ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A14 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7&8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C23-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 35 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JUNE3, 2010 Giggles and guffawsThe Naples Players promise a family treat with If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. C1 Let It BeCheck out the British Invasion, and more fun events. C23-25 Take a shotPhotography Naples Club and School welcomes shutterbugs for classes and walkabouts. A12 Who got whatTracking federal stimulus dollars in Collier County. B1 VERYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING AT all about a proposal to build a high-tech medical research facility operated by Maine-based Jackson Laboratories in Collier County (at an initial cost of $130 million to the county) agrees on this: It either will be a great boon to Collier eventually generating thousands of well-paying jobs while serving as an anchor for a wideranging complex of research and medical facilities that will greatly enhance the countys tax base or it will be a waste of the countys time, money and resources. Strip away the inflated arguments pro and con, the boosterism and the puffery, and it all boils down to that. Its going to be great or it is not. The dilemma is that no one can say for sure which it will be, so now the question is whether Collier County gives the dice a tumble or whether it decides the $130 About a year into his presidency, John F. Kennedy hosted a dinner at the White House for a group of Nobel Laureates at which he famously remarked that his guests represented probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. President Kennedys comment was a deft and fitting homage to Mr. Jefferson who remains the ultimate personification of the American Renaissance man. The third president had separated himself from the towering personalities of the other Founding Fathers through his wide-ranging intellect and his extraordinary array of talents in diverse fields. In a group of supremely gifted men, Thomas Jefferson stood apart. President Kennedys Jeffersonian remark sprang to mind late last week when news arrived that longtime Naples resident Raymond L. Lutgert had died at the age of 90. Were he here to read the preceding three paragraphs, Mr. Lutgert who Raymond L. Lutgert BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com SEE LABS, A8 SEE LUTGERT, A13 E1919-2010LUTGERT boomhigh-techbust?orJACKSON LABS / COURTESY PHOTO Supporters believe that if Jackson builds its institute in the Collier hinterlands, other research facilities and medical institutions will follow, creating a biotech cluster that could become the lynchpin of the local economy for years to come.County must decide fate of Jackson Labs
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 Things are a little tense at British Petroleum these days, according to a Florida Weekly inside source. He delivered a secret report to our editorial officers early this week, asking not to be named because he isnt manifestly real. Ill just let our source speak for himself. DUDE! Big Tony Hayward was sitting around the Big House at BP with us Big Boys the other day when suddenly he shouted out: LETS GET SOME ANDREW! By company order, once a week henceforth, in order to boost morale during the bad patch (as in oil patch, the memo read, a phrase followed by a smiley face), in addition to the distribution of seven bottles of 50-year-old Glenlivet singlemalt scotch whiskey to each member of senior management, one for each day of the week, Big Tony will shout, LETS GET SOME. Then he will pick a name. All this got distributed only to senior staff and was signed by Big Tony himself. The pickee must respond instantly no matter what, according to this new memo. Once named, he will leap to his feet and deliver the following lines sotto voce, from the 1956 film Giant, Big Tonys favorite movie: Everybody thought I had a duster. Yall thought ol Spindletop Burke and Burnett was all the oil there was, didnt ya? Well, Im here to tell you that it AINT, boy! Its here, and there aint a dang thing you gonna do about it! My well came in big, so big And theres more down there and theres bigger wells. Im rich, Bick. Im a rich un Me, Im gonna have more money than you ever thought you could have you and all the rest of you stinkin sons of ... Benedicts! Can you believe it, dude? There was simply nothing for it. Randy Andy Gowers, company man and spokesman for BP, corporate sellout but for a very satisfying remuneration in the mind of his wife, who was not there at company headquarters to shed the blood with him because she was at Harrods in Knightsbridge, buying everything in sight was forced to act. After all, nobody wants to ignore Big Tonys memo, not after he fired 7,500 people from BP last year, so he could report even higher profits and a leaner, meaner BP table of organization to shareholders. And not after 11 roughnecks died because and this is what Big Tony insisted in a private meeting, waggling his eyebrows up and down ominously and with great portent They zigged when they should have zagged. The meaning of his eyebrows was crystal clear to all of us, dude: If You Zig When I Tell You To Zag BOOM! And if you zag when I tell you to zag but you should have zigged BOOM-BOOM! So BPs senior spokesman blew out of that chair like a rocket-propelled grenade, or its very important in this business, dude, to use precise similes like a gusher. Instead of exploding, though, the poor sucker scattered the numbers and papers littering his desk all over the room. They looked like chicken feathers punched from a cheap pillow, dude. One showed $6 million and change thats the salary and bonuses Big Tony Hayward took home last year, when he got a 41 percent raise. Another said $14 billion thats the profit the company scored in 2009. Floating beside that number was another $5.598 billion. Thats the first-quarter profit for this year, 135 percent greater than the first quarter profit for 2009. So dude, Randy Andy glances at Big Tony, and theres Big Tony leering and sticking out his tongue. Then Big Tony picks up a copy of The New York Times and waves it in the air. Then dude, he sucks a vast bloody pool of saliva into his bloody cheek. And dude, he delivers that like a bloody cannon ball, straight into the center of that gray American rag. Then he throws it on the floor. I can tell you, dude, Randy Andy surmised that Big Tony was not entirely pleased with his performance. On June 1, the first day of hurricane season in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, Randy Andy spoke to a reporter for The New York Times. Worse, he used his bosss words in responding to a question about why BP didnt seem to be hustling a little harder to solve a problem that was going to hurt tens of thousands of Americans, not to mention kill off a vast ecosystem of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. It hadnt seemed like much of a question at the time I know because I was standing there. Now the sucker desperately wishes hed been a little more alert to the danger, though, you know, dude? But after all, the bloody problem was 4,000 bloody miles to the west of our bloody plush BP offices in St. James, Westminster, about 60 English yards from Buckingham Palace, where the queen was in residence according to the flag flying bravely above the palace and over our proud and mighty nation of great merchant traders on whom the Yankee Trader model is built an unrepentant, unrestrained, unapologetic, undiminished and frequently unethical though faintly legal mean, green money machine. But I digress. Randy Andy should have known better. He figured that out when Big Tony retrieved the spit-soaked paper from the Persian carpet on the floor, and began to read directly from its pages: Safety first, said Andrew Gowers, a BP spokesman.We build in hurricane preparedness in operations, and that requires us to take the necessary precautions. Such precautions may stall the drilling of relief wells for weeks or more if a hurricane threatens.So, dude, you know what Big Tony does then? He looks at the room and he goes, I want 11 more dead men by noon tomorrow. And I want them dying in a heroic attempt to plug that well. Clear? COMMENTARY Just another day at BP Headquarters rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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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. OPINION Mr. President, two questions or even four do not a press conference make. Your record on presidential news conferences is abysmal.Your last major news conference was July 22. True, you held a forgettable news conference Feb. 9, the day the government was shut down because of blizzards. Very clever. You are considered a great communicator. So whats the deal? You are surely wellprimed on the issues and headlines of the day. Speeches and well-placed interviews wont cut it. You should be quizzed. Reporters are not props. Most of them come to the East Room or Rose Garden well-armed with burning questions or their pet ones. Its a question of accountability. Remember Harry Trumans famous dictum: The buck stops here. Robert Gibbs, your press secretary and spokesman on almost all things, does a good job for you. I understand Mr. Gibbs is tuned in, allowed to attend sensitive meetings and has entree to the Oval Office in an emergency which is good. But he is not you and he is not accountable as an elected public servant to the American people. Presidential news conferences are a two-way street; the president can learn what is on the mind of the news media, and the readers and viewers can see and hear how the president handles tough questions coming from all directions.There have been rightful complaints that the press has given you a pass, whether its because reporters find you likable or are giving you a break because youre new to the job or because you inherited an unprecedented legacy from President George W. Bush.But that doesnt let you off the hook. You wanted the job called the loneliest in the world and leadership calls for you to be questioned early and often on where you want to take the country. Only you can provide that information. True, Mr. Gibbs does his daily best at briefings, but he defers too much to the television prima donnas in the front of the room. Its no fair to the rest of the reporters as the TV divas hold the floor. In a democracy we have the right to know where you want to take the country, what your goals and values are. Your White House has designed a phony news conference technique, usually when a foreign visitor is at the White House. The administration will roll out a big announcement about a joint press conference with you and the visitor. Once everyone is assembled, you will then announce one question from each side, meaning the American press gets to ask a question and the foreign press from the visitors home country gets to ask a question. This is not a news conference. But White House officials point to this stagecraft when asked why you havent had a news conference, meaning a full-fledged, open exchange with reporters. All presidents should understand that they have no right to avoid the questions that the nation is asking. Due to exceedingly high water levels in Lake Okeechobee, billions of gallons of polluted lake water are currently being released to the Caloosahatchee River. In the absence of adequate storage or the ability to send water south to the Everglades, these releases result in continued destruction of our coastal estuaries. Releases also waste large freshwater supplies that could be utilized by both residents and agriculture during drought. Currently, these serious concerns are trumped by the health and safety threat posed by the unreliable Herbert Hoover Dike. Until the U.S. Sugar land acquisition is completed, there is literally no opportunity of meeting state and federal water quality standards in the Everglades or of preventing the damaging releases to the coastal estuaries. Floridas intensive drainage projects and current water management regime replaced expansive natural wetlands with sugar and development. We lost the systems natural connectivity that historically cleaned and managed the massive amounts of water that flowed from Orlando to Florida Bay. During previous restoration planning, sugar farmers south of Lake Okeechobee refused to relinquish land needed to provide this vital storage and connectivity forcing engineers and scientists to rely on the politically expedient, but highly questionable aquifer storage and recovery wells and rock pits to provide the massive storage needed to restore the system. Today, we finally have a willing seller in the Everglades Agricultural Area. U.S. Sugar has 180,000 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee that can be used to store and clean huge amounts of water. This purchase, along with proper planning and engineering, could prevent further damage to the estuaries and enable cleaner water to be sent south without violating the stringent water quality standards in the Everglades. But once again, politics and powerful sugar interests threaten restoration. Business rival Florida Crystals is suddenly concerned that the U.S. Sugar land acquisition will threaten restoration, a handy smokescreen to cover its strategic business interests. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Obama has no right to silenceU.S. Sugar acquisition: Our only optionThe Arizona immigration law has become the occasion for a sorry exercise in national self-abasement. When Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of Congress recently, he rapped Arizonians ignorantly and unfairly for using racial profiling as the basis for law enforcement. If Democrats felt any residual reflex to stand up for their fellow Americans in Arizona, who are grappling with a hellish problem partly caused by the misgovernment of the country whose president stood before them, they swiftly repressed it. They rose and applauded, and the president of Mexico and a majority of Americas Congress united in their disdain for Arizonas handiwork. No one seemed to mind that they were cheering a man from a country where the kidnapping and abuse of migrants is a human-rights crisis, according to Amnesty International. President Barack Obama tried to interpret the strange customs of his compatriots, who cling to guns, religion and a belief that the Southern border should mean something. The law is a misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system, Obama explained in his best sociological diagnosis. In other words, those poor boobs have deluded themselves into thinking that checking the identification of suspected illegal immigrants makes sense.In his reference to a fair reading of the law, Obama at least implied he had read the 10-page text, a feat beyond his cabinet. His attorney general and secretary of homeland security blasted away at the law without pausing even to give it a good skim.And why would they? It wouldnt change their view of the law, or its supporters. The countrys progressives believe that they are a lone oasis in a vast archipelago of racism and backwardness called the United States of America. If they apologize for their country, its only because they think they have so much for which to apologize. Obama says that Justice Department lawyers are reviewing the law or, more accurately, looking for any possible excuse to challenge it. Theyll have to be creative. A Department of Justice memo from 2002 says that states have the inherent power to make arrests for violations of federal law and drafters of the Arizona statute were careful not to exceed federal statutes. There are other, more direct ways to vitiate the law. Robert Morton, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says the government might not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. This is the nations top immigration cop flirting with civil disobedience against enforcement of the nations immigration laws. If Morton gets the vapors over asking suspected illegals for their ID, hes clearly in the wrong line of work. At bottom, the dispute over the states law is a conflict of visions. The laws supporters believe we should take the border seriously, and assert the countrys sovereign right to control who comes here and who doesnt; its detractors believe any serious effort to make good on that sovereign right is exclusionary and tinged with racism because its primarily directed at Latinos. In this struggle, the latter camp sees Felipe Calderon as an ally and thrills to his disparagement of their countrymen. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Arizona and our national self-abasementBY RICH LOWRY GUEST OPINION BY RAY JUDAH____________________Lee County Commissioner
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When 8-year-old Eddy Lester fished a dollar out of his pocket at Coney Island, he had no idea he was investing in his future. He bought 10 tricks for a buck and then the magic happened. Literally. The -in-1 booklet he bought from a magician at a side show brought with it the magic bug. When Eddy was 9, his father took him to Tannens Magic, a shop in the heart of Manhattan. After that, the young Mr. Lester frequented the shop at every available opportunity. By the time he was in high school, he was performing professionally, and at age 22, he opened for the great Harry Blackstone Sr., professional rival to both Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston.But Mr. Lester has donned more than a magicians hat in his 75 years. Try performer, producer, promoter and agent, too.Perhaps the call to show business ran through his veins; Mr. Lesters father had dreamed of becoming a comedian, but his father, a German immigrant, put the kibosh on the pursuit of comedy as a way of life, insisting instead his son find a suitable trade. He became a copperplate engraver for Tiffanys. Mr. Lester recalls with admiration his fathers fine engraving, including calling cards for Rudolph Valentino. But suitable trade aside, the entertainment world still held its allure: the elder Mr. Lester worked as an engraver by day and was a club owner by night. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Eddy Lester and his brother bought their fathers nightclub in Newton, N.J., and changed its name to The Brothers. Owning the nightclub facilitated Mr. Lesters 30-year foray into promoting charities, managing talent and producing more than 100 shows. His resume reads like a whos who, and his professional endeavors took him around the world and back again, as an assistant cruise director on the Queen Elizabeth II, a summer stock theater performer, executive producer for an off-Broadway show (Occultism in the s) that garnered favorable reviews and toured in the U.S. He managed a variety of performers, including Darwin Ortiz, the author, entertainer and casino consultant whose unusual expertise in card handling took him and Mr. Lester to live in the Ukraine for a year while Mr. Ortiz consulted for a casino there. (As a table game specialist, Mr. Ortiz educates casinos on how to avoid theft, from both patrons and dealers.) Regardless of where Mr. Lesters travels took him, the road always led back to New Jersey. But one winter hed had enough. I got plowed out, says Mr. Lester. Standing in the snow, he pondered where he might like to go; Naples was the answer. (For many years, he had celebrated Christmas in Naples with his former wife and their two sons.) That was seven years ago, and today Mr. Lester couldnt be happier. The cultural environment (in Naples) actually sold me on coming here, he says. After moving to Naples, Mr. Lester worked in the promotions office of the former Naples Dinner Theater, which he loved. I was sad to see it go, he says. He has also volunteered close to 1,000 hours for the Sugden Community Theater working as an usher and/or bartender, and recently volunteered to help with the second annual Naples International Film Festival coming up in November. He enjoys going to performances at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts as well as at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Mr. Lester refers to himself as being retired, but clearly the man uses the term loosely. He still manages hypnotist Alan Sands and magician John Calvert. (Mr. Calvert, who turns 99 in August, recently performed at the Phil Fisher Gallery.) Hes known Mr. Sands since the hypnotist was just 4 years old. Conversely, Mr. Lester met John Calvert three years ago, and working with him has been a great professional joy for Mr. Lester. He belongs to the Fort Myers Magic Association, which has 54 members from all walks of life doctors, lawyers, hobbyists and semi-professional magicians, to name a few. Having grown up an hour outside of New York City, Mr. Lester has enjoyed a steady stream of live variety talent his whole life long. But unlike him, many children and even some adults, he says, have never seen this type of entertainment. With that in mind, he produced the first and second annual Naples Festival of Magic and is searching for a suitable venue for the third, which he anticipates will take place in March 2011. Im entrepreneurial in nature, he says, adding, I love show business. Retired or not, Eddy Lester still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Namely, making magic right here in Naples. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 15 MINUTES BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly g in r r tn, e d h e w nl u b Leso ray o tin g ag in g o duc n 100 rea d s w h o ssional o k him o r ld an d a n assis ec t o r o n E lizabeth ist, M c a s i n t he f an d R Mr h i m le s e h s years ago, a n c ouldnt be ha pp ier Theres no hocus-pocus behind Eddy Lesters active retirement
