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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C27-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 29 FREE WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 22, 2010 cancer-freeHodges University gives humanitarian prize to Sproul familyUntil the night the bleeding started, Ursula Kaiser assumed (and indeed was told by her doctors) that she was in perfect health. After all, at the age of 53, she was scrupulous about her diet (she was a vegetarian) and her exercise regime (she was a highly competitive tennis player and an accomplished allaround athlete). She also received regular medical checkups none of which had turned up signs of any problems. But then, the bleeding came, in the middle of the night, and Ms. Kaiser, terrified and alone, knew that something was wrong. Very wrong. I thought I was dying that night, says Ms. Kaiser, recalling that horrific episode some 11 years ago. I had clots coming out of my body. I lost so much blood that I thought it was the end. I really did. I believed that I was dying. I had had physicals, but they never caught a thing. I had no idea until that night when the bleeding started that there was anything at all wrong with me.BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ SEE CANCER, A8 And her cure was anything but traditional {}Eleven years ago, Ursula Kaiser was told she had three months to live. Today she is ... VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYHappy and healthy at home in her Naples condominium, Ursula Kaiser reflectis on how her decision to fight cancer using alternative treatments has left her cancer-free. Disco lives!"Xanadu" delivers high-rolling fun to the Phil. C1 A toast to charitiesChildrens organizations accept $5.9 million from Naples Children & Education Foundation. C9 Late bloomingExpect lower prices on tomatoes, peppers and squash when a late local harvest comes in soon. B1 Happy birthdaysMuseum of the Everglades opened on the same day as the Tamiami Trail. A10 Hodges University has recognized Juliet Judy Sproul, Katherine Katie Sproul and Jennifer Sproul Sullivan as its 2010 Humanitarians of the Year. The award was presented before more than 400 people at a sold-out luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The Humanitarian of the Year Award recognizes those who have nudged society forward through their philanthropic actions and who have touched the lives of so many people within our local community, said Dr. Louis J. Traina, vice president of university advancement for Hodges University. This is the 14th year in which Hodges University has bestowed this prestigious award upon a local individual or individuals. Descendents of Collier County founder and pioneer Barron Gift Collier Sr., Judy Sproul, Katie Sproul and Ms. Sullivan have generously given back to the community in many diverse ways, reflecting a generational continuum supporting SEE HODGES, A12 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOClockwise from left: Katie Sproul, Jennifer Sproul Sullivan and Judy Sproul

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Call pool guys to install auto-fill -lost too much water last year!! 5. Talk to lawn man about summer maintenance plan 6. Get another price on re-finishing marble floors (1st guy too high) 7. Call electrician (AGAIN!) about back-up generator quoteCALL TOTALCARE!! Look, look, look. Do you see what I mean? Study the images carefully. What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is photographic proof that hogs can be reincarnated as humans. Wait, that cant be right. That must surely be the cynical evaluation of a liberal egghead with heavily Buddhist leanings. Hogs, after all, take care of their own. Theyre loyal, intelligent and ambitious. Call them smelly, if you will, or even greedy. But dont call them cruel and craven or cowardly, weak, fearful, meanspirited, abject, timorous, malicious and pusillanimous. And for Gods sake, do not ascribe conditions such as paranoid schizophrenia to hogs. They show none of the classic symptoms of the paranoid schizophrenics pictured here: anger, anxiety, argumentativeness and delusions of grandeur and persecution. No, these images reveal something more specific than a hogs-to-human truth. They show that the late, lying master-ofmanipulation the schizophrenic U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy came back to life about seven years after his death, in 1957, of hepatitis exacerbated by alcoholism. Thats right. Sen. McCarthy was reincarnated, Buddhist style. This time around, hes the gaseous master-of-manipulation and radio-TV schizophrenic, Glenn Beck. Mr. Beck, born Feb. 10, 1964, has the chipmunk intensity of a better-fed McCarthy. He sports the same self-satisfied sneer as the spiteful frat boy (Im sorry to say Sen. McCarthy was a member of that proud fraternity known as United States Marines, who lied about his war record repeatedly). And he exhibits the same general air of chemically or physiologically induced mania. Fortunately, McCarthy-Beck was reborn just in time NOT to be included in my generation of baby boomers. Thats a tremendous relief to me. Weve already given the country enough wackos, as you can see by checking the morning lineup on 92.5 FOX News. At FOX, listeners get to suffocate under an entire morning mudslide of craven male babyboomers. Mr. Beck juices up Rush Limbaugh (b. 1951), who juices up Sean Hannity (b. 1961), who in turn juices up Mark Levin (b. 1957). God, thats embarrassing to a man of my generation. Embarrassing, but financially dazzling. Glenn Beck made $32 million last year, according to Forbes Magazine. Only $2 million or so came from his contract with FOX. The rest came from books ($12 million), a radio deal ($10 million) and Beckian baubles, if you will online stuff, a magazine and so on. I am not a journalist, Mr. Beck has said in an uncharacteristically truthful moment. But then he adds, I am a conservative I am much more a libertarian. Here, Mr. Beck is baldly lying. Ive known some real conservatives and libertarians, both. And theyre nothing like Glenn Beck or Joseph McCarthy. The good ones are moralists and honorable people. They care deeply about the country, the freedoms we share, and the American process just like almost every other real patriot, whether liberal or conservative. One honorable conservative is not another, of course. The late William F. Buckley was not George Will. Who in turn is not David Brooks or Joe Schmoe. But none of them display anything like the white-minstrel carnival barking and political hawking that characterize McCarthy-Becks phlegmy contribution to the bawdy, brash, beautiful American parade. No honorable conservative would ever be caught dead saying, as Mr. Beck did recently to Forbes, I could give a crap about the political process. Were an entertainment company. So all those tumorous distortions of honorable political ideas that Mr. Beck seems to spread lymphatically through the body politic are merely entertaining lies the lies of a salesman hawking a toxic cure-all that carries only the power to make him rich. No honorable conservative would ever imply an evil conspiracy of everybody else in America, like Sen. McCarthy and Mr. Beck do so unhesitatingly: You are seeing today an all out attempt to marshal the forces of the opposition, using not merely the communists, or their fellow travelers the deluded liberals, the eggheads, and some of my good friends in both the Democratic and Republican Parties who can become heroes over night in the eyes of the left-wing press if they will just join with the jackal pack. (Thats Joseph McCarthy). And no honorable conservative would ever insist that the thinking of a progressive like Teddy Roosevelt is the harbinger of Nazis and Communists, like Mr. Beck did in a recent television moment. Teddy Roosevelt took us into Russia territory, he announced, clucking alarmingly like Chicken Little. The roots of progressivism lead to fascism, evolution not revolution, slowly step by step, one had the hammer and sickle, the other was a swastika, but on each banner read the words, in America, of this: Social Justice. By Mr. Becks maligning logic, if William F. Buckley or George Will or David Brooks call for social justice say, by doing away with affirmative action, which is an honorable conservative idea also supported by some liberals they must be Nazis and Commies. And if Nazis and Commies use the word Truth (which they did frequently), and Jesus also used the word Truth (ditto), He must be a Nazi and a Commie, too. Maybe even a Buddhist. You see how that works? Were all one. Especially Joseph McCarthy and Glenn Beck. The reincarnation of Joseph McCarthy rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.comMCCARTHY BECK


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merrit Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Charlie McDonald Jim McLaughlin Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersAmanda Hartman Jon Colvin Paul HeinrichCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the worlds environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches and educational programs. On April 23, 1859, William Byers distributes the first newspaper ever published in the frontier boomtown of Denver. Working with a hand press in the attic of a local saloon, Byers printed and distributed the first edition of The Rocky Mountain News, beating the first release of competitor The Cherry Creek Pioneer by only 20 minutes. On April 24, 1800, President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to establish the Library of Congress. The first books, ordered from London, consisted of 964 volumes. Today the collection, housed in three enormous buildings in Washington, contains more than 17 million books. On April 25, 1947, President Harry S. Truman officially opens the first White House two-lane bowling alley. President Eisenhower closed the alley in 1955 and turned it into a mimeograph room, while President Nixon had a one-lane alley installed underground directly beneath the North Portico entrance of the White House. On April 26, 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin in McLean, Va. On April 12, 1955, researchers announced the vaccine was safe and effective, and it quickly became a standard part of childhood immunizations in America. Why Obama needs a Republican CongressThe undertakers of Bill Clintons political doom showed up in Little Rock, Ark., in 1992 for a meeting with the president-elect two months before his inauguration. They were the leaders of the Democratic Congress, and they might as well have been draped in black crepe. You can trust us, House Speaker Tom Foley told Mr. Clinton, in an assurance as false as it was sincere. We all want to make this administration succeed. Two years later, President Clinton stood among smoldering political ruins. Democrats had lost both houses of Congress. A Republican upstart defeated Tom Foley. In trusting the Democratic leadership in Congress, Mr. Clinton nearly destroyed his presidency. He learned a bitter lesson in the perils of trying to govern a center-right country in league with a left-wing Congress. Its not an accident that the most sustained period of political success for any of the last three Democratic presidents, outside of their initial honeymoons, came after Clinton lost Congress. Only then was he forced to govern from the center. If President Barack Obama is ever going to regain the ground hes lost as a bipartisan healer determined to transcend ideological divisions, hell need Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Majority Leader Harry Reid or both shunted back to the minority. For President Obama, a Republican Congress could be a counterintuitive political boon. Recent history suggests that there are two broad options for a Democratic president yoked to a Democratic Congress. He can, like Mr. Clinton and President Obama, get along with Congress and ineluctably get pulled to the left of the electorate. Or, he can, like Jimmy Carter, keep his distance and his relative moderation, and suffer an acrimonious relationship that brands him as ineffectual. In theory, it should be possible to escape this double bind. But Democrats with control of both the executive and legislative branches have an irresistible FDR complex. They consider it their duty to establish vast new programmatic edifices, or die trying. Outside of any ideological predilections, Congress is a drag. Congressional leaders generally dont make appealing national figures. They rule over an unwieldy (and often unseemly) institution and rise to prominence based on their appeal to their fellow members. At the health-care summit, Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid characteristically jangled as President Obama soothed. Hed have been better off without them. President Obama forcefully pushed for a stimulus bill loaded with years worth of pent-up liberal spending priorities, a cap-and-trade bill greased with corporate giveaways, and the healthcare bill that features a new partisan outrage every other day. All of this positions President Obama further to the left, and deeper into politics-as-usual, than before he signed up with Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid. A Republican Congress would give him a handy foil and force him, right in time for his re-election campaign, into strategic bipartisanship. The Republican takeover in 1994 seemed the end for Bill Clinton. Long after Tom Foley had been forgotten, though, Mr. Clinton signed major bipartisan welfare-reform and deficit-reduction bills, while making incremental steps on health care that were popular and sustainable. President Obama probably doesnt consider a Republican Congress in his interest. But with all hes done to bring one about, who knows? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYOPINION The forthcoming departure of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is a great loss to the country, especially to progressives. Judge Stevens, a Republican, was appointed to the high court in 1975 by President Gerald Ford. During the next 35 years, he grew in office and eventually adopted liberal views about the death penalty, abortion rights, protection of gay rights and curbing executive power. Judge Stevens is brilliant, eloquent, outspoken and unafraid to change his mind, as evidenced by some of his votes on the court. He voted in favor of affirmative action, after first questioning it. He declared that the death penalty was unconstitutional, after first voting to support it. One of his outstanding lectures was titled: Learning on the Job. In the 2000 Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore, Judge Stevens blasted his conservative court colleagues for blocking a decision by the Florida Supreme Court ordering a recount of the states presidential vote. That U.S. Supreme Court decision ultimately gave the election to George W. Bush. In a stinging dissent, Judge Stevens said the majority decision to block the recount brought into question public confidence in the integrity of the state judges who would oversee a recount. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this years presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear, Judge Stevens wrote. It is the nations confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. It was no sweat for President Barack Obama to name U.S. appeals-court judge Sonia Sotomayor as his first appointee to the Supreme Court and thus create a Hispanic seat. Six of the justices are Roman Catholics, two are Jewish and one (Judge Stevens) is Protestant. So it looks like a court nominees religion is no longer an issue. But ideology is, and that could present the president with a real dilemma as he seeks to replace Judge Stevens.Obamas tendency is to avoid a fight, play ball, go along to get along, especially after the prolonged ordeal to pass his emasculated health-care-reform legislation.He is acutely aware that right-wingers who just say no to everything are going to closely examine his nominee with microscopes and fine-tooth combs in their hunt for any evidence of liberal values. Talk of a possible appointment of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the high court was quickly knocked down by White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Other contenders apparently are Elena Kagan, the solicitor general, who is viewed as a moderate; Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia not the type to upset the apple cart and Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. The president is getting lots of advice from legal scholars and pundits. He plans to meet next week with the leaders of both Democratic and Republican parties to seek their advice. Its a defining moment to judge Obama for his character and courage in making this momentous choice for the high court. That appointment very likely will last longer than his presidency. Lets hope he doesnt go wobbly on us. A defining moment for Obama helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 15 MINUTES From closets to fundraisers, organizing keeps enterprising teen busyRemember this name: Parker Borelli. If you havent heard it before, you can bet youll hear it again. To call Parker a planner would be an understatement. This kid has been organizing since he turned double-digits. Birthday parties, school dances, family vacations, local fundraisers. Not to mention his own design businesss complete with contracts, customers, income and tax returns. He credits his attention to detail to his father, Mark Borelli, and grandfather, Vincent Borelli, who have been building residential properties in Naples for more than two decades. He recalls going to work with his dad as a boy and seeing the meticulous effort that went in to every element of a building project. Like a sponge, Parker absorbed it all. Then in ninth grade, when he saw some of his fathers prospective closet design plans using metal building materials, Parker balked. You cant do that, Parker said, referring to the intended materials. His father told him if he could come up with something better, have at it. Parker embraced the challenge with gusto. The result? Organizing Your Space, a thriving business for custom closets, kitchens, garages, home offices, laundry rooms and more: Parker evaluates the space, finds out what the customer needs and goes to work on his computer, creating a custom plan for his clients needs, desires, and budget. But Parkers organizational skills go well beyond cabinets and shelving. Hes organized two successful fundraisers, and is hard at work on a third among other things. As a board member of KIDSCAN, the junior board for the Cancer Alliance of Naples (his mother, Linda McMillan is an ovarian cancer survivor, and the cause is close to Parker), he orchestrated a fashion show last year at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club that featured designer Richie Rich as host, with Parkers classmates from Community School of Naples modeling the designers trendy clothing. The event raised more than $10,000 to benefit families affected by cancer within the Naples community. Sonny Grech, director of public relations and marketing for CAN, marvels at Parkers focus. He was prepared, he says. He was energetic, he was professional and he was determined to make this event happen. These same qualities no doubt fostered the success of the most recent fundraiser Parker planned at the Waterside Shops to benefit the scholarship fund at Community School. That event raised approximately $17,000, Parker says. He likes seeing all the pieces come together, and is currently working to coordinate another fundraiser for CAN a fashion show at the PGA Tour Superstore, with models from area high school golf and tennis teams. Other activities include serving as treasurer for the Young Entrepreneurs Club and being a founding member of an investment club at his high school. With this young mans demonstrated track record, its no wonder his school administration approached him for a time-sensitive project. While all of his senior classmates are busy preparing their senior projects prior to graduation, the school asked Parker to tackle a special senior project of his own: video the other students projects in the making in order to create a film to highlight the talents and efforts of the senior class, which the school will use in the future. Parker agrees the task is a challenging, but hes devised a plan to get it done. He confesses he enjoys the planning more than the actual event because he worries about all the details. But in the end, whether hes organizing closet space or fashion shows or class projects, what he enjoys most about the creative process is seeing it all come together and performing a job well done. Im in awe with all hes done at his young age, Vincent Borelli says, adding his grandson possesses a keen interest in helping people. Parker has received two full scholarship offers: the Presidential Scholarship from George Washington University, and the Distinguished Scholars Award from Southern Methodist University. He recently decided on SMU, where he plans to pursue a degree in business because, as he says, with a business degree, You can do anything. Thats a statement no one is likely to challenge as far as Parker is concerned. Hes also a final contender for the 2010 National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Awards. These scholarships were created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit/initiative. Awards will be announced later this month. Born and raised in Naples, Parker graduates May 28 from the Community School of Naples, whose mission statement is to prepare its students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners who strive to realize their full potential. Well done, CSN. Mission accomplished. BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN____________________Special to Florida Weekly ED BROWN / COURTESY PHOTOParker Borelli


