 / WWW.NAPLESGARDEN.ORG The Spring Series continues with events through April!FIRST CALL FRIDAYSLive musical performances in the Garden: SECOND SATURDAYSFamily fun days in the Childrens GardenTHIRD SUNDAY BRUNCHES* FOURTH WEDNESDAYS COOKING DEMOS*Learn from the professionals: *RSVP required


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 A&E C27 www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations The 15th annual Artists Studio Tour, presented by the Friends of Art at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, will feature visits to the homes and studios of several renowned local artists as well as four Caribbean artists. This feast of fine art will be held over two days from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 7, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 8. Participants will have a chance to meet the artists and to purchase works of art directly from them. Here, at a glance, are the participating artists: Four Caribbean artists, mentored by Jonathan Green, will be showcased on this years Artists Studio Tour. They are Juan Diaz from Colombia; Jean Daniel Dornevil from Haiti; Johanne Benoit, who is of Haitian heritage; and Reynier Llanes from Cuba. Their work displays a variety of themes and styles that reflect the many aspects of Caribbean life and culture. Brian Braces custom-made furniture upholds the traditions of furniture art, while also being functional and pleasing to the eye. His chairs, tables, desks and other works are meticulously crafted, with the understanding that theyll be passed along to future generations. Gareth Rockliffes soulful landscape photography blends beauty and emotion to create a distinctive world that is both familiar and surprising. John Longs complex sculptural mixed-media pieces include paintings, assemblages and large and mediumscale sculpture. Exploring themes of history and mythology, his work often expresses joy and exuberance along with wit and a sophisticated nostalgia. Holly Mannecks imaginative mixed-media art is inspired by the colors and textures of the Caribbean, where she lived for many years. Sue Boydstons muse is water, and her abstract narrative paintings are influenced by streams, ponds, rivers and seas. The Artists Studio Tour is presented by Friends of Art at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Proceeds benefit the Naples Museum of Art, including transportation of schoolchildren, acquisition of art and underwriting gallery exhibitions. Tickets for the Artists Studio Tour are $40 for Sunday (includes refreshments) and $50 for Monday (includes lunch). A patrons ticket is $100 for either day with special recognition given to these contributors. Carpooling is encouraged, as are comfortable walking shoes. To purchase tickets, call 597-1900 or 254-2776. Annual studio tour celebrates local and Caribbean artistsDIAZ LLANES For Reservations Call 239-985-3550 DENTON DESPERATEfor6:30pm 9:30pmThe Club at Renaissance$200 per person Spend an Evening with one of the Hottest Television Stars around.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 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 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 9 P.M. Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize An A-list cast of comedians including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock salutes the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Creative Realizations Taking a trip in cultural immersion through Connect to Care in Bahia, Brazil; getting laughs out of the interactive antics of Naples City Improv; attending Bob Macombers annual book signing bash on Pine Island; and celebrating legendary ballet instructor Jeanne Bochette, of Fort Myers. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 10 P.M. After Youve Gone Jack-of-all trades Jimmy Venables is probably the only man in Britain who gets divorced and ends up with his motherin-law. Thats not how he planned it, but then when does life go according to plan? SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 8 P.M. Nature: Invasion of the Giant Pythons Predatory, exotic pythons are thriving in the protected wilderness of Everglades National Park, making the refuge more a killing ground than a haven for the endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds, turtles and alligators there. MONDAY, FEB. 22, 8 P.M.Antiques Roadshow: Madison Hour 2Family portraits taken by noted American photographer Edward Weston; a midcentury table crafted by George Nakashima; and an ornate Tiffany exhibition piece created for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 8 P.M. NOVA: Megabeasts Sudden Death According to a controversial new claim, the extinction of more than 34 types of large prehistoric animals in North America at the end of the last Ice Age was caused not by climate change or the arrival of the first human hunters, but by the massive breakup of a comet over the Great Lakes region. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 9 P.M. The National Parks: Americas Best Idea: Great Nature (1933-1945) In the midst of an economic catastrophe and then a world war, the national parks provide a source of much-needed jobs and much-needed peace. In Wyoming, battle lines are drawn along the front of the Teton Range. This week on WGCU TV


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 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 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 tap-dancing. Together, they have commanded standing ovations from Carnegie Hall to Russia. Tickets to Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings 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.Family day at the museumThe Naples Museum of Art will host a free-admission Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, celebrating its new exhibition, People, Places and Things: The Art of Ben Aronson, Joel Babb and Alec Soth. Visitors will enjoy the exhibitions as well as performances, art activities and more, including interactive bilingual storytelling with Carrie Sue Ayvar, face painting with Cori Scheft, portrait sketches by artist Jason Weber, caricature sketches with artist Keith Barber, hands-on art activities and a treasure hunt. Docent-guided tours of the museum will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All activities are free.Comedic ballet extraordinaireMoscow Festival Ballet performs the full-length production of Copplia, COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOSAbove, Tommy Tune and left, Moscow Festival Ballet come to the Phil.