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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A34 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8, 9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C38, 39, 40 & 41 CUISINE C43 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 25 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 25, 2010 The 57th annual Naples Flower Show abloom in the Garden PROFITHEALTHY ARE LIVES THEBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly While the health-care debate continues to dominate headlines and sound bytes across the country, CHS Healthcare quietly chugs along, providing affordable, quality health care to anyone who walks through the doors of its 12 Collier County facilities. As Americas leaders grapple with the future of health care and funding, its a little ironic that the nonprofit organization figured out a formula that has worked for 33 years. Wonder Woman-themed floral exhibits highlight the 57th annual Naples Flower Show at the newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden. The Garden and the Naples Garden Club join hands to present the show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. The event includes a variety of vendors and demonstrations in addition to the display of floral exhibits that are part of the clubs annual juried flower show. Were extremely excited to see what creative exhibits designers will bring to the table this year, says Kathleen Hawryluk, chairman of the show. You will chuckle, remember, respect and be astounded when you view these unique interpretations of notable women and their roles. More than 50 floral designs, ranging from towering creations atop elevated pedestals to petite 3-inch arrangements, will be showcased as part of the Wonder Woman exhibit. In addition to the floral displays, attendees will enjoy perusing the hundreds of subtropical and tropical horticultural specimens and the Garden MarketSEE FLOWER, A33 SEE CHILDREN, A8 FROM 12 SITES, CHS HEALTHCARE SERVES THOUSANDS OF COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTSThis photograph by Ed Chappell of a patient in Immokalee is one of several documenting CHS Healthcare services. In the HeightsWith a Latino beat, musical unlike any other heads to the Phil. C1 All dolled upOutfitting Gulfshore Playhouse actors for their next roles. C1 Advanced degreeGrowing for-profit colleges enrich Southwest Florida. B1 Rockin on ThirdSee who got down to the fourth Naples Music Festival, and more fun. C38, 39, 40 & 41 COURTESY PHOTOA scene from the 2009 show SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 Its almost that time of year, the time when they all begin to migrate homeward. Snowbirds. Tourists. Yankees. Northerners, or whatever else you want to call them. Canadians or Americans, Buckeyes or Hoosiers, Keystoners, Garden Staters, Hawkeyes, Prairie Staters or Cornhuskers. Tar Heels, Woverines, Gophers, or Bluegrassers, along with Lumber Staters and Empire Staters. Volunteers, Beef Staters, Centennial Staters or Cowboys. Mountain Staters or Green Mountain Staters. Even Ocean Staters, aka Little Rhodys or people from The Land of Roger Williams. And all the rest. No other American place relies so wholly on the good cheer, the wealth, the high spirits, and the lifelong curiosities and ambitions of travelers from the North than we do here in the Sunshine State, and here in Collier County, in particular. So let me say on behalf of my countrymen, as well as my Florida boys (I have three sons whom I too frequently speak for): Thank you all for coming. Please come again. Ive even seen several gypsies this year from The Land of the Midnight Sun. The name suggests not only plenty of exotica but even a potential for erotica, which I always support wholeheartedly. Notably, The Land of the Midnight Sun is not nearly so damn puritanicalsounding as The Land of Roger Williams. Remember what your mother used to say or maybe it was your teacher, the one with the retaliatory glint in her eye? Youd say, What does, and faster than Wild Bill Hickok, shed reply, Look it up. In this case, you can look it up in about 30 seconds. Just go to states/tables/st_nicks.htm, and youll find the nicknames of every United State listed like badges of honor which they are. Let me say right up front, Im sorry for the many Canadians who come here from Ontario to visit or winter. You see their tasteful, blue-on-white license plates all over our roads, on sensible vehicles piloted by polite, attentive, well-trained drivers who never waste time with road rage, and almost universally fail to stud their bumpers with boastful, preachful, scornful, strident, belligerent or schizophrenic stickers, like good patriotic Americans often do. Sure, they come from a country with no Wall Street. And for the most part, their bankers and corporate heads are not only fairly honest, but not greedy. Its also true that their economy is strong its hardly been affected by the current gut-wrenching recession that has punctured markets here and in Europe. The Canadians have a national health care system that works so much better than ours that to compare them would be like comparing the new Dodge Charger with the 1927 Dodge Brothers Fast Four. Their environment is in good shape. Their air is clean. Their water is pure. Theyre frequently bilingual, unlike many of us, and you can count on them when push comes to shove (see World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, etc.). Also, they dont go off invading nations half-cocked. And finally, their cities are clean and beautiful and sophisticated, for the most part. But so what? I admit, all thats nice. But I pity them because Ontario has no nickname. I suspect its too cold, and in the old days when most of them were heating with wood it was especially too cold for anybody to waste time making up a nickname. They were too busy freezing to death. So whenever you see Canadians smiling on Sunshine State roads, which is pretty much all the time, keep in mind: Theres a very good reason. And its not because their bowels work better than ours, or their sex lives are four times as robust, or they know that if they develop some exotic infection (not to mention an erotic infection) while tooling around in the American subtropics, their health care is guaranteed. All that may be true. But the reason Canadians here grin like cats from Cheshire is because they are constantly, consistently and completely aware 24/7 that Ontario lies north of the following five states (listed here for your geographic convenience from east to west): New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota. And arent those our five coldest states? Tragically, with all that character, the Canadians from Ontario still lack a nickname. I have a few suggestions. How about The Freeze Drieds? Or the Icebergs? Or maybe The Frosty Gonads? I like it. Ontario, Land of the Frosty Gonads. Do the Canadians even bother with a chamber of commerce? If they do, those folks arent going to like that at all. So never mind, I guess. How about, The Land of the Pleasant People Who Spend So Much Money in Florida? Frankly, Id like Canadians whether they spent money or not (Yankees, too.) They could be a little more lighthearted sometimes, but I wouldnt be entirely lighthearted either if Id been born and raised north of the 45th parallel, which happens to run right through Minneapolis, probably the coldest big city in the United States. Its spring now, and theyre all about to head back. So join me one more time, in your own way and place, by saying, simply: Thank you. Thank you all for coming. Please come again. COMMENTARY Monikers for our friends from the frozen North rogerWILLIAMS LOSING PATIENCE? YOUR SOLUTION IS ONE CALL AWAY. Problem solved. Your home deserves the very best care, TotalCare.To learn more, give us a call us at 239-598-2007 or visit us at


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merrit Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Charlie McDonald Jim McLaughlin Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersAmanda Hartman Jon Colvin Paul HeinrichCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AssistantMari HornbeckPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On March 25, 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Carmen Basilio to regain the middleweight boxing championship. Born Walker Smith, Jr., Sugar Ray got his boxing name when he borrowed his friend Ray Robinsons Amateur Athletics Union card to enter a boxing tournament at age 16. On March 26, 1987, responding to a 911 call, police raid the Philadelphia home of Gary Heidnik and find an appalling crime scene. In the basement of his dilapidated house was a veritable torture chamber where three women were found chained to a sewer pipe. Heidnik was one the inspirations for the Buffalo Bill character in Silence of the Lambs. On March 27, 1912, in Washington, D.C., Helen Taft, wife of President William Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, plant two Yoshina cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River, near the Jefferson Memorial. The event was held in celebration of a gift by the Japanese government of 3,020 cherry trees to the United States. Billions of dollars are being spent for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we have stingy budgets for the stubborn needs on the home front. Thousands of teachers have been laid off, schools closed and homes foreclosed on all over the country. Banks are holding back on loans to small businesses, and the jobless rate remains stubbornly high. Call it a recession or a depression, we know there is great deprivation in the lives of millions, especially those who have lost their jobs. In many ways, President Barack Obama has run up against a Republican iron curtain in his attempts to get the country moving again. This has been painfully on display almost daily during the long health-care debate, when the Republicans have strived in unison to defeat President Obamas reform proposals, despite the presidents accommodating concessions. The obstructionist-in-chief has been Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who lined up his party to oppose not only healthcare reform but just about everything else on the presidents agenda, including financial reform. In an amazing display of group think, Senate Republicans have remained united in their desire to just say no, though 11 of them broke with their peers Wednesday to vote for legislation designed to create jobs. It must have been the business tax breaks enshrined in the bill. Otherwise, Mr. McConnell has succeeded in blocking nearly every Obamaendorsed legislative proposal. The astonishing failure of Republicans to find any merit in most of the presidents programs is pretty smelly. Its the odor of pure politics.In other words, McConnell & Co. believe they will reap advantage in the November elections by systematically trying to make President Obama and the majority Democrats look like inept losers. I know that its a different world since the Great Depression. But having lived in that dark era, I am struck by the current lack of compassion in American society, especially on Capitol Hill, compared with the early 1930s. Back then, humanitarian social workers, nurses, teachers and other professionals flocked to Washington, rolled up their sleeves and offered their services. The spirit that we were all in it together swept the nation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal, which radically transformed the role of government. FDR was not afraid to try something new to get the country back on its feet. And if one program didnt work, he tried something else. President Roosevelt boldly pointed at Wall Street excesses. At his first inauguration on March 4, 1933 he was elected president four times he said: Practices of the unscrupulous money-changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men. The moneychangers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. President Roosevelt and the Democratic Congress transformed much of American society through government programs that provided help and hope. Among the historic New Deal programs were Social Security, the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Housing Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Labor Relations Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority and a host of other alphabet social agencies. Where are those kinds of initiatives now, when they are urgently needed at a time of 10 percent unemployment and some 46 million without any health insurance? In the guns-or-butter debate, the administrations priorities are unfortunately very clear. Listen to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs: We would not be in Afghanistan if the president didnt think it was in our strong national interest to do so. Its heartening that President Obama has finally fired up his campaign for health-care reform. Maybe he will find his voice on other issues that are crucial for America. i n o d c r n c e helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Obamas prioritiesOPINION The undertakers of Bill Clintons political doom showed up in Little Rock, Ark., in 1992 for a meeting with the presidentelect two months before his inauguration. They were the leaders of the Democratic Congress, and they might as well have been draped in black crepe. You can trust us, House Speaker Tom Foley told President Clinton, in an assurance as false as it was sincere. We all want to make this administration succeed. Two years later, President Clinton stood among smoldering political ruins. Democrats had lost both houses of Congress. A Republican upstart defeated Tom Foley. In trusting the Democratic leadership in Congress, President Clinton nearly destroyed his presidency. He learned a bitter lesson in the perils of trying to govern a center-right country in league with a left-wing Congress. Its not an accident that the most sustained period of political success for any of the last three Democratic presidents, outside of their initial honeymoons, came after Clinton lost Congress. Only then was he forced to govern from the center. If President Barack Obama is ever going to regain the ground hes lost as a bipartisan healer determined to transcend ideological divisions, hell need Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Majority Leader Harry Reid or both shunted back to the minority. For President Obama, a Republican Congress could be a counterintuitive political boon. Recent history suggests that there are two broad options for a Democratic president yoked to a Democratic Congress. He can, like presidents Clinton and Obama, get along with Congress and ineluctably get pulled to the left of the electorate. Or, he can, like Jimmy Carter, keep his distance and his relative moderation, and suffer an acrimonious relationship that brands him as ineffectual. In theory, it should be possible to escape this double bind. But Democrats with control of both the executive and legislative branches have an irresistible FDR complex. They consider it their duty to establish vast new programmatic edifices, or die trying. Outside of any ideological predilections, Congress is a drag. Congressional leaders generally dont make appealing national figures. They rule over an unwieldy (and often unseemly) institution and rise to prominence based on their appeal to their fellow members. At the health-care summit, Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid characteristically jangled as President Obama soothed. Hed have been better off without them. President Obama forcefully pushed for a stimulus bill loaded with years worth of pent-up liberal spending priorities, a cap-and-trade bill greased with corporate giveaways, and the health-care bill that features a new partisan outrage every other day. All of this positions President Obama further to the left, and deeper into politics-as-usual, than before he signed up with Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid. A Republican Congress would give him a handy foil and force him, right in time for his re-election campaign, into strategic bipartisanship. The Republican takeover in 1994 seemed the end for Bill Clinton. Long after Tom Foley had been forgotten, though, President Clinton signed major bipartisan welfare-reform and deficit-reduction bills, while making incremental steps on health care that were popular and sustainable. President Obama probably doesnt consider a Republican Congress in his interest. But with all hes done to bring one about, who knows? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Why Obama needs a Republican CongressBY RICH LOWRY


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 15 MINUTES As fitness boot camp owner, former nurse takes no excusesIts only been a little over a year, but Joy Brown is transforming lives in Naples. Her Naples Fitness Boot Camp is getting results for people who have tried every other diet and exercise routine under the sun. Make no mistake, though. The bubbly Mrs. Brown you meet initially is far different from the woman who leads you through boot camp. She says her no-nonsense approach doesnt earn her any brownie points, and some who sign on quit in the first week. But for those who stick with it, the experience can be life-altering. Take, for example. one former student who lost 40 inches and 45 pounds after two months of boot camp and continues to send photos from his new home abroad to show Mrs. Brown how hes kept it up.I never get a thank you note that first week, she laughs. But I am driven by a purpose and that purpose is higher than me. Though she had been exposed to the fitness industry as a young girl, thanks to the exercise studio her mom owned and operated, Mrs. Brown had no intention of following in her mothers footsteps. Instead, she chose nursing as a career. But seeing patients die from cancer and suffer with anorexia made her realize she wanted to help people before they got sick. Naples Fitness Boot Camp, a program that came to Mrs. Brown in a dream while living in her hometown of St. Louis, allows her to utilize the fundamentals of nutrition she learned during her nursing career and implement the fitness essentials taught to her by her parents. In essence, she created a program all about health and well being. She honed her boot camp skills during the 18 months her husband, Sarge, a military man she met at a comedy club when she was 22 years old, was serving in Iraq. That was my training ground, she says. As soon as Sarge returned stateside, she agreed to move to a warmer climate, something he had been pestering her about since their wedding day 10 years earlier. He thought I was joking, she says. But she was sincere adding, Why not? You only live once. Naples won the couple and their two young children over for a variety of reasons, including its beachside setting and good schools, but more importantly because boot camp had not yet been introduced here. They started with just a workout but quickly realized that people needed more, so they followed up with what Mrs. Brown calls the four pillars of health: fitness, food, natural supplements and mindset.She expounds on these pillars in her new book The R3 Diet, which stands for Reverse, Retrain and Rebuild. Between promoting the book, discussing potential television deals and teaching boot camp, Mrs. Brown stays busy which is exactly how she likes it. I get bored easily, she says. I always have to have something going on.In the midst of all this, though, her family, her faith and her health take priority. She works out five days a week, always outdoors. And while it might look strange to onlookers who catch her using a tree as a springboard, she says, It helps my creativity. My (boot) campers benefit from that.So do her children, who do get to enjoy time playing Wii and reading books indoors but who spend most of their weekend time outdoors with their parents biking, swimming or simply walking around a car show for a couple of hours. Mrs. Brown likes to stay stimulated and she tries to do the same for her family, which is why it is not unusual for them to hop on a plane or set off on a road trip at a moments notice. Were very spontaneous, she says. Yet even she needs some down time, which often means meditation or watching a comedy show. I have to stay strong mentally and physically to let people know that you can sustain this, she says.In her boot camps, she gives her campers a wake-up call: Sugar and processed foods can shorten your life span, but simple tweaks to a diet can offer amazing results. And she takes no excuses. Everybody has their reasons why they shouldnt do it, but we would never allow our kids to quit something before they started. We would encourage them to keep going, she says. Dont let your excuses have the final say. 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... BY ALYSIA SHIVERS____________________ashivers@ COURTESY PHOTOJoy Brown


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 You hear in the media that people cant get health care, says Nancy Freeman, coordinator for the CHS Healthcare Foundation. We turn no one away. By the numbers, CHS has made a huge dent in helping the underserved receive proper medical and dental services. In 2008, the organization logged 186,000 patient visits, serving 46,000 individual patients. That averages to about 70 patients per day at each office during a five-day work week. And preliminary numbers show CHS added another 1,000 patients to its client list in 2009, as the newly uninsured and unemployed sought out health-care services for themselves and their families. Sixty-nine percent of those patients were children. In the even grander scheme, CHS last year provided health care to one out of every seven Collier residents and half of all the countys children, most of them from low-income families.In the beginningCHS Healthcare was launched in 1977 as Collier Health Services. However, those involved with the organization say it floundered until 1980, when President and CEO Richard Akin joined the nonprofit. A medical school candidate and Centers for Disease Control scientist at the time, Mr. Akin opted not to take a reassignment in Detroit but return to his native Southwest Florida. He thought hed stay at CHS a year. Hes been there since, guiding the organization from a one-doctor, onedentist operation housed in a tiny office and a trailer in Immokalee to a group that now boasts 280 employees, including 45 doctors and dentists. I never dreamed I would become an advocate for the poor and underserved, he says. But I quickly realized they deserve the same treatment and care that people who have money get. Those early years were difficult, but Mr. Akin and others did what they could to keep the organization afloat. We couldnt afford to pay someone to do the floors, so after work Id change into blue jeans and mop the floor, he says. Id change the oil in our vans and at lunch would provide patient transportation. He attributes the organizations growth to its focus on partnerships. Collaborations with the University of Floridas College of Dentistry bring student residents to a state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility at Edison Colleges Naples campus. Senior medical students from Florida State University train in CHSs offices, and the Ronald McDonald House furnished an RV that delivers mobile medical and dental services to schools and other community locations. CHS Healthcares multi-million-dollar budget is supported, in part, by private donations and funding from the Naples Children and Education Foundation and monies raised at the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival.The family doctor for thousandsCollier County may have one of the best medical and dental programs for children in the state of Florida, says Executive Director Mike Ellis. Our pediatric services draw children from across the state. No patient is turned away. While CHSs primary focus is on children, the organization has always accepted any patient, no matter age, income or ability to pay. It accepts private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. Everyone pays something based on a sliding fee scale, even if its just $20. Our patients appreciate what we do for them, and most try to pay as much as they can, says Mr. Akin. Theyre so appreciative in Immokalee theyll bring vegetables to our doctors. Equally important is creating an environment that doesnt look or feel like a government-run clinic, but a private practice that delivers that same quality of care. Each center and facility is staffed by board-certified doctors and qualified support staff. Our major thrust is that everybody should have the same level of quality care, Mr. Ellis says. We strive to give people a medical home where they can get preventative care and wellness care and know that they have a family doctor. CHS launched the Childrens Health Network in the mid-1990s, creating a network of pediatricians willing to accept Medicaid payments and sliding scale fees. Pediatric services are also delivered on board the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which performs medical and dental services at schools and community centers throughout the county. Thats probably what CHS is most known for, Mr. Akin says about the care mobile. Ronald McDonald is kind of like Santa Claus for children. The colorful bus, bearing images of the beloved clown, also provides a distraction for youngsters who might be a bit nervous about seeing a doctor or dentist. The care mobile was the first in Florida and remains one of the few operated by a nonprofit. Children in need of a follow-up or more specialized care are referred to one of CHSs pediatric and dental offices in Marco, Immokalee, Golden Gate and Naples. CHSs flagship facility is the Marion E. Fether Medical Center, which offers under-one-roof comprehensive medical services everything from obstetric and pediatric care to radiology and laboratory testing in Immokalee. The 27-year-old building also has a pharmacy and a medical teaching facility.The future and its challengesAlthough Mr. Akin could retire, he says hes doing what he loves, heading each day to a job he loves. Its a passion shared by the majority of CHS employees. Without it, doctors, dentists and support staff just wont make it, says Jerry Williamson, a pediatrician who gave up a career in private practice and medical administration in Clearwater and Cape Coral, respectively, to join the organization 12 years ago as chief medical officer. Its critical for us to attract people who understand our mission, says Dr. Williamson, who spends a major part of his working days recruiting doctors. Not everyone is the right fit, but we do find those who want to work in a needy community, who thrive on the thankyous and appreciation we see hour to hour, day by day. Thats the kind of payment many physicians are looking for. Or the look on a parents face when youve done something to help their child. Thats the kind of payment we really cherish. Because most of CHSs work is in Immokalee and involves a melting pot of nationalities, the doctors and staff must CHILDRENFrom page 1The eyes have it for a young patient photographed by Ed Chappell at the CHS/FSU Childrens Health Network clinic in Immokalee. Photographer Nancy DeNike captured a patient who was all smiles during a check-up aboard the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Tim Stamm took this picture of a patient at the CHS/UF Pediatric Dental Center in Naples.


WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY understand and accept cultural differences. Speaking their language is also ideal, although CHS does employ translators. Our patients come from different parts of the world, and we have to be culturally sensitive, Dr. Williamson says. Some are a little skeptical of western medicine, so its not just about speaking their language but understanding their culture. Staying in business also means keeping costs down and continually seeking out mutually beneficial partnerships. The organization is funded through private donations, federal compensation for offering the ability-to-pay sliding-fee scale and through government-supported and private-pay insurances. Its not easy, but weve found a way to make it work, Mr. Akin says. The key is collaborations like we have with the University of Florida and Florida State University. We do whats best for the patient, not whats best for our pocketbook, and we get a lot accomplished. Mr. Akin, who also serves as the board chairman for Lee Memorial Health System, is tapping into that connection and others within Southwest Florida to establish a medical residency program, which he sees as crucial to the future of CHS Healthcare. Attracting good physicians to rural Immokalee has been an ongoing challenge for the group, and a national shortage of 100,000 pediatricians, family doctors and internists in the next seven years is expected to amplify the issue. CHS hopes to have its residency program operating within the year. Studies show that 80 percent of residents settle within 60 miles of where they were trained, he says.Keeping the focusKeeping CHS Healthcare in the public eye is another mission, one enhanced by the 2008 formation of the CHS Healthcare Foundation. The fundraising group recently showcased CHSs services through Focus on CHS, a black-andwhite photography exhibit at Sugden Community Theatre. Four professional photographers captured day-in-the-life moments at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center and CHS/FSU pediatric program in Immokalee, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the CHS/UF dental clinic in Naples. Money raised during the $100-a-person opening night will help equip dental suites under construction in Immokalee. Most importantly, the photo exhibit it will help the community at large understand the mission of CHS. Were probably one of Collier Countys best-kept secrets, says Mr. Ellis. Photographer Ed Chappell was one of those people not fully aware of CHSs scope within Collier County. It was very rewarding to me, he says of his assignment at the Childrens Health Network clinic in Immokalee. I really wanted to tell CHSs story. The hardest part was picking just three images. One of his photographs captures a Norman Rockwell moment: A young boy reading an eye chart, his body leaning to the left. Another is of an 18-month-old girl with the biggest, brownest eyes youve ever seen swaddled in her mothers lap. You look at her and shes just so adorable, with such an intense look, he says. Children are so unpretentious and so real. Photographer Nancy DeNike teamed up with the care mobile, capturing Immokalee elementary students receiving dental care and following the staff as they administered physicals at the Golden Gate Community Center. It really touches and moves you, she says. It was an eye-opener. You realize that if a child doesnt have proper health care, how can you expect them to be motivated and want to learn? Ms. DeNike particularly remembers the emotional and visual contrast of a white-gloved dental assistant holding the hand of a black boy as he received a Novacaine shot. It really comes across in this exhibit that this is an organization that cares, she says. CHS is about preventative health care and getting these children what they need so they do something better with their lives. The exhibit also features photographs by Brynn Brujin taken at the Marion E. Fether Medical in Immokalee and by Tim Stamm at the CHS/UF Pediatric Dental Center on the campus at Edison State College in Naples. As foundation coordinator, Ms. Freemans goal is to continue to deliver that message to the public. The Focus on CHS exhibit will be displayed at various locations throughout Collier County, including a gallery on Fifth Avenue South that has expressed interest. While the work of CHS Healthcare has been recognized by every sitting president during its 33 years and one employee, an Immokalee-based midwife, sits on a national health board, those involved says the organization will continue to focus on its local mission of meeting the health and dental needs of a growing number of patients. There shouldnt be any child in Collier County who isnt getting health care, says Ms. Freeman. Mr. Akin never did pursue medical school. It didnt take me long to realize I really liked what I was doing and that it was important, he says. Brynn Bruijn photographed this scene outside the Marion E. Fether Medical Center.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Port Royals 50th anniversary is cause for rememberingRemember when thirty seemed oldNow lookin back, its just a steppin stone To where we are, where weve been Said wed do it all again remember when. Singer/songwriter Alan JacksonThe Port Royal Club, founded by John Glen Sample, celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this month. A few days later, Aubrey Rogers, the iconic Collier County sheriff who served from 1975 until his retirement in 1989, was laid to rest. Mr. Sample and Sheriff Rogers each left our community a lasting legacy. This week the Undercover Historian focuses on Mr. Samples imprint on our town; next week well pay tribute to the former sheriff.The birth of Port RoyalLong before the establishment of Port Royal, one of Naples most gracious and elegant communities, where corporate titans and their families could come to relax, a stratified society occupied these shores. The Calusa Indians, whose society consisted of both commoners and nobleman, lived off shellfish from the Gulf. Hundreds of years of shellfish left a solid foundation where Roger Gordon built his fish camp and where the imaginative publisher of the Louisville Courier, Walter Haldeman, laid the groundwork for the town of Naples in 1886. Fifty-two years later, in 1938, a Chicago advertising visionary and his wife followed the Tamiami Trail (built in 1928) from the ostentatious community of Palm Beach to this laid-back land they would soon call home. (Aubrey Rogers was 2 at the time.) John Glen and Helen Sample began acquiring land upon their first visit here. In 1948, after World War II and his retirement from Blackett-Sample-Hummert, Mr. Sample began developing his two square miles of land. Bordered by the Gulf and Mexico and Naples Bay, his parcel was somewhat protected from looming overdevelopment. His good taste attracted people from around the country. Two weeks ago, the Undercover Historian interviewed some of those people before an audience of about 200 gathered in the dining room at the Port Royal Club to celebrate its 50th anniversary.Those who rememberedLavern Gaynor recalled coming to visit the place her parents had purchased (Keewaydin Club on Key Island) and passing a vast area of mangroves that she later learned was to become a neighborhood called Port Royal. She eventually purchased two lots from Mr. Sample and learned that her property was made of sand and dirt that had been dredged from Key Island so in effect, she was buying her familys land. Mrs. Gaynors request to only have one bedroom in her new home so shocked Mr. Sample that he revised the bylaws to ensure that no one built a home too small in his development. Doris Moss spoke of her early days in Naples after she and her husband, Thad Moss, a former CPA with Arthur Anderson, moved here to start a new practice. Mr. Sample became a client and later hired Mr. Moss in 1958 to handle the financials for the Port Royal Club. Mrs. Moss recalled the clubs renowned apple pie and garnered lots of laughs when she added in her savory Georgian drawl, Why, you can imagine everyones surprise when one day we spied a Mrs. Smiths apple pie box on the counter. It was still a good pie. Peter Thomas (who could have read a Cracker Jack box and still captivated the crowd) shared his memories of the wonderful people who worked at the club and of fun times playing tennis there with some of our countrys most prominent citizens. Mr. Thomas produced a playful expos for the program, a short film reminiscent of Chariots of Fire, in which visiting executives ran along the beach (one smoking a pipe) dressed in their tennis whites. Another scene cut to the pipe smoker holding a ladder as another CEO climbed to fetch one of the many tennis balls that seemed to stray quite often (another form of exercise back in the day, no doubt). George Vega who laid his claim as one of Naples finest attorneys when he helped Lester Norris stop the Bridge to Nowhere, which served as the catalyst for the founding of the Conservancy had more stories than Carter has little liver pills (some we can tell, and others we cannot). He reflected on Naples role during the Bay of Pigs, and on his role as a Spanish interpreter for local radio during this time. Many stepping stones led us from back then to where we are now. There is no doubt that all in attendance learned much about the history of Port Royal and Naples as we remembered and celebrated when. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOThis photo from the 1960s shows John Glen Samples sales office (in foreground) and the Port Royal Club.


