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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 The month seemed to start with gambling and hard-core risk taking, and I was reminded of a suggestion my oldest son, Evan, once inherited from a night restaurant job. A waiter he knew would advise the departing patrons: Drive fast, take chances. Dont worry, pal, we are. On the first day of May, I watched a man walk up to the betting window at Churchill Downs, open a brief case containing $100,000 in stacked bills and place it to win on a horse called Super Saver. Ridden by Calvin Borel, the sleek thoroughbred was set to rocket from the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby only minutes later, with odds listed at 8-to-1. On the second day of May, I watched a man in a pickup truck with a woman and a kid in the passenger seat pull out to pass me on a two-lane road in the country. The driver spotted a semitruck hurtling toward us at about 60 mph, pulled back in and then inexplicably changed his mind. He pulled out again, with mortality the anti-prize. He gunned the pickup and roared by, jerking his machine and his wide-eyed family back into the proper lane just before he won the eternity purse. I figure that pickup jockey takes his restaurant advice a little too seriously. But those arent what I would call hard-core risktaking moments or real gambles. They dont define us as a gambling culture. On the third day of May the truth finally dawned on me: the entire society is gambling our future on a leave-itto-somebody-else cast of the dice, like a sailor on leave in Vegas. And I dont mean just economically (because economic problems can always be solved, one way or another). Monday, May 3, you see, began National Teacher Appreciation Week, a fact about as relevant in our pantheon of daily worries as the Edison Crater on the lunar surface. Which suggests just how big our gamble is. Did you know that the Edison Crater lies at 25 degrees north, 99.1 degrees east, and stretches across a diameter of about 62 kilometers, or 38.4 miles? No, of course you didnt. Did you know before I told you that this is National Teacher Appreciation Week? So you see what I mean. The problem is, our entire future depends not only on what our children know, but also on their educated temperaments on how they view their place, the American place, in a world populated with people who wont think like they do and arent always known for their tolerance of others. And guess who has the most influence on the knowledge and temperaments of our children, outside of parents (and sometimes even in spite of parents)? Youre right. The makers of iPOD and Xbox. But besides them. Astronauts? Fashion models? Disney characters? George Washington? Davy Crocket? Eleanor Roosevelt? Martin Luther King Jr.? Modest Mouse? Muddy Waters? Billy Graham? Mark Twain? Sarah Palin? Hollywoods Top 10? The Pope? The 14th Dalai Lama? The United States Navy? No. You know the answer: Teachers. Remember them? They show up every day of the week to teach 20 or 25 kids, or 30, or 40, or 50, or 100 kids and most of them work at it as hard as they can. I taught school once. If you havent had the experience, let me bear witness: Teaching is harder than section crewing for the Union Pacific Railroad, or laboring on an asphalt crew, or working a big cattle ranch, or putting up baled hay on a Kansas farm, or pumping gas on the nightshift of an interstate service station, or meeting a newspaper deadline, or anything else I know. I can tell you this, too: Teachers arent paid enough. Sure, theyre paid more than they used to be grudgingly, sometimes, which is no way to thank a teacher but theyre still not paid enough. All of that, however, is not our immediate problem. Our immediate problem, this week, is to cut the gamble we incur by ignoring teachers, and go thank one. Thats right, just one. And telling yourself that you dont know a teacher, or you dont have kids in school, or youre too busy, too tired, too uncertain, too sick, too far away or too anything else well, frankly, thats bull. Collier County has about 3,000 teachers guiding more than 43,000 students in 32 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and nine high schools (including two charter schools), along with 12 alternative schools programs. In any dang one of them, you can find herds of that unique species, Magister Americanus, aka the American teacher. I suggest you peel a crisp $20 bill off your roll and put it in an envelope, or bake a batch of cookies make sure you have at least 30, to cover a single class or buy a bouquet of flowers. Then locate a school, walk into the lobby and tell the attendant at the front desk that you wish to thank just one teacher. Ask the attendant to pick one, any one, and have your gift delivered. Do that, and youll stun not only the teacher, but the entire faculty at that school. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On May 6, 1954, in Oxford, England, medical student Roger Bannister cracks track and fields most notorious barrier: the four-minute mile. Bannister won the mile race with a time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. On May 7, 1902, Mount Pele on the French Caribbean island of Martinique begins the deadliest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The city of Saint Pierre was buried and 30,000 people died when a cloud of gas with a temperature of more than 3,000 F sent an avalanche of boiling ash down the side of the mountain. On May 8, 1963, Sean Connery stars in his first Bond movie, Dr. No. The film established many signature elements of the Bond series, including its distinctive theme song, fast-paced action, Bond girls and Bonds fondness for vodka martinis shaken, not stirred. On May 9, 1926, according to their claims, polar explorer Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole. The discovery in 1996 of the diary that Byrd had kept on his famous flight seemed to suggest that he and Bennett may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole because of an oil leak. President Barack Obama needs to wake up to the fact that the nations school systems are going down the drain. Thousands of teachers are facing a payless summer. Millions of schoolchildren are looking at a drop in educational standards and bigger classes. We are depriving students of their right to a decent education. Granted that school systems are under state control, the federal government needs to step up and help them overcome their financial woes. Arent the schools too important to fail? U.S. priorities are to spend billions every week for the unjustified and unexplained wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the maintenance of hundreds of U.S. military bases around the world. At the same time, we neglect the nations schools when teachers affect eternity. Its a national disgrace. As Lyndon B. Johnson, a former schoolteacher, used to say: Education is the passport to a better life. Obama had a great education and presumably knows its worth. But what are our national priorities? What does it matter if we win the whole world militarily but lose our learning? Obama promised change. But change from his predecessors policies and priorities required a giant leap, and he has not made it. It takes great courage to turn a country around. The president has to be reminded that he has dug us into a Vietnam-style quagmire in Afghanistan. Nine years of killing and dying in Afghanistan are enough. The Russians were in Afghanistan for 10 years before departing. It took courage for them to leave. Its too bad Obama does not have knowledge of the Vietnam era. If he had, he would never have committed American troops to widen the war in Afghanistan. Too many civilians are caught in the crossfire in Afghanistan between allied forces, the Taliban and al-Qaida. Recently, four young Iraqis returning from a soccer game were killed, mistaken as insurgents, meaning the enemy. Im sure that regrets were sent to the families for the mistake. Who is to blame? Normally, when you invade and occupy a country, YOU are the enemy! Unprovoked pre-emptive war was the hallmark of former President George W. Bush, who yearned to be known as a war president. Real war presidents like Dwight D. Eisenhower the hero of World War II knew better. When Eisenhower arranged a cease-fire with North Korea and pulled most U.S. forces out of Korea after winning the presidency in 1952, there was a huge sense of relief in the country. How many Americans and Koreans are still alive today because of that move? Yes, breaking up is hard to do. As for Vietnam, after widespread protests against the 15-year-long war and with North Vietnamese armies poised to overrun Saigon, President Gerald R. Ford withdrew the last U.S. forces. Were friends now with Vietnam, with an amazing lack of bitterness on the Vietnamese side. American presidents should learn that winning the hearts and minds of people who have been occupied by U.S. forces is asking a lot. The president and Congress need to stop spending the nations treasure on war while simultaneously neglecting children, our most important assets.The Washington Post reported last week that from coast to coast, public schools face the threat of thousands of layoffs this year in a fiscal crunch and fewer programs to help students in need. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has proposed a $23 billion federal bailout to help states avert teacher layoffs. This is a pittance compared with the cost of enforcing U.S. foreign policy around the world. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Faltering U.S. schools are a national disgraceOPINION In the case of the new Arizona immigration law, the reductio ad hitlerum occurred instantly.Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote in a blog post, I cant imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques. The president of the Hispanic Federation said the law reminded me of Nazi Germany. Cooler heads merely compared it to apartheid or 1960s-era civil-rights abuses. And here I thought the tea partiers were befouling Americas political discourse with their overheated words. They dont hold a candle to His Eminence or the assorted other hysterics decrying the rise of totalitarianism in the American Southwest. Arizonas offense is to attempt to enforce the nations immigration laws, in the absence of any serious commitment to do so on the part of the federal government or our political class. The Arizona law makes it a state crime for aliens not to have immigration documents on their person. This sounds draconian, except its been a federal crime for more than half a century U.S.C. 1304(e). Has the open-borders crowd forgotten that it calls illegal aliens undocumented for a reason? Police officers asking for papers may be redolent of old World War II movies. But consider the offending provision: For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or agency of this state ... where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person. Hitler would be crestfallen. This hardly reeks of extremism. It means the vast majority of requests for documentation will occur in the course of other police business, like traffic stops. The police already have the power to stop illegal aliens, which the Arizona courts have upheld; they already can ask about someones legal status (the U.S. Supreme Court noted in 2005 that it has held repeatedly that mere police questioning does not constitute a seizure under the Fourth Amendment); and they already can detain illegal aliens. The Arizona law strengthens these existing authorities. Will they be abused? Upon signing the law, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order for a training program on how to implement it without racial profiling. No matter what her intentions, of course, its unavoidable that Latino citizens will be questioned disproportionally; nationwide, 80 percent of illegal aliens are Latino, and the proportion in Arizona must be higher. Arizona has an estimated 460,000 illegal aliens out of a population of 6.6 million. They impose countless millions in schooling, health care and incarceration costs, more than $1 billion a year in one estimate. Arizonians neednt, and shouldnt, tolerate this. Critics accuse the state of unconstitutionally devising its own immigration policy. If it had unilaterally declared its border open to the poor, violence-plagued country to its south, this charge might have force. Instead, it seeks only to enforce the nominal immigration policy of the United States. Perhaps the federal government should try it sometime. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Hysterics against ArizonaBY RICH LOWRY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 15 MINUTES Style has always mattered to this fashionable consultantAs far back as she can recall, Cheryl Lampard has been obsessed with fabric the texture, the weight, the ability to use it to create things. As a child in London, England, she made clothes for anyone and anything her dolls, her brother, even the family dog (although she admits her brother and her dog didnt share her enthusiasm). She has no clue when she learned to sew. It seemed to me like I always did it, she says. Shes confident, though, that her family contributed to her creative inclinations. Her mother and grandmother both sewed, and her mother made matching ensembles for Ms. Lampard and her dolls. Her father was also artistic, doing beautiful calligraphy and remarkable stitch-work.Surprisingly, however, creating designer fashions was never Ms. Lampards cup of tea; for her, costumes and films held a much greater appeal. She has long loved the way costumes enhance a story, saying they transform an individual into someone else entirely.This conviction spawned her chosen calling: helping people transform themselves into who they want to be. Her love of fashion, eye for color, knowledge of garment cut and personal belief that style matters resulted in her role as founder and principal style and image consultant of Style Matters International. Ms. Lampard helps people recognize that their image is their brand. Its about empowering people, finding what works for someone, she says. If we look good, we feel good. Her client list includes men and women seeking to create an image thats right for them. Its less about fashion and more about style relevant for a particular individual, she says. And while she can start the transformation, the client must be committed to the process, because if the willpower and drive arent there, it wont work. When the determination is there, however, look out. Its wonderful when it sticks, she says. So how does this dynamo describe her own style? Classic, with a twist. My style, in a nutshell, is sort of quirky, she says in her cheerful British accent. I like wicked little details: interesting cuffs, buttons, fasteners, she says, before adding eyeglasses to the list. She likes quality and insists shes not about extremes. She notes theres something universally recognizable about people who are timeless in their style. The late Princess Diana, for example. Ms. Lampard spoke the opening weekend of the Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center and is giving a series of talks aboard the Naples Princess about the worlds most famous royal family and its influence on fashion. The cruise talks are in conjunction with Dresses of Inspiration, which remains on exhibit at The von Liebig through June 27. Cruise dates are May 13 and 27, and June 10 and 24, with each featuring a different topic. Next up: Royal Fashions & Faux Pas: The Royal Fashions We Followed, and Those We Didnt.Consider the Peoples Princess herself. Despite being heralded worldwide for her style and elegance, even Diana had a few fashion faux pas in her early years. Ms. Lampard recalls seeing the would-be princess splashed across the British tabloids when shortly after her engagement to Prince Charles she wore a low-cut, black taffeta dress to the opera. Unbeknownst to Lady Di, the selection was considered completely taboo. From the top of the stairs, the paparazzi captured some revealing images as Diana bent down to pick up the hem of her dress for the climb. As if her scandalous dcolletage werent enough of an outrage, the young Diana also obviously did not know the Royal Family only dons solid black for funerals.Ms. Lampard says Diana was a merely making an effort to seem grown-up and play the role shed been chosen to fill within the Royal Family. Lack of proper guidance to a soon-to-be Royal was the real scandal. The above is just one of many stories about fashion Ms. Lampard has to tell. One thats not likely to come up in her Princess Cruise talks, however, concerns her role in introducing color into knitwear in the UK. Long frustrated by the lack of colorful knits in her home country, she says, she simply asked herself why she couldnt find what she wanted. Then she answered her own question with the advent of YoMo, a trendsetting yarn and knitwear shop in Brighton where she offered colorful yarns selected from all over the world. Unlike many stores that kept yarns behind the counter, Ms. Lampard draped them over bamboo poles so customers could feel the yarns and select the weight they wanted. To her delight, she soon discovered that simply touching the yarns encouraged people who didnt know how to knit to give it a try. Her own gilded touch on YoMo inevitably brought an offer Ms. Lampard couldnt refuse. Just as well, because when she received a phone call from a fellow retailer in 2001 requesting to meet for dinner before he relocated from London to Naples, she was free to go. And free to follow. As she and commuted back and forth to visit, she developed a local client base (many cultivated during transatlantic conversations). One day she realized her Naples client list outsized her UK clientele. Since then, she has tied the knot with husband Karl, moved here permanently and been adding her own classic style with a definite twist to the local scene ever since. BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN_________________________Special to Florida Weekly with a twist. a nutshell, is sort o f i n her cheerful Brite wi ck ed l it tl e g cu ff s, buttons, y s, be f ore addh e list it y an d insists t remes s something unia ble about pe op le s s in their style. s Diana, for p ok e e ekce ss of i bi ien d of e l upard recalls seeing the w splashed across th e when shortly ment to Princ e w ore a low-cut to the o p era. Lady Di, the s e s i d ere d co mp le the to p of the s t c aptured some as Diana bent d the hem of her d r A s if her scan d w erent e r a ge als o k n o i ly bl a c Ms D ian a m aki n s eem play t h ch os en Cheryl Lampard
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Our recliners also come in two to three sizes to fit everyone. The Stressless Plus system is integrated into our line of chairs, loveseats and sofas. Choose from both highand low-back sofas for a personal fit. Since the late 1800s, Florida has been a haven for spiritual pioneers searching for the ideal life in what many consider the ideal communal environment. From the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Central Florida to Koreshan Unity in Estero to Kashi Ashram in Sebastian to Collier Countys Ave Maria, WGCU-TV explores the ideas behind each of these spiritual communities and attempts to answer the question: Did their followers find Heaven on Earth? The one-hour special airs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Florida: Heaven on Earth? was produced by award-winning, Naples-based writer and producer Lynne Howard Frazer and funded through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Our goal with this program, says Ms. Frazer, was to examine the importance of a common ideology in the formation of successful communities. In the film, Stetson University professor of religious studies Phillip Charles Lucas, Ph.D., who served as a humanities scholar to help guide the project, describes why Florida is conducive to spiritual communities. Its a place where people come to retire. Its a place where people have a vision of a kind of ideal life, so people are drawn to Florida for that reason, he says. Spiritualists were drawn to Central Florida in 1894 by spirit guides to establish the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. Now considered the oldest continuously active Spiritualist center in the southern United States, Cassadagas core belief is that those who pass into the spirit world can communicate with the living. Through two world wars, a depression and the current economic down turn, Cassadaga has adapted to meet the needs of its followers. The same cannot be said of the once-thriving Koreshan Unity in Estero. In the late 1800s, Cyrus Koresh Teed envisioned a New Jerusalem, a city of 10 million that would usher in a new world order. The Koreshan lifestyle was based on Mr. Teeds belief that we lived inside the earth and that God was both male and female. He and his followers believed in celibacy, communism and equal rights for women. For more than 40 years, the Koreshans lived along the Estero River. As Mr. Teed worked to incorporate his Koreshan community, he found himself embroiled in the politics of Lee County, from disagreements over taxes to accusations of block voting. Tensions grew and as a result of a political fist fight, Mr. Teed was injured and eventually died. The community survived for another 30 years. Members of a group in Sebastian known as Kashi Ashram believe that the only religion is a religion of kindness. Founded in the mid-1970s by a Jewish homemaker from Brooklyn who believed she received a visit from Jesus Christ, the 80-acre community is home to more than 70 believers. Kashis focus on service recently inspired a partnership with the state of Florida to create an independent living center for low-income seniors known as By the River. Known for their work with the elderly, homeless and hungry, and as a meditation and yoga center, Kashis future will be dependent on how closely the community ties itself to its founder, the former Joyce Green who goes by the name Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, and more importantly, if the community is strong enough to sustain itself after shes gone. The inspiration of one persons vision was the impetus behind South Floridas newest spiritual community: the town of Ave Maria in Collier County. In 2002, Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos Pizza, was searching for a new home for a Catholic college when the Barron Collier Companies offered to give him 750 acres and in return, the company would build a residential and commercial development around the new university. I think it is Gods will to do this, Mr. Monaghan says. As the university began to build and the town around it took shape, Mr. Monaghans vision was questioned. Florida: Heaven on Earth? explores those who questioned his idea of a Catholic community and those who envision living in a community based on conservative Catholic teachings. Glenn Whitehouse, professor of religion and philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University, describes the Ave Maria community as a community for like-minded people of a certain Catholic bent. Florida: Heaven on Earth? explores the development and impact of of these four spiritual communities. WGCU-TV will air all four of the Florida public television Community programs beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, with Imagining a New Florida. It will be followed by Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide, St. Petersburg: New Place in the Sun, Venice, Florida: Moving Forward by Looking Back and Florida: Heaven on Earth?WGCU explores Floridas spiritual communitiesTV special titled Florida: Heaven on Earth?SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMONAGHAN FLORIDA WEEKLY / FILE PHOTOThe Koreshan globe shows the unusual belief that humans lived on the inside of the world, not on the outside.
