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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A34 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 & 9 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. 21 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEB. 25, 2010 INSESSIONBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Its a guarantee, according to the three state senators and seven representatives from Southwest Florida: No new taxes. No new fees. But no dessert courses this year, either, after the state budget is balanced and a slimmed-down resources entree is served up to citizens. The 10 politicians comprise Southwest Floridas entire legislative delegation of officials elected to state government. They represent Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties three of the 67 with some spillover responsibilities east of those coastal counties, where roughly a million of the states nearly 20 million residents now live. When they embark for 60 days of the greatest American sport ever invented, beginning A small team of psychologists and translators from Naples departed for Haiti recently in a six-seat airplane stuffed as near possible to the rafters with teddy bears. They delivered the symbols of affection and security to about 200 children at an orphanage just outside earthquake-ravaged Portau-Prince. I dont know how well get them all on the plane, but if we have to sit on them, we will, Mary Bellofatto, a therapist, and former clinical director at The Willough addiction center in Naples, said before the trip. Somehow, they managed. The goals of their five-day mission are both shortand long-term: First, to immediately empower the children at the orphanage and bring joy to their lives, as they will need it facing extreme hardship. And second: Upon their return to Naples, the group plans to establish a system of ongoing help for Haiti by circulating high school and college students from the United States back into the impoverished country. The students will use their varied talents and knowledge to empower more young Haitians. Some reports indicate it could take decades for Haiti to recover from the January earthquake if it can recover. But the two women leading the mission, Maria Luisa Lulu Carter and Ms. Bellofatto, believe that children there or people anywhere have it within them to persevere under WHAT TO EXPECT AS THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE GOES ...Teddy bears deliver immediate comfort; long-term help plannedHelping in Haiti Raising fees and taxes is not an option for this session. We must live within our means. Sen. Garrett RichterWere going to have to fund vital programs, make some tough cuts and promote business in the state. Sen. Dave Aronberg An exclusive interview with Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp.C4 >>inside:FLORIDAS PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVETop: The House Chamber is ready for the opening session of the Florida Legislature on March 2.SEE SESSION, A8 SEE HAITI, A15 EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYMary Bellofatto, left, and Lulu Carter with their arms full of teddy bears bound for Haiti. properattire gowns for the social season purses to clutchin the bag:14 20 jewelry to add sparklebling bling:FORMALWEAR 2010 In Style Florida Weeklys new guide to the fashion scene in Southwest Florida. Special section Old buildings, new tourEverglades Society for Historic Preservation sets up tours of homes and buildings. A13 Business is sweetIt takes more than sugar and cacao for local chocolatiers to turn a profit. B1 Museum multi-featurePeg Longstreth renders her opinion on three shows at the Naples Museum of Art. C1

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 Few things disappoint me as much as a politician who hasnt gone to the dogs. The fact is, politicians need all the friends they can get, and dogs fit that bill. They dont really flatter theyre not sycophants, exactly. Instead, they tell it like it is, offering true friendship. So when a politician or his aides fail to acknowledge the vast and endlessly supportive canine constituency that exists in each political district, I question his judgment. If you need a friend in Washington, Harry Truman once remarked, get a dog. Thats true in Tallahassee, as well. Nevertheless, many members of the Southwest Florida delegation who represent us in state government (there are 10) have no dogs. Which probably means they have no real friends. I find that appalling. Democratic Sen. Dave Aronberg, for example, a contender to become the states chief pit bull as attorney general, has no pets whatsoever, unlike his opponent for the office, Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. Mr. Kottkamps mostly yellow Labs, as he describes them, may or may not approve of his political ambitions, but theyre sticking by him anyway. To Sen. Aronbergs credit, he did once remark, Whats more American than loving your pet dog (or) protecting puppies? I mean, thats what this is about. Exactly. Thats what this is about. So I wish Sen. Aronberg would hurry up and get a dog. Is this a partisan problem? Nope. On the other end of the political scale from Sen. Aronberg, and possibly on the other end of the solar system, stands Republican Sen. Mike Bennett. Sen. Bennett doesnt have a dog either, according to his staff. Pitiful. But Rep. Trudi Williams does she has two of them, Hailey and Diesel. After Rep. Williams spent seven tiresome hours behind the wheel driving home from Tallahassee last week, she climbed stiffly out of the car and walked into her home, where two events immediately occurred. First, a reporter called her on her cellular telephone. Moments later her dog, Diesel, threw up all over her lap while she was talking. I call that a friend. Imagine what Diesel would do if a paparazzo, instead of a mere reporter, showed up? Things could get ugly, indeed, for the media. Former President Bill Clintons dog, a chocolate Lab named Buddy, may well have trained Diesel, since both are members of that elite corps of canines the few, the proud, the peeing tasked with the almost unimaginable mission of befriending politicians. In fact, I have it on the qt from a friend of mine, a Scottish terrier named Dexter, that Rep. Williamss dog secretly adores President Clintons dog, but cant publicly admit it because it could damage her career. Right off the bat, about a month after Buddy got into the White House with the Clintons, he seized the moment. In front of photographers, Buddy marched proudly to the center of the room and defecated on the carpet. Then he marched proudly out. Political pundits still argue over whether Buddys message was meant for members of the media or for the president himself. In any case, it was eloquent. Fortunately for both Diesel and Buddy, Rep. Williams and President Clinton have a sense of humor when it comes to canines, unlike President Ronald Reagan. After Mr. Reagans Bouvier des Flandres, a dog named Lucky, dragged him across the White House lawn like a marionette right past iron maiden Margaret Thatcher, the visiting British prime minister his luck ran out. Lucky found himself sent straight to (not hell, he didnt get off that easy) California. Which goes to show that Mr. Reagan had a better sense of humor than Thomas Jefferson, the nations third president. Mr. Jefferson apparently owned a bulldog, a sheepdog and a mockingbird named Dick. But when another dog once attacked Mr. Jeffersons sheep, he had that dog hung, no doubt sending it straight to (not California) hell. Clearly, humor was in short supply in the 19th century. When one of Abe Lincolns beloved dogs, Fido, once put his muddy paws up on a drunk while taking a walk in Washington, the man whipped out a knife and stabbed him to death. Maybe thats why state representatives Grady, Hudson and Roberson dont have any dogs maybe they think its just too hazardous to be a political canine. Sen. Garrett Richter may feel the same way. He did have a dog once, for almost 14 years, but right about the time Sen. Richter announced he was going into politics, the dog died. Was that act a last and loving message from a faithful friend, perhaps? Of course. Dogs dont do anything that they dont mean, especially political dogs. Take Teddy Roosevelts pit bull terrier, Pete. While the president was hosting the French ambassador at a high-level White House function one day, Pete marched over and ripped the mans French trousers right off his French bottom, nearly creating an international scandal. Even from the distance of a century, I want to take a moment and say: Thank You, Pete, Good Dog! Rest in Peace. There were other great dogs and other great politicians FDR had a Scottish terrier who bit a senator; LBJs mongrel, Yuki, peed on the Shah of Iran; and JFKs dogs always greeted his helicopter on the White House lawn. But Im nominating none of those politicians for Florida Weeklys special Political Animals award, announced here for the first time. Nor will I give the award to Rep. Nick Thompson, who has two dogs, two horses and a cat, which I applaud heartily. Instead, this singular new honor goes to Rep. Paige Kreegel, of Punta Gorda. Rep. Kreegel, a medical doctor, doesnt even own a dog, but he has rabbits, goats, cows, and a bull who gets the job done. 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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 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 Heinrich Steve HagewoodPage DesignerDave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AssistantMari HornbeckPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Feb. 25, 1870, Hiram Rhoades Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Miss., is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first African-American ever to sit in Congress. During the Civil War, Revels, a college-educated minister, helped form black army regiments for the Union cause. On Feb. 26, 1972, a dam collapses in West Virginia, flooding a valley and killing 118 people. Tailings, the byproduct of coal mining, was the cause, as the material is unstable when dumped on hills. The Buffalo Mining Company, which was responsible for the tailings, was forced to pay $30 million in damages. On Feb. 27, 1827, a group of students dance through the streets of New Orleans, marking the beginning of the citys famous Mardi Gras celebrations. Inspired by their experiences studying in Paris, the students donned masks and jester costumes and staged their own Fat Tuesday festivities. A nation that expects to be both free and ignorant expects what never was, and never will be. Thomas JeffersonIn 1847, Townsend Harris founded New York City College, this nations first tuitionfree institution of higher education. Mr. Harris realized that Americas prosperity depended on an educated workforce. Yet 160 years later, Southwest Floridas high school graduates still struggle to attain a college education. When questioned about reasons for ending their formal education at an early age, students report a common set of reasons: A belief that higher education is too expensive. Poor standardized test scores. Difficulty navigating the entrance application and financial aid applications. It has been proven that all people can succeed and excel in college if only given a chance. In a report titled Responding to the Crisis in College Opportunity, the National Council for Public Policy and Higher Education suggests that the nation should provide a space for every eligible student to enroll in higher education. Yet financial barriers prevent 48 percent of college-qualified, low-income high school graduates from attending a fouryear college within two years of graduation, according to a study compiled by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for Congress. For middleincome families, 43 percent are unable to attend a four-year college. The report concluded that the nation will have to increase the enrollment and degree completion rates of low-andmoderate income students or bring in highly skilled foreign workers to meet the demand, adding that the vibrancy of our democracy and our knowledgebased economy is dependent upon ensuring access to college for these students. Florida ranks close to the bottom for number of baccalaureate degrees granted each year, limiting our ability to produce enough nurses, teachers, managers, accountants, scientists, etc. necessary to serve our workforce needs. According to the most recent statistics available, 78,685 first-time-in college Florida students applied for admission to universities. Of these, 44,931 or 57 percent were admitted, and 26,504, or about half, actually enrolled. What happened to the other 52,181who planned to attend college? Floridas Bright Futures Scholarship provides funding for only students achieving the very top grades in high school. For the majority of students, Bright Futures simply is not an option. For those who are also financially burdened, college can seem out of reach, the expectation of failure may become deeply ingrained. With inadequate shelter, health care and encouragement, many children flounder in elementary school, and drop out by the ninth or 10th grade. Soon they lose all hope of achieving a better life. In 1993, I felt compelled to break this cycle for all those who yearn for a College education in Southwest Florida. I founded a scholarship program for Edison State College students called HOPE, which stands for Help One Person Excel. With the assistance of community and civic leaders, the College has raised more than $500,000 for this program, and this year we received a grant from United Way to expand our effectiveness. To date, the HOPE Scholar program has graduated more than 1,000 students, several of whom have gone on to earn baccalaureate degrees. Those who wish to apply are eligible for a HOPE Advanced scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University, which provides funding not only for coursework but for student housing and books for any Edison State College HOPE graduate. Many students have taken advantage of this opportunity, and 150 are currently enrolled in the Edison HOPE program across the Colleges five-county district. In light of todays economy, more innovation is needed. We need to give these young students support for today and bright hope for tomorrow. They need both academic assistance and encouragement. Most importantly they need to know a college education is within reach. At Edison State College, we work to break down the barriers to education and provide the educational pathway ALL students seek. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, If were going to have a successful democratic society, we have to have a well educated and healthy citizenry. To address these issues, Edison State College has developed a plan for an innovative and comprehensive Edison Education System that proposes to develop a pre-kindergarten through university model of a seamless education pathway. More information about the plan will be made available soon. Why all eligible students should have access to collegeEnough already. President Obamas admirable quest for bipartisanship is a voice crying in the wilderness. Oh yes, he has another chance at bat when he hosts a summit meeting Thursday, Feb. 25, at Blair House, the presidents guest house across the street from the White House. He has invited the leaders of both parties to the televised meeting designed to jump start the discussion about healthcare reform. Mr. Obama said he does not want the talks to devolve into political theater. I want a substantive discussion, he said. The summit follows his televised sparring with House Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore last month. Many Democrats believe the president succeeded for the first time in months in making his case to the public. If they play true to form, the Republicans will continue to buck every proposal with a Democratic tag on it. Since Mr. Obama took office, the not-so loyal opposition has said no to every Democratic legislative initiative. They walk in lock step. Apparently, Republicans think they have the Democrats on the run because of the election of Republican Sen. Scott Brown to fill the seat held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. Its easy to overstate the significance of Sen. Browns victory if one ignores the historical trend that the party in power almost always loses seats in midterm elections. As shown by recent polls, there is no question Mr. Obama has lost some popular ground because he has been making tough decisions the difference he has found between campaigning and governing. Some critics have contended that it was a mistake for the president to emphasize health reform instead of jobs creation, in view of the nearly 10 percent unemployment rate. Mr. Obama now has made jobs the main focus of the administration. At the same time, Americans are having a hard time defining the presidents politics. He has caved on many issues in pursuit of his goal of pleasing all factions. He could be called the great compromiser, but the Republicans apparently see his attempts to get along as a weakness, an Achilles heel that they want to exploit. The president gave away his needed leadership in the health-reform debate by catering to Congress to draft the main framework, hoping to avoid Hillary Clintons big mistake in bypassing Capitol Hill in her failed 1993 blueprint for universal health care. In my opinion, Mr. Obama blew it bigtime when he refused to fight for a singlepayer program like Social Security and Medicare essential government programs to meet the needs of a reported 31 million uninsured Americans. The insurance companies poured millions into a campaign against almost any reform for fear that they might lose their power to charge high premiums. And they have won. As a result of his nonsupport of a government health plan, Mr. Obama disappointed liberals in his party. So he faces solid Republican opposition without solid Democratic support. Thats a bad combination. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Obamas impossible dreamGUEST OPINION WALKER BY KENNETH P. WALKER____________________President, Edison State College

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 15 MINUTES Seafaring ways continue to chart Capt. Lance Julians life courseof Survivor 6: Amazon, son Harry (aka Capt. Harry) met Libby Bradtmiller from Naples, an accountant for Mark Burnett Productions. Ms. Bradtmiller came to work for Marine Team, and the couple fell in love (although not necessarily in that order). She introduced the Julians to Naples, and they all fell in love with the city. The girls rule in our family, Capt. Lance says. When his son married Ms. Bradtmiller in 2004 and the couple started a family of their own, it became apparent the young Julians would make Naples their home. So in 2008, Marine Team transferred its home base operations from Hawaii to Florida, and the Julians bought Cruise Naples. The company provides sightseeing and sunset cruises, fishing excursions and specially chartered adventures from the Tin City docks. Capt. Lance wasted no time getting involved in the community, attending city meetings, joining the board of the Downtown Naples Association and seeking out educational opportunities for Collier County school children. Many things are changing; you have to get a balance, he says, adding that being respectful of the past, while mindful of the future, is quite an exercise. A quick glance into the Cruise Naples office at Tin City reveals Capt. Lances charted course: With young grandson Lance in his lap and son Harry busy at the desk across from him, the future sits before him. Kids learn it, see it, enjoy it, respect it, he says. Like father, like son. roughest, toughest boat chase ever done on water. For that production, navigating multiple maritime authorities proved challenging, so Capt. Lance called in the maritime master: his father, Capt. Harry Julian, who used his old sea dog ability to move the production forward. Fascinating, but where does Naples fit into the mix? When Harry met Libby, Captain Lance says, making a play on the familiar film title. On location during the 2002 filming Like father, like son: a truism for Capt. Lance Julian, who no doubt inherited sea legs from his forefathers. Born Lancelot Harry Julian, this sixth-generation New Zealander and fourth-generation seafarer describes being brought up with the maritime side of things. Unsurprisingly, he heard the sea calling him from an early age. As a boy, Capt. Lances family owned tugs and barges. When he grew older, he and his father expanded the business to include commuter ferries and tourist vessels. During the years between, Capt. Lance went from New Zealand to Hawaii in order to broaden his education. While there, he met Oregonian Sharon Banks, now his wife of 42 years. The couple married in 1968 and spent the next 20 years living in New Zealand raising their three children daughters Hillary and Sharlan, and son Harry. In 1986, the Julian family took the business public, Capt. Lance retired and he and Sharon returned to Hawaii to be close to her aging parents. But in the words of novelist Hermann Broch, Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part. Needless to say, it wasnt long before Capt. Lance returned to the water. He became vice president of Hawaiian Inter-Island Towing, which bid and won the contract to tow film equipment for King Kong Production within the Hawaiian Islands. On the first barge towed, the captain met the producers for Waterworld and contributed practical ways of sorting out their very ambitious demands for filming the main set. The producers offered him a position as Atoll Master for Waterworld, Universal Studios. It was an industry I didnt even know existed, Capt. Lance says, noting that he was in the right place at the right time. In sharp contrast to the fabled boat wranglers, he possessed a lifetime of commercial maritime experience. Although his foray into film came unexpectedly, he says the industry sort of gathered us up. Standing on a pier during the production of Waterworld, he realized, Ive been groomed to do this, he says. With that thought in mind, in 1994 Capt. Lance and son Harry founded the company now known as Marine Team International Inc., which provides professional marine consulting, project management and production services for worldwide commercial marine projects and for waterrelated feature films, television programs, commercials, videos, documentaries, etc. Captain Lance saw a real opportunity before him, one where he brought different elements to the mix. Consequently, Marine Team now has more than 40 major production credits to its name, including Titanic, The Thomas Crown Affair, Survivor and the soon-to-be released Steven Speilberg/Tom Hanks HBO mini-series, The Pacific. He marvels over the production of Bond 22: Quantum of Solace, with its COURTESY PHOTO / ED BROWN Capt. 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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 March 2, each will echo the blunt estimation of Sen. Garrett Richter, a Neapolitan banker: Raising fees and taxes is not an option for this session. We must live within our means. The greatest American sport is politics, of course, which is probably something like sailing in unpredictable winds with a sometimes contentious crew. Punta Gordas Rep. Paige Kreegel, on the other hand, defines politics as human nature in action, and warns (a la the 19th-century wisdom of a New York political pundit): No mans life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session and you can quote me on that. Good reason, then, to keep your eye on the action in the next legislative session in Tallahassee, where120 state representatives and 40 state senators will compete for services and money. Were down to bare bones, so I can tell you this: What well keep is health, education and public safety, predicts Dr. Kreegel, who practices medicine in Punta Gorda when hes not maneuvering on behalf of his constituency. Everything else is uncertain. Everybody wants more money for this or that, and I do too, but its going to be tight, he adds. In his case, he admits, hes angling for a cut of money that could be handed out or loaned for a high-speed rail system potentially connecting with I-75, and running through Lee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, among others.A bulky art and scienceWhether or not he and fellow legislators achieve their parochial designs, whats about to happen in Tallahassee is the bulky art and science of (political compromise), explains Rep. Gary Aubuchon, one of Southwest Floridas elected 10. A builder and developer turned politician, Rep. Aubuchon is now chairman of the Lee delegation. In other words, legislators must balance Floridas budget (a state constitutional requirement) without raising taxes, and work harmoniously to do it. Thats a tricky proposition in the recovery room of a recession, which might describe the current legislature. An obvious solution to budget balancing is to grab the most accessible money, without having to ratchet up taxes especially in an election year such as this one. Many of Floridas top officials are running for office in November. Those include Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and Sen. Dave Aronberg of the Southwest Florida Legislative Delegation, both of whom want the job as the next top prosecutor, the state attorney general. (Lt. Gov. Kottkamp earned his law degree from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida; Sen. Aronberg earned his from Harvard Law School.)At such delicate political moments, few or none will propose a tax increase, no matter what the deficit. For that reason, legislators will likely raid or take money from some of Floridas trust funds set aside to fuel special programs, as they did last year. That will sting, but perhaps not as much as in the previous fiscal year. Balancing the budget is a work in progress, says Rep. Ken Roberson, a Charlotte County legislator. Last year we had a $6 billion deficit, but this year, estimating from the Revenue Forecasting Conference (which looks ahead three years and has offered the first sober optimism for the future since 2007), its not that great. It will be $2.5 to $3 billion. Backtracking on the promises of trust fund money is a Plan B action unappetizing but inevitable in the eyes of most members of the delegation but its the wrong approach altogether, according to Sen. Aronberg, the only Democrat among the 10 legislators representing Southwest Florida. Our trust fund program was established to finance the programs and services for which they were created, not to cover budget shortfalls, he argues. I (want) to ensure that those funds remain dedicated for the programs and services for which they were intended. An alternate solution to trust fund tippling, he proposes, is to eliminate fraud and wasteful spending, as Ive already done inside Floridas Medicaid program.Making the hard choiceThe long and short of either disagreement or synchronicity in the state legislature, however, is certain to be this: a belt-tightening spring, summer and fall guaranteed to put the squeeze on almost anything defined as inessential. Crafting a budget that prioritizes our spending in the classroom, in health and human services and provides a safe state for our citizens will be the most critical component of our work, notes Sen. Richter. But that doesnt mean there wont be cuts in the classroom or elsewhere in programs that pay for the key obligations of government. Mentoring programs in education, for example, are funded by stimulus money. We wont have that federal revenue source next year, points out Sen. Richter, who sits on the K-12 Appropriations Committee. Two weeks ago, he listened to carefully prepared presentations by promoters of several school programs, later describing them this way: Each was making a good presentation. Theyre good programs. But theres going to have to be a hard look. They were funded with stimulus money, and thats not going to be returned. Disappointment is likely in the cards for some or many, in other words. If youre a business owner rather than an educator, on the other hand, look for help from the delegation such as a move by legislators to put a freeze on the significant rate increase for unemployment compensation scheduled for April 1, only five weeks away. Well try to defer that for two years to give businesses an opportunity to save their precious capital, and use it either to make it through in the short run, or more optimistically to expand their business and employment opportunities, says Rep. Aubuchon. Since most of the delegations members own businesses, this plan may have a singular appeal to them. We have signed both the front and the back of a paycheck in our lives, says Sen. Richter, the banker. Weve run businesses. We know what its like to be fiscally responsible in our business. And if Rep. Aubuchon, the developer, has anything to say about it, members of the House will put that oar in the water right quick. On the first day of the legislative session, March 2, (the House) will take up this bill and pass it. That will be somewhat historic because we dont typically address legislation in that first day, he explains. But if we dont do it on the first day, well do it in the first week. After that, Were taking a hard look at some programs added when our revenues were increasing a few years ago. Naming names or notRep. Aubuchon, like Sen. Aronberg and most others, declines to name which ones, seeking to avoid a ruckus before its officially ruckus time. Any immediate program I name will cause an immediate reaction, he says. Suffice it to say were looking at everything. Were asking administrators to start with a zero-based budget and rebuild, based on todays priorities. The exercise itself is important so we dont simply continue a program because we did it in a prior year. Although some officials are reluctant to name what should be thrown overboard before the legislative ship even SESSIONFrom page 1Note: While talking to state senators and representatives from Southwest Florida last week, Florida Weekly also posed several questions to Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, a Republican from Cape Coral. Mr. Kottkamp is campaigning to run for state attorney general in the fall elections. Here are his answers. >> Florida Weekly: What are the most critical issues facing you and other elected of cials as the new legislative session begins on March 2? >> Lt. Gov. Kottkamp: The single most important issue facing our community, our state and our nation is the economy. On the state level, we will continue our efforts to grow and expand the economy and bring highwage jobs to Florida in the areas of aerospace, biotech and life sciences, alternative and renewable energy as well as digital and simulation technology. As chairman of Space Florida, I will be pushing for passage of the Space Transition and Revitalization Act to ensure that our state, and our nation, continue be the world leader in space exploration, research and technology development. I will also continue to be vocal in my opposition to White House plans to take our Human Space Exploration program. It is critical that our country continue to be THE world leader in space exploration if we are going to continue to be an economic and military superpower. >> FW: Will the states economy look much different a year from now? >> Lt. Gov. Kottkamp: We are already seeing signs of an economic recovery. The inventory of existing homes for sale in Florida has been reduced. Our of ce continues to be contacted by companies from all over the world who want to move to Florida because they know that our state is not only a low-tax, business-friendly state it is also the best place on the planet to live, work and raise a family. In one year, I fully expect our state to be rmly on the road to economic recovery.>> FW: In a state budget facing a de cit of about $3 billion, what do you consider priorities? >> Lt. Gov. Kottkamp: As lieutenant governor I have worked hard to lower taxes and reduce government spending those will continue to be priorities this year as well. We will work hard to ensure that the people of Florida are provided essential services. Governments rst responsibility is to provide for the safety and security of the citizens, and we will do that. We will also increase per-student funding in education. >> FW: With such a signi cant budget de cit, do you anticipate an unavoidable increase in taxes or the need to raid trust funds to pay the bills? >> Lt. Gov. Kottkamp: Government must live within its means just as the families of Florida are doing. The last thing we want to do is raise taxes and we wont. As for trust funds, I dont know what trust funds are available. But considering the historic nature of budget shortfalls, it is better to use money sitting around in the bank than to increase the tax burden on the citizens. >> FW: A nal question: What should be the goals for the Southwest Florida delegation, and what are your personal goals as lieutenant governor in the coming year? >> Lt. Gov. Kottkamp: As lieutenant governor I oversee the Of ce of Drug Control. I recently announced a Statewide Task Force to address the problem of pill mills in Florida businesses that sell legal drugs (pain medication in particular) illegally. Six people die a day in Florida as a result of the overdose and abuse of prescription drugs. This is becoming an epidemic that not only claims lives but threatens the safety and security of the citizens of Florida. Last year my of ce worked closely with the legislature to pass a Prescription Drug Monitoring bill as the rst step towards ridding our state of pill mills. This year we want to focus both on law enforcement and regulatory options to rid our state of this problem. The Southwest Florida legislative delegation will continue to focus on the needs of the citizens of the community. In the short-term, they will work to provide the necessary assistance to help Southwest Florida weather the storm of the economic slow down. In the long-term, they will focus on job creation, workforce development and investments necessary to diversify and grow the local economy. in the know


WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comsets sail, Rep. Trudi Williams, who owns an engineering firm where the number of employees has dropped from 60 to 24, is not one of them. I think youll see some reduction in the plethora of Medicare benefits, for example. That benefits list is 12 pages long, single line. Some of those might have to be cut not Medicare itself but some of the benefits. Eyeglasses, for example, could be reduced so it covers 60 percent instead of 80 percent. Those kinds of things. In some cases, she says, trust funds should be bonded, so that any money removed will be guaranteed by law to come back into the fund. Especially trust funds that power up jobs and can put them on line. Otherwise, forget it this year, she says. Lets take Florida Forever. Its a great program and Im a huge environmental kind of person. But as far as Im concerned, thats off the table. Were not going to sunset or shut the program down, but when youre out of money you dont go buy a piece of property. People say, Youll never buy land this cheap again. And thats true, but when you dont have money, you dont go buy land. Somebody else says, We need to bond it. Well, thats like mortgaging. On a house, if you get a $200,000 mortgage, you can end up paying back a million dollars. In about five years, our bonding requirements to pay bond debt will be about $600 million just to pay bonds first. And then theres everything else. So lets not bond anything that doesnt create jobs.The business of Florida While the opinions of Rep. Williams about saving money instead of preserving the remaining wild lands from developers are unlikely to sit well with some, her comments about Medicare resonated on a national level last week. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about health care at the national governors convention, citing the similarly troubled Medicaid program, among other issues. Youre going to be talking about spiraling costs that are straining your budgets and running up all of our deficits, Mrs. Obama said. Costs like the nearly $150 billion a year that we spend on obesity-related conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Youre going to talk about the staggering Medicaid burdens and how premiums have risen three times faster than wages, often bankrupting families in your states, (and) sinking businesses in states all across the country. In Florida, where the success of businesses is seen as crucial to the states health, such issues are front and center in the minds of state legislators, no matter what their political affiliations. Thats especially true among the Southwest Florida delegation, described by its own members as one of the most, if not the most cohesive delegation in the (legislature), in the words of Rep. Aubuchon. Part of it is personality we just get along, he adds. We also understand that we dont have strength in numbers, so we cant afford not to be in lockstep. But there are disagreements. Sen. Aronberg and Sen. Richter, for example, do not see eye-to-eye when it comes to solving the foreclosure crisis. Sen. Richter proposes speeding up the foreclosure process and ending the mandatory mediation between bank and borrower which would benefit the banks, and by extension the entire system, he says. Sen. Aronberg, on the other hand, has sponsored the homeowners bill of rights. He insists that the foreclosure crisis could become dire if lenders use the 2010 legislative session to expedite foreclosures, with limited notice to homeowners, and eliminate requirements to mediate or have court proceedings. The delegations self-imposed sailing orders for the new session, therefore, should go like this, according to Sen. Aronberg: Were going to have to fund vital programs, make some tough cuts, and promote business in the state. We cannot and will not have an economic recovery in Florida if consumers and homeowners are preyed on by unscrupulous businesses that are more concerned with their own bottom line than keeping hard-working citizens in our communities with roofs over their heads. Businesses and our economy are driven by the confidence of consumers. Our states economic recovery hinges on our ability to protect and preserve consumer confidence by keeping people in their homes, getting them back to work and ensuring the community is supported by strong, upstanding businesses. As Mark Twain once put it, Prosperity is the best protector of principle. Not a man or woman in the Sunshine State legislature would disagree. COURTESY PHOTOSen. Dave AronbergCOURTESY PHOTORep. Gary AubuchonCOURTESY PHOTOSen. Garrett RichterCOURTESY PHOTORep. Nick Thompson Your Southwest Florida legislators STATE SENATORS >> Dave Aronberg, Democrat, District 27 (Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach counties). 338-2646 or (561) 433-2627 or (850) 487-5356. E-mail: Aronberg.dave.web@ >> Mike Bennett, Republican, District 21 (Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties). (941) 727-6349 or (850) 487-5078. E-mail: Bennett.mike.web@ >> Garrett Richter, Republican, District 37 (Collier and Lee counties). 417-6205 or 338-2777 or (850) 487-5124. E-mail: Richter. garrett.web@ STATE REPRESENTATIVES >> Gary Aubuchon, Republican, District 74 (Cape Coral). 344-4900 or (850) 488-7433. E-mail: Gary.aubuchon@my >> Tom Grady, Republican, District 76 (Naples). 417-6200 or (850) 488-4487. E-mail: Tom.grady@my >> Matt Hudson, Republican, District 101 (inland Collier and Broward counties). 417-6270 or (954) 704-2990 or (850) 488-1028. E-mail: Matt.hudson@my >> Paige Kreegel, Republican, District 72 (Punta Gorda). (941) 575-5820 or (850) 4889175. E-mail: Paige.kreegel@my oridahouse. gov >> Ken Roberson, Republican, District 71 (Port Charlotte). (941) 613-0914 or (850) 4880060. E-mail: Ken.roberson@my oridahouse. gov >> Nick Thompson, Republican, District 73 (Fort Myers). 533-2411 or (850) 488-1541. E-mail: Nick.thompson@my >> Trudi Williams, Republican, District 75 (Fort Myers). 433-6775 or (850) 488-2047. E-mail: Trudi.williams@my in the know We cannot and will not have an economic recovery in Florida if consumers and homeowners are preyed on by unscrupulous businesses that are more concerned with their own bottom line than keeping hard-working citizens in our communities with roofs over their heads. Sen. Dave Aronberg

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The Gladesmen deserve to keep their place in our cultureWhen I retire, Im going to do so on a lake with two identical docks, parallel to each other, so when I arise each morning Ill be reminded that life is a paradox. Just when I think I have it all figured out, life presents me with an opportunity to see that perhaps there is another perspective. When this happens, I can hold tight to what I thought, or I can give way to that unavoidable and oh, so aggravating paradigm shift.A popular phraseParadigm means perspective, or how we see things. Steven Covey, in his paradigm-shifting book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, brought the word into the business mainstream. But it was Willis Harmon, Stanford University engineering professor and president of the Institute of Noetic Science (founded to encourage and conduct research on human potential), who gave insight into the true power behind a paradigm shift with his 1988 book, Global Mind Change: The New Age Revolution in the Way We Think. Mr. Harmon explained that the Copernicus Revolution in 1543, which birthed the heliocentric theory, shook the very foundation upon which life was built. When word reached the masses that the sun and not the earth was the center of the universe, the powers that be (meaning the church) stepped in to bring order. And just in case you think paradigm shifts are no big deal, some 60 years later in 1610, when Galileo confirmed that Copernicus was indeed correct, he was jailed until his death. It took 359 years for the church to make a formal apology to Galileo; 1992 he was rehabilitated (meaning Galileo and Copernicus were right all along).Opportunity knocksAfter my appeal to the Collier County Commission to endorse the Collier County Heritage Trail, I had a call from a Miami man named Frank Denninger. Mr. Denninger was concerned that the CCHT would infringe upon his rights. After I explained our intentions, he said, Well, Im a Gladesman, and were losing our way of life He was worried that the CCHT would infringe upon his rights to the land, and he had already fought once to have a segment of the trail at Everglades City de-designated and removed from the National Scenic Highway map.So whats the big cultural deal?The Gladesmen hunted and fished off the land of the Everglades, building and living in small, temporary camps. Their mode of transportation was the long, narrow Glades skiff, similar to the Seminoles boats (about 2 feet wide and 16-18 feet long) depicted on the cover of Glen Simmons book, Gladesmen: Gator Hunters, Moonshiners and Skiffers. This best-known Gladesmen and his co-author, Laura Odgen, provide a marvelous glimpse into a culture of one of the least-known and longest surviving portions of the American frontier. The fear that Mr. Denninger expressed was that this fascinating culture of which he was a part would fade into the distance and disappear. In June 2009, as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commissioned a study titled, You Just Cant Live Without It: Ethnographic Study and Evaluation of Traditional Cultural Properties of the Gladesmen Culture. The study was prompted after a series of public forms revealed traditional cultural properties connected with the Gladesmen culture that could be impacted by CERP. Fifty years is the normal benchmark to determine if traditional cultural properties should, indeed, be considered historic sites. So the Corps took the proper measures, studying the Gladesmen culture and 13 properties to see if they might qualify for listing on the National Register of Historic Places within the CERP project area.Meet and greet a GladesmanWhen I came across the CERP study last fall, I felt a deep compassion for those swamp culture folks who faced the possibility of being displaced from their way of life. My concern eventually led to an invitation for Franklin Adams, a Collier County Gladesman and longtime member of the National Wildlife Federation, to speak about the Gladesmen. Mr. Adams will present The Gladesmen Culture: Carving Out a Place of Their Own, on Tuesday, March 16, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. It promises to be a fascinating program. When the Tamiami Trail was initially de-designated as a scenic highway, I did not immediately feel much, if any, compassion for those people (The Gladesmen, whom I did not even know at the time) who helped bring about the undoing; all I saw was a lost marketing opportunity to draw attention to the trail. Eventually, however, I arrived at a new crossroad: Do I go through the paradigm shift and start to view preserving and protecting the Gladesman culture as more important than creating a marketing opportunity? Good grief. That particular paradigm shift wasnt hard after all, and now I am rehabilitated. Come hear Mr. Adams at the Conservancy, and you will be, too. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOGladesmen in the 1940s Who is? Real people. Real results.IBERIABANK is new to the community, but an established name in banking. 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Every year, the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City pays tribute to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the writer and activist who changed the image of the Glades from a useless swamp to the teeming River of Grass that is at the heart of Florida. Our modern-day political battles about restoration and water releases can be traced back to her book and activism. Best known for her book Everglades: River of Grass published in 1947, Ms. Douglas was one of the first to draw attention to South Floridas fragile ecosystem. At the age of 78, she became an outspoken, sometimes feisty crusader to preserve and protect the Everglades. She drew attention to the fact that water is the key to the Everglades and presented the concept that the Everglades was not simply a swamp to be drained for homes and businesses, but a vital part of the ecosystem of South Florida. Marjory dedicated her life to preserving and educating the public about the importance of the Everglades, says Timothy England, museum manager. During these four days, we honor her legacy by continuing to educate people about this vital ecosystem. The sixth annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival concludes Friday, Feb. 26, with events designed to impart the wonders of the Everglades and remind us what all the arguing is about.A photographic workshop with Rick Cruz beginning at 9 a.m. will spend the morning focusing on the fundamentals of composition in the Everglades environment. For the afternoon session, Mr. Cruz will take participants out into the Fakahatchee Strand to put into practice the fundamentals they learned in the morning session. Beginning at 1 p.m., Jack and Elaine Berninger will lead a walk through the ferns and fauna of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, pointing out many of the natural secrets of the wilderness area and its diverse plant and animal life. Back at the museum, guests will also learn all about beneficial plants of the Everglades in ranger Erin Foleys Plants with a Purpose in the Big Cypress presentation. The photographic workshop and the guided walk start at the Museum of the Everglades, 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City before heading out into the brush. For more information, call 695-0008 or visit Friday is final day of Everglades fest honoring Marjory Stoneman Douglas COURTESY PHOTODouglas Naples Backyard History wants Collier County residents and visitors alike to know that the Naples Pier was built in 1888, and that the citys first mayor, Speed Menefee served for a total of 15 minutes. Preserving fun trivia like this as well as supporting the groups and museums that curate the supporting documents and photographs that detail Collier Countys past is why Naples Backyard History exists. The Collier County Womens Bar Association will raise money for the NBYHs Florida History Fair fund during the associations first Pioneering Tribute from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The event will feature Lynn Hixon-Holley, Collier Countys first female attorney and judge, and Mary Ellen Hawkins, the first woman elected to represent District 89 in the Florida Legislature. For more information and reservations, call 213-5774. Womens bar association helps preserve Colliers past with Pioneering Tribute THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 10 p.m. Mike Douglas: Moments and MemoriesA nostalgic look back at the Emmy-winning The Mike Douglas Show and the man who became Americas best-loved daytime talk show host. FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 8:30 p.m. Untold Stories: Illuminating Tradition: Edison Festival of Light The Edison Festival of Light is an extraordinary blend of entertainment, pageantry, innovation and tradition that has drawn crowds to downtown Fort Myers since 1938. Revel behind the lights of the annual events colorful history. SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 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 mother-inlaw. Thats not how he planned it, but then when does life go according to plan? SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 9 p.m. Masterpiece Classic: The 39 Steps Filled with romance and humor, this adaptation of the popular John Buchan adventure novel, set on the eve of World War I, stars Rupert Penry-Jones as Richard Hannay, a mining engineer caught up in a conspiracy following the death of a British spy found in his apartment. MONDAY, MARCH 1, 8 p.m. Antiques Roadshow: Madison Hour 3A turn-of-the-century Japanese bamboo sculpture; Edwardian pearl earrings with Art Deco pendants; and an oil painting by noted 19th-century California painter Thomas Hill. 9 p.m. American Experience: Dolley Madison Style icon, extravagant hostess, humanitarian, doting mother, trusted political advisor and diplomat. These are the roles we now expect in a First Lady, roles created by President James Madisons wife, Dolley. Born in relative obscurity before the American Revolution, Dolleys beauty attracted attention, but it was her political acumen that set her apart in a time when women held no overt power. Starring Eve Best and Jefferson Mays. TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 8 p.m. NOVA: The Pluto FilesSince its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. 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PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 Myra Janco Daniels, founder, chairman and CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, has been awarded the Edison State College 2010 Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward advancing educational opportunities in the community. The Edison State College FoundationCollier Campus is proud to honor Myra Janco Daniels for her distinguished service and contributions to education in Collier County, Dr. Jeffrey Allbritten, ESC Collier Campus president said when he presented the LIFE Award to Mrs. Daniels. Mrs. Daniels has provided outstanding educational opportunities to so many at Edison State College and in our community, he added. She has shown leadership by promoting and supporting educational arts and culture experiences for young people in Collier County. She has been instrumental in developing major musical programs in Collier County such as the Philharmonic Youth Chorale, Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Philharmonic Youth Symphonia, Family Fun and Learning, Kindermusik Adventures Camp for newborns through age 6, and master classes for adults.During her acceptance speech at the awards presentation held at the Naples Grande, Mrs. Daniels commented on the evolution of Edison State College as an institution. When I came to this community, Edison was a store front. This school has grown so much. When you have 20,000 students who can get affordable educations, there is no reason for anyone not to be educated in this community. Through her work, many Edison State College students were given the opportunity to attend performances at the Philharmonic Center of the Arts, a first-time experience for many them.Education has been a priority in Mrs. Daniels personal and professional life. She was the first woman to be named professor of marketing at the school of business at Indiana University. She held a six-year associate professorship in marketing, taught in the universitys MBA program and directed an internship program. She was also instrumental in inaugurating the marketing and advertising programs offered at Indiana State University.Past recipients of the Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award from ESC are Holland Salley (2003), Edward Morton (2004), Fred Pezeshkan (2005), Judy Sproul (2006), Raymond Lutgert and Scott Lutgert (2007), Adria Starkey (2008) and J. Dudley Goodlette (2009). Edison State College serves more than 20,000 students in five counties with campuses in Collier, Lee and Charlotte and a center serving Hendry/Glades counties. Many classes are available online. For more information, visit www. State College honors Phil founder Myra Daniels PRE-SPRING SPECIALSOVER 300 SPORT COATS $79.90 to $159.90ALL TUXEDOS $119.90 to $259.90ALL SHIRTS, SLACKS & SHORTS25% OFFSPECIAL 50% OFF RACKIncludes Shirts, Slacks & Shorts 5400 Taylor Road #109, Naples 566-3242 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2 Toll Free 1-800-267-7857 Open 7 Days! Mon Fri 9:30 8, Sat 9:30 6, Sun 10:30 5 99 9th St. South,U.S. 41 North at 1st Ave. South(next to Prestons Steakhouse, near Starbucks) Sleep Great for Less! Mattress Sale! FREE REMOVAL!OF YOUR OLD MATTRESS FREE DELIVERY!with purchase of $399 and up! FREE BEDFRAME!with purchase of $399 and up! OR OR Up to 65% off headboards while supplies last. SALE ENDS SUNDAY MARCH 14 Twin Full Queen King Reg. Sale Reg. Sale Reg. Sale Reg. SaleBedford Pillowtop $279 $247 $379 $327 $429 $363 $649 $533 Barrington $429 $299 $529 $425 $599 $473 $799 $648 Great Support Serta Bellingham $499 $347 $639 $487 $699 $547 $1,099 $847 Stop Counting those sheep! King Koil Brayden Firm $849 $529 $899 $781 $999 $827 $1,499 $1,043 Pressure relieving foamSerta Jubilee $849 $1,199 COURTESY PHOTO / DAWN DINARDOESC Collier Campus Dean Dr. Henry Linck, Collier Campus President Dr. Jeffrey Allbritten, LIFE Award honoree Myra Daniels, ESC President Dr. Kenneth Walker and ESC Vice President Dr. Noreen Thomas.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 Drug Free Collier welcomes guest speaker Joseph A. Califano Jr., founder and chairman of the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, to dish out some straight dope its second community awareness luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Hilton Naples. Mr. Califano worked for the Kennedy, Johnson and Carter administrations before starting CASA. He is the author of 11 books, including Americas Health Care Revolution: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Pays? and his latest, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: the Straight Dope for Parents. Luncheon tickets are $50. For more information or reservations, call 377-4994 or e-mail Drug Free Collier will collect unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medication for proper disposal during Operation Medicine Cabinet Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day. Numerous locations are participating as drop-off sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Last November the group collected 6,700 bottles of medications, and they hope to surpass that number this year. The following places will have receptacles in place for collecting medications on Saturday: Costco: 6275 Naples Blvd. CVS Pharmacy: 294 Ninth St. S. ($5 gift card for the first 25 people who drop off) EPN Urgent Care Center: 6400 Davis Blvd. Everglades City Hall: 102 Broadway Ave. E., Everglades City Friendship House: 602 W. Main St., Immokalee Naples Recycling Center: 2640 W. Enterprise Ave. Sunshine Pharmacy: 13020 Livingston Road Sweetbay Supermarket: 2400 Immokalee Road Sweetbay Supermarket: 4897 Golden Gate Parkway Wal-Mart Super Center: 9885 Collier Blvd. If you cant get to one of the above locations on Operation Medicine Cabinet Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day, there are several places in Collier County that accept unused/expired drugs all year round: The Collier County Sheriffs Office, 3301 Tamiami Trail E. The Collier County Medical Examiner, 3838 Domestic Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday The Naples Recycling Center (no controlled substances accepted at this location), 2640 Enterprise Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Drug Free Collier luncheon guests will hear straight dope from an expertClean out the medicine cabinet and take drugs for proper disposal 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BayReservations NeededCall 384-6166 Country Club Attire RequiredBrides, Celebrate your special day with us!We cater to all types of events Sunday Brunch $15.95with soft bev includedOPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town FREEglass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entre The Art of Portable Lighting, Mirrors and Decorative Accessories Smile AboutGive Your Nightstand Something to


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 CLUB NOTES guests to try their hand in this lovely art form. Painters and non-painters are sure to enjoy this program. Anyone may attend, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling Stephanie English at 3902881. For more information about Ikebana International and the Naples chapter, visit Private dinners benefit arts and learningThe Naples Womans Club and The von Liebig Art Center team up for dinners in 10 private homes throughout Naples on Wednesday, March 3. Dining for Philanthropy marks the first event jointly by the organizations to raise funds for their activities and scholarships. After cocktails and dinner in the various homes, guests will gather for a dessert-under-the-stars reception and live art auction from 7-9 p.m. at The von Liebig. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by calling Ann Cox at 417-0471. Christian women connect for inspirationThe Naples Christian Women Connection is planning two luncheons where attendees can come together to find inspiration. The Friday, March 5, luncheon features the Animals on Parade exhibit by Heidi Saletko, a local artist who uses palm fronds as her canvas to portray exotic animals. Guest speaker will be Millie Farthing.The theme for Friday, April 9, is Healthy Values. Dr. Kathleen Wilson will present an update on womens health issues. Guest speaker will be Carolyn Ersig. Guests are encouraged to bring unwrapped baby items for donation to the Pregnancy Resource Center. Both meetings are at Quail Creek Country Club. Cost is $23 per person for each. For more information or to make reservations, call 591-2074 or e-mail Author will address Marco arts foundationMembers and guests of the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts will hear from political thriller novelist Kara Small Bodman at the regular luncheon meeting beginning at noon Tuesday, March 2, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Ms. Bodman, a former news anchor and reporter, and director of the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan, will also sign copies of her books, Checkmate, Gambit and Final Finesse, which will be available for purchase.Luncheon cost is $30 for member, $35 for others. Call 642-3836 for more information. Marco Police Foundation plans luncheonThe Marco Police Foundation invites members and guests to Lunch with the Chief beginning at noon Tuesday, March 2, at CJs on the Bay, 740 N. Collier Blvd. Guest speaker will be Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Brian Jones, CEO of Naples-based Adventure Training Concepts. The foundation will also honor its 2009 Officer of the Year. Cost is $20. For reservations or more information, call Debra Sanders at 248-7419, or send checks to 1083 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island FL 34145. Naples ikebana chapter hosts Sumi-e artistThe Naples chapter of Ikebana International holds its next regular meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Fort Myers resident Jin Swisher will demonstrate the art of Sumi-e, traditional Asian brush painting, and will encourage Call: 239.995.82003420 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903 UNBELIEVABLE VALUE!!27 HOMES SOLD IN 60 DAYS!$229,900NOW:Huge Waterfront Condos in Fort Myers, Florida!PRICED TO MOVE! ACT NOW! Home # Bedroom SizeORIGINALLYWASNOW308 W3BR/2.5BA $758,900 $229,900 308 E3BR/2.5BA $596,900$239,900 505 W3BR/2.5BA $818,900$299,900$758,900WAS: $ 758,900 PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CONTACT AGENT FOR Follow Us OnDIRECTIONS FROM I-75 Take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway.View Our Video Online EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING

PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 A new life spirit and a new life style right where you want it to be. Everything you love about living in the Naples and Marco Island areas has come together at e Arlingtonappreciate a new life style at this spectacular, new retirement community coming to Lely Resort. And because e Arlington is open to those of all faiths, beliefs and traditionsexperience a new life spirit of personal growth, optimism and joy for the future. Learn more about the risk free priority memberships oering you some very worthwhile benets. Call e Arlington today at (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690, or visit the new Information and Model Center. NEWS BRIEFS The Womens Cultural Alliance and Jewish Family Services of the Jewish Federation of Collier County invite the public to a seminar about Retirement Lifestyle Options from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 4, at Moorings Park. Presentations will look at options for life care, rental properties, equity and co-ops. Among the facilities describing their services will be Arbor Trace, Aston Gardens, Bentley Village, Marbella, Moorings Park, Terraces, Terracina Grand, The Carlisle and The Glenview. Presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Reservations are requested by Friday, Feb. 19, and can be made by e-mailing Jane Hersch at Chabad Naples holds Friday night Shabbat dinners. The 24 hours beginning at sundown each Friday is the traditional Jewish Sabbath, a time for family and community gatherings. Under the title Light up your Friday Nights, the evenings feature Jewish foods, Hebrew and Chassidic songs and insights and games. Shabbaton dinners begin at 6:30 p.m. at Chabad Naples, 850 Seagate Drive. Cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children, with those younger than 6 admitted free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 262-4474. Rather 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, Sun-N-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 East Naples Community Park hosts its fourth annual Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Nearly 1,500 people attended last year and participated in Easter egg hunts as well as the arts and crafts fun. This year, children will again enjoy a day of fun and games including an egg hunt. Egg hunts times are broken into age groups and are 11 a.m. for ages 1-3 years, 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-7 years, 12:15 p.m. for ages 8-12s and 1 p.m. for ages 13 and older. Admission to the festival is $2 per person to help defray costs. Families will be able to participate in the egg hunts and all other activities including the train ride. Food will be available for purchase from vendors. Little ones will get a thrill out of jumping in the bounce house and having their faces painted. A real train will take young passengers around park grounds throughout the day. For more information, call East Naples Community Park at 793-4414. Seminar highlights retirement lifestyle optionsShabbaton dinners feed body, mind, soulWater park open weekends for winter and springWhen spring is in the air, so is family festival fun COURTESY PHOTOFourth-graders from Royal Palm Academy celebrated Mardi Gras with residents of The Glenview retirement center. Fat Tuesday came to life with masks and beads, costumes and boas. Their wheelchairs festively adorned for the celebration, residents went from building to building accompanied by music and students who tossed candy to onlookers.