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Following the cleanup, volunteers are invited to a cookout at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club.The event was started by Naples residents 20 years ago to highlight the poor condition of Naples Bay. Back then, little attention was paid to the backyard waterway. Not only was the water quality poor, but trash and debris littered the mangroves and canals lining the bay. Each year since its inception, Bay Days volunteers have hauled out tons of trash and spread the word that the bay is worth keeping clean. KCB has been the coordinating sponsor since 1998, and has overseen the growth of the event from sites along the bay to multiple sites from Wiggins Pass to Marco. Recent Bay Days have averaged more than 1,000 volunteers picking up litter around the county. KCB is also hosting its 2010 calendar art contest for students. With support from the Collier County Solid Waste Department, KCB is encouraging students in grades one through 12 to submit artwork along the theme of recycling. Include students printed name, age, grade, teachers name and school on the back of the artwork. Send entrees to 525 Fifth St. NW, Naples, FL 34120. Deadline is Sunday, March 28. For more information, call 580-8319. Annual Bay Days county cleanup marks 20th anniversary April 10The Naples Historical Society has opened its Cottage Theater, a 16-seat venue where visitors to historic Palm Cottage can view the societys Oral History Premier. The theater and 24-minute film are an extension of Naples Oral Histories: If These Walls Could Talk! Along with the feature film, individual oral histories are shown as follows: Through April 3: Nick Turner, Naples native and third-generation resident who is part of a pioneer commercial fishing family April 6-17: Ivie and David Weeks, both long-time residents of Naples (Mr. Weeks is a fourth-generation descendent of Madison Weeks) April 20-May 1: Vera and Bob Lindabury, who owned the Corbin Lindabury Nursery Palm Cottage is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The requested donation is $8 per person and includes a visit to the Cottage Theater. For more information, visit or call 261-8164. Oral histories now showing at the new Cottage Theater


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites the public to a free program, The Road to Citizenship: Toll Road, Super Highway, or Dirt Road? at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Collier Athletic Club. League members and guests will hear from Casey Wolff, a partner in Paulich, Slack and Wolff P.A., who specializes in immigration, naturalization and business transactions; and Martha Coreus, who came to the U.S. as a child from the Bahamas and will share the story of her road to citizenship. As Americans we often take many of our rights for granted, such as the right to vote, said Sandy Parker, president of the league. With a better understanding of what it takes to become a citizen, we hope the public will appreciate and utilize those rights bestowed upon us by virtue of our birth. The leagues annual meeting will take place prior to the program from 10-11:30 a.m. Members will elect new officers and directors, adopt a budget and vote on program goals for 2010-2011. An optional buffet luncheon is set for noon in the main dining room of the club. Cost for the meal is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, call 263-4656 or e-mail by 5 p.m. April 8. This month, the League of Women Voters of Collier County celebrates 35 years of serving voters and providing information about local and state issues. A nonpartisan political organization, the league encourages informed and active participation in government. It takes positions on issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The leagues goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. The local league was founded March 27, 1975, with 54 members and has served two important roles in the community since then: voter service and citizen education. The League of Women Voters of the United States was founded in March 1920 and is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month. The national league was formed in anticipation of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. For more information, call 264-4656, e-mail or visit Women voters host program on citizenship, mark 35th anniversary Db Ytn A If If Diversify your portfolio Gold buy or sell PERSONAL SERVICE COMPETITIVE INTEGRITYCommodity Professionals With Over 100 Years Combined ExperienceFor more information call 888-6dginow and speak with one of 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 Back Neck Shoulder Hip Knee Physical therapy Aquatic therapy Injections sports medicine and rehabilitation MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED www.jaffesportsmedicine.com90 Cypress Way, Suite 60 (corner of Immokalee & Airport Pulling Roads) SUPERVISED BY A BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN


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Features a live animal. 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 1, in the auditorium: Nails and Scales Creatures called slippery, slimy, spiky and creepy are important to the survival of Floridas ecosystems. Delve a little deeper into species identification; learn which reptiles are venomous, why some are called keystone species and how to get involved in reptile conservation. Features live reptiles. 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, in the auditorium: Bird is the Word From finger-size hummingbirds to nearly 10-pound bald eagles, Southwest Florida is home to many different kinds of birds. In a program that start with the areas smallest avian and works up to the largest, participants will get an up-close look at a live hawk. Add any of the above four one-hour programs to your visit to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for $5 per person. Register on-site the day of the event. For more information, call 262-0304 or visit The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Conservancy Nature Center are at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off GoodletteFrank Road at 14th Avenue North. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NEWS A25 NEWS FROM THE CONSERVANCY Our Good Fortune captain expertly guided a full boat of us through Henderson Creek, Hall Bay and the Intercoastal to the Isles of Capri on this cool, but sunny day for a lunch cruise. Just after leaving dock, a little belted kingfisher darted back in forth in front of us. These small (10-inch) birds generally eat small fish, water insects and crustaceans. A kingfisher typically sits on an exposed perch overlooking a waterway. It plunges head first into the water once it spots fish, then flies back to the perch to consume its prey. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins kept us company both on the way out and the way back to the dock. They like to play in the wake of boats and also tend to hang out near passes to the Gulf. They will often look up at you from under the water and sometimes delight all of us by doing flips beside the boat. Dolphins have the second largest brain to body mass ratio of all mammals humans, of course, are first. The great blue herons are the tallest birds in South Florida, about 4 feet tall with 6 feet of wing span. On this trip, we spotted a variety of them, although they are usually well camouflaged in the mangroves. Like all egrets and herons, they perch along the shore and watch for small fish which they quickly grab and then swallow head-first down their S-shaped gullet. Some of these magnificent birds are even more beautiful when they show off their breeding plumage. One of the passengers spotted killdeer along the beach. These are brown and white birds with a distinctive black neck ring. They are a relatively uncommon sighting. We saw at least two little blue herons, more than one tri-color heron and, of course, a number of the lovely snowy egrets. The laughing gulls and royal terns perched on mile markers, while gulls also docked on the Isle of Capri. Always a highpoint of any cruise, the bald eagles were both on the nest and then one flew onto a tall snag. As if on cue, the male and female sat together on one nest and we were able to listen to their distinctive calls. Many cormorants fished, dove and relaxed on the dock. The males and females showed off the differences in their markings. The cormorants we see on the bay in salt water are related to the freshwater anhingas that populate our lakes and ponds. Both birds catch fish by swimming underwater due to the lack of oil on their feathers. But it also means they ride much lower in the water with only their necks protruding above the surface hence, the name snake bird. Anhingas and cormorants have to take time to dry their wings after a foraging trip because of the lack of oil. You can see them standing with sings outstretched toward the sun in their iconic pose. On our return, we had time to visit the Rookery. There were quite a number of cormorants, sleeping brown pelicans and snowy egrets. The tide was low and the oyster bar was fully visible as we entered into Hall Bay. Oyster catchers fed on the exposed oysters. These small brown and white birds with black heads have bright orange beaks which they use to pry, probe, hammer or stab in order to open or crush the oyster shells. These birds are monogamous and highly territorial during breeding season. Everyone left the Good Fortune in Lunch cruise graced by an abundance of wildlifeBY JUDY HUSHON____________________Special to Florida Weekly About the Good FortuneCoast Guard-certi ed captains guide the quiet pontoon boat through the mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay. As a volunteer guide narrates the trip, passengers discover how the Conservancy of Southwest Florida was formed in 1964 to protect this breathtaking setting. A ride on the Good Fortune presents many opportunities for nature photography, from pelicans and wading birds to dolphins, alligators and more. The cruise schedule is: Lunchtime departing 10 a.m. and returning 1 p.m. daily, with a stop at two waterfront restaurants (lunch not included in price) Sunset, a two-hour trip departing two hours before sunset every day (call for times) The boat dock is tucked away in a rustic, secluded setting. Watch carefully for the signs. From I-75, take Exit 101 to Route 951 (Collier Boulevard) and head south toward Marco Island. Cross U.S. 41 and continue on 951 south for approximately three miles and turn right onto Shell Island Road. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles (unpaved roadway) and turn right at the sign for the Good Fortune. Park on the right and follow the path to the boat dock. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 403-4236 or e-mailing HUSHON COURTESY PHOTOGreat blue heron good spirits, having had a tasty lunch on the Isle of Capri and having seen a fine selection of our local wildlife. Judy Hushon is a volunteer at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Conservancy programs examine fossils, owls and local critters $60 f or b ers. a rch H oo t e cies ap ta earn d a y n ce c h e a t an d h c c omp a o ur d i e

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 As spring arrives, Floridians become more active outdoors and so do snakes. Encountering one of these reptiles can be nerve-wracking for anyone who isnt snake-savvy, because the state is home to six venomous species, along with dozens of harmless ones. A new University of Florida field guide can provide some peace of mind by making it easy to identify snakes based on their appearance. The Identification Guide to the Snakes of Florida presents basic information on 46 species and is designed for beginners, says author Steve Johnson, an assistant professor with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The guides that are already out there are for people who are a little more astute biologically, Mr. Johnson explains. We saw a need for a guide aimed at the lay person, who might spot a snake and have no idea what species it is. The 138-page, ring-bound guide contains at least one color photo of each species, a map showing its range and text including a description, preferred habitat, size, diet and scientific name. Printed on heavy, water-resistant card stock, its rugged enough to carry anywhere and is available for $18 from www.ifasbooks. com or at (800) 226-1764. Floridas six venomous snakes get special attention, including detailed information on their appearance, as well as tips on how to avoid them and what to do in a snakebite emergency. The guide is divided into five sections, based on a snakes overall coloration whether it has diamonds, bands, blotches, stripes or solid color. Some species appear more than once because they New identification guide simplifies Floridas snakes for novicesPaddle into the sunset at Rookery BaySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYKENNETH KRYSKO / COURTESY PHOTOCopperhead with a lighter belly; but juveniles are blotched, and are often mistaken for venomous pygmy rattlesnakes. We hope the snakes benefit from this deck, as well, Mr. Johnson says. We figure if people can recognize nonvenomous species, theyre more likely to leave them be. Besides depicting native snakes, the guide covers animals often mistaken for snakes, such as glass lizards. It also includes the most significant invasive snake species in Florida, such as the Burmese python, and gives instructions on reporting them.The guide came about because Johnson and co-author Monica McGarrity received so many questions about snakes at the office and during the snake safety presentations they make for schools, government organizations and other groups.The guide is aimed at all Floridians, but is especially helpful for newcomers, who may not be as familiar with the states wildlife. Heres some of whats coming up at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center: Monday, March 29, 4:30-7 p.m., Sunset Kayak Trip Paddle out to an active rookery at sunset and watch hundreds or maybe thousands of birds fly in to roost. Cost is $30 members and $35 for non-members. Register by calling 417-6310, ext. 401, or by going to www. Tuesday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cultural History Walks Starting on the hour, a Rookery Bay naturalist leads hour-long historical walks on Shell Island Road. Learn about the mighty Calusas and the pioneering families of the Little Marco Settlement. Free. Friday, April 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Amazing Adventure! Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez Enjoy incredible photography by Ralph Arwood as he and Deborah Jansen share their adventures with gray whales off Mexicos Pacific coast. Doors open at 6 p.m., light refreshments provided. Admission $5 (free for members). Tuesday, April 6, 8 a.m. to noon, Wing It! Beginning Birders Workshop Learn the basics of birding, then practice your skills on a field trip to a local park. Cost is $20, ($15 for members). Limited to the first 20 who register by calling 417-6310, ext. 401, or by going to Thursday, April 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Student Art Show opening reception Collier County students, their families and the public are invited to a free reception celebrating the Dive Into Oceans-themed artwork created by elementary, middle and high school students. The juried exhibit will hang in the learning center through April. Thursday, April 22, Earth Day Celebration at Rookery Bay Rookery Bays Environmental Learning Center celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by offering all Florida residents free admission when they show their drivers license. The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Environmental Learning Center is at 300 Tower Road. For more information, visit www. or call 417-6310. have color variations or change appearance as they mature. An example is the black racer, one of the states most common snakes. Adults are solid-colored, glossy black on top


Let a ranger be your guideGuided day and moonlight canoe trips and hikes ll up quickly at CollierSeminole State Park. Heres whats coming up: >>Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through April 14. Paddle through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River and listen to a park ranger tell stories about the Seminoles survival. These trips are fun for ages 6 and older; cost is $25 per person. >>Guided moonlight paddles take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 27 and 29. Join a park naturalist and discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. These trips are great for ages 12 and older; cost is $30 per person. Those who want to discover Collier-Seminole State Park on their own can explore the parks 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Enjoy picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. Entrance to the park is at 20200 U.S. 41, eight miles east of Highway 951. Reservations are required for the guided hikes and canoe trips. Call 394-3397 for more information. to NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NEWS A27 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSEveryone recognizes starfish. Even the youngest children find them easily because starfish move so slowly. They live in saltwater on sandy bottoms from tidal pools on into deeper water. Our Gulf and all oceans have starfish (also known as sea stars). No species live in fresh water. These unusual animals have no front or back and can move in any direction without turning. Movement is hydraulic rather than muscular. Starfish take in water through a valve usually on the top of the animal. Internal pipes use the water to expand and contract tube feet, which allows the creature to crawl along the ocean bottom. Mature echinoderms have radial symmetry, meaning their body is in the center with tentacles coming out from the body like spokes on a bike wheel. Most starfish have five arms, but the nine-armed variety also live along Gulf beaches in Southwest Florida. Visitors are in for a treat when they see this lesscommon species. They often wash up on beaches after a storm and become stranded when the tide goes out, but can survive if the sun doesnt dry them before the next tide. Most starfish have eye spots at the tip of each arm that act as light sensors. They dont have a head or even a brain, but do very well without either. A ring of nerve cells moves information around the body. Even with no brain, starfish can often regenerate a lost limb. This slow process takes up to a year. Scientists are studying these fascinating creatures to learn more about their regenerative abilities. Starfish are not fish because they have no vertebrae or fins. They are invertebrates belonging to the phylum, Echinoderms, Greek for spiny skin. This phylum has more than 6,000 species, including sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sand dollars, which also live in the Gulf. Most echinoderms live on the sea bottom and use suckers on their feet to capture and hold prey. Starfish eat clams, oysters, mussels, snails, and barnacles. They grab the shells with their arms and pry the shells apart. Then the starfish merely sits on top of the shellfish and opens its mouth, located on its bottom side. Then an amazing thing happens. The stomach pushes out through the mouth and digests the shellfish. When digestion is complete, the starfish draws its stomach back inside. Most species of starfish shed their eggs and sperm into the water. Fertilization is external and depends on chance. In a couple hours, a female starfish can shed several million eggs. Fish and eels eat starfish eggs and larvae. Surviving starfish mature in about two months. How fast they grow depends on water temperature. Gulls and other birds eat a large number of adult starfish. Now you know some fun facts about starfish. So next time you go to the beach, instead of just looking for seashells, why not see if you can spot a starfish? You might get lucky and watch one as it enjoys a juicy meal. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail truth about starfish: Theyre not fish at allBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly LEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTOThe nine-armed starfish is less common along our beaches.

PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 The Zehr Center welcomes new clinical nurseAli Schulz-Malayter, R.N., has joined the staff at The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics as the clinical nurse for the practice. She has more than 20 years of orthopaedic experience with a group of surgeons in northwestern Indiana. In addition, she brings extensive experience in electronic medical records and personnel administration. 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, and the doctors will welcome questions following their presentation. The ability to focus radiation treatment on a tumor enables doctors to kill cancerous cells while minimizing damage to the surrounding, healthy tissue. New treatments can also work more quickly. 21st Century Oncology also offers high-intensity focused ultrasound and cryosurgical treatments that kill cancer cells by rapidly turning up or down the temperature. To reserve a seat at the program, call 434-0166. Annual update on ParkinsonsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida presents its annual update by medical director Dr. John Campbell from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Two hours of continuing education for mental health professionals, nurses, nursing home administrators and public guardians will be provided at no cost. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. RSVP by calling 417-3465. Two days for wellnessThe Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-on-the-Gulf Chapter presents The Power of Wellness April 23-24 at the North Collier Regional Park Community Center. How to Stay Calm and Productive Under Pressure is the program for 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 23. On Saturday, April 24, Care and Feeding of the Brain is the topic for the 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. session, and How to Prevent & Reverse Chronic Disease is set for 1:30-4 p.m.Sessions are $30 each or all three for $60. To register, visit TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVINGNew treatment uses acoustic vibrations to boost blood ow, decrease in ammationMedsonix Therapy System now available in NaplesCould there be a new treatment that delivers relief from arthritis pain? Bursitis? Fibromyalgia? Even diabetes or anemia? Patients using the Medsonix Therapy System say there is. Designed to increase blood flow on a cellular level via acoustic vibrations, the system has recently become available in Naples. Studies by the University of Nevada Las Vegas that measured blood flow in patients arteries have shown an increase in blood flow as a result of the sound waves. A majority of the participants were proven to have more color post-treatment, a sign of decreased inflammation. Almost every disease process cancer, cardiovascular, hardening of the arteries and even back pain is associated with chronic inflammation, said Dr. Gary Gordon, a retired dentist who brought the Medsonix system to Naples. The worse the disease is, the worse the pain is. Through Medsonix we can affect change and provide relief by increasing blood flow. Medsonix technology was developed by Alphonse Cassone, a former chief transducer designer who began working on commercial applications of low-frequency acoustics more than 20 years ago. He recognized that several people who suffered from a multitude of disorders and diseases began to receive consistent and immediate onset benefits from being in close proximity to the transducer. Later studies confirmed its effectiveness as therapeutic. Studies by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas were conducted by the Department of Physical Therapy College of Health Sciences. The goal of one study was to investigate effects of a low frequency acoustic waveform on pain and range of motion for patients with osteoarthritis. The results reported that patients had less pain immediately, and at 24 hours their range of motion saw significant improvement. Another study showed healing effects from acoustic waveforms in a specific low frequency range were anecdotally noted in people experiencing various peripheral vascular diseases and injuries. Before treatment, five participants reported they could not walk more than one block before they began feeling PVD symptoms. A week later, nine of the participants reported being able to walk more than one block, among other improvements. Dr. Gordon had a dental practice for 22 years in his home state of Michigan before the job took its toll on his back and he and his wife retired to Naples. He often resorted to chiropractic adjustments and anti-inflammatory medication for relief from his back pain. But you cant stay on steroids forever, he said.BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weekly Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week. And boy, do we appreciate our 1,200 NCH volunteers. According to a recent article from the Division of Geriatrics of Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, individuals who are engaged in volunteer work are objectively healthier than others. Our NCH volunteers, led by Amanda Smith, director of volunteers, and Lauren Turner, North Naples volunteer coordinator, are a diverse group, indeed, ranging from age 14 to 95. Some were born right here in NCH; others hail from Russia, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Philippines, England, Scotland, Haiti and elsewhere. Last year, all these dedicated people volunteered for an astonishing total of 186,632 hours. When we think of volunteers, we picture someone welcoming patients and visitors to the hospital or assisting with clerical work. But as Ms. Smith and Ms. Turner point out, NCH volunteers are involved in many other creative activities, such as: Our Arts in Healing program, where patients create anything from a painted silk scarves to a small craft project. Pet therapy, among the most popular patient activities. I have been surprised to see Zeus, a very friendly and wellbehaved Doberman pinscher, strolling through our halls. Music therapy also remains extremely popular, with accomplished guitarist Ray Griggs enhancing the ambience of our downtown lobby. Clowns on Rounds leaves a cheerful smile with everyone touched. Ive even been the proud recipient of one of our clowns red noses. Nature in Healing, which promotes the healing process by getting patients outdoors into a natural environment, has recently organized excursions through the Garden of Hope and Courage. Home volunteers include diligent knitters, who create a hat and booties for each of the 3,400 babies born at the Birth Place each year. Our volunteer sewing team produces heart pillows, hysterectomy pillows and cough pillows for the approximately 500 open-heart patients each year and countless other post-operative patients who find comfort hugging these decorative and functional devices. Project Moses, our nationally acclaimed program that saves newborns lives by preventing suffocation, is another in which volunteers contribute. Project Moses was created to combat early childhood death by aiding parents who couldnt afford to purchase a crib or bassinet. Newborns can be suffocated when sleeping in their parents beds. Through Project Moses, we use donated funds to purchase, at a discounted rate from Sunshine Ace Hardware, Rubbermaid storage containers to be used as bassinets. Our volunteers place a thick foam pad in the bottom, sew an attractive liner, and the newborn has a safe place to sleep. Finally, our White Elephant Thrift Store recycles donated merchandise, from antiques and collectibles to gently-used clothing. One day last month, according to long-time volunteers Thelma Hodges, Margarita Carbello and store manager Cameron Johnson, the store sold a record $13,220 of merchandise. Annual gross receipts top $530,000. NCH volunteers are a perfect example of people selflessly working together to serve our community and profiting health-wise in the process. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself. We owe a great deal to our wonderful volunteers. I dont know what wed do without them. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Volunteers give everything from pet therapy to pillows and hugs STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS SEE MEDSONIX, A30SCHULZ-MALAYTER COURTESY PHOTOThe Medsonix treatment room can accommodate up to six people.


