ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A14 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C24-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 37 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JUNE 17, 2010 How much?Antiques expert Terry Kovel tells readers the worth of their treasures. C22-23 Happy gradsSee who partied all night long at Project Graduation. C24-25 Heres to DadFlorida Weekly knows best when it comes to Fathers Day. C1 Hot jobsIn slowly recovering market, prospects seem good for vet techs and IT experts. B1 insomniaBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com EVE ALL BEEN THERE at one time or another. The mind races, the heart pounds and the anxiety builds as the minutes and hours make their slow march toward daybreak. The numerals of the digital clock burn like fiery coals in the darkness, mocking us and reminding us that ready or not another day approaches. And with that inexorable approach, we know that with little or no sleep, it will be a day filled with exhaustion and lassitude. A day in which mundane tasks seem daunting and cognitive function slows to a crawl. Insomnia. For those who have but a fleeting acquaintance with this insidious disorder, insomnia is little more than a minor irritant that corrects itself when a proper nights sleep is recorded. But for those who are beset and bedeviled by chronic sleeplessness, insomnia (from the Latin for no sleep) FOR SOME, A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP SEEMS LIKE AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAMwSEE INSOMNIA, A8 A notoriously elusive embezzler-turnedfraud-consultant and an award-winning investigative reporter/TV host are the latest guests to be announced for the 2011 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series. Frank Abagnale, whose escapades were turned into a best-selling book and a hit movie, both titled Catch Me If You Can, will take the podium on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Anderson Cooper, host of CNNs Anderson Cooper 360, will appear Sunday, Feb. 13. What a catch for us and for the community to hear directly from these two fascinating individuals, says Rick Borman, president and producer of the Town Hall Series. Mr. Abagnale and Mr. Cooper join Sarah Palin, whose March 23 appearance was previously announced; the fourth and final speaker in the 2011 series has yet to be determined. All 2011 Town Hall programs will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Mr. Abagnale is world-renowned for his expertise in forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Over the past three decades, hundreds of corporations, government agencies and financial institutions have hired him as a consultant. Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed him in the movie based Cooper, Abagnale added to Town Hall lineupSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOOPER ABAGNALE SEE TOWN HALL, A13 "Sleep (is the) chief nourisher in life's feast." William Shakespeare H t j b
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 Bill Moss is a tough guy. Hes square of jaw, squared away, a four-corner worker. Also a former Army infantry officer and decorated combat veteran of Vietnam. As the Naples city manager, Mr. Moss should also be not just a tough guy who makes hard decisions, and not just a good bureaucrat a leader. That means nothing he does will make him universally popular and some things he does might bring down a barrelful of enmity on his position. His is not a proverbial hard job, its a real hard job. And he could do it better by leading, not just managing. Mr. Moss works in great comfort from his well-appointed, air-conditioned office. He faces no physical danger, hard though the job may be. He receives a salary $185,850, plus $6,000 a year for a car, totaling $191,850 affording him a lifestyle few people in any culture anywhere, including this one, have ever experienced. Like every other city manager and most other helmsmen of local governments nowadays, his biggest on-paper headache is a lack of money. There are countless ways to deal with that, and each of them will be noticed by somebody anybody whose circumstances are reduced by Mr. Moss decisions. Thats exactly what happened early this week when the City Council, on Mr. Moss recommendation, cut the salaries of the citys 69 police officers by 6 percent. Mr. Moss made a hard decision. But it was a bureaucratic decision. So far, he has not demonstrated leadership. As a leader, Mr. Moss should have cut his own salary right on the spot, then smiled and insisted that he was both honored and proud to do it. The fact that his salary has not increased since 2008 is irrelevant. Leadership is hard, but he gets paid for it. Six percent of $191,850 would be $11,151. As a leader, Mr. Moss should now reduce his salary by that amount. The point is philosophic and essential.If when Mr. Moss cuts his salary, he wont have to say a word. The action itself will shout: WERE IN THIS TOGETHER, AND WE WILL ENDURE TOGETHER. Thats leadership. But what about Mr. Moss management decisions? Like many of us, Id love to have Mr. Moss salary, but I wouldnt want his job. I wont presume, therefore, to second-guess him not entirely. As for the mayor and City Council, who voted unanimously to follow Mr. Moss lead, theyre merely nodders in this affair, nodding yes or no as he requires, in order to solve the budget crisis. But I wonder: Why cut the salaries of the most essential workers we have? Police officers meet and ensure the bottom-line, absolute, non-negotiable, firstorder, front-line need we all have for safety and health. Without that, Naples is nothing. Since about 22,000 people live in the city, the current police force includes roughly one officer per 320 residents. Police salaries start at $52,851; and the chief, Thomas Weschler, makes $129,082 (a 6 percent cut will drop that to about $121,337). Some people consider that high living, or unnecessary sugar. Ive noticed a number of comments this week suggesting that police officers, and by extension firefighters, dont do very much in Naples. They seem to believe that Naples is safe, that cops sit around, probably in doughnut shops, just raking in the big bucks and getting fat. Ive even heard some say that the cops should quit whining about their salary cuts and be thankful: one, because none of them were laid off, and two, because a lot of other people without jobs would be happy to earn a lot less to put on the badge and gun. That argument in particular strikes me as utter horsepucky. Although the nature of police work might be hurry-up-and-wait, very few people could or would want to endure what any cop who spends even a few years on the job endures, here or anywhere else. The same is true of firefighters and paramedics. There is threat, of course: the hyper reactions of the belligerent, the drunk, the stoned, the suicidal and the homicidal. Theres a society of rapists, robbers, burglars, muggers and the like who inhabit Naples, not to mention con artists who abuse the elderly or the young, and so on and so forth. Some of these, and sometimes all of these, are regular fare for almost any cop. Would you, or anyone you know, really want to spend your workdays dealing with those folks? And thats the easy part. Lets consider, for a moment, blood the smell of it and the sight of it. Or defecation. Or death. All of which go hand in hand. And all of which are part of any cops working life. And even thats the easy part. Cops and firefighters alike say the hardest thing they deal with is the extreme abuse or death of children. Eventually, they all have to deal with it up close. That alone can put an emotional burden on police or firefighters that they find impossible to leave on the job. So inevitably, their wives, husbands, children, parents, brothers, sisters or friends will have to help them shoulder it. And if they dont, then a police officer will work 24/7 to carry that burden and not become forever emotionally stunted. Any major crime or tragedy that has occurred in any other American place has also occurred here in Naples, and will occur again. And you or I or Mr. Moss wont have to go do something about it. But a police officer will. Which is why their salaries should go up, not down, and budget crisis be damned.That would be good management, without even requiring good leadership. COMMENTARY Leadership and Management 101 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 On April 15, 1912, four days into its maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sank. Designed by the most experienced engineers of the era and employing cutting-edge technology, the Titanic was deemed unsinkable by its arrogant owners. Because the ship was unsinkable, having enough lifeboats on board was not required. In the freezing waters of the north Atlantic that dreadful night, 1,517 of the Titanics 2,223 passengers died. The lesson learned is simple no ship is unsinkable. Ninety-eight years later, on April 22, 2010, after a catastrophic blowout that occurred two days beforehand, the Deepwater Horizon collapsed and sank. The well was owned and operated by British Petroleum. The day it sank was, ironically, International Earth Day. Eleven people died during the initial explosion while 17 workers were injured. In 2003, at the insistence of BP, the Minerals Management Service ruled that the well did not require an acousticallyactivated blowout preventer because the chances of a blowout were minimal. The U.S. Department of the Interior exempted BP from producing a comprehensive environmental impact study that would have helped contain the oil spill because a spill was unlikely. The similarities of these two catastrophes are uncanny. Both point to an overwhelming sense of hubris by people who think they can exist above the powerful forces of nature. They cannot. Whether those forces are unseen icebergs or unexpected bubbles of methane, nature will always prevail over the industries of mankind. The cover-up and spin from BP began only hours after the incident. At first we were told the well was leaking 1,000 barrels a day (42,000 gallons). Today that number has been adjusted to the point where it seems no one knows how much oil is spewing forth from the leak. The reservoir itself, according to BPs own estimates, may contain 50 million barrels of oil (2.1 billion gallons). If the well remains uncapped and the relief wells fail, the wellhead could continue to pump crude oil and natural gas into the gulf for 11.5 years based on an outflow of 12,000 barrels a day. The crowds that chanted Drill, Baby, Drill during the past election cycle have grown eerily silent. In another media spin, oil industry experts have been comparing the Deepwater Horizon incident to little more than an airplane crash in hopes of diffusing the political impact of this mega-disaster. If a single airplane crashes, they argue, do you then shut down the entire airline industry? The answer is yes. If companies were operating airplanes so lethal that a single crash could result in an oil slick the size of Maryland, a crash that endangered the livelihoods of millions of people in the seafood, tourist and real estate industries for generations to come, no sane government in the world would allow such toxic airplanes to fly. The risks would not equal the reward. The oil-covered wetlands of Louisiana will soon be followed by destroyed estuaries in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. The dead porpoises, tarred birds and stinking beaches will proliferate. We have drilled into hell itself. This is the lesson we must take from our Deepwater Titanic. The only safe oil-drilling platform in the ocean, anywhere on earth, is the one that is never deployed. These are environmental nuclear bombs. For decades on end, America has been talking about energy independence while doing little to achieve it. Enough sunshine falls on the earth in one hour to meet the entire energy needs of all humanity for one year. On May 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy announced that we were going to put a man on the moon by the end of that decade. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon. We need an energy program equivalent to the Apollo Program and weve needed it for decades. We do not have enough lifeboats on our planet to allow for any more deepwater oil drilling. We must pull all these permits immediately, impose stiff carbon taxes on the fossil fuel industries, including increased taxes on all of us who are addicted to these fuels, then reinvest those billions of dollars into clean, non-greenhouse gas producing industries such as wind, tidal, geothermal and solar energy systems. Burning fossil fuels at our current levels are helping to trap greenhouse gases such as CO2, which in turn are increasing hurricane strengths and melting the polar ice caps. Over time, both are larger issues than killing the Gulf of Mexico. Like nuclear proliferation in the 1950s, our addiction to oil has become a modern version of MAD Mutual Assured Destruction. This time its our entire biosphere at risk. We must ask ourselves two questions: Are we willing to kill our planet for cheap oil? Are we all unwitting passengers on our own Titanic Earth? Charles Sobczak is an author who lives and writes on Sanibel Island.Our Deepwater TitanicWho needs a debt commission when White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is on the case? He wants to allow federal agencies to redirect half of any unnecessary, unspent money in their budgets to other initiatives and half to deficit reduction. Currently, agencies must return all money they dont spend, giving them an incentive to spend it all. Lets say Congress goes along: The move would affect all of about $25 billion a year, according to The Wall Street Journal. In May alone, the deficit was $142 billion. In the first eight months of the fiscal year, it was $941 billion. This is like alleviating the deficit with spare change found in between the cushions of couches at the Office of Management and Budget. The presidents goal has been to change Washingtons focus from figuring out how to spend money to how to save money, Emanuel explained to the Journal, in a statement that suggests he has taken leave of the realitybased community. Perhaps he has been too busy managing the hectic trade in White House job offers to notice the administration has added $2.4 trillion in debt in 500 days. This boom in government spending was supposed to produce a boom in the private economy. So far, were one boom short. The May jobs report is a perfect distillation of Obamanomics, with its emphasis on short-term help to the economy the stimulus package, the cash-for-clunkers program, etc. that is as sustainable as a sugar high. The headline jobs number of 431,000 looked good, but 411,000 were temporary census jobs. They will soon disappear, unless we want to employ Americans in the counting of one another in perpetuity. The 41,000 new privatesector jobs were about 60,000 short of what it takes just to absorb the natural growth of the labor force. The House recently considered another $200 billion jobs bill. No one can explain why if last years $862 billion stimulus didnt work, a significantly smaller stimulus will. In reaction to deficit fears, Democratic leaders broke the bill into two pieces, of roughly $90 billion and $20 billion, and slimmed down the total cost, partly by not extending the spending quite as far into the future. No wonder Democrats fear adding all the numbers up in an annual budget resolution. Its difficult to pass budgets in election years, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer admitted, because they reflect what the status is. No budget? Problem solved. This wont fool anyone. Robust job growth requires boldness and risktaking in the private sector. What we have now is boldness and risk-taking in the public sector. It is loading as much debt onto the balance sheet as possible, and creating the predicate for more regulation, spending and taxes. We have active government and hesitant entrepreneurs. Late in the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelts treasury secretary, Henry Morgenthau, told Congress, We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. Democrats have made Morgenthaus plaint their governing ethic. In so doing, they are demonstrating their political and intellectual bankruptcy even faster than they are bankrupting the country. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.SpentBY RICH LOWRYGUEST OPINION charlesSOBCZAK Special to Florida Weekly
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Casey Weston. Not exactly the girl next door. As begins that classic Beatles tune, She was just 17 And so she is. And yet shes not. While other girls her age are enjoying the beach, their friends and perhaps looking for a summer job, Casey is spending her summer vacation in Nashville, Tenn., cultivating her music career. When Casey told her parents in eighth grade that she wanted to learn to play guitar, they thought it was just a phase. Her mother got a loaner guitar from the school where she worked to let Casey play the phase out. But much to everyones surprise, Casey embraced the guitar and with her first chords, came her first song. Soon she was writing songs and seeking out opportunities to play. At first, her shyness prevented her from making eye contact with the crowd. But eventually, she looked up and discovered people were responding to her voice, to her music, to the songs that shed written. She hasnt looked down or back since. Around our house it would have been reasonable to expect that Casey might have become a standout volleyball player, says her father, Dave Weston, who met his wife, Toni, playing volleyball when they were teenagers. Both are exceptionally accomplished in the game, as is Caseys older sister, Sundai, who plays on the Gator womens volleyball team at the University of Florida. While Casey possessed the athletic skills and abilities to follow their lead, her love for music propelled her in a different direction. Her gift for music and passion to write her own songs was quite a surprise coming from a family of jocks. But we love the sound of music in the house, her dad says. Caseys music brings a new and welcome twist to our lives. Perhaps the fact that they were dedicated athletes helped Caseys parents understand her drive, her calling. After Casey became comfortable performing, her mother recognized the need for her daughter to step up her game. My mom said, The next step is Nashville, Casey recalls. During spring break of Caseys sophomore year (2009), she and her mother drove straight through from Naples to Nashville, arriving at 2 a.m. They couldnt get into their hotel, so they slept in their car in the parking lot in the freezing cold. When morning came, she hit the ground running; Casey got the local paper and started scouring for information about open-mic venues and Nashvilles local scene. She realized during that trip she wanted to dedicate herself to her music. Theres nothing better than playing my songs for people and having them love them, she says. Its incomparable. She likes all types of music, but was particularly drawn to country music because of the stories told within the songs; lyrics, she says, are what matter most to her. For Casey, whatever is happening, whatever shes feeling, comes out best while shes playing. Then she just writes it down. She goes to Nashville as often as possible. She takes voice lessons from Renee Grant-Williams, who has worked with such talents as Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood. She works hard, and makes it seem easy, Ms. Grant Williams says. Shes both a consummate professional and a good kid at the same time. Shes played at the legendary Bluebird Caf, the Commodore Lounge and the 2009 Rising Star Contest at Pucketts Grocery in Franklin, Tenn. But she doesnt forget where she comes from. Naples is so pretty, its like paradise like heaven on earth. Where everybody else goes for vacation we live, she says. Nonetheless, the Naples native now shares her heart with Nashville. The commonality: friendly people. In Music City, she says, everyone tries to help everyone else, suggesting this venue or that contact. Caseys biggest challenge? The balancing act. I have so many responsibilities. I want to do everything I do to the best of my ability, so its a challenge to do everything and do it well, she says. Although this rising star practices her music for hours every day, she tries to enjoy her teen years and keep her feet on the ground. She admits she doesnt love school. Pre-calculus was terrible, she says. But English? Well, thats another story. No small surprise she loves the writing. She also enjoys the occasional beach volleyball game, movies with friends, looking forward to her senior year at Gulf Coast High School and contemplating where she might like to go to college. I enjoy being a kid, she says. If I didnt, I wouldnt have anything to write about. To hear Caseys music from her self-titled CD and find out about her upcoming appearances, visit www. CaseyWeston.com.