>>What: Historical Trolley Tour of downtown Naples with Lois Bolin >>When: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8 >>Tickets: $30 per person, with all proceeds going to Naples Backyard History >>Details: Welcome reception and hour-long tour followed by cake cutting with local government of cials >>Reservations: 262-7300 in the know www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Historian Doris Reynolds account of colorful Speed MenefeeHistory is at the heart of every city. Our country is so young that we barely have a past to speak of. For Naples to have you and your efforts to preserve our beginnings will allow us to be included with those who have the wisdom to record our contribution to the growth of this newly formed youngster called the United States of America. Regina Vaccarella, 2010Regina Vaccarella of Architects Unlimited wrote one of the many congratulatory comments to Naples Backyard History on our efforts to promote local history. Those efforts led to the city of Naples celebrating our third annual History Month in May.In publications that span more than 50 years, city historian Doris Reynolds has preserved many cherished stories about our local history. Our duty is to ensure that her stories, and those recorded by many others, are never forgotten. We are pleased to reprint Ms. Reynolds 1993 tribute to Speed Menefee, the first mayor of Naples. An exhibit about Mr. Menefee is at Naples City Hall all month long. We encourage you to make a trip to see it. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy reading Ms. Reynolds account of the colorful mayor:In 1925 Naples was incorporated as a city, and of immediate importance was the selection of a mayor. Everyone agreed that no one was more qualified than Speed Menefee. After all, he had been the official greeter and the towns most fascinating character since his arrival in 1905. Speed really didnt want the responsibilities required of the mayor but was willing to be sworn in and to serve for about 15 minutes. After the appropriate ceremonies and an acceptance speech, he resigned and Judge E.G. Wilkerson took over the office and served for several years. Speed had served in the Spanish American War and the general consensus was that he came to Naples to recover from his war experiences. Others say that Speed was a remittance offspring a member of a prominent family, who paid him a regular stipend to remain away from home.He was the scion of a prominent Kentucky family, and along with being the first mayor of Naples, he was the most colorful and eccentric person ever to grace the Naples scene. His house on stilts was on the beach at 17th Avenue South, where he and his Grandma held forth every evening at cocktail time. Grandma turned out to be a carved coconut on the bar in Speeds home, and make no bones about it, Grandma required frequent toasts. On my first visit, I was introduced to her and told to toast her by kissin Miss Betsy, a coconut shell filled with Kentucky bourbon. Although there were no fancy hors doeuvres, there was no lack of outrageous stories from Speed, told with such gusto and fervor that it was hard not to believe them. My favorite had to do with the rattlesnake that attacked the tires on his model-T Ford. The snake embedded its teeth in a tire and the air from the tire inflated the snake until he came right out of his skin. Speeds house was decorated with what appeared to be castoffs from a hurricaneravaged island hut. On the porch were several battered Peel chairs that must have come from China with the first homebound missionaries. Inside were yellowed prints, beaded portieres, rattan lampshades, turtle shells, walrus teeth, wax flowers, manatee skulls, Indian rugs and diamondback rattlesnake backbones. The faded rose-colored pillows thrown around the weather-beaten sofa were the only touch of civility in this trash and treasure trove. No one was ever sure of Speeds exact age. In 1957, he confessed to being 75, but rumor had it that he was at least 80 and holding. I had a daily radio show on WNOG and arranged for Florence Haldeman Price, Lindsey Crayton and Grace Moestetter to come on the show and reminisce about Speed on his birthday. We taped the program, which was then aired during Speedss birthday party. Speed never married and claimed to spend most of his time avoiding the advances of eager ladies who found his charms irresistible. In spite of his idiosyncrasies, Speed Menefee was the perfect Southern gentleman. He lived in Naples for more than half a century, and anyone who knew him was privileged to share his stories, his humor, his gentle courtliness, frivolous nature and his zany philosophy that life was a bowl of cherries. And for Speed, there just didnt seem to be any pits. Reprinted in its entirety, with the most gracious permission of the author, from When Peacocks were Roasted and Mullet was Fried (pp. 20-21), by Doris Reynolds, 1993, Naples, Fla., Enterprise Publishing, A Division of D. Reynolds Enterprises Inc. Copyright 1993 by Enterprise Publishing.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSSpeed Menefee and Grandma Its easy, friendly and informative. Visit e Arlington Model and Information Center showcasing the exceptional design and architecture of this stunning new retirement community coming to Lely Resort. Picture yourself enjoying the Promenade with all its resort-style amenities. View extraordinary apartment and villa residences. See a scale model of the campus, and the wide selection of oor plans. Tour a fully furnished apartment residence. One look is all it takes.Simply visit or call for more details today. 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GOLFING NEWS Bonita Bay Easts two courses open for daily playBonita Bay East, the 1,400-acre golf facility in North Naples with two awardwinning, Tom Fazio-designed championship courses, is now open for daily play. The two courses wind through open areas, marsh and woodland and past cypress stands where players often see wild turkey, marsh birds, rabbits and white-tailed deer. Bonita Bay Easts site includes 895 acres of cypress wetlands, 190 acres of pine flats, lakes and hundreds of native sabal palms. It was the first 36-hole facility in the world to achieve Audubon International Signature Sanctuary status. Five tee areas allow golfers to choose markers appropriate to their game; knolls, ridges, undulations and lakes create a game of strategy for all players. Golfers are invited to play the courses, dine in the 8,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooking the two finishing holes and take advantage of the state-of-the-art practice facility. Bonita Bay East is on Immokalee Road six miles east of I-75. For additional information or to schedule a tee time, call 3535100 or visit www.BonitaBayEast.com. Sports Camp Shootout set for May 22The 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-inone 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 after-school environment for children through physical, mental and scholastic activities. Registration forms are online at wwww. sportsclubnaples.com and fees can be mailed to: Sports Camp Inc., P.O. Box 111030, Naples, FL 34108. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 298-6407 or 398-2093. Tee off with CBIA at VineyardsThe Collier Building Industry Association and Insurance and Risk Management Services are holding a golf tournament at the Vineyards Country Club on Friday, June. 4. Registration begins at noon, and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. A scoreboard party and dinner will follow the competition.Cost is $125 per player and includes cart and green fees, two mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, one complimentary drink on the course and dinner following the tournament. For reservations or to sponsor a hole, call 436-6100 or visit www. cbia.net. Bonita chamber announces inaugural tourneyThe Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is planning its inaugural Hackers & Smackers tournament on Saturday, June 5, at Copperleaf Golf Club. Golfers will compete to have their names engraved on a trophy to be displayed in the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center for an entire year. The shotgun scramble will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Participation is open to the public for $80 per person. For more information or to register, call 992-2943 or visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. Immokalee Foundation plans pro-am tourneyThe Immokalee Foundation will hold its 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 15, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The event pairs foundation supporters with some of the biggest names in golf. Only 24 foursomes, plus the pros, will participate. The benefit tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and golf demonstrations, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The scramble format pairs players with a different pro for each nine holes. The awards luncheon will be held immediately following the tournament. Entry fees begin at $5,000. All proam golfers will receive tickets to the Charity Classic dinner auction that takes place Friday, Nov. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Apolito at The Immokalee Foundation, 430-9122. The tournament and dinner auction will benefit the foundations educational programs including Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee and Immokalee Readers. The 2009 golf tournament raised $1 million for TIF programs. Presenting sponsor for the 2010 Charity Golf Classic is Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Gold-level sponsors include Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples. COURTESY PHOTOBonita Bay Club East
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Can you teach an old brain new tricks?Learn more about teaching old brains new tricks at Vision and the Amazing, Changing, Aging Brain, a free program from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. The program is presented by the Vision Sciences Society and the FGCU Renaissance Academy. Guest speaker Allison Sekuler is the Canada research chair in cognitive neuroscience and a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She is finishing her term as a board member of the Vision Sciences Society, which for several years has held its annual convention at The Naples Grande. The society presents Dr. Sekulers lecture as a thank you to the community. Although attendance is free, seating is limited and registration is recommended. Call 425-3276. Lighthouse of Collier receives $10,000 donationLighthouse of Collier Inc. has received a donation of $10,000 from Naples-based Arthrex Inc. The mission of Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Free hearing tests offeredDecibels Audiology and Hearing will conduct free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 12, at Juniper Village, 1155 Encore Way. Audiologist April Royan will administer testing. Call 598-1368 to RSVP by Friday, May 7. Eye center doctor will discuss lasikDr. Jonathan Frantz will present a free seminar about iLASIK at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Florida Eye Health, 2100 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP by calling 430-3939 or register online at www.bettervision.net. Lawyer will talk about the new health care lawsThe Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a forum about the new health care laws from 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Worthington Country Club. Restructure, Reorganize, Reform: What every business owner needs to know about the Patient Protection and Affordability Act will be presented by Jeana Singleton of Brennan, Manna & Diamond, P.L. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members and includes breakfast. To register or for more information, visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com, call 992-2943 or e-mail Info@BonitaSpringsChamber.com. TO YOUR HEALTH www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGKnow preventative measures and warning signs of strokeFor families with aging loved ones, very few serious health risks present the same level of concern as a stroke. In the U.S., someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and more than 75 percent of these incidents occur in people over the age of 65. Fortunately, fewer than 20 percent of all strokes are fatal; but unfortunately, most stroke survivors suffer some lingering health effects that affect long-term quality of life. May is American Stroke Month and across the area, Senior Helpers, a leading national and local in-home care provider that cares for stroke survivors every day, is spreading awareness about the prevalence of stroke among aging Americans. Although strokes can seemingly strike without warning, Senior Helpers is encouraging families to talk to their aging parents and grandparents about some simple lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk. Stroke can sometimes be a scary topic that aging seniors dont want to talk or even think about, but its important for concerned family members to realize that stroke is the leading cause of longterm disability in the United States, and the risks go up drastically with age, says Peter Ross, CEO of Senior Helpers. After a close family member suffers a stroke, there is a high likelihood that they will require a little bit more help and a Its important for all of us in health care to take a step back from time to time and assess where we are and where were going. One way to achieve this is to retreat from the daily grind and take inventory at an off-site meeting. Thats precisely what new chairman of pediatrics Dr. Todd Vedder did as he embarked on his three-year term. Along with Pat Read, administrative director, Dr. Vedder organized a retreat so that NCH pediatricians could listen to each others ideas of how best to serve the children in our community. Specifically, the department was invited to attend a four-hour session led by Dr. Gerald Lavandosky, who in addition to being one of the covering intensivist/ hospitalist pediatricians for Dr. Debbie Lopez, has facilitated many similar brainstorming sessions. Dr. Aurora Estevez, Kevin Cooper, Phil Dutcher and I attended, as did board members Dr. Alberto De La Rivaherrera, Kay Gow, Mariann MacDonald and Ned Stedem, who contributed to SWOT analysis and discussion. SWOT analysis is a business tool that identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Dr. Vedder set the tone for the retreat with his vision for pediatrics: To have a physically close medical home that meets the majority of our childrens health-care needs and exceeds their parents/caregivers quality expectations. After we split into groups to exchange ideas and recommendations, retreat leaders synthesized our thinking going forward to focus on two areas of major opportunity: First, the pediatric emergency room; and second, marketing, to share with the broader community our capabilities to care for sick children. Pediatrics is a great NCH strength. We have nearly 30 independent pediatricians and several specialists. Our 24-bed Robert and Mariann MacDonald Seacarium capabilities have increased remarkably since Dr. Lopez and her teammates joined NCH. Importantly, pediatric transfers from the North Naples ER have dropped from almost 300 in 2006 to 104 in 2009. We have also increased our capacity to do outpatient procedures at North Naples with the goal of keeping children close to home. Beyond raw numbers, retreat attendees heard from two local moms who testified how a grown-up NCH pediatric service made a difference in their families lives. One mother explained how much better it was that her daughters, who suffer a metabolic disease, could be treated locally, rather than having to be transported in a helicopter to a childrens hospital. The other mom echoed a similar sentiment about her identical twin boys, one of whom needed surgery. NCH pediatrics care also means childrens education and disease prevention. We partner with the Childrens Museum of Naples (www.cmon.org) to provide health-care education with a broad array of programs aimed at nutrition, wellness, mental health, dental health and other age-appropriate topics. We also have offered free sports physicals since before 1977, the year I came to town. We continued that tradition over the past few Saturday mornings, when more than 106 volunteers physicians, physician assistants, ARNPs, NCH school nurses, NCH physical therapists, Wolford School CRNA students and other caregivers were organized by our seven athletic trainers to conduct free sports physicals for 2,068 children. This is just part of the service that NCH pediatrics provides in caring for our communitys most precious asset the 65,000 children of Collier County. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Brainstorming about better serving the kids STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Stroke prevention tips for seniors: Exercise regularly to reduce high blood pressure Avoid high fat and cholesterol foods on a regular basis For seniors with or at risk of diabetes, keep blood sugar levels under control Reduce sodium in daily diet Quit smoking immediatelyWarning signs of stroke for seniors: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion or trouble speaking and understanding Sudden trouble seeing out of one eye Sudden trouble walking or loss of balance Sudden, severe headaches without cause in the know s: a e e p r r s: s: c e se When seniors move, managers can helpThe National Association of Senior Move Managers has declared May 9-15 National Senior Move Managers Week. The theme of this fourth annual celebration is More Than Just a Move. NASMM members around the country are promoting the value of senior move management and senior move managers commitment to assisting older adults and their families, not only with the actual moving experience, but with the emotional and physical aspects of sorting through and downsizing a lifetime of memories in the relocation process. Older adults making a transition have not moved in many years and need to downsize considerably, says Sheri Samotin, president of LifeBridge Solutions LLC. The organizational and physical tasks associated with planning and implementing such a move can be overwhelming, she adds. Its so much more than just a move when you are helping older adults transition to a new home. LifeBridge Solutions work to reduce the stress and trauma that can accompany this type of move, as it becomes increasingly difficult for SEE STROKE, A15 SEE SENIORS, A15
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Night of HonorsSee who turned out for NABORs big night. B16 Living the high lifeMoraya Bay makes the best of spectacular views. B7 On the MoveMake it your business to know whos going where, doing what on the local scene. B3 BY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com ERE NUMBER ONE. ITS NOTHING to be proud of. Once again, Florida has ranked as the number one place in the country for mortgage fraud. The state also ranked number one in 2006 and 2007. A recent Lexis Nexis Mortgage Asset Research Institute report shows that Florida has nearly three times the reported mortgage fraud and misrepresentation that experts expect for the number of loans handled here. This is all in direct contrast to the hottest real estate market rankings that Realtors and mortgage brokers were accustomed to seeing just a few years ago. At the center of all this is Southwest Florida. Although the study does not produce data by individual market, law enforcement officials and mortgage experts say that while the area was once ranked highest for sales, it stands to reason that the amount of graft coming out of the area would be equally high. The bright side The good news is the high fraud caseloadmadnessmortgage fraudMortgage fraud was huge during the boom because the lending institutions were processing a tremendous amount of applications in a short amount of time. Most of these didnt come to light until the foreclosures started. Doug Sprotte, assistant state attorneySouthwest Floridas high rate of crime might portend a brighter futureWSEE FRAUD, B2 Last week, a variety of Goldman Sachs employees testified before Congress about their role in the financial collapse and specifically their role in sub prime mortgages. For the average investor, the exchange between the senators and the Goldman employees was initially interesting but the repetitions of statement-quasi questions and responses-quasi stonewalling transformed it into a bore. For many watching, the A-has probably turned into Just get on with it! The context for the hearings is post financial collapse a system-wide financial collapse reaching big banks, investment firms, small banks, insurance companies, foreign entities and pension funds. The seeds of the problem were planted way before 2007-08 when it took full bloom. But to figure out what went wrong, fix it and punish those who were part of the wrongdoing is the Congressional task at hand. But it is not an easy job when its a huge problem, using very complicated financial instruments, with multiple parties and executed within investment firms wearing a variety of hats. So far the Securities and Exchange Commission, Congress and, very possibly, the New York attorney general are swinging at the problem. (But, really, who wants to go up against a Goldman? Against the super smart, lawyered up, and the engineers of financial instruments so complex that the typical citizen can get lost easily?) In last weeks Congressional hearings, there were probably two items front and center before the senators. The first was the SECs charges relating to disclosure in a billion dollar synthetic CDO for which Goldman sold the long side to investors and sold the Understanding Goldman Sachs and how it dealsSEE MONEY, B3 t h h v jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 can be viewed as the last shudders of the dying housing bubble beast. The study counts mortgage fraud cases brought to court or reported in 2009. Court documents show that crimes being prosecuted now commonly occurred from 2005 to 2007, during the boom years. Mortgage fraud was huge during the boom because the lending institutions were processing a tremendous amount of applications in a short amount of time, says Assistant State Attorney Doug Sprotte, who handles financial crimes. Most of these didnt come to light until the foreclosures started. Honest mortgage brokers and law enforcement are hoping that the shakeout caused by the housing crash has at least reduced the number of people engaging in shady practices as compared to just a few years ago. Amara MortgageThe Lexis/Nexis report shows that most mortgage fraud, 59 percent, involves lying on an application. The case of Amara Mortgage, currently working its way through the Southwest Florida courts, illustrates what prosecutors believe was an intricate and deliberate system of falsifying documents. Court documents alledge that Amara, a company based in Cape Coral, was working with several small businesses to create fake employment records for homebuyers. Some people were construction workers, others were unemployed. Nobody had near the income that was put on their applications, says Tracy Maurer, a fraud investigator with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Court records show that the Office of Financial Regulation inspected almost 50 Amara loans. About half of the loans were in foreclosure. Most of the applicants stated they worked for one of five employers. According to the criminal case, Amara worked out deals with small businesses where they would pay them anywhere from $300 to $500 for every fake employee they would verify. For instance, a company named Allcoast Insurance Corp. stated that a Miami man who was buying a home in southwest Cape Coral earned more than $11,000 a month working for them. The man received the loans for more than $300,000 from PrimeEquity LLC. Two years later, after the house had been foreclosed, an Office of Financial Regulation investigation revealed that the Miami man had lied about his employment. Mortgage industry workers and law enforcement say the fact that cases like this are being reported and prosecuted are a good sign, ushering in a new era where similar frauds should be more difficult to perpetrate. New protectionsThose days are gone, said Nate Tasso. The owner of Core Mortgage Financial with offices in Naples and Port Charlotte says both lenders and the government have layered the process with new filing requirements to help reduce fraud. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act that went into effect this year ensures that loan originators provide borrowers with a standard estimate that clearly discloses key loan terms and closing costs. The Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act, implemented last year, requires creditors to give estimates of mortgage loan costs within three business days after receiving a consumers application for a mortgage loan and before any fees are collected. If the terms of a loan change before closing, creditors have to wait an additional three days before closing. There are also new rules restricting the appraisers that mortgage brokers can use. I cant call an appraiser now. I have to go through an independent board and they appoint the appraiser, says Mr. Tasso. There are no more stated income loans. You have to provide current pay stubs. Two years of W2s and two years of tax returns and those are verified through the IRS. The regulations are both a burden and a blessing, says Mr. Tasso. The process has become more cumbersome and confusing for clients, but in the end he says there is more transparency for buyers. The broker already performed several layers of checks and screenings even without the government mandates. Oftentimes, the best deals on mortgage rates come with strings requiring stringent reporting and background checks. Its unclear how or if the new rules will make a difference in the problematical crime ranking that the state mortgage industry recently received. If the prevailing theory that the high mortgage fraud numbers are a symptom of boom-year greed then the numbers should decrease significantly in coming years. While that would be a great news for the mortgage industry, its likely that a drop in crime for that sector could signal bad news for some other area of the economy. The crime will change, says Mr. Sprotte, the prosecutor. The fraud criminal will find something else. As fast as we resolve one area of crime, theyre onto another one. FRAUDFrom page 1
