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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9-11 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C34-37 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 26 FREE WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 1, 2010 Until after a long time Id be well again Then Id like to live and go back home again Poem written by a child in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) Anneliese Salamon spent part of her youth in a camp. But there were no games, weenie roasts or songs sung around the campfire where she was. Disease, hunger, foul stenches and death filled Ms. Salamons days in a concentration camp during the Holocaust in Europe during World War II. With Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, April 11, Ms. Salamon and many other survivors feel a need to educate and enlighten the community and world about what happened during the mass genocide. In observance of the Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida is offering free admission Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, according to Alex Vance, the museums executive director. The Holocaust was considered the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximatelySEE TOLERANCE, A23 Holocaust survivors encourage tolerance, say never forget BY E.I. ROTTERSMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Courtesy of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker magazine, all of which have done major pieces looking at Southwest Florida in the last year, were all famous. Or really, infamous, for having some of the highest rates of foreclosure in the nation. But its all the same to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which defines fame simply as public reputation. Late pop artist and long-BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE STAR, A8 u rte sy o f The New York Times The Wall et J ourn al and l The New Yorker maga all of which have done ma j or s l oo ki ng a t So ut hw es t V AN WILLIAM S a ms @ oridaweek ly. co m who is thehere?biggeststarliving FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOPrison garb from the Holocaust on display at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida As simple as thatGirlyman just wants to have fun at the Gig for Good to benefit Eden Autism Services. C1 Floating museumsThe Nina and Pinta replica ships set sail for Naples Bay. A10 Going to the dogsPet-related businesses are the cats pajamas in Southwest Florida. B1 Better than the bayouSee who celebrated Mardi Paws and more local fun. C34-37

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 LOSING PATIENCE? YOUR SOLUTION IS ONE CALL AWAY. Problem solved. Your home deserves the very best care, TotalCare.To learn more, give us a call us at 239-598-2007 or visit us at Look at all the famous people we have here in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, the regional home of the unofficial Retired CIA Officers of America, Post 101, that hell-bent-on-non-fame famous band of snoops. (They dont really have a post, at least not that I know of. I just made that up.) Ive been told by a few people they all looked over their shoulders or lowered their voices imperceptibly when they told me, and Im not making that up that the region is chock full of former CIA officers. Lots of them settle in for the golden years here, apparently. They create their own Black-Hole Fame, according to the legend. Besides, we used to have former CIA Director Porter Goss wandering around the neighborhood he started his famous public life as a Sanibel city councilman, before moving on to seats as a Lee County commissioner and a U.S. Congressman. For a short time, he was the third most famous CIA agent in the world, behind hero Bill Donovan and traitor Aldrich Ames. Under President George W. Bush, he became fired Porter Goss. But, of course, Mr. Goss was a Princeton man; Mr. Bush, sadly, was only a Yalee. That probably accounts in part for the abrupt halt to Mr. Goss otherwise stellar career. But the CIA has nothing on the rest a whole flock of the famous, living right here in River City. Some of them actually seek notoriety, if you can believe it. And for that money, wouldnt you? So here are my questions du jour: How closely should you look at famous people, especially when they dont seek notoriety outside the parameters of their fame? Is it rude? Is it even (gasp) unethical? Maybe the answer lies in the preferences of famous people. Some of them dont want to be looked at, ever, in their private lives at least thats what they say. And we really should respect their privacy, shouldnt we? I mean, really? Shouldnt we? Their privacy? I define privacy like this: Thinking consciously without speaking, writing or signaling. In nothing else is privacy possible, because there is always evidence, somewhere, of everything else, except your unspoken thoughts. And sometimes evidence even exists that points to those. Which leads me to believe that our basic notions about privacy, and the right to it, are skewed. Im talking about fundamental human rights, defined in the classic American style. As an American, do you have a fundamental right to privacy in: A. The bathroom? No. In boot camp, there is no privacy for any American. Why should there be anywhere else? In this nation, were all supposed to be treated equally. B. The bedroom? Please. Anybody with dogs or kids will tell youwell, if you dont have dogs or kids, Im sorry for you. But ask someone with dogs or kids. Also, see boot camp. C. The woods? Get real. Every bird, chipmunk, snake, fly and mosquito in the world along with who-knows-what human being or runaway dog is looking at you in the woods or will if you let them. The woods are home to the world. The world gets to look, but if your woodcraft is good enough, and you dont talk or write what you think, you get to earn some privacy in the woods. D. The privacy of your own home? See the answers to bathroom and bedroom and woods, especially if your house is in the woods, like mine, and filled with both dogs and children. Like mine. So, in fact, privacy is a matter of degree and chance and circumstance. Its not a right except in your own mind, which the English poet John Milton described this way, in the long poem, Paradise Lost: The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven. But privacy is one thing, and looking is another. People, famous people for example, may not have an absolute right to privacy, but does that mean we should violate their privacy just because they dont have a right to it? Heres another way of putting the question. Should we look at everything an accident with blood and casualties when medics are already on the scene, say? Or a couple kissing passionately in a public park when love is on the scene? Or an old person suffering an embarrassing moment of forgetfulness or weakness, which might also be comic, when decline is on the scene? And why is our instinct, sometimes, to turn away, even though were compelled to stare hard at the scene? Good-hearted people who arent afraid of looking at anything Ive known a few and you probably have, too have no desire to look at someones embarrassment, for example. The implication of my questions is a hypothesis: Perhaps there are things and people we should avoid looking at, especially if we have good manners and respect for the privacy of others. But our lead story this week suggests a different answer. Look at our front page to find a light-hearted take on the famous in Southwest Florida, from Marco Island in the south to Sarasota in the north. And read between the lines. Looking is a good thing.I think we should look at everything and anything we want to in any public place or space at anytime, under any conditions. Looking is better than not looking, because we have been given eyes. So I say never apologize for looking not on the street, not in the woods, not on the airwaves or the cables. Not anywhere. And especially not to people who make their livings performing for a public who pays. And good livings they are, for the most part. Famous people earn the right to be looked at by the rest of us as much as we want to look at them. Enjoy this brief glance at the local people who famously help shape our world, then and look a little farther if you feel so inclined. COMMENTARY Looking is a good thing rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 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 CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished 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. Liz Carpenter was one of the greatest Texans who ever hit Washington. We who knew Liz will never forget all that she did in the course of a life well-lived. She died last week in Austin, Texas, at age 89. Liz fulfilled her ambition to become a Washington newswoman when there were few of us around. She later worked as an executive assistant to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. She was on Air Force One in Dallas when LBJ was hurriedly sworn in as president following the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. She wrote the statement that Johnson read on his return to Washington. It ended with the words: I ask Gods help and yours. She also served as staff director and press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson. Mary Elizabeth Sutherland became Liz to all. She got her first job in Washington working as a reporter covering Eleanor Roosevelt for a group of Michigan newspapers. Born in Salado, Texas, a sixth-generation Texan, Liz grew up a devout Democrat. Her mother was a bookworm, who prized learning. Her father, a highway contractor, was often away from home. We were Methodists and Baptists and Democrats, she recalled. I was 17 before I saw my first Roman Catholic, and 21 before I saw my first Republican. Both were terrifying experiences. Her family moved to Austin, where she got the journalistic bug while working at school newspapers at Austin High and the University of Texas. She married her college sweetheart, Leslie Carpenter, and they set up a news bureau in Washington at the National Press Building. She later persuaded the male-only National Press Club to allow newswomen to sit in the balcony to cover luncheon meetings with VIP guests. Some of the women brownbagged it. Women were not taken in as NPC members until 1971. A close friend of the Johnsons, she became their speechwriter, humorist and political adviser. She was invaluable to them. LBJ was a complicated man, to put it mildly. He inspired his staff, but also was hard on them, depending on his mood. But Liz never lost her sense of humor when it came to politicians. She was noted for her talents as a speechwriter, a public speaker, an author and a political pro. She was addicted to Washington news but proved you can go home again when she returned to her beloved Austin. Liz and I arrived in Washington at about the same time during the early 1940s. Most news organizations had only a few women on their staffs. Few covered the big news beats in town. That picture changed during World War II, when all young men with a pulse were drafted. Women at last had their chance. Both of us went job hunting at the National Press Building at about the same time. Liz, who was always on the plump side, ran out of money a couple of days before I did. She wired her brother Tom to send her $200 or Im going to have to sell my body. He wired back: Sell it by the pound. But he also sent the money. Later, in her government career, Liz helped Lady Bird Johnsons historic whistle-stop campaign tour through the South to support her husbands 1964 presidential campaign. Liz also helped plan Lady Birds national beautification project, which spotlighted the beauty of American historic landmarks. In those years, it seemed we reporters climbed every mountain and visited most of the national parks, even riding the Snake River in a rubber raft to promote Lady Birds See America campaign.At the end of the trail, Liz also would make sure there was a picnic lunch and champagne. She also helped the first lady highlight LBJs Great Society programs, including Head Start and anti-poverty efforts in Appalachia. Liz won many awards and wrote many books. Toward the end of her days, she had a raft of illnesses, but kept her sense of humor. Outside her nursing-room door, she had a sign posted: Parking for Democrats only. All others will be towed. She leaves behind her daughter, Christie of New York, an executive at the Paley Center for Media, and a son, Scott of Vashon, Wash., a retired broadcaster. Ive always lived as outrageously as my family, friends and the law would allow, she often said. She knew how to live life. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly She had a good lifeFreedom died todayOPINION Barack Obama rose to prominence after his thunderously unifying message at the 2004 Democratic Convention. The theme of effacing the political and cultural differences between red and blue states carried him through the 2008 election. It turned out to be as unrepresentative a campaign as FDR running on balancing the budget in 1932 or George W. Bush touting a humble foreign policy in 2000. President Obama, the erstwhile unifier, has set up a fierce ideological struggle over the direction of the country that will rage through 2010 and 2012: Will America make its peace with European-style social democracy, or will it continue to stand out among other advanced Western nations in its relatively robust economic freedom? Health-care reform is a proxy war in this larger conflict of visions. Obama could have finessed the difference, with incremental steps toward greater government involvement in a health-care sector that is already only half-private. The short-term bragging points for Obamas reform keeping children on their parents policies until age 26, minimizing the doughnut hole in the Medicare prescription-drug program, etc. would have passed the Senate with 65 or 70 votes. But Obama wanted more. Liberals believe the history of progress is written with the extension of the social-welfare state. Bringing more people within its ambit fulfills the promise of America, just like the civil-rights laws of the 1960s. They would have betrayed themselves had they failed to pass a skein of new regulations and an entitlement program achieving universal coverage. House Democrats acted in the spirit of a self-sacrificing revolutionary vanguard. Isolated within the country, opposed by a bipartisan coalition, likely to sustain deep losses from their vote, Nancy Pelosis 219 gambled that their audacious act would change the country irrevocably. Their bet is that American history is unidirectional once a system of government benefits is established, it can never be revoked. There are two problems with this otherwise-sensible wager: 1) The important benefits in ObamaCare wont be established until 2014, and Democrats have stirred up an intense, broad-based opposition well in advance; 2) Historic inevitability often goes awry. Obama doesnt yet seem to realize that reality matters, and sets the standard by which his bill will be judged. It makes Medicare stronger and more solvent, Obama said, in a typical offering of rhetorical sugar pills. It will reduce our deficit by more than $100 billion over the next decade, and more than $1 trillion in the decade after that. The fact is that it takes $500 billion out of Medicare and applies it to the new program. The deficit figures are built on fairytale assumptions. The rest of the assurances made about the bill it will reduce premiums, cut costs and create jobs were desperate campaign-style promises made to get it over the finish line. Obama said passage of the bill proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things. He defines our greatness by how much we are willing to tax ourselves and to spend. Whether the country accepts that view, and the dreary future it suggests, will be adjudicated in November and beyond. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Social Security passed in Pensions created from worker pay But for Alf Landon and the GOP Freedom died that day. Medicare passed in 1965, Health care for seniors all the way, Ronald Reagan was the first to predict, Freedom would die this day. Obamacare passed in 2010, Health care for all now on its way, But Congressman Mack could only shout, Freedom died today. Yes, freedom to die uninsured, Family and fortune withering away, To wait forever in emergency rooms, That is the freedom that died today! A referendum on repealBY RICH LOWRY BY JOE PACHECO


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 15 MINUTES When marketing goes to the dogs, people and pooches love the resultsBob Hooper, founder of the Cider House Society at the Humane Society Naples, knows a thing or two about marketing, creating pizzazz and embracing an unexpected approach in order to make things shine. Consider, for example, the challenges of raising a family while being relocated to different positions throughout the world. No problem. Mr. Hooper and wife Cindi never focused on their lack of a homestead. Their children filled their passport pages with stamps from around the globe, while they speculated about where Dads next assignment might take them. Home was wherever we celebrated Christmas, says Mr. Hooper. Or what about the interviewing advice he gave sons Jeffrey and Justin when they graduated from college into a difficult and highly competitive job market? He suggested they tell recruiters: Ill do any job youve got, anywhere in the world, any hours you need. Both sons were hired on the spot. Mr. Hoopers hard work and can-do approach resulted in a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry. A biology major, he began his career in quality assurance. I never sold product, he says, adding he advanced through the years from testing to production to operations, first domestically and then internationally. At age 50, he shifted gears and joined IMS, a company he describes as a scorekeeper for the pharmaceutical industry. He helped design marketing plans for new product launches, determine international pricing and navigate the challenges of dealing with regulating agencies across the globe. Every developed county has its version of the FDA, some more strict than the FDA, he says. This is a man who sees every challenge as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. How fortunate for the Humane Society Naples. An animal lover all his life, Mr. Hooper went to HSN and bought a dog after settling in here as a retiree. He returned to the facility looking for a way to contribute his time and talents. There were plenty of volunteer dog-walkers and adoption consultants, and Mr. Hooper wanted to do something different. After visiting three weeks in a row and seeing some of the same dogs week after week, he recognized an area at HSN not being addressed. It was the age-old theme: the young, cute ones were in demand and adopted right away, while older, less attractive and/or deformed dogs remained ignored. Mr. Hooper cultivated a plan to apply the fundamentals of marketing to the dogs that were going, well, nowhere. He approached Andy Reed, HSN director of development, and the Cider House Society was born. They selected six dogs one with three legs and dubbed them the All-Star Pooches. They emblazoned each of their cages with a gold star and the message: This dog chosen by the Cider House Society which, Mr. Hooper chuckles, was me. Incentives were established to encourage patrons to take a chance. Specifically, the adoption fee for any All-Star Pooch is refundable after 30 days. Some of these dogs also come with a voucher worth up to $200 redeemable for pet health supplies, clinic services or professional training. They started the program in February 2008 and allotted the remainder of that year for the six dogs to be adopted. The All-Stars were all gone adopted to loving homes in 10 weeks. The first dog adopted a black Lab with a leg deformity that caused a limp he hobbled out alongside his new owner, a woman on crutches. The original All-Stars were replaced with older, less-attractive dogs with personality issues. By the end of the Cider House Societys second year, more than 100 dogs had been adopted through the program. Mr. Hooper says the marketing not the money is the key. Only 50 percent of the new owners ever request to be reimbursed the adoption fee, he says. HSN takes pictures of the All-Star Pooches and keeps a photo book at the adoption center. Kathy Gumph, adoption counselor and volunteer coordinator, says one of the strengths of the Cider House Society is its ability to spotlight a previously invisible dog. Mr. Hooper likens the All-Star Pooch program to taking a rusty car in for a new paint job, calling it This Months Special and tying it up with a big red bow. He also credits several others for the success of the Cider House Society, including Michael Simonik, executive director of HSN; Karen Sesso, director of adoptions, who never met a dog she didnt like; and Nancy Peterson, operations manager of the Cider House Society, whom Mr. Hooper describes as the All-Star Pooches matchmaker. He quotes Ms. Peterson as saying, Its the best job Ive ever had. Reflecting on his own career, Mr. Hooper says, Going to work every day was great, trying to improve peoples lives. Seems hes still at it. Only now its people and pooches. BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN_________________________Special to Florida Weekly For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement... COURTESY PHOTOBob Hooper and Leah, a Cider House All Star Pooch

