ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C34, 35, 36 & 37 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 28 FREE WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 15, 2010 Teen drinking is topic of town meetingUnderage drinking is a serious and growing problem in Collier County, which is why Drug Free Collier holds its second open community forum on the topic next week. Teens, Parties and Alcohol is the topic of the town hall-style meeting that will be moderated by Mayor Bill Barnett. It begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Naples High School. Alcohol is the number one abused drug by minors, says Christine Holmes, a Drug Free Collier board member and director of substance abuse services at the David Lawrence Center. In fact, 53.6 percent of Collier students surveyed in 2008 by Floridas Department of Children and Families said they had used alcohol at least on one occasion, which corresponds to a rate of 34.5 percent among middle school ERES ANOTHER SECTOR TO ADD TO THE list of businesses hard hit by the economic downturn: art galleries. Art, according to several Naples gallery owners, is often the first expense buyers slash in a down economy. Art is suffering just like all businesses, but were at the bottom of the purchase chain, says mixedmedia artist Richard Rosen, who runs the Rosen Gallery & Studios on J&C Boulevard. We get passed over even more so than other businesses because people dont view art as a necessity. From Boston to Baltimore, Santa Fe to San Francisco and New York to Naples, fine art galleries are shutting their doors for good, hemorrhaging from an uneven balance between overhead and income. Even major galleries like Fay Golds in Atlanta, which once state a r t H Hof Were doing OK, which is the new good. Paul DeBruyne, DeBruyne Fine ArtWe got by by the skin of our teeth. Last year was the worst Ive seen in 30 years. Natalie Guess, Guess-Fisher GalleryPeople will spend $200 or $300 for a painting or photo (at an art festival), which is a lot different than walking into a gallery and spending $2,000 or $5,000 or $10,000. Joel Kessler, Naples Art AssociationIm working 10 times as hard to make 20 percent of the money. Peg Longstreth, Longstreth-Goldberg ArtBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly While many galleries are waving the white ag, others hope the worst is behind them As cool as CabJazz great Calloway inspires Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. C1 Two one-man actsGulfshore Playhouse, TheatreZone present Franc DAmbrosio and Lee Roy Reams. C12 & 13 Wanted: A homeStill in residence at Domestic Animals Services, Gracie the thoroughbred needs a permanent pasture. A21 Play ball!Running a minor league baseball team takes a major effort. B1 SEE ART, A8 COURTESY PHOTO"Teens, Parties and Alcohol" is the topic for a town hall meeting coming up April 21. TheBY ALYSIA SHIVERSSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE DRINKING, A16
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 The thing about baseball, like any sport, is that you need to get right up against it if you hanker for a real taste. And the best way you can taste it is to become a participant that goes without saying. Theres a better word than participant, that goes without saying, too. Try player. Watching professionals play up close is particularly appealing if youve ever played yourself, or if you continue to play like I do whenever I throw pitches to my 8-year-old son off a pitching mound almost 57 years distant from the batters box. The hell with age. Be a player. I can still throw a fast ball that reaches speeds of almost 25 miles an hour, which just goes to show you well, I dont want to think about what it just goes to show you. But I remain a player.Even if you dont play, even if you just like to see young strong bodies that play beautifully, you have to go to the ballpark.The very best televised broadcast of the very finest players in the world cant even remotely compare, sensuously, to seats 100 feet or so from the diamond during a minor league game on any summer night anywhere in North America. What youre seeing on the field at first, of course, is prodigious talent a number of these players will make the majors. Youre also witnessing a unique evolutionary development: prime physical specimens topped by brains that can somehow avoid asking why why theyre standing on a grass field with four bags, a big stick, a little ball and a ridiculously oversized glove with no mate, all while wearing 19thcentury-seeming pajamas. It takes a heck of a man to subsist on a minor-league salary and avoid asking that question. Especially up close, baseball uniforms still look mostly like pajamas to me. Either that, or like freaking upper-class cricket duds worn to the club by British officers who drink gin while the vast, dark subcontinent around them sinks into pestilential despair. If you found yourself in such a uniform, playing such a game, wouldnt you say, What the hell am I doing here? I thought about all this last week when I spoke to two really nice guys who have made their careers by promoting games played in pajamas by prime physical specimens Steve Gliner, general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, and Joe Hart, general manager of the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Both work feverishly to encourage people to see the game of baseball up close. Along with most players, they recognize it as a kids-of-any-age game, too. Both embrace the sentiments of the famous and unlovable hitter and coach, Rogers Hornsby: Any ballplayer that dont sign autographs for little kids aint an American. Hes a communist. Sure, we can have our symphony orchestras, our art museums, and our fancy-schmancy theater companies. So can the communists. But a baseball game is real culture. Something alive. Not something dead on the wall or propped on a music stand in front of 70 glassy-eyed artists who would take extreme offense if you belched loudly and screamed, hit the ball, bozo! Unfortunately, neither Mr. Gliners team nor Mr. Harts team is based in Naples or Immokalee or Everglades City. But fortunately for those who continue to sting from or collective recent failure to lure the Chicago Cubs to Naples, theyre not that far away in easy driving distance for a game. The Miracle is a Minnesota Twins franchise owned in part by comedian and actor Bill Murray. And the Charlotte Stone Crabs, feeding the Tampa Devil Rays system, is owned by baseball Hall-of-Famer and non-steroidal straight arrow, Cal Ripken (along with his brother Bill.) Pause with me while I say it out-loud: the Charlotte Stone Crabs. I think the name is just charming, dont you? Either it represents the massive ineptitude of a tin-ear marketer who couldnt pick a commanding, authoritative name if his life depended on it, or its a strikingly light-hearted attempt to name a team that pleases the chamber of commerce, whose members are restaurateurs and shop owners trying to sell the product. As a name, the Stone Crabs seems to shout, Look, pal, its just baseball. Dont take it so seriously! It also shouts that no one anywhere, under any conditions, ever again, should name anything after a shellfish. The Clams? The Mussels? The Oysters? Nosireebob. The Stone Crabs? Next time, fellas, please dont go there. As for the general managers, their single overriding concern in life is to bring the rest of us to the ballpark to sell us the game of baseball. How hard could that be when the tickets are only about $6, and when they give away so much free stuff that the place sometimes suggests a jazzed-up soup kitchen with entertainment, instead of a ballpark? Especially when the thing theyre selling, after all, is played by men in pajamas? The answer, counter-intuitively, is pretty hard. But for many fans, once theyre lured to the ballpark everything changes. Just like it did for Annie Savoy, a character in the 1988 baseball film, Bull Durham: I believe in the Church of Baseball. Ive tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. Ive worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didnt work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. 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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 www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. GUEST OPINION Most criticism aimed at the states acquisition of U.S. Sugar lands for restoration is fueled by our largest business competitor Florida Crystals and a few politicians highly motivated by their campaign contributions. They have characterized this acquisition as a bailout of a struggling company. That is a lie. U.S. Sugar never solicited this proposal. We were not for sale. Then Gov. Charlie Crist approached us with the proposal to acquire all of U.S. Sugar and its 180,000 acres of strategically located land for Everglades restoration.The only reason we entertained Gov. Crists proposal was that it came from the governor and our owners believed the transaction would play a major part in resolving the huge problems of the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, a fitting legacy for our land.While it was true that our sugar business had at that time accumulated significant debt due to several hurricanes and the monumental, multi-year construction of our state-of-the-art sugar factory, that is not the whole story. Our company has been in business since 1931 and we have always weathered the storms. So, we made hard decisions, prioritized spending and cut costs. In its third year of operations, our new sugar factory is running smoothly and our refinery has had record production. Currently, we have the best sugar market in 30 years and we have sold our sugar well into the future at high prices. Today, U.S. Sugar is well capitalized and we have retired more than $200 million of debt. Our owners, shareholders and bankers are very pleased and proud of what we have accomplished: We never violated any of our banking and loan covenants. Due to our new sugar factory, railroad and cost-reductions, we are by far the lowest-cost producer of refined cane sugar in the United States. We expect strong sugar demand, sales and pricing for at least 2010 and 2011. We are the lowest-cost producer of Florida NFC orange juice. We developed and own the only disease-resistant citrus trees in the United States. Florida Crystals is spending tens of millions of dollars in court, in the legislature and in the media opposing this transaction in an attempt to get some of U.S. Sugars superior assets for its business. Its actions are certainly in keeping with its history of trying to force a better deal for itself. Just as it did when it sued the state for its purchase of Talisman Sugar in the southern Everglades Agricultural Area for restoration a decade ago, Florida Crystals is angling for its own sweet deal in this case. When Gov. Crist first announced this historic acquisition, Florida Crystals spokesman Gaston Cantens was quoted in the Miami Herald, stating they view this as an opportunity to resolve some of these lingering environmental issues and create some long-term stability in this area. In fact, Florida Crystals secretly sent its own proposal to the South Florida Water Management District to acquire a portion of the U.S. Sugar assets and join in pursuit of the states goals. It demanded its offer be kept confidential. When its greedy terms were refused, the company filed lawsuits opposing this acquisition. Examples of greed and hypocrisy from our critics: While calling the contract too sweet for U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals was attempting to force an even sweeter deal for itself. At the same Governing Board meeting that Florida Crystals spokesman Gaston Cantens publicly complained U.S. Sugars $150 per acre lease rate, Florida Crystals leases with the SFWMD were approved at $59 per acre. Mr. Cantens uses the EAA-A1 reservoir on Talisman land to claim U.S. Sugars deal delays other restoration projects when his own company sued the SFWMD to stop that reservoir construction. It forced a settlement, got an $8 million payout and still farms over 20,000 acres of state-owned Talisman to this day. Florida Crystals secret proposal to the SFWMD offered a sweetheart deal to relinquish its Talisman leases only in exchange for U.S. Sugar land that is 50 percent more productive than its own. Florida Crystals ran commercials claiming restoration dollars are better spent north of Lake Okeechobee at the same time it has presented an alternative plan that has the SFWMD buying some of its land south of the lake rather than U.S. Sugars. At the SFWMDs request, due to the economic downturn, we have twice renegotiated this contract so that it was affordable to the state while still providing a fair return to our shareholders. A broad public review and extensive court process approved its public purpose, all over Florida Crystals objections. We are confident the Florida Supreme Court will uphold the bond validation and that the Governing Board will complete its budget process, making this a high priority without raising taxes. The bottom line: Florida has a very rare opportunity to reacquire a large swath of the historic Everglades from a willing seller at a fair, appraised price that will advance Gov. Crists bold Everglades restoration plan. Floridas political leaders and its citizens should not be fooled by a slick public relations campaign from self-serving Palm Beach billionaires with a long history of throwing people out of the lifeboat, not just to get a seat, but so that they can get a better seat. State land acquisition a rare opportunityOPINION The great Iran charadeThe rules of the great Iranian nuclear charade are simple: We pretend to punish the Iranians for the nuclear-weapons program that they pretend doesnt exist.The Obama administration is about to go to the United Nations Security Council for a fourth round of sanctions. Remember the first three rounds? Models of collective international action, they passed unanimously (with the exception of an abstention by Indonesia in 2008) while Iran spun ever-more centrifuges and enriched ever-more uranium. Its a two-track process. On one track, the West feels as though its doing something; on the other, the Iranians advance the nuclear program the West is purportedly doing something about. The Obama administration will tout any action by the Security Council as a success. Its reset-hitting diplomacy will have overcome resistance by vetowielding permanent Security Council members Russia and China. But at the predictable price of gutting the sanctions it has waited more than a year to get around to moving.The sanctions wont be crippling, the Obama administrations old standard, and will hardly even have bite, Hillary Clintons latest promise. They will be carefully targeted, U.N.-speak for limited to the point of meaninglessness.Sanctions against Iran have had an unhappy career. Foreign companies that do proscribed business with Iran employ a variety of ruses new names, the use of shell companies to evade bans on trading with U.S. companies, according to a Wall Street Journal account. The New York Times found that foreign and multinational American companies trading with Iran have fattened on a stunning $107 billion in contracts, grants and benefits from the U.S. government during the past decade. Comedy routines in the inner sanctums of Tehran must begin, Did you hear the one about the asset freeze? The Wall Street Journal reports that, under existing sanctions, the U.S. has frozen less than $43 million, or roughly a quarter of what Iran earns in oil revenue in a single day. Barack Obama entered office laboring under the misapprehension that only George W. Bushs belligerence blocked progress with Iran. If we reached out, the mullahs might realize that we meant them no harm and talk in good faith. Failing that, advertising our good intentions for the world would ease the way for those crippling sanctions. For all the time President Obama spent in 2008 defending talking with our enemies, he didnt seem to count on our enemies not necessarily wanting to talk to us. Nor to realize that demonstrating our niceness wouldnt lull other countries into abandoning their strategic and economic interests. Even Brazil, a significant exporter of food to Iran that covets a role as an international mediator, has balked at tough measures at the U.N. The upshot is that President Obama has adopted a version of the Bush approach of wheel-spinning negotiations and occasional sanctions, producing the same result: futility. The fact is that sanctions are an unwieldy instrument and often fail to achieve their intended goal. All that they may be good for is distracting us from the inevitable. Absent a revolution, there are two ways for the charade to end with a nuclear Iran, or an Israeli or American military strike. Everything else is commentary. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYBY ROBERT H. BUKER JR.____________________President and CEO of U.S. Sugar
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 15 MINUTES Professor considers herself a labor coach for aspiring writersSome might find midwives and labor coaches an unlikely topic in a writing seminar, but not Lori Cornelius. An instructor in the Department of Language & Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ms. Cornelius began the first day of her semester-long novella workshop with a metaphor illustrating the role of a writing mentor, who she says, is not there to do the work, but to make delivery easier. She revisited the analogy mid-way through the semester, adding reference to an ugly baby and reminding her students that every story written is someones baby. Focus on good things about the baby, even if all you can say is, Hey, its clean, she says. The coach, she adds, helps the writer get the baby ready to go out into the world. Hers are not hollow words: Ms. Cornelius practices what she preaches. Just ask Rob Stevens, a senior at FGCU majoring in communications. He took the professors advanced fiction writing class last year. Ive never had a teacher more willing to assist me both in and out of class, he says. Even after the class was over, she was willing to sit down with me and look for potential publishers to send my story to, essentially helping me with my story from start all the way to finish. What does Ms. Cornelius find most rewarding as an instructor? When a student leaves my classroom a better writer, she says, believing they have something of value to say. She strives for her students to feel more capable and confident to shed any misconceptions that they cant write. Finding creative ideas stem from all interaction, she cherishes the inspired thinking fostered within the academic setting which, by the way, for her is a do-over (the term Ms. Cornelius uses for reinventing herself later in life). Prior to teaching, she worked in radio and property development. Throughout the 1980s, she was a ghostwriter (no name dropping, though; Ms. Cornelius remains prohibited even today from revealing under whose name she penned). As a child growing up on a farm in the foothills of the Ozarks in Hardy, Ark., the only thing she wanted in life was to have her own library. She began reading at age 4 and never stopped. Her mother constantly told her stories, and her father had more than 200 books on Napoleon Bonaparte. He never read a one, she says. But the family was nonetheless familiar with the story, seeing as one of her childhood games Ms. Cornelius recalls was playing Marie Antoinette. The only girl in a family with three older brothers and 11 boy cousins, Ms. Cornelius cornered the female lead in all their playtime activities. I still break out in a sweat every time Im around an open flame, she teases as she remembers make-believe Salem witch trials. The town of Hardy more commonly referred to as Hardly, she says hardly lacked for a florist and a mortuary, both of which were run by Ms. Cornelius family members. Symbiotic, no doubt. She concedes her childhood was at times less than conventional, and even recalls one cousin who reveled in holding her over an open coffin, threatening to throw her in with the corpse. With life experiences like these, her attraction to story telling and fiction seems a natural progression. She writes fiction, nonfiction and the occasional poem. She wrote her first (and only) play which the teacher produced in fourth grade. I always wanted to improve my writing, she says. While at a writing conference in Maine, she decided she wanted to write and teach. So with three kids at home and while helping her husband with his business, maintaining a full-time job of her own and providing care for an aging parent she sought admission into a low residency creative writing MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The program required a 25-hour writing commitment each week, which she somehow managed to integrate into the mix of her many responsibilities at home in Naples. In 2005, she responded to FGCUs ad for an adjunct composition instructor, and left the interview with an arm full of books. She became a full-time instructor in 2007. Her teaching schedule makes it challenging to find time to write, but the rewards of helping her students get their babies ready to push out into the world make it all worthwhile. Ms. Cornelius serves as faculty advisor to the FGCU Creative Writing Club, which holds its second annual writers conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Ben Hill Griffin Building on the main campus. Free and open to the public, the conference will feature workshops in fiction, poetry and blogging. For more information, call Ms. Cornelius at 590-7713 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN_________________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOLori Cornelius
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FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! NEW! NEW!As a follow-up to 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, first-time 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 benefited nearly 100,000 underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. The Ten Years of Transforming Childrens Lives check presentation and community celebration will showcase three of Naples most successful homegrown organizations: NCEF, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival; Naples Originals, the independent restaurants group; and the worldclass, newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden. At the event, representatives from 20 local childrens charities will be awarded NCEF grants, and funding allocations will be announced for the foundations newest strategic initiative: childrens behavioral health. In addition to check presentations occurring throughout the event, the Garden will encompass a festival atmosphere with games for children and adults as well as entertainment, wine tastings and a buffet of the culinary specialties of Naples Originals restaurants, which will also be celebrating its first food festival in honor of NCEFs record-setting 10 years of giving. This event brings together three entities that began as grassroots organizations and that all have grown into significant forces for our community, says Anne Welsh McNulty, NCEF trustee and the foundations grant chair for 2010. Naples Originals is among the strongest groups of independent restaurateurs in the country as measured by Flavor Technologys Nathan Schmidt. The 170acre 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 www.NaplesWineFestival. com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 boasted annual sales averaging $2.5 million, have been a victim of the economy. The news is mixed in Naples, where several galleries have closed the last two years. Those still in the business think theyve weathered the worst, hoping the momentum of a busier-than-last-year season carries them through the traditionally slow summer. But how is Naples art scene, which once boasted more than 100 galleries, really faring? Answer: Its tough to tell. Joel Kessler, the CEO and executive director of the Naples Art Association and the former owner of a Miami Beach gallery, says art sellers are notoriously a tight-lipped bunch something he learned as associate publisher of ARTNews, the New York-based magazine for the visual arts. Theyll tell you theyre doing fine and two weeks later they close. Many local dealers say 2009 was dismal at best, catastrophic at worst. We got by by the skin of our teeth, says artist and gallery owner Natalie Guess, who owns Fifth Avenues GuessFisher Gallery with her husband, Phil Fisher. Last year was the worst Ive seen in 30 years. We were lucky that were fairly well known and have a number of loyal patrons and collectors. That has truly helped us. But there were times it was hard to sleep at night. There were times we thought wed have to close. Mr. Rosen echoes those sentiments. Things were really difficult last year, he says. Sales were way down, and it was difficult to survive. Although business at his gallery has improved a little bit, Mr. Rosen says, things are still in bad shape. Several Naples galleries have succumbed to the economy, expensive leases or a revised marketing plan. DAmzaleg Art Gallery, Gallery on 5th and Oushak Gallery are among them. Eckert Fine Art, which closed its 12th Avenue South location in 2008, now operates strictly out of Kent, Conn. Owner Jane Eckert declined comment for this story; representatives from other closed galleries Jonathan Green and Jamali did not return phone calls. Its a sad state of affairs, considering Naples was declared the Best Small Arts Town in America in 2005 by John Villani, author of The 100 Best Arts Towns in America. But no city is immune. Major galleries throughout the country, and the world, for that matter, are waving the white surrender flag. Ms. Gold, a fixture in the Atlanta arts world since 1980, closed her gallery in 2009, telling the business journal there she could no longer afford the $40,000 a month overhead with annual sales of $700,000. Fay Gold was art in Atlanta, says Peg Longstreth, the proprietor of LongstrethGoldberg Art on Taylor Road. When she closed it sent shock waves. Proportionately, what happened to Ms. Golds business is also what has happened to Ms. Longstreth, she adds. Im working 10 times as hard to make 20 percent of the money. It was a difficult year last year, says Trudy Labell, who heads Trudy Labell Fine Art on Tamiami Trail. I think people were anxious with the economy, and everything seemed to be crumbling. Even those who could afford to buy were holding back a bit. Ms. Labells gallery, which specializes in cutting-edge realism to abstract minimalist work, has also likely benefited from todays trend toward clean-lined interiors that boast a contemporary edge. Her business is a popular stop for interior designers furnishing new homes or remodeling existing ones. At least, for those who are actually doing business.The trickle-down effectFloridas hard-hit real estate market has dramatically impacted the local art world, and the downfall of some of Southwest Floridas most prolific developers WCI, Bonita Bay Group and Ginn Development among them has doubled the whammy. Fewer new homebuyers are looking to fill empty walls and vacant floor space, and the premature turnover of country clubs to members has increased the financial burden on homeowners. Ive talked to enough people around the country in this business and have done enough research to know the art market in general, unless its the very, very highest end, is struggling along the same lines as any other industry, says Mr. Rosen. When real estate sells, theres the potential for decorating or designing that space. But when real estate doesnt sell Ms. Longstreth, who also writes classical music reviews for Florida Weekly, says her former clients the teachers and small businessmen who had just retired and purchased a Southwest Florida home are now strapped for the discretionary funds that once financed those art purchases. These are the new people to our area, those in their 40s to 60s, who could afford to spend $1,500 to $5,000 for a nice, decent piece of art, she says. Now theyre sitting around golf courses where the developers have no money and the homeowners have made the decision to buy out the developer or the value of their house would be torpedoed even worse than what it is now. Their annual assessments have increased as a result. This is taking care of those discretionary funds, and that was the bulk of the new people (and art buyers) coming to this community.Making it workMs. Longstreth and Mr. Rosen speculate that many gallery owners have been able to stave off the worst because of a working spouse. I dont think any galleries can survive on sales right now, says Mr. Rosen, whose wife is also an artist. I think theyre probably tapping into savings or other resources like family inheritances. Some are retired from other careers and have a pension. I think its a lot of baloney when galleries say theyre doing great. By and large, galleries are having a tough time, but so is everybody else, says Mr. Kessler of the Naples Art Association and The von Liebig Art Center. Their overhead is always going to be there, and they need a steady stream of business. The Bill Meeks (HarmonMeek Gallery) of the world are doing well because they have a loyal following of artists and patrons. Mr. Meek did not return a phone call seeking comment. Unlike his counterparts, Paul DeBruyne enjoyed a good year in 2009, helped by a beginning-of-the-year boon: His DeBruyne Fine Art sold its entire 23-piece collection by painter Jenness Cortez to one collector in January. Thats unusual even in a good year, says Mr. DeBruyne. Were doing OK, which is the new good, he says. Were holding our own.Competition and consumersEach of Naples major galleries has managed to carve out its own niche in the art world. Each specializes in different art movements and different artists, thus attracting a unique demographic of patrons. In other words, theyre not really competing with one another. DeBruyne, for example, offers mostly paintings by 19thand 20th-century European and American impressionist and realist painters. Guess-Fisher represents 15 local artists. Longstreth-Goldberg Art specializes in contemporary paintings and sculptures by more than three dozen artists from around the world.ARTFrom page 1PEGGY FARREN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: The main gallery at Longstreth-Goldberg Art on Taylor Road. Left: Guess-Fisher Gallery on Fifth Avenue South. Below: DeBryune Fine Art on Broad Avenue South.