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(Because it was a derivative no mortgages were sold, only the price action of certain mortgages there had to be two sides to the deal or it would not get done. They had to find the long and the short. buyers.) Here, the legal issue is whether Goldman made all the proper disclosures. Did it disclose that Mr. Paulsen was the other side of the deal (the party who would make money if the security declined in value) and whether these disclosures are even necessary when dealing with sophisticated investors, such as those investors who bought the instruments? It may be the benefit of hindsight, but it is hard to imagine why institutions or sophisticated investors would want to take the upside bet. Why would they want to buy this stuff? Risk diversification? Nada. They wanted to make money. So their bet was either that yields would fall a lot and or the credit, or perception of credit quality of the portfolios sub prime mortgages, would improve. Its hard to imagine either scenario happening. Should the risk of these deals have been reviewed up the chain of command? Warren Buffett said in 2009 letter to his shareholders that he, as CEO, manages the firms risk and any derivative contracts are undertaken with his knowledge and approval. So, in all honesty, there was possibly failure on the part of sophisticated institutional investors and their senior management to have really considered these derivatives and its risk. Many Canadian senior managers, who were in the business of mortgages, wanted nothing to do with these instruments. As one Canadian bank president said, in effect, if he couldnt understand how it worked, how could he allow his firm to buy it or issue it or transact it? Its pretty smart to admit that you dont get it and smart enough to not buy it even when stamped A credit by Moodys and Standards & Poors. Given all of that, it is also very hard to imagine any sophisticated investor not wanting to know all the details of who is on the other side: the short side, the side betting that these instruments would fall in value. Why? Because hedge fund operators are considered to be very, very smart, much more sophisticated than the typical institutional investor. Some consider them to be sharks and you stay away from deals where they are on the other side of the negotiating table. So disclosure that John Paulsen was the entire short side of the deal should have raised the eyebrows of the buyers. The SEC and others will have to figure out whether this disclosure was done and to what degree and even if this disclosure was required. These are questions of law and questions of facts. The second issue before the senators related more to ethics. What ethics apply to the various functions or hats that a firm wears? Specifically, after this synthetic deal and other sub prime deals were done, did Goldman have other disclosure requirements due its clients as a market maker in these securities (including mortgage related securities which they had underwritten which were described as garbage by certain members of the firm and which the firm was shorting)? No senator could pinpoint what duty of care or disclosure was necessary. So the questioning shifted to figuring out the Goldman employees priorities. The senators asked (paraphrased): You sold this stuff, this garbage to your clients and then you went short what you sold to your clients. So who comes first at Goldman Sachs? The client or the firm? The typical citizen would expect a response that the client comes first. What other response could there be? The typical citizen would say that an investment firm should not be selling stuff that the firm is actually going to bet against. One staffer responded that the client came first but most of the other Goldman officials testifying in the morning delayed their responses and then preferred that they were market makers. Their duty was to make a market buying and selling and offering liquidity, but there is no further duty to disclose either of their positions (long or short) or their affection or disaffection for the securities. Others indicated that the shorts were used to reduce risk exposure to the mortgage sector. Lloyd Blankfein, the Goldman CEO who testified at the end of the day, emphasized that they were there to make a buck (or a couple billion bucks) for their shareholders, that as market makers they transact as principal for the firms benefit and that the client understands this quite well. Its clients are sophisticated investors and they known to beware. In other capacities, as advisor or investment banker, there are a host of other duties to clients as they are not acting as principal. Because Goldman could not sell out certain deals, it couldnt get close to neutral (or home as Goldman people put it). Now that should have been a big signal to Goldman that a world of other sophisticated investors thought it was junk. It sounds as if it got the bulk of the deal sold to one or two institutions but it couldnt sell the residual to a whole bunch of other potential buyers. Hmmn. So Goldman winds up sitting on inventory that it wants to sell; it is making a market. The person who is the firms market maker is not calling institutional clients; the salesperson is calling clients or the clients are calling the salesperson. Herein may lie a duty of care. It seems that the salespersons role should have a higher duty than the market-making desk. Beyond answering the question Give me a reason why I should own this stuff, the salesperson might interject words of caution such as: These deals are not selling out; you might look elsewhere for yield; do you really know how this works just about anything to give the buyer a heads up. Some where along the line, Goldman very much understood the degree of risk in these instruments as not only did they have extensive CDS contracts (insurance protection on a variety of bonds) bought from AIG, they also had bought insurance on AIG, such that, should AIG fail, Goldman would still collect. To buy insurance on the insurer suggests a great deal of insight as to the nature and severity of these risks. As complex as the above seems, any criminal or SEC case will probably be a lot more complex and this usually is to the defenses advantage. How can you convict unless it is all simplified? Simplifying as the senators did this past week will work for posturing and passage of a reform bill. of some sort. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com.MONEYFrom page 1 Whether youre thinking of buying a biggeror smallerhome, renancing, or consolidating debt, theres no better time to turn your dream into reality. Contact me today by calling 239-591-6471 or by email at Stacey.Herring@53.com Stacey HerringSenior Mortgage Loan Originator Equal Housing Lender. Subject to credit review and approval. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 38 Fountain Square Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45263 an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee. Fifth Third Mortgage is the trade name used by Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Fifth Third Mortgage-MI, LLC. Fifth Third and Fifth Third Bank are register ed service marks of Fifth Third Bancorp. Member FDIC. Banking Earl Sistrunk has been promoted to senior vice president of The Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Sistrunk joined the firm in 1990 as a financial consultant. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he earned an MBA from the University of South Florida and is a member of the Certified Financial Analyists Institute. The CFA Institute is a leader in developing a code of conduct, disclosure and ethical standards for the financial services industry. Mr. Sistrunk designs, implements and monitors the Moran Asset Management Groups quantitative investment strategies. Hospitality Jason Parsons has been named general manager of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to oversee operations of the 319-room, newly renovated beachfront resort. Mr. Parsons most recently was the resident manager at the 1,501-room Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. Prior to his four-year tenure at Rosen Shingle Creek, he served for three years as resident manager of Orlandos 1,334-room Rosen Centre Hotel, and for two years as the hotels convention services and catering manager. Medicine Dr. Richard Akin, chairman of the Lee Memorial Health System board of directors and CEO of Collier Health Services, was honored recently by the LMHS Foundation for his work on behalf of underserved children throughout Southwest Florida. ON THE MOVE SISTRUNK PARSONS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 Members network at the Country Club of NaplesBusiness after 5 with the Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceNETWORKING Bruce Robertson, Rob Esmond, Sue Huff and Steve Rowe Colleen Ruscito and Catherine Colton Dave Ricketson, Devonna Nocera and Gale Schwartz Malcolm Kutash, William Warman and George Leamon Lyann Gyurich and Tara Widegren Devonna Nocera, Nancy Rossi and Sabrina Elisa Mitch and Lynn Mitchell, Ron Perrott Caroline Kissel and Steve Dorcy Cheryl Good, Nicholas Steege and Michelle KelthyWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast ChapterNETWORKING Joe Turner, Clay Cone and Trey Radel Darlene Kramer, Marilyn Clark and Marie Senechal Beverly Dahlstrom, Howard and Donna Blankman 2010 Outstanding Volunteers: Nancy Lascheid, Bruce Conner, Hildegard Carney, Eric Weiss, Gloria Kovacs, Tom Spinelli, Jon Rauch, Ekkehard Grampp, Barb Baier, Bob Raymond, Kelly Lauman, Nancy Kerns and Patty Hornbeck. Not pictured: Bill Spinelli and Margie McGlynn Stacie Zinn, Jama Dock and Teresa Morgenstern Helen Ann Federspiel and Chris Neal Charlie Neal and Dave RiceWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOSExecutive Director Christine Neal heads northArt League Marco Island says goodbye Wake Up Naples and Chamber of Commerce volunteer awards
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Coffee and Social Media members and guests meet from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at INgage Networks, 2210 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Coffee and Social Media is free and open to people with all social media abilities. For more information or to register, contact Cyndee Woolley at 571-3174 or email@example.com. Womens Networking of Collier County WNOCC, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call 434-5119 or 280-3803. The Membership Committee of the Naples Area Board of Realtors meets from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call 5971666 or visit www.NABOR.com. CREW Network Naples/Fort Myers, an organization for women in commercial real estate, meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Barbara Monahan hosts the members-only dinner. Call 649-5200 or visit www.crewnetworkswfl.com to register or for more information. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce presents HR Basics: Your Human Resources Toolkit from 8:3010 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Register at www.napleschamber.org. Gulf Coast Venture Forum annual meeting for members of the Naples and Sarasota chapters is set for 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Tiburon Golf Club. For more information, call 594-2040 or visit http://gcvf.angelgroups.net. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, May 14, in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail yourjbn@ chabadswf.org. The annual black-tie evening for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Naples Beach Hotel and includes dinner and dancing and awards. Cost is $160 per person or $1,750 for a corporate table. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. Insurance Professionals of Collier County holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, 475 North Road. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.ipcconline.org. Next meeting: May 19. BUSINESS MEETINGS
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B7 Florida real estate markets show the first tentative signs of being on the verge of recovering from the most painful recession in the states history, according to the latest University of Florida report. Results of our first quarter survey indicate that the real estate market in Florida has hit bottom and is in the process of stabilizing across most property types, says Timothy Becker, director of UFs Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. But while most of the survey respondents report the market probably wont get any worse, few say it has actually begun to improve yet, Mr. Becker says, adding, One of our respondents summed it up by stating that If anything, we will get less bad. On the positive side, private capital both foreign and domestic is continuing to enter the state in search of quality investment deals, he says. As banks start to deal with their problem assets, more deals will come to market. Another good sign is that life insurance companies have started to re-invest in commercial properties after backing off for the last year and a half. Because these companies use premiums from life insurance policies to make investments, they are not deterred by the lack of available bank financing. They see the fundamentals of the economy stabilizing and they see the opportunity to get quality assets at a good price, Mr. Becker explains. So if they think things arent going to get worse and they may actually get better, it follows that theyre going to want to start investing again. On the negative side, unemployment continues to be one of the states biggest problems, edging up to 12.3 percent in March, its highest level since the state began keeping count in the 1970s. Florida has lost more than 880,000 jobs since 2007. Although there is a potential for job A transitional contemporary design scheme sets the mood in Moraya Bay model 701, furnished and decorated by Pat Crawford Interior Designs. Moraya Bay has 11 stories and a total of 72 luxury residences with views of the Gulf of Mexico, bay and natural preserves. With three bedrooms plus den and study, three full baths and a powder bath, model 701 has 4,516 square feet of living area. A balcony and terrace with full summer kitchen bring the total to more than 5,400 square feet.An elevator opens to a private foyer where a rotunda wrapped in wood provides a welcoming entry. Immediately to the right is the formal dining room area, which has been raised to give separation, yet is open to the grand salon. The formal dining and living areas have matching custom-designed chandeliers with dual shades and crystal finials. The main feature of the grand salon is the floor-to-ceiling rain curtain that sits in front of bronze mirror to give depth to the room. It is flanked by handtextured walls in gold. Across from the rain curtain, a custom bar delineates the grand salon from the family room. A 42-inch television is fitted in the bottom of the bar and is seen from the family room side. Sliding doors open to the lanai and an expansive view of the Gulf of Mexico. Colors of the water and sky are brought into the room and picked up in original artwork. Water-resistant Sunbrella fabric covers the sofas on the lanai, and the summer kitchen can be concealed by Sunbrella drapery. The family room is centered by a 42-inch round brass platter hung above the sectional sofa, which is finished in a chenille fabric in mushroom tones. The family room also accesses the Gulf-side terrace. Open to the family room, the gourmet kitchen also has Gulf views. Grayish bamboo marble counters complement the cabinets painted a soft gray and the stainless steel appliances. The GE Monogram package includes a side-by-Survey says Florida market has hit bottomMoraya Bay celebrates scenic views and luxury livingBRIEFSREAL ESTATE No vacancy at Pelican Bay Executive CenterTerranova Corp. has leased nearly 97,000 square feet of office space in the Pelican Bay Executive Center over the past 12 months, resulting in 100 percent occupancy in both buildings. The newest tenants are Wells Fargo Advisors, Harter Secrest & Emery P.A., Fischer International Systems and NewsBank Inc. BRADSHAW SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY FGCU president set to discuss schools impactWhile the development of the Florida Gulf Coast University campus continues to generate construction activity, the universitys academic and research programs are also emerging as important catalysts for economic growth in the region. Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, president of FGCU, will address the schools role in Southwest Floridas economic development at a luncheon meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society on Tuesday, May 11, at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Dr. Bradshaw will deliver an overview of the FGCU Innovation Hub, the centerpiece of a 1.2-millionsquare-foot research and development area being developed adjacent to Southwest Florida International Airport. He will also explain the synergy between the business community and the unive rsity s Lutg ert College of Business, its Small Business Development Center, the Florida Institute of Government, the Regional Economic Research Institute and the Whitaker Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education. The university has 11,000 students, a 70-building campus, more than 80 academic programs and a thriving intercollegiate sports program. Sponsored by Vanasse Daylor, a Weston and Sampson Company, the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Admission is $25 for Real Estate Investment Society members and $35 for guests. Reservations are required and can be made at www.reis-swfl.org. SEE MORAYA, B17 SEE BOTTOM, B20 DOUG THOMPSON / COURTESY PHOTOMoraya Bay at sunsetSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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LARGE DOGS OK! 3+Den/2.5 (V1324) Oona Conroy-Clerkin, 404-1805 $1,299,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $1,099,000 Pelican Bay, 721 Shadow Lake Ln Immaculate home w/ west exp. to rear. Open oor plan, newer roof, replace, volume ceilings, granite, wonderful natural light, pool/spa & more. 3+Den/2.5 (H4918) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $1,099,000 Stonebridge, 1615 Manchester Ct 3698sf SFR, bundled golf, chefs kit., large FR, huge MBR suite, private lanai w/ pool, spa & preserve view, storm protection syst. 4+Den/3.5 (H4788) Matthew Klinowski, 3700892, Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $924,500 Pelican Bay, 7515 Pelican Bay Blvd, #1-E Rarely available 1st unit w/private garden terrace & lanai. Just steps away from the comm pool & your own private cabana! New A/C & appls. Under bldg parking. 2+Den/2.5 (C6328) Jerey Buchholz, 269-3551 $799,000 Moorings, 2302 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #217 Panoramic views of Gulf across Doctors Pass. Amenities incl beach, boat docks, tennis, 2 pools, clubhouse, 24/7 Security. Spacious condo has 2 covered lanais. 2/2.5 (C6438) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $780,000 Moorings, 2601 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #19 Wow Views! Want to live right on Moorings Beach? Rare opportunity to own a Billows Beachfront Villa at this price. New A/C, hot water heater, paint and carpet. 2/2 (C6113) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $774,500 Park Shore, 738 Old Trail Dr A surprise! Wonderful addition of 4th BR or den to this sunny traditional POOL home on southfacing pvt fenced lot surrounded by fruit trees & tropical foliage. 3+Den/2 (H4883) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $760,000 Park Shore, 250 Park Shore Dr, #103 AMAZING VIEWS OVER VENETIAN BAY, HUGE 3 BEDROOM LIVES LIKE A HOME. Tile oors, covered parking, friendly, 24 owner bldg. Docks available for lease. 3/2 (C6371) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $749,000 Park Shore, 250 Park Shore Dr, #101 Stunning views south over Venetian Bay plus 3 bedrooms in move in condition! Wait until you see the just renovated lobby and social room. Wowee! 