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 million risk is too great and pulls back from the table. The issue is far from being settled, and serious discussion has just begun. The Jackson Laboratory will prove to be a matter of great contention and discussion in the months to come. That is for sure. Tammie Nemecek, president of the Collier County Economic Development Council, is one of the proposals most ardent and articulate proponents. But even she acknowledges this is not something that can be entered into lightly, especially in these perilous economic times. We need to listen and learn from each other, Ms. Nemecek says. We need to make sure that we hear from everybody and hear all the arguments so that we can come up with a plan.The nascent planIt is an ambitious proposal and one that has been kicking around mostly behind the scenes for some time. Roughly two years ago, local political and economic leaders determined that Collier County needed to diversify beyond what county commission chairman Fred Coyle has identified as our traditional economic engines of construction, tourism and agriculture. Mr. Coyle, writing recently in the Naples Daily News, said such diversification is necessary for the county to create a sustainable economy. Coincidentally, the prestigious nonprofit Jackson Laboratory, headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, was looking to build a new genetic and medical research institute. According to Mr. Coyles newspaper column, he and Ms. Nemecek went to Maine and met with Jacksons leadership and broached the idea of locating the facility in Collier County. Since then, the idea has flourished with amazing speed, although it is far from being anything near to a done deal. The Barron Collier Company is offering to donate 50 acres near Ave Maria on which Jackson could construct its stateof-the-art, $70 million, 140,000-squarefoot building that would initially employ some 200 people. Supporters believe that if Jackson builds its institute in the hinterlands of Collier County, other research facilities and medical institutions will follow, creating a biotech cluster that could become the lynchpin of the local economy for years to come. Its something like a biotech version of the movie Field of Dreams, with laboratory mice and men and women in starched white coats replacing baseball players in the starring roles. The entire concept needs to be looked at as the promise of building a biotech community, says Michael Hyde, a Jackson vice president. The concept of a biomedical cluster is one that has been proven in a number of places. Perhaps the most famous is the Research Triangle in North Carolina. More than 40,000 jobs have been created there in the past 20 to 30 years and those jobs support hundreds of thousands of other jobs. No one doubts that Jackson is a serious player. It was founded 81 years ago, has more than 1,300 employees in Maine and California and has long been recognized as a leader in what the laboratory calls mammalian genetics research. Mr. Hyde offers a simpler, more understandable explanation for what Jackson does: Our mission is to find the genetic basis for human health and disease and to turn that into treatments. All of this research is laudable and highly important to treatments for things ranging from cancer to diabetes to Alzheimers disease. The rub is that it is also highly expensive to build and maintain such research facilities.The public contributionTo get this thing off the ground, Jackson says it needs about $260 million in public monies. For its part, Mr. Hyde says Jackson will generate roughly three times that amount through fundraising, grants, philanthropic gifts and earned income over the next 10 years. Half of the public contributions would come from the state and the rest from Collier County. The state portion is included in the latest budget, which Gov. Charlie Crist signed late last week. The budget appropriates $50 million for the project, and these funds are to be coupled with federal stimulus dollars as part of a three-year $130-million commitment to the project. This means that Collier County faces the daunting task of raising $130 million at a time when taxes and fees are highly unpopular, to say the least. So far, no one is saying where the money would come from. Ms. Nemecek says all revenue-producing ideas will be explored. We need to ask what the implication of not investing in something like this is, she says. Taxes are going to go up if you dont invest in something like this, because we have an unsustainable tax base. Were very dependent on a residential tax base of citizens to fund the services of Collier County. The most concrete revenue-producing idea to emerge so far is the imposition of a fee of up to 5.9 percent on the Florida Power & Light bills of Collier County residents. The city of Naples already imposes such a fee on the FPL bills of its residents. More than 150 local governments across the state do likewise. Collier County currently does not, but the idea is being kicked around. Even if the county goes that route, no one is saying how much of the $130 million could be raised through such fees or if it would be combined with other fees or taxes as part of a funding package. It is clear that before any decisions regarding possible funding are made, supporters hope to make a compelling case for bringing Jackson Laboratory to the area. Mr. Hyde says Jackson is attracted to the area because Florida has a growing reputation as a biomedical magnet. The state legislature has indeed been instrumental in attracting eight biomedical institutes through state funding. Perhaps the most renowned is Scripps Florida, which opened in Palm Beach in 2003. Florida in the past few years has invested a tremendous amount in research institutes nearly a billion dollars and has attracted research institutes from across the country that are rapidly building a biotech sector for the state, says Mr. Hyde. So, the opportunity (for Jackson Laboratory) to come to Florida to be a part of what we believe will be the next big thing in biomedical research is an amazing opportunity. It is not yet clear, however, that the legislatures ardent pursuit of biotech entities is proving to be a wise course of action. Since 2003, the state has invested nearly $760 million in the biotech field, and to date, this huge investment has returned little in the way of economic dividends. That $760 million has resulted in the creation of some 1,100 jobs, according to the legislatures Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. That means the state has spent about $1.4 million for each job that has been created thus far. This investment has not yet resulted in the growth of technology clusters in the counties where program grantees have established facilities, the OPPAGA report states. Ms. Nemecek says the report also notes that, Florida needs to do much more investment in this industry for it to take hold. And indeed, OPPAGA goes on to say it might be too early to judge the success of these efforts, because experts in the biotechnology industry agree that significant cluster growth often takes decades. So, the best-case scenario is that the Jackson Laboratory project will take time perhaps decades to succeed. In an economy in which people are hurting now, the concept of long-term benefit is not an easy sell.The neighborsBecause the proposed facility would be near the ardently Catholic enclave of Ave Maria, there have been rumors and rumblings that some of Jacksons research might stir opposition. Research that involves embryonic stem cells, for example, is frowned upon by the Catholic Church. Mr. Hyde does not say definitively that stem cell research would take place at the facility, if it is built, but he firmly states that Jackson, which does conduct forms of stem cell research at its existing facilities, will not cut deals with anyone regarding how it goes about its work. No one has asked us (to refrain from any sort of research), he says. (Ruling out stem cell research) would not be an acceptable condition for us, he adds. Our scientists follow the truth wherever it leads them, and weve made no assurances to anyone about anything except that we will follow our mission.The leap of faithMr. Hyde also scoffs at suggestions that Jackson is asking the state and Collier County to assume an unfair proportion of the risk. Yes, he concedes, the upfront public monies are considerable, but if the long-term projections of a sprawling medical and research complex are not realized within a decade or so, well, then everybody Jackson included is basically screwed. (Jackson Laboratory) has every bit as much at stake as the state of Florida and Collier County, he says. Whether the concept of shared sacrifice and/or misery resonates with a hardeyed electorate remains to be seen. Ms. Nemecek believes that, eventually, the argument in favor of the plan will prevail, although she concedes it is not a slam dunk by any means. Unless we decide deliberately to do something (like bringing in Jackson Laboratory), we are going to be faced with taxes as a result of not changing the economic structure of Collier County, she says. But pressing that case at a time of severe economic recession and in an anti-tax and anti-government climate that has spawned the likes of the Tea Party will be difficult. Still, she says the initial reaction has been positive, although there has been little time for opposition to take shape. There will be a firestorm for sure when wispy proposals like utility fees and possible tax increases become concrete proposals. And it will take a whale of a public relations campaign to push it along. So, we are in the beginning stages of what promises to be a protracted and heated debate. In the end, it could very well come down to a matter of faith. Or, as Mr. Hyde puts it: We just might have to be like a couple of kids that grab hands and jump in the water together. Try selling that concept to the Tea Party or to cash-strapped Collier County residents who already have trouble paying their power bills without an additional 5.9 percent fee. It wont be easy. LABSFrom page 1 NEMECEK We need to listen and learn from each other. We need to make sure that we hear from everybody and hear all the arguments so that we can come up with a plan. Tammie Nemecek, president Collier County Economic Development Council COURTESY PHOTO/JACKSON LABORATORY
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Upon fulfilling their promise to remain drugand crime-free and to maintain good grades, these students receive a tuition scholarship for a Florida state college. This years group is the sixth graduating class in the program that was begun in Collier County in 1999 by The Education Foundation in conjunction with the statewide Take Stock in Children Foundation. The Education Foundation manages Take Stock in Children for all middle and high schools in Collier County, except at Immokalee middle and high schools, where the program is managed by The Immokalee Foundation. There are 119 active students in the Education Foundation program, including the 13 graduates featured here and 12 students who were inducted in February. Most of these students are the first in their family to attend college, says program director Linda Morton. They have faced difficult challenges, and their hard work has been rewarded. Collectively, they have earned $370,000 in scholarships. The opportunity that Take Stock provides is a promise, says Susan McManus, president of The Education Foundation. Its a partnership involving the student who works hard, the family who supports the student and the mentor who cares and helps the student navigate. Congratulations to the following: A community investment realized in the hard work of studentsGRECIA CALVILLOMentor: Karen McLean Scholarship sponsor: McCabe Family Foundation Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Naples High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Undecided My experience: Being selected for this program made me think about my future.MAYRA CALVILLOMentor: Karen McLean Scholarship sponsor: McCabe Family Foundation Program sponsor: Willis and Joyce Heim School: Naples High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Undecided My experience: Having a mentor is having another role model.CHRISTOPHER CUEVASMentor: Bruce Peters Scholarship sponsor: McCabe Family Foundation Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Lorenzo Walker Technical High School College: Valencia Community College Field: Hospitality management My experience: My mentor pushed me to excel and provided emotional support.JOHANNA DESIRMentor: Elaine Hallfin Scholarship sponsor: The Education Foundation of Collier County Program sponsor: Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation School: Naples High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Law/business My experience: Ive gained a lot and have become a better leader.NASHA ETIENNEMentor: Carolyn Palumbo Scholarship sponsor: The Education Foundation of Collier County Program sponsor: Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation School: Lely High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Nursing My experience: Because I stuck to the program standards, I have become a better person.KIANA GOUGHMentor: Marylee Valvano Scholarship Sponsor: The Education Foundation of Collier County Program Sponsor: Bonita Bay Group School: Golden Gate High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Undecided My experience: When things got tough, Take Stock motivated me to do my best.RYAN GROVESMentor: Dan Brown Scholarship sponsor: McCabe Family Foundation Program sponsor: von Arx Family Foundation School: Lorenzo Walker Technical High School College: Undecided Field: Culinary arts My experience: Having a mentor was a fun and interesting experience.HILLARY KESSLERMentor: Lee Peacock Scholarship sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Barron Collier High School College: Stetson University Field: Pre-law/political science My experience: It helped knowing my mentor never stopped believing in me.PEDRO LORAMentor: Roger Heegaard Scholarship sponsor: 2004-2005 Men of Distinction Alumni Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Lorenzo Walker Technical High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Mechanical engineering My experience: Take Stock helped me both economically and by preparing me for college.YURIKO OKUBOMentor: Joyce Heim Scholarship sponsor: Willis and Joyce Heim Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Naples High School College: University of Florida Field: Pre-med My experience: I had many new experiences like the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.CHINA PIERRELUSMentor: Carolyn Palumbo Scholarship sponsor: Willis and Joyce Heim Program sponsor: Carolyn Palumbo School: Lely High School College: Florida Gulf Coast University Field: Undecided My experience: My mentor tutored me for SATs and helped me make good decisions.TARA SAHAGIANMentor: Florence Levin Scholarship sponsor: Gordon and Marty Watson Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Naples High School College: Edison State College Field: Criminal science My experience: A mentor to me has been like having a sister or an aunt.SHEILA TANELUSMentor: Shaquona Watson Scholarship sponsor: McCabe Family Foundation Program sponsor: James and Debra Wallace Foundation School: Golden Gate High School College: Hodges University Field: Nursing My experience: My mentor kept me focused and motivated in everything I did. 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Beyond Motion celebrates PilatesCelebrate Pilates Day with an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Beyond Motion, a fitness studio in Riverbend Center at 11985 Tamiami Trail N. Beyond Motion founder and certified Pilates coach Amy Lademann, along with certified Pilates instructor/physical therapist Julie Leonard will conduct complimentary Pilates mat and Pilates equipment classes. There will be a drawing for free classes and private sessions. Regular Pilates mat classes are at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; Pilates equipment classes are at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 254-9300 or visit www.go2beyondmotion.com. Organization adds technology to help visually impairedThe Lighthouse of Collier Inc. has acquired more technology to help the blind and visually impaired gain independence. Among the equipment available to the public for evaluation at 457 Bayfront Place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are: A 19-inch Acrobat 3-in-1 camera for distance, near and self grooming; the Pebble handheld device for reading prescriptions and more; the portable Amigo for reading menus; and the 22-inch Merlin Optelec USAs Clearview Plus 22-inch CCTV Telesensorys Aladdin Apex CCTV magnifier and PICO hand-held electronic magnifier Humanwares Smart View Synergy CCTV magnifier with 19-inch monitor and My Reader Various optical character readers In other news, through a grant from The Community Foundation of Collier County, Lighthouse of Collier welcomed consultant Roxann Mayros, CEO of VisionServe Alliance, who met with board of directors, volunteers and community leaders to discuss the mission and direction of the organization. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Medical society inducts officersThe Collier County Medical Society inducted a new board of directors at its annual meeting May 22 at Grey Oaks Country Club. More than 250 guests were on hand when Past President Dr. Joseph Gauta handed the gavel to Dr. James Talano, who will serve as the societys 52nd president. Joining him on the board of directors for the 2010-11 year are Dr. Alina Stanciu, vice president; Dr. Anthony Vernava III, treasurer; Dr. Scott Madwar, secretary; and Richard Pagliara, D.O., director at large. The CCMS is a professional organization of more than 500 physicians practicing in Collier County. For more information, call 435-7727 or visit www.ccmsonline.org. See photos from the annual meeting and installation of officers on page B7. TO YOUR HEALTH www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGWhat your doctor doesnt know can hurt you: Top 10 things patients dont tell their physicians Dr. Maria Del Rio-Giles was concerned when a patient in his 80s told her it felt like his heart was going to pound out of his chest. Then, the patients wife revealed his coffee habit. This patient would walk to Publix every day and drink 14 or 15 cups of coffee. I called his cardiologist, and we reduced his coffee intake. His heart stopped feeling like it was going to jump out of his chest, says Dr. Del Rio-Giles, with Millennium Physician Group in Naples. If his wife had not come to that appointment, we probably never would have known. Its not always that patients deliberately withhold the truth, Dr. Del Rio-Giles says. If I dont ask certain questions, a lot of times patients dont tell me things that I need to know, she says. Here are the 10 health issues that patients are most likely to not discuss openly with their physicians: 1. Smoking Patients will typically tell you if they smoke, but they dont always tell you if they started smoking again, Dr. Del Rio-Giles says. 2. Alcohol consumption Patients are more likely to not be honest about how many drinks they have each night than how much they smoke. Its usually denial, the doctor says. 3. Changes in physiological conditions, like chest pain, bleeding or sudden fatigue Chest pain or discomfort is always worth checking out, says Dr. Steven Christesen of the Millennium Physician Group in Port Charlotte. Heart disease is so prevalent these days that if anyone older than 35 has chest pain, you need to take it seriously, he says. A change in exercise tolerance or sudden fatigue could be a sign of heart disease, anemia or kidney failure, he adds. And bleeding from anywhere thats not supposed to bleed is also a big worry. 4. Unhealthy diet and lack of exercise Its easy to overeat but think you are not having that much food, says Dr. Del Rio-Giles. Patients tell you they are dieting but not losing any weight. I tell my patients to compare what is on their plates to the portion sizes on the plates of their friends who are at healthy weights, she says. Sometimes, food is not the problem. Its lack of exercise, Dr. Christesen says. A person might only eat 2,000 calories a day, but that person might be an office worker who only burns 1,400 or 1,500 calories a day, he says. 5. Unprotected sex With the advent of Viagra, Dr. Christesen says, many older people are still having sex. Since older women cant get pregnant, they will often think its OK to have unprotected sex, he says. I had a patient who was diagnosed with HIV in his late 60s. Teens are even less likely to talk about sexual activity because they dont want their parents to know, Dr. Del Rio-Giles says. 6. Not following prescription guidelines Stopping medication, taking a family members prescription or taking expired drugs are common occurrences that patients dont like to admit to their physicians. 7. Sexual dysfunction Its hard to talk about sex at any age, especially if things arent going right. I cant help if I dont have all the information, Dr. Del Rio-Giles says. Some things are embarrassing to patients, like erectile dysfunction, but we can help. ED is about more than popping Viagra. It could be the tip of the iceberg for another condition. 8. Incontinence An uncontrollable bladder or difficulty having a bowel movement can signify urological issues, cancer, diabetes, thyroid issues or a hormonal imbalance. If youve never thought of NCH as a great symphony, think again. Thats the message I came away with after attending the National Patient Safety Congress last week. The plenary session was a most unusual lesson in leadership and teamwork, conducted literally by orchestra leader Roger Nierenberg. Maestro Nierenberg used music as a management metaphor and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as an example of a complex organization that depends on coordination of team members to deliver powerful results. The maestro interspersed sections of the orchestra throughout the audience so that musicians and attendees were all in close proximity and could observe and listen carefully. He then demonstrated typical institutional behaviors, from the grating cacophony that emerges from miscommunication and individuals disregarding others, to the full, rich sound that flows from a beautifully integrated orchestra. The performance illustrated the disastrous consequences that can result from a leader who micromanages or doesnt communicate or is enamored with himself, and individuals who dont work together or who compete with each other. While the instruments, music and players stayed the same, the difference in the quality of sound produced by a smoothworking team and one that didnt work together was extraordinary and ranged from magnificent to horrible. The orchestra leaders message has great parallels at NCH. The reason we are doing so well is that were working together. We are a team of 3,400 colleagues, 630 physicians and 1,200 volunteers who communicate with and listen to each other. And all of us share a common goal. Just as the conductor and orchestra create music for listeners, we preserve and enhance health for the community. Thats one reason why Collier County has been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin as being the healthiest county, with the longest life expectancy, in Florida. At the same meeting, the Florida Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Committee released its plan to improve quality at all 400 Florida hospitals, by decreasing central line infections and readmission rates and improving surgical outcomes. NCH has been a leader in all of these initiatives. We seek to share our best practices, learn from others and ensure that Florida continues to be a destination location. Less encouraging is that only 25 Florida hospitals have signed up for the program so far. Its also disturbing that, according to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and the New England Journal of Medicine, health care in Florida is costlier than the national average, but without a measurable difference in quality. Florida costs Medicare $9,378 per person per year, compared to the national average of $8,303. While the cost in Naples is lower ($8,125 per person per year), we still have plenty of room for improvement. Continuous improvement even with our more than 90 awards for quality is what we seek at NCH. To help accomplish that, we have a clear vision, strong computer technology and the most compassionate caregivers in the state. Together, we will continue to make beautiful health-care music for our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. A nely tuned hospital is music to the communitys earsSTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDELRIO-GILES SEE TOP 10, A11
