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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A14 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C24-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 38 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JUNE 24, 2010 Spam it upGoodlands Little Bar Restaurant gears up for Spammy Jammy. C1 Thousands of people brought together through an Internet site and frustrated with the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will join hands along the nations beaches at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, in protest of offshore drilling. Hands Across the Sand is expected to be the largest gathering against offshore oil drilling in history. In Southwest Florida, groups are gathering on beaches from Marco Island to Englewood. Their instructions, set forth at, are simple: Step 1: Go to the beach at 11 a.m. for one hour, rain or shine. Step 2: Join hands for 15 minutes at noon, forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in our coastal waters.Demonstrators to hold hands across area beachesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOCitizens will line up along beaches everywhere this weekend in opposition to offshore drilling. To infinityNaples International Film Festival hosts Toy Story 3 party. C24 Avoiding foreclosureNew program can help homeowners hang on. B1 SEE HANDS, A7 SEE WORLD CUP, A8 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYFans at The English Pub enjoy the World Cup games.G OOAL! World Cup scores big among localsOR AT LEAST A GENERATION of American men, soccer was almost as lost in translation as cricket or driving on the lefthand side of the road. Nobody ever threw soccer parties with nachos and beer. For many, any association with the sport invented in England as in, football, mate, the kind you play with your foot ended decades ago on Little League fields. Thats sad, a bartender at The English Pub said when I told her that was the case with me. She was tapping a beer for fans watching a World Cup game in the middle of a Thursday afternoon. Its the most popular sport in the world. And the World Cup, which will play out through July 11, is considered theFBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ "It's the most popular sport in the world." Bartender at The English Pub, "Your World Cup Headquarters" FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION / GETTY IMAGESEngland's James Milner, right, vies with U.S.A. defender Steve Cherundolo during the 2010 World Cup match between U.S.A. and England on June 12. Games are broadcast in local pubs with much fanfare. Two for oneHumane Society Naples has a summer deal for you and your next pets. A14

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 I dont really care and I dont know: How many shades of green dapple the Irish landscape? Johnny Cash said 40 in his 1961 song, Shades of Green. Stepping out of the age of shorthairs and sweaters to give us some syrup, he sang a lyric he surely didnt learn in the Ozark Mountains or Nashville: Most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town, and most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown. Me, too. Thats Johnny Cash, from Arkansas. What do they know in Arkansas about shades of green or lips as soft as eiderdown, either one? I doubt much. But here in the Sunshine State, where we know something about color (and probably lips), Ive often wondered how many shades of green really exist, especially down on the western boot down here where summer means sex. I wish Mr. Cash had done his counting here. Here, the sky makes love to the earth in rainy torrents from June to whenever, and every bit of life vibrates with hunger and a flood of reproductive joy. Here, an infinite palette of light and shadow plays out across the midday hours like silk, shaken and stirred. Here the giddy, exuberant ripples of feeling born in each caress of earth and sky chase themselves in endless variations, breathing their color in plumes, blooms, flames and flumes. Which drew me to this throw-down observation as I was waste-deep with my son, Nash, in the long wetland of a 5,000-year-old clear creek: Ill bet you a dollar a hue I can count 100 shades of green. Or at least 50, in a place where there must be a thousand. But dont expect me to name them. Every time a leaf turns to the light, every time a branch high or low leans with the wind willow, oak or cypress every time an afternoon thunderhead crowns the sky like a royal milliner, by evening dropping dollops of swollen cumulus in its wake as salmon-colored or coral as the inside of a womans lips, I realize how much dazzle we inhabit. Have you walked out in the wet n wild lately? Were surrounded by dazzle, and its not neon or bright lights-big city dazzle. Mostly its green and water dazzle. Here, the different greens laid down across the sun-blanched palmetto scrub, the claw-fingered mangrove carpets, the mound-topped gumbo limbos or the trackless sawgrass marshes that can take the wind and break it into dry whispers of eternity here those shades are as countless as the dazzling lights of cut diamonds displayed in a jewelers case. Any diamond display, though, is a beautiful testament to both human abuse and privilege, whatever else it represents. The subtropical light, in contrast star-numerous shades of green slicked into the wet days of summer is a display of something both inexplicable and magical. The English poet William Wordsworth called our reaction to such beauty natural piety a neat phrase if there ever was one. I figure Billy Wordsworth is the Johnny Cash of the 19th century, with a Cambridge education thrown in for pomp. My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky, he began. Mine, too but then, Im easily dizzied by lips as soft as eiderdown as well, so I cant be trusted in the matter. The child is father of the man, and I could wish my days to be bound each to each by natural piety, he finished. It a nice, writerly piece of broken-field running, dancing past the main question like that. Here it is in blunt terms: Is this Gods work, or not? And heres a blunt answer: I have no idea, and its not my problem. What bothers me, though, is this: How can so little have been written about so much? Where the hell is everybody, to let this subtropical beauty just drain in and drain out of the universe every year? But there it is no first-rank poets. No handful of top American novelists (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings could tell a Florida tale full of light and color, but she isnt in the first string of great writers). Where were they all and where are they in the face of such beauty? The only contemporary writer I know who can put words on this beauty in full who can write poetry disguised (as it often must be in the land of Puritans) as mere prose, and journalistic prose at that is my wife. Yep, Im married to her, thank God, which makes this a moment of unapologetic nepotism. But as real as rain. Her name is Amy Bennett Williams, which comes affixed with a title: Senior Writer for The News-Press in Fort Myers. You can hear her in Naples or Marco Island at 8:35 a.m. every Wednesday on WGCU public radio. Heres what she wrote variously about the green and wet in two Field Notes columns of Tropicalia, The News-Press Sunday magazine. First this: I know water: dripping from yellow pine eaves, pooling in shell marl lanes, soaking every outside summer breath, rolling past limestone banks bearing Saturday cruisers and Sunday kayakers on its back as it slowly flows to the Gulf, sculpted into vapor castles I watch drift through our bedroom skylight. Then this: Everywhere I look: green. Palmettos and ferns and mangroves and pines green. Wetlands and back bays and ditches and pastures green. At the end of dusk and in the damp dawns weve had lately, even the air is green. Describing its permutations in Floridas flora is a truly confounding task. You can throw a thesaurus full of adjectives at the problem and still not solve it: aquamarine, chartreuse, fir, forest, grass, jade, kelly, lime, malachite, olive, pea, peacock, pine, sage, sap, sea, verdigris, viridian and willow. Its a get-out-and-go-look green summer, now, dont you think? COMMENTARY Its a get-out-and-go-look green summer rogerWILLIAMS

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Susan Powell Brown Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merritt Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Sandy Rekar Cori Higgins Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Federal authorities are investigating whether officials of the government south of the border participated in a citizens kidnapping and torture Canadian authorities, that is, investigating the possible role of U.S. officials in the extraordinary rendition of Canadian citizen Maher Arar. Extraordinary rendition is White House-speak for arresting someone and secretly sending him to another country, where he is likely to be tortured. Mr. Arar revealed that, for the past four years, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been investigating possible roles of U.S. and Syrian officials in his rendition and torture. This announcement follows the U.S. Supreme Courts decision that it will not consider Mr. Arars case, ending his pursuit of justice through U.S. courts. Mr. Arar is the Canadian citizen seized by U.S. officials while changing planes in New York, heading home from a family vacation in September 2002. He was secretly sent to Syria by the Bush administration, where he was held for almost a year in a gravelike cell. He was repeatedly tortured, then returned home to Canada, without charge, a broken man. In 2004, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed suit in U.S. federal court on Mr. Arars behalf as he recovered in Canada. While his legal case came to an end this week, his fight against impunity continues. Ontario Justice Dennis OConnor headed the Canadian governments inquiry into Mr. Arars arrest, removal to Syria and subsequent torture. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. OConnor interviewed scores of people and reviewed thousands of documents. The inquiry completely exonerated Mr. Arar. The conservative Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized, and Mr. Arar was awarded $11.5 million in reparations and legal fees. Now, we learn, the RCMP, the Canadian equivalent of the FBI, is conducting an investigation that could lead to criminal charges. Mr. Arar told me: Theyve been collecting evidence. Theyve been interviewing people both in Canada and internationally ... their focus is on the Syrian torturers, as well as those American officials who were complicit in my torture. If the RCMP charges U.S. officials with complicity in the abduction and torture of Mr. Arar, it would put the strong extradition treaty between the U.S. and Canada to the test. In the meantime, the Center for Constitutional Rights is encouraging people to contact the White House and their representatives in Congress to demand redress for Mr. Arar, including an apology, his removal from the terrorist watch list, financial damages, an investigation and assurances that no one else will suffer a similar fate. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who chairs the powerful Judiciary Committee, expressed his disappointment with this weeks Supreme Court decision, saying the Arar case remains a stain on this nations legacy as a humanrights leader around the world ... the United States has continued to deny culpability in this case. Back in a January 2007 hearing, Sen. Leahy fumed at then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: We knew damn well, if he went to Canada, he wouldnt be tortured. Hed be held. Hed be investigated. We also knew damn well, if he went to Syria, hed be tortured. The Obama administration continues controversial Bush-era policies, with detention without charge at Guantanamo and the Bagram air base, and with, as Sen. Leahy has noted, reliance on state secrets privilege to dodge legal actions to expose and punish torture. On the same day as this weeks Supreme Court announcement, another court in Washington, D.C., acquitted 24 anti-torture activists who were arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, 2010, the day by which President Barack Obama originally pledged Guantanamo would be closed. Their banner read Broken Promises, Broken Laws, Broken Lives. Several were arrested inside the Capitol Rotunda while conducting a funeral service for three Guantanamo prisoners who may have been tortured to death. The U.S. government claims they committed suicide. Maher Arar has completed his Ph.D. in Canada and founded an online news magazine, He has been focusing on the case of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, who was arrested in Afghanistan as a child and has grown to adulthood in the Guantanamo prison. Mr. Arar, married with two children, told me, The struggle for justice and struggle against oppression has become a way of life for me, and I can never go back to just a simple 9-to-5 engineer anymore. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Broken promises, broken laws, broken livesDecades later the Declaration of Independence was canonized as American scripture, the vinegary historian Walter McDougall writes of the nations founding document, but in 1776 it was generally read once in army camps, taverns and village greens cheered, and forgotten. Its fate might have been to be forgotten forevermore, if it werent for George Washington and his Continental Army. When our great adventure in liberty still seemed an impossible risk, they were the embodiment and vindicators of the Declaration. Our nation was born on the shoulders of an army, whose exertions and principled patriotism gave the famous parchment its life. The Army joined together well-mannered Virginians, quarrelsome Yankees and backcountry riflemen in an incubator of the nation. It was on the Army that independence would stand or fall, and Gen. Washingtons strategic imperative was always to preserve the Army to preserve the nation. He knew if he kept the Army alive, eventually the British would tire. And keep it alive he did, though sometimes by the barest of margins. After the war, Washington marveled that such a force as Great Britain has employed for eight years in this country could be baffled in their plan of subjugating it, by numbers infinitely less, composed of men oftentimes half starved, always in rags, without pay. A revolution always faces at least two threats from its outright enemies and from its friends, who often betray it and seize power for themselves. As important as any of Washingtons military successes was the example he set in dealing with the Continental Congress and deferring to civil authority. As the French author Chevalier de Chastellux said during the Revolution, This is the seventh year that he has commanded the army and he has obeyed Congress: more need not be said. When at the end of the war, a colonel sent Washington a letter suggesting he become king, Washington wrote back a stern rebuke. The brilliant Washington biographer Richard Brookhiser notes that Washington asked for written confirmation from his aides that his reply had been sent, the only time he made such a request during the war. Of course, when the war ended, he resigned his command and returned to Mount Vernon. Upon hearing the news, an astonished King George III said, If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world. Before he did, Washington had a last instance of drama with his Army. Camped in Newburgh, N.Y., at the end of the war in 1783, the Army grew restive because Congress was tardy in paying it. Insurrection was in the air. In a tense meeting with his officers, Washington told them that in rejecting rebellion, You will give one more distinguished proof of unexampled patriotism and patient virtue, rising superior to the pressure of the most complicated sufferings; And you will, by the dignity of your Conduct, afford occasion of Posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to Mankind, had this day been wanting, the World had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining. The day wasnt wanting, nor were the men in arms who vindicated the Declaration. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Vindicators of the DeclarationBY RICH LOWRYGUEST OPINION amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly


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If making people smile can be considered an art form, than Jeff McCann would certainly qualify as a master. A 30-year veteran of the restaurant business and part time local actor, singer and director, Mr. McCann works as a server at Chops City Grill on Fifth Avenue South, where he goes out of his way to bring a smile to everyone he encounters. But dont think its an easy job, especially on a busy night in a crowded restaurant. Still, its a task he takes very seriously. I do my best to add life and happiness to whatever else people are doing, says Mr. McCann, who deems making people smile an unofficial act of charity, and charity as an essential ingredient in a full and happy life. Charity doesnt have to mean joining a committee or even doing something big. Sometimes just helping someone fix a flat tire or get across the street when they need it can turn their whole day around. Most of the time it doesnt really take that much to make people smile. Besides that, he adds, It makes me feel good to give something back to the world every chance I get. On his mission to bring random and spontaneous smiles to other peoples faces, Mr. McCann sometimes dons a bold Hawaiian shirt and plaid pants with neon socks, or belts out a very loud, operatic version of Happy Birthday in the center of the restaurant. Its not what people expect, so it makes them laugh, he says. It gives me the greatest joy in the world to watch someone go from grumpy or bored to happy and laughing. It makes me feel like Ive changed the world for that person, even if its just for a short while. In a more official charitable capacity, Mr. McCann enthusiastically embraces his role as The Pirate at the Pirate Ball, most recently to benefit the Childrens Museum of Naples, held each year at Yabba Island Grill. Flashing a gold tooth and wearing a traditional bandana and puffy shirt, he makes it his job to keep the party lively. Theres a fabulous feast and terrific wine, so my job is pretty easy, he allows. I just do my best to keep people laughing which includes choreographing the sword fight that spontaneously breaks out between himself and a fellow ruffian. When not working the crowd at Chops or pirating his favorite charity event, Mr. McCann performs as an actor, singer and occasionally as director at one of the areas many regional theaters, including the Sugden Community Theatre, Stage 88 in Bonita Springs and Theatre Conspiracy, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers. He has also served on the play reading committee for The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre new plays competition. Clearly, what he thrives on whether in an actual theater, on the job or in a volunteer capacity is performing. What I love most is being on stage, he says. Thats really where I feel the most alive and the most at home. His favorite stage performance was in the title role in The Naples Players production of Don Quixote. Quixote was a character I could really identify with, he explains. Its not hard to make the connection between the actor and the literary character. Despite all of the bad things going on around him, Quixote could only see the good in people, the aspects of their character that made them noble and special. Whether they were rich or poor, hero or villain, Quixote wanted to make them happy and encourage them to do good in the world. Of course, people thought he was a little crazy, he laughs, adding, I guess I can identify with that aspect of the character, too. Mr. McCann studied acting with the late Richard Westlake, the beloved head of the drama department at Edison State College, who died in May. He taught me a great deal about connecting with an audience, about reaching people, he says. I use those skills when Im on stage, of course, but I also do my best to employ them in my everyday interactions with people. McCann, who has a 16-year-old daughter named Brier, grew up in Naples and, aside from short sojourns in California, Colorado and Texas, considers Southwest Florida his home. As long as there are people here that I can make happy and who will let me perform, he says, this will be my home. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 15 MINUTES BY PAMELA V. KROL ________________Special to Florida WeeklyWherever he goes, smiles and laughter follow Jeff McCann PAMELA V. KROL / FLORIDA WEEKLY


WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NEWS A7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY American Marine & Fuel of Naples will sell fuel at cost to local boaters who volunteer to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico should the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affect Southwest Florida shores. The company will also have its attorneys file a claim with BP on the volunteers behalf for reimbursement of the cost of the fuel they purchase. Potential cleanup volunteers are asked to fill out a form at American Marine & Fuel and will receive a card identifying them as volunteers. American Marine & Fuel is at 895 10th St. S. For more information, contact company president Donn Schulte at 263-4525. Gulf cleanup volunteers can save on fuel Step 3: Leave only your footprints. The peaceful protest is the offshoot of a similar one that took place in February during the state legislative session. Organized by Dave Rauschkolb, a surfer and restaurateur in the Panhandle resort town of Seaside, Fla., it happened mainly on beaches in northern Florida and garnered little press coverage locally. Now, however, the Deepwater Horizon disaster has mustered a swarm of citizens who hope to make their voices heard and elevate the Hands Across the Sand agenda of promoting alternative energy policies from coast to coast and around the world (the website shows demonstrations organizing as far away as England, Australia, Tanzania and Nicaragua). The image is powerful, the message simple, Mr. Rauschkolb says on the website. NO to offshore oil drilling, YES to clean energy. We are drawing a line in the sand against offshore oil drilling along Americas beaches and in solidarity events across America and around the world. No one industry should be able to place entire coastal economies and marine environments at risk with dangerous, dirty mistakes. As of press time, these are the local beaches to go to for a show of hands Saturday morning and people to contact for more information about Hands Across the Sand: Marco Island, South Beach: Celeste Navara, 394-9298 or cnblusky@ Clam Pass Beach: Mike Seef, Lowdermilk Park: Marjorie ZiffLevine, 596-6776 or UGottaGoGreen@ Naples Beach (First Avenue South): Kurt Hoenig, 595-2200 or Naples Pier: Tyler Fox, 643-0177 or Seagate Beach: Linda Brown, 8605427 or Vanderbilt Beach: Candy Strafford, 949-3387 or Wiggins Pass Beach: Alan Lowenschuss, 592-0898 or Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs: Bobbie Lee Gruninger, 777-0186 or Bonita Beach (next to Docs Beach House): Cullum Hasty, Mr. Rauschkolbs message on the website concludes: Together we have an opportunity to change America and the world on June 26. This could be a critical turning point in finally changing our countrys prehistoric energy policy towards the light of clean energy. Let us work together and share our passion and energies to protect our marine and coastal environments and our coastal economies. For more locations and information, visit page 1 >> When you go 1. Use only approved beach accesses and parking. 2. Create as long a line or as many lines as you wish. 3. Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view. 4. Steer clear of bird-nesting areas. 5. Enjoy yourself its the beach! in the know LAWRENCE CURTIS / COURTESY PHOTOAn oil-soaked pelican off the Louisiana coast

