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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A30 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C35, 36 & 37 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 22 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 4, 2010 Plans are in the works for an outpatient pediatric specialty clinic in Naples as part of the Fort Myers-based Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. We hear from doctors and families in Collier County that they would like to see our specialists closer to home rather than come to Fort Myers, says Dr. John Iacuone, CEO of the hospital thats on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The clinic will bring The Childrens Hospital into Collier County, Dr. Iacuone adds. Were a regional childrens hospital, and were committed to help children and families in Collier County Theyre in our fold, and we want to provide the care that those families deserve. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, The Childrens Hospital of SWF serves families in five Southwest Florida counties. The new Naples clinic, set for a location on Immokalee Road, will bring services in endocrinology, neurology, Pediatric specialty clinic closer to reality in Collier PHOBIAS Ericka Basile is afraid of heights and closed spaces. When confronted with these situations, she becomes sweaty, anxious and panicky. The typically cheery Naples resident shudders when she recalls the time she was overcome with a panic attack during a rugged hike in a tight space in Belize. I never liked closed spaces, she said. Ms. Basile is not alone in grappling with a fear or fears that can make doing ordinary things an extreme challenge. Imagine not being able to drive your car out of the driveway. What if OENOPHOBIA FEAR OF WINES PTERONOPHOBIA FEAR OF BEING TICKLED EPHEBIPHOBIA FEAR OF TEENAGERSSEE PHOBIA, A8 SEE CLINIC, A24 How Southwest Floridians deal with irrational fear BY E. I. ROTTERSMANnews@ Learn which phobias are the most common.A8 >>inside: ABLUTOPHOBIA FEAR OF BATHING ABLUTOPHOBIA FEAR OF BATHINGCOULROPHOBIA FEAR OF CLOWNS COULROPHOBIA FEAR OF CLOWNSSOMNIPHOBIA FEAR OF SLEEPING SOMNIPHOBIA FEAR OF SLEEPING Tradition! Tradition!The Naples Players carry forth with Fiddler on the Roof. C1 We love a paradeFundraisers precede the 32nd annual Naples St. Patricks Day Parade. A19 Ducks in a rowActually, cute little yellow creatures were spotted everywhere at the Great Venetian Duck Race. A16 Home but not aloneFlorida Weekly staff writer Roger Williams shares insights from his home office. B1 BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 LOSING PATIENCE? YOUR SOLUTION IS ONE CALL AWAY. Problem solved. Your home deserves the very best care, TotalCare.To learn more, give us a call us at 239-598-2007 or visit us at There are many ways to be a slave, and most of them dont constitute slavery. You can be a slave to fashion, love, duty, desire, drugs, drink, children, pets, a man, a woman, sex, whimsy, the almighty dollar or the 9-to-5, to name just a few. Youre free to pick (and most of us have, at one time or another). Its a grand country that offers so bountiful a buffet of tasty miseries, with so many juicy options for self-imposed enslavement. God bless America! Slavery itself is something else, however a rotting, fetid thing as uncompromisingly prohibited in the United States as murder. In fact, slavery is the greater anathema in light of the Constitution, since there is no specific amendment prohibiting murder, which remains very popular as an American pastime, along with baseball, ice cream and Wall Street shenanigans. But there is a very specific amendment prohibiting slavery the Thirteenth Amendment, adopted in 1865. Its as lean and spare as an old bone, and just as unequivocal. Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. So why have roughly 1,000 men and women in Florida (both American citizens and international migrants) been identified as slaves, then rescued by federal authorities, just in the last 13 years? Heres a better question: Since you and I live here, and this is our home, what are we going to do about it? No moral prohibition (the Ten Commandments come to mind) or mere Constitutional amendment ever stopped people from killing or enslaving other people. So obviously we cant just sit back and let God and the Constitution solve the problem. In 1970, 105 years after Lincoln first wrestled down chattel slavery in a tide of blood slavery in which people were bought and sold outright the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Migrant Labor (part of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare) had this to say about 20th century versions of slavery: A migrant camp is a microcosm of nearly every social ill, every injustice, and everything shameful in our society: poverty almost beyond belief, rampant disease and malnutrition, racism, filth and squalor, pitiful children drained of pride and hope, exploitation and powerlessness, (and) the inability or unwillingness of public and private institutions at all levels to erase this terrible blight on our country. Like a long American tunnel, the century that led to that senatorial judgment witnessed striking changes in the way we lived and what we tolerated. On the one hand, there was the dark end of the tunnel: We used to own our slaves, now we just rent them, a Florida grower admitted cynically, speaking about the convict-lease program in Edward R. Murrows famous Harvest of Shame, a 1960 look at the fields around Immokalee. At the light end of the tunnel, conversely, stands the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The problem is, the tunnel doesnt end there. Were still in it, and U.S. senators have continued to decry slavery, and to acknowledge its blight as recently as last year. I learned all that when I drove into Immokalee the other day to see the new Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum, which appears on Sanibel Island this weekend, before going on a statewide tour (for a complete schedule of the traveling exhibit, go to www. html#museumschedule). Created by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, this free road show aint pretty. It consists of the grim confines of a plywoodpaneled produce truck with an enclosed loadspace measuring 24 feet by 8 feet. The space is filled with memorabilia and bloody recent history. Members of the Navarrete family, for example, working for two big corporate farms, used a similar truck just three or four years ago to enslave 12 farmworkers. The men were chained inside at night, to urinate, defecate, vomit, suffer and sleep until dawn. That could make the Marine Corps schools I once attended, which was no picnic at the time, seem like a real picnic in hindsight. Like hundreds of others, the men were slaves on prosperous corporate farms, which sell produce to prosperous corporate supermarkets and food vendors, a fact widely reported here by newspapers and television. One would think the solution would be a nobrainer, therefore: just stop supporting those places. But its not. And the issue is not limited to the fields, either. Its bigger than that, says coalition member Greg Asbed, a lean and muscled 40-something with an Ivy League degree who spent years working the rugged seasonal harvests in the watermelon fields. Instead, the issue stretches right into our grocery bags and our home kitchens. Slavery is rooted in poverty, Mr. Asbed explains. But when its everybody, you cant stop it. When nobody says its wrong, everybody can say its fine. Result? Very real slavery, right here at home, a slavery acknowledged as fine, in Mr. Asbeds terse word, by everybody from the corporation to the individual. But its always the individual, in my opinion, even and especially at the corporate level. As I drove through Immokalee, for example, a swollen Anglo male driving a muscular pickup truck down Main Street past hundreds of small brown pedestrians proudly sported this bumper sticker: Ill keep my guns, my money and my freedom. You can keep The Change. Displayed beside it was a flag with a hammer and sickle. If we ignore slavery if we dont change, however we might as well dump the Thirteenth Amendment right along side the Ten Commandments, and never look back. That guy should know that, and so should every man or woman sitting in a corporate office. But I wonder about myself. The next time I stare at bins full of perfect corporate tomatoes, will I ignore them to drive a little farther, or do without if need be? At least, theres a farm stand down the road, where they grow their own, in season. COMMENTARY Whatchu gonna do? Ignoring slavery, or not i n n th l a h rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merrit Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Charlie McDonald Jim McLaughlin Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersAmanda Hartman Jon Colvin Paul HeinrichCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AssistantMari HornbeckPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On March 4, 1888, Knute Rockne is born in Voss, Norway. He would go on to become one of the most successful coaches in the history of college football. In his 13 years as coach of Notre Dame, he recorded 105 wins, 12 losses and 5 ties for a winning percentage of .881, the highest in the history of college or professional football. On March 5, 1963, the HulaHoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. Following the Hula-Hoop, Wham-O produced the Superball, Water Wiggle, Silly String, Slip n Slide and the Hacky Sack. On March 6, 1475, Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born. His most important early work was the Pieta (1498), a sculpture that showed the body of Christ in the lap of the Virgin Mary. Demonstrating masterful skill, Michelangelo extracted the two perfectly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single block of marble. On March 7, 1955, the first Broadway play to be televised in color, featuring the original cast, airs. The play was Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin. On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. Barbies appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comicstrip character. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is finding her voice in the world of foreign affairs and its the sound of hawkspeak, filled with threats and warnings. She has warned that Iran is becoming a military dictatorship. She is trying with some success to persuade U.S. allies to support stronger sanctions against Tehran. Theres no sign that the U.S. is about to invade Iran, but theres tons of speculation that the Pentagon has been tasked to figure out what bunker-buster bombs would do to Irans underground nuclear industry and whether such an attack would help or hinder efforts to neutralize Iran as a nuclear threat. While a massive bombing certainly would delay Irans nuclear development, it would not stop it. The cost of such a military option would be grave: Irans hard-liners would be fortified politically; the growing domestic insurgency there would be silenced; and anti-American terrorists everywhere would see such an attack as justifying their own violence. Theres not much doubt that Iran is heading toward nuclear weapons, the kind of arsenal that makes any nation a military force. Irans neighbors have those terrible devices, and so the Iranians ask: Why not us, too? Thats the definition of an arms race. On a recent trip to the Middle East, Sec. Clinton told students at Qatar University that Irans Revolutionary Guards have become more powerful than the government and are heavily involved in oil exports, gasoline imports and defense contracts. Apparently, the hardline mullahs were easier to deal with. Sec. Clinton also was tough on the Palestinians during her tour in the region. She said the Palestinians who have seen most of their land annexed or occupied by Israelis have to make more concessions to the occupier to get peace talks going. The word peace has not been exalted in the White House for years, and neither President Barack Obama nor his secretary of state seems to aspire to it. They fret that some conservative critic somewhere will accuse the administration of being soft on something. Democrats continue to labor to prove that they are tough, tough, tough, so that they dont have to deal with a contemporary version of the old Who lost China? rant that conservatives used to their political advantage in the 1940s and 1950s. The rhetoric from the Obama administration is framed in terms of winning and victory while a war-weary nation searches for an end to the war in Afghanistan, which has been going on for nine years and is gaining new momentum in the form of thousands of additional American troops being sent there. In the Israeli-Palestinian front, former Sen. George Mitchell has been shuttling back and forth with not much success in trying to bring leaders from both sides to the peace table. Pres. Obama was not much help in breaking the stalemate when he buckled to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus refusal to impose a total freeze on settlement building. Instead, the Israeli leader offered a 10-month halt in expanding settlements. Such settlements colonies in reality are illegal under international law. Unlike his domestic proposals, where the president faces so much Republican opposition, Obama is in sync with the GOP in treading along the belligerent footsteps of his predecessor. His hawkish secretary of state takes her cues from the boss. h k a th n d helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Hillary the hawkOPINION In keeping with his new spirit of compromise, President Barack Obama has offered a health-care bill staking out middle ground between House and Senate Democrats. At $950 billion, its more expensive than the Senate bill, but cheaper than the House bill, and mixes and matches sundry tax proposals. Obama has again proved himself a committed bipartisan leader if liberals from the House and liberals from the Senate are considered political parties. Obamas true post-Massachusetts strategy now comes into focus. It wasnt to engage in good faith with Republicans. It wasnt to pivot to jobs. It was to wait until the shock of losing Ted Kennedys Senate seat faded enough that he could keep doing what hed done previously. Democrats are now in pursuit of a catastrophic success to borrow George W. Bushs phrase for the Iraq War on health care. They figure that both House and Senate Democrats have already taken defining votes for unpopular health-care bills, that November is inevitably going to be ugly, so they might as well reach again for the goal that has eluded them since Truman.Its the Samson Option, with a twist. In his last extremity, Samson pulled down the pillars of the temple of Dagon to destroy himself and his Philistine enemies. Democrats will rain destruction on their own hapless vulnerable members, a category that grows by the day. These swing-district Democrats, once hailed as the majority makers by Nancy Pelosi, have a new role as the suicidal front ranks of Pelosis Last Charge. Top Democrats have talked themselves into believing that only passing healthcare reform will save them. Having failed to persuade the public of the merits of their bill, Democrats will try to pass it anyway on sheer legislative muscle including the exploitation of filibusterbypassing reconciliation rules in the Senate and convince people what a good idea it was afterwards. They think Obama will be better able to make the case for the bill once it passes. This assumes that once the bill is written into law over their vehement objections, Republicans will quietly leave the field and stop noting the tax increases, Medicare cuts and the overall cost, i.e. winning the message war. All this is threadbare political rationalization. The real reason for passing the bill is simpler and, in its way, more admirable: unalloyed ideological commitment. Democrats have a theological belief that a quasi-government takeover of health care is the only way to create an equitable system covering nearly everyone. Why should they let public opinion or a mere historic rebuke in Massachusetts get in their way? And, really, what else can Democrats do? Pivot to jobs? The job market is outside the short-term control of anyone, and Obamas only jobs policy is yet more politically poisonous deficit spending. Unless he was going to take a powder this year or compromise with Republicans, which doesnt interest him or his party, he had to try health care once more, with feeling. Nancy Pelosi should commission a poet as talented as Tennyson to memorialize the impending charge of her former majority makers: Boldly they rode and well, into the jaws of Death, into the mouth of Hell. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Nancy Pelosis last charge BY RICH LOWRY


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 15 MINUTES At the end of a dark journey, courage and redemptionhe says. You make amends once and then let your actions do the talking. He says friends warned him to take things slowly with his vision for Miracle Limbs, saying the initial burst of enthusiasm could wear him out. There were people I knew that said Bob, this is too much of a risk, youll be drinking and drugging, he says. My life is not a risk. Its the ultimate truth for me, and Im pursuing it fearlessly. I dont listen to the critics. He adds, I was in the grocery store about six months ago. I always wear shorts, and a lady came up to me she didnt even know me and said, You know, if that happened to me, Id want someone to pull the plug.Mr. Ayers, on the other hand, has discovered that he wants exactly the opposite.Life is the ultimate truth for me, he says. He runs, cycles, goes to the gym, says his prayers at the end of the day and has been enveloped by a sense of peace. Im not embarrassed by my scars anymore, he says. This is who I am, and Im cool with it. I guess you could say I found purpose and meaning in all that suffering I went through and I want to use it. The second annual Miracle LimbsCourage in Motion Benefit Bike Ride sets out at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at North Collier Regional Park. There will be 62-, 42-, 28and 10-mile rides, a 4.8-mile time trial and a 2-mile Family Fun Ride. For more information or to register, visit Mr. Ayers and his wife, Diana, also live. In 2005, Mr. Ayers drank himself into a coma. When he woke up, somehow, the anger he felt was gone, replaced by an idea he pursued without hesitation: Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion, a nonprofit organization he founded. With his volunteer board of directors, Mr. Ayers has been helping amputees, including those coming home from the war in Afghanistan, overcome a variety of hurdles: psychological, medical, financial and spiritual. Mr. Ayers dramatic turnaround surprised his family. They cant believe it, One night on a wintry commute back to New Jersey, Bob Ayers pulled over with a flat tire. Feeling the whoosh of cars on his back, he focused on the job at hand. I remember changing the tire, and feeling the wind and the ground shake, and thinking that I have to concentrate to get this done, he says. And then I woke up two months later wondering what had happened. Everything I was taught as a youngster just flew out the window. Mr. Ayers, now 60, used to run in the mountains surrounding Mexico City, where he lived until he was 17. His family had owned a steel mill there starting after World War II, until the 1960s. Well off and open-minded, his parents raised Mr. Ayers to count his blessings, to welcome humanity as a whole. We were brought up with the fact that we were blessed, that you have to treat people equally, he says. There was no distinction between nationality, religion, color of skin we were just all the same. He carried those values with him into his mid 20s, when he moved north to New Jersey. But after he was struck and debilitated by a car, Mr. Ayers no longer thought of himself as blessed, or necessarily equal to anyone. Angry and distraught, he shrunk behind a curtain of pills and booze. It wasnt the first time hed faced adversity. He was a white Protestant growing up in a Mexican Catholic school, which led to more than few fights and, eventually, to military school in St. Petersburg, Fla. (His spring and winter breaks were spent with his grandparents in Naples; summers he went home to Mexico City.) But there was nothing to prepare him for this crushing blow, in which he ultimately lost a leg above the knee, and all the assurances he lived by. For nearly 20 years after the accident, his behavior alienated family and loved ones. He has an older sister and younger brother; a stepbrother in Houston; twin 26-year-old daughters who live in Fort Ogden; and a 22-year-old son in Naples, EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Bob AyersBY EVAN WILLIAMS____________________ewilliams@ For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement...

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 you could not bring yourself to open your front door and leave the confines of your home? What if the mere thought of getting on a plane to visit family made you break into a cold sweat? For some people tackling these tasks can be a challenge and in some cases seemingly insurmountable. Welcome to the world of phobias.What are phobias?The Greek word phobia means a strong but irrational fear of something. Phobias affect about 11.5 million U.S. residents or about one in 23 people. The National Institute of Mental Health says that most people feel anxious about something for a short time now and again. However, individuals with anxiety disorders feel this way most of the time. For these folks, fears and worries make it hard to do everyday activities. About 18 percent of American adults have anxiety disorders. Children can also be afflicted, according to the NIMH. Some phobias, such as agoraphobia, the fear of being in an open space, or social phobias, like the fear of being judged or scrutinized by others, can severely hamper someones life and happiness.What were really afraid ofPhobias typically dont tend to just materialize without a cause. All phobias are a coping mechanism, said Valerie Sciarretta, a marriage and family counselor based in Punta Gorda. This is how I am going to face this feeling. Family, environment, culture and an often-traumatic event such as a car accident add to a mix that can create a phobia. For instance, someone who sees his or her parents show fear of snakes or learns that snakes are bad from Bible school might develop a phobia. None of these things really happen in a vacuum, said Ms. Sciarretta. Its always important to remember that there are a multitude of factors involved. Phobias can also be a symptom of a much greater concern. Death, alienation and fear of our own limitations issues that most people would rather stuff in the deepest crevices of the mind rather than face can sometimes take on different, albeit safer, symbols such as snakes, dark rooms or the bogeymen. Dr. Rose Thorn, a Fort Myers psychologist, said this is called connecting deep fear to concrete. A person who fears snakes can say he at least know, what he is afraid of. Were always trying to have a sense of whats going on, Dr. Thorn said. Having knowledge that we are limited and bound by the edges of our own mortality can be a bit frightening. Snakes can seems a lot less frightening than mind-blowing issues such as annihilation and alienation. We distract ourselves with phobias, Dr. Thorn said. Phobias are essentially not remembering the essence of whats really bothering us.Why care?Some phobias are mild and more of brief blip or disturbance while other fears can paralyze and cripple. According to local experts, most people only seek help when phobias become so intense that they interfere with their lives to a point that they cannot function. Ms. Sciarretta said she works with clients dealing with debilitating phobias usually after a traumatic event. Fear of bridges and driving are the two phobias she sees most often. Freeway driving specifically for people who have been involved in a crash is a formidable fear for some people in Southwest Florida. I think thats the most prevalent one I see now, Ms. Sciaretta said. There are a lot of people who wont go on the freeway at all. Some people will not get in a dentist chair. They risk major pain and serious medical problems due to fear of dental work. Its the anxiety that keeps people from coming in, said Terry Corke, an administrator at Laser Dentistry in Fort Myers. Its very real. It would be just like throwing them in a room full of snakes.Faces of phobiaShawn McKelvie, a Fort Myers resident, must take a deep breath and steel herself when approaching bridges. Years ago, she used to have to drive to and from St. Petersburg but not without anguish and anxiety as she approached the towering Sunshine Skyway Bridge. At the time I thought I was going to have a heart attack, Ms. McKelvie said. She cited an ominous dream in which she had a stroke on a bridge as the reason that led to her phobia. Throughout her life, anything with height and intense drops, such as roller coasters, frightened the typically no-nonsense professional. Many people with phobias try their best to work around their fears or simply accept it. For instance, Ms. Basile, an artist and business woman who is terrified of closed spaces a phobia she said harkens to a childhood event in Germany when she became stuck in a small enclosure forces herself to deal with the fear despite the anxiety. Denise Zymba of Punta Gorda breaks a sweat and becomes anxious when confined to small spaces such as on an airplane. She attributes her claustrophobia to the boisterous behavior of her three brothers. Ms. Zymba said her older brothers used to put a beanbag chair on her head and then sit on it. I do deal with it because I love to travel, she said. Most of the phobias seem to have a starting point in childhood. Sanibel artist Myra Roberts does not like elevators after being stuck in one at the age of 8. Kim Liles, a veterinarian technician at Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital in Cape Coral, said she spent many years of her life fearing spiders because her dad was afraid of them. Ria Brown, the public information officer for Lee County Domestic Animal Services in Fort Myers, worked through an entrenched fear of snakes. She remembers at the start of her humane society career being in a truck during an assignment with a snake tucked inside a pillowcase.PHOBIASFrom page 1 Phobia statistics show that about one in 23 people suffer from phobias. There are about 11.5 million sufferers in the U.S. and 2.5 million in the UK. Approximately 19.1 million American adults aged between 18 and 54 (13.3 percent of people in this age group) in a given year have an anxiety disorder. 5.2 million Americans (aged 18 to 54) or 3.7 percent of people in this age group have social phobia. Approximately 3.2 million Americans have agoraphobia Almost 6.2 million U.S. citizens have some sort of speci c phobia. All three types of phobia, social, agoraphobia and speci c are likely to effect between ve and 10 people in every 100. Females are more prone to irrational fears than males. Phobia statistics consider that roughly twice as many women as men suffer from panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and speci c phobia though about equal numbers of women and men have obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. Only about 20 percent of speci c phobias go away on their own for adults. Source: Some unusual phobias: Oenophobia fear of wines Pteronophobia fear of being tickled possibly by a feather Ephebiphobia fear of teenagers Somniphobia fear of sleeping Sophophobia fear of learning Coulrophobia fear of clowns Ablutophobia fear of washing or bathing Source: Gregory P. Korgeski, ph.D. Top phobias: 1. Public speaking 2. Flying in an airplane 3. Insects, reptiles Source: Dr. Russell A. Sabella, professor and department head of counseling in the College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University in the know COURTESY PHOTOTarantulas are big, hairy spiders that can cause a strong but irrational fear called arachnophobia.