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Replica ships visiting Tin City prompt reflections on earlier timesEvery child (at least in my days) learned to recite: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Now we can now add a new verse: In 2010, Columbus ships did it again; not on the ocean blue, you see, but on the Gulf of Mexico for you and me. Over Easter weekend, replicas of the Nina and Pinta plied the Gulf waters from St. Petersburg, Fla., to Naples historic working waterfront at Tin City, where some 12,000 people toured the seaworthy museums. My bet is that everyone who stepped aboard the replica ships marveled at how anyone could ever have crossed the vast ocean blue in such boats. As the remarkable ships left Tin City to head to Fort Myers after their brief stay, I couldnt help but ponder what it must have been like for sailing passengers back in the day Southwest Floridas first snowbirds from Europe to see Calusa Indians on shore looking back at them and vice versa. Weve always had a bittersweet, cantlive-with-them-and-cant-live-withoutthem relationships to snowbirds. We know that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 (but never set foot on America until 1498; that must have been hard to rhyme). On his second voyage, in 1493, his crew included a daring young man named Juan Ponce de Len. In 1513, on his own ship, Mr. de Len landed near the present-day St. Augustine and called the area la Florida, in honor of Pascua Florida (the feast of flowers). Many years later, he set sail for the southwest coast of Florida, accompanied by 200 people, 50 horses and numerous beasts of burden. Upon landing (some say it was near Horr Island on Marco), the colonists were soon attacked by the native Calusa, who no doubt remembered earlier unfair dealings with other explorers. The man looking for the Fountain of Youth was forced back to Cuba to attend to his mortal eye wound; yet his efforts were not in vain. Some 300 years later, the sturdy offspring of his beasts of burden had come to be called Cracker cattle and were rounded up by the Cow Calvary of both Union and Confederate forces to feed the troops.The fight for FloridaFlorida was first under the rule of Spain, then France and then Britain. By 1781 all of Florida came back under Spanish rule as part of the peace treaty that ended the American Revolution. According to terms of the Adams-Ons Treaty, Spain formally ceded Florida to the United States in 1821 after several official (and some unofficial) U.S. military operations led by the Andrew Jackson. It was a $20 million question (the cost of the Seminole Wars) whether the Calusa should move out of Florida. Some did so voluntarily, some were captured, and others escaped into what the U.S. soldiers called the godforsaken Everglades. By the 1840s, Floridas population was nearly 55,000, almost half of which was made up of African American slaves. We became the 27th state in the union on March 3, 1845, and three years later joined three other states to form the Confederate States of America. After the War Between the States, investors became interested in Floridas enterprises. Their new economic developments prompted the construction of roads and railroads, and soon after the 1870s, a new industry was born: tourism. Core to the success of tourism in the area that would soon be called Collier County and Naples was water. That was as true 12,000 years ago as it is today. What if Columbus had not had Ponce de Len on his ship? The Undercover Historian will ponder that in March 2011, when the replica Nina and Pinta will return to dock at Tin City. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTOThe Nina and the Pinta replica ships sail out of Gordon Pass, bound for Fort Myers.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 Residents of Collier and Lee counties are encouraged to participate in the National Letter Carrier Food drive on Saturday, May 8. Now in its 18th year, the Stamp Out Hunger drive has become the largest one-day food drive in the country. The U.S. Postal Service is supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive. Food collected in Collier County will go to Collier Harvest; in Lee County, food will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.Letter carriers, other postal employees and volunteers do their part on this day to provide as much food as possible. The Campbell Soup Company has been the principal corporate supporter for the NALC National Food Drive since 1997. Each year it prints postcards for delivery by letter carriers in the week before the food drive. Valpak Direct Marketing Systems also supports the food drive by featuring Stamp Out Hunger inserts in its mailings. All postal customers need do is to place non-perishable food in unbreakable containers next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail on May 8. The carrier and/or volunteers will do all the rest. The food is taken back to a postal station, sorted and delivered to the food banks. Snowbirds departing prior to May 8 are encouraged to drop off their non-perishable foods at any post office; the food will be held for the May 8 food drive. Volunteers are needed to assist with the food drive for both the postal service and the food banks. Individuals interested in volunteering for the food banks in sorting the food collected should contact Collier Harvest at 455-3663 or Marta Hodson in Lee County at 334-7007, ext. 32. Those who can assist the postal service by using their own vehicles to collect food should contact Jesse Costin in Collier County at 537-0020 or Debra Mitchell at 573-9638 in Lee County. Letter Carrier Food Drive set for May 8 in Collier and Lee ... where youre treated like www.bettervision.netOur premium lens implants offer you a full range of vision near, intermediate, and distance.Fort Myers 418-0999Cape Coral 542-4123Lehigh Acres 369-2010Punta Gorda 505-2020Naples 430-3939Cataract surgery is covered by Medicare & most insurances. JONATHAN M. FRANTZ, 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 A13 The Greater Naples AAUW is celebrating 20 years of awarding scholarships to local women who are seeking an associate or a baccalaureate degree. The Greater Naples AAUW Re-Entry Women Scholarship Program builds on AAUWs missions of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Twelve scholarship recipients were honored during the associations annual spring luncheon held at The Strand Country Club on Saturday, April 10. Scholarship awards were presented by member Ann Trivisonno, director of scholarships for the Greater Naples AAUW. Winners for the 2010-2011 academic year are: Sabita Bhatt* (pre-elementary education, FGCU) Lorraine Castaldo (health information technology, Hodges University) Gisela Chamberlin (accounting, Hodges University) Janet Compton (multimedia technology, Rasmussen College) Sarah Hamblett* (nursing, Edison State College) Elisabeta Kafexhi (prepharmacy, Edison State College) Marie Paul (psychology and physical therapy, Edison State College) Manivone Phommarinh (accounting, Hodges University) Kelly Sochor (management, Hodges University) Sharon Taylor (elementary education, Edison State College) Kathleen Timbers (health care administration, Southwest Florida College) Sladjana Vasic* (accounting, FGCU) This diverse group of women serve as role models for their families and the local community balancing class work, career and family demands. Funding for local scholarships is administered through the Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible. In addition to direct contributions, funding is provided by a portion of the proceeds from the annual Women of Achievement benefit. For more information, visit www. aauwgnb.org. Signifies a previous AAUW scholarship winnerAAUW awards 12 scholarshipsCollier County libraries are observing National Library Week through April 17 and promoting the theme of Communities Thrive @ Your Library. Patrons are encouraged to donate non-perishable food at any Collier library location. Collection bins are at each of the following: Golden Gate, 2432 Lucerne Road; Headquarters, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive; Immokalee, 417 N. First St.; Marco Island, 210 S. Heathwood Drive; Naples Regional, 650 Central Ave.; South Regional, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy.; and Vanderbilt Beach, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Donations will be distributed to St. Matthews House and Immokalees Freedom House. For more information, call the Headquarters Regional Library at 593-0334 or visit www.colliergov.net/library. Libraries welcome food donations as part of National Library Week
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 The Shelter for Abused Women & Children hosts its seventh annual Apple Pie Day commemorating the generosity of the late Jack and Lue Harris at 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N. A slice of pie will be served to all customers, while supplies last.This is our way of honoring the Harrises, who not only volunteered with the Shelter but made a donation that allowed us to purchase the Options building, says Lissette Garcia, manager of the thrift store. The Shelter commemorates the couple and their gifts to the organization by hosting Apple Pie Day on/near the anniversary of Jacks birthday April 25 by serving his favorite dessert: apple pie. In operation since 1994, Options Thrift Shoppe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and features a variety of gently used furniture and home furnishings, clothing, accessories and a designer boutique. All proceeds benefit the Shelters programs and services designed to prevent abuse before it begins, to protect victims and prevail over this social ill. Options and Another Option at 5248 Golden Gate Parkway also serve as department stores for Shelter clients who receive gift vouchers to shop for necessities as they rebuild their lives free from violence. Donations of new and gently-used items are accepted at Options Thrift Shoppe only between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To arrange for free pick-up of furniture donations, call 434-7115. For information on volunteering at Options and Another Option thrift shops, call 775-3862. Has your partner ever injured you so badly you needed medical attention? Do you believe your partner could seriously hurt or kill you? Has your partner threatened, killed or hurt a family pet? Has your partner ever been charged with domestic violence? Do you feel isolated from sources of help? (No phone, family or friends) Has your partner ever threatened your life? These are just a few questions asked when assessing the level of danger in violent relationships. A teenager or adult who answers yes to such questions is considered at higher risk for domestic violence homicide and could tragically become one of the more than three women murdered each day in the United States by an intimate partner. To help address local high-lethality cases, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is partnering with the Collier County Sheriffs Office on the Intimate Violence Enhanced Services Team. InVEST is designed to provide intensive service management and support to those domestic violence victims most at risk for being murdered by their spouses/ intimate partners. The program pairs a Shelter advocate to work directly with law enforcement officers and other social service providers, if necessary, to identify, confidentially contact and assist high-risk victims of family violence. Although the Shelter has always worked closely with the CCSO, this program enhances the relationship. A dedicated InVEST advocate from the Shelter now works side-by-side with a dedicated InVEST officer from CCSO to: Review domestic violence incident reports Search for red flags indicating murder risk by a partner (escalating threats and violence, strangulation, etc.) Provide coordinated services to victims Monitor abusers to ensure accountability Established 11 years ago in Jacksonville, the program served as a model to counties with the highest domestic violence homicide rates in 2006, as identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement: St. Lucie, Alachua, Orange and Seminole counties. The success of the initial programs initiated further support by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who selected an additional six counties to participate in the program: Collier, Broward, Suwannee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. The process locally involves reviewing police reports and making confidential contact with victims of domestic abuse within three days of the reported incident. To date, CCSO and the Shelter have reviewed 567 police reports and assisted 249 victims, helping them increase their safety while also monitoring the activities of abusers, a key component in the programs success. The team also reviews past domestic violence homicides, as well as the response by community agencies, to help Apple Pie Day honors Shelter supportersInVEST-ing in the futureAbuse shelter partners with sheriffs office to aid victims 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 www.bonitaeye.com Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYESTEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS identify any local service gaps. Additionally, the Shelters InVEST advocate is educating area emergency room personnel about both local domestic violence services and reporting requirements. This helps ensure a seamless web of support services throughout the county, no matter what agency a victim first enters, says Natalie Quintero, the Shelters InVEST advocate. We know only too well the toll domestic violence homicides take on the victims families, friends and the community as a whole, she says, and we are working diligently, in a concerted effort, to assist those most at risk and to hold batterers accountable. All InVEST services are provided free of charge, and participation in the program is both confidential and at-will. To learn more, call 775-3862 or visit www. naplesshelter.org or the CCSO at www. colliersheriff.org. If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, call The Shelters confidential 24-hour crisis line: 775-1101.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 A15 239.690.9844 14125 S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Fort MyersSHOWROOM HOURS: Mon Sat. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.Evenings & Sundays by appointment Free Local Delivery Free Fabric Protection Free Design Service Low Price Guarantee Locally Owned & Operated! Fine Furniture Outstanding Design Unique Accessories Outdoor Living Complete Window & Wall TreatmentsDistinctly Norris Larry Norris S A L ESpring Blow-Out Sale!Every Item in the Store is on Sale! ALL Dining Sets on SALE! ALL Bedroom Sets on SALE! $699Sleepers from$799Recliners starting from For three years after they decided to begin a new church with no formal affiliation other than the town of Naples, Pastor Kirt Anderson and the congregants at the new Naples Community Church moved around like nomads, worshipping in a members home, in the community room of a bank on Fifth Avenue and then in the Telford Center at NCH.Eventually, in its second year, the growing membership settled in the auditorium at Naples High School, added an assistant minister and began ministry for youth. They raised $50,000 for a Habitat for Humanity house and helped build it one of the first churches in Naples to do so.In their third year, they raised $27,000 plus an additional member grant of $10,000 for Mission Peniel in Immokalee, and gathered food and clothing for the residents there over the holidays. The church continues to support Mission Peniel and the needs of the poorest of the poor on a weekly basis. On Easter Sunday, Naples Community Church held its first service at its new, permanent home at Ninth Street and Seventh Avenue South. Members call it reverse geographical expansion purchasing and moving into a downtown home at a time when any businesses and churches across the country are vacating longtime urban addresses. About 400 people attended the Easter Sunday service, up from about 25 on the same Sunday three years ago. Pastor Anderson and the Naples Community Church congregation invite the community to their formal opening celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at 849 Seventh Ave. S. The service will feature music by Billy Dean and Dawn. Refreshments will be served. And the popcorn bowl will be at the front of the room for voluntary offerings. For more information about church services and ministries, call 325-1325 or visit www.naplescommunitychurch.org. Naples Community Church plans opening celebration at its new homeSTUART EGERTON / COURTESY PHOTONaples Community Church
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 $300 off INVISALIGN THE HOME OF EVERY SMILEPatricia Primero, DDS (239) 254-4480MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED students and 68 percent among high school students. Overall, 31.5 percent of the Collier respondents reported using alcohol in the past 30 days compared to 29.8 percent of surveyed students statewide. Colliers alcohol use by its youth is also higher when compared on a national level. The 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed 27.6 percent of youth ages 12-20 had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days. Leading the upcoming town hall discussion will be keynote speaker Chief Tom Weschler of the Naples Police Department; a panel of experts representing the legal system, law enforcement and health care will take questions from the audience. Panelist Ms. Holmes and Drug Free Collier representative Chief Scott Salley of the Collier County Sheriffs Office agree that the public is most concerned with intoxicated young people getting behind the wheel, a concern that was expressed during the organizations first forum in January. However, Ms. Holmes says the risks are much more farreaching than just those associated with drinking and driving. Whats troubling to professionals like Ms. Holmes is that consuming illegal substances like alcohol when young brains and young organs are not yet completely developed can lead to numerous health problems. For Chief Salley, its about teens not having the maturity level to say no to alcohol consumption; or if they do drink, they dont know when to say when. Young people feel they are invincible, like they have an S on their chest, he says. They dont realize life can end very quickly. Adults, also, need to be aware of possible risks, especially those who try to rationalize teen alcohol use, believing if it is consumed under their supervision that somehow they can control it and keep their child safe. You want to be able to support your children, but you cant enable them, Chief Salley says. At next weeks meeting, the main question posed to parents will be: Did you know that you can be held responsible if underage drinking takes place anywhere on your property? For instance, if a young person overdoses or falls in your home or on your property as a result of being intoxicated, your insurance company does not have to cover you since an illegal act was being committed on your property, explains Ms. Holmes. It is our job to educate them that they could be liable for this, she says. Community leaders are taking concerns voiced by the public to heart by increasing their involvement in various Drug Free Collier committees and prevention initiatives. As a result, events like Middle School Night at Sun-n-Fun Lagoon from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, have been organized so teens can enjoy a safe and drug-free environment with their friends for free. It provides youth with the message that you can have fun without drugs and alcohol, and it sends parents the message that the community cares about creating such opportunities for youth, Ms. Holmes says. Alcohol, however, is by no means the only drug to be concerned about. Its just a small piece of the pie of our problems, says Chief Salley. But opening up the conversation about alcohol typically leads to talk of prescription drugs and street drugs such as marijuana and heroin. The largest growing drug among the young population is prescription medications, Ms. Holmes says. She and Chief Salley agree that talking is the best way to approach this problem, and the twoway communication facilitated at a public forum like the one coming up next week is a great way to start. If nothing else, it lets the public know that if someone they know is having a problem, there are many agencies standing by ready and willing to help. We just want you to be safe and healthy, says Chief Salley. DRINKINGFrom page 1 >> What: Teens, Parties and Alcohol, a Drug Free Collier Town Hall Meeting >> When: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 >> Where: Naples High School >> Cost: Free >> Information: 377-4994 or www.drugfreecollier.org >> Does your child have a substance abuse problem? Look for these warning signs: Change in friends Socializing with unnamed friends or youth you dont know Increase secrecy about possessions or activities Subtle changes in conversations with friends, more secretive Clothing that glori es drug or alcohol use Increased need for money Use of mouthwash or breath mints to cover up the smell of alcohol Complaints of illness after socializing with friends Blood shot eyes Slurred speech Unstable standing/walking in the know
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Grief support group beginning on MarcoIberiaBank Marco and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Collier County are starting a weekly Bereavement Support Group on Marco for those who are dealing with loss. Joell Canglin, a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement manager at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, will lead the support group from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday beginning April 22 in the board room at the bank. For more information, call Ms. Canglin at 384-9495 or Keith Dameron at IberiaBank at 734-1021. Lighthouse of Collier free eye screeningsThe Naples Lions Club will provide free glaucoma, pressure and vision screenings along with field vision testing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters at 457 Bayfront Place. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Take two days for wellnessThe Power of Wellness, a two-day symposium presented by the Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-onthe-Gulf Chapter, is set for April 23-24 at the North Collier Regional Park Community Center. Speakers will be nutritionist/scientist/educator Dr. Charles Bens and motivational speaker/executive coach Mike Staver. How to Stay Calm and Productive Under Pressure is the program for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23. On Saturday, April 24, Care and Feeding of the Brain is the topic for the 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. session, and How to Prevent & Reverse Chronic Disease is set for 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sessions are $30 each or all three for $60. To register, visit www.WCRNaples.com. Free seminars by Physicians RegionalPhysicians Regional Health Services will present a free seminar titled Dealing with Aging and Bringing the Joy Back to the Golden Years from 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Presented by pain management specialist Dr. Gregory Flynn, the session will cover the interaction between chronic pain, sleep deprivation and depression. Alternatives to medication, the role of diet and exercise to control pain and choosing the correct path for your treatment will be discussed. TO YOUR HEALTH www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGCaregivers play key role in lives of patientsThose caring for loved ones must also nurture themselvesOnce you are the primary caregiver, its difficult for another person to step into that role even for a short time. From The Saving of Gordon by Joni Aldrich His name was Gordon Aldrich. His booming voice and quick humor touched many lives across America, thanks to his love for traveling the country in his motor home. He met his wife of more than 20 years, Joni Aldrich, in North Carolina where they made their home for many years. Gordon was diagnosed May 13, 2004, with a rare form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. He lost his brave battle at the age of 45, two years to the day he was diagnosed. During the last two years they were together, Ms. Aldrich was her husbands rock. She accompanied him to all but one cancer treatment, 800 miles from the couples home, and was his most devoted advocate. As the primary caregiver to someone suffering from cancer, Joni knew she would someday share her experience to help other caregivers. It became her destiny. Her books The Saving of Gordon and The Losing of Gordon illustrate the perilous journey of cancer, from the patients perspective and the caregivers viewpoint. The Losing of Gordon centers on letters Ms. Aldrich wrote to her husband. The Saving of Gordon and its companion guide, The Cancer Patient W-I-N Book: Our Cancer Fight Journal were written to assist caregivers in the wake of a cancer diagnosis. An important part of the job of the patients primary caregiver, she stresses, is to maintain his or her own health. You can lose yourself in the patient You can forget to take your medication and forget your own well checks with your physician, she warns. Aside from the physical stressors being a cancer patient caregiver can present, she adds, too many caregivers dont seek counseling available to them. Despite the fact that most cancer centers and hospitals have support groups available, caregivers arent always aware of them and often dont want to leave the patient to seek help for themselves. Naples counselor Kim Rogers of Monarch Therapy knows that those devoted to caring for family members and loved ones with a terminal illness, disability or debilitating mental illness often become so focused on their role as caregiver that their own needs get pushed down the priority list. Sometimes caregivers feel guilty if they think about their own needs, which they might rationalize as not as important as the needs of the person who is ill, Ms. Rogers says. The result can be compassion fatigue feelings of stress, hopelessness, depression and emotional burnout related to taking care of or helping someone. The danger is the tendency to develop unhealthy coping patterns, such as overor under-eating or self-medicating with alcohol or drugs, she says. Proactive steps to prevent and alleviate compassion fatigue include eating healthy, exercising, having your own strong support system of healthy family and friends, scheduling time for yourself, practicing assertiveness, setting limits when needed, and finding a surrogate caregiver to help you when you need a break. Other stress busters like taking a bubble bath, deep breathing, getting a massage, laughing, going to the beach or engaging in yoga or some other meditation routine can help a caregiver practice mindfulness by learning to be present and in the moment. Ms. Rogers says while some caregivers prefer the privacy of individual counseling, others relish the camaraderie of group counseling and support groups. Ideally, medical staff who diagnose someone with BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weekly For a hospital, it all comes down to quality care. Thats why we stress quality in all our efforts. Its the key to distinguishing NCH from everyone else. This week, Id like to examine NCH quality specifically, Where do we stand now? And where are we headed in the future in terms of quality care? First, lets examine the quality measures. There are 21 organizations that have generated more than 3,000 health care quality measures. The dean of quality measures the measurer of the measurers, if you will is the National Quality Forum (www.qualityforum.org). NCH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aurora Estevez has participated at a national level with NQF, so we have a seat at the table and have recently been invited to help develop recommendations for screening colonoscopy. There are many other credible sources of objective information about quality. Among them are HealthGrades (www. HealthGrades.com), Thomson Reuters (www.thomsonreuters.com), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (www.CMS. gov) and Hospital Compare (www.HospitalCompare.HSS.gov). Some emphasize processes, while others rely on outcomes. A process is basically how something is performed; for example, how much time does it take to get a heart attack patient from the front door of the ER to the cardiac cath lab to stop heart damage? An outcome is a measure of the final product; for example, how many lives are saved by stopping a heart attack? In general, outcomes matter most to patients and are obviously more objective the patient either lives or dies, has a complication or doesnt. Quality measurement is complicated by the fact that no two patients are alike. Some are older, sicker or have other diseases. Caring for a college student with appendicitis is entirely different than caring for a frail, elderly diabetic with the same inflamed appendix. That elderly patient could be prone to many more complications. As to how weve done on quality, NCH has recently received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, Patient Safety Excellence Award and Cardiac Care Excellence Award for the third year in a row from HealthGrades. Coronary Intervention, Maternity Care, Orthopedic Surgery, Pulmonary Care, Stroke Care and Womens Health were also recognized again as being top-rated, compared to almost 5,000 hospitals. As a large, 681-bed, two-hospital system, NCH offers significant advantages for its patients. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, treating a greater number of patients for such conditions as heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia results in decreased 30-day mortality (chance of dying within 30 days of discharge). At larger hospitals, the Journal found the risk of dying within a month of admission was 11 percent lower for heart attacks, 9 percent lower for heart failure, and 5 percent lower for pneumonia. We already knew that high volumes produce better outcomes for surgical patients. Now the same has been proven for medical patients. The bottom line is that NCH stands within striking distance of being one of the top 50 hospitals in the country, according to HealthGrades. We have the will and the desire and the people to get us to this next plateau. We are, objectively, the best we have ever been. We must and will continue our quest for quality, which is a continuous journey. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Hospitals quest for quality is a continuous, never-ending journey STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com SEE CAREGIVERS, A19 SEE TO YOUR HEALTH, A19 COURTESY PHOTOAuthor and caregiver Joni Aldrich