When three World War II fighter planes took to the picture-perfect cloudless skies in Fort Myers one recent afternoon, they provided the thrill of a lifetime for passengers and helped create opportunities of a lifetime for children in Immokalee. Among those who purchased rides on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress NineO-Nine and the North American Dual Control P-51C Mustang Betty Jane were some enthusiastic supporters of The Immokalee Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for Immokalee youngsters. The Collings Foundation, which brought the fully restored World War II B-17, P-51 and B-24J Liberator to Page Field, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans learn more about their heritage through the restoration and exhibition of historic aircraft, cars and other modes of transportation. While the public could purchase rides in any of the planes, 20 people made sure to secure their spots last year during The Immokalee Foundations Fiesta of Fun dinner and auction. The group traveled together from Naples for the flights and following the afternoon of high-flying fun, they gathered at the Bay Colony Golf Club, aka the Officers Club, for dinner and flight stories and the viewing of vintage video of B-17s. Immokalee Foundation board member Louise Penta is friends with Bob Collings, who founded The Collings Foundation with his wife, Caroline. Ms. Penta and Mr. Collings worked together on charitable events in the Boston area. After seeing the interest generated there in B-17 rides, Ms. Penta asked MR. Collings to secure a couple of seats in the plane during its Southwest Florida visit. They wound up with enough bidders to fill the plane twice. We got a tremendous response, Ms. Penta says. Everyones (auction) paddle went up. Twenty people ended up taking the flight, she says, adding some were veterans who knew the history of the B-17 and P-51. It had a lot of meaning to them. Marie Stonesifer was one of the lucky B-17 flyers. She flew in the planes radio compartment. It was a terrific flight and a wonderful view, she noted on the tarmac after the flight. All I could think about were the pilots and crew and how grateful we are to all the people who fought in the war. Two more people experienced what its like to fly the P-51, the worlds only dual-control fighter aircraft. The two-seat modified P-51 afforded one passenger a chance to fly in a second cockpit behind the pilot. The collaboration between the two foundations made perfect sense to Mr. Collings. We are an educational foundation and as such are interested in educational issues, particularly those pertaining to children, he says. Part of our mission of taking World War II aircraft around the country is to teach younger Americans about the sacrifices made by veterans to ensure the lifestyle we have today. In teaming up with The Immokalee Foundation, he adds, Im pleased and honored to try to help contribute to the success of the auction and raise awareness of The Immokalee Foundations efforts and what we do as well. The 2010 Fiesta of Fun dinner and auction will be held in November at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The Immokalee Foundation provides educational opportunities for Immokalees children from early childhood through the start of their professional lives through mentorship, after-school activities, college scholarships, vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. To learn more, visit www.immokalee or call 430-9122. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NEWS A27 BOOK SIGNING EVENTSSanibel Island: March 7th & 8th Fort Myers Beach: March 27th Times: Noon-2pm and 4-6pm DocFords.comDoc Fords Ft. Myers Beach708 Fishermans Wharf Dr. 239.765.9660Doc Fords Sanibel975 Rabbit Road239.472.8311 ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: The Adventure Continues Randy Wayne White will be signing his latest book DEEP SHADOWCOURTESY PHOTOSThe Immokalee Foundation flyers Marie Stonesifer returning from a flight Jack Morgan (lower left), Donna Kletjian, Dick Stonesifer and Jack Myatt (lower right).Foundations team up for high-flying adventureSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGInside the Naples Salt CaveTherapeutic properties of salt cocoon toutedIts recharged my batteries. I just feel better since Ive been experiencing it. Its helped me with my sinuses. These are just a few things people are saying about the Salt Cave in Naples. But what is it? How does it work? Who does it work for? Answers can be found from as far back as hundreds of years before Christ. Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea, said Pythagoras, whom the Stanford Encyclopedia calls one of the most famous early Greek thinkers. Today, salt remains one of the purest elements, and salt cave therapy is practiced in Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. Natural salt caves are found in areas with elevated salt contents, like the Dead Sea and the Black Sea. Salt therapy dates back thousands of years, when people took the sick to natural salt caves for healing. Extensive records exist of the curative properties of salt caves, and also of the positive effects saline atmospheres had on salt mine workers. Man-made salt caves like the one Andrea Geresdi has created in Naples, are becoming popular with people who suffer from skin problems like psoriasis, acne and eczema, to respiratory afflictions including. Salt therapy, which is also called halotherapy, has been used to treat allergies and even snoring. In Naples, the Salt Cave draws participants for its medicinal and relaxing properties. Patrons of salt cave therapy say it rejuvenates their bodies and treats a multitude of aliments. In Tade Bua-Bells case, halotherapy has helped her overcome an upper respiratory infection shes battled for months. Ive had a sinus infection on and off since August, and have been on and off antibiotics for months, said the busy Premier Properties Realtor. An ear, nose and throat doctor had suggested Bua-Bell have surgery, which she saw as a last resort. Id tried everything, but this seems to be working and I feel more alert.Exposure to salt caves allows the body to naturally absorb magnesium, calcium, iodine, iron and potassium, all elements that we need to function in a healthful manner. Salt has also long been known to present an anti-aging therapy whereby the salt serves to clean and restore properties in the skin. There is a difference between table salt and the original form of salt. Natural salt has spent millions of years crystallizing in the Earth. Table salt is just sodium chloride with additives, which has become industrialized. Salt caves incorporate wholesome, natural salt that has been used as a holistic remedy for centuries. Regardless of the results the salt cave offers, walking in from the bustle of U.S. 41 into the serene environment brings about a quiet, peaceful feeling. The atmosphere in the cave conjures images of ages past where ancients brought the weary to recover from what ailed them. The hermetic salt room is otherwise known as a salt cave or salt cocoon. Here, fresh and dry salt aerosol is constantly blown into the air by liris halogenerators. The floor, walls and even the ceiling are all covered with fine crystal salt More than 20 tons of salt have gone into the making of the Naples Salt Cave, including the large salt rocks along the walls and positioned in the wooden crates, another ancient touch. The Himalayan pink crystal salt and subtle lighting bathe the entire room in a hint of the color. The salt concentration in the air is about the same as the consistency of salty morning air on the beach. In the salt cave, saline consistency can be varied for desired cures. Massive amounts of dry rock salt create a unique microclimate indistinguishable from that in underground salt caves. The Salt Cave in Naples also features other treatments, including salt scrubs and massages and honey detox massage, which first appeared in ancient Tibet. Therapists also offer cupping therapy, widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and Gua Sha, an East Asian healing technique, as well as acupuncture and acupressure massage. Group yoga, which takes place in the salt cave, and guided meditation are also features of the Naples Salt Cave. Salt Cave sessions last 45 minutes and range in price from $45 for a single session, to $35 for five sessions, and $25 per session for 10 sessions. BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weekly Congratulations, Collier County! Where we live matters to our health, and we live in a great place. We are officially the healthiest residents in Florida, according to a report released last week about a study jointly performed by the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsins Population Health Institute (www.countyhealthrankings. org). The news that we have the best health outcomes among all 67 counties in Florida confirms that were doing many of the right things. The study measures health outcomes based on mortality (length of life) and morbidity (quality of life, including selfreported health status, poor physical health days, poor mental health days and low birth weight). A few technical notes: Because of the difficulty of obtaining valid data, the mortality data was obtained from 20042006 and the majority of the morbidity data was obtained from 2002-2008 (with the exception of the low birth weight information, which was from 2002-2006). This study also analyzes and weights all the factors that impact health. According to these experts, health behaviors account for 30 percent of overall importance; social and economic factors, 40percent; clinical care, 20 percent; and physical environment, 10 percent. To use one example: Health behaviors include smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol use and risky sex behavior, and on this health factor, Collier County is ranked sixth in the state.Over the past five years, the NCH Healthcare System has received more than 90 awards for quality. The basis of these accolades is for the most part the same objective mortality and morbidity data used for the health outcomes county health rankings. HealthGrades (www. and Thomson Reuters ( also have come to a similar conclusion: We are helping to produce wonderful results for the community we serve.For our 3,500 colleagues (including 630 physicians), our primary job is to safeguard and enhance the well-being of the residents of Southwest Florida. In that respect, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin report is outstanding news for all of us who live and work here. But as the health behaviors data suggests, there are many areas for improvement. Our challenge now is to ensure through preventive programs to promote proper nutrition, fight obesity, encourage exercise and smoking cessation, and to improve access with lower costs by increased efficiency as we continue to improve quality that our county sets the highest standard in Florida. We hope this news will be another factor in persuading folks already considering coming to Florida to choose Southwest Florida first. This comprehensive report is validation that we have accomplished many of our community goals. But we have much more to do. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Even as Floridas healthiest county, we still have much to do STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS Miromar hosts autism screeningsThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings every month for toddlers 18 months to age 5. Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The Childrens Hospitals neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Physician referrals are not required. Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. The next screening will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile parked at Miromar Outlets by the lakeside playground. To schedule a screening, call 985-3608. LESS is good for gynecological proceduresDr. Joseph Gauta at Naples Day Surgery recently performed the first gynecological procedure in the region utilizing the new Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site surgical technique. Unlike traditional laparoscopes or robotic tools that require several incisions to access the abdomen, LESS surgery involves one incision within the bellybutton. Dr. Gauta, the founder of Naplesbased obstetrics and gynecology practice Especially for Women, says benefits include less blood loss, quicker recovery and no visible scar after recovery. The LESS procedure might be a good alternative for many women facing hysterectomy, ovarian cysts, fibroids and other gynecological problems requiring surgical intervention, he says. LESS can also be used to perform general and specialized surgeries including gallbladder removal, appendectomy and urological procedures. For more information, visit Free seminars by Physicians RegionalThe following free events are presented by Physicians Regional Health Services at the Pine Ridge location, 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Call 348-4180 to reserve a seat. Abdominal Pain: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 Learn about the latest treatments for poor blood flow to the intestines, bowel obstruction and rectal bleeding and about pain associated with various colorectal conditions. Colorectal surgeon Anthony Vernava III is the presenter. Diabetes Education: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27; Wednesday, March 3; Tuesday, March 9; Monday, March 15; and Wednesday, March 24 Learn about the different types of diabetes and how to live with them from presenter Pam Eichler, R.N. Chronic Headaches : 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 Presented by neurologist Michael Finkel and Ann Fowler, A.R.N.P. Chronic Sinusitis: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 Otolaryngologist David Greene will discuss the Balloon Sinuplasty System by Acclarent. COURTESY PHOTOThe walls and ceiling of the 25-by-25-foot Salt Cave in North Naples are covered with imported Himalayan pink crystal salt. The new business draws participants for its medicinal and relaxing properties. Patrons of salt cave therapy say it rejuvenates their bodies and treats a multitude of aliments.


Specialized care for the littlest patients in need.From the care of premature infants to emergency services and life-saving treatments, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is here for our regions children. Whether its a complex piece of equipment or a simple explanation, the sta has the unique advantage over other area hospitals armed with the tools and training needed to treat the smallest members of our community. The pediatric cancer program has expertly oered specialized care without the burden of families having to travel distances at some of lifes most dicult turns. And when it comes to saving prematurely born infants, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the #1, top-rated program in the state boasting the best survival rate among all 11 certied Level III neonatal intensive care centers in Floridas Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Program. Children come rst here. Were your childrens hospital. World class health care is closer than you think. Children. First.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NEWS A31 Well. Informed. COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH LECTURELiving with DiabetesPlease join Sergio Mather, M.D., for a lecture and questionand-answer session on diabetes: conditions Seating is limited. Reservations are requested online at Or call 239-433-8505. Tuesday, March 3, 2010 5 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Coconut PointLocated at Coconut Point mall23120 Via Villagio Estero, Fla. 33928 Sergio Mather, M.D. Seasonal Cottages Moody Village, Wells, ME877-682-9048 www.SeaglassCottagesMaine.comSummer in New EnglandThe perfect combination with your Florida home! Before 12pm 18 Holes $44 / 9 Holes $28 After 12pm & Weekends 18 Holes $39 / 9 Holes $25 After 4pm Unlimited Golf $25 Club Rentals 18 Holes $20 / 9 Holes $15Golf Rates effective 1/04/10Pro Shop HoursOpen 7 Days. 7am-7:45pm Carts in at 11pm Call for Tee Times417-131316161 E. Tamiami Trail(Five Miles East on Hwy. 41 from SR 951) Five conservation groups the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Council for Civic Associations have filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Fort Myers against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to protect the Florida panther. Fewer than 100 Florida panthers survive in the wild. Clinging to less than 5 percent of their historic range, their entire remaining habitat exists in a handful of South Florida counties. They are the last of the eastern cougars which once roamed across the southern U.S., and the last species of large cat east of the Mississippi River. Although the panther has been listed as an endangered species since 1967, the USFWS has never designated critical habitat for the species. Critical habitat is a geographic area necessary to help an endangered species recover its population, and its designation is a critical tool within the Endangered Species Act. Without this habitat designation, only the panther is protected; the living and breeding space it must have to survive is not. In 2009 the five groups petitioned the USFWS to designate critical habitat for the Florida panther. After more than a year on Feb. 11 the service gave notice to the groups that it was denying their petitions and refusing to designate critical habitat. As a result, the groups are taking this action to protect the panthers last remaining habitat, before it is irreversibly lost due to over-development and climate change. Large-scale development projects are being planned in the habitat panthers depend on for survival. Over the past two decades, the USFWS has approved every development proposal in panther habitat. The last rejection came in 1993. Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, says: We have very few areas of disagreement with the Obama administration, but the failure to designate critical habitat for the Florida panther is one of them. Its clear that the Florida panther will become extinct unless we immediately move to protect its last remaining habitat habitat that already under seri-Conservation groups sue USFWS for failing to protect Florida pantherSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYous threat from the impacts of climate change.The measures taken until now have failed to do so. The USFWS needs to follow the science and the law and change course in order to prevent this important species from going the way the of the dodo.Andrew McElwaine, president of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida says: Florida panthers are nearly extinct. The best available science tells us that we must protect the habitat of the Florida panther to allow these magnificent cats to survive. The USFWS has a responsibility to protect these animals; their failure to do so has led to this lawsuit. Big Cypress Marketplace launches Its Our N atur e, a series of programs for nature lovers in partnership with Big Cypress National Preserve. With four national parks and preserves in its backyard (Rookery Bay, Ten Thousand Islands, Big Cypress and Everglades) and three state parks and preserves (Collier-Seminole, Picayune Strand and Fakahatchee Strand), the marketplace serves as a hub for exploration of the Everglades environs. The proximity to this fragile and complex ecosystem provides the inspiration for the series, which can prepare nature-lovers for actual wilderness expeditions. Friday, March 5, Its Our Nature presents Among the Cypress: Northern Hardwoods in Big Cypress Swamp. Retirees are not the only northerners who have learned to love the heat and humidity of south Florida. In this program, Ranger Garrick Landsberg discusses several temperate flowering hardwood trees found in northern states that are also native to the Big Cypress Swamp. F riday, March 19, the presentation is S ymbiosis in Big C ypress: Living Together in Cooperation, a discussion of the biological partnerships of plants and animals in Big Cypress, led by Ranger Julia Greer. F riday, April 2 the series c oncludes with Barred to the Swamp: The Relationship between the Barred Owl and the Big Cypress Swamp. Ranger Justin Mercer presents an in-depth look at one of the animals that calls Big Cypress home. Presentations run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The marketplace is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Basik Road in Naples. The series is free but space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 774-1690 or by visiting www.BigCypressMarketPlace. com. Programs provide starting point for Everglades expeditions

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Call Cedar Montessori School for more details on the pricing.Celebrating 25 YearsEstablished ABOARD THE CONSERVANCYS GOOD FORTUNE Perfect weather and an outgoing tide greeted us when our trip on the Good Fortune began. Guests from around the country and as far away as England and Canada joined us. The oyster bar was rapidly emerging as the tidal waters receded, revealing tasty morsels for shorebirds and waders. High atop its nest in the slash pine, an adult eagle could be seen feeding its young as its white head shown brightly in the late afternoon sun. (balde is an English term for white, hence bald eagle.) Normally eagles lay two eggs. This particular nest has historically produced three eaglets every year. As of now, we cannot see how many are there this season. After feeding its young, the eagle took much-needed respite in a nearby snag. After rounding the bend and heading back toward the rookeries, snowy and great egrets, little blue and tricolored herons and many white ibis blanketed the mangroves to our right. Yellow-crowned and black-crowned night herons joined the group. As their names suggest, they are opportunistic night feeders. Their red eye color is an indication of their night vision acuity. These herons are generally found mid to low in the tree canopy, on branches overlooking the shallow water.The osprey familyAll along the waterways of Rookery Bay, ospreys nest on the U.S. Coast Guard channel markers. Thinking that these markers are just for them, the osprey love their nests out in the open and well away from raccoons or snakes. The osprey on Marker 25 quietly watched as we cruised by. As with most raptors, this female is larger than her male partner. Male ospreys have a completely white breast, while female ospreys sport some brown roughage at the neck called a necklace. (Yes, every girl must have her jewelry.) We were still unable to see her young, as this mom is deeply hunkered down in the nest. Another osprey was in the midst of a delightful bath in the shallow waters of the mudflat. Intruders bewareNext we spotted a wary pair of osprey feeding their young. Headed toward them was a juvenile brown pelican (brown body with white belly). Once spotted, the male osprey immediately took flight and drove the young intruder to the water. The pelican paddled slowly to the far shore before resuming his flight this time further away from the osprey nest. One osprey nest on the intercostal waterway is a special delight. While all osprey nests are skillful engineering feats, crafted carefully with arranged branches and twigs, the lady of this particular nest personalizes her home with some unusual accoutrements. In the past, she has added pine fronds, plastic bags and a feather or two. This year, apparently due to economic concerns, she has scaled back a bit, but still has a Rookery Bay cruise passengers get an eyeful of ospreyBY JUDY HUSHON____________________Special to Florida Weekly About the Good FortuneCoast Guard-certi ed captains guide the quiet pontoon boat through the mangrovelined 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 on the way to Marco Island. For directions and reservations, call 403-4236 or e-mail HUSHON COURTESY PHOTOAn osprey at Rookery Bay rather unique home. One of our captains likes to joke that she was a designer for Robb and Stucky in a previous life. As the Good Fortune coasted into port, another beautiful Florida sunset capped off a memorable cruise. Judy Hushon is a volunteer naturalist aboard the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Good Fortune pontoon boat that cruises Rookery Bay twice daily during season.


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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 OUTDOORSDo you picture long, pink ears and a round cottontail when you think of a rabbit? Easter bunnies look like that, but not the marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris). This handsome fellow has short brown ears, a chestnut topcoat and a white belly. Unlike his cousin the cottontail rabbit, he has a small brown tail and long, visible claws on his hind feet. His fur is quite coarse, giving him a rugged appearance. Marsh rabbits live at Collier-Seminole, but are difficult to spot. Their dark coat provides the camouflage they need to feed in open marshes. They are generally nocturnal, sleeping during the day and eating at night. Even so, alligators, snakes, bobcats, and raptors (birds that grasp their prey with talons), all enjoy a rabbit meal. If a predator appears, the rabbit may thump the ground with his hind foot to warn others of danger. He might also head for water by running rather than hopping. He is a good swimmer and does so with just his eyes and nose showing. If lucky, hell make it to shore and hide in dense brush. If not, there will be many other rabbits born to take his place. The marsh rabbit builds a nest on dry, grassy ground. This is the place where the rabbit gains its well-earned reputation as a prolific breeder. The female lines the nest with her undercoat. After birth, the young stay with their mother until weaned. Females have four young per litter and four to six litters per year. Six litters times four per litter means twenty-four born per year per female. If half of those born are female (twelve), and they each have six litters with four per litter, one can see how their population can quickly multiply exponentially. Of course most do not survive. They become food for predators. You can see how very important this rabbit is to the survival of many animals. Marsh rabbits live north to the Virginia coast, southwest to Alabamas coast and south through Georgia and Florida. They prefer tidal marshes and wooded flood plains. The animals eat a variety of plants such as catbrier vines, rushes, cattails, woody stems, bark, leaves, twigs, and cane. They are herbivores (plant eaters) and might even eat a carrot if they are fortunate enough to find one. They have twenty-eight teeth with one pair directly behind the other. This helps them strip bark and chew through tough plants. Unlike most other rabbits, the marsh rabbit can walk on his hind legs. In some states he is hunted as a game animal. His zigzag pattern of running provides a challenge for hunters and other predators. Rabbits are extraordinarily successful animals. They have been on earth for sixty million years. Their adaptability has allowed them to survive different climates and food sources. Collier-Seminole provides habitat for the marsh rabbit and many other wild animals and plants. Your best chance for spotting one is during a night hike. The marsh rabbit is not as flashy as the bottle-nosed dolphin or as popular as the manatee. Nonetheless, this small mammal is an essential link in the food chain and in the balance of nature. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail native rabbits run, thump, swim and yes, breed to ensure survivalBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOMarsh rabbit