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 NEWS A13 could be as salty and straightforward as they come surely would dismiss as preposterous and overstated any comparisons, even fleeting ones, of himself to the Sage of Monticello. Hed probably point out with justification, it must be said that Mr. Jefferson helped to build a nation, while he was content building businesses and developments. A fair point, but anyone who was fortunate enough to have known Mr. Lutgert well or even to have merely spent extended time in his company would not be so dismissive. Mr. Lutgert truly was a Renaissance man in an era that produces precious few. That is beyond dispute. Case closed. A businessman, a developer, a philanthropist and a supremely talented artist, Mr. Lutgert had an eye for fine things that could bring great him great wealth the Park Shore development (Naples first planned-unit development) being a notable example. And he felt an obligation to share that wealth in ways that enriched lives and that probably even saved some, as well (as in the case of the eponymous cancer treatment center at NCH Healthcare). He was a strong supporter of higher education, and the Lutgert School of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University is charged with the daunting task of turning out graduates who can meet the exacting standards Mr. Lutgert set for himself and those who worked with him and for him. His business holdings, both here and outside of Florida, were diverse and successful. The Naples-based Lutgert Companies, run now by his son, Scott, continues to thrive in fields ranging from insurance to real estate. He was not a shy man, and he knew how to do things in style, as when he plunked down $2 million a couple of years back for a Rolls-Royce Phantom at the Naples Winter Wine Festival auction. Mr. Lutgert, of course, could have gone out and bought the same automobile for about a quarter of that amount, but had he done so, needy children in Collier County the beneficiaries of the auction would have been $2 million poorer. The car, as he later noted, was beside the point. Perhaps the most intriguing facet of Mr. Lutgerts personality was his arrival late in life as an artist. He took a sculpting course at Appalachian State University in North Carolina at the age of 65, and it led to a burst of creativity. This was not a case of a rich man indulging a whim. Mr. Lutgert studied hard and became not a dabbler in the arts but an acclaimed sculptor, an artist whose work was profound and highly regarded by critics and curators. His pieces almost dance, Jack OBrien, curator at The von Liebig Art Center, told Florida Weeklys Nancy Stetson last year. As an artist, Mr. Lutgert created more than 200 pieces an extraordinary output for someone who began to sculpt so late in life. He said he admired and had been influenced by a variety of sculptors, including Isamu Noguchi, Henry Moor, Barbara Hepworth and Jean Arp. Through his study of them and others, he refined and set forth a style that was uniquely his own. He says the stone speaks to him, Naples Art Association Executive Director and CEO Joel Kessler told Ms. Stetson. He looks at the stone, and it tells him in a way what it wants to be and how it wants to look It kind of says to him, Heres what I want to look like. Mr. Lutgert was not one to ruminate much in public about his art. He preferred that his works speak for themselves. But in the 1992 film, Life from Stone: A Portrait of Raymond Lutgert, he said: If the shape exists and its pleasing, it is there to be enjoyed solely for that reason. To me, that is truly creative. One has made a shape that has not existed before in this world. One thing you can see (in Mr. Lutgerts art) is his wonderful sense of humor, Mr. OBrien said. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks pets are in foster homes with volunteers with Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue. Volunteers and animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@brookeslegacyanimal rescue.org or visit www.BrookesLegacyAnimal Rescue.org. >>Top Dog is a 10-month-old neutered tricolor terrier mix. Hes a great dog and would love to be your top dog. >>Bennett is a 2-year-old neutered smooth fox terrier. He has a cropped tail and a happy, outgoing temperament. >>Butterball is an adorable 4-month-old spayed silver grey tabby. She loves to be held and never stops purring. >>Nevaeh is a 2-year-old spayed Gordon setter-retriever mix who weighs about 60 pounds. 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Under those circumstances, restraint of any kind makes it impossible for the dog to freely explore any perceived threat to determine whether it poses any danger or get away from it if it does. Finally adding to this chorus is Dr. Elizabeth Shull, a board-certified veterinary neurologist. In addition to frustration, the constant physical restraint promotes excessive territoriality, which may be manifested as aggression, she says. These attacks are unnecessary as they are easily preventable by using a secure fence for containment. The person on the other end of the teeth is often a young child who wandered into the dogs territory, or a delivery person who didnt notice a chained dog until it was too late. A bite is always a tragedy for the victim, but its often a death sentence for the dog. An avoidable catastrophe for all, in so many cases. Dogs are social animals. They need to have company to live normal, healthy lives. Most dogs live in a human family, which fills their biological need for companionship.The worst punishment for people in prison is solitary confinement, while the military uses the silent treatment as a nonviolent but highly effective means of reprimand. But these are only temporary measures, while a dog may be committed to the same punishment for most of its life. These punishments are only evoked on humans for terrible crimes, but what crimes did these poor dogs commit to deserve such a fate? Think about what happens to a dogs physical being and spirit if he never knows freedom, companionship, play, joy? If you need to secure your dog, get a big fence. If you need a security system, then install an electronic one. If you want a dog, but arent willing to love it and consider its needs, get a stuffed one. Chaining a dog up all the time is no way to treat a thinking, breathing, trusting, loving creature. Every time I drive the 16 miles from our ranch to my hometown in northern Idaho, I pass dogs who are chained to a tree, a doghouse or just to a stake driven into the ground. Make no mistake: These arent the pets of loving, responsible owners who want to make sure theyre safe when unsupervised, so they secure them temporarily. These dogs are imprisoned within the chains radius for their entire lives. In fact, in the years Ive lived here, Ive never seen these chained-up dogs run free. Sadly, millions of other pets across this country share their fate. I seldom catch their gaze they tend to seem resigned to their sad fate but I always feel sadness for the dogs and frustration at their owners. If these folks knew that chaining a dog all the time can have serious consequences, would they change how they confine their animals? I like to think so. Experts agree that chaining increases aggression in some dogs. It can also be the primary cause of severe or lethal dog attacks on people. Rather than protecting the owner or property, a chained dog is often fearful for itself, particularly poorly socialized dogs, or those with a previous negative experience, says Dr. Rolan Tripp, a PetConnection contribut-Break the chainsBY DR. MARTY BECKER____________________Universal Uclick Dogs who are chained for life are lonely animals who often become biters out of fear, lack of socialization or learned aggression.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 NEWS A15 MUSINGS Rx firstname.lastname@example.org On May 21, President Obama gave a statement in the White House Rose Garden about the progress of financial reform. His eight-minute speech was not particularly memorable: The world will little note nor long remember what was said here. But there was a very memorable guest appearance. A small gray-haired mammal peeked out of the bushes to the right of the president. And then our visitor ran in front of president at podium, proceeding to the left. And he again disappeared into the bushes. The attention of this pirate was no less riveted than it would have been if the bushes had been sacredly burning. This was not a debut appearance. My little hero was visible the week before as cameramen made preparation for the presidents statement on the BP oil spill. This little mammal seems part of a great tradition of teaching by sign without word, a direct transmission to the heart. It is so natural to imagine Buddha manifesting as tiny mammal amidst the roses, merely pointing by his humble being. Like the silent Flower Sermon: Buddha simply raised a single flower without speaking. One disciple smiled. And Buddha knew he understood, knowing like Tennyson knew his flower in the crannied wall, understood root and all, all in all. This guest appearance was feisty and brave, truly plucky. The word plucky comes from the slang of boxers in the 1800s. The word meant the heart and viscera that were plucked out of the bodies of slaughtered cattle. No political correctness here. We pretend to look away quickly, ashamed of our immediate captivation that must be denied and hidden like fornication or masturbation or bestiality like the intrigue of bad things that happen to other people. But even on the pluckiest and feistiest piracy the bane of the banal politically correct tried to emerge. The specific identity of the mammalian visitor became a matter of debate. Many wanted to call the creature mouse or field mouse or vole. This can almost be cute, a little acceptable creature dancing amidst visionary sugarplums. Yet to a fellow pirate the identity of the visitor is beyond debate. It is Rat that moves from hiding to visibility, from right to left, beyond capture, beyond static identification. Rat cannot be dismissed into cuteness. In fact, on the Isle of Man there is a strict taboo against merely saying the word Rat. There they refer to the R word, and say only other descriptors, like longtail, joey, ringie, queerfella, ironfella, or the Manx word roddan. This intense superstition began on board ship, and travelled beyond onto the land. Even into Washington, I would say. We do not speak the real names. Not of God, not of creature, nor of intention. Rat, like Buddhas flower, pluckily reminds us. We are reminded that Rat carries the fleas that carry the Black Death. And we remember the you dirty Rat of vicious, unclean, and parasitic thievery and betrayal. To Rat means to betray. Unions use huge inflatable rats to call out the illegitimate use of non-union labor. Rat is symbol of evil and torture, a creature of horror tales and squeamish screamings. So why would we mind when rats are used in experimentation, electrocuted, cut, sprayed, splayed? Are they not evil incarnate? Or at least they are disgusting pariah, untouchable, unmentionable, like body excretions or hidden dirt of all sorts.But real rats of flesh and bone are nimble, shy and clever. They speak only when they are distressed. And when they appear as the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, they are creative, honest, generous, and ambitious, even if they are also quick-tempered and wasteful. The well beloved Hindu god Ganesh rides a rat. Is that because Ganesh overcomes the selfish, destructive desire that Rat represents, capturing and transforming the power of negative forces? Or do Ganesh and Rat go together, inexplicably, partners into mystery. It is said that the holy ones, the sadhus, the mystic hermits come into the world of ordinary appearance as rats. In this way they show their renunciation of what the world sees as auspicious, acceptable, and Plucky Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.worthy of pursuit. I feel like Pied Pirate. I call Rat to come to me, to be my mount, to guide my choices, to heal my acceptability. For I, too, am creature of complexity. And the experience of no creature is foreign to me. May I be plucky compassion and wisdom, heart and viscera eviscerated into world as gift and sign. May I be worthy of the company of Brother Rat.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Top docsCollier County Medical Society holds annual meeting, and more business events. B7&8 Hedge funds sound so hot, so complicated, so brainy, so mysterious. But hedging really is not. It is simple. It very well might be inappropriate for your portfolio but it is not beyond the realm of understanding or capability for most investors. You might be thinking, Wait a minute. Hedge fund managers get paid a lot for what they do. No way I can do it. True, managers are paid a lot because they do it in bulk (hundreds of millions), their positions are often concentrated as a percentage of the portfolio and they are experienced in creating and managing a hedged portfolio. However, you can create simple hedges that are minimal in size using basic tools and.Outside the world of investing, a hedge is a phrase used to mitigate or lessen the impact of other words or ideas. You might make a strong statement and then make a statement that buffers what you said. You might, for example, make a commitment and then list all the conditions under which the commitment is negated.The hedge in investing allows you to lessen or to limit your losses. You have an investment exposure in an area but you find ways and vehicles to protect yourself if it does not unfold as you planned. Here are some examples: You might like Home Depot and you have no opinion about the direction of the U.S. equity market. You think Home Depot can do better than other peer companies and you decide it can do better than one specific competitor in the same sector. You could go long Home Depot and short (borrow the stock and then sell the stock) of the competitor. In one scenario whereHedging you can do it tooTuned inComcast GM has grown with the industry. B2 A cool $2.4 million6,000-square-foot model home sells in Quail West. B9 By the end of March, about half the $787 billion American Recovery & Reinvestment Act was flowing through myriad cities and counties, school systems and businesses. Throughout Collier County, more than $100 million is being spent by local and state governments, contractors, schools and nonprofits. The projects have been a boon for some contractors. For example, Naplesbased Bonness Inc., a planning and construction firm, won bids on three projects in Collier and Lee counties. At the time we were awarded these projects, they were very important, said Craig Miles, an estimator with Bonness who helps prepare bids for road projects. Theyre still very important. They kept our guys busy for weeks and months. I wouldnt say theyre life or death, but very important. Those projects include $420,000 in bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the Sanibel Causeway, which is near completion, and a multi-use path on Marco Island. But of all the projects in Collier, only a few have been completed and some have yet to begin. The ARRA passed in February 2009, divided the money between 28 federal agencies. They, in turn, divvy it up for a mind-boggling array of projects nationwide. Recovery.gov, the official Web site showing how the money is being used, tracks the projects by zip code. The Collier County government applied for $598 million in ARRA funds and so far has been awarded $39.2 million through those 28 agencies. For example, Collier Area Transit is spending $2.9 million for a long shopping list of improvements that include the purchase of two hybrid busses to replace two others, security cameras and electronic passenger information displays. In some places, such as Immokalee, the dollars havent made a dramatic difference yet. At this point its too early because the project has just gotten started, said Richard Rice, executive director of the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce, referring to an $8 million Immokalee Water & Sewer District improvement. But overall, I think the project will be beneficial. Any time we can improve facilities for the community, its a positive thing. For contractors, working on ARRA projects means filing the quarterly federal reports required. The reports are used to track the projects on www.recovery. gov, the governments official Web site. State and county representatives also do field interviews with foreman or laborers, said Mr. Miles. They all get interviewed on site, randomly, he said. They just want to verify what we tell the state were paying them Federal stimulus dollars at work in Collier CountyBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com Tracking can be tough, but projects are under waySEE STIMULUS, B5 SEE MONEY, B4 th w Y ex a an al jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com COURTESY PHOTONaples-based Bonness Inc., a planning and construction firm, won bids on three Collier and Lee County projects, including $420, 000 for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the Sanibel Causeway.COURTESY PHOTOThe Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project got about $28 million from the Recovery Act, passed in February 2009.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 O er Good thru 6/30/10 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane 2 WEEKS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED!! QUALIT T RVICEWith 14,500 miles of cable, 625,000 customers and 1,400 employees to look after, Barbara Hagen doesnt just go to work and sit behind a desk all day. As vice president and general manager for Comcasts Southwest Florida region, which spans from southern Manatee County down to Marco Island, Mrs. Hagen spends a good bit of time dropping in on her three administrative offices, eight technical locations and 23 retail stores. I enjoy interacting with the customers and our front-line employees, she says. Though she has a degree in accounting, these days she doesnt spend a lot of time with numbers. Instead, Mrs. Hagen works closely with all levels of the Comcast organization, tackling whatever issues arise in the daily operation of the business. That could mean discussing new product launches, examining new markets, working on budgets, or talking directly with a customer. Shes been with Comcast since 1994, but shes worked in the cable industry since 1985 when a head hunter recruited her to work as the business manager for Palmer Cable Vision in Naples. I had cable TV at home but I was not familiar with the operation of it at all, she says. At the time, she and her husband were living in Tampa, but they immediately fell in love with the small community of Naples. She laughs remembering the first Realtor they met suggesting they rent instead of buy. We were told all the young people move to Tampa, she chuckles. But the Hagens didnt mind that restaurants closed at 9 p.m. in Naples. They enjoyed Sunday jazz nights at the Naples Beach Club and the uncongested roads. So they stayed and within 12 months Mrs. Hagen moved from the radio side of the business to the cable side working closely with the senior leadership team. It wasnt uncommon for her to be the only female in the boardroom, and yet she believes she was able to bring balance to the meetings. I think most of my success comes from being a very logical thinker and not overreacting, she says. She remembers milestones in the industry, including the launch of the Home Shopping Network in 1985 and the Disney Channel a year later. She recalls meetings about high-speed Internet and how it would impact the industry and the potential it had to be a new source of revenue; and talks about telephone and the ability to compete against traditional companies. We were analog video, then high-speed Internet, then digital cable and now digital voice, she says. We looked forward enough and our products we offer the customer are necessities for the majority of households. When she joined the industry 25 years ago, Mrs. Hagen knew she had the ability to one day become general manager. I envisioned myself growing with them, she explains. Helping her along this ambitious journey was her husband, Karl, a commercial air conditioning tradesman who took on the role of primary caregiver to their sons. Both from the same area of Minnesota and having attended the same high school, she and Karl married at 20 and moved to Tampa to be closer to his family. Now, decades later, the high school sweethearts enjoy the life they have built as one son finishes up his mechanical engineering degree at the University of South Florida and the other enters his senior year at Venice High School. Mrs. Hagen attributes her success to her supportive family, but also to her innate ability to remain approachable as she moved up the ranks. You need to give a lot of encouragement and positive feedback, she adds. She describes the position she holds today as the perfect fit for her because shes able to live in an area she loves and she gets to interact with employees and customers, which is most fulfilling to her. Comcast is growing at a rapid pace with huge increases to its subscription base even as competition escalates with other direct-to-home services. Mrs. Hagen says Comcast is able to hold its own because its back office functions and entire customer experience have significantly improved over the last 25 years. One example is a computer system that allows her to see the signal level on any device digital box, cable modem or phone with a neighborhood or even at an individual address. Our customers depend on our products 24-7. If service is interrupted, they expect it to be restored quickly, she explains. This system allows Comcast to deploy the right technician for the job quickly. Its exciting, she says. 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A bad scenario is if the original investment premise is wrong and Home Depot falls relative to the competitor stock rising. Most hedge funds have stops (both sell and buy stops) for their positions so that if it is not going an investors way, they are stopped out a trading discipline not unique to hedging. Another hedge might be in sovereign debt. Two strong currencies and strong sovereign debt issuers have been Canada and Australia. Both are natural resource rich countries, both currencies had appreciated a lot versus the dollar and both governments are fiscally sound. So they had a lot in common until Australia announced passage of a 40 percent tax on their mining companies. Hedge fund traders, upon hearing about the tax surcharge, might have immediately put on the following hedge: long the Canadian government bonds or currency and short the Australian government bonds or currency. In the world of mergers, another hedge could be a long position in the company which is being acquired and short the stock of the acquirer in the exact ratio of shares that you expect to get once the merger is completed. Beyond shorting, hedges can also be created using option strategies. You could be long a stock and then have bought puts on the same stock. This might be a good strategy if the stock has sold off a lot but could have an explosive upside. Could that be a Google, which has sold off, and yet it is such an Internet gorilla? Would such a position work in Goldman Sachs stock? Other hedges might be sector bets such as long regional banks and short money center banks or vice versa (And which side of that trade is hard to figure out?) Hedge funds embrace risk as long as they are getting paid for the risk and as long as they can hedge the risk. Are they the only ones who perceive risk as an opportunity? Not at all. Warren Buffett stepped up to the plate in the calamitous market decline to take huge positions in Goldman Sachs and GE and his position was that he was getting well paid. They do well in figuring the upside potential and downside risks in situations filled with uncertainty. They get paid to take the uncertainty but they find ways to hedge that uncertainty. What makes hedge funds truly unique is their capability to span many asset classes (stocks, bonds, currencies, foreign sovereign debt, metals, stocks, corporate debt, preferred, etc.), to use many types of financial instruments (CDOs, synthetics, credit default swaps, futures contracts, etc.) and to manage those esoteric risk positions well. Talk to your adviser to see if any of these approaches are appropriate for your portfolio. And the next time you buy something, just ruminate over ways that you might be able to lessen your investment exposure. 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 FDIC closes Bank of FloridaJacksonville, Fla.-based EverBank has acquired the banking operations of Bank of Florida-Southwest, Naples; Bank of Florida-Tampa Bay; and Bank of FloridaSoutheast, Fort Lauderdale. All three institutions were closed on Friday, May 28, by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, which appointed the FDIC as receiver. They reopened as branches of EverBank on Tuesday, June 1. Depositors will automatically become depositors of EverBank. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship to retain their deposit insurance coverage. Checks drawn on the bank will continue to be processed, and loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual. As of March 31, Bank of Florida-Southeast had total assets of $595.3 million and total deposits of $531.7 million; Bank of Florida-Southwest had total assets of $640.9 million and total deposits of $559.9 million; and Bank of Florida-Tampa Bay had total assets of $245.2 million and total deposits of $224.0 million. Besides assuming all the deposits, EverBank will purchase essentially all of their assets. The failed banks all were owned by the same holding company, Bank of Florida Corp. The three closings bring the total number of failed banks in the nation so far this year to 76 and the total in Florida to 13. Prior to May 28, the last bank closed in the state was Bank of Bonifay, Bonifay, on May 7. Program designed to create, retain businesses, jobsConcurrent with National Small Business Week, a collaborative immediateimpact program for new and existing businesses in Collier County has been introduced. The program is sponsored by SCORE Naples, the Small Business Development Center and the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce. Dubbed Business Impact 2010, the program is designed to help create and retain local companies and jobs, according to SCORE Chairman Chick Heithaus. Were still suffering from high unemployment and record numbers of home foreclosures, Mr. Heithaus says. Our objective is to strengthen the economic base of Collier County by helping its business community, and to add wealth and jobs to our Paradise Coast. The county tax office will include special mailers describing Business Impact 2010 in annual business license renewal notices that will be sent to nearly 30,000 businesses in July. SCORE Naples and SBDC are staffed with men and women experienced in running small businesses in times similar to these. Many have owned or managed small businesses; others have extensive experience with some of Americas best-known and most successful businesses. Business Impact 2010 is a no-cost service providing face-to-face counseling for Collier County businesses. To register, call the SCORE office at 430-0081 or visit www.scorenaples.org. Kia dealership opens in NaplesAirport Kia is open for business at 3325 Westview Drive, across from the Naples Municipal Airport. Construction on the dealership was handled by Naples area Stiles-Sowers Construction with design by JD Allen and Associates. The building has room for more than 50 vehicles; in airconditioned comfort, customers can shop for every model of Kia Motors. With such a large showroom, energy conservation was a high priority and an abundance of insulation was needed. All exterior walls, as well as the roof, have additional insulation to retain as much cool air as possible. Plus, all windows and doors are hurricane-proof, which helps to reduce energy transfer. In addition, all air-conditioning units are Freon-free and have high-output compressors. Airport Kia is locally owned by Suncoast Auto Group. For more information, call 234-1900 or visit www.airportkiaofnaples.com. DVD kiosks open at two SweetbaysRedbox, the bright red, fully automated DVD rental kiosk, has opened at Sweetbay Supermarkets at 4995 Golden Gate Parkway and 7550 Mission Hills Drive. With the Redbox rent and return anywhere policy, consumers can now rent DVDs from the Naples kiosks return them to any of the more than 21,000 kiosks nationwide New users are invited to register their e-mail address at www.redbox.com to receive a free one-night rental code. Also, as part of the Free Movie Monday promotion, customers can register their mobile phone at www.redbox.com to receive a free one-night rental the first Monday of every month. Each Redbox kiosk holds 630 DVDs, representing up to 200 of the newest movie releases. Consumers simply use a touch screen to select their favorite movies, swipe a valid credit or debit card and go. Job search support group meets weeklyA job search support group meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition.Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics.For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. No summer break for SBDC at FGCUFlorida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center is hosting the following workshops and seminars in Lutgert Hall on the universitys main campus: The Importance of Financial Planning at All Stages of Your Business, 9-11 a.m., Friday, June 4. Free. Frequently Asked Questions about Starting a Business, 2-5 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Cost is $20. Small Business Resource Network Mixer, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 17. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Is Your Business Compliant? A brown bag lunch will focus on compliance issues such as I-9 and other important documents for business owners. The program is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation for any SBDC workshop, visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call 745-3700. BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOAirport Kia