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 NEWS A19 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 New Treatment Options for Knee Pain, presented by Dr. Michael Havig, is the topic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Physicians Regional Pine Ridge. Relief from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, presented by Dr. Aldo Beretta, is the subject at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Hyatt Place in Coconut Point. Living with Shoulder Pain, by Dr. Steven Goldberg, will cover arthritis and rotator cuff disorders at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge.Call 348-4180 for more information. Scholarships for nursesBridgeport Home Health Care is offering two nursing school scholarships of $1,000 each. Applicants can be a home health aide/nurses aide or Licensed Practical Nurse who has worked for two of the past three years in either capacity. They must be enrolling in LPN or RN school for the fall 2010 or 2011 term. One of the scholarships will be awarded to a current Bridgeport employee.Completed applications are due by May 15. Call Bridgeport Home Health Care at 344-7420 for more information. Completed applications are due by May 15. Free screenings for autismThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings every month for toddlers 18 months to age 5. Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The Childrens Hospitals neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Physician referrals are not required.Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. To schedule a screening, call 985-3608. Learn about hearing implantsThe pubic is invited to a free seminar about the Baha implantable hearing device from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Presenter is otolaryngologist Jay Roberts. All who attend will also be able to have a free hearing screening.Millions of people suffer from different forms of hearing loss, but for those afflicted with conductive and mixed hearing loss, as well as single-sided deafness caused by trauma, measles, Menieres disease and/or tumors, there often hasnt been a clear solution. The Baha implant has shown great success in nearly 30,000 individuals originally not deemed candidates for ordinary hearing devices. For more information, call 348-4180. From page A18 d er screenin g s r toddlers 5. by an re d s r TO YOUR HEALTH CAREGIVERSFrom page A18a terminal illness, debilitating mental illness or disability should provide psychoeducation regarding coping with stress to the patients caregivers, she says. However, in reality, the focus is often on the illness and treatment.Author and widow Ms. Aldrich says having a circle of friends is a crucial component for caregivers. In her book, she includes a Wall of Dedication to My Girls in honor of those who helped her through the most trying times of her life. It was her friends, she says, who formed the cornerstone of rebuilding her life without Gordon.Tips for friends of caregiversHave a friend whos a caregiver for someone suffering through cancer or some other health crisis? Heres how to help: Make sure your friend is aware that you want to be helpful and involved. Call and visit often. Dont wait to be asked to bring things. Consider a care package of staples. The items caregivers need most are mundane: non-perishable food, a box of tissues, paper towels, items that tend to be used up quickly. Supplies for the patient are also appreciated, like lip balm and hand sanitizer. Be available for consultation 24/7. Your friend might be unable to sleep or in the emergency room at unusual hours. Aid is important when a patient is receiving treatment out of town. Complications the caregiver must deal with include mail collection, pet care and yard work. Assist however you can.You cant overestimate the importance of having the unconditional support of friends, Ms. Aldrich says. My friends were my constant, there to remind me that I was loved and never alone, that my burden was never more than what I could bear.For more information, visit www.jonialdrich.com, www.caregiver.com, www. thecancerlifeline.com, www.griefbeacon. com or www.monarchtherapy.com. COURTESY PHOTOGordon Aldrich before his death from cancer at age 45
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 $19995 Indoor & Outdoor Locations Energy Star RatedCancunYou and I call them dead trees. Some people call them eyesores. Or firewood. Biologists call them snags. Technically, the term refers to a dead or dying tree thats still standing. Snags are important to wildlife and ultimately to us. As a tree dies whether from a lightning strike, disease, fire, insects, etc. woodpeckers and other insect-eating birds peck into the tree to find food or make a cavity for their home. They and other birds use the trees for nesting, roosting, perching and escaping from predators. As snags decay further, they fall, providing woody material for ground-dwelling wildlife. Small clumps of snags provide both nesting and foraging in one area. Because most animals are territorial, however, a large clump of snags doesnt significantly increase the numbers of birds and animals attracted to it. A single snag provides a perch or roost, but not enough food for to keep larger animals and birds around. A hard snag is one that still has its bark intact. Some woodpeckers prefer hard snags. When the hard snag further decays, it softens and becomes a soft snag. Once its soft enough, a snag becomes inviting for chickadees and some nuthatches to make cavities in it and move in. And once the cavity is made, many other animals move in. American kestrels, barn owls and some species of bats cant make cavities but are happy to make themselves at home in ready-made ones. As cavities continue to decay and enlarge, squirrels and raccoons start to occupy them. How does this help us? Cavity-dependent birds eat many insects that are often the first to infect the tree. Owls keep the mice and rabbit population in balance. Some fungi, moss, lichens, ferns, reptiles and amphibians also live part or all of their lives in or on dead trees. These plants and animals are essential to the food chain that helps provide us with food. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria live in decaying wood. These bacteria take nitrogen from the air and convert it to a natural fertilizer that enriches the soil when the snag falls. Fallen decaying wood also holds water that helps seedlings survive. Snags near water attract wildlife, and when the snag falls into water, it creates fish habitat. The diameter of a snag determines its inhabitants. Pleated woodpeckers need a 20to 24-inch diameter snag thats at least 30 feet tall. Smaller species do well in smaller snags. Snags in a young forest provide habitat for different species than in an old forest. Pines snags usually last longer than other species. So snags are good, but arent they dangerous? Yes, they can be. Dead trees can fall on vehicles, buildings, power lines, fences and people. Once after heavy rains, my husband and I were camping in a pine forest. Luckily for us, we had just moved our truck when a pine tree fell right where the truck had been. Saturated soil caused the tree to topple. Lesson learned: If you want to save snags, be sure they are in areas that wont cause damage when they fall. In deciding what snags to save and which to cut, look for fungi on the trunk. If some exists, you wont want that tree as firewood, because it likely soft inside and might already harbor insects or larger animals. Depending on the type of tree it is, a snag can provide habitat for up to 70 years. If you have enough land to save a snag or two, perhaps now you will. Even if you dont have the land, now you have a better understanding of the importance of these seemingly useless trees. The U.S. Forest Service is a good source for further information on snags. Lee Belanger is a volunteer at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.OUTDOORS Snags are more than just dead treesBY LEE BELANGER____________________Special To Florida Weekly Take a hike with a guide on CREW trailsThe CREW Land & Water Trust is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Regular programs are as follows: >>Guided hikes on the Marsh Hiking Trail 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday and the rst and third Tuesdays Meet at the CREW Marsh Hiking Trail. Fun for all ages, these hikes and free, but donations to support CREWs preservation efforts and environmental education programs are appreciated. >>Full moon hike, Tuesday, April 27 Beginning at sunset, explore the CREW trails with senses other than sight. Flashlights with a red beam setting are welcome, but the moon will provide most of the light. Cost is $3 for CREW members and $5 for others. >>Daily The CREW Marsh Hiking Trails are open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day. Maps are available at the trailhead at 4600 Corkscrew Road, 18 miles east of Exit 123 off I-75. The CREW Cypress Dome Hiking Trails are open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day. Maps are available at the trailhead four miles west of the Marsh Trails. Reservations are required for all guided hikes. Call 657-2253 or e-mail bthomas_ firstname.lastname@example.org. il s w r -LEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTOInside a snag live bugs, birds and many other creatures. 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.comIt Only Looks Expensive
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Cat care Help reduce stress for shelter cats by visiting, petting, playing and brushing them on a scheduled rotation (morning and afternoon). Assist staff as needed with feeding, watering and facilities maintenance. Dog kennel care Help with exercise and stress reduction activities for shelter dogs on a scheduled rotation (morning and afternoon). Assist staff with daily feeding, watering and cleaning the kennel areas. Requires participation in dog behavioral training session. Walk-A-Hound Take shelter dogs on extended walks in highly visible areas to showcase the pet in public and encourage adoption (also a great way to get your daily exercise). Special events/special projects Assist staff on an as-needed basis planning, executing and following up on HSN events throughout the year. LEVEL II Mobile adoption Transport shelter pets to scheduled off-site locations and help facilitate potential adoptions. Requires specialized knowledge of adoption policies and procedures, as well as a valid drivers license and personal vehicle. Pet education Represent HSN at various school, private groups and community functions and define the mission of HSN as well as promote adoptions, volunteer opportunities and private giving opportunities to participants. Pet visitation Transport pets to assisted-living facilities in the area and participate in therapeutic sessions with residents. Requires specialized knowledge of the HSN, as well as a valid drivers license and personal vehicle. Dog training Facilitate obedience and socialization sessions with shelter dogs and help them overcome problem behaviors by following a specific training program designed to improve adoptability. Requires specialized training and authorization from HSN dog training specialists. Foster care Discuss foster care with the volunteer coordinator and the adoption counselors. Foster care is specifically important for special needs pets. Paws For Love therapy dog team This fully certified therapy dog team works with various clinical facilities, including physical rehabilitation centers. For nearly seven months, Collier County Domestic Animal Services has been caring for Gracie, a horse abandoned by her owners on property at 815 Nursery Lane. The agency is now seeking an adoptive home for the gentle mare for a reasonable fee. For several months before the horse was moved to DAS, a Good Samaritan neighbor cared for the animal, a 19-year-old thoroughbred with a leg injury that makes it impossible for her to be ridden. The Good Samaritan paid to fix a split hoof, and he and several neighbors pitched in to help feed the horse.Gracie has been in residence, awaiting adoption, at the DAS shelter on Davis Boulevard since Sept. 21, 2009. The DAS Donation Trust Fund has been tapped to pay for her dental and hoof care. The fund is a tax-deductible fund used to pay for medical needs of shelter animals that are above and beyond the shelters normal medical treatment protocol. Were just looking for a good home for her, says Camdem Smith, Collier Countys Public Services Division public information coordinator. Were hoping someone will make a donation to help pay for her expenses. Ms. Smith added that Gracie cannot be ridden, not even by a child, because of a leg injury likely sustained during her racing career. She is a pasture horse only, says Ms. Smith. Shes in great condition and has a wonderful demeanor, says DAS Director Amanda Townsend. She has a tattoo inside her lip indicating she was formerly a race horse and also a brand that may indicate she participated in producing human hormone replacement pharmaceuticals through a program called PMU or Pregnant Mare Urine, however this has not been confirmed. Animal control officers are continuing to investigate who owned and abandoned Gracie. Anyone interested in adopting Gracie as a companion animal should call DAS at 252-PETS. DAS handles between 9,000 and 10,000 service calls each year. For more information about Domestic Animal Services, visitwww.collierpets.com. Take a new or gently used towel to Sun-N-Fun Lagoon for Collier County Domestic Animal Services and get into the park for just $5 all day Saturday, April 17. The water park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. DAS staff and volunteers will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with some of the adoptable pets from the shelter. Towels for Tails is a great way to enjoy all the fun at the water park for a discount while helping Collier Countys homeless animals. For more information about Sun-N-Fun Lagoon or other public pool facilities, visit the Parks and Recreation Department online at www. collierparks.com. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is at 15000 Livingston Road, 252-4021. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 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 www.collierpets.com. >>Rosie is a 3-month-old grey tabby looking for a new home were she can take the afternoon naps she loves so much.>>Andre is a 4-year-old neutered domestic shorthair cat. Hes been patiently waiting for his new home and family. Andre likes other cats.>>Izzy is a 1-year-old hound mix. She loves to go for walks and play fetch. >>Maggie is a 2-year-old beagle mix who loves sitting with people and enjoying the breeze outside. >>Snowball is an 18-month-old albino ferret. Shes very friendly and is always happy to curl up for a nap. PET TALES Heres the first thing you need to know about rabbits: Given what they need to stay active, these fluffy, nose-twitching animals are affectionate and engaging pets. Kept in a barren cage or hutch and deprived of exercise and mental stimulation, however, theyre not just boring, theyre bored not to mention unhappy and unhealthy. Despite warnings not to get a pet on impulse, we know it happens. If you ended up with a baby bunny as an Easter present, we want to help you realize what a gem of pet you really have. The discoveries start by getting your bunny out of that boring backyard hutch or small cage and into your life as a house rabbit.The wild relatives of pet rabbits cover ranges of two or more acres every day in their hunt for mates and food. Their powerful hindquarters are built for speed, and they can run long distances at high speed to escape predators. While its not safe to let pet rabbits roam theyll almost certainly fall victim to dogs, hawks, disease or cars pet owners can easily and inexpensively give rabbits all the exercise and playtime they need to turn domestication into bliss.Playtime provides a big payoff to rabbit owners, too. It helps prevent health problems including obesity, decreased bone density, gastrointestinal disease and urinary tract infections. Bunnies who get lots of mental and physical activity are much more likely to confine their chewing and digging to their toys, instead of their owners belongings. Judith Pierce, manager of the San Diego chapter of the House Rabbit Society, suggests bunny owners start enriching their pets lives by thinking inside the box the cardboard box.We can spend hundreds of dollars on wonderful toys for our rabbits, she says, but their favorite toy is usually a plain old cardboard box. They love to climb and hide inside them, so its important to find boxes that have multiple openings.Rabbits also love to play with the empty rolls from paper towels or toilet paper. They even like to play with towels, said Pierce They like to push them around, dig in them, and snuggle up with them. When it comes to rabbit toys, Pierce recommends multicolored plastic linking toys made for babies. I pull them apart and make them into little circles, and toss them to the rabbits. They love them. Like cats, rabbits like to perch up high, so play and exercise structures made for cats are suitable for rabbits too. Look for cat condos and climbing trees with ramps, tunnels and platforms, which also have the benefit of helping make the most of a small indoor space. Dont be afraid of the great outdoors, though. While rabbits should live in the house most of the time, safely enclosed outside patios can be a bunny wonderland. Just dont leave them outdoors unattended, cautioned Pierce. Close them inside if you cant watch them. Other great rabbit toys include: Paper bags and boxes filled with newspaper for shredding and digging, along with balls. Hard plastic baby toys like rattles. Dont use toys meant for teething; theyre not hard enough for rabbits. Dried pine cones and fresh apple tree branches are favorite toys. Some trees are toxic to rabbits, including redwood, cherry, plum, peach and apricot, so be cautious. If you dont already have a bunny, shelters and rescue groups always have plenty to choose from. Hop to it: Your next great pet is an adoption away. Great toys dont cost much, but they do mean happy rabbitsBusy bunniesBY MARTY BECKER and CHRISTIE KEITH_______________________________Universal Uclick
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On this journey of mine there are two main cavities. The dorsal cavity is singular, protected by bone. It houses the brain and spine. The ventral cavity has two parts, separated by the muscular diaphragm. The thoracic part houses lungs and heart. The abdominopelvic part cradles many vessels of ingestion and digestion and procreation. The ventral cavity organs in both parts are protected by fluid and membrane, cushioned lovingly. So different from the no-nonsense exterior of the basically boney dorsal system. From all this, de profundis, there is an inexorable movement outward. From cavities we wind to orifices. While the language of the cavities is secret and protective, the orifices interface. Meatus meets the external, the other. Some of the cavities, like the anus, urethra, nipples, and sweat glands, mediate outflow. And some, like the nostrils, eyes, mouth and ear canals, function to bring in. Of infinite interest is the vagina. She is unique in the attribution of in/out characteristic. She functions equally and flexibly as one who brings in and one directs out. She is consummately receptive and propulsion producer extraordinaire. Yet though she is deeply dear to me, I must admit that it seems she is not unique in the dimension that catches my fancy today. All these orifices, including the vagina, provide passage in/out flowing. And, without exception, when we call the name of any and all of these orifices, there come to mind the uniquely fleshy manifestations that surround the merely empty passageway. When we say mouth, we think of tongue and teeth and inner cheeks. When we say anus, we think of sphincters. Nostrils are the hairy walls, as are ear canals, even if less hairy in some cases. The urethra is the tube itself, as are sweat glands. And perhaps this surrounding manifestation is in no case clearer than in that of the nipple, whose surround can ripple the universe and launch countless ships, often into the vaginal inbound muscular territories. Yet there is one hole utterly unique. There is one hole whose name points to nothing at all. The pupil of the eye is merest nothing. Its colorful surround, the iris, has its own name. So the pupil cannot lay claim to any surrounding identity. Pupil cannot even claim to being a hole. It is, after all, covered by the cornea. So that the entrance pupil, that pupil we see, is magnified by the cornea. Not only is it substanceless, it is also a visual illusion. Likewise, the pupil merely appears in its black color. This is another illusory visual manifestation, this time caused by the absorption of light by retina and other eye tissue. Furthermore, the pupil is not sensitive. It does not respond. It neither dilates nor contracts. The iris does all this. The pupil takes illegitimate credit. Much is attributed to the pupil, but nothing is inherently true of it. The pupil is a potential web of inter-being, only seeming to be itself. The word pupil comes from the Latin for doll. Was she named this because of the tiny image of the self that we see afloat in her in the eye of the beheld other? And are we held not only captured here, but within and without, over and over, imperceptibly, invisibly chained to attributions concretized by name? We are in thrall and enthralled, secretly in need of liberation and secretly capable of receiving that gift. We are Manumit 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.of the stuff of pupils ourselves. Perhaps everything is. My travels take me away from ordinary stories. What you see is not what you get. You are capable gift giver. You are unnameable wind pupil of clear light teacher, carrying the message of adventure journeys. I dont see myself outside of my vision versions in you. I am hole in one, connector, cavernous cavity open to possibility. Be free to come with me; I can only be free to come with you.