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 worlds biggest sporting event. Bars like The English Pub, which bills itself as Your World Cup Headquarters, draw soccer fans loyal enough to watch games in the morning or midday. Last Thursday, for example, when the French and Mexican teams squared off for a game broadcast live starting at 2:30 p.m., a party of six or seven men, two wearing Mexican soccer jerseys, crowded around two tables by the big screen. The games are broadcast live at 7:30 and 10 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. in Southwest Florida, which means diehard fans must adjust their work schedules to watch their favorite teams. Minutes after Mexico beat France by a score of 2-0, the bar at Marias, a Mexican restaurant in Bonita Springs, was nearly empty, the barstools left in disarray and owner Jose Romero cleaning up. A crowd of Mexican men had just rushed back to work after watching their team win. Mr. Romero shared the excitement. Mexico never beat the French before, never in a World Cup, so today is a nice win, he said. Everybody was cheering, everybody was happy. It was something different than worrying about working, worrying about immigration. Its something different than the pressure. A more competitive U.S. team this year has also helped renew interest in soccer on this side of the pond. It has also meant a viable English/U.S. rivalry, perhaps for the first time. Most fans agree thats good for the sport, no matter whom theyre rooting for. Its a marvelous thing, said Derek Bennett, owner of The English Pub who, of course, roots for England. Finally the U.S. is coming into its own. Naples resident Chelsea Harmon, 21, is hoping for a rematch of England and the U.S. later in the tournament. Hopefully, well get to advance England and America, she said. While the World Cup is on, McCabes Irish Pub on Fifth Avenue South is opening at 10 a.m. instead of the usual 11:30 a.m. Manager Jim Roth reports customers from the Netherlands, France and England have come in to watch the games. Camilo Machado, a server at McCabes, is following the games closely. His first pick is Argentina, followed by Spain, Germany and The Ivory Coast. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a soccer player, he said. Other Naples bars and restaurants are also accommodating fans. Bamboo Caf, for example, is open for early morning and afternoon matches. The World Cup features teams from 32 countries. Quarter and semi-finals are held June 26 through July 10, and the final game will be played July 11.The worlds sportFor those who havent followed the sport, soccer can seem as remote as the South African city hosting the World Cup. That is Polokwane, in the province of Limpopo, which has a population of 508,272. The official FIFA World Cup website describes the local climate as tropical and the landscape as mainly grassland interspersed with rocky granite hills. The city has a new stadium that can hold more than 41,000 fans. Bursts of enthusiasm at places like Marias or The English Pub are microcosms of the frenzy going in other parts of the world. Soccer fans in Southwest Florida arent nearly as visible or mainstream, but they are here. You find that the people who have moved here are very passionate about still watching soccer, said Bob Butehorn, head coach of Florida Gulf Coast University mens soccer team. He helped start the FGCU team in 2007. I think youll find a very strong following in the area. What you also find is it doesnt get publicized as much because its not a mainstream sport in America. He watches the World Cup in his office, at home or wherever he can catch a game. For me life pretty much stops when the U.S. national team is playing, he said. The same goes for Steve Cole when the British team plays. Mr. Cole grew up playing soccer (football for him) in England and now follows games regularly at The English Pub. Here you have baseball, basketball, American football, ice hockey, NASCAR, Mr. Cole said. Normally (in England), when the World Cup comes on, everything shuts down. One of the reasons the sport isnt a commercial success, Mr. Cole surmises, is because there are fewer chances to show advertisements. Each match consists of two 45-minute halves with a short halftime and no breaks or timeouts during play. If there was an (ad) every five minutes in soccer, itd probably be as big as all the other sports right now, he said.United States vs. Slovenia At The English Pub, about 10 men watched the U.S. play Slovenia starting at 10 a.m. last Friday. They ate sausage or bacon sandwiches for breakfast and drank Stella Artois and Strongbow cider. Three friends sat down in front by the television. The U.S. team was off to a slow start, down by one goal to Slovenia, a country of about 2 million people. We just look slow right now, said David Potter, an insurance adjuster. Weve got really awful defense. The other teams are dictating to the U.S. right now, and thats just something we cant allow. Mr. Potter didnt grow up playing soccer. He played American football, baseball and basketball in grade school and high school and was on his college swim team. Soccer, he admitted, was the least favorite of his sports. But he had joined a betting pool of 46 friends who are following the World Cup games. His friend Jerry Norris, a restaurant server, grew up playing the sport in Philadelphia and considers himself one of the rare Americans who follow soccer outside the World Cup. There are not a lot of us, he said. Suddenly, Michael Bradley of the U.S. team scored a goal. Cheering filled the bar. The television announcer was jazzed up, too. I think the whole of the United States of America says thank you to Michael Bradley, the announcer exclaimed in a British accent. The whole in America might be a stretch. But it was true at least of the men at the bar that morning who erupted in fist pumping and cheering, some of it gloriously profane, as the U.S. tied the game with about nine minutes to play. Later, after a controversial off-sides call in which a referee took a third goal away from the U.S., the game remained a draw. A passion for footballIn England and many other countries, to say that the whole of that nation is cheering on their soccer team is a more accurately expressed sentiment. The flags, the cars, the honking, the horns it was nuts, Naples resident and Collier County teacher Kathe Swart recalled about her 2006 visit to see the World Cup in Germany. Its not like the Super Bowl or anything else. Its a whole different mindset worldwide. The English Pub was nearly wallto-wall with fans last Friday afternoon when England played Algeria. The men who watched America earlier that day were back. Everyone was drinking and sometimes yelling. One man gave the British team the finger when they failed to score. Adam Bartz, 23, had returned to watch the game with some trepidation. A week before, during the U.S./England matchup, he had joked to a reporter that English soccer sucks. His comment ended up printed in the daily paper. Soccer fans at The English Pub might take the words seriously, he worried and besides, his roommate is British. I might have said some things but Im here to support England today, he said. Mark Burton, a carpenter in Naples who is originally from Yorkshire, watched England tie with Algeria, 0-0. Everybody in the country was watching that, and theyre all disappointed, he said after the game. Theyre all very disappointed. The last time England won the World Cup was 1966. The countrys players this year are considered a dream team, which some say has been a hindrance. Theres not enough workers and theres too many superstars, Mr. Cole said. That seems to be their problem. Whatever happens, fans around the world will be cheering them on. Its just pure passion, Mr. Burton said, describing what the tournament means to British fans. Everybody dreams of winning the World Cup. WORLD CUPFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Above and left: Scenes from The English Pub on Linwood Avenue, which bills itself as Your World Cup Heaquarters


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Without it, none exists with it, all things are possible. Ida M. TarbellWhen Florida Trend magazine was first published in 1958, the states population was under 5 million, its sales tax was 3 percent and Fulgencio Batista still ran Cuba. The following year, the new business magazine wrote about the favorite hideaway spot for top U.S. executives and reported that for every alligator pushed out, there was a millionaire to move in. That hideaway was Naples. Business journalism was developed to help well-known trading families communicate with each other. (In 1882, Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser begin a wire service that delivered news to investment houses along Wall Street, hence Dow Jones). The preeminent business publication today, The Wall Street Journal, was born 1889, but it was a lesser-known publication called McClures Magazine that first published such writers as Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London and Mark Twain, along with a woman journalist who set the standard for investigative business journalism that is still in use today by top journalists. Ida Minerva Tarbell (1857-1944), known by many as a progressive era muckraker, wrote many noteworthy pieces, but she is perhaps best known for her 1904 book, The History of the Standard Oil Company. Ms. Tarbells nationwide digging into public records revealed the bullying tactics of Standard Oil, making her effort the first business coverage of its kind. Her findings exposed one of the social elites and best-known CEOs in the country, John D. Rockefeller, in a not-socomplimentary light. Ms. Tarbells light, however, cast a different shadow as the female journalist who brought down the worlds greatest tycoon and broke up Standard Oil. Historian or muckraker? You make the call. The call The New York Times made in 1999 was that Ms. Tarbells work was one of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism. In June 1959, the Florida Trend did some investigative research of its own and called the nothing-to-do town of Naples the favorite place of industrialist to recharge their psychic batteries. These corporate and philanthropic giants, who fell in love with the charm and simplicity of this paradise, had a rather nonchalant attitude about attracting industry here. Their attitude shifted a bit, however, when a Miami firm expressed an interest to establish an industrial plant in Naples at the airport (way over in the eastern area called Airport Road). But when the role of this plant was slated to test aircraft engines, their interest quickly shifted into horror. The last thing these new men wanted in their home away from home was a life like they had up north the life they came here to escape. (It seems many local businesses followed suit, as signs proclaiming this sentiment began popping up and remain popular around these parts today: For every time we hear, This is the way we do it up north, there is a $10 charge.) The giants arrive Here are just a few of those industrialist giants who regularly recharged their batteries in our paradise: Morse G. Dial, chairman of Union Carbide; Rollins Staley of the starch empire; Dudley R. Gallahue, American State Insurance Company; Harvey Jordon, U.S. Steel; Eugene Ackerman, Botany Mills; Rudolph Homan, Kroeger grocery chain; Henry Timken, Timken Roller Bearings Company; and Arthur Schlesinger, Schlesinger Chemical Company. Many descendents of these giants still call Naples either home or their home away from home: Alvin Griesedieck of the St. Louis brewing family; Stephen F. Briggs, chairman of the board of Outboard Motor Corp.; John Glenn Sample, partner of Dancers-Fitzgerald-Sample; Julius Fleischman of the yeast dynasty; Lester Norris, chairman of Texaco Company; and of course, Barron Gift Collier (who is more closely associated with the county versus the city of Naples). The Forbes article reported that Naples had more millionaires per capita 100 than any other place in the county, but some thought that figure was too low. Who else could afford to pay cash for homes costing $25,000 and up in 1959? The article also questioned whether this remote, get-away-from-it-all town could be transformed into a mass-marketed resort town. While this question stirred much angst, the article noted that it was doubtful if any revolutionary changes would occur in Naples and that the one industry that seemed acceptable to all, including these industrialist enthusiasts, was tourism. Yet, as Ms. Tarbell noted, imagination is the only key to the future, for with it all things are possible even revolutionary change. The trends industrial giants brought to townBY LOIS BOLIN_________________Special To Florida Weekly e e s a l n h n oM s. e r, a s who T s hi f e v e f ir m in t l is h p l a t h ov er A B r w a wantedintheirhomea


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PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Training center holds open house FridayCrossFit Blaze holds an open house from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 25, at 5465 Jaeger Road, #10. The training facility offers group classes, personal training, kids classes and more for men, women and children of all ages and fitness levels. Group classes start at $75 per month. For more information, stop by during the open house, call 289-9275 or visit Have a slice for the clinicCalifornia Pizza Kitchen at Waterside Shops will donate 20 percent of each customers check to the Neighborhood Health Clinic on Friday, July 2. Diners must present a flyer to their server when ordering. Download a flyer at www., or call 261-6600, ext. 16, for details. The Neighborhood Health Clinic provides quality health care to low income, working but uninsured adults in Collier County. 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; 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. Free screenings coming upThe 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, call Cholestcheck at (800) 713-3301. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVINGPhysicians Regional Healthcare System announces the arrival of CuddleBugs, a free maternity program at the Womens Center designed to educate and prepare new and expectant moms for every stage of pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care. The ultimate resource for new and expectant moms, CuddleBugs delivers engaging, educational opportunities and support to ensure that new mothers can be the best parent possible from the very beginning. New and expectant moms always have questions, and CuddleBugs provides answers from the earliest stages of pregnancy through post-delivery. Women who register for CuddleBugs receive free monthly e-newsletters full of helpful information about babys growth and development, tips and hints for coping and relaxing, and medical news for each stage of pregnancy. The CuddleBugs website,, also provides a vast array of helpful news and health information, along with information on ongoing events and educational programs including childbirth classes at the Womens Center. In addition, every CuddleBugs mom receives a congratulatory diaper bag full of useful items and gifts when baby arrives. Learn more about CuddleBugs at Physicians Regionals BabyFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Womens Center at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. The day of fun for the entire family will include free food and childrens activities such as a bounce house and face painting. Parents will be able to meet with Physicians Regional obstetricians, pediatricians and family practitioners; tour the Womens Center; visit with community vendors; and take advantage of free car seat safety checks. Expectant moms can learn more about CuddleBugs and register for the program, and be showered with free gifts and information about baby nutrition, breastfeeding, birthing classes and much more. For more information and to register for BabyFest, call 348-4180. An important part of the job for every health-care provider is continuing education staying current on the latest trends, techniques and technology so that we learn best practices. Last week was a banner week for such learning. First, Mariann MacDonald, vice chair of the NCH board of directors, and I attended a Governance Institute Conference. Subsequently, I had the good fortune of attending a one-day strategic planning session with the Florida Hospital Association. The goal of both sessions was to improve Floridas health care and economy. Here were the major takeaways: Payment mechanisms for physicians and hospitals will change as federal and state governments face revenue shortfalls, due to increased borrowing costs and lower tax revenues. As a consequence, well see bundling of payments for primary care physicians, specialty care, outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgical care, inpatient care, long-term acute hospital care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and home health care. Well also see increased lag time for payments due to readmissions within 30 days for the same condition and hospital-acquired conditions. Medicare and Medicaid payments will be reduced, putting great pressure on hospitals responsible for a disproportional share of indigent care. At NCH, we care for more than 18 percent of patients either on Medicaid or unable to pay at all. We can expect government payments for this service to scale down in coming years. Consolidation of physicians, hospitals and whole systems will be necessary in a new health-care environment that rewards increased productivity and decreased waste. Customers will purchase health-care services from those with the best-published metrics for quality and cost. Physicians and hospitals together will share a common culture of collaboration that embraces high quality and low cost. Increased transparency from physicians and hospitals, posting understandable charges and bills for services, will also be expected. The goal in the past was increasing volume, but no more. Rewarding for value defined as quality divided by cost is the goal for the future. Medical tourism is real. According to a 2008 Deloitte study, 39 percent of consumers said they would consider going overseas for a surgical procedure if they could save 50 percent or more on costs and be assured equal or better the quality compared to U.S. care. All of these trends have implications for NCH and for Florida. Our state, which ranks 44th overall in health outcomes, must improve its performance. Indeed, at the FHA strategic planning session, statewide initiatives were reaffirmed to decrease central line infections, readmissions within 30 days and surgical care best practices. As to NCH, we must constantly assess and improve our capabilities and readiness. And well be doing just that in exercises within the hospital and with the board. We have made extraordinary strides in terms of quality over the past decade. But achieving our goal of becoming a national health care leader is a long journey. And while we are well on our way, we still have miles to go to attain the superior clinical care and service levels we all seek. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Eyeing trends in the health-care industrySTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY >>What: BabyFest >>When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26 >>Where: The Womens Center, Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard >>Cost: Free >>Info: 348-4180 in the know Womens Centerdelivers at theCuddleBugs COURTESY PHOTO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NEWS A13 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 Youll love our $1,250 LASIKIts our way of saying Thank You for four years in Naples and Bonita.SURPRISE!So grab your phone and call (239) 949.2021or visit Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYESTEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS Summer is fun and educational at Rookery Bay Summer hours at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are in effect through August. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center at 300 Tower Road on the way to Marco Island is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (no Saturday hours).Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12. Admission is always free for members of the Friends of Rookery Bay; through Oct. 29, children 12 an under are admitted free on Fridays.Heres the schedule of programs led by a staff naturalist: Mondays at 11 a.m. Sea turtles Mondays at 2 p.m. Manatees Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. T ake a nature walk around the butter y garden and discover fascinating uses for native plants. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Bird identi cation Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. Explore the estuar y of the Rooker y Bay Reserve in a kayak. Tours include all equipment, paddling instruction, trip guidance and education. Children ages 12-18 must have an adult present. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Explore the touch tank in the Environmental Learning Center Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Find out what you can learn about animals from panthers to spoonbills by examining their skulls bones. Thursdays at 2 p.m. Sharks Fridays at 11 a.m. Learn about the amazing diversity of native sh and estuarine organisms as the naturalist feeds the residents of the centers 2,300-gallon aquarium. Fridays at 2 p.m. Shells and the animals that inhabit them. For more information, call 417-6310 or visit Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to focus on The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to snap their best shots for the Wild Shots Photo Contest. Pictures taken at the Zoo from Jan. 1 up until the Sept. 3 deadline for entries are welcome. There are three categories in the fifth annual competition: Child (ages 12 and younger) Novice (beginners and non-professionals) Advanced (considerable photographic experience and professionals) Entrants select the category in which they want to compete. Entries must be color, 5-by-7 inches or 8-by-10 inches, and should be unmounted and unframed. Images can be mailed to Wild Shots Photo Contest, The Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102, or dropped off at the gift shop during open hours. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form, available at the Zoo or at Winners will be notified in late September, and awards will be presented at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 2. First-place winner in the Child category will receive a one-year Family membership to the Zoo; in the Novice category, a one-year Conservator membership; and in the Advanced category, a one-year Patron membership. Each firstplace winner will also receive designation as an Animal Parent Protector for the Zoo animal of his or her choice. Through Aug. 1, all Zoo visitors experience the Summer of Seuss, with special features including the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden, photo opportunities with colorful cutouts of Dr. Seuss characters and a Dr. Seuss-themed scavenger hunt. Shutterbugs invited to go wild at the Zoo 1. Tab Asselin, Woodbridge, Va., 2009 Novice winner 2. Daniella Medina, Miami, 2009 Child honorable mention 3. Richard Evans, Naples, 2009 Advanced winner 4. Rick Shackleton, Naples, 2008 Advanced winner1. 3. 2. 4.

PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Pets of the Week >> Chief is a male border collier mix. Hes a handsome boy, about 9 months old and very shy. His adoption fee is $75. >> Katie is a 6-year-old boxer mix whos bright, active and good with people and other pets. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Kitten is an adorable 2-yearold who loves people. Her adoption fee is $55.>> Livingston is a 3-year-old Persian mix. Hes a bit shy, although he loves people and does well with other cats, too. His adoption fee is $55.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. 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Rivers and oceans can change frequently, and an area that was safe for swimming one visit can be treacherous the next. Consider currents, tides, underwater hazards and even the condition of the water. In the late summer, algae scum on the top of standing water can be toxic, producing substances that can kill a pet who swallows the tainted water. When in doubt, no swimming. Better safe than sorry. One of the best things you can do is to take courses in first aid and CPR for your pets. Many local Red Cross chapters offer these classes, and some veterinarians may also teach them in your community. A dog whos pulled out near death from drowning may be saved by your prompt actions if you know what to do. If your dog isnt much of a swimmer, or is older or debilitated, get him a personal floatation device. These are especially great for family boating trips because most have sturdy handles for rescue when a pet goes overboard. Awareness: Be aware of your dogs condition as he plays. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NEWS A15 MUSINGS Rx l And I hear something scratching through the wall... Ambrosia ParsleyAn isogloss is a geographical boundary of a certain linguistic feature. Perhaps this might sound irrelevant or merely academic compared to the political power of national boundaries. And, arguably, an isogloss may seem even less important compared to the ostensibly more real geography of mountains and oceans and the oil under ground or sea. But, still, many of us fancy ourselves to be able to discern birthplaces by the way vowels are idiosyncratically pronounced. Or we may be attuned to the use of specific expressions in order to identify the users origin. It does amuse us, and it is a field of serious academic discourse. And within this discourse itself, isogloss is revealed in the banter of practicing academics gathered from myriad geographies. A single word might create an entire dialect boundary. An example of this kind of boundary creation can be seen in the word shivaree. Shivaree means a chaotic, noisy, mock serenade of a newly married couple. Pots and pans and screams and whistles and whatever noise making apparatus available are used to create celebratory cacophony. If this joyful noise is made along or west of the Mississippi, then we say shivaree. So this word creates an unusual dialect boundary, one running north/ south. In the U.S.A., most dialect boundaries run east/west, defining the difference between linguistic northern and southern varieties. Shivaree does something different: it separates the west from the east. Ambrosia Parsley is the lead singer of the band Shivaree. She brings to her lyrics and life the wild magic of a shivaree experience. Her song Good Night Moon is very different from Margaret Wise Browns beloved childhood bed time story. This song, which is on the album I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump, tells the story of a woman/child afraid of many things that are going bump in her night. And she is calling out for someone to rescue her. Some might say Ambrosia is battling her demons. When the mice met in council to discuss their demon, the killer cat, one young mouse proposed a solution. What about belling the cat? (Belling is the word used in the dialect-free Midwest for shivaree.) All the mice thought this a great idea until the discussion came around to the question of who would implement the solution. The elders were then quick to retort: It is easy to propose impossible remedies. In the Northeast, shivaree is referred to as horning. The word horning also refers to the appearance of the moon increasing from its dark new phase to become a crescent. Which moon will we see? The child bedtime story moon or the crazy, demonic luna? Into which phase will we project the moon? Will the cat be black and menacing or full and silky, supremely pettable? Will the wedding party shivaree be joy or more like its Latin root meaning headache? What is scratching through the wall? Machig Labdron, Tibetan Buddhist yogini, writes: That which is called a demon is not some great black thing that petrifies whoever sees it. A demon is anything that obstructs the achievement of freedom. So, what is freedom anyway? What holds in place the deafening boundaries of defining walls that defy liberation? The pirate wants to sing painless shivaree, sit shiva mourning, chant Shiva creative destruction, shiva-reify Shivaree 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. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Business After 5 Chamber members check out Rookery Bay and more networking events. B7-8 Thirty years ago, the words day trader would have generated quizzical looks even in financial circles. Some 60 years ago, the average holding period for a stock by individuals was several years. But Southwest Florida has a lot of day traders. For some, it is a hobby played out with a half-million on the line each day; chump change if youre worth $25 million. For others, it is much less and actually might be a very large portion of their liquid assets and, for them, it is very serious business their livelihood. With the advent of super powerful computers at cheap costs and telecommunications advances allowing live streaming of market information for free or nominal costs, the parameters for investing really began to change. Information that was the domain of investment firms and banks became widely available to the public. So day traders morphed into a large population and the what traded became an exhaustive list of derivatives, futures, international markets and more. Sure, the large investment and banking firms historically took daily positions for their firms accounts or executed clients orders and, as such, they were making trades daily in and out all day long. By and large, the person executing the trades at these firms were and are specialists. They trade one very specific thing. For instance, the trader might trade only currencies and, even more specifically, the trader might only trade a currency pair, such as the Euro/yen. Imagine staring at a screen all day long just to take a trade if a certain spread between two currencies appeared. Oft times, such is the price of making money at a large firm. The term day trader has been broadened beyond the employed professional; Trading versus investingOn the Move Make it your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 Elegant and carefreeThats the lifestyle newest model in Quail West promises. B9 SEE MONEY, B4 an tr an of fu ti an jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA OR MORE THAN A FEW WHOSE Recession has morphed into a hybrid Great Depression, this might be the best news in years. It could be pretty good news for bankers or other lenders holding delinquent notes on homes, too. Here it is in rough terms: A state agency designed to help people own and keep homes will hand out almost $33 million in federal money to cover mortgages for the hardest hit homeowners in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties those who already own a home and find themselves significantly behind on mortgage payments while either unemployed or underemployed. The lenders will actually get the cash, courtesy of United States taxpayers. The homeowners, in turn, will get to stay out of foreclosure court and keep their homes for as long as 18 months of mortgage payments nine covered courtesy of the government, and nine courtesy of the banks, which have to agree to forgive those payments for the plan to work. During that time, homeowners will be obligated to seek jobs that can support both their families and their mortgages in the future. The money, part of the Hardest Hit Fund, could begin to arrive in Lee County as early as August, officials say. Thats because Lee was picked last week as the right place to pioneer the new government program the first of Floridas 67 counties and possibly the first in the nation to benefit. Those who qualify in Collier and Charlotte will likely begin receiving the mortgage aid a couple of months later, in mid to late fall. Other Florida counties will get their shares at the same time, splitting about $317 million coming to the Sunshine State as Hardest Hit money, according to officials. This is for those who are really the most vulnerable, to give them a reprieve so they can find employment and sustain a home. We want them to get a job and a modification or a principal write down (from a lender) to keep their home, explains Cecka Rose Green, a spokeswoman for the states Florida Housing Finance Corp.A new program will help those burdened by foreclosureIn the {mortgage} hole?SEE MORTGAGE, B5 FBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 BUSINESS B5 The FHFC will manage the money to pay the mortgages for troubled homeowners who have applied for help through federal and state-designated mortgage counseling agencies in each county. A complete list of those agencies county by county is not yet available. But the Home Ownership Resource Center, in Lee, and the Collier County Housing Development Corporation, both non-profit agencies, have already been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and by the states FHFC, officials say. (Representatives of the Housing Corporation of Charlotte County did not return telephone calls seeking to determine if they will participate in the program, too.) Everyone and anyone can apply for this program, but it will be a screening process, explains Eddie Felton, executive director of the Lee agency. We have to look at things like your income tax for the last three years, your unemployment statements, bank statements and the like. What I say to people is, I dont want you to wait until this program is rolled out. Come in now, and lets see what we can do. Some people might not qualify for help under other government programs, perhaps because they were self-employed before losing their businesses. And thus they receive no unemployment insurance and can offer no guarantee even of minimum mortgage payments to banks. Those would be likely candidates for the Hardest Hit program, says Michael Puchella, a housing counselor in the Collier County Housing Development Corp., based in Naples. His agency also helps Lee County residents. We have a lot of out-of-work contractors who arent eligible for unemployment benefits, for example, and this is going to work for them, Mr. Puchella explains. They dont have to have any income at all, to qualify. So this is where we may see people who have almost given up, and now they can come back in and buy some time. To pick beneficiaries, housing counselors will have to make several determinations, he says: Were they able to afford the house when they bought it? Is the home not so far under water that it doesnt make sense to salvage it? Is there a good chance they can find a decent and affordable income so they can pick the mortgage back up? Thats where the underwriting side of this comes in. Do they have the ability to be employable? So its a little projective. And its more than a little dependent on the economy and on the banks, says Mr. Felton. We have people who got help (avoiding foreclosure) in 2008 coming back in now through no fault of their own because they couldnt find a job that would pay enough to support their mortgages, he admits. If theres no employment, this isnt going to work. And the banks are holding the big cards. They play a major role in anything youre talking about. They, or their investors, have to agree to this. Another advantage of the program to homeowners is a roots-oriented, debt forgiveness plan that suggests a contemporary version of the American Homestead Act of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In those days people could work 160 acres of land for five years and receive ownership from the government at no monetary cost. In the Hardest Hit plan, if homeowners can pay their mortgages and keep their homes for five years from the time they receive help, theyll never have to pay back the government or the bank for 18 months of mortgage payments. We want to give homeowners 18 months because thats about what it takes for people to get employment and get back on their feet, Ms. Green says. Lee County stands at the head of the line to pilot the new program for a good reason, she adds: Lee has long been considered the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis. Not only statewide but nationally. And its manageable, an ideal situation in which to test the program. We dont want to get to Miami-Dade and not have the bugs worked out. With a little luck, that might prove exceptionally valuable both in Lee and across Southwest Florida, because people here on the whole are proud and honorable, insists Mr. Felton. People dont want a handout, he says. If you can give them a job where they can be independent, they will. MORTGAGEFrom page 1 >> HARDEST HIT DOLLARS FOR EACH COUNTY Lee: $23,009,819 Collier: $7,973,970 Charlotte: $1,886,882 (Note: Miami-Dade and Broward counties will receive $50 million and about $44.4 million, respectively. Lee ranks fth in total dollar amount of aid, Collier ranks 14th and Charlotte ranks 20th. Sixteen Florida counties will receive about $285.6 million of the total $317 million for the Hardest Hit program, including Lee and Collier.) >> THREE CRUCIAL FACTORS FOR HARDEST HIT MONEY A. Decline of home values from peak: Lee: 49.7 percent (highest in Florida) Collier: 48.3 percent (second-highest in Florida) Charlotte: 43.1 percent B. Unemployment rates, 2009: Lee: 12.4 percent Collier: 11.2 percent Charlotte: 11.8 percent C. Seriously delinquent loans (as of January 2010): Lee: 18,905 or 22.7 percent Collier: 7,153 or 17.4 percent Charlotte: 3,912 or 18.7 percent >> FOR MORE INFORMATION: www. >> PROGRAM BASICS: Total federal money: About $1.5 billion for Hardest Hit foreclosure relief in ve states where homes have declined more than 20 percent from peak value: Nevada, California, Florida, Arizona and Michigan. Total Florida Money: $418 million, including almost $317.4 million for Hardest Hit relief. (The remaining money will be used in another program, of cials say.) in the know Everyone and anyone can apply for this program, but it will be a screening process. Come in now, and lets see what we can do. Eddie Felton, executive director Home Ownership Resource CenterCOURTESY PHOTOEddie Felton, executive director of the nonprofit Home Ownership Resource Center

PAGE 21 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Empowered Network North Naples Chapter meets at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Bucca de Peppo. For more information, e-mail Info@ or visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a new member reception and orientation from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the chamber. The event will be catered by Jambalaya Jebs Cajun Grill. For more information, call 992-2943 or visit CBIA Night is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Jacks Seafood Bar & Grill, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Cost is $10 with registration by June 28. Visit or e-mail An Accelerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Capital Grille at Mercato. Cost is $15. Registration is required by June 30. The luncheon is for members only. Register at Beyond Bonds: Creating & Repairing Retirement Income Portfolios a free seminar, starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Merrill Lynch in Mercato. For reservations, call Dale Kirk at 649-2915. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Executive Club holds a members-only summer beach party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Free. Register at events. Business After Hours is hosted by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Bay Water Boat Rentals, 5126 Bonita Beach Road. Registration is $10 for members ($15 after July 6) and $30 for non-members. Call 992-2943 or e-mail The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next After 5 networking meeting for members and prospective members from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the offices of Dr. Robert Payne. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9While the end of season marks a slowdown for most real estate professionals, Naples brokers are celebrating a barrage of overwhelming good news. An article in Forbes and strong sales figures for the past 12 months are positive indicators for the home market. The Forbes report, Where Americas Money Is Moving, displayed a map with a pushpin firmly planted in Collier County, citing it as the top location for the wealthiest of Americans to move. The Forbes study of tax returns from 2008 when the slowdown was already sending shudders through the local market showed that high earners flocked to the county while still higher numbers of lowerearning people moved out. There were 15,150 people who moved in earning an average of $76,161. Those who left, says the report by John Bruner, earned an average of $26,128 a year. Real estate closings for the month of May reveal a market showing not just signs of life, but a surge of activity in the past 12 months compared with a year ago. Everything is selling at a discount 30 percent off of what they were selling two years ago, said Realtor Karen Van with Premier Properties. Earlier this month, she sold a home in Port Royal for $10 million. It was significantly discounted from the original $14.5 million asking price. Those bargains, along with interest rates hovering below 5 percent and concerns that the market may have already hit bottom, are reasons for people to relocate to Collier, she said. Real estate sales figures released last week show homes sales across all sectors from the $100,000 homes to the ones worth seven figures were up by 47 percent compared with a year ago. The median sale price of a home in Collier County increased by 9 percent. The May numbers were really intriguing. Winter visitors are gone and the summer visitors arent here yet. To have a strong May Im hoping that its a good indication its going to be a good summer, said Mike Hughes, vicepresident at Downing-Frye Realty.Naples gets noticedForbes magazine, real estate figures reveal a hot market in cool timesBY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ While housing numbers are stronger compared with 1 year ago, both Lee and Collier counties saw a drop in single-family home sales in May. >> Lee County Monthly Total of Single Family Homes Sold: May 2009 1,451 May 2010 1,404 >> Collier County Monthly Total of Single Family Homes Sold: May 2009 409 May 2010 373 in the know SEE NAPLES, B15 PBS Construction completes renos PBS Construction has completed four renovation projects under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program in Collier County. The homes received wall and flooring repairs, cabinetry repairs and new paint and carpeting. PBS Construction continues to work on similar renovations in two other NSP houses, with the firms Mario Valle serving as project manager. NSP is a program designed to purchase foreclosed homes and create affordable housing opportunities under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. All renovated homes are sold to income-qualified families and, per NSP mandates, must remain affordable for 15 years. GATES wins bid from Caterpillar in PanamaGATES has won the bid to manage construction of a 250-acre International Caterpillar Demonstration and Learning Center in the Republic of Panama at the western entrance of the Panama Canal within the Panama Pacifico Development (originally the United States Howard Air Force Base). The Caterpillar campus will serve clients and distributors throughout Latin America. Beyond the demonstration and learning facility, the new campus will encompass a services and call center, and logistic and distribution hub. With offices in Florida and the Republic of Panama, GATES is a fully integrated construction, development and real estate company. Design center has free seminar The public is invited to a free seminar about decorative painting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Miromar Design Center. Arthur Morehead of Art-Faux Designs Inc. will demonstrate a glaze-free technique called broken color and will also introduce a metallic paint into the technique to show the versatility of this faux finish. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit www.MiromarDesignCenter.comREAL ESTATE BRIEFS legance and carefree living are the hallmarks of the artfully designed Domani villa by McGarvey Custom Homes that is now open in La Caille, a singlefamily neighborhood in Quail West. La Cailles villas are situated to offer golf-to-lake views as well as views of holes 8 and 9 on the communitys Lakes Golf Course. Prices start at $985,000. One of five floor plans represented in the first offering of single-family villas in La Caille, the Domani features 5,492 total square feet that encompass two stories with three bedrooms, 3 baths, verandas on both levels and a second-floor sun deck. The Domini also includes a 2-car garage designed to accommodate a golf cart. The homes 3,491 square feet of air-conditioned living space includes 2,540 square feet on the first floor and 951 on the second level. The master suite bathroom features raised-panel wood cabinetry with hisand-her vanities and closets, granite or marble counters with backsplash and undermount sink, large tiled walk-in shower and separate tub with granite or marble tub deck and a Jacuzzi tub. The gourmet kitchen comes equipped with raised-panel wood cabinetry, granite counters and undermount sink, a full Bosch stainless appliance package, under-cabinet accent lighting, a roomy pantry and Kohler plumbing fixtures. Its conveniently situated with easy access to the breakfast area and formal dining room and sits on the opposite side of the great room from the master suite. The laundry room features white Bosch washer and dryer with pedestals, raised-panel wood cabinetry with granite counters, a large laundry sink and Kohler plumbing fixtures. Upstairs, the two guest suites are each equipped with a private bath, granite or marble counters with backsplash, dropin sinks and large walk-in closets. Other interior design features include distinctive ceiling details, ceramic tile flooring in the entry foyer, living room, dining room, family room, breakfast nook, kitchen, hallways, laundry and baths. All closets are outfitted with European wood ventilated shelving. Less evident features that also contribute to the homes efficient and carefree lifestyle include 17 SEER high-efficiency air-conditioning units, Energy Star appliances, minimum 80-gallon recirculating water heater, R-19 spray-foam insulation, Decora silent rocker light switches and advanced wiring for data, voice and video hookup. The models contemporary exterior features dramatic architectural design with custom details and accents, flat slate concrete roof tiles, decorative light fixtures, a custom mahogany impact front door, concrete paver driveways and walkways, lush tropical landscaping with automatic irrigation system and a stunning 300-squarefoot pool with brick pavers. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY McGarvey Custom Homes Domani model opens in Quail WestECOURTESY PHOTOSThe kitchen of the Domini model home