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 The next day, Ms. Kaiser rushed to her gynecologist in Chicago, where she lived at the time. The doctor informed her that she probably had an ovarian cyst a relatively benign problem that could be corrected by surgery. She had the surgery, but the problem turned out to be anything but minor. Ms. Kaiser had advanced ovarian and uterine cancers that had spread to her lymphatic system. The prognosis was dire. At one point, she was told she had but three months to live. Ms. Kaiser, who now lives in Naples, faced a life-or-death choice: Take the doctors advice and pursue a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, or plot her own course and pursue alternative therapies. Widowed and without children, she knew the choice was hers alone to make. She decided to forgo standard medical practices and pursue the alternative route. With no time to spare, she embarked on a frantic quest for something anything that could save her life. Now, more than a decade later, Ms. Kaiser lithe and looking far younger (even without makeup) than her 64 years sits in her open and airy condominium on a marvelously sunny day and reflects on how that decision led to this current circumstance. She is cancer-free and living an even more vigorous and fulfilling lifestyle than she pursued prior to her illness. Moreover, she is now on a mission to educate the public on ways to confront and, she hopes, defeat cancer. I want people to know that if you have cancer it isnt automatically a death sentence, she says. I know that for a fact.Seeking alternative careWhile Ms. Kaisers story is extraordinary, it is by no means unique. She is part of a growing trend among mainstream physicians and cancer researchers to recognize that alternative therapies ranging from acupuncture to herbal remedies can be useful tools in fighting the dreaded disease. For almost two decades, the National Institutes of Health has been conducting research on, and in some cases validating, the efficacy of treatments that lie outside the norms of traditional medicine. How and why these alternative therapies work is not always known, and researchers are quick to caution patients against ignoring the advice of their physicians. Still, many mainstream researchers concede that non-traditional treatments such as those pursued by Ms. Kaiser are worthy of study, consideration and, in some instances, application. Cancer patients feel helpless, David Spiegel, a medical doctor who directs the Stanford University Center for Integrative Medicine, told the AARP Bulletin. To the extent that we can give them a sense of power, of control, we can improve the quality of life and, I think, perhaps even affect the course of the disease. It is this sense of control that Ms. Kaiser sought upon receiving her diagnosis. She did not make her decision lightly, though. A native of Germany (she moved to the United States to work as an au pair in New York when she 21 years old), she had seen her father die an agonizing death from pancreatic cancer years earlier in that country, so she was fully aware of the seriousness of her situation. She carefully considered the pros and the cons of her decision before embarking on her journey of healing. The physicians who initially treated her were not supportive. One doctor, who told me I probably had three months to live, asked me if I was trying to kill myself, to commit suicide, she says. I went from doctor to doctor, and they all recommended chemo and radiation, and I said that I simply cant do that. But I was not ready to give up or surrender. I knew I could find a way to successfully treat this disease.South of the borderMs. Kaiser, who had a highly successful career as a manufacturer and importer and exporter of kitchen utensils, began exhaustively researching alternative treatments and decided to seek help in Mexico, which has evolved into something of a Mecca for American cancer patients who disdain traditional approaches to the disease. In Mexico, she was exposed to a variety of treatments everything from ozone therapy to coffee enemas to nutritional approaches to the highly controversial drug Laetrile, which cannot lawfully be used to treat cancer in the United States. One of the things I learned, nutritionally, is that you can starve tumors, she says. Some foods, especially sugars, feed tumors, actually make them grow. If you deprive tumors of what they need, you can starve them. After several weeks in Mexico, she returned to Chicago and made another life-changing decision. She decided to sell her business and her home and move permanently to Naples, where she had a condominium that was used for vacations. It was a major change, she says of the move, but it was all part of totally restructuring my life. It has been a good move.Working the puzzleIn Naples, Ms. Kaiser continued to explore and study non-traditional treatments and new ways of living her life. A doctor told me that treating an illness is like working a crossword puzzle, she says. You have to keep trying different things, different approaches, until you find a way to make the pieces fit. That is how you overcome illness, and that is what I have done. Ms. Kaiser concedes that some of the things she has tried listening to the humming frequency of a bumble bee, for example might seem totally nuts to those unfamiliar with or skeptical of alternative therapies. Its a mistake to reject something outright simply because it seems odd or unusual, she says. I did a tremendous amount of research and study. Ms. Kaiser admits that she was luckier than many cancer patients. She had sufficient financial resources and ready access to information that helped her enormously in her struggle and kept her outlook positive and hopeful. She believes optimal treatment combines traditional, mainstream medical practices with alternative methods. But most physicians know little about nontraditional treatments, she says, adding CANCERFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYUrsula Kaiser is cancer-free and living an even more vigorous lifestyle than before her illness.I will not die from cancer. Ursula Kaiser, cancer survivor


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New directors are Sandy Parker, Bernice Schmelz and Eileen Mann; continuing directors are Rose DiBiasi and Anne Lewallen. Mollie Ottina is an appointed director. Ms. Galton has been active in the League for four years, most recently as first vice president and co-chairman of the Government Committee. She has served as president of the Naples Garden Club and continues to serve on its board. She is a Greater Naples Leadership graduate. We know that people depend on the League for fair, unbiased information, and we look forward to educating them on the candidates and issues throughout this busy election season, Ms. Galton said. Watch for our candidate forums and voter education programs this summer and early fall. And in August and November, please vote. The new board will continue to support League committees focused on state and local issues in education, government, the justice system and social policy. For more information about the League of Women Voters, call 263-4656 or visit Marco Rotarians celebrate communityThe Rotary Club of Marco Island holds its Celebration of the Community gala and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at San Marco Catholic Church. The club will present the Spirit of Marco Island Award to six individuals and one organization for embodying the spirit of community. The award recipients are: Joe Granda, Donna and Stan Niemcyk, Linda and Alan Sandlin, Steve Stefanides and the Hideaway Beach Association. Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner (cash bar) and entertainment by Mitch Peters at the piano. Sponsors for the evening are Bill and Karen Young, Horizons Rentals, Iberia Bank, John Scott, Jim Steiner, Marco Office Supply and Marco Island Florist. Bridge enthusiasts donate to charitiesThe Duplicate Bridge Group of SWFL had its sixth annual awards luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club of Naples on April 8. The group consists of 10 teams of eight women from Collier County and the same from Lee County. This years recipients of the groups charitable donations were Bosom Buddies, St. Matthews House and Our Mothers Home of SWFL. The winners of this years duplicate bridge tournament from Collier County were Grey Oaks, first place, and Pelican Bay, second place; honorable mentions were The Country Club of Naples, Moorings Country Club, Colliers Reserve and Audubon Country Club. Lee Countys first-place winner was Shadow Wood, and in second place was Highland Woods. League Club awards $7,500 to help kidsYouth Haven Chief Executive Officer Ron McSwiney recently accepted an award of $7,500 from The Community Trust Fund of The League Club Inc., allocated toward establishing mental health therapy scholarships for local children. Many children in our community are struggling each and every day with mental health challenges that significantly interfere with the way they think, feel and act, said Mr. McSwiney. Without early intervention, focused treatment, and the development of coping strategies and healing opportunities, these young children often go on to suffer in silence. We thank the members of The League Club for joining with us to positively impact the lives of children in the community so as to negate the possibility of them continuing to suffer with grave emotional and behavioral problems long term. This gift enables Youth Havens Children & Family Counseling Centers team of licensed mental health clinicians to provide 150 new counseling sessions for children and adolescents whose families could otherwise not afford this needed level of support for them. The Children & Family Counseling Center at Youth Haven is one of Collier Countys only behavioral health centers specializing solely on the therapeutic mental health needs of children and their families. The center, at Youth Havens main campus at 5867 Whitaker Road in Naples, offers individual and group counseling services to toddlers, children, adolescents and adults to treat a range of behavioral and mental health issues. Counseling fees are calculated on a sliding scale based upon each familys ability to pay. For more information, call 687-5172. Penn State coach coming to townThe Penn State Alumni Chapter of Naples will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, May 4, at the Shadow Wood Country Club at the Brooks in Bonita Springs. Lunch is at noon; social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Mike McQueary, Penn States wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, will be the speaker. All Penn Staters and friends are welcome. For reservations, call 597-2681. 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For reservations or to sponsor a hole, call 4366100 or visit New Horizons tournament set for WorthingtonThe inaugural Super Kids Club tournament to benefit the student mentoring program at New Horizons of Southwest Florida tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs. A luncheon with a silent auction and a special performance by the Super Kids Choir will follow the tournament. Founded eight years ago, New Horizons is dedicated to meeting the academic needs of at-risk children in Bonita Springs and Naples. The Super Kids Club and the Super Teens Club provide tutoring and lessons in Christian-based character building; the Super Teens Club also offers leadership training and college and career planning. New Horizons also has the Super Kids Church and a teen sailing program. All proceeds from the golf tournament will help further these programs for the 200 youth that New Horizons serves. Registration is $125 per person; guests can attend the luncheon only for $30. Hole sponsorships are $150; site sponsors, with signage included, is $500. Major sponsors are Wynns Market, Sunshine Ace Hardware and Century Link. Hole sponsors and site sponsorship opportunities remain available. For more information about participating in the tournament, making donations or volunteering with New Horizons of Southwest Florida, call 565-6714 or e-mail NewHorizonsofSWFL@msn. com. Mediterra tourney will benefit Parkinson associationThe 12th annual Parkinson Golf Challenge to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida takes place on Saturday, May 8, at the Club at Mediterra. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Continental breakfast and an awards luncheon are included in the cost of $225 per golfer or $800 per foursome. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida is a predominately volunteer organization providing most programs and services free of charge to more than 1,000 families in Southwest Florida. For more information or a golf challenge registration form, call 254-7791 or visit Grey Oaks hosts chamber Spring Swing Century 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 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 after-school and summer childcare. Sports Camps mission is to provide a safe and successful afterschool environment for children through physical, mental and scholastic activities. Registration forms are online at 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. SPORTS SHORTS Catch a fish for Make-A-WishThe second annual Tri-Town Classic Fishing Tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is set for April 30-May 1. The captains meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at T.G.I. Fridays at Coconut Point. The competition begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 1, and the weigh-in and a luau are from 4-7 p.m. at Hickory Bait and Tackle in Bonita Springs. Anyone can attend the party, which will include a pig roast and a live auction, for a $10 donation to Make-A-Wish. For more information, call sponsor Tri-Town Construction at 895-2058 or e-mail Melissa@Tri-TownConstruction. com. 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.comSupports Education Ooh La La! Jewels Du Jour is a staunch supporter of our local teachers and schools. The Education Foundation presents this $25, beautiful, custom-designed Sterling Silver Apple necklace charm, available exclusively at Ooh La La! 100% of the proceeds bene t The Education Foundation. Stop by today!


Specialized care for the littlest patients in need.From the care of premature infants to emergency services and life-saving treatments, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is here for our regions children. Whether its a complex piece of equipment or a simple explanation, the sta has the unique advantage over other area hospitals armed with the tools and training needed to treat the smallest members of our community. The pediatric cancer program has expertly oered specialized care without the burden of families having to travel distances at some of lifes most dicult turns. And when it comes to saving prematurely born infants, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the #1, top-rated program in the state boasting the best survival rate among all 11 certied Level III neonatal intensive care centers in Floridas Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Program. Children come rst here. Were your childrens hospital. World class health care is closer than you think. Children. First.


Make a playdate to raise funds for autismAs part of Autism Month in April, the Dinosaur Playground holds its third annual Playdate for Autism from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at 4910 Tamiami Trail N. The playground will donate a portion of its proceeds to two organizations, Autism Speaks and Revolution Autism. There will be arts and crafts, educational activities and a resource center with free information about autism and local autism services. Outback Steakhouse will provide free lunch. A free screening for developmental delays, courtesy of Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, will also be provided. This is a great opportunity for parents who may have questions about their childs behavior or development. For more information, call 430-7529 or visit Marco Marriott massage will help cancer societyThe Marco Island Marriott and its massage therapists are raising money for the American Cancer Society. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, customers are invited to enjoy a chair massage at the hotel resorts Balinese spa and buy a gift certificate for a future chair massage for $1 per minutes. Those who make a minimum contribution of $30 will receive a complimentary day pass to indulge in the spas fitness classes, plunge pools, steam rooms, sauna, locker room and lounge. For more information, call the American Cancer Society office on Marco Island at 642-8800. TO YOUR HEALTH NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGArt in HealingThe newest exhibit in the Art in Healing series at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge features fiber art, quilts, mixed media textile art and needlepoint by seven artists: Judy Bauckham, Pat DeReamer-Surgener, Pat Kumicich, Glenna Treasure, Veronica von Zwehl, Charles Woodruff and Aloyse Yorko. Ceramic vessels by Joan Shapiro are also in the show. A Stitch in Time: Fiber Art in the 21st Century is presented by The von Liebig Art Center in collaboration with Physicians Regional Healthcare System. A portion of sales will be shared between the individual artists, the art center and the medical center at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 18 for the enjoyment of patients and their families as well as hospital staff and the public. Gallery hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Joe Perkovich, our new NCH board chairman, recently led the 22-member board through an educational and organizational retreat focusing on our plan to accomplish our vision of achieving national excellence. The key to realizing that vision is demonstrating undisputed health-care quality buttressed by solid finances. All of us have confidence that our team of 3,575 colleagues, 630 physicians and more than 1,200 volunteers is up to the task. On quality, we have most recently received the HealthGrades award for being among the Top 5 percent in Womens Health Care. Internally, we have embraced the Lean Six Sigma discipline to improve the quality of process outputs. We are led in that effort by black belts Sue Manning, Jodi Swartout and Chris Vasta, who help our more than 100 green and yellow belts on many collaborative efforts. These include sepsis, central line infection prevention and a hand hygiene pilot study. We will also be using the comprehensive Thomson Reuters criteria to measure performance on mortality, complications, patient safety, core measures, length of stay, expense per discharge, profitability, cash/debt ratio and patient satisfaction. Our goal is to rank among the top 100 hospitals in our large community hospital peer group within the next four years. We have work to do, but we are within striking distance. Regarding finance, even in the face of a difficult economy, we have more than doubled our reserves during the past 3 years. Our profit margin has remained thin but positive over this same period. Adding to our challenge is that Medicare payments represent 60 percent of our income, and we must manage to our seasons, with the more than doubling of our census from summer nadir to winter peak. Weve orchestrated a successful financial plan, including trimming non-core assets such as DSI; growing clinical partnerships with our oncologists; developing symbiotic relationships with our information technology partner, Cerner; and most recently, a game changer of physician integration, starting with nine cardiologists. All of this has resulted in our shadow bond rating an unannounced rating of our bonds by outside agencies being raised from B to A. Were proud of this accomplishment, particularly in a recession, but we cant afford to get overconfident. Ultimately we have a vision of building a fortress balance sheet to benefit patients, colleagues and the community we serve. This is all possible, of course, because of our wonderful people. We serve patients, physicians and each other in so many ways from Mike Riley, who has organized our dynamic strategic plan to attain national excellence; to Beth Jameson, who leads our two prevention-oriented Wellness Centers; to Mary McElligott at our von Arx Diabetes & Nutrition Center, who helps diabetics improve their own care; to Dr. David Lindner, critical care physician, who volunteered to help me serve Easter dinner in the downtown cafeteria. Of our patients for total joint replacements, 7 percent come from outside Southwest Florida. As they share the NCH story and tell their friends about the compassionate and competent care they receive here, we grow closer to attaining our vision of national excellence. The board is on board and leading the way. Our community supports us philanthropically, and we support the communitys health. Working together, being adaptable and sharing the vision will make the journey both satisfying and successful for all of us. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Community, board, staff share hospitals quest to achieve national excellence STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS 1. Theres A Bug In My Garden 59-by-59 inches; $6,000 Pat Kumicich says that with the exception of the bug, this work is completely pieced, not appliqud, and the beads were sewn on one at a time. 2. Pineapple Princess Cotton fabrics 27-by-27 inches; not for sale Judy Bauckham found this pattern in Menehune Quilts, a book by Hawaiian quilt designer Elizabeth Root. The top was done with needleturn appliqu and the quilting design is traditional echo quilting. 3.Apple Core Crib Quilt Hand-pieced, quilted and embroidered 44-by-44 inches; not for sale Artist Aloyse Yorko says she is saving this special quilt for her rst great-granddaughter. 4. High Humidity Commercial and hand-dyed cottons, 40-by-50 inches; $800 Veronica Zwehl says she created this piece in her North Carolina home as a gesture of acceptance to her husband, who wanted to spend winter months in Florida. It was the rst work of art installed in their new Naples home. Fiber works, ceramics make up newestexhibition 1 2 3 4 7 5 8 65. Truisms 1 Needlepoint, 40-by-30.5 inches; not for sale This is just one of the phrases in Charles Woodruffs piece that includes poetry, quotes and some smart remarks. 6. Edisons Bouquet 22-by-36 inches; $3,000 A photograph from the Edison & Ford Winter Estates inspired this piece by Glenna Treasure. The phonograph speakers reminded me of bouquets of owers, she says. 7. Kyushu Porcelain with various glazes,15-by-5-by-5 inches; $250 This piece was created by Joan Shapiro. 8. What If Shells Were Silk? Color Xerox transfer on paper 17-by-18 inches; $250 Pat DeReamer-Surgener hand-painted the shell designs on silk she hand-dyed.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NEWS A19 Infectious Disease Specialists opens practice in NaplesInfectious Disease Specialists of Southwest Florida has opened at 5385 Park Central Court, behind the Sports Authority at Pine Ridge and Airport Pulling roads. Dr. Dean Rackleff, boardcertified infectious disease specialist, says his practice provides comprehensive care for a variety of chronic, acute and seasonal illnesses, including diabetes-related infections, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, wound care, antibiotic-induced allergic reactions, sexually transmitted infections, food-borne illnesses and tick-borne infections. Dr. Rackleff and his staff provide routine immunizations and travel medicine services, such as vaccinations. They also diagnose and treat travel-related illnesses and provide hospitaland officebased infectious disease consultations and evaluations. The new office features an infusion area for the delivery of intravenous antibiotic therapy. In practice for 15 years, Dr. Rackleff has maintained his solo practice in Southwest Florida since 2005. He served as a U.S. Navy physician for several years and then completed a fellowship in infectious disease at Tulane University Medical Center and earned a masters of public health and tropical medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, La. In addition to his practice responsibilities, he has served as a medical director of Naples Community Health Wound Healing Centers and is the chairman of the Infection Control Committee for Physicians Regional Health System. For more information, call 455-9946. March of Dimes walk steps out May 1 at Cambier Park The March for Babies, coordinated by the March of Dimes, is the years biggest fundraiser for March of Dimes. It combines corporate sponsorship, walker fundraising, vendor campaigns and personal commitments to raise money for March of Dimes research and community programs. This work helps moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. The Collier County walk steps out Saturday, May 1, at Cambier Park. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the march will start at 7 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony and a concert in the park. More than 500 walkers are expected, and the goal is to raise $120,000. Presenting sponsor is Physicians Regional Medical Center; Wells Fargo/ Wachovia is also a major sponsor. To register as a walker or to create a team, visit For more information, contact Regina Toops at or Roxann Franklin at Serving as the March for Babies 2010 chairman is Dr. John Iacuone, executive director for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida/Lee Memorial Health System. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For the latest resources and information, visit East Collier Relay For Life takes place next monthThe inaugural East Collier Relay For Life takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, at Eagle Lakes Community Park. The relay celebrates the lives of cancer survivors, memorializes those who have died from the disease and raises funds and awareness for American Cancer Society programs and services in the community. The American Cancer Society encourages everyone to get involved by visiting and registering as a team, a cancer survivor or a donor. There are also numerous ways for individuals and businesses to support the Relay For Life. For more information, call Melissa Pfeffer at the American Cancer Society 261-0337, ext. 3860. Childrens hospital screens for autismThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings for children ages 18 months to 5 years. 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. Phy sician referrals are not required. Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. To schedule a screening, call 9853608. HEALTHY LIVING RACKLEFF