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Women of InitiativeSee the Community Foundations honorees, and more local movers and shakers. B7 & 8 Mercato modelsCash in on savings on eight designer-furnished models. B9 The Fools adviceIgnore the effects of inflation at your own financial peril. B6 They arent just the boys of summer, because they work like dogs in the winter, too. Their season doesnt start on March 1 with spring training, or April 1 with opening day, and it sure as shooting doesnt end with the World Series, in spite of the fireworks that can open and close a season from the minors to the majors. They dont play within the baselines alone, or just on the diamond, or even inside the park. Instead of swinging a bat and donning a glove, they go out to the gate to shake hands with fans, and out to the community to help little kids and cancer patients and old people and school teachers. Theirs is the business of professional baseball in the minor leagues, where general managers such as Steve Gliner of the Fort Myers Miracle, and Joe Hart of the Charlotte Stone Crabs are something like fairy godmothers: They make magic happen without letting anybody else see just how, all the way around the game, all the time. We look at it from the entertainment side, and part of the challenge is being able to keep the price right for the fans, explains Mr. Gliner, now 23 years in the business, seven of them in Fort Myers. The business of baseballSEE BASEBALL, B4 VANDY MAJOR/FLORIDA WEEKLYLittle Leaguers Kevin Heben, Anthony DeBella and Bryce Watkins get into the excitement at the Lee County Sports Complex. People ask me what I do in winter, when theres no baseball. Ill tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. Rogers Hornsby, the Hall of Fame hitter and long-time St. Louis Cardinals second basemanFood and beverage options at the Lee County Sports Complex include a grill area offering giant turkey breasts, brats and hamburgers, and restaurants such as the Beer Garden. Fans dont need to leave their seats to get classic treats from vendors like Brandon Bruhn.BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE MONEY, B18 Apple soars while Google plays catch upYogi Berra once said Toots Shores restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore. A parallel to that statement in the investment world might be, No one is buying Apple stock because it is too hot. If well versed in Yogis convoluted explanations, you would appreciate that Apple stock is on a tear and very much being bought. The price advance of Apples stock has been 70 percent greater than that of the S&P since the March 2009 lows. It used to be that Apple had a partner in the popularity race Google. But recently, Google has stalled. It has outperformed the S&P by only 12 percent over the same period. How big is Apple? Sometimes size is measured in revenues (the trailing 12 months is used here TTM) and sometimes size is measured by market capitalization (the number of shares outstanding times the most recent closing price). Apple has $46 billion of revenues and, as of April 8, a market cap of $218 billion. Iowa! Size is oft better appreciated by likekind comparisons. The revenues (TTM) and market caps (April 8) of some other super sized firms are: Wal-Mart sales $408 billion and market cap $207 billion; Exxon sales $277 billion and market cap $324 billion; GE sales $156 billion and market cap $156 billion. In the tech area, Microsoft had sales of $58 billion and a market cap of $266 billion and Google had sales of $23 billion and market cap of $180 billion. Apples market cap exceeds Googles and is reaching towards Microsofts and Exxons. Contrarians (those who tend to think opposite consensus) would be scared of buying or holding Apple stock at these i s 12 s o ca s t p an jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 Growing up, Juls Hillery Chambers dreamed of being a police officer. She loved the idea of busting bad guys, a desire that re-surfaced when she was in her early 30s, just after 9-11. But neither the draw of the police force nor the FBI could lure her away from her true calling: construction. Today, as director of membership for the Collier Building Industry Association, Mrs. Chambers is exactly where she belongs, spending every minute immersed in the industry that she truly adores. The excitement in her voice is unmistakable as she discusses land acquisitions and home design. And dont get her started on concrete. Thats right, concrete, otherwise known as her soul mate. She says she first came in contact with concrete at 19 years old when she accepted an office position with Krehling Industries in Naples to help put her through school. She was studying business management at Edison State College and was unsure about what she wanted to do in life. That is, until she was introduced to concrete. The science of it, it mesmerizes me, she says. I was hooked, and my career path was decided. Her fascination took her to the World of Concrete, the industrys only annual international event, twice. She also attended classes, earned certifications and even participated in a concrete pouring contest. As she moved her way up the ranks at Krehling, she eventually had her own concrete crew and, to prove to her male counterparts that she could do it, she handled the boom pump hose during big pours. It was bigger and stronger than I was, she says, adding with a chuckle, But they never saw me hurting at night after a pour. At 29 years old she passed the general contractors exam, only to learn that she was the youngest minority female GC in the state of Florida. Evidence of that and other bragging rights exist on what she refers to as her I Love Me Wall, a display of all the awards and certificates she has earned over the years, which she confesses consumes closer to an entire room in her home. In 2000 she and a partner started Jamison-Hinsdale GC Inc., a high-end custom homebuilder based in Bonita Springs. I worked every day and I loved it, she says. Wanting to retain a personal relationship with their customers, the company built approximately 15 homes a year until 2006 when the bubble burst. I was racking my brain trying to find work for us. We werent building any more spec homes. No one was building custom homes, she explains. The walls were closing in. This coincided with some family issues going on, so Mrs. Chambers chose to close up shop and move to California to help her parents and brother. It turned out to be the best decision, but when things settled and she looked to return to work, there was none to be had in construction. She didnt panic, but in late 2009, when a friend told her the CBIA might be hiring, she said, Where do I send my resume? Im ready to come home. Her general contracting experience, 14-year CBIA membership and two Sand Dollar awards made her the right fit for the job, and on Dec. 26 she started the drive across country back to her Florida home. As director of membership, shes helping re-brand the CBIA, establishing a philosophy and mission that are reinforced with events that make the association a safe haven for its members. There are 628 current active members, and a national membership drive next month hopes to bring on 150 more. Attending events, joining a council or a committee, doing business with other members will maximize your membership, and the benefits are endless, she says. Its about building relationships. She admits that most of her time is devoted to the CBIA and shes OK with that. Her husband, with whom she just celebrated her one-year wedding anniversary in early March, is a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. At home the couples dogs, Semper and Fi, keep her company. Although she hopes to get back out in the field again someday, until that time she loves her career with the CBIA. BUSINESS PROFILE Relationships or houses, building is what she finds constructive Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients www.ofdc-inc.com by New York Style Pizza www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a M-F 11am-2pm 6 Lunches for $6 18 Lunches under $8Happy Hour$2DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTS$4ALL WELLS & HOUSE WINES$5SPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos NEW MENU! NOW 22 BEERS ON TAP! $5 APPS & 9 PIZZAS(Toppings Extra)COURTESY PHOTOJuls Hillery Chambers BY ALYSIA SHIVERSSpecial to Florida Weekly
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com 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 And we think of this as our home we work hard to keep it clean and attractive. Theyre at the ballpark when the first fan arrives, and when the first autograph is signed, and when the last fan leaves probably because theyre walking the stadium, making sure its clean, picking up the trash somebody missed or noting the dirty restroom somebody left, and getting it squared away. Meanwhile, theyre thinking of the next giveaway, the next marketing move that can boost the fan base and bring in the crowd, the next pitch to a desirable vendor. People dont realize the amount of time and effort it takes to put all this together, explains Mr. Hart. A lot of times people will ask, What do you do for a job during the off season? Well, we work harder in the off season than in the summer. We plan promotions, new policies and procedures, and the sales staff is out a lot of teams dont have the same emphasis on that. But Ripken Baseball (the team is owned by Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken and his brother, Bill Ripken) puts a heavy emphasis on selling season tickets. So I focus a lot on sponsorships. And if they dont sell tickets, nobody is here to see the wall signage or buy the concessions, which means were really ticket peddlers. Theirs is arguably the most pure venue of the sport, where great skill on the diamond (five former Miracle players made up the entire Twins pitching staff in an early-season win one night last week, for example) marries playful and inexpensive access for fans through 70 home games every season. The price point is key, they say. For a mere $370, a season ticket will earn a Miracle fan admission to every home game, with discounts for gifts and other attractions. Or a fan can buy blocks of tickets, or a set number of games at prices that make the movies, for example, look expensive. In Charlotte, a fan can get the 70-game season ticket for as low as $285, or as high as $425. And compared to once upon a time in baseball, the extras that come with any ticket to any game are extraordinary. Prizes, awards, special treatment, discounts and spectacles of all kinds appeal to fans at every game, all kept humming along by dedicated full-time staffs of about 12 or 13 at each organization. Like Mr. Hart, who grew up playing ball in a small Pennsylvania town and has worked the business side of baseball for 15 years, Mr. Gliner remains not just a savvy businessman but also still a big kid in his case from Brooklyn, N.Y. There, he spent his childhood worshipping the New York Yankees. He can still walk into the Miracle clubhouse when the Twins are playing the Yankees, and admit the truth. Hey, Im from Brooklyn, I grew up a Yankees fan, Mr. Gliner says. I still am. But when it comes to business, hes all Miracle, not only aggressively recruiting sponsorships and advertisers, but also using technology and meeting the changing expectations of Americans who still love the game. We do things on our Internet, with our print media, with our podcasts and we have a new iPhone app coming out next week, he notes. That in it is a remarkable innovation, one now being introduced by only four minor league teams in baseball, including the Miracle. When you ask how the game has changed in my 23 years, certainly technology is the biggest change, he says. Nobody had a cell phone back then. Pagers were a big deal. But with this iPhone app at the ballpark, youll be able to access facts, news stories, purchase tickets bring your iPhone screens and that will be your ticket in. Youll have a stadium map, GPS and where things in the ballpark are where the nearest restaurants and concession stands are. And youll be able to text us a message that well put on the scoreboard. Of course, Mr. Gliner chuckles, Well edit it first, if need be. Not only that, but fans can begin communicating with Miracle staff about their interests. If you said, It would be cool if I could get a tour of the ballpark, we might say, Come out on such and such a night at 5 p.m. and bring your family, and Ill show you around. Throughout all this, sight gags abound, as they have for years. The Green Guy prances a new celebration of recycling at Miracles games. Missy the mascot dances (on opening night with a banana, which prompts Mr. Gliner to comment, Hey, a banana, why not?) while the new blue Stoney, mascot of the Stone Crabs, poses with fans in Charlotte County. But even with all of that effort, drawing in the fans has been an unusually difficult challenge in the last couple of years, admits Mr. Gliner. But dont be too hasty to blame the recession. In 2008, when that runaway freight train came down the track, the Miracle set a season record for attendance more then 125,000. Conditions were right, he says on game nights at home, it didnt rain, for example. Both Mr. Hart at the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Mr. Gliner, at the Fort Myers Miracle, expect high ticket sales this year, too, they say. After all, the bottom line is simple. Each man and each organization is a hustling, bustling, high-tech, market-savvy trader of that glorious product American poet Walt Whitman stamped forever as the hurrah game of the republic, and our game, the American game. Baseball, on the diamond or in the front office, take your pick. BASEBALLFrom page 1HART GLINER
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She has an MBA from the University of Colorado and a bachelors degree in finance from Indiana Universitys Kelley School of Business. She holds Series 7 and 66 designations, along with Florida insurance, life, health and variable annuity licenses. Ms. Minnick is a member of Greater Naples Chamber of Commerces Youth Leadership Collier fundraising board and is a Leadership Collier Class of 1998 graduate. Dominique Rozio has joined Bank of Naples as a customer service representative for residential and commercial customers. Ms. Rozio earned a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of South Florida. She previously worked as a teller for Wachovia Bank and as a personal assistant and an assistant hotel manager. David (Bobby) Vaughan has joined Bank of Naples as an operations clerk responsible for maintaining records and assisting with investments and reconcilements in the operations department. Mr. Vaughan has a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining Bank of Naples, he was responsible for maintaining financial records for three Pottery Express and Bamboo Farm stores and served as information technology manager and managing a retail Web site. He has also worked in a commercial appraising office. Brendon Tripodo has been promoted to director of Fifth Third Private Bank (South Florida). He joined the bank in August 2008 as senior vice president-private banking manager. He earned an MBA from John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, and a bachelors in business administration from Ohio State University. He serves on the board of directors of the David Lawrence Foundation and United Way of Collier County. Board Appointments David Caruso and John Dougherty have been appointed to the board of directors for the Art League Marco Islands Center for the Arts. Mr. Caruso, a financial advisor and vice president with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has served on the Marco Island Planning Board since 2006 and is also on the board for the Marco Island Yacht Club. Mr. Dougherty is vice president of Olshan Hotels, owner/operator of properties including the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. He has served on the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce board, the Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee, the Marco Island Hospital board (a division of Naples Community Hospital) and the Marco Island YMCA. Construction & Development Nicole Biernat has joined the staff at GATES as project coordinator responsible for overall support functions to the project management and estimating staff. A 30-year resident of Collier County, Ms. Biernat has more than 14 years of experience and holds a bachelors degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Education Steven Noyes was names the 2009 Golden Halo Award winner by the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida. Mr. Noyes teaches fourth grade at The Village School in Naples. Hospitality Suya Davenport has been named director of sales for Naples Bay Resort, a property of Benchmark Hospitality International. She previously was executive director of the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau, and has also worked as corporate director of global strategic partnerships for LXR Luxury Resorts and as director of leisure sales for Boca Resorts Inc. and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Insurance Ben Corace has joined Lutgert Insurance as an account executive. The company offers personal and commercial insurance products, including estate planning services, workers compensation and employee benefits programs. Offices are in Naples, Marco Island, Ave Maria, Fort Myers and Sarasota. Health Care Madeleine Petrow has joined the staff at The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics as office manager in Naples. Originally from New York City, Ms. Petrow came to Southwest Florida 14 years ago and has more than 25 years of experience in medical practice and business management and personnel training. MINNICK BIERNAT DAVENPORT CORACE TRIPODO Job search group formsA Job Search Support Group for downsized employees of local businesses meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting April 27 at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. Emphasis will be on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition.Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance will be available to those who are still working through these topics. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. College holds job fair in Fort MyersEdison State College is sponsoring a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the ESC campus in Fort Myers. Employers will have the chance to meet college students who represent a diverse population of recruits. Some are looking for supplemental income while in school; others are graduating in May. ESC has programs at the associate and baccalaureate level in health and education, public safety and management, science, mathematics, paralegal and technical support, among others. For more information, call 489-9394. SCORE Naples earns honorsSCORE Naples ranked second in the nation to Orange County, Calif., as the countrys top SCORE chapter for 2009. Rankings are based on counseling services provided as well as workshop attendance and return business relative to the number of businesses in the market. The Orange County chapter covers a market more than nine times the size of Collier County and has 70 percent more counselors. The credit for this recognition goes to our core leadership group from early 2009, and to all our counselors who give of their time and expertise to meet the needs of the small business community in Collier County, says Chick Heithaus, SCORE Naples chapter chairman. The local chapter started in 1988 and has grown in stature as a result of the quality of its volunteers and their involvement in the business community. SCORE Naples continues to need volunteers who are interested in facilitating workshops and counseling start-ups and small business owners and operators. For more information, call SCORE Naples at 430-0081 weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon or visit www.scorenaples.org. Fifth Third Bank expands serviceFull-service banking hours at Fifth Third Bank locations throughout South Florida are expanding. Beginning Monday, May 3, Fifth Third will offer lobby and drive-through service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in the majority of its South Florida financial centers. The bank also has added the following Western Union services so customers at its more than 60 area locations can: Send money through person-to-person transfers or direct-to-bank payments. Receive money. Send bill payments to participating billers through the Western Union Quick Collect service. Enroll in the Western Union Gold Card Rewards program. Headquartered in Naples, Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) has assets of $3.6 billion. Banking centers are in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Broward, Manatee, Palm Beach and Sarasota counties. Naples International Film Festival seeks sponsorsWith its opening night film, The Cove, almost selling out the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts and then winning the Oscar for Best Documentary in March, the Naples International Film Festival exceeded all expectations in its inaugural year. Last years festival could not have happened without the support and sponsorships of local businesses. The festival is now seeking cash and in-kind sponsors for the 2010 event set for Nov. 4-7. At a minimum, all sponsorships will receive name recognition in the program guide; name or logo on e-mail blasts; name recognition on a festival trailer or a slide show on festival theater screens prior to all screenings; name recognition in select festival marketing materials; and Web site recognition with reciprocal link to a corporate Web site. For more information, contact Blake Owen at Blake@naplesfilmfest.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 CBIA holds a Meet the Candidates barbecue from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the CBIA office on Enterprise Drive. Collier County Commission District 2 candidates Joe Foster, Gina Downs and Georgia Hiller will attend. Cost is $10. RSVP by e-mailing Juls@cbia.net by Friday, April 16. BBC hosts its April mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Florida Builder Appliances, 27180 Bay Landing Drive. Register online at www. cbianet/The-BBC-Hosts-April-Mixer. html. The New Quick START SeriesStart up Basics is set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The workshop presents an integrative and interactive approach to developing a business plan. Registration is required in advance. Visit www.napleschamber.org. Wake Up Naples presents the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce annual State of the Chamber address and awards ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door for chamber members, $45 for non-members. Visit www.napleschamber.org to register. The Neapolitan Chapter of the merican Business Womens Association meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Hilton Naples. Reservations are required and must be in by noon Thursday, April 22. Visit www.abwaneapolitan.org/reservations.asp. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida holds its next Collier County meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the 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 www.hischamber.org. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 The March 2010 market report from the Bonita Springs Estero Association of Realtors shows several developing trends. The number of new single-family homes coming on the market continues to decline, from 248 in January to 190 in March. The number of single-family homes sold climbed from 64 in January to 91 in March. Both of these trends show good market activity and indicate that the number of sales could exceed the number of new listings in April or May. The number of units coming to the market is declining due to a softer position by some banks on foreclosure. In addition, the 124 single-family homes that sold in January and February depleted many of the good deals in the market. Listed properties outsell FSBO properties five-to-one. The number of condominium units coming on the market continues to decline each month. The high was January with 302 against 238 in March. Condo units listed and sold, however, well exceeds the number of single-family units listed and sold. The condo unit sales grew for the third straight month, from 90 in January to 109 in February and 123 in March. Aprils numbers should be the peak base line number for unit sales in 2010. The Bonita Springs Estero Association of Realtors monitors activity nine price ranges (monthly charts are available by calling Judy Burr at 992-6771). Two price ranges especially watched are the $100,000 to $200,000 range and the $1 million-plus category. The single-family homes over $1 million dropped from six sales in January and seven in February to four in March. For the third consecutive year, Patrick Dearborn has received John R. Wood Realtors prestigious Emerald Circle of Excellence Award. The award is given to those real estate agents who closed between $12 million and $20 million in sales during 2009. John R. Wood Inc., Realtors has eight offices throughout Collier and Lee counties and approximately 300 agents.Steve Messenger ha joined Downing-Frye Realty as a sales associate. A native of Ohio, Mr. Messenger has more than 10 years of real estate experience in Florida. His business background includes serving as owner/ president of two Ohio franchises and a retail store. He started his real estate career with the Southwest Florida division of a national homebuilder for whom he became a multi-million dollar producer. He is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, with an MBA in business management. He has earned the Certified Sales Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders and is a member of the National, Florida and Bonita Springs-Estero associations of Realtors.Stan Whitcomb III has joined Miromar Realty as a sales associate. Mr. Whitcomb has been in real estate sales for eight years and has earned several Top Producer awards. Previous experience includes 11 years in media and advertising sales with Gannett Newspapers and Cox Enterprises. A Florida native, he is a Naples High School alumnus and a graduate of Furman University.Clint Holland was Sales Associate of the Month for March at Clyde C. Quinby Realty Inc. Mr. Holland, a licensed real estate broker, has been active in the profession since 1999. He earned an MBA in accounting from Auburn University and was previously licensed as a CPA. His real estate experience includes work evaluating and identifying commercial, industrial and investment properties as well as providing property management services. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE Bonita report indicates good market activity Life should come furnished Living at The Strada at Mercato affords owners one of the most leisurely lifestyles with shops, restaurants, Whole Foods Market, businesses and a luxury movie theater just footsteps from home. Now, with eight select residences offered professionally furnished and at a savings of up to $70,000, enjoying that carefree lifestyle is even easier. Interior designers for these homes are Antonacci Design Group, Beasley & Henley Interior Design, Collins & DuPont Interior Design, Godfrey Design Consultants Inc., and Robb & Stucky Interiors. Their exquisite model residences start at $504,000. Residence 5202, Robb & StuckyUnderscoring an uptown style, Residence 5202 by Robb and Stucky combines the traditional and classic with the contemporary. 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Hues of taupe, chocolate brown and spa blue paired with minimal adornments and acce ssories provide an uncluttered artsy space perfectly suited for The Strada lifestyle. Offering 1,475 square feet of living area, and 1,868 square feet of total area, the two-bedroom, and twobath by Robb and Stucky is the perfect fit for the true urbanite. Residence 7202, Beasley and HenleyThe designers at Beasley and Henley drew their inspiration for Residence 7202 directly from natures elements, fashioning the three-bedroom, three-bath home into an organic retreat in the heart of Naples. Sophisticated, modern finishes COURTESY PHOTOThe master suite in Residence 7509 reflects the nautical motif used by Godfrey Design Consultants throughout the home.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________BY BILL BARNESSpecial to Florida Weekly DEARBORN WHITCOMB III For a limited time, eight model residences at The Strada doSEE STRADA, B10
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 The Waterfront CommunityWhen choosing a waterfront home or condo, choose a real estate rm with experience.Representing the Marco Island waterfront for 40 years.Waterfront homes and beachfront condos from the mid $400s to $10 Million.239.394.7515 800.325.3524 realty@ agshipre.com www.era agship.comFLAGSHI P REAL ESTATE are presented with a color palette of rich browns and cool whites, soothing blues, muted golds and fawn tones. Comfortably casual, the cheerful ambiance is created by the natural wood tones of the furnishings, many of which are custom designed, along with touchable fabrics, unique accessories and bold artwork. Residence 7509, Godfrey Design ConsultantsFor the family on the go, the vacation getaway pizzazz of Residence 7509, furnished by Godfrey Design Consultants Inc., is ideal. The nautical motif with stained bamboo floors is balanced by traditional, white painted mouldings; dark stained cabinetry contrasts with pristine white marble countertops. A paneled wall of mirrors extends the living/dining space, and the two bedrooms feature painted wall details of oversized shutters with tongue-and-groove paneling. Furniture with clean lines is upholstered in leather and soft linen textures. Navy and white complement the woven rattan furnishings and accents of beach treasures. This floor plan boasts a two-level balcony.Residence 7304, Collins & DuPontViva Elegante by Collins & DuPont is the theme for Residence 7304. A cosmopolitan approach in the two-bedroom, two-bath home features a distinctive mix of modern, elegant comforts with a color palette of green and warm vanilla. Streamlined, geometric furniture with attention to surface and texture creates a chic modern feeling. Relaxed and calming, Viva Elegante appeals to a buyer who wants a sophisticated retreat only steps away from the action.Residence 7217, Antonacci DesignUrban chic deigns the welcoming look and feel of the two-bedroom, two-bath Residence 7217 by Antonacci Design. Soft contemporary furniture, textural wall coverings and dark walnut hardwood floors mix beautifully with the overall palette of celery green, mocha, off-white and taupe. Contemporary art and lighting enhances the sophisticated atmosphere. The Strada residential sales center features a scale model of the Mercato development, full-service sales offices and displays of the communitys many amenities. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit www. MercatoNaples.com. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., Realtors, is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of The Strada and general resale real estate sales arm of The Lutg ert Companies.STRADAFrom page 9COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Residence 5202, designed by Robb & Stucky, has 2,400 total square feet. At left: By Collins & DuPont, Residence 7304 has two bedrooms and two baths.
