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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C39, 40 & 41 CUISINE C43 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 24 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 18, 2010 Gladwell, Gopnick promise a provocative Town Hall naleThese days, anyone who is not beset by at least some degree of anxiety about what the future holds for themselves or their children is, in my mind at least, frankly suspect. But what I believe we should fear most is the diminution of so much of contemporary societys ability to think and speak intelligently. Hours upon hours of mindless entertainment and text messaging have dulled our senses and sensibilities, becoming the addictions du jour in the process. And were all the poorer and more vulnerable as a nation because of it. Mega-award-winning author Malcolm Gladwell and his friend and fellow award-winning New Yorker journalist, Adam Gopnik, have bucked that trend, pairing up for what should be an evening of provocative thinking. Sharing the podium for Insight on Modern Life and Culture, the duo appear as the final protect serveto&BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ Nobody said it was going to be easy. And it hasnt been. Some 14 months after he was sworn in as Collier Countys sheriff, Kevin J. Rambosk, admits that he has seen a little bit of everything during his first term. But from his point of view, that isnt necessarily bad. All in all, it has been a very, very good year, Sheriff Rambosk says. Weve seen what I interpreted as the good and weve seen some bad. If nothing else, even his harshest critics must concede the soft-spoken sheriff has faced a wide and seemingly daunting array of challenges. I can sit here and tell you that we actually did accomplish everything we set out to do (during the first year), he says. Even with everything that was Sheriff Kevin Rambosk taps into all aspects of his varied backgroundSEE RAMBOSK, A8 SEE TOWN HALL, A24 If nothing is going on, its easy. Its when were challenged that we do our best. CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY PEG LONGSTRETHSpecial to Florida Weekly GLADWELL GOPNICK Remember when?Foreigner, the Spinners bring back memories at the Naples Music Festival this weekend. C1 Third in BloomHistoric district welcomes spring with four days of garden displays, tours, demonstrations. A10 Money and the SBAFederal incentives make loans a great deal, if you can get them. B1 Fit for a princessThe Diana dresses gala, and more sparkling events around town. C39, 40 & 41 Re m e m be r wh e n?

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 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 Sunshine hero (FW, March 10) Roger: Relentless, challenging, sometimes off but mostly right on, Lee Melsek was/is very much missed in the world of investigative reporting. He is a true original. Some of the cases our office has prosecuted over the years have come from his work. Thank you for your article on Lee. Doug Molloy, Chief Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Florida Whatchu gonna do ignoring slavery or not (FW, March 3) Mr. Roger Williams: I was a small tomato farmer for many years. My wife and children worked with me in the summers farming and packing our fruit. We never had a paid vacation, paid sick leave or a pension plan. We were never guaranteed minimum wages. Nobody provided us with free housing. Nobody picked us up and took us to the grocery store and the Laundromat. We got our hands dirty and worked as hard as any other stoop laborer. We managed as well as we could and today have shiny granite counter tops in our home (column Feb. 3). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, three-quarters of Floridas farmworkers were born outside of the U.S. with one-third being undocumented workers. Their average education is sixth grade. Thanks to our Fair Labor Standards Act, even with no training and little education farmworkers in the U.S. are guaranteed a minimum wage. It goes against my grain as a farmer, admittedly slightly overweight, to be implicated in the slave trade. Have you actually walked into a labor camp? Most of them start off nice and new with mattresses on cots and screens in windows. Often the mattresses go out the windows, and the screens are used to cook tortillas over an open fire in the yard, as in Mexico. Its difficult to keep a labor camp neat and clean, but we do have laws in place forcing us to fetch diapers out of toilets and shovel feces off the kitchen floors when the tenants head north in June. Ive never actually seen a slave. There are some bad people who take advantage of the weak, but its rarely the farmer, shipper or the grocery store owner. Its just politically correct to point fingers and call them ugly names. Its a case of biting the hand that feeds you. Farmers arent selling you cars that accelerate unexpectedly. Were not running off with your life savings. And we are not selling dope to your children. We do drive big trucks, but that is not a hate crime. A farmer risks everything every year. He provides jobs to more than two million farm workers in the U.S. The farmer puts food on your table. Little Jose Frio does not do it all by himself. The next time you sit down to your supper table (its supper, not dinner in South Florida where tomatoes are grown), say a thank you prayer for your local farmer. Elmer the Farmer (Elmer Mott, DeSoto County) Roger: As usual you are wrong and take the side of those you wrongly perceive as victims. First, your nasty comments on the Anglo driving a large pickup truck. The bumper sticker against change is a putdown of Obama, nothing to do with Hispanic farmworkers. As far as your question how do we stop slavery, I submit we can start by enforcing immigration laws, not giving special visas for agricultural workers and throwing out the estimated 10-30 million illegals from south of the border. If they are not in this country they cant be abused. As far as what the workers themselves can do, I submit they spend more time in the Immokalee Library and less time hanging out on street corners or bars. I recommend they stop having more children than they can financially take care of. I submit that their church leaders who tell them to have more kids than they can afford and then shuffle them off to the public dole be fined and tried for sedition. I was told long ago by a judge that we all make choices in life and we are responsible for the choices we make. If they dont like the job of vegetable/fruit picking, they should quit and find another job, just as a judge told me to quit a job I had and find another job. I submit that by treating those who chose to be farmworkers as victims you are not helping them but you are destroying them in a traditional liberal manner of pretending to help those you want to destroy. I also noticed that the names of those who hold people in slavery, such as the Immokalee man arrested (recently) for enslaving a Guatemalan girl seem to be as Hispanic as those they victimize. So in the future, leave your nasty remarks about Anglos in the gutter where you hang out and blame the Hispanics for their own problems! Sue Lann Mr. Williams responds: As much as I admire hard-working farmers, I want to point out that most farm owners who rely on migrant labor arent complaining about immigration. Mr. Mott fails to note that a guarantee of minimum wage by law and a guarantee in the fields are two very different things. Farm owners or contractors frequently undercount hours, reducing a 10-hour day to six or eight hours on the books and eliminating the need to pay a minimum wage build up above and beyond what workers picked. So workers are paid only for the number of buckets or bins theyve filled. Thats documented, not make-believe. The larger point is that farmworkers who do much of the work usually remain poor. They dont get to have granite counter tops, often because they werent born and raised in a place that gave them a chance to do so, like Mr. Mott, or Ms. Lann. Scoffing at their plight, therefore, is wrong. As for squalor, pick any migrant farmlabor camp in the 1930s, where nobody came from Mexico or the Americas, and you would have seen just as much squalor as Mr. Mott describes but also just as much love and sacrifice, and as much warmth and thoughtfulness and good cheer as you can see, and I have seen, in labor camps here. COMMENTARY Letters of note rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 MOMENTS IN TIME On March 18, 1937, nearly 300 students in the east Texas town of New London are killed when a natural gas explosion levels their school. The school sat in the middle of a large oil and natural gas field dominated by 10,000 oil derricks. On March 19, 1842, French writer Honore de Balzacs play Les Ressources de Quinola opens to an empty house thanks to a failed publicity stunt. Hoping to create a buzz for the play, the writer circulated a rumor that tickets were sold out. Unfortunately, most of his fans stayed home. On March 20, 1920, French automaker Bugatti delivers its first 16-valve car, to a customer in Switzerland. A symbol of wealth and status, Bugatti automobiles were equipped with massive racing engines. The renowned American dancer Isadora Duncan was driving in a 16-valve Bugatti when her trademark long scarf caught in the rear wheel of the vehicle, and she was instantly strangled to death. On March 21, 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners. At its peak in 1950s, The Rock housed more than 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. Alcatraz remains an icon of American prisons for its harsh conditions and record for being inescapable. 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. Finally! President Barack Obama has at last zeroed in on the greedy health-insurance companies and their opposition to health reform. Its about time. The president also seems to have awakened the public to the fact that congressional Republicans have mounted a solid wall of resistance to serious efforts at improving the American health-care system. Obama is now in the final chapter of his yearlong effort to win legislation that would make health insurance affordable and accessible to more Americans, 46 million of whom lack coverage. The Republicans have been admirable for their party discipline: They have formed a united front against the president, mainly on grounds of cost and fears of socialism.At the same time, cost apparently is not a problem in congressional readiness to shell out for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Billions are spent every week for those wars and for the hundreds of military bases we maintain around the world. But the blatant needs of deprived Americans are ignored by their elected representatives.The president, who in the past has been cool too cool in the heat of the battle toughened up this week in a stern address at Arcadia University near Philadelphia. We cant have a system that works better for the insurance companies than it does for the American people, Obama said. The presidents campaign coincides with soaring public anger against the insurance companies, which have been raising their premiums steadily. They have made themselves rich targets for the Obama administration. While Obama was speaking Wednesday in suburban St. Louis about his endorsement of Republican proposals to root out fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid, he unleashed Kathleen Sebelius, his secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to get into the wrestling ring with the health-insurance industry. Speaking at a meeting of Americas Health Insurance Plans, the insurance industrys trade group, Sebelius challenged the industry to stop its whining opposition to reform. According to the American Medical Association, 99 percent of all metropolitan health-insurance markets are highly concentrated, Sebelius said. This means that there are only a handful of cities in the entire country where there is real choice and competition. When Americans have so few choices, can you blame them for being frustrated when their premiums go up 10 times faster than the cost of health care?Sebelius continued: So you have a choice. You can choose to continue your opposition to reform. ... Or, instead of spending your energy attacking the parts of the presidents proposal you dont like, you can use it to strengthen the parts you do.Meanwhile, the Democratic leaders in Congress are trying to count votes and decide when and whether they should schedule votes on health-reform legislation. Obama has staked a lot on this issue, which he has made the hallmark of his first year in office. Some say that he has been so hungry to enact a program that he has lowered the bar too much to appease those members of Congress who really dont want it at all. Its my regret that Obama ignored the supporters of a single-payer health-insurance program, which would create a government-run health-insurance agency to compete with private insurers to help keep them honest. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Obama skewers insurersOPINION A year ago, President Barack Obama peered into our economic future and saw foam sealant and weatherstripping. In the midst of a punishing recession, President Obama would wield that incomparable jobs-creating tool, the caulk gun. What the Works Progress Administration was to Franklin Roosevelt, the government-funded weatherization of homes would be to President Obama. If you allocate money to weatherize homes, President Obama effused to an audience in Elkhart, Ind., the homeowner gets the benefit of lower energy bills. You right away put people back to work, many of whom in the construction industry and in the housing industry are out of work right now. And its a step to a new energy future. President Obama was hawking another one of his cost-free, best-of-all-worlds scenarios that has been exposed in all its self-deluding inanity in the space of a year.President Obama poured $5 billion into weatherization as part of last years stimulus and wanted to spend billions more in a second stimulus. The Department of Energy managed to get the money to the states, where it has swelled the coffers for weatherization and done little else.According to a Department of Energy inspector general report last month, New York had completed 280 out of 45,400 planned units as of December, Texas had completed 0 of 33,908, and California 12 out of 43,400. Thats 292 homes in three states with a total population of roughly 80 million. So much for the 87,000 jobs the administration promised right away. Meanwhile, according to a Government Accountability Office report, 90 percent of the homes slated for weatherization in Michigan were subject to historic preservation review; as of last fall, only two people worked in the states historic preservation office. Visions of grand Hoover Dam-style projects issuing from Obamas stimulus employing masses of laborers and benefiting the economy for decades have foundered on the realities of 21st-century government, which is run by halting bureaucracies hamstrung by regulations and at the service of favored interest groups. Prior to the stimulus, weatherization funds were not subject to the DavisBacon Act, a union-friendly law that mandates government pay contractors the prevailing wage. Slavishly committed to the unions, Democrats made Davis-Bacon apply to the new weatherization funds, and the Department of Energy spent the past year trying to determine the prevailing wage in thousands of counties. At least the program kept someone busy. More homes will get weatherized over time, but even President Obama admits the folly of the concept of shovel ready projects, a damning indictment of his own credulousness in overselling the stimulus. But he remains an enthusiast for the creation of green jobs, a politically driven industrial policy sure to pile boondoggle atop boondoggle. The stimulus devoted $2 billion to wind power, creating an estimated couple of hundred jobs while permanent wind manufacturing employment still declined last year. The Department of Energy will hand out $2.3 billion in tax credits for the creation of 17,000 clean jobs at a cost of $135,000 per job, if they materialize. This is the racket that President Obama touts as a miraculous economic and environmental boon. Would you buy a health-care plan from this man? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.A bright, shining green lie BY RICH LOWRY


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 15 MINUTES Sky Dog faces 60 by embarking on an adventure with purposeLooking for adventure? Why not buy yourself a Harley and head out on the highway? Thats what John Gussenhoven did. Struck with the desire for a new challenge, the former corporate executive took a motorcycle course for new riders at Harley Davidson of Naples, bought himself a Road King Classic and took to the open road. I was in the throes of a classic midlife crisis, he laughs as he recalls the time in his life six years ago. He also knew he wanted to do something significant with his new skill, however. A cross-country journey in memory of his twin sister, Nini, followed by a full-color photo book chronicling his odyssey would accomplish that. The Harley Davidson course did a great job of preparing me to ride, both mentally and physically, Mr. Gussenhoven says. The instructor, Bob Milligan aka Mad Dog Milligan nicknamed Mr. Gussenhoven Sky Dog. Nearly half of the students in the Harley New Riders class were women, and all had the desire to learn about the motorcycle culture as well as the mechanics of riding safely. Mr. Gussenhovens wife and 25-yearold son were extremely supportive of his plan, but neither of them chose to join him on the coast-to-coast ride. It was not a very comfortable trip, he says. But both of them cheered me on. Though his parents were both American, Mr. Gussenhovens father was an executive with GM and the family lived in South America during most of his childhood. I was curious to see and learn about the U.S., Mr. Gussenhoven says. The motorcycle provided a perfect platform for viewing the country in a way that would allow me to interact with my surroundings very directly. To aid him in his plan, he hired professional aerial photographer Jim Wark to shadow his ride from above, documenting the changing landscapes they passed through on the journey. Ultimately, the trip became a two-leg, 27-state odyssey during which Mr. Gussenhoven crisscrossed the country from Mt. Vernon, Wash., to Naples, and then from San Diego, Calif., to Eastport, Maine, on separate, twoweek excursions. It was a wonderful way to view and to experience America. Being on the motorcycle imparted a unique sense of freedom, he ays. Youre also far more exposed to the elements on a motorcycle than you are in a car, which heightens all of your senses and allows you to experience the places that you travel through more viscerally. The adventure finally resulted in Crisscrossing America: Discovering America from the Road. Published by Rizzoli in 2009, the coffee-table book is filled with Mr. Gussenhovens commentary along with many of his own photographs and those by Mr. Wark depicting the countrys richly diverse landscapes, roadside attractions, small towns and oddities that can only be discovered by traveling the open roads, one mile at a time. In the books forward Mr. Gussenhoven writes: Here I was facing 60, and having had an invigorating, active business career, without the remotest idea of what my next step might be. I seemed to be craving new stimulations and challenges and was by no means ready to retreat from or relinquish the passing lane and resume the posted speed limit for my age. I wanted very much to redirect my time and seemingly boundless energy to new pursuits I was looking forward to the great freedom of travel and the personal odyssey I was about to enjoy. He dedicates the book to Nini, who died in 2004. We were extremely close, he says, adding that his older brother and sister, Joan and James, were also twins. Being two sets of twins helped us all to be very close growing up, he says. We all had a remarkably tight bond. Though Mr. Gussenhoven has no plans for another motorcycle odyssey, he very much enjoys riding his classic Road King. The sense of freedom that you get from riding a motorcycle is wonderful, he says. Its something Im very happy I took the time to learn about and explore, and I have no doubt that cycling is something Ill always enjoy. BY PAMELA V. KROL____________________Special to Florida Weekly For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement... COURTESY PHOTOJohn Gussenhoven


WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 NEWS A7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FREE Shipping with Special Orders Over 1,000s of Rugs In Stock Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 1-6 RUGS Connection Fort Myers The sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves was a smashing success for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. On March 4, a sold-out crowd of 450 guests raised more than $400,000 for Conservancy programs. The total includes $45,000 raised for Fund-aVet, an initiative to hire a staff veterinarian for the Conservancy Wildlife Clinic. Our goal exceeded our expectations and represents a sizeable increase compared to the previous $375,000 record set in 2009, according to Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. So many people deserve the credit for this success: our sponsors, our patrons, our past Magic chairs, the Magic Committee and our Magic chairwoman, Nancy White, he added. As part of the evening, the Conservancy honored Ellin Goetz as winner of the 2010 Eagle Award, the highest honor presented annually at Magic to recognize an individual or group whose work and actions protect the natural environment and quality of life in Southwest Florida. A former Conservancy board chair and current member of the Chairmans Advisory Council, Ms. Goetz has demonstrated a sustained commitment to the conservation of the areas natural resources. While she is the recipient of multitudes of honors for her community work, she is perhaps best known for her work to preserve thousands of acres of land in Collier County for conservation and use by the public, said Dolph von Arx, Conservancy board chairman. As a child growing up on Staten Island, N.Y., Ms. Goetzs parents were involved in a movement to protect the islands Greenbelt from development and road construction. The group not only stopped the development but worked to ensure the Greenbelts 2,800-acres were preserved as park lands, a designation that remains today, Mr. von Arx said. He added Ms. Goetz was the key driver behind Vote Conservation 2002 and Keep Conservation Collier in 2006, when a record 82 percent of voters opted to continue funding the county purchase of conservation lands through 2013. Past recipients of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Eagle Award include Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Clyde Butcher, Kathy Spalding, Dorothy Blair and Lavern Gaynor. Proceeds from Magic Under the Mangroves will be used for Conservancy initiatives that protect water, land, wildlife and the future of the Southwest Florida region. A magical evening generates $400,000-plus for the ConservancyCOURTESY PHOTO2010 Conservancy Eagle Award recipient Ellin Goetz, left, with 2009 Eagle recipient Lavern Gaynor, Conservancy board chairman Dolph von Arx and Magic chairwoman Nancy White.