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 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 >>Marie is a friendly 3-year-old who gets along well with other cats. Her adoption fee is $55. >>LuLu is a beautiful girl whos about 3 years old. She is curious, active and smart. Her adoption fee is $55.>>Boomer is a 4-year-old Australian cattle dog mix. Good looking and smart, he would be a wonderful family dog. His adoption fee is $75.>>Blossom is an Australian cattle dog mix. About 3 years old, shes strong, quiet but active and very good looking. 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Use a plain cat box filled with a shallow layer of recycled paper or wood pellets for the box, covered with a layer of fresh grass hay. You dont scoop a rabbit box you change it completely, every day. (The ingredients you toss are great for your compost pile, making rabbits among the greenest of pets.)Because some rabbits can be chewers, youll want to make sure any rabbit-friendly area has electrical cords tucked away and to deny access to the legs of nice furniture and the corners of good carpets when its time for your rabbit to roam. Nutrition. Fresh water needs to be available at all times. While commercial pellets are fine, its just as easy and often less expensive to feed your rabbit yourself. Grass hay (cheaper by the bale if you have a dry space to store it in) should always be available, complemented by an array of green vegetables, from broccoli to kale to mustard greens to carrots with their tops on. For treats, bunnies love little bits of fruits and root vegetables. Think of your rabbit as a precycler veggie trimmings from your meals can be fed to your rabbit. Health care. Get your rabbit spayed or neutered. In addition to keeping your rabbit from reproducing, youll have a better pet. Unaltered rabbits can have behavior problems such as aggression and urine-spraying. Your rabbit will need a wellness check, just as a cat or dog would, and a good rabbit vet will help you catch little health problems before they become big ones. Exercise and play. Your rabbit needs a lot of time outside the pen or cage, and many do well with an open-door policy that lets them choose when to be in or out of their cages or pens. Protected outdoor space and even walks with a harness and leash are also good, but dont leave your rabbit unattended. Rabbits can be scared literally to death by predators. Rabbits love toys. Cat toys, dog toys, hard-plastic baby toys and even the cardboard tubes from inside toilet paper and paper towel rolls are fun for rabbits. Cardboard boxes stuffed with hay and treats are also fun for bunnies. The limit is not budgetary, but imaginary! What are you waiting for? A wonderful pet is waiting for you, so hop to it! Looking for a friendly, funny, quiet, clean, inexpensive and even eco-friendly pet? What youre looking for ... is a rabbit. I have long despaired at the reaction most pet lovers have to that suggestion. In the minds of many, if not most, rabbits are a pet distantly remembered from childhood, a lonely animal kept outside in small and often filthy elevated hutch. A starter pet for children, and certainly not suited for life outside a cage, most believe. That impression is wrong. While rabbits remain good pets for respectful older children the animals are too fragile for young ones theyre really better suited to life indoors with a grown-up. So-called house-rabbits bloom with proper care and gentle attention, providing endless amounts of quiet companionship punctuated by short periods of delightful silliness. And while dogs and rabbits arent always the best combination, cats and rabbits usually get along famously albeit with different litter boxes. Yes, litter boxes. Because while rabbits usually arent perfect about their use a pellet here and there will testify to that, but its easily cleaned up they can and do use a box for most of their messes. Ready to go rabbit? Shelters and rescue groups always have a great selection and should be the place to shop for a bunny. Better yet, get two: Rabbits love the company and can often be adopted in pairs already bonded. PET TALES Run for a rabbitCOURTESY PHOTOClean, inexpensive to care for and gently amusing, a rabbit is a better pet when outside time is a bonus, not a lifestyle.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NEWS A35 Florida Everblades vs. South Carolina Stingrays 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!!! Saturday, Feb. 27th at 7:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm Tickets start at $12. MUSINGS Rx I had a column in mind. It stood erect and singular, sure of its impact, clear and cool to the touch. It was of the lineage of best laid plans. Ashokas best-laid plans led to the Kalinga War in the third century BCE. This was his last initiative, the end of a series of conquests that had made Ashoka ruler of a vast empire that spilled over the Indian subcontinent. When the clear and cool Ashoka went out to survey the field of this victorious battle, he saw burnt houses, scattered corpses, and waters red with blood that moved his heart to remorse. Sickened by what he saw, he cried out famous words: What have I done? If this is a victory, then what is a defeat? Is it valor to kill? What is this debris of corpses? Are these marks of victory or defeat? This change of heart-mind led H.G. Wells to write in his Outline of History: In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who called themselves their highnesses, and their exalted majesties. They shone for a brief moment, and as quickly disappeared. But Ashoka shines and shines brightly like a bright star, even unto this day. To mark his new mind, Ashoka erected several pillars. Many of his columns were inscribed with edicts based on the Buddhist tenets he embraced as word of his new devotion to nonviolence. My favorite is the Pillar of Ashoka at Vaishali, India. This column has no inscribed edict. The wordlessness seems appropriate: After all, this was the place at which Buddha gave his last public teaching. And the single lion that is the columns capital faces north, the direction of Buddhas last voyage. The going utterly beyond of a Buddha is not cause for mourning. Like the Sanskrit meaning of Ashokas very name, it is without sorrow. It seemed that Vaishali was a place without sorrow. A very large city, she was rich and prosperous with abundant food and 7,707 pleasure gardens and lotus pools. What was cause for the effect of the prosperity of Vaishali? For the pirate, the wish-fulfilling jewel of Vaishali was the woman Amrapali. This womans beauty and grace were so extraordinary that all were suitors lusting for her hand. To avoid conflict between the myriad suitors, Amrapali was named state courtesan of Vaishali. While her inclusive love was certain, her origins are uncertain. She simply appeared at the foot of a mango tree in a royal pleasure garden. Perhaps she was low born, indistinguishable, and abandoned. And then, miraculous, a look. Being seen is of the essence of being. It is in being seen that faces launch a thousand ships. And these are not ships of war, but ships that part roiling waters with translucent bottoms ripe for favored vision. The vision is. Or the vision makes offering to what is seen, seeing.Billet-doux 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.Perhaps the column in mind is victorious beyond word, lion that comes, parting, panting, seeing wet unending star brightness even in the mist of day.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Imagine the possibilitiesSee who turned out for the first symposium presented by the Searching for Solutions Institute. B8 & 9 Great clubhousesMiromar Lakes earns kudos from NAHB for its beach and golf clubhouses. B11 The returns on venture capital investments in the past 20 years have been gargantuan. But the payoff has not just been to the benefit of the investors; the benefit has also been to the national economy as 20 percent of the current U.S. GDP comes from companies that were once venture capital investments. Venture companies grow exponentially; this translates into a big pick up in jobs locally which, in turn, translate into more investment and consumption locally and the multiplier effect goes on. Case in point: NeoGenomics Inc. (OTC BB: NGNM.OB), a cancer geneticstesting laboratory in Fort Myers. When funded in early 2003, NeoGenomics had three employees and approximately $100,000 in annual revenue. It now operates three laboratories, has 154 employees and finished 2009 with $29.5 million in revenue. In the new economy, the focus is innovation and adaptability. Clearly, our national edge in the global markets is our intellectual rights and high-tech products. That is good news for Florida as we have outstanding universities, an abundance of retired yet young professionals and entrepreneurs who have functioned well in the new economy, who offer brain trusts for mentoring and have large-sized money trusts for investment. To date, these GDP benefits have been skewed towards those states in which the venture resides. The bedrock of VC is California (the largest populated state) and, regionally within that state, Silicon Valley. In 2008 (most recent statistics), California received 50 percent of all VC money; underwrote 41 percent of all deals; and was invested $388 per capita.Venture capital: A solution for local jobs in the new economySEE MONEY, B4 o i a l e m l h MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA Striking a chordMeet Greg Billings of the Steinway Piano Gallery. B2 Its impossible to read anything about chocolate without the accompanying magniloquence: The Aztec food of the gods, so exquisite, so heavenly, chocolate melds with our taste buds, arousing our passions and granting divine satiation. Not enough can be said with pretty words to describe just how darn tasty chocolate can be. But thats not what this story is about. While chocolatiers throughout Southwest Florida tinker with combinations of fruits, nuts and cacao to continuously push the envelope of flavor, perhaps the most critical ingredient for chocolate business success is postage. Online sales and distribution deals are often the ways to turn chocolate into cash flow. Behind the cozy chocolate salon at Norman Love Confections, there are two large workrooms. There is the side where various chefs work in sterile-looking white coats, like scientists, stirring vats of pecan-chocolate-caramel goo or scooping out delicate dollops of cream. Another scientist toward the back of the room works with an airbrush, misting a page of acetate with painted cocoa butter that will be used to decorate some of the thousands of desserts coming out of here. The other side features a conveyer belt that circles the center of the room. Behind the belt are stacks and shelves of empty boxes and cold packs. Demand for Norman Loves chocolates necessitated a robust shipping and distribution operation. It was this demand that transformed his small shop into a phenomenon. Mr. Love leans forward in his black Windsor chair emblazoned with the seal of Johnson and Wales University, the esteemed culinary school where he earned an honorary degree. Peering from under a well-worn Pittsburg Penguins cap, he talks about his dream, and hes excited. Im thinking of a dessert restaurant, Turning chocolate to dollars BY OSVALDO PADILLASpecial to Florida Weekly SEE CHOCOLATE, B7 Irresistible Confections, on display and for sale at the new store at Bella Villa Shops in Fort MyersOSVALDO PADILLA/ FLORIDA WEEKLYRachel Godlin scoops whipped cream onto banana cheesecake desserts at Norman Love Confections. LOVEI had my kids and friends putting chocolates into boxes and Im wondering, What the hell am I doing? Norman Love, chocolatier

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The owner of Steinway Piano Gallery in Bonita Springs, hes a musician, a promoter and an advocate for the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples. Even though a sour real estate market has put a damper on piano sales, theres no shortage of activity at Steinway Piano Gallery. Across from Mels on U.S. 41, almost on the county line, the gallery sees an equal number of customers from Lee and Collier. Its 60-seat recital hall hosts about 100 teacher recitals a year, and is a convenient spot for rehearsals for philanthropic events. The intimate but state-of-the-art stage is also where the Steinway Piano Society treats members to frequent world-class performances. A nonprofit organization, the society promotes music education. Since it started in 1997, it has given more than $150,000 in scholarships to young pianists in addition to providing pianos to economically disadvantaged youth through its Piano Bank. The society also provides an annual scholarship to an outstanding piano student at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Bower School of Music. The 2009 recipient of the award, Hyae-jin Hwang, is from South Korea. Extraordinarily talented students from around the world are being offered scholarships, says Dr. Michael Baron, who heads piano studies at FGCUs Bower School of Music. To have the resources to compete with major institutions all over the world has been enormously helpful to Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Billings, 59, lives in Naples with his wife Sara, a nurse who is also passionate about their fundraising for scholarships and for the Neighborhood Health Clinic, a facility that provides low cost health care to the working poor. The physicians and pastors talent shows they have produced have generated more than $100,000 for the clinic. Music is the heart and soul of the Billings legacy, and the family has deep roots in the Wisconsin piano market. Grandfather Roy (Red) Billings toured the Midwest during the 1920s with his band Red Billings and his Five Shillings. Zeb Billings, Gregs father, opened his first store in 1956 in a one-room shed with a kerosene space heater. With a creative flair for advertising and compelling salesmanship, he eventually built the business into the largest piano and organ dealership in Wisconsin. Three years ago, Greg and his son Grant opened the Steinway Piano Gallery in Madison, Wisc., a 3,000-square-room facility. Mr. Billings started working in his fathers piano and guitar shop at the age of 15. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he worked in the music publishing business. Thirty-five years ago, he opened his own retail store. He is the author of the Piano Retailer Code of Ethics and writes a monthly column, The Customer Whisperer, for Music Inc. Magazine. Prior to opening the Steinway Piano Gallery in Naples, he served as a sales rep and product manager for Samick Musical Instruments. A musician at heart, he toured the South with his first band, The General Store, in the 1960s. His 11-piece band, Throat Culture, provides back-up accompaniment for physicians and pastors in their popular talent shows. The idea of starting a physicians talent show made perfect sense, as there are many physicians who have studied music, and studies showing a positive relationship between early music education and brain development. Five years ago, when the Billings first approached the founders of the Neighborhood Health Clinic, Bill and Nancy Lascheid, with the idea of a fundraiser for their facility, the timing could not have been better. They were astonished when we approached them, because at that time theyd almost run out of money, remembers Sara. The need in our community is great. The Physicians Talent Show struck a chord with the medical community, as more than 400 physicians and nurses volunteer to give low-cost medical care at the clinic. The event also caught the attention of the clergy. After Senior Pastor Dr. Bob Petterson of Covenant Presbyterian Church attended the third annual physicians show, he approached Billings with the idea of a pastors talent show to benefit a group that does so much to support the working poor. CEO Nina Gray has seen a 30 percent increase in new patients at the clinic in the past six months and is concerned. Were looking at the new face of the working poor, she says. These are people who had good jobs and good benefits who had their hours cut so they now qualify. Greg and Sara are big supporters of the clinic, and have a keen understanding of our mission and how we help the working poor. When it comes to giving, Greg Billings is firm in his belief. A lot of people talk about giving back to the community, he notes. Our philosophy is that were going to give to the community first, and then let the community give back to us. BUSINESS PROFILE Striking a chord with good deedsBY MARY LOU SMART ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTOGreg Billings


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PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 ON THE MOVE the finance and nominating committees; and Brian McAvoy, a corporate and trust and estates attorney with Harter, Secrest and Emery LLP, will serve as a member of the finance committee and the clinical and administrative practices committee.Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida has elected the following officers for 2010: Carey Randall, president; Jeff Miloff and Justin Einstein, vice presidents; G. David Schiering, treasurer; Lesa Peterson, secretary; Richard Akin, parliamentarian; Garey Butler, past president. New board members are Kathy Benforado and Mike Castillo. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida elected the following new board members: Lois Kelley, Tony Rodriguez, Patsy Gast, a trust and estate attorney with Brennan, Manna & Diamond who has been a board member since 1998 and has previously served as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary; treasurer, Pablo Veintimilla, market president of Stonegate Bank who has been a board member since 2007 and previously served as secretary; secretary, Catherine Fay, co-owner and operator of the charter company Naples Air Inc. and a board member since 2008.The following have been elected to serve three-year terms on the board: James Burkett, a retired insurance executive, will serve as a member of Board Appointments The Island Coast AIDS Network Inc. announces the following officers for 2010-2011 were elected at the annual board meeting at Bentley Village Country Club: President, Robert Vice, CEO, Florida Shores Bank; vice president, Craig Ruthsatz, Oswald Trippe & Co.; treasurer, John Lopez, CPA, Myers Brettholtz & Co.; secretary, Edward Kolesar, attorney, Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu Services. In addition, Dr. Terese Taylor has been elected to the board of directors. ICANs mission is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist individuals infected and affected in Southwest Florida.The David Lawrence Center announces the following officers have been elected to serve one-year terms: President, Edward Sheridan, a semi-retired clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Houston who has served on the centers board since 2005; vice president, John Schroeder, Lynne Shotwell and Tuck Tyler. Current board member Sue Dalton replaces Pamela Williams as board secretary. After donating more than 8,000 hours of time to the Conservancy, Ms. Williams retired from the board due to term limitations.Mary Ann Ramsey, president of Betty Maclean Travel Inc., was a guest at the recent christening ceremony of Silversea Cruises newest luxury ship, the Silver Spirit, in Fort Lauderdale. 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How does VC work? What VC is happening in Southwest Florida? Investors must be accredited (i.e., $1 million net worth and/or other income thresholds) as the investment is high risk and illiquid. Because gains in VC funds typically come from just a few deals, investors prefer to invest via a VC fund, allowing investment in 10 or more companies. Often, success in one company is runaway and the balance is lackluster; sometimes there are only dry wells. A 20 percent compounded rate of return is targeted and the funds frequently have termination dates (exit from the fund) four to five years out. In Southwest Florida, the VC community is small but active and professional. The most prominent effort is by the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, which meets the second Tuesday of every month in Naples (and the first Tuesday of every month in Sarasota) at which time several companies make a short presentation to investors ( Tim Cartright ( leads the Forum (a nonprofit effort). He estimates that investment in ventures by Forum members has totaled $7.5 million over the past five years. Unlike a fund, the members act individually and connect directly with the company seeking capital. Forum members range from successful entrepreneurs and retired Fortune 500 execs, electing either an active or passive investment role in the venture. Recently, the Gulf Coast Venture Forum (together with the Regional Business Alliance, the local universities and local Economic Development Councils) launched a SWFL Regional Angel Fund to get local wealth invested in local ventures. Also well known in this local investment space is Aspen Capital Group, which has three private equity funds invested in local ventures, of which NeoGenomics is notable. Wanting to read a book about entrepreneurs written by a local Forum member and active VC investor? Try Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur by Naples very own Bud Stoddard (www. To put all of this in perspective, President Barack Obamas current budget targets national unemployment to recede to 9 percent in 2011 and 8 percent in 2012. Where will much harder hit Southwest Florida be in 2012 absent out-of-thebox thinking and investing? The VC pot is so big that a mere 36 additional deals would double Floridas presence in this market. This is certainly a vehicle for local advocates who are imagining solutions to effectuate solutions. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo. com.MONEYFrom page 1 Travel


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The talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Presenting companies are Health Management Associates and The E.W. Scripps Company. The event is free and open to the public. Hors doeuvres start at 4 p.m. and the event runs until 6 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the Student Union ballroom at FGCU. Call 590-7308 for reservations or visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is planning its 2010 TechXPO showcasing the technologically advanced products and services offered by local businesses. The fourth annual expo takes place from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Embassy Suites, at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero.Networking, complimentary drinks and appetizers and a raffle with prizes worth up to $1,000 are part of the evening.Table exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available for a limited time starting at $245. for chamber members and $445 for non-members. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 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. LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC!Friday Night Feb. 26th from 9pm-12amMUSIC BY ROBIN & DEAN! (OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM 1PM) With this coupon All You Can Eat Fish Fry Fridays! + Fries and Coleslaw! FOR $8.95Exp. 3/14/10, In-House Only. Restrictions apply. an after-dinner place with energy, very sheik, he was riffing, working with a creative vision not yet fully formed. An environment where youre watching the chefs create something you order a banana split and you have an architectural expression of what a banana split is with all the elements of a banana split but maybe not necessarily what youd expect. This semi-formulated business idea is like Mr. Loves chocolates artful, creative and unique. This dream, of course, requires some polish, as well as the blessing of co-owner Mary Love. Currently, the Norman Love Confections brand is experiencing significant growth and his experimental dining concept may or may not fit in with everything else that is happening. Mr. Love is in talks with a monster company to open a series of chocolate salons nationwide. The salons would be similar to the one open to the public on Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. The same company, whose name Mr. Love will not yet reveal, will sell his chocolates in 80 of their stores and expand to a total of 230 stores in the next two years. This mega-deal would be in addition to current distribution arrangements. Wegmans, the northeastern grocery chain carries Loves chocolates in its 75 stores. Last year, Godiva bought about 1 million pieces and will keep ordering this year. The NLC Web site also sees a healthy amount of sales traffic. Surprisingly, this vast chocolate corporation started without any real business plan. In the early 2000s, Mr. Love was producing culinary contests and TV shows featuring those contests on the Food Network. He rented out 700 square feet off Daniels Parkway and brought in a desk, a table and a couple of warmers. He started making chocolate as a way to supplement his income. I went into it playfully, dabbling in it, he said. He routinely made deliveries himself to fulfill orders in Tampa or Marco Island. Within two months, his distinctly decorated chocolates were mentioned in USA Today.The company didnt even have a name. The phone began to ring and ring. There were hundreds of calls. I didnt even have a sign, he said. Shortly thereafter, Godiva Chocolatiers, which was looking to breathe new life into its brand, asked Mr. Love to produce 350,000 pieces for the company. At this point, Mr. Love couldnt rely on his own four wheels to get the delicacies shipped out, although his methods were still decidedly small business. I had my kids and friends putting chocolates into boxes and Im wondering, What the hell am I doing? Whatever he did, it was done right. Godiva followed up with an order for 1.3 million pieces. Mr. Love was able to move into his new facility, complete with packaging and shipping room, in front of the small shop where he had first dabbled. Mr. Love has since handed-off much of the sales aspect of the business. The importer that brings him Swiss chocolate also employs a 100-person sales force that works to place his chocolates in hotels and resorts nationwide. Its the ability to fulfill orders and ship on premises that transformed NLC from a small mom-andpop shop to a multi-million dollar momand-pop.A call from Shortly after buying Olde Naples Chocolate seven years ago, Laurie Rose felt she had gotten in over her head. The shop on Third Avenue South sold sandwiches and ice cream as well as standard chocolates. The hours were grueling and the walk-in business wasnt enough to cover the mortgage. She began to focus on the wedding market, creating chocolate seashells, alligators, starfish and sand dollars. The store relocated to a more moderately priced location on Fifth Avenue North. Still, the books wouldnt balance and it seemed like the company, which has been around since 1983, would fold.Then Ms. Rose received a call from, one of the nations largest online retailers. She had spent months submitting forms to the company trying to become an authorized vendor on its site. One day, I get a phone call, this is so and so from Amazon. Weve approved you. You have 24 hours to get your product ready. The orders came in sl owly at first, but have now become a major part of her business. The Monday before Valentines Day, she walked in to find more than 80 orders printed up on her desk. I can remember saying it would be great if Amazon provided enough for us to pay the rent. Now, we make more than enough money. It went from supplementing my income to keeping us in business. The chocolate-covered Oreo gift boxes she sells on Amazon arent very different from the ones you might find at any other chocolate shop. What makes them unique is that hers have an international clientele at any given time courtesy of the World Wide Web. Her heart-shaped truffles and dipped strawberry footballs sell alongside Godiva and Ghirardelli on the Internet store. While her own Web site also allows people to buy with just a few clicks of the mouse, customers are often more comfortable sharing credit card information with an established national brand like Amazon. A small staff of mostly part-timers handles the packaging in tight quarters in the back of the 900-square-foot shop. Now, Ms. Rose is experimenting with warehousing with Amazon. She sends the company product in bulk and it stores and ships it. One day you get an e-mail that 30 things went out and thats 30 things we didnt have to send out, we didnt have to box it, bubble wrap, put the (shipping) peanuts, label it. Its manpower. Networking pays offDespite the reliance on national and international clients, most chocolatiers work their connections to garner and keep local business as well. With tourism being one of our top industries, hotels and resorts provide a high demand for gourmet chocolates. Corporate accounts, where companies reward workers and thank clients with gifts of chocolate, are also sought after. All the local chocolatiers work hard to create and maintain these regional accounts. Justin Schaffer, the fresh-faced 23-yearold owner of Irresistible Confections in Fort Myers, built his business by aggressively networking. Although he has no formal training, he taught himself how to create artful chocolates that at first glance bear a striking resemblance to Norman Loves line. Mr. Schaffer recently opened a retail space at the Bella Villa Shops on Daniels Parkway. He brings with him numerous corporate accounts that include various hotels. He said he made these connections by offering his candy at charity events where he was able to meet corporate decision-makers. His low prices didnt hurt either. I am able to say I can sell you the truffle for 50 cents because I have a lot less overhead. Thats better than someone with more overhead who might be selling at $1.25. Mr. Schaffer doesnt sell his product online nor does he have an elaborate shipping operation. Although he expects to do both at some point, there are no formal plans right now for either. For all his fame, Norman Love still focuses intently on the local market. His marketing alone, with the ubiquitous images of his photogenic treats, can be spotted at bus stops, on billboards and just about every regional publication (including this one). While business from the hospitality industry was down in 2009, Mr. Love reports that his January and February sales across the board have been the best theyve ever been in the companys history. I cant say were recession proof, but we have an affordable product that makes people feel good, he said. It also helps that the product just happens to be so darn tasty. CHOCOLATEFrom page 1 SCHAFFEROSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Laurie Rose brushes a luster finish on chocolate starfish and sand dollars at Olde Naples Chocolate. Left: Maura Metheny spots crooked lines and picks out a few imperfect Passion Pannacottas at Norman Love Confections.

PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 The inaugural symposium of the Searching for Solutions InstituteImagine SolutionsNETWORKING Michael Levine and Cindy Mercer Hops Hutton, Roger Thomas, Garfield Buckley and Warren Thomas of Naturally 7 Sylvia Earle and Bill Morris Ted Stuart, Craig Brownlee and Mike Richards Sylvia Earle and Addison Fischer Tom Everist and Garry Jacobson Sarah Owen, Beth Lobdell and Judi Woods Zoe and Olivia HockenberryJill Vialet and Roseanne Haggerty Dom Cotugno, Randy Antik, Bob Donnelly, Nancy Towbin and Herman UscateguiWe 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@ PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING The inaugural symposium of the Searching for Solutions InstituteImagine Solutions Lacey Everist Brooks and Margo Gustafson Brian Cobb and Taylor Hesselgrave Jim Martin, Cherry Smith and Allen Weiss Joe and Sheri Boulos, Carol Clare and Randy Antik Gail Percy, Benita Birch and Chris EckstromLonnie Autry, Gigi Brisson and Dave Gallo Steve Everist and Vlasta PokladnikovaBill and Ellen Rowe Shirlene Elkins, Ronnie Antik and Pat Gibbons Ted and Kathy Stuart, Gerhard and Cindy BruckermannWe 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@ PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club garnered double honors recently for its beach clubhouse and golf club. The group received the 2010 National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for Best Clubhouse in the United States for its Beach Club at a gala held recently in Las Vegas. The golf club also received the 2010 NAHB Silver Award for Best Clubhouse in the United States. Locally, Miromar Lakes continues to earn coveted recognition with Community of the Year and Best Clubhouse Sand Dollar Awards from the Collier Builder Industry Association and Pinnacle Awards from the Lee County Building Industry Association won in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The NAHB distinction is the groups first national recognition. Miromar Lakes strives for a private resort feel with every convenience of a luxury hotel. Designers have given much thought to the architecture and landscaping to create a community that is more European and specifically Mediterranean in its look. The beach clubhouse completes CEO and President Margaret Antoniers vision of a community that reflects her extensive travels throughout Europe and around the world. We have been so fortunate to win awards for our community and clubhouse for the last seven years, says Ms. Antonier. Winning this national recognition for the number one clubhouse in the nation is the culmination of our vision for Miromar Lakes as the very best of everything one could hope for in a community. The beach clubhouse has been the setting for numerous events and fundraisers that have made a significant monetary impact on local nonprofits as well as groups spreading charity nationwide. The clubhouse hosted the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fests grand tasting and auction for the second year in a row, and the Celebration of Reading luncheon for the Florida Family Literacy Initiative for three consecutive years. Former President George H.W. Bush, his wife Barbara Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, who attend every year, started the latter event, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The more than 39,000-square-foot beach club is comprised of three buildings. Set directly on the waters edge, the beach clubhouse offers gourmet evening dining indoors or under the stars with seating for 200 people in the main dining room, beachside terrace dining for 80 guests and courtyard seating for 60. A private beachside dining room provides intimate seating around a fireplace and French doors open up to the beach and Lake Como. The beach clubhouse also has an indoor/outdoor bar lounge with wine room, a library, billiard room, card room, 50-seat theater and business center. The Blue Water Beach Grill features contemporary fare in an open-air setting with panoramic lake and beach views as well as boat docks. The European-style spa includes a fullservice beauty salon and a fitness center with a pilates studio and aerobics room. Other beach club amenities include a 10,000 square-foot, zero-edge infinity pool, concierge services and marine services. The beach club also offers an array of activities including volleyball and basketball courts, and a childrens playground. In addition, the tennis club features seven lighted Har-Tru tennis courts including a center court. The beach club is complemented by the Tuscan-inspired golf club, boasting the only Arthur Hills Signature championship golf course in Southwest Florida and an award-winning Tuscaninspired golf clubhouse. Miromar Lakes features a wide range of residential choices, including beachfront residences, waterfront residences, grand estate homes, estate homes, luxury villas, full floor residences and coach homes. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is a project of Miromar Development Corporation, a real estate development company with a portfolio of residential and commercial properties including the nearby Miromar Outlets and the Miromar Design Center. Visit www.Miromar. com for more information. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is located in Miromar Lakes, Florida, 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard East, just north of Naples The sales center is located outside of the gated entrance. For more information, contact the sales center at 425-2340 or 877-809-9444, or visit CBIA hosts reverse trade showThe Collier Building Industry Association gives members the opportunity to network with fellow professionals including architects, developers, builders, remodelers and designers at the associations annual reverse trade show. A tool box, tool shed and other prizes will be raffled with the proceeds going to benefit the CBIA Foundation, which funds activities to help students pursuing careers in the building industry. The event costs $20 and is only open to members. Hobnobbing runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at Pelican Bay, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 436-6100 for reservations. Numbers point to a sellers marketThe Marco Island Area Association of Realtors, reporting for Marco Island only, reports that closed sales jumped 90 percent for single-family homes in January compared with the same month last year. Closed total for all property types rose 100 percent in the same year-to-date comparisons. Meanwhile, inventory levels for all property types are down from levels from one year ago by 14.23 percent. New listings coming on the market for all property types on Marco Island decreased 24.58 percent from a year ago January to January comparisons. Nationally, existing home sales rose 5 percent in 2009. Sales in December 2009 were 15 percent higher than in December 2008. This suggests many areas around the country are showing glimpses of a balanced turnaround for sellers. Housing inventories have steadily declined an indication home prices in many areas have stabilized and could soon return to normal appreciation patterns. Buyers still have good choices but are purchasing near the bottom of the price cycle with historically low mortgage interest rates. Federal tax credits have been helping to motivate buyers. The first-time homebuyer tax credit of up to $8,000 has been a key factor in moving sales along. Current homeowners who are in the market to buy a home also qualify for a credit of $6,500 if they have a contract in place by April 30 and close by June 30. Miromar Lakes clubhouses honored COURTESY PHOTOAbove: The Miromar Lakes Beach Club took the Gold Award for Best Clubhouse. Below: The communitys golf club earned a Silver Aw ard for Best Clubhouse. The awards were bestowed by the National Association of Home Builders.Winning recognition as the number one clubhouse in the nation is the culmination of our vision for Miromar Lakes as the very best of everything one could hope for in a community. Margaret Antonier, Miromar Lakes CEO and president SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 Gateway Encore Resort Management Services has opened offices in Naples. The company provides management and accounting services for condominium and homeowners associations throughout Southwest Florida. Gateway Encore provides a wealth of property management experience with more than 100 years of professional expertise in association management, accounting, real estate development, commercial asset management and customer service accumulated among its four principals. Kristine Wishard has been in the association management industry for 13 years and is president of The Gateway Group in Port Charlotte, Fla. Raised in Punta Gorda, Fla., she has recently served as president of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and the Port Charlotte Association of Realtors. Dwight Penn CEO/manager, has more than 30 years experience in community management. A charter member of the Community Associations Institute in Columbus, Ohio, he also served as the institutes president. He holds the CPM designation and a CAM license in the state of Florida. For 35 years, he and his family have had real estate holdings in Naples. Mark DiSabato began his career in real estate while in college. He became a broker and worked the next eight years in all aspects of sales, building and management. Over nearly 30 years, he has been involved in the land acquisition, zoning, financing, development, management and sales of approximately 15,000 multi-family dwellings. Rick Armalavage has been involved in real estate activities throughout Southwest Florida since 1978, beginning as a real estate appraiser. He is a licensed real estate broker and an expert in real estate analysis. Over the years, he has developed properties, sold properties and provided advisory services for many of the areas most prominent developments. He remains active in real estate brokerage, advisory services and development. The Gateway Encore team promises its communities the highest level of personalized quality services, Ms. Wishard says. Our mission has been to assemble a highly professional staff, equipped with the latest technology and trained to employ the most effective internal operating systems of communication, reporting, vendor relations, responsibility and accountability. Each community represented by Gateway Encore is assigned its own management team that includes a community manager, administrative assistant and accounting staff member. The firm communities include Cordoba, Bonita Village, Olde Marco Inn, Alden Woods, Cottesmore, Players C ove, Caldecott and Ol. Gateway Encore Resort Management Services new office in Naples is at 2240 Venetian Court. For more information, call 514-4646 or visit www. Gateway Encore Resort Management Services opens Naples office OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 Please call for a FREE con dential market analysis and discuss our Listing and Incentive Programs.Look for a Realtor with a proven record that will give you the results.Condo Sold!!! Villa Sold!!! House Sold!!! Home Sold!!! WILDCAT RUN LONGSHORE LAKE LONGSHORE LAKE CARLTON LAKES LONGSHORE LAKE VALENCIA CO. CLUB PELICAN BAY LONGSHORE LAKE LONGSHORE LAKE LONGSHORE LAKE ISLAND WALK LONGSHORE LAKE SOLD PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING SOLD SOLD SOLD PELICAN BAY WALDEN OAKS LONGSHORE LAKE LONGSHORE LAKE RAPALLO LONGSHORE LAKE PELICAN BAY CARLTON LAKESNancy Knows NaplesThe Nancy Burgess Real Estate TeamEXPERT KNOWLEDGE WITH PROVEN RESULTSCreating New Lifestyle Experiences Worth Referring . (239) 571-2287 email: Nburgre@aol.comPENDING & SOLD PROPERTIES SINCE JANUARY 2010 SOLD SOLD SOLD PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDINGWISHARD ARMALAVAGE PENN DISABATOS Our mission has been to assemble a highly professional staff, equipped with the latest technology and trained to employ the most effective internal operating systems of communication, reporting, vendor relations, responsibility and accountability. Kristine Wishard




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All the quality features youd expect in a luxury home. 4+Den/3.5 (H4282) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $895,000 Royal Harbor, 1540 Bonita Ln Spectacular bungalow with wide canal views, lush landscaping and quick access to Gulf. New kitchen, pool deck and pool surface. 3/3 (H4327) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $835,000 Moorings, 2601 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #19 Wow Views! Want to live right on Moorings Beach? Rare opportunity to own a Billows Beachfront Villa at this price. New A/C, hot water heater, paint and carpet. 2/2 (C6113) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $799,500 Moorings, 1947 Crayton Rd 4 minutes to beach & Gulf. Oversized lot, renovated pool home, 3 BRs, fam rm, new tile & Berber, granite counters, stainless appls, dble gar. Over 4000 T. sq ft. 3/2 (H3039) CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $799,000 Banyan Woods, 4884 Rustic Oaks Cir Professionally decorated former model! 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Boat dock w/Gulf access, easy beach access, renovated baths, rec room. 2 lanais overlooking Bay. 2+Den/3 (C5556) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Connie Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $529,000 Banyan Woods, 5004 Maxwell Cir, #201 e value is in the details. Like no other competitor in Banyan Woods, this 2nd oor carriage home built in 2005 with 3,084 sf of well-designed living space. 3+Den/3 (C5755) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $498,000 Old Naples, 705 11th St S, 3 #BS 3 Old Naples Covered Boat Slip w/new concrete & wood pilings. Park directly in front of slip, gated & full-time dock master. 50 x 20 by 23.5 overhead clearance. (L1075) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $475,000 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $474,000 Moorings, 3300 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #105 Exceptional bay front location w/easy access to the beach! Beautifully updated & decorated rst oor end unit overlooking pool. Covered parking. 2/2 (C3558) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $438,700 Vanderbilt Beach, 12945 Vanderbilt Dr, #208 Beautifully renovated unit w/cherry cabinets, stainless appls, granite countertops, plant. shutters, fantastic view of Bay, screened balcony, tons of upgrades. 2/2 (C6281) Jan Ben, 947-4346 $395,000 Banyan Woods, 5017 Maxwell Cir, #101 2000+ SF plus an oversized lanai overlooking lush gardens & community pool. Extras: plantation shutters, tile on the diagonal, workshop & additional storage. 3/2 (C6063) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $350,000 Country Club of Naples 277 Burning Tree Dr No HOA fees & optional golf/club mbshp. Ranch style home w/pool. Large corner lot w/oaks & tropical foliage, tile roof, 2 car garage. Close in location. 3/2 (H1046) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $339,500 Vineyards, 931 Fountain Run Only 70 homes in intimate, gated Fountainhead enclave. Single villa w/pool & lake view. Move-in ready. Lush landscaping. Stable country club community. 3/2 (H4284) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $334,975 Park Shore, 4170 Crayton Rd, #5C Swan Lake Club, 2 bedroom/2bath, 2nd oor Condo w/pool and lake in Park Shore. Turnkey Furnished. New Plantation shutters. Bright and Cheery. 2/2 (C5945) CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $309,000 Worthington, 13260 Southampton Dr What a view! Southern exposure over lake & 17th green. Quiet/serene! Wow Detached villa with Large family room/kitchen combo. Shutters, extra large garage. 2+Den/2 (V1340) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $279,900 Park Shore, 4150 Belaire Ln, #110 West of 41. Walk to Park Shore Beach, restaurants & shopping. Corner 1st unit w/tile oors, updated kit. replace, carport, & 1,506 TA. Lovely pool. 2+Den/2 (C4104) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $269,000 Bay Forest, 15116 Royal Fern Ct, #201 2nd end unit w/gar includes updated baths, appls & A/C. Spacious & bright, enjoy the open kit w/breakfast nook & granite counters w/tumbled marble backsplash. 3/2 (C4394) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564 $265,000


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 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. 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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 spa. 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. 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The DesignHouse has been created within DCOTAs 775,000 square feet of showroom space at 1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach. On the third floor in Building A, the DesignHouse penthouse is open to the public on weekdays through June 11 and on Saturday, March 6, and Saturday, April 10. DCOTAs annual sample sale will take place on April 10. Entrance to the DesignHouse is $10, with proceeds benefitting the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Norton Museum of Art and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. For more information about DCOTA, call (954) 920-7997. For more information about Collins & DuPont, call 948-2400 or visit www. Bonita firm outfits guest room in DCOTAs first Design HouseCOURTESY PHOTOThe guest bedroom created by Collins & DuPont. 1680 Avion Place$599,000MLS 209034695 By Appt. 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Come hear the sounds, experience the art and taste the flavors at the Ol Art and Jazz Fest. Kick off the weekend with an outdoor movie on the green on Friday, Feb 26 at 5 p.m., then join us for two days of great jazz and beautiful art, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our sidewalks will be lined with celebrated artists, photographers and fine artisans while Ols Amphitheater will host a range of musical guests ranging from swing to smooth jazz styles. While youre here, we invite you to discover our uniquely designed residences and explore our Village Center, with its magnificent resort-style pool, a private theatre, a state of the art gym, an inviting pub, a sophisticated bistro, an ice cream parlor, Internet caf, and so much more! AT LELY RESORT(239) 793-2100www.lely-resort.comDirections: I-75 to exit 101, go west. Right on Grand Lely Drive. Left on Celeste. Follow the signs to Ol. BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER.FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503,FLORIDA STATUTES,TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW.PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ART & JAZZ FESTAt Lely Resort, Feb 27 & 28, Free admission Say Ol to cool jazz, inspiring art and plenty of funBuilder of the Year


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The convention will feature extensive listings of foreclosures, short sales, bank-owned properties, properties currently priced under appraised value, developer closeout inventories and other properties for sale by owner. Everything needed to close a sale will be provided at the convention. For buyers, in addition to having access to numerous properties in one place, the convention will make the home-viewing process easier and faster. All of the homes for sale are on a power point presentation that will play continuously throughout the convention. Homeowners looking to sell are invited to have their home listed and have increased exposure, provided they meet specific criteria. Anyone planning to make a purchase must be bank-approved or must provide proof of funds. The proper documentation must accompany the registration form. Mortgage agents, attorneys, real estate agents, brokers, insurance agents and home inspectors will also be in attendance and available to answer questions. Admission is $35 per person. All sellers and buyers who wish to attend must be registered before Sunday, March 7. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. To register, e-mail: or call 430-3995. The Strand Country Club is at 5840 Strand Blvd., off Immokalee Road immediately west of Interstate 75. Most financial experts agree that the w or st of the ec onomic volatility is likely behind us, and that those who were fortunate enough to weather the storm and remain confidently employed could be starting to look for some long-term investment opportunities. Perhaps the best decision those investors can make would be to purchase a home. Many times when prices have been low, interest rates have been high and vice versa, says James Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors. With both prices and rates at near optimal levels, now is when investing in real estate really pays off. Those who buy a home for the first time will receive an $8,000 tax credit and can begin to see a return on the money they were previously paying for rent. Existing homeowners can take advantage of low rates and affordable prices to trade up to a larger home while getting more house for their dollar than in recent years. Repeat buyers who purchase a home may also qualify for a $6,500 tax credit of their own. Todays market gives individuals a chance to enjoy some of the lifestyle perks associated with owning real estate that they might not otherwise be able to afford, Mr. Weichert says. This might be the only time they can move to the more prestigious neighborhood, trade up to the larger home or get that cabin by the lake theyve always wanted. In addition, investors who acquire real estate at todays low prices should be well positioned to sell for a profit when the market rebounds. According to the National Association of Realtors, home sales are projected to rise to about 5.6 million in 2010, an 8.5 percent increase over 2009. This increase should help continue to stabilize the real estate market and begin to provide a return to buyers in home price appreciation. Many Americans fund their retirement in large part through the equity they earned by owning a home over the years, Mr. Weichert says. Why not use that same investment practice for other purposes? he suggests. Buy a vacation property that you can enjoy for 10 or 15 years and then sell when it comes time to finance your childs college education. Not only will you have a place to build great family memories, youll also see a healthy financial return. Convention sessions bring buyers and sellers togetherFor many, this could be the time to buyBY JAMES YORKFlorida Home Realty Short Sale Saturday!Sellers: Let us help you avoid foreclosure and nd out how it all works. 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PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 The Womens Council of Realtors Naples on the Gulf ChapterREAL ESTATE EVENT Chris St. Cyr, Terri Speach and April Ritchie Deborah Hamilton Julie Mitchell, Mary Robinson and Marsha Rogers Debbie Zvibleman, Jean Adams and Joan Peppe Nancy Merzweiler Dr. Charles Bens Jim Henderson, Nanette Wright and Jake VoigtWe 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@ DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY General business luncheon at Kensington Country Club


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 RE B25 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 Southw est Florida Inc., has renewed its lease of 7,786 square feet in Tower Plaza, 3650-3666 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. Eliz abeth Abreu has leased 1,215 squar e f eet of retail space at 2348 Pineland Ave., Suite D, from VAC Realty Inc. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated this 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. Law 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. Naples Hotel Group LLC has leased 7 86 squar e feet of office space at 809 Walkerbilt Road, Suite 8, from Walkerbilt LLC. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. NFAsalesdotcom has leased 800 squar e f eet of retail space at 3104 Tamiami Trail N. from Sandbanks LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. RADY8 LLC has leased 1 ,625 squar e f eet in Park North, 5137 Castello Drive, from Commercial Development Corp. Scott Dunnuck and Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Strategic Gold Corp. has leased 1 ,625 squar e feet in Park North, 5133 Castello Drive, from Commercial Development Corp. Scott Dunnuck and Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. SweetHartz Confectionery LL C has leased 800 squar e f eet of retail space at 3106 Tamiami Trail N. from Sandbanks LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. 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* 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 SOLD! 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


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 25-MARCH 3, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 18 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 19 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOS $895,000-$2,175,000 Amerivest Realty, Bridgette Foster 239-2538001 20 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY 23920 Sanctuary Lakes Court $895,00 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 691-3541 21 SEAGATE 5133 Seahorse Avenue $899,000 Premier Properties Bob Sullivan 961-1678 >$1,000,00022 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $1,170,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 5644231 23 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #8-A $1,249,000 Susan Barton 860-1412 24 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way $1,295,000 Greg Martinovich 405-6228 25 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 568 Tierra Mar Lane $1,299,000 Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 26 ROYAL HARBOR 1935 Snook Drive $1,299,000 Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 27 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9108 Terrabella Court $1,425,000 Kristin Mikler 370-6292 28 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE I 10951 Gulfshore Drive #405 $1,450,000 Pat Callis 250-0562 29 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 >$2,000,00030 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 31 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$3,000,00032 GREY OAKS BANYAN ISLAND 1644 Chinaberry Way $3,295,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 33 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26301 Woodlyn Drive $3,395,000 Premier Properties Carol Wood/Claire McMahon 822-3709 >$4,000,00034 AQUALANE SHORES 2163 21st Court South $4,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 35 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$8,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Tom McCarthy 243-5520 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 D 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 FALLING WATERS 7200 Davis Blvd 2 & 3 Bedroom Condos $199,900 Open Daily 11-4 Jean 239-293-7269 2 VANDERBILT TOWERS Unit 104 $149,000 South Bay Realty, Lesley Garlock 239-289-1351 Sat. Sun. 1pm-4pm>$200,0003 VILLAGE WALK Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road $200,000-$400,000 Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3>$300,0004 VARENNA AT FIDDLERS CREEK Sunday, Feb. 28th, 1-4pm, Open House at 9224 Campanile #102 $324,000 Agent: Dvorah Eder, Amerivest Realty South, 239-821-6345 5 FIDDLERS CREEK VARENNA 9218 Corfu Court #102 $390,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176>$400,0006 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties Call 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 7 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s Premier Properties. Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 8 PELICAN LANDING BAY CEDAR 25061 Bay Cedar Drive $454,000 Premier Properties Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 9 COTTON GREEN AT FIDDLERS CREEK Friday, Feb. 26th, 1-4pm, Open House at 3764 Cotton Green Path Drive $489,000 Agent: Lura Jones, Amerivest Realty South, 239370-5340>$500,00010 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #503 $574,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 11 OLD NAPLES WARWICK 280 2nd Avenue South $598,000 Premier Properties Cindy Thompson 262-2097 12 PARK SHORE VISTAS 4651 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #105 $599,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 13 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27134 Shell Ridge Circle $599,900 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 >$600,00014 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES 42 Golf Cottage Drive $695,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 >$700,00015 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s Premier Properties Call 239.495.1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 16 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB III 425 Dockside Drive #403 $785,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 D THE DUNES GRANDE DOMINICA 295 Grande Way, Unit 706 $799,000 THE DUNES GRANDE PHOENICIAN 275 Indies Way, Unit 406 $850,000 THE DUNES GRANDE DOMINICA 295 Grande Way, Unit 306 $889,000 South Bay Realty, Love The Dunes Sales Team, 239-289-1351 Sat. and Sun.>$800,00017 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $800s Premier Properties Call 239591-2727 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10-5


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONFEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010WEEK at-a-glance On the National sceneCheck out our photos from a lovely day at the Naples National Art Festival. C21 Restaurant samplerFood writer Karen Feldman reports on some of the new eateries cropping up in the area. C43 Down the shoreJersey Boys delights in a bold, brassy, exhilarating way. C8 Dthh Before the MagicA patrons party on Keewaydin, and more great to-dos around town. C38, 39, 40 & 41 Opera Naples brings The Magic Flute to Cambier ParkmuseumA multi-feature at theExhibits showcase art glass, bronze sculptures, paintings and photographyIn a magic realm far, far away, a young prince must rescue the beautiful princess. Will he give in to the dark side or follow the light? Find out when Opera Naples presents The Magic Flute at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, in the band shell at Cambier Park. The production is Opera Naples family opera for the 2010 season. A cast that includes 18 soloists will highlight local and regional talent from Opera Naples Young Artists Training Program. The Opera Naples Orchestra will perform under the direction of maestro William Noll. Guest artists will include bass James Patterson of the San Francisco Opera in the role of Sarastro; tenor Colm Fitzmaurice of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as Tamino; and soprano Ava Pine, the Dallas Operas Artist in Residence, as Pamina. Mr. Patterson has given more than 150 performances with the San Francisco Opera over the past 20 years, including Fafner in the widely acclaimed Ring cycle and the King of Egypt in Aida with Leontyne Price. Mr. Fitzmaurice returns to Opera Naples after a dazzling performance as Ralph in the companys 2008 production of HMS Pinafore. Best known for his work with the NewITH SEVERAL BLOCKBUSTER SHOWS UNDER WAY simultaneously at the Naples Museum of Art, I was intrigued to find out which is garnering the most attention and commentary from visitors. When I went back for my second tour of the exhibitions after allowing myself some time for reflection, Chihuly: Recent Work was getting the most oohing and aah-ing, hands down. Of course, that didnt come as a surprise; the renowned contemporary glassmaster Dale Chihuly is, after all, the best known of all the artists in the current mix at the museum. A steady stream of visitors nearly filled the hallway beneath Mr. Chihulys monumental permanent installation, Persian Glass Ceiling, gazing upward as they slowly moved along, talking among themselves as they admired and sought meaning in the colorful sea of blown glass shapes. Around the corner, a more studious group of museum goers pondered bronze sculpture after bronze sculpture in Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise. Quietly representing Mr. Lachaises homage to his muse, who also was his wife, the voluptuous sculptures in this exhibit seemed to inspire SEE FLUTE, C31 SEE MUSEUM, C4 As PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH This Saturday is Family Day at the museum. C4 >>inside:COURTESY PHOTOSClockwise from above: Works by Dale Chihuly, Alec Soth, Ben Aronson and Gaton Lachaise adorn the Phil.WSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ FITZMAURICE PATTERSON PINE

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PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 silence and soft whispers between visitors rather than back-and-forth banter. I stopped briefly at three pieces in the Modern Mexican Masters exhibit before moving on the main floor exhibition of three painters/photographers: People, Places & Things: The Art of Ben Aronson, Joel Babb and Alec Soth. The least visited and quietest of all the current exhibitions, this is where I went to center myself before returning to the almost overwhelming Chihuly display.People, Places & Things I believe any number of Mr. Babbs meticulously rendered paintings would garner five stars from any reviewer; three in particular, however all exquisitely crafted woodlands landscapes stole my heart. His huge Lily at the Foot of a Giant (oil on linen, 2001) is so perfectly painted that it immediately transports the viewer into the very woodlands Mr. Babb depicts. Because of its scale, you can mentally wander through the woods, smell the stream, harken back to your childhood and the scent of the softly decaying leaves on the ground, the faint perfume of the wildflowers. You hear the trickle of the stream, remember the laughter, the picnics, the magic of what is now but an aching memory, filled with love and loss. You long to go home again. The same holds true for Mr. Babbs Crystalline (oil on linen, 2005) and The Green Fuse (oil on linen, 1995). Mr. Babb lives among these woods and is intent upon memorializing their existence on canvas. Mission accomplished. Although Mr. Babb is equally adept at creating perspectives of architecture, cityscapes and beach scenes, that subject matter is represented in People, Places & Things by Ben Aronson (American 1958), a painter who is stylistically considerably looser in his execution. I was most taken by Mr. Aronsons La Tour de Argent (oil on panel, 20-by-20 inches, 2008), one of the smallest paintings in the exhibition. I found the presence of Alec Soths (American 1969) chromogenic prints, beautifully filmed as they are, somewhat disquieting as part of this exhibition, as though call girls and tattoos were misplaced in the middle of a landscape show. One second I was lost in childhood memories of the woods, or meandering down a back alley in Europe; the next I was staring at a tattooed, overweight body builder in jockey shorts, holding onto his Rottweiler at his kitchen table, or a provocatively posed Chinese teenager in too-tight, too-short shorts, with lace boots and a very sexually pierced naval. I must admit that I would enjoy owning one of Mr. Soths prints from this show (though where I would place it, I have no idea). I can best describe it as a post-Haight-Ashbury, hallucinogenic bedroom from hell. The bed is almost lost in strands of blue Christmas lights, dangling beads and silver balls, and in the background is a painting of two nude women. Beneath the bed, pretty much invisible (unless you are very short or sitting down), are the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil monkeys. I did a double take and caught sight of a fourth figure, simply smiling.Woman: The Art of Gaston LachaiseWith the bedroom from hell still on my mind, I returned to the Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to see the French sculptors obsession up close and personal. The castings, carefully controlled by the family foundation, are beautifully reproduced and displayed. Two of them: Small Head of Isabel La Chaise (1903) and Short-Tailed Peacock (1918) are especially exquisite. That said, despite the fact this is an important exhibition, and my neighbor and friend (a man) waxed poetic about it at length for the daily paper, I must tell you: As someone who was stalked for several years and who worked with rape and domestic violence victims before changing careers, I did not see love in this show; I saw obsession. I saw a woman whose every breath, pose and thought was controlled by her husband. And I chose not to immerse myself in yet one more evisceration of a female even if it should turn out that Mr. Lachaise and his wifes relationship was, indeed, one of the great love stories of all time. I dont think so.Chihuly: Recent WorksMr. Chihuly is a different matter altogether. I practically hocked my soul to acquire one of his earliest pieces, long before he became a household name. In recent years, however, I have had strongly mixed emotions about some of his projects and the lack of his hands-on production of them. I felt the same mixed emotions as I viewed Recent Works. It is impossible to truly appreciate Persian Glass Ceiling when you are in a relatively narrow space, surrounded by people chattering. It is a magnificent ceiling, no doubt; however, I am very tall, and it is too close to my visual field to allow me to examine it properly. To fully appreciate it, I would like the opportunity to stretch out on the floor and immerse myself in it, inch by inch. I think viewed this way, it would be infinitely closer to a religious experience than it is, simply strolling through the hallway, trying not to bump into someone while you look up. Three of the other rooms housing this exhibit, however, provoked entirely different responses. There were no crowds in any of them; I was able to sit and ponder quietly in one. I was ready to remove my shoes and meditate in the steel gray room containing eight of Mr. Chihulys most precious vessels. Created between 1999 and 2008, these small silvered vessels are adorned with one or another form of sea life. With each poised perfectly on its own pedestal, the effect is breathtaking. Another room contains some of Mr. Chihulys most lushly colored, large basket forms, simply arranged on a long low platform. The third room houses his interpretation of a garden: silvered glass fronds, twisting, turning and intertwining with other organic forms of essentially clear glass. I guesstimate the size of the garden to be roughly 18 by 18 feet. Two large, vertical acrylic paintings by Mr. Chihuly dominate two walls. Similar in motif, they are essentially reeds against a red or blue and silver and black background. I thought the latter painting was a stunner except for Mr. Chihulys ego ruining it with his huge signature in black. But what I wish Mr. Chihuly had NOT placed in this Recent Works exhibition are the pieces museum visitors see as they step off the elevator. Clearly searching for yet another new look, his attempts to integrate solid silver vases with flowers one all silver, one with blue glass flowers and another with red glass flowers fall far short of the mark. I love silver; I love glass. But these pieces appear forced, artificial, heavy. I also disliked the small pieces surrounding them, one of which looked very much like a failed Dan Dailey imitation. Around the corner, with a series of sketches, Mr. Chihuly references his time spent with Lino Tagliopietra, to my mind the greatest glass blower alive today. Everything he creates is done with such skill it defies belief. Mr. Chihuly is a very wealthy man; he needs to take a serious look at the pieces in the entry to this exhibition and ask himself if he really wants them to be part of his legacy.People, Places & Things: The Art of Ben Aronson, Joel Babb and Alec Soth is at the Naples Museum of Art through April 18. (Mr. Babb is also represented by Trudy Labell Fine Art. See his newest paintings in Reality Check on exhibit at the Naples gallery through February.) Chihuly: Recent Work closes April 25. Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise closes April 30. Modern Mexican Masters, which Ms. Longstreth will review separately, will be at the museum until June 30. >> Bring the family, get in free >> The Naples Museum of Art welcomes families by offering free admission on Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Visitors will enjoy the exhibitions as well as performances and activities 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 projects and a treasure hunt. >> Docent-guided tours will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All activities are free. >> On exhibit at The Jay & Patty Baker Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: >> People, Places & Things: The Art of Ben Aronson, Joel Babb and Alec Soth >> Chihuly: Recent Work >> Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise >> Modern Mexican Masters >> Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday >> Admission: Adults $12, students $6 >> Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil. org family day in the know MUSEUMFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOClockwise from above: Works by Alec Soth, Dale Chihuly and Joel Babb are all on exhibit at the Phil.