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Dr. Sabella said we often tell ourselves things that are irrational and work ourselves up. He teaches future counselors at FGCU that the trick to helping people overcome their phobias is to desensitize them to the thing they fear. Depending on the level of anxiety, working through the fear with baby steps is the key to success. Dr. Mark Corke, of Laser Dentistry in Fort Myers, uses a variety of ways to help people overcome their dental fears. Oral sedation, laser drills and good old-fashioned compassion help alleviate his patients apprehensions. I try to be very patient and understanding, Dr. Corke said. He estimates that 25 percent of the patients he sees experience major dental fears. Some of these patients have had to endure emergency dental visits because of being too fearful of going to regular dentist appointments. We work to break those fears, he said. Understanding the person and their fear is vital to a successful treatment. Dr. Thorn said creating a narrative of the individual to see why they are afraid of something is important to treatment. Controlled exposure and empowering the client with the right tools will help them recover. But for those who feel their phobia goes beyond the ordinary, some psychic healers offer treatment. At the Masters of Healing and Light Center in Fort Myers, owner and psychic Jennie Martin said they can use regression to bring a person back to the point that a phobia developed whether in this lifetime or another. She maintains that by using intuition and healing the soul a phobia can be eased. I find it very effective, Ms. Martin said. Most professionals will agree however that exposure is the key for treating most phobias. Depending on the severity of the phobia it can take about 12 weeks to treat though people should start seeing results in about three to four weeks, Dr. Sabella said.Giving phobias the bootSome people try to work through their phobias on their own. Ms. McKelvie made a dent in her bridges phobia last year on a trip to Mexico. While on the trip, she convinced herself to try riding a zip line a cable/pulley mechanism suspended high in the air. I didnt want to disappoint my husband, she said. I think that was the start of helping. Ms. Basile uses therapeutic techniques such as positive self-talk to work through her fear of closed spaces. And Ms. Brown worked to overcome her fear of snakes by gradually exposing herself to them. It took me a while before I could actually touch it, she said. I am fine with them now. I realize there are good and bad snakes. They dont scare me. Ms. Liles squashed her spider fear by making them her pets. At one point, the woman who couldnt bear to be in the room with a spider kept more than 125 spiders. She even holds some of the more docile hairy arachnids. I am a recovered phobe, Ms. Liles said. She recalled how her fathers fear of spiders led to her own fear. She used to spray the house with bug spray at the sign of a spider. One day she told herself that the fear was irrational and picked up a spider. She continued to handle them despite her reaction. My palms would sweat, she said. Now I have over 50 spiders.Future treatment Techniques such as empowering a person to go back to the time before they had the phobia holds promise, Dr. Sabella said. He hopes Southwest Florida can some day have an anxiety and phobia center. A specialized clinic could hold instruments and specialized equipment that might help people overcome their fears using that latest treatments. Some of this equipment would include a virtual reality simulator that allows a patient to be gradually exposed to their fear and work through it. Right now people needing help for anxiety and phobias must seek individual counselors but a center would be a clearinghouse for people challenged with phobias and anxieties. It would facilitate matching patients with the right treatments and therapists. Theres definitely a need here, he said. COURTESY PHOTOKim Liles, a veterinarian technician in Cape Coral, overcame her fear of spiders by keeping them as pets. Were always trying to have a sense of whats going on. We distract ourselves with phobias. Phobias are essentially not remembering the essence of whats really bothering us.Dr. Rose Thorn, Fort Myers psychologist

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN How about a side of local history with your fish and grits?The past is never dead; it is not even past. William FaulknerMr. Faulkner would have loved the eatery I visited last Friday, as it is a microcosm of many Southern towns. He would have been right at home sitting at the counter, giving his order to Jackie Nash, an old timer whose initials were lovingly carved into the trunk of N.P Sloans banyan sapling planted in 1918 (just down from the Pier). He would have been just as comfortable seated in a booth with some of the others who frequent the diner, old timers and notables such as the great nephew of Lester Norris, Phil Collins and even City Councilwoman Dee Sulick. Mr. Falkners quote was a befitting reference to spirit me toward this column. His writings were rooted in compassionate humanism that embraced the tragedy, spirit and humor of everyday life; yet his literary brilliance was in unique time sequences that allowed his true brilliance, his stream-of-consciousness style, to shine through. Perhaps I should stream on toward why Mr. Faulkner would like this diner even though it is, by some definitions, not a real diner on the outside (but we diner aficionados know its what inside that counts).Diners definedNot everyone agrees on a diner definition, but they can agree on certain qualities that a diner must possess: counter service, basic American fare at reasonable prices and breakfast served anytime. Given their roots of serving factory shift workers, diners were traditionally open around the clock, but many are now open only for breakfast and lunch. It seems to me lunch is where this article began, before that stream of consciousness took hold.Fine fixinsIf youre ever in need of some good old Southern comfort, stop by Tom Haines place, Fine Fixins Restaurant at 2323 Davis Blvd., for breakfast or lunch. I can especially recommend Friday lunch, when fried mullet and grits are on the menu. Ive eaten there more than a few times, but it was only last Friday when I ran into a wonderful assortment of old timers who had stopped in for some fine fixins to satisfy their own hankerings for hometown comfort. As I looked around, I thought this must be like the days when theyd all crowd into the booth at the Beach Store on Third Street South to await the mail delivery. Sitting at Fine Fixins were some notable names in local history, including Morgan, Storter, Turner and Thigpen. I stood and talked to Nick Turner (Pappys grandson) and Grant Thigpen, and then went over and pulled up a chair to sit a spell at the booth that hosted Johnny Morgan, whose great-great grandfather, W.T. Collier, once owned 95 percent of Marco Island (Collier City) and Bem Storter, whose great-great grandfather, G.W. Storter, founded Everglades City. Chill Williams, who came in 1948, and Rodney Earnshaw, who got here in 1927 because his father thought Miami was too crowded, rounded out the booth which, with the addition of my chair, became crowded. First thoughts were on the recent passing of Buba Frank, whose father, Ed, invented the Swamp Buggy and had the first strip mall on Fifth Avenue South. It seems that Bubas funeral had standing room only and started 30 minutes late due to the crowd. When told that Sue Smith, the iconic city government watchdog (truly a pedigree), and a group of other old timers including Lynn Hixon Holly (Naples first woman attorney and judge) had recently filed a suit against the Naples Womans Club for not letting members see the financials of a sale of property, Mr. Williams remarked, That Sue is one woman who will not stop until she gets to the bottom of what shes after. Just ask the mayor. Hell tell you. Everyone at the table responded with shock to hear that the club denied the former judge her membership renewal. Almost perfectly in unison, each of the four old timers dropped the right side of his chin toward the left side of his chest, like a snap of the wrist when bringing in mullet (or so I am told). Roughly translated, the gesture meant: It dont make no sense. The moment imprinted a smile on my heart. If youre not busy tomorrow around lunchtime, come on down to Fine Fixins for fried mullet and grits. 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The schedule for these stories is as follows: March 9-20: Mary Watkins, The Watkins Family, owners of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club March 23-April 3: Nick Turner, Naples native and third-generation resident who is part of a pioneer commercial fishing family April 6-17: Ivie and David Weeks, both long-time residents of Naples (Mr. Weeks is a fourth-generation descendent of Madison Weeks) April 20-May 1: Vera and Bob Lindabury, who owned the Corbin Lindabury Nursery Palm Cottage is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The requested donation is $8 per person and includes a visit to the Cottage Theater. For more information, visit or call 261-8164. Oral histories now showing at the new Cottage TheaterCelebration at the Garden will include grant awards from 2010 wine festivalSee the historical sites on Everglades City tour Great Style. Great Quality. 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The Ten Years of Transforming Childrens Lives check presentation and community celebration will showcase three of Naples most successful homegrown organizations: NCEF, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival; Naples Originals, the independent restaurants group; and the world-class, newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden. At the event, representatives from 20 local childrens charities will be awarded NCEF grants, and funding allocations will be announced for the foundations newest strategic initiative: childrens behavioral health. In addition to check presentations occurring throughout the event, the Garden will encompass a festival atmosphere with games for children and adults as well as entertainment, wine tastings and a buffet of the culinary specialties of Naples Originals restaurants, which will also be celebrating its first food festival in honor of NCEFs record-setting 10 years of giving. This event brings together three entities that began as grassroots organizations and that all have grown into significant forces for our community, says Anne Welsh McNulty, NCEF trustee and the foundations grant chair for 2010. Naples Originals is among the strongest groups of independent restaurateurs in the country as measured by Flavor Technologys Nathan Schmidt. The 170-acre Garden has broken the traditional boundaries of how gardens are experienced by the public. And the NWWF has been ranked as the most successful charity wine auction in the nation by Wine Spectator since 2004. Tickets to the April 18 celebration are $50 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting NCEF. Children 16 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at www. The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation invites the public to walk through public and private buildings dating back to the days before drive-throughs and strip malls dominated the landscape. Public buildings on the tour from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, are Everglades City Community Church, the Everglades Isle clubhouse and the Rod & Gun Club, the societys headquarters for its historic homes and buildings tour. Registration is at the Rod & Gun Club, where participants receive a booklet and map that guides them to the citys houses and buildings that will be open to the public for the day. Take a break at the lodge and relax on the scenic porch overlooking the river or wander through the lobby where there will be exhibits and signings by local artists and authors. The history tour benefits a campaign to install historical signage in front of the many of Everglades Citys oldest buildings. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, call 695-4642 or visit COURTESY PHOTOThe Rod & Gun Club is historic tour headquarters.


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Nowis the time for Extra Savings on every Robb & Stucky Private Label Style! Dont miss it!Residents and visitors alike will flip for the Goodland Civic Associations next pancake breakfast and garage sale coming up Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, at the Goodland Community Center in the towns former fire station.Volunteers served nearly 200 people at the January pancake breakfast and expect to feed even more this weekend. Breakfast will be served from 8-11:30 a.m. both days. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Raffle tickets will be sold both days for a $100 gift basket from Island Woman, $100 worth of services from All Marine Services, an Easter-themed gift basket, a case of white wine, a garage/workshop gift basket and a wine-andcheese gift basket, all donated by Goodland merchants. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winning tickets will be drawn after breakfast on Sunday. Although winners will be notified by telephone if not present, prizes must be picked up by 11 a.m. Monday, March 8; prizes cannot be shipped. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast and the garage sale will help the association make improvements to the community center. Pancakes, raffle, garage sale will help fund improvements to Goodland Community CenterNaples 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 NBYH 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. Honored guests will be 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 honors two Collier County pioneersThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra teams up with orchestras across the country for Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive sponsored by the League of American Orchestras to encourage food donations nationwide. The local effort will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The orchestra will collect canned goods and non-perishable items from March 23-28, during Pops #3, Favorite Melodies: Classic to Celtic at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Donations will be accepted at each performance; those who dont have a concert ticket but would still like to participate can drop off canned goods in the lobby at the Phil any day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Last year, with more than 250 orchestras representing all 50 states, Orchestras Feeding America collected more than 200,000 pounds of food for local communities.Foods most needed are dry soup, rice, powdered/canned milk, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, beans, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, canned meats, stew, soup, pasta and fruit juices. Food that cannot be accepted are anything in a glass jar or bottle, unlabeled or dented cans, any opened or resealed packages, perishable foods, homemade foods, expired products, monetary donations, clothing, diapers or other non-food items.Favorite Melodies: Classic to Celtic features the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly. The Classic first half of the program will feature such familiar hits as Thanks for the Memory, Gershwins Lullaby, an Irving Berlin overture and America the Beautiful. The Celtic second half will include O Danny Boy, Lord of the Dance, traditional Irish songs and Scottish dance tunes. Performing with the orchestra will be renowned tenor Benjamin Brecher. The concerts take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 23-26, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. For ticket information, call 597-1900 or visit Naples Philharmonic joins orchestras across the country in food drive David Fuller seems to be saying, You want fries with that? Gail Kahoun at the January breakfastCOURTESY PHOTOS


Republican women will hear from authorPolitical thriller author Karna Bodman (Checkmate, Final Finesse and Gambit), former senior director of the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan, will be the guest speaker when the Womens Republican Club of Naples Federated Inc. meets on Friday, March 12, at the Country Club of Naples. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., and luncheon and the program begin at noon. Cost is $20. For reservations, call Pat Wagner at 598-9833. For more information about the club, call 566-8138. Zonta fashion show will help PACE girlsThe Zonta Club of Naples will hold its Spring Fashion Show and Fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, and the Naples Teenage Parenting Program at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80. For more information and reservations, call 598-9058. Italian comedy, arts and crafts on tapThe Naples Italian American Club presents an evening of comedic skits, one act performed in English and then in Italian, by the Kairos Italy Theater of New York on Sunday, March 14. Doors open at 4 p.m. A traditional Feast of St. Joseph dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the show at 6:30 p.m. Led by Laura Caparrotti, the Kairos Italy Theater is dedicated to creating a cultural network to support and increase the knowledge of Italy in the United States. Ms. Caparroti wrote and stars in the skit titled ABC, LItaliano sImpara Cosi (How to Learn Italian in One Hour).As the despotic teacher-diva Miss Margherita, she delivers an unforgettable lesson in the language, culture, art and tradition of Italy by exploring the stereotypes for which the country is known around the world: Amore (love), Buono (good, as in Italian food) and Citta (cities, including Italian dialects). Cost is $25 for NIAC members and $35 for non-members. For reservations or more information, call 577-5210. Also coming up is the seventh annual Naples Italian-American Arts & Crafts Festival set for Wednesday and Thursday, March 17-18. In addition to art and handmade crafts by more than 100 artisans, the festival will have a feast of homemade Italian specialties for sale, including ziti marinara, eggplant rollotino, chicken cacciatore, meatballs, hot and sweet sausages, tossed green salad and zeppoli pastries. Admission is free both days. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18. All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida. Carve out time for Bonita Wood Carvers showExperienced and novice wood carvers will exhibit their work and demonstrate various techniques at the annual Bonita Wood Carvers Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Estero Community & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Admission and parking are free. Attendees will be able to view carvings from recent competitions as well as completed projects and carvings in progress. Wood carving supplies and equipment will be available for purchase. The Bonita Wood Carvers meet on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year at the Estero Community & Recreation Center. For more information, call Chet Frye at 826-5388. Ikebana artists plan annual exhibitThe Naples Chapter of Ikebana International holds its annual exhibition of arrangements using live flowers on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13. The show will feature nearly 100 designs from three different schools of Ikebana, all following the theme of Hanabi Matsuri (Fire Flower Festival). Diane Leone will give a formal demonstration at 1 p.m. Friday, March 12; informal demonstrations will take place and the ginza (market) for ikebana items will be open throughout both days of the exhibition (sorry, no credit cards). Admission is $5 (children admitted free). For more information, call Stephanie English at 390-2881 or visit www. Get acquainted with the Newcomers ClubThe Naples Newcomers Club is designed to help women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years meet others who are new to the area. Members meet for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. Coming up for the March 11 meeting at Heritage Golf and Country Club is a program by professional organizer Marla Ottenstein. Groups within the club meet for outings and to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and Duplicate Bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. 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Hotel accommodations are available at the nearby Lemon Tree Inn. Held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the seminar kicks off with networking and happy hour from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Naples Harbor Yacht Club. The classroom portion starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 20. Topics include rod and reel basics, inshore, offshorebottom and fly-fishing. Hands-on fishing stations include conservation techniques, spin casting, net casting, landing and releasing, trailer backing, fly casting, knot tying, gaffing grapefruits, boat handling and reeling against pressure. Participants have the option to practice their newly learned skills from either a bay/backcountry or group boat, followed by a fillet demonstration on Sunday, March 21. The series is held in conjunction with the FWC through the Sport Fish Restoration Program with major partners Ranger, BoatUS Angler Insurance, Gulfstream International Airlines, Minn Kota, Hummingbird and Magic Tilt Trailers. Regular registration is $125 up to a week before the event and $145 for walkins and the week of the event. Registration includes instruction, use of equipment, networking reception, silent auction, meals, goody bags and more. The Sunday fishing adventure with tackle and bait provided is an additional cost. For reservations and more information, call (888) 800-5366, e-mail innmanager@ or visit www.lemontreeinn. com. For more information about the seminar, visit www.ladiesletsgofishing. com. Ladies Lets Go Fishing! weekend includes networking and net casting COURTESY PHOTOLadies Lets Go Fishing! participants in 2009 SPORTS SHORTS Champion sailor will address local clubChampion sailor Bob Billingham will share his unique perspective on Americas Cup and Olympics action at the Gulf Coast Sailing Clubs next regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Members and guests are welcome. Mr. Billingham, who has won both an Americas Cup and an Olympic medal, will provide an insiders view on the recent Americas Cup contest in Spain. In his sixth term as a member of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee, he serves a member of U.S. Sailings nominating and governance committees, and he leads two sailing foundations. He is president of the St. Francis Yacht Club Foundation and CEO of AmericaOne, both of which support Olympic campaigns, disabled sailing organizations and community sailing programs. For more information about the Gulf Coast Sailing Club, call Commodore Jim Gunderson at 2612222 or visit Get ready, get set to Race for the CureThe 2010 Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida Race for the Cure takes place Saturday, March 13, at Coconut Point in Estero. More than 8,100 people participated in last years race and raised more than $914,000. The local Komen affiliate provides grants to nonprofit organizations that provide education, screening, treatment and support for breast cancer patients in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds from Race for the Cure stays in Southwest Florida; 25 percent goes toward national research programs. Individual and team registration is available online at For more information, visit the Web site or call 498-0016. Everblades evening benefits Autism SpeaksJoin the Florida Everblades for a fun family night that benefits Autism Speaks. For every ticket sold, Autism Speaks will receive $8 to help fund research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism. The game pitting the Everblades against the South Carolina Stingrays starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19. Tickets are $15. Contact Elly Hagen at 994-3927 or Walk for AIDS at Cambier ParkThe Island Coast Aids Network holds the fifth annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk on Saturday, April 3, at Cambier Park. The walk is open to everyone, and participants can choose between a 5K run or a one-mile stroll. Four-legged friends are also welcome to participate. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk/run starting at 10 a.m. A $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt and favors from sponsors and area merchants. For more information, call Mitch Haley at 337-2391, ext. 211, or e-mail mahaley@

PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 THE GREAT VENETIAN DUCK RACE Despite the chill and some downpours, the Great Venetian Duck Race made a big splash with young and old alike who braved the elements to raise money for the Childrens Museum of Naples on Saturday, Feb. 27. HELEN CATLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGabi Boyd The Great Venetian Duck Drop Yasmin Papenfuss, Cheryl Newberry and Claudia Papenfuss Suzanne Scott, Vicki Tracy and Laura Smith Magnus Joslin sporting his great duck tattoo Joe Cox, executive director of Cmon, holds up the winning duck HEL HEL E EN EN E CAT CAT LIN N N / / FLO LO RID ID A W A W EEK EEK EK K LY Y Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga G Ga a a a a a a a bi bi bi i bi bi i bi b b i b i i b bi b B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B oy oy oy oy y oy oy oy oy oy oy y y y y oy oy o o o oy oy y y y y d d d d d d d d d d d d Th Th Th e e e G G G G G G G G G G G


MARCH 4-10, 2010 A17 AnnualArtShow&SaleFridayandSaturday,March5and6-9a.m.to4p.m. Sunday,March7-Noonto4p.m.TheIslandatShellPoint TalentedresidentartisansofShellPointwilldisplayandselltheirpaintings,claysculptures,intricatewoodcarvings,glasswork,jewelry,polishedstonework,cards,andmore!Comparisons&ContrastsBetweenChristianity&IslamMondayandTuesday,March8and9TheIslandatShellPoint TheShellPointAcademyandTheVillageChurchwillfeatureDr.NabeelJabbourinatwopartlectureseries.Dr.JabbourwasborninSyria,grewupinLebanonandlivedinEgypt beforemovingtoColoradoSpringswhereheworkswiththeNavigators.Heisaprofessor, author,lecturer,andexpertonMuslimcultureandreligion.AsanArabChristianheisacrediblerepresentativeofboththeArab/MuslimworldviewandoftheWestern/Christianperspective.HeisagiftedinterpreterofIslamicFundamentalismandotherMiddleEasternissues.Fordetailsandtimescall454-2147.InformationalPresentations&ToursTuesday,March9at9:15a.m.Wednesday,March10at1:30p.m. Tuesday,March16at9:15a.m.Wednesday,March17at1:30p.m. JoinusforoneofthesegrouppresentationsabouttheLifestyleandLifecare availableatShellPointfollowedbyanarratedbustourofthecommunity. Lightrefreshments.Spaceislimited,socall466-1131toreserveyourplace.EnsembleGalileiAlongwithNealConanFriday,March127:30p.m.TheIslandatShellPoint FirstPerson:StoriesfromtheEdgeoftheWorldisaremarkablecollaborationbetweentheNationalGeographicSociety,NPRsNealConan(hostof TalkoftheNation),andEnsembleGalilei.Spectacularphotographsprojectedonlargescreens,Conanscompellingnarration,andevocativemusic createdspecicallyforthisproject,workseamlesslytotaketheaudience alongonsomeoftheworldsmostextraordinaryexpeditions.Ensemble GalileiperformsIrish,Scottish,EarlyandOriginalmusiconavarietyofancientandmoderninstruments.Ticketsare$35,call454-2067. (239)466-1131www.shellpoint.orgShellPointisanon-profitministryofTheChristianandMissionaryAll ianceFoundation2010ShellPoint.Allrightsreserved.SLS-1337-09ShellPointislocatedinFortMyers,2milesbeforetheSanibelCauseway. NewOpportunitiesatShellPointThepublicisinvitedandmany oftheseeventsareFREE! ShellPointsLifeEnrichmentSeriesofferstheopportunity todiscovernewthingsaboutyourselfandtheworldyoulivein.Seriesexp l ore imagine play create laugh inspire learn Thursday,March18at2p.m.TheIslandatShellPoint Tuckthatlittleblackdressbackintoyourclosetaswe previewtheColorsofSpring!Enjoysweetrefreshments anddoorprizeswhilepreviewingfashionsfromseveral ofyourfavoriteBellTowerShops.Proceedsbenefitthe LarsenPavilion.Ticketsare$35.Call489-8415forinformation. Confetti!FashionShow&Tea FREE! FREE! FREE!MarchEventHighlightsThe von Liebig Art Center is accepting registration for children ages 4-14 to learn the art of enjoying summer break during its 12th annual ARTScool program. With more than 40 classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, clay modeling, photography and much more, all taught by professional artists, ARTScool sessions will run June 14-Aug. 13 at the center in downtown Naples. Highlights include: Go Fly a Kite, Under the Big Top, Marvelous Mosaics, Digital Photography, Sunsets and Sandcastles (uses real sand and sea shells), Wild Things (art based on exotic animals) and Enviro Art: Florida Fish, Birds and Mammals. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; halfand full-day sessions are offered, plus a supervised lunch hour (lunch not provided) that includes playtime in Cambier Park. A late summer exhibition features work by all students, and a closing reception on Aug. 15 brings together students, their families and instructors to celebrate the creativity of the young artists. Select pieces go on view at Naples City Hall from August through January. Each half-day class is $110 for Naples Art Association members and $125 for non-members. Financial assistance and talent-based scholarships for students ages 9-14 are available; the deadline to apply is April 30. For a full list of classes, visit www. Summer 2010 ARTScool sponsors include the Barron Collier Jr. Foundation, Whole Foods Market and Aimee and Mark Schlehr. For more information or to register, call 262-6517, ext. 102. Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts its inaugural Summer Camp Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the exhibit hall at North Collier Regional Park. Representatives from numerous summer programs will be on hand with registration information and details. The expo is an effort to help parents have an easier time of making a summer camp choice, especially since so many groups host camps with different activities and themes, says Shari Ferguson, regional manager for Collier County Parks and Recreation. Every agency competes to attract campers, and not every camp fits every child. Some vendors offer lower costing camps and partial day programs, while others have full-length sessions that include field trips and lunch. Several agencies also offer therapeutic programs for special needs campers. For more information, call 252-4060. Sign up now for summer at ARTSchoolCollier County has first-ever Summer Camp Expo COURTESY PHOTOYun was 7 when she created a paper mache giraffe at ARTScool.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NEWS A19 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) For Reserva ons, Call 403-3020Daily Flights from Naples Municipal Airport NEW DAY TRIP CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE!IN 41 MINUTES BOOK NOW! Charters Available $135 ppONE WAY ThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayNaples9:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AMKey West10:15 AM10:15 AM10:15 AM10:15 AM DeparturesST. PATRICKS DAY PLANS The 32nd annual Naples St. Patricks Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the 17th annual flag raising at the Dock at Crayton Cove. The parade will commence at 11 a.m. and follow its traditional route through Old Naples. This years theme, A Salute to the Irish in America, will help celebrate the 35.4 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry. Grand marshal is Jack Dempsey, who has been the official St. Patrick in the citys parade for 15 years. It is appropriate that we dedicate this years parade to the Irish in America and to Jack Dempsey, his wife, children and grandchildren, who reflect all that is good in America today, says Jim McEvoy, retired Naples fire chief and the new chairman of the parade. Mr. McEvoy expects nearly 40,000 people will turn out to celebrate Irish heritage and culture in America. He assumed the chairmans role when John Finnegan stepped down after running the parade for 10 years. Our parade this year promises to be better than ever, Mr. McEvoy says, with local high school marching bands, bagpipe bands, floats and organizations. The Naples St. Patricks Day Parade receives no public funding; private and corporate donations and two fundraisers generate the money to stage the event. This years Platinum parade sponsor is Capital Wealth Advisors. The fundraisers coming up are: The St. Patricks Trolley Pub Crawl on Friday, March 5 The St. Patricks Gala on Wednesday, March 10 The pub crawl starts with hearty appetizers at 5 p.m. at Noodles on Pine Ridge Road. From there, Naples Trolley Tours will transport crawlers to McCabes Irish Pub, Paddy Murphys, The Irish Pub, South Street City Grill and Under the Shady Palm Pub. Each trolley will have its own bagpiper to entertain along the way. Tickets are $32. The St. Patricks Gala begins at 6 p.m. at the Inn on Fifth. The $75 admission includes an Irish buffet, celebrity chefs, entertainment, door prizes and silent auction. There will be a cash bar. The Fiddlers Creek Singing Men will entertain, and parade Mr. Dempsey will bring a message from St. Patrick. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Dempsey immigrated to New York City in 1960 and worked many years in the restaurant business in Manhattan. Fundraisers pave the way for St. Patricks Day ParadeI remember as a boy in Ireland watching the theater newsreels from America of the St. Patricks Day Parade going down Fifth Avenue in New York, he says. Seeing the parade in person for the first time was one of the proudest days of my life. Mr. Dempsey is no stranger to accolades for his dedication to things Irish, including being named Irishman of the Year by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division Three. Tickets for both parade fundraisers are available by calling 436-0050 or COURTESY PHOTOJack Dempsey as St. PatrickMCEVOY McCabes Irish Pub is hosting two St. Patricks Day celebrations this year. The first will take place Saturday, March 13, in conjunction with Naples St. Patricks Day Parade. McCabes offers prime seating for the parade, along with a selection of the finest import ales, stouts, whiskeys and brews. After the parade, McCabes will continue the party with live entertainment, featuring Irish and American performers, a traditional menu of Irish favorites, and several outdoor bars available until 6 p.m. The second celebration is on St. Patricks Day, Wednesday, March 17, when McCabes hosts an all-day Irish extravaganza. The pub will open at 9:30 a.m. and will serve favorites from the Emerald Isle, such as Irish stew and corned beef and cabbage. Reuben sandwiches, chicken pot pie, hamburgers and hotdogs will also be on the menu. Guests can Shamrock-n-Roll until midnight to the tunes of Inish, Michael Angelo, West of Galway, Jerry Pellegrino and more. For more information, call The Inn on Fifth at 403-8777. McCabes toasts the Emerald IsleAve Maria celebrates the Wearing of the Green with fun for the entire family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Ave Maria Town Center. In addition to traditional Irish food and drink, the program will offer the West of Galway Irish band performing from noon to 2 p.m. A golf cart parade also will be part of the festivities, and activities for kids will include a craft tent, bounce house, gladiator joust and face painting.Admission is free, and ample parking is available behind the Town Center buildings. Ave Maria is lat the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the communitys sales center. For more information, call 262-2600 or visit Ave Maria celebrates a touch of the Irish