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 going on the internal issues, the crime issues and the budget issues, we did that. And that is probably what has made this (first year) very nice, because if nothing is going on, its easy. Its when we are challenged that we do our best. The challenges have been aplenty for the sheriff who prides himself on his deliberative, businesslike approach to law enforcement. Right out of the chute, there was controversy over the role the Collier County Sheriffs Office played in his election. There were allegations that employees within the office acted illegally in campaigning on his behalf. Specifically, Brigid OMalley, who formerly supervised the departments Public Affairs Bureau, was said to have bullied and coerced employees to perform campaign-related tasks on candidate Rombosks behalf while they were on duty. Allegations were exchanged, and Ms. OMalley, a highly visible presence known for her assertive management style, eventually resigned, claiming she had been made a scapegoat in the affair. An investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement cleared the sheriff and his predecessor, Don Hunter, of personal wrongdoing. The departments own internal review had likewise absolved the incoming and outgoing sheriffs of direct involvement, although it concluded improper campaign activities had indeed taken place. The acrimonious imbroglio proved to be an annoyance to the new sheriff, without doubt, but he insists it had little effect on his ability to mold the department in his image. When it was identified that there were potential violations of policy (within the department), Sheriff Rambosk says, (outgoing) Sheriff Hunter and I sat down and said we need an internal affairs review. As a result of that review, we determined that policies were violated. The next important step, we believed, was to get all of this information that we gathered to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and ask them to investigate. This was deliberately done to provide the public with the assurance that it was reviewed properly and independently.High-profile cases Just days after he took office on Jan. 6, 2009, the sheriff and his department were presented with a high-profile case of a missing child. Six-year-old Adji Desir disappeared in from the front yard of his grandmothers home in Immokalee. The case attracted national attention, and despite an intensive search, the boy has not been found. Then, in September, the most horrific crime in Collier Countys history occurred when Guerline Damas and her five children were found slain in their North Naples home. The mass murder shocked the community. Days after the bodies were discovered, Mesac Damas, husband and father of the victims, was tracked to Haiti by sheriffs investigators, where he was arrested and charged in the slayings. He awaits trial. Early this year, Sheriff Rambosk and his department drew criticism after a deputy was accused by the NAACP of using excessive force on a passenger of an automobile that had been involved in a high-speed chase on I-75. And in another case, the mother of a 14-yearold boy is suing the Sheriffs Office and the Department of Juvenile Justice after her son was sexually assaulted by other juveniles in the countys Detention Center. If that isnt enough, the department like other governmental agencies has been hit hard by the economic recession and the resulting decline in county revenues.Facing multiple challengesThe sheriff credits his varied background with giving him the ability to cope with these multiple challenges. Before becoming sheriff, he held a variety of positions within the department, including that of undersheriff, who functions as second-in-command. He also had served as Naples police chief and as the city manager. In addition to his bachelors degree and training from the FBI Academy, Sheriff Rambosk holds an MBA from Nova University. Every single bit of that background helped us get through this year, he says. My operational background assisted with the criminal investigations. The administrative skills, particularly those I learned and developed in city management, have been a key element that allowed us to provide more services than we had before.Trimming the budget Befitting his business management background, the sheriff is particularly proud of his budgetary performance. Indeed, it is when he describes how he analyzes figures or juggles numbers that he becomes most animated. He reduced the departments budget to $143 million for this year, which is a significant drop from the $156 million that had been projected if operations were to continue as they had during 2009. He insists that the cutting and the trimming will not affect performance or jeopardize performance or safety. I think the challenge for us now is not so much what we confront in the streets, he says. It is a challenge of reducing dollars, while at the same time keeping the community as safe as it is. Among the major cuts he has initiated: a 10 percent reduction in the departments fleet and significant decreases in the overtime allotment. The question, unanswerable at the moment, is whether crime statistics a year from now will reflect Sheriff Rambosks assertion that fewer dollars do not necessarily translate to less safety. Although highly publicized cases like the Damas mass murder generated headlines, crime overall in Collier Countys unincorporated areas the sheriffs domain dropped by almost 5 percent during 2009. That marked the eighth consecutive year crime had decreased. The total number of crimes reported 5,971 was the lowest since 1986. Sheriff Rambosk is confident his plan will hold up over the long term, and he remains convinced that this CEO-style of leadership is exactly what the voters expected from him when they gave him the job. He says: I firmly believe that it was my background (as an administrator and law enforcement official) that led (the voters) to choose me over other candidates, although we didnt know at the time that we would be facing any of this.The man behind the titleThe 55-year-old sheriff presents a cool persona that is at odds with the traditional image that often casts sheriffs as backslapping, tough-talking and hardnosed. Dressed in a conservative pinstriped suit, he seems more the Fortune 500 executive than the countys chief law enforcer. He is a man who exudes caution, someone who leaves little to chances and is careful to cover his bases. For example, the sheriff does not sit one-on-one with an interviewer to discuss his initial year. Two aides one presumably there to monitor the proceeding and another who scribbles furious notes are present throughout the interview. The cool, reserved technocrat seems far more at ease discussing the budget or operational matters than his personal life. During an interview of more than 45 minutes, the only question that seems to give him genuine pause is: What is your age? Queried about what he does for relaxation, he replies, unblinkingly, Work. And you get the distinct impression he is being candid. Still, with enough prodding, he eventually lets bits and pieces of his private side emerge. He is, for example, an enthusiastic amateur radio operator who holds the highest license possible. He says his passion for radio goes back more than 35 years. His interest in law enforcement also dates to his youth in Bergen County, N.J. I did a lot of community volunteer work when I was in school, before I got into law enforcement as an actual career, he says. I was involved in a volunteer ambulance corps and a volunteer fire department. I just decided I was going to try those things as a volunteer, and it went from there. One of the reasons I chose this field is that I like the challenge of not knowing whats coming next. I was going into electrical engineering, but I thought, do I want to sit down and design plans for the rest of my life? The answer was no, I didnt want to sit behind a desk. He and his wife, Patricia, have been married 31 years (if you add in dating, weve been together for almost 37 years) and have two sons, ages 21 and 20. Asked about the stress that a law enforcement career, especially one at the level of Collier County sheriff, places on a family, Sheriff Rambosk replies simply that, It is the way of life my family and I have lived for 30 years. Encouraged to elaborate, he finally adds: It is very hard for law enforcement and public safety families. Very hard. The missed holidays, the missed birthdays, the working overnight when everybody else is sleeping. Yes, there very definitely are regrets for time spent away, but you try and make that up. He goes on: You have to credit the spouses with a terrific amount of fortitude to hold everything together in (law enforcement) families. I mean (the public safety employees) are here having fun. We want to be here. We like being here. This is what we really want to do.What the future holdsAlthough hes barely into his second year in office, there are those who predict the sheriff has his eye on larger political goals, although no one professes to know precisely what that may mean. Someone acquainted with the sheriff, an admirer who claims no certain knowledge of his future political plans and would prefer not to be identified, says he would be mildly shocked if there arent other offices sought down the road. Hes not the kind of person to look too far into the future and not take care of the job at hand, this person says, but hes also very smart and not without ambition. Sheriff Rambosk, in his typical deliberative way, says he is not looking ahead. Well, at least not in any structured way. Ive been asked (about seeking other political office) a lot, he says. And I dont think so, because even when I was city manager, I at least got to oversee emergency operations. So, I never did leave (public safety work) entirely. It would be very difficult to leave this field and go do something thats not related. I think my forte is in public safety and operations and making it work. Thats where I envision myself. Does that constitute a definitive no? Well, I wouldnt say no if there was some nexus between keeping people safe and an elected office, he says. Yes, I might consider that. Stay tuned. RAMBOSKFrom page 1 PEGGY FARREN/FLORIDA WEEKLYSheriff Kevin Rambosk in his office at the Collier County Government Complex

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Third Street South, the birthplace of Old Naples, was founded in the 1930s. Today it retains its authenticity while offering sophisticated, original shops, restaurants and galleries amid shaded courtyards, antique European fountains and lush landscaping. Heres the lineup of Third in Bloom activities: Garden Showcase at the corner of Third Street South and 14th Avenue South Stroll through vignettes created by Crawford Landscaping, Driftwood Garden Center, Garden District, Goetz & Stropes, ODonnell Landscape Inc., Golden Gate Nursery and W. Christian Busk Landscape Architects Inc. Be sure to cast your vote for the Peoples Choice. Orchid hunt The historic district is dotted with dozens of orchids to discover. Search for them and match up the orchids with their locations to win a chance to take one home. Pick up contest forms at the Third Street Kiosk. Thursday, March 18 10 a.m. at Palm Cottage Docent-guided Historic Garden Tour. Reservations required; 262-8164. 11 a.m. in the Gattles courtyard Native Plants for Landscaping by Chad Washburn of the Naples Botanical Garden. 4 p.m. in the plaza in front of the Peter Garon Gallery Designing with Tropical Flowers, a demonstration by the Naples Flower Club. 6-9 p.m. Sidewalk music throughout the historic district. Friday, March 19 9:30 a.m. Meet in the courtyard at Gattles for the Third Street Horticulture Walking Tour led by Jim Bixler, the man who created many of the areas hidden gardens. 11 a.m. in the Garden District courtyard How to Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary, presented by floral designer Barbara Samaniego of the Garden District. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fresh Flower Cart in the Garden District courtyard. 3-5 p.m. on the terrace at Sea Salt Watch artist Stanislas Kostka paint a Spring is in bloom along historic Third Street Southfloral masterpiece. Saturday, March 20 7:30 a.m. to noon The Third Street South Farmers Market 1 p.m. in the HW Gallery courtyard Ted Wuschke, owner of Eastfork Orchids, will talk about orchids and answer questions. 3 p.m. in the Gattles courtyard Whats Growing in the Garden by Brian Galligan, horticultural manager of Naples Botanical Garden. Sunday, March 21 5-10 p.m. The Naples Music Festival Monday, March 23 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Third Street South and 14th Avenue South Garden Showcase plant sale. COURTESY PHOTOFlower carts dot the historic Third Street South district for Third in Bloom. COURTESY PHOTOBear and Wolf FlockBear and Wolf Flock, the sibling stars of The Brothers Cook!, a television series in development by Blue Sky Media, will show kids how to really play with their food at the Third Street Farmers Market from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20. On their show, the boys are always cooking up mischief as they take young viewers on a food adventure from farm to fork. With the help of a little organic magic an avalanche of supernatural, sustainably grown citrus; a visit to a roadside farm stand; or a promenade down the prickly paths of that iconic bromeliad: the pineapple Bear and Wolf fall through a rabbit hole of discovery, finding out the science, history and culture of cultivation and regional American food.Both students at Seagate Elementary School, Bear, 11, and Wolf, 7, are the sons of Neapolitans Sarah Coble and Timothy Flock, who is the developer and owner of Arnt U. Gladufoundus, a local chain of neighborhood-style pubs: Old Naples Pub, The Village Pub and The Island Pub. They hope to air The Brothers Cook! first in Florida and the Southeast and eventually across the country.The brothers March 20 appearance at the Third Street Farmers Market launches a plan to take their twist on fresh foods and healthy, kid-friendly cooking to farmers markets around the region. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Registration is under way for YMCA Splash Week, a free water safety program for children ages 3-12. YMCA of the Palms will hold Splash Week in Naples March 29-April 2 and in Bonita Springs April 5-9. Targeted at children and parents, the program teaches water safety practices and basic swimming skills along with YMCA core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Thirty-minute sessions are offered throughout the day to accommodate parents schedules. YMCA Splash Week is the kick-off event of a water safety coalition including the following agencies: The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services, Collier County Health Department, Collier County Parks & Recreation, Department of Children and Families, East Naples Fire Department, Lee County EMS, NCH Pediatrics, North Naples Fire Department, Physicians Regional Healthcare System and Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties. Consider these statistics: Residential swimming pools are the location of nearly two-thirds of the drowning deaths in Florida for children YMCA Splash Week classes get kids into the swim of things 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BayReservations NeededCall 384-6166 Country Club Attire RequiredBrides, Celebrate your special day with us!We cater to all types of events Easter Sunday Brunch omelets to order, homemade belgium waffles, prime rib, leg of lamb, carved ham, homemade desserts$23.95 per personOPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town FREEglass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entre Coach Joe Lyons Sr., founder of Pro Elite Hockey, is planning two five-day roller hockey camps for boys and girls at the Veterans Community Park skating rink in North Naples during the Collier County School spring vacation break March 29 through April 2. The morning camp (8 a.m. until noon) targets players ages 7-9; afternoon camp (1 to 5 p.m.) is geared to ages 10-12. Each camp includes one hour of land training and conditioning, a 30-minute lecture, lunch and two hours of skills and skating per day. Players will practice all aspects of the game, from skating to stick skills to game situations, covering power skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, scoring, speed and agility training as well as the importance of team play. Players will also learn the importance of each position along with offensive, defensive, neutral zone and breakout strategies. Campers need to bring lunch, drinks, sneakers and shorts in addition to hockey skates. Cost is $199 per player with free attendance for goalies. Coach Lyons has assembled a coaching team that includes three-time National Roller Hockey Champion Tyler Landers of Team USA and three-time national Roller Hockey Champion Coach Doug Landers. Pro Elite Hockey camps have a 5:1 ratio of players to coaches. Established in 1983, Pro Elite Hockey has conducted hockey schools and clinics in the United States, Canada and Russia. Coach Lyons, its founder, relocated to Naples earlier this year, bringing more than 40 years national and international hockey experience. For more information or to register for Pro Elite Hockey camps, visit Veterans Community Park at 1895 Veterans Park Drive, call Coach Lyons at 431-7090 or e-mail Spring break roller hockey camps set at Veterans ParkCollier County Parks and Recreation hosts its 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 2524060. Summer Camp Expo brings options together in one place M arc h r t h r e a ti E t 4 and younger. Florida ranks third in the country in all drowning fatalities. In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5. YMCA of the Palms is offering Splash Week at the following locations: March 29-April 2: Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road, Naples, 597-3148; Immokalee Sports Complex (in partnership with Collier County Parks & Recreation), 505 Escabmia St., Immokalee, 657-1951 April 5-9: The Bonita Springs YMCA, 27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs, 992-9622Advance registration for Splash Week classes is required, and space is limited. Visit for schedules and registration information.