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PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Razzle Dazzle By The Great Gorgonzola & His New Assistant, playing at the Inn of Naples through March 13. Enjoy Gorgonzolas magic performances set against favorite opera classics. $30 for adults, $20 for children; tickets are available at the Inn of Naples front desk or at Assisted Living By local satirists Compton & Bennett at the Bonita Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs, at 8 p.m. Feb. 27. $15. www., 1-800-8383006 or 898-0052. Beau Jest By the Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center through March 7. (866) 811-4111 or Jersey Boys: The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through March 7. 481-4849. Fly Me to the Moon! -At Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater, a musical tribute to the songs of Frank, Sammy and Dean, through March 20. 472-6862. The King and I At Broadway Palm through April 10. 278-4422. 6 One Acts by Christopher Durang At the FGCU Theatre through Feb. 28. 590-7268. Murder on ze Menu On the Murder Mystery Dinner Train on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 275-8487 or Glorious By Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theater on select dates in February. 936-3239. Are We There Yet? At Off Broadway Palm Theatre through March 7. 278-4422. Mauritius By the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 27. 263-7990. Fiddler on the Roof By the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre March 3-April 3. 263-7990. On Golden Pond By the Marco Players through March 14. www. Charleys Aunt At Labelles Firehouse Cultural Center Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7. (863) 675-3066. Symphony Brahms Tunes The Southwest Florida Symphony and Chorus perform Brahms German Requiem at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at McGregor Baptist Church. 418-1500. 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. Thursday, Feb. 25 Comic Talent John Henton performs at the Off The Hook Comedy Club today through Sunday. 389-6900. Performer Tommy Tune stars in Steps In Time at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Military Band The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters performs at 7 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 2133058. Art Event The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Art League Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 4-7 p.m. 495-8989. 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. 26 Spring Designs Marissa Collections hosts a Trunk Show featuring designs by Yossi Harari with personal appearance by the designer. 263-4333 for times and reservations. Chickee Chat Enjoy a lecture by Chris Pendleton, president and CEO of the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, at 11 a.m. at Palm Cottage. 261-8164 for reservations. 137 12th Ave. South. Acoustic Duo National touring guitarists Patchouli perform folk meets flamenco at the C Grape Coffee & Wine Bar, 4450 Bonita Beach Road, from 7-10 p.m. 221-7388. 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. at the Sweet Art Gallery in Naples. 5972110. Jazz Musician Steve Tyrell performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Live Music Miromar Outlets host live entertainment by Angie & Perfect Gentlemen from 6-8 p.m. 9483766. Rock Concert Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin perform at Germain Arena in Estero, with special guest Flyleaf. 1-800-745-3000. Bluegrass Tunes Frontline Bluegrass performs at the Freedom Park Family Farmers Market at Goodlette and Golden Gate Parkway, with special guests The Laws. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by the Derek Trenholm Duo. 2670783 or Saturday, Feb. 27 Duck Races The Great Venetian Duck Race takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. Join in the fun as 10,000 rubber ducks are launched into Venetian Bay to benefit the Childrens Museum of Naples. 261-6100. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. Build a Play Gulfshore Playhouse offers a class in How to Build a Play. Playwright James Sherman presents this workshop from 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. $40 for adults and $20 for students. The Norris Center, 213-3058, 755 8th Ave. South. Art Opening A reception for a one-man photographic art show by Russ Morrison takes place from 6-8 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Cafe, 2727 Bayshore Drive, Naples. 417-2218. Art Fest The Marco Island Celebrates the Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Enjoy arts and crafts, an antique car show and live entertainment. 394-4721. Outdoor Movie Family Movie Night takes place at 7 p.m. at the Norris Center. 218-3058, 755 8th Ave. South. Art in Estero The Estero Fine Art Show is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Miromar Outlets. www. Historic Homes The Bonita Springs Historical Society invites the public for an afternoon tour of the past from 1-4 p.m. Tour three early houses, dating from 1886 to the 1930s. $25. 9926997. Art Fundraiser Tropical Splendor is hosted from 6:30-11:30 p.m. 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 Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Contemporary hits by Acoustic Addiction. 2670783 or Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:305 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ Sunday, Feb. 28 Lily Tomlin Enjoy her comedic genius at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. COURTESY PHOTOBluegrass musician, financial advisor, nature photographer and Naples resident Russ Morrison presents Another Way to Look at Art, his oneman photography show, opening with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Drive. The Whole Tones will entertain beginning at 8 p.m., after which there will be a $5 cover charge.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples Concert Voices of Naples presents The Color of Music at 3 p.m. at the Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd. Naples. Scholarship winners are featured. 4552582 or Outdoor Film Gulf Coast Town Center shows Silver Screen Classic movies at 7 p.m. every Sunday through the end of March. Tonight: Singin in the Rain. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 2670783 or Monday, March 1 Moscow Ballet The Philharmonic presents the Moscow Festival Ballet at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Concert Pianist Jodie DeSalvo performs at 7 p.m. tonight and Tuesday at the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, March 2 Chubby Checker Chubby Checker & the Wildcats and Lou Christie perform at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Trunk Show Marissa Collection hosts the Rena Lauge fall trunk show today and Wednesday. 687-1148 for times. 1167 3rd St. South. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, March 3 Art in Cinema The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts No. 11 Art in Cinema 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 per person or $100 per person for three-part series. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by a viewing of the film Girl with a Pearl Earring. 495-8989 or Upcoming Events Village Nights Enjoy music and shopping from 6-9 p.m. March 4 at The Village on Venetian Bay. 4032204. Free Concert Jimmy Blackwood and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet give a free concert at Marco Presbyterian Church 7 p.m. March 5. Love offering accepted, 875 West Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. 394-8186 or Bill W. and Dr. Bob By the Prather Entertainment Group at Edison State College, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 5-7; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7. Tickets: $28. Reservations: 278-4422. Happy Hour Season kicks into gear from 5:15-7 p.m. March 5 with the start of the Spring Series at the Naples Botanical Garden as Frontline Bluegrass Band takes the stage to perform live for listeners as they lounge in the Garden. Sip a drink and enjoy the meandering paths through the gardens during. Regular admission is $4.95$9.95; members are free. Miniatures Exhibit The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts A Pastel & Small Works Exhibition and Open House from 6-8 p.m. March 5. The exhibition remains on display through March 18. 495-8989 or Art Opening 10th Street Design Group members Peggy Oberlin Interiors, Leufvenius Designs, Linda Burke Interiors and TEC Construction and Development host a reception marking the opening of an exhibit by photographic artist Kevin Caffrey from 5-7 p.m. March 5 at 141 10th Street South. 354.9878. Irish Tunes The 70 voices of the Paradise Coastmen barbershop chorus celebrate Irish songs by American composers at its annual shows at 7 p.m. March 5-6 at North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Road. 352-6366 or Paradisecoastment@ Art Fest The Mercato Fine Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6-7. 403-2204. Art Event Art in the Park is set for 10 a.m.4 p.m. March 6 on Park Street, alongside The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. Gourmet Fare The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts at 6 p.m. March 6. $200 per person. Eight wines are paired with a four-course gourmet dinner created by Chef Martin Murphy at the Robb & Stucky Culinery Center. 495-8989 or Outdoor Concert The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents a free concert featuring Phil Leadbetter, Richard Bennett, Jarrod Walker and Jimmy Little, from 4-7 p.m. March 6 at the Restaurant Piazza at Miromar Outlets. 948-5384. Music Aplenty The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents four bands, Skeeterland Band, Sawgrass Drifters, Borrowed Time and The Bean Pickers, from 2-4:14 p.m. March 7 at the Bonita Elks Club, 3231 Coconut Road. Admission $6. 947-2753. Outdoor Tunes The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. March 7 at Riverside Park on Old 41. Chamber Concert th Brandenberg on 5th, the debut of the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, is set for March 8 at the Sugden Community Theatre, with Maria Nemtsova on piano and William Noll, conductor. 434-8505, or British Invasion Moody Blues performs at 8 p.m. March 10 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Four Loves of FDR By Rusty Brown and Regina Dowd at 2 p.m. March 10 at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero. No charge. 390-3200. Bluegrass Concert Frontline Bluegrass performs from 7-11 p.m. March 12 at Bayshore Landing with special surprise guests. $ 5 cover. www. Send calendar listings to events@ COURTESY PHOTOInternationally acclaimed interior designer Bunny Williams will sign copies of her newest book and talk about style matters especially her new line of furnishings and accessories called BeeLine Home by Bunny Williams from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Summerfields, 953 Central Ave.


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Its a cleverly written, well-acted, thoroughly entertaining show. Jersey Boys is the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: four blue-collar guys from New Jersey who rubbed shoulders with mobsters when they werent performing but when they sang, they harmonized like angels. Their story is every fledgling performers dream: the quintessential show biz success story of fighting ones way out of obscurity to world-wide fame. For the first 40 minutes or so of the show, we watch the Four Seasons struggle, groping for their sound, for the right blend of voices and talent. They cant even settle on a name. Two musicians, Tommy De Vito (Matt Bailey) and Nick Massi (Steve Gouveia), nab Frankie Valli (Joseph Leo Bwarie) for their group. His unique falsetto and boyish looks (hes still a teen) make audiences sit up and listen to them. But it isnt until Joe Pesci (understudy Ryan Strand) introduces Bob Gaudio (Ryan Jesse) to the trio that musical magic happens. Mr. Gaudio had a hit at 15 with (Who Wears) Short Shorts. But two years later, when he gets together with the other three guys and auditions, something happens. Its a stunning moment on stage that electrifies the audience. Mr. Gaudio, at the piano, starts singing Cry for Me. Mr. Valli, instantly recognizing a musical kindred spirit, joins in. Then bassist Mr. Massi, and finally, guitarist Mr. De Vito. By the end of the song, the four are harmonizing, and you know the group has not only found each other, but found their sound. And heres the wonderful, crazy part: The audience responds to them as if theyre the actual group, just like people at an Elvis impersonator concert. From that moment on, you can feel the audience rooting for the group, urging them on to success. They meet the talented record producer Bob Crewe (a witty and flamboyant Jonathan Hadley), who promises hell record them once they write a hit. Meanwhile, much to their frustration, he uses them for back-up singers until Mr. Gaudio pens Sherry. The rest is history, including Big Girls Dont Cry, Walk Like a Man, December, 1963 (Oh, What Night), My Eyes Adored You, Dawn (Go Away). Mr. Gaudio and Mr. Crewe teamed up to co-write many of the tunes. The familiar songs just wash over the audience without ceasing, wave after wave of them. And the sound is close enough to the originals that you dont feel put off. Mr. Bwarie, especially, as Mr. Valli, is on-target, tirelessly belting out song after song. The harmonies are great. And when Mr. Valli gets his longdesired horn section and croons Cant Take My Eyes Off You in Act II, the theater is up for grabs. Theres no questioning why Jersey Boys received the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Album, or why, three years later, it earned Englands Olivier Award for Best New Musical. True, its a story weve all seen in Behind the Music episodes: Unknowns find their way, hit it big, have a falling out, struggle with major problems and then finally, somehow, rise from the ashes once again. But amazingly, Jersey Boys doesnt come across as schlocky or predictable, even though we pretty much know whats going to happen. We might not know the details, but weve seen this scenario before with other groups. Its to these actors credit that we feel invested in the group, and we want them to succeed. We sit in our theater seats, willing them to find their way and triumph. Its the talented writing of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice that puts Jersey Boys head and shoulders above all the other jukebox musicals. Amazingly, its the first Broadway musical for Mr. Brickman and Mr. Elice. Yes, they had fabulous songs to work with, but the book is just as good as the music. They keep the scenes short, just like the songs of the time (which usually ran for two and a half minutes). They divide the show into four parts, each one devoted to a season, and each narrated by one of the Four Seasons. Its a democratic way to tell the tale. The seasons, as well as elements of key scenes, are announced by comic booklike, Roy Lichtenstein-esque graphics (by Howell Binkey) projected on screens. Using a minimal amount of props, scenes change in seconds, sliding in and out of the wings. Scenic designer Klara Zieglerova has kept the stage simple: some girders, a catwalk, and chain link fencing, all calling to mind the gritty streets of Jersey. Add a backdrop with silhouettes of smoke stacks, factories and telephone lines, and you can almost smell the exhaust from the turnpike. A recording studio? A hanging mike, a glass panel and a couple music stands. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? An oversized white neon guitar hanging overhead. In one scene, the audience becomes part of the story as the Four Seasons perform upstage, their backs to us, a wall of white lights blinding us. Its a clever way of making us feel that were literally behind the scenes. Jersey Boys is filled with little gems like this. Unfortunately, the sound was not the best at times at the Mann Hall, with some pieces of dialogue being lost or garbled. Mr. Bwarie carries the lions share of the show; if he didnt convince us he was Frankie Valli, there would be no show. And yes, hes just as good as the actor portraying Mr. Valli on Broadway. Mr. Jesse, as Mr. Gaudio, is winsome, shy and hesitant. Mr. Gouveia is a little understated in his role as the obsessive compulsive Mr. Massi, especially for such a big hall, while Mr. Bailey should take care not to let his character become a caricature. While this is a male-heavy show, there are three Jersey girls. Sarah Darling, Denise Payne and Kara Tremel portray many different characters throughout the night, including the girl group The Angels, Mr. Vallis wife, his daughter Francine and a trio of prostitutes sent to the group on Christmas as a thank-you gift. Did the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons happen exactly like this? Well, as Mr. De Vito says at the beginning of the show, You ask four different guys, you get four different answers. But the music the music hasnt changed. Its still golden, still as good as the first time you heard it on your transistor radio down the shore. THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON Jersey Boys: Almost just too good to be true >> What: Jersey Boys >> When: through March 7 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >> Cost: $60-$100, with limited availability >> Information: 481-4849 or in the know COURTESY IMAGE/ JOAN MARCUSSteve Gouveia, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Ryan Jesse and Matt Bailey star as The Four Seasons in the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall production of Jersey Boys.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 C9 GIVING During hard economic times, charitable organizations are often the first to feel the pinch. For those struggling with life-threatening illnesses and related medical expenses, the squeeze is even more severe. And, those are the people that Neighbors Helping Neighbors wants to reach. Since its inaugural event last October at Mercato First Fridays, NHN has raised thousands of dollars for one local individual each month who is struggling with medical expenses due to critical lifesaving surgeries and treatments.Spearheaded by The Lutgert Companies, who formed a partnership with the philanthropic organization, NHN was introduced as part of the monthly community event with the idea of mixing fun and fundraising. The organizations share a vision to raise awareness and funds for those individuals who have substantial medical costs due to lifesaving surgeries and treatments some reaching into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. None have medical insurance. The merchants at Mercato have also rallied around the cause of helping a neighbor in need and have participated each month by offering specials discounts and in-store drawings, donating the proceeds on behalf of each months recipient. We are proud of the enthusiasm the merchants have demonstrated, says Kristin Cartwright, director of commercial marketing for The Lutgert Companies. There are so many in our community who need assistance, but we do feel we are making a difference. Donte Walkins has been chosen as the March recipient. The 11-year-old Naples boy was diagnosed with congenital hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which occurs when parts of the left side of the heart (mitral valve, left ventricle aortic valve and aorta) do not develop completely. On March 12 last year, Donte underwent a life-saving heart transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The cost of the transplant exceeded $500,000, according to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association. He is in school now, and has learned how to ride his bike, says Dion Walkins, Dontes father, who works as a handyman. Its been a long battle for the family with Donte in and out of hospitals since birth. His condition causes a lack of oxygen. Its great to not see his fingertips and lips blue anymore, Mr. Walkins says. Donte enjoys the same typical things as other kids his age: watching TV, reading and playing video games. His father credits the familys love and support as helping keep Dontes spirits up. Hes a great kid, he says. The close, loving family will need to draw on that strength going forward. Doctors have stated that Donte will need another operation in 10 years. The nonprofit is a networking site designed to streamline philanthropic efforts and provide an internet-based home for nonprofits, businesses and the public. The Web site provides information on local charitable events and allows interested parties the opportunity to get involved and give back. Registeration is free, and members have access to make tax-deductible donations on line, offer in-kind services, set up sponsorships or nominate persons in need. The community is invited to join in on the festivities at Mercato First Friday from 6-10 p.m. March 6. Shops and restaurants throughout Mercato will have beverage and food specials, complimentary appetizers, in-store drawings and more. All proceeds will go to iWanna-First Friday at Mercato will benefit 11-year-old Naples heart patient PUZZLE ANSWERS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDANTE WALKINS Shop 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 including: Anita Ford Collection, Balbianello Inc., Campus Peddler, CatchAll Gifts, The Clara Williams Collection, Haberdashery of New England, Lalo Handbags, Marg of Pepper Pike, Melanie White Designs, Monogram Goods, Needlepoint To Go, Nina McLemore Collection, Shibui, Sissy Pie Originals, The Romantic Room, Trillion, Vanderbilt Collection and A Wreath of Wishes. Fifteen percent of all sales will benefit the life-transforming programs and services offered by The Shelter. Admission to the Designer Boutique is free. For more information, call 7753862. Designer Boutique will help The Shelter

PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES SWEET TALK 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) Your ability to make needed changes without causing too much, if any, negative ripple effect comes in handy when dealing with a sensitive matter either on the job or in the family. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Change is still dominant for Rams and Ewes, both in the workplace and their private lives. This is also a good time to look at a possible relocation if that has been one of your goals. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doing things for others is what you do well. But dont forget that Bovines thrive on the arts, so make some time for yourself to indulge your passion for music and artistic expressions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While the Romantic Twin considers where to go for his or her upcoming vacation, the Practical Twin will start making travel plans now to take advantage of some great bargains. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your sensitive nature helps you deal with a difficult emotional situation. Be patient and continue to show your sincere support wherever (and for whomever) it is needed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youre making progress as you move through some unfamiliar territory. And while there might be a misstep or two along the way, overall youre heading in the right direction. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Some good news arrives and just in time to remind you that youre making progress. Perhaps things arent moving as quickly as youd prefer, but theyre moving nevertheless. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good week to step back and assess the facts that have recently emerged to see where they can be used to your advantage. Also, dont hesitate to make changes where necessary. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You should begin to experience some support from those who now agree with your point of view. This should help counter the remaining objections from die-hard skeptics. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Dont let your aim be deflected by trivial matters as you try to resolve a confusing situation. Take time to find and thoroughly assess the facts before making any decision. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The possibility of moving to another location has come up. But before you dismiss it as unworkable, its worth checking out just in case it does have some merit after all. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) New relationships personal or work-related show mixed signals. Best to assume nothing. Let things play themselves out until you have something substantive to work with. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you like things to go smoothly, youre not shy about making waves when you believe the situation calls for it.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 C11 LATEST FILMS The Last Station (Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti) In his dying days, famed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (Plummer) debates leaving the rights to his work to his wife (Mirren) or to his loyal followers, called Tolstoyans. The Oscarnominated performances of Mr. Mirren and Mr. Plummer are strong, but the story feels hollow in that Mr. Tolstoy doesnt believe in the ideals of his legions of his followers, and therefore has no real reason to consider giving the rights to them. Rated R.The Wolfman (Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt) Upon hearing the news that his brother (Simon Merrells) was murdered, actor Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) returns to his dreary English home and meets his brothers ex-fianc (Blunt). His father (Hopkins) warns him to stay inside, but he doesnt listen and is soon bitten by a werewolf. Bad things happen from there. I know its set in 1891 England, but its so insistently gloomy that you cant help but think some sunshine would brighten everyones spirits. Alas, the story is a bit all over the place and the action/effects are serviceable but not impressive. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............ danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.comWhen Martin Scorsese is on, his movies are so awesome we cant wait to see them again. Shutter Island leaves us wanting to see it again, but for different reasons. The film is a psychological thriller, which is new territory for the master director. He handles the subject matter well, but not perfectly; the eerie tone and gloomy atmosphere are more impressive than the complex story, which will leave some scratching their heads. The year is 1954, and off the coast of Boston is Shutter Island. The only livable area on the island is a hospital for the criminally insane, and thats where Federal Marshals Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) go to investigate the disappearance of Rachel (Emily Mortimer), an inmate who murdered her three children. Music supervisor Robbie Robertsons haunting score as Teddy and Chuck drive from the ferry to the hospital creates an impressive amount of tension while little actually happens. With a brutal storm on the horizon, Teddy and Chuck meet Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), who runs the asylum, but they soon realize neither he nor his colleague, Dr. Naehring (Max Von Sydow), are interested in helping. Worse, Teddy keeps getting headaches and has visions of his ex-wife (Michelle Williams), who died in a fire. As Mr. Scorsese gradually unfolds layer after layer of the story, which is based on a Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) novel and was adapted by Laeta Kalogridis, its clear that this is no ordinary investigation. Its good that were taken places we dont anticipate, and Mr. Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker pace the film to allow each revelation to sink in before surprising us with a new twist. However, Teddys Holocaust flashbacks add unnecessary weight to the story, and other slow moments, such as the scene in which Teddy and Chuck interview patients in the cafeteria, grind the movie to a halt. A word on Mr. DiCaprio. He is one of the finest actors working today, and his consistently solid choices (his next film, Inception, is directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) and is set for release July 2010) make him an actor with integrity and immense talent. Shutter Island is his fourth movie with Mr. Scorsese, and his performance here is expectedly superb and convincing. Some will be surprised to see Mr. Scorsese in this genre, but its interesting to note that the most common theme in all his movies that of a man who willingly puts himself into a situation he cant get out of remains prominent in Shutter Island. Even though the film doesnt rank among Mr. Scorseses greats (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Departed), it is an interesting addition to an already substantial body of work. 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. IslandIs it worth $10? Yes >> During production, Mr. Scorsese screened classic lms that echoed the themes found in Shutter Island. One such lm was Titicut Follies, Frederick Wisemans controversial 1967 documentary about the treatment of inmates at a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane in the 1950s and s. Did you know? The Spring Series continues with events through April!FIRST CALL FRIDAYSLive musical performances in the Garden: March 5th Frontline Bluegrass April 2nd William Noll Quartet Special April Mambo Brother Performance!SECOND SATURDAYSFamily fun days in the Childrens GardenTHIRD SUNDAY BRUNCHES*Relax with brunch & music in the Garden March 21st April 25th Pricing: Members $40 per adult/$20 per child or $45/$25 for non-members FOURTH WEDNESDAYS COOKING DEMOS*Learn from the professionals: March 24th Chef John Phillips of CaterMasters April 28th Chef from Naples Beach Hotel*RSVP required 4 8 2 0 B A Y S H O R E D R I V E N A P L E S F L 3 4 1 1 2 8 7 7 4 3 3 1 8 7 4 / W W W N A P L E S G A R D E N O R G Visit to make your reservations or for further event details.