PAGE 20 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 Constantine Mantz, M.D. Complimentary Prostate Cancer Lecture Series Innovative treatment reduces side eectsJoin Radiation Oncologist Dr. Constantine Mantz for a presentation and discussion of the results of a national study he led to test the eectiveness of a new tumor tracking prostate cancer treatment called Calypso. The study, published in the medical journal Urology in February 2010 and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Radiation Oncology, reported signicantly fewer risks and side eects for sexual function, rectal symptoms and urinary irritation following radiation therapy.Thursday, April 29, 5 p.m. Hyatt Place Coconut Point, 23120 Via Villagio Estero Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. Regional Cancer Center, 8931 Colonial Center Dr. Fort Myers Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 239-433-8518 Back Neck Shoulder Hip Knee Physical therapy Aquatic therapy Injections sports medicine and rehabilitation MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED www.jaffesportsmedicine.com90 Cypress Way, Suite 60 (corner of Immokalee & Airport Pulling Roads) SUPERVISED BY A BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN OUTDOORSThis might be the most exciting time of year for bird watchers on the Conservancy Good Fortune cruises. Osprey pre-school is in session as young birds fledge and learn the diving/fishing skills that will, they hope, sustain them through their long lives. Judy Hushon, a volunteer naturalist, sent this report after a recent lunch cruise: We pulled near the osprey nest where the two juveniles had fledged and were practicing their flying, one at a time, accompanied by their mother. Then she handed one of them a stick, about a foot long and a half-inch around from the nest structure, and had the young osprey fly with it. She lectured all along the way, teaching him to carry it front to back, using his rotating claw just the way he will carry fish in the future. Meanwhile, the other baby back on the nest was crying what seemed to be, Me too! Me, too! John James Audubon, in his Ornithological Biography, notes that the young are fed by their parents until fully fledged and able to feed on their own. Indeed, the young are often fed even after they are independent and capable fishers. Mr. Audubon also observes that, The fish hawk differs from all other birds of prey it never attempts to secure its prey in the air, although its rapidity of flight might induce an observer to suppose it is perfectly able to do so. Mr. Audubon observed what we often see from the deck of the Good Fortune. The osprey hovers at 60 to 70 feet in the air, then dives at 30 to 50 mph. It hits the water talons first, often plunges completely below the surface and then emerges with a fish securely grasped. The osprey has an extra thick coating of oil on its wings waterproofing that allows it to dive below the surface of the water in order to impale an unsuspecting fish. The submerged osprey pops up a moment later with a fish clasped in razor-sharp talons. Ospreys have been observed flying off with fish weighing more than 5 pounds. This is pretty remarkable considering an osprey weighs 3.5 pounds. Its long, gull-like wings with the distinctive bend at the elbow are an adaptation that allows the bird to push out of the water and into the air with a heavy meal. Mr. Audubons beautiful Birds of America depicts the osprey in the air carrying a fish nearly its own length in the aerodynamically correct position. The fish, mouth agape and looking stunned, may know whats next. In addition to seeing many active osprey nests with fledglings in various stages of development, Good Fortune passengers have been treated to skillful demonstrations by another species of plunge diver: the brown pelican. How much can that bird hold in its pouch? asks a passenger. If its successful, says the naturalist, it can take in 16 pounds, twice its own body weight, in water and fish. Then it drains the water and tilts the head back to swallow the fish. Incidentally, Mr. Audubon observed slaves on Florida plantations shooting brown pelicans, then skinning and either smoking or salting them. The passengers seem to contemplate the grim past, but the mood lightens with flashes of pink: glorious roseate spoonbills landing on the rookery island just before sunset. Wow, says naturalist Darlene Meadows. Capt. Arne Kelsey smiles. Art Ritas is a volunteer with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Daily tours aboard the Good Fortune end April 30 and will resume in January 2011. Inquiries about arranging private tours during the summer months can be made by calling 403-4326. Good Fortune passengers have a peek at osprey pre-schoolBY ART RITAS__________________________Special to Florida Weekly Summer hours, eco-camp set at Conservancy of SWF>> Beginning May 1 and through Oct. 31, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will be closed on Sundays. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Electric boat cruises will be available, weather and tide permitting, at 10 a.m. and noon Monday through Saturday. >> The Conservancy Wildlife Clinic will continue to operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 365 days a year. If you nd any injured, sick or orphaned wildlife, call 262-CARE. >> Summer eco-camp at the Conservancy is for kindergarten through eighth-grade graduates. Weeklong sessions run June 14 through the week of July 19 and feature eld 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 budding 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 COURTESY PHOTOOsprey 239-261-7157 141 Ninth Street North Naples SPECIAL OF THE WEEKTrudys Storemade Assorted 9 Quiche $6.99 (Reg. $9.99)With Coupon While Supplies Last SPECIAL OF THE WEEKChateau St. Michelle Merlot 750 ml. bottle $9.99 (Reg. $18.99)With Coupon While Supplies Last For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NEWS A21 OUTDOORSThe least tern, as you might guess, is the smallest of the terns, weighing only 1.5 ounces and maturing to a mere 9 inches. But dont underestimate this birds might. When defending its nest, the least terns shrill shriek and repeated dives at any intruder send larger animals, including humans, running. Males and females look alike. The nonbreeding adults have black bills and yellow legs and feet. During breeding season, the bills turn yellow. These birds sport grey wings with white bodies, a black cap, and a deeply forked tail. Terns and gulls belong to the family, Laridae. Both have webbed feet and usually nest on the ground near water. Terns have narrower pointed wings, pointed bills, forked tails and slimmer bodies. They often aim their bill downward while flying or hovering over water searching for food. Least terns tuck their wings back, dive and then catch small fish with their bill. Their diet is mainly fish, but occasionally they will eat shrimp and marine worms. They usually hunt along the coast, but will seek out small fish in rivers and ponds. Least terns live only in the western hemisphere. They are a migratory bird, arriving in Florida for the nesting season (March-August) and migrating to South America for the winter. They nest in colonies from a few nests to several hundred, depending on their past success, food availability and predators. Least terns return to the same nesting sight each year unless the sight becomes unsuitable or disappears entirely. They prefer to nest on coastal beaches, barrier islands and increasingly on spoil islands well above the mean high tide line. Males spend much time courting females. During this unusual courtship ritual, the male brings a fish to the female. Once the female accepts the fish, the male helps hollow out a shallow depression called a scrape in loose sand or gravel. The area must be almost devoid of vegetation that could hide predators. Both male and female incubate the eggs. One to three tiny spotted cream-colored eggs hatch in about 21 days if conditions are right. Within three to four days, young leave the nest but cannot fly for about four weeks. Many factors threaten their survival. Dogs, cats, raccoons, gulls, crows and raptors feed on eggs or chicks. Vehicles, volleyballs and unwary beachgoers crush the tiny eggs and chicks. Each time an adult bird must fly and dive to defend its nest, the adult loses energy reserves. If this happens repeatedly, the adults will abandon the nest. To lessen this hazard, many public beaches rope off areas to protect nesting birds. Because of the greatly reduced nesting sites, the least tern is designated a threatened species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Numbers once in the millions are now estimated to be a few thousand. There are several things we can to do help these terns avoid extinction: 1. Report new bird colonies to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (863-648-3203) 2. Collect and properly dispose of fishing line and trash that can kill birds. 3. Keep your distance from nesting sites to avoid causing birds to fly. 4. During nesting season, watch for birds flying overhead. They may be warning you of a nesting area. 5. Support natural areas such as Rookery Bay where nests are protected. 6. Buy hunting and fishing licenses (even if you dont use them) to help fund conservation efforts. If enough people follow these suggestions, perhaps the least tern will once again thrive in Southwest Florida. Lee Belanger is a volunteer at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve. To contact her, e-mail but mighty, the least tern is still threatenedBY LEE BELANGER__________________________Special to Florida WeeklyROOKERY BAY / COURTESY PHOTO Least terns Dont miss these Earth Day events>> The Naples Botanical Garden celebrates Earth Day with tours, educational programs and a ladybug release on Thursday, April 22. Thousands of ladybugs will be released throughout the day in the Childrens Garden. For times and topics of tours and toher programs, call 6437275 or visit Regular admission applies >> The Naples Zoo throws its Party for the Planet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Waste Management of Collier Countys Cycler the robot will be a guest of honor, and activities will include face-painting and ower-planting, recycling tattoos and coloring books. For more information, visit >> The Sierra Club Calusa Group and the Happehatchee Center celebrate Earth Day Festival all day Saturday, April 24, at the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero. The opening ceremony is at 9:45 a.m.. The days events include free kayak rides beginning at 10:30 a.m. ad childrens activities beginning at 11 a.m. The Lions Club of Estero & South Fort Myers will serve hot dogs and organic free range beef barbecue; For Goodness Sakes will serve organic veggie wraps, turkey wraps and drinks; and Ben and Jerrys will be there with ice cream. Numerous local artists will display their work, some of which will be raf ed off. Entertainment on the green includes: 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Robin Sco eld Band 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., The James Willhite Band 1-2 p.m., The Lids 2:15-3:15 p.m., The Skunk Monkeys 4-6:30 p.m., drum circle Admission is free; parking is $6. Bring chairs and blankets. For more information, call 777-0186.

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks pets are in foster homes with volunteers with Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue. Volunteers and animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call Brookes Legacy at 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ or visit >> Bonanza is a 2-year-old neutered rat terrier/beagle mix who weighs about 30 pounds. He has a cropped tail and is completely adorable. Youll love our $1,250 LASIKIts our way of saying Thank You for four years in Naples and Bonita.SURPRISE!So grab your phone and call (239) 949.2021or visit Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYESTEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS Easy Earth-friendly tips for animal loversDoes a renewed interest in green products mean the economys improving? Were not sure, but were still delighted to see retailers and pet owners again trying to reduce the carbon pawprint of pets. Recently, the national chain Petco put on an event at its more than 1,000 stores to promote products that are more ecofriendly an event in which the PetConnection team was involved. But, of course, its possible to do a lot with what you have by making a few good decisions. Here are a few tips: Go for green products. When looking to buy pet-care items, look for items made from recycled materials (such as toys made from recycled water bottles or cat litter made from recycled newspaper) or from renewable materials (such as collars made from hemp or litter made from wheat, corn or even green tea leaves). Also consider switching to a pet food thats made locally from sustainable or organic ingredients, a move that cuts down on the food miles (fuel used to move merchandise) and the waste issued from concentrated animal feeding operations. Meat protein is a must for carnivores especially cats but if youd like a pet who can go completely green when it comes to food, adopt a bunny. They thrive on veggies, and will love your kitchen trimmings. (Not to mention, rabbit waste is great for supercharging the compost pile!) A few of the pet-product companies that have made an effort to go green include West Paw, Planet Dog, Castor and Pollux, and Earthbath and the number is growing every day. Pay attention to packaging. Pet food, pet toys, pet supplies, pet cleaning and grooming aids, pet medications pretty much all of these have one serious environmental problem: packaging. Look for alternatives, such as bulk buying that reduces throwaway containers, and use products that come in recycled and recyclable packaging. Toss with caution. Always dispose of drugs, pesticides, shampoos, chemicals and the containers they come in safely. Flea-control products, as well as many pet shampoos and dips, need to be disposed of carefully as well, according to federal, state and local guidelines. (As for those flea-and-tick products, dont overdo it, and follow directions carefully.) Handle the do responsibly. Biodegradable poop bags are a must, otherwise the poop you pick up will still be in the landfill decades from now. Take a hike, or a bike. If youve gotten in the habit of driving to the dog park, consider that six legs in motion yours and your dogs is good for you both. Put your walking shoes on, snap the leash to your dogs collar and get your exercise in your own neighborhood. Walking (or jogging) is great, and if you want to add two wheels to the mix, look for accessories that allow you to safely take your dog biking with you. Be careful though: Exercise in the cool morning only, and dont let your dog overheat. Dont litter and do adopt. Remember to consider adoption when it comes to choosing a pet. Great pets can be found at any shelter, and dont forget to check out rescue groups as well can be a great resource for looking. And do make sure your own pet isnt accidentally littering. Fences, leashes and neutering can all prevent oops litters. PET TALES Pets go green, againBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal UclickCOURTESY PHOTO >> Cortnee Rose is a 2-year-old spayed golden retriever/ Labrador mix. Shes sweet girl who weighs about 40 pounds. >> Butterbean is a very sweet, 1-yearold spayed calico who promises to be your forever friend. >> Love Story is a 6-year-old neutered miniature poodle. He weighs about 10 pounds and would make a great portable companion.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NEWS A23 A new life spirit and a new life style right where you want it to be. Everything you love about living in the Naples and Marco Island areas has come together at e Arlingtonappreciate a new life style at this spectacular, new retirement community coming to Lely Resort. And because e Arlington is open to those of all faiths, beliefs and traditionsexperience a new life spirit of personal growth, optimism and joy for the future. Learn more about the risk free priority memberships oering you some very worthwhile benets. Call e Arlington today at (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690, or visit the new Information and Model Center. MUSINGS Rx When the sky darkens, and the sea below me becomes sluice, pent up behind failing floodgate, I find my pirate-self aground. Not running, but in a slow hypnotic climb up a ladder of air roots I am emerging. There are always more roots than there were on my last sojourn. These roots grow quickly, and would certainly surprise me if I had any clarity of memory. I have certainly been here before, boyishly climbing into devolved arboreal home. You, or a child, might call it a tree house. But I am merely emergent, right now, mourning mouthed and coffee-less, a dreamer not discerning up or down in a gravity free field. I am disheveled, and the world flaunts itself, odalisque in negligee. This consummate distraction makes me wonder as I ascend, skin prickling with the certainty of being apprehended. In my tree house suspended between up and down, between the shifting airiness and liquidity of sea and sky, I seem to remember the 12-foot tall prickly pear fence, which guards my ladder. I know it had been merely green, giving others small hair-like spines that detach and penetrate invading skin and giving me medicine and intoxicants. Now my cactus is aflame in pink, surprisingly flowered, with anthers sensitive to touch that curl over freely to deposit pollen. They are as new as the air roots, appearing out of emptiness. And I have arrived in the rain, floodgate now above. The rain is ejaculation, momentary prayers, mantras of assent in descent, everywhere indecent and shamelessly wetting worlds. One large cold drop splats at my feet. Perhaps I created it. I have been trying to tell you, but you are silent, a silence of multiple spin meanings that carry me from agony to ecstasy, rivulet webs writhing unseen. With each telling you become less visible. From no response you have progressed to complete disappearance. To whom can I cry out if not to you? But still I feel you hovering in breezes that surround my innermost heartmind. I smell you in burning wax suspended before flowing into the great seal. You are the rain, falling just and unjust, just right, perfect. You are located in front and I am bi-located inside. Then every face is merely skin over a morphing hidden manifestation of you. The migratory seedpod has burst. The little messy masses of its inner children run amok, dancing into little stories that elude me, wordless. But it is real. I know. It is as real as the Mexican coat of arms. The eagle there perches on prickly pears and holds in mouth rattlesnake. Incomprehensible stories appear on solid political ground. Not merely flagged nor breeze blown nor merely Western is this ancient battle. In other climes it manifests as birdish garudas and snake-like nagas. These creatures are Eastern and animal and divine, in ancient feuds calmed by Buddha himself. In between the calm Buddha places the snake-like nagas swallow stones to heavy themselves in order to tire the flying garudas who swoop them up. Did these stones come from subterranean mines? Did Shiva find them next to the sources of air roots as he passed through a dark corridor into the center of the earth? Perhaps he had a halo of fire around his head glowing like a miners lamp. Perhaps his footprints are still glowing in the dark. Perhaps my air roots are his messy hair awash in the sacred river waters. There is no simple story here. There is just a prose poem crying out in a wet night, the last whimper before the stones themselves are forced to speak. Slaked and slain, awash and aground, crazy in the vastness of your silence, I am. The songs pray in my head like barely audible recordings, un-owned and insignificant inside the voiceless taciturn lull that is your loving me rootlessly, ruthlessly. Dishabille 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. COURTESY PHOTO