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 A&E C31 Of Naples one of the greatest of all comedic ballets, at 8 p.m. Monday, March 1. Under the direction of former Bolshoi Ballet legend Sergei Radchenko. The company of 50 brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies in new productions of timeless classics. A 19th-century classic filled with beauty, irony, humor and tantalizing choreography, Coppelia is the story of a mystical toymaker who attempts to bring his doll to life. Tickets are $59.Twist and shout with ChubbyGet ready to twist again when the legendary Chubby Checker and The Wildcats, along with Lou Christie, perform together at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Mr. Checkers The Twist spent nine months on the charts and is the only record to reach the No. 1 spot twice. In 2008, Billboard ranked it the No. 1 chart single of the past 50 years. Other Checker hits include Pony Time, Lets Twist Again and Limbo Rock. Mr. Christie, one of rock n rolls first great songwriters, topped the charts with Lightning Strikes and Rhapsody in the Rain. Tickets are $55.Wit and wisdom from Dave BarryPulitzer Prize-winning humorist and bestselling author Dave Barry presents The Wit and Wisdom of Dave Barry at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Dubbed the funniest man in America by The New York Times, Mr. Barry returns to the Phil by popular demand with some hilarious new stories about the absurdities of everyday life. His droll commentary about politics and trivial idiosyncrasies makes his syndicated column one of the most read in America. His more than 30 books include Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry is From Mars and Venus, Dave Barrys Money Secrets and Dave Barrys Book of Bad Songs. Tickets are $39.Ken Page at the cabaretCabaret star and Broadway veteran Ken Page, who originated the role of Old Deuteronomy in Cats and Fats Waller in Aint Misbehavin, performs as part of the Cabaret Series at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5-6. An evocative storyteller, Mr. Page sings songs that capture the times of our lives and touch our hearts in the deepest places. He has been described by The New York Times as performing in a pop style with more than a little Southern soul in it. Tickets are $39.Come to the Souvenirs cabaret Cabaret star Karen Akers presents Souvenirs as part of the Phils 2010 Cabaret Series at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 2-3. Ms. Akers has performed throughout the United States and Europe in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Londons Pizza on the Park. Her career also includes three performances at the White House. The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner says of her sound: Its a great voice, an instrument with the power of Streisands, the dark passion of Piafs and the lean irony of Dietrichs, but a voice uniquely her own. Cabaret performances are in the intimate setting of Daniels Pavilion, where seating is now reserved. Drinks and hors doeuvres are available for purchase and can be enjoyed during the show. Tickets are $42.Orchestra tunes up for Rachmaninoff to RavelThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Rachmaninoff to Ravel, the fifth program in the orchestras Classical Series, under the baton of Music Director Jorge Mester. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 4-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. Tickets are $64 for adults and $25 for students.Laura returns to the prairie as Ma this timeLittle House on the Prairie, The Musical, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, plays evening and matinee performances at the Phil from March 9-14. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing Laura in the hugely successful NBC television series Little House on the Prairie during the 1970s, continues her legacy on the prairie in the role of Ma. The production also stars Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets are $69 for adults and $42 for students. COMING UP AT THE PHIL CHECKER BARRY COURTESY PHOTOSAbove, Broadway veteran Ken Page


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 N Tb & Atnnf Laurence H. Leppo, E.A. Laurie Phone Email 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)KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING American collectors often nickname companies, so the Duxer Porzellanmanfactur is better known as Royal Dux. The porcelain factory was started by E. Eichler in Dux, Bohemia (now Duchov, Czech Republic), in 1860. It specialized in art nouveau porcelain figurines, busts of attractive maidens and ornate vases with 3-D figures climbing up the sides. It remained in business through World War I, World War II and the Nazi occupation, the forming of Czechoslovakia and the split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. The company has made more than 12,000 different figures and vases. It is now selecting some old pieces to be made again and sold on the collectibles market. Old pieces are clearly marked with variations of the words Royal Dux or an acorn in a triangle or circle. Ms Kovel answers your questions: Q: About 10 years ago, my wife and I bought four cafe-style bentwood chairs marked Mundus, made in Poland, fabrique en Pologne. Theres a patent date, Sept. 22, on the metal leg brackets. The dark finish appears to be original. We paid about $100 for all four chairs. Were curious about the chairs maker and their value. A: Mundus was a German conglomer-Royal Dux porcelain, a mainstay for 150 years terryKOVEL ate formed when Leopold Pilzer (18711959), an Austrian banker, consolidated 16 small chair manufacturing companies around the turn of the 20th century. It competed with Thonet and Jacob & Josef Kohn, two large chair companies that later merged with Mundus (Kohn in 1914 and Thonet in 1923). Your chairs were made before the Kohn merger, so they date from between about 1900 and 1914. If theyre in excellent condition, each one could sell for a few hundred