Healing. Touch. New Regional Cancer Center Treats Mind and BodyLee Memorial Health System took a holistic approach when we created the Regional Cancer Center, a multi-disciplinary hub that treats nearly every aspect of cancer care, both physical and emotional, all under one roof. Oncology physicians are partnering with LMHS to create a destination treatment center with todays best practices for cancer treatment, including the Trilogy system that uses threedimensional imaging to deliver incredibly precise treatment exactly where it needs to go. The Commission on Cancer has designated Lee Memorial Health System as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer program, its highest accreditation possible.World-class health care is closer than you think. certied pharmacists & technicians resource library quality of life patients

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 Look no further than for all of your eye care needs. exam is available to any person who does NOT have insurance to cover the cost of a complete eye exam.David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder and Medical Director Ophthalmologist and Cataract SurgeonClaudio A. Ferreira, M.D.Ophthalmologist and Retinal Surgeon Macular Degeneration, Diabetic RetinopathySunil M. Malkani, M.D.Ophthalmologist and Retinal Surgeon Macular Degeneration, Diabetic RetinopathyBarrett R. Ginsberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. Ophthalmologist Cataract Surgeon Laser Vision Correction THE HOME OF EVERY SMILE (239) 254-4480MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED The Community Blood Center, an affiliate of the NCH Healthcare System, is holding its 13th annual Snowbirds Blood Drive through March in effort to encourage seasonal visitors and full time residents to give blood and help offset rising demand for blood this time of year. Although there is plenty of blood in Southwest Florida, it is challenging to collect it from people who want to enjoy the sunshine. To encourage donations, the Community Blood Center has special donor thank-you gifts, while supplies last to all who give a pint of blood this month at any Community Blood Center bloodmobile or collection center. Gifts include admission to The Naples Zoo, ice cream and restaurant certificates and gift baskets. The Community Blood Center has locations at: 311 Ninth St. N., in the Medical Plaza Building next to the NCH parking garage. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza, Bonita Springs. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). For bloodmobile locations and more information about donating blood, call 4365455 or visit Snowbirds, locals urged to give blood It took three Medsonix sessions, but six days later, most of his pain was gone, Dr. Gordon said. He and his wife, who is also his business partner, opened Medsonix in Naples in December. The practice sees people of all ages who suffer with pain from conditions including Lyme disease, migraines and fibromyalgia. Reggie Armstrong suffered a crushed knee and another knee that required surgery. Ms. Armstrong is in her 60s and began coming to Naples for Medsonix sessions. I had so many aches and pains, but now Im in high heels again, she said. I feel great. Medsonix sessions typically last 30 minutes. The transducer emits a low frequency, acoustic wave, sounding out a noise that resembles a tone or musical note. As many as six people can partake of a session at once. The cost varies depending on the number of sessions purchased and number of people per session, but averages about $399 for four sessions or $129 for a single session. Dr. Gordon admits the treatment might seem too good to be true and recognizes the newness of the system is a challenge for the practice. This is the first system in the country outside of the research system, so we have a lot of people to educate, he said. But when people understand how blood flow alleviates a myriad of symptoms, theyll recognize that this is a totally outof-the-box, groundbreaking, revolutionary treatment. Increasing blood flow does have health benefits, and researchers have been unable to find any negative side effects resulting from Medsonix treatments. You just sit and listen to the sound waves and music. Two out of three people fall asleep, Dr. Gordon said. Its wonderful to see the look on peoples face after theyve received the relief from whatever ails them. MEDSONIXFrom page A28Free seminar about colorectal cancerColorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other form of cancer except lung cancer, and yet, with screening and early detection it can often be prevented. Physicians Regional Health Services is holding a free workshop on various aspects of the disease from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Sessions are: 10-11 a.m. High-Definition Colonoscopy and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer, presented by Drs. Steven Meckstroth, Manuel Bustamante and Maria Valdes 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Colorectal Polyps and Cancer, presented by Dr. Susan Cera 1-2 p.m. Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Polyps and Cancer, presented by Dr. Anthony Vernava III The sessions are free. To reserve a seat, call 348-4180. TO YOUR HEALTH


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Neighbors, businesses, families, clubs, churches and other organizations are encouraged to form teams and Paint the Town Purple to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, honor the memory of those who have died from the disease and raise funds for the American Cancer Societys many programs and services.Meanwhile, the 14th annual Relay For Life in Naples steps out at Gulfview Middle School on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, with the theme of Rock n Roll for a Cure. This years goal is to raise $500,000. The opening lap for survivors is at 6 p.m. Friday; singer/ songwriter Paul Todd will perform at the closing ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday.For more information about the East Naples Relay For Life, visit; for details about the Naples relay, visit Or call Melissa Pfeffer at the American Cancer Society in Collier County, 2610337, ext. 3860, for information about either event. Naples hosts two Relays For Life to raise funds, awareness for cancerMany pediatricians dont think its their responsibility to treat severe, chronic pain in their patients, according to a new study co-authored by several University of Florida College of Medicine researchers and an investigator from Molloy College. Writing in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, researchers said only 32.3 percent of pediatricians from Florida and California surveyed said treatment of chronic pain was their responsibility. Many pediatricians probably are afraid to manage pain as part of their patients treatment, said principal investigator Dr. Lindsay Thompson, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UF. The side effects for pain medications can be pretty severe, Dr. Thompson said When youre not in the hospital setting, the side effects can be dangerous, and primary care providers may worry about the side effects more than the pain. In the survey, pediatricians were allowed to select more than one option when asked who should treat their patients chronic pain. Most said they thought other providers should oversee pediatric pain treatment.Pain specialists were the most popular choice, with 58.1 percent of respondents selecting them as the preferred providers for pediatric pain treatment. Other specialists and hospice providers were the second and third most popular options selected.But Dr. Thompson emphasized that these arent realistic ideas, given a lack of pain specialists in the United States, especially ones working in pediatrics. In the responses, 84.2 percent of pediatricians say they often or always use patient reports to evaluate pain, and 87.1 percent use parental reports. About 67 percent always or often watch for nonverbal cues, and about 50 percent ask patients to keep pain diaries. When it comes to the most commonly used treatments for pain, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, topped the list: 61.7 percent of pediatricians said they often or always use acetaminophen, while 66.9 percent often or always use NSAIDS. Dr. Thompson said she thought it was worrisome that pediatricians were not more comfortable using acetaminophen and NSAIDS in conjunction with more potent pain medications. She emphasized that medical schools need to teach students more about pain management, and providers thinking toward pain needs to evolve. Because of the way the population is moving its long-term illness, its chronic care I think we have to incorporate these new morbidities, like pain, as something that we must address, she said. It needs to become a non-stigmatized, or more readily accepted outcome in and of itself. Services for kids with chronic illness or life-limiting illnesses need to move to a lifelong model, where pain is one of the first things that physicians and providers address. Study shows pediatricians cautious about treating chronic painThe Collier County March for Babies, the years biggest fundraiser for the March of Dimes, takes place Saturday, May 1, at Cambier Park. Registration begins at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. march, which will be followed by a concert in the park. March for Babies is a nationwide event that combines corporate sponsorship, team fundraising, vendor campaigns and personal commitments to raise money for March of Dimes research and community programs that help expectant mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. The goal for Collier County is to have 500 people join the march and raise $120,000. Sponsors this year include Physicians Regional Medical Center and Wells Fargo/ Wachovia. Chairman of the march for both Collier and Lee counties is Dr. John Iacuone, executive director of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To register as a walker or to create a team for March for Babies, visit www.marchforbabies. org. Take a walk for March of Dimes y s a o wn s o f m emor y o f $500 00 vivo r s on g f or f SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTHOMPSON

PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 A new life spirit and a new life style right where you want it to be. Everything you love about living in the Naples and Marco Island areas has come together at e Arlingtonappreciate a new life style at this spectacular, new retirement community coming to Lely Resort. And because e Arlington is open to those of all faiths, beliefs and traditionsexperience a new life spirit of personal growth, optimism and joy for the future. Learn more about the risk free priority memberships oering you some very worthwhile benets. Call e Arlington today at (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690, or visit the new Information and Model Center. Set sail for the Porsche CupThe Gulf Coast Sailing Clubs 34th annual regatta, the Porsche Cup of Naples, sets sail at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. Hosted by Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, the regatta features two days of sailboat racing for local and national competitors. Teams from throughout the U.S. will compete, and proceeds will support local junior sailing programs. For more information, call Commodore Jim Gunderson of Gulf Coast Sailing Club at 261-2222 or visit Walk for AIDS at Cambier ParkThe Island Coast Aids Network holds the fifth annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk on Saturday, April 3, at Cambier Park. The walk is open to everyone, and participants can choose between a 5K run or a one-mile stroll. Four-legged friends are also welcome to participate.Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk/run starting at 10 a.m. A $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt and favors from sponsors and area merchants. For more information, call Mitch Haley at 337-2391, ext. 211, or e-mail mahaley@ Run for the Phil through Pelican BayJoin musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest author Hal Higdon for the inaugural Run for Music 10K and one-mile walk on Sunday, April 11. The event is presented by the Naples Philharmonic League. The flat, certified 10-kilometer course will wind through Pelican Bay, beginning and ending at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Musicians and ensembles from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at points along the race route and at the start and finish. Mr. Higdon, author of Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, will run the race and sign copies of his newest book, Marathon: A Novel. Race day registration begins at 6 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. Enter early and save at Registration for the 10K run is $20 through April 3, $25 from April 4-10 and $30 on race day. Registration for the 1-mile walk is $12. For more information, contact Mitchell Norgart of the Naples Philharmonic League by calling 404-7007 or e-mailing Its tee time at Pelican MarshImmokalee Housing & Family Services holds its inaugural pro-am golf tournament Monday, April 12, at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. The event will include a shotgun start team scramble from 2-6 p.m., with each foursome accompanied by a local golf professional. Germain Lexus has donated a two-year lease on a 2010 Lexus for the first hole-in-one. A buffet and live auction will follow the competition. Up for bid will be a weeklong vacation villa in Italy, a necklace from Designs by Donna Cartys Starry Night collection, as well as golf foursomes at private clubs throughout Naples. Proceeds will help Immokalee Housing & Family Services in its mission to provide safe, affordable rental housing with supportive social and educational services for farm workers and other lowincome families. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $250 per person, or $100 per person for dinner and auction only. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, e-mail or call 784-7734. Trout, redfish, snook are target of tourneyThe 13th annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 23-25, with the tide charts indicating optimal tides for anglers who fish in open and guided divisions, launching from any of four official tournament sites. Trout, redfish and snook are the catchand-release targets, with trophies awarded for Grand Champion, Largest Trout, Largest Redfish and Largest Snook in each of the four divisions, including youth divisions.The tournament kicks off with an anglers meeting and party on Friday night, April 23, at Sunshine Ace Hardware. Fishing begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 24, and continues on Sunday.All tournament proceeds benefit the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship Fund commemorating the life and spirit of Robert Eugene Gene Doyle III. For registration details and more information, call Linda DeLuca at 272-6130 or Denise Steffens at 261-4313, or visit www. Catch a fish for Make-A-WishThe second annual Tri-Town Classic Fishing Tournament to benefit the MakeA-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is set for the weekend of April 30-May 1. The captains meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at T.G.I. Fridays at Coconut Point. A member of each team must be present. Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 1, teams will compete for cash prizes of $1,500, $2,500 and $4,000. The weigh-in and a tournament luau party take place from 4-7 p.m. at Hickory Bait and Tackle at 23149 Weeks Fish Camp Road in Bonita Springs. Anyone can attend the party, which will include a pig roast and a live auction, for a $10 donation to Make-A-Wish. For more information, call sponsor TriTown Construction at 895-2058 or e-mail SPORTS SHORTS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NEWS A33 with a wide array of vendors selling flowers and plants as well as gardening materials and garden accessories, art and jewelry. For those looking to begin or build on their gardening know-how, horticulture demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. Whether you come to learn a few new ideas or just enjoy the beautiful arrangements amidst the tropical surroundings, the Naples Flower Show is an event to mark in your calendars, says Brian Holley, executive director at the Naples Botanical Garden. We are pleased to host the event at our Garden, where the beauty and wonder of the exhibits pair perfectly with our tropical gardens. Naples Botanical Garden and Naples Garden Club members and children under the age of 4 will be admitted free of charge; otherwise, regular admission applies: $4.95-$9.95. For more information, visit www. or call 643-7275. The Naples Garden Club was founded in 1953 by 30 keen gardeners and has since grown to a membership of almost 200. The organization is a member of National Garden Clubs Inc. and offers programs in design and horticulture including a general meeting held at the Moorings Presbyterian Church on the first Monday of each month (NovemberApril). The last meeting of the 20092010 season begins at 5 p.m. Monday, April 5. The topic is Green Gardening in Southwest Florida. The clubs annual House and Garden Tour raises money for scholarships for botanical and environmental research and grants to organizations such as Naples Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity, David Lawrence Center and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Naples Botanical Garden is a worldclass tropical garden paradise that includes cultivated gardens of Brazil and the Caribbean, plus a hands-on interactive Childrens Garden along with 90 acres of restored natural habitats. Founded in 1993, the Garden reopened to the public last November after an extensive expansion. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. GARDENFrom page 1 >> What: 57th annual Naples Flower Show >> When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28 >> Where: Naples Botanical Garden >> Admission: $4.95-$9.95 >> Info: 643-7275 or in the know >> Horticulture demonstrations >> When: Saturday, March 27: >> 11 a.m. Flower Arranging with Naples Garden Club >> 2 p.m. Repotting Orchids with Carolyn Miller >> When: Sunday, March 28: >> 1 p.m. Mounting Tillandsias with Carolyn Miller >> 2 p.m. Succulent Container Planting with Lydia Galton in the know The 2010 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, held Feb. 26-27 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, raised a record-breaking $930,000 (net, after expenses), most of which will be donated directly to three charities benefiting childrens health care in our area. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will receive $700,000 from this years event, $173,000 of which was donated during the auction to specifically fund the cause of purchasing a giraffe bed/incubator, a RetCam to help prevent loss of sight in prematurely born infants, and a ventilator for the neonatal intensive care unit. Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison State College will each receive $50,000 to benefit programs related to educating future pediatric doctors and nurses. We played off the success of last years event, which raised $752,000 net, said Dr. Steve Machiz, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest founding chairman. Festival trustees and donors visited The Childrens Hospital late last year to see how the equipment the event helped purchase is used to save the lives of premature babies, Dr. Machiz said, adding the hospital visit helped bring the cause home to so many supporters. Private dinners held the evening of Feb. 26 and the Grand Tasting and Auction on Feb. 27 all delivered outstanding food prepared by local chefs, fine wine and the opportunity to support the children of Southwest Florida. Its no wonder the event has grown to be the largest in Lee County, Dr. Machiz said. Professional zuctioneer Scott Robertson of Commercial Properties Southwest Florida, voiceover artist Randy Thomas and NBC-2s Kellie Burns guided several hundred attendees through the bidding festivities at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Along with the auction, local chefs joined more than a dozen wineries and distributors for the Grand Tasting of wine and food. It poured outside as people were arriving, but that didnt dampen any spirits, said Mr. Robertson, the auctioneer. Attendees were all very generous with their bids and donations. Northern Trust was the main sponsor of the 2010 Wine & Food Fest. Along with Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, other supporters included Norman Love Confections, Angelinas Ristorante and Palm Printing-Strategic Solutions. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a signature event of the SWFL Childrens Charities Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides funding to local charities serving local children. For more information and more photos of the 2010 festival, or to watch for details about the Feb. 25-26, 2011, event, call 278-3900 or visit 2010 SWF Wine & Food Fest toasts record-breaking successSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

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Once you realize how much and how often your dogs ultra-sensitive ears endure the cacophony of human existence, you can work to eliminate this form of stress. Replace noxious noise with quiet or slow, specifically formulated music. Youll be surprised by how rapidly the change alters the psychological atmosphere for the better. For dogs who are afraid of thunderstorms, try an anti-static cape such as the Storm Defender ( Nose: Strong odors are the problem, including perfumes, excessive or irritating essential oils, hair spray, air fresheners, and cigarette and other types of smoke.Instead of masking odors with air fresheners, eliminate their source. Lavender aromatherapy has shown value in reducing restlessness in dogs in shelter environments. Mouth and digestive system: Poor diet and bad teeth and gums are a source of stress, as is the lack of fresh water. Having to compete with other dogs for food and fear of being attacked while eating is also stressful. Natural ways to relieve mouth-related and digestive system stress include regular dental examinations and cleanings as needed. Whole-system stress: Acute and chronic illness is uncomfortable and stressful. Temperature stress and climatic factors such as wind and exposure to rain, snow and ice produce different types of stress. Untreated or undertreated pain takes a long-term toll on health. Excessive exercise (weekend warrior syndrome) or imprudent rehabilitation practices can worsen spinal disease and joint pain and cause fear, stress and more pain. Relieve stress with a comfortable living area and a supportive bed, with a temperature-controlled setting safe from the elements outdoors, regular moderate exercise, medical and home massage and other body-benefiting treatments. Some dogs enjoy heating pads or the application of cold on painful areas. A final point: Its important not to dismiss an illness by attributing it to just stress. If your pets not right, see your veterinarian. Our bodies are built to heal, and given the right opportunities, they usually do. We are constantly confronting a dizzying array of pathogens. If we are healthy, we have a good chance of fending off these disease-causing agents. Our normal defense mechanisms keep our bodys systems humming happily. This is as true in pets as it is in people.Even though the length of a pets life depends on numerous variables and many fall outside of our control we do have opportunities to improve quality of life if we tune into health and tune out stress. Stress, whether physical, mental or emotional, upsets both the mind and body. As a result of stress, pain increases, blood pressure goes up, and circulation to and from our organs diminishes, further compromising their ability to normalize function after illness. Physical problems become harder to treat and often turn chronic in the face of unrelenting stress. Heres how stress affects our canine companions and what we can do about it. Eyes: Television (flashing lights), PET TALES Ease dog stressBY DR. NARDA ROBINSON_______________________________Universal Uclick tory to p i npo i nt no i se po ll realize how much a nd d o g s u l tra-sensitiv e c acophony o f h u yo y y y y y y y y y y y y y u can work t o f f f fo f f f f f f f f f rm of stress. R noise wit h q u ci c f ica l mu m m m m si p p pr p p p p p p p p p p p is e l l l l ly l l t h th th th th th h th t th th e e e at at at at at at a at at mo m m m m b be tt e F o a f ra i st orms, t ca ca ca ca c c pe p suc h D efender b ot h t h e m i n d an d b o dy s tress, p ain increasure goes up, an d d d d d d d d d d d and from our shes, further t h eir a b i l z e f unction Physical m e h ar d er o ften turn e f a ce of r ess. w stress c anine an d do do do do do o o d o o e vi ig hts),To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NEWS A35 Rx MUSINGS Living high in the Asian forest canopy, chuckling when he is happy and wailing when annoyed, is the binturong. Sometimes called bearcat, he is neither bear nor cat. But he is both bear burly and cat sized. He is active day and night. He is opportunistic feeder, omnivorous. His thick black fur ends in a fully prehensile tail that is as long as his body. Under this tail, on both sides of his anus, are scent glands that emit the fragrance of warm butter ed popcorn and c ornbread. He says nothing, yet with all this he speaks. His sheer being is utterly precious. And beyond this amazing individual significance, our binturong is member of a keystone species of ecological significance. He plays a critical role in the life of the rain forest canopy. Binturong is the only animal known to have digestive enzymes capable of softening the tough seed coat of the strangler fig. Binturong permits the dispersal of this important seed. Strangler figs begin their lives as epiphytes. Epiphytes are rootless. They do not grow in earth, but live high above in air, finding support in the ground of an other. All their sustenance comes from the air and the rain. They are free in the upper canopy, free from the grave competition for light itself that is birthed by the density of rain forest life. But soon the germination gift bestowed by binturong on strangler fig seed grows beyond epiphytic. Its roots begin to grow down, wrapping around supporting host. If the host dies, its trunk becomes hollowed, with many openings, easy to climb. It becomes home to many. And the strangler figs are food source, often times the only tree producing fruit at certain leaner seasons. The strangler is truly gift, mother to many, body giving home and sustenance. This web of gift does not stop here. The strangler fig has a mutual evolutionary pollination relationship with the gall wasp. It begins with the growth of figs directly out of the trunk, on a very short stem. And each fig has one tiny hole. The female gall wasp enters this hole, so big with many eggs that her wings are scraped off as she enters. She distributes her pollen and lays her eggs inside the fig. Then she dies, and the hole closes. The male gall wasps hatch first, and chew the female eggs open. They mate with the freed females, chew a hole in the fig, and die. Then the females fly out through that hole, tagged with pollen, full of eggs on slight wings that will bear only one flight. The female wasp must find the right fig tree in the right stage of development. If she succeeds, she repeats the victory of her own mother. Wasps and strangler figs live on. And so do binturongs. In the face of the utter preciousness and interbeing intricacy, tears fall. Hearts shudder. Fear can be birthed. And we arm ourselves with names: so many names for so many fears. Haphephobia is the fear of being touched. This word comes from the Greek meaning to fasten. It is clear that the space between meeting without penetration touch and the firmly fixed, attached, fastening is non-existent. As the first mere delicate touch is experienced, as if the kissing of b utter flies, there is already that fascinating fastening fashioned. Wisps and waftings are lightning fulminations. Ecstasy is agony, again and again. The joy is so intense; the intensity is so inescapable. I am all in the passing. I am hollowed host and eaten fig. I am wing scraped mother and ravaged egg. I am all these and none. I am the movement between them, change, love, mad with lust and calm beyond telling. I am touched: grateful beyond belief. I am touched: irrefutably mad, dancing without ballast or balance Haphephobia Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. Original Oil PaintingsFrom Around the WorldTropical ~ Tuscan ~ Beach Scenes Mediterranean ~ Contemporary{239} 403-00405201 No. US 41 ~ Naples 10:00 5:00 Mon.-Sat. Closed Sunday WATERSIDE SHOPS X PINE RIDGEUS 41 Once A Year Store Wide Clearance Up To 70% O Select Pain ngs Unforgettable PaintingsErich Paulsen, GermanyN E


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Jim Lehrer in townWGCU Pubic Media welcomes the PBS host, and more business events. B8 & 9 Top producersWomens Council of Realtors honors top producers, and more real estate networking events. B10 Five years ago, as Naples resident Tamara Surratt was reflecting on the options available to the wealthy clients she served in a banks trust office, she saw an opportunity. She worked with many families of substantial wealth to manage their investments and financial affairs, but only within the confines of the banking industrys highly standardized and regimented walls. She knew that her clients could be better served by an office that could customize its services to their individual, sophisticated needs needs that often went beyond traditional investment and trust oversight to include lifestyle management, family continuity, education and more. Extremely wealthy families sometimes set up family offices to manage these things, Ms. Surratt says. Essentially, its a business dedicated to managing everything from paying the bills and keeping homes, yachts and aircraft running smoothly to helping families define their values and align their assets accordingly. They are paid by the family, so they seek to provide advice that is objective and in the familys best interest. Single-family offices are also costly to set up and maintain, so more and more wealthy families are turning to multifamily offices. Multi-family offices offer the same services that single-family offices do, but they serve more than one family. The costs of staffing and maintaining the office are shared among several families. In the same vein, member families can pool their investment dollars to gain access to dedicated fund managers or take advantage of preferred pricing offered only to families investing very large sums. When Ms. Surratt decided to start her own company, a multi-family office was her answer. My background is in trust, fiduciary management and private client service, so I was used to a lot of responsibility and advocating for my clients, she says. It was important to me that my Family planning takes on a new meaning for the extremely wealthySEE PLANNING, B6 On the MoveSee whos going where and doing what on the local business front. B4 Back in the day the baby boomers day, lets say, or the Greatest Generations day people thought they had all the options in the world when it came to higher education. There were public and private colleges and universities, and in some places there were even community colleges. They offered day classes, mostly. If you wanted an education, all you had to do was enroll, move to within driving range, drive to the campus, then walk into class. But enrolling and getting there, and wading into the library or perhaps signing up for time in the computer room not to mention carrying on through all the hours and days and weeks and months and years it required to earn a degree, on the traditional daytime schedule was really not that easy to do. Now, at least across Southwest Florida from Naples north to Fort Myers and north again to Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, that reality has changed. A cluster of highly adaptable, market-focused colleges offering certified courses of study and degrees in higher education singularly aimed at providing graduates with jobs and the larger community with well-trained employees, has sprung up like a new and hybrid crop that can nourish many people in non-traditional scenarios. Among those in the region, for example, are Rasmussen College based in Minnesota but with a campus in Fort Myers; Southwest Florida College; the University of Phoenix; and Impaq University. The range of options they offer students especially students in midcareer or in mid-career change is almost startling. At the well-advertised University of Phoenix, for example, Growing for-profit colleges enrich Southwest FloridaSEE COLLEGES, B5 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