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., Richard Residential, LLC $119,900 Limited lots available. Beautiful neighborhood! Suitable for large home. $265,000-$299,000Stunning 2BR, large 1st oor units. Granite. 2-car garage. Clubhouse. $315,0005 Agricultural Acres. Cleared, large pond. Ready to build. Great location! RECENT TRANSACTIONS Abundant Life o f Naples Inc. has leased 1,637 square feet of space in Bougainvillea Center at 7740 Preserve Lane, Suite 9, from KW Property Management. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Ba tteries Plus has leased 1,400 squar e feet of space in Pelican Village at 24830 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 2000, Bonita Springs, from Crandall Commercial Group LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples negotiated the transaction. B ody Crafters Inc. has leased 1,063 squar e feet of space in Davis Village at 2800 Davis Blvd., Suite 108, from Don and Joane Scioli. Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. C ollier Health Services Inc. has leased 3 ,000 square feet of office space from Creekwood of Naples LLC at 1265 Creekside Parkway. Craig Timmins of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. C ollier Surgical Center LLC has leased 9 ,635 square feet of space in Commons V at 800 Goodlette Road, Suite 120, from HTA-Commons V LLC. Enn Luthringer pf CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. C omalex has purchased a 5 ,760-square-foot apartment building on 1.26 acres at 3230 Thomasson Drive from TM Real Estate Group LLC for $200,000. Jonathan Richards of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Dir ect Home Services has leased 1 62 square feet of space in Dockside Board Walk at 1100 Sixth Ave., Suite 221-B, from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Huer tas Classic Restaurant LLC has leased 1 ,631 square feet of restaurant space in Gateway Shoppes at U.S. 41 and Wiggins Pass Road from Benderson Properties Inc. Brett Burger of Benderson Properties represented the landlord, and Carlos Acosta of Grubb & Ellis | 1st Commercial, represented the tenant. Mar co Island Brewing Corp. has leased 5 ,408 square feet in Marco Town Center on North Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, from Equity One. Doug Olson of LandQwest Commercial negotiated the transaction. 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. Visit us online at Frameless Shower Door Specialists APRIL 2010 MAY 2010Laminate & Real Wood Flooring Sp ecialists WRIGHT FLOORING INC. Look for HomeScapes inside our July 25 Edition


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 REAL ESTATE B15 GREAT SERVICE WITH GREAT RESULTS!Before buying, call us or visit our website for a free list of foreclosures and short sales.1-888-338-2865www.ForeclosuresRusREO.comDavid H. Gross PA, CFS, CDPE TeamCerti ed Foreclosure Specialists Certi ed Distressed Property ExpertDowning Frye Realty, Inc. R US FORECLOSURES J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 3BD,2.5BA plus Den, 2-Car garage, tile in living areas, granite, crown mouldings, accordion hurricane shutters! Screen lanai with lake views. $359,900 LIKE NEW! 3BR,2.5BA plus den, 2181 under air. Completely renovated home features Freshly painted interior, New A/C unit, new 20" tile, Granite, new carpet in bedrooms, Electric Hurricane Shutters and screen lanai with lake view. $369,900 Owner Agent. STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIESCausal Elegance! Nicely upgraded 4BR,3.5BA, extensive crown mouldings and trim work, built-in entertainment center, replace, custom window treatments, private heated POOL w/lake views! Pristine home used by original owners seasonally only! $520,000 Magni cent Carlyle! Words can not descrie this exquisite 4BR, 3.5BA home offering an array of designer features! Totally renovated/enlarged kitchen. Wolf appliances, Granite counters, custom cabinetry, genuine hardwood oors, private pool, hurricane shutters & so much more! $599,000 Oakmont, 3BR, 2.5BA plus Den. Location Location! Prime over-sized lake view home-site in cul-de-sac, TILE throughout entire home, Accordion HURRICANE shutters, private heated POOL and more! $435,000 Visual Tour Available! VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION VIRTUAL TOURLovely 2BR, 2BA 2-Car-garage Capri Villa home with private pool is nicley upgraded and will be sure to please! Furnishings negoitable. Prefect investment home! MUST SEE LIKE NEW NEW LISTING Stop by the Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Village Walk of ce to view properties. Open DailyMonday-Sunday PRISTINE CONDITION! 3BR, 2.5BA, Single Family, Tile in living areas, plantation shutters, built-in entertainment center, private POOL with lake views, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters, NEW A/C unit and more! Asking $414,500 Virtual Tour SHORT SALELee CountyLee Countys May numbers, while not catastrophic, didnt provide much cause for revelry. The press release from the Realtors of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach read like this: Home sales softened in May, reflecting the end of the home buyer tax credit, which provided an upswing for our local housing market earlier this year. In May 1,404 existing single family homes were sold. These home sales are 3.64 percent below May 2009, when 1,451 homes were sold and down 3.24 percent from the prior month, when 1,457 home sales were recorded. The areas month-over-month median sales price dropped $5,000, resulting in a decline of 5.21 percent; however, the current median at $91,000 is still 13.75 percent above May 2009, when the median was $80,000. Despite these figures, Realtor Tom Buckley with McWilliams, Buckley and Associates, sees the news from Naples as an opportunity for home sales in his turf. Attention to Southwest Florida could attract a certain type of buyer to Lee. We can directly compete with a Naples Country Club with places like Gulf Harbor or Miromar Country Club, said Mr. Buckley, who sells properties in Fiddlesticks Country Club. If buyers have the perception that they want to live in Naples, its very difficult to switch them to Lee. If someone comes here with an open mind, theyre still close to the water, theres golf, theres shopping. And the homes cost less than they do in Naples. The educated buyer says, what am I getting for the same price. Youre buying a zip code. NAPLESFrom page B9 A free Wind Mitigation & Hurricane Awareness seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Hawksridge Clubhouse, 2402 Hawksridge Drive. Sponsored by real estate agent Kelly Capolino, the hour-long seminar is open to the public and will feature two speakers: Jim von Rinteln, newly appointed CEO of the Southern Gulf Coast Region of the American Red Cross and a former emergency management coordinator for Collier County, and Tom Kelly, a longtime Collier County resident and home inspector. The advantages and monetary savings associated with being prepared for disasters are the key messages planned for this seminar. Attendees will also learn about local disaster services provided by the American Red Cross. A continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. Call 262-7131, ext. 149, or e-mail Hurricane program on tap at Hawksridge community100% BETTER239-430-3995 ext. 202MISSION SQUARE 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 16 Naples, FL 34109 SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FELLOW PROFESSIONALS $95/MONTH $95/CLOSING Kathy ZornBroker/President THE 100% COMPANY


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Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/4.5Ba. w/ private guest cabana. $2,495,000 Mediterra 15204 Medici WayAuthentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Estancia Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #6034+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Audubon 148 Chesire Way10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Livingston Woods 6520 Daniels Rd.2984SF, designer upgrades, pool, golf course view. $675,000 Imperial Golf Estates 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd.Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 Pine Ridge 60 North Street32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #4LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 Old Naples Seaport 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #11Well maintained, new A/C,carpet, paint, lake view, 3/2. $242,000 Laurel Oaks, S. Ft. Myers 5769 Elizabeth Ann WayRefurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay II 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #3033+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $734,000 West Bay Club 22129 Natures Cove Ct. REDUCED U Pbtn Nftr Bbnf St'Contemporary living', renovated, gourmet kit, lake view 3233SF. $897,000 Imperial Golf Estates 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. REDUCEDRefurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $599,000 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #606 REDUCEDFURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $ 259,000 Spring Lakes 11600 Red Hibiscus Dr. REDUCED(239) 594-2209Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster(239) 253-8002 Email: 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views. $1,329,000 Pelican Isle I #1002Endless waterfront views, redone 3/3, 10ft ceilings. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle I #1003Refurbished 3/3, redesigned kit. Gulf/Bay/W.P. views. $1,425,000 Pelican Isle II #903Beautiful waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3. $839,000 Pelican Isle III #6023Br/3Ba, 2428SF, views of Gulf/River/Bay. $995,950 Pelican Isle III #703Stunning W. Gulf views, marble oors, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle III #906 3096SF, bamboo oors, 10ft ceilings, Views. $2,175,000 Pelican Isle III #1005Amazing views, Lg. Lanais, 3Br./3.5Ba. 3096SF. $1,699,000. Pelican Isle III #6053+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $985,000 Pelican Isle II #201Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $894,000 Pelican Isle I #402 R b Prf Ir Wfnbn, Ft FNew A/C units & hot water heater, 2677SF, Views. $899,000 Pelican Isle II #702 REDUCEDOt Hb S. J -Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $369,000 Anchorage at Vanderbilt 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306 REDUCED


41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9A 9B 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedloresi Way $950,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 18 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $988,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$1,000,00019 PELICAN MARSH GABLES 1070 Spanish Moss Trail $1,175,000 Premier Properties Terri Moellers 404-7887 20 ROYAL HARBOR 1935 Snook Drive $1,199,000 Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 21 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE 620 Bougainvillea Road $1,245,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 8213304 22 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,499,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 23 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier Properties Virginia Wilson 450-9091 24 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $1,825,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 860-1412 >$2,000,00025 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 291 Oak Avenue $2,295,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203 26 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$3,000,00027 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$4,000,00028 PORT ROYAL AREA SABRE CAY 1 Sabre Lane $4,500,000 Premier Properties Will Collins 404-0600 29 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148>$8,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Steve Smiley>$12,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $12,950,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK Located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road $200,000 $400,000 Illustrated Properties Real Estate Joanne Ciesielski or Brian Carey 239-596-2520 Mon. Sat. 10-3 and Sun. 11-4>$300,0002 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25344 Galashields Circle $369,900 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS John Coburn 825-3464 3 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25274 Galashields Circle $375,000 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 691-3541 >$400,0004 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties Call 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 5 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 6 PELICAN LANDING THE COLONY MERANO 23831 Merano Court #201 $480,000 Premier Properties Stephanie Coburn 825-347 7 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $485,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >$500,0008 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1816 Seville Blvd. #922 $550,000 Premier Properties Linda Perry 450-9113>$600,000PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 9A 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14 Cynthia Joannou $675,000 Premier Properties 273-0666 9B Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 Jean Tarkenton $995,000 Premier Properties 595-0544>$700,00010 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 11 VINEYARDS VILLA FLORENZA 918 Villa Florenza Drive $745,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879>$800,00012 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOMINIUMS $839,000 $2,175,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realt y 13 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Gr ande W ay From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat: 10-5 and Sun: 12-5 14 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB AREZZO 28623 Via D Arezzo $899,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$900,00015 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $900s Premier Properties Call 239591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 16 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II 435 Dockside Drive #703 $925,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 17 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15746 Vil-


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010WEEK at-a-glance New York, New York New York Debi Guthery went to New York to pursue her dream. After acting locally and around the state of Florida, she wanted to see what the city might hold for her. She was in her mid-40s, which some naysayers might claim is too old to start following your dream. Her only stage experience was in community and regional theater, and her only training was an occasional acting workshop. I wanted to try it, see what it was like, she says. I wanted to see Broadway shows and everything you see on TV. I wanted to take some classes there, see Rockefeller Center and go ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park. She wanted the whole New York experience. So she took the leap. She didnt know where she would work or live, but she went anyway. Ms. Gutherys grand experiment lasted two years. Then, she says, she just knew it was time to leave. She wanted to come back to Naples, to have her own place, her own car. So here she is, and happily so.Actress Debi Guthery recounts her big leap from Naples to The Big Apple and backBY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ ows d d t o o l l er r m an h h e e d t Debi GutherySEE NEW YORK, C4 Annie opens July 2 at the Sugden. C4 >>inside: Im pink, therefore Im Spam. Thats the motto this weekend at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland, where the Spammy Jammy festival pays tribute to the iconic canned cuisine. Brother-andsister proprietors Ray Bozicuik and Nikki Bower host the SPAM-focused pajama party at the establishment every June near the beginning of hurricane season. This years fun takes place Saturday, June 26. It all began with a storm forecast, a can of SPAM and one mans dream, Mr. Bozicuik says. Once upon a time when there was a hurricane on the horizon, he recalls, he and his family laid in supplies, including SPAM, to eat in case of a power outage. Alas, the storm never formed. I went to put the can of SPAM up in the cupboard and there were several other cans of SPAM in there, he recalls. We decided that it was best to rotate our SPAM, and realizing that when we had the SPAM the hurricanes seemed to stay away, we got some of our neighbors to start playing the game with us. And a tradition was born, using up last years SPAM and restocking hurricane kits with fresh, new SPAM for the pending season. The rest is SPAM history. As the years melded together, appeasing the hurricane goddess became more fun with the addition of contests and entertainment, We salute the hurricane goddess, who is probably a relative of Pele, the volcano goddess, Mr. Bozicuik says. We think this might be her sister. Laugh you may, but a Little Bar Restaurant panel of experts has determined that voracious appetites of hurricanes are not limited to atmosphericCan SPAM be your protection against storms and oil?SEE STORY, C16 BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly outageAlasthestormneverformed ou ha s t to l a ca p m ca ad W is go th Time will tellAntiques expert Terry Kovel chimes in on the novelty of picture clocks. C21 The girl whos mystifiedFlorida Weeklys Nancy Stetson opines on the popularity of the Millennium series. C8 Welcome back Woody, Buzz Lightyear and friends maintain their magic. C11 Fiction ChallengeRound three begins. C12

PAGE 37 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Sunday: Saturday: Grand Re-opening & 50th anniversary of The Humane Society Naples My affair with Brian had been doomed from the start, but the death knell finally came in Las Vegas. We were never compatible. Him: pragmatic, businessminded, conservative (i.e. boring. And did I mention stingy?). Me: freethinking, adventuresome, a culture lover.Our relationship stumbled along for several months, sustained by the fact that he was the only game in town. Toward the end, when Brian sensed that we had long since run out of things to say and my interest was turning elsewhere, he planned a surprise vacation for the two of us. To Las Vegas. Which ranks on my list of favorite places slightly below Angola and only a smidge above Des Moines.Did I mention I had to buy my own plane ticket? Brian booked us for three nights at one of the mid-grade hotels off the Strip. He had received a promotional deal through his credit card, and the price of the room was comped. By the second night, I was already weary of Vegas, of its faux luxury, its seediness, its outrageous prices. But Brian promised a special outing the reason for the entire trip, he called it a surprise evening that he confessed would involve a Vegas show.How Wayne Brady ruined my relationship ArtisHENDERSON Now, that I could get behind. Las Vegas may be steeped in camp, with a thin veneer of sparkle over the citys shady origins, but it does live theater well. Among the many Vegas shows, however, the spectacular Cirque du Soleil performances have come to dominate the scene. I had never seen Cirque, but I was dying to go, to experience the sensuality and world-class performers live. I was sure thats where the night would take us, to Cirques O at the Bellagio or Mystre at Treasure Island. Instead, we went to the Venetian, a kitschy complex with indoor canals that in no way approximates the magical splendor of the real Venice. Still, I had high hopes. We walked through the lobby where sad women in mini-dresses circulated with cocktail trays and sadder patrons sat glass-eyed in front of slot machines that spit out printed receipts of winnings instead of letting loose a great jangle of falling quarters. We took steps down to the theater area, where a poster for Phantom of the Opera hung above the stairwell. My heart gave an excited lurch. We stood in line to pick up the tickets, Brian tense and excited about his surprise. I glowed at the thought of seeing Phantom. While we waited, I pointed to a poster advertising a comedy show starring Wayne Brady. I made an offhand joke asking if that was who we were going to woman his credit card.She passed him an envelope. Two tickets for Wayne Brady, she said.Brian turned to me, triumphant, brandishing the tickets as if he had discovered the key to my heart. He hadnt, of course. If he had known me really known me he would have realized that my heart could never be unlocked in Las Vegas. And certainly not by Wayne Brady. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS I i ng t y a s ke o or a n, a t h at g ical had h ere at e d r ons h ines n in g s l e o f o wn r for b ove c ite d k ets, surein g o ster ring j oke ng to wom a She l ope. B rad y B ri a bran d d isco v hadnt me r h ave rea b e un l oc k n ot b y W see.Brian smiled. Howd you guess? he said.I laughed. We were next in the ticket line, and Brian stepped forward. He handed the ...patrons sat glass-eyed in front of slot machines that spit out printed receipts of winnings instead of letting loose a great jangle of falling quarters