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Thats the ticketSee who found their way to Wanderlust, and more business events. B7 A grand lifestyleCheck out the Barcelona Grande in the Cordoba neighborhood at Lely Resort. B9 Knowing what countsSupervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards votes for accuracy, efficiency and education. B2 The year began on a low note for farmers whose harvests were stalled by nearly two full weeks of frosty January nights, a cold spell not seen in Southwest Florida for decades. In the last three months, plants normally loaded with various types of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants a group of vegetables similarly affected, experts say were held back by the cold. A large percentage of plants that should have produced squash, green beans, corn and cucumber also stopped growing or were ruined. Farmers in Southwest Florida lost an estimated 70 percent of their winter vegetable crops and $200 million in revenue due to the cold snap. Meanwhile, vegetable lovers paid more at grocery stores and outdoor markets when those crops were in short supply. The ability of the plants to photosynthesize and take nutrients into their leaves was interrupted by that damaged tissue, said Roy Beckford, an agriculture and natural resources agent at the University of Florida. In most cases, the plants were only interrupted, not frozen to death. Now that the warmth is back, growers are gearing up for a late harvest that promises to flood the market with produce. It could result in lower prices for stayat-home dads shopping for nutritious side dishes, and professional chefs alike. Besides the stalled tomato, eggplant, pepper and squash crops, the herb hit hardest by the cold was basil says Santiago De Choch, manager of the GreenMarket at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Thats now also coming back. And its a popular one, Mr. De Choch said. The weather in January also prevented some wasps and moths from pollinating the plants at night, Mr. Beckford Late harvest blooms after cold winterSEE FARMS, B5 COURTESY PHOTO Frank Oakes at his Food & Thought Organic Market and Restaurant. BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Expect lower prices on tomatoes, peppers, squashIt was one of Id say the five worst seasons in the last 35 years. The entire winter, the whole three-month period, was kind of overcast. We had a real lack of sun besides the cold temperatures. Even days when it was in the 60s and 70s, the sun wasnt shining. Frank Oakes, owner of Oakes Organic Farm and Food & Thought Organic Market and RestaurantSEE MONEY, B4 The battle cry for China to revalue its currencyA current and important international and U.S. national issue is currency manipulation. The focus is not on just any currency being manipulated; it is largely on the Chinese Yuan or Rimini. The question is whether the Yuan is undervalued relative to the U.S. dollar and therefore hurting our trade balance and our ability to create new U.S. jobs. The short answer is that Chinese products are cheap we buy a lot of their stuff. The U.S. could have or should have been manufacturing this stuff in the U.S. and have created U.S. jobs and that an upward revaluation of the Yuan is, at least, a step in the direction of creating more American jobs. The short and not so sweet answer is that the revaluation of the Yuan could also hurt the U.S. by not letting us achieve that goal of job creation and it could have other unintended consequence Most understand that China has always manipulated its currency but the manipulation, on balance, has served certain U.S. economic purposes. It facilitated a large amount of trade and cheap imports that kept our inflation rate low, fueled U.S. investment in China and vice versa and enticed Chinas purchase of U.S. bonds (financing our budget deficit). In the wake of the financial debacle, having their currency fixed to the U.S. was critical to maintaining stable world trade. Overall, it suited U.S. preferences but, for those with long term vision, it did not necessarily work to our advantage. Since most other major currencies float (currency values are set by a free market of buyers and sellers in the foreign exchange markets), what is the background of the Yuan fixed exchange? The Chinese Yuan has been fixed to r e th go o m u jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 With sharp focus, delivering accurate results using economical systems and simple and effective operation is a cinch, right? Not quite, but thats exactly what happens at the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office. Transparency is more than an election-year buzzword in the venue where the public is welcome, education and security are priorities and glass walls are the norm. Jennifer Edwards didnt set out to work in elections, a calling she seems perfectly suited to. No, she admits. And as election administrators across the country, we laugh about that because its not something that in fifth grade you think, boy, I really want to work in an election office. By the time she moved to Southwest Florida in 1984, she had spent several years in the field of education. A background that included financial and operational audits of Kentucky schools led to work with the Collier County budget office in 1987. She also served as the countys human resources director for five years. When Mary Morgan, a popular 20-year supervisor of elections, decided to retire six months before the end of her term, Mrs. Edwards applied for an appointment by the governor to complete the term and ran for election at the same time. She secured the appointment and won the election. No sooner than the paint had dried on the new elections supervisors parking space, all hell broke loose with the George Bush/Al Gore presidential election, and we learned about hanging chads. When I hear people say that their vote doesnt count, I always go back to the 2000 election, Mrs. Edwards says. In the state of Florida, there was only a 537-vote difference between Gore and Bush. How can you even think that your vote would not count? Ever since that presidential election, in which the United States Supreme Court had the final say, Mrs. Edwards has been part of election reform in Florida. One of the biggest changes to Florida election law occurred in the legislative reform package of 2002 mandating a change in voting systems. Collier County, along with 12 other counties in the state, has changed twice since 2000, and now uses a total touch screen system. The aim of the Supervisor of Elections Office and its 22 employees is to conduct elections and to educate. Mrs. Edwards and her staff work to keep the voter registration roll as accurate as possible by continually confirming that addresses are correct and that voters on the roll are eligible to vote in Collier County. They also send out notice of elections, sample ballots and absentee ballots to 176,000 registered voters in every election cycle. We look to the candidates and we look to the parties to turn out the voters. That is their responsibility, she says. Education outreach includes frequent student tours and school elections (the office even conducts the Lely High School homecoming king and queen election). Another element of the offices education mandate is training more than 1,000 people to work at each election. Education also involves shedding light on misconceptions. Following the tumultuous election of 2000, many started using absentee ballots with the thought that they are more accurate. Not true, according to Mrs. Edwards, who says there is no difference in the way absentee votes are tabulated. There is also a misconception that absentee ballots are counted only in disputed o utcomes. While that might be true in other states, every eligible vote is counted in Florida. The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office has conducted two elections this year: one for the city of Naples and one for the city of Marco. Its conducted two recounts in the past six months: one in Everglades City where there was a difference of one vote, and one in the city of Marco where there was a seven-vote difference between candidates. Recounts have always validated the results and our methods, Mrs. Edwards says. If weve had a difference, it is maybe one or two votes, but thats it. Required by law to conduct business in the sunshine, the office holds a public meeting prior to early voting to test the equipment. The office tests ballots in every manner in which a voter can vote. But accuracy is not the only goal. People go to the grocery store every day, but they do not vote every day, she reasons. We want voting to be comfortable, welcoming and enjoyable. Mrs. Edwards is energetic, warm, friendly and eager to have visitors to her office. After Gov. Jeb Bush appointed her in 2000, she was unopposed in her bids for reelection in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Im very proud of what we do, she says. I have outstanding staff members who share my passion for what we do. Our focus is always on what we can do to educate registered voters and what we can do to improve the system as much as possible. 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PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 BUSINESS BRIEFS PEST PROBLEMS?Call Larue... We Know Just What To Do.Larue does an outstanding job for Hope Hospice. Larues professionals call back, show up on time and are customer focused. John Cioban, Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida O er Good thru 4/30/10 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane 2 WEEKS INST ALLATION GUARANTEED!! QUALIT T RVICEthe U.S. dollar (at Yuan 6.83/U.S. dollar) since July 2008. It was allowed to appreciate over the period 2005-2008 by some 21 percent, having been fixed before 2005. Not all major international currencies float, many are tied to the U.S. dollar. Singapore, Hong Kong and others are examples. China is not the only country with a fixed exchange rate to the dollar; it is just the most important trade and financial partner of the U.S. not allowing a float. U.S. law requires a bi-yearly report by the Department of the Treasury (with consultation of the International Monetary Fund) about whether countries have unfair trade advantage by manipulating their currencies relative to ours. The Treasury report is due but it is delayed. Hmmm. The delay does not diffuse this hot Washington issue. Its a hot issue for politicians (Democrat or Republican) from states with high unemployment, especially in the manufacturing sector. Since job growth has been elusive in this economic recovery, the battle cry for jobs is easily embraced and willingly takes this issue hostage. Everyone is for job growth. But is the currency issue all that simple? If your retail business (mega-sized, minisized or a single store/boutique) depends on cheap imports, an undervalued Yuan is definitely in your interest you import cheap and can tack on a good size margin when selling. However, if your business is U.S. based manufacturing (machine tools, equipment, tech products, etc.) or any U.S. business that needs open export markets for sales, you are probably more interested in a fairly valued Yuan. That makes your products attractive in the U.S. and the world marketplace. Has the U.S. encountered this problem before? Well, not exactly the same, but similar. The last country that ran a huge trade surplus with the U.S. and held huge foreign exchange reserves was Japan before it deflated. Japan, from 1970 to the mid-1990s, was jawboned into devaluing its currency vis-a vis the U.S. dollar. The U.S. thought such would improve our trade deficit with Japan and create jobs in the U.S. It didnt happen. Even after a huge appreciation in the Japanese yen during those years, the U.S. trade deficit with Japan ballooned. And the much anticipated U.S. job creation never occurred. Did the bad news end there? No. Some feel that the revaluation upward of the yen was part of the reason for its deflation. It was an unintended consequence that continues to plague Japan. How could this be? The issue is not just currency values; the issue is very much tied to the savings rate. The Chinese are big savers, as were the Japanese. Some 1.3 billion Chinese saving a lot not earning much but clearly not buying a lot. Selling to savers is not so easy; selling to spenders to the millions of U.S. consumers is a lot easier. Currency changes do not necessarily change behaviors. At least for the consumer, to buy stuff means you have someplace to put the stuff. Its easy for Asians to carry a high-end cell phone but there is little room for their stuff. Some of the more important issues for the U.S. appear to be to get China to allow free conversion of its currency, improve the U.S. savings rate (not from economic duress but from economic/tax incentives) and continue to build our high-tech industries with which China can not compete, at least right now. Even if the U.S. really knew what was in our best interest and politicians could agree on the issue, it seems that we have less and less negotiating leverage. Yes, we are in a marriage of liabilities with China but they have some $800 billion in U.S. dollar assets. Clearly China has more wiggle room in their dealings. Best to talk to your investment adviser and understand the impact that currencies fluctuations and rate changes have on your portfolio. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ MONEYFrom page 1 Local winners collect 2010 Image AwardsThe Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recognized the best public relations, communications and marketing efforts in Southwest Florida during the past year at the 2010 Local Image Awards banquet earlier this month. Winners demonstrate the best examples of innovation, planning and design. The Grand All Image Award, FPRAs highest honor, was given to Sarah Owen of Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., Melinda Isley, APR and Lucy Costa of Promotional Incentives for their work on the NoFood4You public service program. This project also won an Image Award in its category and a Judges Award for maximizing results with a minimal budget. Other awards presented: Image Award and Judges Award: Power to Share An LCEC Community Partnership by Teresa Renkiewicz and the Lee County Electric Cooperative public relations team Image Award and Judges Award: Cat Poo Coffee by Bennetts Fresh Roast and Melinda Isley, APR Image Award: The Million Dollar Coupon by Tina Haisman, APR, CPRC Image Award: Tweet Town Hall Real People, Real Time, Real Policy by Cyndee Woolley, APR Award of Distinction and Judges Award: Girls Night Out for Blessings in a Backpack by Samantha Scott Award of Distinction and Judges Award: Love that Dress! by Christin Collins, TLC Consulting and PACE Center for Girls, Lee County Award of Distinction and Judges Award: Spend a Night In Instead of a Night Out by Kevin Lewis and Michelle Phillips of Southwest Florida Addiction Services and Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC of Susan Bennett Marketing and Media Award of Distinction and Judges Award: POPS POST, Florida Gulf Banks Intranet Newsletter by Phyllis Ershowsky, APR, CPRC, Marie Mosley, APR and Stephen Gray-Blancett Award of Distinction: Lee County Port Authority Crisis Management and Communications Plan by the Lee County Port Authority Award of Distinction: Celebrate Bonita! Festival 10th Anniversary by Phyllis Ershowsky, APR, CPRC, Marie Mosley, APR and Len Eckert Award of Distinction: March of Dimes 20th Annual Signature Chefs Auction by Samantha Scott Award of Distinction: Tyson Chicken Delivery by Sarah Owen of Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., Tyson Foods and Melinda Isley, APR Award of Distinction: Terry Wynter Auto Service Center Web Site by Priority Marketing and Terry Wynter Auto Service Center Judges Award: Estero Fire Rescue Budget 2009 by Susan Lindenmuth, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Wahlig and Fire Chief Scott Vanderbrook of Estero Fire Rescue Event sponsors were AirTran Airways, Paragon Flight Training, Bob Evans Restaurants, Lee County Port Authority, The Cooper Group, Creative Events & Rentals, Full Circle Productions and Gulf Coast Business Review. For more information about the local chapter of FPRA, visit www.fpraswfl. org.Public relations firms join forces Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations and m.creative have joined forces. Melinda Isley, APR and principal of m.creative, has become a partner in Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold, joining principals Amy Gravina, APR; Laurel Smith, APR; Tina Matte and Sharon Arnold. Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold has specialized in developing long-term marketing and public relations programs for Southwest Floridas leading businesses and organizations since 1983. m.creative has provided a full range of public relations services including media relations, graphic design, advertising and social media programs since 2000. Ms. Gravina, Ms. Smith and Ms. Isley hold bachelors degrees from University of Floridas College of Journalism and are accredited by the Florida Public Relations Association, which named them Public Relations Professionals of the Year in 1987, 1988 and 2004, respectively. Ms. Isley also studied graphic design at the Southeast Center for Photo/ Graphic Studies in Daytona Beach. She served as creative director and public relations manager for Southwest Florida companies before launching m.creative. Her clients include Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., Harbour House at the Inn, accounting firm Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA, attorneys Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, and The Veranda restaurant. Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnolds clients include BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, Bell Tower Shops, Bonita Bay Group, Bonita Springs Utilities, Celebration of Reading, Hope HealthCare Services, McCaw Wealth Management Group, Naples Winter Wine Festival, Southwest Florida Transportation Initiative and The Immokalee Foundation. The firm is headquartered in Fort Myers. For more information, call 275-5758.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 BUSINESS B5 explained. Even after the cold snap ended, a preponderance of overcast days meant some plants were slow to get back in their seasonal groove. A wet, El Nino season also ruined some crops. Farmers either replanted some of their crops or waited out the effects of this years chilly interruption. Ive been farming here since 1976, and it was one of Id say the five worst seasons in the last 35 years, said Frank Oakes, owner of Oakes Organic Farm and Food & Thought Organic Market and Restaurant in Naples. Overall, the entire winter, the whole three-month period was kind of overcast. We had a real lack of sun besides the cold temperatures. Even days when it was in the 60s and 70s the sun wasnt shining. The harvest is better late than never. Peak harvesting season in Southwest Florida usually starts around December and ends in mid April. Harvesting a month or two late means farms both large and small may lose profits. Some of their crops will hit the market just as tourist season winds down, and competition from growers a few hundred miles to the north becomes unavoidable. Smaller farmsRabbit Run Farm in Buckingham is beginning to see a wealth of varietals bloom and spill over the sides of the above-ground pots where they mature on nearly 5 acres. Owner Denise Muir uses a soil-less, hydroponic method to grow vegetables such as chocolate peppers, Casper eggplant and heirloom squash and tomatoes to name just a few. Ms. Muir also grows myriad lettuces, herbs and edible flowers. Many of those crops were also stalled by the cold and are now reaching maturity. But now that tourist season is winding down, the chefs who come to Rabbit Run for ingredients may not need as many. Chef Jeanie Roland at The Perfect Caper in Punta Gorda incorporates local produce into lunch and dinner specials when she can. I try when theyre available and this has been kind of a rough winter as far as that went, she said. Ridgway Bar & Grill in Naples features a Rabbit Run House Salad and Rabbit Run Caesar Salad using Ms. Muirs produce. The lettuce is just spectacular and our customers have really bought into the fact that were using a fresh, locally grown product, said Chef Tony Ridgway. Strawberries are Rabbit Runs largest crop, and survived the chill without major setbacks. But other crops that bloomed late may not find a buyer. Ms. Muir says the Saturday public market at her farm is also a source of revenue. We have like eight different types of eggplant from all over the world, so normally were picking them all winter long, Ms. Muir said. Its definitely been a big challenge this year because everything went to sleep. Now all our eggplant is literally loaded with bloom, and nobodys going to be here for the restaurants to have it. Its kind of discouraging because weve had people asking and asking for them. In Punta Gorda, 55-acre Worden Farm suffered minimal financial setbacks overall. Owner Eva Worden attributes that to a wide variety of produce grown, including a larger number of cold tolerant plants. They also sell their produce directly to home cooks instead of relying on business from restaurants or exports. Most of their revenue comes through farmers markets and a Community Supported Agriculture program. For $600 per peak harvesting season the beginning of December to mid April people can pick up their vegetables on a weekly basis, getting a big box of whatever is available at Worden. Oakes Organic Farm in Naples offers a similar program for the same price. Our losses were not nearly as great as some of our fellow farmers not to say it wasnt a challenging season, because it was, Ms. Worden said. The plants that were out there were growing much more slowly than usual. We also experienced intense flooding events that caused us to lose many crops.Bigger farms Bigger farms that grow tomatoes, squash or peppers on hundreds of acres say the late harvest is a double whammy. After losing up to 30 percent or more of their winter crops, they are being forced to compete with growers a few hundred miles north who are beginning their own harvesting season now. Not only did they lose the crops they had, but the crops they put in the ground now are competing against another market area, said Robert Halman, an agriculture agent for the University of Florida in Collier County. (Farms) were out of business for almost two months. Now were at the stage where theyre starting to do some harvesting. Pacific Collier Fresh Company in Immokalee is expecting to take significant price cuts on bell peppers, its largest crop, because of the late harvest. Youre going to reach a point where its going to be a bloodbath, said John Hood, farm manager at Pacific Collier. Central Floridas going to come in. Georgias going to come in. Troyer Brothers potato farms, which own about 3,500 acres in Lee County, harvests white, red and yellow potatoes. Compared to the group of vegetables hit hardest by the cold snap, the company did well this year. Farmers were able to save most of their crop and are only about a week behind schedule for harvesting. It was probably the coldest winter since 1989, said Aaron Troyer. Its the coldest longest that I can remember, certainly a one-in-25-year event type deal. And weve been so wet also, because its been El Nino season. Considering we had all those conditions, its amazing we even had a crop to sell. Pacific Colliers Mr. Hood is hoping his bell peppers will be snapped up by shoppers, even though the company will probably have to settle for lower sales numbers. All you can do is continue with what you got, take whats hurt and nurse it along the best you can and hope the market will respond enough that youll be able to recoup some of your losses, he said. You dont know that youre even going to come close to breaking even. Chances are your going to take a loss with the year even with the high prices.Rising popularity of local farmsMr. Oakes describes his farm, restaurant and markets as militantly organic. We have a very loyal clientele and base, and as bad as our growing season was our business actually increased overall, he said. People are trying to get closer to their food sources, which is a very good thing. While most farms dont insist on 100 percent organic produce, many are striving to meet the demands of not just chefs, but a larger group of consumers who strive to eat locally grown fare for reasons based on taste, ethics and philosophy. I think the chefs are excellent ambassadors for using high quality products. They help to educate the general population about the benefits of using high quality produce, Ms. Worden said. So theyre much more visible than the hundreds of thousands of community supported agriculture projects around the country. Of course, chefs have also taken note of this trend. The biggest growth in the food industry right now is local farmers trying to promote special items on menus, said Chef Martin Murphy of KitchenAid Culinary Center at Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor in Bonita Springs. Im small, and the philosophy we try to promote here is sustainability. Chef Brandon McGlamery of Luma on Park in Winter Park was trained to use the seasonal offerings of local farms. He updates his menu on a near daily basis, a challenge many chefs arent willing to face. I think its easier once you get in the mindset, he said. And it also allows you and your staff to change the menu. It gives more flexibility to certain dishes. Say the crop wasnt as big as you really needed it to be... you can use that item, say if its Florida spring onions, as part of dish. You make a spring onion sauce. You stretch it out and you still feature the beauty of that vegetable on the menu. Chef Ridgway in Naples agrees. When you work with small farmers, you have to be able to fluctuate with what they have, he said. Those are challenges chefs dont like to take on at times. FARMSFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: At her Rabbit Run Farm in east Lee county, Denise Muir holds a little purple eggplant. Left: Strawberries are the largest crop at Rabbit Run Farm.