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You have to think about all that is happening in the world and the markets and what the future might hold and your needs and.. still reduce it all to focused and manageable investing. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult... The business schools reward difficult, complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. Who said this? Warren Buffett, the worlds most noted and famous value investor. He buys a stock because he wants to own the business long term and because he has a projected price target. Long-term investing in a very limited number of equities may not be your style and it is certainly not the style of many other great investors who find other ways to apply the KISS investment principle. Some examples Some very well know hedge funds managers hold, roughly, only 10 equity positions; seven long and three short or some combination thereof. The managers understand that as the fund increases the number of equities (or other investment assets), the more complex the decision making and fact gathering will become, the more time consuming will be the process, the more paper trails and tax accounting will be required. And beyond all that, it is more likely that the returns will approach market performance as the great investment ideas will be diluted. Another example. Some managers may only be invested in a few sectors; a current common theme among the billionaires is an equal weighting in cash, equities and gold. Here the decision-making is largely limited to choosing the outperforming sectors and much less time is allocated to specific stock selection. Legendary fund manager Peter Lynch employed this style; he concentrated on deciding which sectors would outperform and he bought stocks in that sector. But simplified investing is not necessarily the goal of all advisers, brokers, newsletter writers and the like. The more complex the decision-making, the more you need someone to help you sort through the complex products and choices. Right? Well, not necessarily. How about using an adviser to keep your portfolio simple and uncomplicated. How about having another adviser render a second opinion about the portfolios that you currently hold. The objective of the review would not necessarily be to critique the return ( i.e. looking for opportunities to increase return) but that the asset-mix be simplified and that financial innovations (which are still a mystery to the innovators themselves) be excluded from the portfolio. For the individual investor, there seem to be two areas where things can be made simpler without compromising return. For stocks, a primary issue is the number of stocks held to create a diversified equity portfolio. For debt and other asset types, the issue is their complexity and whether you as well as the adviser understand the true nature of these financial innovations. Keeping it simplePut simply, once you own a certain number of stocks, you have eliminated all the unique risks associated with any one stock. Called unsystematic risk, these risks are due to a companys unique financing, location, contracts, management, etc. You still bear the risk of the overall markets volatility and price declines; these risks are system-wide and, therefore, are called systematic risk. How many stocks does it take to eliminate unsystematic risk? In one set of studies for randomly selected stocks, about 90 percent of the maximum benefit of diversification was derived from portfolios of 12 to 18 stocks. Some studies have shown that just 10 stocks reduce this risk by 90 percent. (Obviously, the stocks were not concentrated in one or just a few sectors.) The idea presented by the studies is simple: you can achieve a diversified equity portfolio by holding a very limited and yet manageable number of equities. 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Club Management Stephen Cashion has been named club controller at The Club at Mediterra in North Naples. In his new position, Mr. Cashion is responsible for the financial management of The Club, including payroll/ benefits, fiscal reporting, bank relations, taxes, budgeting, member relations and process implementation. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial management with an emphasis on land development and country club environments. Prior to joining Mediterra, he was club controller at Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs and also ciates in Naples, a Naples Area Chamber of Commerce program designed for emerging leaders and professionals, and is a classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.Mark McCaw, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for The McCaw Wealth Management Group of UBS Financial Services in Bonita Springs, has earned the certified investment management analyst designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association. Thomas Moran, managing directorinvestments and founding member of The Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named to the 2010 Chairmans Council of Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Moran is a 29-year veteran of the securities industry and is a senior PIM portfolio manager, the firms highest level designation for an advisor. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado, he serves on the corporate advisory board of the United Arts Council and on the Board of Directors of Opera Naples, Southwest Floridas only regional opera company. In addition, he is a member of the board for Youth Haven and the Scholarship Committee for the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation. Board Appointments Kenneth Stroud has been appointed to the board of the Art League, Marco Islands Center for the Arts. A member of the league for the past two years and a Marco Island resident since 2003, Mr. Stroud is a 31-year veteran of U.S. Customs (Homeland Security), having retired Automotive Sal Scarcella was Sale Consultant of the Month for February at John Marazzi Nissan of Naples. Banking & Finance Michael Giusto has been promoted to vice president and financial center manager for Bank of Florida-Southwest. He joined the bank 2006 and in his new position is responsible for business development, client advocacy and relationship management and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Vanderbilt Beach Road financial center. He holds an associates degree from Tallahassee Community College and attended Florida State University and Greensboro College in North Carolina. He is a graduate of the Florida Bankers Association Supervisor Academy in Orlando. He is participating in GAIN: Growing NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 ON THE MOVE served as chief financial officer of West Bay Development in Estero. He holds an MBA Arizona State University. Health Care Denise Henning, service line leader for womens health at CHS Healthcare in Immokalee, is one of 17 members recently appointed to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. Ms. Henning is a nurse-midwife at CHSs Marion E. Fether Medical Center. 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Because of their flexibility because, for example, some offer students a chance to test out of courses required at more traditional institutions such as Florida Gulf Coast University they are now attracting an increasing number of non-traditional students. At Southwest Florida College, an online posting notes that the college is seeking applications from teachers for many positions, not only business and information technology, but early childhood and elementary education; or anatomy and physiology, along with medical and health care administration; or even the liberal arts. Teachers are wanted who hold masters degrees in history, English composition, math and algebra, reading, psychology and social science, as well as Spanish.In effect, these colleges are great equalizers.The changes, and the shifting nature of education, do not leave all students satisfied, however. Jim McCracken, who writes about wine for Florida Weekly, earned an information technology associates degree from Southwest in 2003, then went back recently to polish his skills and begin working toward a bachelors degree in the subject. Although he was paying more than he would have at FGCU, he was also able to test out of core courses for $300, he says. But the laboratory equipment was not state-of-the-art, and when he was promised a class that would also allow him to work, and to earn four credits, but told a month into the class that he did not qualify, he became frustrated. These are for-profit colleges trying to make money, and they can, but they dont always work out for everyone, Mr. McCracken concludes while acknowledging that in many respects, for-profit colleges fit the bill for many careerists needing more training. They can also fit the bill as good neighbors. Fort Myers has seen difficult times during this economy, and were dedicated to supporting its rehabilitation, explains Michelle Keyser, the marketing manager at Rasmussen. Much of that commitment comes in the form of offering an education that is of high caliber and high use to the community. But theres more than that. The other part resides in community service, she adds. Not only do we support organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, and the Foundation for Lee County Schools, but we also have students who volunteer their time to support the community. These colleges and universities offer scholarships just as traditional institutions do, and manage high levels of job placement in the area. They seem to adopt a philosophy of education aimed at suiting peoples lives a concept that may almost seem to hearken back to the Wizard of Oz. Why, anybody can have a brain, the Wizard said in the 1939 MGM production of the famous story. Thats a very mediocre commodity. Ever pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you havent got: a diploma. And then a job. Which is exactly the point of the regions for-profit colleges. COLLEGESFrom page 1 RASMUSSEN COLLEGE Q & ANOTE: Florida Weekly asked Rasmussen Colleges campus director in Fort Myers, Eric Whitehouse, to respond to ve questions. He did so with Michelle Keyser, the colleges marketing manager. >> FW: How are you different if youre different than traditional higher education venues such as FGCU or Edison State? >> Mr. Whitehouse: Rasmussen College is a four-year college offering bachelor and associates degrees in more than 70 program areas both online and on campus. Only 3 percent of private career-focused colleges are regionally accredited and Rasmussen College is proud to be one of them. We offer exceptional career placement assistance with 97 percent of graduates across all 18 campuses employed in their area of study. Rasmussen is a leader in online education and offers leading-edge learning tools to help our students to be successful. At Rasmussen College, students receive personalized attention that is second to none. We have small class sizes, no-cost tutoring, and an entire system committed to supporting students from enrollment through to graduation. >> FW: How do you nd the reception for your programs now, during a recession? >> Mr. Whitehouse: Students are responding well to our program offerings, especially in this recession, because they recognize the value in the degrees that we offer. Each of our degrees are hand-picked and designed to meet the market demands of today. We engage industry experts when designing our courses, and we have leading career placement resources. These are all things that provide tremendous value to our students. >> FW: What are your most dif cult challenges, and what has surprised you the most about offering education here? >> Mr. Whitehouse: There are a lot of education options for students to choose from now, and we want to help students are make a wise decisions by choosing a college that will deliver them a return on their investment. We try to educate students on the value of accreditation and academic quality, the importance of student services like career placement assistance, and the signi cance of choosing a degree program with high employment potential. >> FW: What is your enrollment is it up or down from enrollment gures say a year or two or three years ago? >> Mr. Whitehouse: Rasmussen College has grown to 15,000 students nationally, and we have students coming from all three counties on the southwest coast Charlotte, Lee and Collier. in the know WHITEHOUSE


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 BUSINESS B9 Marissa Collections welcomes Italian tourism and fashion dignitaries Eighth annual Ave Maria University Naples Founders Club dinnerNETWORKING Natasha Caronna, Massimo Caronna and Panache Desai Students Joe Lindgren and Thomas Croteau with Father Robert Garrity Suzanne Rehak, J.H. Burton and JoAnn Smallwood Music performance major Natasha Marsalli Beryl and Irv Moore Vanessa Tomkins, a freshman music major Kevin Jenkins, Megan OConnell and Brock Pilgrim Tom Monaghan and Rebecca Barclay, a senior theology major Ann Scott, Allison Guimard, Gerrianne Puntervold and Jennifer Behrens Tom Monaghan, center, signing copies of Pizza Tiger for Helen Dillon and Peggy Weaver 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@ COURTESY PHOTOS DEBRA NEWMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 Womens Council of Realtors-Naples on the Gulf NABOR hosts Florida Real Estate Commission chairman Top Producers luncheon at the Naples Botanical GardenNETWORKING Dawn Burke, Bonnie Rasmuson, Lisa Winters, Lindsey Davis and Kim McIntosh Cassie Williams, Mimi Sprangler and Nace Cohen Robyn DeVille and Nick Moskovites Julie MItchell and Sharon Kennedy Joanne Murphy, Christine St. Cyr, Joni Albert and Terri Speach Jim Pilon, Brenda Fioretti, Roger Enzor and Bill Poteet Sarah Callahan and Kimberly Ouimet Roger Enzor, Lisa Richardson, Dee Enzor and Michael RichardsonWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11Stock Development has opened a furnished Ponte Vedra model at Covington Place, a neighborhood of single-family homes in The Estates section of The Classics at Lely Resort. The Ponte Vedra is a four-bedroom/ study/4-bath home with 3,490 square feet under air and 4,853 total square feet, including an attached three-car garage and a screened and covered lanai with outdoor kitchen; base price of the home is $749,990, plus homesite. The split design affords maximum privacy to homeowners and guests alike by placing the three guest suites on the opposite side of the home from the master suite. East Indies Home has designed the Ponte Vedra model to combine the charm of old world style and the comfort of contemporary living. In sky blue and cream fabrics, furnishings from top design houses such as Theodore Alexander, Drexel Heritage and East Indies Home highlight the sun-filled entry and formal living room. Warm earth tones fill the family room that opens on two sides to the pool and lanai, seamlessly blending the indoors with the outdoors. The island kitchen has a dining nook overlooking the pool and spa and opens to the family room. Guests may choose from a tropical twin suite dressed in delft blue and crisp white linen, a traditional queen suite in sunny yellow and grass green, or a contemporary queen suite in rich contrasting chocolate and bright white. The expansive master suite is designed in soft taupes and muted teal, and offers a spa retreat in the bath. In the north half of Lely Resort, Covington Place is a private neighborhood of 38 single-family homes on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by nature preserves and vistas across the fairways and greens of The Classics Championship Golf Course. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY New Ponte Vedra model opens at Lely Resort Toll Brothers hosts a Dream Home Sales Event at three communities in Southwest Florida from Saturday, March 27, through Saturday, April 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at: Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes off Davis Boulevard Belle Lago, a single-family community on Estero Parkway in Estero The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes also on Estero Parkway The Dream Home Sales Event gives buyers the opportunity to add special features at no extra cost while enjoying substantial savings, says Ken Thirtyacre, president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division. Option packages vary by community and include features such as interior appointments like upgraded countertops, flooring and cabinetry; energy-saving thermostats; outdoor living options such as swimming pool and landscape upgrades; or financing incentives and special mortgage programs based on historically low interest rates through TBI Mortgage Company. Homes in Firano at Naples and in Belle Lago are priced from the mid-$300,000s. In The Reserve at Estero, homes begin in the low $200,000s. Toll Brothers began business in 1967 and became a public company in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TOL. For more information, visit www. Joseph Fasano has joined Downing-Frey Realty Inc. as a sales associate. Originally from South Pasadena, Calif., Mr. Fasano has lived in Florida since 2002 and has more than four years of real estate experience in Naples. Prior to real estate, he worked in the restaurant business for more than 17 years. He has earned the TRC designation and is working toward earning the CIPS, ABR and CRS. He also is a member of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. Jill Hoffman Meeks has been named area sales manager for Taylor Morrison-West Florida division, covering communities from Sarasota to Naples. A real estate professional for more than 20 years, Ms. Meeks is responsible for the development and performance of all sales-related activities in Taylor Morrison communities including Mediterra, Treviso Bay, Estero Palms, Bradford Manor, Palma Sola Trace, Lucaya, Tortuga, Magnolia Landing, Sandoval, Avalon Preserve and River Hall. Broker associate Michele Harrison of John R. Wood Realtors Inc. has been named exclusive listing agent representing Starwood Land Ventures in marketing and sales of TOUSA/Engle properties acquired in Southwest Florida. TOUSA, known to many in South Florida under the Engle Homes brand, had 13 models in Southwest Florida that are now for sale under the SVL Model Homes LLC name. Ms. Harrison is a certified residential specialist, certified real estate brokerage manager and a transnational referral agent. A member of the Institute of Residential Marketing, she serves on the board of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and was president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors in 2005 and the CBIA in 2007. Debra Wine of John R. Wood Realtors has earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification from the National Association of Realtors. According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. Realtors who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE Three Toll Brothers communities hold Dream Home Sales Event COURTESY PHOTOA rendering of the Ponte Vedra in Lely Resorts Covington Place communityHARRISON WINE COURTESY PHOTOThe master bath in the Ponte VedraCOURTESY PHOTOThis traditional kitchen vignette is in the Toll Brothers Design Studio. SEE LELY, B22


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Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 2+Den/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $679,900 Park Shore, 4022 Crayton Rd Charming, spacious villa, large upgraded kitchen/family room. First Floor Master Suite. Walk to Park Shore beach and Venetian Village! 2+Den/2.5 (V1260) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $674,900 Pine Ridge, 590 Carica Rd Largest Lot in Pine Ridge Estates at this price & the best location! 224ft of frontage w/Palms & Pines on wooded 1.48 Acres. Plat & survey avail. Great schools! (L1152) Garren Grup, 289-8619 $595,000 Pelican Bay, 6585 Nicholas Blvd, #602 Gulf-front views, completely updated w/ extras. Hurricane-code glassed lanai. Sunny Spacious. Walk to bch tram, bch access. Fabulous value for luxury high rise! 2+Den/2 (C6244) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $584,900 Belle Lago, 8570 El Mirasol Ct Aragon Open r plan w/3 car garage, on a cul-deGourmet eat in kitchen w/island, gas stove, custom cabinets, granite counters, walk in pantry, SS appliances. 4/3.5 (H4578) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $579,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Outstanding renovation in convenient location between e Pier &ird Street. High end appointments normally found in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing 23540 Via Veneto Blvd #1603 Supremely upgraded residence on the 16th oor in Navona at e Colony with your own private elevator that opens directly into your home. 2+Den/2 (C2352) Garren Grup, 289-8619 $569,777 Naples Bay Resort 995 Sandpiper St, #B-103 2/2 (C5834) Garren Grup, 289-8619 $499,000 Banyan Woods, 5004 Maxwell Cir, #201 e value is in the details. Like no other competitor in Banyan Woods, this 2nd oor carriage home built in 2005 with 3,084 sf of well-designed living space. 3+Den/3 (C5755) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $498,000 Lake Forest, 1223 Forest Ave Choose your opportunity-new construction on a double lot or a handymans dream. Custom home is being sold as isperfect starter homeperfect Naples location. 3/2 (H4606) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582, Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $475,000 Old Naples, 705 11th St S, 3 #BS 3 Old Naples Covered Boat Slip w/new concrete & wood pilings. Park directly in front of slip, gated & full-time dock master. 50 x 20 by 23.5 overhead clearance. (L1075) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $475,000 Cedar Creek, 8900 Creek Run Dr Absolutely gorgeous 4BR, 3BA, totally updated, professionally decorated, 3-car garage w/circular drive, on private lake preserve. Must see. 4/3 (H3789) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $439,000 Vineyards, 5881 Jameson Dr Priced below recent comps, the bright open oor plan of this villa is welcoming. It is elegantly appointed with French doors, a replace and private pool. 3/2 (V1358) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582 $399,900 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $375,000 Victoria Park, 1550 Nottingham Dr Spacious home features 4BR, 3BA, large pool & spa in a highly sought after comm. Boasting a tastefully updated kitchen w/ granite counters, SS appls & lg BF bar. 4/3 (H4881) Beth Metzger, 823-4794 $369,900 Glen Eden, 14612 Glen Eden Dr Beautiful Lake Views!! W of US41. Near bches, public boat ramp, shops & dining! Gated comm., walk to pool/spa, clubhouse & tness. Arch detail, crown molding. 2+Den/2.5 (V1273) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $369,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1139 Imperial Dr Single family custom home to be built on oversized lot. 1860 SF 3 bd+den. Southern exposure, tile throughout living area, granite in kitchen. 3+Den/2 (V1323) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $344,000 e Strand, 5884 ree Iron Dr, #1001 Immaculate 1st end coach home w/extended lanai includes a summer kit. Professionally furnished unit features elec hurricane shutters, intercom/music system. 3/2 (C6320) Randall J. Wall, 776-6344 $289,000 Worthington, 13120 Southampton Dr Fabulous value for single fam. Villa. Enjoy peaceful southern lake views, large lanai to watch the wildlife. Shows beautifully! No cartpaths! 3/2 (V1357) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $285,900 Worthington, 13260 Southampton Dr What a view! Southern exposure over lake & 17th green. Quiet/serene! Wow Detached villa with Large family room/kitchen combo. Shutters, extra large garage. 2+Den/2 (V1340) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $279,900


e symbol of local knowledge Port Royal, 1052 Spyglass Ln Magnicent estate w/western exp on 1.5 lots. 5BR main hse, 2BR guest hse. Outdoor living & pool. Gourmet kit, home theater, exercise rm, deep water dockage. 6 or More/7.5 (H4323) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $12,900,000 Port Royal, 1145 Galleon Dr Situated on 1.5 Port Royal lots w/wide water views of Naples Bay. Formal living & dining, open kitchen/ family room. Tropical pool area, summer kit. & boat dock. 6 or More/8+2half (H3740) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $11,995,000 Mediterra, 15300 Corsini Ln e worlds leading resorts cant outdo this remarkable estate. is furnished home impresses in every detail w/indoor & outdoor entertaining & pvt. suites. 4+Den/4(3 half) (H4049) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $7,999,500 Mediterra, 15911 Roseto Way Warm, inviting, luxurious & furnished estate home w/western exp., golf course & lake views, wine cellar, innity pool, gourmet appls, stone, wood. 4+Den/5.5 (H3954) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $4,750,875 Old Naples, 138 8th Ave S New construction. Furnished 6,300 sq. ft. under air. Prime location south of 5th Ave & 1 block to beach. Gulf views from rooftop terrace. Walk to 5th & 3rd. 5+Den/5.5 (H2919) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $4,495,000 Port Royal, 3110 Green Dolphin Ln Warm, inviting home on western exposure lot & a half. Formal living & dining, open kit/morn rm/fam rm, 2nd master, tropical pool and spa. Steps to beach. 4+Den/4 (H4283) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $4,450,000 Naples Cay, 81 Seagate Dr #902 Exquisite condo for the most discriminating buyer. One of Naples most prestigious addresses. 43 residences. Private elevator. Gated beachfront enclave. 4/4 (C4409) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $3,795,000 Port Royal, 3120 Green Dolphin Ln Grand estate situated on magnicent lot & a half in Port Royal. Steps to beach. Formal liv & din, fam rm, study. 3BR main house plus 1BR pool-side guest house. 4+Den/5.5 (H4164) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $3,595,000 Royal Harbor, 1680 Dolphin Ct Amazing home built in 2008. 4,600 Sq. Ft. under air. 61 boat dock, formal living & dining, family room, 1st Fl master, pool/spa, sum kit, Naples Bay views. 5+Den/4+2half (H4456) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $3,395,000 Port Royal, 960 Galleon Dr Southern exposure over Runaway Bay & no bridges to Gulf. Great location. Come build your dream home in Port Royal. Immed Port Royal Club membership eligibility. 6 or More/5 (H4789) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $3,150,000 Moorings, 1801 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #803 Luxury beach-front condo. Gulf views west & south. Custom oor plan. Open kit/fam rm, great rm, den study, 3 replaces, 2 priv elevators, 2-car a/c garage. 2+Den/3.5 (C5873) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $2,900,000 Pelican Marsh, 8639 Blue Flag Way Luxurious lifestyle begins in this Bay Laurel Est home. Oers striking architectural details, lavish nishes, top of the line features & xtures. Golf views. 5+Den/5+2half (H4752) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $2,395,000 Moorings, 655 Wedge Dr Golf views. Completely renovated in 2005. Open oor plan, travertine rs, maple cabinetry, hurricane rated windows & doors. Summer kitchen, heated pool & spa. 3+Den/3.5 (H3364) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,999,000 e Colony, 23780 Napoli Way Luxurious 2-story former model home w/innity pool, spa, pvt water views. Wood rs, gas/ elec replaces, granite kitchen & custom cabinetry! Easy to show. 4+Den/4.5 (H4824) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $1,850,000 Grey Oaks, 1335 Noble Heron Way Mediterranean villa. Custom oor plan. Lake/ golf views. Marble & wood oors, soaring ceilings, state-of-art kitchen. Summer kit., covered loggia, pool & spa. 4/4.5 (V1272) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,750,000 Old Naples, 670 8th Ave S Located just a short stroll to 5th Ave & the beaches, this stunning home captures the charm of Old Naples. Wood oors throughout w/an elevator for convenience. 3+Den/2.5 (H1278) Jill Palmer Trapasso, 860-0498 $1,495,000 Colliers Reserve, 862 Barcarmil Way Superb w/over 8000 T. square feet in this London Bay home! Superb nishes incl hdwd ooring, wet bar, replace, marble, granite, pvt elevator. 3+Den/3.5 (H4839) Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,450,000 Vanderbilt Beach 116 Heron Ave Large southwest exposure bay front property on point at end of cul-de-sac with captivating panoramic water views. 4/2.5 (H4849) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,395,000 Pelican Bay, 806 Slash Pine Ct 100% RENOVATION! Completed in UPGRADES incl new TILE roof, new Hurricane windows, resurfaced pool, new kit w/stainless appls & more. Over 5800 T SF 3/2.5 (H4744) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,390,000 Cove Towers, 425 Cove Tower Dr, #904 Beautiful end-unit w/views of Gulf, Bay, Wiggins Pass & Naples skyline! Shows like a model w/many custom nishes. Mbrshp includes beach shuttle, tennis & more. 3+Den/3 (C6337) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $850,000 Old Naples, 617 6th Ave S #202 Beautifully furnished condo located a block o 5th Ave. S. Stroll to beach, Cambier Park & all downtown has to oer. Unit boasts 2 covered parking spaces. 2/2.5 (C2574) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $799,000 Moorings, 1947 Crayton Rd 4 minutes to beach & Gulf. Oversized lot, renovated pool home, 3 BRs, fam rm, new tile & Berber, granite counters, stainless appls, dble gar. Over 4000 T. sq ft. 3/2 (H3039) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $759,000 Imperial Shores, 4865 Regal Dr A Boaters Dream & priced to sell. Unique Key West style home w/ boat dock, lift & seawall. Super southern views of canal & bay to Gulf. Bilevel lanai. 3 bdrm. 3/2 (H4238) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $739,000 Pelican Marsh, 9109 Troon Lakes Dr Superb detail, meticulous 2600 SF home. Open oor plan, lake view, spa, summer kitchen. Tile, gourmet kitchen, granite in baths, shutters & extra storage. 3+Den/2.5 (H4756) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $695,000 Lely Resort, 8706 Mustang Island Cir Absolutely gorgeous Palomino model w/ golf view. Loaded w/top upgrades, granite, cherry, electric hurricane shutters, heated pool/ spa, oversized 2-car garage. 3+Den/3 (H4592) Robin Hill, 776-0733 $639,900 Spanish Wells, 9985 Treasure Cay Ln Stunning home w/outstanding golf course views. Extended lanai, solar pool, crown moldings, wood oors, shutters, granite. Great value & 3 miles to beaches. 3+Den/3 (H4786) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Connie Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $629,000 West Bay Club 4751 West Bay Blvd, #405 Golf, lake & Gulf views in gated comm. of West Bay Club. Resort-style living. 4th oor unit w/ amenities: tennis, Olympic-size pool, boat ramp, & so much more. 3/3 (C5884) Teresa Flack, 822-7979 $499,000 Eden On e Bay, 361 Mallory Ct A casually well-designed & decorated 2005 home in one of Naples best kept secrets West of 41. Private corner preserve lot, pool, spa, tile, granite & more. 3/2 (H4368) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $495,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N Port au Villa. 4 oerings. Beach & Bay, Boat Docks. 1200 SF. Furnished, pool on the bay, sh o docks & walk across the st. to the beach. All steps from your door. 2/2 (C5125) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $300,000 to $439,000 Moorings, 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #73E Top unit w/views from Moorings Bay to the Gulf! In pristine condition in both renovations & furnishings. Covered parking, guest suites, lg boat docks avail. 1/1 (C6308) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $425,000 Vasari, 12119 Via Cercina Dr TREMENDOUS VALUE! Youll love the private views from this serene 3 bedroom+den golf course &lake view villa within 5 STAR bundled golf community. 3+Den/2 (H4139) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $400,000 Executive Club at e Moorings 3300 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #105 Exceptional bay front location w/easy access to the beach! Beautifully updated & decorated rst oor end unit overlooking pool. Covered parking. 2/2 (C3558) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $379,900 Spanish Wells, 28437 Highgate Dr Fabulous open airy home w/vaulted ceilings, pool, golf course view. Newer A/C units, carpet, shutters, lrg loft area w/full bath. 2525 sf. 3 miles to beaches. 3/3 (H4841) Connie Spitzmiller 249-7616, Naples Resort Home Team $379,500 Carlton Lakes, 6078 Highwood Park Ct Come see the deer! Meticulous SFH on oversized cul-de-sac lot. Preserve view, ext. lanai, 2000+ SF, lg living area, plenty of windows for natural light. 3/2 (H4794) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $330,000 Park Shore, 4170 Crayton Rd, #5C Swan Lake Club, 2 bedroom/2bath, 2nd oor Condo w/pool and lake in Park Shore. Turnkey Furnished. New Plantation shutters. Bright and Cheery. 2/2 (C5945) Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $309,000

PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell U Pbtn Nftr Bbnf StCompletely removated, lake front, 3233SF. $975,000 Imperial Golf Estates 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. NEW LISTINGRefurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $639,000 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #606Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/3.5Ba w/private guest cabana. $2,495,000 Mediterra 15204 Medici WayAuthentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Estancia Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #6034+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Audubon 148 Chesire Way10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Livingston Woods 6520 Daniels Rd.2984SF, designer upgrades, golf course view w/pool. $675,000 Imperial Golf Estates 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd.Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $399,000 Anchorage at Vanderbilt 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 Pine Ridge 60 North StreetWaterfront unit, 3/3.5, steps to Gulf/Beach, slip w/ 20K lift. $1,429,000 Charleston Square 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. #30932'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #4LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 Old Naples Seaport 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #11 Email: 594-2209Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #303 REDUCED! OPEN SUNDAY1-4PM West Bay Club 22129 Natures Cove Ct.Like new, 3+Den, oversized pool/ extended lanai. $759,000 REDUCED! NEW LISTINGOPEN SUNDAY 1-4 The Continuing Education Academy at the Collier Building Industry Association is offering two sessions of a workshop for building contractors and electrical contractors. Building contractors can complete all 14 hours of staterequired continuing education credits by attending this two-day workshop. Electrical contractors can attend one day and receive seven credit hours, including all state-mandated requirements, and receive a seven-hour correspondence course for the remaining seven technical hours (pending state approval). Day one consists of the following four sessions: FBC Significant Code Changes; Journey Through Your Business Life Cycle; Understanding Workers Compensation; and Worksite Safety Day two consists of these five sessions: Improved Management Techniques; Florida Laws and Rules; Wind Mitigation Methodologies; Asset Protection for Contractors; and Lien Law. Two dates are available: May 13-14 and July 15-16. The cost for one day is $100 for CBIA members and $125 for non-members; the cost for two days is $200 and $250. Those who register by March 19 can take $50 off the listed price. For more information, call Carrie Horner at 436-6100 or visit www.cbia. net. It began with a Web cam and decades of experience in real estate. Now veteran real estate broker and owner of Market America Realty & Investments Inc. Gregg Fous is documenting the lessons hes learned and making them available free to the public at Mr. Fous draws upon his years spent buying and selling real estate to offer 0 Real Estate Investing Tips to potential investors. Tips like his No. 1 rule You make money when you buy, not when you sell. And tip No. 3, which is Cost has nothing to do with price. And All real estate is local. He also cautions about what to avoid in Top 10 Real Estate Investing Mistakes such as Not setting objectives and Moving too quickly. In The Affirmation, Mr. Fous turns his attention to real estate agents, illustrating the That suit looks good on you sales technique with a true personal story of a recent suit-buying expedition. The affirmation is not sales fluff, he says. It is a response to a basic psychological need to have our decisions affirmed by someone whose opinion we respect and desire. Market America Realty & Investments Inc. has offices in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Orlando, New York and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, call (800) 439-1580. Contractors can sign up for CBIA workshopsForeclosure seminar back by popular demandVeteran real estate broker launches video tip series Weichert, Realtors-On the Gulf will host a repeat of its free seminar for buyers who are interested in, but unsure of, the processes involved in purchasing foreclosed properties at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Coconut Point. More than 130 people attended the seminar presented earlier this month. April 15 can be a good day, says broker/ owner Jerry Osinski. Just mail your tax returns and come on over. He and guest speakers from key related real estate businesses will explore the many opportunities in the current market. You can actually purchase properties for cents on the dollar, Mr. Osinski says. Many buyers are simply not aware and are afraid of stepping into the foreclosure market. Those in attendance will receive a list of existing and upcoming foreclosed properties throughout Southwest Florida. Refreshments will be served and reservations are recommended. For directions, more information or to reserve a seat, call Weichert, Realtors-On the Gulf at 597-9003.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 DALE WILHELM & DAVID COLE MonteneroResidence 305 Warm Traditional Finishes Poolside Cabana Included Pelican Bay Amenities Asking: $1,750,000 USDTriesteResidence 504 Old World Design Chiseled Stone Floors Venetian Plaster Asking: $1,998,000 USDBelle LagoLa Serena Drive Unique Architectural Features Car Garage Tropical Pool and Spa Asking: $624,000 USDGrande GenevaResidence 702 Rich Marble Floors Beautiful Sunset ViewsPrivate Beach Club Membership Asking: $895,000 USDCaymanResidence 203 Views of Turkey Bay Turnkey Furnished Peaceful Tropical Setting Asking: $585,000 USDGolden Gate EstatesHawthorn Woods Way Modern Open Floor Plan Gracious 2.5 Acres Enclosed Heated Pool Asking: $369,900 USD Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business!The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., www.JackiStrategos.comLely Resort Lots$119,000 $199,900 Richard DrosteRealtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netBill FeehanRealtor239-293-3557feemarco@marcocable.comResidential, LLC8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000 Ascot at Lely Resort $355,000 nd FREE GOLF MEMBERSHIPHawthornes at LelyStarting at $265,000 st Golf For LessCountry Creek 20980 Andiron Pl.3/2 Single family home in a great bundled golf community. Low fees. Totally renovated and picture perfect. Great location close to airport, restaurants, shopping and more.$269,000OPEN SATURDAY, MARCH 27th, 2-4 Highland Woods Country Club 9200 Highland Woods Blvd., #12092/2 second oor condo. Bright and airy. Watch sunsets from the spacious tiled lanai or enjoy the many activites. 18-hole champion golf membership is included in the price. Close to beaches, shopping, restaurants and airport. Great investment!$138,500 OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 28th, 1-4 Spanish Wells 28372 Del Lago W ayBeautifully furnished, impeccable 4 bedroom home in championship golf community. Move right in and enjoy this lovely pool home with a great oor plan and location close to the beach. Equity membership included.$535,000 Brenda Bergin, Realtor248-7284www. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED Amerivest Realtywww.MediterraFlorida.comNewly member owned Mediterra Golf & Beach Club! Featured Mediterra Properties: Featured Mediterra Properties: Benvenuto Lot 2 $1,500,000 PENDING! Il Corsini Lot 18-$1,100,000 Bello Lago Lot 7-$998,500 Teramo Lot 3 $789,000 Serata Lot 35$675,000 Serata Lot 5 $550,000 Serata Lot 9 $ 529,000 Serata Lot 27-$425,000 SOLD! 15163 Brolio Ln-$3,695,000 29070 Marcello Way-$2,199,500 SOLD! 14806 Bellezza Ln-$1,298,500 Furnished 15504 Monterosso Ln #201-$749,000 PENDING! 15520 Monterosso Ln #201-$729,900 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$699,500 17066 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$679,000 SOLD! 17025 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$599,900 Furnished 17066 Porta V ecchio Way #102-$598,500 Furnished New Cabreo Detached Villas From $559,000239-273-1376David William Auston, Mediterra Resident & Specialist Visit for property details Visit for lot details Americom-Sprint has subleased 2,065 square feet of space in Tarpon Springs Plaza, 2405 Tarpon Bay Blvd., from Starbucks Corp. Dan OBerski, Matt Fredrickson and Janine Novick of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Elements Jewelry has leased 937 square feet of space in Dockside Boardwalk, 1100 Sixth Ave., from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. KJS Rowles Inc., d/b/a Dive N Dog, has leased 3,000 square feet of distribution space at 3727 Enterprise Ave. from Jackson Electric. Christine Gonnering McManus of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Dr. Michael Kilchenstein has leased 430 square feet of officespace at 2590 Golden Gate Parkway from Poinciana Professional Park. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Pewter Mug LLC has leased 6,571 square feet of retail space at 12300 Tamiami Trail N. from Forrest Hills LLC. David Stevens and Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. RECENT TRANSACTIONS


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

PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 The Classics neighborhood lines the lakes and fairways of the Gary Playerdesigned golf course. It is accessed via a private entry boulevard lined with live oaks and coconut palms leading up to the two-story Mediterranean-style gatehouse where an original sculpture is on display in the roundabout. Lely Resort, which was named the CBIA 2009 Community of the Year, offers 11 neighborhoods showcasing flats, townhomes, casitas, coach homes, twin villas, single-family homes and estate homes. Prices begin in the $180,000s. Amenities include The Players Club & Spa, three championship golf courses designed by legends of the game Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Lee Trevino, two golf clubhouses, a tennis complex and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Furnished models are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The central sales center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive, on U.S. 41 and County Road 951. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit LELYFrom page 11 The newest model by Borelli Construction in Estuary at Grey Oaks, the 7,000-square-foot Centurion, has sold after being introduced to the market three months ago. We took a departure from the popular Mediterranean style and chose a design that exemplifies modern luxury with clean lines and elegant details, Vincent Borelli, president of Borelli Construction, said about the design by Stofft Cooney Architects. In addition to a private apartment and attached guest cabana, the residence has a whole-house, gas-powered backup generator, 1,200-bottle wine cellar and electric roll-down patio screens. Green building techniques utilized included Low E Argon gas-filled windows, an electronic lighting system that doubles a light bulbs life and ultra-violet light purified conditioned air. A father-son partnership, Borelli Construction has been building custom homes in Naples for more than 30 years. Centurion model sells in Estuary at Grey OaksCOURTESY PHOTOThe Centurion by Borelli Construction


APRIL 30-MAY 6, 2009 B23 RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAThe Colony/Palermo .........................$3100 Rapallo .............................................$1699 Worthington/House ..........................$1650 Vasari/Matera ...................................$1250 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ........................$975Furnished Annuals from $2500 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSThe Vanderbilt ......................... from $6200 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$2750 Parkshore Beach/Vistas ............ from $2200 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Pelican Marsh/Ravenna .....................$1700 Pelican Bay/St. Simone .....................$1600 Venetian Cove ..................................$1400 Pelican Bay/Glencove .......................$1375 Sterling Oaks/Sweetwater .................$1150 Bermuda Greens ...............................$1150 Lake View Pines ...............................$1100 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal ......................................$10000 Moorings ..........................................$7500 Royal Harbor ....................................$5500 Firano...............................................$4200 Longshore Lakes ...............................$1995 Country Club of Naples ....................$1800 The next Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Advanced Networking Session I takes place from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the chamber building, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. First in a three-part series that covers the fundamentals of networking, Philosophy of Networking will focus on the goals and attitude of networking. Sessions do not need to be attended in consecutive order. Presenters are Matthew Klinowski and Jessica Macera. Cost: $15. Register at Young Professionals of Naples members meet for networking, socializing, sports and charity work at various locations and events around town. Typical members are 21-40 years old, but the young at heart are always welcome. For membership information and a calendar of events, visit Professional Writing Services holds a social networking and business consultation class from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Starbucks, 960 Immokalee Road. The class focuses on how to increase sales volume using Facebook and LinkedIn. Cost is $25 per person. Attendance is limited to 15. Reserve a place by calling (407) 7388445 or e-mailing profwritingservices@ The Naples Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the North Naples Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 262-8183 or visit Next meeting: April 12. Coffee and Social Media members and guests meet from 8-9 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at INgage Networks (formerly Neighborhood America), 2210 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Coffee and Social Media is free and open to people with all social media abilities. For more information or to register, contact Cyndee Woolley at 571-3174 or cyndee@ Next meeting: April 13. The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples meets for lunch and a program at noon every second Tuesday in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Members, $30; Guests, $40. RSVP Next meeting: April 13. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. Next meeting: April 13. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail Next meeting: April 9. Insurance Professionals of Collier County holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, 475 North Road. E-mail or visit Next meeting: April 21. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services, N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www. Next meetings: April 9 and 23. MEETINGS J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 Rare nd The Glenwood oor plan is the miniOakmont. Detached villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. New listing original owner. Asking $269,000 Capri villa with pool featuring great water and bridge views. The only Capri with a pool for sale right now. Asking $285,000Rarely Available! EXTENDED OAKMONT 3 BR, 2.5 BA plus Den Light & Bright home in great location features open extended oor plan increasing interior living space to over 2100sf., also offers a large screen lanai with lake views! $389,000 Visual Tour Available! EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! Single family Oakmont 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA & 2 car garage. Located within cul-de-sac of very desirable street. Built-in entertainment center, custom window treatments, NEWER A/C unit, electric & Accordion HURRICANE shutters, large screen lanai, long lake views! $389,000 PENDINGSpotless, very upgraded home and nicely decorated. Southern sun from your pool. Lowest priced Oakmont with pool. Asking $397,000 Family Living with style & value in one package! Spacious appealing oor plan offers 4 BR, 2.5 BA, + den/home of ce & 2-car garage. Large tile in living areas, granite, newer appliances, large screen lanai with pool! Asking $485,000 Windsor Model 4 BR, 3BA plus Den, 2 car attached garage. Lovely former model with private cul-de-sac location offers large gracious rooms and an array of upgrades including private pool, electric hurricane shutters & more! A must see! $490,000 Visual Tour Available! Virtual Tour Virtual Tour SATURNIA LAKES VILLAGE WALK OPEN HOUSESLight & Bright Single Family spacious Oakmont oor plan 3 BR, 2.5 BA + den & 2-car garage. Original owners used home for season only! Features custom window treatments, large screened lanai & more! Priced to Sell $365,000Capri, 2 BR, 2BA 2 Car garage! Spacious open oor plan, private POOL with LAKE views, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters for entire home! $265,000 Visual Tour Available! Magni cent Carlyle! Words can not descrie this exquisite 4BR, 3.5BA home offering an array of designer features! Totally renovated/enlarged kitchen, Wolf appliances, Granite counters, custom cabinetry, genuine hardwood oors, private pool, hurricane shutters & so much more! $599,000 Heritage Greens Club Home 2BR, 2BA plus Den and 1-car garage. You can live on the golf course without paying the green! Perfect for full time residence or an occasional vacation home! GREAT BUY $165,000 Visual Tour Available! Outdoor living in Island Walk! Beautiful Oakmont in great location. Outdoor billiard table, spa, large screened patio and more! Asking $424,000 Fantastic Value awaits you! Meticulously maintained 3BR, 2BA Cortina oor plan is ready for immediate occupancy! Single family lake view home features granite, crown mouldings, screened lanai and more! Offered Partly Furnished $310,000 Visual Tour Available! VIRTUAL TOUROakmont, 3BR, 2.5BA plus Den. Location Location! Prime over-sized lake view home-site in cul-de-sac, TILE throughout entire home, Accordion HURRICANE shutters, private heated POOL, and more! $435,000Visual Tour Available! NEW LISTING REDUCED VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES Maintenance Free Resort Style Living in ESTABLISHED Communities! Prime Vanderbilt Beach Road Locations! Unique Town Center with Extensive Amenities! ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES HERITAGE GREENS


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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 21 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 >$900,00022 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD SWEET BAY 9835 Bay Meadow $995,000 Premier Properties Milton Collins 564-1266>$1,000,00023 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #104 $1,175,000 Premier Properties Peter Lent 273-1122 24 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #8-A $1,199,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 860-1412 25 MEDITERRA 14806 Bellezza Lane $1,298,500 Amerivest Realty, David William Auston, 239-273-1376 26 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE 620 Bougainvillea Road $1,325,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 27 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 28 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH-20 $1,795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 29 GREY OAKS 1609 Chinaberry Way $1,980,000 Premier Properties Angie White 821-6722 >$2,000,00030 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $2,100,000 Premier Properties Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson 450-9091 31 ROYAL HARBOR 1802 Kingfish Road $2,195,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 32 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 33 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 2730666. Call agent for access 34 MEDITERRA VERONA 17018 Verona Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Greg Martinovich 405-6228 >$3,000,00035 MEDITERRA PADOVA 15150 Brolio Lane $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$4,000,00036 AQUALANE SHORES 2163 21st Court South $4,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 37 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$5,000,00038 PORT ROYAL 3240 Fort Charles Drive $5,995,000 Premier Properties Philip N. Collins 404-6800 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 HIGHLAND WOODS COUNTRY CLUB 9100 Highland Woods Blvd $138,500 Brenda Bergin, Downing Frye Realty Inc., 239-248-7284 Open House: Sat., March 27th, 2-4pm 2 FALLING WATERS 7200 Davis Blvd., 2 & 3 Bedroom Condos $199,900 Jean Laidlaw Bell, Bayswater Development, 239-293-7269 Open Daily 11-4>$200,0003 VILLAGE WALK From $200,000s Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3>$300,0004 VILLAGE WALK From $300,000s Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 239596-2520, M on. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3 5 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2229 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $324,777 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Esther Van Lare 404-3045 6 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28495 Altessa Way #102 $389,000 Premier Properties Mark/Laura Maran 777-3301 7 THE BROOKS COPPERLEAF CINNAMON RIDGE 23811 Copperleaf Blvd. $399,900 Premier Properties Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 >$400,0008 VILLAGE WALK From $400,000s Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 239596-2520, M on. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-39 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-410 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties Call 239.594.9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun: 12-8 11 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $485,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 12 BONITA BAY WATERFORD 26270 Devonshire Court #202 $489,900 Premier Properties Billie Jans 980-0522>$500,00013 SPANISH WELLS 28372 Del Lago Way $535,000 Brenda Bergin, Downing Frye Realty Inc., 239-248-7284 Open House: Sun., March 28th>$600,00014 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES 42 Golf Cottage Drive $695,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 >$700,00015 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 16 MEDITERRA 15520 M onterosso Lane #201 $729,900 Amerivest Realty, David William Auston, 239-273-1376 17 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #1103 $785,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 >$800,00018 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $800s Premier Properties Call 239-591-2727 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 11-5 19 PELICAN BAY GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1705 $849,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203 20 MOORINGS 675 Harbour Drive $862,500 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Films in Fort MyersNamed for Thomas Edisons movie studio, the Black Maria festival showcases independent shorts. C16 Sweets for TonysMeet Third Street Souths newest pastry chef, and catch up on more restaurant news. C43 The real thingCelebrated American realist Robert Vickrey opens his 30th solo show at Harmon-Meek Gallery. C22 Therealthing The Butterfly BallScenes from the gala for Avow Hospice, and more to-dos around town. C38, 39, 40 & 41 Creating costumes for A Dolls House is no childs playNEITHER FIDDLER NOR WEST SIDE STORY, THIS MUSICAL RAPS TO A BEAT ALL ITS OWN HEIGHTSHITTING NEWMost New Yorkers come to Florida decked out in shorts, tropical prints and sandals. But on a recent sunny Saturday one of few in weeks the professional actors in the cast of Gulfshore Playhouses A Dolls House shed their resort wear and donned Victorian finery including cinched corsets, high collars and heavy bustles for their first costume fitting. The production of Henrik Ibsens rich classic opens Friday, March 26, and plays through April 11 at The Norris Center. Set in a small Norwegian town in 1879, the period piece calls for quite a different style of dress. The Gulfshore Playhouse cast will wear costumes specifically conceptualized and crafted for this production. We have had the opportunity to create the look of this show from scratch, says Kristen Coury, the companys producing artistic director. Often with shows set in a different era you have to settle for whats available for rental or purchase Whether you came here last week or you came here on the first boat, says actor Kyle Beltran, the American story is an immigrant story. And everybody somewhere has a story about that very thing: the struggle to make a life in a new place and still retain pride in where you come from. And that is what makes In the Heights so universal. Though its a show about Latinos living in a New York City neighborhood, its also about chasing the American dream, the desire to better yourself and to make life better for your kids. On its inaugural national tour, the award-winning musical plays at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts March 29-April 3. In the Heights took Broadway by storm when it opened in March 2008. SEE DOLL, C26 SEE HEIGHTS, C4 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ t ional tour, usica l p l ays at fh A In the Heights opens March 29 at the Phil. C4 >>inside:JOAN MARCUS /COURTESY PHOTO BY JAMIE CARMICHAELSpecial to Florida Weekly This sketch became a costume for Nora in A Dolls House. See the real thing on page C26.