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 time fame commentator Andy Warhol would agree. Dont pay attention to what they write about you, goes one of his famous sound bites. Just measure it in inches. He also suggested that fame is a commodity everyone will enjoy for 15 minutes at some point in the future. We are moving toward that vision with reality television, celebrity news, and American Idol. Fort Myers own Vonzell Solomon was briefly a shining star on the latter program. Yet there are still a lot of people hungry for fame who arent getting theirs. The University of Florida estimates there are 1,112, 073 people living in Southwest Florida Lee County (614,833), Charlotte County (164,326) and Collier County (332,914). Yet there probably arent more than a few hundred celebrities living in the area, counting the confirmed ones and myriad rumors. Talk of celebrities may be ubiquitous, but fame itself is still the rarest of commodities, wrote Jake Halpern, who explored fame in an article for The New Yorker, and later to a fuller extent in his book Fame Junkies, published in 2007. In any case, our vote for the most famous person in Southwest Florida goes to jazz great Dave Brubeck, a living legend, according to the Library of Congress. At 89, he was right here in Lee County this winter as usual, still composing music that floats across generations, capturing both popular taste (although not to the extent of rock stars) and critical acclaim. He spends the winter here instead of at his New England home. The ice is a problem for him in Connecticut, said George Moore, who manages Mr. Brubecks inclement venue over the winter. When Mr. Brubeck is in Florida, hes working. Here are other stars of Southwest Florida, part of the shifting chimera that is fame in America. MusicThere are a handful of best-selling authors in Southwest Florida. But theyre generally less renowned in popular culture (although perhaps get more respect) than singers or actors. Just by virtue of being in the pop music profession, Rob Grad might be considered more famous than, say, best-selling author Randy Wayne White (a Sanibel resident). In the 1990s, Mr. Grad sold nearly 150,000 albums with his L.A.-based band Kik Tracee. I was so young when it happened I had all these ideas about fame and what it would mean to my life, he said. It was an amazing experience, but it is what it is. The band fell apart, but in more recent years hes come to Fort Myers to record music and play golf. Dave Ellefson of the 1980s metal band Megadeth is rumored to have a home in Southwest Florida. Drummer Steve Luongo, now head of the John Entwistle Foundation, lives in the area. Jose Feliciano, famous for singing I want to wish you a merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart, lives in Lehigh Acres. Alex Lifeson, guitarist for Rush, had a home in Naples at Pelican Bay, at least until a few years ago. J.C. Chasez of the band NSync, is rumored to have a home in Naples. John Mooney, a renowned slide blues guitarist, lives on Pine Island. Cliff Williams, bassist for AC/DC, has a home in Southwest Florida. Ricky Medlocke, lead guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, lives in Fort Myers sometimes. I really like fishing for snook, reds and bass, Mr. Medlocke told Florida Weekly recently. One day I caught five 10-pound bass somewhere between the Panhandle and Marco Island. Charlotte CountyThere are celebrities in this small county, according to Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce President John Wright, but they dont want to be recognized. Mr. Wright might as well be considered a celebrity. He speaks 10 languages and is also a Scottish Laird (meaning he comes from a land-owning family, not that hes royalty). Home improvement icon Bob Vila once had a home north of Charlotte County. Natural health guru Dr. Robert Morse, based in Port Charlotte, claims country music star Shania Twain as a client. She is rumored to have a home on Marco Island. Baseball star Cal Ripken Jr. owns the Charlotte Stone Crabs minor league baseball franchise. BooksJanet Evanovichs long-running Stephanie Plum series has been at the top of the New York Times best-seller list plenty of times. She has a home in Naples. Im always working but I take time out for dinner dates on Third Street or Fifth Avenue with my husband and friends and occasionally a movie at the Mercato, Ms. Evanovich wrote in an e-mail. She likes living in Southwest Florida, but couldnt decide exactly why. Hard to pick one reason, she wrote. I love the sun (as opposed to gloomy New England), I love the people (they look happy and theyre friendly!), I love eating outdoors year round (OK, so sometimes its under a propane heater but its still outdoors). Stephen King has a house north of Port Charlotte in the Osprey/Nokomis area; novelist Michael Connelly has a residence in Sarasota; novelist Tim Dorsey has a place on Pine Island; bestselling novelists Ben Bova and Robin Cook have Naples homes.Movies, TV and extended familyThe comedian Steve Martin is rumored to have a beachfront sanctuary in the Naples area but his publicist couldnt confirm that. Actor Kevin Nealon, a former Saturday Night Live regular, is said to live in Fort Myers. Former Playboy Playmate of the month, Suzanne Lee Stokes was born in Naples in 1979, according to her bio on the Internet Movie Database. Her parents own an alligator farm and wildlife refuge in the Everglades. NBC Today shows Willard Scott has broadcast from his home on Captiva Island. Former ABC Nightline anchor Ted Koppel also had a place there, although he hasnt been spotted around town recently. The mother of Tom Cruise was rumored to have, at one time, lived on Captiva Island, as were the parents of actor Christopher Walken and novelist Dan Brown. The legendary departedRobert Rauschenberg lived and produced art on Captiva Island for years before he died. His name is so recognizable and his influence so broad, in art, music, movies practically everything that his death hasnt diminished his fame. Film director Gerard Damiano made Deep Throat, maybe the first movie considered pornographic to go mainstream. He spent his final years in Fort Myers near his family. Artists who die young may have a better chance of being catapulted into a higher echelon of fame than artists who die old. But Mr. Rauschenberg and Mr. Damiano, who were legends in their own fields, have a fame that may linger for years and flare up in the future. For example, Caravaggio, a 17th century painter known for his dirty realism and flamboyant lifestyle, was dismissed by the art world as a passing fad after his death in 1610 at age 38. But an art historian at the University of Toronto told The New York Times this year that the painter is experiencing a rebirth of popularity worldwide. He calls it Caravaggiomania.Business, politics FOX network political commentator and radio personality Sean Hannity is rumored to have purchased the top floor of a beachfront resort in Naples. Mr. Hannity has broadcast television segments from Naples. The worlds most famous investor, Warren Buffett, was rumored to appear at Mels Diner in Naples. His secretary didnt confirm that he has ties to the Southwest Florida area. The manager at Mels Diner in Naples, Kostika Terezi, said he hadnt seen him. But the tough-peppy Judith Sheindlin Judge Judy from the popular television court show is a regular at Mels. And so is 2000 presidential candidate Steve Forbes. He usually orders the hot turkey sandwich. Steve Forbes is very, very quiet and very, very family oriented, Mr. Terezi said. Hes a down-toearth guy. What a nice family. He added that former Boston Celtics basketball star Larry Bird used to come in and order the foot-long hot dog. Its been more than a year since hes seen Mr. Bird. Mr. Terezi, after working at Mels for 15 years, has his own measure of public reputation. Those are the two words the Merriam-Webster Dictionary uses to define fame.SportsComedian Bill Murray is a partner in the Fort Myers Miracle minor league baseball franchise. Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe is rumored to have a residence in Southwest Florida. Same with Peter Jacobsen, the 2004 senior U.S. Open Champion; and former NFL quarterback Jim Kelly. Sportscaster Chris Berman can often be seen dining at the Sanibel Steakhouse when hes not on ESPNs Sunday NFL Countdown Patty Berg, founder of the LPGA Tour, died in Fort Myers in 2006 at age 88. Former Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Greenwell lives in Alva and owns Mike Greenwells Family Fun Park in North Fort Myers. Fame in any eraFame Junkies author Mr. Halpern traces celebrity culture back to the Stone Age. Anthropologists believe there were top hunters who enjoyed a special celebrity-like status. American fame as it appears now took shape during the Industrial Revolution. Fame spread far and wide along with communications technology. The internet and mobile devices let us keep track of stars more easily than ever, and act on impulses weve always had, Mr. Halpern concludes. Namely, the impulses to admire others and to be admired ourselves. Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University, is quoted as an expert on celebrity culture: (The popular 1980s television program) Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous marked the beginning of the television obsession with celebrity lifestyle the formula worked, because it allowed us to imagine ourselves in their shoes. Fame is touching more and more people with seeming randomness. To be famous, you need not write well, or act well or sing well, wrote blogger Floyd Elliot. You need, in fact, do none of these things at all. The collective attention is like lightning, and strikes where it will Megan Foxs face has launched a thousand blog posts; Emma Thompsons has not. And just by the way, I think Thompsons face eminently more attractive. There will always be room for someone more famous. You have to find someone who does it all, I suppose, or who is really, really big in one area, said actress and South Fort Myers resident Deborah Smith Ford. She gained some measure of public reputation for her look alike role as Trinity from The Matrix. She also played the mother in a film called Bully directed by Larry Clark. Mr. Clark is most well known for directing Kids, one of the most disturbing, poetic American movies ever made. The film is fiction, but it portrays an urban New York City wasteland with documentary reality, one filled with teenagers whose lust and greed is literally making them sick. Mr. Clark paints that landscape in even starker terms than the well-crafted news stories that documented Southwest Florida after the housing bust another landscape riddled by variations on greed. In either case, its not the type of thing anyone hopes to be famous for. But we are for that and a lot of other reasons. And we have the column inches to prove it. 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AprilEvents FREE! FREE! FREE!Long-awaited Everglades restoration construction has been started on the western section of the Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County. Contractors will work three shifts, 24 hours a day to help expedite work and relieve traffic. The public is asked to use caution and expect delays while driving in the eastern trail area as workers and heavy equipment begin the Tamiami Trail roadway and bridge project. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials recommend drivers slow to 40 mph when they begin seeing safety signs that have been posted near the construction sites. People are used to moving quickly along the trail, but heavy equipment and hauling vehicles travel more slowly, especially as they enter and exit the roadway, cautions Donna George, project manager. There are workers directing traffic and also workers all along the side of Tamiami Trail. There isnt much room at all for driver error. Beginning at about one mile west of the Krome Avenue and Tamiami Trail intersection, lanes will be closed throughout the day at various times and places along the road to the Miccosukee Tribes Osceola Camp and Gator Park. It will look like workers are repaving the road, but theyre actually reinforcing it, Ms George says. Flagmen will guide traffic around the construction areas. During the day, travelers will also see the bridge under construction to the south of the existing road. The Tamiami Trail project includes constructing a one-mile bridge and raising and reinforcing an additional 9.7 miles of road. The bridge will allow water to flow without obstruction into Everglades National Park. Because sheet flow is essential to the health and viability of the Everglades, initiation of this project represents an enormous advancement for the multiagency south Florida ecosystem restoration program. The bridge project and road-raising construction is projected for completion in 2013. The $81 million project will help create more natural water flow velocities and patterns. These changes will lead to improved hydrologic conditions, a more naturally functioning ridge and slough landscape, and more favorable conditions for wildlife and native vegetation in more than 63,000 acres of Everglades National Park. For more Tamiami Trail project details, visit Construction begins on U.S. 41 in Miami-Dade COURTESY PHOTOEverglades restoration leaders use symbolic shovels to break ground on the Tamiami Trail project. Left to right: Mike Sole, Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary; Rick Cummings, Kiewit Southern Company vice president; Dan Kimball, superintendent of Everglades National Park; Gary Guzy, Council on Environmental Quality deputy chair; and Eric Buermann, South Florida Water Management District chairman.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Naples Waterfront Association makes history with Pinta, Nina replicasAt press time this week, Naples Backyard History and everyone along the waterfront at Tin City was anticipating the arrival of the Pinta and the Nia, replicas of the three-masted, highly maneuverable Portuguese caravel ships Columbus sailed across the ocean blue. The two seaworthy museums were bound for the dock at Cruise Naples on Wednesday afternoon, where they will remain until early Tuesday morning, April 6. While in port, the Pinta and the Nia will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Their arrival was sure to make for a most exciting Wednesday on the Waterfront, Naples Backyard Historys weekly walking tour of the historic area around Tin City. It also launched the new Naples Waterfront Association. The character and identity of the city came from the waterfront, and we hope to help bring back and build appreciation for its lore, says Harry Julian, president of Cruise Naples (whose Double Sunshine tour boat was displaced from its slip to make room for the Pinta and the Nina). In addition to Mr. Julian and myself, the founding members of the NWS are: John Callis, Vin DePasquale, Kelly Ellis, Lance Julian, Kyle Langbelhn, Clark Morton, Grant Phelan, Tony Phelan, Frank Perrucci, Randy Smith, Kevin Stoneburner and Trisha Youngquist.On Monday this week, Naples Backyard History was inquiring about booking the replica ships for a visit in 2011 when we learned the boats were in St. Petersburg, Fla., and had some open days before their next scheduled stop at the City Marina in Fort Myers, where theyll be from April 8-11. Right then and there, we invited them to come on down to Tin City.Mr. Stoneburner has offered parking at Bayfront for anyone who wants to see the ships. City parking garages on Eighth Avenue South are also convenient for those who might enjoy the stroll down Sixth Avenue South to Tin City. Its a great way to use the Gordon River underpass and see an important part of local history at the waterfront, Mr. Stoneburner says. The Columbus Foundation, with Morgan Sanger as captain and project manager, owns the Pinta and the Nia. Archaeology magazine has called the Nia which was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools, and which was used in the Ridley Scott film starring Gerard Depardieu the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built. While the modern ship does have an engine and generator for safety and to adhere to maritime regulations, whenever practical, the Nia utilizes wind power. When that happens, the crews duties include hoisting and lowering 1,900 square feet of sails. The Nia has visited more than 425 ports since 1991. She has sailed the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes, and has also toured inland rivers including the Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi. The Pinta was built in Brazil to accompany the Nia on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walkaboard tours and has a 900-square-foot main salon down below, where visitors can view slide shows of the ships construction. After their Naples and Fort Myers stops, the Pinta and the Nia will head north. Their summer itinerary includes stays in Philadelphia, Rochester, N.Y., Cheboygan, Mich., and Winona, Minn. Self-guided tours of the Pinta and the Nia are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children (free for ages 4 and younger). No reservations are necessary. For more information, call (787) 6722152, e-mail or visit BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly The Nia under sail FT MYERS 239-939-7446 & NAPLES 239-566-1000ADVANCESOLAR.COM 2431 Crystal Drive, Ft Myers, FL 33907 lic #CVC056664 New hydro therapy jets for deep muscle massage & total relaxation 1 touch hydro pure management system No harsh chemicals or odors 34 jets 3 person spa You wont nd another small spa with this many jets Tiara Spa by Premium Leisure Learn more at FREE Delivery FREE Hardcover CHEMICAL FREE Healthy SpaSupplies are limited. Must purchase by April 30, 2010 + $250 in FREE accessories Morgan Sanger, captain and project managerCOURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 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. The Friends of the Naples Dog Park, a citizens committee working to bring a dog park to central Naples, has launched its fundraising campaign with a lead contribution by Joan Fleischmann Tobin of Neapolitan Enterprises/Third Street South. I am delighted to add to the amazing work already done by the Friends of the Naples Dog Park committee, which has brought this project such a long way, Ms. Tobin says. I see this as a muchneeded complement to life in Naples and part of the spirit of a community which I hope will add happiness for many, many people and their companions. My parents had a long tradition of contribution in this community starting in the 1940s, and I hope this will be a small part of that continuum. Ms. Tobin has pledged a $25,000 donation, together with administrative and support services for the Friends of the Naples Dog Park committee, on behalf of Neapolitan Enterprises and Third Street South, which is already a dog-friendly area.Additional sponsors of the Naples Dog Park include Cheffy Passidomo Attorneys, Grady Minor Engineers, Leed Signs and MHK Architects, who have been joined by the individual efforts of a host of people. Collier County currently has only two off-leash dog facilities, one at the north end and one at the south end of the county. The proposed new park site, which is owned by the city of Naples, is on the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Central Avenue, affording accessibility not only for city residents, but also for central county residents. The surrounding lands are part of the citys Government Services Complex, so no residential properties will be impacted. This location also will connect to the future $9 million Gordon River Greenway system, which will stretch from the dog park to Golden Gate Parkway. The Naples City Council has given preliminary approval to use the site for a community dog park, and a conditional use petition will be heard at an April 14 Planning Advisory Board hearing. The proposal goes before City Council for final approval on Wednesday, May 19. The city has indicated that the organizers must demonstrate they can raise the funds to build the park in order for the city to grant the necessary approvals. If fundraising is successful and the city approvals are given, construction could start by early summer.The Naples Dog Park will include two separate off-leash areas. The south section, composed of approximately 1 acre of fenced area, will be for large dogs, while the north section, composed of .35 acres, will be dedicated to small dogs. Located centrally in the park will be a shade structure that will include benches, drinking fountains for dogs and their people, as well a picnic area. There will be approximately 43 parking spaces to the north, a sidewalk connection to the greenway and place for public art. The fencing will Donation drive on for new Naples dog park r s d MHK ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING / COURTESY RENDERINGCity of Naples Dog Park (Central Bark)be adorned with landscaping, while the off-leash areas will be a combination of dog-friendly mulch and a grassy circumference for running.Costs for construction of the dog park are estimated at $215,000, with annual maintenance estimated at $25,000. The current campaign is geared to generate funding both for construction and the first years maintenance. Future fundraising efforts will be undertaken to create an endowment to fund the annual maintenance costs. The committee believes that the Naples Dog Park should be available to all city and county residents, as well as visitors, without charge. However, as the owner of the Naples Dog Park, the city of Naples will make the final decision regarding any annual registration charge or user fees. Contributions to the campaign can be made with checks payable to the Naples Dog Park Fund and sent in care of the citys Community Services Division, 280 Riverside Circle, Naples, FL 34102. Credit card donation forms, as well as additional information, are available at www. or by calling 261-5516 or e-mailing


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Friends of the Collier County Museums are hosting a boat trip to Mound Key, the legendary capitol city of the Calusa Indians, on Sunday, April 18. Pontoon boats will depart from Bonita Beach at 1 p.m., rain or shine, and will return by 5 p.m. Once on the island, participants will walk on shell paths and up moderate hills. Sturdy footwear, bug spray and sunscreen are recommended. Museum staff will explain the history of the Calusa and subsequent island inhabitants as well as identify native and historically introduced trees and shrubs. Cost is $50 for Friends of the Collier County Museums members and $65 for non-members. Participation is limited to the first 20 people to sign up. Tickets are on sale in the main Collier County Museum gift shop and can also be purchased by calling 252-8476 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Naples Botanical Garden welcomed its 50,000th visitor on March 6. Attendance numbers since the facilitys reopening in November are nearly double the attractions pre-expansion annual attendance. We knew before opening that the Garden holds something truly unique and hoped for a positive reaction. However, this attendance has surpassed our initial projections by over 20 percent, says Brian Holley, executive director at the Garden. Despite abnormally chilly temperatures in January and February, a consistent flow of visitors experienced the sights, sounds and events of Naples Botanical Garden. Thanks to a variety of events, including family activity days, concerts, cooking demos, dog walks, tours and Lifelong Learning seminars, the Garden has quickly developed into a community destination. The Garden 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 on Nov. 14, 2009, after an extensive expansion. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Admission is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children (free for Garden members). For more information, visit www. or call 643-7275. Museum friends plan excursion to Mound KeyBotanical Garden celebrates 50,000 visitors since November reopening Bedroom, Dining, Living Room Furniture Sink Vanities Outdoor Furniture and Accessories WHOLESALE to the PUBLIC! END OF SEASON CLEARANCE 20% 40% DISCOUNTON SELECTED FLOOR SAMPLESInside Out Furniture Warehouse592-1387 2097 Trade Center Way Naples We Now Carry Telescope Casual Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closed 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 239-261-7157 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Must present coupon at time of purchase.20% OFF Rainbow LightVitamin Supplements With Coupon While Supplies LastFree with a $25.00 Grocery OrderSanta Florentina Malbec Wine 750 ml.With Coupon While Supplies Last


>>What: Ten Years of Transforming Childrens Lives >>When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 18 >>Where: Naples Botanical Garden >>Tickets: $50 per person >>Info: in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NEWS A15 20,000 Sq. Ft. Showroom!Voted Best Furniture Store! MODEL FURNITURE OUTLET239-434-2227MON. FRI. 10-6 SAT. 10-2 3573 MERCANTILE AVE., NAPLES, FL xpressionsxpressions In Design, Inc.Award Winning Interior Design Firm FL LIC #ID0001867 On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, a community celebration and charitable grant presentation has been set for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Naples Botanical Garden. This special, firsttime event celebrates the Naples Children & Education Foundations 10 years of transforming childrens lives in Collier County made possible through the generosity of festival patrons, sponsors, celebrity chefs and vintners and widespread community support. In 10 years, the festival has raised $82.6 million; proceeds have benefitted nearly 100,000 underprivileged and atrisk children in Collier County. The Ten Years of Transforming Childrens Lives check presentation and com-Garden celebration includes wine festival grant awardsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY munity celebration will showcase three of Naples most successful homegrown organizations: NCEF, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival; Naples Originals, the independent restaurants group; and the world-class, newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden. At the event, representatives from 20 local childrens charities will be awarded NCEF grants, and funding allocations will be announced for the foundations newest strategic initiative: childrens behavioral health. In addition to check presentations occurring throughout the event, the Garden will encompass a festival atmosphere with games for children and adults as well as entertainment, wine tastings and a buffet of the culinary specialties of Naples Originals restaurants, which will also be celebrating its first food festival in honor of NCEFs record-setting 10 years of giving. This event brings together three entities that began as grassroots organizations and that all have grown into significant forces for our community, says Anne Welsh McNulty, NCEF trustee and s howt n e of occu occu e ve n enco m n ill the foundations grant chair for 2010. Naples Originals is among the strongest groups of independent restaurateurs in the country as measured by Flavor Technologys Nathan Schmidt. The 170-acre Garden has broken the traditional boundaries of how gardens are experienced by the public. And the NWWF has been ranked as the most successful charity wine auction in the nation by Wine Spectator since 2004. Tickets to the celebration are $50 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting NCEF. Children 16 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at

PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Opera Naples has received two major commitments totaling $450,000 and additional gifts totaling nearly $50,000 in support of its campaign to raise funds to transform a 20,000-square-foot building on Linwood Avenue into the ON Center for the Performing Arts. The building was purchased in July 2009. The preliminary estimate for renovations is $5 million. Sandi Moran, chairman of the building campaign, said refinements to design development drawings that were released in February continue to be made. The project includes administrative office space for Opera Naples and additional executive office space that could be made available to other arts organizations; a set construction and storage shop; costume design and storage space; an educational wing with a recital/ rehearsal room, two studios for private practice and individual instruction, and a listening library; a rehearsal room that can accommodate up to 100 musicians; two chorus dressing rooms; a catering kitchen; and a performance venue with an orchestra pit and seating for 400.The center will set the standard for the redevelopment of the Davis Triangle area and serve as a cultural gateway to the Collier County Community Redevelopment Agencys Arts and Cultural District.Those interested in contributing to the Opera Naples building campaign or learning about naming opportunities should call 514-SING. To learn more about Opera Naples, visit An update on Opera Naples building plansOpera Naples has announced the formation of the Opera Naples Guild, an organization committed to community outreach and to fostering cooperative interaction among arts organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Guild membership is open to all. Founding officers are: president, Dr. Suzi Martin; vice-president, Bronwen Adams, ASID, Opera Naples founding patron and interior designer from Washington, D.C., and Naples; secretary, Naida Rodman, who works with volunteers in Naples and the Boston Center for the Arts; and treasurer, Moira Fennessey, who also serves on the Friends of the Arts Committee of Ave Maria University.The Opera Naples Guild welcomes opera and performing arts lovers from the entire Southwest Florida region, Dr. Martin says. Members will become involved with Opera Naples in a wide variety of ways, she adds, among them: volunteering in numerous capacities during the performance season and throughout the year; participating in Educational Outreach Programs; attending dress rehearsals; participating in opera study groups, lectures and demonstrations; assisting with fundraising events; and traveling to performances by other opera companies.The guild will also sponsor and/or assist with activities such as luncheons in advance of each new production, opening-night cast parties and end-of-season events. The founding officers have assembled a group of Honorary Guild Members who influence arts organizations throughout the region. They are: Dr. Ron Bowman, president and program director of the Naples Opera Society; Robert Withey, president of Friends of the Opera; Hyonja Lee Abrons of the New York City Opera; John and Delores Sorey, recipients of the United Arts Council of Collier Countys Stars in the Arts Award; William Noll, artistic director of Classic Chamber Concerts; Jane Healy, one of the founders of Friends of the Arts at Ave Maria University; Helen Bovbjerg Niedung, first vice president of Calusa Musicale and National Federation of Music Clubs; and Barbara B. Mann and Berne Davis, longtime patrons of the arts in Southwest Florida.Opera Naples is embedded in the Southwest Florida community, Dr. Martin says. It reinvests its revenues in Community Outreach and Educational Outreach Programs that have impacted more than 10,000 students in more than 30 area schools. It engages the most talented performers, musicians and technical support people in the region and provides them opportunities to perform with national and international opera stars. No traveling company can do that.Organizing support alliances is nothing new for Dr. Martin. She has served as founder of FGCUs Town & Gown and as president of the Lee County School Board and the Southwest Florida Symphony Alliance. I believe that it is vitally important for people in our community to have a means for establishing a connection and a sense of belonging with arts organizations in the area, she says. The guild provides a way for people to establish that connection with Opera Naples and to generate the grassroots support that is the backbone of any successful arts organization. Annual membership in the Opera Naples Guild is $35 per person or $50 per couple. To become a member or for more information, call 541-SING or visit www. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 A19 THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS. Its SpringEnjoy life without depending on glasses or contacts with 100% blade-freeCall 791-2020 Discount on bilateral procedure. Not valid with other oers. Expires 6.21.10Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Areas Leading LASIK Surgeon In Experience & Technology SAVE $500 during our SPRING SPECIAL THE HOME OF EVERY SMILE (239) 254-4480MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED A $5,000 contribution from Moorings Presbyterian Church will enable the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization to build a gazebo for the ECHO Tropical Fruit Nursery in North Fort Myers. The retail nursery operation, with its diverse selection of tropical and subtropical fruits, edible plants and tropical clumping bamboo, gives tourists and visitors the opportunity to view and purchase nutritious plants that are saving lives all over the world. We appreciate the partnership with Moorings Presbyterian Church, says Bill Hooth, ECHOs church relations coordinator. Its gifts like these that have enabled us to continue to provide agricultural options to the poor in over 180 countries around the world. Moorings Presbyterian has supported ECHOs efforts to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor since 1989. ECHO works with more than 3,000 organizations to equip them with agricultural resources and skills to grow food in some of the most difficult areas of the world. ECHO provides sustainable solutions to world hunger through agricultural training, innovative ideas and networking. By networking with community leaders and missionaries in 180 developing countries, ECHO seeks to find agricultural solutions for families growing food under difficult conditions. The ECHO Tropical Fruit Nursery at ECHO international headquarters in North Fort Myers is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. For more information about the ECHO Tropical Fruit Nursery, call 567-1900 or e-mail For information about ECHO, visit Moorings Presbyterian helps fund ECHO projectThe annual Gigantic Garage Sale sponsored by the Handbell Ringers of Moorings Presbyterian Church takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the church at 791 Harbour Drive. At 11:30 a.m., all items are marked half-price; the dollar-per-bag sale begins at 12:30 p.m. Numerous church families and individuals, as well as others in the community, donate clothing, books, toys, furniture and household goods for the annual sale. All proceeds help support the churchs music ministry. For more information, call the church at 261-1487. Garage sale promises big bargainsCOURTESY PHOTOBill Hooth, David Granfield, Mary Moore and Robin Doyle at ECHO 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.comIt Only Looks Expensive Your is worth more than you thinkWE PAY THE MOST FOR GOLD JEWELRY GOLD SCRAP GOLD COINS Southwest Florida sellers have relied on us for the highest offers for their coins, jewelry and precious metals. 239-872-6768 Road on the South side of the road across from the ShellAPPOINTMENT We will buy almost anything of value including: Gold Guys USA RARE COINS, PRECIOUS METALS, OLD CURRENCY & ESTATE JEWELRY