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TO YOUR HEALTH NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGSweet dreamsExperts offer pointers on how to maximize sleepHow well do you sleep? If your answer is not very well, youre right in line with the masses. Sleep allows us to recharge our brains and is necessary for daily function, but most of us get only a fraction of what we need. Sleep is that period of time when you rejuvenate, recover and cells regenerate, says Naples sleep specialist Dr. Monica Otero, of the Sleep Disorders Center of Southwest Florida. Its a restorative time and there is memory consolidation as well. All of these complex processes allow the body to rest, which is what allows us to keep moving. In accordance with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine of which the facility is an accredited member, patients can undergo sleep studies in the clinics six laboratory bedrooms. While the accommodations are comfy and inviting, sleep studies are serious business to Dr. Otero and her colleagues, and for good reason. There are multiple diagnoses for sleep disorders, including insomnia, nightmares, restless legs, sleepwalking, snoring and sleep apnea, the latter of which can cause serious problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weekly At NCH, we participate in numerous surveys designed to improve the care our patients receive. One such survey is the anonymous Physician Satisfaction Survey, conducted annually for the past six years with our entire medical staff of 630 doctors. Believing in transparency, we share the survey results which have steadily shown improvement with everyone at NCH, from the medical staff to the NCH board of directors.While not everything we hear from the docs is positive, the most important thing is that we respond to the needs identified, make changes and then sustain the improvements to benefit everyone.The 2009 survey is a case in point. This latest survey identified dissatisfaction among general surgeons, ob/ gyns and orthopedists regarding the efficiency of the operating rooms in our North Naples center. We focused on the two primary concerns: prompt starting times and turnover time (the time between when one patient leaves the OR and when the next patient is in the OR ready for surgery). In response to the 2009 survey, last November we formed the North Naples Operating Room Improvement Task Force. Its members included general surgeons David Lamon and Sam Tunkle; ob/gyns Michael Dent, Jeff Heitm and Janice Young; orthopedist Robert Zehr; and anesthesiologist Bruce Caldwell. We also included NCH board volunteer Mariann MacDonald; CMO Dr. Aurora Estevez; OR Clinical Coordinator Diane Davies; NNH OR Director Sherrie Laurita; DNH OR Director Bill Diamond; North Naples COO Gail Dolan; and System COO Phil Dutcher. Project manager Sue Manning and her North Naples OR colleagues collected data, analyzed processes and codified suggestions for improvement. That led to a number of recommendations for refinements, including: Reassign housekeeping staff to match work to volume done. Change hours of night shift and start rotating the weekend staff done. Change start times for admitting and transportation departments done. Obtain additional equipment to ensure availability in progress. Improve communication with portable phones in pre-op and walkie-talkies for OR staff in progress. Work with our partner, Cerner, to improve computer connectivity and reporting capabilities still a challenge.This process, while still a work in progress, has already yielded gratifying results. North Naples room turnover time matched the national rates for October through December 2009. Thats short of our goal, and short of Downtowns turnover times, but a great improvement nonetheless. So, too, have starting times improved dramatically as a result of this renewed focus. Prompt start times at North Naples have increased from 27 percent to 68 percent, which is now similar to Downtown. The point is that we conduct surveys for the express purpose of improving our system. And when we all work together responding to our physicians to better serve our patients improvements are precisely what occur. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Surveys lead to steps for ne-tuning hospital operations STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS Cardiologist joins Anchor Health CentersDr. Shona Velamakanni has joined Anchor Health Centers as a board-certified noninvasive cardiologist. Her practice is in the Eagle View Building, 2450 Goodlette Road N., just north of Golden Gate Parkway. Dr. Velamakanni earned her bachelors degree in biology at Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. She is board-certified in adult cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. In addition, she is Level 2 trained in Cardiac CT and MRI. Anchor Health Centers, established in 1997, is a physician-owned group of health care providers who practice a diverse range of medical specialties, including primary care, geriatric care, surgery and research. The group has more than 15 locations throughout Collier County and most recently in Bonita Springs. For more information, call 643-8735 or visit www.AnchorHealthCenters. com. Free program will address joint replacementDr. George Markovich, an orthopedic surgeon on the staff of Lee Memorial Health System, will discuss new technologies, debunk common myths regarding joint implants and answer questions as a part of the Well Informed Lecture Series from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Hyatt Place Coconut Point in Estero. About 773,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. For reservations, call 433-8505 or visit Learn about new cancer treatmentsThe newest radiation treatments for cancer patients can pinpoint tumors and direct treatment with laser-like precision, just like your car or phones GPS can detect your exact location.Learn more at a free seminar presented by 21st Century Oncology from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27, at the Naples Beach Hotel. Presenters include Dr. Chaundre Cross, Dr. Michael Hanus, Dr. Bruce Nakfoor, Dr. David Ornstein, Dr. David Spellberg and Dr. Kendall Wise. Continental breakfast will be provided, In addition to the many medical problems that present in a sleep-deprived individual, lack of sleep causes a decrease in response time and limits our capacity to function normally. Experts estimate that driving while sleep-deprived carries a risk that is five times greater than driving while intoxicated. Overweight issues are increasingly being connected to our sleep health. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS Club Inc., is a nonprofit weight-loss support organization whose studies show a link between too few hours of sleep and increased body weight in both adults and children. Our society is an insomniac, underslept society, perhaps because of economic stress, chaotic lifestyles or sedentary time spent with modern media, such as the Internet or cable TV, says Nicholas Dr. Nick Yphantides, the medical spokesperson for TOPS. Sleep is an afterthought to many of us. Insomnia can lead to late-night eating binges that disrupt the digestive cycle and result in weight gain. Going to asleep on a full stomach makes it more likely people will avoid breakfast, which SEE HEALTH, A23 SEE SLEEP, A23 VELAMAKANNI MARKOVICH


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Already this season Town Hall has brought the community the former prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert; the brothers Bush: George and Jeb; and most recently, director emeritus of the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philippe de Montebello, who delivered a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Metropolitan and also enlightened his audience about the contemporary issue of ownership of cultural property. Given how little of what has been collected from countries abroad has anything to do with the extant society that now occupies that geographic location, Mr. de Montebello argued, the value of having encyclopedic museums, such as the Metropolitan, visited by millions every year, far outweighs any possible historical benefit for countries whose museums are remote, provincial, not capable of proper security at all and visited by very few people. Now its Mr. Gladwells and Mr. Gopniks turn to fire up the audience.Explaining social phenomenaIn 2000, the Canadian-born Mr. Gladwell earned acclaim for Tipping Point, his book that about social epidemics. It was still on the best-seller list when Mr. Gladwells Blink hit the coveted No. 1 spot five years later. Blink is about the first two seconds we observe something or someone. Thats about all the time it takes for our subconscious mind to process data and arrive at a conclusion. Neapolitans who heard the former director of the Metropolitan, the late Tom Hoving, speak at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts last year might recall he described precisely the same phenomenon Mr. Gladwell examines in Blink. Mr. Gladwell references Mr. Hoving in his book as one who, time and again, successfully used that precious amount of time to determine whether a piece of art was or was not kosher. Two seconds. Near-instantaneous reaction. Intuition. A hunch. And more likely to be correct than a decisision arrived at after months of intensive study which is precisely what happened when the Getty Museum was flim-flammed into paying millions for a major antiquity that proved to be a fake. Mr. Gladwells third and equally provocative book, Outliers, deals with things or phenomena outside the normal experience. He is particularly interested in understanding success and identifying clues from a persons childhood that will predict future success. A number of well-known academics have taken Mr. Gladwells hypotheses to task as junk science and lacking in credibility. Regardless of which camp you find yourself in, one fact is indisputable: Mr. Gladwell has done much toward bringing social phenomena into the light of day, to a place where any and all of us can read and reflect and hone our own hypotheses. If for no other reason than that, reading his books and articles, and listening to him at the upcoming Town Hall session, could prove to be one of the most stimulating evenings any of us has encountered recently.So-called coincidence I expect a similarly stimulating discussion will be launched as a result of Mr. Gopnicks piercing ideas and commentaries. More diverse in his writings than Mr. Gladwell, Mr. Gopnick covers a vast amount of turf in his books and essays, which include a childrens book, the best-selling Paris to the Moon and the incredibly provocative Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life. Did you know Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin share a common birthdate? So what, you say? So everything, asserts Mr. Gopnick, as he sets out to prove his theorem about so-called coincidence. He explores the way we live today by looking at the birth of the modern era through the lives of two extraordinary people born within hours of each other exactly 200 years ago this year. His comic touch relates touching stories of how families live in New York and Paris. A frequent guest of Charlie Roses PBS talk show, Mr. Gopnik has been honored with three National Magazine Awards for essay and criticism and a George Polk Award for magazine reporting. TOWN HALLFrom page 1 >> What: Insight on Modern Life and Culture, with Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnick, the nal program in the 2010 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series >> When: 6 p.m. Friday, March 26 >> Where: The Naples Grande Hotel >> Tickets: $400 for dinner and lecture, $200 for lecture only >> Info: 596-6524 or www.NaplesTownHall. org in the know Filling up on Old Florida fare, dancing the Batfish Boogie and bidding on wild adventures such as shark tagging will highlight the first Batfish Bash presented by Friends of Rookery Bay at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The event will include cocktails and hors doeuvres by the aquariums and art gallery, views of sunset from the new Pedestrian Bridge and dinner and dancing on the back lawn. Proceeds will benefit Rookery Bays youth science education, research activities and outreach programs. Russells Clambakes will serve Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo and more. 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Social Media Club of SWF sets next meetingThe Social Media Club of Southwest Florida will hold its next meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive. Guest speakers and panelists will discuss the time management and implementation issues that face professionals who decide to become the public face of their business, as well as the brand loyalty and corporate good will social media can facilitate. They will also discuss the objections professional-level employees might have when embarking on a social media campaign, along with best practices and opportunities for timely customer service intervention. Keynote speaker Deborah Shane from Train with Shane will be followed by an executive panel discussion moderated by Pason Gaddis, publisher of Florida Weekly. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register for more information about the Social Media Club of Southwest Florida, visit www.smcswfl. org. Press club will hear from FGCU journalism professor and studentsLyn Millner, assistant professor of journalism at FGCU, will speak at the next meeting of the Naples Press Club at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Bellasera Hotel. She will be accompanied by journalism students Alex Pena and Maryann Battle. Ms. Millner will discuss journalism courses and the degree plan she has developed for the university; Mr. Pena will talk about his recent trips to Juarez and Haiti, and Ms. Battle will discuss her work with the homeless in Fort Lauderdale. Ms. Millner is responsible for starting and developing the journalism program at FGCU. Her work has appeared on NPR and in many national and regional publications. Ms. Battle is a senior and the managing editor of FGCUs Eagle News. Mr. Pena is a junior and an intern at the Naples Daily News.Cost of the luncheon meeting is $20 for NPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations and payment in advance are required and can me made at by sending a check to Naples Press Club, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 210, Naples, FL 34103. For more information, e-mail Stamp club prepares for annual showThe Collier County Stamp Club presents the Naples 2010 Stamp Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Bob Hausin at 732-8000. CLUB NOTES Stylists from Great Clips at Pebblebrooke Plaza will raise funds for the March of Dimes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20. One dollar from every haircut will go to the MOD. 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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at >>G-Force is just one of a team of eight dwarf hamsters that are about 7 weeks old. Their adoption fee is 50 cents each.>>Butter is a sweet, brown-andwhite shorthaired rabbit who loves to be held. Her adoption fee is $5. >>Peanut is a 1-yearold, tan-andblack bunny. She loves the company of people. Her adoption fee is $5.>>Snickers is an 8-yearold spayed calico-tortie. She is declawed, is good with other cats and kittens. DR.PETERJ. 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You probably use sit a half-dozen times a day, just around the house, but you probably dont use come in the house when you want your dog near you. Maybe all you have to do is open the refrigerator. If thats the case, your dog doesnt understand the relationship between the command and the action of coming to you. He just knows if hes sitting in the right place at the right time, you might drop some food.Or maybe your dog doesnt see why he should listen to you. You may have a dog who believes that what you want is only one of the factors that go into his deciding what hes going to do. A dog who knows whats expected of him and respects you is going to mind you. A dog who thinks youre a dope who couldnt catch a bus is going to treat you like the fool he thinks you are.If the problems are training and respect, you can fix them both together. Train your dog, work with your dog, and the respect will follow. Teach your dog the come command in increments, on a standard 6-foot leash, on progressively longer and lighter lines, and with lots of praise and treats. Practice, not just in formal sessions but in everyday life. And sharpen up all your dogs manners, because they all help reinforce your role as leader. Elicit the help of a trainer if you just dont seem to be getting anywhere. Should your untrained dog get loose, there are a couple of tricks you can use to catch him. Try to sweet-talk him in with a kneeling, open-arms stance, or run away from him, enticing him to follow the chase instinct is very strong in most dogs. Another strategy is to use a command he knows well, like sit. Once hes planted, you can take him by the collar. (Dont forget to praise for the sit!) Remember, though, a loose-dog situation is not about obedience its about keeping your dog from becoming roadpizza. If youre one of those Finger Crossers, keep him on leash for his own safety and start training now. Call them the Finger Crossers, if you will those folks who know if their dogs get loose theyll get them back only when conditions are absolutely right: if there isnt another dog to play with, a squirrel to chase or a scent to follow. Or if theyre fast or lucky enough to corner them. If youre one of these dog owners, you may well be in the majority. While come is one of the most basic of dog commands, its probably the one dogs obey the least. While its true some dogs are naturally more inclined to come when called than others, obedience is not an impossibility for any dog. Figuring out why your pet wont mind is the first step toward fixing the problem.Maybe your dog is afraid to come to you. If youre one of those people who have to chase your dog, you may also be someone who isnt very happy when youve finally caught up with him. Screaming at your dog for running away or punishing your pet when you collar him at last is a good way of making sure the next time he gets loose hell run farther, faster. Wouldnt you? Being reunited with you should be a positive experience. Never, ever punish a dog for coming to you or for failing to come.PET TALES Total recall COURTESY PHOTOTraining and practice are key to getting a dog who returns when you call him.


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Bad Intuition y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y a s t es! u ide a ter t s a e r t h as c e n 0 0 m m a f in St a m ill i Wh o a m Kn ow with Fool youll be en a nifty prize! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 short; you just lost $50 a share. Time horizon? Can be very short term; can be as long as several years. Just as day traders can buy and sell within the same day, shorters can do a roundtrip within a day. Just as there are long-term investors of equities who think in terms of years, there are shorters of stocks waiting patiently for the failed economic underpinnings to collapse or for the companys fraud to be known by the broader public. As to the latter, its not uncommon for a corporate unraveling to take a very long time before the high-flier stock comes crashing down. Sounds complicated. From whom will the security be borrowed? Will you be short and suddenly the lender want the stock returned? Your broker is the one who works out all the details and makes all this easy. You ask the brokerage firm to find stock held in the brokers name, which the owners are willing to lend. You pay a small fee; the lender may get a small fee; and the brokerage firm finds a way to profit, too. But the borrowing doesnt mean that you, as an investor, are rounding up shares available for short sale. Shorts can be done with almost everything. You can short stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, etc. Shorts can be part of an investment portfolio that is, by and large, long securities. Maybe the shorts are a hedge against market declines; maybe you are long a bunch of stocks in a sector but think that this stock is overvalued relative to the others. Now, as to betting. In reality, all investing involves probabilities likely outcomes a bet being placed. When you go long a stock, it is a bet that the stock will rise. Since equities as a group have a long term appreciation rate of around 8 percent, the odds are in your favor that over the long term you will see appreciation. The upward bias of the market is somewhat like the dealer in the casino: the odds are definitely in the houses favor. But sometimes the house looses, big and for a long time. And sometimes the market fares poorly, as it has done for the past 10 years. The house will ultimately win. Absent a doomsday prediction, the market will eventually rise and rise above previous highs. The certainty with which you invest is what is at issue. Sometimes shorting a stock offers more certainty than being long the stock. The argument that it is un-American may have some basis. Its better named unethical. When the size of your bets can bankrupt you, but only you, its OK. But when the size of your bets can bankrupt others, is not OK. When youre vested interest is the failure of legitimate and/or critical U.S. institutions, thats not good. A small market player has no influence over others. A small fishs desire to see a failure of a Lehman, or a Bear Stearns, or an AIG, has zero impact. But when you manage billions in hedge fund monies and you spread stories about a companys eminent failure or take actions that so depress tradable securities, making it virtually impossible for the company to refinance itself, well there is a big difference. Here, the carnage is great. Some short sellers are noted for informing the SEC of fraud, for letting the public know of eminent failure. Yes, they will profit but they are sounding an alarm to all who will listen. These short sellers are not bad guys. Mortgage lending isnt bad; the length to which it was taken was bad. Credit default swaps were not bad; the length to which speculators bought them was harmful to the tune of hundreds of billions in bail out money. Shorting is not bad. But just like everything else, it can be taken to an extreme degree and cause devastation. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Naplesbased chartered financial analyst. Contact her by e-mail at page 1