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Rosana Watts, CPM is a new real estate manager for the asset services division. Ms. Watts brings 18 years of property management experience to her new position, with her expertise primarily in the retail sector. Drew Robinson is the new director of marketing and research. Mr. Robinson has 32 years marketing experience of which 14 years have been in the Southwest Florida commercial real estate market. Rob Mintz, former director of marketing and research, is now a sales and leasing associate primarily specializing in office properties. Mr. Mintz brings more than a decade of market research and analysis experience to his new position in brokerage. M.L. Meade has been honored as a Top Producer for 2009 by the Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-on-the-Gulf Chapter. A Realtor with Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Ms. Meade works from the Esplanade Office on Marco Island and received an award for sales in the $5 million to $9.9 million range. She serves on the board of directors of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors. The Grant Group at the Fifth Avenue office of Coldwell Banker residential real estate has earned the companys International Presidents Premier award for 2009. The award is bestowed upon fewer than 1 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates nationwide. The Grant Group is comprised of Doug Grant, Clay Cason, Paul Leck, Barbara Leiti, Rick Leiti, Judy Martin, Craig Palmer and Loretta Young. Erin Risher was named Top Producer for listings and sales in March at Weichert, Realtors On the Gulf. Ms. Risher has been a member of the Weichert sales team since March 2009. Georgia Pyne and Steve Messenger have joined Downing-Frye Realty Inc. as sales associates. Ms. Pyne has more than 20 years of real estate experience in Evanston and Winnetka, Ill. She has earned the senior real estate specialist designation and is a member of the Naples, Florida and National associations of Realtors. Mr. Messenger has more than 10 years of real estate experience in Florida. He started his real estate career with the Southwest Florida division of a national homebuilder and he was a multi-million dollar producer. 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. Joe Tomaino is a new sales associate at Quail West in North Naples. Mr. Tomaino has more than 20 years of experience, specializing in development sales in Pelican Marsh, Bonita Bay and Mediterra. With more than $260 million in sales, he has achieved numerous awards from the Collier and Lee county building and industry associations. After a two-year career change into general real estate with John R. Wood Realty Inc., he has returned to his roots in development sales at Quail West. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business!The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., www.JackiStrategos.comRichard DrosteRealtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netBill FeehanRealtor239-293-3557feemarco@marcocable.comResidential, LLCHawthornes at Lely $265,000 to $299,000You will be totally impressed with the oor plan & square footage. 2BR/2BA. Overlooks lake. 2-car garage, lots of storage. Gorgeous landscaping. Several to choose from!Lely Resort Homesite 8056 Tiger Lily $119,900 Oversized corner lot, peaceful preserve as your backdrop. Sits among million dollar homes. Plans available. No mandatory club af liation fees.8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000Dreams come in all forms. This home is a dream come true! Beautiful section of Lely w/larger lots & a beautiful lake view. Large home with 3BR/3BA. Great lanai w/pool & fountain.Varenna in Fiddlers Creek $325,000Luxury coach home overlooking a sparkling lake. Complete w/decorator furnishings. Soaring ceilings, great detailing & all large rooms with an open oor plan. 3BR 3 full BA, 2-car garage. Steps to community pool. Seller Financing J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! Single family Oakmont 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA & 2 car garage. Located within cul-de-sac of very desirable street. Built-in entertainment center, custom window treatments, NEWER A/C unit, electric & Accordion HURRICANE shutters, large screen lanai, long lake views! $389,000 PRISTINE CONDITION! 3BR, 2.5BA, Single Family, Tile in living areas, plantation shutters, built-in entertainment center, private POOL with lake views, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters, NEW A/C unit and more! Asking $ 428,000 Windsor Model 4BR, 3BA plus Den, 2 car attached garage. Lovely former model with private cul-de-sac location offers large gracious rooms and an array of upgrades including private pool, electric hurricane shutters & more! A must see! $490,000 Visual Tour Available! Virtual Tour VILLAGE WALK OPEN HOUSESLight & Bright Single Family spacious Oakmont oor plan 3 BR, 2.5 BA + den & 2-car garage. Original owners used home for season only! Features custom window treatments, large screened lanai & more! Priced to Sell $365,000Capri, 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage! Spacious open oor plan, private POOL with LAKE views, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters for entire home! $257,000 Visual Tour Available! Magni cent Carlyle! Words can not descrie this exquisite 4BR, 3.5BA home offering an array of designer features! Totally renovated/enlarged kitchen. Wolf appliances, Granite counters, custom cabinetry, genuine hardwood oors, private pool, hurricane shutters & so much more! $599,000 Oakmont, 3BR, 2.5BA plus Den. Location Location! Prime over-sized lake view home-site in cul-de-sac, TILE throughout entire home, Accordion HURRICANE shutters, private heated POOL and more! $435,000 Visual Tour Available! VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES REDUCED ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES VIRTUAL TOUR MAKE OFFER VIRTUAL TOURPRISTINE! 2BR,2BA, 2-Car garage Capri. Nicely upgraded with TILE throughout entire home, built-in entertainment center, freshly painted interior, plantation shutters, very private screen lanai with solar heated pool! MUST SEE! $259,000 NEW LISTING Annual RentalsOther Rentals Available from $525 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 e Strand/Pinnacle 2bd+den/2ba. Furnished $1700 mo. Annual (Available 5/1/10)$699,9003bd/2ba, 1725 S.F. Renovated home with covered boat dock & new boat lift. Minutes to the Gulf. e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd/2.5ba. Furnished $2200 mo. Annual Vanderbilt Beach/Airport Rd. NEWSMAKERSFrom page B9MEADE




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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. Edwards 564-4080 20 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WOODSEDGE 22260 Wood Run Court $1,350,000 Premier Properties Doug Davlin 272-5060 NEW LISTING 21 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. -Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 22 MEDITERRA MEDICI 15201 Medici Way $1,889,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266>$2,000,00023 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside 2 $839,000 $2,175,000 Bridgette Foster 239253-8001 Amerivest Realty 24 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8659 Blue Flag Way $2,325,000 Premier Properties Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 25 MEDITERRA MEDICI 15204 Medici Way $2,495,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty 26 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 27 GREY OAKS 2419 Indian Pipe Way $2,750,000 Premier Properties Mary Yon 572-3274 >$3,000,00028 OLD NAPLES 272 11th Avenue South $3,000,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 29 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,295,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 30 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 31 PARK SHORE 350 Neptunes Bight $3,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$4,000,00032 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$5,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 3240 Fort Charles Drive $5,495,000 Premier Properties Philip N. Collins 404-6800 >$8,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Jutta V. Lopez 571-5339 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK Illustrated Properties Real Estate located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road $200,000 $400,000 Call 239-5 96-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and SatSun. 11-3>$300,0002 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28495 Altessa Way #102 $389,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Mark/Laura Maran 777-3301 >$400,0003 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties Call 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 4 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat-Sun. 1-4 5 PELICAN LANDING THE COLONY MERANO 23831 Merano Court #201 $480,000 Premier Properties Stephanie/ John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000 6 BONITA BAY THE HAMPTONS 26891 Wyndhurst Court #101 $499,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 7 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201 $499,000 Premier Properties Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176 >$300,0008 BONITA BAY ARBOR STRAND 27408 Arbor Strand Drive $549,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 7772441>$600,0009 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE ROYALE 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1001 $649,777 Premier Properties Marilyn Moir 919-2400>$700,00010 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 11 MEDITERRA 15520 M onterosso Lane #201 $729,900 David William Auston, PA, 239-273-1376 Amerivest Realty 12 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB III 425 Dockside Drive #403 $749,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 13 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8444 Abbington Circle #1421 $799,000 Premier Properties Patricia Bucalo 248-0694>$800,00014 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 15 WYNDEMERE VILLAGES 438 Glen Meadow Lane $895,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126>$900,00016 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $988,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 17 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #602 $999,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000>$1,000,00018 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $1,175,000 Premier Properties Fred Alter 269-4123 19 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,200,000 Premier Properties Isabelle


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Abracadabra!Maybe its magic that keeps John Calvert up to his tricks at 98 years old. C23 A lesson in livingThe Art of Being satisfies the soul as well as the appetite. C31 Orchestra goes popsPeg Longstreth previews the seasons fourth and final Pops concert for which Maureen McGovern appears in the second act. C18 Orchestra g oes p o ps Giving out grantsSee who celebrated Ten Years of Helping Children, and more good-news events. C27-29 Enjoy tartlets and tea with a royal chef at The RitzJoin Darren McGrady, former senior chef at Buckingham Palace and Princess Dianas personal chef, for a discussion of royal life and the history of high English tea during a Royal Afternoon Tea Party from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at The RitzCarlton, Naples. Chef McGrady, along with The RitzCarlton culinary team, will prepare and serve traditional savory and sweet recipes from his book, Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen. Among the menu items under consideration are: A selection of tea sandwiches on different breads, including Sage Derby with Tomato, Baked Ham with English Mustard, Jam Pennies and Cucumber with Mint Cream Cheese; tea pastries such as Queen Elizabeths Chocolate Birthday Cake, Raspberry Tartlets, Clotted Cream Scones with Strawberry Preserves and Traditional Scottish Shortbread; and beverages such as Pimms Cup, Lemon Refresher and Earl Grey Tea with lemon or milk. During the tea service, Chef McGrady will share stories about palace life, provide insight into the lives of Diana and the young princes and discuss the etiquette and presentation of traditional English afternoon tea. Guests will be able to purchase his Eating Royally cookbook and have it signed. Tea party tickets are $100 per person, and reservations are required. A portion of the afternoons proceeds will benefit breast cancer foundations, including the Pink Ribbon Crusade, Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support and the NCH Mammogram Fund. To purchase a ticket, call The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, at 598-6644 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ G S o g Xanadu rolls into the Phil April 23-25.C4 >>inside: You can call Annie Golden a sex goddess, but shell correct you. Shes actually a love goddess. Or at least, she plays one on stage. Love and sex are not the same thing, she says although she allows that its the best of both worlds when the two go together. In the national tour of Xanadu, Ms. Golden plays Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Erato, the goddess of sex, is played byinterview with a loveAnnie Goldenplays Aphrodite in musical at Philgoddess fromTop: Annie Golden and NaTasha Yvette Williams in Xanadu. Above: Annie Golden. Left: The Xanadu goddesses.SEE XANADU, C4 COURTESY PHOTOS/CAROL RISEGG & NATHAN D. FRYESEE TEA, C14 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTO CHEF MCGRADY

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PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 another actor a much younger, showgirl type of girl, she says. The Tony-nominated musical is a campy reinterpretation of the 1980 movie that featured Olivia Newton John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly. The stage show has more humor than the film ever did. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called it silly bliss and outlandishly enjoyable and irresistible! Its at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples for four performances, April 23-25. While it pokes fun at the movie, the musical does so in a sweet, genuine way, Ms. Golden says. In addition to Aphrodite, she also plays Calliope, the muse of heroic poetry. We all get to be diaphanous, wearing these gorgeous, heavenly Grecian costumes, she says. The goddesses have come down from Mount Olympus to inspire an artist during what is supposed to be the Renaissance in Venice, Italy. But due to a big glitch in the time-frame continuum, they wind up in Venice Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., in the 1980s. The person they seek to inspire turns out to be Sonny Malone, who paints murals on walls and sidewalks, and whose timeless dream is to build a roller disco. (It is, after all, the s). Hes a Valley boy, a sweet guy, Ms. Golden says about Sonny (played by Max Von Essen). Hes knock-down, drag-out gorgeous, and he doesnt know it or care, hes so devoted to becoming an artist. Then he meets this girl who says, You are worthy and you are gifted. Youre not a fool to follow your dream. Let me show you how to go about it. The girl is Kira (Anika Larsen), leader of the muses who embrace the task of inspiring the hunky young artist. But when Sonny falls in love with Kira, two evil sisters attempt to thwart the romance. They keep throwing a wrench into the works, Ms. Golden explains.Ahead of the CirqueWritten by Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed and As Bees in Honey Drown), Xanadu mixes roller-skating with disco music and Greek mythology, using an Electric Light Orchestra score. One of the joys of the show, says Ms. Golden, is that the casts gets to sing classic pop songs written by Jeff Lynne of ELO and John Farrar songs such as Im Alive, All Over the World, Magic and, of course, Xanadu. In addition to numbers made popular in the movie, the musical includes Strange Magic, Evil Woman and Have You Never Been Mellow. And we get to dance the Tony-nominated choreography by Dan Knechtges, Ms. Golden adds. Although the movie was panned when it hit the theaters three decades ago, its soundtrack was a big success. When it played on the HBO Family channel one recent Sunday, the cast gathered together at their hotel to watch. People were pointing, saying Look, they have aerialists! Look, someones doing flips! Someones on roller skates! Ms. Golden says. And I said, It sounds like Cirque du Soleil, ahead of its time.A Cinderella story A native of Brooklyn, Ms. Golden has had an eclectic career in theater, television and movies. She started out, however, as the lead singer of The Shirts, a band that headlined at CBGBs in the 1970s. The East Village club where Ms. Golden became friends with the Ramones, Talking Heads and Deborah Harry of Blondie was also where she was discovered by movie director Milos Forman, who took her from the Bowery to Broadway, as she puts it. I had this career, and he came to CBGBs, she recalls. He was either slumming or talent scouting. It was the latter. Seeking singers to be in his movie, Hair, Mr. Forman chose Ms. Golden to be a leading lady. He gave me a career, she says. Since then, shes worked with Jerry Zaks, George C. Wolfe and Stephen Sondheim, among others. She originated the role of Lynette Squeaky Fromme in the Off-Broadway world debut of Mr. Sondheim and John Weidmans Assassins. (Ms. Fromme was the woman who attempted to murder President Gerald Ford.) She also created the role of Georgie Bukatinsky in the Tony-nominated The Full Monty, performing on Broadway. She worked with Terrence McNally, who adapted the movie for stage. And her voice was on the original demos for the Broadway musical Hairspray. If you Google my name and Hairspray, you can hear (the demos) on YouTube, she says. Way back when Ms. Golden auditioned for Hair, Marc Shaiman was her accompanist. The two became fast friends, and thats what led to her recording the Hairspray demos for which Mr. Shaiman composed and co-wrote the lyrics decades later. Though she was performing in The Full Monty, she took a night off when Hairspray opened. At the party afterward, she says, I had backers come up to me and say, Your voice is on the demo! That made me invest my money in this show. Ms. Golden still sounds amazed by her Cinderella story. It seems my career has been creating movies out of stage productions or making stage productions out of movies, she quips. Either way, its allowed her to work with the finest of films the finest of hysterical source material the finest of writers. She performed with Colleen Dewhurst, Jason Robards, Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott in Eugene ONeills Ah! Wilderness, was Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors prior to the Broadway production, and played Lucy Schmeeler in On the Town at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and in the Gershwin on Broadway. On television, she portrayed Cliff Clavins girlfriend on Cheers and Sonny Crocketts auto mechanic on Miami Vice. Shes had guest spots on Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. And shell soon be seen on the big screen in I Love You Phillip Morris! with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Its the directorial debut for John Requa and Glen Ficarra, who wrote Bad Santa. She respects singers such as Pink, who share her punk sensibilities. I love the way she sings, the way she writes, she says. I love the way she assaults and attacks a song. She also loves TV shows that have women of a certain age, she says, naming Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer, Glenn Close in Damages, Holly Hunter in Amazing Grace and Katey Sagal in Sons of Anarchy. At 58 years old, she says, It bodes well for me that they have a career. R-E-S-P-E-C-TXanadu is her first national tour. Im having a blast, she says. But shes very familiar with the show; she was a pit singer in the Broadway production, singing on the bandstand. And she once filled in for two different actors in two separate performances on the same day, playing one evil sister at the matinee and the other in the evening show. As shes playing the love goddess, Aphrodite, does she have any love or relationship advice? Respect is the most important thing, she says. Respect. She recalls working on Saturn Returns years ago (with Richard Rodgers grandson, Adam Guettel, who wrote the musical The Light in the Piazza). During a rehearsal, someone asked, If you were in love with someone, if you had a crush on someone, would you want them to love you or respect you? Everyone was saying love. But I said, Honey, if they dont respect you first, love is never going to last. Respect is the most important thing to me in working relationships and in social situations, too. Its how she approaches her career. I was a girl in a punk rock band, she says. I came to a career where people train for their profession and their artistry, and I had no training whatsoever. I felt, oh God, I didnt train my voice. I didnt train to act. I thought Id be outted as a charlatan. But people did respect me, I was fortunate. It was because she respected her position and the gift she possessed. It worked, she feels, because she realized she had a gift, and she wanted to rise to the occasion. Then youre a sponge. You take everything in and learn from everything, from bad behavior and good behavior. So my advice is: respect. XANADUFrom page 1 >> What: Xanadu >> When: Friday-Sunday, April 23-25 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5388 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >> Cost: $59 >> Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil. org in the know COURTESY PHOTO/NATHAN D. FRYENaTasha Yvette Williams, Annie Golden, Anika Larson and Max Von Essen in Xanadu. During a rehearsal, someone asked, If you were in love with someone ... would you want them to love you or respect you? Everyone was saying love. But I said, Honey, if they dont respect you first, love is never going to last.

PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Ill be Seeing Youz A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II By Franc DAmbrosio at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Norris Center. 213-3058. Xanadu At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts April 23-25. 5971900. Menopause the Musical At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall April 27-29. 481-4849. Ring of Fire At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 5. 2784422. Dinner Theater Joey and Marias Comedy Italian Wedding is presented by The Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace April 24 and 25. Tickets include Italian buffet and show: $32 per person. 774-1690 or The Emperors New Clothes At Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre April 28-May 1. 278-4422. Romeo and Juliet By KidzAct, the youth theater of the Naples Players, at 11 a.m. April 24, on the outdoor Baker Stage, 701 5th Avenue South. 263-7990 or The Importance of Being Earnest By the Naples Players at the Sugden Theatre April 21-May 15. 263-7990. Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance By Lee Roy Reams April 22-25 at TheatreZones G&L Theatre. 1-888-966-3352 The New Kid By Florida Reps Lunchbox Theater April 24 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 332-4665 or The Fourth Wall By The Marco Players through April 25. www. This weeks symphony A Swinging Benny Goodman Tribute By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. April 22. 597-1900. Latin Fiesta By the Southwest Florida Symphony at 8 p.m. April 24 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 418-1500. Pops No. 4 A Long and Winding Road: The Concert Starring Maureen McGovern at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts April 27-May 2. 597-1900. Thursday, April 22 Art Party A reception is hosted by Webster & Company for artist Mally Khorasantchi from 5-8 p.m. at the Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road. Enjoy hors doeuvres and wine. RSVP to 498-9074. Free Film In honor of Earth Day, the film Earth is shown at 2 p.m. at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Art Affair The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts No. 17, Cruising the Chocolate River, from 6-9 p.m. on the terrace of the Cocohatchee Nature Center. Enjoy cocktails, music, an authentic Florida buffet and a river cruise. 495-8989 or Funny Guy J. Chris Newberg tonight through Saturday 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. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. Friday, April 23 Chamber Concert American Virtuosi Chamber Concerts are performed at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933. Live X Alice in Chains performs at 6 p.m. at City of Palms Park. $29. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Acoustic rock by Derrick Trenholm. 267-0783 or Saturday, April 24 Movie Night The Princess and the Frog is shown at sunset at the Norris Center. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 213-3058. Earth Day Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Earth Day events from 9:45 to 6:30 p.m. Bring chairs of blankets for the music on the green. $6 parking; free admission. 777-0186 or 992-0311. Museum Event A birthday celebration for the Museum of the Everglades and the Tamiami Trail is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City. Free admission. 695-2397. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Contemporary rock by Acoustic Addition. 267-0783 or Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ Sunday, April 25 Special Concert An Eastertide concert, with the 90-voice combined choirs and 11-piece string orchestra of Ave Maria, starts at 3 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples. 304-7034. COURTESY PHOTOSay I do! to Joey and Marias Comedy Italian Wedding at the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre. The ceremony begins with a lunch buffet at noon Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25. After that, things get wild and crazy, in true Italian wedding style. Tickets are $32. Call Big Cypress Marketplace at 774-1690 or RSVP online at PHOTOThe Waterfront Studios and Gallery at The Esplanade on Marco Island hosts the opening reception for an exhibit of oil paintings by Pat Perrotti from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Ms. Perrotti began her art studies several years ago at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Sisters above, is part of her newest exhibit. A portion of all sales will benefit the Marco Island Center of the Arts.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Piano Concert Trinity by the Cove features A Cathedral Evensong: the Virtuoso Piano by the choir of Trinity by the Cove at 4 p.m. Estero Feast The third annual Taste of Estero is set for 1 a.m.-5 p.m. at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Enjoy more than 30 food vendors, kids events, games and live music. Free admission. or 248-1609. Jazz Music The Naples Daily News Jazz Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 213-3058. 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 26 Naples Jazz Classical Jazz on 5th is performed at 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. 434-8505 or Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, April 27 Art Invitation Artist in the Garden is set for 8 a.m.-noon at the Naples Botanical Garden. Artists and photographers can set up easels and tripods and be inspired by the gardens beauty. 643-7275. History Program History of the Working Waterfront is presented at 2 p.m. by Lois Bolin of Naples Backyard History at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Blvd. 593-0177. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, April 28 Art Walk The Esplanade on Marco Island hosts an art walk themed Art in Bloom from 5-8 p.m. Pirate Night Join The English Pub every Wednesday for Pirate Night and Hermit Crab Races as well as live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 775-3727 or History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or Upcoming events Opening Reception Florida West Arts Gallery in Bonita Springs presents Artescape Florida West 2010 April 29-May 20, with an opening party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 29. Enjoy traditional, contemporary and new directions in art. 948-4427 or Special Show Maria Callas is portrayed by Elizabeth Bonnie Bozzo at 2 p.m. April 29 at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Free. Registration is required: 593-0177. Art Studios The Art League of Bonita Springs presents an art walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. from 4-7 p.m. April 29. Enjoy art and musical entertainment. 495-8989 or The House of Bernarda Alba By The Laboratory Theater of Florida April 29-May 15 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933. Derby Party The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts No. 18 You Can Bet On It at 5 p.m. May 1. Catch the excitement, and flavors, of the Kentucky Derby in Bonita Springs for $120 per person. 495-8989 or Live Music Angie & Perfect Gentlemen perform from 6-8 p.m. April 30 in the restaurant piazza at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766. Send calendar listings to events@ PHOTOTwo-time Grammy-winner Clay Hess, above, comes to The Norris Center along with Paul Brewster, Cory Walker, Jason Jones and Jon Garon for the final bluegrass concert of the season. Show time for Thundering Bluegrass is 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Tickets are $20. Call The Norris Center at 213-3049.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare04/23 : Concert With Broadway Star Terri White04/23 : The American Cancer Society Relay For Life04/28 : 15th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival05/01 : American Cancer Society Gala of the Florida Keys I cant remember feeling so mixed about a show before. What did I think about Ring of Fire, which just opened at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre? I hated it. Then I loved it. Then I hated it again. I was bored, I was frustrated, I was entertained. Then I was bored again. Ring of Fire, of course, is a revue of Johnny Cash songs. Performed by eight singers and six musicians, its a wildly uneven production, with a few songs that amuse or move you, and far too many that make you wonder how soon the show will end. To clarify one thing from the start: There is no Johnny Cash impersonator in this show. Ring of Fire opens with the singers walking out one-by-one and declaring, Hello! My name is Johnny Cash. Its a Spartacus kind of moment; were meant to embrace them all as representatives of the great singer. A great idea. Too bad its not executed well. The singers sing one of Mr. Cashs songs and recite some biography about his history, going back a couple generations. Then they sing another song or act out a scene from his life with brief dialogue and song. As a man and woman sang a duet and the other singers coupled off and looked on with empty smiles, I thought: This is just like The Lawrence Welk Show! I guess thats fine if you like that kind of thing, but Mr. Welk was known for presenting the most bland and insipid music, carefully calculated not to offend. The Man in Black, however, always seemed to have an edge to him that spoke of hard times and sorrows. Thats why Sunday Morning Coming Down, performed by Kelly Cusimano, Diana Fox and Marija Reiff, doesnt work in Ring of Fire it just sounds too pretty. But Folsom Prison Blues, performed by Scott Moreau, does work. Hes able to give it the grit and menace it deserves. (In fact, the whole section of prison songs, with the men circling about, hitting bars of metal together for percussion, possessed an energy that many of the other numbers lacked.) Act One really didnt catch fire until Ms. Reiff performed Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart, a novelty number. Dressed up like a little china doll, she delivers it with perfect loopiness, a deliberately over-the-top performance. You could almost feel the audience sit up and take notice. The first act ended on a high note, with Ring of Fire and Jackson. Unfortunately, the energy drooped again after intermission. The costumes didnt help. At the beginning of Act Two, the women are decked out in what look like Mormon cheerleading outfits, seemingly designed to make their bodies as unattractive as possible. Each dress is a different color blue, red, purple, green. With white pointy collars, white short sleeves and white pleats in skirts hitting just below the knee, the outfits look like something cobbled together as a first attempt in Home Ec, by someone living on the prairie in a different era. Costume designer John P. Whites creations are as erratic as the show itself. Some particularly some of the mens are top-notch and perfect, while others seem amateurish, or like people trying to dress up like cowboys. Toward the end of the show, Mike Long performs in a long black raincoat. I dont know if its supposed to be a duster, but it just looks like it was the wrong size, as if he were a kid wearing his fathers raincoat. Dominic Laus set is simple: chainlink fencing and corrugated metal, with acoustic guitars hanging from them, and two multi-tiered platforms with wooden steps. With such a static set, the actors have to move around a lot to provide some motion onstage. The band, which stays on-stage throughout and interacts with the singers, is the best thing about this show. It consists of musical conductor Loren Strickland on piano, Tom Weaver and John McCarty on guitars, Chris Rose on stand-up bass, Jason Labrador on fiddle and Gary Leone on drums. If only the rest of the show matched their quality. But the musical quickly disintegrates into Hee-Haw material. Todd Meredith tries his best to sell A Boy Named Sue, but it comes across as silly. (It never made sense to me why Sue didnt just change his name or adopt a nickname.) There are a few fine exceptions in Ring of Fire, however. Ms. Mills almost stopped the show with her rendition of All Over Again receiving thunderous applause. Oddly, shes underutilized, only appearing on stage from time to time (along with Adam Clough.) And Mr. Labradors fiddle playing, especially on Orange Blossom Special, is sizzling, though I wish the audience had continued to urge him to play yet even faster. But then, just before the big finale, the show loses whatever momentum it had, grinding to a halt with Ragged Old Flag. Mr. Long recites the lyrics and talks about how we have the right to burn the flag. And then he adds, We also have the right to bear arms, so if you burn the flag, Ill shoot you a sentiment that seems contrary to everything America stands for. I dont know which was more troubling: the idea of advocating murder as an American value, or the fact that the comment received applause from some in the audience. Ring of Fire ends with everyone standing in a line, playing acoustic guitar and singing Ive Been Everywhere. Its a lively song, with the cast singing out names of towns. It has energy, but by then, its too late. This production lacks the authenticity that made Mr. Cashs songs connect with people. It could be the show itself; the Broadway production closed after a month. This Ring of Fire has its moments Ms. Millss solo, the musicians, the men harmonizing, any time Mr. Moreau sings. But this shorter-than-usual musical felt as if it ran longer than usual, and thats not good. If you want a ring of fire, first you have to have a spark. THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON Flame sparks, sputters in Ring of Fire >> What: Ring of Fire >> When: Through June 5 >> Where: The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $47 to $53 >> Info: 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com in the know COURTESY PHOTOAbove and left: The cast of Ring of Fire represents the different stages of Johnny Cashs career.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 C9 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGIVING The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the organization that founded the Naples Winter Wine Festival, presented grants totaling $5.9 million to organizations supporting underprivileged and atrisk children in Collier County. Twenty childrens charities received $5.3 million in grants, and $603,350 was awarded to several organizations to fund a new behavioral health initiative called Collier H.U.G.S. For some organizations, these grants are lifelines to continuing their efforts on behalf of children in need; for others the funding enables them to expand programs and services, said NCEF trustee The Honorable Francis Rooney, who along with his wife Kathleen co-chaired the 2010 festival. The check presentations, which were combined with a celebration of NCEFs 10 years of transforming childrens lives, took place April 18 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Attendees included leaders of charitable organizations, festival patrons and volunteers. The grant committee was particularly sensitive to the impact the struggling economy is having on children, said 2010 grant chair and NCEF trustee Anne Welsh McNulty. The allocation of funds to battle the growing epidemic of family homelessness is just one example. According to the countys public schools system, the number of school-aged homeless children has risen from 600 to 900 in the past year. One organization, Youth Haven, was awarded an NCEF grant of $175,000 for its Caring for Families Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Ms. McNulty also noted that this year NCEF was able to pursue a broader spectrum of solutions for at-risk children by combining its grants with funds from new federal relief programs such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Charities are responding to the economic downturn by getting leaner and doing more with less, she said. Some are going down the path of independence, having leveraged NCEF funds over the years to make them stronger, more fiscally independent organizations. The nonprofits that received the largest grants this year were the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, which was awarded a $1 million grant for summer programming at its Collier County center and an Immokalee site; and Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, which received $750,000 for its early childhood education programs and after-school and summer programs. Other organizations that received grants were: Able Academy, $125,000; Catholic Charities, $110,000; Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, $125,000; Collier Child Care Resources, $150,000; Collier County Child Advocacy Center/CPT, $460,000; Eden Florida, $125,000; Early Learning and Literacy Model Program, $350,000; Foster Care Council, $245,000; Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, $105,000; Immokalee Child Care Center, $175,000; Immokalee Housing & Family Services, $145,000; Marco Island YMCA, $200,000; Redlands Christian Migrant Association, $295,000; Shelter for Abused Women & Children, $305,000; St. Matts Kids Camps $25,000; Tutor Corps, $70,000; YMCA of the Palms, $385,000; Youth Haven, $175,000; Collier H.U.G.S. (Health Under Guided Systems), $603,350. Social services agencies in Collier County are largely dependent on foundation grants, fundraising activities and private funding to meet expenses and expand their programs. To determine grant recipients for its yearly grant cycle, NCEF evaluated applications based on factors that include program cost per child, return on investment, financial health and leadership of the organization, effective and efficient spending of previous NCEF grants, program sustainability and community impact. In addition, the foundation sets aside a portion of past festival proceeds for long-term strategic initiatives dedicated to closing severe gaps in four areas: early learning, medical/oral health, outof-school programs and behavioral health. In addition to charitable check presentations, the April 18 event featured a bountiful buffet of the culinary specialties of 11 Naples Originals restaurants as part of the celebration marking NCEFs 10-year anniversary. The event brought together three of Naples most successful homegrown organizations: NCEF/Naples Winter Wine Festival (the nations most successful charity wine auction since 2004 as ranked by Wine Spectator); the independent restaurants group of Naples Originals (among the strongest groups of independent restaurants in the country as measured by Flavor Technologys Nathan Schmidt); and Naples Botanical Garden (a 170-acre garden that has broken the traditional boundaries of how gardens are experienced by the public). Since 2000, the Naples Children & Education Foundation has been dedicated to making a profound and sustainable difference for Collier County children in need. The foundations sole fundraiser, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has raised $82.5 million over 10 years, with proceeds helping nearly 100,000 children. Major initiatives that NCEF has funded in collaboration with other private and public entities have included a pediatric dental clinic and an early learning center. 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PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 *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 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 OFFTHEWALL STREET By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Accepting new commitments when you havent yet finished the batch on hand could be a bit rash. Better to ease up on the new ones until you get further along with your current lot. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Reward yourself for whats sure to be a dynamic week with a getaway to someplace wonderful, hopefully with a wonderful someone. Youll return refreshed and ready for whats ahead. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some people might be anxious about your plans. So you need to take time to explain what you expect to do and how you expect do it. And dont forget to ask for suggestions. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Dealing with an unfamiliar problem can be difficult. The wisest course you can take is to ask for advice from those who have been where you are and have come through it. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Tackle a frustrating job problem by considering possibilities you might have ignored before. This reassures colleagues youre serious about finding a solution, even if its not totally yours. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your balanced approach to life proves to be helpful this week when someone you care for needs your spiritual comfort, while someone else benefits from your tough-love practicality. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Once again, youre likely to be asked to keep a secret for someone. But do you really want to do so? Be honest with yourself and with your needs before you make any such commitment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Taking a more direct approach from the more diplomatic one youve used before could make a difference in finally resolving a too-longheld disagreement. Try it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Being asked for advice is flattering to the Sea Goat, who has a habit of saying the right thing. This time, expect someone to be especially impressed and to act on that sentiment. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With a number of pressures easing, your project could be making a lot more progress than you expected by this time. Thats great news. But dont let yourself be distracted; stay with it PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An interesting challenge looms that could be exactly what youve been looking for. Discuss this with colleagues who could have much to contribute and who might want to join with you. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Lamb is usually excited about taking on a new challenge. But if thats a touch of doubt youre feeling, maybe its you telling yourself to go slow on this until you learn more about it. BORN THIS WEEK: Your heart is always open to offer loving concern for others. And they, in turn, reach out to complete the circle.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 C11 Askaboutonstageseating!PhotoAlanDeckerINCLUDESTHEHITSONGS: HaveYouEverBeenMellowMagic SuddenlyAllOvertheWorldImAlive INCLUDESTHEHITSONGS: Hav e YouEverBeenMellowMagic SuddenlyAllOvertheWorldImAlive Matineeand eveningshows available!April 23-25 Buyticketsnowatthephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfce5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.Joinusfor DinnerattheDome beforetheeveningperformances!A funny thing happens when you dare to be different, and its called greatness. Granted it doesnt happen all the time, but when a movie is as subversive, funny, hyper-violent and creative as Kick-Ass, few other words properly describe it. Director Matthew Vaughns film blends comic book fantasy with real-world obsessions, and the result is a wonderful mix of superhero exploits and geekdom. Dave (Aaron Johnson) is a high school loser. He masturbates constantly, daydreams, and lives alone with his father (Garrett M. Brown). Hes never had a girlfriend, and his friends Marty (Clark Duke) and Todd (Evan Peters) dont have much going for them either. Daves obsession with comic books, coupled with a profound sense of justice, lead him to become Kick-Ass, a real-life superhero patrolling the streets with the intention of protecting the innocent. How come nobodys ever tried to be a superhero? Dave asks with determination and admirable motives before heading out to fight crime. And then he gets his ass kicked. And I mean royally kicked, to the point where hes hospitalized and comes out so full of metal he quips his insides look like Wolverines. Undeterred, hes back in his ill-fitting green and yellow wetsuit in no time, and soon discovers Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz, fabulous), who are more than capable of kicking someones ass. The trio teams up to stop a Mafioso (Mark Strong) and his twerpy son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka McLovin) from taking over the city. One foe Dave cant conquer, however, is Katie (Lyndsy Fonseca), on whom he has a huge crush. Too bad she thinks hes gay. So much of what you expect to happen in Kick-Ass doesnt, and as a result the film has a palpable creative energy that constantly goes in a new, fresh direction. For movies today, this is both rare and inspiring. Mr. Vaughn, who also directed Layer Cake and Stardust, has crafted an instant classic, the type of movie everyone will be talking about all summer. There are traditional superhero elements everywhere references to Superman, Batman and Spider-Man cant be missed and yet the movie feels entirely original. Yes, its violent. Thats part of the fun. Its funny, too, but its much more than a silly satire comedy. The subversive tone of the title just say Kick-Ass and look at the films poster to know what I mean says it all. When its over, you wont believe what youve seen, but youll want to see it again. 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. Harry (Jamey Sheridan, John Savage, Aidan Quinn) A 52-year-old electrician (Sheridan) visits his old Naval buddies (Savage, Quinn) in an attempt to discover the truth about a hate crime they committed 30 years earlier. Some of the histrionics/fights are a bit forced, but overall this is an interesting character study that grows more fascinating as layers of truth are unveiled in unexpected ways. Not Rated: Adult themes.Date Night (Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg) During an innocent date night out in New York City, a case of mistaken identity finds happily married Phil (Carell) and Claire Foster (Fey) on the run from the mafia and corrupt cops. The movie is better than the unfunny trailer makes it look, but there still arent enough laughs to make it worth recommending. Still, fans of The Office and Rock (i.e. fans of Carell and Fey) may be satisfied. Rated PG-13.Clash of the Titans (Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes) Perseus (Worthington) leads a group of warriors against giant scorpions, Medusa, the Kraken, Hades (Fiennes) and more in this tale of Man vs. Gods loosely based on Greek mythology. The story is flat, but you buy your ticket to see great visual effects and action, both of which the movie ably delivers. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Kick-Ass REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes >> Mark Millar, the creator of the comic on which the movie is based, explains the origins: I had a drawing of two superheroes a young girl dressed like Robin and a big guy dressed like Batman, but I thought they were too out there to be the leadsI (also) had this notion when I was 14 of becoming a crime ghter. So then I had a drawing of a superhero going out on his rst night, and getting stabbed and run over by a cab. Then I realized the two projects belonged together. did you know? danHUDAK