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Offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation encouraged.AVAILABLE NOWLuxury residences from the $600s to over $7 million.239.262.5557 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples 800.294.2426 Banyan IslandBreathtaking view of lake and Botanical Island 4 bedrooms, 5.2 baths custom home, large gourmet Kitchen Outdoor kitchen with fireplace, oversized pool, pool bath Priced at $3,495,000 furniture neg. Isle Royale Magnificent 2 story custom home in Isle Royale 6 plus bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths Master down Abundant casual living spaces 8,384 sq ft A/CPriced at $6,499,000 furniture neg. The Estates Builders personal 4 bedroom 4 full plus 2 1/2 baths Estate Home, possible 5th bedroom upstairs Southern exposure with true privacy 7,381 sq.ft A/C.Priced at $3,875,000 Newly renovated home overlooks the 13th fairway of The Pine Course 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, library, family room with gas fireplace, laundry and oversized garage Priced at $1,295,000 furniture neg. The Mews 3 bedrooms and 3 baths European style cabinets and granite counter tops Family room and living room open to a screened lanai where you will enjoy a view of the first fairway of the tropical Palm course Priced at $675,000 furnished Elegant coach home with a lovely lake view Majestic 9 ft. mahogany entry door -inch baseboards, crown moldings and gourmet kitchen with natural gas cook-top Priced at $759,900 Terra Verde Traditions Mediterranean home is a former model Upgraded cabinets and flooring 2 fireplaces, elevator, wine room, Butlers pantry, loft, wet bar and central vac. 4 bedrooms plus study & 4 and 1 half bathsPriced at $2,295,000 furnished MiramonteOver looking the 8th hole on the Pine course 5 bedroom, 5 bath plus 2 half baths with several private areas Relax on a beautiful screened lanai with generouscov ered areas Priced at $2,690,000 The Estates Panoramic view from family room, living room and lanai Tropical screened pool & lanai 3 Bedrooms 3 and one half baths Priced at $1,175,000 furnished Avila2 story courtyard villa Private cabana/guest suite 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths plus den Priced at $895,000 La Residence 5 bedroom, two-story home located on a cul-de-sac Classical design features 6,400 sq. ft. of living space Spectacular views of lake to golf course Exercise room in master suite, sun balcony and an expansive lanai/pool areaPriced at $2,200,000 Fabulous water & golf view 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, professionally decorated Cabana with bath overlooking the tropical pool at Terra Verde Priced at $925,000 furnished The Estates Terra Verde 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half baths Former model Expansive outdoor living area Multilevel patioPriced at $5,199,000 Isle Toscano 3 bedrooms, 3 and one half baths, Mediterranean style villa Living areas feature pocketing walls of glass, double crown moldings, and 12-inch baseboards Neighborhood features Mediterranean fountains, cobblestone brick streets and drive ways Priced at $1,198,500 furniture neg. Avila Elegant 4 bedroom, 4 bath villa is Florida living at its best Outdoor living includes pool, spa, fireplace and kitchen with expansive Western exposure golf course view Priced at $1,725,000 furniture neg. Villas of Estuary3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths plus den Mediterranean Villa Gourmet kitchen with raised breakfast bar Luxurious pool and spa Priced at $2,195,000 furnished Miramonte A Newport Companies finished Augusta model 2,533 sq ft of living area 3 bedrooms, 3 and 1 half baths, plus library Tile in living areas and plush carpeting in bedrooms Wood cabinetry with granite countertops Enjoy the view of the lake from your lanai Special inventory pricing Priced at $995,000 furnishedTraditions A2-102 Mediterranean architecture 3 bedrooms plus study and 3 and one half baths 3,140 sq. ft. Gourmet kitchen with professional series appliances Expansive his-and-her closets Brick pavered driveway, walkway and loggia Built by The Newport Companies Priced at $1,649,500furnished Torino B Pending
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VENTURA VILLAGE (877) 662-3855 5320 Layton Drive, Venice, FL 34293 Single-Family Homes from: Hamilton 1,554 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................... $171,990 Pembroke 1,804 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................. $185,990 Oxford 2,051 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $195,990 Manchester 2,276 SF / 5 BR / 2.5 BA ........... $205,990 Madeira 2,554 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA ................. $229,990 Salina 2,676 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $236,990 PENNINGTON PLACE (941) 496-7696 24861 Pennington Terrace, Venice, FL 34293 Single-Family Homes from: Cambridge 1,367 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................ $164,990 Hamilton 1,554 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................... $175,990 Pembroke 1,804 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................. $189,990 THE VILLAS AT STILLWATER (941) 475-2035 13339 Abercrombie Avenue, Englewood, FL 34223 Villas from: Bradford 1,342 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................... $131,990 Cimarron 1,529 SF 3 BR / 2 BA .................... $141,990 RIO VILLA LAKES (941) 505-1482 24540 Rio Villa Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Single-Family Homes from: Cambridge 1,367 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................ $117,990 Norwich 1,478 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA .................... $121,990 Hamilton 1,554 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................... $127,990 MAGNOLIA LANDING (239) 567-25423245 Magnolia Landing Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917Single-Family Homes from: Cambridge 1,367 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................ $134,990 Hamilton 1,554 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................... $147,990 Pembroke 1,804 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................. $168,990 THE TOWNHOMES OF SAN SIMEON (239) 939-7500 3801 Cherrybrook Loop, Ft. Myers, FL 33966 Townhomes from: Morgan 1,252 SF / 3 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $99,990 Templeton 1,524 SF / 3 BR / 2.5 BA .............. $109,990 PROMENADE EAST AT THE FORUM (239) 277-1782 9915 Via San Marco Loop, Ft. Myers, FL 33905 Single-Family Homes from: Oxford 2,051 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $184,990 Manchester 2,276 SF / 5 BR / 2.5 BA ........... $196,990 Glenwood 2,658 SF / 4 BR / 3 BA ................. $218,990 THE GROVE (239) 303-7012 10804 Marble Brook Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 Villas from: Bradford 1,342 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ...................... $68,500 CATALINA ISLES (239) 432-1520 8437 Sumner Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 Single-Family Homes from $190s Oxford 2,051 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $210,990 Devon 1,827 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ....................... $214,990 Manchester 2,276 SF / 5 BR / 2.5 BA ........... $220,990 Madeira 2,554 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA ................. $252,990 Salina 2,676 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $258,990 Bottega 2,111 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ..................... $274,990 Torino 4,377 SF / 5 BR / 4.5 BA ..................... $412,260 VALENCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (239) 354-0243 2154 V ardin Place, Naples, FL 34120 Single-Family Homes from $170s Hamilton 1,554 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................... $174,990 Bristol 1,672 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ....................... $182,990 Devon 1,827 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ....................... $209,990 Manchester 2,276 SF / 5 BR / 2.5 BA ........... $218,990 Salina 2,676 SF / 4 BR / 2.5 BA .................... $246,990 Botega 2,111 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ...................... $249,990 Torino 4,377 SF / 5 BR / 4.5 BA ..... Managers Special Tivoli 3,420 SF / 5 BR / 4 BA ......... Managers Special Brookeld 2,260 SF / 3 BR / 2 BA ................. $249,990TAX CREDIT READY HOMES IN SELECT COMMUNITIES!** The federal tax credit deadline is FAST approaching! D.R. Horton wants to make sure you dont miss out! HURRY! Contract Deadline is April 30!* *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. A mount of tax credit, if any, is not paid to buyer upon close of escrow. Buyer must claim the tax credit on buyers federal income tax return. Not all b uyers will qualify. This information is provided for general guidance only and does not constitute tax advice. Please consult a n accountant or attorney for your particular situation. Visit www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com for complete details. **Prices, plans, specications, availabi lity, programs and incentives subject to change without notice and does not include lot premium or options. All square foot dim ensions are approximate. See your new home consultant for details. CGC 1513647 www.drhorton.com
levels. Apples stock ascent is approaching a hyperbolic curve. It is impossible to continually increase the rate of appreciation though it can appreciate. Apple has also made the cover of major business magazines. For some of these reverse-thinking folks, such news coverage is a sure sign that the stock will head south within several months. For other investors, it is affirmation that, just as Microsoft defined the personal computer software market and just as Google defined desktop Internet searches, Apple is now defining the smart phone and the mobile computing devices and it has a long way to go. If you are tech-oriented or under 40, you are probably very much aware of the details of the Apple story. If you are over 40, you might not really understand what is behind Apples success. What has made the Apple story too good to be true? iPods, iTunes, iPhones and, now, the recently released iPad all products deemed to be unbelievably good. The iPhone was a hot retail product. Apple went on to make it even hotter by offering personalized Internet searches called apps. Theyre tiny search engines limited to popular topics such as music, weather, social media, movies, news and company specific information. The app does not take you to a companys Web page; it takes you to an application specifically designed for the smart phone. For instance the New York Times app does not go to its Web page, it takes you to pages of content specifically designed for the app. There are now more than 185,000 apps and a number of them are free. About 50 million iPhones have already been sold. All of this is on AT&Ts cellular system. Rumor has it that another cellular company will get an iPhone product this year. Price and cell service coverage used to determine cell provider selection; Apple has changed all that by making very important the decision to get or not to get the iPhone. How did this all come about? It seems that the Internet searches are largely in a few areas: movies, music, news, weather, shopping. directions, etc. And these sites are searched repeatedly. So, third parties designed specific applications in these areas for the iPhone. How much time do users in apps spend? Two hours or more per day is spent in apps by 25 percent of the users of the iPhone and Android (Googles version of apps). How could that be? Answer: music, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Granted, Google still dominates the search engine market. But Google is not dominating searches in the mobile computing market, at least not yet. Googles response to Apple has been an open platform that any mobile app developer or mobile device manufacturer can use and new Smartphone search capabilities. Examples are speech recognition of your query and a response back from Google, picture recognition you send your picture to the search engine and it responds with info about that picture, i.e. history and details of a famous site, real time directions updated for traffic conditions, a satellite map that lets you see the streets and buildings on the route and more. Obviously, Google wants to remain the search engine king and is trying to find ways to one-up in the mobile market. This is not in any way a recommendation or investment advice about any of the companies mentioned. It is only part of a story that you may want to further investigate and discuss with your broker or money manager who is in a position to give you personalized investment advice. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 Peak Realty Partners, LLC NEW CONSTRUCTION PARK SHORE 3747 Fountainhead Ct. This brand new 3,337 square-foot home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a 3-car garage. Professionally decorated and furnished. Includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, lanai with summer kitchen, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 PRICED TO SELL! MARCO ISLAND 151 Shorecrest Ct. Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large great room, study, formal dining room, screened lanai overlooking the canal with 80 of water frontage. Master suite has master bath with jetted tub and walkthrough shower. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 1979 San Marco Rd. This newly constructed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Marco Island home is as cozy as it is peaceful. The home features granite countertops, premium tile ooring, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and pool. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 1025 5th St., S. This Olde Florida styled home is professionally decorated and furnished with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and gourmet kitchen. Features include elevator, granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, & high-end nishes. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 Peak Realty Partners is an aggressive, growth-oriented full-service real estate rm that offers quali ed candidates an exciting career to grow professionally and personally. Peak Realty is currently looking for licensed sales agents with commercial or residential sales experience in SWFL. Bene ts include a premier address, full broker support & training, no desk fees, no transaction fees and professional advertising paid by the rm. For consideration, please send resume to: email@example.com or fax: 239-649-6735 List Price: $1,760,000 $1,399,000 List Price: $874,500 $799,000SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS PARK SHORE 3755 Crayton Rd. This charming and gracious residence includes 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and 2-car garage. Kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, and GE appliances. The exterior includes boat dock, boat lift, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $3,195,000 $2,995,000 List Price: $495,000 List Price: $2,640,000 $2,399,000GORGEOUS MONTEBELLO AVIANO 12854 Carrington Cir This 3 bed/ 2 bath carriage condo features upgraded tile ooring, wood cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, crown moldings, oversized screened lanai, one car garage, beautiful clubhouse with many amenities. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $318,000NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 950 8th St., S. This brand new home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool and spa. Features include spiral staircase, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, natural stone ooring, crown moldings, two laundry rooms, replace and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $2,750,000 $2,599,000DECORATED & FURNISHED MARCO ISLAND 353 Rockhill Ct. Newly constructed home is professionally decorated and furnished with Gulf access and excellent water views. The luxurious home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, ofce, and 3-car garage. Enjoy the water views off the lanai, pool & spa. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List: $1,440,000 Try $1,375,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 768 Bluebonnet Ct. Newly constructed 3 bedroom + study, 2 bath, and 2-car garage home with canal access. Features include custom cherry cabinets, premium tile ooring, stainless steel appliances, crown moldings, covered lanai and private pool. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 List Price: $907,500 $799,000INCLUDES DOCK & LIFT MARCO ISLAND 805 Caribbean Ct. This home includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, study, and 2-car garage. Features include custom cherry cabinets, premium tile ooring, wet bar, stainless steel appliances, boat dock and lift, lanai with private pool and spa. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 List Price: $984,500 $939,500 Peak Realty Is Now Hiring Sales Associates! Select OPEN HOUSES Friday-Sunday from 1-4pm Call 239-213-0900 for more details! UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Amerivest Realtywww.MediterraFlorida.comNewly member owned Mediterra Golf & Beach Club! Featured Mediterra Properties: Featured Mediterra Properties: Benvenuto Lot 2 $1,500,000 SOLD! Il Corsini Lot 18-$1,100,000 Bello Lago Lot 7-$998,500 Teramo Lot 3 $789,000 Serata Lot 35$675,000 Serata Lot 5 $550,000 Serata Lot 9 $ 529,000 Serata Lot 27-$425,000 SOLD! 15163 Brolio Ln-$3,695,000 29070 Marcello Way-$2,199,500 SOLD! 14806 Bellezza Ln-$1,298,500 Furnished 15504 Monterosso Ln #201-$749,000 PENDING! 15520 Monterosso Ln #201-$729,900 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$699,500 17066 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$679,000 SOLD! 17025 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$599,900 Furnished 17066 Porta V ecchio Way #102-$598,500 Furnished New Cabreo Detached Villas From $559,000239-273-1376David William Auston, PAwww.DavidNaples.com Mediterra Resident & Specialist Visit www.MediterraFlorida.com for property details Visit www.MediterraLots.com for lot details The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce has welcomed 40 new members since February. They are: AM-PM Elite Care; Antje Bilgutay; The Avenue; Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream; The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals; Crown Taxi & Limousine; Dan OConnellNorthwestern Mutual; DigiDetect LLC; Dolphin Transportation; East Naples Fire Control & Rescue District; Executive Support Services Inc.; Family Home Health Services; Five Star Valet; Goldies Restaurant; Good Attorneys at Law; Growth Management (Professional Tutoring Services); HCS Homewatch and Concierge Services; Immokalee Housing & Family Services; Impact Marketing LLC; Integral Quality Care; John McGrath; Kate Spade; KGT Kitchen & Bath Remodeling; The Law Offices of Eric J. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Take the Florida Weekly Fiction ChallengeBIG BAD VOODOO DADDY CASTS A SPELLHere at Florida Weekly we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. Some of our stories are about bravery and triumph; others about frustration or ennui. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how. Now, were asking you to tell us a story. Weve already done some work to help you get started. Florida Weekly kindly asks you, dear reader, to submit an original work of fiction based on the photograph seen here. We dug this photo out of a bin at an antiques store. We dont know where the picture was taken or whos in it or why we should care. Thats where you come in. Using this photo as a starting point for your creative process, wed like you to come up with a narrative story of no more than 600 words. Well accept your original work in Word format through Sunday, May 2. E-mail them to opadilla@ floridaweekly.com and well print the best submissions on these very pages. IG BAD VOODOO DADDY IS, HANDS down, one of the coolest bands on the planet. Check out their sharp suits, their fedoras. These guys are definitely hep cats. Check out their tight, Big Bandsound, as they play lively jump blues and swing music. Then check out how, with their music, they seductively lure people to the dance floor. Indisputably cool. But this California band is paying tribute to someone they think is cool: Cab Calloway. The jazz singer/band leader with the pencil mustache was known for songs such as Minnie the Moocher and St. James Infirmary. Dressed in zoot suit or tails, hed shimmy and dance and even moonwalk on stage. Though SEE VOODOO, C4 BY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com coolasCabB ENTERTAINMENT SCENE N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N How did Big Bad Voodoo Daddy get their name anyway?C4 >>inside:WITH A BIG NOD TO AN UNSUNG JAZZ HERO, COURTESY PHOTOSBig Bad Voodoo Daddy comes to the Phil this Sunday, April 18. Girls rock, butMovie critic Dan Hudak says new flick about an all-girl band doesnt. C11 Maritime fictionBook reviewer Phil Jason says a moral compass guides Bob Macombers newest novel. C21 RSVP thank-you The Retired Senior Volunteers Program appreciation luncheon, and more feel-good events. C 34-37 Doggone it!Sweet Art Gallery presents exhibit of pet portraits, plus real animals ready for adoption. C6 ritimefiction
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 always elegant, his magnetic personality was bursting with frenetic energy. Last April, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy released How Big Can You Get? The Music of Cab Calloway, a CD of 11 Cab Calloway cuts. And on April 18 the band performs at the Philharmonic Center for Arts in Naples. Expect to hear Cab Calloway covers, as well as Big Band Voodoo Daddy chestnuts such as Go Daddy-O, Mr. Pinstripe Suit, You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3 (Tonight). Lead singer and band co-founder Scotty Morris says hes been a big fan of Mr. Calloway since he discovered him while watching Betty Boop cartoons. The first Cab Calloway song I ever heard was through Betty Boop, The Old Man of the Mountain. And that was it for me, Mr. Morris remembers. There were skeletons dancing, whatnot. Years later, Mr. Morris performed the song with his band accompanied by professional dancers dressed up as skeletons. Then, in the middle of it, I danced with them, he says. I took all those influences and all that stuff I watched as a kid (and used it our performances.) The music in those cartoons was so intriguing and entertaining to me it spilled into me as I was growing up. Mr. Morris says all the music his band has ever played, or that he has ever written, is somehow connected to Louis Armstrong or Cab Calloway. In some strange way, Ive always been trying to chase their sound, he says. But in their sound, Ive always tried to create my own.Capturing Mr. CallowayHe believes Mr. Calloway is an unsung hero. When he watched the Ken Burns PBS series Jazz, which hailed Mr. Armstrong as the king of jazz, I felt that one of the big missing pieces was Cab Calloway, Mr. Morris says. Disappointed by this oversight, he decided he would do something about it. So when Capitol Records asked him what he wanted to do next, I impulsively said, I want to do a record of Cab Calloway songs. They laughed and said, Theres no way were going to let you do that. They wanted more of the same (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy sound), he explains. Now, however, the band can pick and choose what we love. Recording How Big Can You Get? became Mr. Morris pet project. We started working on these songs, and the band was full bloom, he says. It was a great collaborative effort. They recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Records famous Studio A, where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nelson Riddle have cut albums. The ghost of every great performance that lives in Capitol Records makes you feel like theres an audience (when youre in that studio), Mr. Morris says. No joke. You dont bring your B Game, you play at your A Game every time you walk in that room. It demands that kind of respect. Its the real thingThe septet Joshua Levy (piano), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (acoustic bass, vocals), Glen The Kid Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone, vocals) and Mr. Morris (vocals and guitar) played all the songs on How Big Can You Get? together in the studio, recording each song live, from beginning to end. Mr. Morris says the band attacked the songs in batches of threes. Theyd rehearse Thursday night, playing the songs for the first time. On Friday theyd go into the studio and play them live until they sounded right. We wanted to capture that urgency, the spirit of the music, he says. Theyre charted out, but yet we havent played through them so much that theyre familiar as an old pair of shoes. This is cool. This is the real thing. Thats the way those guys did it. Mr. Morris listened to many of Mr. Calloways recordings. There are no liner notes to let you know whats going on, he says. I read a lot of books about him. This is the late 1920s, early 1930s. These guys had to use separate entrances (to the clubs, because of segregation.) They would do these radio shows, live from The Cotton Club, from The Savoy People think theyre proper recordings. They werent in a controlled environment. It was one take. I like that spirit. He listened to three of Mr. Calloways recordings of How Big Can You Get? Theyre all different, he says. Crazy parts all over the place. I love that.More than a swing bandBig Bad Voodoo Daddy has been together for 16 years. They hit it big in 1996, when they were featured in the movie Swingers. Three of their songs are on the soundtrack. They signed with Capitol Records a year later and wound up playing the Super Bowl in 1999, with 750 dancers jitterbugging on the field. They recorded the opening theme song for the 19992000 season of TVs rd Rock From the Sun. Even if youve never attended one of their concerts, youve likely heard their music; its been played in more than 60 movies and TV shows. Theyve sold out the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Constitution Hall and Lincoln Center. Though many still consider them a swing band, their repertoire has evolved over the years. I call it Americana, Mr. Morris says. Before, it was our interpretation of a certain style of music. As we get older and more involved in deeper elements of the music and jazz elements, you dont want to get out there and play dance music all the time. Weve developed into an Americana band. We play everything from the late s brass band music into the mid-60s Big Band sound. And as for Mr. Calloway, whom Mr. Morris saw perform when a child, He was an amazing showman. I think that that crazy persona got him overlooked by the jazz world. So many amazing jazz pioneers rolled through Cabs band, he says, naming bassist Milt Hinton, saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpeters Jonah Jones and Dizzy Gillespie as just a few examples. The list of guys who played in his band is just incredible. He hammed it up, thats why the jazzers overlooked him. They say he had a three-octave range, vocally. When I was singing his songs, I had to pick my own notes. He was impossible to top. I think Cab got overlooked. I dont want his memory to go away. I want people to find inspiration from him. He was a great American artist. VOODOOFrom page 1 Eight cool thingsFlorida Weekly asked Big Bad Voodoo Daddy lead singer/co-founder Scotty Morris what other things are cool besides Cab Calloway and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy themselves. Heres his list: >> 1. Studebaker Avanti >> 2. Vintage Triumph motorcycles >> 3. Mark Twain (I love him. I read him all the time.) >> 4. New Orleans >> 5. New York >> 6. Wynton Marsalis >> 7. Harry Connick Jr. >> 8. Django Reinhardt in the know >> What: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in concert >> When: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 18 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Tickets: $50 >> Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil. org in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe latest album from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a rousing tribute to the music of Cab Calloway.When Scotty Morris, lead singer/guitarist and founder of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, was a kid, he saw blues legend Albert Collins in concert. Afterward, the blues guitarist signed a poster for him, writing: To Scotty, big bad voodoo daddy. Love, Albert Collins. Mr. Morris thought that was the coolest thing. And in 1989 when he formed his retro swing band in Ventura, Calif., there wasnt any debate: that was the perfect name for them. Mr. Morris never got to thank Mr. Collins for naming his band for him. He died within a year, before everything really started to blow up for us, Mr. Morris says. Mr. Collins died in November 1993. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was featured in the movie Swingers, which was released in 1996, and played the half time show at the Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999 (along with Gloria Estefan and Stevie Wonder). But after Mr. Morris told the story on The Tonight Show of how Albert Collins inadvertently named the band, he received numerous calls and letters from people who had known Mr. Collins. They said he was the greatest guy in the world, and he wouldve been so proud, Mr. Morris says. That was vindication for me. How did Big Bad Voodoo Daddy get their name, anyway?He was an amazing showman. I think that that crazy persona got him overlooked by the jazz world. So many amazing jazz pioneers rolled through Cabs band. Lead singer and band co-founder Scotty MorrisCOURTESY PHOTODirk Shumaker sings and plays acoustic bass with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