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 B7 Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients byThe Air Conditioning Contractors of America has named Conditioned Air Corp. of Naples the residential winner of the associations 2010 Contractors of the Year program. The winner was announced at the opening general session of ACCAs 42nd annual Conference and Indoor Air Expo held recently in Tampa. Conditioned Air transcends the HVACR industry and functions as a true business, with a disciplined approach to decision-making and company-wide buy in to its value proposition, said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. Conditioned Air has grown its annual revenue by about $15 million since Theo Etzel took the reins as CEO and president in 1995. The companys growth is the result of having a solid, conservative business plan in place, and then empowering employees to make decisions to drive that plan. At the heart of our mission statement is honesty, integrity, respect and exceeding our customers expectations, Mr. Etzel says. Each and every employee lives these values each and every day, which is why I am so proud of them, said Mr. Etzel. Headquartered in Naples, Conditioned Air has been serving Southwest Florida since 1962, providing service, replacement and new construction installation of air-conditioning and dehumidification systems for residential and commercial clients. Conditioned Air also offers residential and commercial maintenance plans and has more than 15,000 units under contract. With 130 employees, the firm has been recognized as one of Collier Countys Best Places to Work. For more information, visit www.conditionedair. com or call 643-2445. Conditioned Air takes top spot as National 2010 Contractor of the YearCOURTESY PHOTOConditioned Air Corp. of NaplesCOURTESY PHOTOCOO Keith Walker, CEO Theo Etzel and CFO Carol Papesh of Conditioned Air


A quick look at some SBA loan programs and some proposed changes for Congress to consider. >> ARC Loans: Designed to give viable small businesses facing immediate nancial hardship temporary relief. Up to $35,000 Used to pay back loans Interest-free 100 percent guaranteed by the government Few banks offer it, considered by many to be an ineffectual and poorly constructed program. >> 7A Loans: SBAs primary and most exible loan program The most basic and commonly used loan. Loan maturity up to 10 years for working capital Loan maturity up to 25 years for xed assets. Currently guaranteed at 90 percent. A proposal would increase cap from $2 million to $5 million >> 504 Loans: Brick and mortar nancing to acquire major xed assets. Cannot be used for working capital or inventory. Proposal to increase cap from $2 million to $5 million for regular projects. Proposal to increase cap from $4 million to $5.5 million for manufacturing. Currently guaranteed at 90 percent. Proposal to allow the loan be used for re nancing. >> Microloan: Small, short-term loans to small businesses and nonpro t child-care centers. The maximum loan amount is $35,000. The average loan is about $13,000. Used for working capital or the purchase of inventory. Cannot be used to pay existing debts or to purchase real estate. Proposal to increase cap to $50,000. in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 ON US-41 JUST PAST RATTLESNAKE-HAMMOCK ROAD IN THE VILLAGE FALLS COMPLEX -239-417-1216 1/2 BBQ CHICKEN+ FRIES AND COLESLAW!$6.95With this coupon. Exp. 3/28/10 Restrictions apply. One per person. COUPONONLY Home of the Delicious If you don t think our Ribs are the Best, your meal is on US1 JD Jags Ribs! O er Good thru 2/28/10 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane & Lanai Shuers 2 WEEKS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED!! QUALIT T RVICE Sahapoglu says his 25-year-old company is as healthy as ever. Since last year, the SBA received Recovery Act money to make it easier for small businesses to borrow money to expand or to simply stay afloat. Weekly loan approvals were up by 87 percent last year and the agency approved $13.6 billion in loans. Earlier this month, the White House approved an extension of breaks that make the loans great deals for those who qualify. Theres already a line of applicants waiting to use that money which runs out at the end of the month. The White House is urging more money go to sweetening SBA offerings for both banks and borrowers. Whether or not that happens is up to Congress. Nevertheless, theres still pie on the plate, but applying for a piece takes time, knowledge and quite often, a banker whos willing to serve it. Hardship loans hard to getLots of exciting things are happing except no one is lending, says Suzanne Specht, a business analyst with the Small Business Development Center at FGCU. She lists a handful of local banks that offer SBA loans and admits that several clients have had to look outside of Southwest Florida for willing lenders. The biggest problems are the smaller loans. Created last year, the ARC program under the SBA is intended to give struggling businesses money to pay off debts and stay up and running. While 5,100 loans were approved throughout the country, local bankers, business owners and advisors uniformly call the program a failure. The banks didnt buy into it, it just sat there, says Greg Bullock who attempted to get a loan last year to keep his North Fort Myers printing company open. He was never approved. Many banks shied away from the loans for fear that the reporting and bureaucracy involved would not make them worth their while. Thats despite the fact that the loans are 100 percent guaranteed by the government. Struggling business owners who have to show a profit within the past two years also are turned off by criteria and paperwork that make the money seemingly untouchable. The program runs until September. Booming lending programs Bankers and borrowers are having better luck with traditional SBA loans that have been granted better terms. In an effort to get banks to start lending, the 7a and 504 programs are now 90 percent guaranteed by the federal government. (They used to be guaranteed from 75 to 85 percent.) Guarantees extend to interest as well as principal. For the borrower, fees associated with the loans have been eliminated. Borrowers who used to have come up with about 3.5 percent of the loan amount currently pay nothing. The beauty of the 7a loan is that they can be used for almost anything. Im working on a loan now for a medical practice that wants to buy a competitor, says Joseph Ariola with Key Bank, servicing Southwest Florida and Palm Beach. Well take the old debt, the new debt and keep the payments the same. Mr. Ariola says he has seen the volume of loan requests soar in recent months and loan approvals have increased by double-digits. Key Bank has carved out a niche in the market as a preferred SBA lender, which means the bank can approve loans in-house without having to forward the paperwork to the federal agency. Non-preferred lenders have an extra layer of approval. The 504 loan program is also drawing a great deal of interest as Congress considers expanding it to allow the loans be used for refinancing existing property. The move could be especially beneficial to property owners in Southwest Florida, where the commercial market is suffering. The proposed changes would extend the benefits of 90 percent loan guarantees and no fees to business owners who want better terms on their mortgages. Currently, the 504 money is primarily used for new construction. For the business owner who is savvy enough to find the right lender and complete the application process, SBA terms, which have always been favorable, are now practically unbeatable. The SBA allows us to extend more aggressive terms, says Mr. Ariola. There are lower interest rates, less restrictions, less money down, longer amortization. For example, an SBA loan for new equipment is usually a 10-year loan. Without the SBA, youd be lucky to get five. Going another routeNevertheless, for the very small business, the work of finding a loan can be difficult. Many banks, even preferred lenders like Key Bank, do not offer ARC or Microloans, another tool that lends under $35,000. Mr. Bullock never got a piece of the SBA pie for his printing company. Instead, he focused on meat and potatoes. He shed expenses, like discontinuing his membership to chambers of commerce and moving out of the large space he rented. For now, Mr. Bullock, who was soured by the experience, prefers to stay away from loan applications. Even Mr. Sahapoglu admits he feels he received his loan because his company was in solid shape before applying for the money. Other business owners might not be so lucky. Things are tough right now to borrow. I have a credit rating of 800. That helped me, he said. I needed the money to expand, but its very difficult to get those hardship loans. SBA LOANSFrom page 1 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING 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@ PHOTOGreater Naples AAUW celebrates Women of Achievement 2010 Seated from left: Sheryl Soukup, Mollie Ottina, Rosemary Seheult, Judith Hushon, Mary Polizzotto and Greater Naples AAUW President Vi Steffan. Back row from left: Jacquelyn Pierce, Carlene Thissen, Linda White, Harriet Lancaster, Rosalee Bogo, Joetta Abbazio and commentator Lois Thome Hodges University ribbon-cuttingCOURTESY PHOTOSDr. Terry Mcmahan, Keith Arnold and Dr. Ed Moore Brad Cherkin and Alexander Mojica Randy Eldridge, Lori Buhs and Jim Ray Mike Prioletti, Kathleen Passidomo, Phil Memoli and Leslie King III Peter Thomas and Barbara Burris John White, Martha Rozman and Kevin Anderson Bob and Jane Moates, Dick and Florence Nogaj and Dr. Lou Traina Earl and Thelma Hodges




REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11 Kathleen Curatolo has been appointed executive officer for the Collier Building Industry Association. She brings with her more than 30 years of professional executive experience, including most recently serving as the chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida. She also has held positions with two building industry-related associations, the SW Chapter of the Masonry Association of Florida and the American Specialty Contractors of Florida. She served for 10 years as executive director of the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council in Buffalo, N.Y., and has held positions as adjunct professor at several colleges. She is an adjunct faculty member of the English Department at Southwest Florida Community College. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Ms. Curatolo has lived in Naples since 1997. She holds a bachelors degree in English from Daemen College in Buffalo, N.Y., and a masters degree in English from SUNY College at Buffalo. Her community service experience includes board positions with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, the United Arts Council of Collier County, the Education Foundation of Collier County, Collier County Code Enforcement and the American Red Cross. Curatolo was elected to the first of three terms on the District School Board of Collier County in 2002, and currently serves as board chairwoman. She is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2001 and was honored as a Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in 2006. She officially assumes her duties as CBIAs executive officer on Monday, March 22. Founded in 1985, CBIA is a 600-member association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. It is one of 800 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information about CBIA, call 436-6100 or visit Harwick Homes Calascio model is inspir ed by the C alifornia countryside, with large open rooms, four bedrooms, 4 baths and a study. With 4,946 square feet under air and 7,384 total square feet, the Calascio is at 1292 Osprey Trail in the Estuary at Grey Oaks. Overlooking a lake and the fifth fairway of the Estuary Golf Course, this new model is designer furnished by Collins and DuPont. The front of the elegant home is accessed through a double mahogany door to the foyer hallway with a 14-foot ceiling. Travertine flooring is featured in the principle living areas of the home. Boasting an 18-foot-plus ceiling height with a 15-grid coffer and painted drywall beams, the formal living room looks out through a wall of arched windows to the backyard pool with the lake and fairway beyond. An Isokern fireplace with surround is centered between expansive niches. Adjacent to and accessible from the formal living room, the family room and kitchen are open to one another. The gourmet appliance package features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf ovens/microwave and Asko dishwasher, two granitetopped islands and custom cabinetry. In the family room, 10-foot sliders pocket out of sight for a seamless transition to the outdoor living space that Comcasts far-from-uniform contract agreements and the continually evolving realm of foreclosure are not the only issues on Collier County Presidents Council agenda, but familiarity with these and other topics greatly increases its stature. The council is able to influence policy by monitoring and acting on rapid change in a growing community. In existence since 1989, the nonprofit has fresh focus. Sporting a new name thats much easier to remember than Presidents Council of Greater Naples Property Owners Association, the council works to benefit members. As its name indicates, the organization is composed of the presidents or their designees of homeowner, condominium and civic associations in Collier County. The format of monthly meetings varies from guest speakers to community updates presented by members and workshops targeting issues that affect the membership. A key element in the more dynamic persona of the group is an executive committee with chairpersons charged with membership, county affairs, legislative and strategic planning. Executive committee members often appear before city, county and regional governing boards to speak for their respective communities, and are familiar with the wide range of issues affecting the county. Chairman Murray Hendel, a past president of the Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums representing 56 condominium buildings and 5,000 people, is also vice chairman of the Tourist Development Council. A CPA, retired since 1988, he also serves on the board of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The Collier County Presidents Council is a wonderful method of access to issues, Mr. Hendel says. We are constantly working on issues. We will host candidate forums for the Collier County Board of Education as well as those running for the County Commission. In its prior life, the group existed in a state described by a member as inactive rather than pro-active. At one time, years ago, it was more along the lines of bring in a speaker, listen to somebody talk about how to raise roses or whatever, have a 15-minute meeting and everybody goes home, Sally Tiffany, the councils recording secretary, recalls. Weve worked very hard to change that and build a larger association thats more involved with issues that affect our membership. One way to effect positive change is communication. At a monthly meeting when it became obvious that members had widely differing contract agreements with Comcast, it was decided that the topic of cable providersSEE PRESIDENTS, B22 SEE HARWICK, B20 CBIA names Kathleen Curatolo to serve as executive officerHarwicks Calascio model brings style homePresidents Council has strength in numbers BY MARY LOU SMARTSpecial to Florida Weekly CURATOLOSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOThe kitchen of the Calascio model in the Estuary at Grey Oaks.


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PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269Sales in the Naples area continue to increase as home prices stabilize, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Home sales increased considerably across the board in February, says Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing-Frye Realty. This significant gain is, in part, due to the strong sales in the above-$300,000 price category. For the 12 months ending February 2010, overall home sales increased 50 percent to 7,426 sales, compared to 4,951 sales in the same month last year. The overall increase in closed sales continues and has resulted in a reduction of inventory. Normally, the inventory increases in season, so this unusual reduction is important. Its helping the market return to a balance state even quicker, says Steve Barker, managing broker of Amerivest Realty. Inventory decreased to 9,682 available properties in February 2010 compared to 11,427 available properties in February 2009. Pending sales of condominiums are roaring back. The condo market is showing signs of a strong recovery, as pending sales increased 76 percent in February 2010, with 544 contracts compared to 309 contracts in February 2009, says John Steinwand, president of Naples Realty Services. The report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales increased 62 percent, with 1,122 contracts in February 2010 compared to 691 contracts in February 2009. Properties under $300,000 saw a 54 percent increase in pending sales, with 774 contracts in February 2010 compared to 501 contracts in February 2009. Single-family pending sales increased 51 percent, with 578 contracts in February 2010 compared to 382 contracts in February 2009. Overall condo sales increased 44 percent, with 270 sales in February 2010 compared to 188 sales in February 2009. The overall median closed price decreased only 3 percent to $179,000 in February 2010 compared to $185,000 in February 2009. Excluding the $300,000 and under segment, comprising a majority of foreclosure related property sales, the overall median price for the market declined only 4 percent to $500,000 in February 2010 from $522,000 in February 2009. Pending sales in the higher end of the market showed a strong surge in February. Pending sales in the $300,000 and above price range are outpacing the number of pending sales below $300,000. In the $2 million and over price range, overall pending sales increased 133 percent in February 2010 compared to the same month last year. This indicates that the higher end of the market is coming back, says Brenda Fioretti, NABOR president and managing broker of Prudential Florida Realty. To view the entire report, visit www. NABOR report: Home sales on the rise Miromar center has free design seminarsThe following free seminars take place at Miromar Design Center in Estero: >>Saturday, March 20, 2 p.m. The Best Plant Materials to Use for Florida Landscapes: Landscape architect Andrew Eisele of JRL Design Studios in Naples will discuss various plant species for use in Florida gardens. 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PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Search Just Like a Realtor... Ph: City: Naples Development Name: Olde Naples Aqualane Shores Pelican Bay Ba y Colony Port Royal Royal Harbor Grey Oaks Mediterra Marbella Lakes Park Shore... Property Type: Single Family & Condos Min Price: Max Price: $200,000 $21,500,000 Search Now! Search Now!$2,390,000Positano at Mediterra 4,410 a/c sq. ft. mls: 210008121 $358,9002 BR + den/ 2.5 BA Single Family Home$405,900 Single Family Home $443,9005 BR / 4 BA Single Family Home Click Here for Other Search Options & Foreclosuresh Marbella Lakes Marbella Lakes Marbella Lakes NEW NEW NEW Brought to you by: White Sands Realty 1100 5th Avenue South, Suite 201 Naples, FL 34102 239-417-1115Naples Resident for 31 Yearsspans 36 feet by 44 feet and includes a summer kitchen and Isokern fireplace. It provides a comfortable venue for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. Saturnia stone decking surrounds the pool, which features a shallow shelf pad. The master suite enjoys direct access to the spa and pool area. The Calascio layout places the master suite in its own wing away from the guest suites affording added privacy for both owners and guests. Double doors open from the vestibule to the owners wing located to the right of entry foyer. The bedroom and bathroom have 12-foot ceilings. The bedroom ceiling is embellished with sixgrid coffer and painted beams. Within the wing are his-and-her walk-in closets, a morning bar, a luxurious bath area with separate vanity areas for him and her, and a garden-style tub in front of the walk-in shower surrounded by a privacy garden. A toilet and bidet are housed in the water closet. All of the guest bedrooms have ensuite full baths. One of the three suites opens onto the covered loggia and there is an adjacent suite, which serves the houseguests that require close proximity to one another such as parents and children. The other guest quarters has access from the three-car garage and is located across from the laundry facilities. This arrangement could be advantageous for a live-in nanny or housekeeper. Priced fully furnished for $3,795,000, the Calascio is open for viewing daily. Visit the Estuary Sales Center off Golden Gate Parkway just west of Airport-Pulling Road in Naples. To learn more, call 261-3148 or visit www.estuaryatgreyoaks. com. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. Realtors is the exclusive representative of Estuary at Grey Oaks, and the real estate division of The Lutgert Companies. 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. HARWICKFrom page 11The Collier Building Industry Association offers a course in estimating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, at CBIA headquarters. The instructor is Kathy Guyitt, a businesswoman who has operated a small business for a decade and is growing it this year. Topics will include mark-up versus margin, estimating forms and documentation, cost breakdowns, spreadsheets and programs as well as scheduling and project administration. Participants will also receive forms and formulas. Cost is $195 for CBIA members. For reservations, call 659-0012, ext. 204. Estimating class on tap at CBIA