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 15 MINUTES BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN ______________________Special to Florida WeeklyGulf Coast High School teen takes flight as a songbird COURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 exacts an awful price. Chronic sleep deprivation not only makes you feel lousy, it can make you quite ill. Seriously ill. Increased risks for obesity, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and suicide are but a few of the ailments that recent research links to chronic, long-term insomnia. Even minor variations in sleeping patterns can have startling consequences on how we perform our daily tasks. When clocks are adjusted for Daylight Savings Time on a Sunday in the spring, and we theoretically lose an hour of sleeping time, researchers have found there is a 17 percent increase in automobile accidents on the following Monday. Many drivers, they conclude, are impaired by even a one-hour disruption in their sleeping patterns. Imagine, then, the debilitation wrought by extended, chronic bouts of insomnia. Not for nothing did Shakespeare (a chronic insomniac himself) call sleep the chief nourisher in lifes feast.Good news and badSleeplessness in America is getting worse aggravated by factors often outside of our control. It has been found that during the (current) recession, the prevalence of insomnia has gone up, says Martin Cohn, a physician who is board certified in the treatment of sleep problems and is medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Southwest Florida in Naples. That should not be too surprising. Insomnia very often is related to anxiety and stress and depression and worry. The good news is that insomnia is treatable sometimes with medication alone and often with a combination of medication and behavioral modification. Sometimes, less severe variations of the problem can be confronted without the help of a physician or therapist. But whatever approach is taken, experts agree that the time to tackle insomnia is in the early stages, before it becomes ingrained and unremitting. We often find that an event such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job precipitates insomnia, Dr. Cohn says. He adds that factors other than anxiety and depression things such as working odd hours, physical illnesses, jet lag and major lifestyle changes can initiate a siege of troubled sleeping. Dr. Cohn points out that many times early intervention perhaps involving the use of a short-term medication prescribed by a primarycare physician can bring the sleep cycle back to normal and ward off a long-term bout of chronic sleeplessness. Left unattended, however, someone with chronic insomnia may very well end up seeing a specialist like Dr. Cohn, who treats the tough, intractable cases that are referred to him by other doctors who havent the time or the training to deal with chronic sleeplessness. Insomnia in its most basic form is described as the inability to get the amount of sleep you need to wake up feeling rested, according to Dr. Mark Mahowald, a sleep expert at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The condition can manifest itself as an inability to fall asleep or an inability to stay asleep for more than a few hours at a time. An unlucky few suffer from a combination of the two. Bouts of insomnia can last from one night to several nights to months or even years. Insomnia that lasts more than one month is deemed chronic. The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 to 40 percent of adults report occasional, short-term episodes of insomnia each year, while an additional 10 to 15 percent are afflicted with the chronic variety. Very few people, even chronic insomniacs, actually have trouble sleeping every night, according to treatment professionals. More common is something called chronicintermittent insomnia, or several nights of troubled sleep followed by a few nights of adequate sleep. The problem is that this cycle, unless treated, can continue indefinitely, resulting over time to severe sleep deprivation. Sometimes another ailment perhaps sleep apnea (which is characterized by disrupted, irregular breathing during sleep and often manifests itself in freight train-like snoring) or restless leg syndrome causes insomnia. External factors involving prescription medication that hampers sleep or the overuse of stimulants like caffeine can also play a role. But generally, insomnia is a problem generated by our brains and our inability to handle stress and depression.A treatment planInsomnia is a habit similar to smoking, compulsive eating or abusing alcohol, says William McLaughlin, a hypnotherapist who practices in Naples and treats patients with sleeping disorders. All of our habits are rooted in the subconscious mind, and that is what I address. Basically, Mr. McLaughlin induces a trance-like state in his patients and then plants suggestions in their minds regarding relaxation and sleep. The person is aware of his surroundings and is never out of control, he says. I tell them that they will sleep like a baby, that they will put all their cares on a shelf until the next day. The power of suggestion is tremendously effective, he adds. Some people lack the ability to relax their minds. I help them. Mr. McLaughlin says he almost always uses a single session to treat insomnia (usually at a cost of $90), but he also acknowledges that the ailment is one of the toughest to treat. He claims a success rate of almost 90 percent in helping patients with problems involving smoking or overeating. His success rate for insomnia is roughly half that, he says. Dr. Cohn, who in 1978 became the fifth doctor in the United States to earn board certification in sleep medicine, says the preferred medical model involves a variety of approaches. Medication Ambien and the like often is the first arrow out of the quiver. The medications we have today are so superior and so much safer than what we had years ago, the doctor says. Initially, barbiturates were employed, and they were highly dangerous and addictive. They were so dangerous, in fact, that they became the method of choice among Hollywood stars for suicide. Dr. Cohn believes that two of the most crucial elements in treatment are obtaining from a new patient a thorough medical history and a detailed accounting of sleep habits. If external factors like depression, anxiety or restless leg are present, these need to be addressed immediately. I tell my patients that I want to maximize their sleep efficiency, he says. Over time and with proper care and instruction, someone can relearn how to sleep efficiently. Dr. Cohn uses a variety of treatment methods to obtain this efficiency, including tinkering with bedtimes, wakeup times and other variables of a patients sleep patterns. It is also important to determine how much sleep a patient actually needs, he says. Most people require between 7 and 8 hours of sleep during every 24-hour cycle, although it is not unusual to encounter healthy adults who need nine or more hours. But Dr. Cohn says there are those who are called short sleepers who get along fine on no more than six hours of sleep. These are people who sleep little but do not experience tiredness or fatigue the next day, he says. They do just fine, although there is debate over whether they jeopardize their health long-term. I dont believe they do, but others arent so sure and the verdict is still out. The important thing is how someone responds to the amount of sleep they routinely get. Chronic insomnia is a problem because it leaves its victims feeling wiped out or as if they have a low-grade case of influenza. Thinking and reasoning are routinely impaired. Fuzzy thinking and indecision are common complaints from these poor souls. Steve Weisberg, a wholesaler of womens clothing, has been rocked by insomnia for decades. It may have been initially sparked by his years as a musician (he was lead guitarist for John Denver in the 1970s) and the erratic, irregular lifestyle that particular vocation entailed. There was a 10-year period during which I never got to bed before 4 a.m., he recalls. Ten years! And not a single night was I in bed and asleep before 4 a.m. Imagine what that does to your natural sleep cycle. For decades now, Mr. Weisberg, 60, has lived and worked in a world that demands more conventional hours of slumber and wakefulness. It has not been easy. He has consulted numerous doctors and spent time in sleep clinics, but insomnia continues to dog him. Most of the time its merely an annoyance he has learned to live with, but when it is bad, truly bad, it borders on debilitation. He currently is in the middle of a siege that has been aggravated by the recent death of his father. Mr. Weisberg says he finds it difficult to concentrate and focus when he is severely sleep deprived. On days that follow sleepless nights even the simplest task will seem difficult, he says. Just getting through the day and doing everything that needs to be done is a challenge. Most people can avoid the consequences that Mr. Weisberg endures by seeking help early in their sleepless periods. Some can even heal themselves, so to speak, through the use of over-the-counter supplements. Dr. Cohn is wary of a do-it-yourself approach principally because there is little regulation or oversight of what is sold OTC. Thus, judging the purity and quality of most OTC products, especially herbal concoctions and the like, is virtually impossible. Many OTC products, including Tylenol PM and others, use antihistamines as their active ingredient. Some people find that antihistamines leave them feeling groggy, and Dr. Cohn says many users build up a tolerance, making it ineffective over the long haul. The doctor does, however, give a qualified endorsement to melatonin, a hormonal supplement that helps to control sleep cycles. Melatonin often is used to counteract jet lag, but Dr. Cohn says it can be effective in treating insomnia that involves the inability to fall asleep quickly or at all, for that matter. Unfortunately, he says, most users take melatonin incorrectly. Melatonin works best when you use the lowest dosage possible, he says. Too often people take a large dose right before bed, and that isnt the most effective way. Dr. Cohn advises taking a very low dose (a half milligram or so and no more than one milligram) about six hours before bedtime. Repeat that dose again about one hour before bedtime. You should know within a few days if this regimen is helpful. Melatonin, he says, can be effective in inducing sleep, but it does little to help those who are plagued by frequent awakenings during the night. Although most of us battle insomnia on occasion, the true agony of the chronic variety is almost impossible to imagine, if you have not experienced it firsthand. It is hard to describe just how bad it can be, says Mr. Weisberg. But look at it this way: Prolonged sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. That should tell you something. INSOMNIAFrom page 1COHN MCLAUGHLIN Insomnia very often is related to anxiety and stress and depression and worry. Martin Cohn,medical director The Sleep Disorders Center of Southwest Florida
Our Numbers Add Up to One Childrens Hospital 146 individuals dedicated to childrens health careThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. More than 5,000 children were admitted last year. 103-bed hospital specialized medical programs: neonatal neurodevelopment follow-up, medical day care, cystic brosis, neurobehavioral, cancer, sickle cell, neuroscience center, and cancer counseling center of the top 3 ranked neonatal intensive care units in Florida 56 fellowship trained pediatric specialists 6 certied child life specialists 2 certied pediatric pharmacists 1 certied music therapist 1 certied full-time school teacher For more information, call 239-433-7799 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org.Member of the Florida Association of Childrens Hospitals Member of the National Association of Childrens HospitalsAnd, our numbers are growing!The Childrens Hospital is opening a specialty clinic in Naples in January 2011.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 FLORIDA FIELD NOTES BY LEE BELANGER____________________Special To Florida WeeklyAlthough their name and shape suggest something youd put in a salad, sea cucumbers are not vegetables. And theyre not edible. These warty little animals that grow up to a foot long are related to starfish and sea urchins. Like those creatures, they dont have a backbone, a heart, eyes or a brain. Sea cucumbers dont have arms either, but they do have tube feet, which they use for walking or for anchoring to the sea bottom. They use the retractable tentacles around their mouth to sweep through mud and grab plankton to eat. While its not our custom or eat sea cucumbers, they are an important food source in some parts of Asia. People in the Palau Islands of the West Pacific depend on sea cucumbers for food. Markets in Asia sell cleaned, smoked or dried sea cucumbers for use in soups. Chinese cooks often use them in dishes served at New Years celebrations. Traditional Chinese medicine used sea cucumbers to treat assorted ailments, from impotence and constipation. They were believed to prevent frequent urination and even increase the life span. Today there is a Japanese patent for sea cucumber chondroitin sulfate used in HIV therapy. Sea cucumbers can voluntarily expel sticky white threads to entangle predators such as the triton shell, crabs, shrimp, triggerfish and sea turtles. In some species these threads are toxic. When the threads arent enough to deter attackers, some sea cucumbers squirt out their intestines. As you can imagine, this usually discourages predators. In most cases, the intestines regenerate and the sea cucumber survives. Sea cucumbers can also regenerate lost tentacles in about three weeks. All this requires lots of energy. So they can eat uninterrupted, sea cucumbers generally feed at night to avoid their foe. Sexes are generally separate. Eggs and sperm are released into the water and fertilized by chance. Some animals live in a symbiotic or beneficial relationship with sea cucumbers. The pearl fish lives in the sea cucumbers stomach and gets some of its nourishment there. It enters and exits the anus, tail first. When outside its host, the fish feeds on smaller fish and shrimp. Other animals, including some worms and snails, seem to benefit from a close relationship with sea cucumbers without harming them. Sea cucumbers are strictly marine animals, and more than 1,000 species thrive in oceans throughout the world. Most live in shallow tropical waters, but a few prefer deep, cold sea trenches. Some live buried in sand with only their tentacles sticking out; others live exposed on rocks. Sea cucumbers are quite beneficial marine life. They stir up sand and mud, thereby oxygenating the water for other organisms. As scavengers, they rid the seas of waste materials. Their eggs and larvae provide food near the bottom of the food chain, nourishing fish, shrimp and mollusks. Like so many of natures odd creatures, the lowly sea cucumber provides food for higher animals that humans in turn find delicious. Lets hope the sea cucumber continues to thrive in its marine home. Lee Belanger is a master naturalist who writes about Southwest Florida flora and fauna. E-mail her at email@example.com. The lowly sea cucumber thrives in oceans around the world Barefoot Beach Preserve has summer programsSummer is anything but slow at Barefoot Beach Preserve. The following regular programs begin at the park Learning Center. Turn south off Bonita Beach Road onto Barefoot Beach Boulevard and drive about 1 miles to the park entrance. Park in the rst lot on the right. There is an entrance fee to the park for those who do not have a Collier County parking permit. Call 252-4024 or 252-4060 for reservations or more information. >>Canoe through the estuary: Join a Collier County park ranger for a guided paddle tour through one of the most productive ecosystems on earth, often called the Cradle of the Sea. Reservations are required for the 2-hour trips that depart at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday. Meet at the Learning Center, and wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. A hat, sunscreen, bottled water and waterproof camera will come in handy, too. Cost is $5 per person, and the adventure is suitable for ages 6 and older. >>Guided nature walk: Park rangers lead a leisurely boardwalk tour through the maritime forest and coastal dune at 9 a.m. every Saturday. Suitable for all ages, this is more than a nature walk, its an educational experience. Free. >>Sea turtles program: Did you know that only one out of 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings makes it to maturity? At 11 a.m. every Thursday, a park ranger explains how humans can make a difference to increase sea turtles odds of survival. Free. ng but slow at Barefoo t e f ollowing regular h e park Learnin g f f B on it a Be ac h B each Boulevard e T here o the park f or a ve a C ollierLEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTOA sea cucumber A Doctors Confession to all of Naples And why, despite all, I still do what I do Dear Friend, Confessions are tough, really tough. But I want my confession to set the record straight. Before I talk about my confession, though, let me say a few other things rst. Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter. You know, when I meet people in town they usually say, Oh, yeah, I know you, Ive seen your ad with that picture of you and the cute little boys. Well that is me with my sons Jake and Cole. Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. Let me tell you my story. Back then I was a teenager with learning disabilities, serious health problems and horrible back pains. In my case it came on gradually throughout my life. You see I had a serious injury at birth and grew up taking lots of drugs and seeing lots of doctors that didnt seem to help me. Then in high school I had a serious sports injury that almost took my life. But, theres more My mothers friend had tried for over a year to get my mom to take me to her doctor. Finally, after my injury my mom decided we had no other options (other than more drugs). This new doctor did an exam, took some lms, and then adjusted my spine. The adjustment didnt hurt, it actually felt great. To me, that day was truly a miracle in my life. My learning disabilities, health problems, and pains decreased immediately! Oh, did I mention that this doctor was a chiropractor? It worked so well for me, and I was so impressed with the other awesome results I saw in her ofce, that I eventually went to chiropractic school myself. Now as for Jake and Cole, I was able to check their delicate little bodies and spines immediately. I feel condent knowing they started out this life with the best potential for health and could start out life so different than I had to begin mine. Thank God that I know some things that my parents didnt. Getting to check children from the start has amazing long lasting effects. That is what I call prevention. That seems like a small thing, but it makes a huge difference to them. Its strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their health problems. They come to me with headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, injuries from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I cant really take the credit. My confession is that Ive never healed anyone of anything. Heres what some of my patients had to say:Before I started seeing Dr. T I had frequent headaches that lasted 1-3 days, upper & lower back pain & terrible posture. My back would hurt when I drove, stood for too long, sleptit was constant! Since I started seeing Dr. T the headaches completely stopped, I no longer have back pain, I stand taller & wake up feeling great-not tight and stiff. My results have been amazing, thanks Dr. T! -Tara 37, Naples I lived with lower back & hip pain for 10 years. I would experience numbness that would radiate from my hip to my knee. This made it dif cult to run longer than mile at a time. My neck pain had gotten so bad that I was holding it so my hand could support its weight. I no longer have neck pain. My numbness in my leg & knee have dissipated. I have returned to running 5ks without problems & I even achieved a personal record in my last race. -Molly 32, Naples What I do is give specic scientic spinal adjustments, exercises and other rehab to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by being able to function properly. We get tremendous results. Its as simple as that! Being a chiropractor can be tough, because theres a host of unqualied experts out there. They tell people a lot of things that are just plain ridiculous, misleading and false about my profession. In May of 2009 Consumer Reports reported that Chiropractic was the #1 treatment for back pain. This was a poll of 14,000 people! Regardless of your beliefs or skepticism theresults and research keeps speaking that chiropractic is tough to beat if you want RESULTS and SATISFACTION. Also conventional drugs and back surgery were rated very low in satisfaction. Consumer Reports even suggested you use caution with these treatments (remember Consumer Reports is non-biased to protect you, the consumer). Are you listening? Look, it shouldnt cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care expenses, you may as well write one for a lesser amount for chiropractic.Thats with a consultation, exam, posture analysis and x-rays everything! This exam could cost you over $250 elsewhere. But, please call right away because this offer expires on March 15, 2010 and I dont want you to miss out.Great care at a great fee... Please, I hope that theres no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. My qualications Im a Summa cum Laude graduate of Life University and Cum Laude graduate of Auburn University. I just have that low exam fee to determine IF I can help you.My assistants are Laura and Valerie and they are really awesome! 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 In the Round program brings free servicesIberia Bank/Marco and Physicians Regional Healthcare System are partnering to bring medical tests and information to Marco Island for residents. The next In the Round program begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the bank at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. For reservations, call 403-5169. Complimentary medical services and consulting will include: Cardiologist Roland Werres; podiatrists Loan Lam and Gregory Spain; audiologist Sara Rickelmann; Pam Eichler, R.N., with information about diabetes; dermatologist Craig Eichler; Vitas Hospice representatives with information about the Marco bereavement support group; glaucoma/vision screening with Dr. Robert Guda; a urologist/prostate/kidney specialist; information about asthma and allergies; blood pressure checks; and information about wound care from Dr. Philip Organ.After participants have had the chance to visit with their physicians of choice, there will be a brief presentation on the future of preventive medicine by Mike Hyde, vice president for advancement with Jackson Laboratory, followed by a Q&A session about medical issues. Prevention is the main focus of health expoNCH Healthcare System presents its 2010 Preventive Health Expo from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Downtown Naples Hospital. Free back screenings, blood oxygen level screenings, asthma and COPD screenings will be available as will information about various preventive health measures and child safety tips. Free refreshments will be served. Free screenings coming upKmart at 4955 Golden Gate Parkway will have free diabetes screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-23. No appointment necessary. The Winn Dixie Pharmacy at 4849 Golden Gate Parkway will conduct free cholesterol and diabetes screenings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 8. No appointment necessary. For more information about either of the above, call Cholestcheck at (800) 713-3301. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVINGMens health reportJune is Mens Health Month. With that in mind, the Collier County Health Department and the Florida Department of Health suggest that its a great time to start talking to the guys in your life who can come up with every reason in the book to put off a visit to their doctor for a thorough physical examination. Most men will go to the doctor for a common cold or allergies usually something they need relief from immediately. But many illnesses, including cancer, dont have symptoms or have symptoms that dont appear right away. An annual checkup can add years to your life. By talking with their doctors about personal health histories and those of their families, men can cut down their risk for developing cancer, Dr. Durado Brooks, director of prostate and colon cancer for the American Cancer Society, says. Many types of cancer dont have noticeable symptoms in the early stages, when they are most treatable. Talking with your doctor now can save your life.What to ask aboutKnowing what to talk to your doctor about is key. Here are some things men should ask about at their next checkup: Prostate cancer: Because early prostate cancer usually has no symptoms, its important to get the facts and talk with your doctor about your personal risk and whether testing is right for you. Some risk factors include age, ethnicity and family history of prostate cancer. Tests for prostate cancer include the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test and the digital rectal exam. Colon cancer: Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in both men and women. And the primary risk factor for the disease is age, with more than 90 percent of cases diagnosed in people over 50. Discuss with your doctor screening options that are right for you. The American Cancer Society recommends one of these five testing schedules for anyone 50 or older at average risk: Yearly fecal occult blood test Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years Yearly FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years (preferred over either option alone) Double contrast barium enema every five years, if normal Colonoscopy every 10 years, if normal Testicular cancer: Primarily a disease of younger men, this is the most common cancer diagnosed in men between the ages of 15 and 35. The good news is that testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of the disease, because most cases can be found at an early stage. A testicular exam is an important part of a general physical checkup. These are just a few of the things men should talk to their doctors about. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org. Its no secret why NCH has received so many distinctions for quality over the past five years. We possess a combination of services, resources and most of all, people that is unrivaled in our market. Two e-mails I received this week make the point vividly. Dr. David Lindner sent this: I was called at 6:59 p.m. to emergently see a patient by Dr. Tony Krembs. This 80-year-old had a five-lobe infiltrate, a 96,000 white blood count and actually did not look like he had pneumonia. In the next two hours hed been assessed, admitted, seen by critical care, anesthesia, consulted with hematology, had a bronchoscopy and begun all his therapy. I can tell you that nowhere else in this neck of the woods will this happen. It is a pleasure to work when the assets are all in place, we are provided with what we need and the team functions in the manner it was supposed to. And this came from Dr. Holly Miller: Dr. Todd Rice (ER physician) called me to notify me of a patient who had just returned to the ER due to vaginal bleeding. I was the unassigned gyn doc on that day. The patient had a procedure earlier that day elsewhere and was transported by EMS to NCH. Her bleeding slowed and she was discharged. When she returned shortly after her initial discharge, her vaginal bleeding was profuse. Dr. Rice quickly ascertained that this patient needed gyn evaluation. He had his team treat her as a trauma patient, and by the time I walked over from my office, she already had two IV lines going and blood was on its way, thanks to the fast work of the nurses on duty, all of whose names I wish I remembered. The CT staff responded immediately when Dr. Rice, upon my order, called for a stat CT. Radiologist Dr. Jack Ryan gave me an immediate read. The OR staff (R.N.s Robert Garris, Meprina Martineau and Yves Desruisseaux) had the OR set up. Dr Joe Arrigo and his SRNA team met the patient in pre-op and quickly brought her back to the OR, continuing to infuse fluids and blood to keep her stable. I was very impressed that ultrasound tech Robert Gentile was willing to join us in the OR to provide for real-time ultrasonography while I did a D&C The OR staff stayed calm and worked flawlessly. The patient was discharged home in three days. I saw her in my office yesterday, and she is just happy to be alive. While she credited me with that, I know that I couldnt have done it without all of the people Ive noted, and I am sure a few more I am forgetting all of whom gave 110 percent. Another asset we have is unstinting community support. Sadly, NCH and our community recently lost one of our greatest friends Raymond Lutgert, who provided for our cancer centers and first da Vinci robot. Over the years, Mr. Lutgert and his wonderful family have done so much for so many. Clearly, NCH would not be able to provide the quality care that Dr. Lindner and Dr. Miller described in their e-mails without the commitment to the local community and the larger humanity of people like Ray Lutgert. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Team effort succeeds with dif cult casesSTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHave a lifesaving talk with your doctor today THE HOME OF EVERY SMILEPatricia Primero, DDS (239) 254-4480MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 NEWS A13 Youll love our $1,250 LASIKIts our way of saying Thank You for four years in Naples and Bonita.SURPRISE!So grab your phone and call (239) 949.2021or visit www.bonitaeye.com Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYESTEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS Anton E. Coleman, M.D. Behavioral NeurologistBoard Certi edAPPOINTMENTS cholesterol, blood-sugar, thyroid function, heart disease by 50,Why not your MEMORY ? or disorientation, could be the cause of a serious illness Screening for over 75 years is a must Screening for years is smart Screening for over 50 years is PREVENTION Before your mind changes YOU !RETAIN YOUR MINDFULNESS, PREVENTION IS THE KEY Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology on his book. As Tom Hanks, who portrayed the investigator who dogged him for years, has said, Mr. Abagnales lecture may be the best one-man show youll ever see. Mr. Cooper is well known for telling a story from multiple points of view. His coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and boots-on-the-ground reporting of its effects on the working people of Louisiana and the gulf ecosystems is a perfect example of how he has matured into a fearless investigative reporter, Mr. Borman says. Since the launch of Anderson Cooper 360, Mr. Cooper has covered nearly all of the major news events around the world. He spent more than a month along the U.S. Gulf Coast covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has returned more than 20 times to follow the reconstruction progress. He has reported multiple times from Afghanistan and Iraq and has covered the ongoing violence in Mexico, the bombings in London and the IsraeliHezbollah conflict. In addition to reporting for CNN, he also provides reports for CBSs Minutes. His memoir, Dispatches from the Edge, recently topped The New York Times best-seller list. The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series is entering its 28th year of presenting the worlds most influential leaders and speakers. Its mission is to present ideas and issues that stimulate thought, promote dialogue and enhance understanding. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Naples Town Hall is continually working to create opportunities for teachers and administrators and their students, from grade school through college, to participate in this forum of ideas. The key to a free and open society is education. We believe that can and should be fun, too, says Mr. Borman. Subscriptions to the 2011 series are $600 per person or $1,350 per person for the dinner series, which includes a private cocktail reception, dinner and 45-minute Q&A. For those looking to support this nonprofit by participating as a Town Hall Benefactor, $5,000 provides exclusive access for two with priority seating, a private cocktail reception, dinner and the Q&A, plus entry to special events and an invitation to dine with one guest speaker. More information is at www.naplestownhall.org. TOWN HALLFrom page 1An old-fashioned celebration of golden retrievers is set for Saturday, June 19, in Bonita Springs. Hosted by Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, GoldenFest takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ruffn It Doggy Daycare at 9240 Brookwood Court. We hope this event will be one to hold year after year and just grow bigger and bigger, says Alesia Mata of Naples, president of GRRSWF, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The all-volunteer organization has placed 72 dogs in adoptive homes and has eight in foster homes awaiting adoption. Based in Lee and Collier counties, GRRSWF also serves Charlotte, Sarasota, Glades, Desoto and Hendry counties. The organization takes in golden retrievers from shelters and from owners who can no longer keep them, and finds them new homes. Many dogs come to the rescue with medical problems, including heartworms, and require veterinary treatment before they can be adopted. GoldenFest celebrates GRRSWFs first year of helping rescued golden retrievers and golden mixes find their forever homes, says board member Dennis Guyitt of Bonita Springs. But we also invite all goldens and their owners to come. Beyond that, however, it is a tribute to all the dogs we love to love. We hope to see anyone who enjoys the company of canines at GoldenFest. The schedule includes: 11 a.m. to noon Golden Reading Hour for children, featuring certified therapy dogs. Each child should bring a book to read to a trained therapy dog. 1-2 p.m. Canine Good Citizen testing (by appointment only). To register, call (863) 651-3895. Events and vendors include a pet massage seminar, dog training demonstration, pets for adoption through Lee County Domestic Animal Services, Bonitas Angel Animal Hospital, For Footed Friends, Labrador Rescue, Invisible Fence, Buddy&Molly.com, door prizes, raffles and a silent auction for a family boating trip by Capt. Butch Cottrill of Wavedancer Charters on Captiva Island. Food and drink will be offered by Freds Diner, a dog-friendly restaurant in North Naples. The requested donation is $5 per person. For more information, call 9483647 or 369-0415 or e-mail info@grrswf. org. The rescues website is www.grrswf.org. Golden retrievers reign at GoldenFest in BonitaBY CATHY COTTRILLSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOThese happy goldens belong to Dennis Guyitt, who also took this photograph.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 Pets of the Week >>Cassie is a 5-year-old, purebred British blue. Shes very regal in manner. Her adoption fee is $250.>>Dora is a 3-year-old calico whos very shy. She needs a gentle person with patience. She does well with other cats. Her adoption fee is $55.>>Lady is a 7-year-old Labrador/chow mix whos gentle, obedient and very sweet. Her adoption fee is $75.>>Skittles is a short-coat Chihuahua mix whos about a year old. Sweet and alert, shes always ready to go. Her adoption fee is $125.To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30-days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. 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It should always be considered, though, especially for those dogs who are so active that they distract the driver. Collapsible crates are available for easy storage in the trunk when not in use.Another safety tool is a doggy seat belt. Some models attach to the vehicles seat belt and then to a harness you provide, while others come complete with harness. Also good for keeping a pet in place if you have a station wagon, van or SUV are widely available metal barriers that fit between the passenger and cargo areas. These barriers arent considered as safe in the event of a crash as a crate or a safety belt, but they do solve the problem of a dog whose behavior can distract the driver.If your dogs only exposure to travel is an occasional trip to the veterinarians, dont be surprised if he hates car rides. Try to build up his enthusiasm by increasing his time in the car and praising him for his good behavior. The first short trips should be to pleasant locations, such as parks. Because most of the car-sickness problems come from fear, not motion sickness, building up your pets tolerance for riding in a car is a better long-term cure than anything you could give him. Ask your veterinarians advice for any medication to help in the short term. On the road, remember to stop at regular intervals, about as often as you need to for yourself, for your dog to relieve himself and get a drink of fresh water. Always keep your dog on a leash for his own safety. And dont forget that your dogs ID tags are never as important as when youre on the road. With a few short practice trips and some training, youll be on the road in no time. The number of people who travel with their dogs is growing, and so too are the options for pets on the road. From ruffing it at campgrounds to enjoying fabulous fourstar hotels, the time has never been better to pack up your pet and go. Still, traveling with a dog is no picnic sometimes. Finding lodgings can be difficult, luxurious inside dining is largely sacrificed in favor of eating takeout in the car or a park, and spending hours tripping through quaint shops becomes a thing of the past when a dog is waiting. Traveling with dogs offers some challenges, but nearly all are surmountable with common sense and creativity. The travel industry wants to help, thats for sure. Countless books cover traveling with dogs, and some travel agents have carved out a niche booking caninecentered vacations. People in the travel industry have learned that many people with dogs are exceptionally grateful for pleasant accommodations, and so return to the places that treat them well year after year. As a result, some entrepreneurs have gone to great lengths to attract dog lovers. 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Mantz, MD Pedro Marcucci, MD Keith Miller, MD Mark Mintz, MD Bruce M. Nakfoor, MD David K. Ornstein, MD Steven H. Paletsky, MD Jasper Rizzo, DO James H. Rubenstein, MD Robert A. Scappa, DO Brian Schwartz, MD David Spellberg, MD Michael Strickland, DO Harold H. Tsai, MD Bert van Beever, MD Kendall Wise, MD Ira Zucker, MD1-800-NEW-HELP www.MensCancerCenter.com MUSINGS Rx email@example.com l A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark TwainCreating strategies of accurate measurement has been part of the human enterprise from the earliest times. Units of measurement are primordial human tools. These pioneer measurement strategies used body parts as the basis of establishing units of measure. The digit was the width of a finger; the palm, the length across the hand; and, the cubit extended from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow. This made good sense: The body of the one measuring was always present and available for use. And even though the lengths of body parts varied, careful use of ones own body parts from one measuring instance to another was useful and accurate within ones own projects. Making measurable contact with the other across time and space demanded agreement upon standards of measurement. Standard comes from the Middle English word meaning, banner. The agreed upon measurement unit became a reified entity, a standard, a basis for concretized identification. So we have systems measuring in tandem with cultures. The English system, for instance, used Queen Elizabeths arm length as the definition of yard. The rulers foot size became the ruler, the standard of measure, and then the name of the bit of wood we still buy when entering a new juvenile academic annual level. Today even the adult person on the street in the USA still uses the pre-Revolution English measure. Many of us who are not in the scientist caste struggle with transition to the much simpler metric system. Our measurable loyalties and habits die hard. This is true even though we also have the communal sophistication of using as standard the tiny units of time passed in the disintegration of radioactive particles. Next to the easily seen lengths of body parts, these extraordinary standards are in the ordinary world immeasurable and unseeable. The banal concrete measures exist unselfconsciously, frivolously, next to the mystery of the unseen and incomprehensible. And all without making waves. How can we fathom it all? The fathom is, indeed, another unit of measure. The fathom is unit used to measure the depth of water. One fathom has become standardized to equal approximately six feet, or one one-thousandth of the 6,080 feet that is a nautical mile. But in the body parts day definition of the fathom, this unit was equal to the distance between the fingertips of a mans outstretched arms. The word fathom comes from the Old English word meaning embracing arms. Before sonic depth finders, sounding lines were used to keep ships from running aground in shallow waters. The lines were attached to a metal plummet, and were marked by material tied to the lines at regular intervals. If the water reached a specific marker tie, the depth unit was identified as by the mark. If the water came up between the ties, it was called by the deep. Mark Twain took his pen name from his days as Samuel Clemens, riverboat pilot. He often heard the leadsman sing out a mark twain. This meant that there were 12 feet of water beneath the ship, a safe amount for navigation. And so this great writer came to call himself by the song of Fathom 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.safety, the indication that the water depths were adequate to prevent shallow running aground. Perhaps this sense of safety is of the stuff of piracy spin, false safety fed as pablum to measuring babies. What did the leadsmen sing when the Sirens came out with their song of irresistible mystery? Did they sing their measured response with eyes fixed and dull and wide? Can we fathom the phantom pain in our merely ostensibly existent measurables? Already aground and amok perhaps we be. In the midst of chaos, we have tea and chatter about profit margins while our marginal prophets, profligate, find touchstone in body parts and mind streams, in measures only roughly estimated, off the mark, by the deep. I do not lie; I see it clearly. We fathom not the mystery. We ardently long to allow it to be more than merely shut and closed, aground in shallows. Perhaps we desire the fathoming of open embrace, arms spread wide, beyond measurement, sinking into our own true unfathomable depths. Mark beyond telling. COURTESY PHOTO
BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010WEEK at-a-glance We do!Wedding professionals gather for networking aboard the Double Sunshine. B7 For many an investor and many an adviser, this conversation rings true: Investor: What should I do? Sell my equities? Buy gold? How can I even think of buying Treasuries with long-term rates at 3-4 percent? What do I do with my 1,000 shares of BP? Adviser: These are all good questions. The S&P has had a lot of technical damage and looks like it can go lower. BP seems to generate more and more bad news. Even if they get it plugged, there will be years of cleanup. Hard to say about BP; it sure looks cheap, except some think it will go bankrupt. Id like to put you in gold, but it keeps hitting new highs; maybe on a pull back. Bonds pay nothing, but if the U.S. double dips, then theyll probably just go higher and Investor: Hold it. Im confused. Just cut to the chase and tell me exactly what you want me to do. Adviser: I wish it were that easy. Investor: Well, gosh darn it, give me some advice. Tell me something that will give me a picture of where were going from here. Adviser: I cant tell you where the U.S. or the world is going. Its all unchartered waters. I can tell you to stay well allocated. Make sure you have income from a variety of sources. Make sure you have cash sufficient to handle your needs for the next two years. Get out of anything that prevents you from sleeping at night. And even though I hate to say it and dont want to scare you, get ready for another two to three years of big economic problems. Todays economic reality is truly that confusing and unpleasant. The world is seemingly caught between a rock andSummer headwinds provide good reason to reevaluate portfolio On the MoveMake it your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 On the home frontThe news is good about sales in Grey Oaks, Firano at Naples. B9 SEE MONEY, B4 w ea W i t ad jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org Veterinary technicians, surveyors, network systems analysts and computer software engineers are four careers projected to grow by more than twice the average annual percentage in Southwest Florida through 2017. That is assuming the region recovers from the recession, including in the construction industry, the U.S. Agency for Workforce Innovation says. That hasnt happened yet, which is one reason why it might still be a long shot to get hired as a surveyor. But at least four veterinary clinics in the region have hired vet techs recently, including North Collier Animal Clinic and Chiquita Animal Hospital in Cape Coral. This has been a continuing trend now for some time, says Rebecca Rust, chief economist with the Florida Vet techs, IT among hot jobs in a slowly recovering marketProfessionals in demandEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYVeterinary technician Marilee Romero draws blood from Pappy at VCA Miracle Mile Animal Hospital in Fort Myers. in the know The fastest-growing jobs in Collier County Annual % Increase 2009 Average Hourly* Wage Computer Software Engineers, Applications5.57 40.73 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 5.16 18.33 Interior Designers 5.07 26.28 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians4.96 15.19 Pharmacy Technicians 4.72 14.06 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval4.38 35.00 Bartenders 4.35 12.29 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4.32 24.18 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 4.32 15.68 Counter and Rental Clerks 4.22 11.32 Locker Room, Coatroom and Dressing Room Attendants 4.13 15.56 Manicurists and Pedicurists 4.11 11.70 Network Systems/ Data Communications Analysts 4.05 33.26 Dental Hygienists 4.05 33.17 Cost Estimators 4.03 32.76 Source: Agency for Workforce InnovationBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE JOBS, B5
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NOW 24 BEERS ON TAP! $5 APPS & 9 PIZZAS(Toppings Extra) Joel Soorenko, BrokerVR Business Brokers 5627 Naples Blvd Naples www.VRBB.com/NaplesFort Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful Guidance Business Valuation Existing Business Sales Mergers and Acquisitions Pilates Studio Landscape & Curbing Co. Restoration & Remodeling Co. Sign Co. Asset Sale Day Spa Arcade/Casinos Yacht Broker Shoe Store Storm Shutters Mfg. Architectural Trim Mfg. Hair Salon (4) Childrens Hair Cuttery Catering & Sandwich Shop European Deli Seafood Restaurant Jennifer Figurelli is one of those rare Florida natives. Born in Gainesville, she and her family mom, dad and two younger brothers moved to Naples when Mrs. Figurelli was just 4 years old so her father could start his veterinary practice. As a young teen, her love of animals compelled her to help out in her dads office, and yet, while she admits she would have loved to follow in her fathers footsteps, she says she just couldnt stomach the surgical aspect of it. Though unsure of her exact career path, she did know one thing: I knew I was going to do something professional, she says. I always imagined myself wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. This mental image encouraged her to pursue a business degree at Florida Southern College. Her first job out of school was managing a fine jewelry store, a position she describes as a steppingstone that helped pay the bills. It was the early s, and her choices in the then small town of Naples were limited to the retail and hospitality industries, which really didnt excite her. Looking for more, she moved to Floridas east coast and pursued work in the legal industry, where she worked as a paralegal for several large firms focusing on estate planning and securities litigation. Ultimately, though, she had a decision to make: Either become a lawyer and actually get the glory, or leave the legal profession and find something that really ignited her passion. She couldnt ignore the fact that she had always been drawn to financial planning, in part because when her father died from brain cancer, her family ended up going through probate despite the fact that her dad kept all of his financial papers in order. It was a very stressful time. It was difficult for me to understand the legalese, says Mrs. Figurelli, who was only 17 at the time and just two weeks away from starting college. Hoping to help families avoid a similar situation, she was happy to return to Naples years later when an opportunity in the banking industry arose. I cant imagine living anywhere else, she says. This is a state that has something for everyone. I guess you could say Im a true Floridian. About a year into her banking career, she met Andy Hill. Together they shared a common interest: to help families plan for their financial future. Every once in awhile, Mr. Hill would stick his head in her office and say, Whenever you want to start your own shop, Im ready when you are. This past January, she and Mr. Hill opened Andrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc., an investment management firm serving those in the area who are not necessarily considered high net worth but have a substantial portfolio nonetheless. I couldnt be happier, she says. Its challenging and very exciting to be in control of my own destiny. Shes especially pleased to be able to help their clients not only plan for the future but also find a bank that meets their needs, discuss long-term care insurance, analyze their assets and liabilities and more. She and Mr. Hill refer to it as highly personalized service. In addition to helping families adequately prepare in the event of a loved ones death, Mrs. Figurelli also attends to families with special needs children. She was first exposed to mentally handicapped children during her years at Pine Ridge Middle School, when students like herself would volunteer to be excused from the general curriculum and act as teachers aides to students with developmental disabilities. I gained a lot of personal satisfaction just by how much they appreciated me being there, she says. Today, she takes that childhood experience and assists families who are faced with medical, educational and financial challenges, helping them prepare for the future when maybe they can no longer take care of their child or to make sure their child is cared for when they die. Little did she know then, but middle school was also when she initially met a fellow classmate who decades later would be her husband. I wasnt dating him at the time, she laughs. They just happened to re-meet years later; now, eight years married, they are bringing up their own family of two children. Together they spend as much time outdoors as possible. In fact, the Figurellis really enjoy camping and their goal is to visit one Florida state park each summer. This summer theyre headed to the center of the state by the Suwannee River. I want to visit every state park before I die, she says. So far shes been to 20 of Floridas 160 state parks. BUSINESS PROFILE A professional knows when the time is right BY ALYSIA SHIVERS ____________________Special to Florida Weekly e s u g ht o a l on e to f Sh e ca p Ri d he fr o t e a op pe t h sa ex fa fi p c o w s COURTESY PHOTOJennifer Figurelli