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 BUSINESS B5 is what theyre getting. Working on a stimulus funded contract requires a lot of paper work, he added. Theyre getting easier; its tough to say how much easier. But the first one, there were just kinks to work out. The additional oversight means more responsibility for Bonness and the subcontractors the company hires for ARRA projects. I think on a stimulus package (project) you have to pick your subcontractors a little more wisely, make sure they qualify, fill out the paperwork a little more wisely, Mr. Miles said. Thats probably the big thing. Youre subcontractors really have to be on the ball. Contractors on all projects exceeding $25,000 are required to submit quarterly reports to the federal government, detailing what subcontractors and other employees they hired and how many hours were worked. The Florida Department of Transportation had more than $1.8 billion in ARRA money to spend, for example. Its biggest construction project in Collier County is the widening of State Road 951, the bridge connecting Marco Island to the rest of Collier, from two to four lanes. Toward the end of each month they probably have a staff person putting in maybe four to six hours to put in this data, said Debbie Tower, a spokesperson for FDOT. The construction activity will provide some short-term economic activity, Ms. Tower noted, including daily crews, subcontractors and materials needed to build a new roadway. In addition, those crews are getting coffee in the morning, buying lunch, visiting stores locally and so on.Other areas of ARRA fundingEducation is another area to receive funding, part of more than $2.2 billion awarded by the Department of Education to Florida, which divided it up among schools. Locally, Hodges University received $34,929 for a federal workstudy program, and Florida Gulf Coast University received $4,412,475. Some of the money awarded to school districts is helping save jobs. In Lee County, for example, the district received $62,511,403, which helped secure the jobs of at least 300 elementary and high school teachers already employed with the district, estimated Ami Desamours, executive director of business services. The money has added jobs in cities as well. Six Fort Myers police officers can continue working, and three new ones were hired, thanks to $2.1 million the city received for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program. I can guarantee you those nine are pretty happy about it, said Police Chief Doug Baker. However, he added, As we move through time were going to continually face reduction in ad velorum dollars coming into local government. Well be faced with tough decisions going into this years budget. And some officials are having a hard time keeping track of just how millions of ARRA dollars are being spent. For example, the city of Fort Myers was awarded $4, 801,765. That includes the COPS Hiring program and energy-saving initiatives. But last week, three city employees in different departments werent sure where all of it had been spent. It is a little bit unclear from time to time whos pursuing what (portions of ARRA money) and how much we get, said Mayor Randy Henderson. Id actually like to know that myself. Reduced staffs something many cities face in the wake of the recession have left gaps that make it more difficult to keep that information organized, he added. Thats part of the problem. Our ranks are thin and getting thinner.Other Collier projects by zip code Recovery.gov tracks the projects by zip code A complete list of projects the Collier County government handles is at http://www.colliergov.net/index. aspx?page=2641. 34142 (Immokalee): About $16.8 million in grants include the $8 million water and sewer grant. Collier Health Services was awarded $1,885,165 for ambulatory and primary health care. 34120 (Collier Countys northeast corner): No stimulus projects are happening. Zip codes in southern Collier also show little stimulus money activity. 34103 (North Naples): Project Help was awarded $55,000 through the Department of Justice, part of a pool of ARRA funds awarded to the Florida Department of Legal Affairs to help crime victims. 34116: Caldwell Marine International & Palm Beach Marine Construction was awarded a contract for $880,000 through the Army Corp of Engineers to be used for maintenance dredging. 34104: This zip code ha $4,656,033 in projects. The city of Naples Airport Authority spent $854,405 to rehabilitate a taxiway (among the first projects to be completed). This zip code also includes an ARRA contract with Cabbage Palm Removal Service for $171,094. 34102: Most of the $28.3 million being spent in this zip code went to Harry Pepper & Associates and is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project estimated at about $100 million. Overseen by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, it will restore a system of levees, canals and roads to their former ecology and hydrology, before the Everglades were drained. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children also received a grant for $175,001 through the Department of Justice. 34145 (Marco Island): This area has $28,065,484 worth of projects, including the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Assistance Program, a $7,392 grant for the City of Marco Island. Most of this money is going to an FDOT project, the widening of the SR 951 bridge at an estimated cost of $23 million. STIMULUSFrom page 1 RECOVERY.GOVDetails of the money given in the Recovery Act can be found at www.recovery.gov. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Naples Beach Hotel. Craig Stein of the Palm Beach law firm Stein & Stein will discuss Ponzi Schemes and Current Trends in Investment Self Defense. Cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members and $15 for students. For more information, visit www.cfanaples.org or e-mail dburke@ lowryhill.com. Womens Network of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call 4345119. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce hosts Breakfast Before Business from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at CJs on the Bay. Guest speaker will be Jack Wert, director of Collier County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit www.marcoislandchamber.org. Beyond Bonds: Creating and Repairing Retirement Income Portfolios, a free seminar, starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Merrill Lynch in Mercato. Hosts are Jay Bridgers and Dale Kirk. sor. Call 649-2915 for reservations. The CBIA Sales and Marketing Council holds its next mixer from 5:30-BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Early in May, more than 35,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders flocked to Omaha, Neb., to listen to Chairman Warren Buffett and his partner, Charlie Munger, answer questions for five hours. Here are some snippets from the annual meeting and the subsequent press conference, paraphrased: On corporate governance: Berkshires board of directors dont do well unless the shareholders do well. That wasnt the case at Citigroup and elsewhere. Unlike many other companies, Berkshire does not protect its officers and directors with insurance against lawsuits. Buffett explained that with directors and executives, there ought to be a downside to poor behavior. On intelligence: A high IQ can get in your way. They pointed to the example of the Long-Term Capital Management hedge fund, run by Nobel Prize winners and others, that imploded and lost billions. Its more important to know where the limits are to your circle of competency than to have a big circle of competency.Insights From Omaha What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. When Highs Too HighQ Is something wrong if a company has a return on equity above 100 percent? S.B., Nashua, N.H.ANot necessarily. The return on equity (ROE) reflects the productivity of the net assets (assets minus liabilities) that a companys management has at its disposal. Simplified, its a ratio dividing net income by shareholder equity, which is another term for net assets. (Net income is found on a companys income statement. Shareholder equity is found on the balance sheet, and its also what you get when you subtract liabilities from assets.) A companys ROE can be skewed by high debt levels. Tempur-Pedic International, for example, recently reported ROE above 100 percent. A glance at its balance sheet explains much of that about $38 million in cash and $393 million in debt. Debt can be worrisome unless a company seems able to pay it down. Q What is a golden parachute? H.T., Opelika, Ala.AYoull find golden parachute clauses in the contracts of many top executives. With such a clause, if the bigwigs job is terminated due to the company being bought out or perhaps even going out of business, he or she will receive hefty benefits, such as one or more of the following: a large cash payout, a generous severance package, and stock options. 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Sponsors include DoubleTree Guest Suites, the Inn at the Springs, Taylor Rental/Creative Events and AdSource. Admission is $10 in advance and $20 starting June 9. Visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com to purchase tickets. For more information, call 992-2943. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, June 11, 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. Young Professionals of Naples members meet for networking, socializing, sports and charity work at various locations and events around town. For membership information and a calendar of events, visit www.ypnaples.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Annual meeting of the Collier County Medical Society NETWORKING 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. COURTESY PHOTOSMrs. and Dr. Charles Montgomery, Dr. Catherine Kowal, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sullivan Dr. Rolando Rivera, Dr. Earl Gurevitch, Dr. Stephen Laquis and Dr. Jonathan Jay Dr. Ivan Seligman, Jeanette Boucher and Dr. Mitchell ZeitlerChalmers and Dr. Betsy Brothers, Dr. Nick and Judy KalvinDr. Charles Anderson and Dr. Marilyn Varcoe Dr. Steven Preston and Dr. Ahmet Gursoy Dr. Bruno Dipasquale and Dr. David WhalleyDr. Delbert and Mary BooherMrs. and Dr. Vlasios Albanis, Dr. Rebecca Lambert and Dr. Jonathan Sonne Dr. Robert Tober and Dr. Brian Wolff Carol Kepford, Dr. Joan Colfer, Fred and Cheryl Coyle
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 Annual meeting of the Gulf Coast Venture ForumNETWORKING 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. COURTESY PHOTOSSusi Winchell and Kevin Carmichael Bill Hagman and MJ Scarpeli Christopher Bray and Tim Cartwright Barbara Bielawa, Fred Klaucke and Lucille Warren Andrew Sroka and Joe Heinzman Wayland Russell and Colleen Kvetko Dr. Joseph Gauta and Dr. James Talana
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 Bonita Bay Group has broken ground at the BayWoods neighborhood in the Eagle Watch area in Bonita Bay. The secluded neighborhood offers 15 remaining homesites in the companys flagship community. These final homesites, in the second phase of the BayWoods neighborhood, overlook the bald eagle preserve area in Bonita Bay, according to Gary Dumas, vice president of Bonita Bay Group. The eagle fledging was confirmed, and start of construction on the site was approved by the City of Bonita Springs, says Kim Fikoski, senior environmental affairs manager for Bonita Bay Group. The early fledging marked the end of nesting season. The eagle nesting season is monitored closely throughout the year and will continue to dictate the schedule for future construction. The BayWoods site is surrounded by nature preserves, lakes and the fourth green and fifth tee of the Bay Island golf course, one of three Bonita Bay courses. Averaging more than each, the homesites begin in the high $500,000s. In addition to the BayWoods homesites, sales at Bonita Bay are under way in luxury high-rises by The Lutg ert Companies overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Residences in the 27-story Esperia South start at $660,000; in the 26-story Tavira, condominiums begin at $1,606,000. Bonita Bay residents enjoy four waterfront recreational areas, including a beach park on the Gulf of Mexico, and a 12-mile network of biking and walking paths. They are eligible for membership in the member-owned Bonita Bay Club, with five golf courses, two clubhouses, an 18-court tennis and swim center and a fitness center. For water enthusiasts, the private Marina Club offers a full-service marina, with wet and dry slips, a fully stocked ships story, waterfront restaurant and numerous social activities. For more information about the homesites in BayWoods, contact Yvonne Blair at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 595-0579, or visit www.bonitabaygroup.com/baywoods Bonita Bay begins final phase of BayWoods neighborhoodThe Lucia model home built by The Newport Companies in the Eastpointe neighborhood at Quail West recently sold for $2.4 million. The furnished fourbedroom home with almost 6,000 square feet of living space features interior design by Lou Shafran. Known for its country club lifestyle and tranquil elegance, Quail West captures the warmth and charm of Olde Floridas rich architectural heritage. At the heart of the community is the newly renovated 70,000-square-foot clubhouse with casual and fine dining facilities, ballroom, wine grotto, full-service spa and beauty salon, pro shops, fitness center, card room, eight lighted red-clay tennis courts and a junior Olympic-sized solarium pool plus 36 holes of golf designed by worldrenowned Arthur Hills. All Quail West amenities are completed, fully operational and are member-owned debt-free. Lots from to more than 1 acre are available from $300,000. Custom homes are offered from under $1.5 million; luxury estate homes, ranging from 4,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet under air, are offered from $2 million. In addition to The Newport Companies, Quail Wests preferred builders include Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, Fox Development, Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes and Robert DAngelo Jr. Construction Co. To tour models available for sale, visit the sales center at the entrance to the gated community, east of I-75 and one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. To view a photo gallery and register for updates, visit www. QuailWest.com. For more information, call 592-1010. Call for entries for CBIA awardsThe Collier Building Industry Associations Sales and Marketing Council is accepting entries for its 20th annual Sand Dollar Awards. The highest accolades given by the council, the awards are presented to member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects and marketing, sales and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence. Homes, communities, building projects and marketing campaigns completed between May 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010 are eligible. Deadline for entries is July 16. Winners will be honored at an awards gala Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Naples Grande. For more information, call Carrie Horner at 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. Realtors kick off military phone card programThe Marco Island Area Association of Realtors and the Florida Realtors have launched a military phone card program, Operation Phone Home. Florida Realtors are donating money for phone calling cards that the USO will distribute to U.S. active duty troops. The USO will receive and track all donations and will customize the calling cards with the Florida Realtors logo, so every soldier knows who paid for the call. Checks sent to Florida Realtors headquarters will be forwarded to the USO. The Web site page for the initiative includes downloadable fliers with donation information; downloadable cards that can be handed out; and a link to the USOs Florida Realtors credit card donation page: http://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/Support-our-Troops. cfm. Everyone is encouraged to donate, not just Realtors, says Susan Ackerson, president of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors. This is a great program and a wonderful way to show support for our troops. The deadline for donations is Aug. 15. Firm wraps up Ethan Allen construction Naples-based DeAngelis Diamond has completed the Ethan Allen building at Coconut Point and has been awarded the contract for interior build-out of the 17,500-squarefoot home furnishings store. PBS Construction awarded contract for elections officePBS Construction has been contracted for the renovation of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office at Golden Gate Community Park. Designed by Dalas Disney, the renovation will maximize workflow and efficiency. Plans are for a new call center and training room, with up-to-date voice and data network. The buildings fire alarm system will be upgraded and repairs made to the firewalls. The office also will be retrofitted with upgraded insulation, ductwork and a high-efficiency HVAC system. Stephen Jordan is the project manager for the renovation. 15 homesites begin in the high $500,000sCOURTESY PHOTO Kim Fikoski, Yvonne Blair, Gary Dumas and Vince Baracco at the groundbreakingSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLucia model in Quail West sells for $2.4 million COURTESY PHOTOS
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Heres whats coming up: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10: Design consultant Joan Schneiter offers four fresh ideas for headboards to spice up your bedroom. 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17: Design consultant Fred Rondina and American Leather representative Scott Crawford discuss selecting and caring for leather pieces for the home. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24: Gather your floor plans, blueprints, fabrics, color swatches, photos and questions and join members of the Robb & Stucky design team for a complimentary consultation. The public is invited to the following free events and seminars at Miromar Design Center: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5: Bon Vivant Roche Bobois Lifestyle Philip R owe, creative director for Roche BoboisParis, introduces the Les Voyages collection inspired by diverse cultures. Naples artist Ran Adler will also discussof his work that is on display at the design center. 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12: Prepare for Hurricane Season The Professional Organizers Association of Southwest Florida partners with Storm Smart Industries for this seminar. 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19 : Color Speaks Libby Marx teaches the meaning of colors in our world today. 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26: Decorative Faux Finishing Demonstration Decorative artist Arthur Morehead of Art-Faux Designs Inc. demonstrates a glaze-free technique called broken color and will also introduce a metallic paint into the technique to show the versatility of this faux finish.Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. Let the experts help spice up your home lifeMiromar has free seminars REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS ing the U.S. Mortgage Finance Delivery System. The MIAAR contingent consisted of: Susan Ackerson, president of the board; Bill Filbin, president elect; Richard Shanahan, director and legislative chairman; and CEO Shirley English. The group also met with Rep. Connie Mack and Sen. Bill Nelson. Rich Sommer ville has joined LandQwest Commercial as director of the companys Land Services Division. Mr. Sommerville has specialized in Florida land sales since 1987. He brings extensive experience in land and market feasibility analysis, site selection, land acquisition, planning, due diligence and contract negotiations. In 2002, he brokered the largest land deal in Southwest Florida for that year, approximately 969 acres along Bonita Beach Road. Prior to joining LandQwest Commercial, he worked with Grubb & Ellis and with Coldwell Banker Commercial National Realty Trust, where he was awarded number one producer globally in 2002 and number four producer globally in 2004. He is a member of the Legend Society, an organization that represents the top half-percent of associates worldwide. He also belongs to an informal group of real estate professionals across Florida who share information about various types of unlisted real estate products, such as apartment complexes, portfolios in the southeast, retail and distressed residential developments. P atricia Trumbull was the sales leader and Michael P arise the listing leader for April in the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty Inc. In the Bonita Springs office, Steve Schoepfer was sales leader and Cal Barr was listing leader.