dollars. Q: I received an Anne Shirley Effanbee doll for Christmas in 1940. I still have her. She is 21 inches tall, has her original blond wig and is wearing her original dress, slip, panties, socks and shoes. What do you think shes worth today? A: Anne Shirley (1918-1993) was a popular American actress during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was born Dawn Evelyeen Paris and began her acting career at the age of 5. After portraying the fictional character Anne Shirley in the 1934 movie, Anne of Green Gables, she changed her name to Anne Shirley. Effanbee made Anne Shirley dolls in four sizes from 1935 to 1940. Yours, the second-largest size, sells today for $350-$400 if its in excellent condition. With the original box, it would sell for nearly twice that. Q: My father was in law enforcement until he was killed in an accident in 1942. My mother received a condolence letter on FBI letterhead from J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director. He signed his own signature, but the letter is typed. What would the letter sell for?SEE KOVEL, C33


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 C33 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 A: J. Edgar Hoover (18951972) was director of the FBI from the time of its founding in 1935 until he died. His autograph on a typed letter retails for about $175. If you were to sell it to a dealer, you could expect to get about half that. Of course, an expert has to look at the letter to make sure it was signed by Hoover himself and not an assistant or a secretary. Q: My 85-year-old mother-in-law gave us a pewter basket that belonged to her great-grandmother. It is marked Aurora SP Mfg. Co. We cant find anything about it on the Internet. Can you tell us who made it and how old it is? A: The mark was used on silver-plated hollowware made by Aurora Silver Plate Co. of Aurora, Ill. The company was in business from 1869 until 1919. Your pewter basket was originally silver-plated. Most old silver plate was made on britannia, which is a type of pewter. When the finish is worn off, the base pewter can be seen. Q: I have a metronome that my parents bought in the early 1920s. It is made of dark wood and has a gold-colored hexagonal medallion on the front with Metronome de Maelzel in the middle and the words France, Amerique, Belgique, Paris, Holland, Angleterre along the outside edges of the hexagon. I would like to know if it is a valuable antique. A: Metronomes have been used by musicians since the 1800s. Some were made by clockmakers, since the metronome operated on a pendulum. Attempts to make a device to measure tempo were made as early as the late 1600s, but the first successful metronome was invented by Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel in Amsterdam in 1812. Johann Nepomuk Maelzel made a similar device and was granted a patent for the Maelzel Metronome in 1816. The MM numbers on music indicate the number of beats per minute. Digital metronomes were introduced in the late 1970s and are more accurate than the pendulum type. Today you can even use an online metronome to help you keep time when practicing. Most old metronomes are sold to people who want to use them and sell for about the same as new ones. 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. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. COURTESY PHOTOThis young maiden is a Royal Dux figurine made after 1900. It is marked with a raised pink triangle that includes the company name. It sold for $675 at Early Auction Co. in Milford, Ohio, this past fall. COURTESYPHOTO KOVELFrom page C32 (239) 254-9006 Start your New Year with a NEW STYLE! $25.00Shampoo/Blow-dry Special!with purchase of any hair color serviceExp. 03/28/10 Exp. 03/28/10 Receive 25% OFF Haircut & Blow-dry 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 Reservations Recommended 239-261-4332 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 NEWSUNSET SPECIALS, 5:00 till 6:00 P.M. DAILY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 FIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER $20.10 Entrees Under $20 Choose from 13! AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM BAR ONLY LIVE MUSIC 5-9PM The Village on Venetian Bay ~ Naples MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining LET US BE YOUR PERSONAL CHEF CATERING AVAILABLE 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 Evening of beauty for sick childrenSaks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops partners with the Wishing Well Foundation to make the dreams of Southwest Floridas sickest children come true. The local store dedicates Saks national Beautifully Decadent event to the Naples-based charity. Just 150 women will enjoy wine, sweet treats, makeovers and hair styling from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Sweets from Southwest Floridas finest bakeries and restaurants will be served while guests enjoy makeovers by national beauty artists, hair coloring and styling and before-and-after photography. A silent auction will offer yoga lessons, spa visits, golf outings and, in keeping with the theme, baskets of beauty products for bid. Tickets are two for $90 or $55 each at the door, and can be ordered in advance by calling Vicki Torbush at the Wishing Well Foundation at 213-0397. Rock on for new pediatric clinicUnleash your inner rock star at the second annual Rockabye Collier to benefit the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 6. The casual evening of classic rock n roll in and around the pavilion at Waterside Shops will feature performances by the artists of Circus Sarasota. Dinner by the bite will be from BrickTops, California Pizza Kitchen, Brio, McCormick & Schmicks, Haagen Dazs, Starbucks and Norman Love Confections. Pinnacle vodka will have a martini bar, and a raffle will have prizes donated by Gucci, Edward Beiner Eyewear, St. John, The Beach House of Naples, Nordstrom and more. Live auction items have been donated by Tiffany & Co., East Indies Trading Company, Amanda Jaron Fine Jewelry, The Garden District, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Circus Sarasota and Nordstrom. Admission is $150 per person, and raffle tickets are $100 each. All proceeds benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas new Pediatric Outpatient Clinic opening this spring on Immokalee Road. For more information, call 261-6800. The Gryene Gala at Ave MariaAve Maria University holds its annual Gryene Gals, an evening to raise funds for scholarships for those who have served in the armed forces, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Patrick Taylor will be recognized posthumously as the military honoree; Charles Colson will be the civilian honoree. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, call Kate Flaherty at 2801631. Golf, mah jongg for the Phil The Naples Philharmonic League will SAVE THE DATES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 hold a Golf and Mah Jongg Tournament on Monday, March 29, at Colliers Reserve of Naples. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Golfers will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start; mah jongg players will compete in the clubhouse after a buffet luncheon at noon. All players will gather at their end of their respective competition for cocktails, dinner and music in the clubhouse.Glenn Basham, concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will play his fiddle with Scott Ritter and his bluegrass band, The Bean Pickers. A 50/50 raffle will be part of the evenings fun. Cost for golfers is $185 and for mah jongg players $65. For more information, call the Naples Philharmonic League information line at 254-2777. PAWS for a Cause for kids, petsThe first-ever PAWS for a Cause to benefit KIDSCAN and Humane Society Naples takes place Saturday, April 17, at Mercato. KIDSCAN, part of Cancer Alliance of Naples, is raising funds for scholarships to send local teens with cancer to college; Humane Society Naples is raising funds for its building expansion. The afternoon event will include a promenade of pets and prizes for the biggest, smallest, cutest, best-dressed and best-behaved, best vocalist and more. Vendors with pet care products and services will have information available, as will various nonprofits and animal rescue organizations. Heart of Gold ball set for AprilBob and Linda Simpson, chairs of the 2010 Southwest Florida Heart of Gold Heart Ball scheduled for Saturday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, have announced the executive leadership team for the annual event that raises funds for the American Heart Association. The 2010 committee includes Fred Pezeshkan, Beth Schultz, Todd Gates, John Pollock, Joe Shepard, Dr. Robert and Joan Pascotto, Samira Beckwith and John Stroemer. The formal evening, named by Gulfshore Life magazine as the 2009 Best of the Best Black Tie Event, includes a gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction and music by the Bill Allred Orchestra along with The Malones. For event information and sponsorship opportunities, call Jessica Hughes at the American Heart Association, 495-4912. Focus brought to CHS FoundationThe CHS Healthcare Foundation is planning its first-ever fundraiser, Focus on CHS, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Sugden Community Theater. The key feature is the exhibit of photographs by Brynn Bruijn, Ed Chappell, Nancy DeNike and Tim Stamm. Each has chronicled the work of a major CHS Healthcare service: the Marion Fether Clinic and the University of Florida Pediatric Program, both in Immokalee; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile; and the Florida State University Dental Clinic on the Collier County campus of Edison State College. In addition to heavy hors doeuvres and wines, guests will be treated to music by harpist Laura Lou Roth. A give-to-give auction will also be part of the evening. CHS Healthcares mission is to provide quality medical and dental care targeted to the underserved in Collier County. The largest medical practice in Collier County, it serves one in seven of Collier residents, and nearly half of the countys children, in its 13 facilities. The CHS Healthcare Foundation is a newly formed organization dedicated to providing funding for this work. Proceeds from Focus on CHS will help equip dental suites now under construction in Immokalee. Tickets are $100 per person and $150 for patrons. For reservations or more information, call the CHS Healthcare Foundation at 6583138. Pet Lovers Gala in its 10th yearThe 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 Football 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 775-3862. SAVE THE DATES

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C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SOLAR SOLUTIONS Premium Solatube Dealer 2010 CREDIT FEDERAL TAX30% 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 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 775-3862. 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, Capt. 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 tickets are $200 per person and include gourmet dinner, open bar and dancing among luxury cars. Raffle tickets are $100 each for a chance to win $10,000. Although the drawing is the night of the block party, the winner need not be present. For more information and to purchase tickets to the party or for the raffle, call Stephanie Foster at 261-6600, ext. 25. 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@ A Beach Ball for childrens agencyThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County holds its 14th annual Beach Ball Gala on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. In addition to dining beneath the stars on Watkins lawn, 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. 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. Be who you arent at ballThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic invites patrons and friends to be who you arent at its Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Colliers Reserve Country Club. Proceeds will support the daily operation of the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic and subsidize the low-cost/no-cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in Southwest Florida.SAVE THE DATES NIX