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Advertising and Marketing Katie Manuri has joined Paradise Marketing and Advertising Inc. as account coordinator in the Naples office, and Katie Varano has been promoted to account executive. Ms. Manuri earned a bachelors degree in marketing and communications from Florida State University. Ms. Varano has been at the firm for two years as an account coordinator. Martine Cronin has joined Dunkins Diamonds as marketing director. She is a graduate of Florida State University. Board Appointments L. Patt Franciosi has been appointed to the David Lawrence Center board of directors for a three-year term. Originally trained in psychiatric nursing, she holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Marquette University. She has held academic appointments at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, Alverno College in Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the immediate past president of the World Federation for Mental Health and has served as president of the Mental Health Association in Minnesota, president of the National Mental Health Association and chair of the National Prevention Coalition. She has received two appointments from United States presidents: one to the National Institute of Mental Health Advisory Council and the other to the United States Health and Human Services Secretarys Council on Promotion and Disease Prevention. As a board member for the David Lawrence Center, Dr. Franciosi will serve on the Clinical and Administrative Practices Committee. The following officers have been installed on the board of trustees of the David Lawrence Foundation to serve for the 2010-2011 fiscal year: Brendon Tripodo, senior vice president, private banking manager of Fifth Third Bank-South Florida, chairman; Ray Ankner, chairman and CEO of CJA and Associates; first vice chair; Robin Stranahan, retired real estate agent, second vice chair; Daniel Mendoza, vice president and portfolio manager with M&I Wealth Management, treasurer; and Elizabeth Star, community volunteer and fundraiser, secretary. The foundation board of trustees also includes: Michael Benson, Reginald Buxton, William Collins, Thomas Dieters, Kevin Hale, Richard Lynch, George Leamon, Caryn Hacker-Buechel, Sharon Kenny, Richard Munro, Carol Williamson and John Vega. Commencement Speaker John Marazzi of John Marazzi Nissan in Naples and John Marazzi Audi Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers will deliver the commencement address and will also receive an honorary doctorate in business administration when Southwest Florida College holds its 36th commencement ceremony on June 19. Employee Services Michael Brown has been promoted to director of recruitment at BanyanBrown Employment Solutions Inc. He holds a degree in business administration with a major in finance from the University of Florida and is a graduate of Growing Associates in Naples, a program for emerging leaders sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers with the Economic Development Council of Collier County and is a member of HR Collier, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Interior Design Minka Brown has joined Jinx McDonald Designs Inc. as an interior designer. Ms. Brown, who is the daughter of Jinx McDonald, holds a masters degree in interior design from Florida State University and a bachelors degree in communications from Florida International University. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design and has completed projects in Newport Beach, Calif., in Naples and in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Law Beth Vogelsang has joined the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Ms. Vogelsang recently relocated to Southwest Florida from Miami, where she practiced law for 25 years. She has been board certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar since 1992. She will focus her practice in south Lee County and Collier County, including Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples. She received her undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, cum laude, in 1982 and her law degree from the University of Miami, magna cum laude, in 1985. Nonpro t Organizations George Ahearn has been named vice chairman of SCORE Naples. Mr. Ahearn is the president of GeoGroup Holdings LLC, a consulting company in the chemical business. He is also a SCORE counselor and has served as director of marketing for the all-volunteer national organization that provides business advice and education for small businesses. He was employed for 28 years by Exxon Corp. and Exxon Chemical. He holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from the City University of New York and a masters and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Rutgers University. Jinx Liggett and Jennifer Ross have joined the management team at Youth Haven. Ms. Liggett will oversee the Youth Haven Children and Family Counseling Center; Ms. Ross will oversee the residential emergency shelter and family support services programs. Ms. Liggett has worked for profit and nonprofit inpatient mental health treatment facilities in Texas, Maryland and Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor of arts degree and a masters in business administration from the University of Maryland in College Park. Ms. Ross is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified addictions professional with a bachelors degree in sociology and a masters in community counseling from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Most recently, she was the clinical manager of crisis services for the Mobile Crisis & Recovery Center at Charlotte Behavior Health Care in Punta Gorda and a clinician and mental health counselor for Naples Community Hospital and the David Lawrence Center. Retirement Living Vicki Tracy has been named director of The Arlington of Naples, a Lutheran Life Community, and will work from an office in the information center for the continuing care retirement community coming to Lely Resort. Ms. Tracys professional background includes key leadership roles in small company startups to larger entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, her career focus has been retirement living for seniors. She is a 30-year resident of Naples. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON THE MOVE MANURI VARANO CRONIN FRANCIOSI TRIPODO BROWN MONEYFrom page B1hard place. What are the major headwinds confronting economic recovery? First, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithners cheerleading for government spending to jump-start the EU countries was declined by our European counterparts. They didnt buy into the concept of deficit spending to grow their way out of their economic woes. Europes economic contraction will lower world GDP growth without question.The second headwind will probably come from new regulations in the financial industry. To the extent that bank capital requirements are raised in the U.S. and globally, GDP growth will face a haircut of 1-1.5 percent for several years.The third headwind is a certain rise in the cost of doing business in the oil industry because of the BP mess. If offshore drilling is ended or lessened, there are losses and higher costs of doing business. Beyond that, the spill will raise insurance costs for drillers, shippers and exploration companies. More regulations will also mean delayed and declined projects. (Not that this is all bad, it just will negatively impact growth.) Increasing signs of a stalled recovery in the U.S. present the fourth headwind. Sure, we have gazillions of economic stats, and each week there are good and bad. But a few especially important statistics are all unattractive: Leading indicators have fallen a whopping 4 percent from 50.3 percent to 46.5 percent; equity markets worldwide are down 20-30 percent from their recent peaks; and the Chicago PMI last reported a 4 percent decline. Another gust of wind that can knock our economic socks off would be a rerating of the U.S. Treasury debt. Moodys has warned that if the U.S. recovery falters and we cannot bend the curve of deficit spending, we face a lower credit rating. But theres no sense in counting the worldwide equity markets down and out for the rest of the summer. Also, the bad news has, to date, lowered yields on variable mortgages, which is critical as we go into a season of a very large amount of resets. If tied to very short-term Treasuries, the reset could be in the low 3 percent range; if reset to a 15to 30-year benchmark, the resets look closer to 5 percent. This is great news to many. Sell in May and go away has worked like a charm. If youre thinking U.S. equities will rally this summer and you begin to see prices move up, just be careful that you also see a pick up in volume. Prices and volume should confirm each other; otherwise you have divergence, and that basically means dont trust what you see. Now is a good time to make sure that you are fully allocated, have cash in case the markets decline a lot more, and are out of positions/investments that worry you. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Naples-based chartered financial analyst. Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Teacher Immersion Program in the College of Education is taking applications for the Florida teacher certification program. Anyone interested in becoming a K-12 teacher who already holds a bachelors degree in any subject area can apply.A fast-track pathway to Florida teacher certification, TIP consists of six modules, three graduate classes and an internship. Successful completion leads to a Florida Professional Educators Certificate in four semesters. Application deadline for fall entry is July 1. Grant funding of tuition is available to qualified applicants. For those who are interested in learning more about becoming an educator in Florida, FGCU is holding a free information session from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the Academic Building on the main campus. The workshop will cover several paths to certification, including TIP, and will also address individual coursework and state teacher exams. For more information, visit www. fgcutip.com or call TIP coordinator Susan Kohler at 590-7806. Take a TIP for the fast track to becoming a teacher
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Agency for Workforce Innovation. (Veterinarians) customer base over time has become more affluent. Marilee Romero, 22, started about four years ago in the kennel at VCA Miracle Mile Animal Hospital in Fort Myers and has worked her way up to her position there now as a vet tech. Samantha Oberst, 33, was hired about four months ago as a vet tech at Groves Veterinary Clinic in Port Charlotte. She returned to the field after trying out kinesiology. Both say they perform a broad range of duties, everything but surgery, Ms. Romero says. Ive always wanted to help save animals, Ms. Oberst says. As a technician, youre really involved. Other in-demand jobs include positions in the broader fields of health care and information technology. You cant start a business without IT people even a gas station, says Kevin Theissen, computer network systems manager at Hodges University. Actually, (jobs in) the entire spectrum of computer fields are expected to grow 20-plus percent by 2018, says Al Ball, program chair in the School of Technology at Hodges. Those fields include software engineers, systems administrators and systems and data communications analysts. We have experienced an increase in student interest in these fields as well as an increase in enrollment, Professor Ball says, even for those students who are not necessarily going into the computer fields. Edison State College also predicts that IT and computer-based jobs will grow. What we are hearing right now is that jobs in technology (computer programming, information specialists, network specialists, computer analysts) are and will continue to be in demand, Catherine Bergerson, director of Edisons communications and marketing, wrote in an e-mail. We offer a drafting and design program that includes some courses in surveying and mapping, but we havent heard from our advisory committee that jobs in that area are expected to increase in Southwest Florida. Health care was the only field to show growth during the peak of the recession, note economists such as Ms. Rust. From our point of view, clearly, health care is always golden, says Debbie Guilbaul, supervisor of the Career and Service Center in Port Charlotte. Were finding that nurses and CNAs get jobs. Other medical occupations are also in demand. Weve trained quite a few and are in the process of training medical billers and coders and health information technology people.Competitive hiringWith unemployment rates still relatively high, the market is more competitive. An influx of job seekers partly accounts for why the unemployment rate is up nearly two percentage points over a year ago in Florida, at 11.2 percent. Locally, unemployment rates are also up over last year in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area (12.7 percent), as well as in Naples-Marco Island (11.4 percent) and Punta Gorda (12.5 percent). In this climate, keeping up with ever evolving technology and learning new skills is important, says Jim Wall, business development director with the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. Job-keeping skills nowadays evolve around a lifelong learning process, he says. No longer (will your job be secure) as long as you show up for work on time and do a good job. You must continually evolve your abilities. Compared to one month ago, however, the unemployment rate has dropped in all the above areas of Southwest Florida. This mixed signal indicates Southwest Florida, as it sl owly recovers from the recession, will have a job market that peaks and valleys during a general upward trend. Its generally getting less worse, although thats not a typical term, economist Ms. Rust explains. The gap between those rates is closing up some. Were seeing some small gains in some areas. It used to be just health care and now we are seeing a little bit wider range, some IT occupations are coming into the top. Were seeing improvement, but again, especially in your area, because of the higher foreclosure rates, its very slow. Personal trainers, skin-care specialists and manicurists are three more jobs that the U.S. Agency in Workforce Innovation projects will be in demand here Southwest Florida. Beauty salons are becoming what we call more full service, in the sense that theyre now spas, Ms. Rust says. The structural change in the sense for the beauty salon industry that theyre broadening their scope of services. Pharmacy technicians may also be another high-growth position because of the increase in the middle-aged and elderly populations that use more prescription drugs. And there are more locations selling drugs now, Ms. Rust says. It used to be only drug stores, but now pharmacy services are provided in more places. But whether more jobs become available, in many of these fields, also depends on a wider economic recovery. A lot of it is still going to depend on tourism, which is a good and strong partner, says business development director Mr. Wall. But in Southwest Florida, there is an effort to diversify our economy so were not on a three-legged stool of tourism, construction and health care. JOBSFrom page 1 Job search support group meets weeklyA job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every 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. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. in the know COURTESY PHOTOKevin Theissen, network systems manager at Hodges University, says information technology jobs like his are crucial to most businesses. Looking to Shop for the Latest Trends in Home Improvement and Interior Furnishings?Florida Weekly showcases these products and services in our monthly HomeScapes magazine. Luxus Frameless Shower Door SpecialistsSEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAIL S APRIL 2010 MAY 2010Laminate & Real Wood Flooring SpecialistsSEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAIL S WRIGHT FLOORING INC. 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Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests and future members. Reservations are required by noon June 17. For information, e-mail email@example.com. The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter, meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speakers Frank Berna and Jay Schlichter will present Tips for Taking and Submitting Great Photos. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 18, 2010. Contact Kathy Saenz at firstname.lastname@example.org. A View of the Economy is presented by the Naples Trust Company from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Encore Bank, 3003 Tamiami Trail N. To reserve a seat, call 774-4000. Registration is limited to 15. Lee-Collier Networkers meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Shulas Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Bob Newman will discuss de-stressed with yoga. Visit www.leecolliernet.com. Beyond Bonds: Creating & Repairing Retirement Income Portfolios, a free seminar, starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Merrill Lynch in Mercato. For reservations, call Dale Kirk at 649-2915. CREW Naples/Fort Myers, an association of women in commercial real estate, meets at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. Following a tour of the museum, which is set to open in next year, the group will go to Stonewood Grill for networking. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Visit www. crewnetworkswfl.com. The Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Bay Water Boat Rentals at 5124 Bonita Beach Road S.W. For more information or to register, visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY JUNE 17-23, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9he Cascada model in the exclusive enclave of Estuary at Grey Oaks has sold. A luxury villa with 3,682 square feet of living space, the Cascada has an inviting great room plan, three bedrooms, 4 baths, plus a spacious study with cherry wood flooring. The kitchen is a chefs dream, complete with an island with vegetable sink, a gas cooktop and a wine cooler. The generous covered outdoor lanai overlooks a lake and the 17th hole of the Estuary course. A natural gas heated pool and spa, summer kitchen and outdoor fireplace complete the outdoor living and entertaining space. The Estuary at Grey Oaks is set amid a 48-acre preserve at the headwaters of the Gordon River. Stands of towering pine, cypress and oak trees with wetlands and foliage are to remain in their unspoiled, indigenous state. Residents enjoy secluded, luxury living just minutes from the bustle of downtown Naples Fifth Avenue district and the gulf beaches. Designed by Bob Cupp, the Estuary golf course was designated the 2005 Florida Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. In addition to the communitys three championship golf courses, Grey Oaks Country Club members enjoy 5,500 square feet of fitness facilities, a tennis club with eight lighted Har-Tru courts and pro shop, a heated freestyle pool and formal and casual dining at two clubhouses, the 62,000-square-foot Club at Grey Oaks and the 19,000-squarefoot Estuary at Grey Oaks. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. is the exclusive representative of Estuary at Grey Oaks. For information on other models and homesites available, visit the Estuary at Grey Oaks on-site sales center off Golden Gate Parkway just west of Airport-Pulling Road, call 261-3148 or visit www.estuaryatgreyoaks.com. Model residences are open daily. 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The office features 12 furnished or unfurnished cubicles, a conference room and a receptionist service option. Spaces are $500 per month on a shortor longterm lease and are available for Realtors and non-real estate businesses. Call Greg Zorn at 537-3995 for more information. S arah Gross has joined DowningF ry e Realty Inc. as a sales associate. Ms. Gross graduated recently from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and holds a bachelors degree in economics and international and global studies. She is a member of the Naples Area, Florida and National associations of Realtors. C aroline Rusher has joined the commer cial real estate brokerage team at LandQwest Commercial. Her experience consists of in-depth land development feasibility studies for the NHL Vancouver Canucks, marketing concept, design and recommendations on a new restaurant venture. In addition, she has worked on many new condominium and master planned development launches and sales for a developer and marketing company in Vancouver. She graduated with top honors from the British Columbia Institute of Technology Marketing Management Program with a specialty in commercial real estate. NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE RUSHER Homebuyers have taken a shine to the Saviero, a new design at Firano at Naples. The first two buyers selected the design from the floor plan and added a number of custom options to fit their lifestyle, says Fred Pfister, senior project manager for Toll Brothers. We began a third Saviero to have available as a move-in ready home, but it was purchased before the drywall was hung, he adds. The two-story Saviero has four bedrooms plus a study, a second-level bonus room and three baths. The design can be expanded to accommodate five bedrooms plus a study and four baths. The home encompasses 2,972 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The master suite is on the first level, as are a guest room and the study. The second level has two bedrooms, a full bath, a generous loft and a large bonus room. The optional design creates the fifth bedroom and an additional bath in the second-level bonus room. Base price of the Saviero is $409,995. Firano at Naples is community of single-family homes off the Davis Boulevard corridor. Seven home designs are available, and pricing begins in the mid-$300,000s. For more information, call 596-5966 or visit www.FiranoatNaples.com. Buyers like Firano at Naples two-story SavieroSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY ART Artist rendering of the SavieroCOURTESY PHOTO Cascadas outdoor living and entertaining spaceT
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Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $649,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $599,900 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 $575,000 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. Short Sale! 3+Den/2.5 (H5071) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $515,000 Old Naples, 705 11th St S, 3 #BS 3 Old Naples Covered Boat Slip w/new concrete & wood pilings. Park directly in front of slip, gated & full-time dock master. 50 x 20 by 23.5 overhead clearance. (L1075) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $475,000 Spanish Wells, 9926 Ortega Ln Relax in your outdoor spa surrounded by recently repaved pool deck surveying extra lavishly landscaped acreage also available for purchase. Call for details. 3+Den/4 (H5029) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $440,000 Worthington, 13801 Tonbridge Ct UPDATED & BEAUTIFUL! Panoramic golf views for this SF Estate pool home. Open oor plan & pocketing sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in. 2+Den/2 (H4975) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $439,900 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $434,000 Lely Resort, 8884 Mustang Island Cir Beautiful Centex pool home with family room, 2-car garage and pavered driveway. Built in 2005, 2038 sq ft. Hurricane shuttersshort sale bargain ready for oer. 3/2 (H5098) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $397,000 Pelican Bay, 780 Willowbrook Dr, #706 Spacious 3 Bedroom with newer appliances, A/C and vaulted ceilings. Willow Brook has a beautiful pool and the incomparable amenities of Pelican Bay. 3/2 (C6039) Rose Mary Everett, 272-7790, Jessica Sowin, 272-6810 $325,000 Saturnia Lakes, 1782 Ribbon Fan Ln Serene lake views enhance this special home w/tons of upgrades. Full lawn care frees you to enjoy clubhouse, swimming, basketball & more. Near Laurel Oak School. 4/2 (H5011) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $325,000 Island Walk, 3257 Barbados Ln Immaculate neutral dcor villa. Great as investment as stable tenant would like to remain on. Easy living with open airy plan & wide views of landscaped area. 2/2 (V1355) Tracy L. Sharer, 784-3934 $259,900