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PAGE 39 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 Not only does she have her own place and a car, but shes been cast in The Naples Players upcoming production of Annie as mean Miss Hannigan at the orphanage (a role she played eight years ago at the now-defunct Naples Dinner Theatre). But she has no regrets about having gone to New York. Though she wishes shed taken the chance earlier in life, shes still glad she did it. She got further than many younger actors who show up in the city, fueled with nothing but hopes and dreams and the belief that they can beat the odds. She worked as an office temp and went to auditions. On her first try, she landed an agent and in six months managed to earn her Equity card, tangible proof that she was a professional, a member of the Actors Equity Association. She was also mentioned by name at www.playbill. com, a personal goal shed set. She was cast in Hats, but the show was cancelled. She performed with Broadway actors in Funny Girl at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, playing a number of small roles and serving as understudy for Mrs. Brice. And she was first runner-up for roles in many shows, including Drowsy Chaperone and nd Street.All about auditionsActing is a quirky, unpredictable profession, and a stage career is often a grueling pursuit. It takes drive, talent, sacrifice, luck and perseverance. Ms. Guthery recounts a typical audition experience: In order to audition, you have to arrive early to get your name on the list. You should get there by 7 or 8, or 6 a.m. sometimes, to get in line, she says. You put your name on the list, and then you have to come back (when youre scheduled.) Every actor is vying with countless others who want the same roles; sometimes, only the first 200 people will be allowed to audition. Some actors go to two or three auditions a day, she says. Sometimes she couldnt get to an audition because she was working. I needed that money, she says about the temp job. Its expensive to live in New York. She didnt like to audition. I missed a few because I was very nervous, she says. If I hadnt been such a scaredy cat I would have gone to a lot more. Its tough to put yourself on the line, to walk into a room and have only 30 seconds or a minute to impress the people behind the desk. If Id been better at auditioning, I might have stayed longer in New York and probably would have had more parts, she says. There were, of course, more than a few good auditions for Ms. Guthery. Its a great feeling when youre the person who gets to stay in the room the longest, she says. Youre there for 10 minutes and when you come out, the other actors look at you, wondering who are you that you got to stay in there so long. An even better feeling is when youre called back. Three-time Tony-nominated director/ choreographer Randy Skinner kept calling Ms. Guthery back to read for the role of Dorothy Brock in nd Street. He really liked me, she says. He considered me for the role of Maggie, but Im a little too young for that. He also said I was a little too young to play Dorothy, but he didnt care. The choice came down to two actors: Ms. Guthery and the woman who had played the role on Broadway. The other woman got the part. At some auditions, Ms. Guthery says, the actors were told to go home if they didnt already have a Broadway credit on their resume. They wouldnt even have a chance to try out. Even so, a Broadway gig doesnt guarantee an actor anything, she adds. She believes the fact that she had more life experience than many younger actors at casting calls helped her take rejection in stride. A lot of these people havent played anything great, she says. But Id already done some good roles. I wasnt starving and dying to be in a show. When youre older, you say, Whatever. Youve been through so many things in life, you already know how to roll with it.Launching a careerMs. Gutherys very first acting job was a non-speaking role in The Nutcracker in her native city of Tampa. Her young daughter was in the ballet, and they needed someone to play the mother. Not much after that, when the Miami City Ballet came through town with its Nutcracker, Ms. Guthery played the governess. I got put in a bunch of ballets, she says. I didnt have any lines to say. Then she had a speaking role in the farce Exit who? and was hooked after that. I dont jump off cliffs, but I guess acting is my way to feel alive, she says. This is my bungee jumping. Im not a person to go out and do any crazy stuff (like) skydiving or scuba diving. But Ill go out in front of people and act. As a girl growing up in the s, she loved watching TV sitcoms and The Carol Burnett Show. I love her, she says about Ms. Burnett. She gave me my whole sense of comic timing. I try not to make it look like Im trying to to get a laugh. Dallas Dunnagan, artistic director for The Naples Players, is directing Ms. Guthery in Annie, which opens at the Sugden Community Theatre on Friday, July 2. One of the things I enjoy about Debi on stage, especially in the rehearsal process, is that shes always trying to work out new pieces of comedic business and try new things, Ms. Dunnagan says. She stretches the boundaries of whats funny and what she can bring to the character. She has an excellent comic sense I like the way she can play the villain and still be funny at it. When she portrays Miss Hannigan in Annie, Ms. Guthrey says, she wants the audience to love to hate me. Its great to have someone of her caliber aboard, Ms. Dunnagan says about Ms. Guthrey. Were fortunate. I hope she continues to use (the Sugden) as her home, now that shes back. Ms. Guthreys first role with The Naples Players was in 2000, as the lead in How I Learned to Drive. The following year, she played Mazeppa, the stripper with the trumpet in Gypsy. When the owners of The Naples Dinner Theatre saw her at the Sugden as a taxi dancer in Sweet Charity, they asked for her backstage. It wasnt long before director Michael Wainstein cast her in the dinner theaters production of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. And then Annie (the first time she played Miss Hannigan.) She went on to act in 14 shows at the dinner theater. After it closed in 2007, she went to Los Angeles for six months and worked in TV. She was a featured extra many times, which means that the director liked her picture and picked her out. You have to have a certain look, she says. You get to be seen with more stars. She worked the Emmys and was also on Bones, Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Big Shots and Moonlight. But then the writers went on strike. And she missed live theater. Doing television is boring, she says. It takes a long time. You have to sit around and wait. And I always talked too loud for TV. I realized its more fun to be on stage. She tried out for and was cast in the national tour of Peter Pan, playing Mrs. Darling. From October 2007 to March 2008, the company performed in 35 cities. I saw beautiful hotels, casinos and theaters with wonderful stories in them, she says. I made friends with the backstage people who shared stories about other casts and other stars. I met lots of wonderful people. And today, she adds, I have friends everywhere. When the tour ended, she returned to Naples. But the lure of the Great White Way was too much. I was just itching to go to New York, she says. So thats when she packed her suitcase and took the leap of her lifetime.A dream fulfilledAnd now shes back in Naples, preparing for opening night of Annie, with no regrets whatsoever. About leaving the bright lights of Broadway behind, she says, Im not bitter, not at all. I made a few mistakes. I shouldve taken a few jobs here and there, or gone to New York sooner. I followed a dream at an older age. I was like a little gypsy Almost every friend I have thinks its wonderful that I did it. Im happy that I did it. If I hadnt, Id be very unhappy. You dont have to be a huge success at something. Just go out and try it, and youll be glad that you tried. >>What: Annie >>When: July 2-Aug. 1 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >>Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for kids under 18; Vergina has a special package with dinner and the show for $48 per person. >>Info: 263-7990 or in the know NEW YORKFrom page C1COURTESY PHOTOS The bad guys in rehearsal for an Annie number: Debi Guthery (left), plays evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan; Russell Jones plays her brother, Rooster; and Mary Anne McKerrow is his sweetie, Lily. wh b a n t h a n n i sa y l o (t sh Clockwise from left: Debi Guthery in Times Square; backstage in Funny Girl, her first equity show; with a friend in New York City.


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PAGE 41 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Staying up all night, for your pleasure...The French Bread Oven Team Special Events Special Orders Holidays BAKERY COFFEE BREAKFAST This weeks theater Cinderella June 25-July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 2784422. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By the Naples Players through June 27 at the Sugden Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990. Zoo Story By Laboratory Theater of Florida through June 26 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933. Patsy Cline & Friends in Sweet Dreams at the Opry At the Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral through June 27. 772-5862. Dinner Show By Naples City Improv at Freds Diner starting at 6:30 p.m. July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 431-7928. Footloose At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 7. 2784422 or Thursday, June 24 Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy artists, exhibitions and musical entertainment. 495-8989 or albs@ Singer-Songwriter Nathan Brooks performs from 7-9:30 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Dr. $5 at the door. 417-2218. Serious Stuff Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of A Serious Man at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. 593-0177 or 263-7768. 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. on the Naples Princess. Enjoy champagne and cupcakes. $49. 649-2275. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. Friday, June 25 Comedy Show Singer/songwriter/comedian John R. Butler performs an adults-only show at 7 p.m. at Big Cypress Marketplace.$10. or 774-1690. Bluegrass Tunes The Sawgrass Drifters perform from 7-10 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Dr. $5 at the door. 417-2218. Funny Lady Comedian Anjelah Johnson performs today through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Dance Benefit The REE Corp. hosts an Evening of Flamenco with international flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras of Miami from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Three Oaks Banquet & Conference Center in Estero, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida. $35. 243-6253 or Outdoor Tunes Miromar Outlets hosts a free live concert from 6-8 p.m. by the Restaurant Piazza. Enjoy a live performance by The Bunche Band. Open Mic Nitas Sweet Bean Caf hosts Open Mic Night from 7:30midnight every Friday at 1870 Clayton Ct., Fort Myers. 275-9000. Saturday, June 26 Shelter Party The Humane Society Naples hosts its grand re-opening and 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at 370 Airport-Pulling Rd. North in Naples, 34104. There will be two-for-one pet adoptions on Saturday and special adoption bonuses. Sunday includes a ribboncutting, cookout and tours of the new facility. 643-1555 or Benefit Concert The King Richards Concert Series kicks off at 4 p.m. at the family fun park, 6780 Airport Rd., benefiting benefit the American Cancer Society. $5. 330-0521 or Gypsy Nights The bellydancers of Ansuyas Dance Studio perform from 8-11 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Dr. $10. 417-2218. SummerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel presents its 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf series, beginning with Blue Dice on the Watkins Lawn from 7-10 p.m. Free. 261-2222. Car Cruise A Downtown Car Cruise-In is set for 5-8 p.m. in Fort Myers. 332-4443. Garden Day Its Member Appreciation Day 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 Bluegrass Benefit Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 8200 Immokalee Rd., hosts grassroots bluegrass and acoustic music from 6-10 p.m. to help rebuild the Branches United Methodist Church of Florida City, which was destroyed by arson. Donations appreciated. 348-0977. All Shook Up The third annual Elvis Fest takes place today and Sunday at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. 218-0007 or Kids Party Miromar Outlets hosts its monthly kids pizza and ice cream party from 11 a.m.-noon at Cat Country Playland. Kids up to age 12 whose birthdays are in June are invited. Sign up suggested at Huge Sale A Giant Yard Sale and Market is set for 8 a.m.-noon at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd. Rent a 10-by-10-foot space for $20. 643-0197. 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. at the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace. $32. 774-1690. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Jazz, salsa and steel drum music by Michael Simon & The World Music Band. 267-0783 or Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-AMillion at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or e-mail Farmers Market The North Naples Green Market, Naples only indoor and air-conditioned farmers market, is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday through June 25 at the Collection at Vanderbilt. 249-9480 or PHOTO The 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club kicks off from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 26, with music by Blue Dice. Free parking is at Lowdermilk Park, and trolley service will run continually to and from the hotel. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, but no coolers. For more information, call 261-2222.


WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Sunday, June 27 Biker Event The Shell Factory and Nature Park hosts Hawgs & Dawgs from 2-9 p.m. every Sunday. Enjoy live entertainment by Daniel Cook and a special menu at The Swamp Bar, which also caters to four-legged friends. 9952141, ext. 117. Water Ski Show A free water ski show by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team starts at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Miromar Outlets near the Restaurant Piazza. Monday, June 28 Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, June 29 Pet Party Every Tuesday is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove from 5-6:30 p.m. Pups and their people can get acquainted, have a drink and a snack, with contributions accepted for the Naples Dog Park. Free Kids Movie Pirates Who Dont Do Anything starts at 10 a.m. at the Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, firstserved. Raku & You The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Raku and You from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn the history of raku and glaze your own pot. $39. 495-8989 or Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center hosts Cinema Under the Stars on Tuesdays, with movies starting at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza Courtyard. Tonight: E.T. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, June 30 Free Kids Movie Night at the Museum II starts at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. Writers Group The Naples Writers Group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Dr. Its open mic night for poets and writers in Naples. 417-2218. Pirate Night Join The English Pub every Wednesday for Pirate Night and Hermit Crab Races as well as live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 775-3727 or Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner. com. Upcoming events Marco Art Walk Red, White and Blues is the theme of the monthly Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. June 30 at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Be sure to stop by Rightside Studios and Gallery to hear music by Jim Allen. 784-4436 or Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Village Nights, with food and entertainment, from 6-9 p.m. July 1. 403-2204 or Annie The Naples Players present Annie July 2-Aug. 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. Summer Tunes Mercato hosts its First Fridays Summer Concert from 6-9 p.m. July 2. Enjoy American classic rock and pop music, shopping, casual and fine dining. www.mercatoshops. com. Benefit Concert A concert for The Surf Mission starts at 8 p.m. July 3 at Bayshore Landing Caf with performances by Chaefin and Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers. $5 at the door. 417-2218. Holiday Parade The Fourth of July Parade runs from 10 a.m.-noon July 3 at Fifth Avenue South and Third Street. 435-3742. Fireworks Galore The Fourth of July fireworks display kicks off from the Naples Pier at 9 p.m. July 4. 2137120. Fundraising Cruise The Naples Princess leaves for a July 4 fundraising cruise at 7:30 p.m. from Port-O-Call Way. Proceeds from the cruise benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Enjoy fireworks and a buffet for $125. 254-2777 or 435-3819. Walking Tour See the Naples Historic District at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 7. Requested donations: $15 adults, $5 children, NHS members $10. Reservations required: 261-8164. KidzAct Musical KidzAct of The Naples Players presents The 101 Dalmatians Musical July 9-11 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. Feelin Groovy Jim Witter returns to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. July 10. $49. 597-1900 or Preview Party Coconut Point hosts a preview party to celebrate Estero Fire Rescues first firefighter calendar from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11. Purchase a calendar and have it signed while enjoying barbecue, entertainment, raffles and more to benefit Partners in Breast Cancer and the Estero Safety Fund. $20. 390-8000 or Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs in the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point Retirement Community on July 19. Enjoy big band tunes. $15. 454-2054.The Cove Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove, at 2 p.m. July 21 at Headquarters Library and at 2 p.m. July 22 at Naples Regional Library. 593-0177 or 263-7768. More Bluegrass Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike perform bluegrass and Americana music from 7-10 p.m. July 23 at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Drive. $15. 417-2218. Send calendar listings to events@ The Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibit winds up its 3-month engagement at The von Liebig Art Center this weekend. The last chance to see the 20 gowns and a wide array of royal memorabilia is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-27. From The von Liebig, 10 of the dresses are going on exhibit at the Bath Costume Institute in Bath, England, and then to Buckingham Palace. The other dresses will return to their owners, including People magazine and WEtv.COURTESY PHOTOS


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare06/25 : Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby07/02 : Fundraiser at McCoy Indigenous Park07/03 : Conch Republic Ladies Dolphin Tournament07/04 : Annual 4th of July Fireworks ARTS COMMENTARY Can 6 million people be wrong? Thats the number of copies of Stieg Larssons Millennium trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and the just-released The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest sold in the United States so far. And in an enviable literary hat trick, the books simultaneously top three lists on The New York Times Bestseller List: hardcover fiction, trade paperback and mass market paperback. As of this writing, 228 patrons have put their name on the Lee County Public Library request list for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. Even with multiple copies in circulation, some of those readers are going to have to wait a long time. Theres been a lot of hype about these novels, written by a Swedish journalist who, six years ago, died suddenly at the young age of 50. Curious about all the hype, and swayed by the glowing reviews, I bought the first two copies of the series. I took the first novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, on vacation with me last summer. At 608 pages, I figured that even if, God forbid, my plane was stuck on the tarmac for hours, Id have something to keep me occupied. Besides, one of the lead characters is a magazine journalist, and writers love reading about writers. I also love a good mystery, and literate thrillers. But this was neither. The big bestseller was a big disappointment. A dud. It seemed to consist of a couple of different stories crudely cobbled together. The plot was so convoluted Id be stumped if asked to summarize it. Not only that, I found if full of ludicrous coincidences and situations that strained credulity. But I kept reading, because I had no other books available, and because I kept expecting the magic to kick in. I understand that some books are slow starters. But this wasnt even fun. And when I finished, I felt disappointed, as if Id been tricked. Id spent my money and time on something that gave me nothing. It didnt help that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo reads like a 13-year-oldboys sexual fantasy. The male lead, an investigative reporter named Mikael Blomkvist, while nothing special, somehow has women throwing themselves at him continuously, while he also maintains a steady friend with benefits a married colleague. (P.S.: Her husband knows about it and accepts it.)Mary Sue who?Some have called Blomkvist an obvious Mary Sue a term used to describe a character whos an improbably idealized version of the author, perfect in every way, whom no one can resist. As Laura Miller wrote in an April story on Manys the time Ive opened a thriller to meet a hero described as middle-aged but in great shape with, say, a special forces background and independent income, whos also a selfless crusader against evildoers and uncannily attractive to every comely young flight attendant or female nuclear physicist who crosses his path whereupon I think ick and close the book for good. I can accept this from James Bond or similar figures in literature, but there is nothing suave or super-heroic about Blomkvist. Every time he bedded yet another woman, I rolled my eyes. The most appealing character in this novel is Lisbeth Salander, a quirky computer hacker who apparently has Aspergers syndrome. Shes an independent woman but (SPOILER) the author still has her fall for and sleep with Blomkvist. At the end of book one, shes devastated when she sees him with another woman. So she leaves the country without saying anything and gets breast implants. (The former seems like a very Lisbeth thing to do, but not the second.) Most readers mention her as the most interesting character. But Mr. Larsson doesnt seem to understand women very well. (I know, its hard to tell, because all his characters are cardboard and not very believable.) But the thing that bothers me the most more than the convoluted plot, the over-the-top implausible coincidences, the clichs, the clunky writing, the tiresome, overly detailed lists of things purchased (whether computers or IKEA furniture) is the fact that the book claims to shine a light on the problem of sexual violence against women. It actually seems to revel in the very thing it claims to be against. As Lee Goldberg, in a one-star Amazon review complains: virtually all the men in the tale are sadists and all the women in the story have been sexually brutalized And Christopher Amato, another onestar Amazon reviewer, writes: In a pathetic (and offensive) attempt to justify his obsession, Larsson begins each section of the book with a statistic on violence against Swedish women. Yet the zeal with which Larsson describes sexual horrors reads more like a celebration of these gruesome deeds than a condemnation. The impression is heightened by Larssons inability to infuse his female characters with any life, depth or compassion. They are uniformly uninteresting and one-dimensional and all, regardless of age, share the common trait of immediately offering themselves sexually to the storys main character, a fifty-something failed journalist. Want to know how the second book in the trilogy begins? With a 13-year-old girl tied up, the sexual prisoner of an older man. No, I havent looked at the third book yet. My friends and I have had impassioned discussions about the trilogy. One female friend of mine loves them and has been devouring the latest book on her Kindle. (She also says she loves the voice of the man who read the first two audio books in the series.) A male friend who loves mysteries and thrillers also enjoys them. Another female friend said she read the first 50 pages or so of the first book and couldnt get into it. Unlike me, she stopped reading.The debate goes onAt the magazine, Michael Newman wrote a piece called The Girl Who Deserves to Escape Her Author: How Stieg Larssons heroine battles his plot and prose. And on, 568 reviewers have given The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo five stars. But, its interesting to note that 124 people have given it only one star, and 103 have given it only two stars. Like me, theyre mystified why the books are so popular. (With almost any book, theres usually a handful of people who hate it or dont get it. But in this case, 224 people is more than a mere handful.) Its also interesting to note that The New York Times Sept. 14, 2008 review of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo isnt very positive. Alex Berenson calls the middle of the novel a treat, but then adds: The rest of the novel doesnt quite measure up. The books original Swedish title was Men Who Hate Women, a label that just about captures the subtlety of the novels sexual politics. Except for Blomkvist, nearly every man in the book under age 70 is a violent misogynist. He goes on to point out the poor characterization and calls Blomkvist more a stock character than a real person. The remainder of the review uses phrases such as real disappointment, boring and implausible, ends blandly. I suspect the books are more a tribute to their creative covers and to their publishers skillful marketing than to their literary value. The New York Times recently ran a 1A story about the popularity of Mr. Larssons books and how its likely, in view of the trilogys success, that publishers will scramble to promote other Scandinavian thrillers. (James Patterson has already teamed up with a Scandinavian crime writer and has written a novel set in Sweden. The book will be released in mid-August. Expect more authors to also jump on the bandwagon.)Call me an optimist, but Im hoping some good will come out of the Millennium books phenomenon. Perhaps readers, having read books by a Swedish author set in Sweden, will be more open to books written by other foreign authors. And maybe publishers will translate more foreign books into English; theres a whole world of writers out there we dont know about because we dont read their native language. The girl whos mystified why those books are popular D b i B h h NancySTETSON COURTESY PHOTOStieg Larssons Millennium trilogy