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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 1680 Avion Place$599,000MLS 209034695 Kathi Kilburn-Bruce kkGulf Access Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Debby Hahn Welsh239-292-8839Open House, Sunday, March 21st, 2-4pm.Call agent for gate code should be studied. A member of the councils executive committee and a former chairman, Paul Feuer heads up the team studying Comcast arrangements. Mr. Feuer has been president of the Village Walk Homeowners Association for 12 years. Theres only one cable provider in the county, and as a result its very difficult to negotiate with them, he says. We saw that there was a wide range of prices that each community was paying. Terms of contracts varied widely too. The council is creating a matrix between communities and looking at alternatives for possible recommendations. Mr. Feuer says in earlier years, the organization was more like a good old boys club and not much was accomplished. Positive things began to happen when members started sharing information and volunteering for committee work. When you share ideas or talk about success or failure, you can learn from each other, he says. If you dont get involved, nothing will happen. Foreclosure is definitely a hot topic with homeowners associations, as more and more of them are having to deal with condo fees that banks stop paying after six months into a foreclosure. Bob Murray is a board member and the president of the East Naples Civic Association at Lely Resort overseeing 84 homeowners. Hes also a member of an independent task force of business people including more than 20 attorneys studying the issues surrounding the foreclosure crisis. The task force has assembled teams of professionals for three workshops attended by up to 400 to help individuals in need. While the Foreclosure Task Force is not part of the presidents council, Mr. Murrays understanding of both sides of the story is valuable. The news that Mr. Murray brings back from the task force, however, is not always what his fellow members want to hear. From the point of view of the presidents council, we are looking for solutions to the problem of how we stop the bleeding in our associations, he says. If you keep people in their homes, and theyre not paying their fees, at least you have some degree of community left. Its bad to have an awful lot of empty homes because, lets face it, if somebody is faced with foreclosure and they leave their home and the electricity is turned off, the mold will destroy it and that is not good for the community. Its a very complex problem. The council also tracks legislative issues, such as the constantly changing homeowners insurance industry, that impact every homeowners bottom line. Annual membership is $125. Monthly meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month in the community room at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce building at 2390 Tamiami Trail N. PRESIDENTSFrom page 11COURTESY PHOTOLinda Penniman, vice chairman; Murray Hendel, chairman; and Sally Tiffany, recording secretary. From the point of view of the presidents council, we are looking for solutions to the problem of how we stop the bleeding in our associations.Bob Murray, East Naples Civic Association at Lely Resort Boaters Dream Annual/Seasonal Rentalswww.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 e Strand/Pinnacle 2bd+den/2ba $1700 mo. Annual (Available 5/1/10)OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 11-13bd/2ba, 1725 S.F. Renovated home with covered boat dock & new boat lift. Minutes to the Gulf$729,900 Vanderbilt Beach/Airport Rd. Naples RetailNaples Furnished 475 Heron Avenue


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WITH FOREIGNER,THE SPINNERS & POWERHOUSE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010WEEK at-a-glance In the big leagueFilm critic Dan Hudak likes Shes Out of My League.C11 Headed our wayIn the Heights coming soon to the Phil. C25 A Dolls HouseGulfshore Playhouse wraps up season with a rich classic. C12 A D o l l s H o u s e Naples NewcomersSee who lunched at Heritage Golf and Country Club, and more. C39, 40 & 41 Vibrancy, color, bravura fill works by Danielle MailerCreativity in her genesTHIRD STREET SOUTHFOR NAPLES MUSIC FESTIVALROCKS I F BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly They play the songs that make up the soundtrack of our lives. Foreigner, the Spinners and Powerhouse will provide ample opportunity for rockin in the streets at the Naples Music Festival this weekend. A benefit for the Garden of Hope and Courage, the concerts take place from 5-10 p.m. Sunday, March 21, along Third Street South. This will be the Naples Music Festivals fourth event. It only happens every other year, so the acts are big and the party is, too. Foreigner has topped the rock charts for decades with hits including Cold as Ice, Jukebox Hero, Urgent and Hot-Blooded. Taking the stage at 8:30 p.m., Foreigner will be preceded at 7 p.m. by the Spinners, who were made famous with songs including Could It Be Im Naples gallery owner and businesswoman (and Florida Weekly music and art critic) Peg Longstreth met Danielle Mailer while in the process of seeking cover art for Tracey OShaughnessys collection of beautifully crafted newspaper columns. Ms. OShaughnessy had been a fan of Ms. Mailer for many years and had reviewed several of her shows. Ms. Longstreth flipped for Danielles paintings on the spot. She and Ms. OShaughnessys chose Ms. Mailers Upside Down in New England for the cover of the book, Every Little Thing, from Ms. Longstreths Gold Mountain Press. Local art aficionados will be able to see Every Little Thing and much more of Ms. Mailers vibrant works when theyre showcased at Longstreth-Goldberg Art. The artist will speak at the opening reception Friday, March 26, and the exhibit will hang through June. Creativity encouraged Ms. Mailer, 53, is the daughter of Norman Mailers explosive marriage to Peruvian artist Adele Morales. As is well known, Mr. Mailer almost killed his wife when he stabbed her during a wild party. Danielle Mailer found her signature style and her eventual acclaim in part from being a child in an unconventional family where her affinity for art was encouraged, and in part from building on a traditional regimen of learning and training. She received a bachelors degree in COURTESY PHOTOForeigner and the Spinners headline the Naples Music Festival Sunday, March 21.SEE FESTIVAL, C4 SEE MAILER, C14 COURTESY IMAGEBirdsong, acrylic on canvas Third Street South shuts down Sunday evening.C4 >>inside:MAILER

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PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Falling in Love and Working My Way Back to You, and at 5 p.m. by the powerful sound of Powerhouse, a band that for years has been a favorite at galas and various events on the local scene. Bon Jovi fans will revel in this years Naples Music Festival raffle prize: 10 tickets to see the band at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 18, along with VIP limousine coach service courtesy of the Marino Group and catered by Campiello restaurant. Raffle ticket will be on sale at various locations during the festival.The right mixPowerhouse guitarist Alan James also owns The Powerhouse Group, the special events and entertainment company that is the talent buyer for the Naples Music festival. James says he went to great lengths to pick the right artists for the variety of people who will make up the crowd at the Naples Music Festival. Both acts were challenging to secure, he says, but the cause won out. We have a really good reason to bring the artists and production together, he says, referring to the Garden of Hope and Courage. Im totally dedicated to the cause. Foreigner and the Spinners have so many number one songs, they typically fill entire sets with hits, something not many bands can do, Mr. James says. Every song is a favorite thats attached to a memory. People come out to listen to these songs and reminisce as to what they were doing when the songs came out Its almost like a flashback in their minds as to what they were doing at that time. At the heart of all the fanfare of the music festival is the Garden of Hope and Courage. On the downtown campus of Naples Community Hospital at the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street North, the garden is more than two acres of a healing sanctuary created as a memorial for Jan Emfield, who died from breast cancer. It opened in 2006 and consists of a formal garden, childrens garden and lakefront pavilion.Heres the plan At Sundays festival, Powerhouse will play from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Stage B at 13th Street and Third Avenue. Also on Stage B, the Spinners will play from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Foreigner will perform from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Stage B at Broad Street and Third Avenue. VIP passes are $350 per person. For VIP guests, garden lounges and bars will be set up next to both stages, and silent auction bidding will take place in the merchandise tent. Auction items include a 1976 vinyl Spinners record album signed and encased in a glass box, and a signed Foreigner guitar. Naples Music Festival merchandise including T-shirts, caps, visors and totes will be available for all festival goers to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. General admission food vendors will include Tommy Bahama, Cafe & Bar Lurcat, Campiello, Tonys Off Third, Bad Ass Coffee and Janes Caf. Wine, beer, soda and water will be sold on the street as well. Those holding general admission tickets can park and ride for free from the lot across from Bayfront and Tin City at the intersection of Goodlette-Frank Road and U.S. 41. FESTIVALFrom page 1 >> What: The Naples Music Festival, featuring Powerhouse, the Spinners and Foreigner >> When: 5-10 p.m. Sunday, March 21 >> Where: Third Street South >> General admission: $40 in advance, $50 the day of the festival; visit www.ticketmaster. com or the box of ce at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, 948-7825 in the know Works by some of the leading artists in Southwest Florida return to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21. Have a Seat III Fabulous Fabrics Raffle & Auction, is presented by the Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. For the event, area artists are creating imprimaturs on five butterfly chairs, five classic directors chairs and 13 umbrellas. Fifteen artists are contributing works on silk, suitable for wearing or framing to hang on your wall. Only 300 raffle tickets are being sold for $150 each. Ticket-holders will be able to choose the object of their choice when their raffle ticket is drawn. Patrons will have a one-in-14 chance of taking home a unique chair, umbrella or fabric that is not only practical but can be displayed as a work of art. Sponsor tickets are $1,000, which includes two tickets for the raffle and a tax deduction of $700. Patron tickets are $500, which includes two tickets for the raffle and a tax deduction of $200. The participating artists are: Liz Ary, Joanne Benoit, Steven Beyer, Jane Borchers, Romero Britto, Andy Browne, Aida Bukovica, Ali Clift, Pat Collins, Carolyn Connors, Ted deClercq, Juan Diaz, Ruth Dwyer, Pat Flock, Gail Geary, Muffy Clark Gill, Jonathan Green, Natalie Guess, Bonny Hawley, Gabriela Helesicova, Sandra Jackoboice, Mally Khorasantchi, Betsy Ross Koller, Pat Kumicich, Jo-Ann Lizio, Suzanne Luker, Danny Morgan, Laura Mostaghel, Alan Pimentel, Louis Salvati, Cori Scheft, Beth Schroeder, Anne Shreve, Janis Siegel, Donna Spadafora, Michael St. Amand, Joseph Swenarton, Terri Wegman, Kim Willis and Jackie Zorn. In addition to the raffle, there will be a special auction featuring the following works: three scarves designed by Jonathan Green; one scarf designed by Romero Britto; a wall hanging created especially for this event by Bonny Hawley; a framed Rozome batik on handwoven silk, titled Everglades Sunset by Natalie Guess; and a cloth painting by Ali Clift, also created exclusively for this event. Proceeds benefit the Naples Museum of Arts lectures, exhibitions, educational programs and endowment. For tickets or more information, call Jane Borchers at 254-2776. Have a Seat at raffle and auction for the Museum of ArtCOURTESY IMAGEBessieMae, Jonathan Green, silk scarf COURTESY PHOTOPowerhouse guitarist Alan James, seated at right, also owns The Powerhouse Group and, as the talent buyer for the Naples Music Festival, took great care in lining up this years acts. 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PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Invite Us To Your Next Event & Well Do ALL The Cooking!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 C Ca Ca Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. This weeks theater One-Woman Show A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney At 8 p.m. March 19 at the Norris Center. 213-3058. Alice An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice Roosevelt Longworth By actress/singer Joy Davidson at 7 p.m. March 24 and at 2 and 7 p.m. March 25 in Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center. A question/answer session with the playwright, Kitty Felde, follows. 597-1900. Crazy Mary By the Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre March 24-April 17. 263-7990. Fiddler on the Roof By the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through April 3. 263-7990. Cirque Dreams IlluminationAt the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through March 21. 481-4849. This weeks symphony Classic to Celtic By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 23-27 and 2 p.m. March 27-28. 597-1900. Thursday, March 18 Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham performs at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero. 334-3309. Funny Man Kirk Fox performs at 9:30 p.m. tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Comic Operetta Die Fledermaus is performed at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 7753727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. Friday, March 19 Irish Tunes The Band of the Irish Guards-Royal Regiment of Scotland performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. today and Saturday. 597-1900. Broadway Star Kelli OHara performs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Open Mic Night Local artists share their music and poetry from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Norris Center, followed by live music until 11 p.m. Bluegrass Event Frontline Bluegrass opens for Missy Raines and her new group, Missy Raines and the New Hip, at 7:30 p.m. at the Norris Center. Tickets are $18. 213-3049. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Pat Trick. 267-0783 or Saturday, March 20 Art Fest The Festival of the Arts at Pelican Bay takes place today and Sunday adjacent to Waterside Shops. 298-7932. CMon Event Children 4-8 years old can explore the world through hands-on activities with educators from the Childrens Museum of Naples from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bell Tower Shops. 489-1221 or www. Art in the Glades An arts and crafts sale takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in McLeod Park in Everglades City, featuring food, vendors and live music. 695-2905. No charge for vendors; bring your own table. Stamp Show The Naples Stamp Show is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at The Conservancy, 1450 Merrihue Dr. Enjoy exhibits, dealers and free stamps for children. 732-8000 COURTESY PHOTOSArt Gallery Old Naples holds its fifth anniversary show, Coming Around Again, March 18-April 17. An opening reception with ar tists Sam Platt, Lynne Wilcox and Karen Stone takes place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the gallery at 794 12th Ave. S. For mo re information, call 775-5000 or visit Stormy Skies by Karen Stone Grapes on Winebox by Lynne WilcoxCOURTESY PHOTO Missy Raines and The New Hip, with opening act Frontline, perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at The Norris Center. Tickets are $18. Afterward, take your ticket to Bayshore Landing for the post-concert jam session and enjoy 10 percent off food and drink for the evening. For more information, call 213-3049.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Upcoming Home Games:FRI, Mar 19............7:30pm SAT, Mar 20............7:30pm FRI, April 2............7:30pm SAT, April 3............7:30pm Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Contemporary hits by Vanilla Crosby. 267-0783 or Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at BooksA-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@yahoo. com. Sunday, March 21 Disney Show The Disney Live Rockin Road Show plays at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy.,334-3309. Outdoor Concert The Naples Concert Band plays at 2 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 598-2082. Music Fest The Naples Music Festival welcomes Foreigner, The Spinners and Powerhouse to Third Street South from 5-10 p.m. 434-6697. Films on Fifth Enjoy a surprise selection for this months Film on Fifth at Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990. Pop Singer Johnny Mathis performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Church Concert Moments, a concert by North Naples United Methodist Church, 600 Goodlette Road, starts at 4:30 p.m. Includes a special guest performance by renowned musician Eduard Gulabyan. Freewill offering accepted. 593-7600. Hyacinth Series The Hyacinth Series performs Requiem, sung by the Moorings Presbyterian Chancel Choir with Orchestra, at 9 and 11 a.m. at 791 Harbour Dr. 213-5246. Choral Music The Philharmonic Center Chorale is showcased in Choral Masterpieces at 4 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr. 597-1900. Art Fundraiser Some of the leading artists in Southwest Florida return to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts for the Have a Seat III Fabulous Fabrics Raffle & Auction, presented by the Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, at 4:30 p.m. The event features a unique art raffle along with music, cocktails and hors doeuvres. 254-2776. Outdoor Film Gulf Coast Town Center shows Silver Screen Classic movies at 7 p.m. every Sunday through the end of March. Tonight: Gone With the Wind. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 267-0783 or Monday, March 22 Tea Luncheon The Estero Historical Society presents Suzn Lee Toth as the speaker at its 10th Anniversary Tea Luncheon to be held at Pelican Sound at 11:30 a.m. The program is A Journey through Black and White Films. Festivities include a Chinese Auction and 50/50 raffle, plus other prizes. Tickets are $35 per person and the theme this year is black and white. 495-9761. New Exhibit Visitors to the Liles Hotel History Center in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs have a new display to see. The Indigenous Peoples of Florida are highlighted, coinciding with Archaeology Month in Florida. The Bonita Springs Historical Society is displaying educational panels on loan from the Collier County Museum that give an overview of the Calusa and other prehistoric cultures in Florida. The hotel, at 27300 Old 41, is open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday. 992-6997. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, March 23 Piano Celebrations Jodie DeSalvo performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. 597-1900 Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, March 24 Pirate Night Join The English Pub every Wednesday for Pirate Night and Hermit Crab Races as well as live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 775-3727 or History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or Upcoming events Funny Guy Owen Benjamin performs at 9:30 p.m. March 25-28 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Art Evening First Baptist Church Naples and First Baptist Academy are hosting An Evening of the Arts, an annual art exhibit and sale, from 5-8 p.m. March 25 at FBCN, 3000 Orange Blossom Dr. Proceeds support the FBA Art Department. or 597-2233, ext. 301. Singer & Actress Louise Pitre performs From Piaf to Broadway March 26-27 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Comedian & Actor Bill Cosby performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. March 26. 481-4849. Gospel Rap TobyMac and Skillet perform at 7 p.m. March 26 at Germain Arena in Estero. 334-3309. Outdoor Tunes The Naples Townsmen Orchestra and SW FL Big Band perform at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. A Dolls House By the Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center March 26-April 11. 1-866-8114111. Art Fest The Estero Festival of the Arts 2010 is set for noon-7 p.m. March 27 at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Featuring local arts and crafts vendors, displays, kids activities and rides, food and music. 498-0678. Art Event The 22nd annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27-28 in the Fifth Avenue South Shopping District. 262-6517 or 4353742. Live Band Night Train Band performs at 1 and 2:30 p.m. March 27 at Estero Community Park for the Estero Festival of the Arts. No charge; presented by Friends of South County Regional Library. CREW Concert A Musical Night With Nature benefit concert is set for 6-9 p.m. March 27 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs (co-sponsored by the city of Bonita Springs). Enjoy celestial smooth jazz, contemporary folk and Mayan music. Proceeds benefit the environmental education programs of the CREW Land & Water Trust. Bring lawn chairs. Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase on site. Tickets are $20. 657-2253 or e-mail crewtrust@ Send calendar listings to events@ Bill Cosby performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 26.COURTESY PHOTO