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NEWS A21 THE HOME OF EVERY SMILE (239) 254-4480MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge and other conservation organizations kick off a month of Save the Panther activities at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens on Saturday, March 6. Its a free zoo admission day for Collier County residents. Events throughout the month will culminate in the states official Save the Panther Day on March 20 being celebrated at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The day at the Zoo provides an opportunity to meet panther experts and get a firsthand look at whats being done to save the Florida state animal as to learn how to best live together with them. Zoo guests can get involved with panther efforts by joining the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. They can also meet representatives from the CREW Land and Water Trust, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, Collier County Sea Turtle Protection Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Larry Richardson will answer questions during Meet the Biologist presentations at noon and 2 p.m. at the Zoos Panther Glade habitat. Created in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation, the Panther Glade features large glass panels that allow guests to have a close look at the animals. Mr. Richardson has served as biologist at Florida Panther Refuge since it opened in 1989. Other events planned as part of Save the Panther activities include: Friday, March 12, 6-9 p.m. Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge Cause for the Paws at Rookery Bay. Wine and cheese reception, silent auction, book signing and panther capture team. For tickets and more information call 353-8442, ext. 239, before March 5. Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m.-noon Photography workshop led by biologist Larry Richardson at the Florida Panther Refuge. Explore our wild places. Photographic techniques taught at various stations. Swamp walk optional. RSVP March 9-12 at 353-8442, ext. 229. Monday, March 15, 1-4 p.m. Swamp walk at the Fakahatchee with Mike Owen. Explore the Amazon of Southwest Florida with Mr. Owen as he shares his passion for the Fakahatchee and opens your senses to a whole new world. RSVP March 9-14 by calling 353-8442, ext. 229. Tuesday, March 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panther presentation led by Lisa Hamilton at Naples Preserve. The talk is followed by a free lunch. RSVP required by calling 261-4290 or e-mailing Wednesday, March 17, 3:30-5 p.m. Naples Preserve hosts Discovery Club with the Rangers afterschool program. Kids ages 6-10 will enjoy a special panther activity day. RSVP required by calling 261-4290 or e-mailing Wednesday, March 17, 1-10 p.m. Party for the Panthers celebrating St. Patricks Day at Cathy OClarkes Irish Pub on Marco Island. Advance tickets available for $5. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. Call 353-8442, ext. 239, or e-mail Thursday, March 18, 9 a.m.-noon Biking Bear Island at Big Cypress National Preserve. Rangers from Big Cypress take visitors out to explore a nature trail. Reserve your spot by calling Lisa Andrews at 6951164 or e-mailing Saturday, March 20, 8 a.m.-noon Everglades bike rides are a benefit for River of Grass Greenway. Challenge yourself with cycling trips available from 8 miles up to 82 miles with support. Registration details online at www.evergladesrogg. org/egladeride10.htm. Saturday, March 20, 8 a.m.-noon Save the Panther Day at the Florida Panther Refuge. Open house, swamp buggy rides, nature talks and trail walks, guided plant ID hikes, orchid swamp walks and guided bird watching hikes as well as exhibits, guest speakers and a hot dog lunch. RSVP March 9-19. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 353-8442, ext. 229. Sunday, March 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Panther Prowl Poker Run. Come prowl for the panthers with the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. This 116-mile ride is for motorcycles and cars. Call Lisa at 642-5472. For more information about Save the Panther activities, visit Panther awareness efforts start with free day at the Zoo


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NEWS A23 Year-round and seasonal memberships from $12 9/month Unlimited use of top brand boats Locations in Marco, Naples, Ft. Myers Beach & Cape Coral Boating safety and navigation instruction included FOR OPEN HOUSE DATES AND INFORMATION CALL333-BREZ (2739) for Naples 333-3330 for Fort Myers $10 OFFan adult ticket with this ad Expires 03/24/10 NP Captain Tonys Fishing Adventures Deep Sea Fishing239-415-0515 www. capttonys.com18800 San Carlos Boulevard Fort Myers BeachHalf Day Trip9:30 AM to 3:30 PMFull Day Trip8 AM to 5 PMNight Fishing6 PM to 1AM Cedar Montessori School Inc. is a not for prot, non discriminatory establishment as it relates to staff and students. License # 087667Ball Room Dancing ClassesStudent classes are on Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm ages 7-12 both boys & girls. Adult classes are on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm open to couples or single participants. 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Cabernet SauvignonWith Coupon While Supplies Last I always told him he would be a star, Rose Abbood says about her great nephew, Joseph Leo Bwarie. Those words would turn out to be a prophecy for the singer who plays Frankie Valli in the national touring production of the blockbuster show Jersey Boys. Aside from delivering hit performances to sold-out audiences night after night at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers through March 7, however, Mr. Bwaries top priority on this leg of the tour is visiting with his Great Aunt Rose at her home in Naples. Mrs. Abbood also has three children who live in Naples. When he was a student at Emerson College in Boston, Mr. Bwarie often took the train to Mrs. Abboods house in the country on weekends. Aunt Rose is my grandmothers sister, one of seven children and 88 years old, but youd never know it, he says about the person who taught him and his brother the Hustle in a backyard dance lesson when they were kids. Aunt Rose called me Gene Kelly, and my brother John was Fred Astaire, he adds. Aunt Rose was Isadora Duncan and although we didnt know who Isadora was, if Aunt Rose wanted to be her we knew she must have been great. The first time Mrs. Abbood saw her great nephew as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, she says, I just started crying. I remembered all the songs, remembered singing them myself when I was young. We had good times in those days, when you didnt need too much money and just got together to have fun. Mr. Bwarie boasts that his Aunt Rose can sing the songs from Jersey Boys right along with her grandchildren. Thats the power of Jersey Boys and Mr. Bwaries delivery of the lead character, Mr. Valli. The young actors says he understands and remembers simpler times when family was the tie that binds, and he interprets the Jersey Boys story as the high and low points of being committed to important relationships. I think if youre going to step into the arena of performing or the arts and you have a strong family relationship, youll be on more solid ground, he says. Including the elder generation in the scope of a family strengthens the whole family. Mr. Bwarie never expected Jersey Boys to bring him even closer to his already close-knit family, but he says it has done just that. His large family is spread out nationwide, with several family members living in or near the many cities Jersey Boys plays. Mrs. Abbood and Mr. Bwarie both believe todays technology does more to separate family members than keep them close. Both also believe in the power of the arts to bring families closer together. All theater and the arts are so special, because for those two hours, people put all distractions aside, Mr. Bwarie says. Theyre engaged in the story being told, and the side effect is engaging with the people they went with. Mr. Bwarie has performed on the Academy Awards and the Tony Awards, and he originated the role of Chachi in Happy Days: A New Musical. Other credits include The Princess Diaries 2, Race to Witch Mountain and Valentines Day. A member of Los Angeles award-winning Troubadour Theater Company, he also co-wrote and directed a series of original musicals produced by Garry Marshalls Falcon Theatre.Mr. Bwarie opened Jersey Boys in Las Vegas before going on tour with the show. For information about tickets to the final performances of Jersey Boys at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, call 481-4849 or visit www. Jersey Boys star has a local connectionGreat aunt always knew he would be a starBY KELLY MERRITT____________________Special To Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTORose Abbood with her great nephew, Joseph Leo Bwarie

PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 hematology, oncology and pulmonology to Collier County, as well as dedicated pediatric specialists in occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology. Hospital officials are beginning the design phase of the clinic and hope to be open in early fall of 2010. The clinic will see all children, no matter what their socioeconomic status, and is meant to compliment the Chronic Medical Services clinic that has provided services to children with special needs in Collier county for a number of years. The CMS clinic, however, is only for families for who qualify for services. We see this clinic as an extension to compliment the wonderful CMS services that are already being provided, Dr. Iacuone says. This clinic will be for children who dont qualify for CMS, and thats why we chose a site on Immokalee Road near the CMS clinic. The proximity is there for a reason, for our families and doctors who are accustomed to coming there. Up next in the process to bring the pediatric specialty clinic to Naples and Collier County is the second annual Rockabye Collier fundraiser Saturday, March 6, in and around the pavilion at Waterside Shops (see related story, this page). CLINICFrom page 1Unleash 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 Hospital of Southwest Floridas new pediatric outpatient clinic slated to open in the fall of 2010 on Immokalee Road. Rockabye Collier sponsors are: Circus Sarasota, Fifth Third Bank, Florida Weekly, Naples Illustrated, Norman Love Confections, Stock Development, WAVV 101 and Waterside Shops. Food sponsors are: BrickTops, Brio Tuscan Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Haagen Dazs, McCormick & Schmicks, Starbucks, Carolina Catering and Pinnacle Vodka. Donors to the silent auction and raffle are: Amanda Jaron Fine Jewelry, Circus Sarasota, East Indies Trading Company, The Garden District, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Naples Illustrated, Nordstrom, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Norman Love Confections, Waterside Shops, All American Dance Studio, Bala Vinyasa Yoga, Bangles & Baubles, BrickTops, Christofle, Beach House of Naples, Dock at Crayton Cove, Edward Beiner Eyewear, Gucci, Palm Beach Gardens Mall, MAC Cosmetics-Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. John and Vilebrequin. The events Shop and Share sponsor is J.Crew, which will donate 10 percent of all sales on Saturday, March 6, to The Childrens Hospital of SWF. For more information at Rockabye Collier, call 261-6800. Airport passengers down slightly in JanuaryDuring January, 731,739 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 0.1 percent compared to January 2009. The traffic leader in January was AirTran with 126,515 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were JetBlue (90,714), Northwest (84,487), Delta (80,743) and Southwest (72,279). Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,397 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 0.2 percent compared to January 2009. In addition, more than 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in January. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.4 million passengers in 2009 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www. Rock on at Waterside for kids clinic


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.

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGCancer survivors are at the core of every Relay For Life What does one do when delivered with a cancer diagnosis? Fight back, stay positive, be proactive and be educated in your own health care, says Kathleen Coppola. This years chairperson for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Naples and a twotime cancer survivor, Ms. Coppolas story begins more than six years ago, when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I knew that in order to manage this fight I needed to stay strong and get involved, she says. The Naples relay takes place Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, at Gulfview Middle School. Most of the volunteers on the organizing committee are cancer survivors or caregivers. Their fight is ferocious. Their time is neverending. Their passion is inspiring and contagious. Team development chairperson Amber Grider, the mother of a 2-year-old, was diagnosed with brain cancer more than five ago. Her desire to help came when she attended a Relay For Life just to walk a lap, not really knowing what to expect. That one lap turned into many laps, then a personal team of friends and family, and now to an important job on the relay committee. She set up an office in her home and devotes several hours a day to organizing the 100-plus teams that will participate in this years event. Why is the relay a passion for some many? Because without the money raised for research, I would not be here today, claims Rosalie Seigel, event vicechair. I have a cancer that relies on clinical trials. The American Cancer Society is a large resource of the dollars granted to research. That makes a huge difference in my treatment. Relay For Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.What is Relay For Life?Relay For Life begins during the day, when the sun is shining bright and excitement and energy flow. As the sun sets, it symbolizes the time a person is diagnosed with cancer; the day is getting darker, representing the patients state of mind. As the evening goes on it gets colder and darker, just as the emotions of the cancer patient do. Around 1-2 a.m. is the time that represents the beginning of treatment. The patient grows exhausted and possibly wants to give up. Relay participants might feel much the same way: tired, wanting to sleep or even to home. But they cannot stop or give up. Around 4-5 a.m. symbolizes the coming of the end of treatment for the cancer patient; they are tired, but they know they will make it. Sunrise represents the end of treatment; the patient sees the light at the end of the tunnel and knows that life will go on. The morning light brings on a new day full of life and new beginnings for the cancer patient. Relay teams at each event camp out and members take turns walking or running around a track so that each team has a representative on the track at all times during the 18-hour event. Every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of a worldwide movement to end cancer forever. To become part of Relay For Life of Naples, call the local office of the American Cancer Society at 261-0337. The best health care providers are those who are constantly learning. At NCH, we value continuing education as a way to ensure that our patients will do well. In that context, we were pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins Medical School, who recently shared his passion for patient safety with an audience of NCH caregivers. Also joining us were Dr. Myron Weisfeldt, the Johns Hopkins William Osler Professor of Medicine and Director of Medicine, and Michael Armstrong, chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins. Dr. Pronovost, a medical doctor as well as a Ph.D., is noted for his groundbreaking work on preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections, which kill as many as 60,000 patients every year in the U.S. In the first year of his pilot program using a simple checklist and teamwork tools, about 2,000 lives (and $200 million) were saved in Michigan hospitals. Other states, including Florida, are now using his techniques. Dr. Tracey King, NCHs key contact, and I participate in Florida Hospital Associations ongoing assimilation of these kinds of best practices. At his NCH talk, Dr. Pronovost was very much preaching to the choir. He recounted the tragic death of a 3-year-old Hopkins patient a decade ago, highlighting the same goals we encourage at NCH: collaboration versus competition, interdependence versus independence, and results versus effort. He related conversations among Hopkins physicians, nurses and all the front-line caregivers involved in patient care. He stressed the importance of individual units asking the key questions: What is the most likely way the next patient will be hurt? And most important, how can we prevent this? Many fine medical institutions, including NCH, have emulated Johns Hopkins evolving focus on patient safety and quality of care. When there is a problem an incident we ask: What happened? Why did it happen? How can we reduce the risk? And finally: How do we know we reduced the risk? Sobering statistics concerning preventable deaths have motivated us for a decade, and we continue to embrace our goals of demonstrated quality, operational efficiency and fiscal responsibility. Like Johns Hopkins, at NCH we recognize that improving patient safety and quality is a continuous journey. Measuring progress, defining quality and examining process versus outcomes must be ongoing. And knowing where we are going having a goal, keeps us focused and humble as we work to improve. Its gratifying that NCH has been recognized many times over the last five years by independent agencies for delivering quality health care; most recently, two weeks ago, for having the best health outcomes among the 67 counties in Florida, based on mortality and morbidity.New at the foundationKey to supporting our mission of delivering the finest quality health care is the work of our NCH Foundation, which last week welcomed Jim Martin as chief development officer. Mr. Martin has had 28 years of leadership experience, mostly with large health care institutions. We thank Connie Dillon for leading the foundation through this transition and working closely with Jim to continue our mission. Ms. Dillon and Mr. Martin, like all of us, are committed to the constant improvement of NCH, in a continuous journey to deliver unquestioned safety and quality to our patients. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Continuing education is an important part of health care STRAIGHT TALK H ti v re H in allenWEISS Lions Club will conduct free vision screeningsIn observance of World Glaucoma Day, the Naples Lions Club will conduct free glaucoma, pressure and vision screenings, as well as field vision testing, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 457 Bayfront Place. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, but blindness from glaucoma can be prevented by annual eye examinations, early diagnosis and treatment. The mission of Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www. Marco Pediatrics welcomes new physicianDr. Patricia Contreras has joined the staff at Collier Health Services/Marco Island Pediatrics. She previously was at the CHS /FSU Immokalee Pediatrics clinic at the Isabel Collier Read Medical Campus in Immokalee. CHS is a non-profit medical and dental healthcare practice that has 12 locations in Collier County and that also staffs the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Last year CHS offices cared for more than 46,000 patients in Collier County, nearly 70 percent of who were children. CHS/Marco Island Pediatrics is at 40 Heathwood Drive. Anchor Health welcomes new family doctorDr. Richard Gould has joined Anchor Health Centers as a boardcertified family medicine physician. Dr. Goulds practice is at the Edison Village Building, 8360 Sierra Meadows Blvd., across from Physicians RegionalCollier Boulevard. He was previously an attending family practice physician with Lehigh Regional Medical Center and prior to that was an attending physician for urgent care at Stormont Vail Cotton-ONeil Clinics in Topeka, Kan. Originally from London, England, he earned his bachelors degree in biochemistry at the University of Illinois Chicago and his Doctor of Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Established in 1997, Anchor Health Centers is a physician-owned group of more than 90 health care providers offering a wide range of primary CONTRERAS GOULD SEE HEALTH, A27 TO YOUR HEALTH SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOA scene from the 2008 Relay For Life of Naples >> What: American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Naples >>When: Friday and Saturday, April 16-17 >>Where: Gulfview Middle School >>Info: 261-0337 In the know


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The country is in the midst of a lifestyle evolution with more than 100 million Americans over the age of 50, Mr. Feuer says. These baby boomers are dedicated to living a healthier, more active lifestyle than their parents did. Max-Wellness provides what retail officials call quality-of-life products, including heart health and skin care products, organic vitamins and supplements and mobility products, some of which are not readily available in typical drug and general merchandise stores. Store associates, or wellness advocates, have extensive classroom training and additional computerized support from Max-Answers. Without guesswork, the handheld Max-Answers technology tablet can recommend a solution or product to address a consumers specific wellness issue or question. The store has a Wellness Answers To Go educational area with literature and an interactive Max-Answers touch screen information station for on-site access to health and wellness information like alternative remedies, drug-nutrient interactions and tips. Wellness advocates can also provide information on wellness trends. And for customers with sensitive health problems, including sexual wellness and incontinence, the Max-Wellness store has a private area called One2One Wellness, where customers can speak confidentially with a wellness advocate. Most retail experiences are not created from the customers perspective and viewed through their eyes, says Mr. Feuer. An inviting and interactive retail atmosphere will help customers feel more comfortable and empowered to seek solutions. The vitamins and supplements section of the store has organic daily essentials, including minerals and dietary items, while orthopedic and mobility sections offer footwear, durable medical equipment, wheelchairs and electric scooters. For more information about Max-Wellness, visit For maximum wellness, North Naples welcomes a Max-Wellness retail store COURTESY PHOTOThe Max-Wellness store care and specialty care services. With more than 15 locations throughout Collier County and most recently in Bonita Springs, physicians at Anchor Health Centers are also affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. For more information, call 403-6310 or visit Screenings for autism at MiromarThe 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. The screenings are courtesy of The Childrens Hospitals neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Phy sician referrals are not required. Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. The next 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. Bridgeport has nursing scholarshipsBridgeport Home Health Care is offering two nursing school scholarships of $1,000 each: one to a non-employee of Bridgeport Home Health Care who resides in Collier or Lee county; and one to a current employee of Bridgeport Home Health Care. Scholarship application packets are available by calling Bridgeport Home Health Care at 344-7420. Completed applications are due by May 15. Information and guidance for cancer patientsDealing with cancer is difficult, but the American Cancer Society is here to help. Newly diagnosed patients can access free resources, information and guidance 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 227-2345 or at ACS provides accurate, unbiased information about cancer to patients, caregivers and family. Patients can receive a New Patient Packet with customized information related to their cancer diagnosis. ACS also provides free support services to help patients with the day-to-day challenges of cancer. Services include: Assistance with transportation to and from cancer treatment Confidence-restoring sessions that help women look their best while going through radiation and/or chemotherapy Treatment-related lodging assistance Referrals to community and national resources The ACS is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 $19995 WWW.LIGHTINGFIRST.USBONITA NAPLES Flotilla 93 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Naples holds its 12th annual Port City Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at City Dock in Crayton Cove. The Coast Guard Station at Fort Myers Beach will have some of its vessels available for guided tours for the public. A fly-over by a Coast Guard C-130 and an air-to-sea simulated rescue demonstration with a helicopter and crew from Clearwater Air Station will take place in Naples Bay in front of City Dock. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will set up a booth on City Dock for vessel exams, recruitment, general information on safe boating and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Coastie, the remote-controlled safety boat, will be there for children. A fly-over by an auxiliary plane is also planned. A short walk from City Dock, the Flotilla 83 station 1099 Ninth St. S. will have an open house throughout the day. All activities are free. In other Flotilla 93 news: A chart navigation course takes place from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 17-18, at the station. Cost is $20 per person, including charts. A three-night GPS course takes place from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, March 22, 23 and 25, also at the Ninth Street South station. Cost is $50, including a textbook and the use of a Garmin handheld for the courses duration. For more information, call Bob Adubato, Flotilla staff officer-public affairs, at 293-7034 or 304-1292. Friends of Rookery Bays March Membership Madness campaign takes place through March 31. Simply purchase a new Friends of Rookery Bay membership online at www.rookerybay. org or mail in a membership application (downloadable from the Web site) postmarked by March 31, and automatically be entered into a prize drawing. Three new members will be chosen at random to receive either a guided kayak trip for six people (children must be age 12 or older), a behind-the-scenes tour and feedthe-fish opportunity for up to six people, or a framed poster of Kathy Spaldings Rookery Bay Continuum painting of the landscape, waterways and wildlife of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www. or call 417-6310. Big Cypress Marketplace presents Its Our Nature, 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. Here are the programs: Friday, March 5: 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. Friday, March 19: Symbiosis in Big Cypress: Living Together in Cooperation, a discussion of the biological partnerships of plants and animals in Big Cypress, led by Ranger Julia Greer. Friday, April 2: Barred to the Swamp: The Relationship between the Barred Owl and the Big Cypress Swamp. Ranger Justin Mercer presents an indepth 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 Naples Coast Guard Auxiliary plans 12th annual Port City DayAdd Rookery Bay to your list of friendsPrograms provide starting point for Everglades expeditions Tree Frog and Roseate Spoonbills, are both part of Kathy Spaldings Continuum painting. COURTESY PHOTOS Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.