This weeks theater The Importance of Being Earnest By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre April 21-May 15. 263-7990. Beauty and the Beast At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through April 18. 481-4849. Assisted Living: The Musical By Compton & Bennett April 17 and 18 at Big Cypress Marketplace. $29.95 includes lunch buffet and the show. 774-1690 or BigCypressMarketplace.com. Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance By Lee Roy Reams April 22-25 at TheatreZones G&L Theatre. (888) 9663352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. Crazy Mary By The Naples Players in the Toybe Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre through April 17. 263-7990. The Fourth Wall By The Marco Players through April 25. www. TheMarcoPlayers.com. Murder on the Scottish Line On the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. www.semgulf.com or 275-8487. Wooden Mouth By FGCU TheatreLab, written and directed by Barry Cavin, through April 18. www. theatrelab.fgcu.edu. This weeks symphony Viola Concert Classics No. 6: Voil The Viola, with Conductor Jorge Mester and violist Jessie Goebel, is set for April 15-18 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Magic Carpet Concert A small ensemble from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs a 45-minute program for children ages 3-9 at 9:30 a.m. April 17 at the Phils Daniels Pavilion. 597-1900. Goodman Tribute A Swinging Benny Goodman Tribute is presented by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. April 22. 5971900. Thursday, April 15 String Concert The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a String Orchestra/Wind Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Funny Man Comedian Jim Jefferies performs today through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www. thirdstreetsouth.com. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, April 16 Outdoor Concert The Naples Concert Band performs from 7-9 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 5982082. Special Market Market in the Park is set for 3-7 p.m. at Freedom Park. Buy services and goods while helping Collier County children. 252-4060 or 438-5682. Kids Event A Wolf in the Library? starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Branch Library, 2432 Lucerne Road. Nancy Smith, founder of Shy Wolf Sanctuary, presents some of her animal friends to grades kindergarten and higher. 252-4542. Improv Night Naples City Improv takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Norris Center. $15. 213-3058. Outdoor Concert Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Richie C. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter. com. Saturday, April 17 Wild About Mustangs Ford Mustang aficionados rally at Coconut Point mall for the classic cars 46th birthday celebration from 3-7 p.m. All Mustangs and Mustang lovers are welcome. Raffle proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida. Pickin and Grinnin The Kruger Brothers and the Sawgrass Drifters play bluegrass at the Norris Center at 7 p.m. $15. 213-3058. Free Blues Gulf Coast Town Center presents the Wildfire Blues Band from 7-9 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter. com. Out of the Bachs The Bach Ensemble performs Springs Gigue: Out of the Bach at 7 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Marco Island. Conductors preview begins at 6:30 p.m. $20 ($10 with student I.D.). 7321055 or www.thebachensemble.org. Conservancy Event A free Earth Day Festival is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Celebrate Earth Day with earth-friendly family fun. www.conservancy.org. Casino Night Enjoy games while helping local youth organizations from 6:30-11p.m. at St. John Evangelist Church in North Naples. Tickets are $35 and can be used for gaming, food and beverages. 643-7781 or e-mail email@example.com. Laugh a Lot The Naples Laughter Club meets from 9-10 a.m. at Cambier Park. Free to the public. (619) 698-1766, 821-1073 or e-mail NaplesLaughterClub@yahoo.com. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at BooksA-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@yahoo. com.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 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 COURTESY PHOTOThe 40-voice Bach Ensemble presents Spring Gigue: Out of the Bachs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at St. Marks Episcopal Chur ch on Marco Island. A preview at 6:30 p.m. will include performances by several winners from the inaugural Bach Festival for area students. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students). Call 732-1055 or visit www.thebachensemble.org. MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health Screeningswww.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623
Sunday, April 18 River Fest The Fort Myers River & Blues Fest is set for noon-7 p.m. at Centennial Park. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association presents a day filled with music and food. $5 for adults; children 10 and under are free. Jazz & Dixieland How Big Can You Get: 100 Years of Cab Calloway with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, starts at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. See story on page C1. 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 19 Concert for a Cause Outside the Box Studio presents music, African dance and fun for the whole family to raise funds to help rebuild Haiti. 6-9 p.m. at Naples High School. 272-6152. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, April 20 Singer-Songwriter Neil Sedaka performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, April 21 Everglades Talk The Collier County Museum Lecture Series presents Man in the Everglades at 2 p.m. Take a look at the dramatic changes that have occurred in Floridas southern peninsula. 252-8476 or www. colliermuseums.com. Upcoming events Funny Guy Comedian Jim Norton performs April 22-24 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. New Show Franc DAmbrosios Ill Be Seeing Youz... A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II opens at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Norris Center. 2133058. Xanadu At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts April 23-25. 5971900. Latin Tunes The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Latin Fiesta at 8 p.m. April 24 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 418-1500. Earth Day Celebrate Earth Day at Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24. 992-0311. Pet Fair The Humane Society hosts Bark in the Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 at Fleischmann Park. Enjoy vendors, pet costume contests, bake sale and more. Suggested $5 donation fee to enter. www.collierhumanesoc.org. Church Concert Trinity by the Cove features A Cathedral Evensong: the Virtuoso Piano, with the choir of Trinity by the Cove, at 4 p.m. April 25. Dinner Theater Joey and Marias Comedy Italian Wedding is presented y The Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace April 24 and 25. Tickets include Italian buffet and show: $32 per person. 7741690 or BigCypressMarketplace.com. Estero Feast The third annual Taste of Estero is set for 1 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25 at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Enjoy more than 30 food vendors, kids events, games and live music. Free admission. www.tasteofestero.com or 248-1609. Jazz Music The Naples Daily News Jazz Band performs from -4 p.m. April 25 at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Golf Tourney The Immokalee Foundation Inter-Club Challenge Golf Tournament is set for April 26 to raise financial support for the children of Immokalee. 430-9122 or www.immokaleefoundation.org. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTODoggone It, an exhibit of pet portraits sure to make you smile (including Pedro Likes to Party, above, by Minna Nix), opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. Volunteer foster pet parents from Brookes Legacy will be on hand with several animals that need permanent homes. Information about Camp Bow Wow and homemade treats from Woof Gang Bakery will also be available. Bring your furry, four-legged friend. For more information, call 597-2110 or visit www.thesweetartgallery.com. COURTESY PHOTONeil Sedaka performs at 8 p.m. April 20 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 >>What: Trying >>When: through April 25 >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay St., in the historic Arcade Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >>Cost: $42 and $38 >>Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org in the know Old age is not for the weak. Or the weak-willed. Take, for example, Judge Francis Biddle, in Florida Repertory Theatres current production, Trying. Hes 81 years old and, as he puts it, I have a long list of ailments from here to Mount Rushmore, including a metal pin in his left ankle and crippling arthritis in his hands. At times, it feels as if his body is at war with the rest of him. Once upon a time I had a mind like a steel trap, he tells his new secretary, Sarah. But now, he experiences frightening lapses. He explains it elegantly: My mind escapes itself without my permission. But the incidents frighten and confuse him. The judge has had a long and illustrious career, including acting as attorney general of the United States under Franklin Delano Roosevelt and as chief American judge of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. But he doesnt expect to see 82.As he tells Sarah, Im in the process of leaving this life. The exit sign is flashing over the door, and the door is ajar.He tells her all this within the first half hour of her first day on the job. Its almost as if hes daring her to leave. And indeed, within the past two months, at least two previous secretaries older women, with much more life experience have walked out. And no wonder. Hes demanding. And hes blunt, to the point of rudeness. But he sees himself very clearly. You will find that Im old and ailing and cranky, he says to Sarah. You will find that I function, when I function at all, somewhere between lucidity and senility. Im set in my ways. And (my wife) insists Im guilty of the regrettable habit of always having to have the last word. Not the best qualities for a boss. What he has not expected, however, is Sarahs own steel will, her stubbornness and Canadian resourcefulness. She might be young, but hes met his match. He obviously needs someone to handle his affairs and put his papers in order. And hes racing against time to write his memoirs.Perfectly castIn lesser hands, such a scenario could be as sappy as a Hallmark special. But this production stars David Howard as Judge Biddle and Rachel Burttram as Sarah, two of Florida Reps best actors. Mr. Howard never goes for the easy portrayal. Hes played curmudgeons on the Florida Rep stage before (Visiting Mr. Green), a wise patriarch (You Cant Take It With You) and an educated man facing the end of his life (Tuesdays With Morrie). He never milks a role or makes you feel hes playing a character; you always believe hes a real person. His Judge Biddle is a prickly man, wracked with physical and emotional pain. (He had a 7-year-old son who died.) Hes very particular, extremely opinionated, a stickler for proper grammar. Hes past the point of social niceties and politeness. As his new, young secretary, Ms. Burttrams Sarah is a worthy foil. Shes eager, ready to work and to prove herself equal to the task. Ms. Burttram is perfect at expressing emotion without saying a word. When we first meet her character, shes perched in a chair, nervous about making a good impression on her first day at work and trying very hard to look calm and professional. Its all there in her face, in her demeanor. And later, when Judge Biddle endlessly annoys her, she displays exasperation but also attempts to conceal it from him because, after all, he is her employer. We are in the hands of two consummate actors, and its entertaining to sit back and watch them verbally spar.Its not just man versus woman, or experience versus inexperience. Its two people on two very different thresholds in their lives. One is just beginning her journey, while the other is at the end of his.Theres a chilling moment when he looks in his address book and realizes how many names have a line through them, signifying friends who have died. He knows that not far off in the future, people will go through their address books and draw a line through his name.Expertly directedChris Clavelli has directed this play with a sure and skilled hand, never letting it drift into sappy sentimentality. These are real, flesh-and-blood people with hidden fears and dreams; their banter never grows cute or sit-comesque. Line-by-line, scene-by-scene, the dialogue hits exactly the right tones and the right moods. (Unfortunately, on opening night, audience members had difficulty hearing some of Mr. Howards lines, especially at the beginning of the play. He has such a natural, conversational delivery, that some of his lines were too soft to carry to the back of the theater.) And if youre scared that a play dealing with mortality might be too dreary, rest assured there are plenty of comic situations and funny lines in Trying. A throw-away line about symphonies, ballets, operas and theaters always needing money received an especially hearty laugh. Finely writtenThe cast and crew are all, of course, working with an excellent script. Trying is the highly autobiographical play of Joanna McClelland Glass, who worked as Judge Biddles personal secretary at the end of his life. When it was first presented by Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago six years ago, Trying received the Jefferson Award for Best New Play. It THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Trying succeeds at dealing with what touches us most in life COURTESY PHOTORachel Burttram and David Howard star in Trying. was then produced at The Promenade Theatre in New York City. Ms. Glass, a Tony-nominated playwright, is, quite clearly, a woman as adept with words as she is in love with them. And that love shines through her script, which, among other things, includes discussion about the poetry of e.e. cummings and Edna St. Vincent Millay, mentions of Proust and Dos Passos and an exquisite quote about grief from Shakespeares King John. Judge Biddle and Sarah both value words, at one point having a discussion about their favorite book titles (as opposed to their favorite books.) Even the plays title, Trying, has multiple meanings; Judge Biddle is a trying individual, Sarah is trying to please him. Richard Crowells set is nondescript and functional: an office above a garage, filled with wooden filing cabinets and desks. Theres a nice touch with two railings that call to mind a courtroom, and through the windows projected images of branches change with the seasons. Roberta Malcolms costumes are likewise functional, with Ms. Burttram at one point dressed in a forest-green jumper and white mock turtleneck. (Though set in the s the same decade as Florida Reps previous play, Relatively Speaking you wont see any go-go boots or mod clothing in Trying.) Alternately moving and humorous, Trying deals with the things that touch us deepest in life: love, friendship, loss and change. This richly rewarding play tickles your funny bone and rewards the brain cells, but also sneaks into your heart.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 C9 GIVING The Education Foundation of Collier County will host the 20th annual presentation of the Golden Apple Awards at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Tuesay, May 4. On that night, the foundation will recognize 25 Teachers of Distinction and six Golden Apple recipients. The highlight of the evening will come when six teachers Golden Apples clasped firmly in hand step to the podium and share their stories of teaching and learning. Family members will beam; friends and colleagues will applaud; student banners will proclaim: We love our teacher. And Collier County teachers will once again share a moment of glory, thanks to a community-based program whose sole purpose is to honor educators. This evening of celebration is the culmination of a yearlong process that begins in the spring when students, former students, parents and colleagues nominate their favorite teachers for the Golden Apple Award. In the fall, those teachers who choose to participate in the process complete a profile sheet, responding to questions about themselves, their teaching philosophy and teaching style. Over the next several months, they are observed in their classrooms on numerous occasions by members of two Golden Apple committees. Before the final selection, each participates in a personal interview. The reward for the teachers is obvious. They receive acknowledgement as Golden Apple teachers, a significant monetary gift and the praise and appreciation that is too often missing in the life of a teacher the well done they so richly deserve. Time and again, teachers who choose to participate in the process say that they do it because of the opportunity to invite the community in to see how great their students are. At the heart of the Golden Apple selection process are two groups of people: the Golden Apple Core Committee (approximately 40 volunteers) and the Golden Apple Selection Committee (approximately 12). These committee members are in no way associated with the Collier County Public Schools or with the Collier County School Board, nor do they have any formal affiliation with The Education Foundation. They are community volunteers some of them former educators, most of them not who care passionately about education and who are willing to give substantial amounts of time to see that exceptional teachers in Collier County receive recognition from their community. They make the decisions; they choose the teachers. The rewards these committee members receive are less tangible than those of the teachers, but no less satisfying. They travel to parts of the county that they may not often frequent: from North Naples to Marco Island, from coastal Naples to Golden Gate Estates to Immokalee. They see young people at all levels and in many different circumstances: from prekindergarten to high school, from highly motivated, college-bound students to some whose native language is not English and others who have physical and intellectual challenges, from students in Advanced Placement English to those in automotive technology. They see schools that are, without exception, clean and orderly and welcoming. And they see teachers really good teachers delivering quality instruction, whatever the level, wherever the location. I expected to enjoy this experience and to see a number of highly qualified teachers, said one of this years Selection Committee members. What I did not expect was to see the variety of abilities that our school system serves and the programs that deliver instruction to those various abilities. These teachers are amazing. This is not an unusual response. Most people who serve on the committees become advocates for our school system. As another former member said, If all citizens of Collier County could spend just one day sitting in our classrooms, they would see that the schools down here are just as good as those up north. The Golden Apple selection process is not perfect. No system that involves human beings ever is. It is, however, thorough and rigorous, unbiased and non-political. Beyond that, the process works. Somehow, every year, as the six teachers step to center-stage at the Phil, their words ringing with passion for their profession and commitment to their students, every person in the audience knows with certainty that these truly are Golden Apple teachers. This year will be no exception. Dr. Joanne Fowler is the former dean of undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. She is a volunteer with The Education Foundation of Collier County and chairs the Golden Apple Selection Committee. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to engage the community and schools. For more information, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationForCollier.orgGolden Apple Awards: Lauding excellence in the classroomBY DR. JOANNE FOWLER ____________________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS >>What: The Education Foundation of Collier Countys 20th annual Golden Apple Awards >>By: The Suncoast for Kids Foundation >>When: Tuesday, May 4 >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >>Info: 643-4755 or www.educationforcollier.org in the know
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. *Colorado State University hurricane team **Call for details.License #CRC056857STRM SMART INDUSTRIESare predicted for 2010*.Dont delay,call Storm Smart today. Intelligent Hurricane Protection.888.962.7283 Buy any 4 Storm Smart Products and get the 5thFREE!**Plus register at:www.StormSmart.com to save 10%4Major HurricanesSTRM SMART4Major Hurricanes888.962.7283 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES WHAT A REELIEF! By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You still might have to deal with some lingering confusion that marked a recent workplace situation. But for the most part, you should now be well on your way to your next project. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new commitment might demand more time than youd expected to have to give it. But rely on that special Bovine gift for patience, and stick with it. Youll be glad you did. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre earning the admiration of a lot of people who like the way you handle yourself when your views are on the line. Even one or two of your detractors are being won over. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking your responsibilities seriously is what you do. But ease up on the pressure gauge and make time for much needed R & R. Start by making this weekend a just for fun time zone. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some recently uncovered information might make a change of plans inevitable. If so, deal with it as quickly as possible, and then find out what went wrong and why. What you learn might surprise you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Aspects favor moving carefully and deliberately when making any significant changes. Could be there are more facts you need to know, which you might overlook if you rush things. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A problem neighbor might be looking to goad you into an action you dont want to take. Ask someone you both respect if he or she would act as an impartial arbitrator for both of you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A recent workplace accomplishment hasnt been overlooked by those who watch these things. Meanwhile, start making travel plans for that much-too-long-deferred trip with someone special. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Those money matters continue to move in your favor. Now would be a good time to start putting some money back into the house, both for esthetic as well as economic reasons. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A changing workplace environment can create job pressures. But, once again, follow the example of your birth sign and take things a step at a time, like the sure-footed Goat you are. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cheer up. You could soon have the funds you need for your worthy project. Your generous gifts of time and effort are well known, and someone might decide its time to join with you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your inner scam-catcher is right on target, and youre absolutely right to reject that too-good-to-be-true offer. Meanwhile, something positive should be making its way to you. BORN THIS WEEK: You are generous, and also sympathetic to people who find they need the help of others.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 C11 The Runaways is about an all-girl teen rock band headlined by Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. It was produced by Ms. Jett and is based on a book by Ms. Currie. Both Ms. Jett and Ms. Currie were on set during filming. Clearly this is the way they want to be remembered. Fair enough, but their story is unfocused and lacks direction. Watching the film, one gets the sense that its a catharsis for Ms. Jett and Ms. Currie without regard to the other people involved. Accordingly, the other founding members of The Runaways, Lita Ford and Sandy Westgate, barely register here, leaving us with an uneven look at Ms. Curries personal life and an underdeveloped sense of what motivated Ms. Jett for success. In 1975, the first all-female rock band The Runaways found international acclaim with the song Cherry Bomb before fizzling out under the weight of too much too soon. Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays Ms. Jett, a fiery, sexually ambiguous teenager with no family who just wants to rock. We never learn what drives her to play electric guitar in the boys club of rock n roll, or anything else about her personal life or motivation. While out clubbing one night Ms. Jett meets producer Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road), who introduces her to singer Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning). Mr. Fowley calls the teenage girls jailbait as he sexes them up, makes them stars and prepares them for the animosity theyll face. For all thats supposedly bold and brash about The Runaways the crazy costumes, the bad-girl rebellion, the girl-on-girl kisses none of it resonates with genuine authenticity. Theres a lot of fight and anger in these girls, but writer/director Florida Sigismondi doesnt give them much to fight against. Once the band becomes popular, Ms. Jett only fights with Ms. Currie and Ms. Currie fights mostly with her sister (Riley Keough). To give credit where its due, Ms. Stewart and Ms. Fanning are very good. Both did their own singing, and Ms. Stewarts energy proves that she can play more than a distraught, moping teenager. As for her New Moon and Eclipse co-star Ms. Fanning, we may not be ready to see her in skimpy lingerie strutting around the stage, but man does she have talent. Shes 16, and her desire to challenge herself as an actress will serve its purpose when she chooses better projects. The mediocrity of The Runaways can mostly be blamed on Ms. Sigismondi, a longtime music video director working on her first feature film. With Ms. Jett and Ms. Currie looking over her shoulder, she no doubt felt pressure to focus the film on those two characters. Understandable. But when the characters are one-dimensional and poorly developed, everything suffers. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Sven-Bertil Taube) An elderly billionaire (Taube) hires a disgraced journalist named Mikael (Nyqvist) to investigate the disappearance of his niece 40 years earlier. With the help of a computer hacker named Lisbeth (Rapace), Mikael uncovers much more than he bargained for. The murder-mystery storyline is intense and compelling, but at 152 minutes director Niels Oplev needs to trim the subplots to allow for an even more gripping pace. Not rated, but would certainly be an R.Chloe (Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried) Suspicious that her husband David (Neeson) is cheating, Catherine (Moore) hires a call girl named Chloe (Seyfried) to seduce David and learn if hes truly unfaithful. Chloes actions in the end dont fit the rest of the movie, but a strong performance from Ms. Moore and the intricacies of the story make this compelling throughout. Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES The Runaways REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >> Ms. Jett couldnt tell the difference between herself and Ms. Stewart singing. When music supervisor George Drakoulias played tapes of Ms. Stewart, Ms. Jett said, George, why are you playing my songs back to me? I thought we were supposed to listen to Kristen? No, it is Kristen singing, said Mr. Drakoulias. Joan, I promise you, its Kristen singing. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com Shopping For CharitiesApril 15th through 17thThursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Valet Parking by UPS20% of proceeds to go to charities:Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc., Childrens Museum of Naples, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc.239-206-4460www.marilynhellman.com331 Fifth Avenue South in Naples