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Giving backVolunteer efforts always make a welcome difference for local nonprofits. C9 They did it!Happy grads celebrate at the 25th annual Project Graduation. C24-25 Raise your glassHeres to The Pewter Mug, back in business with old favorites and familiar faces. C27 LUE DICE, A SOULFUL NINE-PIECE BAND FROM Tampa, rolls into town to open the 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday, June 26. Blue Dice is a great band to kick off this years SummerJazz concerts, says Jim Anderson, food and beverage director at the gulf-front property and organizer of the free summertime concerts that take place monthly through September. Theyre a high-energy band, with great vocals, a wonderful horn section and an all-around great jazz sound. One of Floridas most popular independent recording artists, Blue Dice consists of Bobby Rose, Dale Gabbard, Ralph Garcia and George Marks on horns; lead vocals by David Bley; Bud Grudnik on keyboards; Pat Peterson on bass; Mick Ruane on drums; and Roger Hughes on lead guitar. Critics and fans liken their mixture of funk, rock, blues and jazz Naples Beach Hotel continues 25-year tradition of free showsBSEE JAZZ, C4 SEE FATHERS, C4 T h Ha 25 C2 Mark your calendar for all four shows.C4 >>inside: COURTESY PHOTOBlue Dice plays June 26.PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTOThe sunset and the music are both free shows for concertgoers. Make it a Fathers Day weekend and start the celebration at Mercato from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Enjoy live entertainment, luxury cars and boats on display and specials from merchants as the mall pays tribute to fathers and father figures. Across from The Pub, Naples own Tiki Motel will performs an energetic mix of jazz standards. The group is comprised of former and current students from the Barron Collier High School Jazz Band. Recently formed, the group got together to rehearse by the Tiki Motel, the inspiration for the ensembles name. On harmonica is Zach Lombardo; trumpet, Morgan Block and Phil Brindise; trombone, Alex Hayes; drums, Christian Ostolaza; guitar, Jim Carroll; and bass, Aaron Port. Working from the Real Book of Jazz, the group takes tunes such as Satin Doll and In The Mood, then rearranges and translates from big band sounds to accommodate the smaller band. Adjacent to Swim n Sport, the Brandon Anthony Duo will play acoustic covers of numbers by artists including The Dave Mathews Band and The Beatles. Be sure to stop by Silverspot Cinema with Dad to enjoy an advance high-definition screening of the Bruce Springsteen benefit concert London Calling Live in Hyde Park. Silverspot is contributing 50 percent of each ticket sold to The Danny Fund/Melanoma Research Alliance, a charity supported by Mr. Springsteen. The film preview of the concert is exclusively at Silverspot on June 19-20. Visit www.silverspotcinema.com for details. Naples Devoe Cadillac will have on display an Infiniti 2011 M37, Infiniti 2010 G37 convertible and a Volvo 2011 C70 convertible. Luxury boats from Marine Max will also be on display. Restaurateurs and merchants throughout Mercato will have specials in honor of Fathers Day. AZNSaturday is Dads day at Mercato AZZALL THATSUMMER SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Theres no Plan BFlorida Weekly film critic Dan Hudak gives The A-Team three stars. C11 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 On a friends Facebook page last week, this link appeared next to a thumbs-up Like icon: Leaked Paramore Photograph. I did what anyone would do: I clicked on the link. But I was too late. Facebook had already condemned the link and removed the paramour photograph. Curious, I performed a quick Google search and learned that, according to an MTV News report, a topless photo of Hayley Williams, front woman for American rock band (and poor spelling all-stars) Paramore, went out from the singers Twitter account to 600,000 fans. Ms. Williams claims a hacker broke into her account and circulated the photo. I have to ask: Ever heard of Paramore before? Neither had I. And now? The band and its front woman is a topic of every gossip column. The leaked photo has undeniably upped the groups popularity points. Ms. Williams would certainly not be the first starlet to launch a career based on explicit images. Look at Paris Hilton, whose 2003 naughty video with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon propelled her from wealthy heiress to famous wealthy heiress. Ms. Hilton has They always come out ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com since built an industry off that video, which was conveniently leaked by her boyfriend and co-star just before the premier of her reality show.Now, new wife and mother (and former Hugh Hefner live-in girlfriend) Kendra Wilkinson is suing to stop the release of a video of a similarly personal nature. The tape was filmed during her Playboy era, before her recent domestication. Of course, the tabloids claim Mrs. Wilkinson was betrayed, and they root for the humiliated mom. But gossip columnist Perez Hilton puts it best on his blog: Like weve always said sex tapes ALWAYS come out! In this day of omniscient technology, where even telephones come equipped with video features, the temptation to document naughty moments is everywhere. The problem, of course, is not in documenting them; its in dispersing them. Just as there are so many options for recording racy images, there are tons of ways to transmit them.So why make them in the first place? Sure, a naughty video might pave the way to stardom for some, but for the rest of us, illicit images can be a big detriment. I, for one, feel like I look terrible in pictures, and Im talking about the carefully posed kind, with good lighting, minimal sweat and no awkward facial expressions. And thats not even getting into video. The few times pectedness of your own image, wrapped into one bizarre sequence. I can do without it when Im relaxing on the beach during vacation, and I can certainly do without it in other, more private moments. But I would be lying if I said there wasnt a part of me that understands, the part that turns 30 this week and lets go of certain youthful ideas.When I am older much older, perhaps will I wish I had some documentation of my nubile self? I have to wonder. But, then, I can always Google it. Ive been on tape mostly other peoples cameras, mostly during family vacations Ive cringed at the results. Its like the weirdness of your own recorded voice and the unexSANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS When I am older much older, perhaps will I wish I had some documentation of my nubile self? o e r h e n d d) o p l y e d e r h e a s i lst g: e s o le t e ? h e h e i g r u t o d ko t e s pe c wr ap se qu w h en d uri n tain ly m ore p But t here w u n d ers t 30 this w youth f ul When I a h aps w i m entation t o wonde r G oogle it. I v e bee n o n tape mostly ot h er pe op l es cameras, most ly duri ng f amil y v a c ati o n s Iv e cringed at the resu l ts. Its l i k e t h e weir d ness o f y our own r eco rd e d v oice an d t h e un e x
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 C3 fifth avenue southThe Inn on Fifth.authenticallynaples. distinctivelydowntown.699 fifth avenue south naples, florida 34102 888.403.8778 innonfifth.comstaycenteredAnd luxuriate in an inviting and welcoming boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Naples. With 87 elegantly appointed rooms & suites, an intimate spa, inspired dining at Trulucks, lively McCabes Irish Pub, and just steps from everywhere you want to be. Florida resident rates start as low as $109*in the summer.*Some restrictions apply. Naples resident and singer/songwriter Nathan Brooks will offer a sneak preview of some songs from his new album at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Bayshore Landing Caf. Mr. Brooks just returned from Los Angeles, where he recorded his first fulllength album. Dream in Truths is set for a late summer release. This is a great opportunity to perform a few of the songs that will be on my album, plus other songs from my EP, Mr. Brooks says. Im looking forward to sharing with everyone what has been years in the making. Mr. Brooks music is described as contemporary acoustic soul. His website says he conducted the church choir from the pew as a youngster, and by the time he was in fifth grade his love of music had grown to include playing bass and piano. While attending Northwest Missouri State University, he picked up the guitar and has been playing and singing ever since. Bayshore Landing Caf is musician-owned and operated and features live music Tuesdays through Saturdays. The caf showcases local and national artists. The menu features dishes with local ingredients. The caf is at 2727 Bayshore Drive, 417-2218. There will be a $5 per person cover charge for Mr. Brooks performance. For more information about the artist, visit www. NathanBrooksMusic.com. Nathan Brooks to perform at Bayshore LandingBlood, Sweat & Tears bring their inimitable horn sound to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The band has left a mark on the American music scene since 1968, fusing rock, blues, pop and jazz to create its own hybrid known as rock jazz. The continue to play to sold-out audiences around the world, performing favorites including Spinning Wheel and Youve Made Me So Very Happy, as well as an assortment of new arrangements of classic songs. Tickets to Blood, Sweat & Tears are $49. For more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. BS&T will make audiences so very happy ffer e m d r e m he was in fifth g h a d g rown to i n p iano. W h i l e at t souri State Uni v g uitar a n s in g i n Ba mu at m S w T sh o T h p e M F o ab o Nat h Nathan Brooks For more information visit our website at www.millersalehouse.com Fathers Day at $ 16 99 Two pounds of tender crab legs served with baked potato and coleslaw. Steamed Snow Crab Millers Ale House $ 15 49 1/2 rack of our famous ribs and crispy fried shrimp. Served with coleslaw and fries. 1/2 Rack of Ribs and 20 Fried Shrimp $ 17 95 Our choice ribeye grilled or blackened, cooked to your liking served with baked potato and vegetable of the day. 16oz. Choice Ribeye Sunday June 20thDads will receive one complimentary mug of domestic beer or glass of house wine with purchase of a Fathers Day Special(no substitutions please)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 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 Fare06/20 : The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge06/21 : Summer Coral Camp06/25 : Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby07/02 : Fundraiser at McCoy Indigenous Park sounds to Van Morrison and Tower of Power. For band information, visit www.bluedice.com. Bob Taylor Chevrolet is sponsoring the June 26 concert. SummerJazz on the Gulf continues Saturday, July 24, with Late Night Brass, sponsored by Insurance Risk Management Services and Fifth Third Bank; Saturday, Aug. 28, with The Mike MacArthur Band, sponsored by CIGNA and D. Garrett Construction.; and Saturday, Sept. 18, with Denise More and Then Some, sponsored by BSSW Architects Inc., and TIB Bank. Along with Blue Dice, the bands Late Night Brass and The Mike MacArthur Band are SummerJazz crowd favorities; Denise More and Then Some are new to the lineup this year. Late Night Brass, also from Tampa, features a powerful four-piece horn section, a male vocalist and female vocalist along with keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. The band has opened for acts including Elton John and Billy Joel, Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire. For more information, www.latenightbrass.us The Mike MacArthur Band first appeared at SummerJazz in 2008. Skilled as a soloist, a sideman performer with national acts and as leader of his namesake five-piece band, saxophonist Mike MacArthur performs a rich diversity of jazz, nujazz and funk tunes. He has toured with Maynard Fergusons Big Bop Nouveau Band and has worked with artists including Jeff Kashiwa, Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd) and Mary Wilson and The Supremes. Mr. MacArthur describes his inspiration as ranging from the be-bop sounds of Charlie Parker to the modern sounds of Michael Brecker. For more information, visit www.mikemacarthur. com. The final 2010 SummerJazz on the Gulf concert will be headlined by Denise Moore and Then Some, making their first appearance at SummerJazz. Led by songstress Denise Moore, the band also features jazz pianist Billy Marcus and saxophonist David Pate. Ms. Moore cites Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles as her influences. The ensemble is known for its sultry energy and rhythmic poise, and will perform a sophisticated repertoire of blues, jazz, swing and samba music. For more information, visit www.denisemoorejazz.comSummerJazz basicsSummerJazz on the Gulf concerts take place from 7-10 p.m. on the resorts scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Parking is just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park (free for those with a city of Naples beach sticker). Free trolley service runs between the park and the hotel throughout the evening. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets; coolers are not permitted. Arrive early and dine at the hotels H.B.s on the Gulf, or enjoy a cocktail at the Sunset Beach Bar. Refreshments and grilled items also will be available for purchase at each concert. In conjunction with each concert, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club offers a special rate for concertgoers who want to spend the night. The SummerJazz special starts at $149 per room and includes two reserved beach chairs, unlimited tennis, access to the resorts spa and fitness center, valet parking, afternoon tea and cookies at 4 p.m. daily, and admission for children ages 5-12 in the morning Beach Klub 4 Kids activities. For reservations or additional information, call 261-2222 or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com. will set up a beer and barbecue tent; dine in or out and Dad gets a free dessert with any meal. Pure Urban Oasis is offering an 8-ounce beef filet, two jumbo shrimp, potatoes and vegetable for $38. McCormick and Schmicks chefs will pair up with Sur La Table for some grilled dishes; give the chef your feedback after sampling complimentary tasting bites. Piola is giving Dad 50 percent off dinner, and The Pub has a selection of brews to sample. Whole Foods Market will have beer, brats, live music and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first 50 fathers will receive a free goodie bag. In addition, the Whole Foods, Whole Body department will have samples of Dads favorite products for gift ideas. Discover savings of 30 percent for Dad at Bobby Chan. Spectacles commemorates Dad with a 15 percent savings off purchase. Kids are invited to shop with their dads at Gigis Childrens Boutique and receive a discount of 10 percent. For more information, call 403-2204 or visit www.mercatonaples.com. JAZZFrom page 1FATHERSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOTiki Motel performs across from The Pub at Mercato on Saturday evening. >> Other fun stuff to do with Dad Go wild: The Naples Zoo welcomes dads and families from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20. Print out a coupon online or bring in old aftershave, cologne or perfume for the zoos animals and Dad gets free admission. Call the ZooLine at 262-5409. Go for sun and fun: Dads get in free at Sun-n-Fun Lagoon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 20. Call 252-4021. Go for the Garden: Fathers get in free at the Naples Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June. 20. Special displays and activities for dads include yshing demonstrations, bocce ball, motorized boats and various contests. Call 643-7275 or visit www. naplesgarden.org. Go for a paddle: Dads go along for free with one paid family member on a Wiggins Pass estuary kayak tour from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 20. This is a great place to spot birds, dolphins, manatees and more, not to mention to watch the sunset. $40 per person (except for Dad) includes all equipment and a Florida master naturalist as your guide. Call 694-5513 for reservations. in the know >> What: The 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf series >> Where: The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club >> When: 7-10 p.m. >> Saturday, June 26: Blue Dice >> Saturday, July 24: Late Night Brass >> Saturday, Aug. 28: The Mike MacArthur Band >> Saturday, Sept. 18: Denise Moore and Then Some >> Admission: Free >> More: Special room rate for concertgoers who want to spend the night >> Info: 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel. com in the know COURTESY PHOTOS Top: Denise Moore and Then Some, Sept. 18 Middle: Late Night Brass, July 24 Bottom: Mike MacArthur, Aug. 28
WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 A&E C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Spend your summer nights with me....4 course prix Fix dinner $28Half price bottles of wine up to $175 Call me AngelinaNew summer hoursTuesday-Saturday 5:00-10:00 pmDaily Indulgence Therapy in Angelinas Lounge Tuesday-Saturday 5:00-7:30 PMHalf-price appetizers and antipasti platters Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00-10:00 PM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined. Just in time for Fathers Day gift giving, Naples Soap Company founder Deanna Kelly introduces handmade beer soaps to the collection of artisan soaps in her Tin City Waterfront Marketplace shop. Choose from Corona, Dos Equis, Guinness, Sam Adams, Stella Artois, Blue Moon, Red Stripe and more. Soaps made from beer add a delicious and thick lather while conditioning your skin and will soothe any irritations on the skin because of the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory components (polyphenols) in the hops, Ms. Kelly says. Hops, the bittering agent that gives beer its flavor, also contains skin-softening amino acids, she adds. Another health benefit is that hops are a relaxing herb. Ms. Kelly says hops relaxing effects stay with you after a shower, much like lavender does, which makes showering with beer soap an excellent choice after a difficult day or strenuous work out. And not only that, but beer soaps are multi-taskers, she says. You can wash your body, wash your hair and use it to shave. Users of beer soap praise it for their sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis, she adds. Each beer soap is made using one brew as well as a handful of other allnatural ingredients. Each soap variety has a different fragrance. There is a hint of hops, a tinge of an herbal aroma and sometimes a citrus note (depending on its source brew). None of them are overly beer-like.Beer Soaps are not tested on animals, theyre vegan friendly, and only essential oils are used for fragrance. Pick up a single bar or put together a six-pack for Dad. Naple Soap Company is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 352-7627 or order online at www. soapcos.com. Pick up a six-pack of suds for Dad this Fathers DayCOURTESY PHOTO SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Country Club Attire Required
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By The Naples Players through June 27 at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Zoo Story By Laboratory Theater of Florida through June 26 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. 333-1933. Beyond Therapy By FGCU Theatre Lab through June 20, at FGCU. 590-7268. Dinner Show By Naples City Improv at Freds Diner starting at 6:30 p.m. June 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 20. Enjoy a lighthearted comedy with s era cocktails and Italian entrees. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Footloose At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 7. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. See review on page C8. Thursday, June 17 Benefit Concert 2nd Nature plays at 7 p.m. at the Blue Monkey, 7440 Mission Hills Drive, to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida. $10. 992-4680, ext. 206 or eEden.florida@edenservices. org. Poodle Party The Gulf Coast Poodle Club holds Yappy Hour from 6-8 p.m. at Freds Diner. A $5 donation benefits poodle rescue efforts. Enjoy music by Stu Shelton of the Expandable Jazz Band. 431-7928. Christian Music Robyn Schoessel performs a Night of Praise and Worship from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Dr. 417-2218. Third Thursday on Third Third Street South comes alive with musical sounds of jazz, rock, folk and more from 7-10 p.m. Alan Darcy performs in the Gattles Courtyard. www. thirdstreetsouth.com. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard host open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. www.naplesflatbread.com. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727 or www.naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, June 18 Always In Style The Little Black Dress Club celebrates its first birthday from 6-10 p.m. at Aura Bar at the Naples Grande. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickin and Grinnin Scott, Leslie and Friends play bluegrass from 7-10 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Drive. $5. 417-2218. Film Fun The Naples International Film Production Association invites members and prospective members to a mixer beginning at 8 p.m. at Voda in The Promenade, Bonita Springs. Thats Some Bull Cat Country 107.1-FM presents the Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Division at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Germain Arena in Estero. Tickets start at $12. www.germainarena.com or www.ticketmaster. com. Saturday, June 19 GoldenFest Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ruffn It Doggy Day Care in Bonita Springs. Enjoy demos, exhibits, vendors, door prizes and more. www.grrswf.org or 369-0415. Its Juneteenth Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, hosts a Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with live entertainment, kids activities, food and more fun. 293-2009 or 455-2886. Toy Story 3 Join the Naples International Film Festival with Woody, Buzz and the gang for the premiere of Toy Story 3. Start with lunch at Chickfil-A and continue at the Hollywood 20-Naples for photos with the movie characters before show time at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 at www.naplesfilmfest. com. Afternoon Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 2133058. Dive-In Movie Night Bob around in an innertube and enjoy the show when Sun-N-Fun Lagoon presents The Spy Next Door for its next DiveIn Movie Night from 7:30-10:30 p.m. $5. 252-4021. The Trio! Hear jazz music from 7-10 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Drive. $5. 417-2218. Rock Jazz Blood, Sweat & Tears bring their inimitable horn sound to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. $49. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents High Voltage with classic hits from 8-10 p.m. in the courtyard at Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Sunday, June 20 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. Monday, June 21 Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, June 22 Free Movie Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples presents Charlottes Web at 10 a.m. Free admission. First come, first served. 597-4252. Pet Party Every Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove. Pups and their people can enjoy a cool drink and a snack (water bowls and dog cookies provided) on the terrace. Contributions to the Naples Dog Park are accepted, and The Dock donates a percentage of Yappy Hour sales to the cause. Cinema Under the Stars Gulf Coast Town Center presents Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs beginning at 8 p.m. in the courtyard at Market Plaza. Free. Team Trivia Bring your friends for team trivia night beginning at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden, 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday, June 22 Free Movie Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples presents Monsters Vs. Aliens for kids at 10 a.m. Free. First come, first served. 597-4252. Another Free Movie Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of A Serious Man at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 593-0177.COURTESY PHOTO If you give a mouse a cookie, the mouse gets frisky, doesnt it? Laura Needle as the Mouse and Mike Santos as the Boy star in If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, a comedy for kids and their families. Based on the beloved book by Laura Numeroff, the show is presented by The Naples Players through June 27 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Call 263-7990 or visit www. naplesplayers.org for times and reservations. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids.
WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Song Night Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m. are Singer/Songwriter Night at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Upcoming events Serious Stuff Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of A Serious Man at 2 p.m. June 24 at Naples Regional Library. 2637768. Diana Discussion Diana, Style Icon: The enduring style of Diana over three decades of fashion, a discussion by style expert Cheryl Lampard, is set for 2-3:30 p.m. June 24 on the Naples Princess. Enjoy champagne and cupcakes. $49. 649-2275. Album Preview Hear some of the songs from Neopolitan Nathan Brooks first LP when he appears at 7 p.m. June 24 at Bayshore Landing Caf. $5 cover charge. 417-2218. Music and Laughs Musician/ comedian John Butler brings his adultsonly act, described as postmodern honky blasphemy, to Big Cypress Marketplace at 7 p.m. June 25. $10. 774-1690 or www.bigcypressmarketplace.com. Flamenco Benefit The REE Corp. hosts An Evening of Flamenco with Clarita Filgueiras of Miami from 7:30-9 p.m. June 25 at the Three Oaks Banquet & Conference Center in Estero. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida. $35. 243-6253 or email@example.com. Outdoor Tunes Miromar Outlets presents The Bunche Band from 6-8 p.m. June 25 outdoors by the restaurant piazza. Cinderella June 25-July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422. Now Thats Italian Enjoy a buffet lunch and settle in as a guest at Joey and Marias Comedy Italian Wedding from noon to 2:30 p.m. June 26 at the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace. $32. 774-1690. Garden Day Member Appreciation Day is set for June 26 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Celebrate the first weekend of summer at the garden and enjoy member appreciation activities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Bluegrass Benefit Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 8200 Immokalee Road, hosts grassroots bluegrass and acoustic music from 6-10 p.m. June 26 to help rebuild the Branches United Methodist Church of Florida City, which was destroyed by arson. Donations appreciated. 348-0977. Church Yard Sale A Giant Yard Sale and Market is set for 8 a.m. to noon June 26 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd. Rent a 10-by10-foot space for $20. 643-0197. Marco Art Walk Red, White and Blues is the theme for Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. June 30 at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Stop by Rightside Studios and Gallery to hear music by Jim Allen. 784-4436 or www.marcoislandartistcolony.com. Annie The Naples Players present Annie July 2-Aug. 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. Take a trip back to the s when Collection at Vanderbilt hosts a zany benefit for PACE Center for Girls-Collier beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The Sock It To Me! evening will entail comedy skits, the Beatnik Caf and the Flower Power VIP Room, the famous wall from Rowan and Martins Laugh In, groovy music, dancing and more hip happenings. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call Jacqueline Buyze at 404-6926 or visit www. pacesockittome.com. COURTESY PHOTO An exhibit of works by photographer and world travel Kurt Williams opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. Coming up at the gallery Friday, June 25, is Photo Opps, an exhibit of photographs by several of the gallerys artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 597-2110 or visit www.thesweetartgallery.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS COMMENTARY Musicals, while they entertain, can also cause audiences to contemplate a variety of topics. For example, Footloose, which just opened at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, made me think about bumblebees. Why bees? Because theyre an aerodynamic impossibility; the way theyre constructed, they shouldnt be able to fly. And yet they do. Thats what Footloose is like. Its a not-very-good musical made from an equally not-very-good 1984 movie that had a cult following. Populated with stock characters and clich dialogue and situations, the story is entirely predictable. And yet, somehow, it works. Or at least this production does. Ive seen national productions of Footloose that made me feel very thankful when the curtain finally fell. I even added the show to my list of another movie that never shouldve been made into a musical. Its the kind of show people flock to, just because theyve seen the movie and know some of the songs. But yet, Broadway Palms rendition is entertaining, exuberant, fun. Yes, many of the theatrical songs drag on and are forgettable; the pedestrian lyrics explain the plot and state the obvious. And the hit songs that were played on the radio (penned by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinmen) almost have the life sucked out of them. The opening number, especially, was disappointing. Somehow, sung by this theatrical company, Footloose looses its zest. (And some of the harmonizing by the women seemed shrill.) But it very quickly picks up from there. Director Brian Enzman keeps the action moving at a good pace, and choreographer Amy Marie McCleary highlights what this musical is all about: the joy and freedom of dance. If youve seen the movie, you most probably know the plot. When his father abandons them, Ren (Darren Bluestone; Kevin Bacon in the movie) and his mom (Jennie Hollander) move from Chicago to a tiny town out West. Not only are things different because its such a small town, but as one of the girls at his new school informs him, there are no clubs, no movies, no malls. Only a Bowl-arama out by the Interstate. And theres definitely no dancing. Its been forbidden by the Rev. Moore (Glenn Wall; John Lithgow in the film), who seems to rule the town. Theres actually a law against dancing. Theres a subplot about the reverends daughter, Ariel (Bonnie McBride), whos dating an abusive, rageaholic, high school dropout, Chuck Cranston (Colte Julian), but who also has eyes for the new kid in town. And Ren becomes friends with Willard (Ryan Mulgrew), a real hick guy who wears a straw hat, overalls and boots. Of course, everyone falls in love at the end, and I dont think Im giving anything away by saying that Ren saves the day and everyone (including the extremely uptight minister) rediscovers the joy of dancing. Though there are many great numbers in this show (and some duds, no fault of the performers), two numbers exceed them all: a smartly choreographed Somebodys Eyes, about how everyone knows everyone elses business in a small town; and Lets Hear It For the Boy, when a few of the characters finally let loose and dance at a club in a faraway town.Despite it allIts an insipid little musical, but the dancing helps you forget its weaknesses. And Mr. Enzman makes the show better by putting strong actors in many of the roles. This production is an education in how quality performers can overcome bad material. For example, Mr. Wall makes us hate the minister for his self-righteousness and desire to run everyones life, but his character isnt a stereotype. Most actors would choose to play it that way, and go for easy laughs, but Mr. Wall gives us a character whos a complete person with struggles and feelings. Melody Baugh, who plays his wife, Vi, also gives a performance thats so rich I wish her character had had more time on stage. She seems like someone Id like to know. (She and Ms. Hollander and Ms. McBride make a wonderful trio in Learning to be Silent, a song about how the women are intimidated into not speaking their minds.)Mr. Bluestone is a winsome lead, always in motion, and despite the fact he always finds a way to say the wrong thing at the wrong time, hes charming and likeable. Mr. Mulgrew plays country cousin to his city boy role, looking and acting like a Huck Finn. And Alicia Kelly is quite believable as Rusty, the girl whos secretly in love with him.Ms. McBride, though, makes her character a little too slutty, not just someone whos rebelling against her father. You wonder why Ren is attracted to her; he could surely do better. As for the school authorities, Scott Moreau plays duo roles of a mean Coach Dunbar and a smarmy Cowboy Bob, and Jason Mark Durst, as Principal Clark, looks like gossip columnist Michael Musto with a shaved head. Anne Freres has a small but humorous role on rollerskates as owner of the local teen hangout, the Burger Blast. The cast gets the humor of this show, yet play their roles with great authenticity. I even heard some sniffling at a melodramatic moment, when the minister is considering the error of his ways. Evan Adamsons sets are on-target. I especially loved his Potawney Bridge on stage right, and laughed at his set for the Bar-B-Que, a country-western dance hall. Above the band is an illustrated bulls head, with a ring through his nose and two disco balls for eyes. The trio of musicians in the pit make a lot of noise for just three people, at times threatening to drown out the solo performers. They opened Footloose with a heavy beat, but then transformed from rock trio into a theater trio. (And sometimes the synthesizer piano sounds a little cheesy. But then, its a cheesy show.)Footloose for thoughtThis is by no means a deep, intellectual show. But it did make me think about the irreconcilable differences between a self-righteous faith thats purely punitive and just says a blanket no to everything, and one that celebrates life and love and causes people to dance for joy. It also made me think about how ignoring ones grief isnt a sign of strength, but of cowardice. And how Fort Myers is such a small town, and how long its been since Ive danced. Is Footloose a great musical? No. Is it popular? Yes. Is this a great production of a not-sogreat show? Is it fun? Yes. Definitely, yes. Everybody cut, everybody cut Footloose! NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org >> Footloose >> When: Through July 25 >> Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >> Cost: $27-$53. Summer special for children 18 and younger: show and buffet, $18.>> Info: 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre puts on a good production of a mediocre musical. 239-872-6768
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 C9 GIVING 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 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com SUMMER SPECIALSBUY 1 GET 1 HALF PRICE Saturday Lunches Sunday Hors doeuvres GOLF ON THE GULF Treat your Father this Fathers Day to a relaxing cruise on the water! PUZZLE ANSWERS Conservancy of Southwest Florida honors volunteersMore than 210 Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteers and their guests attended a celebration in honor of the volunteers recently at the Hilton Naples. Awards were presented for service milestones of 30, 20, 10 and five years, and for service hour milestones from 100 to 10,000 hours. Special awards were given for outstanding volunteer service to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Barbara Conklin was honored for 30 years of volunteer service, from 1979-2009. Mary Witzke was honored for serving a total of 10,351 hours since 1994. Judy Tryka was honored for her three years of dedicated service as the Conservancy Volunteer Connection Board president. The Conservancy is very blessed to have such a passionate and dedicated group of volunteers, Andrew McElwaine, president and CEO of the organization, told the crowd. Without them, we would not be able to run the daily operations of the Conservancy. Volunteer and intern manager JoAnn Johansen presented a check for $800,000 to Mr. McElwaine representing the annual monetary value that volunteers provide to the organization. Their various duties include: animal caregivers and critter couriers, grounds workers, special events assistants, bulk mailing helpers, brochure distributors, guest information helpers and environmental policy followers. The celebration was sponsored by Andrew Hill Investment Advisors. For information about volunteer opportunities at the Conservancy, call Ms. Johansen at 403-4212. Fifth Third Bank creates therapeutic garden at centerEmployees of Fifth Third Bank recently dug in to plant a therapeutic garden on the main campus of the David Lawrence Center. The project was cultivated as part of the centers Corporate Partner Program through which companies participate in various initiatives in order to assist with critical needs around the David Lawrence Center. The idea for the therapeutic garden stemmed from the David Lawrence Foundations recent fundraising luncheon with keynote speaker Christopher Kennedy Lawford. The Special Events Committee decided to use potted begonias in the centerpieces rather than cut flowers that would die quickly, with the idea that the begonias could be planted at the centers main campus. Luncheon guests were encouraged to purchase the plants, and flower costs for the project were completely funded by donations received at the event. The volunteers who planted the garden consisted of a team of Fifth Third Bank employees and a community-minded bank customer. The garden is in front of the Childrens Outpatient Services Building. Flowers always create a soothing and inviting environment," says Elizabeth Star, a David Lawrence Foundation trustee and the event co-chair who initiated the idea. "We hope this garden will improve mental well-being by helping to reduce or eliminate stressors of our clients and visitors. The David Lawrence Center provides affordable mental health and substance abuse services to children and adults in crisis and to those with persistent mental illness. With eight locations in Collier County, the organization touches the lives of more than 20,000 clients a year. For more information, visit www.davidlawrencecenter. org. Society seeks volunteers for childrens playThe Childrens Home Society needs volunteers to assist with the production of a childrens play during summer camp at one of its Naples early child learning centers. Volunteers with experience in theatre, drama, production or stage management are needed to work with children at Grizzlie Bears Learning Center in East Naples. Guided by these adult volunteers, campers will write the script, create props and costumes and perform the play at the end of camp. For more information, call Jacqueline House at Childrens Home Society at 2753049. COURTESY PHOTOFront row: Becky Kristof and Jeri Trevisani. Back row: Brendon Tripodo, Tim Cronin, Chris Hannett and Andrew LenartLANE WILKERSON / COURTESY PHOTOBarbara Conklin receives her 30-year volunteer award while Andrew McElwaine, left, and Andy Hill look on.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. *Colorado State University hurricane team **Call for details.License #CRC056857STRM SMART INDUSTRIESare predicted for 2010*.Dont delay,call Storm Smart today. Intelligent Hurricane Protection.888.962.7283 Buy any 4 Storm Smart Products and get the 5thFREE!**Plus register at:www.StormSmart.com to save 10%4Major HurricanesSTRM SMART4Major Hurricanes888.962.7283 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES HUMORISTS By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A problem with a colleague you thought had been resolved could recur. However, this time youll be able to rely on your record to get a quick resolution in your favor. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Giving your self-esteem a boost could be a good idea for the Moon Child, who might feel a bit daunted by the weeks occurrences. Just focus on all your positive accomplishments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The mane attraction for the Lovable Lion this week is what else? love. New relationships move to new levels, while long-standing partnerships are strengthened. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A recent workplace problem will prove to be one of miscommunication, and once the matter is settled, you should have a better chance of getting your proposals approved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good news! After dealing pretty much in the dark with a matter that seemed to be taking forever to resolve, you should soon be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A positive message should help lift that energy-draining sense of anxiety, and you should soon be able to deal with even the peskiest matter, whether at work or personal. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Try to control that heated Sagittarian temperament while dealing with what you believe to be an unfair matter. A cool approach is the best way to handle things. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings could keep you from learning what went wrong. Ask your partner, a family member or a trusted friend to help you reassess your actions in the matter. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Nature is dominant this week. Try to spend time outdoors with someone special. An act of kindness in the past might be recalled by a person you believed was out of your life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An upcoming career decision could be based on how well you might be able to apply your artistic talents. Be sure to use the finest samples of your work to make a strong impression. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoiding personal involvement in a troubling situation might be advisable at this time, especially since you probably dont have all the facts. The weekend brings a surprise. BORN THIS WEEK: Doing good things for others comes easily to you. You are considered a good friend, even by those you might hardly know.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 C11 LOCATED AT THE239.213.1441 475 North Rd. Naples, FL 34104 NAPLES HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Join Jacks Club To Come by boat go under the Bridge at Tin City past Bayfront 7 minutes and we will be on the right hand side. River Bar With Live Entertainment Celebrate Fathers Day Poolside at Jacks & BBQ ALL Day Open Weds-Sun 12pm-close $3 frozen Drinks & Bloody MarysNow this is how you adapt a TV series for the big screen. Hannibals cigar, B.A.s Mohawk, Faces, well, face: All the identifiable marks that made The A-Team a hit on television in the early s are on proud display in its movie reincarnation, with the notable help of a much bigger budget. By capturing the spirit of the show and making a fun action movie at the same time, director Joe Carnahan has crafted a delightful popcorn pic thatll leave you smiling. Its an origin story of sorts, as we see the team meet in Mexico and enact a daring escape. Eight years and 80 missions later, the A-Team squad of Army Rangers Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and B.A. Baracus (Quinton Rampage Jackson) is in Iraq. After a CIA stooge (Patrick Wilson) asks them to go on a special mission, which they accomplish in convincing fashion, theyre framed for a crime they didnt commit and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Theyre able to break out, naturally, and pursue those whove wronged them while being chased by one of Faces old flames (Jessica Biel) from the Department of Defense. The movie is appealing regardless of whether youve seen the television show, but fans of the show will obviously find more delight in B.A.s fear of flying (and how they trick him into flying), Hannibals expert plans and cigar-chomping, Murdocks craziness and Faces womanizing. The actors all handle their material well, including Mr. Jackson, a UFC fighter, as B.A. Mr. T made B.A. such a one-of-a-kind, iconic figure that youd naturally pity any fool who dared follow in his footsteps. To his credit, Mr. Jackson doesnt try to do a Mr. T impersonation (no gold chains, for one) and succeeds in making the role his own. As for the action, its completely ridiculous. And we wouldnt have it any other way. It wouldnt be The A-Team without a chase in which the car/van propels into the air and crash lands just in time to save the day. That happens in the first 10 minutes. Then there are escapes from high-rise buildings, exploding planes and chaotic shipyards with containers tumbling all around. Mr. Carnahan (Smokin Aces) stages the action very well. Better, he nicely edits the planning of the scenes with the execution of them in order to allow the viewer to understand whats happening. This is an upgrade from action movies that throw a million rapid edits together, call it kinetic energy and cheat you out of an entertaining sequence. All movies begin with the best of intentions, but far too often plans are thwarted by creative impotence or lack of execution. With The A-Team, however, Mr. Carnahan clearly had a plan going in, and he succeeded admirably in pulling it off. I love it when a plan comes together. Dan Hudak is chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. Read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS The A-TeamIs it worth 10 bucks? Yes. >> Although there are more than 120 sets and locations and the story takes place all over the world, the entire A Team lm was shot in four months in and around Vancouver, B.C. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com Wonderful Things from the Pharaohs Tomb Exhibit Discover the mysteries and treasures of ancient Egypt in this astonishing exhibit where 100 authentic replicas bring to life the Boy King and the 18th Dynasty. extended through August 15th Call 239-321-7430 or visit: www.swflmuseumofhistory.com