3/2 (C6177) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $749,000 Oyster Bay, 1323 Chesapeake Ave, #2-B Stunning complete redesign in sleek luxury contemporary style at every turn. 3BR & 3 baths are elegant & only steps down to your own dock. View of the Bay too! 3/3 (C6410) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $725,000 Moorings, 1947 Crayton Rd 4 minutes to beach & Gulf. Oversized lot, renovated pool home, 3 BRs, fam rm, new tile & Berber, granite, stainless appls, dble gar. Over 4000 T. sq ft. 3/2 (H3039) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $719,000 Imperial Shores, 4865 Regal Dr A Boaters Dream & priced to sell. Unique Key West style home w/ boat dock, lift & seawall. Super southern views of canal & bay to Gulf. Bilevel lanai. 3 bdrm. 3/2 (H4238) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $719,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $675,000 Kensington, 4360 Kensington High St CEOs Exec. Naples 2-story Villa, over 4000 T. Sq Ft., New pool & spa, Oce-family room plus bedroom with ensuite bath. Secluded yet on the golf course. 3+Den/3 (V1366) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $675,000 Windstar, 3682 Haldeman Creek Dr, #7 Attached Villa in pristine condition, superbly maintained, overlooks your sparkling pool & privacy landscaping to the lake & golf course. Completely renovated. 3/2 (V1334) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $639,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $619,900 Pelican Bay, 6361 Pelican Bay Blvd, #403 180 degree sunset views! is creampu condition condo will make you unpack your bags & stay. 2 BR plus convertible den, NOW REDUCED! 2+Den/2 (C5040) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $549,000 Old Naples, 284 2nd St S, #284 ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH w/a brand new kitchen, new doors, covered parking and tile oors. Two blocks to 5th Av S. What a buy at this price to be in Old Naples! 2/2 (C6485) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $549,000 Audubon, 559 Audubon Blvd, #201 Bright & spacious condo w/golf/lake views. Formal living & dining rooms, tray ceilings, electric shutters, wraparound lanai. West of US 41. 3 miles to beaches. 3+Den/3.5 (C5830) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Constance Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $519,000 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $474,000 Coquina Sands, 1655 Mandarin Rd Renovate this home or rebuild on this fabulous lot -100 feet by 151 feet! 3/2.5 (H4414) Lauren Taylor Brooker, 287-4947 $450,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N Port au Villa. 4 oerings. Beach & Bay, Boat Docks. 1200 SF. Furnished, pool on the bay, sh o docks & walk across the st. to the beach. All steps from your door. 2/2 (C5125) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $300,000 to $439,000 Cedar Creek, 8900 Creek Run Dr Absolutely gorgeous, totally updated, professionally decorated, 3-car garage w/circular drive, on private lake preserve. Must see. 4/3 (H3789) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $419,000 Spanish Wells, 28437 Highgate Dr Fabulous open airy home w/vaulted ceilings, pool, golf course view. Newer A/C units, carpet, shutters, lrg loft area w/full bath. 2525 sf. 3 miles to beaches. 3/3 (H4841) Maggie Sanders, 269-4499, Constance Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $379,500 Park Shore, 4170 Crayton Rd, #5C Swan Lake Club, 2 bedroom/2bath, 2nd oor Condo w/pool and lake in Park Shore. Turnkey Furnished. New Plantation shutters. Bright and Cheery. 2/2 (C5945) HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $309,000 Old Naples, 530 2nd St S Grab this chance to update 1st r furnished condo West of 2nd St S, closest to beach that condos are allowed in Old Naples. Covered prkg & block from 5th Ave S. 2/2 (C6482) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $300,000 Vineyards, 168 Livermore Ln Artist owned & decorated cottage features great rm w/ cathedral ceiling, fabulous cherry wood oors, separate den, outdoor atrium & 2car gar. LARGE DOGS OK! 2+Den/2 (H4708) Oona Conroy-Clerkin, 404-1805 $279,000 Park Shore, 4150 Belaire Ln, #110 West of 41. Walk to Park Shore Beach, restaurants & shopping. Corner 1st unit w/tile oors, updated kit. replace, carport, & 1,506 TA. Lovely pool. 2+Den/2 (C4104) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $269,000 Pelican Landing, 4131 Sawgrass Point Dr, #203 It will be hard to nd a prettier location to live in Pelican Landing. is 2nd oor condo with southern exp. has golf course views of 3 fairways and 2 lakes. 2+Den/2 (C6536) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564 $259,000 Tarpon Cove, 808 Carrick Bend Cir, #102 Charming & spacious condo, crown molding, plantation shutters & tiled lanai. Partially furnished, one-car garage. W of US41. Beach access & boating available. 2+Den/2 (C5894) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Constance Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $249,000 Park Shore, 4092 Belair Ln, #12 Safe and secure 2nd oor end unit. Walk to the grocery store or ride your bike to the private Park Shore beach! 3/2 (C6194) Lauren Taylor Brooker, 287-4947 $249,000
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community, Priced from the $300s There is still time to customize your new home. Call or visit the Sales Center for details.*On select residences, for a limited time. HE loves the Deal ... THERES NO REASON TO WAIT Ask About Our Spring Ahead Incentives. THEY are too smart to wait. 239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.comORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP MEMBERSHIP. MEMBER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE MEMB ERSHIP SUCH AS GOLF CART FEES, ANY RENTAL FEES, ETC. OFFER AVAILABLE ONLY WITH SELECT RESIDENCES FOR A LIMITED TIME. PLEASE SEE A SALES AGENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. SHE loves the Choices ... Last fall, the local real estate economy and an ownership dispute between the developer of Mediterra and its homeowners stalled home sales at the luxury golf and beach community in north Naples. In December, two events breathed new life into the development. First, on Dec. 4, the membership purchased the assets of the golf and beach club from the Bonita Bay Group. Less than two weeks later, London Bay homes purchased the remaining 50 single-family and villa home sites in the community and assumed sales and marketing activities at Mediterra. Now, sales are on the rebound. Since the club sale, there have been 26 closed real estate transactions totaling more than $41 million. In addition, there are 13 contracts pending. London Bay President Mark Wilson says the results demonstrate a new-found sense of confidence. Late last year, prospective purchasers were very cautious about buying at Mediterra because of the uncertainty surrounding the community, he says. But those issues are part of the past. Homes are selling again, and visits to our sales center were very strong through the first three months of 2010. Mr. Wilson adds visitors to the sales center have had a much more optimistic attitude than he has seen since the real estate downturn began. The high-end market never lost confidence in Naples real estate, he says. They knew the value was here and they knew the lifestyle hadnt changed. hey were being prudent shoppers and waiting for the right time to step into the market again. For many of these people, the 2010 season was the right time. Since assuming sales and marketing responsibilities for Mediterra, London Bay has invested in promoting Mediterra on television and in local print publications. Company representatives also are working closely with the local real estate community. In addition, the company is redesigning Mediterras sales office to better display the communitys lifestyle and home selections. Right now buyers can purchase a coach home in Mediterra for $500,000 and a luxury villa for about $600,000 and enjoy some of the best community amenities in the area, Mr. Wilson says. While most of the single-family homes in Mediterra are priced at $1.5 million and above, Mr. Wilson says buyers can find a wide selection of home sizes and styles available through the communitys preferred builders and real estate agents representing re-sale homes in Mediterra that start at about $1 million. He also reports the typical winter/spring selling season has extended beyond its normal April 15 ending date. Were seeing more buyers remaining in town longer, in many cases to negotiate on properties theyve visited during the season. I expect we will see more sales during the next couple of months than we would normally see this time of year, he says. London Bay is celebrating its 20th year in the Naples market and has developed its reputation building custom homes in many of the areas most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. In 2008, the company was one of two that earned recognition as Americas Best Builder from the industrys leading publication, Builder Magazine. Mediterra includes two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, sports club and a Gulf-front beach club. London Bay Homes reports strong sales in MediterraSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSThe Alicante is a London Bay Village Home with more than 5,600 square feet of total living area. The residence is priced at $1,125,000, excluding the home site, in the Cortile neighborhood in Mediterra.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 An evening of awards at Heritage Bay Golf and Country ClubA Night of Honors for NABOR members NABOR general business meetingREAL ESTATE NETWORKING Jeannette Batten, Anita Colletti and Pat Pitoccchi Kevin Lottes, Arlene Carozza, Robyn DeVille and Lisa Lotttes Jo Carter and Brenda Fioretti Kathy and Greg Zorn April Ritchie and Wes Kunkle Bobbie Dusek and Kathleen PassidomoWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 REAL ESTATE B17 MLS #209007990Price approved by lender on this short sale. Able to close quickly. 4th oor condo, 3/3 with 2174 sq. ft. Cynthia Corogin 239-963-5561 $324,000!Superior Services. Extraordinary Results. CynthiaCorogin@aol.com Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business!The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS-THE PERFECT PRESCRIPTION Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.comRichard DrosteRealtor239email@example.comBill FeehanRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.orgResidential, LLCTiger Lily/Vacant Lot $119,900Build your dream home here in Lely Resort with this great deal! Corner lot. Floor plans for a 3,400 s.f., 3-car garage home available. Take advantage of this opportunity.8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000 Beautiful home with numerous upgrades. 2,800 s.f. living space. 3 large BR w/3 in-suite BA. No detail unturned! Florida lifestyle on this large lanai. Overlooks a beautiful lake.Varenna in Fiddlers Creek $325,000Wonderfully large coach home with 3BR/3BA. Beautiful lake & peaceful natural setting. Courtyard entrance that is a delight! 2-car garage. Close to community pool. .Imperial Wilderness $128,000One of the very best 55+ communities anywhere! This 1BR, 1BA manufactured home sits on a great lot on the lake. Oversized screened porch to enjoy the view. Impeccable condition. Great amenities.. Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Amerivest Realtywww.MediterraFlorida.comNewly member owned Mediterra Golf & Beach Club! Featured Mediterra Properties: Featured Mediterra Properties: Benvenuto Lot 2 $1,500,000 SOLD! Il Corsini Lot 18-$1,100,000 Bello Lago Lot 7-$998,500 Teramo Lot 3 $789,000 Serata Lot 35$675,000 Serata Lot 5 $550,000 Serata Lot 27-$425,000 SOLD! Serata Lot 9 $ 398,000 15163 Brolio Ln-$3,695,000 29070 Marcello Way-$2,199,500 SOLD! 14806 Bellezza Ln-$1,225,000 Furnished 29051 Amarone Ct-$1,099,999 BANK OWNED 15504 Monterosso Ln #201-$749,000 SOLD! 15520 Monterosso Ln #201-$729,900 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$699,500 17066 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$679,000 SOLD! 17025 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$599,900 Furnished 17066 Porta V ecchio Way #102-$598,500 Furnished239-273-1376David William Auston, PAwww.DavidNaples.com Mediterra Resident & Specialist Visit www.MediterraFlorida.com for property details Visit www.MediterraLots.com for lot details side refrigerator, gas cooktop, built-in Advantium combination oven and builtin convection/conventional oven. The butlers pantry is equipped with fullsized refrigerator, sink, wine cooler and icemaker. The gallery leads from left of the foyer to guest suites, the den and the master quarters. The master bedroom opens to a private lanai sitting area with walls upholstered in off-white Sunbrella fabric. The master spa bath has a unique design that includes a morning kitchen, his and her walk-in showers and a spa bath set in front of a window. One of the two guest suites can be a second master and has balcony access. MORAYAFrom page B7 COURTESY PHOTOThe great room in residence 701 at Moraya Bay overlooks the Gulf. In the bath area, the floor features insets of penny-size bronze tile. Additional features in the model include a Levitron system smart-wired for a variety of advanced technological features, high-efficiency HVAC and two under-building secured parking spaces. Residents at Moraya Bay enjoy the luxury of a full-service beach club, a tropical pool and lap pool, grotto bar, 24-hour concierge service, a fitness center and an amenity plaza with dining facilities, lounge and boardroom, all overlooking the beach. Moraya Bay is at 11125 Gulfshore Drive. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. Realtors, the real estate division of The Lutg ert Companies, is the exclusive representative of Moraya Bay. For more information, call 514-5050 or visit www. Morayabay.com.
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SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell Annual RentalsOther Rentals Available from $525 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 e Strand/Pinnacle 2bd+den/2ba. Furnished $1500 mo. Annual (Available 5/1/10) e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd/2.5ba. Furnished $2000 mo. Annual Olympia Park Vanderbilt Beach/Airport Rd. Toll Brothers has introduced a new home design, the Dolce, at The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes on Estero Parkway. The Dolce has a great room floor plan and three bedrooms plus an office/den and two full baths. There are 1,775 square feet of air-conditioned living area; a lanai and two-car garage bring the total square footage to 2,515 square feet. Special features of the home include a long foyer with an art niche and gallery wall, a coffered ceiling in the great room and a gourmet kitchen with a pantry, breakfast bar and adjacent breakfast area. The master suite has two walk-in closets, a walk-in shower and private water closet. The Dolce is priced at $269,995 and is a winner among buyers because of its comfortable and convenient layout, says Jim Manners, vice president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division. The Dolce brings to 10 the number of designs available at The Reserve at Estero, each with a choice of four exterior elevations. Four decorated models are open for viewing: The Tosara is a two-story home with four bedrooms and 2 baths in 2,545 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The San Rio and the Carmona floor plans have three bedrooms and 2 baths. Gianna has a flexible two-story design with the option of three bedrooms plus a study, four bedrooms, or three bedrooms with an upstairs bonus room. Amenities at The Reserve at Estero include an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse with a community room, catering kitchen, fitness center, game room and billiards room. Outdoors there is a pool and spa, tennis courts and a sports court. There is also a childrens playground with a wading pool. About half a mile east of U.S. 41 on Estero Parway, The Reserve at Estero will consist of 494 single-family homes when completed. Home prices begin in the low $200,000s. The sales center and models are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 334-3600 or visit www.TheReserveAtEstero.com. New plan is 10th option for homebuyers in The Reserve SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY________________________As the real estate market begins to stabilize, the art of negotiation takes center stage again. From Greg Fous at Market America Realty & Investments Inc., here are 12 points that can be negotiated in any real estate transaction. 1. Purchase price Sellers might not want to lower the price, but you might be able to negotiate a credit at closing. This way the price recorded is the higher one, but you still get a deal. Just make sure this is disclosed to the lender. 2. Earnest money In addition to negotiating the actual amount of the earnest money deposit, consider placing your earnest money in escrow with your own bank. Depositing the earnest money after the offer is accepted, instead of having it accompany the offer, makes it easier to get your money back if the contract is not executed. 3. Extras Some developers will do many things other than lower the price. Your agent should know how much room there is to negotiate. Upgrades, parking spaces, garages and docks are the big items. On resales, think appliances, warranties and furniture. 4. Condition of property You might be able to negotiate warranties, cleaning and move-in condition. 5. Additional payments Consider making additional payments that solidify your offer, especially if the offer is weak in other areas. For example, a developer might want 20 percent earnest money. You might offer 10 percent with contract and more later. 6. Remedies for not completing the sale The contract calls for the buyer to lose his entire deposit if he backs out. If you put in more deposit money than required, make sure there is agreement on what happens to that extra amount. 7. Title Whose name will the title be held in? An LLC? A trust? Can you change your mind prior to closing? Make sure its spelled out. 8. Assignability Most banks will not let you assign a contract, but ask. 9. Condo fees When do you start paying? This is important in a leaseback, for example. The same question applies to taxes and insurance. 10. Access to property Do you have the right to paint, put in lights, etc. before you close? This is often out of the hands of the developer, but check into it. 11. Closing date Again, it doesnt hurt to ask. 12. The ability to flip If youre interested in selling your contract before you close, now is a good time to tell the seller. Add a few good negotiating techniques to your repertoire such as The Red Herring something you put in your offer that stands out, but you know you are willing to drop. An example would be furniture included. You add this knowing you can negotiate it away. Or try the Resort to a Higher Authority technique where you make your spouse, partner or significant other your bad guy. For more information or to subscribe to the free weekly Market America Real Estate & Investments newsletter where you can find more tips like these, call (800) 439-1580. Theres always room for negotiation in real estateSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY________________________
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Summer flicksFilm critic Dan Hudak advises leave your dignity at home when you head to the theater. C11 Just like up northKosher-style comfort food fills voluminous menu at Stage 62 Deli. C27 First Friday Start the weekend with free music and much more at Mercato. C6 FirstFriday Theyre all heartSee who helped raise $475,000 at the 35th annual Heart Ball. C23 Talkin Tuna with two guys who know it all too wellThe Naples Players presents a limited engagement of the raucous comedy Greater Tuna May 12-22 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Pat Ashton and B.T. Bean star in the side-splitting show about life in small town America. Together they portray the entire population of Tuna, Texas, the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State. The actors share a 20-year love affair with the show, which they most recently presented last year in Blue Ridge, Ga., as a sold-out fundraiser. They originally performed it for The Naples Players in 1990 and repeated it in 1997. Through the course of the evening, the audience meets Tunas colorful cast of 20 characters, including the entire Bumiller family, the town snob, Sheriff Givens, the head of the local KKK and Yippy, Tunas Pet of the Month. Excerpts from a recent interview with these two talented performers offer insight into their interpretation of the play: Whats it like playing Tuna? Mr. Ashton: Its more fun than any two actors should ever have, especially for the right people and B.T. and I are perfectly matched. Its two actors and SEE TUNA, C19 COURTESY PHOTOThe Cherryholmes Family Band The Cherryholmes Family Band brings blue jeans and bluegrass to the Phil Get in on a bit of family history.C4 >>inside: Its been two years since The Cherryholmes Family Band appeared at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and ignited a sold-out crowd into a near frenzy. Hundreds of concerts, four Grammy nominations and nonstop acclaim later, the family of six musicians returns, this time for a joint venture with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Fresh from a hugely successful gig with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, theyll perform several arrangements of their music with an orchestral addition created by Jim Gray. Show time is 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13.BY PEG LONGSTRETHSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE BAND, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 Buyticketsnowatthephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfcePHILHARMONIC CENTERfortheARTS5833PelicanBayBoulevard,NaplesBoxOfficehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m.THEFIRSTFAMILYOFBLUEGRASSCHERRYHOLMESPERFORMSWITH THEFULL BLUEJEANCLADNAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRANominatedfor twoGrammyAwards, Cherryholmeshaswowed audiencesaroundtheworld withitshard-drivinginstrumental virtuosityandexplosivevocalharmonies. JoinNPOviolinistDavidMastrangelo andtherestofthemusiciansforaknee-slappin,toe-tappin,fancy-fiddlingoodtime!Thursday,May13,8p.m.