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PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 Nominated for 13 Tony Awards, it won four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration. It also won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. PBS Great Performances aired In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams, a documentary about the making of the musical, last spring. And a movie version of the show is scheduled to begin shooting this summer.Self-taught rapperThis ensemble piece practically explodes off the stage with energy and excitement. The music includes salsa, merengue, hip-hop and reggaeton. There are big, colorful dance numbers. Mr. Beltran plays Usnavi, a bodega owner in the Heights Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. Usnavi acts as the shows hub and narrator. Half black, half Puerto Rican, Mr. Beltran raps his lyrics. They dont teach you how to do that in musical theater school, he says, referring to CarnegieMellon, which he attended. He admits to having eclectic taste in music, including being a big hip-hop fan, but he allows that he had never rapped other than in his car until Kingdom, the pop-rock hybrid show he performed in prior to being cast in In the Heights. Im a singer/actor by trade, and will remain so after this, but theres something about this I innately understand, something so expressive and vibrant about this art form. Its associated with negative things violence and gangster rap and (songs referring to) hos. But in the show, its so completely different. Its just beautiful. Its rhythmic poetry, thats all it is. When he talks to other actors about it, he compares rap to Shakespeare. Its tons and tons of words, and clarity is of the utmost importance, he explains. The words do a lot of the work for you, if you allow them to. Its a lot of fast thinking and mouth articulation. Its exhilarating to rap a trillion miles an hour.Neighborhood stories Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also originated the role of Usnavi on Broadway, In the Heights tells the story of Usnavi and those around him: Theres his younger, smart-aleck cousin, Sonny. And Kevin and Camila Rosario, who own a car service and want the best for their daughter, Nina, the first to go to college. Then theres Daniela, who owns the beauty shop where the women gather to gossip. And theres Abuela Claudia, the honorary grandmother of the Heights, who looks out for everyone. A couple of love stories wend their way through the show. Benny, who works for the Rosarios, is in love with Nina, but her parents dont think hes good enough for her (besides, he doesnt even speak Spanish). And Usnavi is in love with Vanessa, who wants to better herself and move out of the neighborhood. But hes scared to approach her. Its really vibrant, incredibly energetic, Mr. Beltran says. All the elements participate to make something thats a spectacle. We have a set that doesnt move; we make it move. It feels like the set is moving, and really its just the people (dancing). The score, he adds, is just as intimate as it is a spectacle. Theyre very simple stories of these people in a neighborhood thats changing around them. Theres the story of boy meets girl, the story of old versus new, tradition versus moving forward, intergenerational struggle all set to this explosive, fresh music.New and timeless stories Its new, and its a renewal, says Elise Santora, who plays Abuela Claudia in the national tour. (Abuela means grandmother in Spanish.) She was also a swing actor for three roles in the Broadway production Abeula Claudia, Daniela and Camila Rosario (although she never went on as the later). The show moves audiences in a way thats visceral, she says. People (see the set) and say, Im from that neighborhood. They get grabbed. Its really a character, she adds about the set. Its part of the story, but it is a character in and of itself. On Broadway, when people enter the Richard Rodgers Theatre, they often exclaim over the set and take photos of it. With stoops and fire escapes and the massive George Washington Bridge looming in the background, it almost looks as if the theater just knocked down a wall, giving audience members a view of the gritty, bustling city outside. Ms. Santora, whose father is from Cuba and mother from Puerto Rico, says that she grew up in that type of neighborhood, where everybody took care of everybody. The stories in In the Heights are simple, she adds: the struggle of people to rise above whatever their present situation is. And the music never stops. The music takes you from Point A to Point B to the end. Its constantly moving, its constantly going, she says, and its perfectly orchestrated to each character. For example, Usnavis songs are reggaeton, hip-hop. Inherent to the form, which is narration, it fits him perfectly. He steps out and talks to the audience. Ms. Santoras solo, Paciencia y Fe (Patience and Faith), is a bolero, a ballad. Abuela Claudias song is old school, she says. It fits her. Though shes portraying a character much older than herself, she understands the role well. The joy for me is that I know who this is. This is my grandmother. Nobody had to explain it to me; it was just a matter of infusing that sense of portrayal in this body and my voice. This is who I came from. My abuela I used to call her Mama had a laminated cross that she would carry, wrapped in a handkerchief. She gave it to me, and thats what I have in my little black purse on the stage.Similar but different As the first national Latino tour of a Broadway show, Ms. Santora says, In the Heights is making history. Absolutely. Back in the day, as you well know, it was a difficult time for minorities in general in the business. Lin (creator Lin-Manuel Miranda) has often spoken to this, that there were many of us who were the hidden, the lost generation, because we were not the Chita Riveras, the Rita Morenos. Were pretty J-Lo. Years there, I was working all the time, but I was third from the left, or doing West Side Story. (Fellow actor) Natalie Toro was in Les Miserables. She looked around, and she was the only (Latina). With In the Heights, she says, Our community celebrates the fact that we see ourselves, telling our story, in an honest and genuine way. Were well represented. People have called the show a West Side Story for today, but the comparison doesnt sit right with Ms. Santora. Its a way to give you some kind of label or box or some point of reference, she says. But it isnt (like West Side Story). Its a brand new sense of everything. If she has to compare it to another musical, its more like Fiddler on the Roof, she says, because it possesses a sense of community and shows how a community is affected by an outside force. Mr. Beltran agrees. Its a community facing some serious change, and its very much about how do you hold onto whats important to you, your traditions, your old family values, as youre pressing forward and wanting something better. In the Heights has also been compared to Rent. I guess its like Rent, in that Heights is doing for hip-hop in musical theater what Rent did for rock, in a way, Mr. Beltran says. Not that there werent rock musicals before Rent, but it brought pop rock into musical theater, and Heights is doing that for hip-hop. So theres that correlation.A new generation of theater goersMs. Santora is a teaching artist, and she tries to hook up with a school in every state. I have kids that have never been to a musical, she says. Never. Latino and African-American kids often get disenfranchised from the theater community, whether due to price or interest. Some kids will say about musicals, Its fake. They go to see In the Heights and they say its cool. It kept their attention, told the story, didnt lecture them For me, thats a coup, because thats the future theater-going community that we must cultivate. The older subscribers are our supporters, but we must speak to the future subscribers of theater. Musical theater has to evolve, she says. We have to stretch it and break it and bring it out Heights brings the audience in in a way that wouldnt if you kept the standard forms. The touring show opened in Tampa in October 2009 and has played in places as diverse as Fort Lauderdale and Appleton, Wis. There are places weve been to that shall remain nameless that the best I can say is, it was a big surprise to them, Ms. Santora says. The curtain went up, and the audience went: What the hell? You could hear subscribers thinking, What is this? Even if the show doesnt always win over its audience, she says, Our job is just to get on the stage and tell the story If the conversation is not mutual, we can stand on the juice of the story. So how will the musical play in Naples a city not exactly known for its diversity and open-mindedness, a place where people still write letters to the editor complaining about bilingual signs and people speaking Spanish in stores? For some people this musical might sound like its far from them especially when they hear the word hip-hop, Mr. Beltran says. I encourage everyone to come with an open heart and an open mind and be willing to go on this journey with us. They might really surprise themselves. They might allow us to surprise them. HEIGHTSFrom page 1 >> In the Heights >> When: March 29-April 3 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >> Tickets: $72 >> Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil. org in the know JOAN MARCUS /COURTESY PHOTOElise Santora as Abuela Claudia and Kyle Beltran as Usnavi.


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PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater In the Heights At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 29-April 3. 597-1900. Murder on the Scottish Line On the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. or 2758487. Good By Edison State College Theatre at 8 p.m. March 25-28 at the college. 481-4849. The Four Loves of FDR By Rusty Brown and Regina Dowd at 2 p.m. March 30 at the Collier County South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. Free admission. 252-7542. A Dolls House By the Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center March 26-April 11. 1-866-811-4111. 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. This weeks symphony Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 28. 597-1900. Thursday, March 25 Studio Walk The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Art League Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 4-7 p.m. View artists as they work and enjoy musical entertainment. 4958989 or Grand Opening Celebrate the grand opening of Florida West Arts and Bonita Commons from 5-7:30 p.m. with a reception at Florida West and other stores. Enjoy exhibitions, appetizers, demonstrations and music. 948-4427. Chorus Concert The 130student Barron Collier High School Chorus performs its spring concert at 7 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $10. 377-1360. Political Satire Capitol Steps performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are $19 to $34. 481-4849. Funny Guy Owen Benjamin performs at 9:30 p.m. today through Sunday 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. at FBCN, 3000 Orange Blossom Dr. Proceeds support the FBA Art Department. or 597-2233, ext. 301. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. Friday, March 26 Art Reception A reception for the Art League Marco Islands Center for the Arts Adult Student Exhibit is set for 4-6 p.m. in the Lauritzen/Rush Galleries. The show runs through March 31. Admission to the reception is $5 for members and $10 for guests. or 394-422. Singer & Actress Louise Pitre performs From Piaf to Broadway tonight and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900. Comedian & Actor Bill Cosby performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 481-4849. Gospel Rap TobyMac and Skillet perform at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero. 334-3309. Outdoor Tunes The Naples Townsmen Orchestra and SW FL Big Band perform at 7 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Live Concert Miromar Outlets hosts a free outdoor concert with Angie & Perfect Gentlemen from 6-8 p.m. near the Restaurant Piazza. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Mike Imbasciani. 267-0783 or Saturday, March 27 Batfish Bash Enjoy an evening of music, fun, auctions, prizes and more at 6:30 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. 262-0750. Art Fest The Estero Festival of the Arts 2010 is set for noon-7 p.m. 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. today and Sunday in the Fifth Avenue South Shopping District. 262-6517 or 435-3742. Naples Art Art in the Park takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Park Street, alongside The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. Live Band Night Train Band performs at 1 and 2:30 p.m. 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. at Riverside Park on Old 41 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 COURTESY PHOTOLongstreth Goldberg Art holds an opening reception for Artichokes, DNA & Trombones: The Fun Fine Art of Danielle Mailer from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 26. The artist, the daughter of the late Norman Mailer, will give a presentation at 8 p.m. The public is welcome. Lo ngstreth Goldberg Art is at 5640 Taylor Road. For more information, call 514-2773. Shown above is The Artists Kitchen.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Trust. Bring lawn chairs. Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase on site. Tickets are $20. 657-2253 or Live Music The classic rock/ modern rock band The Teaze performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Red Rock Saloon, 2278 First Street, Fort Myers. 415-3122. Dana Concert Ave Maria hosts a free concert by Dana, one of Irelands most successful entertainers, from 1-3 p.m. in the Oratory. The concert begins the universitys Festival of the Arts, which runs through March 28. 280-2420. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Motown and blues by Cracker Blues. 267-0783 or Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ Sunday, March 28 Easter Music The Naples Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Robert Herrema, The Seven Last Words of Christ at First Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Free admission. 348-0938. Todd Concert Paul Todd and Friends perform at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. 481-4849. Water Ski Show A free water ski show by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team starts at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Miromar Outlets near the Restaurant Piazza. Gospel Concert First Congregational Church of Naples hosts the All-African American Gospel Choir from the Church of the Open Door in Miami at 4 p.m. The concert features the works of the celebrated African American performer Joe Carter. Free will offering accepted. 293-5210. Outdoor Film Gulf Coast Town Center shows Silver Screen Classic movies at 7 p.m. every Sunday through the end of March. Tonight: Sunset Boulevard. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 267-0783 or Monday, March 29 Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, March 30 Raku Event The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Raku and You from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. Enjoy pottery and a picnic-style mal. Cost: $39. 495-8989 or Easter Music The Naples Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Robert Herrema, presents The Seven Last Words of Christ at Wesley United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Free admission. 348-0938. Music Recital An Instrumental Chamber Recital by the Bower School of Music starts at 7:30 p.m. at the FGCU Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, March 31 Dance Tribute The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Lets Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S Bay Dr. $30 members, $35 non-members, $40 at the door. Enjoy a journey of dance music from many countries with the Naples Piano Quarter. 4958989 or Juggling Show An Out of My Hands juggler performance starts at 5:45 p.m. at the South Regional Branch 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Gerard Tricarico astounds ages 4 and older as he juggles lighted rings, bowling pins and eggs. 252-7542. 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 www. Upcoming events Art Show The FGCU Art Gallery opens the 2010 Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition with a reception with the artists from 5-7 p.m. April 1. The show runs through April 9. Piano Concert FGCUs Bower School of Music presents a free TwoPiano Concert at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Steinway Gallery, 28751 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. 590-7209. Easter Music The Naples Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Robert Herrema, presents The Seven Last Words of Christ at Moorings Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. April 2. Free admission. 348-0938. The Beach Boys The popular musical group performs April 2 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Its Hollywood Neil Bergs Years of Hollywood starts at 8 p.m. April 5 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Comedy Show The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Naples City Improv at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S Bay Dr. $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door. Enjoy theater games and routines. 495-8989 or Acrobats Aplenty The Peking Acrobats perform at 8 p.m. April 7 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Photo Show The Naples Digital Photography Club hosts a reception for its first gallery show at the Ju-Jo gallery, 6088 Taylor Rd., Naples, from 5-9 p.m. April 7. The club meets on the second Thursday of the month. www., or 777-0053. Adams Exhibit The Art League of Bonita Springs opens Ansel Adams: Early Works from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. The campus of the Center for the Arts is open to visitors with faculty and students displaying and selling their artwork. The exhibit runs through May 1. 495-8989 or www. Chorus Fundraiser The Barron Collier High School Chorus holds a fundraiser with an Austrian flair to raise funds for a trip to Austria this summer at 5 and 7 p.m. April 11 at Skillets restaurant, 4170 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $25 per person. 377-1360 or 514-8764. Send calendar listings to events@ This gown by British designer Catherine Walker was among 79 dresses Princess Diana sold at auction at Christies in June 1997 to raise funds for charity. Diana initially wore it for the 1991 London premiere of Hook, to which she was accompanied by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The dress is part of the collection of Suzanne King on display at The von Liebig Art Center.DRESS PHOTOS COURTESY OF KENSINGTON PALACE DIANA PHOTO COURTESY OF CLIVE DIXON/REX USA


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY What do you do when youre hosting a community-wide event called The Big Read? You get a Big Author to help you kick it off. And when it comes to Big Authors, no one towers taller than Stephen King. Not only has he sold more than 350 million books, but in 2003, the National Book Awards gave him the Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters their lifetime achievement award. The best-selling master of creepiness spoke to a crowd of approximately 400 people at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County the morning of March 20. Tickets given out in advance were distributed by lottery. Nearly 4,800 people applied for the 400 tickets, said Donna Barrett, the centers sales and marketing manager. Many of Mr. Kings books (and stories) have been made into movies (Carrie, The Shining, The Green Mile, Misery, Stand By Me) and typically enjoy a long life on best-seller lists when released. (His 1,074-page Under the Dome, which places a small Maine town under a strange, impenetrable dome, is the most recent.) But Mr. King spoke to the small group, not to promote his latest book, but to promote reading. Big Read is a community-wide event; people in the community all read the same book and attend lectures, programs, films and related events. This year, the focus of Charlotte Countys Big Read isnt one book, but the poems and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, whos considered the father of the mystery novel. (The programs and events culminate with a Poe mystery walk and the outdoor film showing of The Pit and the Pendulum on April 30 at Live Oak Park.) Mr. King was interviewed by Christy Arnold, an editor at the Charlotte Sun. The two sat on the black-curtained stage in oversized wicker chairs, as if sitting and chatting on a veranda. The novelist was as amiable as his books are scary. Im an easy scare, he admitted, but said that the benefit of being a writer is that if youre nervous, or something scared you, you can turn it around and scare the hell out of somebody else! Poes story, The Tell-Tale Heart scared him so much, he said, that he wrote his own version of it in the s, with a returning Vietnam vet as the narrator. Mr. King followed the basic outline of the classic tale, but updated it, using the slang of the time, with phrases such as: dig what Im saying?, the fuzz, heavy and bummer. He read the story, titled The Old Dudes Ticker, to the crowd, and when it was over, flashed a wicked grin and said, Isnt that fun? He also told the audience not to blame him for the storys gross parts, explaining that he followed what Poe had written. As a proud father, he mentioned his two sons who also write, Owen King (Were All in This Together) and Joe Hill, whos just published Horns: a Novel, about a man who wakes up and discovers hes grown devil horns and some disconcerting mysterious powers. Mr. Kings wife, Tabitha King, also an author, has written books such as Candles Burning, The Trap and Survivor. Mr. King said that he reads a lot, and mentioned Water for Elephants (which received a murmur of approval from the audience), The Life of Pii and The White Tiger. He also named Lee Childs Jack Reacher books, adding theres a shout-out to him in Under the Dome. Of his own books, The Stand was the most difficult to write, he said. I had a plan for writing it, and the characters kept growing and growing. They were all together and going to remake American society. It got so out of hand, he stopped writing for three months. He began going for walks, which helped him think through the plot. And then hed brainstorm: What if somebody killed half the people with a bomb? And so thats what he did, he said. He was following the writerly advice of Raymond Chandler, whod said, When I get confused about what should happen next, I bring in the man with the gun. The Stand is also a favorite book with readers. I like The Stand a lot, Mr. King said, and then, searching for an analogy, picked one from rock n roll, saying that he imagines that Bruce Springsteen gets tired of people saying, I love the new one, but its not as good as Born to Run. His books are a form of magical thinking he said: You think of the worst thing that could happen, and you write about it, so it wont happen. But the man whos caused millions of people to have nightmares is not plagued by them himself. He did describe a nightmare hes had where he turns in a book hes worked very hard on, and the editor says, This makes no sense, its just gibberish. He doesnt dream much when hes working, he says. And when hes not working, he doesnt have nightmares, just weird dreams. When asked about movie adaptations of his books and stories, he said that he feels that writers should have full immersion or nothing. I have approval over actors, but I generally dont use it, he said. And hes willing to take a chance on young, unknown directors. I like the idea of giving people a chance, because someone gave me a chance, he said. He thought John Cusak did a terrific job in and that Stand By Me is a good movie. A lot of that story was autobiographical, he said. Carrie, he said, is dated now, but it was good. I was fortunate to have that happen to my first book. I was paid $2,500 for Carrie. He was only 26. He recalled how he and his wife went to see a preview of it in Boston, where it was a double-feature with Redd Foxxs Norman Is that You? They were the only white people in the audience, he said. It took a while, but the audience eventually got into Carrie. And at the end, (SPOILER ALERT) when Carries hand shoots out of the grave and grabs Sue the first time anyone had done that in a horror movie, Mr. King said two men built like linebackers sitting behind the Kings squealed like little girls and one exclaimed, Thats it. She aint never gonna be right! Mr. King, who has a house north of Port Charlotte in the Osprey/Nokomis area, told a story about a woman who approached him in the local supermarket. She was a snowbird, about 140 years old. She stared at Mr. King, and told him that she knew who he was. She then told him that she hadnt read any of his books nor seen his movies, because she preferred more uplifting fare. such as The Shawshank Redemption. The audience laughed along with Mr. King, because they knew the movie, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is based on his short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Mr. King spoke highly of Southwest Florida, saying that being by the Gulf helped him while recovering from his accident of the summer of 1999, when he was hit by a minivan while walking along the side of a road. He also said that he waited many years before writing Duma Key, which is set on the west coast of Florida, because it takes a while for someone to get to know a new area. Even then, he said, he wrote about someone who is a newcomer to the area. (And its interesting to note that the protagonist, Edgar Freemantle, is recovering from a construction site accident in which he had severe injuries to his head and caused his right arm to be amputated.) This really is the best racket in the world, he said, adding that people pay psychiatrists $80 an hour to talk about things, while he writes about them and people pay him money. I like what I do, he said. Id be a fool not to. Its like people saying, you can be crazy for us, you can make up all the things that would never happen, and well pay you. COMMENTARY NancySTETSON The king of horror kicks off The Big ReadCOURTESY PHOTOStephen King Im an easy scare. If youre nervous, or something scared you, you can turn it around and scare the hell out of somebody else! Stephen King


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 C9 GIVING Health care is the hot topic around many dinner tables these days. For those dealing with acute health issues and related expenses, talks become even more impassioned. Since October 2009, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and have reached out to local citizens with severe health issues whose stories can break hearts. Although their individual circumstances are quite different, the people share a commonality: They have amazingly positive attitudes in spite of facing great adversity. March recipient Donte Walkins is an 11-year-old Naples boy who was diagnosed with congenital hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He received a life-saving heart transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The cost of the transplant exceeded $500,000, according to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association. His father, Dion, spoke of Donte as being a great kid, the one who helps keep up the spirits of the family. Mr. Walkins expressed his sincere gratitude for the opportunity to raise awareness for his son and for those who contributed toward the staggering medical costs.Aprils next NeighborLisa Wilk has been named as the NHN honoree for April and as such will benefit from proceeds raised at the April 2 First Friday at Mercato. Ms. Wilk has been a teacher for 17 years, the last six of which have been at Community School of Naples, where she teaches reading, writing and spelling to fourthand fifth-graders. When she was just 3 months old, Ms. Wilk underwent the first of 22 surgeries. When she was 15 months old, surgery was performed to remove a damaged kidney, and by the time she was 18 months old, shed spent half of her life hospitalized. The Naples resident continues to fight health problems and was recently diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Despite this diagnosis, she considers herself lucky that her single functioning kidney has served her for so many years.Ms. Wilk credits Rosalia Podolak, president and founder of, as having a gift for compassion and someone who works tirelessly to help others in need. She is a very special person, says Ms. Wilk. I really have a lot of respect for her. Ms. Wilk was introduced to Ms. Podolak and the iWannahelp organization at an earlier fund-raising event. If it werent for the fundraising efforts done on my behalf, I would literally be bankrupt, Ms. Wilk says. Everyone has been so great. The parents at the school brought by food, cleaned my house and even went to the store and shopped for me.Doctors say a kidney transplant is Ms. Wilks only hope, and siblings are currently undergoing tests to determine if either of them is a donor match. The condition leaves Ms. Wilk exhausted, but she has high hopes and has worked two jobs until the last few months. I tried to continue to work the second job, but it became too much for me, she says.A kidney transplant will cost approximately $250,000, and thats just the beginning of the significant medical expenses she faces. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The cost of post-transplant medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month and they are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself. In the short term, it is estimated that Ms. Wilk needs at least $25,000 to cover medical expenses alone. She will need to relocate for three months following the transplant so she can be near the transplant center. As a result, substantial temporary housing expenses will further add to her financial burden. Even as Ms. Wilk speaks of recent surgeries that were performed that didnt work as hoped, there is an unmistakable joy, even laughter in her voice. You have to have a sense of humor, she says. Ms. Podolak is grateful for The Lutgert Companies, developers of Mercato, and their shared philanthropic vision and hopes to continue changing lives through the site and connecting people with charities. We should all be proud that we dont just say it, we do it, she says. Neighbors Helping Neighbors was formed as a partnership between Mercato and, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit networking site for philanthropic efforts. Their shared vision is to identify, raise awareness and funds for those in need. Each month Mercato First Fridays focuses fund-raising efforts on one individual selected by a committee formed through the site. Registration is free, and members have access to make tax-deductible donations online, offer inkind services, set up sponsorships or nominate persons in need. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 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 The inspiration behind Repo Men makes a lot of sense. We may think we own our houses and cars, but the truth is, the bank often owns much more of them than we do. And when we stop making payments, the bank claims whats rightfully theirs. Repo Men takes this idea to the future. At a company called The Union, technology has advanced to the point where artificial kidneys, knees, eyes and pretty much any other body part can replace faulty human organs. Theyre called artiforgs, short for artificial organs. Then when patients cant make the hefty payments, Union boss Frank (Liev Schreiber) sends in his repo men to repossess the parts in a series of extraction scenes that arent too bad if you dont mind squirting blood. Now lets think about this for a second. If your vital organs are in such bad condition that you need a mechanical transplant, and then the artiforg is removed because you didnt pay your bill on time, wont most patients die when the organ is removed? Isnt this murder? Moral of the story: Pay your bills or youre dead. Two of the repo men are Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker), lifelong frenemies who love the adrenaline rush of repossession. Remys cranky wife (Carice van Houten) wants him to get a new line of work, but before he does a defibrillator hes using malfunctions and he wakes up with an artificial heart. This would be fine if he could still work and make the payments, but he cant seem to do his job anymore, so he teams up with an artiforg-filled lounge singer (Alice Braga) to escape the repo men. There are elements of an interesting story in Garrett Lerner and Eric Garcias (who wrote the novel on which the movie is based, The Repossession Mambo) script, which makes it even more shameful that they dont offer more than the standard hunterbecomes-the hunted storyline. What we do get in director Miguel Sapochniks first feature-length film is a series of action/escape scenes that are adequate but not impressive. Not only have we seen all this countless times before, weve seen it done much better (Minority Report, District 9). Worse, the ending is a real letdown, and as such is a confirmation that everything about the movie (aside from the premise) is a bad idea. Repo Men was an opportunity to say something interesting about futuristic technology and humanity while entertaining us along the way. And it is moderately entertaining, but its also unoriginal, uninspired and disappointing. 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 Prophet (Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif) While serving time in a French prison thats divided between Corsicans and Arabs, Malik (Rahim) murders an inmate at the request of the Corsican leader (Arestrup). This alienates him from the Arabs, but he soon learns hes not a natural fit with either group. Its a bit slow developing, but also endlessly fascinating as we watch Malik use his opportune moments, good fortune and prison smarts to take control of his sixyear sentence. Winner of nine Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), including Best Picture. Rated R.Shutter Island (Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson) In 1954 off the coast of Boston, two federal marshals (DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) are sent to a hospital for the criminally insane to investigate the disappearance of Rachel (Emily Mortimer), an inmate who murdered her three children. Director Martin Scorsese (The Departed does a great job of creating an eerie mood and atmosphere, but the story is a bit too complex for its own good. Kudos to Mr. DiCaprio and the accomplished cast for fine performances all around. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Repo Men REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No >>Prosthetic bodies were integrated with live actors during the surgery scenes. For example, during Remys surgery, the lmmakers hid Mr. Laws body by using a slant table, then placed an arti cial torso and prosthetic legs on top of the operating table. Crew members were also under the table using tubes and cylinders to pump the heart, bladder, lungs and blood to make the surgery look real. Did you know? danHUDAK