PAGE 20 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Year-round and seasonal memberships from $12 9/month Unlimited use of top brand boats Locations in Marco, Naples, Ft. Myers Beach & Cape Coral Boating safety and navigation instruction included FOR OPEN HOUSE DATES AND INFORMATION CALL333-BREZ (2739) for Naples 333-3330 for Fort Myers Footsteps to the Future, a nonprofit mentoring and transitional-living program for young women in and aging out of foster care in Lee and Collier counties, is teaming up with My Angels Attic and Angels Activities for a Mommy, Dolly and Me luncheon and fashion show beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Naples campus of Hodges University.The highlight of the afternoon will be a fashion show featuring several local girls and their beloved dolls in lookalike outfits. There will be a raffle for an American Girl doll dressed as a bride.Celebrity emcee Tina Dame-Zawisza of the TV reality show The Ex-Wives Club will also serve as auctioneer for three live auction items; a silent auction will be part of the afternoon as well.Judi Woods of Footsteps to the Future will discuss how the organization assists young women in the foster care system. Emolee Barrett will tell the audience about Angels Activities, which is associated with My Angels Attic, a Naples retail store for doll fanciers of all ages. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children; tables of 10 are $275. For more information and tickets, contact either Ms. Woods at 281-7378 or, or Ms. Barrett at 597-4437 or Visit to find our more about foster youth and the mentoring and transitionalliving program and for more information about Angels Activities. Heres a chance to get dolled upHunting for Easter eggs is fun for everyone, even the wild residents at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. From Friday, April 2, to Sunday, April 4, zoo visitors will be able to watch lions, leopards, primates, alligators, bears and more claw and gnaw into treat-filled eggs. Zookeepers, along with residents from 12 Brookdale Senior Living communities from Naples to Sarasota, are assisting the Easter Bunny by preparing large, colorful papier-mch eggs stuffed with special snacks for the zoos rare animals. The feeding schedule for Easter treats is as follows: 10 a.m. . . . Madagascar fosas 11:30 a.m. . . Alligators Noon . . . Red river hogs 12:30 p.m. . Apes 1:30 p.m. . . Black bears 3 p.m. . . . Lions 3:30 p.m. . . Alligators 4 p.m. . . . LeopardsThroughout the weekend, the Easter Bunny will make the rounds at zoo shows and exhibits, and all visitors will be able to take part in a spring scavenger hunt. Coming up later this month: April 24: Party for the Planet The Naples Zoo joins more than 100 accredited zoos and aquariums across the country in a national Earth Day celebration. Kids will receive free gifts related to conservation, and adults will learn about ways to make wildlife friendly yards. Conservation groups from around Southwest Florida as well as local businesses with a green focus will share ways to be more Earth-friendly. All guests will be encouraged to participate in a conservationfocused scavenger hunt throughout the zoo and gardens. The Naples Botanical Garden invites youngsters to bring their baskets to the Childrens Garden and hunt for eggs Saturday and Sunday mornings, April 3-4. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., hunts will be set up for groups of no more than 100 children each in two ages groups 6 and younger, and 7 and older. The last hunt will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Regular garden admission of $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for ages 4-14 applies. NBG members are admitted free. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit Collier County Parks and Recreations Sun-N-Fun Lagoon waterpark is open for spring break from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Monday, April 5. The park has a waterslide that drops into the 1,200-footlong Lazy River, a heated family pool and special wading and play areas for toddlers and children up to 12 years old. When one person in the party shows a drivers license with a Collier County address, everyone 48 inches or taller is admitted for $10 each, a $2 discount on the regular price of admission. Children up to 3 years old are admitted free, and admission for those under 48 inches tall is $5.50. Group rates, seasonal passes and party packages are also available. For more information, call 252-4021. Easter treats await zoo animals and guestsBotanical garden sprouts eggs for EasterWaterpark open for spring break sun and funZoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Entrance is at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, across from Coastland Center. For more information, call 262-5409 or visit www. COURTESY PHOTOLions prepare to dig into their treats at The Naples Zoo on Easter weekend 2009. $19995 Indoor & Outdoor Locations Energy Star RatedCancun


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NEWS A21 ESU plans a birthday party for the queenMembers of the English Speaking Union, Naples Branch, invite friends and neighbors to a celebration of the birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at a private home at 723 Mooring Live Drive. Cocktails and hors doeuvres will be served, and Naples own Peter Thomas, narrator of numerous television and film documentaries and a veteran of the Normandy landings, will discuss wartime England leading up to D-Day. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, call Lloyd Dixon at 597-2844 or e-mail GPS is topic of Marco historical society programThe Marco Island Historical Society invites the public to hear Islander and retired United States Air Force Col. Scott Henderson discuss the history of GPS technology, which he and his father, Gen. Don Henderson, helped develop, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Mackle Park. The program is free. Annual membership in the MIHS is $25 per person and $40 for families. For more information about the societys programs and its soonto-open museum, visit Needlepointers set for spring luncheon The Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will hold its spring luncheon beginning at noon Friday, April 9, at McCormick and Schmicks in Mercato. For more information, contact Jeanne Fehrenbaker and 949-0887. Illinois alumni will hear from novelistThe Greater Naples Illini Club will meet for a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Stonebridge Country Club. Guest speaker will be political thriller author Karna Bodman, who was senior director and spokesperson for the National Security Council during the Ronald Reagan administration. Cost is $15. Members and guests are welcome. For more information, call 591-3771 or e-mail Learn dance steps from the doctorSoroptimists International of Naples is planning a Heart-to-Heart luncheon and dance featuring a therapeutic salsa and Argentinian tango workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar. Tango therapy is gaining popularity as a form of treatment for patients suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons as well as psychiatric diseases like depression and schizophrenia, according to Dr. Anton Coleman of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neurologic Center at Naples Medical Center. Dr. Coleman is also an avid dancer, and the Soroptimists have engaged him to instruct Heart-to-Heart guests in the salsa and tango as well as to discuss medical benefits of dancing. Tickets are $20 per person and include a full Italian buffet created by Chef Seth Berman. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimers Support Network, PACE Center for Girls Soroptimist/PACE Butterfly Project and the Soroptimist Prevent Domestic Violence Project. For tickets or more information, call Rita Albaugh at 821-5562 or Jeannie Upton at 269-6320. Ohio State grads strike up the band for annual meetingThe Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its annual meeting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club. Guest speaker will be Jon R. Woods, director of the Pride of the Buckeyes, the Ohio State University Marching Band. Tickets for $50 per person can be purchased by visiting www.naplesbuckeyes. com or by mailing a check and names of attendees to the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples, P.O. Box 111835, Naples, FL 34108. Registration deadline is April 12. For more information, contact either Sandy Ritchie at 287-4936 or Sara Ann Mousa at 593-9196. Sailing club welcomes Neapolitan Olympic hopefulThe Gulf Coast Sailing Club will hear from Community School of Naples graduate and Olympic hopeful Trevor Moore on Wednesday, April 14, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. The skipper/crew mixer begins at 6 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m.Mr. Moore and Erik Storck, his US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics partner, are the top U.S. sailors headed for the 2012 summer games in London. For more information about the Gulf Coast Sailing Club, call 263-8511 or visit Get acquainted with the Newcomers ClubThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area.Members meet for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. Coming up April 8 at Wyndemere County Club is the clubs spring fashion show. In addition to the monthly meeting, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and Duplicate Bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy.For more information, call 298-4083 or visit CLUB NOTES HENDERSON u mn i i ts m MOORE


Its Tulip Tuesday for Parkinson AssociationApril is Parkinson Awareness Month, and Tuesday, April 6, is Tulip Tuesday in honor of Dr. James Parkinson, who described the symptoms of the disease in 1817. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida is taking orders for tulips the flower of hope to be delivered or picked up in Naples and Bonita Springs.Cost is $20 per bouquet, with an additional $5 for delivery. Tulips can be picked up on Tulip Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at The Flower Spot, 1807 Tamiami Trail N. in Bonita, or between 1 and 4 p.m. at Tuscany Villa, 8901 Tamiami Trail E. in Naples.For orders or more information, call the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida at 417-3465. Free seminars about knee, hip replacementArthritis affects one out of every five Americans in one form or another and is a leading cause of disability in the nation. Orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics will present Arthritis: Whats New, What Works, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge and again at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the North Collier Hospital Caf.The public is invited to this free seminar to learn more about this lifealtering disease and the demand for hip and knee replacement. Dr. Zehr will discuss preventative measures as well as the range of treatment options up to and including total joint replacement.Dr. Zehr is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the country using the anterior approach to total hip replacement utilizing the hana Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Table, which is available in Southwest Florida exclusively at NCH North Naples. Traditional hip replacement surgery is performed from the back side of the hip whereas the anterior approach is from the front and requires a much less invasive and muscle-sparing incision. Specifically, it can be accomplished without surgically splitting or detaching the muscles or tendons about the hip joint, he explains.Although the seminar is free, reservations are requested. Call The Zehr Center at 596-0100 or register online at 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. TO YOUR HEALTH NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGApril is Alcohol Awareness MonthDavid Lawrence Center offers educational programs and free, con dential screeningsIn honor of National Alcohol Awareness Month in April, the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys community mental health and substance abuse treatment center, is offering educational opportunities and free, anonymous alcohol screenings. For most adults, moderate alcohol use causes few, if any, problems. But for some, any alcohol use may lead to significant health problems. Trying to figure out the risks associated with alcohol use is not easy, because each persons body reacts differently at different times. To protect yourself, it is important to figure out where you should draw the line when consuming alcohol where do you draw the line as you get older, if you are trying to get pregnant, if you have a family history of alcohol abuse, if you develop a medical condition, or if you take certain medications? For children, any use of alcohol is illegal. In addition to legal problems, school suspension and revocation of school privileges such as participating in sporting and social events, alcohol experimentation and abuse can lead to risky behaviors such as sexual promiscuity, poor decision making and driving under the influence. Alcohol poisoning is another serious risk for teens who dont yet understand the effects alcohol can have on them. The long-term medical complications from abusing alcohol can include gastrointestinal problems, liver disorders, heart disease and reproduction and pregnancy problems. Heavy drinkers develop a tolerance for alcohol, which means that larger amounts are needed to get the desired effect. People who are physically dependent experience withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremors, cramps, vomiting, elevated blood pressure, sweating, dilated pupils, sleep problems, irritability and convulsions when they try to stop drinking. Short-term memory loss and blackouts are common among heavy drinkers.From an emotional perspective, drinkers can lose self-respect, dignity and emotional control. This downward spiral can lead to depressions and, in the worst cases, suicide.It has been widely documented that another devastating fact of alcoholism is the impact it can have on children of alcoholics. Due to their parents emotional state and lack of supervision, they are at risk of physical illness and injury, neglect, emotional disturbances, educational deficits and behavior problems. Perhaps most troubling is the fact that children of alcoholics are two to four times more likely to become problem drinkers and continue the addictive practices of their parents.Alcohol Awareness Month activitiesThe David Lawrence Center offers the following: Prevention education presentation about signs and symptoms of alcoholism Schools, community groups, churches and businesses can request a free, customized presentation about substance abuse targeted toward children, adults or seniors. Free and confidential screenings Talk privately with a health professional and receive information about local resources. Those who need further evaluation receive treatment referrals and recommendations. For more information or to schedule a screening or an educational presentation, call 455-8500, ext. 2209. Actor, author, mental health and substance abuse activist and member of the famed Kennedy family, Christopher Kennedy Lawford will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation on Thursday, April 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Mr. Lawford will share intimate details about his deep and long descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his path back to the sobriety he has preserved for the past 20 years. Tickets are $250 per person and $1,000 per VIP guest. The David Lawrence Foundation raises funds to support the programs and services of the nonprofit David Lawrence Center. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, the center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. The center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 20,000 clients a year. For luncheon tickets or more information, call 354-1434 or visit At the annual NCH board meeting, we experienced an extraordinary recognition for our board chairman and a momentous passing of the torch. Carl Westman, chairman of the board for the past five years and a board member for 18 years, is stepping down and was recognized at the meeting for a record of accomplishment, dedication and service that will be difficult to surpass. During Mr. Westmans tenure and leadership, NCH has undergone a metamorphosis from a sole community provider to a major destination for patients. We have achieved statewide and national recognition. More than 90 quality awards from independent rating organizations, such as HealthGrades and Thomson Reuters, along with becoming an economic bellwether for Southwest Florida, are all testimony to Mr. Westmans guidance and leadership. Mr. Westman has been chairman of the Executive, Professional Capabilities and Nominating committees. His nearly two decades of NCH involvement have been marked by an unwavering focus on improving NCH quality. He has embodied the expression truly committed. I know I speak not only for the board but for all of us at NCH when I say how sincerely grateful we are for his service to our cause. Our new NCH chairman is another extraordinarily dedicated individual: Joe Perkovich, president and CEO of the Collier Family Office. Mr. Perkovich, a board member since 1999, was previously first vice chairman. Mariann MacDonald will succeed Mr. Perkovich as first vice chairwoman. Mrs. MacDonald was vice president at DuPont before starting her own highly successful pharmaceutical company, Endo Pharmaceuticals. Ambassador Francis Rooney will become the second vice chairman. He was the seventh ambassador of the United States to the Holy See since 1984 and is CEO of Rooney Holdings Inc., an investment and holding company based in Naples. We couldnt have asked for three more competent leaders with strong ties to Southwest Florida and extensive legal, financial, organizational, corporate and governance experience, not to mention stellar judgment, common sense, integrity and strong communications skills. We congratulate them all. We also welcome registered nurse Amy Jewell and clinical dietician Karli Sander as new employee board members. Mrs. Jewell has literally spent her entire life at NCH having been born at the downtown campus. A graduate of Edison State College, she has returned to school and is pursuing her bachelors of science in nursing, while she and her husband, Chris, raise two toddlers. Mrs. Sander also has extensive involvement with NCH. She began her career as a dietitian at NCH after earning her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Florida. She has added greatly to our new Cerner projects and helped develop the charting forms for total parental nutrition. Her husband, Jeff, is an ICU nurse. We also owe great thanks to several board members whose terms have expired. Paul Adrianzen, Dianne Garrison, Ellin Goetz, Arnold Lerner, Rabbi James Perman and Stephen Schwartz have all represented our community and our hospital with dedication and distinction. Great boards, composed of wise and committed community volunteers, help drive robust and effective hospital systems. We are so fortunate at NCH to have such wonderful individuals serving on our board. They, as much as anyone, have helped lead our community to being recognized as the healthiest county in the state of Florida. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Extraordinary dedication de nes outgoing, incoming chairmen STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS LAWFORD Lawford will share his story


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NEWS A23 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 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived racial inferiority, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site. These included Gypsies, the disabled and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians and others). Other groups Communists, Socialists, Jehovahs Witnesses and homosexuals among them were persecuted on political, ideological and behavioral grounds. In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at more than 9 million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the Final Solution, according to the USHMM Web site. Holocaust survivors like Ms. Salamon often feel it is their duty to recount their stories and experiences in order to help promote tolerance and understanding for existing and future generations. Ms. Salamon was 12 years old when she and her Czechoslovakian family were forced in boxcars and transported to the Theresienstadt concentration/ transit camp in Czechoslovakia. During her three years at the holding camp, Ms. Salamon lived in overcrowded, foul conditions. It was scary, she said. You were in constant fear. You didnt know what was going to happen. Ms. Salamon said she lost her entire family when she left the camp. She later married another survivor who also had lost his whole family. They had children. We made our own family together, she said. Now, at nearly 80, Ms. Salamon acts as a docent at the Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum. She leads tours and describes her own personal experience to wide-eyed visitors. Its important for the young people, she said. Renee Beddouks green eyes seem to cast a faraway glow to another time as she recalls her experience during the Holocaust. Ms. Beddouk, 76, was a child living in Paris with her parents Bernard and Guela Krasnobroda when the hunt for Jews was spreading in Europe. She said that in May of 1940, her parents decided to leave with her and head to the free zone in France after the Blitzkrieg or lightning war in Germany began. They traveled at night by foot and with drawn oxen. Ms. Beddouk was 7 years old when she left with her parents. She recalls sitting atop a French soldiers shoulders as they left Paris at night. I was told not to cry or nothing, she said. Her parents carried false papers to slip by. Ms. Beddouk said her parents placed her with people on a farm her Jewish faith concealed. She never heard from her parents again. It was not until she was 12 years old and an aunt and uncle brought her to New York that she realized what happened. I knew that I was an orphan, Ms. Beddouk said. Now the survivor volunteers her time at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida and shares what she can with others in hopes of preventing another Holocaust. I think people should not forget that this happened and it happened because other people let it happen, she said. I think a lack of tolerance still exists all around us. I feel that theres too many genocides. She does have joy in working with school children during education outreach programs. I have hope for the children now, Ms. Beddouk said. The Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum holds a variety of Holocaust-related artifacts and World War II photos. Staff and volunteers work throughout the year leading tours and conducting outreach programs to encourage tolerance. Among the displays which encompass pre-World War II to the Nuremburg trials are the canary yellow Stars of David worn by many European Jews during the Holocaust. There are pictures of smiling, rosy-cheeked children, including Anne Frank, whose diary of her experience in hiding is printed around the globe. Gray ash and charred skeletal remains are also seen in pictures of crematoriums used in concentration camps. Drab striped prison garb and even some tortuous weapons hang along the walls. But there are also stories of liberation and life-endangering rescues. The museum gets up to 5,000 visitors a year. The organization reaches out to thousands more at schools and other organizations. The museum at 4760 Tamiami Trail N., in Sandalwood Square, Naples, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. The sensitive material is not recommended for children under 12 unless approved and accompanied by their parents or a supervising adult. Those touched by the Holocaust hope to inspire others through their words and in some cases their art to better understand the loss, remember the dead and stop present and future genocides such as Darfur, a civil war happening in Sudan, Africa. Sanibel artist Myra Roberts, whose fathers parents were killed in the Holocaust, is creating a series of 20 portraits depicting the life of Miss Frank. Her images of the dark-eyed girl include butter flies to evoke tolerance and understanding. I feel it is my duty to keep this alive, especially with all of the Holocaust deniers that are out today, she said. My father always said this should not be forgotten. Genocides are still happening all over the world. Her first piece can be seen after April 8 at the Sanibel Art and Frame gallery on Sanibel. Ms. Roberts plans to take her Anne Frank pieces on a traveling show to help people understand the need for tolerance. TOLERANCEFrom page 1FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOSurvivor Renee Beddouk and Alex Vance, director of the Holocaust Museum in Naples

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Pods of bottlenose dolphins have regularly been sighted surfing in the boats wake, performing their acrobatics for the passengers. Aside from delightful entertainment, these dolphins are a good sign that their food supply in the estuarine bays and channels is sufficient to keep them full and happy. As long as their fish dinners hold out, they will gladly work cooperatively in the mangrove-surrounded habitat, herding and consuming fish. Conservancy naturalists on board, many of whom are certified master naturalists, get all kinds of questions. On a recent chilly night a passenger asked how birds can stand the cold. The answer: Feathers have better insulating quality than fur, and birds can constrict warm blood flow to extremities, thus maintaining their core temperature. And to think we call them birdbrains. On a recent sunset cruise chartered for a 40th birthday celebration, the guest of honor and his guests were treated to an avian extravaganza. Among the species sighted early on the cruise were black crowned night herons, snowy and great egrets (once nearly hunted to extinction for their plumes), white ibis, laughing gulls, royal terns and a little green heron (this little bird has been spotted capturing a dragon fly, clipping off its wings and throwing the body into the water as a fishing lure). Many passengers are most impressed by our charismatic large birds the eagles and osprey. The captain maneuvers the Good Fortune into position to view the eagle nest up close. If were lucky, we see the two parents in nearby slash pines or on the nest, and the two juveniles somewhere nearby, too. They take their first flight at age 10-12 weeks. Strangely, the 1-year-old juvenile can be larger than his/her parents, with broader wings and longer tails. These kids are bigger than their parents and refuse to leave home. Sound familiar? Osprey sightings are another treat. The boat passes close to numerous osprey nests on channel markers. The osprey can hover in the air, nearly stationary, until they spot a fish. Then they do a steep dive and grab the fish with razor-sharp talons. When the bird rises in the air, it turns the fish so that its pointing straight ahead. What a sense of aerodynamics. For most people, the highlight of all south Florida nature experiences is observing thousands of birds coming in to the rookery islands at sunset. Imagine a flock of 50 white ibis skimming inches above the water and headed for a small island already packed with multiple species of birds. These newcomers find enough real estate on the crowded island to stake a claim and settle down for the night. Watching the close collaboration of so many diverse species theres safety in numbers gives me hope. By all means, join us for a spring cruise on the Good Fortune. The season ends April 30. Art Ritas is a volunteer naturalist at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.For some wild entertainment, step aboard the Good FortuneBY ART RITAS____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTOOsprey in their nest atop a channel marker When shivering kayakers elsewhere are just starting to put their boats back into chilly Northern waters, Southwest Florida celebrates the end of its winter kayaking season with the fifth annual Paradise Coast Kayak Festival, which makes a splash from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 11, on the Isles of Capri, near the Rookery Bay Research National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades. Activities are free of charge and include guided tours to remote beaches, mangroves and winding channels, fishing and camping presentations, rolling and rescue demonstrations and an informal closedcircuit race.The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club invites paddlers of all abilities and interests to participate. Representatives of local conservation and environmental organizations will be on hand, and information about the newly opened first phase of the Paradise Coast Blueway will be available.Rental kayaks will be available. For directions and additional information, call 262-6149 or visit Paddling festival set for April 11 at Isles of Capri 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. Through April 30, 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 off Route 950 on the way to Marco Island. For reservations and directions, call 403-4236 or e-mail MARIA METZGER / COURTESY PHOTOKayaks lined up for the 2009 festival