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 C9 BY LISA CHURCH _________________Special to Florida WeeklyGIVING Clarissa Lashley-Squires at Golden Gate Intermediate School wanted to provide her fourth-grade students, many of whom are learning the English, engaging ways to learn both content and the language. To aid in her lessons, she needed tools and materials called manipulatives that could switch between Spanish and English so her students could quickly grasp their meaning in either language. Last spring, she applied for and received a Connect With A Classroom grant for $125 through The Education Foundation of Collier County. In her year-end report, Ms. LashleySquires students said, Our class would like to say thank you. Now we have a cool rain forest flannel board that has helped us with knowing ecosystems and the food chain. Mrs. Lashley-Squires says the hands-on manipulatives helped her students understand the material. And now she has the resources to use with future students. Thats quite a return on an investment of $125.Every year, Collier County teachers can ask for community support through Connect With A Classroom. The process involves the teacher completing a straightforward, userfriendly online form that describes his or her classroom idea and what they want to achieve for their students. Grant requests range from as little as $50 to upwards of $2,000.Individuals, business and community organizations have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the learning of many children by funding a grant and investing in a teachers idea.For the past two months, teachers have been thinking about what they would like to do next school year and have been posting their grant requests. Here are some examples from the hundreds of ideas posted online: Whats in the Water? A Connect With A Classroom grant would fund a pond pollution investigation in which eighth-graders at New Beginnings Alternative School would monitor water quality in the pond nearby by gathering data, computing results and examining environmental impact. At Corkscrew Middle School, a grant for Cooking with Class would allow seventh-graders to create a recipe book filled with family recipes and information about their history and importance to their family. Students would write the book, design the DVD labels and produce it, also engaging their families in school. Third-graders at Naples Park Elementary would increase the types of reading they do and practice oral discussion through Its Not Square to be in a Literature Circle. You can help by visiting and clicking Invest in a Student Project to review the various grant requests. Search by school and/or by grade level and look for an idea youd be proud to support. There are grants for all budgets.In addition to individuals and community organizations funding particular grants, The Education Foundation utilizes dollars raised through the Florida Education License Plate Program to fund Connect With A Classroom grants. If you purchase or renew your tag in Collier County, $20 comes back to Collier and those dollars are fully invested in teacher grants. Go to or visit the tax collectors office to learn how you can get a license This past academic year, $10,378 was raised through the license plates. We are grateful for the support of the following organizations for their significant investments in classroom grants this past school year: Suncoast for Kids Foundation/ Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union ($13,350), The English-Speaking Union ($10,000) and Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board ($4,500). In addition, $3,177 was invested in music-related grants through the Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation. A grant committee reads and scores all the grant requests that are not funded by individuals in the community and allocates the funds from all of these sources. Teachers receive their grant checks in the fall and have the entire year to implement their programs.Please consider helping students achieve and learn through the creativity of their teachers. In the words of Mrs. LashleySquires students, You rock! Lisa Church is senior vice president of The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. Charity Navigator has awarded the foundation its highest four-star rating for sound fiscal management for two consecutive years. To make a contribution or get involved, call 6434755 or visit making a connection by funding a classroom grant PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTOStudents in Clarissa Lashley-Squires class at Golden Gate Intermediate School display their work that was made possible by a Connect With A Classroom grant funded by the Florida Education License Plate Program. Join Jacks Club!Join the Fun at Jacks! Poolside Food, Drinks & EntertainmentFeaturing Local Musical Talents Happy Hour Wed Fri 4 pm 7 pm239-213-1441Located at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club 475 North Rd., Naples, FL 34104To come by boat go under the bridge at Tin City past Bayfront, 7 minutes and we will be on the right hand side.Open Noon Close Wednesday Sunday FridayDoc Dennis or the Groove Kings upstairs in the Club 6-9 pm SaturdayDoc Dennis from the Mambo Brothers 2-6 pm SundayPatrick Mitchell 2-6 pm Buy One EntreReceive 2nd FREEEqual or lesser value with purchase of two beverages.Valid Wednesday Friday only

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 C11 50s, 60s, 70s CRUISEFeaturing Joe Marinos Live Piano Show for reservations. 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 APPETIZERSIn a summer full of tired and redundant sequels, Toy Story 3 is, in the very least, a redundant sequel. When Andys devotion to the toys is questioned, the toys are separated and need to find/save one another before theyre taken away for good. Been here, seen this with this franchise. But thankfully, the film has enough of the charm and warmth of its earlier incarnations to make part three a success.Eleven years have passed, and Andy (voice of John Morris) is ready for college. For his toys, this is traumatizing: Will they suffer a lifetime of neglect in the attic? Be thrown away? Be given away? The answer is the latter, as Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Jessie (Joan Cusack), Hamm (John Ratzenberger) and more find themselves in the Sunnyside Day Care Center, where they hope to be played with every day.Woody, however, believes his rightful place is with Andy. But during his escape from Sunnyside, he winds up in the backpack of Bonnie (Emily Hahn), a sweet little girl with an active imagination. Woody subsequently learns Sunnyside is like a prison, and that his friends are in great danger. Director Lee Unkrich gets adequate mileage out of exploring the toys in new and amusing ways. Slinky Dog (Blake Clark) gets walked on, tangled and abused as never before, the Potato Heads (Don Rickles and Estelle Harris) use their removable parts to great effect, and Buzz gets switched into Spanish mode (Javier Fernandez Pena) after being reset to his factory settings. The new characters are amusing and serviceable. They include: Lotso Huggin Bear (Ned Beatty), the warden of Sunnyside; Ken (Michael Keaton), who naturally falls in love with Barbie (Jodi Benson); and Bonnies toys Buttercup (Jeff Garlin), Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Dolly (Bonnie Hunt). Be sure to listen closely for Whoopi Goldberg as a purple goober named Stretch. The script isnt as laugh-out-loud funny as the previous films, but it does hit the right notes of sweetness to remind us why we love these characters in the first place. Whats startling are some of the perilous situations, particularly one in which our heroes accept inevitable death. In fact, theres a good 30-45 minutes thats relatively dark in tone, so be warned that children younger than 7 might be more disturbed than enchanted. Although its rated G, PG couldnt have been far away.The film is being released in 3-D (in theaters that have paid roughly $20,000 to convert 2-D screens to be able to show 3-D), but the increased cost of the ticket isnt worth it, as visually nothing here surpasses whats been done before. Besides, its the heart of these films thats always made them so enjoyable, and theres enough heart in Toy Story 3 to make it a triumph at regular ticket prices. Dan Hudak is chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. Read more of his work at FILMS Toy Story 3Is it worth $14 (3D)? No. Is it worth $10? Yes. >> Andy has a banner on his wall that reads P.U., which stands for Pixar University, a professional-development program for Pixar employees. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.comThe A-Team (Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Rampage Jackson) When an elite team of Army Rangers is framed for a crime it didnt commit, the four soldiers go rogue to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. This is how you adapt a TV series for the big screen. Co-writer/director Joe Carnahan (Smokin Aces) very nicely captures the spirit of the classic s television show while updating the story with some splendid action sequences. Rated PG-13. The Karate Kid (Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson) A cranky old building super (Chan) teaches a young kid (Smith) kung fu after he moves to China with his single mother (Henson). Thats right: kung fu. Theres no karate at all, actually. I tried to judge this movie on its own merits, really I did. But I couldnt get the original film out of my head, probably because the two movies are so similar. So if youve never seen the original this may be enjoyable. If you have, dont bother. Rated PG. Solitary Man (Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito) Down-on-his-luck car salesman Ben (Douglas) tries to put his life back together by sleeping around and talking his way back into business. Its interesting to watch Ben freefall, and Mr. Douglas plays him well, but you never feel sorry for Ben because he doesnt do much to help himself. The tone switches from dark comedy to serious too often, leaving an imbalance. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Just buy one entre at the regular price, and a second of equal or lesser value is free!! Cannot be used for stone crab, lobster or steak. Must present coupon on arrival. Gratuity of17% will be added to check total prior to discounting. Not valid in connection with any other offer.Valid through July 1, 2010. Buy One, Get One at Tin City 263-2734 FLORIDA WEEKLY FICTION CHALLENGE Mrs. Cherry had lived in the house with the lighted side for as long as I remember. Some of my friends and I used to walk home from school, and we always looked at the pictures on that side wall on our way to the drugstore to get a limeade and a Mars candy bar. Sometimes the pictures stayed there for months and wed get used to them. There was a picture of Uncle Sam wants you on one side and then the picture on the far side was a starry night with lots of lights flashing and it said this is what peace on earth looks like in Pearl Harbor after a bomb attack. We saw that one so long we thought that was her favorite except when she added things like Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth to the bomb picture. It did sort of look like peace on earth until you saw the land and ships were blowing to pieces in some ways. That picture in the middle kept changing though. One time there was a family portrait of really old people. My mom said those people were the Cherrys who came to this town first and settled it. Dont go up on that porch to look and dont stand on the street long because old Mrs. Cherry is crazy. I didnt know why she was crazy, but we kept our distance. Still, we always liked to see those pictures on that old house. One week she had a picture of a lot of dead bodies and a picture of this man she called Hitler written in big red letters. It said Evil. I had heard about good and bad from Brother Newton at the Baptist Church, but evil with all those bodies looked really dark and horrible. I went home and looked up evil in my dictionary. People in town got really mad at her for that picture. They said it was not decent to put up such stuff on your own house. What was wrong with Mrs. Cherry still?My mom agreed. She said why couldnt Mrs. Cherry just put a flower planter under her windows instead of covering them with these disturbing pictures from somewhere nobody wanted to see or hear about.Then one day I saw Mrs. Cherry when I was alone walking home. She had brought a rocker outside and was sitting there humming something and looking way off. I didnt think she saw me. She must have been 80 years old, but I could see that Hitler picture was gone and there was a picture of a young beautiful woman in a flowered dress embracing a tall naval officer. She was smiling and holding some yellow and white daisies in the picture. Just then Mrs. Cherrys head turned and looked straight at me. I was so taken aback I didnt know whether to yell or run. Her mangled gray-white hair framed an almost ghostly reflection with sad, colorless eyes, but I noticed she had some dried up daisies with a faded ribbon in her hand. I still love him, you know, she said. And, finally, after all this time, were going to be together again this day. I didnt know what to say, so I just sort of nodded and walked on by. At dinner that evening my mother said, Old Mrs. Cherry has finally passed. You dont need to be afraid anymore about that house. I didnt say anything, but I felt strange that she was gone. I went to my room, knowing more than most about Mrs. Cherry. I see them. They dont see me.I can smell them. They cant smell me.So innocent and nave, looking through the storefront windows, admiring the paintings and the early evening balmy breezes. They have no idea how vulnerable they are. They laugh and whisper on the downtown streets while I watch, hidden in the bushes of the shadowy park. Inconspicuous waiting to pounce. I can hear them but they cant hear my stealthy, lithe body energized with pulsating thoughts of tonights endless possibilities. I cant understand what theyre saying but I can sense that theyre happy. And ignorant, oh, so ignorant. I feel like Ive been waiting for hours. Im hungry and confused; tired and achy from being tense. If I relax a single muscle, I wont be ready, and I am always ready. I spot others walking quickly. No time for them to enjoy the colorful displays and early twilight sky. No, not them. They look like theyre all business. Ill stay back and make no eye contact. Eye contact could make them curious and bring them closer. I hear a rustling in the nearby palm tree and the breeze lifts the hair from my pounding head but my ability to stay focused on the two ladies keeps my attention where it belongs; ready for the opportunity thats always available if you have the patience, and I have plenty. My mother taught me to be very patient. As the night grows darker, more activity seems to stir. Voices, footsteps, insects buzzing, birds making their way to their final evening destinations. Lights come on in some windows and fades behind curtains in others. Doors open and close. Cars speed by and in the distance a baby cries. Oh, it looks like the ladies are ready to move on. They turn in my direction, still talking in their hushed voices, giggling, walking slowly and ever closer. I can see their eyes glow from the overhead street light. Can they see mine? Can they see me watching them; stalking them; waiting for my chance to do the thing I came here to do? I crouch lower trying to look less conspicuous and I hear the crackle of the fallen drying leaves. Theyre close; just a few more steps. Im ready; my haunches tight; ready to spring. I lunge away from the bushes. Meow! Will you look at that, Ruthie. Just look at that sweet kitty cat. Hey pretty kitty. Come here baby.I roll over on my back, helpless to their touch and soothing voices. Ill attack next time. Tonight, Ill just enjoy some loving. Mrs. CherryPounceBY KATHRYN GARDNER, NAPLES _______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyBY NANCY HEBERLY, CAPE CORAL ___________________________Special to Florida Weekly Now, its time for round three. Based on the image above, send us a fictional narrative of 600 words or less. Florida Weekly will accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail until Friday, July 23. E-mail them to and we will print the best stories in the weeks to come. Florida Weekly asked readers to tell us stories using the photo seen on the left as a starting point for the creative process. We received a barrage of great works, and throughout the past few weeks, we have printed some of the best. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated. This weeks photo Next rounds challenge


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Three Dog NightC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 CUISINEIn 2007, Ave Maria University music major Lillian Bouchey joined Opera Naples Young Artist Program. Over the next two years, she performed alongside internationally acclaimed opera stars in Opera Naples productions of La Traviata and La Boheme and shared the gift of music with children while starring in the companys In-School production of Little Red Riding Hood. Now a graduate student in music at Westminster Choir College, Ms. Bouchey is embarking on a career that has already provided opportunities to perform in some of the worlds most prestigious venues. Opera Naples was my first experience with opera, she says. I had never heard such incredible singing before. Participation in YAP greatly influenced my decision to continue music in graduate school. Within the last six months, I have been given the opportunities to sing at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center with the greatest orchestras in the country. Ms. Bouchey is one of many graduates of Opera Naples YAP making their marks as professional performers. The program provides an artistically challenging environment for singers ages 19-32 who are entering the opera field. The young artists are eligible for leading roles in Opera Naples operettas and for secondary roles and to understudy professionals in the companys grand opera productions. Like Ms. Bouchey, Lora Lee Gayer used her experiences with Opera Naples to launch a career in vocal performance. After performing a solo with orchestra at Opera Naples first New Years Eve Ball, and single the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus at the 2008 ball, Ms. Gayer was accepted at Interlochen and received a scholarship. Now a BFA candidate in acting/musical theater at Carnegie Mellon, she was one of eight singer-actors ages 19-23 honored with Young Talent Awards in the 2010 Lotte Lenya Competitions. While the professional aspirations of YAP participants are always gratifying to Opera Naples general and artistic director Steffanie Pearce, they do not represent the only measure of the programs value. It is a great joy to be able to help exceptional singers from our community on their difficult journey to becoming successful professionals, Ms. Pearce says. What is equally important to me is the overall impact Opera Naples YAP can have on young people. Warren and Regina Brown, parents of Brittany Rose Brown, a 17-year-old student at Gospel Baptist Christian School in Bonita Springs, have also witnessed the impact of Opera Naples educational outreach. Brittany performed in Opera Naples productions of Madame Butterfly, Elixir of Love and Romeo and Juliette. She will be a voice performance major at Bob Jones University next fall.Many YAP participants receive their first exposure to opera through Opera Naples annual Teen Summer Performing Camp. Its a sort of opera boot camp that provides aspiring performers an opportunity to learn an operetta in just nine days and to then participate in a public performance. The 2010 camp is under the direction of Pamela Leighton-Bilik, director of the Gilbert & Sullivan Youth Players in Washington, D.C., and Robin Shuford Frank, Opera Naples chorus master and director of educational outreach. The camp will culminate with a performance of Gilbert and Sullivans H.M.S. Pinafore at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the G&L Theater at Community School of Naples. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 18. A family pack for two adults and two children is $40. Call 514-7464, or purchase tickets at the door. Opera Naples educational outreach programs also include a Student Apprentice Program for ages 12-18 and an InSchool Program that brings opera into area classrooms. The 2010 In-School Program included 14 performances of Sweet Betsy from Pike presented to more than 2,400 students from Naples to Lehigh Acres. Opera Naples nurtures emerging talent with Young Artist ProgramSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY IVAN SELIGMAN / COURTESY PHOTOBrittany Brown (far right) in the 2008 production of Elixir of LoveIVAN SELIGMAN / COURTESY PHOTOLora Lee Gayer (center) in the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Opera Naples 2008 New Years Eve BallPAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTOLillian Bouchey in the Opera Naples 2008 InSchool production of Little Red Riding Hood >>What: H.M.S. Pinafore, performed by students from the Opera Naples Teen Summer Performing Camp >>When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26 >>Where: G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples >>Tickets: $15 adults, $8 children under 18; $40 family pack for two adults and two children >>Info: 514-7464 in the know FIRST SEATING 4:00PM5:30PM Entrees Under $20 Choose from 13! AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM BAR ONLY LIVE MUSIC 5-9PM The Village on Venetian Bay ~ Naples MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining OPEN FOR LUNCH WITH SPECIALS FROM $12.10