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PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 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 >>Lil Cheeks is a 5-moth-old short-haired whos full of love and likes to be around other cats. >>Gus is a neutered, 1-year-old gray and black tabby who really enjoys a good back scratch and brushing. >>Mason and Charley love to nap. Mason is about 1 year old, and Charley is about 6 months old. >>Zora is an unaltered, 8-month-old guy who enjoys hanging around other cats as much as he does people. Kitten season doesnt have to be tragic: Spay and neuter nowcat whos looking for a mate is really looking for trouble. If a car doesnt get him, infectious disease (spread by fighting or mating) or cancer may.A spayed female is a more attentive and loving pet, because her energy isnt constantly directed toward finding a mate. (Cats are in heat nearly all the time until they become pregnant.) If you spay your cat, you protect her from some cancers, infections and from sexually transmitted infectious diseases. Spaying and neutering are the everyday terms for the surgical sterilization of a pet. Neutering or altering is also used to describe both procedures. The technical terms for the two operations are ovariohysterectomy, for the female, and castration, for the male which pretty much explains why spaying and neutering are the preferred terms. Although these procedures are common, many people dont understand whats involved. Spaying is the removal of the females entire reproductive system: The uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries are taken out through an incision in the abdomen. Some veterinarians use stitches that have to be removed in about 10 days time, while others use those that are absorbed into the body. Recovery is fast, taking just a few days, during which you should limit your cats activities no jumping or boisterous play. In neutering, the cats testicles are removed through incisions in the scrotum, the pouch holding the testicles. These incisions are generally left unstitched in this relatively minor procedure. Postoperative care normally involves keeping the incisions clean and dry. Some veterinarians recommend keeping the cat inside (if he is not already an indoor pet) and using shredded newspaper in place of litter until the incisions close, which usually happens within three to five days. Most of the people who write us about pregnant cats are dealing with oops litters, the result of not getting their cat to the veterinarian in time. We sure hope theyll be calling to schedule an appointment for neutering as soon as those babies are weaned.If youre allowing your cat to have just one litter because you want a kitten, please adopt a kitten instead. Youll find plenty to choose from at any shelter or rescue group. Many of them wont find homes, so please help in any way you can. Kitten season starts as soon the weather gets warmer. At its height, shelters typically have more kittens than homes for them. Were on the verge of kitten season now, which means well soon be getting questions about feline pregnancy from people who often had no idea theyd be midwife to pets who are often not much more than kittens themselves. Typical questions include: How long does a cats pregnancy last? (On average, 66 days.) Do I need to help my pregnant cat with delivery? (Yes, usually by leaving her alone.) How do I know if shes close to delivering? (Watch for enlarged nipples and the secretion of a tiny amount of milk.) The question were asked least often is the most important of all: How soon after my cat gives birth can she be spayed? (As soon as the babies are weaned the sooner the better!) Studies show that 80 percent of the cats and dogs in the United States and Canada are spayed or neutered. If your cat is not among them, here are a few facts to consider: A neutered tomcat is less likely to roam, less likely to fight (and less likely to cost you money to patch him up), and less likely to spray urine to mark his territory. Hes more likely to live longer, because the PET TALES NO LITTERING!BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Uclick


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NEWS A31 MUSINGS Rx Have you ever wondered why there is something rather than nothing? Perhaps stating the question this way prohibits unfolding of the inquiry. It seems, rather, that the coming into existence of some-thing depends upon a receptive, empty context, a matrix of possibility, of no-thing, a space from out of which might come an emerging possible. In a cosmic marriage, some and no things embrace. They are entwined, immersed in a dynamic play, a potent narrative begging for a fleshing out and fleshing in. I am struggling with the limits of words here. It seems that the no-thing word is too fatalistic, too devoid. And it seems that the some-thing word is too concrete, too static. What can I say? I feel lame, without a leg to stand on. Then I remember a narrative rising like something out of my stymied nothing. The story goes like this: There was a legless man living in a mountain village. Propped up on the edge of a cliff to watch the changing sky, a shifting of winds and sands and rocks found him tumbling down, amidst the screams of witnessing villagers. As he fell his mind was empty, as empty as his lacking legs. Not even conscious enough to sense death approaching, the impossible emerges. He lands on the back of a wild stallion that is moving fast as the wind. The legs of the beast miss not a beat, and the man upon his back hangs on for dear life. The villagers advise him: Let go. This is not safe. We will catch you. And the man laughs into the wind stream. Are you crazy? When would another such opportunity emerge for a legless man. In my perverse pirateness, I find myself most interested in the horse. It is he who is the cogent force. It is he who bestows power to compel. It is he who is the emergence of the telling, of the sound of narrative. When was the equine falling? At what time did he emerge into the newly possible? I can see his mother in foal, pregnant, he in her belly, falling and re-falling in the oceans of her inner salty sea. I feel him there, even his beginnings beginning deep seated and complete, momentous and profound. In this in-sane saline frolic, at the base of his nasal cavity, there began to develop the VNO, the vomeronasal organ. Through extremely sensitive sensory neurons, pheromones would pass into the VNO depths. These are chemical messengers that carry information between individuals of the same species. Like a kind of sixth sensor the VNO draws in scents, incorporating them. All this is in the service of sorting out reproductive information, the business of making something out of nothing. Horses in the presence of interesting scent perform the flehmen response. They curl back their lips in a grimace, pulling the scent in. For a moment breathing ceases. And so in this moment suspended, the sexual state is assessed. Is it time to make something out of nothing? Many scientific genetic studies have been done to assess the presence of VNO in humans. Some say that they have found evidence of human genes that function to instruct the creation of VNO, but that these genes in the human context do not function. Some researchers call these genes pseudogenes, junk DNA, that are on the last stop of a journey leading them defunct, out of the human genome. Out of the genome, into the wind, nothing at all: Do you hear me calling? When would a creature of substance have another such opportunity to pass into the ever possible? When would a missing link ever be able to hook up like this, making nothing out of some-thing at all? Knowing this in the saline depths, I can almost casually intone, Nothing for me. And I know that you smell it in your ceased breath. You sense my surrender because it is your own. Sharing that is some-thing. Nothing for me 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. Florida Everblades vs. Gwinnett Gladiators 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!!! Thursday, Mar. 4th at 7:30 pm Friday, Mar. 5th at 7:30 pm Saturday, Mar. 6th at 7:30 pm Tickets start at $12. Special Boston Red Sox themed jerseys will be worn and auctioned off live after the Saturday game!Proceeds will bene t Lee Memorial Heath Systems Foundation charities


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Hank Fishkind hereNABOR members hear from the esteemed economist, and more business events. B10 & 11 The high lifeCheck out the latest luxurious model residence in Tavira at Bonita Bay. B13 The frame of mind of the U.S. consumer is an important factor in gauging the level of consumption of goods and services by the American population. Consumer spending accounts for approximately 70 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States. It is the sum total of all the expenditures made in the U.S. economy. This excludes cash transactions that are not reported or recorded. Consumer levels have not always been at the 70 percent level. During World War II, consumer spending was as low as 50 percent of the U.S. GDP. Todays consumption at 70 percent of GDP is the highest among all the developed countries. Consumer spending in the past 15 years has been largely fueled by abundance of credit, little self-restraint and the availability of cheap imports or declines in the cost of technological products that made purchases easier and easier to justify. A lot of consumer spending is discretionary: spent on things which are not needed or that are not utilitarian in purpose. (This truism for Americans is not so for developing countries. There, spending is predominantly for items critically needed or core to daily living.) Possibly the best measure of consumer sentiment is the Consumer Confidence Index, which is issued monthly by The Conference Board, an independent economic research group. The Federal Reserve and all international central bankers as well as all businesses domestic and international closely watch this number. China, for example, values the U.S. consumer as the major buyer of its products. If the American consumer is not perky, it has ramifications for Chinese factory orders andConsumer attitudes will drive recoverySEE MONEY, B9 ch ea er cr on ar th ta MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA Direct to Key WestGulf Coast Airways flies to and from Naples four days a week. B6 Through no fault or virtue of my own, Ive become self-employed. And that means I work at-from-inaround-while home, where I also cook and eat and sleep and clean and feed the farm animals and child-rear and fixup, all within about 50 feet of the place I sit to tap out my livelihood as a writer. Can you imagine doing any of that at The Office either your real one or some version of the NBC workplace comedy where Jim and Pam brought a baby into the mix last week? At home, babies may be in, but water coolers are definitely out. Intimate conversations dont happen. Jim and Pam are nowhere to be found. And good gossip? Or a sudden idea blazing past like a comet that can be shared eyeball-to-eyeball with an office mate? Nonexistent. At home, no one disguises his or her inner child in artificial proprieties of dress and behavior while observing the ferocious office etiquette of profiteering-at-close-quarters. Instead, its all personal and frequently solitary. For anyone who tries this, there are two inviolable rules: One, you have to find the right employer or manager. And two, you have to find the right vocation. In my case, the editor and co-owner of Florida Weekly meets my standards for the right employer. He understands both the value of technology and the range and potential of disciplined creativity, for lack of a better term. The second rule finding the right vocation comes naturally. You probably have to love what you do, or at least like it. Failing that, working from home could become screwing-aroundfrom-home, which is an easy enough trap anyway. To avoid that trap, heres how I deal with five prominent issues of the home office.First: Children When you work from home, your children quickly learn to let you work, always observing a respectful silence. And if you believe that, you better find the nearest corporate office and apply for a job. Some people, therefore, create lines in the sand, backed up by doors in the wall. If the door is shut, daddys working, so DO NOT ENTER.Working at-from-in-around-homeSEE HOME OFFICE, B4 For anyone who tries working from home, there are two inviolable rules: One, you have to nd the right employer or manager. And two, you have to nd the right vocation.BY ROGER WILLIAMS____________________rwilliams@ JON COLVIN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYReflections on five home office issues

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 In his personal life, theres nothing Andrew Hill enjoys more than fishing. Its my number one hobby, he says. Its rare these days, though, to find Mr. Hill out on Naples backwaters trying to land a snook; his time right now is consumed with getting his new business off the ground. Andrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc., which opened its doors in January, was established to help individuals and small employers grow and develop solutions for a financially sound future, two things Mr. Hill has been passionate about since he was a young accounting student at Canisius College in New York. His career choice stems from no apparent influences from family or friends. No one in his immediate family, which includes two older sisters, is in an investment-related field, so hes unsure where he gets his love of numbers. Competition, though, was a big part of his upbringing, and he honed his skills during years of playing ice hockey. And though he did entertain the idea of becoming a professional hockey player, ice hockey was not actually his first sport of choice. I liked football, but mom didnt want me to play, claiming it was too rough. She wanted me to do hockey instead, which is kind of funny, he laughs. Hockey was fun, but it was the competition that ultimately taught Mr. Hill how to be the best in his chosen field. Competition is very important in the financial world, he notes. In fact, he was all prepared to jump into the highly competitive world of Wall Street after finishing his masters in business administration at Syracuse in 1990 when a significant economic recession intervened. A number of firms went out of business. It was hard to get a job on Wall Street, he explains. The unexpected turn of events led him to Florida. His parents had purchased a condo in Naples but never really used it. I had an address and a key, he says. I came down here to see what was happening. At the time, he was a 27-year-old licensed certified public accountant who, after talking himself up at a happy hour, landed a job offer. He knew that Miami or Tampa probably made more sense in his line of work, but here he is almost 20 years later, happy that he never left. It was somewhat of an accident that I ended up here, but I always did appreciate the warmer weather, even though I grew up in much colder climates, he says. Naples ended up being kind to Mr. Hill, even giving him the confidence to start his own investment firm in the 1990s. Then a major political shift made it difficult for independents to compete as banks acquired the small guys and industries consolidated. He joined Fifth Third Bank as a senior portfolio manager overseeing $230 million in client assets. Then he served as senior portfolio manager for Comerica Wealth and Institutional Management. But the world has changed once again. The advantage has reverted back to the independents, making conditions just right for Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, a firm he runs with partner Jennifer Figurelli. Together they provide more than investment management. They consider themselves a financial concierge service helping clients with income taxes, analyzing insurance coverage and even reconciling bank accounts. They will even go so far as to investigate which bank and what types of accounts will best serve their clients. We go above and beyond the normal advisory firm, Mr. Hill says. Crucial to the firms mission is its goal to provide sustainable and socially responsible investment strategies for its clients. Those companies who focus on social and environmental aspects have shown to have a more successful stock performance, he explains. Leaders in sustainability have a competitive advantage. For example, Mr. Hill believes strongly in Cree, a company thats leading the revolution in LED lighting, which uses one-third less power of traditional lighting. He believes its just a matter of weeding out those companies who dont have good business practices. But this isnt something he confines to work hours. Mr. Hill has been an active member of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for 10 years and currently serves as vice chairman on its board of directors. Naples is so dependent on natural resources, he says. Without preserving those we do not have economic opportunity. BUSINESS PROFILE Striving to provide sustainable investment srategies Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Large Salads, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm, and receive another item of equal or lesser value for half price. Dine In ONLY. Restrictions Apply. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 USCG Licensed & InsuredAvailable On-Call for: Private Piloting / Boater Training Boat Deliveries / Wedding CeremoniesCaptain Jim Albert (239) 593-7475 (Of ce) I dont do that, because I wont ever shut out my children. Ive told them what my father once told me: I dont care if Jesus Christ himself shows up for a meeting. If you have to talk to me, he can wait because you come first. What do I do after delivering that line? I explain the situation to them. Please dont interrupt me if Im on the phone unless its an emergency. And if Im writing, take the noise outside. Often they do, but its not a perfect work situation, at least not at my house. Frequently I work on the weekends when my hard-working office wife, Amy Bennett Williams, a writer for The News-Press, is not at her corporate office 20 miles from here. As a mother and an entertainer of boys shes a magician, which means I can work unfettered.Second: Visitors Amy and I avoid a lot of formal socializing, but we have frequent visitors. And we have a rule for those who dont call, or solicitors of one stripe or another: If the gates open, come in. But only if the gates open. (Unlike others, people selling me religions, meat, a new roof or an asphalt driveway quickie will either get a cool or a hostile reception from me.) If you live in a place frequented by visitors and friends, then your life is rich. But you can get a gate, and tell them that if its shut, youre otherwise occupied. I like employing that phrase, because it implies all sorts of delicious things that often arent the case in the pedestrian moment.Third: Domestic duties No question about it, domestic duties can become tyrants. From the light bulb that needs replacing to the laundry that needs doing to the mower that needs fixing to the groceries that need buying to the fence wire that needs tightening to the deck that needs painting, they can reach out and grab you. Sure, you have to pick the kids up from school, and pay attention to them, right then. As for the rest? You control them. You work and perk, work and perk, work and perk. By that I mean you break up the telephone calls with little things. Break up the deeply concentrated efforts less frequently, but with bigger things.Fourth: Food Unlike at the office, and especially if your spouse is an extraordinary chef whose leftovers should be tabled in a gourmet restaurant, eating while youre working can become a dangerous habit. The refrigerator hums quietly but insistently in the next room all day long and not to itself. Roger, come here for a moment, mine says. Roger, the chickens on the second shelf, the rest of the Stilton is in the box, and remember the ratatouille she made? Yes, I remember. I think Ill step outside now and study the umbrella of live oaks that canopy the house, for a moment. I might do some push-ups. Push-ups make the best short workbreak I know.Fifth: Regular hours Forget it. That doesnt mean work all the time you cant let that happen unless you want an intervention. Roger, weve brought you here because youre a workaholic and we love you and want you to get help. You need to join WA, Workaholics Anonymous. (Roger, later: Hi, My names Roger and Im a Workaholic. Room full of fidgeting, depressed-looking people, all together: HI ROGER.) To avoid that, you have to find the hours youre most comfortable with, and then be willing to compromise occasionally. I like to work early, and sometimes I get to. But if not? I work later, or just plain late. And is that worth it? I cant imagine a better work life, for me, than out of the office. HOME OFFICEFrom page 1 239.659.3020 | www.tibbank.comBanking Wealth Management Trust Services MEMBER FDIC | EQUAL HOUSING LENDER NASDAQ:TIBB Tom Longe, Chairman, 239.659.5854 Mike Carrigan, President & CEO, 239.659.3020NAPLES | FORT MYERS | BONITA SPRINGS | CAPE CORAL | PINE ISLAND VENICE | NOKOMIS | HOMESTEAD | FLORIDA KEYS Established in 1974, we are one of the oldest community banks in Florida. We serve nearly 25,000 customers in our 12 area branches. Weve lent over $539 million in the Southwest Florida market and continue to lend. Our total deposits in Southwest Florida exceed $655 million. We have $1.7 billion in assets and over $85 million of shareholder equity. TIB Bank donates thousands of dollars each year to support local business organizations and charities. TIB Bank employees have volunteered 2,000+ hours throughout the communities we serve in the last year.With money to lend, TIB continues to show its commitment to serving the community.If You Have Any Questions About TIB Bank, Call Us! Dr. Paul Jones Director 239.325.4804 Michael Morris Director 239.963.2590 Doug Baird Director 239.262.2600 Brad Boaz Director 239.262.2600 Howard Gutman Director 239.293.7500 Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network members and guests can hear about the latest rules and regulations for small businesses from two banking experts from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, March 18, at Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. Hosts for the evening are co-chairs of the SBRN Banking Committee Barbara Melvin, vice president/business relationship manager for Wachovia Bank, and Loretta Mathuschek, vice president of Business Development for Florida First Capital Finance Corporation. Cost is $15 for SBRN members and $20 for others. Hors doeuvres are included. SBRNs monthly Network After Five socializing will follow the presentation. To register, visit www.sbdcseminars. org. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 16. Edison State wants businesses for upcoming job fairEdison State College is searching for area businesses who are hiring employees to participate in a job fair on the Lee Campus. The job fair offers the chance for area employers to meet more than 1,000 college student candidates. who represent a diverse population of recruits. Some are looking for supplemental income while continuing their education and others are approaching graduation in May. The Edison State College Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22,, at the Barbara at B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Businesses can reserve a table for $75. For more information, call Dr. Kevin Kennedy, coordinator of career services, at 489-9394. Business happenings at FGCU


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She earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University and also has a bachelors degree in visual communications from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, Ireland. She is attending the Florida Bankers Association Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida. Construction Thad Pauly has been named production president for Chinese Drywall Experts, a Naples-based company specializing in correcting problems with defective drywall. Mr. Pauly is a Florida-licensed general contractor. He previously worked as a construction manager for Toll Brothers Florida West Division, with responsibility for both multi-family and single-family home construction. He has 20 years of construction experience in Southwest Florida communities including Port Royal, Aviano at Naples, Belle Lago in Estero and Firano at Naples. Higher Education Ken Millar, dean of College of Professional Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been selected dean of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Long Beach. He will begin his new position on June 1. Mr. Millar has been a dean at FGCU since 2006, overseeing the divisions of Justice Studies, Public Affairs, Resort and Hospitality Management and Social Work. Before joining FGCU, he was director of the School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, dean of the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University, dean of George Williams College of Health and Human Services at Aurora University in Illinois and director of the School of Social Work at Aurora University. He earned his doctorate at the University of Texas at Arlington, his masters in social work at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., and his bachelors degree at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec. Keith Callaghan has been named director of annual giving for the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Mr. Callaghan fills the vacancy created when former director Linda Guerrine became director of donor relations for WGCU Public Media. He will manage four annual giving campaigns for alumni, parents, friends and employees as well as steward the universitys premier annual giving program, The Presidents Society. Before joining FGCU, Mr. Callaghan served as director of development for The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, manager of donor relations for The Nature Conservancy in Altamonte Springs and associate director of development at Fordham University. Health Care Samira Beckwith has achieved recertification as a fellow from the American College of Healthcare Executives, signifying her success in meeting high standards of professional development and excellence as a health care executive. ACHE is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare leaders. Ms. Beckwith is president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, which provides hospice care to people with complex needs related to lifechanging illness. Hope serves people in a 10,000-square-mile area throughout Southwest and mid-Florida. Employee Recognition Mark Stefan, facilities department special projects coordinator, has been named Employee of the Year at the David Lawrence Center. The quality of Mr. Stephans craftsmanship is visible throughout the eight David Lawrence Center and Foundation locations. Since joining the center in 2007, he has been involved in several major construction projects on the main campus and the relocation of the entire Community Services staff to the Horseshoe Drive satellite services office. Prior to joining the David Lawrence Center, he was properties manager for Lake Anna YMCA in Ohio, where he also owned and operated Stefans Management LLC, which provided remodeling, new construction, installation and facilities maintenance services in the residential and commercial settings. He has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry.ON THE MOVE MILLAR STEFAN BECKWITH Board Appointments Childrens Home Society, Southwest Division has appointed several board members to officer positions for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Jake Stephens, senior vice president of business banking, American Momentum Bank, Naples, will serve as board chairman. Jacqueline Chang, owner of the Chang Group, Fort Myers, is appointed as vice chair. Jeremy King, UBS, Fort Myers, has accepted the position of fund development chair. Jill Lowe, a family law attorney of Long, Murphy, & Long P.A, Naples, will serve as advocacy chair. Richard Bourke, New River Fine Art, Naples, will manage board development. In addition to her role with the Southwest Florida Division of Childrens Home Society, Ms. Chang was also recently elected to the state board of Childrens Home Society. She began serving with the Southwest Division of Childrens Home Society in July. Winter Myers and John Belisle of have been named to the board of directors of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Ms. Myers is assistant vice president and relationship manager for the Florida District of KeyBank. Prior to joining KeyBank in 2008, she worked as a private banking relationship manager for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Belisle is senior vice president for Oswald, Trippe and Company Inc. Shad White, a registered client associate with The Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named to the board of directors for the YMCA of the Palms, Naples Chapter.Last year, the chapter delivered more than $2.2 million in free, subsidized or sponsored programs to more than 25,000 children, individuals and families, ensuring the availability of the YMCAs programs and services to those most in need. Property Management Scott Wehrs has been named executive director of Big Cypress Marketplace, an 87,000-square-foot shopping and entertainment venue on U.S. 41 East/Tamiami Trail. The announcement was made by Gerry McHale, receiver for Big Cypress Marketplace. Mr. Wehrss responsibilities include overseeing operations, managing vendor relations, business development and managing the marketing program. A Chicago-area native, he spent more than 10 years in management at Ty Inc., the creator and manufacturer of Beanie Babies, culminating in his being named president and chief operating officer of Ty. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in the consumer banking industry in the Chicago suburbs. Landscaping Forestry Resources announced the appointment of Robert Olinger to the position of vice president of sales, marketing and store operations. He will be responsible for direct sales, marketing and retail store operations including oversight of staff, sales administration, purchasing, advertising and public relations. Mr. Olinger originally joined Forestry Resources in 1997 as vice president of the companys Landscape Supply. He went on to become director of landscape operations with WCI Communities, overseeing an annual landscape budget exceeding $25 million. Cuisine Chef Lisa Fidler has joined the culinary team of Fort Myers-based The Flying Pig Catering as executive chef. Formerly the executive sous chef at Robb & Stuckey Culinary Center in Bonita Springs, she has more than 25 years experience as an executive chef and executive pastry chef. She also owned her own private chef/catering company in the Boston area. Professional Sports Paul Healey has been named assistant coach of the Florida Everblades for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. Mr. Healey has played in 13 games with the hockey team this season since signing with the club in mid-December. Law Attorney Zachary M. Gill has joined the firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz PA. Mr. Gill obtained his bachelors degree from Florida State University and his juris doctor from Barry University School of Law. WHITE OLINGER GILL

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For more information, call Tim Cartwright at 262-6300.The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network presents a program about the latest rules and regulations for small businesses from two banking experts from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero. Hosts for the evening are SBRN members Barbara Melvin, vice president/business relationship manager for Wachovia Bank, and Loretta Mathuschek, vice president of business development for Florida First Capital Finance Corporation. Cost is $15 for SBRN members and $20 for others. Register online at www.sbdcseminars. org. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 16.The Sales and Marketing Council of the CBIA holds a Multi-Media Marketing Made Simple workshop at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Quail West Country Club. Guest speakers will be Paul Messino of Business Technology Insight, Newt Barrett of Content Marketing Strategies, Wes Harper of INGage Networks and Jim Cossetta of 4What Interactive. Cost is $15 for SMC members, $20 for CBIA general members and $25 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations should be made by March 15 at Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Wake Up Naples event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Hilton Naples. Ave Maria is the sponsor. Cost is $20 for members in advance and $25 at the door. The chambers next Business After 5 event takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at The Inn at Pelican Bay. Cost is $5 in advance at $10 at the door. Register for either event at ABWA Neapolitan chapter meets for networking and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Naples. Register online at www. Professionals of Naples members meet for networking, socializing, sports and charity work at various locations and events around town. Typical members are 21-40 years old, but the young at heart are always welcome. For membership information and a calendar of events, visit www.ypnaples. com.The Naples Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the North Naples Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 262-8183 or visit and Social Media members and guests meet from 8-9 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at INgage Networks (formerly Neighborhood America), 2210 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Coffee and Social Media is free and open to people with all social media abilities. For more information or to register, contact Cyndee Woolley at 571-3174 or Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples meets for lunch and a program at noon every second Tuesday in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Members, $30; Guests, $40. RSVP Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803.The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail Professionals of Collier County holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, 475 North Road. E-mail or visit Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services, N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www. BUSINESS MEETINGS Sarlo Power Mowers Inc. is celebrating its 75th year of continuous family ownership and operation. The Sarlo family has been manufacturing its trademark lawn mowers in Fort Myers since 1935. The Sarlo brand has established itself as the industry leader in the area of high performance, high wheel lawn mowers. Sarlo is the oldest lawn mower manufacturer in the United States, under single ownership and is Briggs and Strattons oldest continuous customer. Through four generations we have remained unique among our competition, distinguished by our craftsmanship, quality components and durability. We can thank our loyal dealers and customers for the success of our company, said Tony Sarlo, third-generation president. The Sarlo family operates its flagship retail store and manufacturing plant in Fort Myers, with additional stores in Naples and Bonita Springs. Sarlo lawn mowers are sold by dealers throughout the world. For more information about Sarlo Power Mowers, call 3321955 or visit Sarlo celebrates 75 years of family business