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 9 P.M. American Experience Eyes on the Prize Mississippi: Is This America? 19631964/Bridge to Freedom Mississippis grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern. A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 8:30 P.M. FGCU Perspectives Florida Gulf Coast University faculty members discuss issues of importance to Southwest Florida. Hosted by Kevin Pierce. SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 10 P.M. After Youve Gone Jack-of-all trades Jimmy Venables is probably the only man in Britain who gets divorced and ends up with his mother-in-law. SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 8 P.M. Nature Fellowship of Whales This is the story of the first year in a humpback whales life as she learns lessons from her mother. Together, they make the long journey from Hawaii to feeding grounds off Alaska. MONDAY, APRIL 26, 9 P.M. American Experience My Lai What drove a company of American soldiers to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians? Eyewitness accounts of Vietnamese survivors and men of the Charlie Company 11th Infantry Brigade, and recently discovered audio recordings from the Peers Inquiry, recount one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War. TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 8 P.M. NOVA Mind Over Money In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, this is a penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions. 10 P.M. Your Voice Our EconomyWhere Do We Go From Here? Re-air of a live, call-in studio show featuring a panel of regional leaders who will discuss the future potential of economic recovery in SW Florida. Panelists include: Jim Moore, Lee County Economic Development Office; Tammie Nemecek, Economic Development Council of Collier County; Don Root, Charlotte County Economic Development Office; Dr. Richard Pegnetter, Lutgert College of Business, FGCU; David Plazas, conversations editor at The News-Press. Hosted by Rachelle Grossman. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 8 P.M. Great Performances Hamlet from the Royal Shakespeare Company Sir Patrick Stewart, in his awardwinning turn as Claudius, and David Tennant, as the titular Dane, reprise their roles in this adaptation. This week on WGCU TV


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C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida FLORIDA WRITERS Recollections of the Holocaust by American soldiersThe great body of witness testimony to the Holocaust is survivor testimony. It has a relatively long history in print, and it will always be central to our understanding of both the monstrous and the courageous in human nature. It has, quite rightly, been given a privileged position, even while Holocaust deniers somehow manage to construe it as fabrication or delusion. As the generation of those who escaped or survived the Holocaust vanishes, and as their voices are stilled, other kinds of evidence and testimony need to be encouraged and enshrined in collective memory. Michael Hirshs The Liberators performs an important part of this task by presenting, at a distance of 65 years, the memories of those once-young Americans who liberated the Nazi death camps. Mr. Hirsh, a Punta Gorda resident, sought out and interviewed more than 150 U.S. veterans, including nurses and ambulance drivers, who came upon the immense collection of atrocities during the spring of 1945. His plan is essentially chronological, following U.S. forces through April and early May as they took control of one camp, and then another, and then another until they had put an end to the Nazi death machine. The author sketches the early life of each liberator and provides details about each individuals entrance into military service, unit assignments, and combat experiences (as appropriate) before becoming part of the liberation effort. The majority of these liberator-witnesses were not prepared for what they encountered: the astounding piles of human remains, the methodologies and instruments of annihilation, the horrifying sight of barely living survivors maltreated, malnourished, and almost insanely grateful. Indeed, without the Allied march to victory, the liberation would not have happened, and countless more of those herded together for extinction would have met that fate. These young Americans were strongly affected by what they discovered, and for many it was a life-altering experience that often led to decades of nightmares and other post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Quite a few of the liberators had kept their experiences bottled up until Mr. Hirsh located them and persuaded them to call up those painful memories. Recurrent themes in the testimony include the almost unbearable stench of death that radiated from the camps, an overpowering, pervasive smell that would seem to belie the refrain of neighboring German civilians who inevitably claimed that they had no idea about what was happening. Many of the liberators remember signs of the Nazi effort to somehow simultaneously accelerate and conclude the extermination goal and hide or disguise it. While most Holocaust histories review events and statistics about a narrow range of well-known concentration camps, Mr. Hirsh has paid particular attention to the many others that are far less known, bringing a muchneeded understanding of the unbelievable scope of the Nazi enterprise of evil. The liberators, men and women now in their 80s and 90s, have with this book begun to receive the recognition, respect and tribute they deserve. Mr. Hirsh won a race against time, rescuing the perceptions and understandings of those who were there before it was too late. This book is not at all pleasant reading, but it is necessary reading. You will need to put it down many times, but you will have to pick it up again and continue. Its power and authenticity are beyond question. The Liberators is one of several titles of military interest by Michael Hirsh. Others include Pararescue, None Braver and Your Other Left! Punch Lines from the Front Lines. He is also the co-author (with Michael Schiavo) of Terri: The Truth. Before turning author, Mr. Hirsh, a Vietnam combat veteran, produced television documentaries and specials for PBS, CBS, ABC and HBO. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Peabody. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly The Liberators: Americas Witnesses to the Holocaust, by Michael Hirsh. Bantam Books. 356 pages. $27.00.HIRSH h e camps, s mell tha t r efrain of a ns w h o had no p pening. m ember somee lerate n ati on o ries bo ut o wn rsh to f ar he e e o n a race e rce p tions Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat 4:30-9:30pm Sun-closedSt. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail East, Naples239-352-0888 www.EurasiaOfNaples.comItalian & Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence Includes 2 SaladsCaesar, Asian Ginger or Spring GreensIncludes 2 Signature Entres SPECIAL INCLUDES YOUR CHOICE OF A FULL BOTTLE OF OUR HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINEEvery entre served with your choice of rice, potato or pasta. No substitutionsEconomic Stimulus SPECIAL$24.95 for 2*4:30pm til close


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 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 $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. Rays of SummerBeth Mone Childrens Shoppe381 12th Ave South, Olde Naples THE MUSIC GOURMET Baby boomers, rejoice! Its time to smile your way down memory lane during Pops 4, the seasons final concert in the Philharmonic Orchestras Pops series at the Phil. Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly returns to the helm for eight performances Tuesday, April 27, through the matinee on Sunday, May 2. That means theres no excuse for not reimmersing yourselves in all that defined that turbulent, yet oh-so-musically tasty decade. Coupled with the seemingly endless mellifluous repertoire of award-winning, vocal sensation Maureen McGovern during the second half of the evening, you have the makings for yet another blockbuster pops event.The sAmericans became divided by the Vietnam War. There were Hell no! We wont go! rallies. Sit-ins. Love-ins. Weed. Haight-Asbury. Janis Joplin. The Beatles. Sweet James Taylor. Bob Dylan. Scraggly long hair. Earth Shoes. In a flash it all comes back. And then you realize the stark reality of it all: The decade that forever changed America was 50 years ago. It feels like yesterday until you look in the mirror. The memories will come flooding back when Everly steps to the podium. The evening opens with his arrangement of Baby Boomer Prelude. Ill be interested in seeing just how many selections in the medley you instantly recognize. Not to fret if you have a senior moment, though, as most baby boomers do from time to time! Abbey Road, one of the songs that forever defined the Beatles, is next on the program, followed by another of the maestros arrangements, this time one titled Wonderful World of s TV. Remember Love Story with the young Ali McGraw and Ryan ONeal? Remember, How long does it last? Can love be measured by the hours in a day? Remember, Love means never having to say youre sorry? Youre certain to nod in immediate recognition of all the selections in the medley of Symphonic Sounds of the s. Then take a breather before Ms. McGovern works her magic for the sec-Pops 4 promises to bring back the best sounds of the s PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH MCGOVERN Ristorante & Bar ItalianoVisit Our Website For Online Reservations, Full Menu and Gift Certi cates


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 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 Classic 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 Ritz-Carlton, Naples. He now 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 and 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. Tickets are $40 ($20 for students). Call the Sugden Commuity Theatre box office at 263-7990, e-mail info@ or visit Teen piano virtuoso headlines Classical Jazz on Fifth


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 C21 CRYSTAL CRUISESPRESENTATIONS ursday, April 29th 3:00PM Family Crystal Cruising in 2010 5:00PM Crystal World Cruise 2011With Judy Keller, Crystal CruisesRSVP 513-0333 Seating is limited 2-for-1 Fares are per person based on 50% of the Brochure Fares. Free air applies to select voyages and gateway cities. Offers are subject to change and availability. Restrictions apply. Ships Registry: The Bahamas 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 Info@BettyMacleanTravel.comBETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE CALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSONCALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSON VANCOUVER CALDERA SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE CALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSONCALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSON VANCOUVER CALDERA SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 ABOARD THE NAPLES PRINCESS SUNDAY, MAY 9 LUNCH OR SIGHTSEEING CRUISE SIGHTSEEING SPECIAL SUNSET DINNER CRUISE Treat your mom to a delicious double entree dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin, pecan encrusted tilapia, served with Caesar salad, fresh baked rolls, asparagus, twice baked potato and a scrumptious chocolate pyramid for dessert. Mothers Day 3 Cruises Complimentary rose for every mother. April 29: The Royal Male May 13: Royal Fashions & Faux Pas May 27: Elizabeth StyleIn association with the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition at the von Liebig Art Center, join international style and image expert Cheryl Lampard of Style Matters International on A Cruise Fit for a Princess, aboard the luxurious Naples Princess. Enjoy champagne and cupcakes and a series of fun and informal presentations on the worlds most famous royals and their in uence on fashion.June 10: Royal Jewels June 24: Diana ... Style Icon2:00-3:30 pm $49per person (price includes tax and charitable donation) Images of a Princess on the A Cruise Fit for a PrincessDonations bene t:Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.comNaples Princess | 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 Saturday-morning Magic Carpet concerts for kids return to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts 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, 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 bass. For tickets and more information, call 597-1900 or visit Catch a Magic Carpet ride at the Phil


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 (239) 254-9006 Get any color service and receive a complimentary free hair cut and blow dry style with select stylists.Exp. 04/30/10 FREE HAIRCUT&STYLE 20% OFFBrazilian Keratin Treatment 20% OFF All Retail ProductsExp. 04/30/10 Exp. 04/30/10 Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. 3 Course Dinner with a Glass of Wine $24.95Served 4:00-6:00pm Salad, Entree & Dessertwww.VerginaRestaurant.comDAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Served 11:30am till 4:00pm DAILY DINNER SPECIALS served 6:00pm till close LIQUOR PROMOTIONS AT THE BAR $2.00 daily 4:00pm -6:30pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY: Starting at 8:00pm DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL 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 The stylish wit of Oscar Wilde comes to downtown with The Naples Players production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Running through May 15, its a sophisticated comedy of courtship and manners with lavish costumes and frisky dialogue. Everybody loves Ernest, but nobodys quite sure who he really is. When a pair of gentlemen, both with assumed names of Ernest, woo their fashionable ladies, mistaken identities lead to romantic entanglements filled with wit and irony. As one of the characters says in Act One: The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Chockful of Wildean wordplay, this masterpiece of social comedy is stuffed full of epigrams of delicate wit and irony. The cast consists of Mark Vanagas as Jack Worthing, Jessica Walck as Gwendolyn Fairfax, Jasmine Vizena as Cecily Cardew, Robert Armstrong as Algernon Moncrief, Tricia Laycock as Miss Primm, Megan McCombs as Lady Bracknell, Sepp Ronay as Rev. Chasuble/Lane, and John Van Engelen as Merrican. The Importance of Being Earnest is directed by Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan; costumes in the highest Victorian style are by Dot Auchmoody; and set design is by New York set designer Todd Potter. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students (18 and younger), and are available at the box office at the Sugden Community Theatre, online at www. or by calling 2637990. Also coming up from The Naples Players: Romeo and Juliet, by the young performers of KidzAct, will be presented on the outdoor Baker Stage at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24. Tickets are $10. A limited engagement of the raucous, mature comedy Greater Tuna takes place in the intimate Tobye Studio from May 12-22. Tickets are $20. ETC Readers Theatre presents Mirandolina, a full-length classic comedy about the battle of the sexes, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Tickets for $10 will be available April 23. Auditions for ages 8-14 for the fully staged KidzAct musical productions of The 101 Dalmatians and Cats take place by appointment on Tuesday, May 25. Call 434-9230, ext. 10. Auditions for ages 14-18 for Cats take place by appointment on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26-27. Call 4349230, ext. 10. The Importance of Being Earnest is chockful of Wildean wordplay >> What: The Importance of Being Earnest >> Who: The Naples Players >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> When: Through May 15 >> Tickets: $30 ($10 for students) >> Info: 263-7990 or in the know SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 A&E C23 This joyful musical parody will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Its de nitely not The Silent Passage anymore! See what nearly 11 million people worldwide are laughing about! The #1 Girls Night Out!(239) 481-4849 or (800) 440-7469 www.bbmannpah.comFor discounts on groups of 10+ call:(239) 489-3033, ext. 3122April 27th GREEN FEST Saturday, April 24th 10 am 2 pmVisit our store to meet local green vendors who want to help you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Waste Management will be on property to collect all recyclables, local vendors will be in the store sampling their products and everyone will be entertained with music and recycled crafts! let s retake our platesVisit to learn how were doing more than ever to make your shopping dollar stretch far beyond the checkout lane. LETS CHOOSE FOR TOMORROW, NOT JUST TODAY 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. 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 Phil Fisher Gallery in Crayton Cove or GuessFisher Gallery on Fifth Avenue South, or call Mr. Lester at 774-0106. TheatreZone brings song-anddance sensation Lee Roy Reams and his one-man show, Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, to the G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples for four performance only, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 22-24, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Tickets are $38-$43.The New York Times hailed Mr. Reams as Broadways song-and-dance man non pareil for his leading role in David Merricks legendary nd Street. For his performance in that 1980 production, he was nominated for a Tony Award and for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His songand-dance show has taken him around the world, from Venices Teatre La Fenice and Brazils Manaus Opera House to the Istanbul Hilton, Londons Palladium, New Yorks Carnegie Hall and the White House. TheatreZones final show of the season will be the Cy Coleman classic, I Love My Wife, June 10-17. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (888) 966-3352 or order online at Crayton Cove gallery welcomes John CalvertGotta get to the G&L TheatreCALVERT REAMS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 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. 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 >> Presented by: Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center >> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Tickets: $42 >> Information: 213-3049 in the know SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOFranc DAmbrosio


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 Robin Givens will share story at Shelter lunchThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children announces that actress, author and domestic violence survivor Robin Givens will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, which takes place Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Married in 1998 to boxing legend Mike Tyson, Ms. Givens found herself in the national spotlight 16 months later as rumors of abuse surfaced. In her memoir, Grace Will Lead Me Home, she explored her familys secret legacy of intergenerational violence and how the consequences haunted her own life through her marriage to Mr. Tyson. In her luncheon presentation, she will share how she found her voice as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and how sharing her story has helped her take the sadness away. Tickets for Mending Broken Hearts with Hope are $300 per person and $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Mary Ann Green at 775-3862, ext. 211, or e-mail Pirate Ball bounty will benefit kids museumThe Childrens Museum of Naples will reap the benefits from Culinary Concepts sixth annual Yabba Island Pirate Ball on Wednesday, April 28, at the Yabba Island Grill. Live auction highlights include: golf at Seminole in Juno Beach, Fla., and National in Southampton, N.Y.; the chance for your child to be featured in the inaugural Cmon calendar, shot by Heather Donlan Photography; a trip to New York City and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Teen Vogue offices; and several VIP wine dinners. Treasure chests will also be sold, with each holding a special bounty. Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased at this dance for Make-A-WishDance the night away at the Make-AWish Foundation of Southern Floridas fourth annual Dancing with the Stars Wishmakers Ball beginning 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. Tickets are $175 or $1,600 for a table of 10. For more information, contact Connie Martin at 992-9474 or cmartin@ SAVE THESE DATES GIVINS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Dan and Anita Marquitz, Graeme and Lee Dayton 2. Ron Kirby, Anne and Ray Crisci 3. Ron and Clara Marks, Kay Drolet and Paul Richards 4. Anno and Gene Murphy 5. Thelma Lyle and Bill Umphred 6. Jim and Carole CraneCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 456 2 3 The Pelican Bay Founders Fund scholarship golf tournament


C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 7. Evelyn Carella, Lucy Reale and Bernie Humphreys 8. Deborah Martins, Dianna Rehla and Pat Treusch 9. Lynn and Joyce Schnars and Camille Cambier 10. Vicki Tracy, Joe Chambers, Joel Kessler, David Schini and John MaguireCHARLIE MCDONALD / COURTESY PHOTOS 7 9 8 10 Ten Years of Transforming Childrens Lives Volunteer appreciation breakfast at The von Liebig Art CenterA Naples Winter Wine Festival celebration at the Naples Botanical Garden 1. Beth and Max Hatch, Brandon Dowdy and Lavern Gaynor 2. Bette Aymar, Judy Sproul and Mike Watkins 3. Dan Summers and Jackie Stephens 4. Ellin Goetz and Bob Edwards 5. Marie Copley and Retta Singer 6. Bob and Karen Scott with Don GuntherDAWN DINARDO / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 56 2 3 4