$50adult,$30studentBLUEJEANS&BLUEGRASS!CherryholmesPhoto:ErickAndersonNPOviolinistDavidMastrangeloPhoto:NathanHill Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org independent? Exactly. It would seem that, instead of listing the characteristics he sought in a woman, the burly man had type-cast himself. We couldnt remember how it began. During an after-work happy hour at the kind of bar where you order $6 pitchers of beer and eat tater tots covered in chili, we started talking about everyones type. When someone new joined the table, another coworker or a roommate done with work for the day, wed have to run through the list again, from the top, and the new person would add-in his or her list. We think it started with the man in the suit. He is a particular dresser and rarely appears in public without a jacket and a handkerchief neatly folded into the pocket. He is a stickler for fashion when it comes to himself but claims his type leans toward women in jeans and T-shirts. The young woman to his right, a writer with long dark hair who favors mini-dresses, said her type is big and burly, often with a beard. A lumberjack? the natty dresser asked. The writer laughed but didnt deny it. The Oklahoman, across the table from the writer, said people dont have types. Or, if they claim to, they dont What an independent woman means to a man SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com He wants a woman who will leave him alone... Someone he can see when he wants, who wont be clingy.always end up dating their type. So, whats your type then? a man opposite him who was, incidentally, big and burly with a beard asked. I dont know. Kind? the Oklahoman said. You mean kind with loose morals? the burly bearded man said, raising his glass in a toast. The Oklahoman clinked glasses with him. Thats it exactly. I pounded the bottom of a Heinz bottle, trying to loosen the ketchup inside. I looked imploringly at the burly man. He took the ketchup from my hand, gave the bottle a couple of quick smacks, and poured a puddle on a plate. And you? I asked him, fishing a tot out of the basket. Whats your type? I like independent women, he said. I handed him my empty beer glass, and he filled it from the pitcher. What does that mean? I asked. You know. Women who can do things for themselves. But does that mean Someone new walked in the bar door and our table turned to shout a greeting. My question drowned in the noise. Once the newcomer pulled up a chair, we started the whats your type game again, this time with the recent addition in the spotlight. But the question of the burly mans type stayed with me all night. What is an independent woman, anyway? If its someone who is self-reliant, who has her own place, who works a job that lets her pays her bills and put money away in savings every month, then I know loads of these women. They are all smart and beautiful, too. Oh, yes: They are also overwhelmingly single. I later asked a girlfriend about this conundrum. She is small and spritely, with strawberry-blond hair. Impish, some might say. She laughed when I asked what she thought he meant. He wants a woman who will leave him alone, she said. Someone he can see when he wants, who wont be clingy. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 I caught up with mom Sandy Lee Cherryholmes for a phone interview last week and was intrigued to hear the familys story.Family historySometimes life takes an unexpected turn. Several years ago, the family was living in Los Angeles, where dad and breadwinner Jere Cherryholmes was making a comfortable living as a custom cabinetmaker. Sandy Lee home-schooled their eldest daughter, Shelley Anna, who had been born with a congenital heart defect and suffered a stroke following reparative surgery; the four younger Cherryholmes children attended a private Christian school. Just when Jere learned his work would be cut back by 50 percent, Shelley Anna died. The family was devastated. At a crossroads, with Jere trying to figure out how to earn a living and the entire family seeking to ease the ache in their hearts, they attended a bluegrass concert together. Sandy Lee told me they were so inspired by the sounds and words they heard that she and Jere made an amazing and life-changing decision for the family: They would throw caution to the wind and buy a host of musical instruments for the family to learn to play together. I call it an amazing decision because its one thing to think it would be nice for everyone to play a musical instrument, but its quite another to become proficient without a single lesson times six. Thats right: The Cherryholmes Family Band is entirely self-taught. Reflect on that for a moment when you listen to them run rampant over their instruments, keeping perfect rhythm and delivering dazzling runs, distinctive lyrics, great vocalizations and close harmony. I call is just short of miraculous that each of the four youngsters nearly immediately became adept at one or more of the instruments their parents purchased. (The bands first album came out in 2006 on Skaggs Family Records and earned a Grammy nomination.)Something for everyoneThe youngest, Molly Kate, learned the violin (after it was re-strung and the bridge reversed so she could play left-handed). Just 12 when the family first played the Phil two years ago, she was one of the most seasoned pre-teen performers I have ever observed. I still recall watching her and her brother, B.J., deliberately position themselves so they were practically nose-to-nose, playing their violins as if they were a mirror image without impaling each other with the bows. The audience went wild. Molly also plays a mean cello. In addition to the second violin, B.J. also plays the guitar, as does brother Skip (both boys might pick up another instrument or two during the course of a concert, too). And sister Cia Leigh, who has a smooth-as-silk singing voice, is one of the hottest banjo players around. Dad Jere who looks like he stepped out from the backwoods of Tennessee, but who is just as literate and intelligent as his wife plays bass. And mom Sandy Lee makes her mandolin sing. Shes also the lead Irish step dancer yes, they are all proficient step-dancers as well and yodels like theres no tomorrow.The role of faithForthright and open, Sandy Lee is one of the most gracious entertainers I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing. It took but a few minutes to feel like we had known each other for years. With ease we exchanged family music-making stories and also talked more about the loss of Shelley Anna and the void it had created in their hearts. We also talked about their faith, since it is clearly central to their lives. Make no mistake about it: This family is devoutly Christian, mainstream Protestant in the best sense of the word. They dont wear it on their sleeves; it is simply emblazoned on their hearts. Every album they record is in memory of Shelley Anna and in thanks to God. They see their music-making as their gift, not just to their adoring audiences, but also to God for the blessings they have received. You hear it frequently in their lyrics, two of my favorites which, I believe, will be performed this time at the Phil. In Changed In A Moment, they sing: Id taken the wrong road Weighed down by my own heavy load I had to make a change, had to lay it down... It flowed like river right to me A mighty wind blowing right through me Baptized like the Day of Pentecost From dark to light, blind to sight In a moment my load was taken The wonder of it left me shaken Theres a blood-stained page in the book of my life. I was changed in a moment And the fiery Standing goes: Shadows in the valley, I cant see night or day My Lord told me the valleys not where I was meant to stay Climb, climb, yes I climbed to the top and still Below me was a deep ravine, and another doggone hill Life keeps trying to knock me down But Im still standing, Im still standing Standing on the rock of my salvation, thats my explanation Im standing, yes, Im standing Hand and hand with Jesus Cant see round the corner, Im so afraid to fall But faith in only what I see, it aint no faith at all Cold winds freeze my bones, fire burns my skin But Im trusting in the Lord above, and not the man within Come on, Life, try to knock me downDont forget the orchestraIn keeping with the flavor of the evening, the Philharmonic will also perform three of Aaron Coplands most familiar numbers: Buckaroo Holiday, Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe Down. I discussed the evenings program with concertmaster Glenn Basham (who is equally intrigued with the young left-handed violinist and is himself a fine bluegrass fiddle player), who told me the orchestra plans to join The Cherryholmes Family Band for at least five numbers and also to perform John Williams The Cowboys Overture during the second half. And I think we can count on the Phils principal cellist, Adam Satinsky, to join Cia Cherryholmes when the family plays Weaver of Lies. The only disappointment? Once again, The Cherryholmes Family Band is here for only one performance. Maybe next time well get lucky and have them here for two shows. During intermission this time, theyll sign CDs, including their just-released Cherryholmes IV: Common Threads, which is yet another winner in their amazing run. BANDFrom page 1 >> What: The Cherryholmes Family Band with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestrea >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> When: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13 >> Tickets: $50 ($30 for students) >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org in the know >> A left-handed ddler, Molly was 6 when The Cherryholmes Family Band started in 1999 and had her debut on the Grande Ole Opry when she was 7. She also lends her voice to lead and harmony vocals on many numbers. Shes also a runner and a piano player, and she is interested in writing and scoring movie sound tracks. >> Skip was 9 when he started on the mandolin in 1999. He took over on the guitar in 2000 and has been playing rhythm and at-picking ever since. Hes also an arranger and handles all the lighting show for the family bands shows. >> B.J. began playing ddle when he was 11. Hes also a master at the mandolin and is lead and harmony singer as well as a songwriter. A self-proclaimed sound guru, hes responsible for the technical aspects of the band. When not on the road, he enjoys sitting by the lake in a lawnchair. >> Cia was 15 when the band began. She started on the guitar but soon switched to the banjo. Her talents also lie with the clothing design and hand-crafted rhinestone work for the bands stage costumes. She loves cooking and oriental art, and says her favorite road food is cookies and milk. >> Mom Sandy Lee keeps the bands momentum going with her hard-hitting mandolin style, her yodeling and her step dancing. >> Dad Jere plays the upright bass hard and fast, while singing lead with a rough-aroundthe-edges old country style. He says he enjoys shooting archery for hours and dreams of someday going on safari. Source: http://cherryholmes.musiccitynetworks. com in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe Cherryholmes Family Band steps out of the field and onto the stage at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Greater Tuna By the Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre May 12-22. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org. The Big Bang At Florida Rep May 7-23, with previews May 5-6. 3324488 or www.floridarep.org. Ring of Fire At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 5. 278-4422. The Importance of Being Earnest By the Naples Players at the Sugden Theatre through May 15. 263-7990. Murder on the Scottish Line On the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. www.semgulf.com or 275-8487. The House of Bernarda Alba By The Laboratory Theater of Florida through May 15 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933. This weeks symphony Mozart Tunes The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Mozarts Jupiter Symphony at 8 p.m. May 8 a the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-900. Bluejeans & Bluegrass Cherryholmes performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 13 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Thursday, May 6 Village Night The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Village Nights from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy live musical entertainment, waterfront dining, cookouts and shopping. Pottery Party A Taste of Raku is offered at Rosen Gallery & Studios in Naples by artists Annabelle Johnson and Richard W. Rosen from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a pottery-filled evening of glazing, socializing and firing. Cost: $43. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 821-1061. Elvis Event Blue Suede Shoes: The Ultimate Bash Celebrating Elvis 75th starts at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www.thirdstreetsouth.com. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, May 7 Author Signing Meet author Mary Higgins Clark at the Ave Maria University Bookstore from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and get a signed copy of her new book, The Shadow of Your Smile. 304-7032. Downtown Party A City Fest Block Party is set for 7-10 p.m. along Fifth Avenue South. Enjoy food and music; free admission. 435-3742. Wine & Tunes The Mercato Concert Series & Wine Tasting take place from 69 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place. The party takes place in the caf and courtyard with live music and more than 20 spectacular wines to taste. 552-5100. Student Showcase The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts a Student Showcase Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Funny Stuff Naples City Improv takes the stage at the Norris Center at 8 p.m. $15. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Riverside Blues, 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, May 8 Gallery Event The Galleries Of Crayton Cove host an evening of special events, sic, food, drinks and assorted art from 6-9 p.m. 403-8393 Bird Celebration International Migratory Bird Day takes place at the Naples Zoo, celebrating the annual celebration of the incredible journey of migratory birds. www.napleszoo.com or 262-5409. Flowers for Mom Kids Club Flower Arranging is offered from 11 a.m.-noon at Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place. Bring a vase or a recyclable can and kids will work to make an arrangement for mom. Cost is $5 for children 5-15; pre-registration is required. 552-5100. Dance Show Domestic Animal Services presents the dance show Unleashed at 1 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. Watch local dance companies perform at the show and donate $5 per person. The event includes raffle drawings for gift certificates from local businesses. 262-1748. Museum Event Enjoy coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art with Michael Culver, who will be your guide through the exhibitions marking the museums 10th anniversary season. Afterward, adjourn to the Dome for coffee and conversation. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Canoe Competition The Great Dock Canoe Race starts at 11 a.m. at Crayton Cove. 263-9940. Gallery Event The Galleries of Crayton Cove host an evening of special events, music, food, drinks and assorted art from 6-9 p.m. 403-8393. Last Tango The final monthly Repun Tango Milonga of the season takes place at the Bath and Tennis Club, 4995 Airport Pulling Rd. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Motown and blues by Cracker Blues. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at COURTESY PHOTOMercato celebrates First Friday with entertainment and fun for all from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 7. Back by popular demand, Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers, above, will appear on the main stage across from The Pub, performing cover turns from the blues to s rock n roll. Band members are Ryan Bladen, vocals and guitar; Peter Orifice, piano; Eric Jeffcoat, bass; and Andrew Galler, drums. Musician/impersonator Bill Jollie will perform next to Swim n Sport.
2 DINNERS 1 BOTTLE OF WINE DESSERT$24.99With Coupon289 9th Street South Naples, FL 34102(239) 249-4183 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Sunday, May 9 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, May 10 Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, May 11 History Talk Naples Backyard History hosts a Coffee Chickee Chat from 8-9 a.m. at the City Dock. Come and hear stories of Olde Naples from families who founded the area. 5942978. Raku Party The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Raku and You from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. $39. Enjoy a picnic-style meal and create your own pottery, 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Opera Celebration The Naples Opera Society presents an evening of Opera and Memories celebrating its 10th anniversary as a nonprofit organization at 7:30 p.m. at the Norris Center. Popular vocalists from the years of concerts perform, and a history of the nonprofits birth, development and community service will be shared. No tickets required. 598-6110. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, May 12 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 www.naplesenglishpub.com. History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Free Dancing 1st Danz Studio offers free group classes from 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday. $8 cover. 931-3269 or www.1stdanz.com. Upcoming events Family Tunes Its Celebrate Families Day at the Cambier Park band shell May 15, with Frontline Bluegrass, Monroe Station Band and special guest Casey Weston. Enjoy free bluegrass, folk and acoustic country for the whole family. 213-3058. Final Concert The Naples Jazz Orchestra final concert of the season is set for 7 p.m. May 17 at Cambier Park. Bring blankets or chairs; donations accepted. 348-3675. Mirandolina By ETCReaders Theatre of The Naples Players at 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Tobye Studio, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. $10. 263-7990. Cruiser Concert Gulf Coast Town Center hosts a Market Plaza Courtyard Concert with the U.S. Navy Ban Cruisers from 7:30-9 p.m. May 25. The eight-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble has established itself as one of the most popular performing units in Armed Forces entertainment. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOEntertainer Jim Badger returns to Naples for a one-time performance at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Jolly Cricket, 720 Fifth Ave. S. A segment of Mr. Badgers new cable TV show, The Elegance of Insanity, will be taped during his performance. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 3049460. COURTESY PHOTOThe 34th running of the Great Dock Canoe Race begins with a boat parade around Crayton Cove at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Trolley service from off-site parking areas along Eighth Street South at Sixth Avenue South and Eighth Avenue South will run every 15 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Founded in 1976 as an end-of-season celebration of the Dock Restaurants first year, the race now draws thousands of spectators on land and bay to watch competitors including corporate icons, ambitious amateurs and practically professionals. The aforementioned parade of theme-decorated canoes is also a crowd favorite. Last years Its A Jungle Out There winning entry, above, was from Seacrest Country Day School. This years theme is Let the Games Begin! For more information, visit www.greatdockcanoerace.com.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 C9 GIVING It was a dark and stormy Monday morning on April 26 in Southwest Florida. Yet organizers of the 2010 Charity Classic Inter-Club Golf Tournament were undaunted, despite the fact that 100 golfers had paid dearly to tee off at 9:15 a.m. at the prestigious Old Collier Golf Club. Our planning team jumped into high gear, says Tom Weyl, co-chair of the tournament that benefits the children of Immokalee through the partnership of The Immokalee Foundation and The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee. We kept checking weather radar and forecasts and brainstorming options. We settled on an early afternoon start time, and thankfully the weather turned sunny. Kevin Johnson, tournament co-chair adds, We all kept thinking The kids in Immokalee are counting on us; we cant let them down. The final tally: The 2010 Inter-Club Challenge raised $100,000, with proceeds benefiting The Immokalee Foundation and its seven core education programs, one of which is The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee. The funds will help fulfill TIFs mission of building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee. The resourcefulness of the planning team and flexibility of the golfers really shined through, says John Costigan, TIF board chairman. We had virtually no cancellations, and our host Iain Mossman and his crew at The Old Collier ensured the golf course was in impeccable shape. The tournament included golfers from 20 area country clubs along with their golf pros. At days end, first-place teams from Hideout Golf Club (mens) and The Club at Mediterra (womens) were awarded framed pictures of wildlife. Mr. Costigan got involved with the foundation four years ago after joining a bus tour of Immokalee that was sponsored by TIF. I saw the problems firsthand and the positive impact of The Immokalee Foundation. I also had a chance to meet the kids, which makes the need very immediate and concrete, he says. For Joe Zednik, who was part of a Bonita Bay fivesome, his involvement in the foundation began about three years ago. I find helping children remarkably rewarding, he says. We work with wonderful children and families in Immokalee. Marie and Dick Stonesifer also participated in the Inter-Club Challenge and have supported the foundation for the past six years. Their support of the 2010 Charity Classic and Inter-Club Challenge was recognized at the tournament with a sign designating The First Tee Student Participation Team as Stoneys Kids. Ms. Stonesifer says board member Don ONeill first introduced them to how the foundation provides sustained educational opportunities for Immokalees children. For Dick, the tug to get involved was largely the vocational program that the foundation provides in Immokalee. Seventy percent of the kids in Immokalee dont go to college, he says. I went to vocational school myself and have always had a soft spot for kids who cant go to college. The iTech Center in Immokalee teaches about eight vocations and gives kids something to count on. The Immokalee Foundation was formed in 1991, and its partnership with The First Tee of Naples/Collier began in 2008. Both are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Cindy Darland, executive director of The First Tee of Naples/Collier, says there are currently 50 Immokalee children in the program. Its mission is to positively impact the lives of children by teaching them nine core values through the game of golf. Ten Immokalee students in The First Tee program were to have joined golfers at the tournament, but plans changed with the weather. We made the decision early that day not to risk busing students from Immokalee, Ms. Darland says. We look forward to students participating next year. Presenting sponsor of the 2010 InterClub Challenge was Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Corporate gold sponsors were Fifth Third Bank (founding sponsor), Bigham Jewelers, Porsche of Naples, Jaguar of Naples, The Old Collier Golf Club and Naples Illustrated. Tournament underwriters were Arthrex, Quarles and Brady, Sagemark Consulting, Tom and Arlene Weyl, Don and Ellen ONeill and Dick and Marie Stonesifer. Prize sponsors were Bigham Jewelers, MarquisJet, Porsche of Naples, Jaguar of Naples, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, The Capital Grille and Flemings. For more information about The Immokalee Foundation, visit www. immokaleefoundation.org and for The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, visit www.thefirstteenaplescollier.