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NEWS A25 Well. Informed. Memory Classes Coming to Bonita SpringsExercise does both a body and brain good. Thats why Lee Memorial Health System is now oering memory classes based on The Memory Bible program developed at the UCLA Center for Aging. In just two weeks, youll boost your brain power and ght the onset of memory disorders. The four-session series costs $20 per person plus $10 for a workbook. Bonita Springs YMCA members receive one complimentary book per couple. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Register online at or call 239-433-8505. Four-session series April 6, 9, 13 and 16 9 11 a.m. Bonita Springs YMCA 27200 Kent Road Bonita Springs, FL 34135 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSJust before dawn and again in the evening, you might hear the great horned owl hoot. Its many calls range from shrieks to the more familiar hoo-hoo-hoooooo (which earned the bird of prey its other name: hoot owl). This largest of the North American owls, Bubo virginianus, lives throughout the United States and southern Canada, having adapted to forests, deserts, mountains and grasslands. In captivity, they have lived almost 40 years; in the wild, they reach about 13. Throughout the ages, people have been both fascinated and frightened by owls. This could be due to the beautiful birds large eyes orange-yellow orbs surrounded by tan feathers that make them seem even bigger seem capable of staring straight through us. It could also be because they fly almost silently thanks to their wide, delicately fringed feathers and can therefore startle people and animals alike. These mysterious hunters are often associated with Halloween, no doubt because their nocturnal habits and silent flight make them somewhat spooky. The great horned owl stands 2 feet tall and has a wingspan of 5 feet. Its feathers vary from reddish brown to grey or black and white. Its feet are feathered right to his toes. But most noticeable are what looks like two pointed ears or horns. In fact, they are neither ears nor horns, but rather tufts of feathers. Regardless, these horns give the great horned owl his name. These owls are carnivores that often hunt from a perch, relying on their keen night vision and acute hearing to help them locate prey. Once prey is found, the owl dives with folded wings, and using sharp talons, snatches unsuspecting prey, usually killing instantly. Great horned owls can grasp a 9-pound animal, which is three times their own weight. They prefer rabbits and hares but will eat raccoons, birds, porcupines, skunks, snakes, scorpions, turtles, young alligators and even chickens, dogs and cats. Sometimes they hunt on the ground and occasionally wade into water searching for frogs and fish. Our son once raised a bantam rooster named Feisty. This small bird ruled our back yard but was no match for the great horned owl that snatched him one day and carried him off. Great horned owls eat smaller animals whole. They pluck the feathers from large, dead birds and discard legs and wings before eating; about 10 hours later, they regurgitate bones, fur and feathers as owl pellets. While courting, male and female great horned owls bow to each other and rub bills. They do not build their own nests, but use hollow trees, caves, platforms or other birds nests. The young hatch in about 30 days and fly when nine to 10 weeks old. Serious about leaving the nest, they travel up to 150 miles to find a new territory. Once they find a home, they stay within a square mile or two. Great horned owls are at the top of the food chain, having few enemies. They eat many pests while balancing the populations of other animals. Their only predators are man, other great horned owls and occasionally northern goshawks. Most owl deaths are attributed to shooting, road kill or electrocution.Listen for their distinctive calls as you travel throughout the United States and southern Canada. They are part of the nightlife that helps keep nature in balance. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail and strong, great horned owls reign at the top of the food chainBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida Weekly Let a ranger be your guideGuided canoe trips are winding down for the season 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 daytime hikes hikes and moonlight paddles will resume in December. 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 guided trips. Call 394-3397 for more information. d i ng g g g g g g g g g g g day COURTESY PHOTOGreat horned owl

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at >>Tawny is a 2-year-old Labrador mix. Always sweet and gentle, she loves to go on walks and be outdoors. >>Hunter is a 1-year-old terrier mix with great eyes. He loves to hang out with people, indoors and out. >>Penny is a 1-yearold brindle Labrador mix who has the most unusual markings. She always enjoys company. Florida Everblades vs. Kelly Cup Playoffs!!! Charlotte Checkers Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations THE BLADES BATTLE IT OUT!!! Friday, Apr. 2nd at 7:30 pm Saturday, Apr. 3rd at 7:30 pm Game A: Tues., Apr. 6th at 7:30pm Game B: Wed., Apr. 7th at 7:30pm Tickets start at $12. BY NARDA ROBINSON _______________________________Universal Uclickthat isnt to a cats liking in any way. Back to multiples: at least one box per cat to avoid problems potentially caused by sharing. Filling the dishes with more than good intentions. Cats dont like change, which is why abrupt changes in food, dish location or even feeding schedules can be stressful. Problems with food, such as allergies, can also cause stress, as can a diet with too little water in it. And here, too, privacy is an issue: As solitary hunters, cats prefer to eat more frequent, smaller meals in privacy. Even bowls can cause problems for some cats who wont drink water from a bowl used by other cats, one thats not full of clean, very fresh water or even one thats made of plastic, which may not smell right to some pets. Talk to your veterinarian about the right food for your cat, and consider getting a pet water fountain for a constant supply of recirculated, filtered water. Bored cats are stressed cats. Environmental enrichment is very important considering that many cats these days live completely indoors. Since cats love to be outside, consider adding a screened porch or cat-fencing to keep them in your yard safely. Your home can also be made more interesting with increased vertical space to explore, using cat towers. Cats also need places to be by themselves hiding spots to give them some space where they cannot be bothered by other members of the family, either pets or people. And dont forget toys and play time. Also offer greens: both grass shoots for eating, and catnip or dried valerian for rolling in and relaxing with after play. Noisy homes arent feline-friendly. Take a sonic inventory and reduce the noise levels. Loud TVs, video games or noisy family members can be too much for many cats. Plan some quiet time or give cats the ability to get away from the racket. Massage is good for you both. Petting a cat lowers your stress levels as well as your cats. Increase the two-way pleasure by indulging in massage and gentle brushing of your cats lovely coat. For cats with pain, acupuncture and laser therapy may additionally help ease stress caused by discomfort. For any kind of stress, see if the product Feliway will help. Feliway offers the comfort of feline facial pheromones, a smell cats naturally find reassuring and relaxing. Your cat doesnt have to be sick or misbehaving to benefit from stress reduction, either. Consider it an investment in a higher quality of life for you both. If your cats stressed out, theres a pretty good likelihood that you soon will be, too. Thats because stress is a key factor in the development of health problems that lead to litter-box misses. While thats not the only thing feline stress can cause or make worse, one can argue that what veterinarians call inappropriate elimination can be deadly. Thats because many a frustrated catowner will give up on a cat who cannot be relied on to hit the box. These cats often end up at the shelter, where their past puts a pall on their future. Because behavioral problems are often really medical problems, such a cat needs the attention of a veterinarian. But reducing stress will help, even if there is a medical problem to be treated and especially if there isnt. Here are some possible stresses and solutions for cats: Too many cats, too few boxes, not a clean restroom for miles. Tension and aggression can be a big factor in multiple animal households. Its important to ask if one cat is hogging the litter box, and ambushing the others. The litter boxes also must be clean, must be in private, quiet places and should be filled with an unscented product, which is what most cats prefer. Litter boxes need to be accessible, especially to older cats who may not move very well, or to cats who may be put off by lidded boxes, too little litter or litter PET TALES Kitty be calm


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NEWS A27 Youll love our $1,250 LASIKIts our way of saying Thank You for four years in Naples and Bonita.SURPRISE!So grab your phone and call (239) 949.2021or visit Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYESTEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS For Reserva ons, Call 239-403-3020DAY TRIPS NOW AVAILABLE!IN 41 MINUTES BOOK NOW! Charters Available $135 ppONE WAY Daily Flights from Naples Municipal Airport Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Departs Naples at 9:00am Departs Key West at 10:15am MUSINGS Rx Like petals used to scry love possibility, our many named and nameless faces fly on the winds, abandoned after careless use in a mere moment. Like orphans falling off vicious crack-the-whip games, unable to hang on to durability or destiny, we spin. Like bubbles flagrant with their iridescent impermanence, Hayflick dementia dominates. Organismal senescence capitulates, last breath letting go, gone beyond. No when: even bradycardia ceases, cold, submerged, hardened heart, beyond blue. We are all victims of progeria, it seems: Babies in bodies prematurely passing away. I find myself thinking of others, not sure if these manifestations remain or are not. Does it matter? Does it spirit me away, leaving me to imagine how it will feel to awaken to infinite faces of namelessness, then to a new name? Perhaps I will refuse to remember my new designation. Perhaps I will rebel and die before beginning. Perhaps I will live in the charnel grounds, body parts fallen askew, not proud nor pretty.With this bit of luck I would meet myself coming. With this bit of luck I would meet myself, going, eye-less, bones only and light enough for flight. Lovers without flesh: Kinkara of grinding bones.De rigueur mortis, hollowed and hallowed, the teeth of the rider and the ridden are one. The food that is prey prays, passes on one Styx, and all faces are same, in sync, enhanced. Please bury me in the sky, in breasts and gizzards of birds gone on migratory travel. Find me oozing from the clitellum of worms, in the protoplasmic soup inside cocoons, in the dung balls of immortal beetles. How can such a common event be so serious? After all, the time moments dance on, each one dying into the next, utterly replaced, forgotten before memory. We merely infer more, filling in the blanks, connecting the disconnected dots, lusting after flesh already rotting on the hoof. But not even flesh, really. Not enough time for even that. Not enough coalescence. Not enough memory or mammary or glandular gladiators. Only the spaces of breezes in non-existent grasses blown, tumble weeds of disconnection. Proud Death, Yama, came to be like this: There was a holy man, promised the full realization of enlightenment if only he were to meditate for 50 years. After 49 years, 11 months, 29 days and 23 hours, two men broke into his cave with a stolen bull. In front of the holy man they beheaded the bull. Deaf to the meditators pleas to allow him the less than an hour more of life he needed to reach his goal, the thieves beheaded the Death, be proud not 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.nearly enlightened one. In the power of his fury in this untimely death, the man took the bulls head as his own, killed the two thieves, and drank their blood from cups fashioned from their skulls. Anger unabated, this new god of death, Yama, decided to take the lives of all beings. Determined to stop him, Manjushri, the god of wisdom, arose as Yama-Antaka, meaning Yamas death, the Death of Death. Yamantaka was 10 times more horrific than Yama, magnifying Yamas essence. So everywhere Yama turned he saw infinite versions of himself that he could not finish defeating. In this way, Yamantaka won the battle, and changed Yama into a protector eternally in embrace with his consort, Yami. Not mighty, not dreadful, Donne and I have seen you slain. Then we find ourselves as sheep and as goats, on the left and on the righteous. We are Yama and Yamas Yama. And we are Yami, loving it all desperately, ceaselessly, not. Going beyond in our comings, coming and going, mesmerized, mortified, mundane and super-mundane we be and not. Thus we die into stronger love. Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Meet the coachDon Shula greets friends, and more important faces on the local business scene. B9, 10 & 11 New at TwinEaglesThe Biscayne III is 8,000 square feet of living large, inside and out. B11 New vocabulary is born all the time. An event, a disaster or something that never before happened produces a plethora of words and phrases to describe it. This is especially true in the financial world. How so? Picture this: A sea of traders at megafinancial firms had front-row seats to the financial debacle of the past three years. For traders, the frenzy of these days were punctuated by jokes, quips, and invented anachronisms... repeated, reworked and finessed until the expression is slick and potent. And, then, these terms spread throughout the financially wired community. The newspapers pick them up and new terms are incorporated into their stories. Soon it is normal and customary parlance, from corporate boardrooms to local coffee shops. Here are some of these new financial expressions, described within the context of the crisis: It is well known that the financial markets crashed in 200809. The Federal Reserve Banks response to the markets meltdown was to get as much money into the banking system to thaw the frozen credit markets and reverse the (self-inflicted) misfortunes of the banks. Since the money found its way into the financial markets and these markets substantively recovered, we had a melt up for the past year. The Federal Reserves aggressive monetary policy was self-described as Quantitative Easing and, after some 18 months of constant use, the term was shortened to Q.E. In 2008, the Federal Reserve argued to Congress for bailout funds and for special treatment for the banks and financial institutions that were too big to fail. Those too big to fail banks merged with others too big to fail, the result wasThe new investment lingoSEE MONEY, B7 The Fools takeRead why the Motley Fool thinks Crocs is in hot water. B6 The pet service industry is going to the dogs and some local business owners couldnt be happier. Despite a weak economy, pet spas and bakeries are doing considerably well. The dog-doting industry counts on pet owners who often cut back on personal luxuries in order to take care of their pets. I think theyll go without something for themselves. It makes them happy knowing their pets will be happy, said Pam Borrosove. She and her husband opened Woof Gang Bakery Estero three months ago. The pet-loving couple researched different types of businesses and after seeing good numbers in the billion dollar pet industry, decided to go for it. Were doing fantastic, Ms. Borrosove said. The pet industry, instead of decreasing, is increasing like crazy. She said the gourmet pet bakery franchise has undergone lots of growth during its short existence. About 20 customers a day come to the pastel-hued store located in the Grande Oak Shoppes in Estero. The bakery specializes in healthy, natural pet foods and treats, including hypoallergenic, wheat-free and grain-free products, food, treats and supplements created for hip and joint issues. The shop also features a variety of novelty toys, pet fashions, collars and leads, and a wide range of pet grooming supplies. Well-established pet service businesses in the area are also experiencing growth while maintaining their clienteles. Gourmet pet bakeries or barkeries as they are known are sprinkled along the Tamiami Trail throughout Naples. Recently, one dog bakery had an employee dressed in a kitschy chef outfit holding Pet pampering industry going strongSEE PAMPERING, B5 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOMichelle Hamilton gives Mimi, a Yorkie, a haircut at Groomingdales. Dogs with long coats, like Mimi, require frequent grooming. BY E.I. ROTTERSMANnews@ 2007 Pet owners spending in billions$36 $38 $40 $42 $44 $46 $48 $50200820092010 in the know Were doing fantastic. The pet industry, instead of decreasing, is increasing like crazy. Pam Borrosove, Woof Gang Bakery, Estero k fi c r 0 R re m MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Managing the logistics of 10,000 students for breakfast and 24,000 for lunch (in addition to teachers and administration) at 50 schools five days a week for nine months a year is a skill. Making money at it takes talent. Dawn Houser, director of Nutrition Services for Collier County Public Schools, likes a challenge. When she was promoted to director of food service for Brevard County schools, where shed been a supervisor since 1984, the district was losing $250,000 a year and ranked dead last, 67th, by the Florida Department of Education. Within two years, she turned that around, without increasing meal prices, by fine-tuning everything from costs to work flow and marketing. Over time, steps such as setting up attractive food courts in high schools increased student participation. Equipment was replaced and work stations remodeled for higher efficiency. She started with a budget of $15 million. By the time she left 10 years later, that figure had increased to $27 million. Different from the rest of a school district, which operates from a set budget, food service programs operate under the United States Department of Agricultures National School Lunch Program guidelines and must earn their way. A federally assisted meal program, NSLP provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. Whereas public school funding is based on student enrollment, food service operations start each year with a budget based on projections. Ms. Housers department is reimbursed for sold meals and free and reduced meals. It receives some commodity foods based on the number of meals sold. Instead of getting a fixed budget from the state, Nutrition Services builds participation and manages food and labor cost. Since starting at Collier County in June, Ms. Houser has overseen an initiative to provide more free lunches to students. Subsidized lunches previously cost 40 cents per student. As she explains, when the percentage of students qualifying for subsidized lunches increased from 54 to 57, management decided to act quickly. Thats a huge increase, and theres a real need out there, she says. The thing is that when they dont have the 40 cents, they just dont eat. They stay away. Weve contacted those parents and told them that their children can eat lunch at no charge if they qualify for reduced meals. We felt that if we could increase our participation and not lose any money doing it, we could offer that service to the students. Collier County Public Schools Department of Nutrition Services is a well-oiled machine. Food service personnel provide all of the meals, order food and work closely with students, teachers and even parents. A registered dietician creates the menu. Working with managers, Ms. Houser is watching over the largest multi-unit food service operation in Collier County and it operates in the black. Ms. Houser has a bachelors degree in hotel and restaurant management from Penn State University and a masters of public administration from the University of Central Florida. After Penn State, she went to work for the Department of the Army as a civilian club management intern. She was food and beverage manager at the Sanno Hotel in Tokyo for four years. Shes had more than 25 years experience in managing the logistics of large crowds in busy environments. Im good at increasing participation and managing costs, she says. This year weve increased our revenue on a daily basis by $2,266.31. After 20 years at Brevard, and after winning coveted FAME food service awards Gold Star Director of the Year in 2001 and Silver Leadership in 2002 Ms. Houser decided to try consulting. Over the next five years, her food service consulting business took her all over the United States as she advised individual school districts, state associations, the USDA and the Department of Education. Crisscrossing the country took a toll. Im over the travel, she says. If all goes well, Collier Countys large school district, with its wide territory and diverse cultural mix with a variety of food preferences, should keep her challenged for a long time to come. Theres never a dull moment in this job, she says. Its a challenge and its interesting. Weve got to put food out there that the students enjoy and make sure its a pleasant dining experience. Ms. Houser was born in St. Petersburg and is happy to be back on Floridas west coast. I feel like Ive come home, she says. Theres no place Id rather be than Collier. 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The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida holds its next Collier County lunch meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Naples Church of God, 1074 10th Ave. N. The Arlington of Naples is the sponsor. Cost is $11 for members and $13 for non-members (includes a box lunch). For more information, call 4811411 or visit Professional Writing Services holds a social networking and business consultation class from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Borders, 10600 U.S. 41 (no class April 5). The class focuses on how to increase sales volume using Facebook and LinkedIn. Cost is $25 per person. Attendance is limited to 15. For reservations, call (407) 738-8445 or e-mail profwritingservices@ 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 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 www.naplesspeakeasy. org. 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, 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-mai Next meeting: April 9. BUSINESS MEETINGS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 B7 Darlene M. Allia, E.A.Allia & Associates Tax Preparation & Consulting3523 Magenta Court Naples, Florida 34112 (239) 732-7302 Federal, State and LocalLicensed to practice in 50 states Designations: E.A. (Enrolled Agent); Member of NAEA, NSTP, FSEA, WNOCC 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 Email : If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE gargantuan-sized firms that are also too big too fail. What was the genesis of the economic downward spiral? The mortgage/real estate/foreclosure crisis. The loan defaults were largely attributed to lending practices gone awry; conventional banking had been replaced by lending unfettered by risk; somehow utility lending had morphed into casino underwriting. Many mortgages were NINJA loans, those loans made to borrowers having No Income, No Job or Assets. Unqualified borrowers were clearly a problem with most of the sub prime mortgages. In foreclosure (or sometimes in anticipation of such), mortgagees terminated their responsibilities for the mortgagors by mail mortgagee would send jingle mail (mail containing the house keys ) to the mortgagor. For long time, maybe some 30 years, mortgages have been sold in collateralized mortgage pools. Not stopping there, in recent years, more financial innovation came to the mortgage markets. The next invention was, after pooling mortgages form all over the country, to slice and dice these pools by degree of risk; thus, another new instrument was the mortgage pool tranche. Somehow, the public was assured that even the worst mortgage credit risks were not such bad risks after all. Borrowers were diverse geographically and systematic risk (nondiversifiable financial systemwide risk) was deemed statistically insignificant. All this and more quantitative reasoning allowed the creation of economic models showing even the worst of the tranches to have acceptable credit ratings. The issuers of the pools and tranches wanted to insulate themselves form their underwriting risks so they created special purpose vehicles to issue the securities. They wanted no long-tail liability following them or their firms. The problems with mortgages became widespread and spilled over to the larger credit markets. This bigger problem warranted new, broader terminology. Enter FUNT loans: the Financially UNTouchable loans. As problems worsened, untouchable was replaced with the term toxic, the broad language used to describe not only mortgages, but also any loan or other debt instrument of questionable or greatly depreciated value. The term toxic is first attributed, correctly or not, to Warren Buffett. Were the borrowers solely to blame? Not necessarily. Often, the loan defaults were attributed to lending practices gone awry; conventional banking had been replaced by lending unfettered by risk; somehow utility lending had morphed into casino underwriting. To address concerns about all credit risks (mortgage, country, corporate), banksters (bankers/gangsters) innovated once again and presented the endall solution: the credit default swaps. It was insurance that, if a principal or interest payment was missed, the debt holder could, through a variety of ways, be made whole. Case closed... credit quality was a non-issue at least until the firms selling the CDS were closing their doors. Some crisis events exposed of outright fraud. After many decades of use, the Ponzi scheme was replaced by the term being Madoffed. If the Ponzi scheme was small, then it was a miniMadoff. The Wall Street problem was disease-like and had spread to the coasts, major cities and retirement spots. Affluenza (affluence/influenza) struck. Symptoms include: overspending, consumerism, excessive wealth seeking. Most of these folks have crashed and burned. No longer are they in limos and taking extravagant vacations. For the couple suffering from cashtration (financial impotency) all thats left is a staycation, a frugal vacation spent close to home. Tis true. It all happened and our lives and vocabulary are forever changed. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo. com. MONEYFrom page 1

PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Networking with the Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceThe Inn at Pelican Bay hosts Business After 5NETWORKING Bob Dipessa, Barry Nicholls and Peter Maltalband Leona Curzi, Karen Kluklewicz and Susan Mellen Don OConnell and Rob Esmond Adrian Pena and Augie CiresiThomas Dilello and Donna RamboLauren Brahm and Pam Fultz Devonna Nocera, Steven Gyorkos and Gale Schwartz Frank Smith, Heidi Smith and Todd Mastro Steven Gyorkos and Jackie RitterWe 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@ BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEELKY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 BUSINESS B9 A program with Naples Backyard HistoryCollier County Womens Bar Association honors local pioneers Don Shulas meet-and-greet at Shulas at the Hilton NaplesNETWORKING Lavern Gaynor, Mary Ellen Hawkins, Judge Monoco, Lynn Hixon Holley, Kimberly Spiker, Mary Beth Cleary and Lois BolinKathy, Gina and John Rossi Tara Norman, Mary Ellen Hawkins and Jennifer Edwards Bill Herman and Tom Donahue Thelma Hodges and Lynn Hixon Holley Don Shula and Rick Borman Kevin and Benjamin Elwell Mock court Maurica Hurley, Rob Meister, Teresa Morgenstern and Tom AndersonWe 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@ CORI HIGGINS / FLORIDA WEELKY PENNY TAYLOR / FLORIDA WEELKY

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 CBIA Reverse Trade Show at the Inn at Pelican BayNETWORKING Alexa Warner, Lisa Adams, Shannon ONeill and Valerie Childs Susi Husty, Tom Wegwert, Staci Merchant and Patty Wedge Ludwig Mike Prewitt and Bob DiPesa Patricia Rhoda, Carlos Acosta and Mercedes Miodownik Kevin Waldron, Robin Youmans and Jeremy Cleary Steve Brown and Jack Johnston Juls Hillery ChambersWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11 Welcoming the great outdoorsThe Biscayne III is the newest model by Arthur Rutenberg Homes/A.R.B.C. Corp. in The Estates at TwinEagles. The fivebedroom, six-bath home in the Strathmore neighborhood of Grand Arbors has a southern exposure and preserve views. The 8,000-square-foot floor plan celebrates openness and a connection to the outdoors. Large radius-glass windows and sliding glass doors showcase the pool, decks and covered al fresco gathering areas and a fairway view of the 15th hole of The Talon, one of The Club at TwinEagles two championship golf courses. The picturesque view is amplified from the homes second-floor wrap-around balcony. Other than two master suites, three guest rooms and a total of six full baths and two half-baths, practically the only thing hidden away inside the 5,693-squarefoot home are kitchen appliances and several large walk-in closets. The model has stone flooring, granite countertops, detailed ceilings and custom paneled SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Biscayne III model in TwinEagles has golf and lake viewsIndustry panel will look to the future The Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2010 Industry Panel: What Does the Future Look Like? on Wednesday, April 14, at the Hilton Naples. The program takes a look at all aspects of the building industry. Keynote speaker is Jerry Howard, president of the National Association of Home Builders; panelists include Stephann Cotton of the Stuart, Fla.-based Cotton & Company; Mike Rosen from Collier Enterprises; Pason Gaddis from Florida Weekly; and Brenda Fioretti, president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Al Zichella, vice president of construction and development services for KD Merick and Company, will serve as moderator. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. Cost ranges from $50 to $65 per person. For reservations and more information, call the CBIA office at 436-6100 or visit Medical Plaza under construction Construction of Northside Medical Plaza is under way on Veterans Park Drive off Immokalee Road near North Collier Hospital. The first of two 19,000-square-foot buildings is on schedule to be completed by September 2010. The office condominiums are being offered for sale to medical, dental and other health care professionals who wish to start, expand or relocate their practices to North Naples. Thus far, an established Naples medical practice has committed to occupy the second floor of Building One. Michael OMara of John R. Wood Realtors has been retained for the sale of these office condominiums. Florida Realtors plan statewide open houseMeet the neighbors and find your Florida dream home at the same time by taking part in Florida Open House Weekend April 10-11. Realtors will host open houses on behalf of sellers in neighborhoods and communities across the Sunshine State, giving buyers the chance to visit many homes for sale in just one weekend. This first-ever statewide open house weekend is sponsored by the 115,000-member Florida Realtors. Locally, the South Bay Realty Short Sale Rescue Team will conduct open houses at an estimated 30 homes in Naples and Bonita Springs with short sale opportunities. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors also is participating. Blue and white signs and balloons featuring the Realtor R logo will be on display simultaneously at open houses from the Panhandle to Key West as part of the Florida Open House Weekend. Its a home shoppers dream, says 2010 Florida Realtors President Wendell Davis, a broker and regional vice president with Watson Realty Corp. in Jacksonville. For the serious buyer, the opportunity to tour dozens of homes in one weekend is a real time saver. Others who didnt think they could afford a home may be drawn into the market by affordable prices and low interest rates. Its a win-win. The Florida Open House Weekend takes place just ahead of the deadline for the federal homebuyer tax credit. Homes need to be under contract by April 30, and the purchase closed by June 30, to take advantage of up to $8,000 in the tax credit for eligible first-time buyers and up to $6,500 for eligible repeat buyers. For more information, visit Marco Island Association has seminarsIn conjunction with the statewide open house April 10-11, the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors is holding two free sessions of a panel discussion with attorneys and mortgage experts who are affiliate members of the MIAAR. They will discuss the process of purchasing real estate, including short sales, and will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome. Sessions are set for 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at 140 Waterway Drive, Marco Island. REAL ESTATE BRIEFS Northside Medical PlazaCOURTESY RENDERINGwood cabinetry in a variety of stains. The soft Mediterranean exterior architecture is accented with stone balustrades and columns and iron detailing, a twostory entry with clerestory windows and barrel-tile roof. Interior design of the Biscayne III is by Arthur Rutenberg Homes in-house team. The furnished model is offered at $2,195,000; unfurnished, the home is $1,995,900.Grand Arbors at TwinEagles features 648 coach homes, villas and single-family homes overlooking lakes, nature preserves and the Gary Player-designed Aerie, TwinEagles second golf course. The neighborhoods are linked by nature trails, green spaces and parks. Grand Arbors homes are priced from the $300,000s to more than $2 million. Among the preferred builders in TwinEagles are: A.R.B.C. Corp./Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Bordeaux Homes, Centex, Divco Construction Corp., Harbourside Custom Homes, Kingon Homes, London Bay Homes, Pulte Homes and Southern Bay Homes. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Biscayne III is accented with columns and iron detailing. Right: Floor-to-ceiling windows in the formal living room bring the outdoors in. Above: Sliding glass doors disappear between the family room and the outdoor living area.


LEE COUNTY COLLIER COUNTYFort Myers N. Fort Myers Fort Myers Beach Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Naples Marco Island D.R. Horton oers golf course views without the country club pricing at the luxurious Valencia Golf & Country Club. Move-in-ready homes are available today. Valencia Golf & Country Club | From the $170s** 2154 Vardin Place, Naples Single-Family Homes (239) 354-0243Visit Artists RenderingMOVE-IN-READY HOMES M RE Artists RenderingLot 69/2A | $341,440 | 3,420 Sq. Ft.Artists Rendering Lot 70/2A | $260,591 | 2,111 Sq. Ft.Artists Rendering Lot 181/2 | $212,450 | 1,827 Sq. Ft. Artists Rendering Lot 78/2 | $227,490 | 2,046 Sq. Ft.Artists Rendering Lot 179/2 | $192,900 | 1,672 Sq. Ft. Lot 68/2A | $394,870 | 4,377 Sq. Ft.Artists Rendering SOLD!*Federal tax credit of up to $8,000 available to rst-time homebuyers (or up to $6,500 for repeat buyers) who close escrow on o r before April 30, 2010 (or before July 1, 2010, if a binding contract is signed by April 30, 2010). Income limitations apply. Amount of tax credit, if any, is not paid to buyer upon close of escrow Buyer must claim the tax credit on buyers federal income return. Not all buyers will qualify. This information is provided for general guidance only and does not constitute tax advice. Please consult an accountant or attorney for your particular situation. Visit www.federalhousingtaxcredit. com for complete details. | **Prices, plans, availability, benets and locations are subject to change without notice. Comple te plans are available for review upon request. Due to D.R. Horton, Inc.s continual housing research and possibility of material shortages, there may be existing or future changes made in the building products, materials, methods, or designs used in our homes that are not reected in our models. As a result, please consult one of our Sales Representatives for the latest community information. CGC 1513647 $8,000 Tax Credit* For First-time Homebuyers$6,500 Tax Credit* For Repeat Buyers LE E CO UN TY CO O L L I IER L I ER I I COU NTY O UN TY N Fo rt My e er s s N F o rt My e r s Fo Fo Fo r rt r My My My er s s Be Be Be Be Be ac ac ac h h h y y y y y C a pe Co ral al p Sa S nibe i i b l B o nit a Sp r i ng s N a ples Ma r c o Is lan d D.R. Horton oers golf course views wi th o ut the country club pricing at the luxurious V alencia Golf & Country Club. M ove-in-rea dy h omes are avai l a bl e to d a y V a l encia Go lf & C ountr y Club | y From the $170s ** 2 154 Var d in P l ace, Na pl e s Sing l e-Fami l y Home s ( 239 ) 354-0243 V isi t www. d r h A rtist s Renderin g Lot 69 / 2 A | $341 440 | 3,420 Sq. Ft Artists Renderin g Lot 70 / 2A | $ 260 591 | 2,111 Sq. Ft Artists Renderin g L ot 181 /2 | $212 450 | 1,827 Sq. 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Amount of tax credit, if any, is not paid to buyer upon close of escrow. Buyer must claim the tax c redit on buyers federal income return. Not all buyers will qualify. This information is provided for g eneral g uidance only and does not constitute tax advice. Please consult an accountant or attorney for your particular situation. Visit www.federalhousin g taxcredit com for comp lete details. | **Pric es, plan s, a vailability, benets and locations are subject to ch ange without notice. Complete plans are available for review upo n re ques t. Due t o D.R. Horton, Inc.s continual housin g research and possibility of material shorta g es, there may be existin g or future chan g es made in the buildin g products, materials, methods, or desi g ns used in our homes that are not reected in our models. As a result, please consult one of our Sales Representatives for the latest community information. CGC 151364 7 For First-time Homebu y ers F or R epeat B u y er s


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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM $199,900 Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 Debby Hahn Welsh239-292-8839Price Reduced REDUCED Amerivest Realtywww.MediterraFlorida.comNewly member owned Mediterra Golf & Beach Club! Featured Mediterra Properties: Featured Mediterra Properties: Benvenuto Lot 2 $1,500,000 PENDING! 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Sits among million dollar homes. $199,900 Top agents from Weichert, Realtors-On The Gulf took bows at the annual banquet hosted by the Weichert Florida South Broker Council. Paul Fonseca was inducted into the 2009 Presidents Club, the topmost of three agent honors presented annually. Janet Scarpello was inducted into the 2009 Ambassadors Club, followed by 2009 Executive Club inductees Bruce Dilego, Linda and Jeff Schmidt and Art Nowakowski. Greg Manchester was named to the Certificate Club and received a sales achievement award. In addition, Weichert, Realtors-On The Gulf was recognized as a 2009 Ambassadors Club office, based on meeting gross commission income or units sold during the year. Clyde C. Quinby Realty Inc. has expanded and relocated to 3785 Airport Pulling Road. Clint Holland and Tani Hurley have joined the firm as broker/associates, joining associates Barbara Berry, Bill Barton, Jeep Quinby and Mike Manco. Mr. Holland has been in real estate since 1999. He earned an MBA in accounting from Auburn University and was previously licensed as a CPA. His real estate experience includes evaluating and identifying commercial, industrial and investments properties as well as providing property management services. Ms. Hurley has been a licensed real estate professional in Florida for more than 10 years and a Florida licensed broker since 2003. She was initially licensed in Oklahoma, where she worked with Century 21 Realty. Her professional career includes editing and writing positions in the publishing industry. She is president/owner of Tani Hurley Public Relations Inc. Mr. Holland and Ms. Hurley both belong to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Ashley Bourn and Stan Winters have been named Sales Managers of the Year for 2009 for the Florida West Division of Toll Brothers. Ms. Bourn is sales manager at Firano at Naples. She joined the company in June 2006 as a sales associate and was promoted to sales manager in July 2008. Prior to joining Toll Brothers, she was a sales and marketing associate with Prestige Homes in Hudson, Ohio. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelors degree in marketing, she belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Mr. Winters is a sales manager at The Reserve at Estero. Estero. He joined Toll Brothers in February 2007 and has worked in new home sales for eight years, and worked in the construction industry before that. He belongs to the National and Florida associations of Realtors and holds the CSP certification and Graduate, Real Estate Institute designation. Royal Realty Investment Group Inc. has renewed its lease of 740 square feet in Third Street Plaza, 1170 Third St. S., from Orix Capital Markets LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/ Naples brokered the transaction. Tamderek Films Inc. has leased 700 square feet of office space at 660 Ninth St. N., Suite 36, from Remark Investments LLC. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction.Titanium Insurance Inc. has leased 423 square feet of office space at 4280 Tamiami Trail E. from New Solutions Collier LLC. Clint Sherwood and Christine McManus of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS TRANSACTIONSRECENT e rt, w s h e un n t o o st n u n to e d e s d t nte e F l t h t o te er i d M a i a a T ma


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Amazing sunsets from every room in one of the only newly constructed beachfront homes available on Bonita Beach today! Entertain poolside or in the extremely large enclosed outdoor area with 20 ceilings and replace. is beautifully furnished 4 bedroom, 5 full bath Gulf-front home has over 5,200 sq of living space and is easily maneuvered via private elevator or gorgeous spindled staircase. Exceptional design throughout includes hardwood, marble and tile oors, expansive ceilings, study, formal dining room, breakfast nook and an oversized living room hugged by an open replace that leads to a state-of-t he-art kitchen. Every level of this home walks out to full balconies with endless views of the sugar sand beach and blue waters of the Gulf. Far from the ordinary cookie-cutter beach house, this property is sure to impress! Loretta M. Young 239.450.5022 expectsuccess@msn.com4450 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, Fl. 34134 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate/ Owned and Operated by NRT LLC. Best New Gulf-front on Bonita Beach! Your Concierge to SW Floridas Best Sunsets TM e Grant Group


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 RE B29 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 Matt Klinowski 239-370-0892 Your #1 source for SWFL Golf Properties Stonebridge Country Club4 Beds + Den / 3.5 Baths 3,698 sq. ft. $949,500 Olde CypressSingle Family Home 2,388 sq. ft. $629,500 Naples Lakes Country Club3 Beds / 2 Baths 1772 sq. ft.$259,000 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Associated Builders and Contractors reports Floridas Construction Backlog Indicator for January stood at 5.1 months, down from 6.7 months in November 2009. The statewide CBI is marginally shorter than the national average, which stands at 5.5 months. Floridas CBI also remains below the Southern regions average of just over six months. CBI is a forward-looking indicator that measures the amount of construction work currently under contract to be completed in the future. The data continue to reflect tight credit and generally sluggish economic conditions in Florida, said Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors. There are a number of reasons to believe the construction backlog will continue to subsist at low levels in the months ahead, including the fact that a number of office projects in the Miami area are winding to a close and that a growing amount of stimulus-financed work is being completed with every passing month.Florida economic data pointsConstruction employment between January 2009 and January 2010 fell by 90,700 jobs statewide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( During this period: Building equipment contractors shed 18,100 jobs, a 14.4 percent decline. Specialty trade construction shed 47,100 jobs, a 16.6 percent decline. Heavy and civil engineering construction lost 7,800 jobs, a 13.4 percent decline. Building construction lost 10,500 jobs, a 10.7 percent decline. Federal stimulus funds sent to Florida exceeded $8.2 billion as of March 22, according to the Office of Management and Budget. Office vacancy rates for the fourth quarter of 2009 stood at 25.1 percent in the Palm Beach County area; 22 percent in the Jacksonville area; 21.4 percent in the Tampa area; 19.6 percent in the Orlando metro area; 19 percent in the Broward County area; and 17 percent in the Miami-Dade area, according to CB Richard Ellis ( Retail vacancy rates for the fourth quarter of 2009 were 11.2 percent in the Palm Beach County area; 10.5 percent in the Jacksonville area; 10.5 percent in the Broward County area; and 5.8 percent in Miami-Dade area, according to CB Richard Ellis. Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with 2 million employees. For more information, visit shows Florida construction backlog below the national averageThe data continue to reflect tight credit and generally sluggish economic conditions in Florida. Anirban Basu, chief economist for As sociated Builders and Contractors


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 WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 6 10 13 11 7 8 9 12 1Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 Falling Waters 7200 Davis Blvd 2 & 3 Bedroom Condos $199,900 Open Daily 11-4 Jean Laidlaw Bell, Bayswater Development 239-293-7269>$200,0002 THE BROOKS SPRING RUN AUTUMN LAKE 23501 Sandycreek Terrace #1204 $229,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441>$300,000 3 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6770 Pelican Bay Blvd. #225 $364,500 Jeannie McGearty 248-4333>$500,000 4 MARCO ISLAND 1554 Jamaica Court $575,000 Roe Tamagni 398-1222. FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE 1-4>$600,0005 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 305 Park Shore Drive #232 $695,000 Larry Roorda 860-2534 >$700,0006 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE 1837 Ivy Pointe Court $799,000 Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 >$800,0007 MOORINGS 675 Harbour Drive $862,500 Larry Roorda 860-2534 8 VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA 9700 Gulfshore Drive #305 $890,000 Larry/ Mary Catherine White 287-2818 >$1,000,0009 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive $1,650,000 Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176>$2,000,000 10 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. CALL AGENT FOR ACCESS>$8,000,00011 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Michael D. Browne 272-3331. 12 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 >$10,000,00013 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $12,950,000 Michael Lawler 571-3939


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Opening on MarcoOne-woman show features colorful collages, encaustics inspired by travels to Asia and Africa. C23 Kick some pastFilm critic Dan Hudak says Hot Tub Time Machine is worth the $$$. C11 Perfectly CrazyTheater critic Nancy Stetson says The Naples Players get everything just right in Crazy Mary. C8 P e r f e c t l y C r a z y Go Red for WomenAn afternoon with heart, and more for a good cause. C34-37 Photo club goes underground for first showThe Naples Digital Photography Club, aka DPI-SIG, will have its first gallery show as part of Underground Art Wednesday coming up April 7. JuJo Gallery & Studio, one of more than a dozen stops on the monthly Underground Art Wednesday circuit, is hosting the exhibit of photos by DIPSIG members. The public is invited to the opening reception from 5-9 p.m. in the gallery at 6088 Taylor Road. Included in the show are nature photographs by Len Messineo, bodyscapes by RL Caron and works by Chuck McKinney using the new HDR concept. DPI-SIG members exploring new methods of printing their works will also have metallic prints and giclees on display. Many of the works will be for sale. DPI-SIG members meet on the second Thursday of the month and also hold photo-opp outings on the third Saturday of every month. The next regular meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Building J on the Collier Campus of Edison State College. The topic for the evening is architecture/ buildings; members are encouraged to e-mail photos for discussion no later than midnight Tuesday, April 6. For more information about DPI-SIG call Sonny Saunders at 777-0053, e-mail or visit Underground Art WednesdayThe North Naples Arts Alliance invites art aficionados and novices as well as decorators and designers to explore the neighborhood of artists studios and galleries during Underground Art Wednesday on the first Wednesday evening of each month, October through June. Studios and galleries north of Pine Ridge Road and south of Trade Center Way between Taylor and Airport Pulling roads stay open until 9 p.m. forSEE GIRLYMAN, C4 SEE UNDERGROUND, C28 TS RARE THESE DAYS WHEN BOB Goldman and his son agree on music. The boy is, after all, 15 years old, and like most teenagers, his musical tendencies have a harder edge than Dad, who prefers the likes of James Taylor, Jackson Brown and Jimmy Buffett. But when father and son heard Girlyman perform aboard a singer/songwriter cruise last year, they were in perfect harmony: They knew the indie folk band would be the perfect fit for the Eden Florida annual benefit concert. My son is quite the musician, and it said a lot to me about the band that we could agree on this, Mr. Goldman recalls. I had not heard three-part harmonies like that in a long, long time. Mr. Goldman sought out the bands manager and soon had his headliner for the April 10 concert, which benefits Eden Autism Services Florida, a Naples-based nonprofit organization that provides consultation, early intervention and outreach to children and adults with autism and their families.BY NANCY THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ girlyman... just wanna have funBut Gig for Good also benefits local autism organization i an, h e b an d M r. Go ld man epartharmo What is Eden Autism Services? C4 >>inside:Playing for funSince forming nine years ago in their Brooklyn apartment, the triorecently-turned-quartet has attracted legions of multi-generational Girlyfans like the Goldmans who love those three-part harmonies, on-stage improvisation and a sound hailed by critics as a boho blend of folk, country, pop and rock. The name and the music, says singersongwriter-musician Nate Borofsky, symbolize the bands simple mission: having fun. Mr. Borofsky met fellow band mates Tylan Greenstein and Doris Muramatsu at Sarah Lawrence College, but it wasnt until after graduation and a move to New York City the threesome entertained the idea of performing together. Our first rehearsal was Sept. 11, 2001, says Mr. Borofsky. The events COURTESY PHOTOThe original Girlyman trio, left to right: Tylan Greenstein, Doris Muramatsu and Nate BorofskyCOURTESY IMAGERingling Museum, Nic Provenzo I