Start the recovery off right with checklist Being a small business owner has never been for the faint of heart, but the last two years have been especially difficult. In fact, more businesses declared bankruptcy in the first nine months of 2009 than in all of 2008. With a slowly improving economy, small business owners have something new to consider: their next step. There is excess capital sitting on the sidelines, waiting to be tapped by businesses bank loans, private equity, and government assistance, said John Asbury, head of Regions Banks business banking. Its about determining the right next step whether its growth, succession or stabilization. There is uncertainty and difficulty still, but there is also opportunity. An honest assessment of ones business can help determine a good direction for the rest of the year. The following checklist should help get the evaluation started: Get a fiscal Realistically look at current financial positions and projections for 2010. Enlist an accountant or bookkeeper to come away with a realistic vision of financial expectations, outlook, cash position, debt, capital needs, etc. Talk to your friends Who are your trusted advisors? They should include a banker/financial advisor, tax advisor, accountant and maybe more. Remember that they bring more to the table than just a specific expertise; they also have a wealth of knowledge from helping other small business owners. Examine your cash flow When do receivables come in? When do you make payments? Can you increase cash on hand? Talk to your accountant, banker or financial partners with a goal of optimizing your cash operating cycle. Stay plugged in Several small business government programs were announced and implemented in 2009. These included recovery loans, increases in SBA guarantee programs, waivers of guarantee fees, and additional deposit insurance. Spend wisely How are you planning to capture business from struggling or out-of-business competitors? Whats your plan to thrive through marketing or promotion? Protect against fraud Start with the simple things, like dividing bookkeeping and payment functions. Then consider moving to electronic monitoring of transactions, electronic payments and having additional checks and balances in your business. Know your safety nets Equity in your business is not the same as debt. Equity is like air in a balloon and debt the ballasts. A balloon that is having difficulty rising isnt aided by more ballasts: it typically needs more air. Price it right Reevaluate what you should charge for your services to be able to reasonably run your business. Remember: its more typical for business owners to undercharge than to overcharge. How have you differentiated your value proposition? Avoid pricedriven competitive strategies. Borrow with purpose Strong businesses should consider how they could expand right now for a host of reasons. Current rates are great. Supply is available and there are incentives for expansion. If youve been parked on the sidelines, when will there be a better time to expand? Plan for the future Growth will return. Then what? Retirement? Succession planning? Keep an eye on potential estate tax liability, which is often overlooked by small business owners. Estate tax laws are in flux as we enter 2010 and change is certain. What are the implications to your plan? Business owners collaborate on campaignThe Naples Community Redevelopment Agency and Paradise Advertising & Marketing Inc. recently launched the Downtown Flavors campaign to highlight the boutiques, restaurants, hotels and more in the downtown Naples area. In its first week, the campaign generated more than 10,000 visitors to a new Web site. Business owners that may otherwise consider themselves competitors collaborated to lead the marketing campaign. The group sought help from the Naples City Council and received $50,000 for the campaign from CRA funds. In this new economy, businesses that were once competitors are recognizing the value in joining forces for the greater good, City Councilman Gary Price says. Downtown Flavors showcases the dining, shopping and hospitality options the CRA district has to offer. Targeting residents and visitors in Lee and Collier counties, the campaign consolidates and highlights all the information needed for finding the right event or offer that will draw them to the area. The campaign kicked off with a collaborative Web site,, that provides visitors concise, menu-structured and frequently updated information on all of the events, offers and promotions in the area. The three-month campaign is supported with radio, print and online advertising, as well as e-mail blasts, public relations and other marketing elements. The campaign implements an integrated approach combining elements of social marketing, public relations and traditional marketing. The effort includes the use of Twitter and other social networking tools to provide users with the most updated information at all times. It is more important than ever that we all work together for the benefit for our economy, says Cedar Hames, president of Paradise Advertising & Marketing. Its a pleasure to be supporting such an all-star collaboration between the city of Naples and its business owners. It makes good sense for everyone involved. Its our goal to assure that Naples is represented as a destination of choice for both local residents and visitors, he adds. We expect to see even more positive results in the coming months, and certainly a significant increase in the areas tourism and economy. BUSINESS BRIEFS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 2311SantaBarbaraBlvd. CapeCoral239-458-8700 ReflectionPkwy.@CypressLake FortMyers239-590-9994 2700ImmokaleeRd. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 BUSINESS B9 Larry LeppoManaging Director Investments 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34108 239-254-2200 800-237-8680 larry.leppo@wfadvisors.comJoin us for a cup of coffee... and a second opinion. During volatile and confusing markets, we understand that even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan theyve been following. Wed like to help and we can start by offering a cup of coffee and a second opinion. By appointment, youre welcome to come in and talk with us about your investment portfolio. If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals in spite of the current market turmoil well gladly tell you so, and send you on your way. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer t with your goals, well explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, well recommend some alternatives. Either way, the coffee is on us. For a free consultation, please contact us and let us know if you prefer milk or cream. export levels. The CCI calculation is based on 5,000 responses to questions about the present and future economic expectations. It takes into account business conditions now versus the next six months, employment conditions now versus the next six months, and total family income for the next six months. It permits the average Joe to differentiate between feelings about the current economy from the future. These answers form a composite, the CCI itself, and timedimensioned categories. Lets see what the index said recently. The February CCI was reported to be 46.0, down from 56.5 in January. The Present Situation Index decreased to 19.4 from 25.2. The Expectations Index declined to 63.8 from 77.3 last month. (A change of 5 percent or more is considered to be statistically important; not just static in the data.) Even more importantly, you can drive a truck through the difference between peoples feelings about the present situation and their expectations. Consumers really expect economic improvement even though the peak in federal bailout money has been spent. Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board Consumer Research Center said: Consumer Confidence, which had been improving over the past few months, declined sharply in February. Concerns about current business conditions and the job market pushed the Present Situation Index down to its lowest level in 27 years (February 1983, 17.5). Consumers short-term outlook also took a turn for the worse, with fewer consumers anticipating an improvement in business. The all-time peak in the CCI was in 2000, which coincided with the dot-com bubble. Since then, the interim peak was in 2007 also a peak in the U.S. stock market. Another look at consumer confidence comes from the University of Michigan index. The MCSI has many similarities to the CCI but it focuses on consumers general perception of their financial condition. The statistical base is frequently smaller (with a minimum of 50 phone calls). Interestingly, their take on the economy in February is not so dreary. While there was a downtick in their February report but not anywhere as dramatic as the CCI index. You might be surprised that the consumer sentiment indices are weaker even though GDP for the fourth quarter of 2009 was strong: 6.3 percent nominal and 5.9 percent inflation adjusted. The problem for the consumer is that he is not feeling the recovery in terms of income growth, personal financial condition, or availability of jobs and job security. The past month saw new home sales drop to record lows; home prices fall again; housing inventory (in terms of months of supply) rise again and bank lending fall in the sharpest decline since 1942. The Federal Reserve, which sets monetary policy, has to read the economic tea leaves of this major downturn. With consumption representing 70 percent of the economic pie, there will be no real recovery until the consumer feels it. 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@ MONEYFrom page 1 Ph: 239-417-1216 5047 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 34113 On US41 just past Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. in the Village Fall complex. Taste the incredible JD Jags ribs! If you dont think theyre the best, your meal is on us! With this Coupon: 1/2 BBQ CHICKEN+ FRIES AND COLESLAW! FOR $6.95 Joel Soorenko, BrokerVR Business Brokers 5627 Naples Blvd Naples Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful Guidance Business Valuation Existing Business Sales Mergers and Acquisitions Exit Strategy Global Marketing Pilates Studio Landscape & Curbing Co. Garage Door Service Co. Sign Co. Asset Sale Hair Salon (4) Catering & Sandwich Shop Restaurant w/Beer & Wine Arcade/Casinos (2) LARGE Chinese Restaurant 16 Acre Tree Farm Money ran out last week for the governments popular small business loan program that increased federal loan guarantees and reduced borrower fees. Funding for the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 through the Small Business Administration was expected to last until the end of February. This doesnt mean that loans will cease to be available to small businesses, but for now, the SBA said, those that need money will have to accept the relatively less-favorable terms of traditional SBA loans. The loan guarantees and the reduced fees had a significant impact. By guaranteeing 90 percent of the loan (rather than the usual 75 percent), the SBA reduced lenders risks, making them more willing to lend money at more favorable rates and on less strict terms. Since February 2009, SBA Administrator Karen Mills said the SBA has used the $500 million allocated to the program to support more than $20 billion in lending to small businesses. Ms. Mills also noted that under the Recovery Act, 1,100 lending institutions were brought back into the SBA lending program that hadnt made SBA loans since 2007. The next batch of recovery fundsThe key for small businesses that need loans is to get in line now for Recovery Act funds or to apply for traditional lending, if they qualify. Traditional loans have stricter terms and may be harder to get. But for those small-business owners holding out hope for the better deal under the Recovery Act system, there are two options. Sometimes money that gets earmarked for a small business loan is not disbursed. If that happens, those Recovery Act funds return to the pot, and those who are in the Recovery Loan Queue have first dibs. The SBA restarted the Recovery Loan Queue on Monday, according to Ms. Mills. The better option to hope for is action on Capitol Hill. The House passed an extension to the Recovery Act allocating additional funds in December, but the bill is stalled in the Senate. Meanwhile, President Obamas $30 billion program for small business lending is also waiting for congressional approval. If Congress does extend and fund the Recovery Loan program, those in the queue will be first in line. Small businesses can watch the queue online. Small biz lending stimulus runs dryProgram extension awaits Senate approval

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 Your World Discovered for The Immokalee FoundationThe fourth annual Travel Showcase presented by Preferred Travel of Naples at Club Pelican BayBeth Tikvah honors Murray and Pauline HendelNETWORKING Danna Kriser, Jay Markel and Beth Liss Phil and Ruth Jason Steve Williams, Alan Matthews and Mary Alice Armstrong Mayor Bill Barnett, Murray Hendel and Rosalee Bogoj Don ONeill and Wilma Boyd with students who benefit from programs of The Immokalee Foundation. Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Jack Nortman, Murray and Pauline Hendel, Ursula and Kurt PfahlWe 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@ Bruce and Bridgett Yamron, Ursula Phahl and Reg Buxton Orlando and Mayela Rosales, Tony Hernandez and Esther Alvarez COURTESY PHOTOS ARI SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTOS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 BUSINESS B11 Distinguished Speaker Series at the Naples GrandeGeorge W. and Jeb Bush with Jim Angle at Naples Town Hall Hank Fishkind at NABORs general business meetingNETWORKING Jeb Bush, John and Penny Barr, George W. Bush Bob Edwards, George W. Bush, Terry Edwards Joni Albert and Debbie Zvibleman Amy Reinholdt and Arlene Carozza Glenn Hasse, George W. Bush, Kay Hasse Linda Loomis and Marsha Rogers Debra Wine and Dominic Pallini Peter Aron, George W. Bush, Erika Aron Robyn DeVille and Barbara Barnes-Buchanan Rick and Brenda Fioretti Jeb Bush, William and Rose Mary Everett, George W. BushWe 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 KEITH ISAACS PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS


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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13 Stock Development posts strong sales numbers A Buyer Meets Seller real estate convention takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14, and again Sunday, March 28, in the clubhouse at The Strand Country Club, giving buyers and sellers the opportunity to gather and do business in one place. 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 USAMrktgGroup@ or call 430-3995. The Strand Country Club is at 5840 Strand Blvd., off Immokalee Road immediately west of Interstate 75. A design scheme of earth, water and sk y cr eates serene moods throughout the 3,517 square feet of living area in Tavira model 1202 in Bonita Bay. Subtle greens, slate blues and fawn tones are blended with textured walls and appointments to harmonize with the environs. Adjacent to Estero Bay Park, the 26-story Tavira tower enjoys sweeping views of preserve, Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The furnished and decorated private elevator foyer leads to the homes double-door entry, which opens onto a hallway that showcases artwork. Two full-length mirrored panels with custom glass shelving and a unique curved bench create a sense of motion. Ahead is the formal living room with fireplace, and adjacent media room with flat-screen television and custom shelving. While the rooms are open to one another, they are visually distinct by use of color and ceiling and wall treatments. Towering over Bonita Bay, Tavira model design is naturally inspiredStock Development sales numbers for the first six weeks of 2010 show 40 new home contracts executed at Lely Resort in Naples, Paseo in Fort Myres and Vivante in Port Charlotte. CEO Brian Stock reports the companys new home sales volume was $14.3 million and sales were spread evenly across all types of residences. Stock Developments communities offer a diversity of new homes, from flats and townhomes to single-family homes and custom-built estate homes. More than 100 floor plans are available. The strong sales numbers come on the heels of numerous honors. Both Lely Resort and Paseo won 2009 Community of the Year. Stock Development and Stock Construction received 16 Sand Dollar Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association for their work at Lely Resort. In addition to the Community of the Year honors, there were four clubhouse and pool awards, three residential design awards and two interior design awards. Stock received 11 Pinnacle Awards from the Lee Building Industry Association. Capping the honors was the Builder of the Year award for Stock Construction from CBIA. Mr. Stock attributes the companies continued strength to long-term planning. We have ongoing new home construction across a wide variety of home styles so that inventory is available for homebuyers who want to move in immediately, he said. Having more than 100 homes in permitting or under construction sets us apart in this market. More than 50 furnished models are open in Stocks three Southwest Florida communities. At Lely Resort, a total of 11 neighborhoods of flats, townhomes, coach homes, twin villas, single-family homes and estate homes are offered with prices beginning in the $180,000s. Paseo offers residences beginning in the $140,000s. And at Vivante, homes are priced from $134,990. Stock Development headquarters are at 2647 Professional Circle in Naples. For more information, visit Convention sessions bring buyers, sellers togetherCOURTESY PHOTOThe Players Club at Lely Resort OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 BY JAMES YORKFlorida Home Realty SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe living room in the new Tavira model SEE TAVIRA, B20


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Behind the gates you are welcomed by fountains of fire and water. A private beach embraces you with serene sunsets and warm waters. The concierge, beach and poolside services cater to your every need. Few beachfront residences remain where inspiration and location await.Picture yourself living in the last, new beachfront residences in North Naples. EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES 239.514.5050 11 125 Gulf Shore Drive. Naples, FL 34108Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by chapter 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.New models shown by appointment. Residences from $2.5 million.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 REAL ESTATE B19 CANT SELL YOUR HOME?THE TIME TO RENT IS NOW!We make your rental experience smooth from start to nish.For all of your North Naples/Bonita Springs listing needs Call or e-mailJanine Novick (239) 405-2994 jnannualrentals@aol.comFor all of your South Naples/Marco Island listing needs Call or e-mailJudy Vitale (239) 877-7597 jvannualrentals@aol.comAnnual Rentals, Inc.1100 5th Ave S #201 Naples, FL 34102Licensed Real Estate BrokerSpecializing in Rental Properties, condos villas homes TwinEagles is oered by Bonita Bay Group Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability are all subject to change without notice. Photos and renderings shown are intended to be representative of available product. Broker participation is 11330 TwinEagles Blvd. NAPLES 239.352.8000 to onFind your new home at TwinEagles in a lush, tranquil and natural setting where youre completely in your element. You can enjoy the classic Florida lifestyle today in one of these beautiful homes at TwinEagles, where nature is preserved and life is harmoniously blended with the environment. from $469,990This Centex single-family oor plan features 3,021 sq. ft. a/c, four bedrooms, three baths, great room, dining room and lanai. $1,549,900A single-family model home by Divco Construction Corp. with four bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths, study, dining and great room. $1,665,000This single-family model home by Bordeaux Homes has 4,059 sq. ft. a/c, four bedrooms, four-and-onehalf baths, pool and covered lanai. $2,195,000A furnished two-story home by Arthur Rutenberg Homes offers ve bedrooms, six-and-two-half baths, den, bonus room, pool and spa. from $388,990A single-family oor plan by Centex has 2,562 sq. ft. a/c, three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, den, great room and two-car garage. $2,475,000London Bay Homes island-inspired model offers fabulous lake and golf views, three bedrooms, four-and one-half baths and 4,642 sq. ft. a/c. $1,498,000Kingon Homes furnished singlefamily home has three bedrooms, three full baths, study, custom pool and spa. from $317,950A rst-oor home by Pulte Homes has 2,367 sq. ft. a/c, two bedrooms plus den, two baths, island kitchen, large lanai and two-car garage. from thes Of course. Designer Kira Krmm recently completed a three-year collaboration with a Shanghai publisher on a book highlighting her work and that of other American interior designers. Serving as the contributing editor of Modern Interior Design, American Collection, Ms. Krmm shares examples and tenets of modern American interior design with the people of China. She selected top designers throughout the United States to showcase their different styles of modern American design. My goal was to present design styles from classic to contemporary, set in both commercial and residential environments, to illustrate the diverse spectrum of creativity and talent that defines American interior design today, Ms. Krmm says. The book has been released in China in both English and Chinese by Lexigraphical Publishing Group and is available throughout Shanghai. It features several of Ms. Krmms projects in Estero, Naples and Marco Island. Kira Krmm Interior Design is in the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The firm specializes in luxury private residences. For more information call 9925586 or visit Designer shares American ideas in book for Chinese audiencesKRMM

PAGE 51 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 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* Annual/Seasonal Rentalswww.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 Mediterra/Calabria 3bd+den/3ba $3900 mo. seasonal Vanderbilt Beach/Airport Rd.Naples RetailNaples Furnished with an electric grill, sink, cabinetry and direct western views of the Gulf of Mexico. The second guest suite with full bath has a private, open terrace looking over preserve, bay and gulf. A den/third bedroom with chocolate brown sofa and built-in library cabinetry looks out over Bonita Bay and is a tucked-away haven for reading or business. The kitchen features generous cabinetry and a Sub-Zero/Wolf appliance package. Adjoining the kitchen is the formal dining area with sights to the horizon through large windows. Direct views of the gulf also are enjoyed from the owners quarters, which have access to the screened terrace. The Lutg ert Companies crea ted Tavira with a total of 90 residences. All residents of Tavira enjoy the rooftop deck where the view stretches from Sanibel to Naples and eastward over Bonita Bay. Downstairs, a deck area with heated pool, individual cabanas, two gas grills, a shared poolside cabana with dual-sided fireplace and seating welcome residents and their guests. A handsomely appointed clubroom with bar and fireplace, theater, billiard room, fitness center, womens and mens spa complete with steam rooms and a massage room are added luxuries. Pets are also welcome. Tavira 1202 is priced at $1,866,800, plus the model package of $350,000. It is open for viewing daily. To view residence 1202 and other models, visit the Bonita Bay Sales Center at the entrance to the community. For more information, call 495-1105 or visit Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. is the exclusive representative of Tavira at Bonita Bay. The real estate division of The Lutgert C ompanies, Premier has offices in The Village on Venetian Bay and the Northern Trust Building in Park Shore; in Old Naples on Broad Avenue and Fifth Avenue South; in North Naples in Mercato and on Vanderbilt Beach Road across from the Ritz Carlton; on Marco Island at The Esplanade Shoppes and in The Promenade at Bonita Bay. TAVIRAFrom page 13


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PAGE 67 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 What can we do? he asks. Its a new world.A new arrangementIn Fiddler, a Jewish family and the small town of Anatevka hold tightly to tradition, but find change forced upon them. Putting on Fiddler on the Roof is itself somewhat of a tradition for community theaters. The songs are well known, and the show demands a large cast; 38 are in The Naples Players production, including many teens and 20-somethings. The volunteer actors have been rehearsing since Jan. 11. At this rehearsal, theyre a week away from opening, and all the pieces of the show have to be knit together. They rehearse on stage nightly for four hours. Its the dance and sing, Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan says about this particular rehearsal session, Our own special version of whats called the sitzprobe, a German term describing the cast sitting and singing with the orchestra. But we dont sit. The actors go through all the musical numbers with the orchestra, but they do it moving, as well as listening. You see none of the book scenes, she says, referring to the spoken dialogue parts of a musical. On the following two nights, the cast will go through light and sound cues exhausting, painstaking rehearsals. Then, a dress rehearsal. The costumes are rentals from the Theatre Development Fund. At one point during the dance and sing, Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor Dot Auchmoody, a blue tape measure hanging around her neck, comes downstairs from the costume shop to talk with director Dawn Lebrecht Fornara. Ms. Auchoody will alter and tweak the costumes before opening night. On stage, the cast goes through the songs, from opening to closing numbers, progressing in fits and starts. There are solos, duets and big ensemble numbers. There are love songs, a wedding song, a Sabbath prayer, a comic nightmare. Its the first time theyre rehearsing on stage accompanied by the 10-piece orchestra. Many of the men sport full beards theyve been growing since the summer. Most of the older men came into the auditions with beards, says Ms. Fornara. That was in December. We said, Do not shave and do not cut your hair! The actors are dressed an odd hybrid of modern and traditional clothing, as if early 20th century Russia has met 21st century America. Some are wearing baggy shorts with dance shoes. Mai Puccio, who plays Tevyes wife, Golde, wears a gray Patriots sweatshirt paired with an ankle-length patterned skirt. Tevye has a fishing cap. The two, sitting side-by-side in a small bed for the dream sequence number, make an odd couple.Directors notesMs. Fornara and her husband, Musical Director Charles Fornara, have been urging The Naples Players to do Fiddler for a quite some time. Were both very passionate about the show, she says. We love the show. When Ms. Dunnagan first tried to obtain the rights to the musical, she couldnt, because a national tour with Topol (who played Tevye in the original West End production in London and in the 1971 movie) was under way. No theater could get the rights while the show was touring the U.S. When The Naples Players finally got the green light, Ms. Dunnagan asked Ms. Fornara if shed direct the show. A professional dancer, choreographer and actor, Ms. Fornara has choreographed many of the Players previous musicals and directed last seasons highly popular KidzAct version of Thoroughly Modern Millie. I was nervous about doing it, she admits about taking on Fiddler as the director. But everyone said, Just do it! Youre ready! In the process, she has learned that directing is a lot like choreographing. When I choreograph, I take it from a directing standpoint, she says. I try to make a scene out of every dance I do. What she has found more difficult, however, is juggling the logistics, the scheduling. But she enjoys creating a show and motivating the cast and crew to do their best. She has high standards, and the actors push themselves to meet them. Ms. Fornara has directed some of the actors in Fiddler in various KidzAct productions and is proud to see them now, acting on the main stage in an adult production. Its a lot of fun and a lot of work, a lot of blood, sweat and tears, she says. At this point, I have to let go and be a cheerleader for them. Im really proud of their work. The entire production, she says, is coming together really well. While the lead characters are critical for the production, Ms. Fornara believes the ensemble is the most important part of a musical. Its the ensemble that sets the whole show up, she says. Without them, its like having New York City without the people in it. It wouldnt be New York City. Its the people who make it exciting. In Fiddler, she adds, You have 25 people in a scene, and they have to be seeing and feeling the same thing. You have to show the community, and the circle and the pride and the love of their faith. (Its about) this tight circle and their relationships.The warm fuzziesAnd of course, everyone knows the music, written by Jerry Bock with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and including If I Were a Rich Man, Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset. Its one of my favorite musicals, says Mr. Fornara, who also directs the orchestra in a new arrangement of the old favorite. When she agreed to direct the show, the first thing Ms. Fornara and her husband did was listen to the musicals soundtrack. I put the CD on and listened to it, and got chills with Tradition, she says. Sabbath Prayer is my favorite. It made me cry. Even though she went to Catholic high school, she says, the music speaks to her. The message and the emotions are universal. It has a warmth and a heart, she says. It gives you the warm fuzzies. TRADITIONFrom page 1 >> What: Fiddler on the Roof >> When: through April 3 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples >> Tickets: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org in the know Many performances of Fiddler on the Roof already are sold out. Some performances still have tickets available, however, and sometimes tickets are returned or exchanged, making them available for other patrons. On the day of the performance only, if a performance is sold-out, patrons can place their name on a wait-list beginning at 6 p.m. Wait-list requests must be made in person at the Box Office and accompanied by cash or check in payment. The Naples Players suggest that waitlist patrons then enjoy Fifth Avenue South and return to the Box Office 10 minutes prior to show time. If the head usher is able to seat any wait-list patrons, they will be escorted into the theater; if no seats are available, their cash or check will be returned immediately. Two to six wait-list patrons frequently can be seated. The Box Office at 701 Fifth Avenue S. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondayFriday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. It is also open two hours before each performance. For more information, call 263-7990 or visit Tickets might be tough to come by COURTESY PHOTOSTop: Young members of the cast of Fiddler. At left: Bob Staeheli, playing Tevye with Mai Puccio, playing Tevyes wife Golde. Above: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, director/choreographer.

PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Sully & Sophias Irish-Italian Comedy Wedding By Darlyne Franklin Productions at Big Cypress Marketplace at noon on March 6. $42, includes lunch. 774-1690 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. Relatively Speaking By The Marco Players March 12-28, with previews March 9-11. Little House on the Prairie The Musical Broadway At the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts March 9-14. 597-1900. 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. 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. Symphony Rachmaninoff to Ravel By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra March 4-7. 597-1900. Thursday, March 4 Village Nights Enjoy music and shopping from 6-9 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay. 403-2204. Funny Guy The Off The Hook Comedy Club presents Gary Gulman tonight through Sunday. General admission: $20 per person. 389-6900. Irish Shindig Village on Venetian Bay hosts a St. Patricks Day celebration with Irish fare for sale from 5:30-9 p.m. 261-6100. Art Evening Rosen Gallery and Studios presents A Taste of Raku Art Evening from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy an extraordinary pottery-filled evening of glazing, socializing and firing. $43 per person. 821-1061 for reservations. 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. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. Friday, March 5 Happy Hour Season kicks into gear from 5:15-7 p.m. 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. Regular admission is $4.95-$9.95; members are free. German Fest The German American Club is sponsoring a German Music Festival at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, with doors opening at 5 p.m. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. 774-1582. Outdoor Opera Opera Naples presents The Magic Flute at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Cambier Park band shell on 8th Street South. 5147464. Live Music Mercatos First Friday Concert features two bands and benefits Neighbors helping Neighbors from 6-10 p.m. Miniatures Exhibit The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts A Pastel & Small Works Exhibition and Open House from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition remains on display through March 18. or 495-8989. 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. 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. tonight and Saturday at North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Road. 352-6366 or Free Concert Jimmy Blackwood and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet give a free concert at Marco Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Love offering accepted, 875 West Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. 394-8186 or 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 Kappo Kings. 267-0783 or Saturday, March 6 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. at the Restaurant Piazza at Miromar Outlets. 948-5384. Elvis Tribute The PhilharCOURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Italian American Club hosts Pablo and Alicia Repun for an evening of Argentine tango lessons and dancing from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at club headquarters at 7035 Airport Pulling Road. Beginners are welcome. Admission is $15 per person and includes instruction, milonga (social dance) and refreshments. For more information, call 738-4184 or visit


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY monic Center for the Arts presents The Ultimate Bash Celebrating Elvis 75th Birthday at 8 p.m. Blue Suede Shoes is the critically acclaimed tribute show, featuring two renowned Elvis impressionists. $39 per person. 597-1900. Art Fest The Mercato Fine Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. 403-2204. Music Workshops Phil Leadbetter and Richard Bennett will be conducting Dobro and guitar workshops at Freds Diner, 2727 Immokalee Road, Naples, from 10 a.m.-noon. Reservations: 431-7928. Art Event Art in the Park is set for 10 a.m.4 p.m. on Park Street, alongside The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. Art Affair The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts at 6 p.m. $200 per person. Eight wines are paired with a four-course gourmet dinner created by Chef Martin Murphy at the Robb & Stucky Culinary Center. 495-8989 or Casting Call An open casting call for a childrens TV show starts at 10 a.m. in Suite 102 at Miromar Outlets. Children ages 5-17 may audition. Twenty-five kids will be chosen for the opportunity to play a role in the production of the book Dalmingo the Flamingo to air as a half-hour TV show and an audio video book. 398-3605 to reserve an audition time. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic rock by Both Hands. 267-0783 or Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ Sunday, March 7 Music Aplenty The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents four bands, Skeeterland Band, Sawgrass Drifters, Borrowed Time and The Bean Pickers, from 2-4:15 p.m. at the Bonita Elks Club, 3231 Coconut Road. Admission $6. 947-2753. Improv Event Naples City Improv starts at 8 p.m. at the Norris Center. Join the Naples City Improv Players as they perform in a series of hilarious, fast-paced, unscripted games. $15 per person. 213-3058. Music Fest The Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track kicks off its March Music Festival with a Music of the Tropics show from 1-6 p.m. 9922411. Outdoor Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Dinner Show The English Pub, 2408 Linwood Ave., presents George Orr and Larry Janca in The Hot Rod Show. $34.95. 775-3727. Art Festival The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center hosts the inaugural Mercato Fine Arts Festival at the Mercato Lifestyle Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3 donation requested. 262-6517. Outdoor Film Gulf Coast Town Center shows Silver Screen Classic movies at 7 p.m. every Sunday through the end of March. Tonight: The Graduate. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 267-0783 or Monday, March 8 Dinner Show Erins Isle presents the Andy Cooney Dinner Shows at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 and $55. 774-1880. Chamber Concert th Brandenberg on 5th, the debut of the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, is set for 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, with Maria Nemtsova on piano and William Noll, conductor. 434-8505 or www. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, March 9 Free Concert s on 5th, a special free concert for subscribers of Classic Chamber Concerts, starts at 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. 434-8505 or Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, March 10 March Madness Evening on Fifth features music, shopping and dining n Fifth Avenue South from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 435-3742. British Invasion Moody Blues performs at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Four Loves of FDR By Rusty Brown and Regina Dowd at 2 p.m. at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero. No charge. 390-3200. Upcoming events Art Event: The Photographic Image as Art In the Home is presented at 4 p.m. March 11 at the 10th Street Design Group, 141 10th Street South. Designers and artists present their perspectives on the use of photographic art in interior design. 354-9878. Flamenco Evening The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Flamenco! at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $30-$40. Enjoy a night of music, dance and the history of flamenco dancing with Clarita Filgueiras. 495-8989 or Improv Fun Join the NCI Players as they perform in a series of hilarious, fast-paced, unscripted games that will keep you rolling in your seats at 8 p.m. March 12 at the Norris Center. $15. 213-3058. Cabaret Evening The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts No. 13 Life is a Cabaret from 6-9 p.m. March 12. Enjoy the fun of a French cabaret in the Main Gallery of the Art League as it is transformed into a bistro-style dinner theater. $125 per person, 495-8989 or www. Art Event The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 am.-5 p.m. March 13 and 14 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Ranked among the top art festivals in the nation, this juried event brings the artworks of 208 national and international artists to Bonita. 495-8989 or Bluegrass Concert Frontline Bluegrass performs from 7-11 p.m. March 12 at Bayshore Landing with special surprise guests. $ 5 cover. www. Ikebana Exhibit Ikebana International holds its Annual Exhibit March 12-13 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Enjoy a dazzling display of Japanese flower arrangements using live flowers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 pm. Saturday. $5 for adults; children are free. www.ikebananaples. com or 390-2881. Bluegrass Artist Jon Garon & Friends perform at 7 p.m. March 13 at the Norris Center. $10. 213-3058. Museum Event Enjoy coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. March 13 at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art with Michael Culver, who will be your guide through the exhibitions marking the museums 10th anniversary season. Afterward, adjourn to the Dome for coffee and conversation. 597-1900 or The Drifters The Estero High School Jazz Band opens for The Drifters at 7 p.m. March 13 at the school auditorium. Enjoy the legendary rockers as they perform hits like Save the Last Dance for Me. Proceeds benefit the EHS Music Program. $30 reserved seats; $45 VIP. 405-1663. Many Genres Musicians John Wheat, Jon Garon, Mark Kreitzer, Mike Blasucci and Leslie Weidenhammer perform from 7-10 p.m. March 13 at the Norris Center, 755 8th Ave. South. Enjoy everything from bluegrass to jazz. 213-3058. Woodcarving Show Wood carvers exhibit their carvings and demonstrate carving techniques at the annual Woodcarving Exhibit from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13, at the Estero Community & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Free. The Bonita Wood Carvers meet weekly throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons at the Estero Community & Recreation Center. Instruction is available for beginners and advanced carvers enhance their skills during the regular club sessions. 826-5388. St. Paddys Day McCabes Irish Pub celebrates St. Patricks Day twice. The pub hosts two St. Patricks Day celebrations: March 13, in conjunction with Naples St. Patricks Day Parade and March 17, when McCabes hosts an all-day Irish extravaganza starting at 9:30 a.m. McCabes Irish Pub is at The Inn on Fifth, 699 Fifth Avenue South.1-888-403-8778. Concert Trinity by the Cove features the Virtuoso Piano, a recital by Victor Rosenbaum, at 4 p.m. March 14. 262-6581. Send calendar listings to events@


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY HALF PRICE TICKETS ALL Opening Weekend Shows!Half-price discount not valid with any other offer. Fri, March 12 Sun, March 28 Gulf Coast Town Center Home of the Bass Pro Shops TICKETS: Photo Mitchel Gray LIVE! ON-TOUR IN FT. MYERSCourtesy of Even the best relationships between man and woman have their bumpy spots. Add cultural differences to the mix, and the road can grow especially rough. Thats the scenario for Anna and the King of Siam, the two titular characters of The King and I (playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through April 10.) But there are a couple more twists. Theres a power difference. Anna is a governess from Wales and the king is .well, king. He sees her as his subject and expects her to grovel before him. She doesnt quite see the situation as he does and refuses to kowtow, literally or figuratively.And though others can see it, the two havent even acknowledged to themselves that theyve fallen in love. All this, plus the lyrical songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and you can understand why this Tony Award-winning musical has been pleasing audiences for 60 years, spawning a 1956 film and multiple revivals on Broadway and in London. The current production playing at the Broadway Palm is, quite simply, one of the best musicals Ive seen on its stage. Its thoroughly charming and romantic, in the best sense of the word. Anna (Amanda Morgan) is sunny and optimistic, but fiercely stubborn. Shes polite, but holds her own with the king, seeing him as an equal. Its extremely challenging for an actor to play good, without appearing bland or overly saccharine, but Ms. Morgan succeeds. Galloway Stevens, as the King of Siam, is just as suited to his role, which is also tricky to play. Ive seen other productions where the king is too arrogant and sinister, and its difficult to care for him at all. But director Brian Enzman has his actors hit exactly the right tone. The king is powerful, but he also has a warm, vulnerable side, which he reveals to the audience. In his solo, A Puzzlement, he struggles with making the right decisions and how to lead his people. He possesses an unending thirst for knowledge, which is part of the reason hes invited Anna to teach his 67 children and his many, many wives but only those wives currently in the kings favor, he specifies. But for all his kindness, the king has a glaring flaw: hes unable to admit when hes wrong, and flies into a rage when questioned. He may think hes saving face, but everyone around him knows when hes wrong, and works to tip-toe around him. The two clash, as strong-willed people do, but are also attracted to each other, though theyre unable to admit it. The scenes with Ms. Morgan and Mr. Stevens are electric, especially when they polka together in Shall We Dance? And watch Annas face when the king convinces her to bow to him; its priceless. The chemistry between the two is delicious. The rest of the cast also puts in strong performances. Theres a subplot: Lun Tha (Jose Sampedro) in love with Tuptim (YoonJeong Seong) whos been given to the king as a gift from the Prince of Burma. Though their characters are secretly in love, the two throw off no sparks when theyre together on stage. But thats all forgiven when they open their mouths to sing.Ms. Seong has a more operatic voice, which she displays in My Lord and Master. But she and Mr. Sampedro have two duets (We Kiss in the Shadow and I Have Dreamed), and Mr. Sampedros voice is a pleasure to listen to.Kevin Schuering puts in a strong performance as The Kralahome, the kings stern right-hand man, and Ya Han Chang is stately and wise as Lady Thiang, the kings first wife. Nick Hambruch and Derek Wu split the responsibility of portraying Prince Chulalongkorn, the kings young son on the cusp of puberty, who will succeed his father on the throne. Spencer Barney and Christian Koller share the role of Annas son, Louis. Yes, the many young princes and princesses who toddle out during The March of the Siamese Children are adorable, but wisely, the director doesnt focus on them. And you dont overdose on cuteness during Getting to Know You. This musical contains a show within it: a Siamese interpretation of Uncle Toms Cabin, performed in traditional eastern style. The cultural differences make the interpretation both humorous and intriguing. (For example, they refer to Simon Legree as Simon of Legree, of the kingdom of Kentucky. And Buddha also plays a role in the play.) This fascinating dance, choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary, is very moving. The women performing are quite taken with this story of escaping slaves, especially Tuptim. And the king himself admires Abraham Lincoln, but doesnt recognize that he treats his subjects like slaves. The King and I is full of rich, exotic costumes and sets. It is a truly magical show. Sometimes, in the past, the Broadway Palm has seemed to cut corners creatively, casting people who are good enough, but not knock-out talented. Shows have been pleasant, but failed to wow. The King and I reaches to be more than just another middle-of-theroad production, and it succeeds. And when Anna and the King finally find themselves in each others arms, singing and dancing to Shall We Dance? there is an exuberance, an undeniable glee which is exactly how this entire production makes you feel. THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON Broadway Palm meets challenge of The King and I COURTESY PHOTOSGalloway Stevens as the king of Siam and Amanda Morgan as Anna. Standing, from left: Jose Sanpedro as Lun Tha, Kevin Schuering as The Kralahome and Galloway Stevens as The King of Siam. Kneeling: YoonJeong Seong as Tuptim. Ensemble from The Small House of Uncle Thomas.Jose Sanpedro as Lun Tha and YoonJeong Seong as Tuptim. >> What: The King and I >> When: through April 10 >> Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >> Cost: $27 to $49 >> Information: Call 278-4422 or go to In the know


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 C9 GIVING Alex Gavin, a freshman at Immokalee High School, never considered going to college. But with the help of The Immokalee Foundation and a volunteer mentor who meets with Alex once a week, he is determined to become a college graduate. Since 1991, the foundation has been committed to shaping Immokalees future by empowering its children through education. One of its most successful programs includes the Immokalee chapter of Take Stock in Children. Since 2001, the foundation has matched mentors with qualified seventh-, eighthand ninthgrade students from Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School. More than 80 community volunteers from Lee and Collier counties currently mentor students in Immokalee, says Liz Allbritten, director of programs for The Immokalee Foundation. But we need more. The Immokalee Foundation has additional funding to send qualified students to college, but lacks enough mentors. These children are our future, Ms. Allbritten says. Mentoring can change the course of their lives. A mentor meets with a student once a week throughout the school year and helps them establish strong personal and educational goals. If the student meets those standards, he or she earns a scholarship to any Florida state college, university or vocational school. Ninth-grader Jesus Velazco was recently inducted into the Take Stock in Children mentoring program along with 23 other students. We are only given a few chances like this in life, he says. The odds are excellent that Jesus will graduate from high school and attend college. Last year 100 percent of the students inducted into the Immokalee program graduated from high school and continued their post-secondary education. That statistic is phenomenal when you consider more than 70 percent of adults in Immokalee lack a high school education and about half of the high school students drop out, Ms. Allbritten says. Take Stock participant Gaelle Colas graduated top of her class at Immokalee High School and now is a freshman at Smith College in Massachusetts. In Immokalee, our parents work so hard, but they cant always afford to send us to college, Ms. Colas says. She is just one of many success stories. Immokalee students are attending colleges including Michigan State University, The Citadel, University of Florida, Edison State College and Florida Gulf Coast University. Kerby Henry, 16, a sophomore at Immokalee High School, is going to college. So is Johnnie Gonzales, 18, and dozens of other students because a community member cared enough to become a mentor. You can make a difference, Ms. Allbritten says. You can help send a child to college and change his or her future forever. What it takes to mentorThese are some of the qualifications to become a mentor for one school year in The Immokalee Foundations Take Stock in Children program: Resident of Collier or Lee counties for at least two years Belief in the importance of an education Interest in making a difference in the life of a student These are the terms of appointment: Complete program application and clear a background screening Attend new mentor orientation and participate in quarterly training Meet once per week for 45 minutes with your student on campus, during school hours, through the school year Support student at school-sponsored events with parent/guardian permission Communicate regularly with Take Stock program director and student advocate And these are the benefits: Helping a student develop new skills for academic and personal success The satisfaction of knowing you made a difference in the world Numerous resources are available to mentors, incluidng: A program director and student advocate, employed by The Immokalee Foundation Guidance counselors at each school In addition, a training program and a mentor discussion group will be provided along with a comprehensive mentor handbook. For more information about becoming a mentor in the Immokalee Foundations Take Stock In Children program, contact Beth Colman at 200-9228 or e-mail For more information about The Immokalee Foundation, e-mail info@ or visit www. make a difference in their own lives as well as in those of Immokalee students | 239.455.8500 | 6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, Florida 34116Lets talk. Sometimes a cry for help never makes a sound. When you see a child with signs of depression, anger or substance abuse, please help them take the first step to recovery. Call the David Lawrence Center. The only thing they have to lose is the pain. 239.455.8500. PUZZLE ANSWERS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY For Further Information Call 774-1880 Or Go To Our Website at Fine Foods Full Service Bar Live Entertainment nightly

PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare03/06 : ConchShell Blowing Contest03/06 : 8th Annual Rotary Club of Key West Boat Show03/07 : Piano Men by the Key West Pops Orchestra 03/07 : Cuban Cultural Exposition & Hot Havana Nights 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 POLITICAL CORRECTIONS By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your ability to make needed changes You might still need to do some solid reassessing early in the week before you can close that sensitive situation. A new job-related opportunity could present itself later in the week. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Disappointed about something that didnt go your way? Cheer up. Look at the reasons it happened, and you could find a valuable lesson about what to do (or not do!) the next time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time to do some reassessing of plans and goals -even how you considered redoing your bathroom. The point is to be open to change if change can improve things. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Take some time to learn who is the right person (or persons) to approach and discuss your ideas with for your new project. Also, reserve time to prepare for an upcoming family event. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dealing with a demanding situation, as you recently did, could drain much of your own emotional reserves. Take time to relax and indulge yourself in some well-earned pampering. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The regal Lion might feel that she or he is above emotional displays. But showing your feelings can be liberating for you, and reassuring for someone who has been waiting for you to do so. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An emotionally needy person might make more demands than you can cope with. Best to ask for some breathing space NOW, before resentment sets in and makes communication difficult. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An unexpected spate of mixed signals could cause serious schedule setbacks. Best to focus on straightening everything out as soon as possible and get everyone back on track. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be aware that someone in the workplace could try to use a disagreement with a colleague against you. If so, be prepared to offer your side of the story with the facts to back you up. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected challenge to a previous decision can be unsettling. But your reservoir of selfconfidence plus your loyal supporters should help carry the day for you. Good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While the idea of making some sort of major move in the near future continues to interest you, dont overlook a new possibility that could be emerging closer to home. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful not to base an upcoming decision on gossip or anything you might hear if it cant meet provable standards. Thats true regardless of whom the source might. BORN THIS WEEK: You are extraordinarily sensitive to peoples feelings, and youre always ready to offer comfort if necessary.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 C11 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 danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.comCop Out challenges new depths of terrible and holds up pretty well amongst the worst, most gratingly awful movies you can remember. That includes you, Love Guru. Although Bruce Hudson Hawk Willis has been Bonfire of the Vanities bad before, the failure of this unfunny comedy isnt his fault. In fact, his toughguy Jimmy is the only one who looks like he belongs in a buddy cop movie. No, the blame mostly goes to Tracy Morgan, who plays Jimmys partner Paul as a whiny, petulant baby who you will want to punch in the face every time he speaks. This is the first movie Kevin Smith (Clerks) has directed that he hasnt also written, and at no point is the script sharp, clever, funny, witty, amusing, inspired or original. It does, however, have exchanges that sound like fourth graders on a schoolyard. Paul: Can I put the cherry on top of the car? Jimmy: No. Paul: You just made me sad. Later, during a fierce standoff in the finale, Paul calls the bad guy a nincompoop. Yeah, that told him. But the bad dialogue, written by Robb and Mark Cullen, isnt Morgans alone. When Jimmy and Paul tell a burglar (Seann William Scott) theyve just arrested to shut up, the burglar responds by saying Hey, you shut up and then repeats everything Paul says as Paul is saying it. This particularly brilliant sequence ends with a knock-knock joke. Theres also a foul-mouthed 11-yearold, a drug lord with the authentically Mexican name of Poh Boy (Guillermo Diaz), a kidnapped hottie (Ana de la Reguera), rival cop partners (Adam Brody and Kevin Pollak) who serve no purpose, and the stereotypical police captain (Sean Cullen) without a soul. Thank goodness for Susie Essman, who humorously cameos as a badass housewife who foils a robbery that Jimmy and Paul fail to prevent.LATEST FILMS Cop OutShutter Island (Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson) In 1954 off the coast of Boston, two federal marshals (DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) are sent to a hospital for the criminally insane to investigate the disappearance of Rachel (Emily Mortimer), an inmate who murdered her three children. Director Martin Scorsese (The Departed does a great job of creating an eerie mood and atmosphere, but the story is a bit too complex for its own good. Kudos to Mr. DiCaprio and the accomplished cast for fine performances all around. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). Rated R.Valentine Day (Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts) Love is lost, found, hated and embraced in this comedy/drama of intertwining stories set on Valentines Day in Los Angeles. Its trying to be Love Actually for Valentines Day, but its not funny, charming nor cute enough to fulfill its purpose. Rated PG-13.From Paris With Love (John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak) In Paris, an ambassadors assistant (Meyers) helps an unconventional American spy (Travolta) stop a drug ring, then a terrorist cell. The story is utter nonsense, but the action is good fun and Mr. Travolta is a real treat. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No >> When Smith learned the studio was going to call the movie A Couple of Cops instead of the original title A Couple of Dicks, he told a producer, God, that title is going to feel like such a f***ing cop out. The producer replied, We should just call the movie that, and the rest is history. Did you know? And then there are the odd subplots, with Paul believing his wife (Rashida Jones) is cheating on him (cant blame her) and Jimmy needing money to pay for his daughters (Michelle Trachtenberg) wedding. None of it comes together with any clarity, precision or reason. Whats more, the extensive foullanguage and R rating dont fit the intended lighthearted tone, meaning everything feels off from the beginning. I noticed Ive come to the end without discussing the plot. Theres really no need. What is painfully and sadly obvious is that even if I personally hated Willis, Morgan and Smith, I wouldnt be able to make up a review thats this scathing (I dont, for the record, and Im actually a fan of Willis and Smith, which makes this more disappointing). What a disaster. 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.