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 Askaboutonstageseating!PhotoAlanDeckerINCLUDESTHEHITSONGS: HaveYouEverBeenMellowMagic SuddenlyAllOvertheWorldImAlive INCLUDESTHEHITSONGS: Ha v eYouEverBeenMellowMagic SuddenlyAllOvertheWorldImAlive Matineeand eveningshows avai lable!April 23-25 Buyticketsnowatthephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfce5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.Joinusfor DinnerattheDome beforetheeveningperformances! Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center present the world premiere of Ill Be Seeing YOUZ... A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II, starring Franc DAmbrosio as part of the seasons cabaret series. The show features stories from Mr. DAmbrosios colorful family and popular war songs from 1939-1946. Only two performances will be given, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. The Norris Center theater will be transformed into an intimate jazz club setting for the evening of authentic New York-style musical entertainment. Admission of $42 per person includes wine, water and snacks. Mr. DAmbrosio is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Tony Awardwinning Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. Affectionately known as The Iron Man of The Mask, he held the title as the Worlds Longest-Running Phantom for more than a decade, until 2008. His resume also includes an Academy Award-nominated film, an Emmy Award-nominated television show, a four-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, Two Grammy considerations and a National Theatre Award nomination. He played the role of Anthony Corleone, the opera-singing son of Al Pacino, in Francis Ford Coppolas Godfather III. He sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, Speak Softly Love, in the film and on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. His performance so impressed Luciano Pavarotti that it led to an invitation to study with the legendary tenor at his home in Italy. Ill Be Seeing YOUZ is his third one-man show, following Franc DAmbrosios Broadway: Songs of The Great White Way and Franc DAmbrosios Hollywwod: Songs of The Silver Screen, both of which have toured to critical acclaim in the United States, Europe and South America. For tickets and more information about Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Centers co-production of Ill be Seeing YOUZ call The Norris Center at 213-3049. Ill Be Seeing YOUZ brings back a Bronx boys memories of WWII >> What: Ill Be Seeing YOUZ A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II, starring Franc DAmbrosio>> By: Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center >> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Tickets: $42 >> Info: 213-3049 in the know SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOFranc DAmbrosio
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C14 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $1Off any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. Expires 4/30/10.Go to www.TheSavingsPost.com for more discountsFT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840 John Calvert, the Hollywood actor, daredevil and magician who turns 99 in August, will perform a magic show and discuss his lifes work and adventures at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the Phil Fisher Gallery, 810 12th Ave. S. in Crayton Cove. Mr. Calvert and his wife and assistant, Tammy, will arrive in Naples from an engagement at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Earlier this month, an 81-minute documentary titled John Calvert: His Magic and Adventures was premiered in Hollywood. Excerpts from the film will be shown at the gallery. Naples resident Eddy Lester is Mr. Calverts manager and has arranged the local appearance. Hes coming here to visit me, but I thought an appearance at Phil Fishers gallery would be great, and Mr. Calvert agreed, Mr. Lester says. He adds he was Mr. Calverts exclusive representative for a 2009 tour that included performances in 50 cities. He toured in an RV and performed in magicians clubs, often to benefit a local charity. Gallery owner and artist Natalie Guess says the evening is a continuation of efforts to bring evenings of culture and entertainment to the Crayton Cove area. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Visit the gallery in Crayton Cove or the GuessFisher Gallery on Fifth Avenue South, or call Mr. Lester at 774-0106. Crayton Cove gallery welcomes John CalvertClassic Chamber Concerts presents Classical Jazz on Fifth with guest artist 15-year-old virtuoso pianist Antonio Madruga and his jazz friends Gabriel Vivas on bass, James Blakemore Jr. on drums and Tony Pastrana on the congas. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets are $40 ($20 for students). Young Mr. Madruga studies jazz piano with William Noll, artistic director of Classic Chamber Concerts, and began his playing career at age 12 at The RitzCarlton Resorts of Naples. He lives with his parents in Miami where he is also enrolled at the New World School of the Arts. He recently performed at the White House as a guest artist for First Lady Michelle Obamas new Jazz Studio initiative alongside jazz legends Paquito DRivera and Winton and Branford Marsalis. He has also performed as a solo artist at The Kennedy Center, Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall. His repertoire for Classical Jazz on Fifth will include works from Chopin to Brubeck. Teen piano virtuoso headlines Classical Jazz on Fifth >> What: Classical Jazz on 5th >> When: 8 p.m. Monday, April 26 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $40 ($20 for students) >> Info: 263-7990, email@example.com or www.classicchamberconcerts.org in the know MADRUGA
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 A&E C15 More people than ever struggle with mental illness and addiction. David Lawrence Center is the only not-for-profit mental health center in Collier County. We need your help to meet the increased demand. Every gift brings hope and help to those in need and assures no one will ever be turned away. Please make the call. 239.455.8500. DavidLawrenceCenter.org | 239.455.8500 | 6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, Florida 34116Help us save a life. April 15: Royal Wedding Style April 29: The Royal Male May 13: Royal Fashions & Faux Pas May 27: Elizabeth Style June 10: Royal Jewels June 24: Diana ... Style Icon 2:00-3:30 pm $49 per person (price includes tax and charitable donation)Heres what ahead on the score for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. All programs are at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets and more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.Magic Carpet concerts are backSaturday-morning Magic Carpet concerts return with an all-new series of programs highlighting the various sections of the orchestra. Each 45-minute session features a small ensemble of musicians who perform and discuss their instruments. Ideal for ages 3-9, the Magic Concerts are enjoyed by all ages. Performances are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $8. Saturday, April 17, woodwinds: Alphabet Soup, featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn Saturday, May 15, brass: Wild Brass at the Zoo, featuring tuba, trombone, French horn and trumpets and songs about favorite wild animals Saturday, May 22, percussion: Countdown to 101 Instruments, featuring percussion section musicians as they countdown more than 101 different instruments in a concert that will entertain and inspire children of all ages Saturday, May 29, strings: With a Little Help from My Friends, featuring violin, viola, cello and bassOrchestra takes a musical tourMusical Landscapes, the sixth program in the orchestras Classical Series, will be performed under the baton of Music Director/Conductor Jorge Mester at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 15-17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. Tickets are $64 for adults and $25 for students. Goodman tribute brings on swingThe Dave Bennett Sextet joins the orchestra for A Swinging Benny Goodman Tribute at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Mr. Bennett cops many of Mr. Goodmans famous riffs on the clarinet and also free-blows in his own Goodman-evoking style in numbers including Moonglow, Ive Got Rhythm and Sing, Sing, Sing. Andrew Lane conducts. Tickets are $57 for adults and $35 for students.Maureen McGovern closes pops seasonMaureen McGovern adds her voice to the final Pops concert of the season. A Long and Winding Road is an introspective, theatrical look at the songs that inspired Ms. McGovern before her Academy Award-winning hit, The Morning After.Jack Everly conducts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 27-May 1, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2. Tickets are $74. Philharmonic orchestra tuning up
C16 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 Heres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets or more information, call 5971900 or visit www.thephil.org.Heaven on wheels is on the wayThe roller-skating musical adventure Xanadu opens on Friday, April 23, for five performances. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. The New York Times described it as heaven on wheels. Set in the year 1980, the hilarious adventure follows the journey of Kira, a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens to inspire the greatest of artistic achievements: the first roller disco. Along the way, she falls in forbidden love with a mortal, and chaos abounds when her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation. The book for the musical, written by Douglas Carter Beane, won the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. The score, by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, includes the hits Magic, Xanadu, Party All Over the World and Im Alive, all top 20 Billboard hits. Xanadu is directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. Tickets are $59 for adults and $36 for students. Shakespeare scholar ponders The TempestPaul Rathburn, professor emeritus of English literature at the University of Notre Dame, presents The Tempest, the final event in the lecture series Shakespearean Adventures: The Final Romances, as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education program. The series examines four of the bards great romances. The Tempest is often considered to be Shakespeares farewell to the theater and one of his crowning achievements. The lecture will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Toni Stabile Building just south of the Philharmonic Center. Professor Rathburn, literary scholar and nationally renowned lecturer, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the founder and artistic director of the Summer Shakespeare Series at the University of Notre Dame. An award-winning teacher, he has taught English literature and drama for 35 years, specializing in performance theory and the teaching of Shakespeare through performance. The Phils Lifelong Learning program presents more than 120 adult education classes each season featuring world-renowned teachers and experts in music, dance, art history, painting, opera, photography and more. Tickets are $32. COMING UP AT THE PHIL SEE MORE, C17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 A&E C17 UPSCALE RESALE Furniture & More OPEN DAILYLUNCH 11:30AM Till 4:00PM EVENING SPECIALS and REGULAR DINNER MENU 12NOON TILL 10:00PMFinest & fresh seafood, live maine Lobster, steaks, veal & prime ribSunday Morning Breakfast Buffet 8:00AM Till 1:00PM LUNCH 12:30PM TILL 4:00PM DINNER 4:00PM TILL 9:00PM Featuring Bobby Gideons Every Night Except Wednesday When The American Folk Trio PlaysLocated One Mile South on Collier Blvd., (SR 951) Between Marco Island and US 41 Gift Certificates Available Fine Foods Full Service Bar Live Entertainment nightly COMING UP AT THE PHIL Marathon painting workshop returnsRealist painter Graham Nickson, dean of the New York School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, returns with Painting Marathon, his workshop for students who want to develop their skills and deepen their fundamental understanding of painting. The workshop will be held SundayWednesday, April 18-21, in the Daniels Pavilion. Participants will work in small to large formats from elaborate spatial set-ups and multiple models, utilizing progressive and strategic exercises to address fundamental issues of space, form, color, scale and image. The marathon requires a strong level of commitment, as students confront the problems of painting with vigor and intensity. Cost for four days is $600. Class size is limited. Call 254-2643 for reservations. Ray Charles tribute features Motown favorites Ellis Hall and The Truth will perform their acclaimed tribute to Ray Charles, Motown and soul music at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12.Mr. Hall has performed and recorded with a host of musical luminaries, including his mentor, Mr. Charles, and since Mr. Charles death has committed himself to making sure the music, life and legacy of the pioneering R&B star live on. Higher and Higher: Celebrating the Legacy of Ray Charles, Motown and Beyond! features a number of Ray Charles classics, Motown favorites and a couple of Ellis Hall originals.Tickets are $39. Rock jazz is back with Blood, Sweat & TearsBlood, Sweat & Tears performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. A musical institution, the horn band has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968, fusing rock, blues, pop and jazz to create its own dynamic hybrid known as rock jazz. With such hits as Spinning Wheel and Youve Made Me So Very Happy, as well as new arrangements of classic songs, the band continues to play to sold-out audiences around the world. Tickets are $49. Simon and Garfunkel tribute takes the stageJim Witter, who wowed audiences at the Phil with his Elton John/Billy Joel show, The Piano Men, returns to pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10. Feelin Groovy: A Musical Journey through the s goes back to the days of flower power, peace signs, VW buses and Mrs. Robinson. Selections will include The Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair and Bridge Over Troubled Water. Tickets are $39. From page C16
C18 WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay PromenadeMonday Saturday 10 6 Sunday 11 5 Outshine them allthe little jacket in champagne coated cotton has all the right touches$162 WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009Gulfshore Playhouse plans to give young people the star treatment this summer with the return of the professional companys Student Theatre Artists in Residence intensive educational program. This summer the program has expanded to offer a two-week intensive for teens 13 and older and a brand new intensive geared toward ages 8-12. Both programs will run June 14-25 at The Norris Center. The STAR in a Play program for ages 8-12 will introduce young performers to the creative and technical sides of theater while they rehearse and perform a one-act play based on variations of The Tales of Robin Hood. The play provides both laughter and drama as it examines how Robin Hood got his name. The archery contest in Nottingham where he proves his mastery of the bow and arrow, his relationships with Maid Marion and his Merry Boys and Girls all add to the fun of the story. STAR in a Play will include acting training with professional Gulfshore Playhouse teaching artist Selma Spies and lessons on blocking and moving, breathing, relaxing and bringing a character to life. Students will also take part in theater games and improvisation and will meet and learn from professional actors, directors and lighting designers. Sessions will meet from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Cost is $274. A performance of Robin Hood for family and friends will conclude the two-week session. The STAR Summer Acting Intensive for ages 13-18 has been developed specifically for teens interested in exploring the creative and business sides of theater more deeply. The program includes training with professional director and acting coach Kristen Coury on topics including basic blocking, breathing and relaxation, breaking down a scene, audition techniques and bringing a character to life. Teens will participate in theater games to learn pantomime, group exchange, and improvisation. They will also receive mentoring in the business of theater through interactive sessions with professional actors, directors and lighting designers and will be exposed to the technical aspects of theater such as set design, lighting and sound equipment. The STAR Summer Acting Intensive sessions for ages 13-18 will meet from noon to 4 p.m. daily. A performance for the public will conclude the session. Cost is $325. Enrollment is open now for these summer educational experiences. For registration or more information, call Irene Horowitz, Gulfshore Playhouse director of education, at 261-7529. Aspiring young actors can enjoy STAR treatment this summer
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 A&E C19 The von Liebig Art Center reminds parents that applications for scholarships toward the ARTScool summer youth education program are due by Friday, April 30. The 12th annual ARTScool for students ages 4-14 will run June 14 through Aug. 3 at the center in downtown Naples. ARTScool offers more than 40 classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, clay modeling, costumes and much more, all taught by professional artists. Highlights include: Go Fly a Kite, Under the Big Top, Marvelous Mosaics, Digital Photography, Sunsets and Sandcastles (uses real sand and sea shells), Wild Things (art based on exotic animals) and Enviro Art: Florida Fish, Birds and Mammals. Three-hour classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m., with half-day and fullday sessions available plus a supervised lunch hour (lunch not provided) that includes playtime in Cambier Park. A late summer exhibition features work by all students, and a closing reception on Aug. 15 brings together students, their families and instructors to celebrate the creativity of the young artists. Select pieces go on view at Naples City Hall from August through January. Each half-day class is $110 for Naples Art Association members and $125 for non-members. Financial assistance and talent-based scholarships for students ages 9-14 are available. Scholarship applicants must submit the application form, two images of current artwork, a brief description of each artwork and a letter of recommendation form to be filled out by the students art teacher or parent/ legal guardian. For a full list of classes, visit www. naplesart.org. Call 262-6517, ext. 102, with questions or to register. ARTScool 2010 sponsors include the Barron Collier Jr. Foundation, Whole Foods Market, and Aimee and Mark Schlehr. ARTScool scholarship applications due April 30The Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Summer Eco-Camp is geared toward kindergarten through eighthgrade graduates and is filled with nature-inspired lessons and activities. Weeklong sessions run June 14 through the week of July 19 and feature field trips to eco-destinations, hands-on exploration and live encounters with native wildlife including birds, reptiles and marine animals. This years eco-camp themes are Step Outside, designed to transform campers into biologists, and WOW! Wonders of Wildlife, which includes encounters with animals to transform campers into wildlife experts. Since the Conservancy Nature Center is undergoing major renovations, the number of camps and participants in each camp is limited this year. Sessions are moving to the FGCU Renaissance Academy Naples Center at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Registration forms and more information are available at www.conservancy. org/camp. Conservancy eco-camp nurtures budding biologists Introductory Offer:1 Hour Massage39!$Simply bring in this ad to take advantage of this great introductory offer! VERT Center of Naples431 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL, 34102434-VERT(8378) VERTfitness.com*Limited time offer. Some conditions apply. See club for details.* 8 MONTHS AGO I WAS 34 TODAY MY BODY AGE IS 27 GET FIT FAST!PERSONAL TRAINING $ 20PER SESSION239-434-VERT (8378)431 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102www.VERTNaples.com LOS ANGELES MOST ADVANCED TRAINING SYSTEM USED BY THE STARS & ATHLETES IS NOW IN NAPLES. VERT PRIVATE TRAINING CENTER ... IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF FITNESS TECHNOLOGY. L.A. TIMES *RESTRICTIONS APPLY
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The Brownies Policeman and Jockey both represented real people. Brownie memorabilia easily is found today because many companies used the images without getting permission. Cox finally was able to obtain a copyright in 1891, and then licensed his work for a fee. His idea of licensing led the way for other artists to profit from their work. Q: My grandmother gave me a fancy easel-back mirror that belonged to her mother. It always sat on her dresser. The frame is surrounded by molded curlicues, but I cant tell if theyre made of wood or papier-mache. Printed at the top of the back of the mirror in black ink is Syracuse Ornamental Co., Inc. What can you Brownies were often up to no good terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org tell me about this company? A: Syracuse Ornamental Co. was founded in Syracuse, N.Y., in the late 1890s by Adolph Holstein, an Austrian immigrant and woodcarver. At first the company made carved wooden decorations that were used to embellish furniture, coffins and housing interiors. In the 1930s, the company introduced a special mixture of wood powders, waxes and resins called Syroco or Syrocco (a combination of the first letters of each word of the companys name). The company was able to make molds of its carved wooden decorations, and massproduced replicas using compression molding and the new mixture. Your mirror is one of the earlier pieces made with this mixture, since the corporate name was changed to Syroco Inc., sometime around 1940. We have seen mirrors like yours offered for $100 online. Syroco Inc., closed in 2007. Q: I have a set of 12 plates marked Copeland Spode, England, Plummer Ltd., 7 & 9 East 35th St., New York. The word Spode is in a rectangle set over a square. The plates are white with a shellembossed rim and a thin green border. Each one has a different center scene of two women, many showing them at a piano. Theres a year printed under each scene, too, ranging from 1800 to 1910. Can you tell me anything about the plates? A: Your plates were made in the 20th century by W.T. Copeland & Sons of England. Plummer Ltd. was the New York City retail store that sold the set. The mark on your set was used starting after World War I, and Plummer closed in 1962. So that narrows down the age of your plates to 50-90 years. The years printed on the front of your plates refer to the era of the scene on each plate. Q: Is my Miller clock a collectors item? It looks as if it was made in the 1950s.A: There are two men named Miller who are of interest to 20th-century clock collectors. Herman Miller was a clockmaker who started the Star Furniture COURTESY PHOTOPoliceman is one of the dozens of Brownie characters created by Palmer Cox in the late 1890s. This 3-inch cast-metal figure sold for $115 at a Hakes auction in January. Collectors want anything picturing the fairylike sprites.KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING BOOK REVIEW A moral compass commands this maritime fictionMaking history come alive is Robert Macombers talent and passion. In this, the eighth title in his Honor series, the action is set in 1886. Mr. Macomber places Commander Peter Wake, assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence, in a most intriguing situation. Along with his long-time aide and friend, Boatswains Mate Sean Rork, he is asked to investigate rumors of Cuban revolutionary activities within the United States. Set in motion by a mysterious message, a meeting with the young, confident Theodore Roosevelt and another with visionary journalist-poet Jos Mart, Commander Wake and Mr. Rork find themselves in deadly danger during their clandestine fact-finding mission to Key West and coastal Southwest Florida. The Darkest Shade of Honor tests all of the commanders skills and convictions. If there is a movement afoot to free Cuba from Spanish rule, one might expect that Spanish forces are at work to thwart it. And if rebel supplies are coming from the United States, one might expect Spanish agents to be at work in the U.S. to cut off the supply lines. Commander Wake must collect information secretly, without taking sides, and without doing anything to jeopardize U.S. relations with Spain or to embarrass Spain in any way. Soon enough, protagonists and readers realize that this is truly a mission impossible, especially when they encounter the diabolical Spanish officer Boreau, who is determined to end Commander Wakes life. The readers fun is in the nonstop adventure, the fully dimensioned characters and the authors masterful handling of his historical materials and settings. As he describes the corridors of power in late 19th-century New York and Washington, D.C., the railroads of the time, the myriad vessels powered by steam or wind, and frontier life on Floridas southwestern coastal islands, Mr. Macomber succeeds in putting his readers on location. Southwest Florida readers will enjoy visiting their region as it was some 125 years ago. Scenes include the building of Ybor City on the outskirts of Tampa, a great fire that destroys most of Key West, and a burgeoning Fort Myers and its nearby islands. Commander Wakes home is on an island in Charlotte Harbor, and Mr. Macomber amplifies our sense of place by including in the narrative Wakes hand-drawn maps of this and other locals. The action in other settings includes the dedication ceremony for the Statue of Liberty and the exuberant Mr. Roosevelts election defeat when, at 28, he runs for mayor of New York. Commander Wakes ordeal is both BY PHILIP K. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 A&E C31 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 Of Naples SAVE THE DATES From page C30the key to nearly $15,000 worth of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased at www.KarmaClub.net. Lawrence foundation lunch set at The RitzActor, 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 also attend a VIP patron party for sponsors at a private residence in Naples the evening before the luncheon. In an honest portrayal of life as a Kennedy, 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. Luncheon tickets are $250 per person, $1,000 per VIP guest and $2,500 per table of 10. For more information, call 354-1516 or e-mail carols@dlcmhc. com. Save this dance for Make-A-WishDance the night away at the MakeA-Wish Foundation of Southern Floridas Wishmakers Ball. The fourth annual Dancing with the Stars starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Local celebrities and socialites will recreate famous dance moments in cinematic history. The dancers are: Pam Beckman, owner of Bon Soirre; marketing consultant Cat Foster; Steve Luongo, drummer, producer, songwriter, visual artist and director of the John Entwistle Foundation; Angela Schivinski from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce; Amy Sedlacek of WFTX-TV Fox 4 News; attorney David Shestokas of Shestokas, Raines & Malavia; Kendra Sutton, marketing consultant at WINK-TV; and Judith Yevick, west coast operations manager of Make-AWish Foundation of Southern Florida. The Fort Myers Fred Astaire Dance Studio is assisting with the gala, which will also feature cocktails, hors doeuvres, dinner and silent and live auctions. Individual tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $1,600. For more information, contact Connie Martin at 992-9474 or email@example.com. LAWFORD