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY FICTION CHALLENGE Creative panhandling. In her travels around the country she had seen it all, the most creative occurring in San Francisco where she passed a young man who had frozen into a pose as if he were a statue. When she and her friend walked by, just as they moved past, the statue made a whistling sound. A closer look revealed a tiny whistle a little smaller in diameter than the head of a pushpin between the young mans unmoving lips. His creative and nonaggressive performance was immediately rewarded with laughter and a monetary contribution to the cardboard box, at the foot of the statue-man who responded without moving and with a mischievous expression of recognition, which could be seen only in his eyes. Olivia Moore, who had a Ph.D. in comparative religion, didnt expect to be asked for money on the streets during her stay in the small college town where she had been invited to speak as part of a conference on the subject of religious tolerance. Then she ran across Sid. Sid was short for Siddhartha, which was a nickname. He had received the nickname because of the manner in which he approached people on the street. He would place a small alms bowl near the wall of the corner building in which the city art gallery was housed. Next to the bowl he usually had an incense burner going, which made the fragrance at that little spot of the downtown area even more exotic than it already was. He didnt approach everyone. If eye contact was made and he felt moved to do so, he would place his hands together in a prayerful position in front of his face, bow his head a little, and then say something like, Blessings upon you. Much like the statue-man in San Francisco, Sids indirect approach instilled a spirit of giving in the people as they walked by; so much so, that he usually had to empty the contents of his bowl several times an evening into a much bigger and less esoteric looking container. He had become a bit of a fixture, a celebrity of sorts, on the local scene. Olivia and some of her colleagues went out both nights of the conference weekend to enjoy all that the arts district had to offer. Friday night, when Olivia and her group reached Sids corner the first time, she made eye contact with him. He bowed but nothing was said. When she passed again on the way back to the hotel, Sid was posing for a picture. Olivia took the opportunity to place some money into the alms bowl. On Saturday evening Olivia was alone as she passed the gallery for what she thought would be the last time. It was late and she had left the others who were still celebrating a successful conference. Sid seemed to recognize her. He bowed and said, The bodhisattva of great compassion has a thousand hands and a thousand eyes. What he said made her feel good. Was he letting her know that he knew of her gift the night before? Or was he saying something else? She smiled, bowed back to Sid, and then walked on to her hotel. Sunday night, Olivias cab ride to the airport took her down the main street of the arts district. Sid was not on his corner. But Olivia noticed something she had not seen before. As two women peered into the gallery, unaware as she had been, there above the light post in bright golden light, was the face of a Buddha. He left the doctors office at 4:30 that evening and phoned home. He said hed been called in to a late meeting and would be turning his phone off. He said the report from the doctor was fine and he was going back to the office. Hed be working late. The phone display said it was June 3, 2010. He drove west on the highway. He turned on the radio and then pushed the CD in and then pressed eject. He turned the radio off. The digital display said the outside temperature was 91. He turned off the highway and drove into town. He parked on a side street and walked to the town center. He went into the Palm City Pub on the corner and sat up at the bar. He ordered a Dewars on the rocks. He looked at his face in the mirror. He left the pub and walked back to his car. He drove through the town center and circled back to the highway. The light turned green. The car behind him beeped the horn. The light turned red. The car behind flashed its high beams. The light turned green. There was a rap on the window. He lowered the window and a man asked if he was all right. Yes, he said, he was fine. The man asked if he was crazy. He drove out onto the highway, crossed the median between palm trees, drove back to the intersection and crossed under the red light. Car horns blared. It was raining. He drove into town and parked on a side street. He went into the Palm City Pub and ordered a Dewars on the rocks. He looked at his face in the mirror. He looked down into his glass and swirled the ice cubes. He ordered another. He left the pub and crossed the street. The rain had already stopped. The street lamps were on. The road was still damp. He stepped up onto the walk and headed east. He put one hand in his pocket. He put his other hand in his other pocket. He took his hands out. He put them back in his pockets again. He stopped at the corner. A few people were standing in front of the display window of an art gallery. He stood in the back and looked at the pictures. He was dressed in slacks and a buttondown shirt. Most of the other people were wearing sandals and shorts. The largest picture stood on a wooden frame. Some of the people were talking about it. They said the picture had been used as the cover of a magazine in the late s. It was a large illustration of small boys dressed as cowboys. They were acting out a back yard gunfight. One boy was shooting from behind a porch rail. Another boy was shooting from behind a tree. One boy in the foreground was lying dead in the grass and another boy was hit and falling down the porch steps. The boy on the grass had one eye open and he was smiling at the artist. Buddha FacePrognosisBY DOUG CARMAN, NAPLES _______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyBY GEORGE COOK, FORT MYERS ___________________________Special to Florida Weekly Florida Weekly asked readers to tell us stories using the photo seen here as a starting point for the creative process. The directions this image has taken some of your flights of fancy have been unexpected and thoroughly entertaining. The response and quality of the work weve received has been impressive. Thanks to everyone for participating. Keep reading for a chance to participate in the next round of our Fiction Challenge, coming soon.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 A&E C13 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Special Events Special Orders Holidays BAKERY COFFEE nobody is happy... Fathers Day WeekendFriday, June 18 Sunday, June 20 3-Course Prime Rib Dinner for $29.95 Choice of Soup or Salad, Prime Rib Entre & Crme Brle Dessert Enter for a Chance to Win* Grand Prize: Full Set of Callaway Golf Clubs with Limited Edition Bag One Winner Per Restaurant: Odyssey White Hot XG #9 PutterS omething Special Fore Dad *No purchase necessary to enter or win. Valid only at participating locations. Visit www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/FathersDay for more details and a list of participating restaurants.www.McCormickandSchmicks.com THE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place | Naples (239) 591-2299 Discover Naples best kept secret on the bay... The Club At Naples Bay Resort Fitness Membership Summer Membership now available 530-5100 In the fall of 2004, a group of authors meeting at the Bouchercon conference in Toronto founded the International Thriller Writers organization. One of their first orders of business was to compile a list of thrillers, each title picked on the basis of the impact it had on the genre. Although the list could have included hundreds of titles, an arbitrary number of 100 eventually was agreed upon. One of the first titles to be listed was Wilkie Collins 1860 shocker, The Woman In White, considered by many to be the first novel of sensation. Edgar Allan Poes only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, made the cut, as did an array of modern classics including Jeffrey Deavers Bone Collector (1997), James Pattersons Along Came a Spider (1992) and Lee Childs Killing Floor (1997). Only one book published after 2000 was listed, Dan Browns The Da Vinci Code (2003). As the list began to expand, recommendations were requested from such heavy-hitters as Sandra Brown, Michael Palmer, R.L. Stine and David Baldacci, along with advice from several noted thriller reviewers. Each contributor was asked to back up his or her choice with a short essay examining each works significance, impact and influence. The final list had many classics that you might expect: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Hounds of the Baskervilles and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. No big surprise. Among the choices that were not so obvious is Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912 classic, Tarzan of the Apes. Until I read W. Craig Reeds brilliant essay, I considered Tarzan more of an adventure story than a thriller, even though it does, indeed, have elements of both. Lists are fun, and this highly readable anthology provides both historical and personal perspectives on some of the best thrillers ever written. Edited by David Morrell & Hank Wagner (Oceanview, $27.95)Thrillers: 100 Must ReadsREVIEWED BY LARRY COX______________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 Three Dog Night 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. Wildside Cafe is located at Carillon Place Shopping Center at the corners of Airport and Pine Ridge road in the heart of Naples, Florida. BUY 1 GET 1 FREEValid from 7am 2:30pm7 Days a Week*With purchase of 2 beverages *Not valid with any other offerExpires 6/24/2010 (239) 649-0559 wildsidecafe.org5026 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Naples, FL 34105 The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University presents the following programs in Naples and Bonita Springs in the week ahead: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Naples Center: Drilling for Oil in the Gulf, a debate and discussion moderated by Ken OLeary. $15 for members, $20 for others. 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 22 and 29 and July 6, at the Naples Center: Know Your Gems and Jewelry, a class led by Felipe Weingartt. $50 for members, $65 for others. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, June 22 and 29, July 6 and 13, at the Naples Center: Write Your Life Story and Memoirs, a workshop led by James Robison. $85 for members, $100 for others. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Steinway Piano Gallery, Bonita Springs: Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight, led by Jeanne Berger. $20 for members, $25 for others. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 and July 7, at Bentley Village: Meditation and Relaxation, a class led by Nori St. Paul. $50 for members, $65 for others. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 and 30, at the Naples Center: Sell on eBay the Right Way! a class by David Rosenberg. $125 for members, $145 for others. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Bentley Village: CIA and U.S. Military Terrorist Detention Programs, a discussion led by Thomas Eastwood. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Naples Center: Screening and discussion of Bus 174, a documentary about what happened in Rio de Janeiro the day a disillusioned slum-dweller hijacked a bus and threatened to kill all of the passengers. Jose Padilhas 2003 film was voted one of the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. $4 for members, $5 for others.For more information about the Renaissance Academy at FGCU, call 425-3272 or e-mail John Guerra at email@example.com. Schools out, but class is in at the Renaissance Academy Open for Lunch 11:45AM3PM Happy hour 4-6.30PM 2 COURSEDINNER $14.95 4:30-close Everyday Fresh No Preservatives No MSG We cater to people with allergies 466 5th Ave. South Naples, FL 34102239-262-1920 www.ristorantedangeli.comRESTAURANT BAR ITALIAN CUISINE HURRY! Next Camp Starts SOON! (Cambier Park in Naples) NESTA Certied Boot Camp Coach NASM Certied Personal Trainer Masters Studies in Health Promotion 2001 Midwestern Figure Champion URRY! H H H H H t C a m p S t t N ex t N N N N N e N e x N e N e e x t e x x t x t t t t Women Only Lose 3-5% BODYFAT! STRENGTH SELF-CONFIDENCE! All Ages, Sizes & Fitness Everyone is SUCCESSFUL! NC S E E L F F C C O O N F F I D D E C E NC C NCE CE A A A A A A l l A A A A A A A g g i & F t A A A A A A A Al s % L L L L L L L o o o e 3 5 % % % O O DYFAT B BO DYFAT ODY DY YF A FAT AT T! S T R N G G T H NG NGT GT TH v r r y y o o n e i i E E v E E v v e v v e e r S U C C C F F L S S U U C C U U C C C C C C C C E E C C E E S S E E S S S S S S S S F S S F F U F F U U L U U L L L L ! 4 weeks of fun, energizing, outdoor activities designed to help you reach your tness goals FAST! CALL OR SIGN UP ONLINE! 239.776.2162 www.NaplesAdventureBootcamp.com Politics in the Park starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Naples Hilton. The free event features a meet and greet with the candidates plus a straw vote election for the Collier County Commission Districts 2 and 4 seats. The supervisor of elections will be on hand to help register voters for the Aug. 24 primary and the Nov. 2 general election. The event is sponsored by the Collier Building Industry Association, NABOR, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Collier County Economic Development Council. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.colliervotes.com. For more information about Politics in the Park, call the CBIA at 436-6100. Meet the candidates at Politics in the Park
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 www.luxnaples.com firstname.lastname@example.orgSUMMER SALEup to 75% OFF 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 fusion 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 email@example.com. Have a heart for Hospital BallWe dont have a lot of details yet, but we do have the date and we know that the NCH Hospital Ball on Saturday evening, Oct. 23, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, will benefit NCH Cardiology. Co-chairs of the event are Sharon Treiser and Ellin Goetz; auction co-chairs are Stacey Herring and Vicki Tracy; sponsorship chair is Jeanette Simmermon. Thats enough information to warrant saving the date until the formal invitation arrives in the mail. For more information, call 436-4511 or e-mail foundation@nchmdorg. Sea Salt evening will benefit missing, exploited childrenSea Salt on Third Street South is hosting a wine dinner to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Four wine bars will be set up in the restaurants Naples Room, and buffet dinner will be in the Sea Glass Room. Save the date and watch here for details. League Club will welcome 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. Speakeasy will benefit Naples Backyard HistoryNaples Backyard History is planning its first gala fundraiser, The Heritage Ball: A Speakeasy Evening, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Port Royal Club. Contraband, gambling and the Charleston will be order of the night, all for a good cause. Lavern Norris Gaynor is the events honorary chair. Further details will be published as they become available. In the meantime, call 774-2996 if you just cant wait. Robin Givens will share her storyThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children announces that actress, author and domestic violence survivor Robin Givens will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, which takes place Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Married in 1998 to boxing legend Mike Tyson, Ms. Givens found herself in the national spotlight 16 months later as rumors of abuse surfaced. In her memoir, Grace Will Lead Me Home, she explored her familys secret legacy of intergenerational violence and how the consequences haunted her own life through her marriage to Tyson. In her luncheon presentation, she will share how she found her voice as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and how sharing her story has helped her take the sadness away. Tickets for Mending Broken Hearts with Hope are $300 per person and $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Mary Ann Green at 775-3862, ext. 211, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE GIVENS 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008www.VerginaRestaurant.com3COURSE DINNER SPECIAL$19.95 VVER INAGCHOICE OF SALAD, ENTRE, DESSERT AND GLASS OF BERINGER. O ered 4-7pm CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT EVERY FRIDAY 4PMHAPPY HOUR PRICES AND COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS HAPPY HOUR 4PM DAILY HALF PRICE DRINKS
C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Inside the July 1 editionTo find out more about fw, the magazine from Florida Weekly, call 239.325.1964 or your Florida Weekly sales representative. properattire gowns for the social season purses to clutchin the bag:14 20 jewelry to add sparklebling bling:FORMALWEAR 2010 SUMMER WINE SERIES BREAKFAST, LUNCH & MORE 239-304-9754 www.patrics.comComfort Food on Steroids!Opera aficionados can enjoy encore performances of five productions by The Metropolitan Opera at three cinemas in Southwest Florida this summer. The high-definition programs, all recorded live at The Met in New York City, begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Heres the lineup: June 23: Romeo et Juliette Plcido Domingo conducts Charles Gounods ultra-sensual Romo et Juliette, starring soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed lovers. Running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes. July 7: Eugene Onegin Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovskys romantic operatic masterpiece, with Rene Fleming as Tatiana, Ramn Vargas as Lenski and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role. Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes. July 14: La Boheme Franco Zeffirellis classic production of Puccinis La Bohme features Angela Gheorghiu as Mim, Ramn Vargas as Rodolfo, Ainhoa Arteta as Musetta and Ludovic Tzier as Marcello. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes. July 21: Turandot Director Franco Zeffirellis production of Puccinis last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. It stars Maria Guleghina as the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who cant solve her riddles beheaded. Andris Nelsons conducts. Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes. July 28: Carmen Director Richard Eyres acclaimed new production of Georges Bizets classic features Elina Garanca in the title role as the seductive gypsy and Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don Jos. Rising maestro Yannick NzetSguin conducts. Running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes. Spend a summer evening with The Met at the movies Catch The Metropolitan Operas Summer HD Encores at these theaters: >> Hollywood Stadium 20 6006 Hollywood Drive, Naples >> Hollywood Coconut Point 16 8021 Cinema Way, Coconut Point, Estero >> Bell Tower 20 13499 Bell Tower Drive, Bell TowerShops, Fort Myers Tickets are available at the box of ce or online at www.metopera.org/hdlive. in the know KEN HOWARD / METROPOLITAN OPERA Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna in Romeo et Juliette
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C20 WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 10 Southwest Florida Locations Whos Got Time To Cook?WE DO! To Find Your Neighboorhood Location! www.ribcity.com THURSDAY, JUNE 179 p.m. Ken Burns American Stories; The West: The People (To 1806) Part 1The West begins as the whole world to the people who live there. It becomes a New World when Europeans arrive. Three centuries later, when Lewis and Clark venture west to find a Northwest Passage, this world becomes the testing ground for a young nations dream. 10:30 p.m. Ken Burns American Stories; The West: Empire Upon the Trails (1806-1848) Part 2 Americans head west along many pathways following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seeking religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. They move closer with every step to a Manifest Destiny that will make the West their own. FRIDAY, JUNE 188:30 p.m. Connect! Cultural RealitiesEducating youth through in-school programs offered by Gulfshore Playhouse; checking out the greening of The Naples Zoo; and more. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, JUNE 19 8 p.m. The Best of WGCU SUNDAY, JUNE 20 9 p.m. Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple: The Secret of Chimneys Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) accompanies Lady Virginia Revel to a weekend party at her family home of Chimneys. When an important dignitary goes missing, the search reveals a decades-old murder that might be connected to a mysterious diamond theft. TUESDAY, JUNE 22 10 p.m. P.O.V.; William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe This documentary examines the life of radical attorney William Kunstler from a surprising angle. Mr. Kunstlers two daughters from his second marriage grew up lionizing a man already famous for his historic civil rights and anti-war cases. Then, in their teens, they began to be disillusioned by a stubborn man who continued representing some of the most reviled defendants in America accused rapists and terrorists. In this intimate biography, Emily and Sarah Kunstler seek to recover the real story of what made their late father one of the most beloved, and hated, lawyers in America. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 8 p.m. Americas Orchestra: Celebrating 125 Years of the Boston Pops This star-studded tribute showcases the leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart and features Josh Groban, James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Roberta Flack and more. Rare footage of artists past and present includes Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman, Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis Jr., among others. Craig Ferguson hosts. 9 p.m. Harp DreamsGo behind the scenes of the 2007 USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Ind. Every three years, roughly 30 players from around the world compete for first prize, which will catapult the winner into a career as a first-class musician. This week on WGCU TV Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 Fathers free on Fathers Dayvalid 6/19/2010 only July 4th Fireworks Cruise8-10pm$30 ppCall for reservations. of NaplesSummer Deal at2-4-1 ALL DAY HOUSE WINES AND WELLSDINNER FOR TWO $29.99Includes: OMG!