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 C9 GIVING Living in Naples is a personal choice for most of us. The natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, abundant sunshine, manicured landscapes and country clubs, retail and restaurants, and the low crime rate are what brought us here and keep us here. But that is only part of Collier County. There are many who have come here for other reasons: to escape former living conditions in other countries, to find work in construction, agriculture or tourism in order to have for themselves, and their families, a better quality of life. There are also families headed by a single parent or others who, for a variety of circumstances, do not have the resources to provide their families with necessary basics and cannot foresee being able to provide education or training for their children beyond high school. Some are not sure that their children will stay in school long enough to graduate. These families rarely, if ever see the Gulf of Mexico or live in the well-manicured communities, or enjoy the restaurants and retail stores. They are not saddened by this, nor do they want pity; they all want more for their children, and they all hope to participate in the American Dream. For these families, an opportunity to earn a college scholarship is the hope they need to dream their American Dream. Take Stock in Children is a statewide college scholarship and mentoring program that provides this kind of opportunity. The Education Foundation of Collier County manages this program in all areas of Collier County except at Immokalee middle and high schools, which are managed by The Immokalee Foundation. To date, the Education Foundation has had 62 Take Stock graduates; 121 students representing 14 schools are in the program now, including 12 eighth-graders who were inducted last week. Take Stock students commit to maintaining a 2.5 grade point average, meeting with their mentor weekly throughout the school year, remaining drugand crimefree and participating in Take Stock in Children events. Their parents commit to support and encourage their child in meeting his or her commitment.Since the beginning of the program, we have had a 90 percent retention rate; 97 percent of our 62 graduates have gone on to some type of post secondary education.All the children who are selected to participate come from low-income families. Not only does Take Stock benefit the children of those families, it assures an educated and responsible workforce for the future benefit of our community. Take Stock students take part in workshops and activities that expose them to new skills and experiences such as etiquette, leadership, college preparation, interviewing techniques and career exploration. Their participation provides a view of the larger community and world available to them and helps them to gain the confidence to reach higher and further and to build on their successes.Volunteers mean successThe success of Take Stock lies in the partnership between the family and student, the school staff and the community in the form of volunteers and donors. The critical factor to the success of our students is the one-on-one mentoring. More than 120 volunteers serve as mentors to work with students each week. Take Stock has a newly organized Volunteer Corps. Those who serve in this capacity choose from a wide variety of program needs, ranging from making phone calls and greeting students and families at events to taking photographs and coaching our Student Ambassadors. Others devise and plan workshops and experiences for mentors and students. The Volunteer Corps has opportunities for anyone to contribute their time and talent, either frequently or infrequently. Whitney Houston wrote and sings the following words:I believe the children are our future, Teach them well and let them lead the way, Show them all the beauty they possess inside, Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.Being part of Take Stock has enabled me to use my skills, qualities and experiences to benefit the students, our program, mentors, volunteers and to support the staff. I must admit, however, the benefits to me have been far greater than any I have provided. Come join us. It will make you feel good. Trudy Weisberg is a volunteer with the Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. Charity Navigator has awarded the foundation its highest fourstar rating for sound fiscal management for two consecutive years. 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PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 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 Fare03/18 : Always...Patsy Cline at the Red Barn Theatre03/21 : 17th Annual Mayors Cup Golf Tournament03/30 : Bitchslap!03/31 : Lobster Season Closes 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 FIRST BORN By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might feel uneasy about taking that step forward at work or in your private life. But who knows better than you that while treading water keeps you afloat, it doesnt get you anywhere. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected problem should be handled as quickly as possible so that it doesnt cause too much of a delay. Someone who knows what youre facing could provide needed advice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unsettling situation seems to be taking forever to be resolved. Fortunately, your Bovine aptitude for patience is strong this week, so youll be more than able to wait it out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Taking a stand against an uncalled-for situation involving a friend or co-worker isnt easy, but somehow youll rise to the challenge and do it. Rely on advice from someone you trust. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) There are still some questions on all sides that need to be dealt with in order to allow hurt feelings to heal. Get your workplace tasks done early so that you can devote more time to loved ones. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Consider a new spring makeover that will show all you Leos and Leonas in your best light. A new hairdo and some fashionable new clothes can help put a fresh glow on your image. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Some stormy, emotional weather can blow up in the workplace when an irate co-worker has strong words for you. But if you believe right is on your side, youll be able to ride it out. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Creating more balance in your life is especially important now so that youre not distracted when you get into projects that will make demands on both your physical and mental energies. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) As much as you enjoy being right when others are not, show your generous side by offering to use what you know to everyones benefit. This way, you gain admirers and avoid resentment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good week for the Archer to aim at healing relationships. Whether its at home, at work or among your friends, get everyone to set things straight and make a fresh start. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you like things done your way, this is a good time to listen to ideas from others. You might even find yourself agreeing with one or more of their suggestions. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Aspects favor positive action to reclaim your ideas from someone who might want the glory without doing any of the work. Expect to find many people rallying to support you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of creating positive attitudes and making people feel good about themselves.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 C11 239-872-6768 Your is worth more than you think WE PAY THE MOST FOR Gold Guys USA RARE COINS, PRECIOUS METALS, OLD CURRENCY & ESTATE JEWELRY All guys have said it: This girl is too gorgeous she wouldnt date me. Shes a 10, Im a 5, theres no chance. Some guy who deserves her will ask her out. But what if theyre wrong? One of the charms of Shes Out of My League is that it gives an underdog an honest chance, and because its a funny romantic comedy with great guy humor and some inspired sequences, it works. Skinny, geeky Kirk (Jay Baruchel) is a mess. Hes an airport security guard in Pittsburgh who doesnt have much ambition, lacks confidence and isnt attractive. His friends Devon (Nate Torrence), Jack (Mike Vogel) and Stainer (T.J. Miller) give him advice about women, which makes things worse. Kirk is also still hung up on his ex-girlfriend Marnie (Lindsay Sloane), who dumped him two years ago. Molly (Alice Eve), in contrast, is an event planner and former lawyer. Shes charmed by Kirks sweetness as she goes through security, and eventually asks him out. Her friend Patty (Krysten Ritter) believes Molly likes him because hes safe and will not hurt her, and shes right. Kirk and Molly form a nice bond nonetheless, and are happy together. And were happy for them. Then insecurity and conflicts come in, they fight, and every romantic comedy tells the same story. You may be thinking this is unrealistic, and that a girl this pretty wouldnt go for an average-looking guy unless hes spankin rich. And youre probably right. But the truth is Molly isnt that cute to begin with, and more importantly writers Sean Anders and John Morris allow Molly to explain her feelings for Kirk. This scene isnt convincing, but director Jim Field Smith gets credit for at least trying to cover the movies most inexplicable element. There are funny moments throughout, but two scenes stands out as blatant attempts to be extreme. One involves an accident Kirk has before meeting Mollys parents, and the other depicts male closeness that should never happen between two straight men (it involves pubic hair). Both scenes work for laughs, but they also feel a bit desperate, as if the filmmakers have to top all other raunchy romcoms or theres no point in releasing the movie. As much as we root for Kirk and Molly, their character arcs are bland and predictable. Their friends Stainer and Patty, however, never have a dull moment: Both are crass (Go s**t in your hand, Patty tells a fellow airplane passenger), uncouth and still genuinely caring people, and each has just the right amount of screen time to collectively be the best thing about the movie without being too obnoxious. The movies conclusion is far-fetched and unrealistic, but its funny enough that we dont care. Perhaps, hopefully, Shes Out of My League will inspire a single guy who sees it to take a chance and ask that pretty girl across the room for a date. After all, thats how love happens. Sometimes. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at Finest (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke) Three Brooklyn cops one in uniform (Gere), one undercover (Cheadle) and one a narc (Hawke) share a mutual disregard for the law when it comes to what they believe is right and wrong. Although the three plotlines rarely intersect, the compelling story from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is one of the best cop dramas in quite some time. Rated R. Alice In Wonderland (Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter) Now 19 years old, Alice (Wasikowska) learns she has unfinished business in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter (Depp) and Red Queen (Carter). The 3-D looks fine, but the real reason to see director Tim Burtons fun interpretation of the classic tale is to enjoy his gothic style with some slight twists on a story weve known our whole lives. Loosely based on Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Rated PG.LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Shes Out Of My League REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes >> Director Jim Field Smith and actress Alice Eve are British. Did you know? danHUDAK


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Gulfshore Playhouse closes out its 2009-2010 season with A Dolls House, the classic Victorian-era drama by Henrik Ibsen, with translation by Frank McGuinness. The show plays March 26 through April 11 at The Norris Center. In A Dolls House, Nora is a happy housewife, devoted to her husband, playful with her children, fun and frivolous with those around her. She doesnt have a worry in the world. Or does she? When her husband gets sick, Nora is forced to take matters into her own hands and get the money necessary for the journey to save his life. What kind of politics are involved for a woman in a mans world? And what price does she have to pay for the man she loves? A Dolls House is a play for the ages. Known as the door slam heard around the world, it features one of the most famous climaxes in all of 19thcentury drama. The role of Torvald, Noras stringent husband, will be played by Larry Bull, who most recently appeared in Tom Stoppards trilogy The Coast of Utopia at Broadways Lincoln Center Theatre. Washington, D.C.-based actress Beth Hylton will portray Nora. Naples audiences will recall Ms. Hylton from her performance in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Yazmina Rezas Life x 3. Gulfshore Playhouse patrons will recognize Steve Brady, who played Orgon in the production of Tartuffe. The cast of A Dolls House will also feature Steven Cole Hughes, Brandy Zarle and Carole Fenstermacher. Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury will direct the production. Authentic period costume and scenic designs will be created for the production by Cheryl McCarron and Robert Wolin, respectively. Gulfshore Playhouse winds up the season with classic >> What: A Dolls House by Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: March 26-April 11 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Tickets: $30 >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or in the know SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ NEAPOLITAN WOOD FIRED PIE Our Pizza is a mastery of flavor and an age old tradition using original pizza culinary techniques that were started in Naples Italy more than 200 years ago Indoor / Outdoor Dining Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 A&E C13 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.Join me for Easter Brunch buffet, April 4th, 11am 9pm Angelina TRUDY LABELL FINE ARTSPECIALIZING IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARTISTS SINCE 1977Melody PostmaSo Many Races Are Run, Mixed Media, 48" X 48"From Masterpieces of Realism to Minimalist Abstract Constructions2425 TAMIAMI TR N NAPLES ETC... Readers Theatre of The Naples Players brings four short plays to the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples as the group continues its eighth season of presenting staged readings. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11, and Monday, April 12. The warm and witty one-act plays, playfully themed An Affair To Forget, include both contemporary favorite American shorts and a popular early 20th century romantic farce from Spain, The plays are: So Please Be Kind by Frank D. Gilroy; A Sunny Morning by brothers Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero; Barry, Betty and Bill by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna; and Footsteps of Doves by the late Robert Anderson. Bob Garnett, Theresa Bill, Peggy Dunnagan and Dee Betcher are each directing one of the shows. So Please Be Kind tells of a man and a woman in a hotel room in New York City. She is desperately trying to remember the name of a famous actor and finally telephones her ex to ask him. In A Sunny Morning, an elegant Spanish matriarch and a stylish curmudgeon find each other together on a secluded park bench in Madrid. They surprisingly unravel a common thread, leading to memories of younger days. Barry, Betty and Bill presents a couple separated after 15 years of marriage. Betty goes to a resort, where she meets Bill, and they talk of having a wild affair and almost kiss as Barry appears. Barry loves Betty, Betty loves Bill, but does Betty also love Barry? Footsteps of Doves is one of four plays comprising You Know I Cant Hear You When The Water Is Running, one of the most successful comic turns in Broadway history. In Footsteps, a couple wed 25 years comes to a store to pick out a new bed. Should they buy twins or a double? Into the discussion, uninvited, comes a blonde young thing who wants a big bed because she is all alone. Tickets for ETC...Readers Theatre are $10 and available only at The Naples Players Box Office, 701 5th Avenue South or by phone at 263-7990. Its An Affair to Forget for ETC Readers Theatre

PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Solar Solutions of SW Florida Solar Solutions of SW Florida Solar Solutions of SW Florida Premium Solatube Dealer 2010 CREDIT FEDERAL TAX30% $50 offwith this ad. art from Maines Bowdoin College. She furthered her studies in graphic design and illustration and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and in painting at The New York Studio School, also in the city. She worked as a graphic artist in the 1980s and was on the staff of ARTnews magazine in New York. The final step for any significant artist is liberation. Ms. Mailer took that step by following her own advice as an educator. (She is chairman of the art department at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn.) After encouraging her young students to experiment and explore, the teacher began to take the risks that raised the level and enhanced the distinctiveness of her art. In the late 1990s, Ms. Mailers work began to appear in many New England and New York galleries. These appearances included solo exhibitions as well as group shows. More recently, Random House bought one of her paintings for the cover art of a book titled The Heart of a Family. Her work is collected by the Rockefeller Foundation and also by the renowned movie director, Milos Forman. The Norfolk (Connecticut) Library purchased two of her outdoor sculptures, where they remain on permanent display. In January, art lovers in St. Petersburg were introduced to Ms. Mailers work at Arts Festival Beth-El. Now Naples will have its chance at Ms. Longstreth gallery, where she has designed an exhibition titled Artichokes, Trombones and DNA: The Fun Fine Art of Danielle Mailer. The artichokes refer to a favorite food of mother and daughter, the trombones to the art of Ms. Mailers husband, professional jazz trombonist Peter McEachern. The DNA is obvious. Creativity is in Danielle Mailers genes both maternal and paternal. Other image motifs abound in her work, including chili peppers and tendrils, which often serve to adorn or border her main subject, the female figure. The artist writes: My larger-than-life cutouts, sometimes floating upside-down or leaping through the air, attempt to express the female as exuberant, dynamic, brimming with life force. Through a female landscape of pattern, color and texture, I wish to convey issues of sexuality, mythology, fashion and exhibitionism. As I paint the patterns over the form and they begin to emerge, I imagine the figure turned inside out revealing the spiritual underpinnings. Although I have worked for most of my life with a rectangular format, these new works require a physicality just to maneuver and paint the shape that is both challenging and exhilarating. People who are oriented by isms will see connections with Surrealism and Magic Realism and also some affection for the Pointillism brought to prominence in the late 19th century. Ms. Mailers paintings are often mythic, or they feel mythic but not in any way heavy or dependent on tired classical European traditions. Through her use of an adventurous, bold acrylic palette, many of them exude the vivid heat of South and Central America. Playful, but not trivial; buoyant, but not overly ethereal, the figures in Ms. Mailers canvases and masonite or steel cut-outs celebrate gesture and motion. Her women are graceful beings that delight in bodily movement as well as in meditative stillness. They have personal choreographies, but when at rest, they seem to be the center of something beyond themselves. Images of the artist are often found in her paintings and enhanced gicle prints. Her creations, which offer fantastic and fabulous elements combined with recognizable and realistic subjects, invite a personal connection for the beholder. Perhaps her literary inheritance gives Ms. Mailers visual expression something like a speaking voice and persona. There is so much to admire, including the fact that this body of work is delightfully accessible and entertaining. If you are put off by esoteric obscurity, you will probably be turned on by the paintings and sculptures of Danielle Mailer. MAILERFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSDanielle Mailer in her studio i c Every Little Thing The Good Daughter, acrylic on canvas Spoken from the Heart, acrylic on masonite >> What: Artichokes, Trombones and DNA: The Fun Fine Art of Danielle Mailer >> Where: Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery, 5640 Taylor Road >> When: March 26-June 30, with the artist attending the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and speaking about her work at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26 >> Information: 514-2773 or www.plgart. com in the know