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For Naples-based photographic artist Kevin Caffrey, they provide an opportunity to extend the boundaries of traditional photography, to create something fresh and unexpected and to present every day moments in a colorfully different way. Photography offers possibilities for creating a different take on the world, Mr. Caffrey says. There are photo opportunities everywhere. We often miss them because our attention is focused elsewhere, or because theyre shrouded by something bigger thats going on around them. I like to find those opportunities and transform them in a way that allows them to stand out as something special and unique. After exhibits at the Romero Britto Gallery in Sao Paulo, the Art Fusion Gallery in Miami, the Hilligoss Galleries in Chicago and various galleries in Southwest Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Caffrey is bringing his latest work to Naples. The 10th Street Design Group at 141 10th St. S. will host a reception for The Photographic Images of Kevin Caffrey from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5. The exhibit is one of several art shows scheduled by Design Group members Peggy Oberlin Interiors, Leufvenius Designs, Linda Burke Interiors and TEC Construction & Development this season. Admission is free. Photography can capture and preserve historical moments, the beauty and power of nature or aspects of the human condition that evoke an emotional response, says Peggy Oberlin of Peggy Oberlin Interiors. Kevin Caffrey takes it a step further He takes beautifully composed images and transforms them into stunning works of art using a color palette and style that are unlike anything Ive seen previously. In addition to being a photographic artist, Mr. Caffrey is a three-time Emmy Award-winning television producer. Now, rather than communicating with moving pictures, he creates still images that reflect his creative and artistic sensibilities. I like to infuse my work with colors, tonal qualities and textures that can serve as striking memory points, he says. People are drawn to it, and thats very gratifying. The 10th Street Design Group exhibit includes images from Brazil and various locations in the U.S., including Chicago and New York.Home is where the art isMr. Caffrey will join the 10th Street Design Group for a discussion of The Photographic Image as Art in the Home at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the 141 10th St. S. location. The discussion is open to the public and admission is free. While they are separate and distinct businesses, the 10th Street Design Group members work together on different projects in different combinations based on the expertise needed, the sheer volume of work and simply to enjoy the camaraderie that exists between design professionals. As an interior designer, I find art to be one of the key components in a home, says Leufvenius Designs owner Julie Leufvenius. One of my favorite quotes is, Art is the food that feeds our Soul. Photographic art can feed ones soul in a unique and personal way. Whether its a piece acquired during travels or one that evokes recollections of a favorite physical or emotional space, photographic art can bring its owner to that place in a way that conjures something soothing and very pleasant. Its a powerful art form that deserves a special place in the home. Photographic art can transform a moment in time into something that is evocative, colorful and memorable, adds Dawn Burke of TEC Construction & Development. It can present something that is real and familiar in a way that allows us to look at it differently. Small slivers of life that we might otherwise ignore or overlook can be exposed, acknowledged and celebrated. Having those slivers of life on display in a home can be both comforting and inspiring. Through his photographs, Kevin Caffrey creates a different take on the world Getting the picture >> The Photographic Images of Kevin Caffrey >> Where: The10th Street Design Group, 141 10th St. S. >> When: Opening reception 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 >> Admission: Free >> More: A discussion of The Photographic Image as Art in the Home, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11; free >> Information: 354-9878 in the know From top: Liquid Red, Bean Seen, Chicago and Full Sails by Kevin Caffrey


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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 LeD Dinner!Wereopennightsforyou, withhomedeliveryuntil9PM. Outstandingkidsmealsareallunder$3.60 soyoucanspendsomequalityfamilytime atdinnerwithoutspendingafortune.FortMyers13550Reflections239-590-9994 Naples2700Immokalee239-593-9499 CapeCoral2311SantaBarbara239-458-8700 PortCharlotteUSHwy.41&776941-235-3354Orderonline: jasonsdeli.comBOOKS Baja Florida goes down easy and leaves a smile on your faceEx-Gator, ex-Dolphin (as in football, folks) and allaround sensitive tough guy Zack Chasteen is in this fifth novel in Bob Morris series an adventurous dogooder, exonerated ex-con and dedicated family man all at once. I love the big guy. Youve got to love a guy who can get away with naming his daughter Shula. I want to go fishing with him, down a few brews and hear his stories. Luckily, I can do the latter between the covers of a book (or more and more likely these days, on the screen of a Kindle). In his newest book, Mr. Morris, a resident of Winter Park and a fourth-generation Floridian, has founded a new paranation: Bermuda to the north, the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands to the south, and Florida as the anchor the island of the mind with water on three sides. Baja means a lot of things, including lower and dropped from. Its a region to which, for all its internal variety, Mr. Morris gives a startling continuity. An accomplished travel and entertainment writer (National Geographic Traveler, Bon Appetit, Caribbean Travel & Life), he writes with authority not only about resort destinations, but also about less visited and less homogenized places near, along and well off the coast of the Sunshine State. Chasteens Palm Nursery is headquarters, and Zacks old friend, Mickey Ryser, finds him there. Mickey, whos both enormously wealthy and deathly ill, persuades Zack to track down Jen, a daughter whom he more or less abandoned when she was a toddler some 20 years ago. He needs to reunite with her before he dies. In fact, he has already set a private detective on the case, but the man has disappeared and wont respond to Mickeys calls. To find Jen, Zack will have to track down the large sailboat she has purchased, reportedly making its way to the Bahamas with Jen and her partying college friends aboard. Aided by his pintsized sidekick Boggy, a quirky shaman of the indigenous Taino culture of the Dominican Republic, Zack begins the search, enlisting the help of connections in the Bahamas. The pursuit of Jen brings him Zack into contact with a wide range of colorful characters: some competent and helpful; others simply grasping, desperate losers. Readers get to island-hop and boat-ogle as Zack follows the clues. Unfortunately, those who have abducted Jen have a clever leader who has managed to set things up so that disasters such as a burnt-down boatyard look like Zacks doing. From the outset of the novel, we know that Jen has been abducted. Mr. Morris has fashioned a series of italicized passages between the numbered chapters that partly reveal Jens situation at least as far as she perceives it. She has been betrayed, held captive and beaten up a bit. We see her resourcefulness and courage in a couple of failed attempts at escape, and we hear, as she does, the voices of her captors. We grasp bits and pieces of their intentions. This technique allows readers to be a step ahead of Zack and adds urgency to the narrative. Baja Florida engages us with false identities, yacht piracy and kidnapransom elements, all tied together in an intricate knot for Zack Chasteen to unravel. Mr. Morris is a smooth manipulator of the tension thermometer: building tension, momentarily releasing it and then building it even higher. Hes also a master of handling the details of setting: laid-back Caribbean restaurant fare, boat engine sounds, island garb and particularly the geography and life-pulse of the islands. On top of everything else, his novels are filled with good humor. Zack Chasteens personality, no doubt a subset of the authors own, mixes wise guy, ironist, good-old boy, roamer and homebody in an attractive way. With Zack as protagonist-narrator, Boggy as his solemn yet hysterical spiritual guide and the artfully drawn Florida-Caribbean nexus as domain, Baja Florida satisfies. Like a smooth Bahama Mama, it goes down easy and leaves a smile on your face. Ill have another. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Baja Florida, by Bob Morris. Minotaur Books. 288 pages. $24.99. COURTESY PHOTOBob Morris at Miami book signing


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 A&E C15 TRUDY LABELL FINE ARTSPECIALIZING IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARTISTS SINCE 1977Marc Dennis Discovery of Existence, Oil on Canvas, 28" X 52"From Masterpieces of Realism to Minimalist Abstract Constructions2425 TAMIAMI TR N NAPLES INFO: (239) 948-3766 HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. LOCATION: I-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Road/Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort MyersVisit for more details on spectacular offers and events. FREE ADMISSION High Quality Juried Fine Arts and Craft Show Featuring award-winning artists from around the worldART DEMONSTRATIONSSaturday, February 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 28 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located on the south side of the Outlets facing Corkscrew Rd.MIROMAR OUTLETSSally J. Bright, Basketry PresentsEstero Fine Art ShowThe 70 voices of the Paradise Coastmen barber shop chorus will celebrate Irish songs by American composers at its annual shows Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, at North Naples United Methodist Church. Under director Steve Jamison, the a cappella group will perform such favorites as Irish Blessing, Thats An Irish Lullaby and Mother Machree, all to fit the theme of Red, White and... Green. Chairman of the show is Mike Joynt. Guest quartet for the evening is Our Town, the reigning champions of the Barbershop Harmony Societys Northeastern District. Known for its big sound and pure harmony, the quartet boasts a repertoire ranging from contemporary up-tunes to nostalgic ballads. Members are bass Terry Clarke and baritone Larry Tully, both of whom sang with the 1980 international champion quartet, The Boston Common; lead singer Scott Brannon and tenor Jamie Carbone. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Tickets for the evening concerts are $17 in advance and $20 at the door; matinee tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from chorus members or by calling 352-6366 or e-mailing Paradisecoastmen@comcast. net. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted. For more information, visit Barbershoppers will sing to the Red, White and Green The Gulf Coast Big Band celebrates its 20th year of free concerts in Cambier Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Well be swinging to tunes like Take the A Train and It Dont Mean a Thing if it Aint got that Swing, and warming the soul with ballads like Sky Lark, conductor William Doc Tietze promises. Of course, in the spirit of St. Patricks Day, well also play Danny Boy, he says. The bands free monthly Sunday afternoon performances have been enjoyed by audiences in the thousands at Cambier Park. Under the direction of Mr. Tietze, the musicians play favorite big band sounds of the golden era of swing by such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Glen Miller. An IRS charitable organization, the band has received donations exceeding $75,000 over the years, which it has awarded as scholarships to Collier County high school students seeking to advance their musical skills. For more information, call Barry Smith at 732-0583 or e-mail Gulf Coast Big Band celebrates a milestoneCOURTESY PHOTO The Our Town quartet


C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 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 mixedmedia 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. 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 artists Clockwise from upper left: Searching for the New IV, Holly Manneck, 2009, mixed media on canvas; Dubious, Juan Diaz, 2008, acrylic and oil on canvas; Cypress Trio, Sue Boydston, 2009, oil on canvas Reserve your seat, space is limited: 239-261-8322TRICKS OF THE TRADE FOR REMODELING & DESIGN WITH A GREEN TWISTMonday, March 1st 10:30am 141 10th Street South, Naples, FL 34102FREE DESIGN SEMINARMonday, March 8th 10:30amHow to Decorate Your Home with the New Colors of 2010Licensed Interior Designer Peggy Oberlin ASID,LEED AP, GREEN AP Silk Floral Designer Saundra Riccardelli of Sweetgrass DesignRSVP 239-354-9878 Plumbing & Construction


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C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEREAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOODBANQUET ROOM UP TOO 100 PEOPLE DANIEL MELVIN PERFORMING THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS THE OWNER HAS VERY SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANTS IN BOTH NEW YORK ON MULBERRY ST. AND ALSO HANOVER ST. IN THE NORTH END OF BOSTON The Real Deal *18% gratuity added prior to discount *Cannot combine promotions *One dessert per couple596-5600(SE CORNER OF AIRPORT AND VANDERBILT IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING CENTER) RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED HAPPY HOUR3PM-7PM MON SATBuy 1 get one free on house wines, domestic draft beers cocktails and appetizers*OPEN FOR LUNCH 11-3 BUY ONE ENTRE, 2ND FOR FREE*SASSY SATURDAYS Signature Award Winning Lasagna at Cafe Italia NEW YORK EARLY BIRD FREE Gourmet Dessert 50% off any appetizer $10 off any bottle of wine* The national tour of Bill W. and Dr. Bob comes to the Naples campus of Edison State College with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 5-7. The inspirational drama tells the story of the two men and their wives whose relationships pioneered the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous and the creation of Al-Anon. Amazing and often humorous, it is a story of perseverance and faith. The production has received critical acclaim across the country. Variety called it A deeply human, audienceembracing tale. The Boston Globe said, Inspiring. The San Diego Union Tribune called the production, One of the best plays of the year. Gary Kimble portrays the role of Bill Wilson and also directs the production. Mr. Kimble has performed on stages around the world, in 34 countries and in 800 cities across the U.S. in both national and international tours. Credits include leading roles in nd Street, Annie, The Music Man and Oliver. He played Henry Higgins in the award-winning national tour of My Fair Lady, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the legendary Captain Hook in the national tour of Peter Pan. Richard Davis Springle plays Dr. Bob Smith. He has appeared in more than 30 feature films, numerous television commercials and New York theatrical productions. Theater credits include Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, Julian Marsh in nd Street and Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, among others. Both actors have a personal story of recovery and are proud to be chronicling the co-founders of the TwelveStep Program. The upcoming performances are sponsored by Hazelden in celebration of its new addiction recovery center in Naples. Founded in 1949 in a Minnesota farmhouse, the nonprofit Hazelden has grown into one of the largest and most respected alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers in the world. For more information about Hazelden, call (866) 545-6439. Bill W. and Dr. Bob tells sobering story about the beginnings of AASPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY >>What: Bill W. and Dr. Bob, the national tour presented by Prather Entertainment Group >>When: Edison State College, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway >>Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 5-7; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7 >>Tickets: $28 >>Reservations: 278-4422 In the know


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 True to its tradition, the Naples National Art Festival drew thousands of art collectors and aficionados and quite a few of their four-legged friends to downtown over the weekend of Feb. 21-22. The Best in Show award went to Judith Wood; Best in 2D, Greg Barnes; Best in 3D, Michael Mikula. 2D Honorable Mention awards went to Jon Smith, C.L. Cunningham, Karin Connolly, Jeffrey Cannon and Beth Ann Carver. 3D Honorable Mentions were awarded to Robert Hessler, Steven Potts, Ronald Dekok, Alberto Toro and Scott Amrhein. OUT AND ABOUT AT THE NAPLES NATIONAL PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Judy Ressalla and Mischa Best of Show winner Judith Wood and her husband, John Lee Vinciguerra and Lisa Vinciguerra (holding Gus), Nancy Brunette Janet Mitchell and Nathaniel Crain


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 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 to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Explore Your Coastal Environment (near corner of US41 and Collier Blvd, on way to Marco) Held Over by Popular Demand!Every Friday & Saturday thru March 13 8:00PM Adults $30 Students $20Razzle DazzleA Lester ProductionFamily Friendly Comedy TheaterAct 1: Eddy Lester, Comedy MC Act 2: Dan Tong, Mentalist He Knows Your Thoughts Act 3: The Great Gorgonzola & His New Assistant Tickets Go To Inn of Naples or1-866-468-7630 Celebrate the Arts on Marco IslandCOURTESY PHOTOSWorks that have been juried into the art and craft show include jewelry, pottery and photography. The Art League, Marco Islands Center for the Arts hosts the annual Celebrate the Arts festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28. Winterberry Drive between Landmark and Peru Streets will be closed for the festivities. Celebrate the Arts focuses on the importance of the arts in any community and offers exposure to art and entertainment. It includes the 40th Marco National Juried Fine Art & Craft Show, the Antique Car Club of America-Marco Chapter car show and live entertainment by local celebrities JRobert and Frank Carroll. The juried art and craft show will showcase works by 85 artists in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed-media; sculpture in wood, stone, clay, Lucite, and metal; as well as graphics, jewelry, glass, pottery and photography. The Childrens Fun Center will have free activities. In addition to the outdoor activities, the Art Center will be open during the festival to allow visitors to peruse: Lauritzen/Rush Galleries, featuring Ports of Call an exhibit of fine art photography by Carol Kinkead, Joel Gewirtz, Barry Howe and Len Messineo The Horn Studio with the Tommy Barfield Childrens Exhibit A gift shop with original art and crafts The chance to purchase a ticket for the monthly Island Wide 50/50 that takes place on the First Tuesday Art @ Five Social coming up Tuesday, March 2. Februarys drawing resulted in $775.50 to the winner. Celebrate the Arts is sponsored by the Marco Eagle, Naples Daily News, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa and Iberia Bank and is funded in part by the City of Marco Island. Admission is free; a $5 donation is requested, but not required, to support the Art League of Marco Island Inc. For more information, call 394-4221 or visit


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 A&E C23 Supporting Circus Sarasotas Laughter Unlimited Program at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Circus Sarasota is a Not-for-Prot Performing Arts & Educational Organization.Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Airport/FGCU is the Ofcial Housing Bureau of Circus Sarasota. HALF PRICE TICKETSALL Opening Weekend Shows!Half-price discount not valid with any other offer.Courtesy of Fri, March 12 Sun, March 28 Gulf Coast Town Center Home of the Bass Pro Shops Photo Mitchel Gray MORE THAN A CIRCUSENRICHING EDUCATING ENTERTAINING LIVE! ON-TOUR IN FT. MYERS SpringIt's all about color... lime, aqua, and coral too. Add the hand painted scarf in chiffon. boucl sweater in citron, cement, or natural $142 scarf $82 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 5The Naples Music Club will welcome one of its Turiel Award scholarship winners, Alden Gatt, in a featured piano performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. During his high school years at the Community School of Naples, Mr. Gatt won top awards in many local and regional piano competitions. Besides the Turiel Award, he earned the Southwest Florida Concerto Competition and had the honor of performing Prokofievs First Piano Concerto with the Southwest Florida Symphony. He studied piano locally with Richard Bosworth and Lan Lam. During his junior year, he lived in Beijing with a Chinese family, studying Mandarin and the modern emerging Chinese culture. Now at senior at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Gatt is majoring in piano and also minoring in Chinese at the University of Rochester. He serves as music director at First Universalist Church of Rochester and volunteers as a GED tutor at a local neighborhood clinic. The concert is free and open to the public; donations will benefit the Naples Music Club Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Anne Roberts at 4956636 or (313) 204-1751. Scholarship winner comes home to perform for Naples Music Club the scholarshipThe Turiel Award is one of many monetary prizes to be given out to the winners of the Naples Music Clubs annual scholarship competition. Open to middle school and high school students in the greater Naples area, the competition is for piano, string, brass, woodwind, percussion and voice. This years competition will be held at Golden Gate High School on Saturday, April 17. The deadline for entry is Monday, March 8. For more information, contact Jan Grundeman at 353-2216 or visit Jimmy Blackwood and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet will give a free concert at Marco Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5. Members of the Blackwood family have been singing gospel music for more than 75 years. Their Marco Island appearance is the third of Marco Presbyterian Churchs Music for the Soul concert series. The seasons final concert will be Billy Dean and Dawn at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Love offerings will be received at both concerts. The church is at 875 West Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. For more information, call 394-8186 or visit Blackwood Brothers sing gospel at Marco Presbyterian Church


C24 A&E FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Invite Us To Your Next Event & Well Do ALL The Cooking!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 C Ca Ca Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. From the Beach to the PhilharmonicBeth Mone Childrens Shoppe381 12th Ave South, Olde Naples The Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra opens its inaugural season at 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Artistic Director William Noll will conduct the orchestra in Vivaldis Concerto for two Violins in A Minor. Soloists will be violinists J. Freivogel and Sae Niwa of the Jasper String Quartet, which is in residence this year for Classic Chamber Concerts. All four members of the quartet will act as the principal strings in the orchestra. The Vivaldi will be followed by the Brandenburg Concerto #5 by J. S. Bach. Soloists will be Wendy Willis, flute; J. Freivogel, violin; and Catherine Lan, continuo. The evenings finale will be Concerto #17 in G Major by Mozart, with Russian pianist Maria Nemtsova as soloist. Ms. Nemtsova, whose appearance is sponsored by the Lord William Smith Foundation, will also give a solo recital at the Sugden Community Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. At 8 p.m. Monday, March 15, the chamber orchestra will perform two works by Mozart: the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Symphony #35, the Haffner. Violinist Mr. Freivogel will appear as soloist in Beethovens beautiful Romance in F Major for Violin and Orchestra. The program will conclude with the Symphony #5 of Franz Schubert. The vast and rich repertoire for chamber orchestra fills a need to bridge the gap between chamber music and the large symphonic repertoire, Mr. Noll says. The Naples region has a diverse palette for all types of classical music. Classic Chamber Concerts is thrilled to present a new ensemble for our patrons. A limited number of tickets at $40 per person remain for each concert. Call the Sugden Community Theatre at 263-7990 or visit the box office. For more information about Classic Chamber Concerts, call Susan Mainwaring at 434-8505 or e-mail The Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra debuts at Sugden Community TheatreCOURTESY PHOTOThe Jasper String Quartet Your Wholesale Fashion Boutique!Open to the Public1410 Pine Ridge Rd., #17, Naples, FL 34108 (Southwest Corner of Pine Ridge Rd and Goodlette-Frank Rd) 331-8331


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 TROLLEY TOURS Tuesdays in March (2, 9, 16 & 23) 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 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 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 COMING UP AT THE PHIL Steve Tyrell performs American standardsSteve Tyrell, known for his rich voice and unique phrasings, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Mr. Tyrell has reinvented and repopularized 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, 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. 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 PHIL, C27 Tyrell Moscow Festival Ballet


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 A&E C31 N Tb & Atnnf Laurence H. Leppo, E.A. Laurie Phone Email York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, he is enjoying a national career as a light opera leading man. Recent engagements include Strephon in Iolanthe with Chicago Light Opera Works and Frederick in Pirates of Penzance with Kentucky Opera. Ms. Pine has been praised for her sheer vocal beauty, ease and eloquence. The Dallas Morning News described her performance as The Angel in the Fort Worth Operas Southwest premier of Peter Eotvos operatic setting of Angels in America as vocalizing in shimmering cascades of coloratura. A specialist in baroque and Bel Canto repertoire, Ms. Pine has also performed with the Arizona Opera, Boston Baroque, the Florentine Opera and the Wolf Trap Summer Festival. We are extremely pleased to feature such acclaimed guests artists, says Steffanie Pearce, Opera Naples general and artistic director. We are also proud to present the local and regional young artists who participate in Opera Naples Young Artists Training Program. This cast will provide a delightful performance that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Tickets for The Magic Flute are $25, $50, $75 and $95. A Family 4-Pak that includes tickets for two adults and two children is $100. To purchase tickets, call 514-7464 or visit Opera Naples online at Tickets will be available the night of each performance. FLUTEFrom page 1 PEARCEWe are extremely pleased to feature such acclaimed guests artists. Steffanie Pearce, Opera Naples >> The Magic Flute, by Opera Naples >> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5-6 >> Where: In the band shell at Cambier Park >> Tickets: $25-$95, with a Family 4-Pak for $100 >> Information: 514-7464 or in the know Lucy Arner Conductor Metropolitan Opera Ava Pine Soprano Dallas Opera James Patterson Bass San Francisco Opera Colm Fitzmaurice Tenor Chicago Light Opera Corinne Schaefer Soprano Pacic Opera Co. NYC Calvin Ellis Lee Tenor Houston Grand Opera Dr. Ronald Bowman Baritone Atlanta Symphony Graham Fandrei Baritone Miami Opera Carl Ratner, Baritone Stage Director Metropolitan OperaCambier Park Bandshell Tickets: $25 ~ $50 ~ $75 ~ $95In a magic realm far, far away, a young prince must rescue the beautiful princess. Will he give in to the dark side or follow the light? Join us and nd out! 2009 2010 Friday, March 5, 2010 7:30pm & Saturday, March 6, 2010 7:30pm I i l f f i h h h b if l i Wolfgang Amadeus MozartMany Thanks to our Media Sponsors p Enjoy the most popular Mozart opera with the whole family. Beautiful sets & fantastic costumes. Complete Opera Naples Orchestra & Chorus. Sung in English.Call 1.800.771.1041 or purchase online at www.OperaNaples.orgPADDED SEATS PROVIDED. HEATERS IN $75 & $95 SECTIONS IF NECESSARY. RAIN VENUE TBA.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 C33 ART AND JAZZ FESTAT LELY RESORT The Art and Jazz Festival at Ol at Lely Resort will show visitors the best that Ol has to offer. The friendly community boasts charming Mediterranean architecture, lots of lush landscaping and inviting pedestrian thoroughfares situated around a thriving Village Center, designed and built by Stock Development in the Community of the Year, Lely Resort. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, national artists skilled in photography, jewelry, glass blowing and painting will line the walkways around the re ecting Spine Fountain while renowned jazz artist Alan Darcy performs in the Ol Amphitheater. Kick off the festival with an outdoor movie on the green at the end of the Spine Fountain on Friday, February 26th at 5 p.m. Admission is free for both the art festival and the lm. Please join us for a wonderful weekend of art and music. for event information:239-592-7344 lely-resort.comFEBRUARY 27 & 28, 2010 11 a.m5 p.m.Lely Resort is located at the corner of 951 & U.S. 41.boulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals For information call 239-293-9448 or visit bbp_ole_flweekly.indd 1 2/18/10 11:01:37 AM For Further Information Call 774-1880 Or Go To Our Website at Fine Foods Full Service Bar Live Entertainment nightly sell for hundreds of dollars to serious collectors, some of whom might belong to the Crowncap Collectors Society International. Its Web site is Q: After cleaning out my grown childrens rooms, I found a forgotten and nearly unused 1960sera G.I. Joe action figure and footlocker. The locker is filled with uniforms, weapons, hats, ID tags, etc. more than 40 pieces. Is it worth anything? A: The 1-inch G.I. Joe action figure (never referred to as a doll) was introduced by Hasbro in 1964. At least seven different footlockers, either wood or plastic, were sold between 1965 and 1969. Most of them were marketed as Adventure Packs and contained all sorts of military equipment, from helmets to hand grenades. Some came with snowshoes and climbing rope. Depending on which footlocker you have and its condition, it could sell for $100 to $250 if you have the original packaging. The value of your action figure also depends on which model you have. Some sell for hundreds and even thousands of dollars if you have the original box. Prices drop considerably if you dont have the original packaging or if any parts or pieces are missing. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELFrom page C32 rs e r COURTESY PHOTOIvy-covered tree branches with birds and a nest surround this 22-inchby-16-inch mirror. The majolica frame was made by Hugo Lonitz, who worked in Germany between 1886 and 1904. It brought $3,824 at a Sloans & Kenyon auction in Chevy Chase, Md. The Reel Deal. Our house specialities include clam chowder, seafood bisque, fresh Maine lobster rolls, fresh fish, scallops, shrimp and our signature seafood platters. We also feature steaks, Kobe burgers, sandwiches, and tempting pasta dishes.Open Daily 4:00pm to closingReservations: 239-213-1111 or opentable.com862 5th Avenue South,