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 C11 School is ending and its heating up outside, which means its time to shut off our brains for a summer full of explosions and girls in skimpy outfits. Heres a quick look at whats to come. Leave your dignity at home. Iron Man 2 (May 7) The sequel was rushed into production, with both director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr. saying there wasnt enough prep time. The trailers look awesome, so expect competence without greatness. Robin Hood (May 14) At least Russell Crowe isnt wearing tights. Still, did we need this? Really? Shrek Forever After (May 21) The third one sucked, and this 3-D outing looks dreadful. Just biding my time until Puss in Boots gets his own movie. Coming November 2011! Sex and the City 2 (May 28) On behalf of men everywhere, kill me now. Then kill me again when Julia Roberts Eat Pray Love opens Aug. 13. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (May 28) Jake Gyllenhaal may look hunky, but Ive got a bad, bad feeling about this. I mean really bad. Like uhoh bad. Marmaduke (June 4) I dont read comics, so I dont care if its not loyal to the source material. Im just tickled by the idea that Marmaduke is in a love triangle with two bitches! Get Him To The Greek (June 4) Its a non-sequel sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall in which Russell Brand is playing the same character but Jonah Hill is not. Huh? The A-Team (June 11) They better not screw this up. It looks like theyve screwed it up. The Karate Kid (June 11) Will Smith used his power to restart the franchise with son Jaden in the title role and Jackie Chan trying to be Mr. Miyagi. How dare they? Toy Story 3-D (June 18) This one didnt need to be made, but we dont doubt Pixar. Jonah Hex (June 18) Megan Foxs annual summer T&A appearance in a movie set in the old west involving voodoo. So odd it might be good. Grown Ups (June 25) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and friends reunite to talk about their old Saturday Night Live days. Rumor has it they made a movie too. Knight and Day (June 25) Crazy Tom Cruise needs a hit, and this looks like fun. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30) I stopped caring a long, long time ago. The Last Airbender (July 2) M. Night Shyamalan, you owe us. You have no idea how close we are to giving up on you. So no twist endings, just give us a good movie. The Kids Are All Right (July 7) What the? This is a drama about a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore), their teenage kids (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) and their sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo). Seriously, why would Focus Features release Oscar bait in July? Predators (July 9) Is there any franchise Hollywood will not try to restart? Could be worse, though: At least this isnt another Aliens Vs. Predator crapfest. The Sorcerers Apprentice (July 16) A lot of visual effects, cheesiness and Nicolas Cage, made by John Turteltaub, the director of National Treasure. If that gets you excited, good for you. Inception (July 16) Its Christopher Nolans first movie since The Dark Knight, story details have been kept mum, and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. This is the movie I cannot wait to see, largely because it should be awesome. Salt (July 23) Angelina Jolie is back to action movies, in a role originally meant for Tom Cruise. Looks good lets hope its not predictable. The Other Guys (Aug. 6) Will Ferrell has chosen an interesting comedy partner in Mark Wahlberg. Itll be interesting to see if Mr. Wahlberg can deliver the laughs in this buddy cop comedy. Mid-August through September is a cesspool dumping ground for movies not even the studios think are good. Luckily (one supposes) theres plenty to see in the meantime. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Summer movie preview 2010 danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com Formosa Betrayed (James Van Der Beek, John Heard, Will Tiao) In 1983, an FBI agent (Van Der Beek) is sent to Taiwan to chase the murderers of a Taiwanese-American professor. He faces stiff bureaucracy when he arrives, which would be easier to follow if the story didnt have so many unnecessary jumps in its timeline. And although its not a total disaster, the political issues the movie discusses arent exactly topical today. Rated R.Handsome 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.How To Train Your Dragon (Voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler) A young Viking (Baruchel) pales in the shadow of his dragon slayer father (Butler) until he tames the mightiest dragon of all, the Night Fury. The animation is spectacular, particularly the flying sequences, and the story is wonderfully thought out and smart. This animated movie, which is also showing in 3-D, is a real delight. Rated PG. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 Isnt it time I meet your mother?Celebrate Mothers Day with my champagne buffet brunch 10:30 2:30, or dinner from 3 until 8...Call me... Angelina 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined. For Reserva ons Call 403-3020Now Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTES BOOK NOW! $135 ppONE WAY Friday-MondayDeparts Naples 9 am Departs Key West 10:15 amLife is very much about knowing theres too much to see and never enough time to see it all. And so it is with large film festivals. In the time allotted, you have to take as much in as you possibly can while you can. Last months Sarasota Film Festival offered 10 days and nights of films, workshops, films, conversations, films, parties and dinners and more films. I managed to dedicate just two days to it. Each day was packed solid and layered with cinematic delights. I felt much like a fat kid in a room filled with several varieties of cake. Each day, I had the option of five theaters devoted to individual and independent programming. If I count right, I only caught well, just a very small portion of the films offered. This happens at every film festival. You do your research, you check the festival guide, you maneuver to see your favorites and you walk away only having seen a few. Its OK. Well deal. The rest we can Netflix. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel was near the top of my list of wanna-sees, probably because I grew up in a strict religious community where Mr. Hefner was kind of painted as a perverted devil. I definitely wanted to hear the story from the horses mouth. Director Brigitte Berman, who won an Oscar for her work with Artie Shaw: Time Is All Youve Got, painted his life story with footage of Hef perusing his packed dossier of memoirs about everything from his work at a childrens magazine, to his purchase of the rights to the photograph of Marilyn Monroe that graced the first Playboy cover, to his recollections of celebrity friends and some of the religious and womens groups that rose up against him. And, of course, his lovers of which there were many. Mr. Hefners support of First Amendment rights, of civil rights and of the right to be free about ones sexuality were profoundly juxtaposed with the lifestyle of a successful, sensitive and seriously sexually charged playboy and mogul. There was wonderful archival footage and period photographs with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr., Jesse Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Lenny Bruce and many of the bunnies he made famous. The film screened at Tribeca this past week and will in L.A. this summer. Another film I enjoyed, although not fresh on the cinematic scene, was the Oscar-nominated animated feature, The Secret of Kells by Tomm Moore. Its so masterfully crafted, each scene was a hangable piece of art. Its the story of 12-year-old Brendan, who awakens to his hidden talents set in mystical days of Viking raids and enchanted forests. There was solid storytelling with a wonderfully thoughtand goosebumpprovoking inspirational theme. All My Friends Are Funeral Sing ers, by director Tim Rutili, is one that Im still trying to shake from my memory. It started off spooky and weird, with a couple that seemed to have the kind of relationship that was quirky and believable enough to make me care. But the film soon turned into a sad attempt to spook me in ways that I didnt enjoy. My favorite was a little piece by filmmaker James Franco, Saturday Night. It follows the cast of Saturday Night Live behind the scenes during a December 2009 episode featuring John Malkovich, from pitch day with a small group of writers, talent, cast and producers right up to the live performance. A series of marvelously transparent moments gave solid insight to just how my favorite TV show is crafted. I cant remember the last time I was so immersed in a film. My excellent Sarasota Film Festival experience was made complete by a wonderfully simple tribute to one of my favorite filmmakers, John Landis. Mr. Landis was held up from attending the film fest due to the ash cloud that shut down most airlines in Europe that weekend. But he was not kept from Skyping into the Sarasota Opera Houses mega screen to talk candidly about his shooting of classics Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Thriller, to name just a few. He also had some advice for young filmmakers. Good luck, he said. Wait, he continued, I do want to tell you some advice. Read books. His biggest beef about watching todays films, he told us, is having to sit through shows without any real or good story. It was a theme of advice other stars offered during the festival. Patricia Clarkson and Vince DOnofrio were welcomed by their fans at Florida Studio Theatre around the corner. Mr. DOnofrio related this irritation with actors: If the camera comes past you well, youd better be acting. Theres a reason the Sarasota Film Festival enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular and enjoyable regional festivals in the world. The organizers are friendly and accommodating. Keen programming professionals work in a cool city ambiance among first-rate performing arts halls, theaters, restaurants, an opera house and great beaches. Ill go back next year, and I hope to have more than two days to soak it all in. Snapshots from the Sarasota Film FestivalBY ERIC RADDATZeraddatz@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO / SATURDAY NIGHTJohn Malkovich on the set of Saturday Night Live in a scene from James Francos film, Saturday Night.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 A&E WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 Sunset Dinner Offerings 5-7PM $16.95 Medallions of Black Angus Petite Filet Mignon Chicken Midwestern Veal Liver and Onions Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcake Fresh Cedar Planked Roasted Alaskan Salmon Double Cut Bone-In Pork Chop Black Angus Chopped Sirloin *Lobster Ravioli* Certi ed Angus Prime Rib of Beef *Colossal Shrimp Scampi* Oven Roasted Mahi MahiAll dinners served with a eld green salad and a choice of vegetable du jour, baked potato or sweet potato. *Served with vegetable du jour* 18% gratuity for parties of six or more.Happy Hour in the Dining Room:5:00-7:00PM Every Night off appetizers, cocktails, beer & wine Happy Hour at the Bar: 5:00-7:00PM Every Night off appetizers 5:00-9:00PM Every Night off cocktails, beer & wineCall now to make your reservations for Mothers Day!Venetian Village 4050 Gulfshore Blvd Naples US 41 to Park Shore Blvd239-261-0622 www.Cloydes.comCloydes Steak & Lobster Housewaterside dining LOCATED AT THE239.213.1441 475 North Rd. Naples, FL 34104 NAPLES HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Drinks Join Jacks Club To Come by boat go under the Bridge at Tin City past Bayfront 7 minutes and we will be on the right hand side. Jacks is for Members only Come out today to Join River Bar Poolside Entertainment Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing local libraries, presents the artistic works of Audrey McCaffrey on display through May, which is Older Americans Month, in the West Wing Art Gallery at the Naples Regional Library. Ms. McCaffrey was born and raised in Boston. When she was 19, one of her original oil paintings was chosen to hang in a childrens exhibit in the Boston Museum of Art. Although the accomplishment sparked her desire to become an artist, life would lead her in a different direction, and she was not afforded the opportunity for formal artistic training. But she continued to paint, and her enthusiasm for her work deepened as she worked in a variety of mediums that included oils, watercolors, charcoals and pastels. She began to explore mixed-media techniques after moving to Naples in 1986. Now in her 80s, she continues to paint, often describing herself as as prolific as ever. The library gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.About the Friends of the LibraryThe purpose of the Friends of the Library is to encourage and assist in the establishment, maintenance and further development of a free public library, branches thereof, and library services in Collier County, and to support education through the use of library facilities. For more information on the Friends of the Library, visit www.collier-friends.org. About the West Wing Art Gallery:The West Wing Art Gallery was founded in the 1990s by Frank Cullen, a Friends of the Library board member and executive director, as a forum for area artists to showcase their works at no cost. Previously exhibited artwork includes pastel and oil paintings, fine art photography and sculpture. Artists are chosen by a committee, and new works are displayed for one month. Raku, painting workshops winding down Rosen Gallery and Studios in North Naples presents workshops in raku pottery and in watercolor-plus painting. A Taste of Raku is taught by Annabelle Johnson and Richard Rosen. The pottery-filled evenings of glazing, firing and socializing take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 6 and 27. No experience is necessary. Cost is $43. For reservations, call 8211061 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Creativity Series is a watercolor-plus workshop led by resident artist Patty Kane. The seasons final session takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9. Cost is $35. For reservations, call (321) 277-9880 or e-mail email@example.com. Rosen Gallery & Studios is in North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd. Texture is topic of Marco exhibitThe Art League Marco Islands Center showcases works by 18 league artists in Texture Takes on Form. The visual artist has a distinct method in which to create texture. Each piece selected for this exhibition considers the union with texture to the surface or form. Texture Takes on Form hangs through July 7. The gallery is at 1010 Winterberry Drive on Marco Island. Summer hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 394-4221 or visit www.marcoislandart.com. Library gallery showcases works by octogenarian Audrey McCaffreyCOURTESY IMAGEMy Little Boy Brian, Audrey McCaffrey
WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Monday Saturday 10 6 Sunday 12 5 WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009 On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay Promenade Silk Box Vivid color plays against the dark chocolate pant. Rich turquoise in silk bamboo with a portrait collar. $233 The scarf is handpainted to match $82 (239) 430-4999 ENJOY THE PERFECT MOTHERS DAYSUNDAY MAY 9, 2010Traditional Caesar Salad with Herbed CroutonsJumbo Lump Crab Stu ed Lobster TailShulas Famous New York Style Vanilla Cheese Cake$52 (plus tax and gratuity)All mothers will receive Norman Love chocolates and entry to win a Mothers Day Out prize! A spa day with transportation, a two-night stay at the Hilton Naples and lunch for two in Shulas! Make reservations before Friday, May 7th and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne! Full dinner menu will be available all day. Lighter fare available in the lounge. Christian women have fashion shows on calendarThe Naples Christian Womens Connection is planning two luncheons with fashion shows at Quail Creek Country Club. Both begin at 11:30 a.m. and cost $23 per person. Traveling Light, Fashions for Travel and How to Pack Them, presented by Chicos of Venetian Village, takes place Friday, May 7. Vocalist Judy Campbell will entertain, and Kelly Stigliano will be the inspirational speaker. Fashions from Hazels Closet consignment store will be featured on Friday, June 4. Marilyn Nase will be the inspirational speaker. For reservations to either luncheon, call Roberta McFarland at 591-2074 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.SWF Gator Club set to welcome Coach AddazioSteve Addazio, University of Florida interim head football coach, will be the guest speaker at a Gator Gathering on Wednesday, May 12, at Three Oaks Banquet & Conference Center in Estero. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. No formal autograph session is scheduled. Dinner will be by Fat Rocks Bar-BQue. Tickets are $25 for members of the UF Alumni Association and $30 for nonmembers; children 12 and younger are $15. VIP tickets for $50 include priority seating. There will be a cash bar. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for area students attending UF. Deadline for reservations is Friday, May 7. Call Bill Turner at 851-2430 or e-mail email@example.com.Jackson Labs VP will address Marco luncheonThe Marco Police Foundation will host the next Lunch with the Chief at noon Wednesday, May 19, at the Island Country Club. Keynote speaker will be Michael E. Hyde, vice president for advancement and external relations with The Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Me. Mr. Hyde will discuss the companys possible establishment of a genetics research institute in Southwest Florida and the challenges that must be met before such a facility can become a reality. Cost is $22 per person, and reservations can be made by calling Debra Sanders at the Marco Police Foundation, 248-7419.Zonta seeking nominations for annual awardThe Zonta Club of Bonita Spring is accepting nominations for its 2010-2011 Woman of the Year award. Since 1988, the club has selected a Woman of the Year who has worked hard to make the Bonita/ Estero community a better place to live and work. The recipients have all played key leadership roles in local charitable organizations and foundations; many have worked on womens issues that represent the heart of the clubs mission to improve the circumstances of women at all stages of life, both locally and globally. Past winners include: Arden McCurdy, Cherrill Cregar, Fran Luessenhop, Nancy Near, Marjorie Rubacky, Patsy Graham, Nancy Keefer, Diane Lepola, Barbara DuFrane, Jacky McCurdy, Marie Tranovich and Jane Hogg. To nominate a woman who exemplifies the community spirit demonstrated by past recipients of this award, submit a brief biography including personal information about the nominee, her education and careers, charitable organizations she has been involved with. Send submissions to: YVonne Murray, president, Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, at ymurrayinflorida@ comcast.net. The deadline for nominations is July 31. Nominees will be voted on by the clubs board of directors. The award will be presented at the clubs annual Glass Slipper Ball on Friday, Nov. 19, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples.New society has adventure on the itinerary Theres a new ticket in town for those who seek travel adventure but dont want to go it alone. The Exploration Society is the brainchild of Jen Mitchell and Cassie McMillion of Betty Maclean Travel. We know there are travelers in our area who are looking for exciting destinations and new adventures, but who want to share these experiences with new friends, Ms. Mitchell says. When asked why she wanted to form the group, Ms. McMillion quotes St. Augustine: The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page, she says. I want to finish the book. Members and anyone interested in learning more about the society are invited to the groups next mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Haskells Wine and Spirits on Pine Ridge Road. The evening will include a discussion about adventures in Chile as well as a Chilean wine tasting. For more information, e-mail ExplorationSociety@BettyMacleanTravel.com.Get acquainted with the Naples NewcomersThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. Members meet for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. In addition to the monthly meeting, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. CLUB NOTES