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Merchants of Beauty and Value275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne Monday thru Wednesday 10 to 5 P.M. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 to 8 P.M. Sunday 12 to 5 P.M. 19th, 20th & 21st Century Art for the Discriminating Collector, Both Beginning and Experienced Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: But there is no denying the appeal of a man in uniform, especially one who knows the heat of a southern summer, the thick weight of southern humidity and the sweetness of life in the South. Ill take a soldier reared below the Mason-Dixon any day, preferably one with a pickup or a boat. In Patricia OTooles brilliantly written work of non-fiction, When Trumpets Call, the author takes a look at the life of Theodore Roosevelt after his presidency. TR, as Ms. OToole calls him, ventures to Africa to escape the American press core and so that his successor, William Howard Taft, might claim the spotlight. Ms. OToole writes that we know much about Mr. Tafts presidency from a military aide, Capt. Archibald Willingham Butt, who recorded his experiences at the White House in letters sent home to his family. Ms. OToole says the captain was twice a gentleman, for he was both an officer and a Southerner. Shes captured it just right. When we think of a modern gentleman, the image often involves a uniform or a soft-spoken drawl. When Mr. Tafts Captain dressed in full regalia, he wore epaulets, two columns of brass buttons, and a lassos worth of gold braid slung over one shoulder. Sometimes he added a sword. Our military gentlemen do the same, with their pressed uniforms and burnished accessories. They also have the bonus of being clean-cut in a world of men with drooping bangs and tubs of styling wax by their bathroom sinks. There is also a code to the behavior of An officer and a Southerner SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON An old truism about Army aviators says that every pilot has two of three things: a pickup, a boat and an ex-wife....military and southern men, a refreshing chivalry that is surprising in our current era. These gentlemen open car doors and pick up the check; they curb their foul language and offer their seats. Despite all their upstanding behavior, theyre still willing to brawl to defend a womans honor. Which is to say, they make a woman feel like a lady. Southern and military men have a keen understanding of their role in the world, and they have a fixed idea of how a woman should behave. If that includes making cornbread and pouring iced tea, all the better. If this is restrictive, it is also reassuring. These men come with a code, a fixed set of parameters, and a defined way of behaving that applies to themselves and to their women. Its tough to be a lady all the time, in the same way that being a gentleman is hard. Both demand a certain mindfulness of behaviors, of mannerisms, of affectations. But all relationships take work, and Id rather know the role I have to play than try to negotiate undefined terrain. Of course, the mystique of officers and Southerners is often that an illusion, the kind steeped in history and tradition but rarely lived in actuality. After all, men in the military still get divorced. An old >> S end y d isasters to: B ut app e a cia l o t to defend a womans t h e y ma k e a woman o uthern and militar y n derstanding of their a nd the y have a fixed ma n sh ou ld b eh av e. I f ng cornbread a a a a a a a nd n n n n n n p ourb etter. I f this is s s restricu ring. These m m en come set of pa rameters, and e havin g that applies to heir women. Its to ug h t ime, in the same w ay y y y m an is h ar d Bot h m in df ul ness o f erisms o f a ff ec a tionsh ip s take e r know the th an tr y to d terrain. y stique o ut hh at h e truism about Army aviators says that every pilot has two of three things: a pickup, a boat and an ex-wife. Last time I checked, Southern states still led the way in the nations divorce rates, outdistancing our northern neighbors when it comes to severing the knot.


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PAGE 65 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater In the Heights At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. through April 3. 597-1900. The Fourth Wall By The Marco Players April 7-25. Sweet Charity By the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. A Dolls House By the Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center through April 11. 1-866-811-4111. Crazy Mary By the Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through April 17. 263-7990. Wooden Mouth By FGCU TheatreLab, written and directed by Barry Cavin, April 7-18. www. Fiddler on the Roof By the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through April 3. 263-7990. This weeks symphony Mozart & Mendelssohn The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs its Reaching Out Chamber No. 2 concert, Mozart & Mendelssohn, with Ashley Ragle Leigh, at 8 p.m. April 8 at Temple Shalom-Naples. 597-1900. Thursday, April 1 Stars on Ice The Smuckers Stars on Ice tour performs at Germain Arena at 7:30 p.m. (800) 745-3000 or Frankie Valli The original Jersey boy, Frankie Valli, performs with The Four Seasons at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4949. Funny Guy Ralphie May performs today through April 3 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. 389-6900. 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. The show runs through April 9. 590-7199. Piano Concert FGCUs Bower School of Music presents a free TwoPiano Concert at 7 p.m. at the Steinway Gallery, 28751 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. 590-7209. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. Friday, April 2 Friday Music Mercato hosts its First Friday Concert from 6-10 p.m. 403-2204. Garden Party Naples Botanical Garden hosts a Spring Series Event, First Call Friday, from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy happy hour garden-style as the William Noll Quartet takes the stage to perform live for listeners. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Caf. Regular admission charged; free for members. 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. Free admission. 348-0938. The Beach Boys The popular musical group performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by the Rob & Tommy Duo. 2670783 or Saturday, April 3 Stand-up Show Comedian Ron Tater Salad White performs at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Bunny Breakfast Miromar Outlets hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. $4 per child. Seating is limited. RSVP is required by April 2 to the Mall Office, 948-3766. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Baytay Salsa y Merengue. 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@ PHOTOPub Mustard an eclectic rock band with Steve Peterman and Brendon McDonnell on guitar and vocals, TJ Jones on bass and Marc S hapiro and Penn Outlaw on drums will perform on stage across from the Pub at Mercato First Friday from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 2. The lively monthly street party brings out the locals and visitors alike with live entertainment, food and drink specials, and dancing under the stars. Mercato First Friday is open to the public free of charge. COURTESY PHOTOActress Beth Hylton is fitted for her costume by designer Cheryl McCarron for A Dolls House presented by the Gulfshore Playhouse through April 11.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sunday, April 4 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. Monday, April 5 Its Hollywood Neil Bergs Years of Hollywood starts at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, April 6 Book Signing Author Tracy Trivas has a book signing for new childrens book The Wish Stealers at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5200. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, April 7 Comedy Show The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Naples City Improv at 7:30 p.m. 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. 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. The club meets on the second Thursday of the month. www.dpi-sig. org, or 777-0053. 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.fredsdiner. com. Upcoming events Freight Train Tour Alan Jackson performs with Josh Turner and Chris Young at 7 p.m. April 8 at Germain Arena. Doo Wop Tunes Little Anthony & the Imperials and Jay & the Americans perform at 8 p.m. April 8 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Singer & Dancer Chita Rivera performs at 8 p.m. April 9 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. 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 Artist Cottages Artists greet visitors from 5-8 p.m. April 9 at Bonitas Riverside Park in the scenic riverside cottages on Old 41. Outdoor Concert The Claire Lynch Band, with opening act Frontline Bluegrass, performs April 10 at Cambier Park. Music starts at 7 p.m. 287 -2035. Suggestion donation $10 to help bring the new giraffe exhibit to the Zoo. Dancing Horses The Southwest Florida Dressage Association has its final show of the 2009-2010 season from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at the Lee Civic Center on Old Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. Museum Event Enjoy coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. April 10 at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art with Michael Culver, who will be your guide through the exhibitions marking the museums 10th anniversary season. Afterward, adjourn to the Dome for coffee and conversation. 597-1900 or 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. Outdoor Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. April 11 at Bonitas Riverside Park on Old 41. Bach Ensemble The Naples Opera Society presents the Bach Ensemble with a chamber orchestra in J.S. Bachs Coffee Cantata at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the Norris Center, 775 8th Ave. South. Free to the public; donation appreciated. 598-6110. Disney Show Beauty and the Beast is performed April 13-18 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849. Send calendar listings to events@ PHOTOFirst-time childrens author Tracy Trivas will discuss and sign copies of The Wish Stealers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. Ms. Trivas first adult non-fiction book, A Princess Found, was named by School Library Journal as a 2009 Best Adult Book for High School Students. COURTESY PHOTOThe Claire Lynch Band will perform from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Naples own Frontline Bluegrass will be the opening act. Although admission is free, donations will be welcome to benefit the giraffe habitat project at The Naples Zoo. The concert is partially underwritten by Wynns Catering, Flamingo Island Flea Market and Rembrandt Painting. Food and beverages from Freds Diner will be for sale.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Make Your HOT Attic More BEAR able! Now available in 10, 20 and 25 watt models Solar Solutions Solar Solutions Stop Living in the Dark!Premium Solatube Dealer 2010 CREDIT FEDERAL TAX30% $50 offwith this ad. Perfect for dark living rooms, bathrooms, etc. Randomly assemble a group of people together, and odds are youll gather individuals who if theyre honest enough to admit it have been hurt in life and want to be loved. Its the human condition. And playwright A.R. Gurney is a pro at dissecting the human condition, commenting on it by examining the lives of affluent WASPs from the Northeast. Crazy Mary, playing at the Sugden Community Theatre, is one of Mr. Gurneys more recent forays into the minefields of money and family. The titular character, movingly played by Naples Players veteran Ann Hoover, has been living in an upscale psychiatric institution for three decades, with an extremely generous trust fund ensuring that shes very well provided for. But then theres a death in the family, and Lydia (Diane Davis), a second cousin once removed, becomes Marys legal guardian. She and her son Skip (Chris Valente), a Harvard student, make a visit to see how Mary is faring. Though they played together as girls, you get the distinct impression that Lydia is more interested in the money than her cousins welfare; after all, her husband has left her and shes selling real estate in Buffalo. She longs for a Lexus and to fly to Europe first class every other year, like my parents did. Ms. Davis plays Lydia with equal parts bitchiness and anxiety. She possesses an irritating sense of entitlement, but the chinks in her armor reveal a writhing insecurity. Money helps, she declares at one point. It helps you live. It helps you breathe. In another scene, she tells her son that money helps you get friends, though she doesnt elaborate on the dependability of a friendship that can be bought. Ms. Daviss portrayal is highly entertaining, whether shes knocking back a pill to calm her nerves or nagging her son about becoming a doctor or lawyer. Though the plays called Crazy Mary, the psychiatrist, Jerome (Vic Caroli), and nurse, Pearl (Erin Laughlin), affectionately refer to the title character as our Mary and our girl. They appear to have a closer relationship to her than her family does. Mr. Caroli, always a pleasure to see on stage, plays a laid-back therapist in Birkenstocks, earring and a small silver braid. (Hats off to Ulla Doose for such on-target costume design.) While Jeromes concern appears genuine, he also seems to want to use Mary for gain. Mary has so much money that some of it is regularly diverted for other purposes. Further muddying already murky ethical waters, Jerome wants to write a book about Mary. Director Paul Graffy has Jerome sit on the sidelines at times, watching and taking notes while Mary and her family interact. Hes so genial, he seems harmless, yet you cant help but wonder if hes using Mary for his own benefit. Ms. Laughlin plays nurse Pearl as a woman with fierce determination. Very protective of Mary, she looks after her almost as if the patient is her child. And Ms. Laughlin has some golden comedic moments, such as when shes pressured into putting on an Irish accent. (In the original production, Pearl was played by a woman of color, which most likely made those scenes even more hilarious.) With his perfectly coiffed and highlighted hair, Mr. Valente competently plays the privileged son who doesnt even recognize how good he has it. He wants to abandon his studies at Harvard and become a farmer. I wasnt sure if this is a genuine desire, or if Mr. Gurney is trying to show us how self-deceived the young man is. Its difficult to imagine Skip working the land; he doesnt seem the type willing to do hard manual labor or get dirt under his nails, let alone allow a lock of hair to stray out of place. (When Skip falls in love, I would have liked to be more convinced of that too. But Mr. Valentes character is very earnest, and his tiffs with his mother ring true.) Ms. Hoover as Mary is simply astounding. In a powerful portrayal that has to be one of her best performances, she displays a breathtaking emotional nakedness. When we first meet her, Mary is eerily uncommunicative, almost catatonic, though we can see a glimpse of something inside, something that doesnt quite swim to the surface. As the play progresses, she blossoms sometimes with unexpectedly humorous results. As Mary becomes much more engaged with those around her, they refer to Charles Dickenss phrase, recalled to life. Her psychiatrist thinks her new meds could be responsible, but it seems that the playwright is simply showing us the simple power of positive attention and love. Perhaps its easier to be recalled to life if theres someone doing the recalling. Director Mr. Graffy has done an excellent job with this play, beginning with casting; these are the perfect actors for their roles. Hes drawn nuanced performances out of them, providing us with both pathos and humor. The actors play their roles seriously, not going for an easy laugh. They get the tone exactly right. Pat Ashtons set is also perfect: a lovely sitting room that betrays its institutional purposes. Theres elegant yet nondescript wallpaper on the walls, but also a bulletin board with notices and a lit EXIT sign over the door. Mr. Aston has paid careful attention to detail; when doors are opened, we can see painted hallways with artwork on the walls, and theres even a water sprinkler system in the ceiling in case of fire. You believe that these characters have a life that continues on even after they leave the Tobyes small stage. Not only does Mr. Gurneys unusual little play make us laugh and cry, it also leaves us with plenty of food for thought. In one dramatic scene, one character accuses another of being eager for love. Arent we all? Thats what Mr. Gurney seems to be saying. That, and look at how life changes when were loved for who we are. THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON Crazy about Crazy Mary >> What: Crazy Mary >> When: through April 17 >> Where: The Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >> Tickets: $20 ($10 for students 18 and younger) >> Info: 263-7990 or in the know COURTESY PHOTOAnn Hoover, a veteran of productions by The Naples Players, stars as the title character in Crazy Mary.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 C9 GIVING Tim Wright never imagined that he would enjoy reading to kids. But this year, the 18-year-old Immokalee High School senior began tutoring secondgrade students through Immokalee Readers, and he enjoys every minute of it. The afterschool program sponsored by The Immokalee Foundation matches 37 high school-aged tutors with more than 130 children from kindergarten through second grade for intensive reading lessons that complement instruction the young students receive during their regular school day. It is one of many programs offered by The Immokalee Foundation to foster educational success. Mr. Wrights tutorial efforts have paid off in many ways. I wasnt the type of person to sit and read, he says. But since Ive been reading with the kids, it makes me want to read and share what Ive read and talk about the books we want to read. These kids dont really read at home, so they can brush up on their reading skills here. Patricia Nunez manages the Immokalee Readers program for the foundation and believes its ideal for the children being tutored as well as for those doing the tutoring. The average reading level of a ninth grader is approximately fourth or fifth grade, Ms. Nunez says. When the first significant test of reading is conducted in third grade, she adds, results show that Immokalee students are far behind the average reading level. This program changes that, she says about Immokalee Readers. They read at grade level and many read one grade higher. They are so proud. There are academic benefits for the high school tutors as well. The tutors have to maintain a 2.5 grade point average to participate. They have also shown improvements in overall reading proficiency and gain professional experience in the classroom, Ms. Nunez says. The reading program helps put all of the elementary students on the right academic path as well. Aligned with Sunshine State Standards, it helps ensure that all students are reading at grade level by the third grade. Because many Immokalee students use other languages at home, the additional training in English-language usage is especially important. If they cant read, they cant excel in life, Mr. Wright says. Watching their reading scores increase is thrilling. They are comprehending what we are teaching. The young children also celebrate their success. During the holidays, tutors hosted parties at three Immokalee elementary schools and gave each participant two books for their home libraries. At any other place, its just a book, Ms. Nunez said. But for these kids its not just a gift, its changing their future. Mr. Wright is also appreciative of his experience. His affiliation with the tutoring program and The Immokalee Foundation has increased his own confidence. He plans to pursue a degree in Web design at the University of South Florida. I feel encouraged, he says. Theyve helped me a lot. The Immokalee Foundation points me in the right direction. Being around these kids gives me a clear idea of what I want to do in life. The success of the program is established twice a year when Collier County Public Schools administers the FAIR reading test, a state-recognized test for younger students that evaluates reading readiness, comprehension and word recognition. Every year, the children gain proficiency in all areas. Immokalee Readers isnt the only successful program sponsored by The Immokalee Foundation. Since 1991, the foundation has been creating pathways to success for Immokalees children through a variety of programs that focus on mentorship, after-school activities, college scholarships, the development of vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. In 2009, The Immokalee Foundation served 2,700 children through its seven core programs: Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, Immokalee Readers and Community Grants. Volunteers help mentor the highschool tutors and assist in the day-to-day operation of the program. Individuals can also get involved by supporting a student for $500 per year.For more information about becoming involved in the Immokalee Readers program, call 430-9122, e-mail info@ or visit www. Immokalee Readers pairs youngsters with high schoolers for tutoring TROLLEY TOURS Every Tuesday through April 13 Operating 11am 2pm Leaving from Ave Marias Town Center (Ave Maria's Information Center) Please call to make a free reservation. Trolley hours subject to change without notice. Limited seating available. 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So in an effort to cope with Adams latest breakup, Nicks bossy wife and Lous suicide attempt, the men drive with Adams nephew Jacob (Clark Duke) to the ski resort at which they shared their best moments in the s. They party. They get drunk and ingest a variety of substances. And they have fun in their hot tub, which magically goes from run-down and gross to pristine. When they wake up, its 1986. How do they know? Alf is on television. Ronald Reagan is president. Michael Jackson is black. There are Wheres the beef? T-shirts and walkmans with cassette players everywhere. For reasons only drunken idiots could deduce, the guys, who are seen by others as teenagers, believe they have to do things exactly the same way they did 20 years earlier or the butterfly effect will change the future. Thought: If the future/present is so awful for them, shouldnt they want to change everything? They of course come to this realization eventually, and the story plays out in fairly predictable ways. Director Steve Pink keeps the laughs coming at a steady pace, but the laughout-loud moments could/should come more often than they do. Whenever Mr. Corddry is on screen the movie is funnier thanks to his frenzied energy. Watch the way Lou (nicknamed Violator by Adam) intensely observes the bellhop (Crispin Glover) as he anticipates a grotesque severing of the bellhops arm its bloodthirsty and hilarious. The movie runs into trouble when the guys arent on screen together, and each experiences personal drama: Adam likes talking to a journalist (Lizzy Caplan), Nick deals with his wifes (Kellee Stewart) infidelity with an illadvised drunk dial, Lou gets beaten up and Jacob tries to keep the attention of an ominous custodian (Chevy Chase). Each of these moments has potential, but none are as funny as they should be, which causes lapses in laughter. Four friends, one hut tub, plenty of sex/nudity, s jokes, crass guy humor. For some men, this will be one of the greatest movies of all-time, ranked closely behind The Hangover. Im here to tell you Hot Tub Time Machine isnt The Hangover funny, but it is funny enough for a good time. 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 (Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans) Mentally unstable New Yorker Roger Greenberg (Stiller) visits Los Angeles to housesit for his vacationing brother (Chris Messina) and begins a relationship with his brothers personal assistant (Gerwig). This drama from writer/ director Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding) is a welcome departure from comedy for Mr. Stiller, and his naturally awkward screen presence is perfect for his performance here. But like the rest of the characters, Roger isnt very likeable, and the story goes nowhere for 107 aimless minutes. Rated R.City Island (Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait) Everyone in the Rizzo household has secrets, especially patriarch Vince (Garcia), who brings an ex-con (Strait) home to live with his family and is taking acting classes. Its not a bad movie, but the premise is difficult to believe and writer/director Raymond De Felitta can never decide whether its a comedy or drama. Whatever its supposed to be, it doesnt work as either. Still, good performances from Mr. Garcia and Ms. Margulies allow the movie to get better as it goes. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Hot Tub Time Machine REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes >>Craig Robinson reminisces about the s: I really wanted a Jheri Curl, and my parents wouldnt let me get one. A lot of my friends had em. I remember the day my cousin came over and his curl was just glowing and glistening and dripping. Oh, it was fantastic! Did you know? danHUDAK