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C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. (239) 352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., MAKE YOUR 4TH OF JULY SPECIALORDER TODAY! Cookies ~ Cakes ~ Chocolates Made to order. conditions. Ever since his property lost its roof to the moisture-laden evil vortex of a spinning slipstream, he says, the overwhelming evidence of the panels studies has led Spammy Jammy officials to the conclusion that hurricanes can be kept away from Florida, and Collier County in particular, by enthusiastic patrons eating SPAM in their pajamas at Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland. It may take a few more years to determine these facts effectively, Mr. Bozicuik allows. But meanwhile, at Spammy Jammy, people can expect an excess of fun, great music, outrageous costumes and lots of SPAM contests, including food, art and architecture, all with the not-so-secret ingredient. Sandy and Rich Rekar have attended Spammy Jammy for the past five years. Its a party like no other, Mrs. Rekar, who sells advertising for Florida Weekly, says. Everyone looks forward to seeing what Ray will be wearing. Theres a separate room set up for the SPAM art and festivities. Reservations are recommended for dinner and drinks before the judging. The party begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at some point, Mr. Bozicuik says. This years entertainment will be John Lowbridge from 6-9 p.m. followed by the Raiford Starke All SPAM Band until 1 a.m. Judging begins at 8:30 p.m., and the results will be announced around 11 p.m. It will be over when we feel like weve done our civic duty in preventing hurricanes, he says, adding, This year Spammy Jammy has an undercurrent, in that were trying to keep away hurricanes and oil. For more information, call 394-5663 or visit SPAMFrom page 1 >> What: Spammy Jammy >> When: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 26 >> Where: The Little Bar Restaurant, Goodland >> Info: 394-5663 or www.littlebarrestaurant. com in the know SPAM ReubensINGREDIENTS: 8-ounce can sauerkraut 8 slices rye bread 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 3 TBS butter, softened 1/4 cup Russian dressing 12-ounce can SPAM, cut into 8 slices DIRECTIONS: Rinse sauerkraut and drain well. Mix sauerkraut, cheese and dressing. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread half of the sauerkraut mixture on the unbuttered sides of four slices of bread. Top each slice of bread with two slices of SPAM. Cover with remaining sauerkraut mixture. Grill each sandwich (buttered side down) over medium heat until browned. Slice into halves and serve with spicy brown mustard. SPAMMY Cheese BowlsINGREDIENTS: 2 packages small French rolls 2 cups shredded cheese, divided 2 8-ounce cans of roasted garlic tomato sauce 1 medium onion, chopped very ne 1 4 -ounce can chopped ripe olives 4 hard-boiled eggs, grated 1 12-ounce can SPAM, nely diced DIRECTIONS: Hollow out sliced dinner rolls to create shallow bowls. Bake rolls on baking sheet at 350 degrees until crisp (about five minutes). Reserve 1 cup of cheese for topping and combine the rest with tomato sauce, onion, olives, eggs and SPAM. Spread the mixture on toasted rolls. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and is bubbly. in the know It will be over when we feel like weve done our civic duty in preventing hurricanes. This year Spammy Jammy has an undercurrent, in that were trying to keep away hurricanes and oil.Ray Bozicuik 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 DANCE CONTESTEvery Wednesday at 8:00 pm Weekly Winners PrizesFINAL CONTEST NOV 17 GRAND PRIZE HAPPY HOUR 4PM DAILY HALF PRICE DRINKSGot SPAM? Here are two recipes to try.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 YOU ONLY NEEDONE CLUB For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714FOR A LIMITED TIME, PREMIER CLUB IS OFFERING A TRIAL MEMBERSHIP. The Art League of Marco Island announces summer workshops and classes in watercolor, oil painting and clay. League members enjoy a 25 percent savings in the cost of each class. The summer lineup is as follows: All Level Watercolor Instructor: Joan Scherer 1-4 p.m. July 20, 22, 27, 29 and Aug. 3 and 5 Classes starts with a teacher demo followed by time for students to work on the lesson. Students are monitored and given individual instruction as needed or desired. Students work from their own photos or from the teachers collection. Subject matter can be landscapes, seascapes or cityscapes as specified in opening demo. Technique and color mixing as well as composition are stressed as part of the subject matter that day. Oil: Keepin the Faith Instructor: Inez Hudson 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug 10, 11 and 12 Are you one of those artists who puts your brushes away until the humidity leaves, only to find that once you pick them up again, you dont quite know where to start? Keepin the Faith will help ensure that you dont forget what you already know. Not just for beginners, this class is for anyone who wants to refresh/remember their skills. Handbuilding in Clay Instructor: Sandy Howe For all levels, including beginners 1-3 p.m. July 8, 15 and 22 Beginners will learn the basics of clay as a material to create expressive three-dimensional art. Returning students will continue to immerse themselves in the creative and expressive manipulation of clay. Class will include demonstrations and discussion. Intermediate Wheel Throwing Instructor: Howard Harke Class is designed for the intermediate student 12:30-4:30 p.m. July 6, 13 and 20 Students can expect to a unique approach to mastering pottery and will have the opportunity to learn new and innovative ways to take their art to the next level. To register for any of the above classes or for more information, call 3944221, e-mail or visit Marco center offers classes in oil, watercolor, clayThe Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center announces that online registration at www.JuriedArtServices. com is now open for five national art festivals taking place in Naples between November 2010 and March 2011. The festivals are: The Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival (formerly the Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival) on Nov. 26-27. The application deadline is Sept. 1. The 15th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair on Jan. 1-2, 2011 (application deadline Sept. 29). The 32nd annual Naples National Art Festival on Feb. 26-27, 2011 (application deadline Nov. 3). The second annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival on March 5-6 (application deadline Dec. 1). The 23rd annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts on March 26-27 (application deadline Dec. 29). Sponsorship of these events is vital to the continued success of the arts in the Naples area. Potential sponsors as well as artists are invited to call Marianne Megela at 262-6517, ext. 103, or to e-mail her at Visit for complete registration details for the individual festivals. The Naples Art Association invites all artists in the United States to enter one or two original works in any media for National Art Encounter 2010. The fine art and contemporary craft exhibition will be installed throughout The von Liebig Art Center from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30. The Naples Art Association will present $2,500 in awards to artists selected by exhibition juror and awards judge Denise Gerson, associate director of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, and a member of the annual Curators Panel sponsored by Art Nexus during Art Basel Miami Beach. The awards will be announced during the preview reception and awards presentation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at The von Liebig. There is a $29 entry fee for two works ($22 for Naples Art Association members). The deadline for online entries is July 26. Membership in the Naples Art Association is not required. To enter, go to and click on National Art Encounter 2010. Apply now for seasons art festivalsCall for entries for National Art Encounter Have some raku with your lunchJoin award-winning clay artists Annabelle Johnson and Richard Rosen for lunch and A Taste of Raku on Wednesday, June 30, July 28 and Aug. 25 at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 10-16, 2010 A&E C19 The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University has the following programs coming up in Naples and Bonita Springs: 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 Renaissance Academy members, $25 for others. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Naples Center: Investing for Women, with instructor Cheryl Admire. $25/$30. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, 14 and 21, at the Naples Center: Financial Education for Investors, with instructor Steve Stolz. $45/$55. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Naples Center: Survey of Selected Poems by Garrison Keillor, with instructor Jeffrie Jinian. Requires a copy of Mr. Keillors Good Poems. $85/$100. 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Naples Center: Creative Writing, a workshop with instructor James Robison for those who pen short stories, poems or novels. $85/$100. 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, July 9, at Bentley Village: Join the Fraud Squad. 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, July 13, 20 and 27, at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Bonita Springs: Unlocking Your Creativity, based on the teachings of G. Altshuller, a rogue Russian inventor. Instructor Alex Crandall will discuss the psychological secrets of creative thinking and problem solving, as well as ways to help children and adults develop their creative talents. $50/$65. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the Naples Center: Screening and discussion of Spirited Away. This 2002 animated film from Japan follows the fanciful adventures of 10-year-old girl named Chihiro, who discovers a secret world when she and her family get lost and venture through a hillside tunnel. $4/$5. 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12, 14, 19 and 21, at the Naples Center: Editing Photos with Picasa 3. 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12, 14, 19 and 21, at the Naples Center: PCs for Beginners. 1-3 p.m. Mondays, July 12, 19 and 26, at Bentley Village: War, Native American Genocide, the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, July 14, 21 and 28, at Bentley Village: Digital Photography Boot Camp. 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 14 and 21, at the Naples Center: eBay: Beyond the Basics. 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 16, at Bentley Village: Understanding Classical Music. 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/$5. For registration or more information about the Renaissance Academy at FGCU, call 425-3272 or e-mail John Guerra at summer a time for learning The thrill of the hunt with every shot. Tame the beastthe next fairway on Tom Fazios two courses at Bonita Bay East. Where will you nd the thrill of golf? Your hunt ends here. DAILY PLAY. $45 PER PLAYER. $35 AFTER 12PMbook a tee time: or call 239-353-5100. On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75.Rates and availability to play, subject to change without notice. ASK ABOUT our UNLIMITED PLAY SUMMER PASSPORT. Country Club Attire Required


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 One of the more unusual clock styles made in the 19th century is the picture clock. It is a clever novelty, and a few modern versions are being made by Swiss clock companies. An artist paints a village scene or seacoast town that includes a tower or church. The oil painting can show people working or resting and enjoying the view. A pocket watch movement is put in as the church steeples or towers clock. Each clock had to be wound every day, so the picture frame was hinged to allow it to swing forward and expose the back of the clock. Sometimes the picture also included figures with arms or legs that moved. This type of antique clock was most often made in France in the late 18th or early 19th century. Guests may be startled if they notice the painting on the wall has a clock that always seems to show the correct time. An 1850 French picture clock sold recently at Fairfield Auctions in Connecticut for $1,700. Q: Before my mother died in 1980, I had asked her to leave me just one thing an antique revolving bookcase one of her cousins had given her. Its a tall Arts & Crafts oak bookcase that rotates on a round base. The label on it says, Manufactured by Sargent Mfg. Co., Muskegon, Mich., and New York, N.Y., patd Jan 23-83. Please tell me when you think it was made. A: Sargent Manufacturing Co. was founded in Muskegon in 1889 and was in business until about 1905. The company had a New York branch in the early 1900s. Sargent made desks, stands, wardrobes and bookcases in Victorian Golden Oak styles and later in the Arts & Crafts style. Your bookcase most likely dates from the early 1900s. The earlier patent date probably relates to its revolving mechanism. Q: Im wondering if my paper Chicago Worlds Fair umbrella is special. I have it displayed in my home and enjoy it, but Im told it should be put away and saved. Any thoughts?A: Enjoy your special collectible. It is not so valuable that it should be put away. The Chicago Worlds Fair originally ran from May to November 1933. It reopened in May 1934 and ran until October that year. The theme of the fair, Century of Progress, marked the centennial of the founding of Chicago. The motto of the fair was Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms. Umbrellas like yours show up at sales and auctions occasionally and sell for around $30 to $45.Q: I just went to a garage sale and found three cast-iron toys that are replicas of very old Case farm equipment. I bought a steam tractor, a threshing machine and a water wagon. They have almost perfect original paint. How much are they worth?A: There were a number of companies making models like this in the 1970s, although they represent machinery used in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The almost perfect condition suggests a 1970s rather than an 1890s origin. Value of each: under $50.Q: I own an original official Winter Olympics poster from the 1972 games in Sapporo, Japan. Its still in the heavy cardboard tube sent to me from Japan, so its in pristine condition. What is it worth? A: There are collectors who specialize in Olympic memorabilia. Official posters for the Olympics have been commissioned since the 1912 Games in Stockholm, Picture clocks surprise and delight admirersKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING m w a n 1 9 Y S terryKOVEL Sweden. The official 1972 poster for the XI Winter Games has a background in shades of blue with Japans red sun symbol at the top, the Olympic rings in the center and a stylized mountain at the bottom. It was designed by Takashi Kono and printed by Tappan Printing Co. using offset printing. A genuine original sells today for about $75. Lithographed originals from early 20th-century Games sell for a lot more. Q: I have an upright piano dated 1878 in the keyboard lid. Its also marked, Made in Germany, completed in Liverpool, England, William H. & G.H. Dreaper, patent 5128. Can you tell me more? A: William and G.H. Dreapers piano business was located at 96 Bold St. in Liverpool from 1828 to 1902. Dreaper made some beautiful pianos, but the value of a piano depends more on its sound than its beauty. 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. COURTESY PHOTOChildren on a see-saw and other villagers are pictured on this picture clock. It is 33-by-44 inches, and has a working watch in the church steeple. This type of picture was known in the late 18th century, but was most popular in about 1850.


C22 WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 0 0 0 0 Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 July 4th Fireworks Cruise8-10pm$30 ppCall for reservations. 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 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 Wher 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 PlaceDowntown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse We have All Major League Baseballwww.stoneyssteakhouse.comLive Entertainment Thur.-Sun. STONEYS STEAKHOUSE 1 for & potato$2995Monday& Friday Sunset Wine Dinner for Two 3 course menu for two$4995 & potato$2195Tuesday & Thursday & potato $ 24 95Wednesday Naples Best 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 BRUNCH BUFFET 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 N a p l e s N O N L Y O N O N L L L Y w a t e r f r o n w aterfron Y Y w o n p p Al Al Al gu gu gu all a l all ll s s ll ll ll gue g ue e l l F Fu Fu u Fu F n n n n n n n n F F Fa Fa Fa Fa F F a a re re e re re S S S S S S po po po po po p t rt rt rt rt rt s s s s & & & & & S Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp p i ir ir ir ir ir i it it it it it s s s s Fu u F n n M ovie N ight! Movies on our BIG Screen! Wok Night $9.99 $5 Apple Martinis TUESDAYLets go to the hop for Laces of LoveSwing dancing and hula hoop contests will be part of the fun when the Naples Area Board of Realtors holds a sock hop to benefit Laces of Love from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Laces of Love provides new sneakers to deserving kids and raises awareness about the needs of children in the local community. Sock hop tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Guests are encouraged to bring new shoes and socks in any size to donate to the cause. Sock hop auction items and sponsorship opportunities are available for those who want to get more involved. Sponsors to date include the Naples Daily News, Bank of American Home Loans, HomeCheck Systems and Homes & Land Magazine. For more information, call Marti Conrad at 249-2850 or visit It To Me! for PACE girls rescheduledPACE Center for Girls-Collier has moved its s-style benefit to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Collection at Vanderbilt. 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 4046926 or visit is nifty for Fun TimeFun Time Early Childhood Academy celebrates its 50th birthday in 2011, and a big party is taking shape for Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Watch here for more information, or call 261-8284.Clinic sets date for block partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic holds its annual block party on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. For ticket information, call 261-6600.United Arts Council celebrates the artsMasquerade Madness, the kick-off party for the United Arts Council of Collier Countys annual Celebrate the Arts Month is set for Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Hilton Naples. The event will include dinner, entertainment and auctions and will spotlight the areas arts and cultural organizations. Save the date and check for details as the date draws near.SAVE THESE DATES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 A&E C23 Doctors showcase their other talentsThe Steinway Piano Society presents the sixth annual Physicians Talent Showcase on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, at Sugden Community Theatre. Doctors from Lee and Collier counties already are tuning up to sing and play jazz, rock, country and classical numbers in the popular program that benefits the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund. Tickets for $75 per person will be available at the Sugden Community Theatre box office beginning Aug. 1. Talented doctors who would like to be in the show should call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 498-9884. Sponsors and volunteers are also welcome to call for more information about becoming involved.Literacy volunteers getting in step for dance-offThe fourth annual Dancing with the Stars to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County takes place Friday, Nov. 19, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Community leaders will be paired with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio to rehearse for several weeks before the dance-off. Judges will consider the contestants prowess and finesse on the dance floor as well as their success raising funds for LVCC. Tickets are $150 per person. Watch here for details as they become available.Red Kettle drive starts in NovemberThe Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign for the 2010-11 holiday season kicks off with dinner and an auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club on River Point Drive. Myra Daniels is the honorary chair of the campaign. Chair of the black-tie-optional kick-off event is Jeannette Batten. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations or information about sponsorships, call Ms. Batten at 659-6185.Have a heart for Hospital BallYoung at Heart, the NCH Healthcare System 2010 Hospital Ball, will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and will benefit the NCH Cardiology Program. Peter and Stella Thomas are honorary co-chairs; ball cochairs Sharon Treiser and Ellin Goetz join auction co-chairs Stacey Herring and Vicki Tracy, along with sponsorship chair Jeanette Simmermon in leading a committee of more than 50 volunteers who are working on the event. Young at Heart will feature silent and live auctions, cocktail reception, formal dinner, NCH Physician and Nurse of the Year awards and dancing to The Kenny Lehman Band. Tickets are $475. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available. For information, call 436-4511 or e-mail SAVE THESE DATES


C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY To infinity and beyond!Naples International Film Festival hosts Toy Story 3 party1. Buzz Lightyear and Arielle Watts2. John Wolner, Sophie Curtis, Buzz Lightyear and Jaden Wolner3. Amy, Anna, Travis and Paul Gardner4. Caleb Rainey We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 luxnaples@gmail.comSUMMER SALEup to 75% OFF Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 The United Arts Council honors outgoing board membersCOURTESY PHOTOS Tom Ray, Marilyn Varcoe and Jeff Allbritten Pat Antonetti and Mally Khorasantchi Mark and Suzanne Klym oy Story 3 party b o a r d m e m b e r s J. MARK STRONG / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Honoring a teacher at Ooh La La Jewels du Jour ICANs Red Ribbon Tea DanceBeverly Friend retires after 25 years at Gulfview Middle School A benefit for the Island Coast AIDS Network MEGAN DANLEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ Chuck Mc Shane, Darryl Cummings, Ed Russo, Steve Mysterom, Louis Moreno and Mark AustinJerad Klutiug and Keith Buchanan Meredith Davison, Kristen McCoun and Carolyn Moore 1. Beverly Friend and Kevin Huelsman2. Amy Turner and Tammy Turner Kipp3. Anna, Mary and Katie Carney4. Danielle Fisher and Lissa Kipp with Dobby1 2 3 4COURTESY PHOTOS