C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Early Bird$24 from 4PM to 6PMLate Bird$24 from 9PM to Close (Three courses with one glass of wine) EVERY DAY LIVE PIANO & VIOLIN from 4pm to 6pmTo Go Menu get 10% off 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 complimentary buffet & LIVE PIANO AND VIOLIN Its getting too hot for big, brawny reds, but its not quite steamy enough to uncork the light whites that work so well poolside. That can only mean its rose season. Many wine drinkers turn up their noses at roses, perhaps remembering the notso-good-old days of Mateus and Lancers. About the only thing todays roses share with those wines of yore is the name. Roses are gaining a following as more wine lovers discover how luscious and varied they are. I asked those in the know to share some of their favorites. Interestingly, three people named Whispering Angel from the Cotes du Provence Chateau dEsclans in France. Patrick Leon, a former winemaker from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, is responsible for this wine and the great care taken in its production, including harvesting the grapes at 2 a.m., when they are cool. It sells for about $24. Its the favorite rose in the store, Jessica Palmer of Decanted in Naples told me. It has a complex balance of strawberry, with light oak, reminiscent of a chardonnay. The low tannin and acidity lead to a crisp finish. Frank Pulice, of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, described the same wine as dry, yet fruity, balanced, succulent and palate-cleansing. Ben Sandstrom, manager of Haskells The Wine People in Naples, said he relishes its lighter color, almost an imperial pink, with lavender and cream flavors but intense minerality and significant dryness. He added Whispering Angel is great with many foods, including seafood, or fresh greens and fresh fruits. Beyond the Whispering Angel, there was little consensus among the experts I queried about ros. So heres a bakers dozen worth trying: Domaine de Fayel Ros 2008: Made principally from the cabernet franc grape, this wine has enough acidity to pair well with most foods, Jason Adams, owner of Real Wine, a new shop and Internet retailer just north of Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, said. Salmon in color, it has medium body and nice light cherry flavors. About $8. Elisabeth Ros 2008: Made from organically grown syrah and grenache grapes, using natural yeasts and finished in stainless steel, according to Mr. Pulice. Delicious flavors of strawberry, raspberry and cherries, a wonderful mouth feel and good acid balance. I would serve this with a seared meat dish. About $21. Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2007: Nice red cherries, raspberries and strawberries start on the nose and move to the palate, Mr. Pulice noted. Delicious and satisfying, its excellent with red fruits like apples or cherries. About $25. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Ros 2008: This has deep rich color and flavors, with nice fruit flavors, Mr. Sandstrom said. Its similar in style to a Spanish rose, on the dry side, with an underlying minerality, leading to its crisp finish. About $16. Graham Beck Brut Ros 2007: This is a nice sparkling rose from South Africa, Ms. Palmer of Decanted said. Made in the traditional champagne style, it ends with a crisp citrus cleanliness with a medium finish. IM Deep Ros 2007: This is produced by Rob Mondavi in honor of his mother, Isabel Mondavi, Sukie Honeycutt, co-owner of Tonys Off Third in Naples, told me. Cabernet sauvignon grapes sourced in Napa Valley produce a dry wine, with strawberry and cherry flavors, and good structure and acidity. About $15. Montes Cherub Ros de Syrah 2008: This Chilean syrah rose has red fruit flavors. It can be enjoyed as an apertif or would pair well with roast chicken or grilled salmon, Ms. Honeycutt said. About $20. Van Duzer Pinot Noir Ros 2008: Made from 100 percent pinot noir, there is raspberry and watermelon on the nose, said sommelier Thom McKay of the Wine Merchant in Naples. That is followed by delicious flavors of strawberry and rhubarb pie. About $15. Domaine du Dragon Cotes de Provence Ros 2008: A typical rhonestyle blend, it starts with a floral nose and develops into raspberry, white pepper and peach flavors with good acidity, Mr. McKay said. About $24. Mas de Gourgonnier, Les Baux de Provence Ros 2008: Light in color and very dry, this crisp rose comes from a small district south of the Rhone. With flavors of pink grapefruit and white pepper, it pairs well with seafood dishes, Mr. McKay said. About $19. Joguet Chinon Ros 2008: Mr. Adams said this wine, with a delicate strawberry flavor and beautiful acidity, pairs well with a light fish dish or salad. About $18. Muga Rosato Rioja 2009: This shows a little spice from the tempranillo grape, and has big fresh flavors from the garnacha, according to Mr. Adams. Light cherry nose and palate, with an earthiness ending in spice on the finish. About $12. Schramsberg Brut Ros 2006: I like starting with bubbles, Mr. Sandstrom said. The Schramsberg Rose trumps other sparkling roses in price and quality. Packed with lots of fruit flavors, mostly strawberry, with good body, and a nice dry finish that lingers. Youre still thinking about it after your last sip, and it leaves you begging for more. About $36. COURTESY PHOTOSchramsberg Brut RosThe names the same, but ross are nothing like they used to be VINO jimMcCRACKEN se s o te rs a re o se s v er s ar e. om e p eoth e in An ge se ns qu er ba ke 20 08 the c wi ne we ll Ad a ne w ju s in i Be In the Know. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 22-28, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 diningCALENDAR 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, cooking methods, activity and environment; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at Friday, April 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. Call 252-4060 or 438-5682. Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Learn the basics of macrobiotic cooking with Susan Waxman, co-founder of the Strengthening Health Institute, who will prepared a meal with Southern flair; $15, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at www.acteva. com/Go/LifestyleCenter. Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Naples Botanical Garden: Enjoy a buffet brunch in the garden; $40 for adult members, $20 for children of members or $45 and $25 for non-members, 4820 Bayshore Drive; 643-7275. Reservations required. Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Wine consultant Kimberly Christenson will prepare non-sushi dishes that pair well with sake; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at www. Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Celebrate spring with sweet treats such as lemon bars and minted strawberry fool prepared by demonstration specialist Denise Petersen; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at Wednesday, April 28, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy demonstrates an array of artful appetizers; $35, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m., Bamboo Caf: Well-behaved dogs and their humans are invited to the Woof and Wine dinner, with wine expert Danielle Stalzer and Karen Lasker, director of The Brody Project for AnimalAssisted Therapy; regular menu, 755 12th Ave. S.; 643-6177. Reservations required. Wednesday, April 28, 5-7 p.m., Naples Botanical Garden: Chef John Phillips conducts a cooking demonstration; free for members, cost of garden admission for non-members, 4820 Bayshore Drive; 643-7275. Thursday, April 29, 12:30-2 p.m., Bamboo Caf: Executive Chef Julius Minarik demonstrates the art of making desserts. Includes lunch and a dessert sampler plus a glass of wine or soft drink; $35, 755 12th Ave. S.; 643-6177. Reservations required. Submit event listings to karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE At six weeks of age, The Art of Being is a mere infant, but chef and proprietor Charles Bartholf is clearly an old soul. How else to explain the harmonic convergence of pure food, attentive service, artful ambience and soul-satisfying music found in this impressive new venture? I have found in the hectic lifestyle so many people live, we get caught up in the doings of life, he writes on his menu. At The Art of Being we invite you to take your own time to just be with great food, art, music and friends It is our intention to provide you with an experience like no other. Based on the almost four hours we spent there, Id say he has succeeded admirably. The experience was so enjoyable, my companion and I hated to leave. Even more refreshing was that the staff encouraged guests to stay as long as they liked. The Art of Being occupies a storefront in the Pavilion Shopping Center behind Flemings Steakhouse. It used to be an Italian restaurant, but all that remains is the faded sign out front that likely will soon disappear. The establishment has two rooms one with a bar, tables and a small space for the musical entertainment; the other with booths, banquettes and standard tables as well as a set of semi-circular red couches that invite patrons to sit in front of the fireplace, have a drink and enjoy the vibe. The bars sleek glass surface is outlined by lights that shift colors periodically. The bartender has concocted cocktails to match each of the shades, our well-informed server (and part-time chef) explained. Bright colors aqua, pink, lemon and orange zig and zag across the booths and floor, all painted by Mr. Bartholf, who also created lovely stained glass flowers that hang over a fireplace and agate candle covers that grace each table. The walls serve as an art gallery, with works by local artists changing monthly. The menu consists of a dozen small plates in a style the chef describes as contemporary eclectic cuisine. All are crafted from organic, primarily locally grown vegetables, free-range poultry and hormoneand antibiotic-free meats. The offerings will change often. Everything, it seems, has been carefully thought out and designed, leaving no rough edges to fray patrons nerves. Although the wine list is stellar with more than two dozen by-the-glass selections and ample descriptions of every bottle I had to try a specialty cocktail first. The Antioxidant contains VeeV acai liqueur ($1 from each bottle purchased goes to replenish the Brazilian Amazon rainforest), Pama (pomegranate) liqueur, lemon and a splash of sour mix on the rocks. The name comes from the fact that both pomegranate and acai are said to possess antioxidant properties. Besides the healthful aspects, it was a refreshing drink, both tart and fruity. (We went on to sample a MacRostie chardonnay and Domaine du Dragone ros with our early courses and finished our meal with an effervescent Moscato de Asti La Spinetta Biancospino that paired beautifully with cheese and dessert.) The Art of Being doesnt serve the threebite variety of small plates. Portions are designed to create a satisfying, but not gluttonous, meal. Every dish we tried was perfectly cooked and plated. From the On the greens section, we tried a salad of seasonal greens, caramelized onions, Navoo blue cheese, walnuts and green apples lightly dressed in pear vinaigrette ($7) and one of marinated baby artichokes with porcini mushrooms, firm black beans, baby corn and a mellow balsamic vinaigrette ($10). We moved on to seafood, with the steamed clams ($9), which came on ying and yang plates. The clams were perfectly steamed and served with broth rich in garlic, lemongrass and basil butter. Also right on the mark was a trio ($10) containing a delicate stone crab, two moist and marvelous scallops and a couple of mounds of lobster in a light, creamy sherry remoulade that tempted me to lick my plate. For a third course, my fish-loving companion enjoyed grilled mahi ($9) with acai, peppers, caramelized onions and sun-dried tomato risotto, while I had the grilled chicken ($7) with enoki mushrooms, caramelized Vidalia onion, wild rice and sauvignon blanc reduction. We could have stopped then, but moved on to the cheese plate ($9), which turned out to be a slab of granite topped with five varied but compatible cheeses accompanied by bread and apples. With French pastry chef Pierre Horvath in the house, dessert at The Art of Being is a must. We ordered a port wine poached pear ($7) with crme anglaise and chocolate sauce and a nightly special, lemon coconut custard pie ($7). The former, topped with a homemade tuille, was elegant and exquisite; the latter was a symphony of lemon, coconut and creamy goodness served warm and topped with a sculpted sugar garnish. The service staff was uniformly skillful and friendly, looking sharp in their red jackets with black collars and cuffs. They explained the small plate concept and the chefs philosophy and paced the meal to suit whatever time frame customers specified. Most tables lingered over food and drinks, obviously enjoying themselves. We sipped dessert wine while listening to a blues group work its way through a couple of sets, talked with the diners at the next table and found ourselves living in the moment aka just being for the first time in a long time. I bet that as word gets out, a lot of people will clamor to take a lesson in living from The Art of Being. Aptly named Art of Being feeds mind, body and soul d o of Da nre ca l5 5 n s D g 75 5 tions si n The Art of Being, >> Hours: 5-11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: All plates $7-$10. >> Beverages: Full bar. >> Seating: Booths, banquettes, conventional tables indoors and on the patio, or at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Grilled and chilled asparagus; steamed clams; fennelcrusted cod; trio of lobster, stone crab and caramelized scallops; grilled grass-fed let of beef tenderloin; grilled chicken >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.theartofbeing.usRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pavilion Shopping Center, 8971 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 431-6755 Superb Noteworthy Good FairPoor in the know KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: For dessert, a port wine-poached pear with creme anglaise and chocolate sauce. Above: Clams come in stylish ying and yang dishes. Left: Pastry chef Pierre Horvath's sweet finishes also include lemon coconut custard pie.

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NEW LISTING! 13033 Coco Plum Lane NOW $759,000 LOWEST IN QC! 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 13024 Valewood Drive $1,164,000 3+Den, Very Serene & Very Special! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 4301 Snowberry Lane NOW $825,000! 3+Den, OVER AN ACRE! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 13501 Pond Apple Drive E$1,399,0004 BRLOTS OF STYLE NEW LISTING! 4388 Silver Fox Drive NOW $1,035,0005 BR Spacious & LOADS of Charm! 4355 Silver Fox Drive $1,310,000 $849,000 POTENTIAL SHORT SALE UNDER CONTRACT!Quail Creek is a RARE-Find in Naples! 12824 Pond Apple Drive $1,575,000 New Listing! 4 BR, Walls of Windows! UNDER CONTRACT! 13002 White Violet Drive $625,000 3 BR Spectacular LOT! NEW LISTING! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 4287 Silver Fox Drive $1,100,000 3+Den and Guest Cabana! NEW LISTING! 4201 Silver Fox Drive $1,475,000 3+Den, NEW CONSTRUCTION! 13388 Rosewood Lane$1,292,0003+DenEstate Row! NEW LISTING! Allow Me to Introduce You to Quail Creek Estates... A stunning North Naples Community with only 291 Single-Family Homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to, or more than an acre. This is a unique community offering excellent golf, tennis, tness and ne dining. Conveniently located to the airport, hospitals, shopping and the beach. As a homeowner, Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a lifestyle not to be missed! Quail Creek is member-owned and uniquely DEBT-FREE! Quail Creek!The Estates of Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Pick up Map at Gatehouse! Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 Follow Me on McQuaid 4687 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $925,000 4+Den, Features Galore! 4255 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $1,100,000 4 BR, Walls of Windows!View these listings and more at: 13001 White Violet Drive $1,395,000 4+Den, Renovated to Perfection! 4456 Pond Apple Drive N NOW $1,295,000 4+Den, Move Right In & Enjoy! 13255 White Violet Drive NOW $1,197,000! 5+Den, Knock Your Socks Off VIEW! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way! 13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,350,000 Knock your Socks off! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! UNDER CONTRACT!13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $1,165,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View!4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+Den, Resort-Style Lanai 13102 Bald Cypress Lane $1,375,000 $1,275,000 4+ Den, One of a KIND LOCATION! UNDER CONTRACT 4788 Pond Apple Drive N $1,400,000 4 BR5 BA, PRISTINE! NEW LISTING! 13033 Coco Plum Lane NOW $759,000 LOWEST IN QC! 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 13024 Valewood Drive $1,164,000 3+Den, Very Serene & Very Special! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 4301 Snowberry Lane NOW $825,000! 3+Den, OVER AN ACRE! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 13501 Pond Apple Drive E$1,399,0004 BRLOTS OF STYLE NEW LISTING! 4388 Silver Fox Drive NOW $1,035,0005 BR Spacious & LOADS of Charm! 4355 Silver Fox Drive $1,310,000 $849,000 POTENTIAL SHORT SALE UNDER CONTRACT!Quail Creek is a RARE-Find in Naples! 12824 Pond Apple Drive $1,575,000 New Listing! 4 BR, Walls of Windows! UNDER CONTRACT! 13002 White Violet Drive $625,000 3 BR Spectacular LOT! NEW LISTING! 5 BR Spacious & LOADS of Charm! Quail Creek is a NEW LISTING! OPEN Sunday 1-4 PM 4287 Silver Fox Drive $1,100,000 3+Den and Guest Cabana! NEW LISTING! 4201 Silver Fox Drive $1,475,000 3+Den, NEW CONSTRUCTION! 13388 Rosewood Lane$1,292,0003+DenEstate Row! NEW LISTING! Levitan-McQuaids BEST BUYS! UAIL CREEK VILLAGE $320,000 SATURNIA LAKES $599,900 You will enjoy this homes formal living and dining rooms, rst oor guest room, O ce with door to driveway, and family room open to kitchen and eating area with bay window. e SECOND FLOOR MASTER SUITE is t for a King with Seperate Sitting Area/Exercise/Dressing Room, Large Seperate Closets, and His & Hers Bathrooms! Attractive and a ordable, this 3 bedroom home features all new tile throughout and a stunning new kitchen with granite countertops. A rarend o ering tremendous privacy and a side-entry 2.5 car garage, with an additional door for the golf cart. You will truly enjoy the large and grand backyard with golf course view which leaves you feeling like you live in your own private world in the heart of uail Creek Village! BERMUDA PALMS $149,000 Cypress Woods Bundled Golf and Country Club~. Lowest List Price for your money. 3 bedroom/2 bath/ 2 car garage located in Jasmine Lake. Do not miss this oppurtunity to see this beautiful home.Centrally located in North Naples, right o Immokalee Rd, just East of Livingston. Ground oor unit, includes brand new furnishings and carpeting. Pristine, clean, perfect unit for investors and new home buyers. Reserved parking in front of unit. Screened lanai with views of lake and water feature. Enjoy this small, quiet community with its lovely pool and spa. Cypress Woods Bundled Golf and Country Club~. Lowest List Price JASMINE LAKES $295,500 COVENT GARDEN $299,900 ree bedrooms, 2 Full Bath, 2 car garage, lake view, single family home. is energy e cient home includes hurricane impact windows, vaulted ceilings, and security system. Overlook the nature preserve view as you enjoy this one of a kind new custom pool with waterfall, vegetation area, and neon lights. Pultes newest oor plan, built only in TWINEAGLES. SPANKING CLEAN almost new 2,367 A/C Sq. Ft., two bedrooms, 2 large full baths plus den. Large 18 tile throughout great room, den and huge eat-in kitchen with center island. Stainless appliances. Casual snack bar opens to the living room. Oversized 2-car attached garge. Long uninterrupted driveways, can park 4 cars comfortably. Private nature lled views. ree bedrooms, 2 Full Bath, 2 car garage, lake view, TUSCANY COVE $299,900 $299,900 $299,900


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