C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sometimes it is impossible to find another collectible just like yours, so how can you learn what yours is worth? While checking Internet auctions, I came across a strange cast-iron clock shaped like a hatchet stuck in a block of wood. The clock face was in the center of the hatchet blade surrounded by the words I can not tell a lie. I knew the clock had to be about George Washington, who, legend says, admitted to his father that he chopped down a cherry tree. That story is probably a myth, made up after Washingtons death in 1799 to impress children with the honesty of the Father of Our Country. Could the clock have been made for the 1889 Centennial Celebration in Chicago that celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington? Or could it be from some other fair or celebration that had souvenir hatchets. The clock is not listed in any price books. Copake Auctions of Copake, N.Y., recently offered it at auction. Copake probably looked at values of other figural clocks, then considered current interest in George Washington and the decorative value of the clock. The auction suggested the clock might be bought for about $250. It sold for $113. Thats often what happens with unusual items at an auction. There is a saying that anything that moves or makes noise gets good prices. This clock did neither and wasnt beautiful or terribly old. Its just very unusual. High prices come from bidding competition, and the hatchet clock had few bidders to push up the price. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: My two-tiered table was made by the Imperial Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. It has claw-foot legs and scalloped edges. Can you tell me anything about it? A: The Imperial Furniture Co. was founded by Stuart Foote in Grand Rapids in 1903. It was bought by Bergsma Bros. in 1955, after Mr. Foote died. The company made several different kinds of tables, desks, tea carts and other furniture. Its not possible to date your table without knowing how it is marked. Pieces made between 1910 and 1917 were marked with an oval logo, while later pieces have a shield-shaped logo. Q: I own an Ives O-gauge clockwork toy train set that was found under the eaves of a cabin on Donner Summit about a halfmile from where the Donner Party crossed the summit at 8,000 feet. The cabin was constructed of timbers 14 inches square left over from train sheds constructed by Chinese workers in about 1900. We bought the cabin from the original builder, and I think the train set was a gift he had given his son. The four train cars and track are in their original box. I dont think the train was ever played with. The cast-iron cars in the set are a No. 17 engine and tender, No. 551 chair car and No. 550 baggage car. What do you think of the set? A: Your cabin has an interesting history, and any Ives train set is worth some money. Based on the car numbers you gave us, the set was made between 1917 and 1930. Dating it more specifically would help you estimate a value. In general, the older the better. Ives Manufacturing Corp. traced its history back to 1868, when Edward Ives founded a toy company in Bridgeport, Conn. The company didnt start making trains that ran on tracks until after 1900, when it rebuilt and retooled its machinery after a fire. Lionel became a big competitor starting in 1913 and forced Ives into bankruptcy in 1928. After that, the Ives lines were taken over by Lionel and American Flyer only for a few years. Q: Can I use my 20th-century English porcelain dishes in the microwave? A: Probably. But you should not use dishes in the microwave that have gold or silver trim. It will spark and may damage the dishes. Crazed porcelain or pottery should not be used in the microwave because the glaze may pop off. Try putting a perfect dish in the microwave next to a glass measuring cup filled with a half cup of cold water. Heat on high for about a minute. If the dish is very hot but the water cold, the dish is not meant to be used in a microwave. Q: My familys antique sofa has a gold label on the back that says UIU. What does that stand for? A: UIU stands for the Upholsterers International Union, which was founded in 1892. So your sofa wasnt made before that date. The UIU merged with the United Steelworkers in 1985. Q: I inherited an antique grandfather clock from, appropriately, my grandfather. His father arrived in this country in 1852. The wooden case is 9 feet tall. The face is inscribed Jno Child, Philadelphia. The glass is original, and the works include a multicolor moon phase. The clock and case both have been repaired, and I know the weights and pendulum are not original. The clock runs, and its locks work. Can you guess at its age and value? A: John Child was a well-known Philadelphia clockmaker who worked between 1810 and 1830. (Jno is an old abbreviation for John.) So your clock is truly an antique. Its value has to be determined by someone who can look at it in person. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Determining the value of the unusual can be a trickyKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org r the C orp. 68, oy n k s h e L iofo r a n tur y T h e w oo d e n c a se i s 9 feet tall. The face is inscri b e d Jn o C h i ld P h i l a d e l p h ia. T h e gl ass is ori g inal and the works include a mult ic c ol or o o o o o o o moon phase. The cl oc k an a a d case b ot h h ave bddkh This cast-iron I can not tell a lie clock is 8 inches high. A hatchetshaped clock is not easy to sell, even if it is rare, so this was an auction bargain at $113.COURTESY PHOTO For a limited time, Premier Club is o ering a trial membership. is o er includes exclusive use of: Championship golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18-hole, Rees Jones designed course. Chic dining and exciting entertainment at Naples Grande Beach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection. Relaxing and invigorating spa therapy at the world-renowned Golden Door Spa (located at Naples Grande). Professional instruction and play by Peter Burwash International pros at the Naples Grande Tennis Center. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 A&E C17 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 19692408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.comFloridas Best Faux Diamond!SATURDAY MAY 8th6:30pm Dinner 8:00pm Show$34.95 ppCall Now! Tickets Still Available! Neil Diamond Dinner Show 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 FREE 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 We Roll Tobacco Smooth Smokin 20mm Filter4851 Golden Gate Parkway Naples239-348-09228am 8pm Daily TOBACCO Surgeon Generals Warning: Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and may complicate pregnancy. Come to the House of Great Savings & Roll Your Own 200 Cigs $21.95 Full Flavors Lights Full Flavored Menthol Menthol Lights THURSDAY, MAY 6, 9 P.M. The Civil War: A Very Bloody Affair (1862) / Forever Free (1862) Parts 2 & 3 The year 1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincolns war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. FRIDAY, MAY 7, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Perseverance Pays Realizing a dream with the opening of the Art of the Olympians museum in downtown Fort Myers; finding out how a Marco Island family is helping others eat healthy through Mediterranean Meals; discovering how the citys canals and waterways inspired the creation of the Cape Coral Rowing Club; and learning how backyard beekeeping is catching on in Southwest Florida. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. WGCU-TV Production. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix Hour 3 A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s; a French violin bow made in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume; and a visit to the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian basketry. SUNDAY, MAY 9, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Foyles War: Killing Time When a local girl is found murdered, suspicion fueled by racial prejudice points to a GI at the U.S. military base. In order to reveal the truth, Foyle must go head-to-head with the U.S. Army. MONDAY, MAY 10, 9 P.M. American Experience: Into the Deep America, Whaling and the World For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world powering the start of the industrial revolution and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century to its decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and markets, employed the worlds most multi-cultural workforce and shrunk the globe as never before. TUESDAY, MAY 11, 8 P.M. NOVA: Hunt for the Supertwister Spectacular footage of terrifying twisters gives viewers a front-row seat to the risky and thrilling art of storm chasing. WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 9 P.M. American Masters: The Doors: When Youre Strange The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison made the Doors one of Americas most iconic and influential, theatrical and mysterious, thrilling and sometimes frightening rock bands. This is the first feature documentary to tell their story, using only original footage much of it previously unseen shot between the groups formation in 1965 and Morrisons death in 1971. Johnny Depp narrates. This week on WGCU TV
C18 WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 Mothers free on Mothers Dayvalid 5/9/2010 only last chance to explore Dinosaurs & Ice Age Giants last chance to explore Dinosaurs & Ice Age GiantsExplore the Dinosaurs & Ice Age Giants at the Imaginarium ONLY thru May 9th. Tremble at a growling, 15-foot T-rex. Watch four saber-tooth cats at play. Explore 100 million years of prehistory. But hurry! The Dinosaurs & Ice Age Giants exhibit becomes extinct May 9th. Sponsored by Call 239-321-7420 or visit us on the web at: www.imaginariumfortmyers.com Offer good prior to start of film only and for all films starting after 4:00pm. Available while su pp lies last. Please see bar or restaurant for details. Ex p ires 5/31/2010. SAY PIZZAAHH All ages will enjoy The Emperors New ClothesBroadway Palm Childrens Theatre in Fort Myers presents lunchtime performances of The Emperors New Clothes on select dates through May 30. Tickets for lunch and the show are $15 for all ages. Call 278-4422 or visit www. BroadwayPalm.com.Florida Rep season closes with a BangFlorida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers closes its 12th season with The Big Bang, a zany musical of epic proportions, opening Friday, May 7, and playing through May 23. Written by Boyd Graham and Jed Feuer, The Big Bang unfolds in the Park Avenue apartment of Dr. Sid and Sylvia Lipbalm, a proctologist and his wife, as wannabe producers Jed and Boyd pitch their show, The Big Bang, to a houseful of prospective investors. With a budget of $83.5 million and a cast 318, its the most expensive and most lavish musical ever conceived. Over the course of the evening, Jed and Boyd pull out all the stops as audiences sit in as the potential backers. The production stars Jason Parrish and Gary Marachek as Jed and Boyd. Mr. Parrish was most recently in Relatively Speaking and The Santaland Diaries. Mr. Marachek is no stranger to The Big Bang, having appeared in the show three times before this production. Joining them in the mayhem onstage is musical director and onstage pianist Edward Reichert. The Big Bang is sponsored by David and Cheryl Copham and WGCU Public Media. Tickets for $20-$42 are available by calling the box office at 332-4488 or online at www.floridarep.org.Opera Naples plans summer camp for teensOpera Naples will hold its Teen Summer Performing Camp for ages 12-21 in June. Sessions will be June 18-19 and 21-26 at the new Opera Naples building at 2408 Linwood Ave. The camp will culminate with performances of Gilbert and Sullivans HMS Pinafore June 26-27. Pamela Leighton-Bilik, director of the Gilbert & Sullivan Youth Players in Washington, D.C., and Robin Shuford Frank, chorus master and director of educational outreach for Opera Naples, will lead the camp. Cost is $200 per person includes a music package, learning CD and two tickets to one of the HMS Pinafore performances. Although aucitions are not required for camp, they are required for the principal roles in HMS Pinafore. Try-outs will be held by appointment from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at North Naples United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www. OperaNaples.org or e-mail Ms. Frank at email@example.com. ARTS BRIEFS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Your is worth more than you thinkWE PAY THE MOST FOR GOLD JEWELRY GOLD SCRAP GOLD COINS Southwest Florida sellers have relied on us for the highest offers for their coins, jewelry and precious metals. 239-872-6768 Road on the South side of the road across from the ShellAPPOINTMENT We will buy almost anything of value including: Gold Guys USA RARE COINS, PRECIOUS METALS, OLD CURRENCY & ESTATE JEWELRY $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. four dressers. Lots of instant costume changes. The dressers are ripping the clothes off us, its crazy We have yards and yards of Velcro. Dozens of shoes Mr. Bean: Its demanding. We exit and, in seconds, come back on as another person. The dressers strip off the outfits and tug us into the next persona. The true show is backstage The reporter who came to the show last year in Blue Ridge, Ga., had to come back the next night to write her article. The first time she said she couldnt look away long enough to write anything. Can you give us a general description of the play? Mr. Ashton: Its one day in Tuna, Texas. It starts and ends with a radio broadcast. The OKKK radio station is the common thread. On the surface, the people all look like rednecks or bigots, but inside you find the love and concern for each other small town people have. Theyre endearing. Its about small town life. People who know small towns know these people. We want to capture the essence of these characters. Mr. Bean: Its so funny it hurts. Real laugh-out-loud stuff Theres nothing serious about it. Well, a few touching moments, but mostly its raucous adult humor You dont have a deep thought all evening. Tell us about some of the characters you play. Mr. Ashton: One is a car salesman or at least thats what we think he is he has the radio talk show. I play that guy, and B.T. plays different characters behind my back. He does one, Phineas Bly, with fake teeth. Thank God we do it so I dont have to look at him. If I ever had to look at him while hes doing it, Id never be able to speak my lines. And then theres the Rev. Spikes. Hes a fire-and-brimstone minister who gives a eulogy with every cliche known. But you cant hear a word he says. Because, though she doesnt say one word, B.T. as Vera Carp is sitting there, reacting, eating, making noise, bored to tears. The audience is laughing so loud, no one hears a word Im saying. People have asked me Doesnt it bother you that hes upstaging you? But thats the point. Mr. Bean: Here, where I live now (in North Carolina), local shop owners want me to come over in costume. I went to a wine tasting as Vera Carp. Shes a Dame Edna, high-society type big in the church. The Blue Ridge Humane Society asked me to go to one of their membership drives in costume as Petey Fisk, head of the Greater Tuna Humane Society. Tell us about your affiliations with The Naples Players. Mr. Ashton: There was an open casting in 1976 and I auditioned for Fiddler on the Roof. It was a huge hit a great experience. I moved here full time and opened a design business. In 1990, when the Players decided to present Greater Tuna, I auditioned and got the part. Really, it was The Naples Players that brought me to Naples. Mr. Bean: I got started in Naples 20 years ago. I met my wife, Cindy, at The Naples Players. We moved up to North Carolina six years ago, and this is the first time weve been back. Its thrilling. Im excited. TUNAFrom page 1 >> What: Greater Tuna" >> Who: The Naples Players >> When: May 12-22 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $20 >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Pat Ashton and B.T. Bean as an odd mother-daughter duo in "Greater Tuna." Left: Mr. Ashton as another one of of the quirky characters who call Tuna, Texas, home.
C20 WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Make Your HOT Attic More BEAR able! With Solar Powered Attic Fans Now available in 800, 1350 and 1550 CFM Cools up to 2,300 sq. ft. of atticFits all Roof types including tile & metal Solar SolutionsPremier Solatube Dealer Stop Living in the Dark!Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms 2010 CREDIT FEDERAL TAX30% $50 offwith this ad. EXP 04/28/10 UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259 www.seakeywestexpress.com*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare05/06 : Stepping Out05/07 : FL Keys SPCS Spring Social05/21 : Harry S. Truman Legacy Sumposium05/23 : The Barefoot Man in Concert Sex and the City 2 premiere party The Naples International Film Festival is throwing a (Mr.) big party for the premiere of Sex and the City 2 at 7 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Mercatos luxury Silverspot Cinema. Cost is $40 per person and includes a signature bellini cocktail, popcorn, a goody bag and, of course, a seat for the show at 8 p.m. Review the show with your friends during the after-party at Mercatos newest hot spot, PURE Urban Oasis, where makeovers and martinis will rule. Saks Fifth Avenue will launch its Summer Beauty Collection, and other fashionable surprises are in store as well. Tickets are available at www.naplesfilmfest.com.Save 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. The Fort Myers Fred Astaire Dance Studio is assisting with the gala, which will also feature cocktails, hors doeuvres, dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $175 or $1,600 for a table of 10. For more information, contact Connie Martin at 992-9474 or cmartin@ sflawish.org.Let It Be at Mercato for Youth HavenThe British are coming to Mercato. As a benefit for Youth Haven, the inaugural British Invasion takes place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 22, on the rooftop parking deck at Mercato. The ideal answer to a hard days night, the festivities will take concertgoers back to the s with a musical tribute to The Beatles by the tribute band Let It Be. Food with British flair and beer, wine and specialty Beatlethemed cocktails will be provided by The Pub at Mercato. Tickets for $75 per person include hors doeuvres, one drink ticket, musical entertainment and valet parking. Groovy attire is encouraged. The British Invasion raffle will have a grand prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas to see LOVE, the Cirque du Soleil celebration of the musical legacy of The Beatles at The Mirage. Raffle tickets are available for a suggested minimum donation of $25. Winners need not be present at the event. For more information or to purchase event and raffle tickets, call Jamie Gregor at Youth Haven, 687-5153 or e-mail jamie.gregor@youthhaven. net. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. SAVE THESE DATES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 A&E C21 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. to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Explore Your Coastal Environment (near corner of US41 and Collier Blvd, on way to Marco) Wine dinner will benefit missing, exploited childrenSea Salt on Third Street South is hosting a wine dinner to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Four wine bars will be set up in the restaurants Naples Room, and buffet dinner will be in the Sea Glass Room. Save the date and watch here for details.Ring in 2011 with Paul Anka Its never too early to make plans for New Years Eve. Ring in 2011 with Paul Anka and members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Phil. Early birds can celebrate with champagne and hors doeuvres at 5 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. performance. Those who like to stay up late can enjoy a 9:30 p.m. performance followed by dessert and champagne. Either way, tickets are $129 per person, $200 for limited guest circle seating. Reserve your spot now by calling 597-1900.Have a heart for NCH Hospital BallWe dont have a lot of details yet, but we do have the date and we know that the NCH Hospital Ball on Saturday evening, Oct. 23, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, will benefit NCH Cardiology. Thats enough information to warrant saving the date until the formal invitation arrives in the mail. For more information, call 436-4511 or e-mail foundation@nchmdorg.Uncork a new decade With a theme of Uncorking A New Decade, the 11th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival is set for Jan. 28-30, 2011. Bruce and Cynthia Sherman, trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, are co-chairing the program of social and educational events for 600 guests.Founded by trustees of NCEF, the festival has raised $82.5 million since 2001 for underprivileged and at-risk children. Proceeds have helped fund major projects including a pediatric dental center and an early learning center. The festival has been ranked among the most successful charity wine auctions in the nation for the past six years by Wine Spectator and among the top 10 arts and entertainment events by the Luxury Institute. Tickets are $7,500 per couple and $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a schedule of 2011 festivities and more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www.NaplesWineFestival.com. SAVE THESE DATES of NaplesSummer Deal at2-4-1 ALL DAY HOUSE WINES AND WELLSDINNER FOR TWO $29.99Includes: OMG! TH
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News Bonita News.com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida More than 540 Southwest Floridians with hearts of gold raised $475,000 for the American Heart Association during the nonprofits 35th annual Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point on Saturday, April 24. The 2010 fundraising amount outshined last years total of $335,000 by 42 percent. Norman Love Confections sponsored the Gift of Love, which raised $55,430 specifically for the Heart Heroes Program, which organizes activities for local children with cardiovascular disease, and for the placement of Automatic External Defibrillators in local sheriffs vehicles. The remainder of the balls proceeds will go toward heart disease and stroke research, education and prevention programs in our community and across the country. Co-chairs of the affair were Bob and Linda Simpson. Mr. Simpson is president and CEO of LeeSar, a Lehigh Acres-based health care supply chain management company that provides Lee Memorial and Sarasota Memorial health systems with medical supplies. LeeSars vice president of operations, Paul McWhinnie, 58, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery in early April, attended the ball. Mr. McWhinnie lost his father to a heart attack in 1982, and his mother lives every day with coronary heart disease. He began his fight with heart disease about 11 years ago when he had a heart attack. I was able to take advantage of the technology of having a stent installed to clear the blockage area, Mr. McWhinnie said. According to the doctor, at that time, I was literally minutes away from having the same thing that my father did. Its the advances that the American Heart Association has made over the years that spared me that same heart attack that my dad had. Last year, the AHAs nationwide Heart Ball campaign raised more than $51 million, which was a part of the more than $123 million that the nonprofit donated to heart disease and stroke research and prevention programs across the country and in our community. These heart-warming, glamorous events are a celebration of the associations work and mission, its donors and volunteers and most importantly, the lives saved and improved because of everyones efforts. This is the second year that the Southwest Florida American Heart Association has hosted a combined Heart Ball for Lee and Collier counties. Collier County has been celebrating the Heart Ball for 35 years, and Lee County has been celebrating it for 27 years. St. Jude Medical was the presenting sponsor of this years event. Fort Myers-based Home-Tech has already signed on to sponsor the silent auction at the 2011 Heart Ball. Kraft Construction Company Inc. will sponsor next years Heart Ball dinner. Hearts of Gold ball raises $475,000
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Alex Jeffrey and Marie-Josie Hebert 2. Jane Armstrong and Gerry Teeven 3. Shelly Church, Chris Papadopoulus and Mary Bongiovanni 4. Jim Orr and Vicki Hale 5. John and Wendy HayesSARAH DONOVAN / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 4 2 5 3The 35th annual Southwest Florida Heart BallHearts of Gold affair raises $475,000
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Kay and Terry Bork 2. Nancy Lascheid 3. Linda and Bob Simpson and Tammy Houchin 4. Roxanne Lemon and Judy MillerSARAH DONOVAN / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 4 2 3 The 35th annual Southwest Florida Heart BallHearts of Gold affair raises $475,000 (239) 254-9006 Get any color service and receive a complimentary free hair cut and blow dry style with select stylists.Exp. 05/31/10. New clients only.FREE HAIRCUT&STYLE 20% OFFBrazilian Keratin Treatment 20% OFF All Retail ProductsExp. 05/31/10 Exp. 05/31/10. New clients only. 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34110 239.593.8733 | www.doubletreenaples.com Join us at Caf Portono for Happy Hour, daily 5-7 pm, and buy a drink* and get one free. Dont forget to try our signature Doubletini.*Includes, beer, wine and rail drinks.Double the Fun With 2 for 1!