C32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259 www.seakeywestexpress.com*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 Fare04/16 : Conch Republic Days04/17 : 29th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run04/18 : 12th Annual Vinters Dinner04/19 : Taste of Key West Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 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 SPORTS SHORTS ACE Group Classic generates $245,000 for charitiesTournament officials for the 2010 ACE Group Classic have announced that more than $245,000 has been donated to charities in connection with the event. Donations were up more than $10,000 from the 2009 total. Tournament donations benefit 13 area charities, including educational institutions, human service agencies and health organizations. The Northside Naples Kiwanis Foundation is the tournaments host charity; the Education Foundation of Collier County and First Tee of Naples/ Collier County are the other main beneficiaries. Other charities supported by the ACE Classic include YMCA of the Palms, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida chapter, American Red Cross of Collier, Alzheimers Support Network, Allie Dowd Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Florida, Childrens Museum of Naples, The von Leibig Art Center and The First Tee of Philadelphia. The ACE Group Classic has a recognized tradition of charitable donation. In the 23 years that the Champions Tour event has been in Naples, more than $2.5 million has been donated to various initiatives. The ACE Group of Companies has served as title sponsor since 1999. For more information, visit www.theacegroupclassic.com. Mediterra tourney will benefit NCMECThe National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is holding a golf tournament Monday, April 19, at the Club at Mediterra. The day begins with continental breakfast, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the competition. All proceeds will benefit the NCMEC Collier County branch office. For more information, contact Susie Servis at 5665801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Chamber plans annual Spring SwingCentury Link and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament on Friday, May 7, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The day begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at the clubhouse, followed by tournament play and dinner. Cost is $500 for a foursome, $135 for individuals. Register online at www.napleschamber.org. Third annual Sports Camp Shootout setThe third annual Sports Camp Shootout takes place Saturday, May 22, at The Quarry. Cost is $100 per player and includes 18 holes of championship golf with a cart, a box lunch from The Ale House and an awards banquet at the club. Players can also participate in a putting challenge, two longest drive contests, two closest-to-the-pin contests and a hole-in-one challenge to win a new car. Proceeds benefit Sports Camp Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps Collier County families in need of afterschool and summer childcare. Sports Camps mission is to provide a safe and successful after-school environment for children through physical, mental and scholastic activities. Registration forms are online at wwww.sportsclubnaples.com and fees can be mailed to: Sports Camp Inc., P.O. Box 111030, Naples, FL 34108. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 2986407 or 398-2093. Immokalee Foundation pro-am deailsThe Immokalee Foundation will hold its 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 15, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The popular fundraising event pairs foundation supporters with some of the biggest names in golf. Last year, participants played alongside touring pros including Peter Jacobsen, Andy Bean, Jay Sigel, Bruce Fleischer, John Cook and Terry-Jo Myers.Only 24 foursomes, plus the pros, will participate. The benefit tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and golf demonstrations, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The scramble format pairs players with a different pro for each nine holes. The awards luncheon will be held immediately following the tournament. Entry fees begin at $5,000. All pro-am golfers will receive tickets to the Charity Classic dinner auction that takes place Friday, Nov. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Apolito at The Immokalee Foundation, 430-9122.The tournament and dinner auction will benefit the foundations educational programs including Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee and Immokalee Readers. The 2009 golf tournament raised $1 million for TIF programs.Presenting sponsor for the 2010 Charity Golf Classic is Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Gold-level sponsors include Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples. The Immokalee Foundation is dedicated to building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee by empowering them through programs focused on education, vocation and life skills. The foundation offers students the tools, opportunities and encouragement needed to succeed at each level of their education and in their careers. For more information, visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. SEE SPORTS SHORTS, C33 and The First Tee of Philadelphia Th e ACE Grou p C l assi h as a recognized traditio n of charitable donatio n In t h e 23 years t h at t h Ch am p ions Tour eve n has been in Na p les, mor than $2.5 million has bee n d onate d to various initiative s T he ACE Grou p of Com p ani e
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C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Explore Your Coastal Environment (near corner of US41 and Collier Blvd, on way to Marco) Darren McGrady, former senior chef at Buckingham Palace and Dianas personal chef at Kensington Palace, will discuss royal life and the history of high English tea. Refreshments based on McGrady's recipes will be served. Darrens cookbook as well as Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition tickets and catalogues will be sold.MAY 2, 2010 1-3 PMTHE RITZ-CARLTON, NAPLES 280 VANDERBILT BEACH ROADHave Afternoon Tea with Princess Dianas Personal ChefExhibition open daily with TIMED entries naplesart.org $100 per person RSVP by April 28 to 239-598-6644Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration Exhibition ON VIEW THROUGH JUNE 27 DARREN MCGRADYA portion of all event proceeds bene t local breast cancer charities. FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 3 4 12The Forum Club welcomes Charles Lewis of the Investigative Reporting Workshop 1. Bill Turner, Skip Soper, Meghan Schoeller and Eric Miles 2. Charles Lewis and Penny Durenberger 3. Alicia Shea, Nole Jean Baptiste, Sandy Consolino and Maury Shea 4. Natanya Spies, Kathryn Grace Workman, Marissa Calhoun and Lisa FrimbergerPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Dr. John and Dr. Diana Griffith 2. Doug and Emily Clark 3. Lesli Wade and Dow Johnson 4. Bonnie Zaikov Geddis and Kellie Burns 5. Nick Koempel and Marge Kirby 6. The Kafe Salsa Latin Band 7. The Rebecca Richardson Quartet 8. Jerry and Arlene Nichols, Sandra and Joe Waite 9. Bob and Lillian Ashton, Cheryl and Tony Marino 10. Matt and Nancy Devine, Bev and Art Cherry 11. Tim Ubben and Mary Pat Hussey 12. Jacinta and Larry ManierreCHARLIE MCDONALD / BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY 123 45 67 8 9 10 11 12 The Mix to benefit Boys and Girls Club of Collier County
C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Lee Muse, Fred Coyle, Pat Peters and Nancy Kerns 2. Louise Noon and Brian Kelly 3. Glenna Thompson and Loraine Kudelski 4. Pat Peters and Lee Muse 5. Jane and Gene Schmidt 6. Ann Wink and Nancy Schauerman 7. Linda Bright, Theda Colson, Dee Johnson and Ursula Siska 8. Joan Evans and Dawn Hediger 9. Barbara Duff, Anne McCambridge and Mona WenzelBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 23 45 89 6 7 Retired Senior Volunteers Program annual appreciation luncheon
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Richard Holmberg, Jeannette Boucher and Gene Fort 2. Marilyn Bogen, Paul Votapek, Myra Williams and William Noll 3. Joseph Pileska 4. Paul Votapek 5. Front: John Posadas and Adam Satinsky. Back: William Noll, Jennifer Kozbial and Geoffrey Day 6. James StephensonIVAN SELIGMAN / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 5 6 2 3 4 The Naples Music Club presents Music with the Masters Celebrating 40 years of student scholarships
C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 www.naples.bicegroup.com 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 previously reviewed restaurants: Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Olio on Naples Bay, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave.; 530-5110 Italian-inspired, Napa Valley influenced is this stylish restaurants theme. Dine outside along the waterfront, in the bar or the main dining room with a prime view of the open kitchen. Small plates abound here. We loved the crispy polenta fries with roasted mushroom demi glace, parmesan cheese and white truffle oil; spicy shrimp and calamari scampi; limoncello-cured salmon with horseradish mascarpone, fried capers and crostini; and roasted red and yellow beet salad with baby arugula, sherry vinaigrette, crumbled goat cheese and hazelnuts. Large plates of seared diver scallops and jumbo shrimp over risotto, sous vide duck breast with root vegetables and seared veal medallions with olive oil whipped potatoes, mushroom demi glace and crumbled goat cheese were first rate as well. For dessert, Italian strawberry shortcake and cherry pistachio bread pudding with housemade vanilla gelato were excellent. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Remys Neighborhood Bistro, Target Plaza, 2300 Pine Ridge Road; 403-9922This friendly European-style caf exudes a festive, relaxed air in both the dining room and bar. The food has a Mediterranean flair, with French and Italian dishes predominating but a few other surprises mixed in for interest. The duck spring rolls were crunchy with a chewy duck stuffing. Lobster bisque was creamy with more of a clam than lobster flavor. Osso buco made with lamb was fork tender with a mellow and delicious tomato sauce. Seafood Provencal contained a generous portion of scallops, salmon, shrimp and mussels in a pesto sauce over capellini. A caramel and chocolate mousse layered to look like a parfait was satisfying without being overly rich. Full bar Food: Service: Atmosphere: Thai Star, 26521 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-9825Tucked into a side wing of a small strip center, Thai Star isnt highly visible from U.S. 41, but lovers of authentic Thai fare will be well rewarded for finding it. Chef Vong Vilaysack makes magic in the kitchen while her husband, Bill, does an equally good job in the front of the house. The appetizer menu is dizzying some 50 choices and worth making a meal of themselves. The som tum was a firstrate version of this popular salad that melds shredded papaya with tomato, peanuts, fish sauce, garlic and chilis. The larbkoong featured steamed shrimp with scallions, red onion, mint, kaffir leaves, lime and roasted crushed jasmine. A classic pad Thai, vibrant red curry with tofu and ginger talay (with mixed seafood, ginger, vegetables and brown sauce) were perfectly cooked, properly seasoned and served with just the degree of heat requested. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle then baked with seasonings and served with grilled vegetables with a corn, mango and cilantro mignonette. A Peruvian classic, ceviche, features a mix of seafood marinated in lime juice and spices. THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 19692408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.comFloridas Best Faux Diamond!SATURDAY MAY 8th6:30 pm Dinner 8:00 pm Show$34.95 pp ST. GEORGES DAYSaturday April 24th 6:30 pm $34.95 pp5-Course Wine Dinner Prawn Cocktail Roasted Leek Soup Dover Sole Beef Wellington Sticky Toffee Pudding Five WinesLive Entertainment with Danny JacksonNeil Diamond Dinner Show Wednesdays 6:30 pmPirate NiteHermit Crab Races Live MusicThursdays 8:30 pmQuiz Nite with Darling Debz Like Trivia on Nitros Oxide
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 diningCALENDAR Friday, April 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 4385682. Saturday, April 17, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders: Chef Alexander Bernard leads a class in the art of preparing fish and sauces, with samples of all dishes and a glass of wine, $40; 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Reservations required. Saturday, April 17, 7p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Savor a multi-course meal featuring sustainable, seasonal ingredients and, of course, complementary wines, $75 per person inclusive; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Monday, April 19, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Real Seafood Co. Chef Brent Courson leads a class in easyto-prepare seafood, $10; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required at www.acteva.com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Tuesday, April 20, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Fine wine consultant Kimberly Christenson presents an advanced sake class, demonstrating how to develop your palate and judge various tastes, free; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required at www. acteva.com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Wednesday, April 21, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: An Earth Day dinner focuses on satisfying hunger while learning how your food choices make a world of difference. Try grass-fed beef with organic sides and a local dessert prepared in class, $15 includes a glass of organic wine; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required at www.acteva.com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., Angelinas Ristorante: The restaurant kicks off its Spend the Summer in Italy wine dinner series with a four-course meal focusing on the Piedmont region in Northern Italy. Premium wines include Icardi Laurora, E Pira Dolcetto and Roche Barolo, $89; 24041 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187 or www. angelinasofbonitasprings.com. Reservations required. Thursday, April 22, 5:30-8 P.M., Decanted: Join Naples resident and Napa Valley winemaker Jeff Garguilo of Garguilo Wines for a tasting of his wines, $25; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Friday, April 23, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Deny Waxman, founder of Strengthening health Institute, leads a seminar in macrobiotics and how to achieve optimal health through diet, eating habits, cooking methods, activity and environment; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required at www.acteva. com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE DaRuMa was one of the first local establishments to fire up the hibachis and staff them with the chefs who provide dinner and a show, flipping shrimp, juggling razor-sharp knives and squirting Japanese WD-40 (aka soy sauce) on sizzling stir fries atop broad cooktops just inches from the noses of wide-eyed diners. The restaurant is named for a sixth-century man who, according to the menu, is known as the father of Zen and who traveled extensively in Asia preaching Buddhism and meditating. Its hard to see how the man and his principles apply to the boisterous restaurant where it would be a miracle indeed if one were able to clear the mind of outside stimuli and contemplate nothing or anything but the sizzle of the hibachis and the squeals of delight from the families gathered at the tables. Live piano music didnt contribute to the sushi bars feng shui either. The piano player lacked finesse, pounding on the keyboard, racing through every song and generally attracting attention for all the wrong reasons. That said, few customer expect a libraryquiet teppanyaki restaurant and, considering that few Americans know who DaRuMa is, the name doesnt set up expectations that will be disappointed. The restaurant gods have obviously looked with favor upon DaRuMa, as another operates in Sarasota and a third is scheduled to open in Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers in the next few months. Given its impending expansion, it seemed a good time to check in with this veteran establishment. Hibachi tables work best when you get a group of eight or 10 together. As a party of two, we opted for a smaller table, sans hibachi, in the sushi bar. We shared a small bottle of Kurosawa junmai sake, which is a sturdy variety possessing subtle notes of vanilla, lemon and flowers. For starters, we tried Alaskan caterpillar ($12.95) and spicy shrimp ($7.95) rolls. The pair came attractively arrayed on a plate along with the requisite wasabi and pickled ginger. The menu described the caterpillar as containing spicy salmon tempura inside out with fresh salmon, avocado, wasabi mayo and tobiko. It was a lovely specimen, with rosy salmon wrapped around the exterior and a squiggle of the mayo on top finished with dollops of tobiko and scallions. All of the ingredients were fresh and flavorful. The only disappointment was that it wasnt the least bit spicy. The spicy shrimp roll suffered from the same condition. It was supposed to be a mix of chopped shrimp with mayo, hot sauce and caviar, but we detected no heat. We used wasabi to rachet up the burn a bit. We also ordered entrees, each of which comes DaRuMas diversity secret to its incredible staying power with soup and salad. The miso soup was a solid rendition, with rich flavor, big chunks of tofu and a goodly portion of seaweed. The salad arrived in a wellchilled bowl. Instead of the usual ginger dressing, this one was more of an oil and vinegar variety with a bit of ginger in it, again, a bit blander than one would expect. Both of our entrees came in bento boxes with assorted sides. I tried a combination of filet mignon and scallops Nippon ($28.95) while my companion opted for tuna saku and salmon ($25.50). Both were served with vegetable spring rolls, fried rice and cucumber salad. The rice and salad were fine, but the spring roll was greasy and bland. The filet was tender, napped with a delicate teriyaki sauce. According to the menu, the scallops were available in caviar or misoyaki sauce. The server didnt ask which I wanted, and I failed to specify. They came out swimming in an orange caviar sauce that overpowered them. The tuna, which was thinly sliced and served with a sweet ginger sauce, arrived medium rare, rather than rare, while the salmon steak was properly cooked and napped with the same teriyaki sauce as the filet. Our server was pleasant, but he disappeared for long periods, the result of having tables to tend to all over the room. I understand this is an egalitarian way of dividing the work and the money, but having small sections that servers can watch closely are far more successful from the customers perspective and likely to result in better tips.DaRuMa does many things right. I suspect the seasonings are muted to accommodate less experienced palates. I might expect, and possibly accept, that with some cuisines, but people who dine in sushi restaurants understand that spicy means spicy. Id like to see a more assertive hand in the kitchen when it comes to hot sauces and wasabi. Nonetheless, DaRuMas extensive menu and choice of dining venues ensure that virtually everyone will find something to suit their preferences, which is likely whats kept the restaurant going all these years. 1 ra e va to DaRuMa Japanese Steak and Seafood Restaurant >> Hours: Open 5-10 p.m. daily. >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $2.50-$11.95; entrees, $13.95-$34.95 >> Beverages: Full bar. >> Seating: At hibachi tables in the steakhouse, or at conventional tables or banquettes in the dining room or at the sushi bar >> Specialties of the house: Escargot Nippon, soft shell crab, lobster crab cakes, spicy shrimp volcano, hibachi salmon, chicken yakitori, duck breast with ginger sauce, sushi, sashimi, let mignon teriyaki >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.darumarestaurant.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 241 Center Street N., Naples; 591-1200 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know y nsidwho nt hat nt vied bu en w th he the te KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAmong the unusual combinations available is filet mignon and scallops Nippon served in a bento box.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYFish lovers can order tuna saku and salmon teriyaki in a bento box.
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Welcome to The Naples Secret Garden, nestled in over 2 acres of Botanical Gardens, water feature, bocce ball court etc. Ask for 802NA9034055. 1-866-657-2300 NEW CONSTRUCTION 5 BEDROOM$1,229,000 Palatial Estate Two Pools 5 Total Garage Spaces 8 Total bedrooms Custom tile flooring throughout. Ask for 802NA9007703. 1-866-657-2300 TWO STORY QUAIL CREEK$914,900 Rare offering! BANK OWNED Quail Creek Courtyard home, oversized pool area with outdoor fireplace, guest cabana. Ask for 802NA210011327. 1-866-657-2300 HORSE LOVER ESTATE$749,900 14 Horse stables-2 Tac rooms-training ring Beautiful 3/2/2 pool home, volume ceilings, Lg guest house, huge workshop Ask for 802NA210006143. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES TWO STORY$575,000 3 Bed + Den 2 Bath 2 car garage with Hurricane Impact windows and doors and many upgrades.Park like 5 acre setting. Ask for 802NA8023774. 1-866-657-2300 RESORT STYLE LIVING$439,900 Wow 3 bed 2 bath on the 14th floor The view is spectacular Resort style living, pool tennis. Ask for 802NA210005968. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING 4 BED 4 BATH POOL HOME$411,500 2 master suites, 20 X 42 foot pool with raised spa two covered lanai's and a covered BBQ area, all on 2.50 acres. Ask for 802NA210004740. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL SINGLE FAMILY POOL HOME$390,000 Meticulously maintained home, Cayman Model Home. Formal living area, Great room and open kitchen tray ceiling. Ask for 802NA210003832. 1-866-657-2300 OASIS IN PARADISE$349,900 This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds. Ask for 802NA210007916. 1-866-657-2300 NEEDS SOME TLC$289,900 3/2/2 home in great location. new pool and cage,roof,water heater. Needs some care but a great buy. Ask for 802NA210003004. 1-866-657-2300 CANAL HOME WITH DOCK$269,000 This beautiful waterfront home could be yours, brick paver drive, marble floors, granite counters, private outdoor spa Ask for 802NA9033529. 1-866-657-2300 HEMINGWAY CABIN ON PRIVATE ISLAND$249,000 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. Ask for 802NA8017808. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL HOME MOVE IN CONDITION$246,000 This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 FORMER BUILDER'S MODEL$229,000 Garage was originally built into an office by the builder, later converted to a family room Large kitchen, tile throughout Ask for 802NA210011406. 1-866-657-2300 CLOSE TO BEACH$179,900 Naples Park 3 bed 2 Bath 1 car garage Tile floors Combo tub and shower Family room 1,823 sq ft under air Ask for 802NA210010118. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED VALENCIA LAKES NAPLES$178,100 Move in condition granite counters stainless steel appliances 3 bed plus den 2 1/2 bath 2 car garage Ask for 802NA210010964. 1-866-657-2300 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, fully renovated, tenant occupied, 4 miles to the beach, convenient to shopping.\nSuch A Deal Ask for 802NA210004231. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$140,000 No need to look further if you are a first time buyer, a retiree looking for a smaller home, this is the one for you. Ask for 802NA9028804. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND CONDO$139,900 Great vacation getaway or rental one bed one bath in great community with Tiki hut (restaurant and bar great place) pool Ask for 802NA210006832. 1-866-657-2300 WATERFRONT CAPE CORAL$139,900 Water front 4 bedroom 2 bath priced to sell yesterday home is on three lots Ask for 802NA210009730. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$139,900 3 bed 2 bath needs some tlc and you would have a great home on 2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210000218. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE$129,900 1 bedroom 1 bath Great amenities, 2 pools, tiki bar and tennis. Steps to boat docks and a renter is in place. Ask for 802NA210006817. 1-866-657-2300 TOWNHOUSE BUILT IN 2007$129,900 3/2.5/1 attached garage. Granite tops in kitchen priced to sell. Amenities include pool and basketball. Great location Ask for 802NA210003287. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/2$129,900 Three bed two bath nice size home over 1650 sq ft with beautiful pool package....2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210005868. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$120,000 open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, walk in closet and laundry Ask for 802NA210002948. 1-866-657-2300 TRIPLEX/ 2 BED/1 1/2 BATH EACH$109,000 Bank owned. Income producing property located within Golden Gate City. Close to school and shopping. Great Investment. Ask for 802NA210011206. 1-866-657-2300 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB$109,000 2 bedroom 2 bath-carpet and wood like flooring, window coverings. Country club living at a price you can't pass up Ask for 802NA210008034. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 1.14 ACRES$105,900 Bank owned property. 3 bedroom/2 bath/2 car garage situated on 1.14 acres. CBS construction, shingle roof. Ask for 802NA210010377. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED PROPERTY WATER FRONT$105,600 Port Of The Islands Located on Orchid Cove. Second floor unit with water view and 1 car garage Ask for 802NA210003699. 1-866-657-2300 4 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR GARAGE$89,900 4 bed 2 bath on 1.14 acres priced to sell yesterday needs some paint and carpet and a little TLC. Ask for 802NA210009867. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$85,000 3 bedroom 2 bath home with tiled floors throughout. Screened patio and plenty of room for a pool in the back yard. Ask for 802NA210009288. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$84,000 Bank owned property spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home on luxurious 2.73 Acres Ask for 802NA210012248. 1-866-657-2300 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 This is a potential short sale subject to lender approval. Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA210005498. 1-866-657-2300 2 BED 2 BATH CONDO$64,900 Bank owned 1st floor condo in Berkshire Village close to pool Ask for 802NA210010787. 1-866-657-2300 HOME IN SAN CARLOS$49,900 Three bedroom to bath home priced to sell yesterdaygreat starter or rental Ask for 802NA210008303. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOUSE$39,900 two bed two full bath town home in very nice gated community Two pools two tennis courts and low fees make this a great Ask for 802NA9037808. 1-866-657-2300
Buying a home is perhaps the most arduous, expensive and, ultimately, valuable acquisition youll ever complete Just one mistake could mean disaster -perhaps the worst mistake youll ever make. In order to avoid titanic trip ups during such a trying transaction, RealEstate.com suggests buyers get to know the most common home buying blunders. To know them is to avoid them.1. GOING SOLO Buying a house is a complex transaction. It should be a team e ort. Youll need a real estate agent, lender, inspector, insurer, perhaps a lawyer and other team members to help you through each step of the way. Team build before you start the search.2. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT If you believe in fairy tales you probably shouldnt be buying a home. You wont live happily ever a er if you emote your way through the home buying process. Your home should t your real needs, not your yen for drama. Buy a home that ts your budget and your lifestyle. Be sure the home is in a community and neighborhood you desire. Visit neighborhoods several times before you buy to check out schools, noise and tra c patterns.3. LOANLESS SHOPPING Being pre-quali ed gives you a general idea of how much you can a ord to borrow. Its better to be pre-approved for a given loan. Sellers will take you more seriously. Youll stay on budget.4. OVERBUYING Home buyers buying more than they could truly a ord, in part, led to the collapse of the housing market. Buy more than you can a ord and your dream home will become the same nightmare. Analyze all your monthly costs including debts, food, transportation, entertainment, and savings. Your total monthly debts, including your mortgage, should not exceed 36 percent of your income before taxes. Dont forget to budget closing costs (o en two to ve percent of the homes purchase price), plus moving, redecorating and maintenance. Look ahead and allow for increases in ongoing expenses such as utilities and taxes.5. MISPLACED TRUST You are engaged in whats likely your most valuable acquisition ever. Its a business transaction. Ask family, friends, coworkers, professionals and others you trust for referrals, but dont take their word for it. Vet your team members.6. ACCEPTING ORAL AGREEMENTS Get it in writing. e rate lock, the home inspection, disclosures, the contract. Always. Should a dispute arise, youve got the details documented.7. SKIPPING THE FINE PRINT Understand whats really in any document before picking up a pen. Get documents in advance, take time to read them and ask questions. Get copies of your mortgage and closing papers a few days ahead of closing.8. FORGETTING OR BETTING ON RESALE Avoid buying a home that costs 50 percent more than neighboring homes. Reconsider buying the most expensive home on the block. Neighbors lower home values will weaken yours. Buy intending to ip your investment only to have the market fail means when its time to sell your price may not cover your costs.9. MAKING AN UNCONDITIONAL OFFER Protect yourself with these contingencies: Mortgage nancing. You may be preapproved but is the house? A formal appraisal con rms -or not -that there is su cient value in the home to warrant the loan. If the house appraises lower than the sales price, the loan may be declined. Inspection. Never buy an existing or new home without a thorough home inspection. Walk through the home with the inspector to learn more about the house and any concerns he or she may have. Insurance. Con rm you can get adequate insurance coverage. In some areas, or following certain disasters, it can be difcult to get types of hazard insurance.by Broderick Perkins Published: April 8, 2010 Top Home Buying Mistakes! www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com APRIL 15-21, 2010 NEWS YOU CAN USE:Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. 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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: www.TianyMcQuaid.com Ti an y McQuaid 23 928 763 08 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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