e symbol of local knowledge Barefoot Beach, 224 Malibu Cv Premium location for estate home that was rebuilt in 2007 w/sweeping views of the Bay. WALK to BEACH, 2 boat docks w/lifts, chefs kitchen, Jerusalem Stone rs. 4+Den/4.5 (H4981) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $3,750,000 Moorings, 286 Bowline Dr Waterfront estate no-bridges to the Gulf. Carefully designed to be lived in & enjoyed. Architectural detail & custom interiors complete your Florida lifestyle. 5+Den/5 (H4963) Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $3,495,000 Pelican Marsh, 8639 Blue Flag Way Luxurious lifestyle begins in this Bay Laurel Est home. Oers striking architectural details, lavish nishes, top of the line features & xtures. Golf views. 5+Den/5+2half (H4752) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $2,295,000 Villas Tivoli, 510 2nd St S OLD NAPLES. 2 blks to beach & 5th Ave. shops & restaurants. 2-story furn. townhome in 4-unit complex w/pvt courtyard, pool and garage. LARGE DOGS OK! 3+Den/2.5 (V1324) Oona Conroy-Clerkin, 404-1805 $1,179,000 Golden Gate Estates, 1971 12th Ave Ne Equestrian Estate on 5 acres! Beautifully gated two story custom pool home w/ oversized 3 car garage. Fireplace, state of the art kitchen & 6 stall barn. 4/2.5 (H3746) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $999,000 Golden Gate Estates, 769 21st St Sw Over 5 acres canal property, a well maintained home with tile & wood oors, crowned molding, spacious rooms, gas replace, koi pond, attached guest quarters. 3+Den/4 (H5021) James Roessle, 860-9444 $849,000 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 Banyan Woods, 4884 Rustic Oaks Cir Professionally decorated former model! Special features include: gorgeous built-ins, bamboo ooring, granite countertops, upgraded cabs. & plantation shutters. 4+Den/3 (H2935) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $760,000 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 $725,000 Pelican Marsh, 9109 Troon Lakes Dr Superb detail, meticulous 2600 SF home. Open oor plan, lake view, spa, summer kitchen. Tile, gourmet kitchen, granite in baths, shutters & extra storage. 3+Den/2.5 (H4756) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $695,000 Eden On e Bay, 352 Steerforth Ct West of 41! 2004 luxury villa on cul-de-sac lake lot. $35,000 elec. shutters, lg. lanai, pool/ spa, summer kitchen, tile, cherry cabinets w/ granite, Jenn-Aire. 3+Den/3 (H4984) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $619,783 Imperial Golf Estates, 1832 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Spacious golf course home. High ceilings & 8 pocket sliders throughout. Lanai w/ oversized pool & rm for several seating groups. Great plan for entertaining. 3+Den/3.5 (H4602) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $599,000 Moorings, 2900 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #316 Fabulous location, walk across the street to the beach. is 3rd oor end unit has outstanding views from every room. Renovated in 2009. 2/2 (C6135) Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $595,000 Palmira Golf & CC, 14540 Meravi Dr is gracious villa boasts diagonally set large tile ooring, open kitchen with granite, master suite with tropical vistas, separate guest suite and pool/spa. 4+Den/3 (H4583) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582 $595,000 Belle Lago, 8570 El Mirasol Ct Aragon Open oor plan w/3 car garage, on a culde-sac. Gourmet eat in kitchen w/island, gas stove, custom cabinets, granite counters, walk in pantry, SS appls. 4/3.5 (H4578) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $579,000 Naples Bay Resort, 1540 5th Ave S, #268 Enjoy luxury living with a waterfront address! is 2 bed, 2 bath residence in Naples Bay Resort features a master suite with custom designed walk-in. 2/2 (C5694) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $565,000 Delasol, 16083 Parque Ln Casual elegance and a serene lake view! Super spacious with a 3-car garage. Low, low fees & carrying costs. A stunning home! 4/3 (H5000) Amy Velyvis, 287-3932 $549,900 Old Naples, 612 7th St N A charmer in excellent condition, corner lot w/ alley access. New A/C, new roof, country kit, mature landscape, fruit trees. Priced to sell! Walk everywhere! 3/2 (H4837) Michelle Paradis, 293-8844 $539,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Pierre Club 1st Outstanding renovation in convenient location between e Pier & 3rdSt. High-end appts normally found in multi mil dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $525,000 Lely Resort, 8860 Lely Island Cir Luxurious residence with private preserve view, 2803 Sq Ft, Spa, gorgeous tile work in kitchen and bathrooms, hurricane shutters, circular driveway. 3+Den/2.5 (H5071) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $515,000 Eden On e Bay, 361 Mallory Ct A casually well-designed & decorated 2005 home in one of Naples best kept secrets West of 41. Private corner preserve lot, pool, spa, tile, granite & more. 3/2 (H4368) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $495,000 Moorings, 2082 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #203 Unobstructed Moorings beach & Gulf view from 2nd bay-side unit. Enclosed lanai w/extra living space. Turnkey furnished. Exceptional comm pool & lanai area. 2/2 (C6533) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $425,000 Vineyards, 5881 Jameson Dr Priced below recent comps, the bright open oor plan of this villa is welcoming. It is elegantly appointed with French doors, a replace and private pool. 3/2 (V1358) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582 $379,900 Spanish Wells, 28437 Highgate Dr Fabulous open airy home w/vaulted ceilings, pool, golf course view. Newer A/C units, carpet, shutters, lrg loft area w/full bath. 2525 sf. 3 miles to beaches. 3/3 (H4841) Connie Spitzmiller 248-7616 Naples Resort Home Team $379,500 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $375,000 Glen Eden, 14612 Glen Eden Dr Beautiful Lake Views!! W of US41. Near bches, public boat ramp, shops & dining! Gated comm., walk to pool/spa, clubhouse & tness. Arch detail, crown molding. 2+Den/2.5 (V1273) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $369,000 Park Shore, 4082 Belair Ln, #19 Exclusive Park Shore location Pristine condition Renovations include: silestone and granite countertops, custom cabinetry, 18 tile throughout. 3+Den/3 (C6581) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582 $349,900 Imperial Golf Estates, 2207 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Wonderful pool home on quiet cul-de-sac street in Imperial Golf Estates. Lg covered lanai, sparkling pool, oversized yard & small canal for kayaking or canoeing. 2/2 (H4951) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $349,000 Carlton Lakes, 6078 Highwood Park Ct Come see the deer! Meticulous SFH on oversized cul-de-sac lot. Preserve view, ext. lanai, 2000+ SF, lg living area, plenty of windows for natural light. 3/2 (H4794) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $330,000 Saturnia Lakes, 2418 Buttery Palm Dr SAVE THOUSANDS! e ONLY one! Beautifully maintained & Fully Furnished. High ceilings, tile oors, crown molding, tiled lanai, lawn care, low dues. 3/2 (H4571) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $324,900 Ave Maria, 5060 Annunciation Cir W, #204 is gorgeous condo has all the high-end t & nish. Situated in the European-designed town center of Ave Maria, you have all the ease of city living & more. 2/2 (C6273) Karen Sweatlock, 860-5137 $299,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1975 Imperial GC BlvdWonderful 3/2 pool home with oversized lot in the Imperial Golf Estates. Cute kitchen, newer roof and pool and AC. 3/2 (H4956) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $294,000 Laurel Lakes, 8392 Laurel Lakes Blvd Immaculate home in an all A-rated School District! Ready to move intono work needed! Fenced yard, bright & beautiful kitchen w/lots of cabinet & counter space. 3+Den/2 (H5025) Krista Goede, 298-1500 $289,900 Tarpon Cove, 785 Carrick Bend Cir, #103 West of 41-new ceramic tile in all main living areas-a bright end unit is well maintained and recently decorated-Tarpon Cove membership with beach access etc. 2+Den/2 (C6561) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582 $279,900 Bay Forest, 15116 Royal Fern Ct, #201 2nd end unit w/gar includes updated baths, appls & A/C. Spacious & bright, enjoy the open kit w/breakfast nook & granite counters w/tumbled marble backsplash. 3/2 (C4394) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564 $260,000
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 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-$3,495,000 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! 17066 Porta V ecchio Way #102-$598,500 NOW PENDING 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #101-$549,000239-273-1376David William Auston, PAwww.DavidNaples.com Mediterra Resident & Specialist Visit www.MediterraFlorida.com for property details Visit www.MediterraLots.com for lot details RECENT TRANSACTIONS Ariyan LLC has purchased a 6,000-squar efoot building on .39 acres at 551 Collier Blvd., Marco Island, from Dennis and Marilyn Downes for $1,000,000. Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. H ome Instead Senior Ca re has leased 1 ,530 square feet of space at Greentree Professional Centre, 10621 Airport Pulling Road, from Greentree of Naples LLC. Bob Evans and Robert Wagner of Evans & Wagner Commercial Group handled the transaction. L & D R eal Estate LTD of Dublin, Ohio, has pur chased Kapalua Plaza at 44445 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs from Geist Enterprises Inc. Doug Olson of LandQwest Commercial represented the seller, and Richard Sawicki of Naples Real Estate Services represented the buyer. L uca Mina LLC, dba James Michael Salon, has leased 9 20 square feet of space in the Tower Plaza at 3650-3666 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 109, from Commercial Trust Real Estate Services Land Trust. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/ Naples brokered the transaction. T he Orthotic & Prosthetic Center of N aples has leased 1,500 square feet of office space at 941 High Point Drive from Lance Godley and Gary Godley. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Paradise Buffet Inc. has leased 6, 000 square feet of space at the Prado at Spring Creek on Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs, from Prado Acquisition LLC. Doug Olson of LandQwest Commercial represented both landlord and tenant. P GI Commercial LL C has leased 2,748 square feet of office space at 2640 Golden Gate Parkway from Poinciana Professional Park. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Sc ott Suarez Architects has r ene wed its lease at Greentree Professional Center at 10681 Airport Pulling Road. Bob Evans and Robert Wagner of Evans & Wagner Commercial Group handled the transaction. SkinMedi has leased 1,258 square feet of sp ace at the Pavilion Shopping Center on Vanderbilt Beach Road from Equity One. Doug Olson of LandQwest Commercial represented both the landlord and the tenant on the transaction. Stevie Tomatos Sports Pages has leased 6, 510 square feet of space at the Prado at Spring Creek on Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs, from Prado Acquisition LLC. Doug Olson of LandQwest Commercial represented the landlord, and Frank Kupeic of CPS Properties represented the tenant. PAT OCONNOR 239.293.9411 DIRECT 239.659.0099 EXT. 4056 Email: patO@premiermail.net Website: www.naples oridaproperties.com SELLING THE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE SINCE 1979! T HE G ALLERY O FFICE www.premier-properties.com GULF SHORE BOULEVARDMOORINGSWindemere #102 2BR/2BAs Moorings Bay views Direct access to Gulf Beach across street! $499,000 BAY VIEWS!PARK SHOREPIEDMONT CLUB 3BR/3BAs Sunset views of Bay Walk to shops and beach Turnkey furnished!#203$565,000#204$599,900 ROYAL HARBOR AREAOYSTER BAY LE DAWN #3 2BR/3.5BAs 2+car/boat garage Three-story townhouse 20 ft. dock w/direct Gulf access $315,000 BEACHSIDE ENCLAVEMOORINGSINDIES WEST #S-2 2+denBR/2BAs Views of boat basin Boat slips available Beachfront community!$695,000
(239) 594-2209Gene Foster(239) 253-8002Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/4.5Ba. w/private guest cabana. $2,495,000 Waterfront unit, 3/3.5, steps to Gulf/Beach, slip w/ 20K lift. $1,429,000 4+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Completely renovated, lake front, gourmet kit, 3233SF. $897,000 3+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $734,000 2984SF, designer upgrades, pool, golf course view. $675,000 Refurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $595,000 Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $399,000 FURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $265,000 Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Mediterra Audubon Imperial Golf Estates 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 22129 Natures Cove Ct. Imperial Golf Estates 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Anchorage at Vanderbilt REDUCED NEW LISTING REDUCED REDUCED
Lovely. Bones. Combining Talent with Technology for Active People in Bonita & Estero.Our orthopedic surgeons are at the forefront in their eld. Weve combined them with the latest technological advances available, newly expanded surgical suites and a nursing and rehabilitation team of specialists highly trained in the care of the orthopedic patient. Its this winning combination that helps us treat thousands of people with bone, joint, muscle, and spine problems each year. And, its why weve been chosen as one of the Thomson Reuters Healthcare Top 100 Hospitals for orthopedics. Our All-Star Total joint Center is one of the busiest hospitals for joint replacement in the U.S. and one of only a handful of wellness based joint replacement centers in the country. Lee Memorial Health System and our expert physicians and care team continue to provide solutions to keep you active with less pain.World class health care is closer than you think. www.HealthyBonitaEstero.org
Behind the gates you are welcomed by fountains of fire and water. A private beach embraces you with serene sunsets and warm waters. The concierge, beach and poolside services cater to your every need. Few beachfront residences remain where inspiration and location await.Picture yourself living in the last, new beachfront residences in North Naples. EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES 239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com 11 125 Gulf Shore Drive. Naples, FL 34108Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by chapter 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.New models shown by appointment. Residences from $2.5 million.
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 11th Avenue South $1,825,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 8213304 20 MEDITERRA PADOVA 15184 Brolio Way $1,999,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 21 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 290 5th Avenue South #C-6 $1,999,999 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$2,000,00022 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,450,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. REDUCED Call agent for access 23 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$3,000,00024 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 25 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,295,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 26 PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive $3,475,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879. 27 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$4,000,00028 PORT ROYAL AREA SABRE CAY 1 Sabre Lane $4,500,000 Premier Properties Will Collins 404-0600 29 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$8,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Jutta V. Lopez 571-5339 31 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$400,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 239594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 2 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 3 TALL PINES 2790 Ardisia Lane $485,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534>$500,0004 OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE 292 14th Avenue South #A $575,000 Premier Properties Patricia Patterson 595-8414 >$600,0005 PELICAN MARSH TROON LAKES 9247 Troon Lakes Drive $649,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 6 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 $695,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 7 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 305 Park Shore Drive #232 $695,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 8 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$700,000 9 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 10 OLD NAPLES VILLA DANNA 974 5th Street South $795,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 11 PELICAN BAY BEAUVILLE 7000 Rue De Marquis $799,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$800,00012 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONOMINIUMS 410 Dockside Dr $839,000 $2,175,000 Amerivest Realty, Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 13 BANYAN WOODS 5041 Rustic Oaks Circle $839,000 Premier Properties Dave/ Ann Renner 784-5552 14 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00015 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $900s Premier Properties Call 239591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 16 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $995,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 17 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7705 Santa Margherita Way $999,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552>$1,000,00018 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 19 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Chairman of the BoardTribute artist Ray Livosi croons his tribute to Frank Sinatra this weekend at Big Cypress Marketplace. C14 Dog Day AfternoonMercato goes to the dogs for Humane Society Naples, and more summer fun. C23-25 Write onThe Florida Weekly Fiction Challenge continues. C12 Hospitable, tooHandsome Harrys has it all, indoors and out. C27 For a delightful summer family outing, The Naples Players presents If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Based on the popular childrens book by Laura Numeroff and adapted for the stage by Jody Davidson, the adorable story about how one thing leads to another goes onstage Friday, June 11, and runs through June 24 in the intimate Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. How much damage can an innocent act of generosity do? Audiences wont believe how much. Hidden amid all the antics of a kind little boy and a rather demanding mouse is a good lesson about cause and effect. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie is performed by The Naples Players adult actors for audiences of all ages. Laura Needle stars as Mouse, Mike Santos as Boy, and Geralynn Felicetta as Mirror. KidzActs Megan McCombs directs. After each performance, the cast will remain in costume for photo opps and autographs. A standup cutout of the Boy and the Mouse is also in the lobby for photos. Kid-friendly show times are 7 p.m. Fridays, June 11, 18 and 25; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, June 12, 19 and 26; 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays, June 13, 20 and 27; and 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 17 and 24. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 18 and can be purchased at the box office at 701 Fifth Ave. S. or by phone at 263-7990. The casual, private gatherings have taken on a Bohemian sense of truth and beauty. Theyre defined by a relatively small group of Naples artists, musicians, business owners, waiters or whoever. Some are wealthy and well connected, others struggling to pay the bills. But for at least one evening each week, those superficialities are beside the point. On the designated night, friends and friends of friends arrive to participate in communal paintings and play music in the small, un-air conditioned room whose walls swirl with paintings of planets and meteors. One artist joyfully describes the cosmic creativity that flowed through the meetings as the great bang boof bang. So as not to upset the fragile balance of this utopia, many preferred that the It starts with a cookie and leads to fun and laughsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com artEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYA Bohemian crowd gathers for inspiration in a location the owner prefers be left a secret.This place is really special. We consider it kind of our temple. It would be really easy to get 100 or 150 people to show up, but if we do that, well ruin it. Owner of facility where artists gather weeklyundergroundTales ofSEE UNDERGROUND, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 Public Services DivisionParks & Recreation Plunge In The Fun! Sunny the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Turtle is waiting on you! Take a ride on his lazy river or Hop into the kids-only pool. Visit him every day THIS SUMMER 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (5 and up) little ones (5 and under) When my beau, the Captain, helped me with a recent move, using his toolbox savvy to dismantle my furniture and his brawn to schlep my boxes, I thanked him with a sailing lesson for the two of us. We walked unsteadily onto the floating dock, my legs wobbling as the planks bucked with the waves. The Captain bounced along, taking the ocean air into his lungs in great joyful gasps. When we reached the 24-foot sailboat, our instructor, Nick, stuck out a hand. He was small and wiry, about my height and age, with fine blond hair that covered his arms and reached down to the knobby knuckles on his thin fingers. He had a tight smile and pale blue eyes that looked at you and then past you, to the horizon, perhaps, or to some other more interesting person in the distance.So, what kind of lesson are we doing today? Nick asked. You guys can be active participants in everything, or you can just lounge while I sail. Which will it be?I pointed to the Captain. He wants to learn everything, I said, but I just want to relax. Great, Nick said in the false cheer of ski instructors and tennis coaches, people who would rather be doing something Sailing between a rock and a hard place SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org else with their time. Lets get started.We climbed into the boat. I took a seat next to the tiller, Nick sat across from me, and the Captain sat facing us, his back wedged into the opening that led below decks. To me, Nick said, Why dont you hold the tiller while I motor out?I sat up and gripped the polished wood, steering clumsily as Nick made small talk. We moved away from the dock and into the open water, and Nick continued to speak. Only, he directed the chatter less at the Captain and more at me, in a flow of questions that sounded more like the type of conversation youd have over drinks rather than during a sailing lesson.How long have you lived here? he asked. Then, Have you found any good Vietnamese restaurants? We discovered that we live on the same street.The Captain sat quiet during this exchange, taking in the water and the skills needed to maneuver the boat across it, and I churned painfully onward, answering Nicks questions, feeling like an accomplice in an unsolicited flirtation. By the time we re-docked two hours later, I felt wrung out, strangely guilty. But the Captain laughed it off. He is, after all, tall and handsome, funny and kind, and he could pummel the shrimp of a sailing instructor into the ground if he wanted. Still, I tried to claim to myself and to the Captain that Nicks overtures had been harmless banter, verbal ...I churned painfully onward, answering Nicks questions, feeling like an accomplice in an unsolicited flirtation... d i d a se a t f r om s his t l e d hol d w oo d l ta lk d into e d t o e ss at o w of t y p e i nks h e o d v i s d e n e t space-fillers during the cruise. Later that evening, as the Captain and I walked home from dinner, we passed a man on the street who looked like the chatty sailing instructor. I turned to glance over my shoulder and caught a glimpse of Nick as he rounded the far corner. He shot me a quick wave and, just before turning, tossed a loaded wink in my direction.
Get out of the heat and enjoy a Sundayafternoon foreign film with John Guerra, director of the Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University. The summer foreign film series consists of five movies shown in the Naples Center of FGCU.Mr. Guerra will introduce each film and discuss it with the audience after the screening. Admission is $4 per movie for Renaissance Academy members and $5 for others.For more information, call 425-3272 or e-mail email@example.com. Show times are 1-4 p.m. June 6, 13 and 27 and July 11 and 25. Heres the lineup: June 6: The Sweet Hereafter This 1997 Canadian film dares to analyze grief and its aftermath with naked honesty and precision. A small community is torn apart by an accident that kills most of the towns children. A lawyer visits the victims parents and persuades them to launch a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go all but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way to the sweet hereafter. June 13: The Taste of Others This fresh, witty French film from 2001 by writer-director Agns Jaoui is a must for everyone who has ever asked, What on earth do they see in each other? June 27: Bus 174 This is a documentary about what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12, 2000, the day a disillusioned slum-dweller hijacked a bus and threatened to kill all of the passengers. As TV cameras rolled, he eventually surrendered. Jose Padilhas 2003 film was voted one of the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. July 11: Spirited Away This 2002 animated film from Japan follows the fanciful adventures of 10-year-old girl named Chihiro, who discovers a secret world when she and her family get lost and venture through a hillside tunnel. July 25: Rashomon Set in feudal Japan, Akira Kurosawas highly acclaimed film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspectives of a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter. Only two things about the incident seem to be clear: The woman was raped and her husband is now dead. As each account is revealed, however, what seemed black and white turns to various hues of gray, leading to surprising and confounding revelations. A landmark of international cinema, this 1950 film is a stunning examination of truth and human nature. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 C3 >>What: Summer foreign lm series >>When: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, June 6, 13 and 27, and July 11 and 25 >>Where: The FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. >>Cost: $4 for member, $5 for others >>Info: 425-3272 in the know Renaissance Academy presents cool films for hot afternoons 1300 3rd St. S. #202 239 435-00041300 3rd St. S. #202239 435-0004 Saturday 7:30 11:30 a.m Third Street South Farmers MarketFruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. Ristorante D' Angeli Restaurant Bar Italian Cuisine 466 5th Ave. South Naples, FL 34102 239-262-1920www.ristorantedangeli.comDiscover and meet the original "Angelina"Simply "delizioso"Everyday Fresh No Preservatives No MSG We cater to people with allergies.OUR BIGGEST COMPLAINT:"we didn't know you were here" 2 Course Dinner$14.95 4:30-close Open for Lunch 11:45AM3PM Happy hour 4-6.30PM
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 location be kept out of this article. It doesnt exist, said the one more or less responsible for paying the rent on the place, a keyboardist raised in Wisconsin and a former member of a Miami reggae band called Earth Crisis (the only white member of the group). A wealth manager by day, hes also the father of two. OK, so its only imaginary. But like a whiff of steam rising from a subway grate, some of those idealistic ideas have inevitably escaped into the public view. The imaginary (real) weekly meetings started about eight years ago, when two friends decided to rent a space for the gathering. Since then it has grown to a diverse group of 10 or 15 people most weeks, but sometimes twice that. The idea they share is to meet at the farthest possible remove from the pressures of daily life light years away from professional personas or career ambitions to play music and paint or simply to exchange ideas, laughter and play the occasional game of Frisbee. The two who started it think of the gatherings as our own little slice of heaven, and a refuge. Its something you could do in any city generate a think tank for artists and musicians, says the former Reggae artist. This place is really special. We consider it kind of our temple. It would be really easy to get 100 or 150 people to show up there, but if we do that well ruin it. One spin-off of the underground group, so close to mirroring its spirit that many participants think of it as one and the same, is a public event called Live Art. It has appeared at more than 30 local happenings, at places like the Journeyman Gallery and this years first Bayshore Cultural Festival of the Arts. Live Art consists of artists and musicians who show up to events with their instruments, canvases and painting supplies. While the band plays, its members invite the crowd to participate in the painting. The goal, as stated on the Web site www. liveartnaples.us, is to bring people of all ages together by promoting and fostering the development of art and music in our community. Live Art events are also available for hire at private parties, fundraisers or any other events. Its hard to get them to hire us, but when they do they have a great time, says Marie James, a jewelry designer and painter who came to Naples via Mexico and Colorado. She helps organize the Live Art shows with Monika Bokelmann and Peter Gottschalk. We get people to participate that havent painted since grade school. Mr. Gottschalk, a painter as well as an accountant and business consultant, also helped found KAW Gallery at 2950 Tamiami Trail. Its another reflection of freely exchanged ideas and community partnership, but with a more commercial flavor. The gallery consists of about 23 artists with an emphasis on local ones who show their work there. Other related businesses share the rent on the space. Kind of the idea that weve been trying to nurture is if you can get people together and split the overhead, you can have more profit, Mr. Gottschalk says. Much like the weekly artists meetings, the gallery is a nurturing environment, but also one that allows people to develop a business idea without having to spend $50,000 to do it. For example, one partner teaches painting classes at the gallery. Another often paints in the window so passersby can see him working. Another leads guided meditations there. Were trying to create more of a community center with the KAW Gallery, Mr. Gottschalk says. Another more far-reaching plan tossed around at a recent underground artists meeting was a reality television show featuring love affairs at retirement homes. That would be amazing, someone said. One visitor the week after that was reminded of a 1970s Naples hangout called the Karma House. I remember it being the spot, the place to go, if you had a harmonica, if you had a woe, if you needed the friendship, said the woman, now in her 50s. Its unclear who many of the participants are, but some are identifiable. One is a youthful artist from South America, and another helped found the Naples International Film Festival. One is a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. One is co-owner of an art gallery. Another owns a business cleaning dryer vents. Other people show up less regularly: a waiter, a jewelry designer, a musician from The Chieftains. One is a massage therapist. To her the weekly meetings feel like home. Every time I go back to Houston, theres a core group of friends I get together with, maybe from high school, but we were all a circle of friends. These are the core people that remain now that were all in our 30s, she says. Ill go back, well all hang out, and theyll have a party for me. And people will play their guitars and catch up on stories and make people laugh. That kind of vibe is pervasive (at Live Art.) Its an echo of home for me.A (more or less) true Live Art storyA few years ago, when Live Art was still a concept restrained to the weekly artists gatherings, a brilliant young Columbian-born painter named Juan Diaz stopped by to participate. Now his angular, magical, realist dreamscapes have been seen from The von Liebig Art Center to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. At the time, however, Mr. Diaz had just finished his own self education a sort of three-year vision quest in which he rarely left his apartment, other than to see his family or go to work. During that rite of passage, he studied the history and technique of painting, especially the Renaissance and Surrealist periods. He emerged ready to take on life as an artist, to capture reality as he knew it and felt it. The mother of an old high school friend invited him to the weekly artists meeting one night to participate in one of the Live Art paintings. Ms. Bokelmann, remembers that time. (Juan) was still working off and on in the restaurant business and kind of having a hard time finding his way in the art world, even though we knew he was a genius, she says. After his three years pent up painting, watching some other artists paint over his work was shocking, but also invigorating. It was really hard for me to paint around people, says Mr. Diaz, now 28. It was the first time I got to meet these artists. It was the first time I took the chance of painting with them. While he was working on a section of the canvas, Somebody went on top of it right in front of me, he recalls. It almost broke my heart, because Id never experienced that. But he concludes, Seeing how other people perceive the world helps us. Its quite an idea when you think about it seeing the world through someone elses eyes. (Is that even possible?) Even if a Bohemian art scene really does exist only in the imaginations of a few people who get together for laughs once a week, that empathetic place is probably as good a spot as any to begin a painting, or maybe a book, or a movie. It couldnt hurt to try. UNDERGROUNDFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe photos on this page were taken at one of the artists meetings near downtown Naples that draw diverse talent, from starving artists to accountants, and that have spawned arts projects based on community partnerships. Those include the KAW Gallery at 2950 Tamiami Trail, where a handful of businesses and artists share the rent, and Live Arts, a troupe of musicians and artists who perform and paint at events while encouraging the crowd to participate.
WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 Fare06/09 : Pride Fest 2010: Diversity In Paradise06/10 : First Annual Key West Bacchanalia06/13 : FKCC Swim Around Key West06/20 : The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge ARTS COMMENTARY It takes real skill to mount an art exhibition of disparate objects by multiple artists so that no painting or sculpture gets lost in the process. That, in large part, is one of the things that make the second annual Florida Contemporary exhibition at the Jay and Patty Baker Museum of Art so exciting to view. Beautifully hung, the show, which continues through Saturday, June 26, is brimming with talent so much so that this past weekend I returned for the fifth time to hone in on my favorites in each medium. The first thing one notices before even entering the exhibition is a wall sculpture of The Climber, which I referenced in my preview of the show (Florida Weekly, May 13). Seeing it in person only confirms my affinity for the sculpture that originally was based on a single photograph. Again, I smile at Totemic Owl, another sculpture I noted in my preview. Although this was my fifth trip to the exhibition, it was my first opportunity to be alone with the works. I was thrilled to be able to absorb and dissect slowly, inch by inch one of the most beautifully crafted pieces I have had the pleasure of viewing in any contemporary exhibition: a wall sculpture by Carol Prusa titled Multiverses. This piece practically begs the viewer to ask: How did she DO this? In the process of following perfect line after perfect line in the beautiful flowing pattern, I made a startling discovery: There are tiny figures hidden on either side of the painting/drawing/ sculpture (the piece is a bit of each) that consists of silver point, graphite and titanium white pigment with acrylic binder on acrylic hemisphere with fiberoptics. Its fabulous. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, drawn no more than the size of my thumbnail, are at the bottom right, among the exquisitely drawn, stylized flowers that otherwise are the principal design covering the hemisphere. And on the opposite side, in the same scale, the angel is banishing Adam and Eve from the garden. If I didnt covet the piece before, I definitely did after my discovery. Represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, Ms. Prusa is an amazing talent. As is Billie Lynn, also represented by the Miami gallery. Though the museum was initially scheduled to receive a much larger floating hand interactive sculpture for this exhibition, it proved to be a blessing when a humansized hand was substituted. Children and adults alike are mesmerized by the hand, which is jointed to allow it to near-perfectly respond as would a human hand when touched. Other sculptures that remain near the top of popularity, are Angelika Kades split torso titled Journey of Faith and Fernando Ortegas tribute to 9/11, titled Twins. The sculpture took the Cuban-American artisan nearly three years to carve from a single block of basswood. It resulted in so many people playing with the multiple links, trying to understand how he created it, that it became necessary to place a Plexiglas case over it for protection. Another commentary on 9/11 is one of sculptor Linda Steins newest creations in her Knight series. Heroes is a large female torso completely covered with treated strips of female action figures from American and Japanese cartoon comic strips. (Ms. Steins sculptures are creating a sensation in Japan, where she was recently a featured speaker during her museum exhibition). Adding to the strength of the feminist image, the sculpture throws a shadow of Wonder Woman. I am especially proud that Ms. Kade, Mr. Ortega and Ms. Stein are all represented by my gallery, LongstrethGoldberg ART, here in Naples. Created with computer-manipulated photographs, silk, acrylic and medium on linen on multiple square boxes, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez Behind Our Tutus is another fascinating, multipieced wall sculpture that requires close scrutiny to begin to unlock the meaning of the title. Following a lengthy discussion with the artist, I am very much looking forward to seeing other of her creations. One of popular local artist Jo-Ann Lizios mixed media airplane sculptural paintings was accepted into the show, as was a large, humorous still life painting by Joe McFadden. Both seemed to be drawing considerable comments during my visits. A fascinating mixed media construction by Kyle, represented by Virginia Miller Galleries, definitely hooked me this time around. It can take a half hour or so just to inspect the myriad miniature figures and props of Wekeva River. The horizontal inlaid diorama is a fun, cleverly constructed piece. Again this visit I found myself drawn back to two decidedly unsettling pieces, one a painting, the other graphite drawing on paper. Barbara Rivieras masterfully created oil on board painting, Sara Pilar, is decidedly mysterious. It reeks of death, despite the smiles on the faces of the two women. As does Christina Petterssons Desdemona Sleeping Beside Death, graphite on paper. Represented by Spinello Gallery, Ms. Pettersson wrote, I am haunted by the ghosts of the stories that might have been. I am haunted by her drawing. In it the murdered Desdemona, blood everywhere, lies curled toward the still living Desdemona on the right. Between them is a minx with a toad in its mouth. Remember Othello and Desdemona defying her father and insisting she be allowed to choose her own lover/husband? Remember what transpired? This is a beautifully executed, gripping drawing, apparently the second in the artists planned series reincarnating the ghosts of what might have been. Shifting gears for a moment, I returned to a large oil on canvas by Elizabeth Thompson. Celebration Branch, a quiet painting of a single branch, has an interesting, nearly invisibly painted, carefully layered, patterned background. The murky background, to my way of thinking, compelled me once again to study it more closely. In so doing, I am still not certain whether the background with its suggestions of ferns and leaves is, indeed, a slightly raised surface or an illusion. Kudos are definitely due Michael Culver, museum director and chief curator, who reviewed more than 2,000 slides and photographs before making his selections for this years Florida Contemporary. At the conclusion of this exhibition, the museum will close for the summer, during which time portions of the entrance will undergo a major transformation in order to install the recently gifted body of sculpture by renowned artist Louise Nevelson. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. A must-see at the art museum: Florida Contemporary PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH firstname.lastname@example.org >> The second annual Florida Contemporary exhibition >> Where: The Naples Museum of Art >> When: Through June 26 >> Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday >> Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for students >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org in the know PEG LONGSTRETH / FLORIDA WEEKLY Young museum visitors examine Billie Lynns sculpture of a hand.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater I Love My Wife At TheatreZone June 10-13. 1-888-966-3352. Improv Group Naples City Improv performs a dinner show at Freds Diner starting at 6:30 p.m. June 5 and 19, July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 431-7928. Tea-A-Ria By the Orpheus Players at Freds Diner June 6, 13 and 20. Enjoy a light-hearted comedy with s era cocktails and Italian entrees. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Footloose At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre June 10-Aug. 7. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. boom At Theatre Conspiracy through June 12. $22 or $10 for students. 936-3239. Ring of Fire At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 5. 278-4422. Thursday, June 3 Village Nights Night Train performs from 6-9 p.m. at Village Nights at the Village on Venetian Bay. Other entertainers include Deb and Ray, a Canadian duo with vocals and drums, and jazz musician Dave Cole. www.venetianvillage.com. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. www.naplesflatbread.com. Friday, June 4 Mercato First Friday The Nowhere Band performs across from The Pub and Rasta-Roni performs next to Whole Foods from 6-9 p.m. as part of the First Friday celebration at Mercato. 403-2204 or www.mercatonaples.com. Art Walk The downtown Fort Myers Art Walk takes place from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy exhibits, music, food and fine art, followed by an after party. www.fortmyersartwalk.com. Saturday, June 5 Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents reggae by Yaad Music from 8-10 p.m. in the Market Plaza. 2670783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-AMillion at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or e-mail email@example.com. Sunday, June 6 Doggie Stroll The Naples Botanical Garden welcomes visitors of the human and canine kind for Dogs in the Park from 3-5 p.m. One dog per adult; dogs must have current vaccinations. Free for Garden members and $4.95 for others. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org. Ol Blue Eyes Ray Livosi performs An Intimate Celebration with Frank Sinatra at noon at Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 per person includes buffet and show. 774-1690. Organ Music A Festival of Great Organ Music starts at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Pick n Grin The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida hosts Pickin in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road, Estero. 248-8906 or www.palmgrass.com. Make Waves A free show by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team starts at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Miromar Outlets near the restaurant piazza. 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 BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com 0 0 0 0 Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. COURTESY PHOTOOriginal works by 20 Collier County art teachers are showcased at The von Liebig Art Center through June 5. The inaugural exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. Shown above is Sisters n Suds by Lucie Oakley. The art center is open daily, and admission to the exhibit is free. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY For Reserva ons Call 239-403-3020Now Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTES BOOK NOW! $135 ppONE WAY Friday-MondayDeparts Naples 9 am Departs Key West 10:15 am SUMMER WINE SERIES Tuesday, June 8 Zoo Event Its World Oceans Day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Naples Zoo. 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.com. Yappy Hour Pups and their people get together to get acquainted, have a drink and a snack (water bowls and dog cookies provided) from 5-6:30 p.m. on the terrace at The Dock at Crayton Cove. Contributions to the Naples Dog Park will be accepted, and the Dock donates a percentage of Yappy Hour sales to the cause. Free Film Gulf Coast Town Center hosts Cinema Under the Stars on Tuesdays, with movies starting at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard at Market Plaza. Tonight: Where the Wild Things Are. Wednesday, June 9 History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. S. Requested donation is $15 for adults, $5 for children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. Sing Along Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Upcoming events Funny Lady The Off the Hook Comedy Club presents Loni Love June 10-13 at 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20. 389-6900. Evening on Fifth Enjoy Evening on Fifth from 7-10 p.m. June 10 in downtown Naples. Stroll the street, shop, dine or enjoy a cocktail while listening to live bands on the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South. 435-3742 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Reception The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts a Summer Solstice reception from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Dance Time Dance Artistry 2010 starts at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Golden Gate High School, 2925 Titan Way. Enjoy a premiere performance by Academy of Dance Centers by JJPR. $17 for adults, $15 for children. 498-3555 or www.adcbyjjpr.com. Coffee Break Enjoy Coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. June 12 at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Curator Michael Culver leads the tour and hosts coffee and conversation afterward. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. GoldenFest Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest, a block party celebrating golden retrievers, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19 at Ruffin It Doggie Day Care in Bonita Springs. www.grrswf.org or 369-0415. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com Spend Your Summer in Paradise 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110 Reservations: 800.222.TREE or 239.593.8733 doubletreenaples.comEscape to the sun, surf, and beautiful white sand beaches of Floridas Paradise Coast with our Summer Escape to Naples package. Stay two-nights in a spacious one-bedroom suite, have a relaxing day at Delnor-Wiggins Pass and unwind with a delicious dinner at Charlie Chiangs Asian Bistro. A tin of decadent Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies is the sweet nishing touch for a perfect getaway. Rates start at just $99 per night. A one-day beach parking pass and a $25 restaurant gift certicate is included in the package. Two night minimum required, based on availability and upgraded suites are available at an additional charge Mention code SUM when making your reservations.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHEATER REVIEW You think youve had bad dates? Try topping Jos: answering an online ad, she goes to a subterranean marine biology lab on campus for a meaningless Saturday night hook-up, only to discover that Jules, the guy who placed the ad, is gay. Not only can he not perform, but he doesnt even seem the least bit bicurious, despite his misleadingly provocative ad. Talk about a mismatched pair. Jo is, understandably, angry. Then she gets scared. What if this is it? she asks. What if all there is, is this room? And youAnd thats all we get. And then we die. The situation grows worse. Jules is a biology geek who, through his study of fish, thinks the Earth is on verge of a global catastrophic event, even though he has no solid proof. The fish, you see, have been acting strangely, and Jules believes they sense imminent mass destruction and the end of humankind. So after Jo shows up, he locks them into the utilitarian basement lab, duct-taping the door for good measure. And so begins boom, a dark comedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. This clever play about fish and the end of the world is so popular, 16 different theater companies produced it in one season alone. And now its on the boards at Theatre Conspiracy through June 12. The venue has a reputation of pushing the envelope creatively and showcasing innovative plays; boom is no exception. Christopher Brent plays Jules, the geeky biologist. A scrawny redhead with a Superman emblem tattooed on his right arm, he displays a sweet vulnerability when not in survival mode. But hes totally inept with women possibly with humans in general and obsessed with impregnating Jo. Mr. Brent has one of his best scenes early in the play, when Jo commands him to take off his clothes. Hes so nervous, hes talking like a speed freak while unsuccessfully trying to take off his pants without removing his shoes. Virginia Grace plays Jo with great aggression and anger. At one point she delivers a vehement speech about how she hates babies. (I hate babies! You do not want eggs from this basket. Theyre cracked.) But I wouldve liked to have seen more nuance from both of them, more variation of emotion and character. Ms. Graces Jo just seems angry. She also does not seem to be the brightest bulb; she says she was inspired to go into journalism because she wants to be a broadcast personality with helmet hair. Newscaster hair keeps the public from going insane she declares. Mr. Nachtriebs sparkling script contains many lines that are funny or food for thought, but some of them are unfortunately lost because of the delivery. Its a lot for the two actors to memorize, but I wouldve liked more levels of interaction between the two, as if they were really engaging with each other and reacting to each other. The third character of boom, Barbara (Tera Nicole Miller), stays mostly off to the side, stage left. Dressed in what could be a business suit or an ushers uniform, she mans a semicircular information desk and operates a multi-levered contraption that affects the lighting and action occurring on the rest of the stage. She also plays a large kettle drum, banging on it from time to time for emphasis and effect. Of the three, she seems to hit the right comedic tone, reveling in the absurdity of it all. Ms. Miller possesses good timing and is also adept at physical humor. Her Barbara is zany, passionately earnest, and so overwhelmed with emotion at times that she cant even find the words to express herself and has to resort to sounds and gestures. Her role in this play, and why shes off to the side, is initially a mystery, but reveals itself over time. The set is dully monochromatic, and except for the colorful aquarium and the patterned futon, everything is metal and functional. Barbaras desk and strange, levered contraption, both made of wood, give a little more warmth to the stage. Director Bill Taylor has chosen yet another thought-provoking play. Jo, a journalism major, explains at one point that she has a class assignment to find a story in an unconventional place that uplifts you. Personally. Deeply. Truly. In other words: no tricks. No lies. Find a story that makes you feel honest, genuine hope. And while this productions a little shaky in spots, and at times indecipherable, thats precisely what boom does: causes you to consider your place in the universe while also giving you hope. The end of the world and thanks for the fish If you goboom >>When: Through June 12 >>Where: Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theatre, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $22 ($10 for students) Thursday performances are buy one ticket, get the second half off. On June 10, you can buy one ticket, get one free, with proof of Fort Myers residency. >>Information: Call 936-3239 or go to www. theatreconspiracy.org. The play deals with adult themes and contains adult language and situations. NancySTETSON email@example.com Jo: Why am I here? Jules: Thats something we all want to know, isnt it? Is there a purpose to our form and substance? Or are we simply the random result of billions of years of chemical reactions and accidents influenced by pressures from the environment? Virginia Grace as Jo waits impatiently while Christopher Brent as Jules fumbles with his pants in the opening scene of boom.COURTESY PHOTOSChristopher Brent and Virginia Grace Legacy Harbour239.461.0775 legacyharbour.comWest First Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 LEGACYHARBOUR
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 C9 GIVING PUZZLE ANSWERS The Immokalee Foundation will host 24 of the worlds greatest golfers and 96 of Naples' most philanthropic golf enthusiasts for the 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Bay Colony Golf Club on Monday, Nov. 15. The annual fundraiser benefits the foundation's programs that create pathways to success for the young people of Immokalee. Last year, participants played alongside popular touring PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour pros including Mark Lye, Peter Jacobsen, Andy Bean, Jay Sigel, Bruce Fleischer, Wayne Levi, Bill Kratzert, Frank Nobilo, Eric Booker and Terry-Jo Myers, to name a few. The 2010 event is slated to include only 24 foursomes, plus pros. The field is 90 percent filled. The Charity Classic Pro-Am is a terrific event for a wonderful cause and the response from players this year has been nothing short of extraordinary, said Peter Negri, chair of the foundation's golf committee. The tournament includes breakfast followed by a pretournament clinic conducted by several of the pros. The scramble competition has a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and pairs each foursome with one pro for the front nine holes and a second pro for the back nine holes. An awards luncheon follows the tournament. Bay Colony Golf Clubs championship course was designed by Robert Von Hagge, designer of more than 250 golf courses in the U.S., Caribbean and 28 countries. It features a traditional southern design theme. Mark Lye, PGA professional and analyst on The Golf Channel, is once again recruiting the field of professionals who will participate in the pro-am. The Immokalee Foundations Charity Classis is the only pro-am I know of that includes players from three tours the LPGA, PGA and Champions Tour and gives the amateur participants the unique experience of playing a round of golf with two different pros, said Mr. Lye. We have many of the same pros return to play each year because they really enjoy meeting the great group of people that support this worthy cause. Mr. Negri concurs. The format encourages a great sense of camaraderie between the amateurs and professionals and everyone appreciates the opportunity to support the foundations programs and help the children of Immokalee to make a better life for themselves and their families, he said. Each amateur participant donates $5,000 to The Immokalee Foundation as their entry fee and 100 percent of the proceeds fund the foundations educational programs designed to provide educational opportunities that will enhance the lives of the young people of Immokalee. Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation has been committed to shaping Immokalees future by empowering its children through education. It has helped hundreds of students by providing a range of programs that focus on mentorship, after-school activities, college scholarships, the development of vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. The Immokalee Foundation offers a road map toward a brighter future. It helps manage seven core programs: Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, Immokalee Readers and Community Grants. Last year, the golf tournament, dinner and auction raised more than $1 million to fund organizational programs. All pro-am golfers also receive tickets to the highly-acclaimed Immokalee Foundation 2010 Charity Classic Dinner and Auction taking place on Friday, Nov. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Highlights of this year include an extraordinary dinner presented by the chefs of The Ritz-Carlton, a live and silent auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences and music, entertainment and dancing by Motown Madness. Presenting sponsor for the 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am and Dinner & Auction is Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Founding corporate sponsor is Fifth Third Bank and gold-level sponsors include Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples. Additional sponsorship opportunities remain available. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Apolito at The Immokalee Foundation, 430-9122 or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. The Immokalee Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee by empowering them through programs focused on education, vocation and life skills. 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am pairs great golfers with Immokalee youth supporters COURTESY PHOTOChampions Tour professionals Donny Hammond and Peter Jacobsen with students at The Immokalee Foundation's 2009 Charity Classic Pro-Am. Bistro Italiano SUMMER HOURS TUESDAY SATURDAY 4 PM-10 PM *SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. GOOD FROM 4-6:60 P.M. MUST MENTION THIS AD.$35$25ALL NIGHTHAPPY HOUR 47 AT THE BAR 25% OF ALL APPETIZERS Country Club Attire Required
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 C11 STARRINGELLISHALL ANDTHETRUTHMulti-instrumentalistvirtuosoand vocalistEllisHallhasperformedand recordedwithhismentorRayCharles. Hallhascommittedhimselftomaking surethemusic,lifeandlegacyofthepioneeringR&Bstarliveon.isacclaimed showfeaturesanumberofRayCharles classicsandafewMotownfavorites. Selectionsinclude UnchainMyHeart, Georgia,HittheRoadJack,WhatdISay, JustMyImagination andmanyothers.Saturday,June12,8p.m. $39 YoullbeFeelin Groovywithamusicaljourney throughthe60sfeaturingthesoundsofSIMON& GARFUNKELStarringJimWitter Saturday,July10,8p.m.$39 Oneofthegreatesthornbandsinthehistoryofpopularmusic,BS&Tfusesrock, blues,popandjazztocreateitsowndynamichybridknownasrockjazz.Withsuch hitsas SpinningWheel and YouveMadeMeSoVeryHappy,aswellasnewarrangements ofclassicsongs,thebandcontinuestoplaytosold-outaudiencesaroundtheworld.An eveningyoullneverforget!Saturday,June19,8p.m.$49BLOODSWEAT &TEARS SUMMERSHOWSATTHEPHIL!www.bloodsweatandtears.com HEARTHEMUSICOFRAYCHARLES,MOTOWNANDMORE! EllisHall JimWitter BUYTICKETS NOWatthephil.org,call(239)597-1900 orvisitourBoxOcePHILHARMONIC CENTERfortheARTS5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108SummerBoxOffice/phonehours:Monday-Thursday,10a.m.-4p.m. GREAT AMERICAN ROCKBAND!THREE DOG NIGHTSaturday, July31,8p.m. $60 JUST AD DED! JUS TAD DED! Everything changes with time, the heroine of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time says, and the comment is very apropos. This is a visual effectsfilled movie with terrible dialogue thats based on a video game. Given the track record of films fitting this description (Doom), Persia should be terrible. But its not. The story has more heart and brains than we expect, making it the first solid action movie of the summer. Jake Gyllenhaal is Dastan, the adopted son of the King of Persia (Ronald Pickup). He gets along reasonably well with the kings natural-born offspring, Tus (Richard Coyle) and Garsiv (Toby Kebbell), and has learned to use his intellect as well as his brawn from his uncle, Nizam (Ben Kingsley). But after leading the invasion of and conquering the nearby city of Alamut, Dastan is framed for the murder of the king and forced to flee with the displaced Queen of Alamut, Tamina (Gemma Arterton). Curious point: For all the time they spend in the desert, no ones lips ever look dry, and never is anyone really thirsty. What Dastan doesnt realize is the real reason Alamut was invaded: In the city is a sacred dagger that allows its possessor to control time, which allows that person to rule the world. And if the dagger gets in the wrong hands well you get the picture. Hero, heroine, bad guys, nothing new in terms of story structure, except that it plays out in creative and interesting ways, which is about all you can ask for. The action and effects are superb, and fans of the genre should take note of the way Dastan outsmarts his opponents in the opening battle sequence. Action with brains is always better. And although the choreography of the handto-hand combat is a bit slow, the parkour (running/jumping along rooftops) sequences are exhilarating, and kudos to Mr. Gyllenhaal for nicely handling the physicality of the role. Of course, Persia is not perfect. The ending is predictable, and theres a lot of excess nonsense filling the two-hour running time, including a sheik played by Alfred Molina. You know him. Hes one of those characters whos completely unnecessary to the story, but adds a nominal amount of comic relief as Dastan and Tamina cant stay out of his way, no matter how hard they try. He finally serves a purpose toward the end, but by then were over him.Thankfully, most of the time Persia has its head on straight. Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) has done the unthinkable: Hes made a video game movie with heart and brains, and done so with style and gusto. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeIs it worth? Yes >> Mr. Gyllenhaal did many of his own stunts, and trained for the lm by running, horseback riding and learning parkour and sword ghting. He also had to learn a British accent to be consistent with the rest of the cast. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com 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.