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 C25 In The Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts for seven performances, March 29-April 3. Tickets are on sale now. In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New Yorks Washington Heights neighborhood a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Its a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In The Heights opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim in March 2008 and continues to play at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the shows creator, won the Tony Award for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the smash hit musical. In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams, a Great Performances special chronicling the personal stories of Mr. Miranda and the Broadway cast of In The Heights in the months leading up to opening night, premiered on PBS stations across the country in May 2009. With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegra Hudes and conceived by Mr. Miranda, In The Heights is directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail. The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. In The Heights also features Tony-nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley) and sound (Acme Sound Partners). Tickets are $72. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit In The Heights comes to PhilCOURTESY PHOTOThe Broadway hit In the Heights runs March 23-April 3. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Founding Member of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association Visit us on the web at Weatherburn.comThe Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, Naples239.263.8008 The Weatherburn Gallerycordially invites you to Wine on Wednesday at WeatherburnWe will be tasting a selection of Fine French WinesWednesday, March 24 5:30 7:30RSVP Essential at 239. 263.8008 or With Bruce Nichols, Vice Echanson National, Chaine des Rotisseurs and Author of A Nichols Worth of Wineand Roger Weatherburn Baker, Vice Conseiller Gastronomique, Chaine des Rottisseurs and Author of Noble Rot Javier Mulio Well Done oil on board 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 Javier Mulio Vintage oil on board 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 Javier Mulio From the Sea oil on board 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 BOOK SIGNING EVENTFort Myers Beach: March 27th Times: Noon-2pm and 4-6pm DocFords .comDoc Fords Ft. Myers Beach 708 Fishermans Wharf Dr. 239.765.9660Doc Fords Sanibel 975 Rabbit Road239.472.8311 ZAGAT ZAGAT.COMRated by: The Adventure Continues Randy Wayne White will be signing his latest book DEEP SHADOW


The 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 to Friday, March 23-26, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. For ticket information, call 597-1900 or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 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 Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News Bonita choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida Lunch Starting at Dinner Starting at $7.95 $13.95NOW OPEN SUNDAYItalian Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence& Naples Philharmonic joins orchestras across the country in food drive COURTESY PHOTONaples Philharmonic




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 A&E MARCH 18-24, 2010 CANVAS AND CLAYYOURE INVITEDPREVIEW EVENT TONIGHT MARCH 18TH5:30 9:00 COME MEET THE ARTIST SUZANNE FRENCH LUKERNative LandscapesGAIL R. GEARYGraphic CeramicsTHE GALLERY AT DESIGN EXIBITION CONTINUESFRIDAY, MARCH 19TH FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD 2010HOURS9-5 MONDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY5353 JAEGER ROAD NAPLES FL 34109 239-594-1600 GEARYDESIGN.COM TAMIAMI TRAIL N. US-41 GOODLETTE-FRANK RD. JAEGER RD. TAYLOR ST. YAHL ST. SHIRLEY ST. AIRPORT PULLING RD.PINE RIDGE RD. Its a carrier, a hod, a scuttle, a pail. Whatever its called, its a convenient item used to carry coal to a fireplace. The word hod seems to be preferred in England. The term scuttle or carrier is used in the United States. Coal was used in fireplaces and stoves to provide heat. Some coal carriers were simple metal pails; others looked like pieces of furniture. They were made with some sort of tipped lip that made it easy to pour out the lumps of coal. It also was used to carry ashes away from the fireplace. Today the attractive furniture-like coal hods are used as small tables or magazine racks. An Art Nouveau coal hod with inlay sold at a recent Leslie Hindman auction in Chicago for $310. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: In 1992 I bought a buffet that was at least 50 years old. Theres a brass emblem inside a drawer that says, Henry C. Steul & Sons Inc., Buffalo, New York. Can you tell me something about the manufacturer? A: Henry Christian Steul was born in Buffalo in 1859. He and his brother Conrad became partners in a furniture business, Steul Bros., in 1882. Conrad died in 1888 and Henry found another partner, Frank H. Thuman, in 1890. Their business incorporated in 1904 as Steul & Thuman, Inc. The business name changed again in 1920, becoming Henry C. Steul & Sons. So your buffet was made after 1920. Steul & Sons was in business through at least 1937. The company made reproduction furniture, much of it in European Renaissance styles. It concentrated on dining room and bedroom sets. Steul buffets sell for a few hundred dollars. Q: I have a very old Frister & Rossman treadle sewing machine and wooden cabinet. I have not cleaned or oiled it, but presumably it could be put in working condition. The machine is rusty and seized up, and it also needs polishing. You have often said in your columns that items in their original condition have more value. Could you tell me the approximate age of this sewing machine? A: Frister & Rossmann was founded by Gustav Rossmann and Robert Frister in Berlin, Germany, in 1864. It was the largest sewing machine manufacturer in Germany in the late 1800s and made millions of sewing machines. The company was sold in 1925 to Gritzner & Kayser, which continued to make sewing machines under the Frister & Rossmann name. Collectors want the early Coal hods find new purpose as tables, magazine racksKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING It sacarrierahodascuttleapail d p T a n H w terryKOVEL SEE KOVEL, C29


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E MARCH 18-24, 2010 FT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840Smooth celestial jazz, contemporary folk and Mayan music will fill the air at A Musical Night with Nature, the annual concert to benefit the Corkscrew Regional Ecosysem Watershed Land Trust, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Four ensembles featuring flute, harp, guitar, mandolin, vocals and native instruments perform in the band shell. Artists include the new band Katalyst, plus Roy Schneider, Susie Hulcher Jennings and Las Mayas de Huehuetenngo. Katalyst, a new quartet consisting of Kay Epple on flute, DL Turner on harp, Darrell Nutt on percussion and David Johnson on bass, will play its unique blend of original smooth celestial jazz, Celtic, new age and world music rich in colors, rhythms and timbres. Mr. Schneider is a contemporary songwriter with strong roots in folk, delta blues, s rock, bluegrass, reggae, gypsy jazz and soul. Performing on guitar, vocals and mandolin, he sings from the heart, delivering songs that run the gamut from soulful to silly to bluesy and gritty. Ms. Jennings is a versatile vocalist, compelling songwriter and fine guitarist whose array of sonic influences is especially apparent in her original music. She also interprets other artists jazz, pop and soul songs. The rhythms, chants and dance of Las Mayas de Huehuetenngo emerge from the northwestern mountains of Guatemala. The Mayan women and girls wear their villages traditional blouses (huipiles) and skirts (cortes) while they perform on flutes, vocals, dance and the bamboo drums (tuns) that they created and painted. Tickets for A Musical Night with Nature are $20 (children 12 and under free) and can be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling Brenda Brooks at 657-2253 or e-mailing crewtrust@ Bring lawn chairs and blankets; no pets allowed. Food, beer and wine will be available at the event. The CREW Land & Water Trust coordinates land acquisition, management and public use of the 60,000acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Straddling Collier and Lee counties, the watershed provides aquifer recharge, flood protection, water purification, preservation of wildlife habitat, environmental education and public recreation. To learn more about CREW, visit CREW concert brings diverse musical groups to Riverside ParkCOURTESY PHOTOKat Epple on flute and DL at the harp are part of a new quartet called Katalyst.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Be who you arent at Mardi PawsThe 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. For tickets or more information, call 514-7647.Yabba Island Pirate Ball aids CMonCulinary Concepts Karma Club has selected the Childrens Museum of Naples as the beneficiary of its sixth annual Yabba Island Pirate Ball set for Wednesday, April 28, at Yabba Island Grill. The evening will begin with a rousing cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., with dinner and a live auction to follow. Auction highlights include: golf at two of the best and most exclusive courses in the world Seminole in Juno Beach, Fla., and National in Southampton, N.Y.; the chance for your child to be featured in the inaugural Cmon calendar, shot by Heather Donlan Photography; a trip to New York City for a tour of the Teen Vogue offices; and VIP dinners with exquisite wines. Guests can also purchase treasure chests, one of which will hold the key to nearly $15,000 worth of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. Event co-chairs Nancy Davenport and Sara Farley are members of the Cmon Guild. Tickets for $350 per person can be purchased at up on your Batfish BoogieFriends of Rookery Bay present the first-ever Batfish Bash, complete with Old Florida fare, bidding on wild adventures and dancing the Batfish Boogie at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The fun and festive event will include cocktails and hors doeuvres among the aquariums and art gallery, views of sunset from the new Pedestrian Bridge and dinner and dancing on the back lawn. Proceeds will benefit Rookery Bays youth science education, research activities and outreach programs.SAVE THESE DATES Thursday, March 25 2010 9am-7pmCome shop Cinderellas CLOSET lled with gently used & new designer clothing for purchaseCOLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT ALSO, we still need help lling Cinderellas CLOSETOur Fairy Godmothers have started lling Cinderellas Closet, but now we need your help... All you need to do is clean out your closet and donate your lightly worn or new designer shoes, accessories and clothes. Your donation will accomplish many things!You can drop your items off at the YMCA Or, we will pick up your items! Call Trent at 239.598.5177 to arrange for a pickup. and to the generous support of our sponsors...Absinthe Chicos Colour U Salon I sold it on eBay! Naples Illustrated Neapolitan Family Saks Fifth Avenue Sassy Cakes Sparkle of Life Jewelry Taylor Rental Vincent of London Woolbright Development at the Collections at Vanderbilt Beneting 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 CONTINUED ON C36


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 18-24, 2010 A&E C37 Of Naples Night devoted to enriching and empowering women at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at The von Liebig Art Center. The evening celebrates the creative, goddess-like aspects of the female mind, body and spirit. Panels of experts will conduct interactive presentations and lead roundtable discussions on topics from serious to salacious. Tickets are $85 and include a champagne reception, self-guided tour of the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition, two breakout sessions, a tapasstyle dinner under the stars and a drawing for prizes. For tickets and more information, call Jane Davis at 262-6517, ext.115.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 YMCA of the Palms and the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County. A VIP sneak peek into Cinderellas Closet will be held Tuesday evening, March 23. Tickets are $50 per person. Cinderellas Closet is still accepting new and gently used upscale clothing, bags, accessories and shoes. For more information, call Trent Ryan at 598-5243 or visit art Stars 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.League says the games are on for the PhilharmonicThe Naples Philharmonic League will hold a Golf and Mah Jongg Tournament on Monday, March 29, at Colliers Reserve of Naples. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Golfers will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start; mah jongg players will compete in the clubhouse after a buffet luncheon at noon. All players will gather at their end of their respective competition for cocktails, dinner and music in the clubhouse. Glenn Basham, concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will play his fiddle with Scott Ritter and his blueSAVE THESE DATES CONTINUED ON C38


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. 3 Course Dinner with a Glass of Wine $24.95Served 4:00-6:00pm Salad, Entree & Dessertwww.VerginaRestaurant.comDAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Served 11:30am till 4:00pm DAILY DINNER SPECIALS served 6:00pm till close LIQUOR PROMOTIONS AT THE BAR $2.00 daily 4:00pm -6:30pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY: Starting at 8:00pm DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH Introductory Offer:1 Hour Massage39!$Simply bring in this ad to take advantage of this great introductory offer! VERT Center of Naples431 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL, 34102434-VERT(8378)*Limited time offer. Some conditions apply. See club for details.* grass 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.Southwest Florida Heart Ball planned 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.Wine Tasters raise glasses for charitiesThe Wine Tasters of Naples host Cheers for Charity from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at The Players 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.Wanderlust will cure travel cravingsFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Resort & Hospitality Management Program will hold the 21st annual Wanderlust travel auction and dining extravaganza Wednesday, April 14, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $250 per person or $3,500 for a corporate-sponsored table of 10. For more information or to make a reservation, call 590-7742 or e-mail Story ball is for grown-upsRonald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida will bring Toy Story to life at the annual Storybook Ball from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. For more information, call 437-0202 or visit SAVE THESE DATES FROM C37


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Paul and Cathy Boltz, Ruth Kern, Pat Schroeder and Tom Raser 2. Peter Fisher, Pauline Riemer and Flavia Fisher 3. Gina Brucato and Claudia Seger 4. Lou and Marianne Lowenkron, Kay and Curtis Botko 5. Dick Cremer, Mary Henderson and Dean Stockett Edmonds Jr.CHARLIE MCDONALD/FLORIDA WEEKLY English Speaking Union annual fundraiser at The Port Royal Club 12 3 4 5Naples Newcomers Club monthly luncheon at Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club 1. Cathleen Prosise and Charlene Hamlett 2. Joanna Daniels and Mary Neglia 3. Grace Maltempo, Dale Gehrlein, Penny Felger and Gail Law 4. Donna Marie Thompson and Dona Derry 5. Marla Ottenstein and Mary Davis 6. Brenda Kefauver and Betty HughesCINDY PIERCE/ FLORIDA WEEKLY 123 456


C40 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Ellen Russell, Sharon Treiser, Nancy Curran and Lee Wilson 2. Joel Kessler, Jeanette Simmermom, Suzanne and Jess King 3. Chris and Donna Coffin, Martha and Jim Richter 4. Dr. Michael and Nancy Smith, Shari and Bill Graham 5. Tony Marino, Joan Kessler, Joetta and Fred Abbazio 6. Alexis Michelangelo, Emily Vizza and Carol WomblePEGGY FARREN/FLORIDA WEEKLY 5 4 Private Yacht Charters MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health or call 239-398-8623 Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration gala at The von Liebig 12 34 5 6


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C41 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. Annie McFarland, Lisa Warren, Polly Graziano, and Tanya White 2. Diane Boran, Pat Longe and Suzy Dorr 3. Gloria Ferreri, Carol Ferreri and Karen Ray 4. Linda and Dennis Brown 5. Christine and Terry Flynn 6. Ken Lewis and Lyndsey Corbin 7. Pierre and Allison Guimard 8. Richard DAmico and Amy Brazil 9. Dr. and Mrs. Lehman 10. Stan Schottlind and Betty Flora 11. Ariana Aubert and Natalie Diaz 12. Billy Kelley and Fred Stratton 13. Grant Fischer and a red-tailed hawk 14. Becky and John Allen, John Hall and Tracy Farmer 15. Rob MohlerHELEN CATLIN /FLORIDA WEEKLY Magic Under the Mangroves for the Conservancy of SWF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