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 A&E FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 Of Naples Newest Stars in the arts to be honoredFive leaders on the local arts and culture scene will receive the 2010 Stars in the Arts award from the United Arts Council of Collier County during a luncheon in their honor Friday, March 26, at the Naples Grande Resort. The honorees are Patty and Jay Baker, Myra Daniels, Harriet Heithaus and Dr. Erich Kunzel (posthumously). Luncheon tickets for $95 per person are still available. Proceeds will benefit UAC arts education programs. For more information, call 263-8242.CHS fundraiser focuses on needs of dental clinicThe CHS Healthcare Foundation is planning the first Focus on CHS fundraiser 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 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 under construction in Immokalee. Tickets are $100 per person and $150 for patrons. For reservations or more information, call the CHS Healthcare Foundation at 658-3138.Rock on at Waterside or kids 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 served by several area restaurants, a Pinnacle vodka martini bar, raffle prizes and a live auction. Admission is $150 per person, and raffle tickets are $100 each. All proceeds benefit The Childrens HospitalSAVE THESE DATES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 A&E C35 of Southwest Floridas new Pediatric Outpatient Clinic opening this spring on Immokalee Road. For more information, call 261-6800.League says the games are on for the PhilharmonicThe Naples Philharmonic League will 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.Take time for fun to help KIDSCAN, Humane SocietyThe 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.Southwest Florida Heart Ball set The 2010 Southwest Florida Heart of Gold Heart Ball for the American Heart Association takes place Saturday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. 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.SAVE THESE DATES 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.comIt Only Looks Expensive

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC36 A&E FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 11121 Health Park Blvd. Naples 239-598-4552 Dine-In Carry-Out & Delivery PASTRIES Cannoli Lobster Tail Eclair Fruit Tart Stogliatella Pasticiotti Baba Rum CAKES FOR ANY OCCASION NY Style Cheesecake Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse Carrot Cake COOKIES Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Pignoli Cookies Savoiadi Biscotti Catering Available! Youve tried the Rest, now try the Best! BUY 12PASTRIESAnd Receive$5 OFF1lb. Butter Cookies $900Reg. $11 LA VILLAPizzeria & CafE SOLAR SOLUTIONS Premium Solatube Dealer $50 OFF 2010 CREDIT FEDERAL TAX30% For special offers, visit F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 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@ 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 five-strong 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 masquerade 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 lowcost/no-cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in Southwest Florida. 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 THESE DATES

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 A&E C37 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Open for Lunch & Dinner 11am-9pm Late Nite Menu Early Bird Specials Every Day 3:30pm-5:30pm Happy Hour Daily 4pm-7pm Complimentary Hors dOeuvresLive Music Friday, 6pm-1:30am & Saturday 9pm-1:30am WEDNESDAYS 6:30pmPirate Nite Live Music Crab RacesTHURSDAYS 8:30pm Quiz Nite with Darling DebzThe English Pub Is TheBEST Irish Bar in Town20th Annual St. Patricks WeekSaturday, March 13th Saturday, March 20thLive Music with Danny OJackson & Patrick the LeprechaunAll on Tap: Guiness Smithwicks Harp 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 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 Hawaiian-themed 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.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@ 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 Home-Tech, 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 SAVE THESE DATES

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C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 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. Judy Tryka, Christine Kruman and Meghan Clancy 5. Maureen Lerner and Cynthia Fiber 6. Sharon and Dolph von Arx 7. Pat Longe, Diane Boran, Paul and Charlotte Corddry 8. Paul Dresselhaus, Nancy White, Andrew McElwaine and Rob Moher 1. Lisa Swirda and Teresa Heitmann 2. Ray-Anne Allen 3. Sal Tenaglia and Valerie CialiniMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 7 5 8 6 23 Mardi Gras on Fifth Avenue SouthPatrons party for Magic Under the Mangroves 2010An afternoon on Keewaydin Island

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 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@ 5. Marge Weaver and Bette Aymar 6. Carolyn and Jerry Stoneburner 7. Eddie and Anne Thomas 8. Bunny and John Brooks, Sue Benson and Suzie Lount 9. Janet and Bob Saltarelli, Bette Aymar 1. J.J. Belli, Stephanie Crown, Kimberly Clements and Steven Evenhuis 2. Kim Hale and Kay Weber 3. Jay and Gigi Carandang 4. Ashley Pollock, Ashley Alaherty and Natalee PischnerPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 8 6 9 2 7 3 4 The first-ever Asia Festival at Mercatos AZNThe League Club celebrates 24 yearsForbidden Broadway at the Naples Beach Hotel

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C40 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Sean and Amy Casey, Kathy and Joe Lewesley 2. Ed and Fredi Verdesca, Dr. Frank Szott 3. Sue Manion and Delores Sorey 4. Janet Saltarelli, Franny Kain, Jennifer and Otto Immel 5. Chris and Bill Barnett, Ned Saachs 6. Marge Johnston, Marcia Hall and Bill Johnston 7. Roger Winges, Dick and Jean Ann Lynch 8. Tin Man, Dorothy, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow 9. Connie Messner, Susie Barker and Nancy Zink 10. Peggy Lavigne 11. Roger and Farron WingesDENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYFollow the Yellow Brick RoadA gala for Fun Time Early Childhood Learning Academy 1 6 7 9 1011 8 2 4 5 3 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 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. 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@ Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 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. Linda Benoit, Danny the dog and Alison Southam 2. Jim and Margaret Russo, Jim and Lori Stuber, Michael Simonik 3. Bill and Joyce OMeara 4. Bill and Chris Barnett 5. Mary Taylor and Heidi the dog 6. William Boyajian, Dawn and Steve LeonardPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 6 2 34 TOUCH SPA & SALONTouch Spa & Salon is dedicated to helping each individual achieve their beauty goals, while maintaining the highest of standards in Customer Service.We are EXPERTS in:Color and Highlighting beautiful! National Night of Color The 10th annual Pet Lovers Gala A benefit for Humane Society Naples at the Port Royal Club

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C42 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Dinner & a MovieIncludes appetizer, entre & glass of house wineonly $38Taxes & gratuities not included, No substitutions, Some restrictions may apply, Expires 03.31.2010Call 1.888.35.FILMS or visit silverspotcinema.comSunday thru Thursday 5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. SAY AAAHHH Reservations RecommendedHappy Hour4:30 to 6:00 Every Day Includes the Lounge and Dining Room 1/2 off cocktails, house wine, domestic beer and appetizers4050 Gulfshore Blvd N Naples The Venetian Cloydes Steak & Lobster Houseon Venetian Bay Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: David Wongs Pan Asian & Sushi, 25301 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-5600 From its subtle gold and maroon dining room to the knowledgeable and accommodating wait staff to the menu that affords diners a well-executed taste of several Asian cuisines, David Wongs is a delightful choice for lunch or dinner. The Thai-style papaya salad with peanuts, long beans and chili lime dressing was a resplendent starter, along with a sampler platter of flavorful (not sweet) coconut shrimp, savory chicken satay and tender Vietnamese shrimp ravioli. The crispy duck was, indeed, crisp yet still moist within, served with sauted bok choy and three sauces. The ahi tuna two ways showcased the fish sushi style and as lightly seared fillets with stir-fried veggies and citrus sauce. Tempura cheesecake yes, thats fried cheesecake with vanilla ice cream was a decadent and delicious finale. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222 Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits. Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421 Maxwells on the Bay has undergone a fabulous update with a sleek new look and a sophisticated menu to match. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fried goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange miso-glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the heat by adding the chili sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), a pan-fried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine, 336 Ninth St. North; Naples; 3318509 Tucked between Leonis Pizza and Grouper and Chips lies this promising newcomer, an intimate, unfussy outpost of delicious Caribbean cooking presided over by chef/owner Sheraz Roobena Kahn. I enjoyed the jerk chicken but both lamb and shrimp can be prepared with the same seasonings. Fried gator bites with calypso sauce were great starters. The standout of the meal was the snapper escoveitch, a tender, moist fish that doesnt appear to have sauce but is full of flavor from the marinade in which it soaked prior to cooking. A square of Coca-cola cake bore little resemblance to the fizzy drink but its chocolate layers, gooey chocolate icing, nuts and marshmallows made us wish wed ordered two pieces. Service often by Ms. Kahn herself is hospitable, and the relaxed dining pace a pleasant departure from the usual rush. Prices are astoundingly low. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor COURTESY PHOTOM Waterfront Grille offers contemporary and American foods expertly prepared and artfully presented.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C43 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Angelinas Ristorante: Maria Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards hosts a wine tasting and discusses the family vineyard and her mother (and vineyard founder) Nancys new cookbook; free, 24041 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187. Reservations required. Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Taste a variety of wines and hors doeuvres, chat with wine experts and meet fellow wine lovers; $10 (with $5 credit on a purchase that night), 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Saturday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Whole Foods Market: The chains cheesemongers demonstrate the time-honored method of breaking into 24-month-aged 85-pound wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano; samples will be distributed; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, Feb. 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. 26, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Its the monthly Winos in Heels gathering, with a focus on Spanish reds, glass and flight specials available; free, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Saturday, Feb. 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. Sunday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Naples Italian American Club: The club holds a reverse raffle dinner dance to benefit the groups charitable and educational programs; $100, 7035 Airport Road North; 597-5210, ext. 2. Wednesday, March 3, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample a variety of sakes, learn how they are made and what goes in to creating their delicate flavors; free, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Friday, March 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Decanted: Its movie night with the feature Sideways, about two men approaching middle age who set out on a road trip through California wine country, with California merlot specials available; free, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Submit event listings to karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE In what can only be a sign of better economic times, new restaurants are opening at a furious pace all over town. Heres a rundown: Berts Seafood & Chowder House: Fifth Avenue South now has a New England-style seafood joint in the former Corks Steakhouse. Owned by Jim Hammar and Tom Shields, Berts specializes in classic seafood such as Maine lobster rolls, New England clam chowder, seafood bisque and whole belly clams. Youll find fried cod on the menu as well as seared sea scallop sliders, Florida snapper, salmon and shrimp as well as steaks and a childrens menu. A massive teak bar beckons passersby to stop for refreshment. And although its a new establishment, the dcor harkens back to Naples of a century ago, with framed photos of the city circa 1900s to 1940s supplied by the Naples Historical Society. Berts is at 862 Fifth Ave. S.; 2131111 for reservations.Rossopomodoro: Although its a lot easier to say in English, Red Tomato sounds a whole lot more stylish in Italian. The restaurant has its roots in Naples, Italy, with some 80 locations in Italy, as well as London, Buenos Aires, Reykjavik and Tokyo. The new Fifth Avenue South location (the previous home of Naples Fifth Avenue Pharmacy) is its first United States venture. The 150-seat restaurant offers a wide range of pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy, as well as a variety of Italian entrees and desserts. Its at 800 Fifth Ave. S.; 692-8480. Jacks River Bar: This waterfront bar at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club celebrates its grand opening Thursday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 28. Festivities begin Thursday night with liquor tastings, live music and pie-eating and hot-dog-eating contests. Fridays celebration is a benefit, with all proceeds from food and drink purchased going to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. On Saturday, women from throughout Southwest Florida will compete in the first Miss Jacks Pageant, winning cash prizes and the chance to be featured in the Jacks River Bar ad campaign. Spectators can enjoy the competition, listen to music spun by a DJ poolside and drink at happy hour prices. Jacks River Bar is at 475 North Blvd., behind the Naples Municipal Airport; 213-1441.Sophias Ristorante Italiano: What was once Roman Oven is now Sophias, featuring Neapolitan pizzas made in a wood-burning brick oven, as well as a host of Italian favorites such as fried calamari, veal Milanese and fresh sole with tomatoes, garlic, olives and onions. The restaurant also offers tableside preparation of cherries jubilee and bananas Foster. Its owned by Jay and Camille Cherr, who also own Susies Diner on Marco Island. The new restaurant is named for their 4-month-old daughter. Its at 3545 Pine Ridge Road. Call 597-0744.Amadors Bistro Italiano: Chef Richie Amador is a familiar face around Naples, having had a number of eponymous restaurants over the past couple of decades. The newest incarnation is in the former Maximos in Plaza Walk. The menu boasts Italian favorites such as baked clams, lasagna, seafood fra diavolo and veal saltimbocca. Sandwiches and entrees are also available at lunchtime. Amadors has a full bar. Its at 2500 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-8500.Fernandez the Bull: A second location of this long-time local favorite has opened near the intersection of Immokalee and Airport-Pulling roads. The Fernandez family has been serving modestly priced Cuban fare in Naples for more than 20 years. Like its elder sibling, the new Fernandez the Bull offers churrasco, vaca frita, ropa vieja, lechon asado, Cuban sandwiches and lots of other Cuban favorites. The new location is at 1201 Piper Blvd.; 254-9855. The original restaurant remains in business at 1265 Airport Road S.; 659-2996. Check out both online at fernandezthebull. com.Sweet Tomatoes coming soonAiming for a March opening is Sweet Tomatoes, a California-based restaurant specializing in made-from-scratch soups, salads and baked goods served buffet style.The new branch will be in the Granada Shoppes at 10940 Tamiami Trail N., at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Immokalee Road. The restaurant has long had a loyal following in South Fort Myers and is expanding southward with its massive salad bar that differs from most in that foods are refreshed every 20 minutes. The Naples location will be the first with a new look described as contemporary farmers market, with an exposed ceiling and high, barn-like windows to bring in natural light. For details, visit www., book signing at Bamboo CafBamboo Caf French Home Cooking has two interesting events planned for the next couple of weeks. From 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, food writer Maria Finn will visit the restaurant to discuss her latest book. A memoir called Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home, it explores the cathartic effects of tango. Copies of the book will be available and the author will sign them. There will also be an Argentinean wine tasting featuring Nieto Sentiner wines from the Mendoza region. The wine tasting is $15, which will be credited toward dinners at the caf that evening. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, Lilly Zanetti of Zanetti Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils will be on hand for a cooking demonstration luncheon called Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Truffle Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Bamboo Cafs Executive Chef Julius Minarik will join Ms. Zanetti to demonstrate how to cook with her oils and vinegar. Guests will dine on the dishes prepared and will receive recipes. Ms. Zanetti will also discuss how to select good quality olive oils. The cost is $45 per person. Bamboo Caf is at 755 12th Ave. S.; 6436177 for reservations for either event.HBs on the Gulf debuts new menuHBs on the Gulf, the waterfront restaurant at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, has unveiled new lunch and dinner menus. New starters include grilled seafood flatbread, chicken quesadilla, crispy fried oysters, grilled chicken satay, Florida citrus salad and spinach and prosciutto salad. Among the new lunch entrees are a seafood wrap, Cuban sandwich, macadamia fried shrimp and a vegetable wrap. New dinner entrees include shellfish linguine, double cut pork rib chop, grilled swordfish, spice rubbed salmon and a seafood trio that includes grilled shrimp, seared diver scallop and catch of the day. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m.3 p.m. daily, and dinner from 5-10:30 p.m. The restaurant is at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 435-4347 for reservations. Season produces bumper crop of new restaurants h C ui FINN COURTESY PHOTORossopomodoro, with roots in Naples, Italy, opens its first U.S. location on Fifth Avenue South offering authentic Neapolitan c uisine.

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Ask for 802NA9003439. 1-866-657-2300 ALMOST NEW POOL HOME$184,900 Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 full bath on 1.75 acres, with in ground pool and spa in Golden Gate Estates Ask for 802NA210006241. 1-866-657-2300 2BR/2BA CONDO ON LAKE!$169,900 Beautiful Tuscany floor plan. Granite countertops, stainless appls. Overlooks lake & pool. Fabulous community amenities! Ask for 802FM940089. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL END UNIT 3/2/2$169,000 Bundled Golf NOT a foreclosure, NOT a short sale. This beautiful end unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage, Gated community. Ask for 802NA9039650. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES PARK$159,950 Close to beaches and mall and restaurants. Ask for 802FM957256. 1-866-657-2300 GULF ACCESS$149,999 This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf Ask for 802NA9024291. 1-866-657-2300 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 bed/2 bath fully renovated, tenant occupied. 4 miles to beach. Convenient to shopping. What a deal. 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 BANK OWNED$135,900 Over 1 acre in central Naples. House needs TLC. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Ask for 802SS1005144. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT LOCATION$133,800 Close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and more Ask for 802SS943090. 1-866-657-2300 MOVE-IN READY$131,154 Move in ready-newly painted inside, very private backyard, 3/2 split plan with family room. Ask for 802CC9041463. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/2$129,900 Three bed two bath nice size home over 1650 sq ft with beautiful pool package....2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210005868. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED WATERFRONT$109,900 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 3 BED/ 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 This is a potential short sale subject to lender approval. Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL CONDO MOVE IN CONDITION$79,900 2 bedroom/2bath updated kitchen w/granite. Great location. Close to the beach and shopping. Priced to Sell. 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 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/pave drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA210005498. 1-866-657-2300 WINTERPARK,GREAT LOCATION$67,925 Nice large condo with 2/2 laundry in unit, community pool, sidewalks and tennis court. Second floor. Ask for 802NA210004346. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOUSE$39,900 Short sale. Two bed two full bath town home in very nice gated community Two pools two tennis courts and low fees. Ask for 802NA9037808. 1-866-657-2300

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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 FEB 24-MAR 3, 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. g p QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE6 HOMES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM Prices Starting at $262,000! See you there!THE VILLAGE PEOPLECarl Brewer 269-3757 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308 HOT BAR

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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 $824,000 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way!13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,450,000 FURNISHED w/Golf Membership 4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+Den, Resort-Style Lanai UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! NEW LISTING!13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $1,165,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View! NEW LISTING! Behind Our Gates You will Find... Naples BEST KEPT SECRET! A stunning North Naples Community with ONLY 291 single-family homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to or more than an acre! This is a unique community that will NEVER BE DUPLICATED and offers not only golf but exceptional tennis, tness and ne dining but also security in knowing the Club is uniquely debt-free, member-owned and solid as a rock! Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional for homeowners, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a LIFESTYLE not to be missed! We are conveniently located to the Airport, hospitals, shopping and the beach. Come Take A PEEK TODAY! OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM Quail Creek Estates QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE AND THE WINNER IS... SUSAN FREEMAN6 HOMES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM Prices Starting at $262,000! See you there!THE VILLAGE PEOPLE Whats not to love in Pelican Bay? Enjoy the 2 fabulous Beach Clubs right on the Gulf of Mexico, Equity Golf, Championship Tennis, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, and Fitness & Spa all within minutes of The Naples Philharmonic, Museum of Art & Waterside Shops. Relax & Enjoy the Good Life in a spacious 2 bed + huge FR/Den, all up-dated and furnishings are negotiable. Southern Exposure from the Lanai looks out over Lake and Fountain. Best of all there is a 2+ car garage with elevator!!! Call Sandy Sims(239) are negotiable. Southern Exposure from the Lanai looks out over Lake and Fountain. Best of all there is a 2+ car Call Sandy Sims (239) 595-2969 Your Longshore Lake SpecialistLONGSHORE LAKE named THE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR by The Community Associations Institute (South Gulf Coast Chapter) Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Real Knowledge. Real Commitment. Real Results.OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS AT LONGSHORE!4749 TURNSTONE4+ BED 11080 PHOENIX WAY 11113 PHOENIX WAY 11679 LONGSHORE WAY EAST Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. -75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. -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 $824,000 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way!13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,450,000 FURNISHED w/Golf Membership 4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+Den, Resort-Style Lanai UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! NEW LISTING!13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $1,165,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View! NEW LISTING! Behind Our Gates You will Find... Naples BEST KEPT SECRET! A stunning North Naples Community with ONLY 291 single-family homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to or more than an acre! This is a unique community that will NEVER BE DUPLICATED and offers not only golf but exceptional tennis, tness and ne dining but also security in knowing the Club is uniquely debt-free, member-owned and solid as a rock! Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional for homeowners, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a LIFESTYLE not to be missed! We are conveniently located to the Airport, hospitals, shopping and the beach. Come Take A PEEK TODAY! OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM OPEN Sunday 2-5 PM Quail Creek Estates Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Ti an y M cQuaid 23 9-2 8 76 30 8 Follow Me on McQuaid View these listings and more at: UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Behind Our Gates You will Find... Naples BEST KEPT SECRET! A stunning North Naples Community with ONLY 291 single-family homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to or more than an acre! This is a unique community that will NEVER BE DUPLICATED and oers not only golf but exceptional tennis, tness and ne dining but also security in knowing the Club is uniquely debt-free, member-owned and solid as a rock! Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional for homeowners, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a LIFESTYLE Quail Creek Estates Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Ti an y M cQuaid 23 9-2 8 76 30 8 Follow Me on McQuaid View these listings and more at: UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Behind Our Gates You will Find... Naples BEST KEPT SECRET! A stunning North Naples Community with ONLY 291 single-family homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to or more than an acre! This is a unique community that will NEVER BE DUPLICATED and oers not only golf but exceptional tennis, tness and ne dining but also security in knowing the Club is uniquely debt-free, member-owned and solid as a rock! Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional for homeowners, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a LIFESTYLE Quail Creek Estates Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Ti an y M cQuaid 23 9-2 8 76 30 8 Follow Me on McQuaid View these listings and more at: UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Behind Our Gates You will Find... Naples BEST KEPT SECRET! A stunning North Naples Community with ONLY 291 single-family homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to or more than an acre! This is a unique community that will NEVER BE DUPLICATED and oers not only golf but exceptional tennis, tness and ne dining but also security in knowing the Club is uniquely debt-free, member-owned and solid as a rock! Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional for homeowners, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a LIFESTYLE Quail Creek Estates Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Ti an y M cQuaid 23 9-2 8 76 30 8 Follow Me on McQuaid View these listings and more at: UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Behind Our Gates You will Find... Naples BEST KEPT SECRET! A stunning North Naples Community with ONLY 291 single-family homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to or more than an acre! This is a unique community that will NEVER BE DUPLICATED and oers not only golf but exceptional tennis, tness and ne dining but also security in knowing the Club is uniquely debt-free, member-owned and solid as a rock! Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional for homeowners, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a LIFESTYLE Quail Creek Estates

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29102 Alessandria Terr. $330,000 3 BR, 3 Full BA 1,867 A/C SF 28870 Cavell Terrace $2,995,000 OPSE SUNDAY1-4 PM BRING AD TO GATEHOUSE FOR OPEN HOUSE ENTRY Ann & Steve LevitanDirect: 239-269-4700Quail West Residents VIRTUAL TOURS @ SM SM Quail West: From I-75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse.Western Exposure with Golf Course View | Outdoor Kitchen | Fully Furnished Model Home 2 Story Estate Home with Motor Court QUAIL WEST JUST REDUCED BY $ 300 000 29102 Alessandria Terr. $330,000 3 BR, 3 F 28870 Cavell Terrace $2,995,000 Ann & Steve LevitanDirect: 239-269-4700Quail West Residents VIRTUAL TOURS @ SM SM 3 BR 3 F 3BR,3 F S SM SM S S M M SM M M M S S S S M M M M M M M M Quail West: From I-75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse. SM S SM M M SM M M S Western Exposure with Golf Course View | Outdoor Kitchen | Fully Furnished Model Home 2 Story Estate Home with 4-Car Motor Court, 5 Bedrooms plus Den ~ 5,800 A/C Sq. Ft. QUAIL WEST