C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEAUTHENTIC NEW YORK STYLE ITALIAN FOOD NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN IN MIROMAR OUTLETSTHE WORLD FAMOUS AWARD The Real Deal OPEN SUNDAYS & MONDAYS MIROMAR LOCATION ONLYgratuity added prior to discount. Cannot combine promotions. HAPPY HOUR 4-7PM1/2 PRICE ONHouse Wines, Domestic Draft Beers, Cocktails and Appetizers SUMMER DINNER SPECIAL$1899Includes entre, salad & glass of house wine Sunday -Thursday 4pm 6pm LUNCH FEATURES STARTING AT$699Including a non-alchoholic drink. 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples239.321.5015 www.donshula.comWednesdays & Fridays 4pm-6pmHalf Price Drinks Cocktails, Wine and Beer. Complimentary Hors d oeuvresWed 3pm-6pmListen to a Live Broadcast from Shulas with Talk Radio Legend Dave Elliott 98.9 FMFriday Night Jazz 5pm-8pmwith Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SPECIALS SUMMER WINE SERIES 1st and 3rd Mondays June, July, August 5:30-7:30pmWine Tasting and Complimentary Appetizers $10 advance/$15 door Monday June 7th 5:30-7:30pm Featuring Silverado Vineyards-Premier Purchase Tickets online: www.naplesbest.blogspot.com239.321.5015 The new releases sent by wineries were stacking up. Clearly, it was time to break open a few and try them. So, with the help of eight volunteers, I set to the task, holding a blind tasting at Cru Restaurant at the Bell Tower Shops. Big reds dominated, but the top-rated wines were just a point apart when the scores were tallied. Wines were rated for color, aroma, taste and finish. Here are the top six, starting with the most popular: Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2007 About $33 This wine recently won a rating of 90 points by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Our panelists gave it top marks, too. This wine is the driest but I love it, said Katie Maxwell of Fort Myers. It has great taste, color and finish. Jerry Greenfield of Fort Myers liked the wines great minerality on the nose, describing it as full of black plum and cabernettype flavors, and a hint of tobacco. Kolleen Schrider of Fort Myers liked its refreshing aroma, strong rich flavor and finish. Cambria Julias Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 About $24 This wine shows ripe cherry, cranberry and blueberry in the bouquet. The palate mixes with red fruits, vanilla and cinnamon on the long silky finish. The rich flavor makes the taste buds get up and dance, said Ryan Downey of Fort Myers. It has delightful hints of cherry, a very smooth and rich flavor and finish. This would be a perfect companion for a nice cigar. Ms. Maxwell, who said she usually doesnt like reds, was surprised by this one. The rich flavor is a big surprise, she said, adding it had a delightful finish. Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Pinot Noir 2008 About $20 I loved the color and pure fruit flavors of this wine and scored it the highest. Not too dry, and a nice easy taste for a red, said Kristan Schrider of Fort Myers. It has a nice, lighter pinot flavor with a delicate complex nose, said Jason Adams of Fort Myers. Young but well integrated and shows balanced fruit. Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc 2008 About $12 The favorite of the white wines at the tasting, it received a 90-point rating from Wine Spectator. Pale yellow color with a crisp floral taste, said Chuck Rakos of Fort Myers. I get a slight apple flavor on the finish as well. Very good typical New Zealand wine. Kristan Schrider liked its touch of sweetness with a bolder fruity taste and a pleasant finish. Cambria Katherines Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 About $22 Good orchard fruit flavors of apple and stone fruits with melon rolled to a mellow finish. I like the nice yellow-gold color, Mr. Greenfield noted. It has a slight hint of oak on the nose, with pears and spice flavors. Mr. Adams described it as a nice oak-driven New World-style chardonnay with nice flavors and light acidity. Blackstone Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Rubric 2007 About $23 An intriguing blend of seven grape varieties gives this wine an intense dark color, with flavors including blackberry, black cherry, coffee and spice. I like the nice, warm taste and finish, Mr. Downey said. It will be a nice companion to a chocolate cake. Ms. Maxwell said, This has lots of different flavors commingled Its drier in the finish, and gets better as it goes along. Kolleen Schrider said, Its interesting to note how the tastes change in the mouth. Special thanks to Shannon Yates and Harold Balink of Cru for hosting the tasting. Panelists were: Jason Adams, Ryan Downey, Jerry Greenfield, Katie Maxwell, Chuck and Linda Rakos and Kolleen and Kristan Schrider.Better late than never or is it?About 10 days after calling and sending an e-mail to Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, seeking comment about pending legislation to restrict interstate sale of wines (a bill hes co-sponsoring), I received the following letter: Dear Mr. McCracken:Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding { blank }. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this matter.Again, I want to thank you for taking the time to contact me. Please feel free to contact me if I can be any further assistance on this matter. I also invite you to visit my website at gov for additional information on issues facing Congress. Sincerely, Connie Mack Member of Congress Since I didnt speak to Congressman Mack or anyone on his staff I cant imagine what thoughts hes citing here. And I loved the blank space where a topic should have been. What we have here is a failure to communicate. jimMcCRACKEN Consumer panel convenes to sample several recent releases VINO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 food & wine CALENDAR Saturday, June 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 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 30 vendors gather for the North Naples Green Market, an air-conditioned indoor farmers market with produce, jams and salsa, smoked meats and fish, prepared foods and artisanal products; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef Tony Ridgway shares his passion for, and knowledge of, wild mushrooms and demonstrates how to make risotto; $75, 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500. Reservations required. Saturday, June 26, 3 p.m., Naples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella, enjoy wine, snacks and samples and take home a pound of freshly made cheese; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 598-9800. Wednesday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: The market will donate 5 percent of the days net sales to the National Multiple Sclerosis Societys South Florida Chapter while volunteers from the organization hand out information and answer questions; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Wednesday, June 30, 6 p.m., Naples Tomato: Learn how to make fresh pasta at this cooking class/dinner social then eat what youve made for dinner; 14700 Tamiami Trail; 598-9800. Monday-Friday, July 5-9, Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: The Flying Pig KIDZ Culinary Camp heads south to Bonita for a week-long camp for children ages 8-14; $350, 26501 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3373744. Reservations required. Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef Tony Ridgway will teach participants how to slice and prepare raw foods, including steak and tuna tartare, cold cured salmon, sashimi and carpaccio, as well as sauces to accompany them; $45, 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ n d l m pl es f resh ly a miami 1 0 T p to ing wh at Ta mi am Ro The summer steam bath has us in its grip, but area restaurants are offering some cool specials to help us endure. Heres a sampling: Absinthe offers a three-course menu for $25 from 5-7 p.m. Its in the Collection at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 254-0054. All wines priced at $175 or less are 50 percent off at Angelinas Ristorante, which also offers half-price specials on appetizers and Double Your Pleasure specials on beer and selected cocktails during the 5-7:30 p.m. Daily Indulgence Therapy period in the lounge. Its at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-3187. Caf Italias summer dining menu is available 4-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It includes a glass of wine, choice of house or Caesar salad and one of four entrees for $18.99. Its available at both the Naples (2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road) and Estero (Miromar Outlets) locations. Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs has a Sunday and Monday night Two for $39 special, featuring two courses and a bottle of wine for two. On Tuesday and Wednesday, its two courses for $19.90 per person and 2-ounce wine pours starting at $1.99. Its at 8200 Health Center Blvd. Call 992-4677. Summer at Handsome Harrys Third Street Bistro means 50 percent off the entire wine list Sunday through Thursday and an early dining three-course prix fixe meal 5-7 p.m. for $29.95 per person. Its at 1205 Third St. S. Call 434-6400. M Waterfront Grille offers a $19 three-course twilight menu from 5-6:30 p.m. daily. Its at 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Call 263-4421. Pazzo! Cucina Italiana offers a choice of two-course ($19.90) or fivecourse ($29.90) meals Sundays and Mondays plus 2-ounce wine pours starting at $1.99. Its at 853 Fifth Ave. S. Call 434-8494. Remys Bistro offers three courses soup or salad, entre and dessert for two for $25 from 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. nightly. Its at 2300 Pine Ridge Road. Call 403-9922. Throughout July, Rib City will offer a take-home rack of baby back ribs for $5.99 to customers who dine in and purchase a rack or rack and a half. The restaurant has 10 Southwest Florida locations. Check for the nearest one. Roys is waiving its corkage fee for the summer. Its at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs (498-7697), and 475 Bayfront Place, Naples (261-1416). Sea Salt offers nine summery white wines by the glass for $7-$9. Its at 1186 Third St. S. Call 434-7258. Stoneys Steakhouse has a summer wine menu for two for $49.95 available Sunday through Thursday. Its at 403 Bayfront Place. Call 435-9353. At Ridgway Bar & Grill, buy one entre and get one of equal or lesser value for free any night of the week (print the coupon from the website at Theres also a $24 prix fixe three-course menu available Thursday through Sunday. Its at Third Street and 13th Avenue South. Call 262-5500. Yabba Island Grills Two for $39 offer (two courses and a bottle of wine for two) is available Sundays and Mondays. The Island Love menu on Wednesdays and Thursdays features two courses for $19.90 per person and 2-ounce wine pours starting at $1.99. Its at 711 Fifth Ave. S. Call 262-5787.Pie contest set for Fourth of JulyFresh-baked pies and the Fourth of July make the perfect pairing, and the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs pays homage to both with its Best Blue Ribbon Pie Contest, which will run as part of the citys July 4th festivities. City dignitaries will judge the pies that will be sold for $3 per slice or $5 for two slices. Proceeds fund grants to local nonprofits that help women. There are four categories: fruit, cream, custard/meringue and most unique. There will be awards in each category plus a grand prize award. The winner of the grand prize receives a sightseeing cruise for two from Cruise Naples, plus goodies from local merchants. Entry forms are available at the Bonita Springs City Hall and the clubs website, Or call 434-5134 to have one mailed to you. The deadline to register is 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. Bayside closes for renovationAfter two decades in its Venetian Village location, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar has closed for a thorough renovation of its 6,500 feet of space. The restaurant closed June 13 and expects to be closed for about nine weeks. Our goal is to give the interior a clean, current look and take maximum advantage of the panoramic views of Venetian Bay, says co-owner Sukie Honeycutt, who is managing the project.Openings The all-vegan Loving Hut chain has opened a Naples branch at 975 Pine Ridge Road, where Tre Fratellis used to be. The menu consists of dishes with primarily Asian influences, such as noodle and rice dishes, soups and wraps, all free of animal products and priced at $10 or less. Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine has moved to the former Mr. Moms location at 3560 E. Tamiami Trail in East Naples. Chef Sheraz Roobena Khan once again serves fresh Jamaican cuisine along with some classics from the Mr. Moms menu. Call 692-9442. Sweethartz Confectionery makes baked goods and hand-dipped chocolates to order and bakes a few extra of whatever is in the oven so that those seized with a desire for something sweet can stop in and satisfy their cravings. Its at 3106 Tamiami Trail N. Call 352-6800 or visit the website at www.sweethartz. com. Stage 62 Deli in Mercato is now open at 8 a.m. every day. Call 597-2800.Bamboo Caf hosts dog benefitAs part of its Dog Days of Summer series, Bamboo Caf invites humans and well-behaved, leashed pooches to dinner Wednesday, June 30, for a benefit for Wee Waggin Rescue, a nonprofit group that provides foster homes for dogs that may otherwise be euthanized or are in unsafe situations. Order from the regular menu and 10 percent of proceeds will go to the charity. Seating is limited. The caf is at 755 12th Ave. S. Call 643-6177 to reserve a spot.Restaurants, diners help wildlifeSome 700 people and 21 restaurants helped raise more than $20,000 for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic. The restaurants offered special menus on April 21 and donating half of the days proceeds to the Conservancy. Participating restaurants were members of Naples Originals, a group of locally owned and operated establishments. See for details. The Conservancy focuses on critical local environmental issues and runs a clinic that treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals each year, releasing about half back into the wild. See for details. karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Restaurants reward locals with summer savings galore COURTESY PHOTO Roy's is waiving its corkage fee for the summer

PAGE 63 Barbara M. WattBroker/Owner t Own er Sunbelt Realty, Inc. SunbeltRealtyInc Sunbelt Real ty Inc. c eltRealtyInc b b S S ty ty S R Sunbelt Realty, Inc. B ro k 1-866-657-2300 Call Toll Free a M. /O Wat t O Barbar a Bk NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE$1,650,000 Private Guest Quarters. Welcome to The Naples Secret Garden, nestled in over 2 acres of Botanical Gardens, water feature, bocce ball court etc. Ask for 802NA9034055. 1-866-657-2300 NEW CONSTRUCTION 5 BED ESTATE $1,229,000 With Guest House. Palatial Estate Two Pools 5 Total Garage Spaces 8 Total bedrooms Custom tile flooring throughout. Ask for 802NA9007703. 1-866-657-2300 CUSTOM POOL ESTATE HOME$602,000 Beautiful Custom Estate Pool Home built by Lundstrom Development Corp on 7th Fairway of championship golf course. Ask for 802NA210016438. 1-866-657-2300 HORSE LOVERS ESTATE$600,000 10 Acre estate w/5 bed 4 Bath. Large lanai w/in-ground heated pool. Pole barn, workshop, beautiful uplands property. Ask for 802NA9031803. 1-866-657-2300 LAKE AND GOLF VIEWS$501,500 Victoria Model Bank owned home located in Mustang Island in Lely Resort 3 Bedrooms plus Den pool home Ask for 802NA210016737. 1-866-657-2300 IMPERIAL RIVER LIVING$484,900 5 Bedroom home with 3 1/2 baths and 3 car garage pool and boat dock boat lift and access to the Gulf of Mexico Ask for 802NA9036763. 1-866-657-2300 BETTER THAN NEW$459,000 Beautiful Floor Plan. Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood flooring large workshop / storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Ask for 802NA9026354. 1-866-657-2300 PRIVATE ESTATE HOME$449,900 Wonderful pool home on almost 3 acres. Pocket doors open to pool and built-in cabinets-this gem includes a 30K workshop Ask for 802NA210004909. 1-866-657-2300 CONTEMPORARY IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN$275,000 Builders former model with so many upgrades! beautiful home features an open floor plan decorator mirrors,crown molding Ask for 802NA210001761. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES POOL HOME$269,000 Must See. Bank Owned Property. Built by Kaye Homes and is the Dover model, spacious layout, newer built in 2007 Ask for 802NA210017721. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY BEAUTIFUL$246,000 Home Move In Condition. This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED PLUS BONUS ROOM$239,999 2.5 bath Pool Home. Immaculate 3 plus den (18x13) or family room, 2.5 bathroom Pool and Spa Tub Home with caged enclosure and huge lanai Ask for 802NA210011887. 1-866-657-2300 FORMER BUILDER'S MODEL$229,000 Wood Burning Fireplace. Garage was originally built into an office by the builder, later converted to a family room Large kitchen, tile throughout Ask for 802NA210011406. 1-866-657-2300 GATED COMMUNITY$215,000 3+den, built in 2002, custom heated pool living, dining & family rooms, lake view & a short sale bargain. Ask for 802CC857951. 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 802NA210018580. 1-866-657-2300 AMELIA LAKE NAPLES FLORIDA$185,500 Bank owned not a short sale! Quick response time from seller. Can you believe it? Two bedroom 2 bath condo, 2nd floor unit. Ask for 802NA210020195. 1-866-657-2300 GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY WILL NOT LAST$170,000 Bank owned property located within a beautiful gated public Golf Course community. Beautiful entrance-great kitchen Ask for 802NA210019861. 1-866-657-2300 FALLING WATERS BEACH RESORT$169,900 Opportunity to own in beautiful Falling Waters beach resort at below value. 2 bedroom 2 bath and 1 car garage. Ask for 802NA210018231. 1-866-657-2300 FIDDLERS CREEK NAPLES FLORIDA$169,900 Huge 3 bedroom/2 bath with one car garage super open kitchen lots of room with over 2000 square feet. Ask for 802NA210013301. 1-866-657-2300 ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCH$169,000 Maintained 4 bedroom pool/spa home located in Orange Blossom Ranch, view of small lake, private yard, den, tiled living. Ask for 802NA210020129. 1-866-657-2300 TIMBER LAKES 2 BED 2 BATHS$154,900 Beautiful Community. Beautiful 1st Floor Unit Professionally Decorated well maintained. New Appliances. Tile Floor in Kitchen and Baths Ask for 802NA210013389. 1-866-657-2300 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, fully renovated, tenant occupied, 4 miles to the beach, convenient to shopping.Such A Deal Ask for 802NA210004231. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT LOCATION$133,800 Close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and more Ask for 802SS943090. 1-866-657-2300 TWO STORY GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOME$129,900 Bank owned, Sold as is with right to inspect. Owner will make no repairs. 2.5 acre home. Fenced back yard, Ask for 802NA210017838. 1-866-657-2300 PIPER'S POINT TWO BED + DEN$119,000 Not a short sale! Quick turn around! Newly updated 2nd floor condo is located in North Naples, Minutes to the beaches. Ask for 802NA210017666. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GREAT PRICE$119,000 Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings. 2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 MOBILE HOME CLOSE IN NAPLES FLORIDA$118,000 This property is sold for land value. The mobile home is in good condition and it is tenant occupied. It is sold "As Is' Ask for 802NA210017820. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED 2 BATH CLOSE IN NAPLES$113,900 Bank owned, not a short sale fast response from seller. Great location close to everything! Newer roof. Walking distance Ask for 802NA210018159. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$110,000 3 bedroom 2 bath home with tiled floors throughout, screened patio and plenty of room for a pool in the back yard. Ask for 802NA210009288. 1-866-657-2300 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB$98,995 2 bedroom 2 bath-carpet and wood like flooring, window coverings. Country club living at a price you can't pass up Ask for 802NA210008034. 1-866-657-2300 HIDDEN GEM NEAR DOWNTOWN NAPLES$95,000 Great location and convenient to the best Naples has to offer. This thoroughly up to date Villa has been remodeled. Ask for 802NA210015454. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$89,000 Potential Short Sale, this lovely home has 3bed/2bath/2 car-garage on a mostly clear lot. Ceramic tile throughout, Ask for 802NA210012872. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES BUILT IN 2004$85,000 Bank owned 3 bed 2 bath property situated on 2.27 acres Ask for 802NA210012648. 1-866-657-2300 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 This is a potential short sale subject to lender approval. Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/1$82,500 On 2.03 Acres. A potential short sale subject to lenders approval. Private setting nestled on over 2 acres backing up to a canal Ask for 802NA210014570. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT BUY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$79,000 This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$79,000 Bank owned property spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home on luxurious 2.73 Acres Ask for 802NA210012248. 1-866-657-2300 FAIRWAYS AT PAR TWO$73,900 Second Floor Condo. Bank Owned! Not a short sale. Sold as is with right to inspect. Two/two condo in 55 and over community close to it all! Ask for 802NA210019746. 1-866-657-2300 WELL ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY$69,000 Location Location. Bank owned not a short sale! Quick closing for qualified buyers. Quaint second floor unit located close to everything Ask for 802NA210019532. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY$63,900 Bank owned not a short sale. 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