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES PRINCESS Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsCatch the sunset om the new 3rd deck THE MUSIC GOURMET Sundays performance of the Philharmonic Chorales Masterpieces concert proved to be one of the highlights of this musical season. A much-anticipated event for the scores of choral music fans in this community, this years program was held in the newly remodeled sanctuary of Moorings Presbyterian Church. The visual excitement of this marvelous space was itself worth the price of a ticket. Soaring ceilings, the light reflecting through stained glass windows, the amazingly designed and housed new three manual, 68 rank Nicholas & Simpson organ (handmade by master craftsmen in Arkansas) all have combined to transform the sanctuary into one of the architectural marvels of this community. I was expecting the concert to be good; under the direction of Jim Cochran, the Phils popular director of chorales, and Brice Gerlach, assistant director and accompanist, the chorale has become a mainstay in all the Phils programs with choral accompaniment. And not only that, one of the afternoons three selections Luigi Cherubinis (1760-1842) Requiem in C Minor in seven movements is an adventurous undertaking that has long been a personal favorite. I managed to catch the chorale practicing it the day before, and was smiling in anticipation. The Requiem opened with a wonderful performance of Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy). The third movement, Dies Irae (The Day of Wrath), simply soared, strengthened even more by Mr. Gerlachs rhythmic, redundant triplets in the background. The afternoon was my first opportunity to hear a taste of the possibilities of this magnificent organ, and it exceeded even my wildest expectations. The trumpets heraldic notes were acoustically phenomenal. Just before the program began, Mr. Cochran announced the addition of a fourth piece to the program: Theodore Dubois essentially presto Toccata for Organ #3 in G Major, in order to showcase the new organ for the audience. For those not familiar with this masterwork, I recommend watching/listening to Diane Bish perform it on YouTube. Dubbed the First Lady of the Organ and a friend of mine, Ms. Bish lives in Naples part of the year, when she is not performing on cathedral organs around the world as part of her Joy of Music television program. Her recording of the Toccata for Organ #3 was made in a cathedral in Milan. Two other YouTube performances are especially noteworthy: Marie-Claire Alain, performing on the organ at St. Sulpice, and a young man, identified only as Stembors, on an organ dedicated in Italy in 2007. Mr. Gerlach, who recently completed his doctorate in choral conducting at Indiana University, is a masterful organist and serves as such at First Presbyterian Church in Naples. Prolonged applause and more than a few cheers were his reward at the conclusion of the DuBois. Truly an instrument of wonder, the churchs new organ is everything an organist could dream for. But it was the final selection of the afternoon that ultimately stole the show. It was the world premiere of Lux Orbis Perpetua, (Light of the World Everlasting), a marvelous original composition by a member of the Chorale, Stephen Crosby. Mr. Crosby has not one, but two masters degrees: one from Juilliard and another from Columbia. Instead of pursuing music, his passion, he rose through the ranks of financial institutions, most recently serving as managing director and chief risk officer for Deutsche Bank in London. But he never abandoned his true love, and now he is able to totally immerse himself in the arts. His composition was inspired by his rediscovery of a tiny volume in his library The Little Book of God and Nature, written by the Rev. Albert Sims and published by Harrap in London in 1929. Mr. Crosby found himself immersed in the books various biblical references to light. He was hooked. And so this composition, which begins in darkness (e.g., before God created light), takes the audience on a musical journey from darkness into light, from Genesis 1: 3-4 (And God said, let there be light and there was light) through various Psalms, to II Samuel 23:4 (And He shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth) and Isaiah 60:1 (Arise, shine, for thy light is come). The piece ends with Lumen de lumine. Alleluia. (Light of light, Praise ye the Lord.) It was not just brilliantly conceived; the premiere performance was masterful. As I searched for extant compositions with which to compare it, the contemporary British composer John Rutter was the only one who came to mind. It felt a touch strange to give a standing ovation to such a profoundly personal musical prayer, but the audience was immediately on its feet, cheering and whistling. Kudos are due Mr. Crosby, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Gerlach and the entire Philharmonic Chorale for a glorious finale to a wonderful afternoon of great chorale music. And kudos are due also to Moorings Presbyterian Church for its visionary, welcoming sanctuary and organ. It is a thing of beauty in the finest sense of the word. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Philharmonic Chorale delivers a masterful Masterpieces concert PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH COURTESY PHOTOThe Philharmonic Chorale and director Jim Cochran


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The Black Maria Film Festival>>Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >>When: Friday, March 26 >>Time: Dinner at 6 p.m. Films start at 7:30 p.m.>>Cost: $7 adults, $5 students >>Dinner: Pulled-pork sandwiches, sides and soft drinks, $9.50 $7.75 >>Venue: Edison State College, Richard H. Rush Library, 8099 College Parkway, SW, Fort Myers >>When: Saturday, March 27 >>Time: 7:30 p.m. >>Cost: $7 adults, $5 students >>Venue: BIG ARTS, Schein Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel >>When: Monday, March 29 >>Time: 7 p.m. >>Cost: $7 adults, $5 students In the know C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I am experimenting upon an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion... Thomas EdisonThe worlds first film studio, the Black Maria, (pronounced Muh-ry-uh) was a tar paper-covered movie-mill. From this awkward-looking shack, The Edison Manufacturing Company shot short films using its Kinetograph. Parlors throughout the country soon started showing vaudeville performers or Buffalo Bills Wild West Show via Thomas Edisons newfangled peephole viewers called Kinetoscopes. Times have changed since those first stroboscopic images dazzled audiences. Digital technology has made radical changes to filmmaking, allowing artists with relatively small budgets to create thought-provoking, visually captivating and artistically adventurous movies. Whereas filmmaking was once limited to the cramped quarters of the Black Maria, today, any ambitious film-lover can make movies from the comforts of their bedrooms. The problem for the viewing public becomes, how to sort the good from the bad the Ghandis from the Ishtars, the Gone with the Winds from the Superbabies 2. Enter the Black Maria Film + Video Festival, making its rounds for three nights, March 26, 27 and 29, throughout Lee County. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Edison State College and BIG ARTS on Sanibel join the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Millennium Film Workshop in New York City as venues for the display of cuttingedge works from independent film and video makers. Every year, the festival travels to about 65 locations throughout the country exposing audiences to unknown artists and their often-bold storytelling techniques. You can go on YouTube and see a lot of material. The good thing about Black Maria is that it takes the cream of the crop so you dont have to spend days on end combing through mindless video, says Clayton Hemmert, a filmmaker who will moderate the local showings. All the films are winners of a contest that takes hundreds of submissions and are subject to rigorous judging. The films cover a variety of topics, genres and styles ranging from satirical animations to poignant documentaries to live-action narratives. You get a variety of topics in one program, says John Sullivan, who started the festival 30 years ago. Black Maria is an official qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. People may see something that theyll see come up for an Academy Award. There are people out there that are accomplished, talented, original and ahead of the wave. Youre often getting a peek at what may be the future. Among the movies being shown are: My Girlfriend Sleeps Like Superman, a droll animated portrait of the artists nightly battle for bed space where insomnia and romance intersect and restful sleep is a prized commodity. The film runs just over two minutes. Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Alex Masket, a 19-minute documentary exploring the acclaimed artwork of a 22-year-old autistic man that looks at what it means to communicate. Missed Aches, is a four-minute somewhat risqu piece that colorfully serves up a cascade of malapropisms. There will be some overlap, but the programs at the various venues have been tailored to match the expected audiences. The showing at the Edison home, for instance, leans toward family-friendly fare. We make sure that we have a good diversity. Something that the kids will enjoy as well as the adults, said Chris Pendleton, president and CEO of The Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Films show just after sunset on a screen that backs up to the Caloosahatchee River. Barbecue, beer and wine are being served and popcorn is free. Showings at Edison College include selections that might appeal to a young adult audience and the selections at BIG Arts are geared to serious film aficionados. Festival organizers agree that independent films typically dont draw the audiences that major Hollywood releases do. Viewers are sometimes turned off by strange sounding movie titles or by directors or actors theyve never heard of. Thats part of the fun, they maintain. While the filmmakers are trying out new storytelling techniques, audiences get to share in the spirit of experimentation as well. In a sense, they continue the work that Mr. Edison and his crew conducted in that tar-paper-covered shack. Edison would try anything once, said Mr. Sullivan. He tried to make rubber out of goldenrod. He was an explorer. Lets follow in his footsteps. Black Maria fest airs cream of the crop filmsBY OSVALDO PADILLA ____________________opadilla@ LeD Dinner!Wereopennightsforyou, withhomedeliveryuntil9PM. Outstandingkidsmealsareallunder$3.60 soyoucanspendsomequalityfamilytime atdinnerwithoutspendingafortune.FortMyers13550Reflections239-590-9994 Naples2700Immokalee239-593-9499 CapeCoral2311SantaBarbara239-458-8700 PortCharlotteUSHwy.41&776941-235-3354Orderonline:


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One of the last major art festivals this season in Southwest Florida takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, when the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center and the Downtown Naples Association partner to host the 22nd annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The juried show brings together 250 artists working in all media, from paintings to jewelry, from clay and sculpture to glass and furniture. The Downtown Naples Association is proud to partner with The Naples Art Association to bring an event of this caliber to our beautiful downtown, says Lisa Swirda, executive director of the Downtown Naples Association. Among the artists is Julie Keaton-Reed of Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., who considers her work an unconventional hybrid of Western and Asian traditions. The granddaughter of an artist, Ms. KeatonReed developed an early appreciation for form, color and line. As an adult, however, her interest in art took a back seat to other career and life goals. Then, in the 1990s, while living in Nagasaki for five years, she found herself deeply moved by the art and lifestyle of the Japanese. I felt the old calling again, but with a new passion, she says. Ms. Keaton-Reed explains that she merges figure drawing with Japanese brush-work. I reinterpret traditional Chinese birdand-flower paintings with a modern, American sensibility, she says. For subject matter, she looks to sensual figures, serene still life studies, quirky animals and quiet landscapes. With only black sumi ink and select use of color, she strives for the art of suggestion, of subtlety, the art of leaving out. Another participant is David Goldhagen, of Hayesville, N.C., whose painterly approach to art glass marries bold colors to brilliant, clear crystal in a clean, modern style. His pieces capture a palette that moves from subtle to bold by the incorporation of bits of colored glass made from various mixtures of metallic oxides and rare earth elements, such as silver, cobalt, gold, copper, dichroics and others. Mr. Goldhagen creates from large to small scale sculptural art glass as well as other functional pieces, including tables, candlesticks, perfume bottles, menorahs and ornaments. His work can be found in the permanent collections of numerous corporations, museums and foundations, including: Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Walt Disney, The North Carolina Museum of History, N.C. State University, City of Winter Park Public Library, Asheville Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, and Albany Museum of Art. Fifth Avenue South will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event, and ample free parking will be available in downtown Naples two parking garages. Downtown Naples businesses invite festival guests to stop by while touring the festival. Visit and click on Desserts to find specials and discount offers from restaurants, stores, cultural attractions and other businesses. The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts is sponsored by Cadillac, Platinum Sponsor, as well as Naples Illustrated, Naples Daily News, Life in Naples, EZtoUseBlueBook, Comcast, Sunny106, WAVV101.1 and the Tourist Development Council. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 HALF PRICE TICKETS ALL Opening Weekend Shows!Half-price discount not valid with any other offer. Fri, March 12 Sun, March 28 Gulf Coast Town Center Home of the Bass Pro Shops TICKETS: Photo Mitchel Gray LIVE! ON-TOUR IN FT. MYERSCourtesy of 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 Fare03/30 : Bitchslap!03/31 : Lobster Season Closes04/03 : 17th AnnualTurtle Trot04/10 : Blue Angels Air Show Groups unite to present juried art show22nd annual event brings art aplenty to downtownSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYArrangement with Red, Julie Keaton-Reed, HoweyIn-The-Hills, Fla.Regatta, Lorrie Nero, Barrington, Ill. Ebony jewelry box, Don Boudreau of Hollywood, Fla. COURTESY PHOTOS


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E MARCH 25-31, 2010 Ave Maria University holds its fifth annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. The festival begins at 5 p.m. Saturday with dinner and Shakespeare in Tune: A Night of Shakespeare and Opera performed by the university choir in the student union ballroom. Tickets are $50 per person. Motor coach transportation will be available from the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples. Call 280-2420 for details. Sundays events comprise a celebration of poetry, still photography, film, music, dance, sculpture and art. New this year is an exhibit of childrens art on the piazza and a poetry contest. Students will demonstrate ballet, ballroom, tap, jazz and folk dancing in the Donahue Academy. Sculptor Mrton Vr will host a lecture and demonstration at the site of his 70-ton sculpture of the Annunciation of Ave Maria at the oratory. A still photography exhibit at the Canizaro Library showcases a never-before-shown collection of photographs of the Bolshoi Ballet in recent performances of four classical ballets. Marc Haegeman is the photographer behind One Aim/ One Vision: The Bolshoi Ballet in Still Photography. The exhibit will be open to the public through May 9. Sundays Ave Maria Festival of the Arts activities are free and open to all. For more information, visit www. or call 280-2420. Ave Maria celebrates the artsCOURTESY PHOTOSwan Lake backstage, Marc Haegeman


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 25-31, 2010 A&E C31 Of Naples The Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery presents the 2010 Juried Student Art Exhibition, with an opening reception honoring student artists from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Arts Complex. The exhibition runs through April 9. The Art Gallery is inside the Arts Complex on FGCUs main campus. Parking is available in Lot 7, with parking passes obtained at the kiosk at the entrance to the university. For more information, call 590-7199 or visit www. The universitys Theatre Lab premieres Wooden Mouth at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Arts Complex. Described as a mixture of Bunraku, Butoh, Greek chorus, video, shadow play and a healthy dose of Appalachia, the transmedia work is the creation of Barry Cavin, chair of the FGCU Visual and Performing Arts Department. Tucked in a mountain hollow, a peculiar people possess an ancient mask that gives a great gift to the wearer: the ability to strip away all lies spoken by others. A cautionary fairy tale for lovers, Wooden Mouth exposes the absurdity behind the common admonitions to move on or get over it. Performances run through April 18, with curtain time at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for $7 per person are available at the door prior to each performance or can be reserved by calling 590-7268 or visiting FGCU hosts juried student exhibition, prepares for transmedia productionCOURTESY PHOTOStudent art will be on display at FGCUs Arts Complex April 1-9.COURTESY PHOTOThe art gallery at Floria Gulf Coast University


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E MARCH 25-31, 2010 Private Yacht Charters F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida 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 Robert Hilliard of Sanibel presents a directed reading of his original play, Miracle at St. Ottilien, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in the studios of WGCUTV on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. Based on Mr. Hilliards memoir, Surviving the Americans: The Continued Struggle of the Jews After Liberation, the play premiered at Edison State College during Holocaust Memorial Week. A powerful testament to the difference two young men can make, it was adapted by filmmaker John Michalczyk into the award-winning documentary Displaced: Miracle at St. Ottilien. The story is set after World War II, when more than 400 survivors of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps found a safe haven at St. Ottilien, a former German monastery transformed into a displaced persons camp run by the U.S. military. Two U.S. Army privates stationed nearby, a then 19-year-old Mr. Hilliard and 24-year-old Edward Herman, were shocked by the horrible living conditions. The food rations were barely more than those in the concentration camps. So they stole food from their own mess hall and smuggled it into the camp. The young soldiers also conducted a letter-writing campaign to that caught President Harry Trumans eye. The headlines in The New York Times, Sept. 30, 1945, read: President Orders Eisenhower to End New Abuse of Jews Likens Our Treatment to that of the Nazis. There were two documentaries created about St. Ottilien. One is available at and details Mr. Hilliards story. Miracle at St. Ottilien reading at FGCUThe Gulf Coast Symphony performs a free Pops in the Park concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. This concert is part of Estero Festival of the Arts. Families are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a funfilled day. Adults can browse arts and crafts vendors and information tables, while children can make and take craft projects and visit the playground. The musical entertainment begins at noon with the Estero High School drummers, followed by the Estero High School jazz band. Night Train, featuring 1930s through 1960s music, performs throughout the afternoon along with the Brooks Brothers. The symphony caps off the musical program with pops selections that include Strings and Fire and Oberon. Admission is free. For more information on this program or the Gulf Coast Symphony, e-mail Families will enjoy Esteros free Pops in the Park COURTESY PHOTOEdward Herman, left, and Robert Hilliard in post-war Germany


hisisachallengetothepeopleof thiscommunitytohelpuskeepthe artsthriving. Nearly30yearsago,webeganafundraisingdrivetosupportalocalchamber orchestra.Wequicklyfoundthatthis communitywasveryinterestedinhearing qualitylivemusic.Thatencouragedusto beginplanningaperformingartshallthat wouldpresentworld-classtheater,dance, operaandpopularentertainment.ThePhilharmonicCenteropeneddebt-freein1989 andisgoingstrongtoday. Sincethen,therehavebeenmanymilestonesatthePhilharmonicCenterCultural Complex,whichhavebenefitedallofus. WehavebuilttheNaplesPhilharmonic Orchestraintoanationallyrecognized ensemble,whichhasbeenapplaudedby suchrenownedartistsasReneFleming, RonanTynanandnumerousothers.We createdthe100-voicechoraleandthe PhilharmonicYouthOrchestra.Weopened theNaplesMuseumofArt,theregions onlyfull-scaleartmuseum.Weaddedan educationcenterthatreaches6,500adults ayear.Andwehavesteadilyexpanded ourprogramsforchildrenbecause childrenarethefutureoftheartsinthis region.Eachseason,weoffereventsthat reach45,000schoolchildren. BLUEPRINTFORTHEARTS Overtheyears,wehaveestablisheda reputationasauniqueartscomplexwith somethingforeveryone.Asaformer NationalEndowmentfortheArtschairman said,thePhilistheonlyorganizationofits sizeinthecountrythatoffersallofthearts, performingaswellasvisual,inasingle complex.Thebook 100BestArtTownsin America rankedNaplesNo.1,singlingout thePhilasthejewelinNaplesartscrown. WroteauthorJohnVillani,Whatsetsthis communitysartssceneaboveandbeyond thatofmostotherArtTownsisthePhilharmonicCenterCulturalComplex. Ourcommitmentistothepeopleofthis regiontoofferqualityartsopportunities thatentertain,educateandinspirecitizens ofallagesandbackgrounds. Together,wehavebuiltaworld-class culturalenvironmentinthisonce-sleepy cornerofFlorida.Workingtogether,we havecreatedablueprintshowinghowa smalltowncanbringaboutbig-cityculture.Andwehaveallbenefitedfromthis inmanyways:inourqualityoflife,inour homevalues,inoureconomicclimateand inourreputation. Butwearefacednowwithchallengesthat didnotexistwhenwestartedourproject nearly30yearsago.Theeconomicdownturnhasgreatlyaffectedartscentersacross thecountry.AtthePhil,ourindividualand corporatedonationsaredown.Ourcosts, meanwhile,havegoneup. DIDYOUKNOW? Ticketsalescoveronlyabout58percent ofourcosts. Wemustnearlymatchwhat youpayforeachticketinordertocontinue bringingyouthelevelofqualityentertainmentthatyouhavecometocounton. Wecannotdothisalone. Together,webuilttheartsopportunities thatweallenjoytoday.Andtogetherwe mustbuildartsopportunitiesforthefuture. Thiscenterwasntcreatedonahunch.Itwas createdbecausepeoplewanteditand neededit. ThisisacallforyoutoMeettheChallengeofkeepingtheartsthrivinginour community. WHATYOUCANDO Morethan10millionpeoplehave enjoyedtheperformingandvisualartsat ourcomplexsince1989.Thats10million reasonsthatweneedtocreatenew culturalopportunitiesforthenext generation.Pleasejoinmenowinour campaigntoraise$10milliontoMeetthe Challengeandkeeptheartsalive. Manyotherartsorganizationshavecome alonginthisregionovertheyears. Butthe bestinvestmentintheartsisaninvestmentinaprovenproduct. Ifyouandyourfamilyhaveenjoyedthe artsandbenefitedfromtheculturalevents presentedatthePhil,pleaseconsiderbecomingapartofourfuture.Anyamount youcangiveisimportant.Therearemany optionsforgivingfortheorchestra,forthe center,orforthemuseumthatcanbetailoredtoyourownindividualcircumstances. LetsworktogetherandMeettheChallenge.Togetherwecandoit! Mostsincerely, MyraJancoDaniels FounderandCEO PhilharmonicCenterCulturalComplex Helpusbuildtheculturalfutureofthiscommunity. Everycontributioncounts! Wehavemanyoptionsforgiving,whichwewill tailortoyourspecificneedsandcircumstances.These includeplannedgiftsforthefuturethatprovideyouwith animmediatetaxdeductionandincomeduringyour lifetime.Visitourwebsiteatthephil.orgformore informationorcallMyraJancoDanielsat(239)254-2601 todiscusshowyoucanbecomeinvolved. Didyouknowthatyourgiftmightbematchedby yourcompany?Pleasecheckwithyourcompanys humanresourcesdepartmenttoseeiftheyhavea matchinggiftprogram.T JOINUS! TOGETHERWECANDOIT! YES,countmein.Enclosedisacheckformycontributionof$__________.PleasecallmetodiscusswaysIcanbeapartofthecultural futureofthiscommunity. Name:________________________________________ Phonenumber:_________________________________ Besttimetocall:________________________________ Pleasereturnthiscouponto: MeettheChallenge,PhilharmonicCenterfortheArts 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108 TOGETHER WECANDOIT!ACALLTOMEETTHECHALLENGEADVERTISEMENT


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 Proudly hosts itsFIRST ANNUALEast er Eg g HuntApril 4th 11:00am-1:00pm We will have prizes and candy for kids under 12. FOUNTAIN PARK LOCATION to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Explore Your Coastal Environment (near corner of US41 and Collier Blvd, on way to Marco) KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING Did you know Abercrombie & Fitch made line dryers for fishing lines? Did you know there was even a need to dry your fishing line? At a recent auction by Langs Sporting Collectibles, which specializes in fishing items, a wooden line dryer sold for $590. David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch became partners in a New York City sporting goods store in 1900. Their store had large displays of camp scenes that included camping equipment, a casting pool to let fishermen test gear and a rifle range for hunters. One item for fishermen was a fish line dryer. After a day at the lake, fishing line should be wound on a large, airy reel so it can dry before the next excursion. It should not be wound on your hand because it might kink and later snarl. Many of the dryers look like storage holders for clotheslines to someone who doesnt use a rod and reel. Collectors interested in fishing look for old rods, reels, creels, lures, tackle boxes, fish decoys and line dryers. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: A friend of mine in Turkey shipped me an antique ceramic heating stove because hes sure its American. Sure enough, the plaque on the back says, Rathbone, Sard & Co., Albany, Chicago Fishing line dryers now a pricey rarity terryKOVEL & Detroit, Pat.: May 26, 1891. I dont know how the stove ended up in Turkey, but ceramic stoves are quite common there. Can you give me any information about the maker? A: George Sard started working for Rathbone & Co., an Albany, N.Y., stove manufacturer, in 1860. He was just 17 years old. Eight years later he was offered a partnership in the company, which was renamed Rathbone, Sard & Co. in 1873. It went out of business in 1930. The patent date on your stove refers to a U.S. Design Patent issued May 26, 1891, for the design of the outside of your stove. So your stove was made in the 1890s or the early 1900s. Q: I bought an oak buffet from a neighbor who moved out of state. The label in the back of one of the drawers pictures two Windsor chairs and says, Windsor Chair Shop, The Owen Sound Chair Co., Ltd., Owen Sound. The bottom corner of the label is torn off. Any idea where this company was? A: Theres a town in Ontario, Canada, called Owen Sound. Your label was missing Ont., the abbreviation for Ontario. The Owen Sound Chair Co. was in business from 1912 until about 1937. It manufactured dining room sets, living room suites, office furniture and Windsor chairs. Q: While cleaning out our basement, we came across a large porcelain figurine my grandmother gave us years ago. I know she bought it in Europe during


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C36 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CHERISH THE CHILDREN EVENT & AUCTION IMAGINARIUM FUNDRAISERJoin us for an event to Cherish on Saturday, April 17th at 7 pm at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Ft. Myers. Enjoy hors d oeuvres, cocktails, and live music during this festive evening that features individually hand-painted items such as chairs, mirrors, picnic benches, and more with special packages. Unique one-of-a-kind items will be part of the LIVE Auction hosted by a Celebrity Chair person! Tickets for the event are $75 per person. This fundraiser bene ts the Imaginarium Group to support exhibits and programs at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium!More information or to purchase tickets: or 321-7409 Mon-Sat: 10am to 5pm Sun: 11am to 5pm5260 Duncan Rd-US17 Punta Gorda, FL 33982(I-75 exit 164-2.5m North on US17)941-347-8044Flea Market: 1st Sat each month Oct thru May: 8am to 2pm Flea Market Vendors welcome! Showroom Dealer Space Available! Galleria Antiques & CollectablesWhere unique antiques & collectables await you!Are you searching for that special piece to complete your collection, or perhaps youre looking for a gift or accessory that is truly unique and one-of-a-kind...Then look no further!Over 30 dealers invite you to browse through 9000sf of air conditioned showroom the largest variety in SW Masquerade ball benefits clinicThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic invites patrons and friends to be who you arent at its Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Colliers Reserve Country Club. Proceeds will support the daily operation of the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic and subsidize the low-cost/no-cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $125 per person and include two drinks, hors doeuvres and a Louisiana-style buffet dinner, silent auction and dancing. Cocktail attire with masquerade flair is suggested. For tickets or more information, call 514-7647, e-mail info@collierspayneuter. org, or visit Tasters raise glasses for charitiesThe Wine Tasters of Naples are planning Cheers for Charity, the groups first fundraising gala, from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at The Player Club at Lely Resort. The Hawaiian-themed evening of wine, vodka cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction will benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, St. Matthews House and Youth Haven. Cost is $75 per person. The Wine Tasters members hold regular wine tastings at area restaurants and enjoy a monthly dinner at a members private home. For more information, call Michele Woodman at (508) 361-9106 or Lorette Clevenger at 254-9439.Place your bets for Marco libraryThe Marco Island Library holds Casino Night in the new Rose Hall from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Local businesses are contributing good and services to be won with raffle tickets earned at blackjack, craps and roulette tables manned by professional dealers. The Marriott, Hilton, Island Country Club, Hideaway Beach Club, Marco River Marina, Publix, Erins Isle Restaurant, Coiffures International and Ricks Island Salon are just a few that have contributed prizes. Casino Night tickets are a tax-free $40 donation to Friends of the Library ($35 for FOL members) and entitle holders to $1,000 in gaming chips, hors doeuvres and soft drinks. Additional chips will be available for purchase, as will wine and beer. Proceeds will raise funds to complete furnishing Rose Hall. For more information, call Jan Silver at 394-8224.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. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Golfers will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start; mah jongg players will compete in the clubhouse after a buffet luncheon at noon. All players will gather at their end of their respective competition for cocktails, dinner and music in the clubhouse. Glenn Basham, concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will play his fiddle with Scott Ritter and his bluegrass band, The Bean Pickers. A 50/50 raffle will be part of the evenings fun. Cost for golfers is $185 and for mah jongg players $65. For more information, call the Naples Philharmonic League information line at 254-2777.Find your goddess at The von LiebigDianne Durante, therapist, radio show host and author of books including Everday Symbols for Joyful Living, will be the keynote speaker at Goddess Night hosted by The von Liebig Art Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1. The event celebrates the creative, goddess-like aspects of the female mind, body and spirit with an evening devoted entirely to empowering and enriching women. 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C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Linda and Bob Heisler, Rona and Michael Balenson 2. Diane Dias and Marie Harris 3. Len Jennings and Lee Pinto 4. Bjarni and Deborah Jonsson 5. Monica Biondo and Kim Gorniak 6. Rosemary Hammar and Joanne SalazarPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 56 3 2 The annual Butterfly Ball for Avow Hospice 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.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 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. Foreigner 2. NCH volunteers Marcy Parfitt and Rebekah DiMaria 3. Twins Kaitlyn and Lindey McFarlane 4. Gary and Brenda Schiff 5. Lee Anglum and Shelly Buzzanel 6. Mike and Kaleigh Grover 7. Meri and Ward Powers, James and JoAnn Martin 8. Gail and Tom Reese, Mary and Hector Santiago, Donna and Ray LandsittelMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 23 4 78 5 6 Rockin for the Garden of Hope and Courage The fourth Naples Music Festival on Third Street South