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C22 WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY terryKOVEL email@example.com KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING Many companies today are looking at their sales figures and deciding how to change their products to attract more customers. The same thing was true in the 1930s when Chase Brass & Copper Co. decided to make art-deco pieces for the home, along with the buttons, nails and thousands of other brass products it had manufactured since 1876. Chases deco designs were a little more expensive than pieces by its competitors, but they were attractive, novel and in the latest fashion. The company made cigarette boxes, candlesticks, tea sets, hors doeuvres trays, lamps, bowls, bookends, newspaper stands, planters and more. Its 1934-35 catalogs offered the Colonel Light. It was a lamp that looked like a soldier. The light bulb was the head, and the hat its shade. There was also a Colonels Lady light. Each lamp is 98 inches high on a 4-inch-diameter base. Lurelle Guild was the famous industrial designer who created these lamps for Chase. Collectors search for these lamps because they are amusing and useful and were made by a famous company and a famous designer.Q: I have a sterling-silver cigar case that Colonel Light is a shining example of deco designwas a wedding gift given to my grandfather by my grandmother in 1916. It has his initials, FW, on the front. I treasure it as a family heirloom, but is it very valuable?A: Cigar cases were made to keep cigars fresh and also to keep them from getting crushed. Cigar smoking was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although smoking is now banned in many places, cigar cases are still made. The value of your silver cigar case is about $125. Q: I have a beer poster that seems quite old. It pictures a nymph sitting next to a bottle of Schlitz beer. The label on the bottle says it is less than percent alcohol. How old is this poster?A: Your poster was probably made during Prohibition, between 1919 and 1933. A picture of a nymph might indicate it was made during the early years of Prohibition. The Volstead Act, or National Prohibition Act, was passed on Oct. 28, 1919, and prohibited the sale of intoxicating beverages. Beer that had less than percent alcohol by weight was considered nonalcoholic and was allowed. Schlitz was one of the brewing companies that made near beer or nonalcoholic beer. The legal limit of alcohol content was raised to 3.2 percent on April 7, 1933, when the Cullen-Harrison Act was passed. Prohibition was repealed on Dec. 5, 1933. This poster has been reproduced in the past 20 SEE KOVEL, C23 THE ISLANDS... A Vacation In Your Own Backyard Cabbage Key Useppa Island Cayo Costa State Park Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Sunset Serenade Beach & Shelling Sailing Catamaran Private Custom ToursCAPTIVA CRUISES(239) 472-5300www.captivacruises.comExplore unique island destinations in your own back yard. Captiva Cruises offers a fabulous selection of daily cruises as well as private charters and custom expeditions. Reservations are required.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 A&E C23 years. If yours is old and large, its worth hundreds of dollars. Q: Can you tell me if a pack of cigarettes made in the U.S.S.R that commemorates the Apollo-Soyuz flight is a collectors item?A: The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint space mission between two countries. Apollo docked with the Russian spacecraft Soyuz in July 1975. Many souvenir items were issued to commemorate the historic event, including cigarettes in a special Apollo-Soyuz pack with the mission emblem on it. The cigarettes were a joint venture between Philip Morris, which provided the tobacco, and Tava, a Russian company that manufactured them. The cigarettes went on sale in Russia on July 15, 1975, the day the Soyuz launched, and later in the United States. They were popular in Russia, where commemorative cigarettes were common, but didnt sell well in the United States. Value of your pack of cigarettes: $5 to $10.Q: I have a set of 12 dinner plates, never used, with scenes of the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. Each one is signed by S.W. Stratton and dated 1930. There is an impression on the back that says Wedgwood, made in England. I would appreciate knowing the value of these plates.A: Wedgwood made plates with scenes from colleges and universities from 1927 until the 1950s. The colleges commissioned the plates and sold them to alumni and in college bookstores. The plates were made of Queens Ware, a creamcolored earthenware, and marked with the name of the building pictured on the plate. S.W. Stratton was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1923 until 1930. Wedgwood was established in England in 1759. It is part of WWRD Holdings today. The value of the plates vary, but its about $50 to $65 per plate.Tip: Spray a glass flower vase with nonstick food spray. It will keep the water from staining the glass. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELFrom page C22 D A WEEKL Y WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 201 i s old w orth llar s. ell me r ettes .S.S. R o rate s S o y uz l ecWe d En gl a ciate k these p A: plates w le g es a n 1927 un t leges pla a b we r C 2 2 COURTESY PHOTOChase Brass & Copper Co. made this pair of lamps, the Colonel and the Colonels Lady, in about 1935. This pair sold recently for $300 at a Jacksons auction in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA $5 Owith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 8/10 Tavern on the Where Go Wh er W h e r e G o T avern on t Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells $ $ 2 $ $ 2 Happy Hour 3-7 Daily $3.50 Apps. THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. $2 Domestic Drafts MONDAY KIDS EAT FREE (with purchase of adult entree) $4 Margaritas $5 Nachos WEDNESDAY 3 Course Italian Dinner $14.99 $4 House Wine 403 Bayfront Place Downtown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse We have All Major League Baseballwww.stoneyssteakhouse.comLive Entertainment Thur.-Sun. STONEYS STEAKHOUSE reat eafoo Nht e a ne o ster ....1 l s for w th sala & potato$2995Monday& Friday Sunset Wine Dinner for Two 2 lasses of ne 3 course menu un.hurs. all nht ....for two$4995 he ne & nly reat Pr me nht ....w th sala & potato$2195Tuesday & Thursday reat teak Nht 12o D Pr me N tr p ....w th sala & potato $ 24 95Wednesday Take Dad to Stoneys FREE APPETIZERexp. 8/10 Tavern on the With the purchase of two entrees. Not to be combined with any other discount. One per table. S UNDAY B RUNCH B UFFET All-you-can-eat! Only $14.99 10:30-2:30 p.m. SATURDAY P rime Rib Night $16.99 $5 Bloody Marys FRIDAY S eafood Nigh t $5 Vodka Bombs! MONDAY M O N D A AY Naples N a p l e s ONLY ON ONL L LY waterfron Y Y w n p p p p p Al Al Al gu gu gu all al a ll ll s s ll ll l l gue g ue e l l Fu Fu u u Fu F u n n n n n n n F F F F Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa F Fa Fa F F F Fa Fa a a a re re re e e e re re re S S S S S S S S S S S po po po po o o po po o po po o po o p p p p p t rt rt rt rt rt rt rt s s s s & & & & & & & & S Sp Sp Sp S Sp S Sp Sp p p i ir ir ir ir ir i it it it it it s s s s Fu u u u F Fu n n M ovie N ight! Movies on our BIG Screen! Wok Night $9.99 $5 Apple Martinis TUESDAY DONT FORGET FATHERS DAY!
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Scenes from Project Graduation 2010 An all-night celebration for seniors at YMCA of the Palms 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.1DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Scenes from Project Graduation 2010 An all-night celebration for seniors at YMCA of the Palms
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHere are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Blue Fish Seafood and Sushi Buffet and Hibachi, 5425 Airport Pulling Road; 596-6688. Blue Fish offers Japanese fare in a variety of styles hibachi steakhouse style, traditional cooked fare served at a conventional table or wide-ranging sushi and does a good job all the way around. In recent months, its introduced a buffet as well. It would take many trips to work through the whole menu but I can recommend the sea king roll (with tempura shrimp, smoked salmon, eel and tobiko) and the volcano roll (a California roll topped with warm seafood and cream cheese), the artfully crafted sashimi platter and the chicken and scallop hibachi dinner. The service was as good as the food. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Chops City Grill, 8200 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs; 9924677 Stylish, hip Chops manages to offer something for everyone with a full bar and extensive wine list, aged meats and fresh seafood, classics like New England clam chowder and beef Oscar as well as inventive dishes such as handrolled shrimp and beef spring rolls and oysters Chopafeller (clams with crab, andouille sausage, spinach and smoked gouda). The oysters, crab and lobster cakes, entrees of spiced yellowfin tuna and a 10-ounce filet with blackberrycabernet sauce with a side of butternut squash with brown sugar and almonds made for an outstanding meal. A warm wedge of Grandmas apple pie proved the crowning touch. The staff does a great job of taking care of even the smallest details, making customers feel welcome and pampered. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/ owner Raphael Rottiers and staff make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Saffron, 2059 Pine Ridge Road; 331-3319 Saffron is a little tough to find tucked into a shopping center obscured by a gas station, but its well worth the effort. The hospitable owners are friendly and helpful so even novices will find something theyll like. Everything I tried was well prepared, combining fresh ingredients and that heady mix of seasonings that makes Indian food so addictive. Spinach dip with house-made cheese spread on fresh naan was a delicious beginning. We also enjoyed a sampler plate containing samosas, pakoras and kabobs served with mint chutney. Salmon cooked in a tandoori oven was moist and well seasoned. Rogan josh, a classic lamb curry, paired well with Bombay dal, a savory cumin-scented lentil, onion and tomato dish. From the dozen or so breads, we sampled keema naan, which was stuffed with ground lamb; kabuli naan, which contained cashews and raisins; and paneer kulcha, filled with house-made cheese, coriander and onion. All were tender, warm and delicious. Mango kulfi, a frozen blend of mango puree, cream and sweetened condensed milk, proved a great ending to a delicious, economical meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Stage 62 Delicatessen and Restaurant, Mercato, 9105 Strada Place; 597-2800 This kosher-style deli is a most welcome recent arrival, bringing to Naples a full measure of classics and then some. The dining room possesses Mercato style mixed with a bit of nostalgia in the form of photos of iconic stars such has Paul Newman and Barbra Streisand. The menu is gargantuan, with breakfast, lunch and dinner options, so arrive hungry. We began with a refreshing egg cream (seltzer and chocolate milk), then went on to a well-executed chopped liver plate, and gazpacho, which was on the bland side. For the main attraction, I dug into a two-inch-thick brisket sandwich with tender, well-seasoned meat on the delis signature sourdough (seedless) rye, while my companion tried a Pretty Woman, a surprisingly good vegetarian version of a Rueben, with avocado, tomato, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. For dessert, skip the rugelach and indulge in the cheese blintzes. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Early Bird$19 from 11:30am to 6pmLate Bird$24 from 6pm to close (three courses)300 FIFTH AVE. S. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 17-23, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, June 17, Bamboo Caf: Enjoy stuffed tomato Provencal, coq au vin and pear clafoutis, all made from Julia Childs recipes, along with two glasses of wine then watch a screening of Julie & Julia; $42, 755 12th Ave. S; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Friday, June 18, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Illancy Ruiz leads a class on cooking favorite Thai recipes; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required. Contact customer service or go to www.acteva.com/ go/LifestyleCenter.com. Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Celebrate Dad with samples of beers, brats and other manly favorites, plus the first 50 dads will receive goody bags; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., Freds Diner: Naples City Improv comes to Freds for dinner and a show; $29.95 (show only, $15), Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Saturday, June 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 19 and 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt: The indoors North Naples Green Market has produce, jams and salsa, smoked meats and fish, prepared foods and artisanal products; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads. Sunday, June 20, 5 p.m., Freds Diner: Its a three-course meal and Tea-A-Ria performed by The Orpheus Players, an evening of comedy, mischief and 1940s Italian-style food and drink; $29.95 plus tax and gratuity, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Monday, June 21, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Real Seafood Co. Chef Brent Courson demonstrates easy summer seafood recipes; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required. Contact customer service or go to www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter.com. Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m., Angelinas Ristorante: The Spend the Summer in Italy wine dinner series heads to the Italian islands, featuring wines from six regions; $89, 24041 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3903187. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. 9, n d S treet ma rket es desan y i c; y t o ro Di ne and T Or ph eu ed e e y, m fo o an Ro Like a faithful friend, it seemed the Pewter Mug would always be there, a comforting presence on the north Trail that could be relied upon to offer solace and sustenance whenever either was required. And so it was for 39 years until it shut down last summer, yet another victim of a sluggish economy. Fittingly, its a group of friends who are responsible for rescuing the Mug and giving it a new lease on life. Owners Curt Boyette, Larry Genta and Pat Murphy graduated from Naples High together. The fourth partner is Bobby DiModica. As a group, they have decades of food and beverage experience as well as an enduring affection for the restaurant they now operate, officially called Pewter Mug 41. And as if thats not enough of a love fest, the former owner, Arthur Theriault, serves as manager. Hail, hail the gangs all here. While the menu still features favorites such as the salad bar, prime rib, steaks and such, there have been some changes. Theres now one salad bar instead of two, and its a la carte $4.99 with an entre, $9.99 as an entre. It offers an extensive selection of salads as well as soup. In place of the second salad bar, theres an open kitchen. The dark paneling remains, but theres less of it, covering only the lower portion of the wall. Above that is sunny yellow paint, which gives the dining room a much brighter, open ambience. Lastly, theres a stage and dance floor to accommodate the live bands that perform periodically (check the website for upcoming performances). Theres also a lounge and the accompanying full bar. While at some establishments that means wine offerings are given short shrift, thats not the case here. The list is well chosen, with many worthy vintages available by the glass. We enjoyed La Crema pinot noir 2008, which could have been a few degrees cooler, but was nonetheless sufficiently summery, with notes of cherry and orange peel on the nose and palate. The wine went surprisingly well with Tads fried pickles ($6.99) and magic mushroom caps ($9.99). The pickles were attractively fanned around a cup of spicy Everglades petal sauce. They were well fried but were thick enough that the breading didnt overpower their flavor or crunch. They were even better dipped in the tangy sauce. The magic mushrooms were large and stuffed with crabmeat filling, finished with mozzarella melted on top. Id have liked less salt and more herbs in the crabmeat stuffing, but the mild mushrooms and cheese helped balance things out. House salads come with most entrees and consist of a fresh mix of greens, carrots and onions. The blue cheese dressing had lots of blue cheese chunks and good flavor. The Mug has long been known for its prime rib and with good reason: The restaurant offers four cuts 8, 12, 16 and 32 ounces and the kitchen knows what to do with them. The 12-ounce rib ($20.99) arrived a lovely blushing pink. Judging from its tenderness and rich flavor, it appears to have been aged and slow roasted. It was an excellent rib and the juice that came with it was equally flavorful. The term au jus is French for with its own juice, and thats how this one was served. A side of horseradish (the Mug also offers a sour-cream-based horseradish sauce) added a little zing. Steak fries were crisp and hot, and the green beans were cooked to a tendercrisp consistency, but devoid of seasoning. My companion ordered fettuccine Alfredo ($13.99), adding shrimp ($7.99) to the classic dish. The cream sauce had a smooth texture and rich cheese flavor with just a hint of nutmeg that complemented the shrimp. At our servers suggestion, we split a piece of moist chocolate layer cake for dessert and even managed to polish off the vanilla ice cream and whipped cream that accompanied it. The kitchen appears to have a firm grasp on the menu and the timing of courses. In the front of the house, things seem to be running smoothly as well. With a couple of exceptions when our server was either occupied in the kitchen or attending to tables at the far side of the dining room, she was efficient and hospitable. On this night, there was no live music. Its safe to assume the dynamics of the dining room change considerably when a band performs. Judging from the number of cars Ive seen in the parking lot on weekend nights, live music is a big draw here. Coming up this weekend are a Beatles tribute Friday, June 18, and the Vinyls playing music from the s through today on Saturday, June 19. The Groove Kings play Friday, June 25, and theres a full moon party Saturday, June 26. There are many newer, chic spots in which to dine around town, but the Mug remains a reliable choice for good food and drink served with a smile. en ex so th le ti karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Pewter Mug returns with pleasing mix of old and new Pewter Mug 41>> Hours: Open 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday through Sunday >> Reservations: No, but offers call-ahead seating (phone about 40 minutes before planned arrival) >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.40-$12.99; entrees, $13.99-$37.99; childrens menu, $6.99-$9.99 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs, at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Big shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, Tads fried pickles, lusty lobster bisque, prime rib, let mignon, tipsy salmon, roast duck Imperial, barbecued baby back ribs >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.pewtermug41.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 12300 U.S. 41, North Naples; 596-6844SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe a la carte salad bar offers a choice of greens, lots of toppings and soup.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTads fried pickles with Everglades petal sauce are worth the calories.
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Built by Kaye Homes and is the Dover model, spacious layout, newer built in 2007 Ask for 802NA10017721. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOME$259,900 Priced to sell yesterday....... 3 bed 2.5 bath in old Lely on the golf course with super views Ask for 802NA10018825. 1-866-657-2300 GULF HARBOR WATER VIEW HOME$219,000 Hardwood floors in all living areas 38 ft garage for boat storage., large terraces looking down wide canal. Ask for 802NA10015884. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT TOWNHOUSE 2/2/2 WATER VIEW$219,000 BANK OWNED NOT A SHORT SALE!! Beautiful Verona Walk Divosta built town home available at great value price. Ask for 802NA10018140. 1-866-657-2300 2 BED + DEN 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$199,000 Pay to play golf club house with restaurant, tennis and pool and under $ 200,000. Short sale private banker. Ask for 802NA10016526. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY BEAUTIFUL HOME -$195,000 Large 3 bed 2 bath plus den pool home located on golf course available. This property features a large open floor plan, Ask for 802NA10018580. 1-866-657-2300 VALENCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB$184,900 4 bedroom plus bonus room overlooking lake and golf course. Open floor plan and tile in the living spaces. Ask for 802NA10018431. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$179,900 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with spa.tile roof..3 car garage. Open floor plan. Ask for 802NA10019115. 1-866-657-2300 CLOSE TO BEACH$179,900 Naples Park 3 bed 2 Bath 1 car garage Tile floors Combo tub and shower Family room\n1,823 sq ft under air Ask for 802NA10010118. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES PARK CLOSE TO GULF OF MEXICO$169,900 3 bedroom 2 bath close to the beach in Naples Park. One car garage. Great rental opportunity. Ask for 802NA10019165. 1-866-657-2300 SALT WATER POOL HOME$164,000 On 2 1/4 Acres. Spacious 2,185 Sq under air salt water pool home. 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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 17-23, 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!Happy Fathers Day!OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH FROM 1-4PMQUAIL CREEK VILLAGE11638 Quail Village Way NOW $240,000! 2+DenFurnishedGreat Location! Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE10331 Quail Crown Drive NOW $395,000! 4+ Bonus Loftwrap around water view! Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413 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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