C42 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY You wouldnt eat the same food all the time, so why drink the same wine over and over again? Our palates mature, our tastes shift and the wines themselves change with every vintage. While the calendar says its spring, recent chilly temperatures have made big reds popular. The cold weather we have just had made big, rich, inky, smoky reds the go-to wine, says Fort Myers wine aficionado Marshall Hanno. Tablas Creek is one of the Paso Robles Rhone rangers, and their flagship red is Esprit de Beaucastel. It is very highly rated, meets my cold-weather drinking criteria and can be purchased on their Web site for $40. Hes also drinking an old favorite, Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon. It meets my cold weather requirements and can be had for less that $40 at Costco and Total Wine, says Mr. Hanno. Hes not alone in his selection process. Its been so cold lately, (my wife) Dana and I have been drinking mostly Alexander Valley zinfandels, says Todd Johnson, chef-partner at Rumrunners in Cape Coral. One of our favorites is Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel. They make four others and all of them are fantastic, especially their old vines zinfandel. Naples resident Bill Klauber loves zins, too. I prefer big hearty reds such as Chateau Latour, he says. Unfortunately, my pocketbook does not always match my preferences and that is certainly true when it comes to wines. In a moderate price range I enjoy Seghesio Zinfandel and I currently am working on a case of the 2006 vintage. Count Fort Myers wine lover Michael McNally in the zin fan club, too. Barefoot Zinfandel is a reasonably robust and palatable zinfandel that is priced right, he says. It is never an embarrassment to offer to company. It is light in body, but definitely palatable. But theres more to red wines than zin. I have been drinking some Italian reds, says Donna Solimene of Naples. One I had recently was a large format of Tignanello 2005. I paired it with steaks and after breathing for about an hour, it opened up nicely. It had some wonderful intense aromas and was perfect on the palate. Thats not to say that shes stopped drinking her favorite wine, Domaine Serene 2006 Evenstad Reserve. It is easy to drink, maybe a bit too easy at times, says Ms. Solimene. It is very smooth and has nice flavors of berries, cherry and a bit of licorice. When you take a sip, it starts well and it ends very well. She also managed to acquire some cabernet sauvignon from Constant Vineyards, a small-production winery on Diamond Mountain between Sonoma and Napa. Nice full-bodied with blackberries, she says. Very small production but since I was able to get my hands on some, I sipped and savored! Good wine need not cost a fortune. There are so many ready-to-drink, inexpensive wines from all over the world, says Barry Klein of Naples who recently procured some Louis M. Martini 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County. This was almost highway robbery at $10.95. Two of his other favorites include 2005 Bodegas Sierra Salinas Casa Mira, a Spanish monastrell blend, and Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa 2006. Despite the cool weather, wine lovers havent abandoned whites. When it comes to whites, I definitely like a chardonnay with a hint of oak, says Mr. Klauber. Two of my favorites are La Crema and Toasted Head, but especially in whites, I like variety in my choice of brands. Y l d t t t h f d ll t h jimMcCRACKEN In spring, a wine lovers fancy turns to what else? wine VINO Wine picks of the week >> Bodegas Sierra Salinas Casa Mira2005: Robert Parker awarded this wine 93 points, lauding its deep crimson color, with notes of black cherry, blueberry and mineral. This leads to a smooth-textured, focused, elegant effort with ample spicy fruit, very good depth and breadth, and a long, pure nish, Mr. Parker says. About $19. >> 2005 Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica: Mr. Parker rated this 91 points and said: It offers up an expressive nose of slate, mineral, licorice, violets, black cherry and blueberry. Layered, long, and complex. About $14. >> Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2007: Wine Spectator gives it 87 points, saying: Ripe and supple, offering plum and black cherry fruit thats elegant and polished, complex and easydrinking. About $14. >> Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel 2007: Wine Spectator gives it 93 points and says: Rich, powerful and ripe, yet supple and still balanced. (It) shows aromas of black cherry and licorice, with dense plum, cracked pepper and espresso avors that nish with ripe tannins. About $35. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C43 diningCALENDAR Friday and Saturday, March 19-20, Sweet Tomatoes: To celebrate its grand opening, Sweet Tomatoes holds a fundraiser for the Collier County Chapter American Red Cross, donating 100 percent of proceeds to the cause. Pay $5 for all you can eat. Times: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday, noon-2 p.m. Saturday; Granada Shoppes, 10940 Tamiami Trail N.; 597-1112. Friday, March 19 and 26, 3-7 p.m., Freedom Park: Collier County Parks and Recreation sponsors Market in the Park, with a portion of proceeds benefitting horticultural and health programs for Collier County children; 1515 Golden Gate Parkway. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. Friday, March 19, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: The focus of this session will be pairing white wines and food, with recipes to share; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Friday, March 19, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Enjoy a three-course dinner with wine for each course plus some special dishes; $90 per couple inclusive; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Saturday, March 20 and 27, 7:3011:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Saturday, March 20, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Julie Glenn from Opici Wines teams up with Executive Chef Martin Murphy for a multi-course wine dinner; $75 inclusive; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Monday, March 22, 6 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Learn how to make homemade soup stocks; $30; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Monday, March 22, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Vegans as well as lovers of intensely aromatic and flavorful fare will enjoy this introduction to Indian cooking with Chef Illansy Ruiz; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. Sign up online at Tuesday, March 23, 6-8 p.m., Sea Salt: Join winemaker Peter Figge and Naples wine aficionado Bruce Nichols for a wine-tasting benefit for Opera Naples. Theres no fee, but Sea Salt will donate 20 percent of bar sales and bartenders are donating their tips to the operas building fund; 1186 Third St. S.; 514-7464. Wednesday, March 24, 4-7 p.m., Decanted: Naples resident and California winemaker Peter Figge will talk about the wines in his portfolio while participants taste them; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, March 24, 6 p.m., Artichoke & Company: Explore the acclaimed wines of Caymus Vineyards at a five-course wine tasting; $54, The Village on Venetian Bay, 4370 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 263-6979. Reservations required. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE 46 4. ch C omi me d ya rds t in g; ti an v d. ns karenFELDMAN Ive long wondered why its so hard to find real Mexican food in these parts when the cuisine of much more distant countries Italy and Thailand, for example are readily available. Considering how many Mexican people live here, its a situation not easily explained. Perhaps its because the state that would prefer to be a country Texas has co-opted many of Mexicos staples and made them its own. TexMex is, actually, Texas fare that borrows a select few basic elements from the Mexican kitchen. Consequently, the vast majority of Americans consider hard-shelled tacos filled with ground meat, cheese-drenched enchiladas and refried beans to be the sum of Mexicos contributions to the culinary lexicon. It took a trip to Mexico for me to discover the many regional delights the country offers, but such enlightenment is available much closer to home at Marias, a modest establishment on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. Since the early s, Marias has been serving a cornucopia of Mexican delicacies in a building just north of Everglades Wonder Gardens. The exterior of the building doesnt look like much, belying the treasures held within. That its well off the main drag and has a minimalist Web site yet has thrived through good times and bad speaks to the quality of what it offers. We arrived just before 6 p.m. on a recent weeknight and practically had the dining room to ourselves. An hour later, the place began to fill and, by 8 p.m., there was a wait for tables. The dining room has an eclectic dcor that defies categorization. Ornate chandeliers illuminate tables, pewter-hued paneling and an extensive collection of British hunt photos perhaps a throwback to the pub that occupied the spot before Marias. The extensive menu includes quite a few seafood items, a clear signal that this isnt Tex-Mex territory. While we attempted to narrow down our options, our server brought us margaritas, which the menu proclaims to be the best in town. They were goodsized, not overly sweet and didnt taste as if they were made from a mix. Large wedges of lime and orange perched on the glass rims along with just enough salt. I dont drink them often enough to know if they were the best in town, but they were good. Either of our appetizers would have fed two sufficiently. The queso fundido ($6.50) consisted of an oval bowl of melted white cheese topped with crumbles of homemade chorizo. It came with several pieces of warm, soft tortillas that made for excellent vehicles for the gooey cheese and tangy sausage. A platter of sopecitos ($8) held three pancake-like corn masa rounds topped with refried beans, onions, hot sauce, cheese and chicken (other options include beef and pork). They were tender yet firm enough to support all the goodies on top. Next, the server delivered our entrees on two large platters. One held three soft tacos with lamb ($10), the other a house specialty called tampiquena ($12). The tacos also available with chicken, spicy pork, beef or Mexican sausage started with a double layer of soft tortillas, topped with well-seasoned lamb, onions and fresh parsley. A spritz of fresh lime was all they required to achieve a perfect balance of flavors. The tampiquena consisted of slices of tender, flavorful pork and three cheese enchiladas topped with a lively tomatillo sauce. Completing both dishes were rice studded with peas, carrots and corn along with refried beans, which were salty. Unlike most Tex-Mex fare, each dish had unique flavors and not a single one was buried under a blanket of cheese. We finished by sharing a wedge of flan ($3.75), which was somewhat spongy and overpowered by chocolate sauce. A mound of real whipped cream gave the flan a creamier texture than it would have had on its own. That it was something of a disappointment was countered by the fact that we were stuffed and wouldnt have ordered it but for the fact that I was reviewing the meal. Our server was welcoming and attentive as our meal started, getting progressively less so as the room filled up. It appeared that there were a couple other servers but they clearly could have used one more. I cant say that we minded the wait much. There was so much food and it was so good that we enjoyed taking our time. Marias menu has so many appealing items that I intend to return as soon as Im able. The same holds true for my dining companion. So, should the craving for authentic Mexican food strike, skip the hassle of air travel and make a trip to Marias in Bonita Springs instead. Its the real enchilada. For authentic Mexican food, Marias fills the bill Marias Restaurant, >> Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: appetizers, $5-$9; entrees, $8.50-$15.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Tables in the dining room, at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Gorditas, tortilla soup, queso fundido, enchiladas de mole, pozole, menudo, sauted octopus, shrimp soup, fajitas, tampiquena >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 27080 Old 41, Bonita Springs; 495-1868SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEEKLYTop: A house specialty, tampiquena, consists of your choice of meat (in this case, spicy pork), accompanied by cheese enchiladas with green sauce, rice and refried beans. Left: Homemade chorizo tops melted white cheese in queso fundido. Above: Sopecitas start with corn masa cakes that support layers of refried beans, onions, hot sauce, cheese and shredded chicken.

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The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 TOWNHOUSE END UNIT$230,000 Bring all offers, Owner is ready to sell. NOT a short sale! Attractive 2 story townhouse, end unit. Ask for 802NA9043002. 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 BEAUTIFUL END UNIT 3/2/2$169,000 Bundled Golf NOT a foreclosure, NOT a short sale.Beautiful end unit-3 bed/2 baths, 2 car garage, Gated community bundled golf. 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 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, fully renovated, tenant occupied, 4 miles to the beach, convenient to shopping.Such A Deal Ask for 802NA210004231. 1-866-657-2300 LAKEFRONT CONDO$149,000 Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuffleboard court priced to sell! Ask for 802NA9013754. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$140,000 No need to look further if you are a first time buyer, a retiree looking for a smaller home, this is the one for you. Ask for 802NA9028804. 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$139,900 3 bed 2 bath needs some TLC and you would have a great home on 2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210000218. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE$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 TOWNHOUSE BUILT IN 2007$129,900 3/2.5/1 attached garage. Granite tops in kitchen priced to sell. Amenities include pool and basketball. Great location. Ask for 802NA210003287. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/2$129,900 Three bed two bath nice size home over 1650 sq ft with beautiful pool package....2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210005868. 1-866-657-2300 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB$109,000 2 bedroom 2 bath-carpet and wood like flooring, window coverings. Country club living at a price you can't pass up Ask for 802NA210008034. 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 BANK OWNED WATER FRONT$105,600 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 3 BED/2 BA 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 This is a potential short sale subject to lender approval. Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT BUY IN GOLDEN GATE$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 BEDROOM TWO BATH$75,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted Ask for 802NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA210005498. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE 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 PRICED TO SELL$50,000 Nice 3/2/2 in Cape Coral eat in kitchen nice yard and priced for sell today Ask for 802NA9024760. 1-866-657-2300 HOME IN SAN CARLOS$49,900 Three bedroom to bath home priced to sell yesterdaygreat starter or rental Ask for 802NA210008303. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BED 2 BATH 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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NAPLES, Fla.-March 12, 2010Sales in the Naples area continue to increase as home prices stabilize according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). According to Mike Hughes, Vice-President of Downing-Frye Realty, Home sales have increased considerably across the board in February. is signi cant gain is, in part, due to the strong sales in the above $300,000 price category. For the 12 months ending February 2010, overall home sales increased 50 percent to 7,426 sales compared to 4,951 sales in the same month last year. e overall increase in closed sales continues and has resulted in a reduction of inventory. Normally the inventory increases in season so this unusual reduction is important, its helping the market return to a balance state even quicker, stated Steve Barker, Managing Broker of Amerivest Realty. Inventory decreased to 9,682 available properties in February 2010 compared to 11,427 available properties in February 2009.Pending sales of condominiums are roaring back. e condo market is showing signs of a strong recovery, as pending sales increased 76 percent in February 2010 with 544 contracts compared to 309 contracts in February 2009, stated John Steinwand, President of Naples Realty Services. e report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. e statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales increased 62 percent with 1,122 contracts in February 2010 compared to 691 contracts in February 2009. Properties under $300,000 saw a 54 percent increase in pending sales with 774 contracts in February 2010 compared to 501 contracts in February 2009. Single-family pending sales increased 51 percent with 578 contracts in February 2010 compared to 382 contracts in February 2009. Overall condo sales increased 44 percent with 270 sales in February 2010 compared to 188 sales in February 2009. e overall median closed price decreased only 3 percent to $179,000 in February 2010 compared to $185,000 in February 2009. Excluding the $300,000 and under segment, comprising a majority of foreclosure related property sales, the overall median price for the market declined only 4 percent to $500,000 in February 2010 from $522,000 in February 2009. e median refers to the middle value in a set of statistical values that are arranged in ascending or descending order, in this case prices at which homes were actually sold. Pending sales in the higher end of the market showed a strong surge in February. According to Jo Carter, President of Jo Carter & Associates, Pending sales in the $300,000 and above price range are outpacing the number of pending sales below $300,000. In the 2 million and over price range, overall pending sales increased 133 percent in February 2010 compared to the same month last year. is indicates that the higher end of the market is coming back, stated Brenda Fioretti, NABOR President, and Managing Broker of Prudential Florida Realty. To view the entire report, visit http:// e Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) is an established organization (Chartered 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples community. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 4,000 plus members. NABOR is a member of the Florida Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, which is the largest trade association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local boards of REALTORS nationwide. NABOR is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers. CLOSED SALES UP 50 PERCENTReport Shows Inventory Declines 15 Percent MARCH 18-24, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. HOT BARTi any Mcuaid(239) HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST FROM 1-4 PMSATURNIA LAKES 1723 Triangle Palm Drive $499,000 Chris Lecca 776-5423 SHADOW WOOD AT BROOKS 10024 Orchid Ridge Lane $1,299,000 Ross Valenza 248-4821 QUAIL WEST Pick up map at gate Steve Levitan 269-4700 LONGSHORE LAKE 11679 Longshore Way E $695,000 Sandy Sims 595-2969 TUSCANY COVE 15349 Cortona Way $299,000 Kim Boyer 784-4401 PELICAN BAY 805 Bentwater Circle #102 $549,900 Sandy Sims 595-2969 QUAIL CREEK ESTATES 13033 Coco Plum Ln $759,000! Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10378 Quail Crown Drive $319,000Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 11638 Quail Village Way $262,000Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10338 Quail Crown Drive $399,000Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10393 Quail Crown Drive $359,000Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 TAKE A PEEK AT QUAIL CREEK!4 HOMES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM March 21st See you there! d 8 m

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HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST FROM 1-4 PM SATURNIA LAKES 1723 Triangle Palm Drive $499,000 Chris Lecca 776-5423 SHADOW WOOD AT BROOKS 10024 Orchid Ridge Lane $1,299,000 Ross Valenza 248-4821 QUAIL WEST Pick up map at gate Steve Levitan 269-4700 LONGSHORE LAKE 11679 Longshore Way E $695,000 Sandy Sims 595-2969 TUSCANY COVE 15349 Cortona Way $299,000 Kim Boyer 784-4401 PELICAN BAY 805 Bentwater Circle #102 $549,900 Sandy Sims 595-2969 QUAIL CREEK ESTATES 13033 Coco Plum Ln $759,000! Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10378 Quail Crown Drive $319,000 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 11638 Quail Village Way $262,000 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10338 Quail Crown Drive $399,000 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10393 Quail Crown Drive $359,000 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 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 TURNSTONE4+ BED 11080 PHOENIX WAY 11113 PHOENIX WAY 11679 LONGSHORE WAY EAST

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4661 Idylwood Lane Ann & Steve LevitanQuail West ResidentsDirect: (239) 269-4700 VIRTUAL TOURS @ SM SM S SM SM S S M M M M M M S S SM S S M M M M M M Quail West: From I-75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse. SM S SM M M SM M M S 3 BR+Den, 3-1/2 Baths, Courtyard-Style Estate Home, Western Exposure with Fairway Views. $1,575,000 6357 Highcroft Drive3 BR+Den, 3-1/2 Baths, Fully Furnished, Open Lanai with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace and Water Feature.$1,995,000 These Homes Are High End but the price is not! Quail West...Under $2-Million! Quail West...Under $2-Million!