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY In every life, privileged or doomed to call itself human, there comes an unavoidable moment when one is confronted with the palpable presence of ones most private fear. For Harper Riley, this moment was happening now. She had to admire the artists work; it was, after all, her naked body immortalized in plaster and acrylic. There was no mistake sprawled across three canvases of betrayal was Harper Riley for all the world to see. Fortunately for Harper, all the world consisted of Fort Miserly, a speck of dust too minute and unknown for any map. Her mother, Mrs. Riley, had all but her gigantic nose pressed against the glass. Glancing at her mother, whose nickname had been Goliaths Gunman back when she was offing swamp monsters in the s, Harper searched for the appropriate word to pacify this undoubtedly belligerent woman abstruse would never do. Not surprisingly, Mrs. Riley spoke first and the words came out as incomprehensible wails. These indecipherable shrieks from her mother were nothing compared to what Harper would do when she found him. He of course being the insufferable genius responsible for this hideous exposure. He had given her exactly what she asked for. You see, when you tell a megalomaniac, who happens to be irrevocably in love with you, that your biggest ambition in life is to make a painter famous, such a person is bound to spend all of his time pursuing the consummation of your dream. Of course things change when you strap on spike-ridden death boots and go tromping carelessly across a heart taken for granted. Harper did in fact love him but was under the false impression that love had to be logical. When she saw the incomparable mastery of his work in the window, conveyed by the nude portrayal of herself, her error in thought was corrected. While Harper was having her epiphany, Mrs. Riley was making use of a discarded chair. She stood some feet back from the window preparing to heave the wooden mass into the glass. Harper wanted to dwell in this revelation that exposed love as an irrationality beyond trite explanation, however, Mrs. Riley had to be dealt with and Harper had no choice but to quickly make use of the syringe in her purse. Like many young women who carry inconspicuous cans of mace for surprise attackers, Harper always carried a syringe labeled Mamma when spending any length of time with her mother. The sedative took effect immediately and Harper dragged the unconscious body of this alien woman off the sidewalk and out of sight. She then went in search of the fire escape. She knew he was in the gallery and when she found him she would avenge the damage done to his misused heart. Halfway up the escape something attacked her, gripping her ankle with inhuman strength. Looking over her shoulder, she saw the enraged eyes of her mother. Being well acquainted with that anabolic glare, Harper immediately knew that she had taken the wrong syringe. Being no match for the monkey strength of her mother, or any primate of that size, this was a battle she would lose. Mrs. Riley had nearly ripped off her left foot when the back door of the gallery flung open and there he stood, crossbow in hand. The unfailing precision of his aim sent the arrow right between the eyes of the great Leviathan and that was the end of Mrs. Riley. And so began the modern Renaissance a time of great creation that art historians would later deem The Manic Era. As I staggered toward the funny building by the single street light, I saw two people peering at displays behind glass on the wall. The town was quiet, and I assumed it was somewhat rural as it sat hard on the Everglades National Park. I remember walking through sawgrass that tore at my clothes and skin. I was sopping wet, covered in mud and was sunburned. I do not remember if I covered myself in mud to slow down the burning sun attacking my skin or to stop the pain of insect bites, or if I simply fell into the ever-present mud. But at some point I found a raised ground in the swamp. I pulled myself out of the muck using the trees. The trees gave shade from the burning sun. But my tired legs and body made me feel like I was pulling concrete blocks attached to each ankle. At some point, I tripped over a root, or something, and did a nosedive into pine needles and dried leaves. When I awoke, it was dark. In the distance I could see a few lights, and that was encouraging. I dragged myself up and started moving toward the main light. This was not a large town and it was mostly dark. I had no idea where I was. As I walked through the swamp, I tried to head southwest, toward the setting sun. My hope was that I would intersect I-75 or Old Route 41, or Naples. I dont know where I started. I slowly and painfully walked between two dark buildings, focused on the street light by the strange building. To the side it looked like two doors, like one would see on a community bathroom. At first I thought it was a theater and I thought the two people were reading about future plays. Maybe it was a chamber of commerce building. Although my body was shot, my mind was active. Maybe it was delirium. As I emerged from the shadows, I called out to the people and raised my hand in a gesture of friendliness. I thought I said, Hello, I need help. But I have to admit, in hindsight, that my throat was so sore and dry that my mouth and vocal cords probably did not work. The people looked up with fright. The woman screamed and they both ran off into the dark street. I called after them and tried to move faster, but I was too weak. There were no other lights. I thought that maybe there would be information I could use on the display boards that the two people were looking at. I moved to the first of three displays and saw a poster discussing the sightings of the skunk ape which is the South Florida version of the Yeti or Sasquatch. It only had an artists drawing; reported sightings said the swamp monster was about 6 feet tall, weighed over 200 pounds and had shaggy fur. As weary as I was, I dragged myself sideways to the next display under glass. In the reflection on the glass I saw the skunk ape with dark clumps on the skin, welts from insect bites, and red blistered skin. Pine needles stuck out from its cheeks and chin. The eyes were bloodshot. The animal, or whatever it is, was my size and height, and its mouth was wide open. I was horrified and transfixed. I guess I collapsed on the street.That is all I remember, detective. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 A&E C13 Henry Clay: The Essential AmericanHenry Clay has been shortchanged by historians. He is relegated to a mere footnote in most history texts, but his impact on our country was both indelible and profound. A new biography promises to finally give this incredible leader his due. Mr. Clay was born in 1777 in Hanover County, Va., the son of a Baptist preacher. During the years between the founding of the United States and the Civil War, he was at various times Speaker of the House, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of state and a five-time presidential candidate. As the country inched its way toward war, Mr. Clay tried unsuccessfully to hold the Union together by crafting arrangements and cobbling together majorities. Although he wasnt always successful, he earned a reputation for being a risk-taker, horse trader, arm twister and statesman. Historians David and Jeanne Heidler, who have written extensively about the early American republic, serve up a literary feast that features such personalities as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and Aaron Burr. Henry Clay is the glue, if you will, that binds these people together. How he transformed the capital, the political system and his country makes for exciting reading. No longer just a footnote, this Mr. Clay is a living, breathing man who tirelessly worked to make deals, and in the process transformed the lives of millions of his fellow citizens. Perhaps one of the most intriguing parts of Henry Clay: The Essential American revolves around the presidential campaign of 1844. In one of those historical what ifs, one has to wonder what would have happened if Mr. Clay had won that election. Its almost certain that there would not have been a Mexican War and that the annexation of California and the American Southwest by the United States would not have occurred in the ruthless way that they did. By David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler (Random House, $30)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Discover Naples best kept secret on the bay... The Club At Naples Bay Resort Fitness Membership Summer Membership now available 530-5100SALECLOSING FOR THE SUMMER SALE239-768-9981 www.MallieMontgomeryBoutique.com6420 Plantation Park Ct. #100 Fort Myers (Mallie Montgomery Plaza / on Daniels Pkwy. between Metro & Plantation) EVERYTHING STOREWIDE45%-75% OFF ALL SALES ARE FINAL
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 Three Dog Night of NaplesSummer Deal at2-4-1 ALL DAY HOUSE WINES AND WELLSDINNER FOR TWO $29.99Includes: OMG! 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 Call (239) 649-2275for reservations. Naples Bay Port Royal The Gulf of Mexico 50S, 60S, 70S CRUISEFeaturing Joe Marinos live piano show.Tuesday, June 1, 7-9pm BUY 1, GET 1 1/2 PRICE ON TUESDAY Dinners, Saturday Lunches, Sunday Hors doeuvres. Starting Saturday, June 5th. Valid on adult tickets. Based on availability. SUMMERSPECIAL SAVINGSSTAYCATION SPECIALS Tribute artist Ray Livosi croons his heart out in An Intimate Celebration with Frank Sinatra, coming to the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre for a matinee on Sunday, June 6. Paying tribute to the music, style and personality of Ol Blue Eyes, Mr. Livosis act has been acclaimed in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. As the Chairman of the Board, he performs timeless classics including Fly me to the Moon, Thats Life, My Way and New York, New York. A professional singer who also plays guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and saxophone, Mr. Livosi began his career in entertainment as a backup singer with members of The Belmonts, The Earls, The Duprees and The Regents. His talent as a tribute artist was discovered in New York Citys Bronx nightclubs. My friends and I took turns switching instruments so that each person had a chance to sing as the front man, he says. I sang a solo as Elvis (sans the wardrobe), and the rest is history. Although he impersonates all the Rat Pack stars, he says audiences repeatedly request his Mr. Sinatra. Show time for An Intimate Celebration with Frank Sinatra is noon. Tickets are $25 per person and include a lunch buffet. Big Cypress Dinner Theatre is in the Big Cypress Marketplace on U.S. 41 east of Naples. For reservations, call 774-1690 or visit www.bigcypressmarketplace.com. Big Cypress theater welcomes the Chairman of the BoardCat Country 107.1-FM presents the toughest sport and the rankest bulls in the professional bull-riding arena when the Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Division stampedes Germain Arena at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 18-19. Hoping for eight seconds of glory, riders including two-time world champion Chris Shivers will cling to the tops of 1,800-pound bucking bulls. Mr. Shivers is the first PBR bull rider to win more than $300,000 in prize money in one year and also the first to reach the $1 million mark (2001), $2 million mark (2003) and the $3 million mark (2006). Hes also the first PBR bull rider to register 13 90-point rides in one season.Tickets to the Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Division start at $12 and are available at Germain Arena or through Ticketmaster. Cat Country 107.1-FM is also giving away tickets on air and at www.catcountry1071.com. Thats no bull coming to Germain ArenaCOURTESY PHOTORay Livosi as Ol Blue Eyes
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C16 WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SUNDAY JUNE 27, 2010 This evening to remember will showcase an elegant six-course wine and dining experience prepared by Darren McGrady, former Senior Chef at Buckingham Palace and Princess Dianas personal chef, along with the Hilton Naples and Shulas Steakhouse culinary team. Two courses will be prepared live by Chef McGrady and each course will be presented with a wine pairing chosen by Shulas sommelier.Throughout the evening, Chef Darren McGrady will dish about experiences as a royal chef. He will be joined by dress owner Suzanne King, who will discuss how Princess Dianas dresses are being used to continue her legacy, and Richard Dalton, who will share his insights from being Princess Dianas hairdresser for 10 years.*$150 PER PERSON *$225 VIP SEATING AT CELEBRITY TABLES AND FRONT ROW SEATING FOR COOKING DEMONSTRATION.RSVP: 591-2709 BY FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2010Suzanne King Richard Dalton Chef Darren McGrady SPONSORS: PRESENTED BY: PROCEEDS: Benefits Bosom Buddies, NCH Mammogram Fund and The von Liebig Youth Scholarship Program. Marianna FogginLuxury Property SpecialistHOSTED BY: Pasquale EvangelistaVice President, InvestmentsYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED www.dianadresses.comLeaving em laughing. Thats how TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni envisions audience response to the equity professional theater groups season finale, I Love My Wife. The Cy Coleman musical comedy hysterically captures the sexual experimentation of the era, Mr. Danni says. Yet as hip as the characters try to be, they still love their wives. The action takes place in the 1970s on Christmas Eve in suburban Trenton, N.J., where two married couples who have been close friends since high school find themselves contemplating a mnage-quatre. Although they think they want to plunge into liberated mutual sexuality, they only manage to get their toes wet. The intimacy of the 250-seat G&L Theater enhances the performer-audience relationship for this outlandish sexual farce. With book and lyrics by Michael Steward, the play is bright, inventive, amusing and breezy, Mr. Danni says. It opened on Broadway 33 years ago and won two Tony Awards. The band won a Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Mr. Danni says, adding, what Mr. Coleman and Mr. Stewart did regarding the band is breathtakingly simple, but no one... had ever done it before. The musicians are on the stage, welded into the play as a kind of Greek chorus, he explains. They sing, change costume and comment on the action.Coming next seasonFor the 2010-11 season, TheatreZone will present The Fantasticks, Dec. 2-12; No, No, Nanette, Jan. 6-16; Blood Brothers, March 5-15; and Beehive, The s Musical! May 2-12. Season tickets for all four shows are $182 per person; individual seats cost $43-$48, plus a $2 per ticket fee. A miniseries (three shows) and group rates are also available. For more information, call (888) 966-3352 or visit www. theatrezone-florida.com. 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C18 WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 DINNERS 1 BOTTLE OF WINE DESSERT$24.99With Coupon289 9th Street South Naples, FL 34102(on the corner of 41 & 3rd Ave. S.)(239) 249-4183 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida Heres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets and more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.Areas finest organists will play the CasavantThe best organists in Southwest Florida will perform a wide range of music on the 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6. The Festival of Great Organ Music features the members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, including the following musicians from local churches: James Cochran, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Brice Gerlach, First Presbyterian Church, Naples; Becky Weese, Naples United Church of Christ; James Lorenz, St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Fort Myers; James Crawford Wiley, Bob Jones University; Claire Marie Faasse, New Hope Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers; John Fenstermaker, Trinity-bythe-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples; Joyce Finlay, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples; Richard Crofts, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; Jonathan Birner, Grace Lutheran Church, Naples; and Mary Mozelle, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers. Selections will include classic organ works from all periods of music history, including Bachs Toccata in F major, Lemmens Fanfare, Festival Toccata by Percy Fletcher, Widors Allegro vivace from the Fifth Symphony and Allegro moderato from Mendelssohns First Sonata, as well as a duet or two. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students.Higher and Higher celebrates Ray CharlesMulti-instrumentalist virtuoso and vocalist Ellis Hall has performed and recorded with a host of musical luminaries, including his mentor Ray Charles. Since Mr. Charles death, Mr. Ellis has committed himself to making sure the music, life and legacy of the pioneering R&B star live on. Ellis Hall and The Truth bring their acclaimed Higher and Higher: Celebrating the Legacy of Ray Charles show to the Phil at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Tickets to Ellis Hall and The Truth are $39.COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOEllis Hall Friday, June 4TH 10-7pm Sat., June 5TH 10-5pm
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 A&E C19 COMING UP AT THE PHIL Blood, Sweat & Tears comingBlood, Sweat & Tears takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Famous for its big horn sound, the band has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968, fusing rock, blues, pop and jazz to create its own dynamic hybrid known as rock jazz. With hits including Spinning Wheel and Youve Made Me So Very Happy, as well as new arrangements of classic songs, the band continues to play to sold-out audiences around the world. Tickets are $49. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Take a musical trip through the sJim Witter, who wowed Naples audiences with his Elton John/Billy Joel show The Piano Men, returns to the Phil to pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10. Feelin Groovy is a musical journey through the s, back to the days of flower power, peace signs, VW buses and Mrs. Robinson. Numbers will include The Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and The Boxer.Tickets are $39. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.Three Dog Night in concertThe legendary Three Dog Night returns to the Phil at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31. The band had 21 consecutive top 40 singles, including three No. 1s, in the s. The groups hits include Joy to the World, One, Mama Told Me (Not to Come), Shambala and Black and White. Three Dog Nights music continues to wind through the fabric of pop culture today, on radio, in films and on television commercials. Founding members and lead vocalists Danny Hutton and Cory Wells will appear at the Phil. Tickets are $60. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. COURTESY PHOTOThree Dog Night
C20 WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY League Club will welcome The Help authorThe League Club is planning a luncheon fundraiser featuring Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at the Naples Grande. Tickets will be available for sale late this calendar year. For more information, call 353-3100. Tea dance will benefit ICANDance for a cause at the Red Ribbon Tea Dance to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. Tickets for $50 per person include a picnic buffet. There will be a cash bar, plus numerous auction items. For more information and to purchase tickets, call ICAN at 337-2391, ext. 211, or e-mail Mitch Haley at mhaley@icanswfl. com.Area concierges plan dinner danceThe Southwest Florida Concierge & Guest Service Association is holding a dinner dance and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Hilton Naples. Among the Concierge Favorites up for bid will be: Chefs dinner for 10 at Shulas Steakhouse; Hawaiian fushion cooking class for 10 at Roys; dinners at M. Waterfront Grille, The Capital Grille, Flemings Steakhouse, The Turtle Club, The Bay House and McCormick & Schmicks; salon services; golf outings; and adventures with Cruise Naples and Dolphin Explorers. Tickets are $30 per person; there will be a cash bar. For reservations, call 877-4607 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Dine like a king at Hilton NaplesDine like, well, royalty at Dine Like Royalty at Shulas Steakhouse on Sunday, June 27. The six-course wine dinner will benefit Bosom Buddies, the NCH Mammogram Fund and The von Liebig Art Center Scholarship Fund. Special guests will be Darren McGrady, former senior chef at Buckingham palace and the late Princess Dianas personal chef; Suzanne King, owner of several of the princess gowns that are on display at The von Liebig; and Richard Dalton, the princess hairdresser. Hosts for the evening are eBella magazine and Marianna Foggin of Coldwell Banker. A champagne reception begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person or $225 for VIP seating with one of the guests of honor. For reservations or more information, call 591-2709. SAVE THE DATES For more information on memberships, please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 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. Beachfront dining with breathtaking views at Edgewater Beach Hotel.You Only Need One Club.With The Premier Club of Naples... For a limited time, Premier Club is offering a trial membership. This offer includes exclusive use of:
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C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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 The Naples Ballet student recital at Sugden Community Tea at The Ritz with The Immokalee Foundation An introduction to the 2010 Charity Classic Dinner and Auction1 4 Maggie Wynns, Yolanda Vasquez, Jane Ogden and Lisa Merritt Mary Jane Briggs, Suzanne Otterbeck and Bernadette Watkins Louise Penta and Joe ZednikCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 41. Kathryn Talano, Kathryn, Melanie and Maureen Wells 2. David Roberts, Bob Friedmann, Rosie Friedmann, Mackenzie Roberts, Liliam Gomez, Rosario Leyva, Lisa Roberts, Michael Friedmann and Ashley Beach 3. Mackenzie Roberts and Liliam Gomez 4. Andrew Lick, Kristin Vaughn, Maura Ross, Mike Friedmann and Ashley BeachCOURTESY PHOTOS
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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 254-9855 This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a well-seasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions, a refreshing departure from fried calamari; ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yuca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, you cant go wrong with the flan or the tres leches cake. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, 6355 Naples Blvd., Naples; 593-5550 This relative newcomer manages to accomplish what many of the big boys dont: It delivers first-rate Asian fare with style and flair in an intimate and peaceful setting. Owners John and On Augsondthung are from Thailand but have a firm grasp on the intricacies of sushi, which Mr. Augsondthung expertly crafts while his wife handles the front of the house and an uncle takes care of the cooked Thai dishes. A Fuji lobster roll melded tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus, scallions and masago. Another clever dish is called tuna chips, which blends raw tuna, avocado, scallions and a spicy sauce with tortilla chips. Pad Thai devotees will swoon at Fujis version. Other standouts include lettuce wraps, ninja shrimp, royal duck curry and fried bananas served with blueberry jam and stripes of chocolate sauce. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. North, Naples; 403-8272 Theres nothing puny about the small plates that emerge from the kitchen at IM Tapas. Each looks like a work of art and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication to this classic Spanish cuisine of its creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of meal at this little off-the-beaten-path gem. Highlights from a recent meal included fresh anchovies in garlic, chorizo in cider, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, duck breast with figs and port wine reduction, bacalao-stuffed peppers and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. While not situated on one of the citys popular dining areas, it could easily hold its own among them, its easy to find and theres plenty of parking. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050 Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: USS Nemo Undersea Cuisine, 3745 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples; 2616366 Chef Nicolas Merciers artful way with seafood and just about everything else is impressive. Seafood dominates the menu but theres also a handful of meat dishes and an adventurous kids menu as well. I loved the 26-item sake menu and we sampled two great selections Wakatake and Hakutsuruda both of which went well with appetizers of goat cheese and tuna tartare and an imaginative seaweed and seafood trilogy, featuring three kinds of seaweed, salmon, sea bass and lobster. Miso broiled sea bass and diver scallops with roasted red pepper and vanilla sauce were expertly prepared and presented. The trinity of profiteroles which included Japanese plum, adzuki and ginger ice creams was delightful. Somewhat less successful was the service, which was good until dessert, when the server had to also attend to outdoor tables. Tables are tightly grouped, adding a taste of reality to the submarine theme. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Never mind that the summer heat and humidity has descended upon Florida for its six-month residency. At Handsome Harrys, the expansive outdoor dining space was teeming with customers, some of whom were even dancing to the live music. It was reassuring to see so many people out drinking and dining on a holiday weekend, boosting businesses in the shops and restaurants along Third Street South as well as Fifth Avenue, which we drove through well after the end of tourist season. Because I hadnt made a reservation, I doubted wed land a table on such a busy Saturday night, but the smiling hostess offered us immediate seating inside or on the covered portion of the patio. While Im a true believer in air conditioning, I detected something of a breeze and noticed several overhead fans spinning vigorously in the covered area, so we chose to sit there. With diaphanous cream-colored curtains wafting gently in the breeze, it felt as if we were dining in a sultans tent. Our vantage point afforded us a great view of the patio, where a musician was playing a keyboard and singing danceable tunes from Van Morrison, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Bee Gees and even a bit of Motown. It wasnt long before the dance floor had an assortment of men, women and children boogying to the beat. Meanwhile, we had some work to do, inspecting an extensive wine list that included 33 selections by the glass as well as several in half bottles and a whole lot more full bottles that ranged from about $40 to $1,900. I like half bottles, which allow you to have one selection with appetizers and another with entrees. We started with Conundrum, a light, slightly sweet white, then moved on to Frogs Leap sauvignon blanc, a refreshing Napa white. (I also noticed that there wasnt any white zinfandel on the menu, an offering that wine-savvy restaurants consider glorified juice and are loathe to serve. Instead, Handsome Harrys offers a German Riesling by the glass, which should satisfy, and possibly enlighten, those who ordinarily drink white zin.) Handsome Harrys menu is on the beefy side, both figuratively and literally. It specializes in Angus beef cooked on a wood-burning grill, but also offers plenty of variety beyond that, including a good measure of seafood and an ample appetizer list from which you could easily fashion a meal of small plates. We started with the tomato mozzarella ($12) and grouper goujonettes ($10). Goujonette is a fancy word for fingers, which is what these were. The strips of fish were coconut-dusted and lightly fried, served with an orange-colada dipping sauce. While the goujonettes were mildly seasoned, the sauce was extremely sweet and overpowered the grouper in all but the smallest amounts. The tomato mozzarella consisted of three large slices of tomato each topped with generous mounds of cheese, roasted yellow peppers, fresh basil and a bit of balsamic glaze. It was a lovely presentation, but the tomatoes were hard and lacked flavor. Considering the abundance of ripe tomatoes available from Immokalee these days, Im at a loss to explain why anyone would serve anything else. A steak seemed too heavy an entre, so we opted instead for honeymustard glazed roasted half duckling with sauce lorange ($28) and a nightly special of sauted red snapper and shrimp with purple Peruvian mashed potatoes and horseradish-tomato beurre blanc ($32). The duckling was tender and flavorful, complemented by sauce that possessed as strong orange flavor without being overly sweet. The square of scalloped potatoes that accompanied the duck was delicious, cheesy and crisp on the outside, providing a savory counterpoint to the duck. The snapper and shrimp were similarly well cooked, but the potatoes beneath them, while adding lovely color to the plate, should have been warmer and better seasoned. The beurre blanc appeared to be a standard version, as neither my dining companion nor I could detect any horseradish or tomatoes. Our attentive and knowledgeable server recommended that we share a piece of the restaurants signature carrot cake ($12) for dessert. It was a gigantic slice with four layers of moist cake, each slathered with cream cheese frosting. The cake was delicious, as was the hand-churned vanilla ice cream served with it. Tiny flecks of vanilla bean were visible throughout and gave it an intense flavor. Dinner outdoors at Handsome Harrys is a lively experience. The sleek inside dining room with open kitchen is a better choice for those who want a more sedate meal. The spacious patio, however, is far more entertaining. The music was lovely, mingling with the sounds of people enjoying food, drink and one another. A wealth of service staff ensures that even when the restaurant is full, no one gets neglected. Perhaps it should be called Hospitable Handsome Harrys. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org food & wine CALENDAR Saturday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and many more items along with music; parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 30 vendors gather for the North Naples Green Market, an air-conditioned indoor farmers market with fresh produce, jams and salsa, smoked meats and dish, prepared foods and artisanal products; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads. Monday, June 7, 5-7 p.m., Shulas Steak House: The Summer Wine Series features a variety of wines for tasting along with complimentary appetizers; $10, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.; 430-4999. Reservations required. Tuesday, June 8, 11 a.m., Roys Bonita Springs: Join the skilled kitchen team for a lesson on the techniques used to create the restaurants Hawaiianand Asian-fused flavors; $40, Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Tuesday, June 8, 5 p.m. til the wee hours, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Its Girls Night Out, aka Sex and the City 2 night, with Skyy Vodka cosmos and makeup, purses and shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue and Waterside Shops; 6:30 p.m., limo rides to Silverspot Cinema accompanied by Lifestyle Fitness trainers to see the movie; 9:30 p.m., back to Flemings by limo for chocolate lava cake and chocolate martinis, a movie trivia game and prizes; $60, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Reservations required. Wednesday, June 9, 6:30-9 p.m., Norman Love Confections: The weekly cooking class features baked goods, specifically muffins and pound cakes; $95, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers; 561-7215. Wednesday, June 9, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: For those who dont know what micro-brewed beers to try, this session will use your wine tastes to determine what beers youll like; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, June 10, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: In honor of the start of the World Cup, this tasting explores South African varietals such as chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon as well as newcomers such as chenin blanc and pinotage; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. o f e t ions C ui FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Third Streets Handsome Harrys lives up to its name Handsome Harrys Third Street Bistro,>> Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: appetizers, $8-$17; entrees, $18-$25 >> Beverages: Full bar with extensive wine list >> Seating: High top tables and at the bar on the patio as well as conventional tables and chairs on open-air patio, on covered patio and indoors >> Specialties of the house: Lemon cream of lobster bisque, colossal shrimp cocktail, Third Street gourmet chicken wings, tomato mozzarella, chicken riggies (rigatoni), let mignon, steak au poivre, Australian lobster tail, sumptuous carrot cake >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: On the street >> Website: www.handsomeharrys.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 1205 Third Street South, Naples; 434-6400SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know KAREN FELDMAN/FLORIDA WEEKLYAt left: Roasted duckling is well served here, the moist meat dressed in a subtle orange sauce. Below: Grouper goujonettes come with orange-colada dipping sauce.
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Purchasing a second home is o en the dream of a lifetime. But making it the home of your dreams is not always as easy as it sounds. Recent homebuyers Jan and John of Chicago turned a new builder white home into a Mediterranean escape in short order. e task of furnishing and decorating their new home was perhaps a little easier for Jan, who has a bachelors degree in interior design and owns a design business in Illinois. We convinced Jan to share some of her design tips with our Florida Weekly readers. We hope you can put Jans advice to work to make your Florida home the home of your dreams!Having lived in Illinois our entire lives, we wanted a home with a totally di erent atmosphere. We wanted a place that our grown children would enjoy coming to visit. A second home can inspire you to step out of the box and create a totally different atmosphere from your main home. We wanted our Naples home to be a place away from our normal routine a place where we truly feel that were away. Weve quickly come to appreciate being able to escape the cold and snow, if even for a long weekend. eres nothing that rejuvenates you faster than warmth and sunshine. I always let the style of the home lead in the decorating process. Once you choose the style you want to achieve, try to carry it throughout the home for continuity. No need to carry the same look from room to room, but de nitely the same feel. You can achieve this feel with the use of the furnishings, colors, or even accessories. I chose darker toned, larger scaled furnishings to t the architecture scale and height of the rooms. Warmer, richer toned colors were used for that Mediterranean feel. e most important thing is to start your decorating process with an idea or theme. O en a favorite accessory, object or piece of artwork can be your inspiration. Let the feeling you get from your favorite pieces guide you through your decorating process. Color can be key. Choose your main pieces, including furniture and fabrics and then pull your paint colors from them. Go into the process with a color palette in mind, but dont marry into the exact color until you have the main pieces purchased. Keep in mind that coloring changes slightly from the harsh uorescents in stores to the natural lighting in your homes. Always try to choose colors in natural daylight. Whatever your decorating taste or style, it is your space, your home. By keeping in mind the theme, use of the rooms and the feel you would like to achieve, your home will be a re ection of you. You can turn your house into a home that you will be proud of for years to come.Jan and John found their Florida home with the help of Levitan-Mcuaid agents Don and Sandy Lasch. Contact them at 239.285.6413 to purchase or rent your dream home. Jan welcomes Florida customers and can be reached at interiorexp@ comcast.net. Create the Home of Your Dreams www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com JUNE 3-9, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 1-4PMQUAIL CREEK VILLAGE11638 Quail Village Way $240,000 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE10033 Heather Lane #504 $154,900 Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413BERMUDA PALMS4925 Sandra Bay Dr #102 $145,000 Roseanne Brennan 293-2327QUAIL WEST 4661 Idylwood Lane $1,375,000 Steve Levitan 269-4700QUAIL CREEK ESTATES13033 Coco Plum Lane $759,000 Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308LONGSHORE LAKE11113 Phoenix Way NOW $729,900 Sandy Sims 595-2969 NEWS YOU CAN USE: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. e homes Mediterranean architecture drove the design of the Great Room Floor-to-ceiling draperies complement the 14-foot ceilings e portico-style drapery adds elegance to the Master Bath HOT BARTi any Mcuaid (239) email@example.comQUAIL CREEKS BEST BUY!13033 COCO PLUM LANE NOW $759,000LOWEST IN QC! 4 BEDROOMS-ALMOST AN ACRE CUL-DE-SAC LOT! CALL TODAY BEFORE ITS GONE...
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View these listings and more at: www.TiffanyMcQuaid.com 13001 White Violet Drive $1,395,000 4+ Den, Renovated to Perfection! 4456 Pond Apple Drive N NOW $1,295,000 4+ Den, Move Right In & Enjoy! 13255 White Violet Drive NOW $1,197,000! 5+ Den, Knock Your Socks Off VIEW! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way! 13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,350,000 Knock your Socks off! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! 13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $990,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View!4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+ Den, Resort-Style Lanai 13102 Bald Cypress Lane $1,150,000 4+ Den, One of a KIND LOCATION! 4788 Pond Apple Drive N $1,400,000 NEW LISTING! 4 BR, 5 BA, PRISTINE! 13033 Coco Plum Lane NOW $759,000 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! 13024 Valewood Drive $1,164,000 3+ Den, Very Serene & Very Special! 4301 Snowberry Lane NOW $799,000! 3+ Den, OVER AN ACRE! 13501 Pond Apple Drive E$1,399,0004 BR, LOTS OF STYLE 4388 Silver Fox Drive NOW $1,035,0005 BR Spacious & LOADS of Charm! 4355 Silver Fox Drive $1,310,000 $849,000 POTENTIAL SHORT SALE UNDER CONTRACT!Quail Creek is a RARE-Find in Naples! 12824 Pond Apple Drive $1,575,000 New Listing! 4 BR, Walls of Windows! UNDER CONTRACT! 13002 White Violet Drive $625,000 3 BR, Spectacular LOT! NEW LISTING! 4287 Silver Fox Drive $1,100,000 3+ Den and Guest Cabana! NEW LISTING! 12955 Pond Apple Drive E $1,275,000 NEW LISTING! 3+ Den, Water View! 13388 Rosewood Lane$1,292,0003+ Den, Estate Row! UNDER CONTRACT! UNDER CONTRACT! Allow Me to Introduce You to Quail Creek Estates... A stunning North Naples Community with only 291 Single-Family Homes surrounding beautiful Quail Creek Country Club. Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to, or more than an acre. This is a unique community offering excellent golf, tennis, tness and ne dining. Conveniently located to the airport, hospitals, shopping and the beach. As a homeowner, Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a lifestyle not to be missed! Quail Creek is member-owned and uniquely DEBT-FREE! Quail Creek!The Estates of Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 email@example.com Follow Me on Twitter.com/Tiffany McQuaid 4687 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $925,000 4+ Den, Features Galore! 4255 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $1,100,000 4 BR, Walls of Windows!View these listings and more at: www.TiffanyMcQuaid.com 13001 White Violet Drive $1,395,000 4+ Den, Renovated to Perfection! 4456 Pond Apple Drive N NOW $1,295,000 4+ Den, Move Right In & Enjoy! 13255 White Violet Drive NOW $1,197,000! 5+ Den, Knock Your Socks Off VIEW! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way! 13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,350,000 Knock your Socks off! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! 13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $990,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View!4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+ Den, Resort-Style Lanai 13102 Bald Cypress Lane $1,150,000 4+ Den, One of a KIND LOCATION! 4788 Pond Apple Drive N $1,400,000 NEW LISTING! 4 BR, 5 BA, PRISTINE! 13033 Coco Plum Lane NOW $759,000 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! 13024 Valewood Drive $1,164,000 3+ Den, Very Serene & Very Special! 4301 Snowberry Lane NOW $799,000! 3+ Den, OVER AN ACRE! 13501 Pond Apple Drive E$1,399,0004 BR, LOTS OF STYLE 4388 Silver Fox Drive NOW $1,035,0005 BR Spacious & LOADS of Charm! 4355 Silver Fox Drive $1,310,000 $849,000 POTENTIAL SHORT SALE UNDER CONTRACT!Quail Creek is a RARE-Find in Naples! 12824 Pond Apple Drive $1,575,000 New Listing! 4 BR, Walls of Windows! UNDER CONTRACT! 13002 White Violet Drive $625,000 3 BR, Spectacular LOT! NEW LISTING! 4287 Silver Fox Drive $1,100,000 3+ Den and Guest Cabana! NEW LISTING! 12955 Pond Apple Drive E $1,275,000 NEW LISTING! 3+ Den, Water View! 13388 Rosewood Lane$1,292,0003+ Den, Estate Row! UNDER CONTRACT! UNDER CONTRACT! UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT
Quail West Quail WestWe live in Quail West We play in Quail West We sell in Quail West SOLD6241 Highcro Drive $2,795,000 ~ 4BR+Den 5,951 A/C Sq. Ft. 13710 Pondview Circle $2,795,000 ~ 4BR+Den 5,435 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD4661 Idylwood Lane $1,375,000 ~ 3BR+Den 3,609 A/C Sq. Ft. 4549 Brynwood Drive $1,395,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,335 A/C Sq. Ft. 6435 Highcro Drive $1,495,000 ~ 3BR+Den 4,074 A/C Sq. Ft. 28870 Cavell Terrace $2,995,000 ~ 5BR+Den 5,800 A/C Sq. Ft. 4300 Brynwood Drive $6,900,000 ~ 6BR+Den 11,160 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD SOLD4172 Brynwood Drive $1,795,000 ~ 5BR+Den 5,601 A/D Sq. Ft. 6265 Highcro Drive $1,850,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,850 A/C Sq. Ft. 28901 Cavell Terrace $1,895,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,904 A/C Sq. Ft. 13770 Pondview Circle $1,995,000 ~ 5BR+Den 4,250 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD5927 Burnham Road $1,495,000 ~ 5BR+Den 5,030 A/C Sq. Ft. 6524 Highcro Drive $1,595,000 ~ 3BR+Den 3,917 A/C Sq. Ft. 5000 Groveland Terrace $1,795,000 3BR+Den 5,854 A/C Sq. Ft. 4436 Brynwood Drive $1,795,000 ~ 3BR+Den 4,695 A/C Sq. Ft. 6357 Highcro Drive $1,995,000 ~ 3BR+Den 3,821 A/C Sq. Ft. 4484 Wayside Drive $2,375,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,730 A/C Sq. Ft. 4484 Brynwood Drive $2,395,000 ~ 4BR+Den 6,213 A/C Sq. Ft. 4430 Wayside Drive $2,495,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,730 A/C Sq. Ft. 28871 Cavell Terrace $2,795,000 ~ 4BR+Den 6,078 A/C Sq. Ft. 13621 Pondview Circle $9,950,000 ~ 6BR+Den 11,933 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD SOLD SOLD