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Although you may not know him, odds are you know his invention: bag-inbox wine, in which a resealable plastic bag holds wine within a corrugated box. Managing director of Angove Wines, John Angove, said of his father, He thought he was onto a good thing and history certainly indicates that he was. Box wines have been around since the 1970s, and for much of that time theyve had a bad reputation. Thats mainly because the early varieties were cheap, generic bulk wines, and they tasted that way. Fast forward to 2010. Box wines are still inexpensive, but whats inside has changed considerably. Most three-liter box wines cost from $10 to $20. Thats the equivalent of four 750ml bottles, which translates to a price per bottle of $2.50 to $5. Thats quite a buy, especially when whats inside is pretty darned good. In a recent Facebook posting, social butterfly Stephanie Davis of Fort Myers says, We were served this in Colorado and found this brand (Black Box) of wine in o box so quaffable that we may become box converts. Shes not alone. Hey, dont knock it! added Susan Bennett of Fort Myers, who knows a good wine when she tastes it. Box wine can be excellent. Ive had my share, for sure. The exchange which included comments from several other devotees and a few detractors prompted me to make an exploratory trip to Total Wine, where I found an impressive wall of domestic and imported brands from which to choose. I ended up tasting some Monthaven Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 in a threeliter box. It is priced right at $19.95. We sell a lot of this and I have one open right now, said wine manager Martha Grattan. Its been open five or six days and still tastes fresh. I liked it and brought a box home to test its staying power. This is inexpensive but not cheap wine. Ive had the box open for a week at home and it tastes the same as when I first opened it. It has nice cherry and dark red fruit, medium in body and almost no tannins, good legs and color. This is a good wine to serve at a party, or around the barbeque. In its Oct. 15, 2009, issue, Wine Spectator rated more than 500 value wines priced at less than $20, including box wines. Ten box wines scored between 85 and 89, earning the magazines Very Good rating. The top red wine, a cabernet sauvignon from Black Box, was rated 87, and the top white, a chardonnay from Wine Cube, was rated 88. Boxes keep wines fresh up to six weeks. Theres no glass to break, and theres no danger of spoilage from cork taint. Plus, theyre easy to store and environmentally friendly. You might have tried one recently and not even known it. Many restaurants are serving box wines for their wines by the glass. Before you dismiss the concept outright, remember that screw caps and the wines under them were looked down upon until fairly recently. Then New Zealand and Australia started shipping most of their wines with screw caps. Now many quality wineries use them, and they have proven especially good at keeping young whites fresh. Compared to bottles, box wines use 91 percent less packaging material, according to industry site www.aboutboxedwine.com. Less material is produced, less is shipped to landfills, and making the box packaging produces 79 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than the equivalent glass packaging. The box is recyclable, and the bags can be recycled where number sevens are accepted. Bag-in-box wines are becoming more popular worldwide. According to ACNielsen, about 9 percent of the wine consumed in the United Kingdom and France is packaged this way; that number rises to 25 percent in Sweden and 42 percent in Norway. Australia leads the world with 50 percent of its wines now in bag-in-box packaging. The United States lags behind at 6 percent. The next time youre shopping for a decent value wine for everyday consumption, think inside the box. It can really grow on you. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Thinking inside the (wine) box can be a good thing VINO Wine picks of the week >> Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2006: Wine Spectator rating 87: Tasty and complex, with savory dried currant, herb, dried berry and a touch of chicory. Full-bodied, focused and well structured. Drink now. About $20. Wine Cube Chardonnay California 2007: Wine >> Spectator rating 88: Floral and intense, yet supple and eshy. Notably complex, with a citrusgrapefruit edge to the green apple avors. Drink now. About $18. >> Wine Cube Sauvignon Blanc 2007: Wine Spectator rating 87: Bright and refreshing, with smooth, mouthwatering Key lime, quince, pepper and passion fruit avors on a light body, with good intensity. Drink now. About $18. >> Bota Box Pinot Grigio California 2007: Wine Spectator rating 86: Fragrant and perfumed, with oral notes. This has a silky smooth texture, a light body and tangy citrus avors, and a soft acidity provides a refreshing edge. Drink now. About $20. www.VerginaRestaurant.com3COURSE DINNER SPECIAL$ VVER INAG CHOICE OF SALAD, ENTRE, DESSERT AND GLASS OF BERINGER. O ered 4-7pm
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Friday, May 7, 6-9 p.m., Whole Foods Market: The Mercato Concert Series and Wine tasting benefits First Book Collier County, and features more than 20 wines; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, May 7, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Its date night with a three-course dinner filled with little extras and appropriate wines for each course; $90 per couple inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Reservations required. Saturday, May 8, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: The weekly wine dinner features a multicourse meal and wines; $75 inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Saturday, May 8, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders: Chef Alexander Bernard shares techniques for outdoor grilling, with samples of all dishes and a glass of wine; $40, 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 2624999. Reservations required. Sunday, May 9, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, Naples Botanical Garden: Enjoy a Mothers Day buffet brunch in the garden; $50 for adult members, $20 for children of members, or $55 and $25 for nonmembers, 4820 Bayshore Drive; 643-7275. Reservations required. Monday, May 10, 6 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Executive Chef Martin Murphy showcases the flavors of the Mediterranean; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Tuesday, May 11, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Not all cabernets are expensive. Sample some value-priced varieties from California, Australia, South Africa and elsewhere; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 12, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Learn how to prepare delicious dishes that are also heart healthy; $30, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 12, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Taste pinot noirs from Oregon and California and vote for the region you like best; $25 (includes appetizers), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 12, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Denise Petersen demonstrates how to make flavorful Thai dishes that are easy to create at home; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at www.acteva.com/Go/LifestyleCenter Monday, May 17, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Brent Courson of Real Seafood Co. demonstrates simple recipes for tasty seafood; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at www.acteva.com/Go/ LifestyleCenter Monday, May 17, 6 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy demystifies fish and demonstrates easy ways to prepare it at home; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE When you grow up in the Northeast or pretty much any northern metropolitan area kosher-style delis are everywhere. But even though a great many people have migrated south, inexplicably the delis havent followed. Until now. Steve Goldberg has brought to Naples a tradition his parents, Jack and Harriet Goldberg, began close to half a century ago when they opened their first deli in Oak Park, Mich. Stage 62 Deli at Mercato is a chip off the Stage Deli block. The voluminous menu will make the deli-deprived swoon. Matzo ball soup, bagels and smoked fish, brisket, corned beef, pastrami and egg creams its all there. That theres a demand for it all is evident by the crowds that flock to the place night and day. It took me three attempts to get in without having to wait an hour for a table. Having dined there, however, I might be willing to wait the next time, if necessary. The deli takes its name from that of the original Stage Deli. Mr. Goldberg added the 62 in honor of the year his parents opened their first place. (There are now two Stage Delis, in Bloomfield and West Troy, Mich., as well as Stage 62 in Naples, all run by Mr. Goldberg.) Theres no doubt that he knows his business, having started working in his parents place at the age of 9 and becoming a manager by age 16. He left to attend college and law school, then worked as a tax attorney in Los Angeles for 10 years before returning to his family home and business. Stage 62 has Mercato style a high industrial ceiling, light wood floors and olive walls adorned with movie posters from classics such as Some Like It Hot and The Producers. There are photos of Paul Newman in his prime (sigh), Barbra Streisand and other iconic celebrities. It also has authentic deli charm, with friendly, nurturing servers, a bustling atmosphere and tables clustered close together so that talking to your neighbor seems a natural thing to do. I had a terrible time deciding what to order. The menu is massive. Although our personable server raved about the barbecued salami, I needed a fix of chopped liver ($6.95), while my meatshunning partner opted for a cup of gazpacho ($3.25). In addition to cans of Dr. Browns diet black cherry soda, we split an egg cream ($1.95), which tastes far better than the name would suggest. There are no eggs or cream in it, so Im not sure why its called that. Its just chocolate milk made fizzy by the addition of seltzer, a refreshing and not overly sweet beverage that works well with the abundance of onions and garlic found in deli food. Stage 62s version is a faithful rendition, although Id have liked it served a bit colder. A generous scoop of chopped liver came with a generous mound of chopped onion, a slice of ripe tomato, a crisp halfsour pickle and a basket of the delis signature sourdough rye bread. While not quite as rich as my grandmothers version, it was creamy and flavorful, enhanced by all that crunchy onion. Purists might take issue with the seedless, sourdough bread, but it had substance (unlike so many alleged ryes, which are simply mushy white bread with seeds). The deli offers a N.Y. Deli Rescue Kit, gamely delivering a bowl of caraway seeds upon request. The gazpacho had lots of veggies and good texture, but it was in need of more seasoning. I ordered a classic hot brisket sandwich ($10.95), and my companion tried the Pretty Woman ($10.95), a vegetarian version of a Reuben with avocado, tomato, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on grilled rye. It had a great mix of textures and flavors, making for a very satisfying meal. The brisket sandwich was about 2 inches thick, filled with a stack of thin slices of tender brisket with traces of the savory sauce in which it was cooked. It, too, was delicious and very much like my grandmother used to make. A side of hot, crisp steak fries was right on target. A trio of rugelach rolled cookies with various fruit fillings ($5.95) were gummy and not worth the price or calories. Next time Im holding out for cheese blintzes. Its easy to see whats made the Stage Deli such a hit in Michigan. May its offspring enjoy a similarly long and successful run here in NaplesStage 62 Deli should win an Oscar for kosher-style comfort food t r ai l, Re sto KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYStage 62 Deli is in Mercato. Stage 62 Delicatessen and Restaurant, Mercato>> Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: appetizers, $4.95-$8.95; omelettes and pancakes, $5.95-$9.95; sandwiches, $4.94$12.95; entrees, $11.95-$24.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Booths, banquettes and conventional tables indoors and on the patio. >> Specialties of the house: Matzo ball soup, chopped liver, cheese blintzes, potato latkes, multigrain pancakes, hot corned beef sandwich, hot pastrami sandwich, oven-braised short ribs, shrimp Louie, corned beef and cabbage, kippered salmon plate, fried matzo brie, oldfashioned baked meatloaf >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.stage62deli.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 9105 Strada Place, Naples; 597-2800 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Beef brisket is sliced whisper thin and generously stacked on toasted rye bread. Left: Delis are best known for their meats, but the Pretty Woman is a hearty and satisfying vegetarian Reuben.
www.CapeCoral.com Barbara M. WattBroker/Owner t Own er Sunbelt Realty, Inc. SunbeltRealtyInc Sunbelt Real ty Inc. c eltRealtyInc b b S S ty ty S R Sunbelt Realty, Inc. B ro k 1-866-657-2300 Call Toll Free a M. /O Wat t O Barbar a Bk www.C21Sunbelt.com www.C21Sunbelt.com NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE PRE CONSTRUCTION MARINER'S HARBOR$1,999,700 Marco Island. To be completed Late 2008Only 2 of 7 units left. 3+ den 3 1/2 bath On Canal w/ direct access no bridge 20% down. Ask for 801NA7052442. 1-866-657-2300 MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE$1,399,000 Welcome to The Naples Secret Garden, nestled in over 2 acres of Botanical Gardens, water feature, bocce ball court etc. Ask for 801NA9034055. 1-866-657-2300 HORSE LOVERS ESTATE$750,000 10 Acre estate w/5 bed 4 Bath. Large lanai w/in-ground heated pool. Pole barn, workshop, beautiful uplands property. Ask for 801NA9031803. 1-866-657-2300 HORSE LOVER ESTATE 4.55 ACRES$699,900 14 Horse stables-2 Tac rooms-training ring Beautiful 3/2/2 pool home, volume ceilings, Lg guest house, huge workshop. Ask for 801NA210006143. 1-866-657-2300 IMPERIAL RIVER LIVING$519,900 5 Bedroom home with 3 1/2 baths and 3 car garage pool and boat dock boat lift and access to the Gulf of Mexico Ask for 801NA9036763. 1-866-657-2300 PRIVATE ESTATE HOME$449,900 Wonderful pool home on almost 3 acres. Pocket doors open to pool and built-in cabinets-this gem includes a 30K workshop. Ask for 801NA210004909. 1-866-657-2300 RESORT STYLE LIVING$439,900 Wow 3 bed 2 bath on the 14th floor The view is spectacular Resort style living, pool, tennis. Ask for 801NA210005968. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL SINGLE FAMILY POOL HOME$390,000 Meticulously maintained home, Cayman Model Home. Formal living area, Great room and open kitchen tray ceiling. Ask for 801NA210003832. 1-866-657-2300 NEEDS SOME TLC$289,900 3/2/2 home in great location. new pool and cage,roof,water heater. Needs some care but a great buy. Ask for 801NA210003004. 1-866-657-2300 CONTEMPORARY IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN$282,000 Builders former model with so many upgrades! beautiful home features an open floor plan decorator mirrors,crown molding. Ask for 801NA210001761. 1-866-657-2300 CANAL HOME WITH DOCK$269,000 This beautiful waterfront home could be yours, brick paver drive, marble floors, granite counters, private outdoor spa. Ask for 801NA9033529. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL HOME MOVE IN CONDITION$246,000 This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated. Ask for 801NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 BONUS ROOM 2.5 BATH POOL HOME$239,999 Immaculate 3 plus den (18x13) or family room, 2.5 bathroom Pool and Spa Tub Home with caged enclosure and huge lanai. Ask for 801NA210011887. 1-866-657-2300 CLOSE TO BEACH$179,900 Naples Park 3 bed 2 Bath 1 car garage Tile floors Combo tub and shower Family room 1,823 sq ft under air. Ask for 801NA210010118. 1-866-657-2300 SALT WATER POOL HOME$169,600 Spacious 2,185 Sq under air salt water pool home. Living, dining, family, 3 bed2 bath -2 car gar Ask for 801NA210009104. 1-866-657-2300 HUNTINGTON LAKES NAPLES FLORIDA$159,000 Stunning coach home w/extra long driveway. Home is in great condition. Ask for 801NA210013827. 1-866-657-2300 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, fully renovated, tenant occupied, 4 miles to the beach, convenient to shopping.Such A Deal. Ask for 801NA210004231. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$140,000 No need to look further if you are a first time buyer, a retiree looking for a smaller home, this is the one for you. Ask for 801NA9028804. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND CONDO$139,900 Great vacation getaway or rental one bed one bath in great community with Tiki hut (restaurant and bar great place) pool Ask for 801NA210006832. 1-866-657-2300 PRICED TO SELL$139,900 Water front 4 bedroom 2 bath priced to sell yesterday home is on three lots Ask for 801NA210009730. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$139,900 3 bed 2 bath needs some tlc and you would have a great home on 2.27 acres. Ask for 801NA210000218. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE$129,900 1 bedroom 1 bath Great amenities, 2 pools, tiki bar and tennis. Steps to boat docks and a renter is in place. Ask for 801NA210006817. 1-866-657-2300 TOWNHOUSE BUILT IN 2007$129,900 3/2.5/1 attached garage. Granite tops in kitchen priced to sell. Amenities include pool and basketball. Great location. Ask for 801NA210003287. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$129,900 Three bed two bath nice size home over 1650 sq ft with beautiful pool package....2.27 acres Ask for 801NA210005868. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$120,000 Open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast baar, walk in closet and laundry. Ask for 801NA210002948. 1-866-657-2300 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB$109,000 2 bedroom 2 bath-carpet and wood like flooring, window coverings. Country club living at a price you can't pass up. Ask for 801NA210008034. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 1.14 ACRES$105,900 Bank owned property. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage situated on 1.14 acres. CBS construction, shingle roof. Ask for 801NA210010377. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$90,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 801NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$85,000 Bank owned 3 bed 2 bath property situated on 2.27 acres Ask for 801NA210012648. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$85,000 3 bedroom/2 bath home with tiled floors throughout, screened patio and plenty of room for a pool in the back yard. Ask for 801NA210009288. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$84,000 Bank owned property spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home on luxurious 2.73 Acres Ask for 801NA210012248. 1-866-657-2300 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 801NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/1$82,500 On 2.03 Acres. Private setting nestled on over 2 acres backing up to a canal Ask for 801NA210014570. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 801NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 3 BED/2 BATH/1CAR GARAGE$75,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted. Ask for 801NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES PLUS HOME$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai. Ask for 801NA210005498. 1-866-657-2300 MORORHEAD MANOR GREAT COMMUNITY$49,900 55+ Park, Resident owned land close to 5th Avenue!! Approximately 3 miles from Naples Beaches and 1.5 miles from Bayview. Ask for 801NA210009131. 1-866-657-2300 HOME IN SAN CARLOS$49,900 Three bedroom to bath home priced to sell yesterdaygreat starter or rental Ask for 801NA210008303. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT 2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOUSE$39,900 two bed two full bath town home in very nice gated community Two pools two tennis courts and low fees make this a great Ask for 801NA9037808. 1-866-657-2300 1/1 EFFICIENCY CONDO$30,000 Not a short sale or foreclosure, can close quickly, in time for first time buyer credit! End unit efficiency WoW Ask for 801NA210013762. 1-866-657-2300
And there has never been a better time. As buyers are coming out of recession hibernation, this is the time have your home shine. One way to have your home shine, literally, is to let in the light. To do that, lets wash those windows and screens. Ideally, you should complete this task twice a year. To get streak free windows, there is a great time saving option available. Use a high quality squeegee in horizontal strokes. (If youre a real expert, try making an s pattern.) ese great little tools can help you clean in just a fraction of the time that it takes with other methods, such as paper towels and windex. You can even use simple dishsoap in a bucket of water as your cleaning solution. A er a couple strokes of the squeegee, be sure to wipe o the blade with a work rag. is will help to avoid streaking.For tough stains, consider using a very ne steel wool. What about the window screens? You can scrub them down outside in your yard with a regular scrub brush and some soapy water. Rinse with a simple garden hose. If you dont have outdoor space to work in, you can always just give those screens a good old fashioned bath in your tub.For sellers looking to add even more light, consider changing out your curtains during showings, using simple sheers instead of heavy drapes. Inside your home, a great way to lighten up the appearance is touching up the walls. If you have kids or animals, you may have grubby hand and paw prints. is is exactly why you should always keep an extra gallon of paint whenever you makeover a room. Use it for years to come to cover stains, holes, and blemishes. Our next cleaning tip can also have a positive e ect on your health. Allergens live deep down in your carpet, and vacuuming may not be enough. ere are steam cleaners for purchase at most home stores, or industrial ones for rent. Steam cleaners can deep clean away allergens and improve the appearance of your carpet. Or contact your local professional. Ask, though, if your carpet cleaning professional has green cleaning options you can choose from. And the nal tip: Clean that fridge. Believe it or not, prospective buyers ... and sometimes just guests ... will have a look in your fridge. Remove everything and wash the shelves in a sink. Wipe down the inside of the fridge with your daily household cleaner. And then to retain the fresh smell, place an opened box of baking soda in the fridge. Use these tips and youre on your way to a Spring clean home!Copyright 2004 Realty Times. All Rights Reserved www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com MAY 6-12, 2010 NEWS YOU CAN USE:Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. FINANCIAL CYBERSUPPORT Bankrate.com is site o ers up-to-date rates for just about everything from mortages and auto loans to CDs! It o ers amazing calculators that will assist you in nding out how long it will take to pay o credit card debt and more... Selectquote.com & accuquote.com ese sites allow you to browse through hundreds of life insurance policies which give you rates comparison and assists you in nding the best deals.Cardtrak.comO ers everything you would need to know about credit cards. You can looks for the cards with the lowest interest rates, overall bene ts and best t for your life and lifestyle. HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 9TH FROM 1-4PM OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 8THPELICAN BAY 805 Bentwater Circle #102 Sandy Sims 595-2969 QUAIL WEST 5927 Burnham Rd Steve Levitan 269-4700 LONGSHORE LAKE 11113 Phoenix Way $789,000 Open 2-3 PM Sandy Sims 595-2969 PELICAN BAY 7718 Pebble Creek #301 Open 1-4 PM Pam Maher 877-9521 HOT BARTi any Mcuaid(239) firstname.lastname@example.orgA Lot to LOVE!! QUAIL CREEK ESTATES 13002 WHITE VIOLET DRIVE3 BR-3 BA2.5 CAR GARAGE$625,000 d 8 m E NEW LISTING Spring Cleaning Tips
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4661 Idylwood Lane Ann & Steve LevitanQuail West ResidentsDirect: (239) 269-4700 VIRTUAL TOURS @ www.LevitanMcQuaid.com SM SM S SM SM S S M M M M M M S S SM S S M M M M M M Quail West: From I-75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse. SM S SM M M SM M M S 3 BR+Den, 3-1/2 Baths, Courtyard-Style Estate Home, Western Exposure with Fairway Views. $1,375,000 6357 Highcroft Drive3 BR+Den, 3-1/2 Baths, Fully Furnished, Open Lanai with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace and Water Feature.$1,995,000 These Homes Are High End but the price is not! Quail West...Under $2-Million! Quail West...Under $2-Million! Quail West