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 A&E C37 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. Tickets are $125 per person and include two drinks, hors doeuvres and a Louisiana-style buffet dinner, silent auction and dancing. Cocktail attire with masquerade flair is suggested. For tickets or more information, call 514-7647, e-mail info@collierspayneuter. org, or visit Wine Tasters raise glasses for charitiesThe Wine Tasters of Naples are planning Cheers for Charity, the groups first fundraising gala, from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at The Player Club at Lely Resort. The Hawaiianthemed evening of wine, vodka cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction will benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, St. Matthews House and Youth Haven. Cost is $75 per person. The Wine Tasters members hold regular wine tastings at area restaurants and enjoy a monthly dinner at a members private home. For more information, call Michele Woodman at (508) 361-9106 or Lorette Clevenger at 254-9439. Lawrence foundation lunch at The RitzActor, author, mental health and substance abuse activist and member of the famed Kennedy family Christopher Kennedy Lawford will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation on Thursday, April 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Mr. Lawford will also attend a VIP patron party for sponsors at a private residence in Naples the evening before the luncheon. In an honest portrayal of life as a Kennedy, Mr. Lawford will share intimate details about his deep and long descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his path back to the sobriety he has preserved for the past 20 years. Luncheon tickets are $250 per person, $1,000 per VIP guest and $2,500 per table of 10. For more information, call 354-1516 or e-mail Place your bets for Marco libraryThe Marco Island branch of the Collier County Public Library holds a casino night from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Proceeds will help furnish the new Rose Hall Community Room. Admission is $40 per person ($35 for Friends of the Library members and library employees) and entitles holders to $1,000 in gaming chips, food and soft drinks (cash bar for wine and beer). Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including boating and fishing outings, restaurant dinners and hotel weekends and more. Tickets are available at the library, at the Wednesday Marco Island Farmers Market and from several Friends of the Library board members. For more information, call Jan Silver at 394-8224. Wanderlust will cure travel cravingsFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Resort & Hospitality Management Program will hold the 21st annual Wanderlust travel auction and gourmet dining extravaganza Wednesday evening, April 14, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $250 per person or $3,500 for a corporate-sponsored table of 10. For more information or to make a reservation, call 590-7742 or e-mail kroyal@ Toy Story ball is for grown-upsRonald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida will bring Toy Story to life at the annual Storybook Ball from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. This years title sponsors are HomeTech, Martin Brower, Comcast and Gulfshore Life. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supports Ronald McDonald House on the campus of The Childrens Hospital of SWF, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and numerous grants and scholarships. For more information, call 437-0202 or visit www.RonaldMcHouse. com. SAVE THE DATES

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C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 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 5. Arlene Weyl 6. Kathy Doehner and Peg Redlinger 7. Louise Penta, Jay Hartington and Ellen ONeill 8. Susan Lloyd, Chef Wilhelm Gahabka and Shirley Hubers 9. Marie Stonesifer, Carmen Campbell and Shirley Hubers 1. A table of patrons and friends of The Naples Players 2. Art Cherry and Abby Onuska 3. Patty Baker and Dan Atkinson 4. Ed Smith, Marquelda Jones and Carol SmithCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1 5 8 6 9 2 7 3 4 A Starry, Starry Night to benefit The Naples PlayersMarissa Collections fashion show at Bay Colony to benefit The Immokalee FoundationAt The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 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. Bill and Mary Rose Everett and Lisa Maness 2. Cynthia Carlson, Louise Hunter and Lori Borman 3. Glenn Hasse, Lori Borman, Linda and John Rader 4. Jane and Don Leeber 5. Joel Cooper and Shelby Wilcox 6. Rick Borman and Sabrina Kelly 7. Sheldon and Sally VeilCOURTESY PHOTOS / KEITH ISSAC 12 3 4 6 5 7 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series special eventA gathering at Tiffany & Co. in Waterside Shops

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C40 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 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 4. Cheryl Rubinton, Jennifer Lange and Cami Lange 5. Jeannie Kawcak, Sara Rankin and John McDonough 6. JDRF Youth Ambassadors on stage to auction off the Hands of Hope pottery pieces 1. Stacy Braverman, Wallie Lenchner and Hilary Feldman 2. Ben and Amy Post, Dave Barry and Susan Millstone 3. Phyllis and Michael Seaman, Harvey Jaffe, Eric Feinstein, Judi Jaffe, Kathy Feinstein, Rosalee and Jerry BogoCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4 6 5 The Jewish Federation of Collier County 2010 Gala The Aqua Ball for the Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationHumorist Dave Barry is guest speaker at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Gala raises $700,000 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C41 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. Amy Cooper, Robert Dibenedetto and Karen Cronin 2. Carol Garneau, Jim and Natalie Kuras 3. Capt. Carl Redfield 4. Juliana and Mike Fuller 5. Shelagh and Ron Brodeur 6. Chuck Lounsbury, Gary and Gloria McIntyreBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 6 2 34 AVOW Hospice Regatta post-race party at Pelican Isle Yacht Club