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 Info@BettyMacleanTravel.comBETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. Offers subject to change and availability. Restrictions apply. Call today for complete details.SILVERSEA CRUISE PRESENTATION ursday, March 18th 3:00PMWith Stephen Tucker-Vice President Field Sales, Silversea Cruises Enjoy Special Bene ts & Savings RSVP 513-0333 Seating is limited BOOKS Whats up, Doc? Randy Wayne White does it again with his 17th Doc Ford mystery novelOver the course of 16 previous Doc Ford novels, Randy Wayne White has built an enormous following, far beyond his initial Florida fandom. He has given depth and shading to his attractive marine biologist hero, and he has etched a layered jumping-off point the Dinkins Bay Marina on Sanibel, near where Fords lab-office-residence sits. Mr. White has developed a community of Doc Ford associates: women at once smitten and independent, lovers of life on the water, carousers, losers and Old Florida originals. He has blessed us with Mr. Fords alter-ego, the beanpole hippy-philosopher, Tomlinson. He has brushed in a background of mysterious covert operations. He has taken us into the nooks and crannies of the swampy state that points south, and he has taken us where it points. Deep Shadow only alludes to the larger Doc Ford world that the other novels have detailed. Its a more naked, sparsely populated and claustrophobic novel than Mr. Whites readers are used to. Its also one of his best a good entry point for new readers to enjoy Mr. Whites mature skills. In this work, the classical unities of time, place and action are exploited, focusing and heightening attention and suspense. Docs old friend Arlis Futcher believes he has found a lost treasure in a remote Florida lake. This gold treasure was in air transit from Cuba to Tampa, Batistas spoils when he fled Cuba after the Castro revolution. One of four planes disappeared, and Arlis believes the wreckage lies beneath the surface of that lake. Having purchased the property that includes the large, waterfilled sinkhole, he now invites Doc and Tomlinson, along with a troubled teenager in Docs temporary care, to help him explore further. Thinking Arlis might be dreaming, Doc and the others go along to humor him, expecting to enjoy some safe sport diving. As they bring their diving gear and other equipment to the edge of the lake, two ex-convicts spot them. These men have chanced upon Arliss nearly inaccessible property in their attempt to avoid detection for murders committed while stealing a rare coin collection. When Arlis turns out to be right about the wreckage, the plot pits Doc and his friends against the corrupt duo, who see an opportunity to fund their escape from the U.S. and secure their futures. The outlaws have the upper hand, but thats not the only bad news. The lake holds a mysterious creature, a huge reptile that could be as much of a threat as cold-blooded humans. On top of all this, the sides and floors of the lake are unstable, and several collapses threaten Doc and his friends. The author narrates the busy but constricted action in meticulous detail, so much so that reading time and the time of the main events seem identical. Mere hours. We are limited to the lake, its mysterious and shifting sub-surface boundaries and its immediate surroundings. We cringe as light fails, oxygen tanks are depleted and frightening sounds intrude. Mr. White manages the unfolding of his braided plot with stunning effect. He adds to the intensity by shifting perspective. Some chapters suffocate us with underwater intrigue, others focus on the ex-cons and their machinations. Doc narrates the scenes he is part of, while an outside narrator presents scenes in which he does not appear. When a pinnacle of suspense is reached in one thread of the story, the author sets it aside to follow another thread. Along the way, Mr. White gives painless lessons in geology, evolution and technology. Readers learn about karst tunnels, chronometers, infra-red night vision scopes and surviving species from the age of dinosaurs. Deep Shadow is a satisfying thriller with a bizarre setting, unsettling predators both human and nonhuman, and a trio of unconventional yet admirable characters who face their fears and learn to value one another in spite of their differences. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Deep Shadow, by Randy Wayne White. Putnam. 352 pages. $25.95 COURTESY PHOTORandy Wayne White


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PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 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 239.304.1236The Fourth Naples Music Festival is just around the corner. This years event will once again bring some great award-winning talent to downtown Naples on Sunday, March 21. From 5-10 p.m., Third Street South will groove and rock to the classic sounds of the Spinners, Foreigner and Naples very own Powerhouse from 5-10 p.m. More than 30 years after forming, Foreigners music resonates across generations and the globe thanks to an impressive run of 14 Top 20 hits and album sales exceeding 70 million. The bands Classic favorites include Cold as Ice, Jukebox Hero, Urgent and Hot Blooded. Throughout the years, the Spinners have acquired 12 gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts as well as six Grammy nominations. Hit singles include Rubberband Man, Could It Be Im Falling In Love and Working My Way Back to You. Presented by PNC Bank, the festival is a benefit for the Garden of Hope and Courage, the 2.5-acre healing garden on the downtown campus of the NCH Healthcare System. Heading into its fourth edition (the festival takes place every two years), the Naples Music Festival has drawn acts such as the Pointer Sisters, Cheap Trick, the Gin Blossoms and the Commodores.With specialty VIP tickets and general admission tickets available, the event offers a fun-filled Sunday for the entire family. There are food and beverage vendors, merchandise, a great raffle package including 10 tickets to see Bon Jovi at the Bank Atlantic Center in April and so much more, all to benefit the garden.Tickets available for the event include general admission ($40 in advance/$50 the day of) and VIP admission ($350 per person), which includes a special dinner and drink menu at participating Third Street South restaurants (Campiello, Tommy Bahama, Sea Salt, Handsome Harrys and Ridgway Bar & Grill), the concert and more. To purchase advance general admission tickets, go online to or visit the following locations: NCH Whitaker Wellness Center, 2330 Immokalee Road; 596-9200 NCH Dr. John N. Briggs Wellness Center, 399 Ninth Street N.; 436-6770 Germain Arena Box Office, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero; 948-7825 For VIP tickets, call 434-6697. Coming soon to Third Street South: The 2010 Naples Music Festival >> What: The Naples Music Festival featuring Foreigner, the Spinners and Powerhouse >> When: 5-10 p.m. Sunday, March 21 >> Where: Third Street South >> Tickets: General admission $40 in advance and $50 day of; VIP $350 per person >> Information: www.naplesmusicfestival. org in the know COURTESY PHOTOSForeigner, top, the Spinners, above, and Powerhouse. TRUDY LABELL FINE ARTSPECIALIZING IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARTISTS SINCE 1977Joel BabbBig Cypress, Oil on Canvas, 33" X 40"From Masterpieces of Realism to Minimalist Abstract Constructions2425 TAMIAMI TR N NAPLES


C16 WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Generously underwritten byWells Fargo Advisors 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 G W 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.FUN FOR THE WHOLE FA MILY !See the Fairies, Elves, Forest Animals & Spiritswith 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 info@classicchamberconcerts. org. ORCHESTRAFrom page 1 >> What: The Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra >> When: 8 p.m. Monday, March 8 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theater >> Tickets: $40 >> Information: 263-7990 in the know 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 milestone Full Italian Menu Full Vietnamese MenuPrices from $13.95 to $29.95Available All Night Long NOW OPEN SUNDAYMon-Fri 11am-10pm Sat & Sun 4:30-10pmSt. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail East, Naples239-352-0888 www.EurasiaOfNaples.comItalian Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence& NEMTSOVA


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 A&E C17 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined. Daily Indulgence Therapy In Angelinas LoungeSunday Friday 5 6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers and antipasti platters Half-price bottles of wine valued up to $150 Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails.Wake up with me on SundayCall melets do brunch! 11am-3pm AngelinaJoin the music and merriment at Mercato First Fridays from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 5. Dance the night away to the sounds of Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers across from The Pub. The band brings to life the sounds of s rock n roll and Chicago Blues with musicians who are highly skilled and schooled in the blues/rock genre. The sound is a combination of diverse musical influences from blues, jazz and rock artists of the past including Ray Charles, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, Charlie Christian, Jimi Hendrix and more. Also, Susie Jennings will entertain with her velvety easy listening vocals and guitar, and Symon will rock the crowd with classic rock tunes. Retail shops and restaurants throughout Mercato will have beverage and food specials, passed appetizers, instore drawings, and much more. Mercato First Fridays is open to the community and is free of charge. Free parking is also provided. North of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41, Mercato is a live, work, play complex with residential above retail. For more information, call 403-2204 or visit www.mercatoshops. com. The 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 reigning champion of the Barbershop Harmony Societys Northeastern District, Our Town. Known for its big sound and pure harmony, the quartet boasts a repertoire ranging from contemporary uptunes 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 The Naples Music Club will welcome one of its Turiel Award scholarship winners, pianist Alden Gatt, in performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. During high school 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 performed 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.About 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 3532216 or visit www.naplesmusicclub. org. Find music and merriment at Mercato on First FridayBarbershoppers will sing to the Red, White and GreenScholarship winner comes home to perform for Naples Music Club COURTESY PHOTOLittle Eddie and the Fat Fingers


C18 WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WINE BEER TASTINGS -verb 1. wine or other liquid poured gently so as not to disturb the sediment. -noun 1. a place for friends to relax and enjoy the nest wine in town. [di-kant-ed] We hand pick the best producers from around the world to oer you great wines at a great price! Located in Goodlette Corners Goodlette Frank & Pine Ridge239.434.1814www.decantedwines.comWhere does your wine come from?Includes Mixed & Full Cases of WineExpires 3/31/1015% OFF Cases of Wine Stu Shelton and Rebecca Richardson present Our Favorite Things, a concert featuring jazz, opera and dance, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. The performance will take place in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church of Naples, 791 Harbour Drive. The program includes the contrasting genres of classical and jazz, featuring performances by some of Naples finest jazz and classical musicians. The first half of the event will be devoted to the classical genre, with arias and art songs by Bach, Rossini, Mozart, Puccini, Caccini, Chopin, and Donizetti, sung by Ms. Richardson and her young protg, Toni-Ann Singh, accompanied by Robin Shuford-Frank on the piano. There will be cameo performances by Bob Zottola (trumpet) and The Naples Academy of Ballet. The second half of the program will feature Naples finest jazz musicians, with Stu Shelton on piano, Bob Zottola on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dan Heck on guitar and bass, Patricia Dean on drums and vocals, and Ms. Richardson, jazz vocalist. This program will also serve as the CD release event for Ms. Richardsons album, Stirred, Not Shaken. Complimentary refreshments will be served at intermission. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 354-1817. 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 Our Favorite Things concert blends opera, jazz and danceBlackwood Brothers sing gospel at Marco Presbyterian Church COURTESY PHOTORebecca Richardson The Italian Visit Oil on aluminum, 18x18 Bicycling Into Dreams of Canaletto Oil on anodized aluminum, 36x36Founding Member of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association Visit us on the web at Weatherburn.comThe Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102RSVP 239.263.8008 or Gallery HoursTuesday Saturday 11am 5pm Sunday Noon 5 pm Conflating Now with The PastOil on aluminum, 18x18 Light From The 17th Century Oil on steel, 18x18 The Weatherburn Gallerycordially invites you to Psychology of Perception/Vision a one-man show honoring David Dunlop March 5th Show Opening 5:30 7:30pm This evening is a chance for collectors and friends to view Davids newest inspired work and to meet the artist. RSVP 239.263.8008


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 A&E C19 Private Yacht Charters N Tb & Atnnf Laurence H. Leppo, E.A. Laurie Phone Email Naples International Film Festival board members and friends are having an Oscar party and everyones invited to help celebrate the nomination of The Cove, the feature film of the inaugural NIFF, for Best Documentary. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Absinthe in the Collection at Vanderbilt. The Academy Awards show will be projected for all to see as supporters enjoy a three-course meal and cheer on Louie Pshihoyos, director of The Cove. At the opening night of NIFF last November, Mr. Pshihoyos was amazed by the support for his film as evidenced by the crowd of more than 1,100 people at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Kudos to the NIFF team, he said. Something wonderful starts with a small group of people daring to take steps to achieve what once only resided in a dream. That same philosophy went into creating The Cove, which documents the slaughter of dolphins by local fishermen in a hidden cove in the whaling town of Taiji, Japan. Taiji is the main source of dolphins captured for entertainment around and the world and one of several regional areas in Japan where dolphin meat has traditionally been consumed. NIFF board members say they expect The Cove to win the Oscar. Tickets to the party at Absinthe are $100 per person. Proceeds will benefit NIFF. For more information about NIFF, visit The Naples Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Robert Dale Herrema, presents two Mozart masterworks the Symphony No. 40 and the Coronation Mass during the first part of a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Golden Gate High School. Soloists are Dori Smith, Suzanne Keen, Robert Beane and Bill Jones. Following intermission, the music switches from the vibrant 18th century sounds of Mozarts Vienna to stirring American patriotic favorites. Admission is free. A goodwill offering will be taken. For more information, call 455-2912 or 348-0938. Naples International Film Festival Oscar party will celebrate The CoveOrchestra and Chorus presents a concert of Mozart and more


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Tuesday-Sunday, March9-14,8p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March13-14,2p.m.$69adult,$42studentwithMelissaGilbertasMaBuyticketsnowatthephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfce 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108BoxOffice/phonehours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.EnjoyDinnerattheDomebeforetheperformance.Callformenuinformationandreservations.FUNFAMILYENTERTAINMENT!Lovely,elegant,heartwarming... Amovingproduction.TheNewYorkTimesPhoto:CarolRosegg David Garrison stars as Tony Awardwinning theatrical producer David Merrick in TheatreZones world premiere of The Beast of Broadway, opening Thursday, March 4, at G&L Theatre on the campus of Community School of Naples. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 4-6 and 10-13, and at 2 p.m. March 6, 7 and 14. TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni conceived the idea for the oneman play as a vehicle for Hal Linden, but the 78-year-old actor had a change of heart regarding the physical demands of the show that Mr. Danni hopes to take on tour in anticipation of a Broadway production. As Mr. Lindens replacement, Mr. Garrison is an ideal choice to play Merrick a study in darkness with his tailored suits, sleek black hair, mustache, sardonic wit and low, insinuating voice, Mr. Danni says. David Merrick went out of his way to resemble a villain out of Victorian melodrama, he adds. When Al Hirschfeld drew a particularly unflattering caricature of him as a Grinchlike Santa Claus, Mr. Merrick reproduced it on his annual Christmas card. Although audiences at The Beast of Broadway might recognize Mr. Garrisons as Steve Rhoades on televisions Married with Children, the actor has spent his life in the theater. An accomplished Broadway actor, he most recently performed as the Wizard of Oz in Wicked. Based in part on the best-selling book The Abominable Showman by Howard Kissell, Beast of Broadway writers Faye Greenberg (High School Musical) and Robert Freedman (TVs Cinderella) bring Mr. Merricks story to the stage. The play opens on April 25, 1980, with a scene from Mr. Merricks somewhat less-than-benign manipulation at the opening of nd Street. Gower Champion, the musicals director and choreographer, had died early the day of the opening, at age 59, of a rare blood cancer. But Mr. Merrick kept the news secret so he could announce it from the stage at the curtain call, to the screams and tears of a devastated cast and first-night audience. While the shows notoriety and success were assured, an ugly aftertaste lingered.About the beast Recipient of eight Tony Awards from nearly 100 Broadway shows in a career that spanned six decades, Mr. Merrick was admired, feared, detested and respected but never ignored. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., David Margulois graduated from Central High in 1930 and received a law degree from St. Louis University in 1937. With his sights on Broadway, he moved to New York in 1940 and changed his name to David Merrick. Building upon the success of 1954s Fanny, he became the dominant Broadway producer of his era with hits such as Gyspsy, Hello Dolly and the aforementioned nd Street. Known for lavish musicals and outlandish publicity stunts, he also staged masterful productions of imported works such Becket and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.About TheatreZoneTheatreZone is a nonprofit organization created by Mr. Danni and his wife, actress/choreographer Karen Molnar. The two share a vision and a passion to bringing the Lost Treasures of Broadway and World Premieres to Southwest Florida. TheatreZone employs professional actors who are members of the Actors Equity. All performances take place in the intimate, 250-seat G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. The final two 2010 season productions are Lee Roy Reams in concert with Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, April 22-25, and I Love My Wife, June 10-20. For more information, call (888) 966-3352, stop by the G&L Theatre Box Office between noon and 2 p.m. every Wednesday, or visit TheatreZone delivers a one-man Beast to G&L TheatreSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ >> Where: The Beast of Broadway, a world premiere by TheatreZone >> When: Select dates March 4-14 >> Where: G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples >> Tickets: $38 and $43 >> Box of ce: Open noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday >> Information: (888) 966-3352 or www. in the know COURTESY PHOTODavid Garrison COURTESY PHOTOOne of Al Hirschfelds caricatures of David Merrick


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 The 15th annual Artists Studio Tour, presented by the Friends of Art at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, will feature local and Caribbean artists. The tour takes place over two days from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 7, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 8. Participating artists are: Four Caribbean artists mentored by Jonathan Green: Juan Diaz from Colombia; Jean Daniel Dornevil from Haiti; Johanne Benoit, who is of Haitian heritage; and Reynier Llanes from Cuba. Brian Brace, whose 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 Rockliffe, whose soulful landscape photography blends beauty and emotion to create a distinctive world that is both familiar and surprising. John Long, whose complex sculptural mixed-media pieces include paintings, assemblages and large and medium-scale sculpture. Holly Manneck, whose imaginative mixed-media art is inspired by the colors and textures of the Caribbean, where she lived for many years. Sue Boydston, whose muse is water and whose 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 artistsCOURTESY IMAGEDream, Johanne Benoit 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*


C24 A&E MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES PRINCESS Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsCatch the sunset om the new 3rd deck 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your www.ribcity.comThe seventh annual Art League Center for the Arts Marco Artists Studios Tour kicks off Friday, March 12, with coffee hour and registration from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the Lauritzen/Rush Galleries, where the Gift Shop of Original Arts & Crafts & Art Supplies will be open. Next up will be visits to four private artist studios and a special presentation during lunch at the Hilton Marco Beach Resort & Spa. Artists Linda Chambers, Rick Granneman, Shirley Piercy and Linda Taffee will open their private studios from 10 am. to 3 p.m. for groups of 12 at a time to visit while the artists create and discuss their media. Works will also be available for purchase. Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., during which time guests will have the opportunity to make a virtual visit to France as Carol Jonson presents Giverny: Monet Studio and Gardens. This is the seventh year the Center for the Arts has organized the tour; Roberta Bresette is the committee chairman this year. Among other things, the committee organizes car pools for transportation of each group. All visits to the studios are 30 minutes in duration. The Art League, Marco Islands Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting education in and appreciation of the arts. Reservations for the Artist Studio Tour may be made by calling 394-4221. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for guests; $20 of the ticket purchase is taxdeductible. Artists studio tours and lunch set on Marco Island Renowned landscape painter, art historian and lecturer, teacher and Emmy Award-winning television host David Dunlop will present a free lecture about Psychology of Perception/Vision, How We Really See at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Weatherburn Gallery. The gallery will host a public reception to meet the artist and view his latest work from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5. The show will remain at the gallery until March 23. Mr. Dunlops landscapes of Europe, reminiscent of the romantic Hudson River School, and his innovative paintings that employ 23-karat gold leaf on linen, copper and aluminum, have earned him much recognition and a considerable following. His work and techniques have been the subject of several major features in the New York Times. His teaching skills have been captured in how-to books and on DVDs. And his skills as an art historian and presenter have led to invitations to lecture the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and to hosting the PBS television series, Landscapes through Time with David Dunlop. The Weatherburn Gallery is at 452 Bayfront Place, Naples. Reservations are required for Mr. Dunlops lecture and can be made by calling 263-8008 or e-mailing Weatherburn Gallery welcomes David Dunlop for lecture, exhibit


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E MARCH 4-10, 2010 KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING Great designs are often copied. The china used in the White House by President Lincoln, President Hayes and others was made in sets for White House dinners, and copies with a different back stamp were immediately sold to the public. More copies of these famous sets of china have been made in recent years. One of the most famous sets of dishes made in the past 300 years is the Swan set created by the Meissen factory in 1735. Each white piece was made with low raised figures of swans and cattails in a lake and a flying crane. The original set had a colored overglaze design only on the rim, a few scattered flowers and Count von Bruhls family coat of arms. He was the factory director and ordered the 2,200-piece set for his familys use. Copies were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. But the copies were not as plain. The raised bird and cattail design was decorated in natural colors so a finished plate looked like a picture. The rim kept the raised pattern, but it was not decorated. A modern set of the dinnerware is available today, with a new cup and saucer costing $289. A 19th-century cup and saucer with colored decoration auctioned in February for $593. An original set of candlesticks from the 1730s sold last year for more than $19,000. There will be no complete Swan sets made at Meissen again, because during Famous dinnerware designs were often copied terryKOVEL World War II soldiers used some of the molds for target practice. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: Many years ago, I bought a wooden rocking chair at an estate sale. The bottom is stamped Buffalo Chair Works, Buffalo, N.Y. Has my rocker grown in value? A: Its probably worth more than you paid for it many years ago, even when you consider inflation. Today, depending on its condition, it could sell for $600 or more. Buffalo Chair Co. was a subsidiary of Edwin Sikes & Co., a furniture manufacturer established in Buffalo in the mid-19th century. Buffalo Chair Co. was founded in 1875 and went out of business in 1919. So your chair is at least close to 100 years old. Q: We have a piece that we think is ivory or bone that has a drawing of two big ships, some canoes and other things on the front. On the back it says, The Whaler Indian off Tahiti. It is about 7 inches long. Can you tell us anything at all about it?A: The Indian was a whaling ship that operated out of London in the early 1800s. You have a reproduction of a piece of scrimshaw. Scrimshaw is bone, ivory or whales teeth carved by sailors and others for entertainment during sailing-ship days. It was made as early as 1800, but there are many reproductions, fakes and modern pieces made on bone, ivory or plastic. Q: Do you have any information on the Tykie Toy Co.? A: Tykie toys are Bakelite crib toys SEE KOVEL, C31 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida Love Rubber DuckiesBeth Mone Childrens Shoppe381 12th Ave South, Olde Naples


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 A&E C31 that were made in Piqua, Ohio, from the 1930s until about 1952. The first toys were made by Sarah and Richard Grosvenor for their son, Michael, when he was teething. Michaels nickname was Tykie. The family lived above Richards fathers machine shop. Eventually the company had several employees and the toys were sold at Marshall Fields, Saks and other stores. Various characters were made, including Baby Bunny, Boppy Bear and Eppie Elephant. A childrens book of stories about the Tykie characters was published by the company in 1946. Q: About 13 years ago, I bought a 73-inch floor lamp from my grandparents estate. My grandparents bought it in the late 1960s, but I have no idea how old it was then or what they paid. Cast into the bottom of the lamp base is the phrase L & L WMC 8884. Please give me some information about the maker. A: The initials in the mark stand for Loevsky & Loevsky White Metal Castings, a corporation that was in business in Carlstadt, N.J., from about 1937 until at least the 1970s. The lamp was probably new when your grandparents bought it. The first number in the mark, 1968, could be the year it was made. The second number may be a model number. Q: Do you think beer can collecting will ever come around again? I have many, many cans. A: Beer can collecting has been strong for a long time among a dedicated group of collectors. In fact, it started just a short time after the first can was made to hold beer. That happened on Jan. 24, 1935, at the G. Krueger Brewing Co. plant in Richmond, Va. The best way to find other collectors is to join a collectors club. Visit the Web sites of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America ( and the American Breweriana Association ( Each publishes a magazine for collectors. The record price for a beer can, according to our files, is $19,000 for a 1941 flat-top Clipper Pale Beer can. It sold on eBay in 2002. 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 C30COURTESY PHOTOThis colorful 19th-century cup and saucer is copied from the famous Meissen Swan set of the 1730s. It sold at a Skinner auction for $593. s d r a s m e ve d CO URTE S Y PH O T O 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 For more information call 239.321.7410 Spend Spring Break at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium!Camp registration is open to current K-7th graders from April 1st, 2nd and 5-9th. Camp sessions are lled with educational hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, and exhibit exploration!HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED. For more info or to register: Daily fun and educational themes include Super Hero Science and Dino Dig.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E MARCH 4-10, 2010 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 FREE 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 239-354-9878Artist reception with Wine and Cheese 5:30 -7:30pm on March 5th The Photographic Image as Art In the HomeRSVP 239-261-8322, or 239-354-9878 THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF KEVIN CAFFREY Plumbing & Construction Go Red for Women to have luncheonThe 2010 Southwest Florida Go Red for Women luncheon and program to raise awareness of heart disease in women takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. The American Heart Association event will focus on the necessary steps women need to take to live a longer and heart-healthier life. This is the inaugural event in Southwest Florida; similar luncheons take place all across the country as part of the AHAs nationwide Go Red for Women campaign. Keynote speaker Debra Townsend, CEO and president of the International Center for Compassionate Care, will discuss The Woman Within Caring for Gentle Hearts. The afternoon will also feature heart disease survivors and Circle of Red members as models in the Go Red in Your Own Fashion fashion show. Two educational breakout sessions will be offered: The Take Home Message presented by Kathy Shierling, and Invest in Your Life: Balancing Health, Wealth & Family, sponsored by Regions Bank and Regions Morgan Keegan Trust. Tickets to the luncheon/fashion show/educational sessions are $125 per person. The Go Red For Women movement is presented nationally by Macys and Merck Inc. Top sponsors of the local luncheon are Corowise, Home-Tech, Lee Memorial Health System, Regions Bank, Regions Morgan Keegan Trust and Miromar Design Center. For more event information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Baggett, Go Red for Women director, at 495-4911 or jennifer.baggett@heart. org. Dreams come true at Cinderellas ClosetWhats old is new as Cinderellas Closet opens for a one-day-only sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in a storefront in the Collections at Vanderbilt. Fairy godmothers have filled the closet with new and gently used upscale and designer clothing and accessories. All proceeds will benefit two organizations that are dedicated to strong, healthy and safe children: YMCA of the Palms and the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County. To get a sneak peek into Cinderellas Closet, there will be a special VIP private shopping event on Tuesday evening, March 23. Tickets are $50 per person. There is still time to be a part of this exciting event. Cinderellas Closet is still accepting new and gently used upscale clothing, bags, accessories and shoes. SAVE THE DATES 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