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BEACH READING Dorothy Mills throws strikes in book on baseball historyNaples resident Dorothy Mills has had a distinguished career as a writer of childrens books and historical novels. Until recently, her career as a trailblazer in the field of baseball history was relatively unknown. Her biography, A Womans Work: Writing Baseball History with Harold Seymour (2004), allowed her to step out of the shadows and gain recognition as her first husbands partner in the momentous three-volume history of baseball published by Oxford University Press. Her new book, Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People, and Places, presents not only a wide array of information about the national pastime, but also the authors views on the relationship between baseball and American values. Chasing Baseball is two books in one. Part one, A Manly Pursuit, examines the values of the game as a reflection of national character understood as manly traits. Also in this section, Mrs. Mills details the contrast between what she labels The Amateur Spirit, in which participation derives from a true love of the sport, and the business of professional baseball, in which those essential values have been compromised, if not obliterated, over many decades of growth. When the dollar rules, fair play often does not. For the amateur, the joy of competing is everything; for the professional and certainly for the team owner, the bottom line winning and its cash rewards is what its all about. Throughout her discussion, Mrs. Mills draws upon her vast learning and her story-telling skills, allowing readers to see and feel the broader, more abstract issues. Her book is at once friendly and philosophical, colorful and educational. Many myths about baseball are undermined, including the one about the sport being invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, N.Y. A reflection on the wholeIn part two, A Womanly Pursuit, Mrs. Mills blends new information with passionate concern. Here, she examines in detail the relatively unknown history of womens participation in baseball, both as amateurs and as professionals. As one might expect, the story of women in baseball is the story of a womans place in American life writ small. Mrs. Mills inspires us with the BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Chasing Baseball, by Dorothy Seymour Mills. McFarland. 258 pages. $39.95. courage and exploits of female players who fought against irrational prejudices to make their way onto the fields of recognition and praise. Will playing baseball damage a womans reproductive organs? Well, no, it wont. But such demeaning pronouncements hindered womens entrance into the game. Will women lose their femininity by playing a mans game? Only if baseball is arbitrarily defined as a mans game. Why should baseball have a gender? Why should women be told to play softball? Mrs. Mills makes it clear that ever since baseball attracted the attention of women who wished to play, there have always been plenty of female athletes who could run, bat, pitch and field with great skill. She also covers much more ground, including the world of baseball fandom as reflected in artifact collecting, fantasy games and related pursuits. She includes overviews of major books, films and other representations of baseballs history and place since its beginnings in the mid-19th century. Chasing Baseball at once scholarly and accessible, erudite and rambunctious is a delight. As the national sport and the manly pursuit, baseball has reflected the strong connection between national character and manly virtues. For so long a game reserved for men, baseballs history, as Mrs. Mills relates it, is a useful lens through which to view the larger history of gender discrimination in American life a history that includes authorship credit as well. The book is available at and at conventional and online book dealers. For more about the author, for whom the Naples chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research is named, see Neapolitans will be able to meet author Dorothy Mills on Saturday, April 10, when she joins the many authors exhibiting along Fifth Avenue South during the Naples Authors and Books Festival. For more information, visit www. PHOTODorothy Mills


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C14 WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Many Psychics and Healers to c hoose from! Largest Psychic Fair in the Region! Lots of Vendors for unique gifts! Door prizes all-day-long with raf e proceeds going to local charities. Massage Reiki Animal Communication Tarot Mediums Feng Shui Crystals Candles Incense Spiritual Art Books Jewelry Past Lives Angel Art Mandalas Native American ArtEtudes Dance Studio 3285 Pine Ridge Rd.(Between Livingston & Airport-Pulling)$5 cover at the door 12 & under freeFor more information call Candyce, 239-949-3387 Saturday April 3rd 10am 6pm NEAPOLITAN WOOD FIRED PIE Our Pizza is a mastery of flavor and an age old tradition using original pizza culinary techniques that were started in Naples Italy more than 200 years ago Indoor / Outdoor Dining Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week James Earl Jones to appear with orchestra for opening-night galaWilliam Jefferson Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd president of the United States, will headline the Philharmonic Center for the Arts 2011 Speaker Series. Also appearing will be Steve Forbes, editorin-chief of Forbes magazine, and Jane Goodall, pioneering anthropologist and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. President Clinton will share his insights and observations on the topic of Embracing our Common Humanity: Meeting the Challenges of Global Interdependence in the 21st Century during his talk on March 8, 2011. His speech will be followed by questions and answers with the audience. The 2011 Speaker Series and other events scheduled for the 2010-11 season were announced recently by Myra Janco Daniels, founder and CEO of the Phil. Other highlights of the coming season include: James Earl Jones will join the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for the seasons opening-night gala on Saturday, Nov. 6, narrating Lincoln Portrait and other selections The orchestra will also perform special concerts with violin master Itzhak Perlman and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. to 5 The Musical will highlight the Best of Broadway series, and other headliners will include flutist James Galway, blues legend B.B. King, comedian Bill Cosby, pop star Michael Bolton and crooner Julio Iglesias. Mrs. Daniels also announced that beginning next season, Sarasota Opera will become the Resident Opera Company of the Philharmonic Center, performing a series of programs accompanied by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Sarasota Opera Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi will conduct La Cenerentola and La Bohme and part of the season. Mrs. Daniels also reviewed the fiscal health of the Philharmonic Center. Despite the economic downtown, we are having a good year, which demonstrates this communitys commitment to the arts, she said, adding the Phils endowment has increased by $7.7 million since last June, she said. She also announced a new fundraising drive called Together We Can Do It! In addition, she said the Naples Museum of Art is in the process of acquiring a major art collection from one of the pre-eminent women artists of the 20th century. Details will be announced soon. For more information, visit www. President Clinton headlines the Phils 2011 Speaker SeriesCOURTESY PHOTOThe Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Pelican Bay Boulevard CLINTON JONES DANIELS


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C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare04/10 : Blue Angels Air Show04/11 : Poetry Festival04/13 : World Sail sh Tournament Presents Fashion Show & Luncheon for Girls of All Ages and eir DollsSATURDAY, APRIL 10th atTicket Prices: Girls & Doll $20.00 Single $30.00 On Sale at: My Angels Attic, 1585 Pine Ridge Rd. #4, Mission Square, Naples For Reservations, Seating Assignments and Tickets Call: PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT: Footsteps To e Future and Angels Activities, Inc. Heres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil. org. Years of HollywoodNeil Bergs Years of Hollywood, a musical revue that features a cast of five of Broadways greatest singers, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Monday, April 5. Following the fantastic response to last seasons Years of Broadway, creator Neil Berg brings Tinseltown to Naples in a show that will delight audiences of all ages. The cast will perform favorite songs from classic films and movie musicals including Breakfast at Tiffanys, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Goldfinger, Titanic, New York, New York, Moulin Rouge and Dreamgirls. Tickets are $45. Caveman looks at gender gapThe longest-running solo play in Broadway history comes to the Phil for one show only on Tuesday, April 6. With hilarious insight on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zones, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone while warming the heart. Written by comedian Rob Becker over a three-year period that included an informal study of psychology, sociology and prehistory, Defending the Caveman is full of scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women. Tickets are $49.Peking Acrobats thrill audiences The Peking Acrobats bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to the Phil for one performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. The troupe thrills audiences with a show that, the Los Angeles Times raved, regularly passed from the seemingly impossible to the virtually unbelievable. Chinas most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts perform balancing feats, wire-walking, precision tumbling, trick-cycling and more. They are accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, creating the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese carnival. Tickets are $39. Rock legends come togetherLittle Anthony & The Imperials and Jay & The Americans perform together at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Fresh from their 2009 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Anthony & The Imperials are back on the road, delighting audiences with such memorable hits as Tears on My Pillow, Goin Out of My Head and Hurt So Bad. Also on the bill: Jay & The Americans, one of rocks greatest vocal groups, whose dozen Top 10 records include Only in America, Come a Little Bit Closer and This Magic Moment. Tickets are $55. COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTO Years of Hollywood COURTESY PHOTOThe Peking Acrobats




C18 WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Chita Riveras BroadwayTwo-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera performs songs from her legendary Broadway career in Chita Rivera: My Broadway at 8 p.m. Friday, April 9. Ms. Rivera will be accompanied by an 11-piece orchestra and will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story (America), Sweet Charity (Where Am I Going? and Big Spender) and Chicago (All That Jazz and Nowadays), and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. Tickets are $49. Critics Choice closes the book on another seasonElaine Newton, professor emeritus of Humanities, York University, Toronto, presents Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, the final event in the Critics Choice series in this seasons Lifelong Learning program, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Hayes Hall. An epic tale of love, betrayal, redemption, suffering and healing, Cutting for Stone involves twin brothers, three continents, five decades and the practice of medicine. Tickets are $30.Singer/songwriter Roberta Flack Soulful singer/songwriter Roberta Flack takes the stage at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Ms. Flacks chart-toppers include Killing Me Softly With His Song, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Makin Love and Where Is the Love. Her unique style blends jazz, gospel, blues and pop music with her distinctive, heartfelt singing voice. Tickets are $69. COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOChita Rivera


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Even the names for antiques can be jokes; the silhouette was named for Etienne de Silhouette, the stingy finance minister of France in the 1700s. Silhouettes cost less than portraits, so the cheap picture was given his name. Potteries in Torquay, England, in Pennsylvania Dutch country and in many other places made dishes with thoughtful or comic sayings as part of the design. A small ashtray might say Dont burn the tablecloth, and a pottery dish proclaims A womans face may be a chemist's fortune.Collectors like all types of pottery jokes and often will pay extra if the joke has a personal meaning of some kind. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I need some advice. I paid $140 at an estate sale for a figure that was identified as a jade sculpture. When I took it to a gallery for an appraisal, I was told it was soapstone, not jade, and that it was worth $40. I contacted the estate sale company, and the owner more or less said tough luck. Is it really? Or is the estate sale company responsible?A: Look at it this way. If you had paid $40 for a figure marked soapstone, then found out it was jade, would you give $100 back to the estate sale company? Lawsuits have been filed in both types of situations, but your legal costs would amount to more than $100. An established auction house would have had an expert look at your figure before it was offered for sale, but an estate sale company might claim that the family whose sale it handled made the error. A legitimate auction house probably would return your money. But with an estate or house sale, you face a case of buyer beware (in other words, tough luck). The only thing that might have helped was asking for a receipt that included a written guarantee. Then the estate sale company might have been willing to return your money. You have learned a difficult lesson, but take some heart. Soapstone figures are popular with collectors someone might pay more than $40 for your sculpture if you decide to sell it.Q: I have a small silver match holder. Part of it is covered with a pale green collection of little dots that look almost like small tiles. Someone told me it is something called chagreen, but I never understood what that is. A: Shagreen (not chagreen) is a grainy, untanned leather that was originally made from the hide of a Turkish wild ass called a shagri. The hide was soaked in lime water, then dyed green, red, black or blue. Shagreen was also made from camel, horse or goat skin. Small seeds were pressed into the leather to give an artificial graining. Shark skin was used in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was dried and dyed. The surface does look like small polished pebbles or textured enamel. It was popular with Art Deco designers and was used for small boxes, cigarette boxes and cases, wastebaskets, eyeglass cases and even trunks. Q: I just found a box of old lead soldiers that belonged to my great-grandfather. A few are marked. Are they collected today?A: Yes. In the 1700s, toy soldiers about 2 inches high were bought for the children of the rich and sometimes for their fathers. The earliest toy soldiers were flat, but by the 1790s French manufacturers were selling French Revolutionary toy soldiers that were three-dimensional. There were many different makers, and soldiers from many parts of the world were made. Staging old battles with the toys was a popular pastime. Collectors today pay premium prices for soldiers made by William Britain. In 1893 he introduced a line of toy soldiers that was less expensive than existing toys because they were hollow-cast rather than solid. Look for pieces marked Britains, BMC or Johillco, the best-known English makers. Tip: A ground-glass perfume bottle stopper should be turned gently to the right for a snug fit. To remove the stopper, first turn it to the left to unlock it before pulling it out. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.Collectibles that give you the gigglesKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL COURTESY PHOTOTry drinking from this pierced puzzle jug without getting wet (use the handle as a straw). This 19th-century stoneware jug sold for $356 at a Skinner auction in Boston. e l, e rs A y? ut e n r s. b y ll e rs re


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay PromenadeMonday Saturday 10 6 Sunday 11 5 Textured Silkso light and airy... you'll love the color and the shape. The accessories are exclusively painted and crafted for us WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009 Your Wholesale Fashion Boutique!Open to the Public1410 Pine Ridge Rd., #17, Naples, FL 34108 (Southwest Corner of Pine Ridge Rd and Goodlette-Frank Rd) 331-8331Naples oldest outdoor art festival closes its 53rd season with the final Art in the Park show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, on Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center. Showcasing work by members of the Naples Art Association, Art in the Park is a great way to meet the artists and enjoy their original work. Admission is free. Aprils Featured Artist is woodcarver Roger Shoemaker. Raised on a farm in Michigan, Mr. Shoemaker developed an early interest in wildlife, yet his scholastic interest was in the scientific field. After he earned a bachelors degree from Calvin College, a masters from Central Michigan University and a doctorate from Western Michigan University, he worked for 31 years in the pharmaceutical industry. After retirement, he returned to his interest in wildlife through the medium of woodcarving. His scientific background has carried over into this medium by his extensive reference research and the anatomical accuracy of each one of the animals, birds and fishes that he carves. Mr. Shoemaker is a member of the National Woodcarvers Association, the Michigan Woodcarvers Association, the Chief Noonday Woodcarvers, the Bonita Springs Woodcarvers, the Golden Gate Woodcarvers and the Naples Artcrafters. His carvings are on display at the Whistling Moose Gallery in Mackinaw City, Mich. April Art in the Park is sponsored by Steve Stolz/Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Happenings A&E magazine. Art in the Park will return the first Saturday in November. For more information, call The von Liebig Art Center at 262-6517 or visit Art in the Park seasons finale features wildlife woodcarverThe von Liebig Art Center hosts the last of its four-part art lecture series this season at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at The Norris Center. In What You Should Know About the Art Market, art advisor, gallerist and publisher of The Baer Faxt weekly contemporary arts newsletter, Josh Baer, will share his 20-point list about the insides of the art market for both the novice and the professional. We are both over-informed but under-educated about many things, especially the art market, says Mr. Baer. Tickets are $10 for Naples Art Association members and $15 for non-members. For more information and tickets, call 262-6517, ext. 115, or visit www. Find out about the art market


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 A&E C23 RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. 3 Course Dinner with a Glass of Wine $24.95Served 4:00-6:00pm Salad, Entree & Dessertwww.VerginaRestaurant.comDAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Served 11:30am till 4:00pm DAILY DINNER SPECIALS served 6:00pm till close LIQUOR PROMOTIONS AT THE BAR $2.00 daily 4:00pm -6:30pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY: Starting at 8:00pm DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL NAPLES PRINCESS Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsCatch the sunset om the new 3rd deck Marco Island resident and awardwinning artist Claire Keery presents a one-woman exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in the Artist Colony at the Esplanade. The public is invited to the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Ms. Keery specializes in collages, assemblage and encaustics, mixing materials to achieve vivid colors and textures that illustrate her visions of life and times, particularly of Asia and Africa. Her unusual art is inspired in part by her extensive travels and often contains artifacts collected during visits to those faraway lands. She makes her own paper, including silk fibers that often serve as the canvas on which she paints, glues or inserts the objects dart that complement her presentation. She has had a lifelong interest in arts and crafts and also holds a certificate in interior design, all of which have influenced the development of her talent and passion for multimedia art. Well-known for her dedication to the community for more than 15 years, she has been influential in all phases of the Marco Island Art League and is a founding member of the Marco Island Foundation of the Arts. Her latest endeavor is assisting with the art leagues Project Rescue. She plans to donate a portion of sales from her one-woman show to the cause. For more information, call 285-1689. One-woman exhibition on Marco will benefit Project RescueCOURTESY IMAGEElephant Herd


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 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 Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 The best lessons in life are learned from those about to leave it. Thats the lesson in Trying, the gripping, autobiographical drama by Tony-nominated playwright Joanna McClelland Glass that opens Friday, April 9, at Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. The story chronicles the year the playwright spent as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle, the former attorney general under FDR and judge at the Nuremberg Trials. An enthralling character study set against the backdrop of 1960s political unrest in Washington, D.C., Trying finds two very different generations struggling to find common ground in the midst of very uncertain times. The Florida Rep production stars Broadway and screen veteran David Howard as the judge and Florida Rep Associate Director Rachel Burttram as the secretary. Florida Rep Associate Artistic Director Chris Clavelli (Alone Together, Glass Menagerie and Rounding Third) directs. Trying plays at Florida Rep April 9-25, with discounted previews April 6 and 8 at 8 p.m. and April 7 at 2 p.m. Regular performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Sundays and select Saturdays. There will also be a performance at 7 p.m. on April 11. Tickets for $20-$42 are available through the box office at 332-4488. For more information, visit www.floridarep. org. Trying up next at Florida RepSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Lab premieres Wooden Mouth at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the Arts Complex. The transmedia production is the newest work by Barry Cavin, chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Performances run through April 18. In the forest, tucked back into a mountain hollow, live a peculiar people who possess an ancient mask that gives a great gift to the wearer the ability to strip away all lies spoken by others. An uncertain lover adventures to find the mask, but discovers a secret more extraordinary than honesty and fidelity. Combining a mixture of Bunraku, Butoh, Greek chorus, video, shadow play and a healthy dose of Appalachia, Wooden Mouth is a cautionary fairy tale for lovers, exposing the absurdity behind the common admonitions to move on or get over it. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets for $7 are available at the door prior to each performance. For more information, call 590-7268 or visit FGCU Theatre Lab presents Wooden Mouth GLASS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 A&E C25 Crystals, candles, handmade jewelry, unique clothing, sacred art, tarot card readers, mediums, massage artists and energy healers will fill Etudes Dance Studio for the fifth annual Spring Mystic Faire from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3. I want to bring this side of life, the life that I live in, to mainstream life, says organizer and local psychic/medium Candyce Strafford. I want to create a comfortable space for people new to this to test the waters. Its bringing it out of the closet, in a way. Ms. Strafford says many of the participating psychics are from the surrounding area, but some are coming from as far away as Colorado and Texas. Most will charge around $20 for a 15-20-minute reading, a Reiki session or a healing services. Appointments are not necessary. There will be more than 20 psychics to choose from, so make sure that you walk around the entire faire before choosing, Ms. Strafford advises. Go back to the person that you feel drawn to Have more than one reading if you feel you need it. Many people do this and then compare notes. Those working the event will give free presentations throughout the day. Ms. Strafford will discuss Connecting with your Angels, Guides and Loved Ones at 1 p.m. The last lecture of the day will begin at 5 p.m. Admission at the door is $5 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free, and includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be for sale, with proceeds benefitting the Family to Family charity. Etudes de Ballet is at 3285 Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Ms. Strafford at 949-3387, e-mail at or visit The casting call is out for locals who want to appear in a commercial being filmed by the Naples International Film Production Association in association with the Paradise Coast Film Commission. Twenty-five extras are needed to act as paparazzi and media alongside FHM/Maxim supermodel April Florio, whos known for sultry photo shoots and a somewhat infamous rendezvous with Brad Pitt. The location for the shoot has not yet been released, according to Eric Raddatz of the NIFPA. Anyone interested in finding out more is welcome at the associations next social mixer at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Media Vista TV & Multimedia Productions, 5405 Taylor Road, Naples. Following the mixer will be another casting call for a short film titled The Driskell Defense, which Mr. Raddatz is producing with Footnote Studios and Alan Kenney-Rudolph. For more information about casting calls for the film and commercial, call Southwest Florida Modeling and Talent at 275-3744 or e-mail Is there a psychic fair in your future? Extras sought for commercial shoot FLORIO 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 RequiredEaster SundayTBrunchUomelets 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


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 G ea t Momen s n O e aCall for tickets and information$20TicketsFORT MYERS SYMPHONICMASTERSINGERSSaturday, April 10 at 7:00PMMoorings Presbyterian Church, Naples and Sunday, April 11 at 4:00PMRiverside Church, Fort MyersVerdi Wagner Mozart Bizet Borodin Puccini Rossini Gilbert & SullivanJEFF FAUX, Artistic Director and ConductorMost Beloved Opera Choruses and AriaspresentWITH ORCHESTRA The Best Homemade Food In Bonita! P 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway Homemade Specialties including eggs, omelets, pancakes, waf es, scrapple, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, homecooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly cheesesteaks.Open Daily 7am to 3pmBreakfast Served all day Dine-In or Take Out Bamboo Cafe French Home Cooking presents Springtime in Paris, a show of fine art photography and gicles featuring scenes of Paris and Giverny, France, by Ken Kaminsky. An artists reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the bar salon. The photographs will remain on display through April. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Kaminsky completed his education at the City College of New York and New York University. His first published photographs appeared in local media outlets; additional affiliations with stock photo agencies, both nationally and internationally, expanded the exposure of his work in newspapers, magazines and television. His photography subjects include vintage autos, fine art, still life, landscapes, abstracts, celebrity athletes and rock stars in concert Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Warren Zevon, Led Zeppelin and Dire Straits, among them. He has also worked extensively in the public health and education fields. He spends time in both Michigan and Florida. The artist says the goal of his fine art photography is to capture the beauty in the world around us. For more information, call Bamboo Caf at 643-6177 or visit Photography exhibit at Bamboo Caf celebrates Paris, Giverny in springCOURTESY IMAGEMonets Gardens #3, Ken Kaminsky


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session FIRST SEATING 4:00PM5:30PM Entrees Under $20 Choose from 13! AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM BAR ONLY LIVE MUSIC 5-9PM The Village on Venetian Bay ~ Naples MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining OPEN FOR LUNCH WITH SPECIALS FROM $12.10tours, many offering artist demonstrations and discussions plus refreshments and live entertainment. Brochures and maps leading visitors to the next stop on the tour are available at each participating gallery or studio. JuJo Gallery & Studio, which is hosting the digital photography club show, is a great place to begin the April tour. Its listed as number one in the North Naples Arts Alliance studio and gallery guide, followed by: Longstreth Goldberg Art; NONA Gallery and Studio; Rosen Gallery & Studios; StarStruck Signatures; Sweet Art Gallery; Alice Jacobs & Carol Lader Studio; Annabelle Johnson Pottery Studio; Barrow Art; Casa Art Studio; Color Plus Studio Gallery; Hampel Art Studio; Kelley Dunkle Studio; Kilns n Clay; Marco Bronzini Art School and Studio; Naples Fine Art Studio and Gallery; Outside the Box Studio; Pelaez & Etury Studio; Susan Alexander Shipman Studio; Susan Doerflinger Studio; Tammra Sigler/Red Box Studio; Tom Cardamone Studio at TCA Graphics; and Uriel Parker Studio, 5760 Shirley St., 692-1365. For more information about Underground Art Wednesdays, call Richard Rosen at Rosen Gallery & Studios, 8211061. UNDERGROUNDFrom page 1COURTESY IMAGEWoodstorks on Parade, Len Messineo COURTESY IMAGEThe Frond, John Sulouff GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALEWE ARE CLOSING! AND ALL MUST GO! HURRY! PRICES MARKED DOWN EVEN LOWER!DISCOUNTS ON ALL BAGS & ACCESSORIES NOW SAVE40-60%ON ALL POLEKAT GOLF EQUIPMENTWHILE SUPPLIES LAST. NO LIQUIDATORS!936-79774101 Colonial Blvd.2 miles west of I-75 Exit 136Store HoursMon-Fri 9:00-5:00Closed Sat &