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C42 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 TeamsEARLY BIRD SPECIALSEVERY DAY 3:30-5:30PM 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 Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 5945557 The promise of whats to come reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Among the highlights of dinner were haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb, spicy seafood gilani and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. Theres belly dancing on Thursdays, which added another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good. Also delicious were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Olio on Naples Bay, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave.; 530-5110 Italian-inspired, Naples Valley influenced is this stylish restaurants theme. Dine outside along the waterfront, in the bar or the main dining room with a prime view of the open kitchen. Small plates abound here. We loved the crispy polenta fries with roasted mushroom demi glace, parmesan cheese and white truffle oil; spicy shrimp and calamari scampi; limoncello-cured salmon with horseradish mascarpone, fried capers and crostini; and roasted red and yellow beet salad with baby arugula, sherry vinaigrette, crumbled goat cheese and hazelnuts. Large plates of seared diver scallops and jumbo shrimp over risotto, sous vide duck breast with root vegetables and seared veal medallions with olive oil whipped potatoes, mushroom demi glace and crumbled goat cheese were first rate as well. For dessert, Italian strawberry shortcake and cherry pistachio bread pudding with house-made vanilla gelato were excellent. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street South and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500 Chef Tony Ridgway and his business partner, wine expert Sukie Honeycutt, have been integral members of the Naples dining scene for more than two decades and they still deliver inventive food and intriguing wines with gracious hospitality. The menu features topdrawer ingredients crab cakes full of big chunks of crab, shaved slices of grana padano atop a well-balanced Caesar, fresh Florida seafood and a house-made apple galette with cinnamon ice cream that caused sighs of contentment from all at our table. Whether its comfort fare, such as a Bell & Evans herb-roasted chicken, or something more contemporary, like the grilled red snapper with mango salsa and potato and artichoke gratin, its perfectly prepared and purposefully plated. The staff is as polished and appealing as the menu. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Tavern on the Bay, 489 Bayfront Place; 530-2225 Its a sports bar but one that offers a more diverse selection of food and drink than one might expect in a place where people gather to cheer on their teams via satellite TV. Revel in wings, burgers, nachos and such if you want, but there are also wok dishes, salads and full-scale entrees, some even of a heart-healthy nature. Thai Bangkok wings were crisp, sweet and spicy, while an ahi tuna appetizer was lightly seared with a pepperyherbed exterior accompanied by pickled ginger, wasabi and soy vinaigrette. A mushroom Swiss burger was well executed, served with delicious house-made potato chips and a fried shrimp platter with fries was bountiful and tasty with the exception of some room temperature slaw. Service was above average throughout the meal, from the host to the server and expediters. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYIncas wari fish is seared on a griddle then baked with seasonings and served with grilled vegetables with a corn, mango and cilantro mignonette. A Peruvian classic, ceviche features a mix of seafood marinated in lime juice and spices. 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comOPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNEREarly Bird $24 THREE COURSES MENU WITH ONE GLASS OF WINEEVERY DAY 4PM-6PM LIVE MUSIC WITH PIANO AND VIOLIN 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 complimentary buffet & LIVE PIANO AND VIOLIN

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C43 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy and the Robb & Stucky team host a seasonal, storewide food and wine pairing event with stations throughout the showroom and a view of the latest styles for entertaining; $35, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chuck Wagner, owner of the legendary Caymus Winery, will be on hand for a reception and a four-course dinner paired with his award-winning wines; $25, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Reserve a spot at Friday, Feb. 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 Parkway. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. Friday, Feb. 19, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Learn the basics of, and sample wines from, Napa and Sonoma along with light appetizers; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Saturday, Feb. 20, 27, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Coconut Point: The Coconut Point Farmers Market takes places weekly through April; U.S. 41 adjacent to Panera Bread, Estero; 249-9480. Saturday, Feb. 20, 27, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Monday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Robb & Stucky Kitchenaid Culinary Center: Learn about the flavors of California wine country and taste some top California wines; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Monday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Lynn Novo of Comfort Sisters Good Food present refreshing ideas for meals that are easy to serve on the lanai or a picnic; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Reserve a spot at www.acteva. com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Wednesday, Feb. 24, noon, Robb & Stucky Kitchenaid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy leads a class in simple, healthy meals that dont take a lot of time; $30, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tonys Off Third: Meet mother and daughter Nancy and Maria Ponzi of the famed Ponzi Vineyard of Willamette Valley at this exclusive tasting; $20, 1300 Third St. South; 262-7999. Reservations required. Submit event listings to karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Dining establishments at Miromar Outlets have met with mixed success, some lasting less time than sales at the discount malls retail shops. Id be willing to bet that Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar will long prosper at the easternmost edge of the sprawling complex for several reasons: 1. Its easy to get to even if you arent shopping. Accessible from the Ben Hill Griffin Parkway entrance, there are big signs and ample parking. (Its in the spot previously occupied by Cosi.) 2. The menu combines casual and moderately priced offerings with stylish presentation and surroundings and a cheerful accommodating staff. 