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 C33 Of Naples $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session For more information, call Trent Ryan at 598-5243 or visit cinderellas-closet.html. 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 holds its 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 medical and dental care to the underserved in Collier County. The CHS Healthcare Foundation is 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. 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 SAVE THE DATES


C34 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Darlene M. Allia, E.A.Allia & Associates Tax Preparation & Consulting3523 Magenta Court Naples, Florida 34112 (239) 732-7302 www.Alliatax.comKnowledgeable Accurate, Con dential Federal, State and LocalLicensed to practice in 50 states Designations: E.A. (Enrolled Agent); Member of NAEA, NSTP, FSEA, WNOCC FT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840Reserve 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 SocietyPAWS 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. 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 low-cost/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, or visit www.collierspayneuter. org. 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. SAVE THE DATES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Marlyn Della Porta and Jessica Beers 2. Abby Rimes, Jeffrey Tasker and Chandra Simmons 3. John Spencer, Staci Mack, Vicki Torbush and Luis Otero 4. Christine Devilliers, Mimi Torbush, Savannah Robicheaus, Vicki Torbush and Spencer Robicheaus 5. Roberta McFarland and Mary Ann Shea 6. Shari Bradtmiller, Sharon Julian and Corinne Palmer 7. Suzanne Klym and Libby JulianMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 3 4 6 5 7 Beautifully Decadent at Saks Fifth AvenueAn evening to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation


C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Dr. J.P. and Annette van Dongen with Larry Tamburri 2. Hugh Nevin, Brian Holley and Henry Cohen 3. Susan and Caroline Sikuta, Chuck Cohen, Paul Silver and Eugene Eicher 4. Rick Borman, Lavigne Kirkpatrick and Scott Relf 5. Stefanie Liebowitz, finalist; Jacqui Latham, fourth runner up; Chandra Simmons, third runner up; Blanca Abney, second runner up; Sarah Callahan, Miss Southwest Florida 2010; Kayla Jennings, first runner up; and Kelly Gorelick, finalistCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTO 1 5 2 3 4Cohen & Grigsby host the Pittsburgh Symphony Quintet Here she is: Miss Southwest FloridaAn evening for clients at the Naples Botanical Garden


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 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@ 1. Carmen and Bob Stork 2. Angela Smith and Pamela Beckman 3. Lesley OQuinn and Carolyn Rogers 4. Paul Dover and Patricia Bell 5. Brian and Maureen Schwartz 6. Jack and Muni Reynoldson 7. Ellen and John Sheppard 8. Elsa Cancila and Roxanne Steele 9. Kellie Burns10. Lacey King and Bill OMeara 11. Cinny Murray, Victor Rivas Rivers and Linda Oberhaus12. Jay Hartington and Julie Koester 13. Lacey King and Wynnell Schrenk 14. Victor Rivas Rivers addresses the crowd 15. Bill OMeara, Scott and Simone Lutgert JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSouthwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Beach Party at Miromar Lakes Beach Club 1 4 9 10 13 12 2 5 78 3 6 10th annual Mending Broken Hearts with HopeA luncheon to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women & Children11 15 14 12

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C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 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 While the primary reason to go to the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest is to raise money for a worthy cause, it also presents a rare opportunity for wine lovers to sample wines they might never encounter without traveling to the regions in which they are produced. The well-attended auction and tasting event, held last Saturday at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, raised lots of money for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Edison State College Pediatric Nursing Program and a new Florida Gulf Coast University scholarship for students interested in pursuing careers in pediatric medicine. It also brought together some top-notch wineries. For those who missed this years event, heres a sampling: Ponzi Vineyards, Oregon Maria Ponzi brought the vineyards newest release, Tavola Pinot Noir 2008, which is soft in the mouth with the aroma and bouquet of red fruits and a touch of spice and ends with a smooth finish. It sells for $25, about $10 less than the vineyards well-known Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The trend we see in the market reflects customers looking for a better deal when purchasing wine, says Ms. Ponzi, director of sales and marketing. They are trying to find good wine at a fair price. Peter Lehmann of the Barossa, Australia At the Peter Lehmann table, guests could sample the winerys newest wine, Layers 2009, a pleasing blend of five grapes, with a nice floral aroma and citrus, melon and pear flavors leading to a smooth finish. It sells for about $17. Also available was the Eight Songs Shiraz 2004, which was a deep cherry red with dark fruit flavors and aroma, good structure and spice on the lingering finish. It retails for about $35. Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles, California Tablas Creek grapes have deep roots in Frances famed Rhone winemaking region. The wines we make are all based on grapes grown in the southern Rhone district of France, says Tommy Oldre, national sales manager. In Paso Robles we enjoy a Mediterranean climate and the soil is identical to the Rhone district. The Cotes de Tablas 2007 is a grenache-based red, with a ruby color, medium body and fruit, with red currant and blueberry. finishing with a touch of licorice. Its about $25. The Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2008 is mostly viognier, with aromas of tropical fruits and flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, apricot and peach, with a solid mineral balance. It sells for about $25. These wines are bright and fruity with clean flavors, meant to be drunk young and fresh, says Mr. Oldre. Esprit de Beaucastel 2007, based on the mourvedre grape, has a complex bouquet of cherry and raspberry, with rich red and dark berry flavors and smooth tannins and spice on the long finish. Its about $50. Customers are looking for value in the different price points but the gimmicky stuff fades after a while. We grow the fruit organically, make wine in an old world way, and do not alter the style. We want our wine to go with food. Nicholson Jones Selection, Napa Valley Mother Nature determined how we chose the wines for today, Cal Nicholson, owner of Nicholson Jones, said Saturday. Our production is small, about 250 cases of each varietal, and we only have red wine to sample today. Pouring Nicholson Jones Napa Cuvee 2006 Mr. Nicholson said, Here we have achieved what we want for all our wines; to have a wonderful crescendo of aroma and flavor travel from the front of the mouth to the back. Nicholson Jones Napa Cuvee 2006 has a nice floral and berry aroma with flavors of blueberries, raspberries and plums, smooth tannins and a velvety finish. Its about $45. Alexander Conn Valley Vineyards, Napa Valley Wine incorporates a lifestyle, says winemaker Todd Anderson. It brings people together who like the same good things, and you can do that even with a $10 bottle of wine. Alexander Conn Valley Chardonnay 2007 has a nice floral and peach aroma, with bright flavors of citrus and peach with light acid. It sells for about $45. Bodegas Catena Zapata, Argentina Bodegas Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoze 2007 is a serious wine with raspberry and red plum aroma, dark plum and graphite flavors and a lasting finish. It retails for $25. Malbec is the black gold of Argentina, says Alfredo Bartholomaus, brand ambassador. And the consumer can get a good bottle of wine for as little as $10. jimMcCRACKEN Boutique wineries shine at wine and food fest VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTodd Anderson pours for Kelly Burns of Fort Myers at the SWFL Wine & Food Fest.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 diningCALENDAR Thursday, March 4, 4-6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Meet Dan Cohn of B.R. Cohn Winery, who will talk about the Sonoma Valley wineries award-winning wines, olive oils and vinegars with tastes of all available; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, March 5, 3-7 p.m., Freedom Park: Collier County Parks and Recreation sponsors Market in the Park, with a portion of proceeds benefiting horticultural and health programs for Collier County children; 1515 Golden Gate Parkway. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. 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. Friday, March 5, 6-9 p.m., Mercato: Theres a party in the courtyard with music and wine tasting to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation; $10, Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, March 6, 13, 20 and 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, March 7, 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. Sunday, March 7, 5 p.m., Sea Salt: Winemaker Eric Luse will be on hand for this special five-course wine dinner prepared by chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli; $125, 1186 Third St. South; 434-7258. Reservations required. Monday, March 8, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Lynn Novo of Comfort Sisters-Good Food, conjures up a meal with cans and boxes from the pantry and will offer advice on what staples you should never be without; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register required at Tuesday, March 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Decanted: Enjoy a tasting of the topnotch wines from the Jarvis Winery in the Napa Valley, along with heavy appetizers; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, March 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Decanted: The theme for the evenings tasting is unique wines, such as torrontes and wines made in places such as Thailand and China; $5, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, March 10, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Demonstration specialist Denise Petersen leads Roast Chicken 101, a class in how to create the perfect roasted chicken and use it as a springboard for other delicious dishes; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register required at www.acteva. com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Submit event listings to karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE The Marco Ocean Beach Resort couldnt have created a more authentic ambience than exists at Sale e Pepe, its award-winning signature restaurant, if it had imported an entire palazzo from Italy to its gulf-front location. Well-appointed hardly begins to describe the restaurant and its Renaissance style awash in marble floors, aged stone, stately columns, hand-painted frescoes, arabesque walls and secluded dining nooks. If the ambience doesnt give patrons a feeling of royalty, the service likely will, starting with the valet parking at the entrance to the restaurant. Its an interesting dichotomy, a palatial presence with a homespun name Salt and Pepper, although it has a more lyrical sound in Italian. The menu items have a similar grand air about them, although when translated have at their heart a certain hominess as well. Steamed mussels with grilled garlic bread, creamy risotto, and roasted pork chop are all dishes typically served in northern Italian homes. Showier than the menu is the encyclopedic wine list, which comes as a bound book complete with a table of contents. Its a list to be approached much as you would a fine wine: slowly, sip by sip, so as to fully appreciate its depth and scope. The list has won accolades from Wine Spectator annually since 2006, earning the Best of Award of Excellence honor, a tier up from the Award of Excellence designation. Selecting just one bottle from that intoxicating list was the hardest decision we had to make, although we finally settled upon the La Spinetta Barbera dAsti Superiore 2003 ($75), a full-bodied ruby-hued wine with a soft finish. Our server delivered fresh hot bread, then poured extra virgin olive oil into each of our bread dishes, followed by a dollop of balsamic vinegar. The menu offers tastes of various parts of Italy, with an emphasis on the Piedmont region in northern Italy, the birthplace of Executive Chef Alberto Varetto. In addition to the well-rounded menu, there were several specials, which our server ably described including the price of each, something thats rarely done but should be the norm. The octopus special ($12) featured octopus cooked then chilled overnight, sliced thin and served with potato salad, basil oil and arugula. The octopus was pleasantly chewy, flavorful and well paired with the creamy potato salad, slightly bitter greens and fragrant oil. Also delicious, if somewhat oversized for an appetizer, was the roasted veal loin and heart of celery topped with tuna sauce and capers ($12). The whisperthin slices of chilled veal were napped with a light cream sauce with just a hint of tuna, then topped with briny capers and crisp hearts of celery. The roasted sea scallops ($13) were large and sweet, made better still by the sweet onion confit and lobster sauce with which they were served. While the steamed mussels ($10) looked beautiful and smelled wonderful, they were approaching room temperature by the time they arrived at the table, indicating theyd been plated first and left to cool off while the scallops cooked. One nice touch was the presentation of a fingerbowl complete with cheesecloth-wrapped lemon after the mussels, which were a touch messy. We tried two of the nightly entre specials: branzino with mint-scented zucchini and whipped potatoes ($34) and pillow-shaped pasta with beets, olive oil, balsamic reduction and herbs ($20). The fish was much like a sea bass in flakiness and taste. It was moist and mildly seasoned then topped with julienned zucchini that was tender but on which we could detect no mint in either the flavor or the aroma. The whipped potatoes were creamy and rich, making an excellent accompaniment to the fish. Less successful was the beet-stuffed pasta. The beets had been pureed, producing a festive red hue within the pasta pillows but little flavor. Similar treatment of butternut squash works fine but beyond the sweetness and color of the beets, there was little to distinguish them. The olive oil, balsamic reduction and herbs were equally delicate, resulting in a dish that approached bland. Far more interesting was the creamy asparagus risotto with roasted jumbo shrimp ($24) and the marinated farmraised chicken breast on porcini mushrooms, braised onions and marsala wine sauce ($22). The creamy risotto and plump, juicy shrimp proved an appealing match. Like the shrimp, the chicken possessed good flavor on its own but was enhanced by the chewy mushrooms, savory onions and lightly sweet marsala sauce. We shared desserts of chocolate mousse layered with raspberry mousse and chocolate cake ($10) as well as a lemon tart with wild cherry sorbet ($9). The former was just rich and sweet enough, with a deep chocolate flavor that married well with the raspberry layer. The lemon tart had a thin meringue topping and a vibrant lemon flavor. The sorbet was equally vivid, with a tart wild cherry flavor and cool, creamy texture. A glass of Graham tawny 20-year port ($20) proved a satisfying counterpoint to the tart and sorbet. Service was understated but attentive throughout the meal, which one would expect at any time, but particularly on the slow weeknight on which we visited. It came as something of a surprise to reenter the subtropics after dinner in such a grand Italian venue. Sale e Pepe does a fine job of treating its guests like royalty. Its a great way to savor a taste of Italy, even if its just for one evening. Marcos Sale e Pepe brings northern Italy to the Gulf coast Sale e Pepe, >> Hours: Dinner is served 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$13; entrees, $17-$28 >> Beverages: Full bar with extensive wine list. >> Seating: Booths or table and chairs clustered in intimate sections in the ornate dining room as well as tables outdoors overlooking the water Specialties of the house: Beef tenderloin carpaccio with baby arugula, lemon vinaigrette and shaved Parmesan cheese; burrata with organic tomato and extra virgin olive oil; baked Portobello mushroom cap with goat cheese and chives; homemade potato gnocchi with sweet gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; homemade taglierini with Genovese pesto and sauted calamari; let of yellow n tuna with sweet onions and whole grain mustard sauce; roasted marinated pork chop with wild mushrooms and balsamic sauce >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Complimentary valet parking available.Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Marco Beach Ocean Resort, 480 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 393-1600 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go s ; 00 ev a. to KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBranzino comes topped with mint-scented zucchini and finished with amount of whipped potatoes. Below: Chocolate cake and mousse form a classic combination with a layer of raspberry mousse.

PAGE 102 Barbara M. WattBroker/Owner t Own er Sunbelt Realty, Inc. SunbeltRealtyInc Sunbelt Real ty Inc. c eltRealtyInc b b S S ty ty S R Sunbelt Realty, Inc. B ro k 1-866-657-2300 Call Toll Free a M. /O Wat t O Barbar a Bk NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE HORSE LOVERS ESTATE$750,000 10 Acre estate w/5 bed 4 Bath. Large lanai w/in-ground heated pool. Pole barn, workshop, beautiful uplands property. Ask for 802NA9031803. 1-866-657-2300 FOREST HOME TWO STORY$575,000 3 Bed + Den 2 Bath 2 car garage with Hurricane Impact windows and doors and many upgrades.Park like 5 acre setting\n Ask for 802NA8023774. 1-866-657-2300 BETTER THAN NEW$511,000 Beautiful Floor Plan. Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood flooring large workshop / storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Ask for 802NA9026354. 1-866-657-2300 FORT MYERS CONDO$439,900 Resort Style Living. Wow 3 bed 2 bath on the 14th floor The view is spectacular Resort style living, pool tennis. Ask for 802NA210005968. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING 4 BED 4 BA$411,500 Pool Home. 2 master suites, 20 X 42 foot pool with raised spa two covered lanai's and a covered BBQ area, all on 2.50 acres. Ask for 802NA210004740. 1-866-657-2300 HEMINGWAY CABIN$399,000 On Private Island. 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. Ask for 802NA8017808. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL SINGLE FAMILY$390,000 Pool Home. Meticulously maintained home, Cayman Model Home. Formal living area, Great room and open kitchen tray ceiling. Ask for 802NA210003832. 1-866-657-2300 WELL MAINTAINED$299,000 Well maintained and constructed home located close to shopping and good schools. Less than 5 minutes to I-75 and 15 minutes. Ask for 802NA9041839. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT LOCATION$289,900 3/2/2 home in great location. new pool and cage,roof,water heater. Needs some care but a great buy. Ask for 802NA210003004. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM$274,400 WaterView. The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas, Ask for 802NA9026365. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED THREE BATH W/DOCK$269,000 This beautiful waterfront home could be yours, brick paver drive, marble floors, granite counters, private outdoor spa Ask for 802NA9033529. 1-866-657-2300 HOME MOVE IN CONDITION$246,000 This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL 3+ DEN$199,000 Pool Home. NOT A SHORT SALE!! Get an immediate response on your offer. Spacious and well maintained home on large 1.5 acre estate. Ask for 802NA210001590. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND POOL HOME$196,740 WOW 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage pool home on Marco Island Ask for 802NA9038739. 1-866-657-2300 TUSCANY COVE$195,000 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage almost new home overlooking a private preserve, community pool and tennis. Ask for 802NA9003439. 1-866-657-2300 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 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 GULF ACCESS$149,999 This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf Ask for 802NA9024291. 1-866-657-2300 LAKEFRONT CONDO$149,000 Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuffleboard court priced to sell Ask for 802NA9013754. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND CONDO$139,900 Great vacation getaway or rental one bed one bath in great community with Tiki hut (restaurant and bar great place) pool Ask for 802NA210006832. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE-ONE BED/ONE BA$129,900 1 bedroom 1 bath Great amenities, 2 pools, tiki bar and tennis. Steps to boat docks and a renter is in place. Ask for 802NA210006817. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/2$120,000 2.50 Acres. This house is in good condition, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage. Tile floors, under truss lanai fruit trees. Ask for 802NA8033623. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$120,000 open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, walk in closet and laundry Ask for 802NA210002948. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$119,000 Great Price. Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings. 2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 WATER FRONT$109,900 Bank Owned Property. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$105,900 Foreclosure Available. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath situated on 1.17 acres. Fresh Paint and Carpet. Light and Bright. GREAT location Ask for 802NA210007065. 1-866-657-2300 2 / 2 / 1 WITH GOLF BUNDLE$99,900 Wow Bundled Golf that has a great course Par 72 Clubhouse and dining Ask for 802NA210003374. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$90,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 802NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 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 GREAT BUY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$79,000 This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED/TWO BA/ONE CAR GARAGE$75,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted Ask for 802NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$64,900 On 1 1/4 acres. Bank owned Sold as is with right to inspect. Large newer home on 1.14 acres. Three bed 2 bath, separate tub & shower Ask for 802NA210004886. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$60,000 Open floor plan tiled living area, snack bar, roof replaced 2008, well system 2008, new counters in bathroom. Ask for 802NA9040062. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES MANOR LAKES$60,000 Foreclosure, Sold as is with right to inspect.Three bedroom two bath home in Naples May not qualify for all home loans. Ask for 802NA210001170. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BED 2 BA TOWNHOUSE$39,900 Two bed two full bath town home in very nice gated community Two pools two tennis courts and low fees make this a great Ask for 802NA9037808. 1-866-657-2300 CONDO FORECLOSURE$24,000 Foreclosed Property. 2 Bedroom/1 bath with lanai in the heart of Golden Gate City. All appliances minus washer and dryer Ask for 802NA210006581. 1-866-657-2300

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Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) deployed new home buyer tax credit forms and instructions requiring forms that will force taxpayers to le on paper, rather than electronically. e new home buyer tax credit ling rules are to ward o a repeat of 90,000 taxpayers who fraudulently claimed the credit, according to the U.S. Treasury. Under the new and expanded home buyer tax credit rule, the credit is worth up to $8,000 for rst-time home buyers and up to $6,500 for qualifying existing home buyers, in both cases, who buy a primary residence or have one built. e tax credit is refundable. A credit that is larger than the taxes owed is returned to the taxpayer in the form of a refund. e home can cost no more than $800,000 and qualifying income is limited to a maximum of $125,000 for single taxpayers and $225,000 for joint taxpayers. Get the full scoop online from the IRS First-Time Homebuyer Credit page online. All taxpayers ( rst time and move up buyers) seeking a credit or refund, must use the new IRS Form 5405 First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit (Taxpayers must pay back the credit if they sell the home within three years). e instructions, which teach taxpayers what documents are required, are available on IRS FORM i5405. In addition to Form 5405, also include at least one of the following documents: A copy of the HUD-1, Settlement Statement, showing all parties names and signatures, property address, sales price, and date of purchase. For mobile home buyers who dont get a settlement statement, a copy of the executed retail sales contract showing all parties names and signatures, property address, purchase price and date of purchase. For new home buyers who dont get a settlement statement, a copy of the certi cate of occupancy showing the owners name, property address and date of the certi cate. Existing home owners applying for the $6,500 maximum tax credit must additionally prove they lived in their old home for the required period. To do so, options are: File IRS Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement. IRS Form i1098 o ers the instructions. Also, supply mortgage interest statements or property tax records or homeowners insurance records. Again, because some of the documents required are not standard tax forms, taxpayers seeking the credit cannot le electronically. ey can, however, use o -the-shelf tax so ware or the IRS Free File online so ware to prepare returns, but they must still print out the return and mail it in with the required documents. In addition to accuracy and compliance, the only other way to speed up any refund is to request, with the return, that the home buyer tax credit refund be deposited directly into a bank account.Copyright 2004 Realty Times. 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TOUR OF HOMES SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH FROM 14 PM VISIT OUR WINDOW!! We now have a new interactive window that will allow you to view and receive additional information on our company listings. If you like a property that you see you can then input your email address for additional information or to schedule a showing! Isnt modern technology wonderful... 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 information or to schedule a showing! Isnt modern technology wonderful... information or to schedule a showing! Isnt modern technology wonderful... information or to schedule a showing! Isnt modern QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 6 HOMES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM OPEN EVERY THURSDAY THRU MONDAY From 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 FOR INFORMATION ON THIS & OTHER FINE PELICAN BAY PROPERTIES. 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) Real Knowledge. Real Commitment. Real Results.OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS AT LONGSHORE!4749 TURNSTONE 11679 LONGSHORE 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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Call us NOWto see Quail West! YES! the Levitans sell New Villas YES! the Levitans sell Resale Homes YES! the Levitans sell Lots Right here in Quail West! Right here in Quail West!Of ce 594-5555 Direct 269-4700 uail West: From I-75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, uail 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. turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse. 4661 Idylwood Lane 4661 Idylwood Lane $1,575,000 $1,575,000 6265 Highcro Drive 6265 Highcro Drive $1,850,000 $1,850,000 13770 Pondview Circle 13770 Pondview Circle $1,995,000 $1,995,000 28901 Cavell Terrace 28901 Cavell Terrace $1,995,000 $1,995,000 28871 Cavell Terrace 28871 Cavell Terrace $2,795,000 $2,795,000 28870 Cavell Terrace 28870 Cavell Terrace $2,995,000 $2,995,000 4300 Brynwood Drive 4300 Brynwood Drive $6,900,000 $6,900,000 13621 Pondview Circle 13621 Pondview Circle $9,950,000 $9,950,000 6357 Highcro Drive $1,995,000 $1,995,000 6 6 6 4436 Brynwood Drive 4436 Brynwood Drive $1,995,000 $1,995,000 4484 Brynwood Drive 4484 Brynwood Drive $2,395,000 $2,395,000 13710 Pondview Circle 13710 Pondview Circle $2,795,000 $2,795,000 Direct: (239) 269-4700 and O ce: (239) 594-5555