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C40 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. George and Lisette De Los Reyes, Pat and Donna Musumano and Michael Williams 2. Patt Franciosi and Tom Schneider 3. Jerry and Karen Brachle 4. Susan Power and Dick Christensen 5. Adina Pelicci, Eriberto Jimenez and Vera Lopez (La Mystique) 6. Lee Cohen, Elizabeth Hinkle and Patrick Eucalitto 7. Elizabeth Davison, Kelly Burns and Joanne KuehnerCOURTESY PHOTOS 12 3 4 5 7 6 Hope for Haiti annual gala at St. Ann Catholic Church

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C41 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. David and Barbara Lis and Pauline Campbel 2. Gavin, Maribeth and Ian Roche 3. Dick and Dottie Murray 4. Paul Easton and David Buescher 5. Jerry and Rita Conrad 6. Gary and Jane Marsden 7. Peter Robinson 8. Jim and Linda Williamson and Bill and Claire KrewsonPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 7 6 8 2 3 4 Celebrating St. Patricks Day at The Village on Venetian Bay

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C42 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 2218540 The dcors not fancy but it is warm and inviting with light jazz and soft lights creating an oasis thats well-suited to dining well. The menu showcases chef/owner Jeffrey Acols imaginative style. That features surprising innovations, such as fried calamari coated with nam pla (fermented fish sauce) served with Thai dressing, and fries gussied up with herbs, Parmesan cheese and white truffle oil. The chilled summer soup tasted of the ripe oven-roasted tomatoes from which it was made, enhanced with a bit of wasabi and cucumber ribbons. Organic salmon prepared two ways lightly blackened and topped with citrus salmon ceviche with a yuzu beurre blanc and blazing purple microgreens was downright exciting. Mr. Acol lightens up a ribeye by replacing potatoes with a refreshing Mediterranean cucumber salad. Theres no skimping on dessert here. Both the elegant chocolate mousse and fresh brownie with ice cream were worth every calorie. Wine and beer served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Bamboo Caf, 755 12th Ave. S., Naples; 643-6177 This casual and inviting French cafe has been a downtown fixture for years. While there are always classic French dishes to be had, the kitchen also offers choices that are lighter and more appropriate to the subtropical climate. A soupcon of Moroccan fare adds to the allure. Tasty steamed mussels in a delicate broth filled with lemon and garlic came in a lovely black pot. An endive salad with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and a well-balanced balsamic vinaigrette was another light but satisfying starter. Irish salmon was gently baked and served with lemon beurre blanc. A lamb tagine, delivered in the traditional bowl with cone-shaped top, contained sweet dried plums and a mystical mixture of seasonings. A Napoleon was exceptionally good, with puff pastry topping the delicate pastry filled with ethereal Chantilly cream and fresh ripe berries. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. North, Naples; 403-8272 Theres nothing puny about the small plates that emerge from the kitchen at IM Tapas. Each looks like a work of art and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication to this classic Spanish cuisine of its creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of meal at this little offthe-beaten-path gem. Highlights from a recent meal included fresh anchovies in garlic, chorizo in cider, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, duck breast with figs and port wine reduction, bacalao-stuffed peppers and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. While not situated on one of the citys popular dining thoroughfares, it could easily hold its own among them, its easy to find and theres plenty of parking. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: KCs American Bistro, Pavilion Shopping Center, 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 566-2371 Theres an old adage that warns never to trust a skinny chef, but KCs proves theres an exception to every rule. Chef/ owner Keith Casey offers a lively menu filled with imaginative fare that pays homage to the countrys diverse cultures. His training at the Culinary Institute of America is evident in his soulful sauces. Here are just a few of the noteworthy dishes: Gulf shrimp fritters with mango chutney and West Indies curry sauce, roasted Medjool dates with Humboldt fog blue cheese and dry cured ham with balsamic syrup, rosemary-scented lamb chops and scallops with Maine lobster and sweet corn chowder and a finale of pumpkin and mascarpone cheesecake. The interesting wine list offers almost everything by the bottle or glass. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050 Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor COURTESY PHOTONoodles Italian Caf SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH S avor S pringJOIN US FOR EASTERP P P Brunch Specials Including: Benedicts, Omelets & Baked French ToastAlso Serving from Our Daily Printed Menu, Featuring Seasonal Crab Children's Brunch Plate $4.95Make Your Reservation Today! THE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place (239) 591-2299Online Reservations: Early Bird$24 from 4PM to 6PMLate Bird$24 from 9PM to Close (Three courses with one glass of wine) EVERY DAY LIVE PIANO & VIOLIN from 4pm to 6pmTo Go Menu get 10% off 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 complimentary buffet & LIVE PIANO AND VIOLIN

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 25-31, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C43 diningCALENDAR Thursday, March 25, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy demonstrates how to prepare some classic Chinese dishes that are easily made at home; $30, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Reservations required. Thursday, March 25, 5:30 p.m., Sea Salt: Hess Collection winemaker James MacPhail hosts a tasting of two Hess whites, Peter Lehmann Layers and three single-vineyard pinot noirs; 1300 Third St. South; 262-7999. Friday, March 26, 3-7 p.m., Freedom Park: Collier County Parks and Recreation sponsors Market in the Park, with a portion of proceeds benefiting horticultural and health programs for Collier County children; 1515 Golden Gate Parkway. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. Friday, March 26, 5:30-10 p.m., Freds Diner: Enjoy a three-course dinner at Freds, then board a trolley to Fifth Avenue for a scavenger hunt to benefit Newspapers in Education; $49.95, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Reservations recommended. Friday, March 26, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Winos in Heels is a womens networking night with wine by the glass and wine flight specials available; free, Goodlette Corners, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Friday, March 26, 6 p.m., Naples Italian American Club: Performers from Opera Naples will sing classic pieces by Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Tosti, Di Capua and other Italian composers at this benefit for the opera and the Italian American club; champagne, wine and hors doeuvres will be served; $50, 7035 Airport Road; 597-5210. Reservations suggested. Saturday, March 27, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine expert Kristen Palazzo of Premier Beverage joins Chef Martin Murphy to present a multi-course wine dinner; $75 inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Monday, March 29, 6 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Explore the exciting flavors and dishes of South America with Chef Martin Murphy; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Tuesday, March 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample a variety of premium California cabernets, pinot noirs and chardonnays; $ 25, Goodlette Corners, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Reserve a spot by calling or e-mail to info@ Wednesday, March 31, 11 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Learn how to think outside the cereal box to create healthier breakfasts; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Sign up online at LifestyleCenter. karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Great food and a top-notch selection of wines have long been the hallmarks of Tonys Off Third, but now it can be called a bastion of fine baked goods as well, with the arrival of pastry chef Emily Duncan. Chef/owner Tony Ridgway has served in that capacity, along with assorted others, for many years, and, he says, hes thrilled to be passing the bakery torch into Emilys most capable hands. Ms. Duncan is a graduate of The Pittsburgh Institute of Culinary Arts and has worked as the executive pastry chef at The University Club of Chicago, as well as the assistant pastry chef at two Ritz-Carltons and The Breakers in Palm Beach. In the past month, she has transformed Tonys and the look is totally different, with a pastry image throughout and a beautiful display in the pastry case, says Mr. Ridgway. A sampling of her creations includes little coconut cakes, homemade biscotti, homemade marshmallow, pate de fruit, mini lemon curd with meringue, chocolate hazelnut bars and panna cotta with fruit. Shell also design cakes to your specifications, including wedding cakes, with a choice of cake, icing and filling. Tonys Off Third is at 1300 Third St. S. Its open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call 262-7999 for details or to talk with Ms. Duncan.Nonprofits unite for new eventHeres a reason to party: The Naples Children & Education Foundation will celebrate a decade of transforming childrens lives in an event involving the Naples Originals independent restaurants and the Naples Botanical Garden. The event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, takes place at the Garden, where the NCEF will present grants from money raised at its 2010 Naples Winter Wine Festival. NCEF trustees will award 20 grants to local childrens charities. At the same time, the Naples Originals will hold its first-ever food festival, featuring a lavish buffet of member restaurants culinary specialties. The organization represents more than two dozen independent establishments, including Bay House, Bha!Bha! Persian Bistro, Sea Salt, Ridgway Bar & Grill, EVOO, M Waterfront Grille and Remys Bistro. This event brings together three entities that began as grassroots organizations: Naples Originals, Naples Botanical Garden and NCEF, says Anne Welsh McNulty, NCEF trustee and grant chair for 2010. All have grown into significant forces for our community. Tickets are $50 per person (children 16 and younger admitted free), with a portion of the proceeds benefitting NCEF. Tickets are available at www. Information about participating restaurants is available at Details about the 170-acre botanical garden are available at www.naplesgarden. org.Hope and Love team upHeres a sweet deal: Buy Norman Love Confections on a designated Web site and 5 percent of the money goes to Hope HealthCare Services, the nonprofit organization that runs Hope Hospice and provides a wealth of health services. Hospice holds a special place in my heart, says Mr. Love, whose mother received hospice services prior to her death in 1989. Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, says, Chocolates are a favorite way of expressing care and comfort and providing care and comfort to our patients and families is at the core of Hopes mission. Purchases can be made through www. or For details, call 985-7795.Angelinas helps prepare for disasterIn an effort to help the American Red Cross Lee County Chapter raise money, Nick Costanzo, executive chef of Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, has created Recipes for Disaster, a booklet featuring gourmet recipes that use canned or non-perishable items that can be prepared with minimal heat. The booklet also includes disaster preparedness checklists, making it an ideal addition to your hurricane kit. The booklet is available for $10 at Angelinas or by calling the Red Cross office at 278-3401. Proceeds will benefit local Red Cross efforts. Angelinas is at 24041 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-3187.Corkage fee-freeThrough the end of the month, Alexanders Restaurant is waiving its usual corkage fee. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and the staff will happily serve it with your dinner without charge. Alexanders is at 4077 Tamiami Trail, Naples. Call 262-4999.Comings and goingsHeres an update on new restaurants and those that have shut their doors: The former Gabriellos of New York has a new tenant: Table 82, which used to be in Village Walk in Bonita Springs. Offering pizza and other Italian favorites, its at 13800 U.S. 41 N., at the corner of Old 41 and U.S. 41 in North Naples. Call 4316482. Pure Urban Oasis should open in early April at Mercato in North Naples. Like other dining establishments in the upscale shopping and residential complex, it will offer indoor and outdoor dining. There will be a full bar as well. The menu promises to be innovative American, with dishes such as crisp rice cakes topped with tartare or ceviche. Mercato is at Vanderbilt Beach Road and U.S. 41. Look for The Pewter Mug to reopen sometime this spring as some long-time Neapolitans team up to revitalize the bar and restaurant that closed last year after a 39-year run. Curt Boyette, Larry Genta Jr., Pat Murphy and Bobby DiModica are joining forces to bring the restaurant back. Check back here for further details as they are available. Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine on U.S. 41 has closed.Ducky dessert pays offThe Capital Grille recently held a promotion through which it donated money to the Childrens Museum of Naples for every piece of coconut crme pie patrons purchased. For the $10 purchase price, customers also received a rubber duck that was included in The Great Venetian Duck Race, a fundraiser for the museum. The promotion raised $10,000 for CMon, which is expected to open this fall. The Capital Grille is at 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples. Call 254-0640. Something sweet and new cooking at Tonys Off Third 0, 5: 30 8 p .m ., h M arou tc re fr ee, a ce; i ne o / COURTESY PHOTO Emilly Duncan, pastry chef at Tony's Off Third COURTESY PHOTOAlexander's goes corkage fee-free through the end of March.

PAGE 108 Barbara M. WattBroker/Owner t Own er Sunbelt Realty, Inc. SunbeltRealtyInc Sunbelt Real ty Inc. c eltRealtyInc b b S S ty ty S R Sunbelt Realty, Inc. B ro k 1-866-657-2300 Call Toll Free a M. /O Wat t O Barbar a Bk NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE HORSE LOVERS ESTATE$750,000 10 Acre estate w/5 bed 4 Bath. Large lanai w/in-ground heated pool. Pole barn, workshop, beautiful uplands property. Ask for 802NA9031803. 1-866-657-2300 PRIVATE 4 1/2 ACRE SANCTUARY$749,900 Luxury pool estate, guest house, workshop, horse barn, gourmet kitchen w/ top end appliances. 4,750 Sq Ft-Dream Home Ask for 802NA210006143. 1-866-657-2300 FOREST HOME TWO STORY$575,000 3 Bed + Den 2 Bath 2 car garage with Hurricane Impact windows and doors and many upgrades.Park like 5 acre setting. Ask for 802NA8023774. 1-866-657-2300 IMPERIAL RIVER$544,000 5 Bedroom home with 3 1/2 baths pool and boat dock Ask for 802NA9036763. 1-866-657-2300 BETTER THAN NEW$511,000 Beautiful Floor Plan. E45Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood flooring large workshop / storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Ask for 802NA9026354. 1-866-657-2300 RESORT STYLE LIVING$439,900 Wow 3 bed 2 bath on the 14th floor The view is spectacular Resort style living, pool, tennis. Ask for 802NA210005968. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING 4 BED/4 BATH POOL HOME$411,500 2 master suites, 20 X 42 foot pool with raised spa two covered lanai's and a covered BBQ area, all on 2.50 acres. Ask for 802NA210004740. 1-866-657-2300 FOUR BEDROOMS 2 CAR GARAGE$399,000 Best Deal in Pinewoods and not a SHORT SALE!!!!! Get a response right away. Meticulously maintained and recently updated Ask for 802NA210007855. 1-866-657-2300 OASIS IN PARADISE$349,900 This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds. Ask for 802NA210007916. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT LOCATION$289,900 3/2/2 home in great location. new pool and cage,roof,water heater. Needs some care but a great buy. Ask for 802NA210003004. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEW$274,400 The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas, Ask for 802NA9026365. 1-866-657-2300 3 BED/3 BATH CANAL HOME$269,000 With Dock This beautiful waterfront home could be yours, brick paver drive, marble floors, granite counters, private outdoor spa Ask for 802NA9033529. 1-866-657-2300 HEMINGWAY CABIN$249,000 On Private Island. 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. Ask for 802NA8017808. 1-866-657-2300 HOME MOVE IN CONDITION$246,000 This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 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 GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY$170,000 Bank owned property located within a beautiful gated public Golf Course community. Beautiful entrance-great kitchen Ask for 802NA210009218. 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 WATERFRONT$139,900 Water front 4 bedroom 2 bath priced to sell yesterday home is on three lots Ask for 802NA210009730. 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 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$120,000 Open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, walk in closet and laundry Ask for 802NA210002948. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GREAT PRICE$119,000 Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings. 2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 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 CITY$85,000 3 bed/2 bath home with tiled floors throughout, screened patio & plenty of room for a pool in the back yard. Ask for 802NA210009288. 1-866-657-2300 3 BED/2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT BUY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$79,000 This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 WINTERPARK,GREAT LOCATION$67,925 Nice large condo with 2/2 laundry in unit, community pool, sidewalks and tennis court. Second floor. Ask for 802NA210004346. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES MANOR LAKES$60,000 Foreclosure, Sold as is with right to inspect.Three bedroom two bath home in Naples May not qualify for all home loans. Ask for 802NA210001170. 1-866-657-2300 DUPLEX HEITMANS BONITA SPRINGS$59,000 Bank owned duplex,2/1 with assigned parking. Being sold as is with right to inspect. This property has 2 sewer assessment Ask for 802NA210008886. 1-866-657-2300 MORORHEAD MANOR GREAT COMMUNITY$49,900 55+ Park, Resident owned land close to 5th Avenue!! Approximately 3 miles from Naples Beaches and 1.5 miles from Bayview Ask for 802NA210009131. 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 25-30, 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 28TH 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 TWINEAGLES 11637 Talon Drive $2,250,000 Kim Boyer 784-4401 QUAIL CREEK ESTATES Pick Up Map at Gate Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308 TWINEAGLES 11910 Heatherwoods Ct $599,000 Janet Carter 821-8067 TWINEAGLES 11421 Golden Eagle Ct $2,550,000 Pam Maher 877-9521 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 $359,000Carl Brewer 269-3757 TAKE A PEEK AT QUAIL CREEK!4 HOMES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM March 28th See you there! d 8 m

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Real Knowledge. Real Commitment. Real Results.Linda Anderson (239) 293-0284 Molly Begor (518) 572-6204 Kim Boyer (239) 784-4401 Carl Brewer (239) 269-3757 Carol Baker (847) 421-5068 Janet Carter (239) 821-8067 Gail DeFrancesca (239) 216-6296 Julie Dixon (239) 269-5701 Don Lasch (239) 285-6413 Sandy Lasch (239) 285-6413 Chris Lecca (239) 776-5423 Diane Lecca (239) 776-2977 Ann Levitan (239) 290-5454 Steve Levitan (239) 269-4700 Lucy Maglione (239) 248-0221 Pam Maher (239) 877-9521 Tiffany McQuaid (239) 287-6308 Laurie Shea (603) 799-3400 Sandy Sims (239) 595-2969 Ross Valenza (239) 248-4821 Is NOW the Time to Buy?View these listings and more at: Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 13102 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,250,000 12997 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,875,000 Now $1,495,000! 13087 Pond Apple Dr. E. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,987,450 NOW $1,750,000! 4355 Silver Fox Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,310,000 13088 Pond Apple Dr. W. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,150,000 now $995,000! 4388 Pond Apple Drive N. Quail Creek Estates $1,449,950 4256 Silver Fox Drive Quail Creek Estates WAS $1,399,000 NOW $1,250,000!Any Questions? 12079 WICKLOW LANE TWIN EAGLES $924,900 11650 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE WAS $429,900 NOW $419,000! 11432 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $594,900 4749 Turnstone Court LONGSHORE LAKE WAS $595,000 NOW $560,000! 11477 Night Heron Drive LONGSHORE LAKE WAS $469,000 NOW $418,500! 1059 Linnet Lane LONGSHORE LAKE was $332,500 Now $319,000! 11536 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $425,000 11802 Quail village way QUAIL VILLAGE WAY $415,000 2565 ASPEN CREEK LANE #102 HUNTINGTON LAKES $255,000 15100 Summit Place Circle summit place $375,000 TURNKEY 13102 bald cypress Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,725,000 12888 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,175,000 sold for $1,175,000 12887 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $525,000 sold for $475,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD12985 white violet Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,599,000 Sold for $1,440,000I sell when people are buying and I buy when people are desperate Warren BuffetBuy when there is blood on the streets! John D. RockefellerThe $7,500 tax credit for rst-time buyers expires in a few months!Interest rates are lower than they have been in years, you can still get a mortgage until it changes.This is the market that people will look back 2-3 years from now and say I wish I had bought then! Darryl DavisS ingle-family home sales in October increased 65 percent overall, with 205 in October 2008 compared to 124 in October 2007. Naples Area Board of RealtorsThe large selection of homes is dwindling down, NEG OTI AT E N OW!Florida Home Sales 50% higher from a year ago! Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist NAR NEW LISTING PENDING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 4488 SILVER FOX Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,425,000 PENDING NEW LISTING View these listings and more at: Ti an y McQuaid 23 928 763 08 13102 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,250,000 12997 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,875,000 Now $1,495,000! 13087 Pond App le Dr. E. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,987,450 NOW $1,750,000! 4355 Silver Fox Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,310,000 13088 Pond App le Dr. W. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,150,000 now $995,000! 4388 Pond App le Drive N. Quail Creek Estates $1,449,950 4256 Silver Fox Drive Quail Creek Estates WAS $1,399,000 NOW $1,250,000! 12079 WICKLOW LANE TWIN EAGLES $924,900 11650 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE WAS $429,900 NOW $419,000! 11432 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $594,900 4749 Turnstone Court LONGSHORE LAKE WAS $595,000 NOW $560,000! 11477 Night Heron Drive L ON GSHO RE LAKE WAS $469,000 NOW $418,500 1059 Linnet Lane LONGSHO RE LAKE was $332,500 Now $319,000! 11536 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $425,000 11802 Quail village way QUAIL VILLAGE WAY $415,000 2565 ASPEN CREEK LANE #102 HUNTINGTON LAKES $255,000 15100 Summit Place Circle summit place $375,000 TURNKEY 13102 bald cypress Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,725,000 12888 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,175,000 sold for $1,175,000 12887 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $525,000 sold for $475,000SOLD SOLD SOLD12985 white violet Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,599,000 Sold for $1,440,000I se ll wh en peopl e are bu yi ng a nd I buy whe n pe op le ar e des pe rate W ar r en Buf fe tB uy wh en there is bl ood on the s tr eet s! J ohn D Roc kefelle rFirst-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Expires SOON!In te re st ra te s are low er than th ey h ave been in y ea rs y ou ca n s ti l l get a mortgage un til it c ha ng es.Th is is t he ma r ke t tha t peo p le will l oo k b ac k 23 ye ars fr om n o w a nd sa y I wish I had b ough t t he n! D ar ryl D avi sOverall Pending Sales increased 62% in February 2010!N aples Ar ea Boa r d o f R eal t or sT he la rg e sel e ct ion of h omes is dw i nd l ing d o wn NE GOTIAT E NOW!F lorida H ome Sal es 50 % higher f r om a year ago Law r ence Y un C hief E conomist NA RNEW LISTINGPENDINGNEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 4488 SILVER FOX Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,425,000PENDINGNEW LISTING Call Us Today!Any Questions?

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Ann & Steve LevitanQuail West Residents Direct 269-4700 Quail West 4430 Wayside Drive $2,495,000 4 BR+D Sq. Ft.Highcroft Drive $2,795,000 4 BR+D Sq. Ft. 4300 Brynwood Driv D Sq. Ft. Pondview ircle $9,950,000 D Sq. Ft. Brynwood Driv 3 BR+D Sq. Ft. Highcroft Driv 3 BR+D Sq. Ft. Wayside Drive $2,375,000 4 BR+D Sq. Ft. Brynwood Drive $2,395,0004 BR+D Sq. Ft. Brynwood Driv 5 BR+D Sq. Ft. Highcroft Driv 4 BR+D Sq. Ft. avell T 4 BR+D Sq. Ft.Pondview ir 5 BR+D Sq. Ft. 4549 Brynwood Driv 4 BR+D Sq. Ft. 5000 Groveland T 3 BR+D Sq. Ft. avell Terrace $2,995,000 5 BR+D Sq. Ft. avell Terrace $2,795,000 4 BR+D Sq. Ft. VIRTUAL TOURS @ www.LevitanMcQuaid.comQuail 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 SM SOLDUNDER CONTRACT Highcroft Driv 3 BR+D Sq. Ft. Pondview ircle $2,795,000 5 BR+D Sq. Ft. Debt-Free Member Owned Club I 3 BR+D Sq. Ft. 5927 Burnham R 5Sq. Ft. Highcroft Driv 3 BR+D Sq. Ft. LOTS Starting at $75,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD FURNISHED NEVER LIVED IN FURNISHED MODEL HOMESOLD Ann & Steve LevitanQuail West ResidentsOfce 594-5555 Direct 269-4700 0 VIRTUAL TOURS @ 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 SM