3. Its close to Florida Gulf Coast University, its 11,000 students, plus staff and faculty, an ideal clientele for this concept. 4. It offers 40 wines by the glass or bottle and 30 beers, all of which are half price during the 4-7 p.m. daily happy hour. Beyond all that, the foods good. I visited the Naples location several months ago while conducting a search for quality pizzas. Its Neapolitan pies, with thin, crisp crust and lively toppings, outperformed the offerings of places purported to be pizza specialists. Since the Estero branch opened a couple of months ago, Ive eaten both lunch and dinner there and ordered takeout as well. In each case, the servers have been uniformly cheerful and happy to explain the concept, which proves helpful to newcomers. For lunch, customers place their orders at a counter in front of the kitchen, help themselves to beverages and utensils, then carry those items and a number to their table, where a server delivers their orders. And, by the way, all of the flatbreads are available in a lunch size for $5.99. On a recent rainy evening, my companion and I found ourselves immediately comforted by the warmth of the room, with its burnt orange and mustard colored walls illuminated by subtle lights devoid of distracting glare. The wine list carries some exemplary vintages, all of which are available by the glass or bottle. We had had the good fortune to arrive during happy hour so both of our wines Domenio De Tares Baltos, a Spanish wine made from 100 percent mencia grapes, and Veramonte Primus, a lush Chilean blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot and carmenere were $7 a glass. The beer list has an intriguing array of brews, something the Naples location doesnt have, but that makes sense in a university neighborhood. With the possible exception of the soup and chili, items on the starters list are meant for sharing. Ive enjoyed the hummus trio previously but chose the flats and dip ($7.99) this time. On what looks like an artists palette come three bowls and a pile of crisp lavash crackers. One bowl held a mild ratatouille, with chunks of eggplant, bell pepper and onions; another contained a dark tapenade full of salty olives and garlic; and the third was a bright sun-dried tomato pesto, with big tomato flavor and a hint of sweetness. The contrasting flavors all worked well on the crackers, which had little flavor of their own but added a satisfying crunch to each dip. Flatbreads are the stars here, with variations combining popular contemporary ingredients. The tuffo melds duck confit, sauted figs and gorgonzola (I love this one), while the Bangkok marries shrimp, mozzarella, carrots, ginger, cashews, cilantro, green onions, spicy peanut sauce and balsamic reduction.Naples Flatbreads new branch brings great taste to Estero Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, >> Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $2.99-$9.99; entrees, $8.99-$13.99 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: At the bar, at banquettes, high tops or conventional tables inside and outside >> Specialties of the house: Grandma Rosies chicken vegetable soup, hummus trio, sausage pizza, Greco atbread, roasted veggie atbread, Cubano panini, farfalle a la vodka, crab bisque macaroni and cheese >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.naples >> Etc.: The Naples branch is at 6434 Naples Blvd. The phone is 687-3454.Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero; 495-3528 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: The Medterranio flatbread comes with kalamata olives, feta, mozzarella, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and balsamic reduction. Right: A manzo panini is reminiscent of a Philadelphia steak sandwich with steak, cheese and onions. The thin-crust pizzas are somewhat more traditional, with toppings such as pepperoni, meatball crumbles, basil and such. We tried the Mediterraneo ($11.49) flatbread with kalamata olives, feta, mozzarella, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and balsamic reduction. The crust was golden brown and all of the toppings were tasty, if somewhat sparse around the outer inch of the flatbread. A mixed green salad ($1.99) with balsamic vinaigrette was fresh and well balanced. I tried the manzo panini ($9.99) on piada bread, a thin, tortilla-like variety (thicker ciabatta is also available). It contained shredded beef, caramelized onions, provolone and horseradish mayo. The contents reminded me of a Philadelphia cheese steak but for the mayo, in which I detected no horseradish. The bread was thin but held together well, providing structure and chewiness without overwhelming the meat, cheese and onions. A Caesar salad, which accompanied the sandwich, had good flavor, large shavings of Parmesan cheese and crunchy croutons. Dessert seems like overkill here, but I can highly recommend the tiramisu flatbread a chocolate lovers delight although it was inadvertently left off the Estero dessert menu, something owner Ralph Desiano says hes planning to correct. We tried the smores for two ($7.99), for which we received a mini hibachi, graham crackers, large marshmallows and a Hersheys chocolate bar. Using skewers we roasted marshmallows over the tiny fire, then constructed the graham, chocolate, marshmallow sandwiches, much to the envy of our neighbors. The meal got off to a slightly bumpy start as it took our server some time to get to us the first time, and wine was slow to arrive, but that was likely due to a large influx of happy hour customers arriving when we did. After that, everything ran smoothly and our server took great care of us, as have her colleagues during previous meals here. Mr. Desiano is looking to grow Naples Flatbread in the region, which bodes well for those for whom neither of the present locations is convenient. Its a clever concept thats been well executed and is likely to work well in just about any setting.