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida Introductory Offer:1 Hour Massage39!$Simply bring in this ad to take advantage of this great introductory offer! VERT Center of Naples431 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL, 34102434-VERT(8378)*Limited time offer. Some conditions apply. See club for details.* A limited number of seats are still available for the 21st annual Wanderlust travel auction and dining extravaganza Wednesday, April 14, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. With the evenings Candy Land theme, guests will follow Wanderlust pathways to whimsical cocktails, a wine raffle, one-of-a-kind travel packages, world-class dining experiences, annual golf memberships, shopping sprees, spa treatments and much more. Hosted by Southwest Floridas major resorts, private clubs, restaurants and tourism partners, the auction benefits Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Resort & Hospitality Management program.Going onceAmong the packages up for bid in the auction are: Passage for two on ResidenSeas The World cruise ship, home of seaborne mansions for millionaires, for seven-nights in a plush one-bedroom apartment, with an itinerary befitting this ultra-luxury vessel A Napa Wine Adventure with accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay with private tours including Chateau Montelena and a romantic picnic at Jade Lake Private Chefs Table for eight at Bay Sweetest vacation dreams a bid away at 21st annual Wanderlust auction COURTESY PHOTOResidenSeas The World


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 A&E C31 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Open for Lunch & Dinner 11am-9pm Late Nite Menu Early Bird Specials Every Day 3:30pm-5:30pm Happy Hour Daily 4pm-7pm Complimentary Hors dOeuvresLive Music Friday, 6pm-1:30am & Saturday 9pm-1:30am THURSDAYS 8:30pmQuiz Nite with Darling DebzWEDNESDAYS 6:30pm Pirate Nite Live Music Hermit Crab RacesSt. Georges DaySATURDAY APRIL 24th 6:30pm5-Course Wine Dinner Just $34.95 pp Call 775-3727 For ReservationsNeil Diamond ShowSATURDAY MAY 8thMake Your Reservations Early! 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 239-775-3727 EASTER SUNDAY SPECIALSApril 4th 12noon-7:00pmAll Served with a Choice of Home Made Soup or Salad, Loaves of Bread & Honey Butter and Seasonal Vegetables & StarchRoast Leg of New Season Lamb & Mint Sauce......$15.95 Prime Rib of Beef & Yorkshire Pudding......from $14.50Roast Chicken with Sage & OnionStuf ng & Pan Gravy......$11.95 Grilled Salmon Topped with a Lemon Dill Sauce......$15.50 Roast Leg of New Season Lamb & Mint Sauce......$15.95 Prime Rib of Beef & Yorkshire Pudding......from $14.50Roast Chicken with Sage & OnionStuf ng & Pan Gravy......$11.95 Grilled Salmon Topped with a Lemon Dill Sauce......$15.50 Of Naples Colony Golf Club and wine dinner for eight at Angelinas Ristorante with limousine transport for all guests One-of-a-kind necklace created especially for Wanderlust by Mark Loren and featuring a 15.80-carat Brazilian amethyst atop a bronze Viking ornament dated 900 A.D. and accented with diamonds and a black pearl New York City accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park and tickets to a Broadway play of your choice A Peter Max original piece of art as the centerpiece of a Manhattan package with condominium accommodations at The Horizon Five nights at Tween Waters Inn including boat rental, fishing charter and dinners at three of Captivas favorite restaurants; Golf at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs including airfare and four nights accommodations An 11-day trip of a lifetime to Hawaii with stays on Waikiki, Kauai and Maui, plus round trip airfare for two The live auction will also include airfare and luxury hotel stays in London and Paris, according to Brian Holly, 2010 Wanderlust chairman and FGCU Resort & Hospitality Management Advisory Board member. The silent auction lots will range from international stays to getaways at Floridas finest resorts, including The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Boca Raton Resort & Club and The Breakers. A cooking class for 10 at Roys is also in the silent auction. The evening will have a fine-wine raffle; a balloon pop with restaurant, retail, local hotel and golf foursomes; and a fishbowl of onthe-spot donations. New this year will be a Wanderlust Girls Night Out sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue at Bell Tower Shops. For a $50 donation to the RH&M program, guests will receive a ticket to a private event at Saks on Wednesday, April 28, featuring wine, hors doeuvres, fashion models and special offers. Wanderlust is the major fundraising event for the RH&M program, which is the fastest growing academic program at FGCU. Tickets are $250 per person. For additional information or to reserve a ticket, contact Karen Royal at 5907742 or visit wanderlust.html. COURTESY PHOTOTop: The Grand Hyatt Kauai. Above: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 Lets dance for Make-A-WishGet ready to dance the night away at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Floridas Wishmakers Ball. The fourth annual event, titled Dancing with the Stars, starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. Local celebrities and socialites will perform dances that showcase famous dance moments in cinematic history. The gala will also feature cocktails, hors doeuvres, dinner and silent and live auctions. Individual tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $1,600. Opportunities for sponsorships, auction donations and volunteering are also available. For more information, contact Connie Martin at 992-9474 or cmartin@ Celebrate your inner goddessDianne Durante, therapist, radio show host and author of books including Everday Symbols for Joyful Living, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 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. Panels of experts will conduct interactive presentations and roundtable discussions on topics from serious to salacious. Tickets are $85 and include a champagne reception, self-guided tour of the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition, two breakout sessions, a tapas-style dinner under the stars, and a drawing for prizes. For tickets and more information, call Jane Davis at 262-6517, ext.115.Cancer alliance, Humane Society both benefitThe first-ever PAWS for a Cause to benefit KIDSCAN and Humane Society Naples takes place Saturday, April 17, at Mercato. KIDSCAN, part of Cancer Alliance of Naples, is raising funds for scholarships to send local teens with cancer to college; Humane Society Naples is raising funds for its building expansion. The afternoon event will include a promenade of pets and prizes for the biggest, smallest, cutest, best-dressed and best-behaved, best vocalist and more. Vendors with pet care products and services will have information available, as will various nonprofits and animal rescue organizations.SAVE THESE DATES BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT HOSTSSunday, April 11, 20105:00 pm or 7:00 pm at Skillets Restaurant4170 Tamiami Trail North(Behind Wendys at Shady Rest Lane)The Barron Collier High School Choral Department will be hosting a fundraiser for their goal of going to Austria this summer. The students will be performing musical numbers planned for their trip while you dine on an Austrian inspired menu. Two seatings will be offered, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. A silent auction will also take place. Call now, seating is limited.$25.00For ticket information contact Maria Joyce (239) 597-3980 or BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT HOSTSThe Sound of Barron Austria Fest SUPPORT YOUR BCHS CHORUS SUMMER TOUR


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY APRIL 1-7, 2010 A&E C33 Lunch Starting at $7.95 Dinner Starting at $13.95Italian Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence& Have a heart at annual ballThe 2010 Southwest Florida Heart of Gold Heart Ball for the American Heart Association takes place Saturday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. The formal evening includes a gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction and music by the Bill Allred Orchestra along with The Malones. For more information, call Jessica Hughes at the American Heart Association, 495-4912.Ronald McDonald charities ready for a ballRonald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida will bring Toy Story to life at the annual Storybook Ball from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. This years title sponsors are HomeTech, Martin Brower, Comcast and Gulfshore Life. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supports Ronald McDonald House on the campus of The Childrens Hospital of SWF, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and numerous grants and scholarships. For more information, call 437-0202 or visit www. to the sixth annual Pirate BallThe Childrens Museum of Naples will reap the benefits from Culinary Concepts sixth annual Yabba Island Pirate Ball. The night of rollicking fun takes place Wednesday, April 28, at the Yabba Island Grill on Fifth Avenue South. Live auction highlights include: golf at Seminole in Juno Beach, Fla., and National in Southampton, N.Y.; the chance for your child to be featured in the inaugural Cmon calendar, shot by Heather Donlan Photography; a trip to New York City and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Teen Vogue offices; and several VIP wine dinners. Treasure chests will also be sold, with each holding a special bounty and one holding the key to nearly $15,000 worth of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased at SAVE THESE DATES


C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 6. Abigail Rutherford with Brandon and Maura Ross 7. Kristin Vaughn and Joan Fleischmann Tobin 1. Charles and Eva Szabo 2. Eric and Doris Kagel 3. Frank Dobos, club president, and Donna Fiala 4. Frank and Diane Halas 5. John Leidle, Marton Varo and Ann ManschauCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 1 6 3 2 7 45 A Night in Budapest with the Naples Hungarian American ClubLeslie Hindman Auctioneers preview of vintage couture and accessories


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Cindi Alpert and Carol Nevins 2. Rich and Eve Freda with Tom and Jill McKee 3. The Larry Garner Blues Band 4. Efrain Diaz, Michael Junkroski and Katie Roads 5. Pallas Diaz, Will Rosenbaum and Sandy Cotter 6. Judy Wick and Susie Mehas 7. Jodi and Will Rosenbaum 8. Deena Greene and Bryan McNelisMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 3 4 6 5 78 Mardi Paws ball for Collier Spay Neuter Clinic


C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 6. Cinderella (Caroline Humphreville) and Prince Charming (Corey Todd) 7. Fairy Godmothers Lynne Groth, Mary Susan Clinton and Heidi Farrugia 8. Gaynell Anderson, Jill Ciccarelli Rapps and Joan Ciccarelli 9. Heather Jennings and Christine Antoine 10. Kim Belfore, Tatum Purslow, Jane Samargedlis, Lori Fowler and Suzanne Todd 1. Billie and Michael Kubly, Cynthia Anderson 2. Casey and Robert OBrien 3. Linda and John Flatley 4. Janette Engelhardt, Gail Thompson and Majdeh Muller 5. Gene Firmine, Lucy Fields, Edgar and Jo DavisMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 45 9 10 6 7 8 The Naples Yacht Club 2010 Commodores Ball A VIP sneak peek at Cinderellas Closet


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 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. Sonya and Chloe Sawyer 2. Ashleigh Henry 3. Chloe Sawyer 4. Regan and Ryan Goldberg 5. Morgan and Mary Franklin 6. Sandy Childress and Cindy Brown 7. Kathy Shierling 8. Kim Soltis and Jenny OisterCOURTESY PHOTOS The inaugural Go Red for Women luncheonAn American Heart Association event at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point 1 2 4 6 7 8 5 3


C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Alexanders, 4077 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 262-4999 A splendid courtyard and equally lovely dining room afford customers plenty of charm that pairs well with chef/owner Alexander Bernards food, a mix of European and American fare. There are also several dishes marked as healthier: lower in calories, fat and/ or salt. Jumbo lump crabmeat in garlic butter was simple and succulent. Equally good was a wild mushroom and goat cheese strudel served with caramelized apples and sun-dried cherry gastrique. Miso-crusted butterfish was another simple but elegant dish and the duck with its crisp skin, moist flesh, and tart-sweet lingonberries and port wine reduction was excellent. Leave room for the house-made desserts, such as apple nut cake with ice cream and Monikas crepe of passion. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 793-5000 Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the nondescript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special, that was worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.) Food: Service: Atmosphere: Patrics, 1485 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 304-9754 At some restaurants, breakfast and lunch are afterthoughts. At Patrics Breakfast, Lunch & More, they are the stars. Opening at 6:30 a.m. daily, Patrics cozy caf serves made-fromscratch fare that includes omelettes, biscuits and gravy, cornbread, fried green tomatoes, sandwiches and loads of pies and cookies. An added bonus is that breakfast is served all day. A jerk chicken omelette had lots of well-spiced chicken, onions, tomatoes, peppers and jack cheese, served with home fries and toast. My companion enjoyed an ahi tuna melt with flamingo cole slaw (sweet and colorful) served with what the menu called addictive fries (crisp fries sprinkled with garlic powder and other seasonings). A side of fried green tomatoes was tasty, too. For dessert, we shared a just-baked Gramma Cathys Dutch apple pie slathered in whipped cream. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 263-2996 The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food, and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. South; 434-7258 Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C., political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find suitable options as well. The menu changes regularly, so some dishes arent going to be available; but the limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include house-made gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Reservations RecommendedHappy Hour4:30 to 6:00 Every Day Includes the Lounge and Dining Room 1/2 off cocktails, house wine, domestic beer and appetizers4050 Gulfshore Blvd N Naples The Venetian Cloydes Steak & Lobster Houseon Venetian Bay


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 diningCALENDAR Thursday, April 1, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Test your palate at this blind tasting with fun prizes; $10, Goodlette Corners, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Friday, April 2, 6-9 p.m., Whole Foods Market: The Mercato First Fridays concert series takes place in the caf and courtyard, with live music and more than 20 wines; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, April 2, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Bring a date or group of friends for a threecourse dinner, wines to match and some surprises; $90 per couple inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 3-7 p.m., Freedom Park: Collier County Parks and Recreation sponsors Market in the Park, with a portion of proceeds benefitting horticultural and health programs for Collier County children; 1515 Golden Gate Parkway; 252-4060 or 438-5682. Saturday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 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, April 3, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Enjoy a multi-course meal and wine pairings; $75 per person inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Reservations required. Monday, April 5, 6 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Learn how to make satisfying meals on a budget; $30, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Tuesday, April 6, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample the wines of Pahlymeyer of California, including chardonnay, cabernet, pinot noir and Jayson (a red blend); $25, Goodlette Corners, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, April 7, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Celebrate World Health Day with a sampling of heart-healthy red wines; $10, Goodlette Corners, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, April 7, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Explore bulk foods such as quinoa, cashews and beans; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Wednesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine educator Jerry Greenfield leads a class on wines from Frances Loire Valley, with food to complement the wines; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE f oo ds s uc h as a e s d to $4 0, o ni ta R esg s ly karenFELDMAN Straightforward might be the best way to describe Home Thai Sushi. The name tells customers precisely what to expect, and the Bonita Springs restaurant does a good job of delivering on both cuisines. The dcor is devoid of gimmickry as well. The dining room is soothing, with light wood floors, cream walls and a single red accent wall that matches the shades of the lights suspended over the booths. An attractive wooden sushi bar occupies one corner of the room, its glass cases displaying a rainbow array of seafood. Even on a dreary rainy night, the dining room had a comforting warmth about it and was close to capacity. The menus forthright as well, indicating when a dish contains real crab and when the imitation variety is used. We settled into a booth and set out to digest the wide-ranging menu. There are Thai appetizers, stir-fries, curries, noodle dishes and a host of specialties. On the Japanese side, diners can choose from hot and cold appetizers, cooked entrees, sushi, sashimi, a load of rolls and combination plates that allow you to mix and match appetizers, cooked entrees and rolls. We began with a well-chilled bottle of Sho Chiku Bai premium ginjo sake, a relatively ubiquitous brand thats light, floral and serves sushi well. To ensure a comprehensive sampling of the menu, we ordered soup, rolls and entrees. In keeping with its philosophy of offering something for all, Home Thai Sushi lists 13 soups, a mix of Thai and Japanese with wonton thrown in for good measure. The miso soup ($2.25) had the classic mellow, sea-scented broth with just enough seaweed, tofu and scallions. The tom kha gai ($4.25) was a large bowl of one of my favorite Thai soups, a coconut milk and lemongrass broth seasoned with cilantro, chili paste, galangal root and lemon juice. The soup has a velvety texture studded with chewy chicken and barely cooked mushrooms and onions that add some crunch. Home Thai Sushis version was balanced and rich, if a little less lively than what Id consider medium spice. Both of the rolls we tried were unusual and well executed. A French roll ($12.95) contains Alaskan king crab, shrimp, cream cheese, lettuce, avocado, cucumber and masago wrapped in a delicate egg crepe. All the fresh ingredients blended well. There was just a dab of cream cheese, which served mainly to hold the filling together and didnt overwhelm the other ingredients or detract from the texture. A crunchy tuna roll ($7.50) contained raw tuna with scallions and rice wrapped in seaweed that was lightly battered and fried. It was a texturally satisfying mix of cool and rare within, warm and crisp on the outside. Lastly, we sampled two Thai entres: salmon volcano ($19.95) and panang curry with tofu ($13.95). The volcano consisted of a grilled fillet of salmon on a mound of tender-crisp vegetables, all topped with sweet chili sauce. The curry contained green beans, bell pepper, basil, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk and panang curry paste. As with the previous courses, both dishes held firstrate ingredients combined in a way that made it clear someone in the kitchen understands how to balance ingredients. There was only one flaw in our dinner, but it was a major one: There appeared to be no effort to time courses so that we were able to finish one before the next arrived. We were halfway through our soup when the rolls arrived. Before we could make a serious dent in the rolls, the server delivered our entrees. The result was that we had three courses on the table at once. Considering that the rolls were cold, it would seem they could have waited until wed finished our soup. Once the rolls had been served, the kitchen could start on the entrees. Id like to say that our experience was an anomaly. but we witnessed the same overabundance at two other tables. In none of the cases did I hear the server apologize for the poor timing. This is a problem thats easily solved by better communication among the kitchen, sushi bar and server and one that needs to be rectified. Our server appeared to have more tables than she was comfortable with, so perhaps they were shorthanded on this busy night. With the exception of the timing issues, this was a well-prepared meal served in an enjoyable setting. The management clearly thinks about customer service theres a 10 percent discount for placing takeout orders online and another discount program for frequent diners, for example. Fixing the timing glitches will go a long way toward making guests feel at home. Home Thai Sushi offers wide-ranging, well-done menu Home Thai Sushi Bar, Center of Bonita Springs, >> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted for parties of ve or more >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $2.25-$10.95; entrees, $11.95-$24.95; sushi, $1.75-23.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Booths, conventional tables and chairs and at the sushi bar >> Specialties of the house: Shrimp in the blanket, Thai fresh roll, satay, tuna tataki, seafood sunomono, pad Thai, chicken volcano, curries, yakisoba, King of the Ocean roll, dragon roll, sashimi >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.homethaisushibar.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 948-4663 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know KAREN FELDMAN/FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: The crunchy tuna roll offers a mix of tender raw tuna and scallions with a warm tempura exterior. Left: Panang curry is a classic Thai dish consisting of coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, vegetables and the protein of your choice. In this case, it was tofu.

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Its not a trip to the mall. Its a methodical, step-by-step process requiring planning, time, e ort and attention to details. Here are some guidelines for beginners, especially rst-time home buyers -assuming youve already laid the groundwork by inspecting your credit report. Inspecting your credit report and getting it in the best shape possible is your rst step to the best mortgage. In todays tight money world it behooves you to take the time necessary to carefully scrutinize your credit report and credit score to be prepared to explain to creditors any dings you cant x. Shop around for a mortgage from a variety of sources to determine whats available. Shop mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, banks and credit unions. Dont forget to examine your local and state mortgage programs as well as community service and housing agency mortgages and mortgage assistance programs. Obtain all loan cost information, not just the monthly mortgage payment and annual percentage rate (APR). Check the cost of points (in dollar amounts, not just number of points), broker fees, origination fees, underwriting fees, administrative costs, mortgage insurance, yield spread premiums, commissions, escrow and closing costs -each and every cost associated with your mortgage. You need these numbers to make a fair comparison. Get an explanation for every fee you dont understand. Use the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations (FDIC) Mortgage Shopping Worksheet to help keep your costs in check. Check the loan terms for a variety of loans. Know what down payment youll need, the term of the loan, whether the loan is a xed rate mortgage (FRM) or an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and the speci c terms of each. For ARMs, ask for the beginning rate, when and how o en adjustments occur, how much adjustments could cost, and the ARMs ceiling rate. Be aggressive. Prepare to negotiate with the information youve gathered on the mortgage worksheet. e more information you have about each loan the move negotiating leverage youll have. A pristine credit record can also give you an edge. Look particularly to quibble over points, yield spread premiums and other brokers fees or commissions. Dont be afraid to ask the lender or broker to waive or reduce one or more of its fees or to agree to a lower rate or fewer points. Make sure the lender or broker isnt just lowering one fee to raise another or lowering the rate to raise points. eres also no harm in asking lenders or brokers if they can give better terms than the original ones they quoted to you, especially if youve found better terms elsewhere. Once you are satis ed with the terms you have negotiated, consider a written lock-in from the lender or broker. e lock-in should include the rate that you have agreed upon, the period the lock-in lasts, the number of points to be paid and a lock on as many other costs and terms as possible. Also seek a written loan commitment that guarantees you the terms and costs youve locked. A loan commitment puts you ahead of the pack in the eyes of the home seller who wants to sell quickly.Copyright 2004 Realty Times. All Rights Reserved First-Timers Guide To Mortgage Shopping APRIL 1-7, 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 BAR WATCH FOR OUR NEW WEBSITE! Coming Soon... www.LevitanMcQuaid.comHAPPY EASTERFrom All of Us at Levitan-McQuaid

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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) 421-5068Roseanne Brennan(239) 293-2327 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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