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Ask for 802NA210004231. 1-866-657-2300 LAKEFRONT CONDO$149,000 Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuffleboard court. Priced to sell Ask for 802NA9013754. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$139,900 3 bed 2 bath needs some tlc and you would have a great home on 2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210000218. 1-866-657-2300 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$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 2.73 Acres. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$119,000 Great Price. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$107,000 Three bedroom plus den on 1.14 acres, off Golden Gate Blvd.! All appliances, all tile. Ask for 802NA210004484. 1-866-657-2300 2 / 2 / 1 WITH BUNDLED GOLF$99,900 Wow Bundled Golf that has a great course Par 72 Clubhouse and dining Ask for 802NA210003374. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$90,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 802NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL CONDO$79,900 Move in condition. 2 bed/2 bath updated kitchen granite. Great location. Close to the beach and shopping. Ask for 802NA210001178. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED/TWO BA/ONE CAR GARAGE$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 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. Breakfast bar, Dining-Living,eat in kitchen w/Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA210005498. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$64,900 On 1 1/4 acres. Bank owned Sold as is with right to inspect. Large newer home on 1.14 acres. Three bed 2 bath, separate tub & shower Ask for 802NA210004886. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$60,000 Open floor plan. Tiled living area, snack bar, roof replaced 2008, well system 2008, new counters in bathroom. Ask for 802NA9040062. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES MANOR LAKES$60,000 Foreclosure, Sold as is with right to inspect.Three bedroom two bath home in Naples May not qualify for all home loans. Ask for 802NA210001170. 1-866-657-2300 ONE BED PLUS DEN/ ONE BATH$24,500 Granite counter tops, stainless appliances, tiled throughout unit cute as a button and priced to sell! Ask for 802NA9040535. 1-866-657-2300

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January home sales have increased 51 percent compared to a year ago, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).According to Tom Bringardner, President of Premier Properties, Pending and closed sales are up in almost every price range and in every geographic area. e momentum we saw building in the last half of 2009 is continuing into 2010. For the 12 months ending January 2010, overall pending sales increased 71 percent with 9,802 contracts compared to 5,744 contracts for the 12 months ending January 2009. e number of pending sales in the $500,000 to 1 million price range increased 165 percent in January 2010 compared to the same month last year, stated Jo Carter, President of Jo Carter & Associates. is upper price category showed the largest percent increase in pending sales when compared to all other price ranges. According to Joni Albert, Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Residential, e average days a property was on the market decreased 12 percent for single-family homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 price range. is decrease shows that sellers realistic price adjustments are contributing to the increased market activity. e report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. e statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales for properties under $300,000 increased 81 percent with 718 contracts in January 2010 compared to 396 contracts in January 2009. Single-family pending sales increased 61 percent with 511 contracts in January 2010 compared to 317 contracts in January 2009. Overall condo sales increased 91 percent with 288 sales in January 2010 compared to 151 sales in January 2009. e overall median closed price showed no price change in January 2010 and remained at $180,000 compared to January 2009. Excluding the $300,000 and under segment, comprising a majority of foreclosure related property sales, the overall median price for the market declined only 4 percent from $552,000 in January 2009 to $530,000 in January 2010. e median refers to the middle value in a set of statistical values that are arranged in ascending or descending order, in this case prices at which homes were actually sold. e median closed price for properties under $300,000 increased 4 percent in January 2010 compared to January 2009. is is the rst time in over two years that we have seen this category have a positive gain in the median closed price, stated Bill Poteet, President of Poteet Properties. e overall available inventory in every price range continues to decline. is is good news, stated Steve Barker, Managing Broker of Amerivest Realty. e available inventory decreased 16 percent to 9,548 in January 2010 from 11,308 in January 2009. According to John Steinwand, President of Naples Realty Services, e mid priced condominium market is showing a signi cant renewal of strength in the market place. Pending sales in the $300,000 to $500,000 and $500,000 to 1 million price ranges increased 13 percent and 30 percent respectively, for the 12 months ending January 2010 compared to the 12 months ending January 2009. e condo market is roaring back, stated Steinwand. To view the entire report, visit http://www. e Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) is an established organization (Chartered 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples community. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 5,000 plus member-customers. NABOR is a member of the Florida Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, which is the largest trade association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local boards of REALTORS nationwide. NABOR is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers. Strong Start In 2010 Report Shows Strong Condo Sales FEBRUARY 18-24, 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 BARTWIN EAGLES IS HOT!HOT HOMEHOT DOG!FIRST OPPORTUNITY to view this OUTSTANDING modelperfect home SUNDAY FEB 21st 1:00-4:00 PM $475,000Stop by for a HOT DOG! Pick up MAP at Gate See you there! mbers are nonpaid volunteers. S OOG

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CALL TODAY TO SCORE A TOUR! Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 Follow Me on McQuaid 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! View these listings and more at: 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 UNRIVALED. UNDUPLICATED. A True Winner!Its a SUPER Time to INVEST in QUAIL CREEK ESTATES! 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! Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 Follow Me on McQuaid 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! View these listings and more at: 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 UNRIVALED. UNDUPLICATED. A True Winner!Its a SUPER Time to INVEST in QUAIL CREEK ESTATES! 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! Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 Follow Me on McQuaid 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! View these listings and more at: 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 UNRIVALED. UNDUPLICATED. A True Winner!Its a SUPER Time to INVEST in QUAIL CREEK ESTATES! 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! 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